The Adel City Council convened Tuesday evening in regular session.
The meeting began with two public hearings. The first involved the authorization of a loan agreement and issuance of $4.2 million in general obligation refunding capital loan notes. No one spoke against it, so in new business the Council approved a related resolution. The second hearing was regarding the prohibition of pole signs in City limits. A representative from United Brick and Tile requested an exception be made for a new sign at the request of new ownership of the company. To honor that request, the Council approved in their ordinance that pole signs would be permitted in industrial zoning. They also waived the second and third readings to enact the ordinance in order to have it in place before the sign moratorium ends.
In old business, there was a great deal of discussion on an annexation request north of City limits, though no action was taken. The Council then held a community discussion regarding the potential sale of City land in Kinnick Feller Park to Restoration Harmony. Following that, they approved action to seek a survey and appraisal for the property to move forward with the sale. Other items approved included: an application from Iowa Spring to the Economic Development Authority under the High Quality Jobs program; all three readings of an ordinance repealing the City’s Economic Development Commission, and setting up a Community and Economic Development Committee; the final plat for Southbridge, plat two; the appointment of Karen Daniel to the Board of Adjustment; electronic bidding procedures and distribution of preliminary official statements; and pay estimates and resolutions to accept the 2018 street resurfacing and storm water utility projects.