RANDOLPH NEWS CLIPS
“Pride in Our Past…Faith in Our Future”
City Hall Hours:
10 am to 2 pm
City Clerk: Lora Dankof
City Hall: 625.2601
Wednesday 10:00-noon; 2:00-5:30
Closed Friday and Sunday
Librarian: Linda Heywood
Upcoming Meetings/Events (All Open to the Public):
City Council Regular Meeting – 7:00PM on the first Tuesday of the Month at City Hall
Hometown Pride – 6PM on 2nd Tuesday of the Month at Community Center
Library Committee – 5:30PM on 2nd Wednesday of Month at the Library
Fun Day Meeting – 6:00PM 3rd Tuesday of the Month at the Community Center
Library News from Linda
Library remains a very busy place to be. We have had over 200 adults come into the library this month.
Movie business has been brisk with new titles that include Moana, Manchester By the Sea, Arrival, Fury, Forsaken, Deepwater Horizon, Hacksaw Ridge, and Elena. We have also added the latest JD Robb book Echoes in Death, James Patterson’s books, Never, Never and bow Down Humans. Stop in and see what else has been added.
If you’re curious about the remodel we are planning stop in when I’m here and I’ll give you an idea of what we are proposing. We feel it will only make our library better.
Our library had a first on March 13th. Drake Cristo, son of Bobbi Jo and Dan Cristo had his birthday party here at the library. The kids who visit the library are all friends most days so why not celebrate their birthdays together.
Reading program continues to support an hour of reading per week from each child. Prize winner for February was Jocelyn Vanatta, Daughter of Erin and Chirs Vanatta. In March the winner was Will Milbourn who is the son of Diane and Clint Milbourn.
Fun Day News:
April Fun Day meeting will be April 18th at 6:00 pm at the Community Building. Volunteers are always welcome. Volunteer for the whole day or 30 minutes, any time you can give is greatly appreciated and what makes our day of Fun a success. Contact Teresa Hardy Randolph Fun Day Event Coordinator at 712-313-0387.
The Easter Egg Hunt will be at the city park on April 15th at 1:30 p.m. for pre-school thru 6th grade.
City News by Gary Farwell:
As some may already know the City is going through many changes to keep up with State, Federal, ADA and local government guidelines. Some changes that must be done are to be ADA (American Disability Act) compliant. This means the bathrooms at the City Hall, Library, and Fire Station must be wheelchair assessable. City Hall bathroom has been remodeled therefore is wheelchair assessable and has a ramp at the front door. The Fire Station is compliant except for the lady’s room, all furniture or stands, etc. Must be removed to provide the right amount of space for a wheelchair and/or person’s assisting. The Library has access in the back entrance but the ramp that is there has a bump in it and needs replaced so that a wheel chair will have no problem getting in the door along with parking area and a way to contact the librarian to open the door. The bathrooms are also being discussed as they only have the use of one bathroom and it is NOT compliant. The library advisors are working with the City Council and myself to get in compliant. So, the bathroom at the Library MUST be remodeled. Bids are being taken so Linda can then apply for grants to help with the cost. This will be beneficial to the Library as well as getting funds from the State. The Library now has an embarrassing “0” rating. When the repairs are done, Linda can set in motion the paper work to become a “4” rating. The state will pay $1,000. a year for this rating, and this is a huge and much needed increase for the Library. The City Council and I are also considering putting in hot water to bring the building into the 21st century. So, when you hear the Library is making changes you know why.
Heartland Co-op is receiving a tax abatement from the City. I was asked the other day just how much that means. There was $9,700. more collected in revenue this year than last year. Hopefully it will be around $11,000. next year.
The City Council will be instructing me to enforce the City codes, so to not be sent an abate notice I ask you to please on your own to clean up. Remove non-running vehicles, tires, furniture, tree limbs and debris from your property. You can access the code on Junk/Junk vehicles and debris on the City Website www.randolph-iowa.com , City Hall and Library. Saying I’m going to fix it up someday will not work. There are a majority of people that want this done verses those that feel it’s an infringement on their rights. I’m not going to knock on your door and ask you to do this like I was asked to do last go around. The City is having a City wide clean up on April 8th and will end on April 15th this for anyone on City water, so please take advantage of this. No one from out of town can use this unless they get special permission granted by the City Council. This is our tax dollars paying for this benefit.
There will be no tires this year due to the landfill does not have anywhere to take them. If you have paint to get rid of you must fill the cans with sand for the landfill to accept. No TV’s or microwave’s.
Tree limbs can be taken to Gary’s lot on the corner of Main and “G” for burning.
RANDOLPH CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING 7:00 PM – CITY HALL
May 2, 2017
7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER REGULAR MEETING Council members present:
Council members absent:
CALL TO ORDER
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA - MOTION
REVIEW OF PREVIOUS MONTHS COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES - MOTION
REVIEW OF TREASURER’S REPORT - MOTION
REVIEW OF BILLS- MOTION
1. Rebuilding Depot Street
COMMITTEE REPORTS: (Public Safety, Park Commission, Landfill, Streets & Alleys, Water & Sewer, Library, Fire & Rescue)
Next Regular Meeting Date
Tuesday, June 6, at 7:00 pm