Unofficial City of Montrose website, including excerpts from the original city council meeting minutes 2005 -2017. Pages added as time allows.


Due to the recent removal of the City of Montrose’s web site that had much interesting information about the history of the City, meeting minutes and other information I am posting an unofficial page of the meeting minutes. These are pages that I have edited out the irrelevant information to my case against the City of Montrose such as claims paid and other subjects, I have included meeting where the ongoing obsessive statement, remarks and requests support Mark Conlee using his position as a city council member for personal reasons. I have also included statements made by the Mayor and council members conflict what their comments and statements throughout the ongoing five years that I begged and pleaded for my private property rights not be denied. The blue italic notes are by Boatner not included in the original meeting minutes. I recently spoke to Sheriff Weber, he advised me that he would do his best to help me get justice for the violations of my rights. He advised me that he went to Montrose City Hall and warned Clerk Cirinna that there was an investigation,  by the following weekend the page was removed.  I recognize an existing conflict of interest, however just as those people in authority before him, he failed to recuse himself and in my opinion giving Clerk Cirinna a warning supports he has acted as a participant in this ongoing conspiring to cover up the evidence and violate my Federal Rights documented in public record and easily accessible to the general public when the website was still up. I do have copies of the public record supporting my allegations of public corruption of our local government officials. I will be posting the meeting minutes on this page.

 


 

1-6-2005 meeting minutes

      January 6, 2005                                                                                 PAGE 185                    MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING    REGULAR MEETING

The Montrose City Council met for Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 6 th day of January 2005. Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present: Brisby, Holland, Junkins, Roberts and Slater. PAGE 186

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He also says there is a boat parked on the corner of Cedar and 1st St, Di Anna Chamberlin’s home. He says there was nearly a wreck. First Reading of Ordinance No. 191 regarding nuisance and junk vehicles. Cirinna is waiting to hear from the City Attorney regarding “Notice to Abate”. No action taken at this time. Tabled to February 3, 2005 meeting. Ralph St. Clair wanted to know what rules the City was using; State, County or City. Did Bob Conlee have to pass the pre Academy physical? Dinwiddie says State rules. He says Bob Conlee knew he had to be certified within one year. John Farmer was certified in Missouri, so he didn’t have to go to the Academy. PAGE 187

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Consider hiring process for Chief of Police. Dinwiddie says he will speak with Sheriff Buck Jones about working something out with the Sheriff’s Office. It is proposed that the City pay the Sheriff’s Office a certain amount (to be determined) and our present police officers will take care of the day to day business. This way, City ordinances will be enforced. Brisby says we need to look at everything. Roberts says the local police can keep a problem small. Jason Dinwiddie says presently, a deputy can do everything but bookingThe Mayor, Holland and deputies will speak with Jones.Brisby asked how the officers are currently paid; are they paid for on call? While home? On the job? She says they should be paid only if called. Dinwiddie says they are being paid for on call. Dinwiddie says from now on, they will be paid one half their hourly wage for on call time and full hourly rate if called out. Hiring Reserve Police Officers. No action taken at this time.

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Employee Comments. Cirinna, Junkins and Hoenig had no comments. Dale Sanders says he has called Don Smith at Huffman’s about rust on the sign, but has not heard back from him. Dinwiddie says he will contact Smith. Holland wants to know where Kent Brisby stands at being on duty. Can he be a backup? Jason Dinwiddie says it doesn’t hurt to have someone to help out. Holland says we don’t want to have burn out, such as when Jason was working alone while Rubey and Smith were out sick. Mayor Dinwiddie says Brisby has an application in for Reserve. Brisby says he has to certify with a gun at the Sheriff’s Office. Dinwiddie says he has to be rehired. Holland says Council would have to go through other applications. He wants the matter on the February 2, 2005 Agenda. Holland also wanted to know if the Police Dept. had bought Stop Sticks yet. Dinwiddie says no; they will use the money received from the Lee County Narcotics Task Force for this purchase. Holland and Judy Brisby say Kent Rubey needs to be at the Council meetings. He needs to come to the budget workshop if the Police Dept. needs something budgeted. Roberts says she asked the State if they would please approve the signage coming into  Montrose so drivers can better see it and was told they have their own standards and the signs won’t be changed. Adjournment. Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to adjourn at 8:55 p.m. All ayes. Motion declared carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ronald L. Dinwiddie, Mayor




2-3-2005                                                                     PAGE 191  

REGULAR MEETING   MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING                          

The Montrose City Council met for Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of February 2005.  Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present:  Brisby, Holland, Junkins, and Slater.  Roberts absent.

Ordinance No. 191.  Clerk/Treasurer Cirinna told Council the City Attorney, Robert Johnson, recommends deleting item numbers 18-24 and adopting the Uniform Building Code, Uniform Code on Abatement of Dangerous Buildings and the Uniform Fire Code.  Council agrees with this and the amended ordinance will be on the March 3, 2005 Agenda.  Councilwoman Slater suggested using the word “semi-trailers” be used in the junk vehicle portion of the ordinance.  Cirinna will check the Iowa Code regarding use of a semi-trailer without wheels.  Dinwiddie says the semi-trailer is not operable on a road anymore; the original use was on-road.  Therefore, the semi-trailer would be a nuisance.

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Uniform Bldg., Dangerous Bldg., & Fire Codes.  Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to adopt ordinances on the Uniform Building Code, Uniform Code on Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, and Uniform Fire Code.  All ayes. Motion declared carried.

Councilman Jeff Junkins wants to know if the City should put gravel in the alley between Mark Conlee and Glenn Van Pelt.  After some discussion, Council says it would have to be graveled by the City because it is Glenn Van Pelt’s only entrance to his home.

Ronald L. Dinwiddie, Mayor

Attest:  Celeste L. Cirinna         Clerk/Treasurer


March 3, 2005                                                                                        PAGE 196

MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MEETING

The Montrose City Council met for Regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of March 2005.  Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present: Brisby, Holland, Junkins, and Slater.  Roberts was absent.

Call to Order. Regular meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Agenda. Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to approve Agenda without Item No. 2 under New Business. All ayes. Motion declared carried.

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Ordinance No. 191. Councilwoman Brisby says we had a building inspector at one time.  Dinwiddie says we don’t have one now because the City didn’t want to be responsible if they inspected a home and something happened. Brisby also states the City had a building code at one time. Dinwiddie says that code was from the 1980’s. We are now adopting the International Building Code. He says even if we don’t have a building inspector, if someone has a complaint the City could enforce the International Code.  Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO CHAPTER 50 SO AS TO PROVIDE A NUISANCE CODE FOR NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT. Roll call voting 4-0.  Brisby, aye; Roberts, absent; Slater, aye; Junkins, aye; Holland, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 192. Moved by Holland, seconded by Brisby to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE. Roll call voting 3-1. Junkins, aye; Slater, nay; Brisby, aye; Roberts, absent; Holland, aye. Motion declared carried.

Ordinance No. 193. Moved by Holland, seconded by Junkins, to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE UNIFORM CODE ON ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS.  Roll call voting 4-0.  Roberts, absent; Brisby, aye; Holland, aye; Slater, aye; Junkins, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 194. Councilman Holland says the Fire Department doesn’t have the Fire Code books. They do not do inspections because of the liability. He says the City can ask the State Fire Marshal to inspect a building if needed. Moved by Holland, seconded by Brisby to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE UNIFORM FIRE CODE. Roll call voting 4-0.

Slater, aye; Junkins, aye; Holland, aye; Roberts, absent; Brisby, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 195. Dinwiddie says the City is responsible for the trees between the sidewalk and the street. Moved by Holland, seconded by Junkins to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY AMENDING TREES. Roll call voting 3-1.  Holland, aye; Brisby, aye; Junkins, aye; Roberts, absent; Slater, any. Motion declared carried.

Hiring Police Chief. Clerk/Treasurer Cirinna says she received ten applications. All had been notified of the physical given by the Sheriff’s Office on March 10, 2005 at Central Lee. Council will meet at 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2005 to review applications of the persons who have passed.

Dinwiddie went to the ILEA Records Requirement School. He says they realize not all towns hire a Police Chief the proper way. The City will now follow ILEA hiring standards. First there is a physical, the first interview, the MMPI and a second interview; all the while weeding out applicants.

Hiring Reserve Officers. Dinwiddie says we should wait. Kent Rubey concurred, saying we should wait until a Chief is hired.

Authors Note: The nuisance code does include nuisance drainage. That code was never recognized when Mark Conlee’s illegal property redevelopment was diverting a significant amount more of stormwater onto my property, causing adverse effects to my property. Including uncontrollable flooding and loss of value.   The Mayor states the city could enforce the State uniform building code if needed. There was no effort to do that when Conlee was in violation. The Mayor is mistaken, the city is responsible for any damages due to negligence of the city. Any city who issues building permits, has an appointed building official (in this case Mark Holland) is obligated to oversee compliance to State building code and drainage laws. It is my opinion the Mayor was making this statement to dumb down the citizens attending this meeting. Are people really ignorant to believe these falsehoods?

 



 

March 21, 2005                         PAGE 202                                              MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING SPECIAL MEETING 

 The Montrose City Council met for Special Meeting at 5:05 p.m. on the 21st day of March 2005.  Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present:

Special meeting called for the purpose of interview Police Chief candidate.

Call to Order.  Meeting called to order at 5:05 p.m.

Agenda.  Moved by Roberts, seconded by Brisby to approve Agenda as submitted.  All ayes.  Motion declared carried.

At this time, Council interviewed Brent Shipman, candidate for Police Chief.

Shipman says he is certified with a gun and other weapons and has been told he should be able to take the short course at the Academy due to his education, work experience, and present certifications.  He will finish classes in May and take another course in summer.

When Mayor Dinwiddie asked him about his salary, Shipman says since he is weapons certified, he was thinking about $22,500.00.  Brisby and Dinwiddie agree.

He says he will accept the position if Council offers it to him.

Clerk/Treasurer Cirinna will set up times for Shipman to take the MMPI, Drug/Alcohol testing and a medical physical.

Adjournment.  Moved by Brisby, seconded by Roberts to adjourn at 5:55 p.m.  All ayes.  Motion declared carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ronald L. Dinwiddie, Mayor

Attest:  Celeste L. Cirinna         Clerk/Treasurer


APRIL 7, 2005                                                                          PAGE 203                          MONTROSE   COUNCIL MEETING                          REGULAR MEETING 

The Montrose City Council met for Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 7th day of April 2005.  Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present: Brisby, Holland, Roberts (entered at 7:05) and Slater.  Junkins absent.

Call to Order.  Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Pauline Gill wants an exception to paying a utility bill on two houses. They don’t want to pay for water on both. They will be tearing down the old house in the future. They are two-three months away from moving into the new house.

Dinwiddie wants Michael Hoenig – Water Superintendent to install a meter at the new home; the Gills will not pay for sewer, garbage and waste management.

 

APRIL 7, 2005,                              PAGE 204  MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING    PAGE 2         4. Drainage ditch. Mark Conlee spoke with Council regarding runoff from his property into a neighbor’s yard. He says Craig Junkins dug a trench and all is well now.      

Author’s note, This is a false statement, there has been no excavation of any ditch in the front of Conlees property. In fact if complaint is made by a complainant then a follow up confirming  remedy has been achieved would reasonably come from the complainant, not the offender


 APRIL 7, 2005                                                                           PAGE 205               MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING,                                              PAGE 3  

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 191. Moved by Holland, seconded by Brisby to pass the second reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO CHAPTER 50 SO AS TO PROVIDE A NUISANCE CODE FOR NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT.  Roll Call Vote 4-0. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to waive the statutory third reading of Ordinance No. 191 regarding the nuisance code. Roll Call Vote 4-0. Ordinance declared adopted unanimously, signed by the Mayor and hereby made a portion of these minutes.

Ordinance No. 192. Moved by Brisby, seconded by Holland  to pass the second reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE. Roll Call Vote 3-1. Voting Aye: Brisby, Roberts, and Holland. Voting Nay: Slater. Motion declared carried.

Moved by Brisby, seconded by Holland to waive the statutory third reading of Ordinance No. 192 regarding adopting Int’l Building code. Roll Call Vote 4-0. Ordinance declared adopted, signed by the Mayor and hereby made a portion of these minutes.

Ordinance No. 193. Moved by Holland, seconded by Roberts to pass the second reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE UNIFORM CODE ON ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS. Roll Call Vote 4-0. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Moved by Holland, seconded by Roberts to waive statutory third reading of Ordinance No. 193 regarding abatement of dangerous buildings. Roll Call Vote 4-0. Ordinance declared adopted unanimously, signed by the Mayor and hereby made a portion of these minutes.

Ordinance No. 194. Moved by Roberts, seconded by Holland to pass the second reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE UNIFORM FIRE CODE. Roll Call Vote 4-0. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Moved by Brisby, seconded by Slater to waive statutory third reading of Ordinance No. 194 regarding Uniform Fire Code. Roll Call Vote 4-0. Ordinance declared adopted unanimously, signed by the Mayor and hereby made a portion of these minutes.


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Ordinance No. 195. second reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY AMENDING TREES. Roll Call Vote: 3-1. Voting Aye: Roberts, Brisby, and Holland Voting Nay: Slater.

Moved by Brisby, seconded by Holland to waive statutory third reading of Ordinance No. 195 regarding trees. Roll Call Vote 4-0. Ordinance declared adopted, signed by the Mayor and hereby made a portion of these minutes.

   Respectfully Submitted

Ronald L. Dinwiddie, Mayor

Attest: Celeste L. Cirinna Clerk/Treasurer


 MAY 17, 2005                                                                                                PAGE 214

MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING                                                       SPECIAL MEETING 

The Montrose City Council met for Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the 17th day of May 2005.  Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present: Brisby, Holland, Roberts, and Slater.  Junkins absent.

Call to Order.  Meeting called to order at 5:32 p.m. At this time, Mayor Dinwiddie appointed Brent Shipman, Chief of Police.  Shipman took the Oath of Office.  Councilman Holland told Shipman he is the boss now and he is supposed to make a monthly schedule.  Shipman is to put it in Holland’s box at City Hall every month. Councilwoman Brisby told Shipman to get out and introduce himself to the community.  She says she will go with him if he wants because there isn’t anyone she doesn’t know. Mayor Dinwiddie says if Shipman has needs anything, give anyone a call. Adjournment.  Moved by Roberts, seconded by Slater to adjourn at 5:40 p.m.  All ayes.  Motion declared carr

Respectfully submitted

Ronald L. Dinwiddie, Mayor

Attest:

Celeste L. Cirinna

Clerk/Treasurer


 5-5-2005

OLD BUSINESS Approve FY05 City Budget Amendment. Moved by Roberts, seconded by Slater to approve the FY05 City Budget Amendment. Roll call voting 4-0. Junkins, Aye, Brisby, Aye. Roberts, Aye, Slater, Aye. Holland absent. Motion declared carried.Discuss and Consider Payment to GRRWA. Council will readdress the issue after the state audits GRRWA books for 2003 & 2004. Councilwoman Roberts stated she didn’t appreciate comments made by Yoder stating citizens should look into what the City is doing with the monies withheld. 

Drainage Problem Between Boatner/Conlee Homes. Melody Boatner voiced concerns and according to Ms. Boatner Mr. Conlee is in violation. She asked if Council was going to uphold state law. Discussion followed. Roberts questioned the City’s liability since we issued the building permit. Mayor Dinwiddie said residents sign the building permit stating they will abide by state code. Councilman Junkins said he talked to Mark Conlee and according to Mr. Conlee his lawyer told him there wasn’t a problem. Roberts stated she has been by the property and noticed guttering on the Conlee home. Brisby said she and Holland have also driven by the properties. Mayor Dinwiddie felt that if there is a dispute between Boatner/Conlee the issue should be solved between the property owners but he will contact the City Attorney and get back with Boatner regarding property disputes.

Discussion pertaining to building permits  Citizen questioning taxpayers paying for fire station hookup DiAna Chamberlain harassed investigation needs to be done Cirinna tell ombudsman they can not help with request for building permits Dinwiddie does not allow discussion about employees

Author’s note:Evidence supports that Conlee had not talked to a lawyer at this time, evidence supports he was referring to his brother, Bob Conlee who was an officer for the Lee County Sheriff’s Dept.


 JULY 7, 2005                                                                                                             PAGE 221

 

MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING                                                         REGULAR MEETING

The Montrose City Council met for Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 7​TH​ day of July 2005. Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd​ St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present: Brisby, Holland, Junkins, Roberts and Slater.

Call to Order. ​Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Treasurer’s Report. ​Moved by Brisby, seconded by Holland to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. All ayes. Motion declared carried. Kevin Hartman asked, “If no one gets a building permit, then the City can’t do anything?” Dinwiddie says yes, there is a policy. Councilwoman Brisby says if it is new construction, then the City doesn’t turn on the water. Roberts says maybe the building permits can be posted in City Hall. Dinwiddie says anyone can let City Hall know who is building without a permit. If they are building without the permit, they will be told to stop immediately. Brisby says she hopes people will do the right thing and get a permit. Roberts says Cirinna should post something in the window regarding permits and what they are needed for. The list of permits should also be posted in the window. Mary Hemmie says the information should be put on the utility bills.

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He also says the Fire Dept. lets someone plug into their building. Wilma Smith wants to know who pays the Fire Depts. electric bill. Dinwiddie says the City only pays an annual fee to the Fire Dept. that comes from property tax. Wilma Smith then says tax­payers are paying the bill. ​Holland says they should come to the Fire meeting on the last Monday of the month and ask these questions. Citizen dumping on City property. ​While Tina Turner was not in attendance, Cirinna explained to Council that she received a phone call from Turner. Turner stated in the phone call that the area the city uses for limbs and brush is a ​nuisance for Turner and her family. Dinwiddie says the City has 100 feet of right of way there and the Turner’s sometimes us the right of way. Roberts says she drove by there and she doesn’t think it looks too bad.

 JULY 7, 2005                                                                                                                   PAGE 223

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DiAnna Chamberlin regarding her possession of a goat in City limits. ​Ms. Chamberlin told Council she has a daughter who is, due to cerebral palsy, allergic to all animals, except goats. Chamberlin says if she can’t have a goat, she will make 75 complaints against the City per day. Brisby asked Chamberlin if she has a building permit. Chamberlin says yes. Roberts asks if the goat makes noise. Chamberlin says no more than a dog. Dinwiddie says the Nursing Home had to get the approval of their neighbors within 200 feet; then brought it to Council. Council tells Chamberlin to get the approval of her ​neighbors within 200 feet of her home and bring their approval back to Council. Open polls for election at noon instead of 7:00 a.m. ​Cirinna says if the City opens the polls at noon for this November’s general election, it may save the City up to $450.00.

PAGE 224 Employee Comments. ​Police Chief Brent Shipman says a new squad car is needed.

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Holland tells Cirinna to call the County Engineer about getting gravel on the roadside from the Cemetery out. Cirinna says they have already been called and they are looking into it. Holland ​and ​Junkins​ will get together to look at properties for the ​nuisance ordinance​. He says he has ​a letter from theS State Ombudsman’s office requesting copies of building permits.​  She stated to him that someone at City Hall told her they could not help her.

Author’s Note: Boatner was unaware of that the Ombudsman had called and been refused to be given copies of the illegal building permits until after 2012 when she got her eyesight restored,

Holland wants a work schedule from Shipman. Holland doesn’t want the deputies at home on call; if they do, he wants their salary cut to $2.00. He wants the police walking around shaking hands at events. He wants them more visible in town. There was trouble with people parking on Main Street during the Metzinger dedication. At this point, ​Dinwiddie stopped Holland and says no more comments about employees in a public meeting. Holland wants to know when he is supposed to make those comments. Dinwiddie says anywhere except a public meeting. Holland says the City received another letter from DNR, this time regarding Dave Morgan’s home.

Adjournment. ​Moved by Roberts, seconded by Slater to adjourn at 9:03 p.m. All ayes. Motion declared carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ronald L. Dinwiddie, Mayor

Attest:

Celeste L. Cirinna Clerk/Treasurer


OCTOBER 6, 2005                                                                                                              PAGE 236  MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING

Conlee/Boatner Dispute. Mark Conlee wanted to know if Melody Boatner DBA Edna’s Upholstery had been zoned to do business. Mayor said she had not been zoned. Boatner said Helen Fowler told her that as long as neighbors didn’t complain, it was ok. Dinwiddie says the right way to do it is to go through Planning and Zoning. Boatner says she has been in business ten years. Councilwoman Roberts said in light of the fact she was already there for ten years and others were starting new businesses, then it is not fair to have her go through the hoops because she’s been there a long time. Dinwiddie instructed her to contact the City Attorney regarding this matter. The City needs to get an opinion from him. At this time, Kent Rubey says he has to talk to the City Attorney on another matter, so Dinwiddie instructed Rubey to ask him about this. Brisby encourages citizens to check with City Hall, the Mayor or Council members if they have a question regarding something they are not sure about.
Authors note. Boatner requested Planning and Zoning member Terry Deitch to come to the location, he did and advised her that the board only deals with businesses. Boatner attempted multiple time over many years to requesting Building official to address her concerns to remedy the nuisance drainage caused by Mark Conlee’s redevelopment. Holland was intentionally negligent refusing his duty. Mayor Dinwiddie was quick to relieve Councilmember Roberts from speaking with the City Attorney on this issue, Deputy Rubey is assigned the task, Boatner never gets a follow up on his opinion.
Roberts says this is a neighbor dispute and is concerned the business was never brought up before the dispute. This is another reason to talk to the Attorney. Conlee says there is a lot of traffic there.                                                                                    
 Author’s Note: shows Mark Conlee has a vendetta against Boatner because she complained about the nuisance drainage caused by Conlees illegal redevelopment
 Temporary Curtain Between Conlee/Boatner Residences. Conlee asked if a permit is needed for a fence. Council told him a permit was not needed. Conlee stated Mark Holland told him he could put a fence on his side of the property line he shares with Melody Boatner. He says he has put weed killer on his side of the fence. He states Melody Boatner has put a black curtain on an
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insecure structure. He said her fence blew over during a recent storm.  She has since put some wording on her curtain.
Authors Note: The structure never blew over. Boatner posted DO NOT SPRAY POISON ON THIS SIDE OF FENCE due to the fact that no City or County authority would not issue a trespassing complaint oh her behalf for the unlawful application of chemicals Mark Conlee continuously sprayed on only Boatner’s property with intent to cause serious injury.
  Dinwiddie pointed out he told Conlee to put the fence a foot over on Conlee’s property line. 
 Authors note: Evidence that Conlee refuses to follow the rules, even when he is told by the Mayor what the rules are.  
Brisby says she has looked at the properties. Kent Rubey states he didn’t see dead grass on Boatner’s property resulting from weed killer. Boatner disputes this.
Authors note; No person except Cathy Roberts actually walked up to the fence and looked down the 300′ fenceline. Every city council member stayed in the alley when they responded to Conlee’s request to come to the location. The photos taken by the part time clerk Bonnie were taken from her standing in the alley. 
Dinwiddie says this is a private matter
Authors note; Dinwiddie should have known that the building permit had not been signed by the builder therefore by his own statement in a different meeting he knows this is not a private matter. 
 Brisby asked Council what if she did this to her neighborhood. She objects to the curtain and says it shouldn’t be allowed.
Authors note; Judy Brisby clearly does not understand private property rights, Boatner was well within her legal rights to put up the privacy curtain, her opinion is irrelevant the law is what is relevant. 
Roberts says she wishes Ms. Boatner had not written the remarks. 
Authors note; Had the city had the duty to issue a trespassing complaint against Conlee.  Had Boatners Federal right to equal protection of the law not been denied her, Boatner would not have been forced to post no trespassing on the curtain, 
Roberts says it didn’t look like anything had been sprayed, but rather poured.  Dinwiddie says no one on Council can say what a safe fence is. Conlee says Boatner has broken the law with her wording. Slater suggests Conlee put up a privacy fence. Junkins says the City should look at an ordinance regulating fences. Conlee says the black plastic on the lawn is a nuisance. The Conlee’s say they have never had words with her and they have done nothing wrong. They were attacked with the writing on the curtain and are emotionally upset. Chief Deputy Kent Rubey will speak with the City Attorney about the matter.

 

 

New Administration take the reins in 2006

January 5, 2006 City Council Meeting                                                                                              PAGE 246 
MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING REGULAR MEETING

January 5, 2006 The Montrose City Council met for Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 5 day of January 2006. Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Anthony Sciumbato presiding and the following Council members present: Conlee, Geyer, Junkins, Roberts, Slater.

Public Forum. Sue Dresser, President of the Montrose Historical Society and Marjorie Johnson, a member of the Historical Society spoke with Council about a mud-hole in front of the St. Barnabas Church. They asked if a sign could be erected that says “church parking only”. After some discussion, the Clerks Treasurer was instructed to ask the City Attorney his opinion on restrictive parking. Ordinance No. 196. Moved by Conlee, seconded by Slater to approve second reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA, 2003 BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO STANDARD PENALTY. Roll call voting 5-0 aye. Motion declared carried. PAGE 247 MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 5, 2006, PAGE 2 Mayoral Appointments. Mayor appointed Brent Shipman Chief of Police and Jeff Junkins Mayor Pro Tem.

ClerkTreasurer Appointment. Moved by Slater, seconded by Conlee to appoint Celeste Cirinna Clerks Treasurer. All ayes. Motion declared carried. Committee Assignments. Council members assigned themselves to Culture & Recreation, Public Safety, Public Works, General Gov’t and Enterprise and Economic & Community Development Committees. Mayor directed the Police Chief to take care of unlicensed vehicles in the City.

PAGE 248 MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 5, 2006, PAGE 3 Adjournment. Moved by Conlee, seconded Slater by to adjourn at 9:30 p.m. Ayes. Motion declared carried. Respectfully Submitted, Anthony Sciumbato, Mayor Attest: Celeste L. Cirinna Clerk Treasurer

Author’s notes;This was the first time in 8 terms that Ron Dinwiddie did not run for Mayor of Montrose, he liquidated some assets, including the property adjoining mine.  He began building an new home on his riverview property. Mark Conlee purchased the legally nonconforming property located at 105 N 5th St. from Dinwiddie in 2002 according to court records. 

11-2-2006

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PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 2, 2006

REGULAR MEETING

The Montrose City Council met for Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd day of November 2006.  Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Anthony Sciumbato presiding and the following Council members present: Conlee, Geyer, Junkins and Slater.

Call to Order.  Meeting called to order at 7:18 p.m.

Public Forum.  Vic Riddle asked why there is a $15.00 late fee to Visa.  Clerk/Treasurer Cirinna told him it was her fault and the late fee came out of her budget.

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Bob Clemenson handed a Petition for Special Election to Sciumbato. He would like to see a special election instead of appointment because the term still has three years left.

Appoint Council Person. Councilwoman Slater would like to hear from each prospective council person.  Mark Holland says he saw to the nuisance abatement, water improvements, and would like to better the city. He enjoyed being on council and wants to get back in.

Moved by Junkins, seconded by Slater to appoint Mark Holland to fill the vacancy left by Cathy Roberts’s resignation. This position will be temporary until a special election is held at the request of petitioners. Roll Call Voting 4-0 aye. Motion declared carried.

At this time, Mark Holland took the oath of office and joined Council.

Culverts. Moved by Slater, seconded by Conlee to approve culvert upgrades for 6th St; 7th St; and 10th Streets in an amount not to exceed $6,500.00 and to be taken out of the Street Repair Contract. All ayes. Motion declared carried.

In a related matter, Cirinna will send a letter to the Post Office owners regarding drainage. And, the ditch on the east and west sides of the 5th Street bridge need to be cleaned out.

Ordinance No. 202.  Moved by Conlee, seconded by Slater to approve on second reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER REGARDING FENCES.  Roll Call Voting 5-0 aye.

Moved by Junkins, seconded by Slater to waive the statutory third reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY

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ADDING A NEW CHAPTER REGARDING FENCES.  Roll Call Voting 5-0 aye. Ordinance declared adopted, signed by the Mayor and hereby made a portion of these minutes.Strategic Planning. Council wants copies of Visioning meetings. This will serve as the basis for Strategic Planning.

Hardship Petition Nos. 1 & 2. Moved by Conlee, seconded by Junkins to deny Hardship Petitions. All ayes. Motion declared carried.  In further discussion, Hardship Petitions will be repealed by Ordinance.

Adjournment.  Moved by Geyer, seconded by Slater to adjourn at 9:15 p.m.  All ayes.  Motion declared carried.

/s/ Anthony Sciumbato, Mayor

Attest: /s/ Celeste L. Cirinna, Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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