City of Mechanicsville


October 4, 2010


The Mechanicsville City Council met in special session on Monday, October 4, 2010 at City Hall.  Mayor Boyd A. Stine called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Council members present for roll call were Gene Brown, Calvin Paup, Deanna Cook and Carla Barnhart. Larry Beck was absent.  Others present included Alan Zerbe, Jim Barber, Tom Albaugh and Tom Mark with United Insurance Agencies.


Receive visitors/public comment:  None.


CONSENT AGENDA: Calvin Paup motioned, Deanna Cook seconded to approve the items under the consent agenda including the agenda and minutes from 9/13/10. Roll call vote: Ayes:  Brown, Cook, Paup, and Barnhart. Nays: None. Absent:  Beck.  Motion carried.


New Business:

Tom Mark, Health/Dental Insurance policy renewal:  Tom presented the notice of renewal rates which reflect a 7.32% increase on the rate table.  He provided other options for the council to consider and information on how the federal health care law will impact the city subject to what option is selected.  If any changes are made the city will loose it status for grandfathered status.  If a company is grandfathered they remain exempt from most of the provisions of the new law until 2014.  If a policy is not grandfather, the new policies will have higher premiums in order to cover the additional benefits that are required to be provided under the new law.  Tom also shared that his recommendation would be to not make any changes, delay until 2014.  The attorney generals in 22 states have filed law suit claiming that the health care law does not apply to their state.  Another complication is that not all of the administrative rules have been written.  Council asked if dropping the dental coverage would have an affect on the grandfather status.  Tom will try to find an answer to that question.  Calvin Paup motioned, Gene Brown seconded to table until the November meeting.  Ayes all.  Motion carried.



Appoint Jodine Lovell and Shelly Boyd and accept the resignation of Tom Hall from the Park Board: Motion was made by Calvin Paup and seconded by Deanna Cook to approve the appointments of Jody and Shelly to the park board (replacing Kelly McCullough and Jennifer Crandall) and accept the resignation of Tom Hall. Ayes all.  Motion carried.  One vacancy now remains.


Approve purchase agreements for partial acquisitions and tenant purchase agreement for Safe Route to School:  Carla Barnhart motioned, Gene Brown seconded to authorize the signing of the purchase agreements for the Partial acquisition from James Miller, Dorothy Wendt and Donn Eiler, ET AL $1350.00; Daniel and Yolunda Koch $2,206; and Mariam Heneks $1,438; and the Tenant Purchase Agreement with David Wendt for $200.  Ayes all.  Motion carried.


Iowa Municipal Finance Officer Association Fall meeting $50 registration fee October 20-22 in Des Moines:  Calvin Paup motioned, Deanna Cook seconded to approve the $50 registration fee for Coppess to attend.  Ayes all.  Motion carried.


Set next regular meeting date: Monday, October 11, 2010


Mayor Comments: None.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, council member Calvin Paup motioned, Gene Brown seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 p.m. Ayes all.  Meeting adjourned.




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Linda K. Coppess, CMC                                    Boyd A. Stine, Mayor

City Clerk/Finance Officer