Kalona, IA City Council Meeting (April 18, 2011)
Jerry Kauffman, Mayor
City Administration Present:
Ryan Schlabaugh, City Administrator
Karen Christner, City Clerk
City Administration Absent:
1. Concern about status of KEY Estates erosion mitigation
2. Question about City's contact with CIVCO regarding its expansion to Coralville rather than Kalona
1. Downtown Revitalization Project
a) Change Order No. 7 for increase of $11,512.04
b) Pay Estimate No. 9 for All American Concrete, in the amount of $103,883.58.
2. Discussion of FEMA mapping
a) Presentation by Iowa Flood Center's Dr. Larry Weber regarding the IFC's recommendation to FEMA for a model (using 1987 regression equations rather than 2001) more appropriate for the size of the drainage area of the West Ditch; the IFC's modeling for the West Ditch uses Highway 1 as the western most limit, leaving it to FEMA to combine the Ramsey Creek drainage with the West Ditch drainage west of Highway 1 which will affect the zone (A or X) status of Harvest Hill subdivision. A link to that proposed map is -- or soon will be -- available on http://shucks.com
b) Administrator Schlabaugh presented a series of 4 "phases" regarding approximate financial impacts of the series of 4 floodplain mappings (3 accepted already by FEMA and the 1 new proposed by IFC) on Kalona residents in "Zone A" as it has evolved.
Report by City Administrator
1. Approving addition of Carryout Native Wine to existing permit for BP Amoco.
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