Mount Ayr’s Board of Aldermen approved a contract with a Human Resources Company but has tabled the recommendations made by that company. During Monday night’s council meeting, Mount Ayr’s Council approved a contract with Paul Gruefe and Associates for Human Resources Services that will run through September of 2021, but the recommendations made by the firm regarding a city organizational chart, job descriptions, a pool and park handbook, and an annual city employee review were tabled until at the request of an alderman who stated that he needed more time to review the information. The city pays for the Human Resource services at a rate of $1,500 per month.
The council directed City Administrator Brent Wise to begin creating an ordinance that allows the operation of ATVs and UTVs within the city limits. There will be some insurance considerations if such a move is made.
The council did agree to start emergency eminent domain procedures for the access to a property located on South Fillmore that includes a private road. The city says the access is needed to restore water service to a property.
A public meeting was held for a USDA Application to obtain financing for storm sirens. A resolution for the application was later approved.
Mount Ayr’s council also accepted the retirement letter of City Clerk Pam Poore that is effective at the end of the calendar year.