The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on March 10, 2014.  Mayor David Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Todd Butler, Sarah Craft, Mike Johnson and Brent Sadler present. Absent was Council Member Eric Allsup.
The Council approved the first readings of ordinances to update sections of the City’s code regarding manufactured homes and the uniform building code. The manufactured homes ordinance contains updates that will bring the local ordinance into conformance with current state law regarding manufactured homes.
The Council approved requests for reimbursement of cleanup costs, the result of sewer backups, from Rick Siemens and Bret Smock.
The Council approved resolutions accepting the La Porte City Utilities’ 2015 fiscal year budget, set the 2014 seasonal salaries and fees, rescheduled the date for the second Council meeting in May and recognized the Union High School Wrestling Team.
The Council awarded a five year contract for audit services with Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Co. and approved an updated job description for the City Clerk.
The Council also approved the hiring of Gerald Rife as Aquatic Center Manager for the 2014 season.