Vienna City Council talks property plans Thursday

VIENNA – Vienna City Council met in executive session Thursday to discuss plans regarding property.

After a discussion behind closed doors, the city council declined to make a decision at this time.

Future meetings to discuss the property plans have been scheduled for Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. and on Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. These meetings will be open to the public.

The utility revenue bond ordinance that has been discussed in recent meetings passed the city council vote unanimously. The bond is for $1.8 million.

The funds for this project will permit the city of Vienna to install new pump stations and make sewer repairs and updates. These updates are anticipated to meet the city’s sewer needs for the next 40 years. The loan for the utility revenue bond will close before Thanksgiving.

Additional resolutions were passed involving the bond ordinance, including the sweep resolution, that permits the Environmental Protection Agency to automatically withdraw the monthly payment for administrative and other fees.

In other business, the Vienna City Council presented Rob Rush, city building code official, with his floodplain certification. This certification is difficult to earn, requiring the passing of a challenging exam, Mayor Randy Rapp said. This certification is possessed by only a handful of people in America, Rapp said. It will permit the city of Vienna to move forward in its plans to become a safer place to live.

Also discussed during the meeting:

* The ordinance to replace pages of the codified ordinance was passed unanimously.

* The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department announced a prescription drug take back scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

* The City of Vienna added an extra day of paid leave to its employee manual.

* The city service commission reappointed Kathy Stoltz for another four-year term.