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REGULAR MEETING MINUTES | December 14, 2022


REGULAR MEETING

December 14, 2022


ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in regular session December 14, 2022 in the Ackley Council Chambers with Mayor Michael Nuss presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. Council members present: Mike Abbas, Judy Crawford, Dan Scallon, Chuy Flores, and Joe Wessels. Quorum present.

Abbas moved, Flores seconded to approve the December 14, 2022 agenda, as listed. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Scallon moved, Crawford seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda by one motion: a) November 9, 2022 Regular Minutes, November 14 and December 7, 2022 Special Minutes, as written. b) Bills approval, as listed. c) Place Reports on file: November 2022 Clerk Bank Reconciliation/Cash Report/Treasurer; November 2022 Clerk Budget; November 2022 Deputy Clerk Utility Billing Reconciliation; November 2022 Ambulance; November 2022 Fire; October 2022 PeopleService, and November 2022 Ackley Development Commission. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Chief Frick addressed council on the residency requirements for the police officers. Frick requested officers be allowed to reside within 15 minutes from city limits. Mayor Nuss reminded council that the previous Chief had problems finding rental properties within Ackley. Nuss informed council that several communities have lifted residency requirements. Flores requested the current residency requirement be left the way it is, which is officers must reside in city limits of Ackley. No further discussion.

Following residency requirements, the help wanted ad for a police officer was discussed. Frick had requested he be allowed to place an ad for another officer. Frick and Clerk Dennis to work the ad with changes noted and clerk will send to public safety committee for review.

Frick is looking into doing an Auxiliary position, whom can be trained and use a taser and pepper spray but is not allowed to wear a weapon or arrest citizens. Position does not need a certified officer to be with them. Frick would use this position for games and events as such.

Darren Janssen, representing GNB Bank, addressed council on concerns regarding the barricades located on Mitchell St by the drive-up. Deliveries to businesses in the alley were causing traffic hazards, in addition, the bank drive up is unable to be used when delivery trucks are using the alley. Doug Boheman, also from GNB Bank, addressed a concern about snow removal with the barricades located where they are. Flores suggested taking the time to think about the movement and move them once. Abbas reminded council about the direction of fall if the building, located at 301 Mitchell St, was to collapse. Wessels moved, Abbas seconded to move the barricades to a single lane from 1st Ave up Michell St over the crown of the road located on the east side of crown, on collapsing building side of street. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

J. Frazier, AVAS President, addressed council on concerns regarding AVAS and the need to be fiscally responsible for our service. Deanna Arends addressed council on lack of crew EMTs, finding volunteers has been difficult, and it’s getting hard to keep up. After discussion, Frazier proposed a viable solution, Frazier proposed merging the Ackley Volunteer Ambulance Service and the Eldora EMS effective July 1, 2023. Frazier requested approval to continue to move forward with merging. Wessels moved, Crawford seconded to approve pursuing the joint merging of the AVAS and Eldora EMS. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Clerk Dennis shared with council the past 20 years of CD rates and trend analysis. Dennis suggested reinvesting CD #44293960 with People’s Savings Bank for 36 months at a rate of 4.25%. Scallon moved, Wessels seconded to approve clerk to invest current CD #44293960 to People’s Savings Bank in the amount of $496,464.06 for a period of 24 months at rate of 4.5% and to have interest ACH transferred to general fund (001) to use for public purposes. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Scallon seconded to approve Mayoral appointment of Darwin Arends to Board of Adjustments with term expiring 12/31/27. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Wessels seconded to approve payment to Cornerstone Commercial Contractors for 605 Main St. Façade Grant in the amount of $3,509.46. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

With the updated quote from Ziegler Cat increasing $5,000. for the 5th Avenue lift station generator, Wessels would like to see this go back out for bids. Bid letters to be sent to Iowa Falls Diesel, Alden Diesel, and Rotgers Farm.

Scallon moved, Flores seconded to approve purchase to Electric Pump (EP) for work on pump #3 at the Waste Water Treatment Plant in the amount of $4,288. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Abbas seconded to approve purchase to Electric Pump (EP) for work on pump #2 at the Sherman Ave lift station in the amount of $3,542.22. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

D. Moore updated council on Sanitary Sewer Phase II project. Pre-Con meeting was conducted. CGA will be issuing meeting minutes and get them to the clerk. The equalization basin project product is on site. No further work to report. Abbas moved, Flores seconded to approve pay estimate 1 in the amount of $119,177.50 to Woodruff Construction for Equalization Basin project. Ayes-all. Motion carried. Contractor has been on site for the Splash Pad, little progress being made.

Chief Frick, presented council with 2 options for body cams and in car cameras. Wolfcom is the lessor of the 2 bids. Wolfcom has back up for evidence storage. Frick requested permission to sell the AXON body cameras the PD currently has. They are inoperable at this time due to the contract ending with AXON. Crawford inquired as to the process of selling cams. There are annual license fees for the 4 devices with Wolfcom. Crawford moved, Flores seconded to approve purchase to Wolfcom for 1 in car camera and 3 body cams in the amount of $8,250. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Abbas seconded to approve purchase to Mainstay for Option 3 in the amount of $960. annually for IT services on the in-car laptops/equipment for the police department. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Frick discussed vacant houses in the community and the requirement of placing alarms on those by homeowners. Crawford inquired as to the legality of this process. Frick will do some researching on an ordinance or possibility of this with attorney.

K. Meyer, public works, reported water leak into City Hall basement is resolved. The Library has a water leak on the north end by the water meter, this runs to the front kitchen. Water is currently shut off until repair is made. Meyer is getting bids to get water back up and running to said kitchen. The 6-yard dumpster has seen its first rental. The garbage truck handled it fine.

No clerk comments.

Mayor Nuss reported the Library has established a Friends of the Library board. Nuss attended a Franklin County Emergency Management meeting where they discussed the 5-year disaster plan. Nuss has spoken to Tommy Cline, owner of 301 Mitchell S., whom is refusing to do anything with his building condition. Nuss has received word from city attorney whom suggested the City had 2 options. City can send a dangerous building notice or treat it as a municipal infraction with civil penalties.

Wessels moved, Abbas seconded to adjourn at 8:57 pm. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


_______________________________________

Michael Nuss, Mayor


ATTEST: ____________________________

Malena Dennis, City Clerk


ACCESS SYSTEMS

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/BACKUP

830.52

ACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REIMBURSE PETTY CASH/ROLL STAM

65.50

ACKLEY PUBLISHING CO INC

EVIDENCE/PROPERTY CONTROL REPORTS

108.85

AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL

CYLINDER RENTAL

573.10

ALLRECIPES

1 YR MAGAZINE

10.00

AMAZON

BOOK/TRASHBAGS/CUPS/BUILDING BLOCKS

838.77

BLACK HILLS/IOWA GAS UTIL

UTILITIES-GAS

1034.59

CAPITAL ONE

LEGOS/PUZZLES

97.87

CARDMEMBER SERVICE

SIDEWALK SEALANTPOSTAGE/WHEN I WORK

2274.64

CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT

WESTERN SERIES BOOKS

539.28

CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING

TP/GRIT SOAP/DISPENSOR

156.00

CENTURYLINK

PHONES/FAX

377.38

CGA

EQ BASIN/N BUTLER ST/SAN SWR II

23969.70

CLEAR THE CHAOS CLEANING

11/23/22 CLEANING

150.00

CLEMONS, MARJEAN

HARDIN CO LIBRARIANS MTG

19.50

CORNERSTONE COMMERICIAL

626 MAIN ST/FACADE GRANT

3509.46

DEMCO

BOOKS STARS/FRAMES

61.46

DENNIS, MALENA

MILAGE BUDGET WORKSHOP/BANK

75.50

DOLLAR GENERAL

CHRISTMAS WREATH BULBS

47.20

EBS

HEALTH INSURANCE

6368.75

EICHMEIER MOTOR

2017 FORD HEADLIGHT REPAIR

748.00

ELECTRIC PUMP

LIFT STATIONS SERVICE AGREEMEN

1500.00

FEDERAL W/H

FED/FICA TAX

5562.96

FOLKERS, MARLYS

CEMETERY LOT REFUND-4 LOTS

240.00

GNB

2018 GO VEHICLE ACQUISTITION

747.25

HARDIN COUNTY SHERIFF

CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT

3144.90

HARDIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE

3RD QTR FY 22/23 /LANDFILL FEES

13966.05

HARLAND TECHNOLOGY SERVIC

EMAIL

512.00

HEART OF IOWA

847-2222 COMMUNICATIONS

61.60

IBELING INSURANCE SERVICE

LEAF BLOWER

25.00

INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES

BOOKS/SHIPPING

1275.86

INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES CO

DIESEL/GAS

1740.92

IOWA FALLS EMS

TIER, PARAMEDIC INTERCEPT

4250.00

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

2018 SEWER REVENUE SRF INTERES

26930.00

IOWA PARK & RECREATION AS

CPO COURSE FEE & MANUAL-HOLMGA

350.00

IPERS

IPERS - REGULAR

3601.15

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

BOOTS - KENDALL

198.38

KIECK'S CAREER APPAREL

FRICK UNIFORMS

327.95

M&G TIRE SERVICE

2009 FORD BRAKE/PADS/BEARINGS

1336.43

MCCANN, LINDA BETSINGER

BOOK

20.00

MEDIACOM

PHONE/FAX/INTERENET

154.50

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPAN

ELECTRIC

5168.68

MORT'S WATER COMPANY

6TH/7TH AVE/MITCHELL STREET

1844.09

NAPA AUTO PARTS

SWEEPER FILTERS/OIL FILTERS

417.82

P.C.C.

AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

792.71

PAYROLL CHECKS

TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

17023.51

PEOPLESERVICE INC.

WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICE

15437.00

POSTMASTER

UTILITY BILL POSTAGE

300.00

QUALITY IMPRINT

POLICE PATCHES - 50

291.00

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS CO

FCC LICENCE RENEWAL/CALL SIGN

75.00

REGION 6 PLANNING COMMISS

CDBG GENERAL ADMIN SERVICES

1771.00

ROTGERS FARM SHOP

ACCELERATOR PEDAL/THROTTLE VAL

1252.89

ROTO ROOTER

JETTED CITY SANITARY-405 SHERM

125.00

SALES TAX/LOST

SALES TAX PAYMENT

604.85

SHIELD PEST CONTROL

MONTHLY SERVICES

30.00

STATE WITHHOLDING

STATE TAXES

725.00

TIME MAGAZINE

1 YR MAGAZINE

25.00

TIMES-CITIZEN CO.

11/09 AND 11/14/22 MINUTES

203.04

UMB BANK

2014A/2016A GO BOND

3643.75

USDA RF

MONTHLY PAYMENT

1151.00

VERIZON

CELL PHONES/JETPACKS/FAX

125.27

WATER EXCISE TAX

WATER EXCISE TAX PAYMENT

1959.97

WESTRUM LEAK DETECTION IN

WATER LEAK-V. PARK-717 PARK AVE

842.50

WILLIAMS EXCAVATION LLC

BACKFILL 717 PARK AVE DIG

800.00

WOODRUFF CONSTRUCTION

EQUALIZATION BASIN RELINING

119177.50

CLAIMS TOTAL

281587.60

GENERAL FUND

58152.27

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND

126702.60

LIBRARY RESERVE FUND

920.11

ROAD USE TAX FUND

13198.67

DEBT SERVICE FUND

4391.00

CAP PROJ-GO BOND 2020A FUND

4640.50

WATER FUND

14153.02

SEWER FUND

11378.94

SEWER - SINKING FUND

26930.00

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

11804.10

GARBAGE FUND

6949.80

STORM WATER FUND

2366.59

TOTAL

281587.60

REVENUE

GENERAL

51747.01

LIBRARY RESERVE TOTAL

1647.54

FIRE TRUCK/EQUIP

0.04

AMBULANCE RIG/EQUIP RESER TOTA

0.02

ROAD USE TAX

17391.50

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TOTAL

10000.69

EMERGENCY FUND

691.32

TIF

7760.79

DEBT SERVICE TOTAL

14327.20

CAP PROJ-GO BOND 2020A TOTAL

95000.00

WATER

37278.79

WATER DEPOSITS

600.00

SEWER TOTAL

53583.89

SEWER - SINKING

16328.32

SEWER - RESERVES

26903.96

GARBAGE

12750.23

STORM SEWER

15660.84

TOTAL

361672.14


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