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REGULAR MEETING MINUTES - February 9, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

February 09, 2022


ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in regular session February 09, 2022 in the Ackley Council Chambers with Mayor Michael Nuss presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Dan Scallon, Joe Wessels, and Mike Abbas. Absent: Chuy Flores and Judy Crawford. Dan Scallon attendance by electronic device due to Covid precautions. Quorum present.


Wessels moved, Abbas seconded, to approve the February 09, 2022 Agenda as listed. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Abbas moved, Wessels seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda by one motion: a) January 12, 2022 Regular Minutes/January 31 and February 3, 2022 Special Minutes, as written. b) Bills approval, as listed. c) Place Reports on file: January 2022 Clerk Bank Reconciliation/Cash Report/Treasurer; January 2022 Clerk Budget; January 2022 Deputy Clerk Utility Billing Reconciliation; January 2022 Ambulance; January 2022 Fire; January 2022 Ackley Development Commission; December 2021 People Service; Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Owner of 714 5th Ave had inquired to M Abbas about installing 5 meters to split the billing per unit. Clerk Dennis reported she had spoken to the owner and explained how the billings would be if owner chose to go that way. Owner spoke to J. Boelman, who informed him of buying some of the old meters, plumbing inside to split accordingly, and splitting the reads manually himself. This way would prevent any future shut off issues by not having curb stop shuts off per unit located in the city right of way. Clerk Dennis informed council that was the way the owner wanted to now go. Dennis inquired as to the price of the old meters for re-sale. Abbas suggested to allow Water Superintendent to set price as he would know what meters are worth. Council consented. Dennis to report back to Boelman.


Mayor Nuss handed out page 3 of the employee handbook and informed council that page allowed them to make decisions outside of the normal procedures. Nuss reported he had been given a verbal request of a 6 month leave from Chief Miller and was to receive a hard copy of that request, to which he had not received it as of tonight’s meeting. Nuss stated he has tried to reach out and has gotten no response. Wessels inquired if the Chief had stated she would return if the leave was granted, Nuss informed that yes, she stated she would. Wessels moved, Scallon seconded to accept her 6 months leave of absence under the condition it is with no pay nor any benefits to include health during her leave. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Clerk Dennis presented the proposed FY23 budget for approval. Dennis informed council she wanted them to review the proposed before she sent it to publish. Wessels moved, Scallon seconded to approved the proposed FY23 budget. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Wessels moved, Abbas seconded to set the public hearing for the FY23 Proposed Budget to March 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. located in the Ackley Council Chambers. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Nuss reported he reached out to 5 attorneys and had 2 responses. Seth Schroeder is interested and will be sending a proposal. M. Smith has informed Nuss he will present in the interim, if need be. Wessels would like to table the topic until Nuss hears back from Schroeder.


A Gronewold would like to start advertising for manager and lifeguards to try and stay ahead of the kids getting summer jobs lined up, in addition, to lifeguard classes filling up early.

Gronewold discussed lifeguard training reimbursement options to guards and CPO training for her. Wessels moved, seconded by Abbas to advertise for guards/manager using normal posting procedures and social media pages. Ayes-all. Motion carried. Gronewold will contact school to have them send out an email to students.


Abbas moved, Wessels seconded to approve Casey’s General Stores beer/liquor license. Ayes-all. Motion carried. Due to lack of quorum, with the recuse from Dan Scallon, unable to approve Grumpy’s beer/liquor license. Nuss informed Scallon, we would need to do a special meeting due to expiration date being in March before the council meeting.


Nuss informed council that J. Crawford had reached out to him and had some concerns with the verbiage on Resolution 22-06. Present council understood resolution. Clerk Dennis and Nuss re-integrated the discussed prices from last meeting. Scallon moved, Abbas seconded to pass Resolution 22-06 Establishing Rules and Regulations on the Temporary Rental of 2 Yard/6 Yard Waste Dumpsters. Roll call vote: Ayes-Wessels, Abbas, Scallon, Absent-Flores, Crawford. Motion carried.


Scallon moved, Wessels seconded to pass Resolution 22-07 Authorizing Entering into a 5-year Safety Test Agreement with Schumacher Elevator Company for the Depot. Roll call vote: Ayes- Wessels, Abbas, Scallon. Absent-Crawford, Flores. Motion carried.


Dennis informed council she has gotten a call from Steve VanBuskirk inquiring as to when his hearing would be. She informed him that she was told by the Chief that the hearing would be at the February meeting but that Chief Miller should be contacting him. Dennis is unsure whether that was done. Dennis stated that one of the complainants had inquired to her and she instructed that complainant of the same. B. Kuper addressed council on the issues of the dog. Kuper informed dates and incidents of the dog being on their property. Kuper did inform council that the dog has been chained up the last 2 weeks. S. Ubben addressed council with dates and incidents she has had with the dog on their property. J. Aswegen addressed council about the dates and incidents with the dog. The dog had hit his bike tire, causing him to fall off the bike and losing his toenail. Aswegen did report that the dog did not bite him but was not nice. Wessels moved, Abbas seconded to uphold Citation 1342. Ayes-all. Motion carried. Wessels requested Dennis to inform Hardin County Sherriff’s of the decision, Dennis informed council that she didn’t believe the county would do that as this is a city ordinance issue. Nuss agreed. Wessels requested Dennis send a letter to dog owner.


L. Gallentine reported the EQ basin would go out for April bid letting. Splash Pad contract is signed and returned. The cost of construction on N. Butler Street is high and will go out for DOT bid letting. The plans and specifications for the Ambulance Shed should be done and presented in the April meeting. Gallentine updated council on building permits.


K. Meyer reports Public Works removed the pool slide steps and has ordered some coating for them.


Clerk reports the State Auditor’s office will be here March 28-29 for the annual exam for FY21, she has clerk school the rest of the week, and will be on vacation February 16-21, 2022.


Abbas moved, Wessels seconded to adjourn at 7:56 p.m. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


_______________________________________

Michael Nuss, Mayor



ATTEST: __________________________________________________

Malena Dennis, City Clerk



ACCESS SYSTEMS

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/BACKUP/COPIER MNTC

1004.11

ACKLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERC

MEMBERSHIP DUES

50.00

ACKLEY PUBLISHING CO INC

GOLF CART/ATV PERMITS (200)

77.72

AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL

CYLINDER RENTAL

441.44

AMAZON

TAPE/DISPENSER/BOOKS/DVDS/CRAFTS

384.91

BLACK HILLS/IOWA GAS UTIL

UTILITIES-GAS

3436.48

BOUND TREE MEDICAL LLC

PT TRANSPORTR/DEFIBPADS/GLOV

430.60

CARDMEMBER SERVICE

NAME PLATES/WHEN I WORK/BOOKS/LIEN LT

165.06

CENTURYLINK

PHONES/FAX

377.24

CGA

EQ BASIN/AMBSHED/SAN SEW PHII/N BUTLER

19815.28

CLEAR THE CHAOS CLEANING

1/12/22 AND 1/26/22 CLEANING

250.00

COUNTRY LIVING

MAGAZINE

14.97

CRAIG & SMITH

PRAIRIE BRIDGES/CHIEF HRS/ZONI

78.75

DANKO EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

2 HELMETS/NO MESS HOODS/HOSES

1671.27

DENNIS, MALENA

MILAGE-HARDIN/FRANKLIN AUDITR

43.02

DOLLAR GENERAL

KID SNACKS

10.75

EBS

HEALTH INSURANC

4431.18

FEDERAL W/H

FED/FICA TAX

7103.56

HARDIN COUNTY OFFICE SUPP

COPY PAPER-3 BOXES

116.97

HARDIN COUNTY SHERIFF

CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT

3144.90

HARDIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE

JANUARY LANDFILL

1397.55

HARDIN COUNTY TREASURER

LIEN CERTIFICATION-GRAHAM/TUBBS/SCA

30.00

HEART OF IOWA

847-2222 COMMUNICATIONS

59.24

IBELING INSURANCE SERVICE

SKID LOADER

39.00

INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES CO

GAS/DIESEL

1310.02

IOWA FALLS FIRE EXTINGUIS

ANNUAL INSPECTION/TAG

314.50

IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES

UTILITY BILLS

525.00

IPERS

IPERS - PROTECT

4659.67

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

BOOTS - BROCK

174.99

MEDIACOM

PHONE/FAX/INTERNET

154.25

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPAN

ELECTRIC

5618.87

NAPA AUTO PARTS

OIL/FILTERS/WIPER/DEICER/BATTERY

441.39

PEOPLESERVICE INC.

WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICE

14635.00

POSTMASTER

UTILITY BILL POSTAGE

275.00

SALES TAX/LOST

SALES TAX PAYMENT

580.00

SHIELD PEST CONTROL

MONTHLY SERVICES

30.00

STATE WITHHOLDING

STATE TAXES

944.00

SWANK MOVIE LICENSING USA

1 YR LICENSE

256.00

TIMES-CITIZEN CO.

BID NOTICE/COTS/LEVY/MINUTES

483.82

USDA RF

MONTHLY PAYMENT

1151.00

VERIZON

2 CELLS/1 JETPACK

441.47

WATER EXCISE TAX

WATER EXCISE TAX PAYMENT

3700.09

PAYROLL CHECKS

TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

28227.71

CLAIMS TOTAL

108496.78

EXPENSES BY FUND

GENERAL FUND

48739.37

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND

9226.40

LIBRARY RESERVE FUND

291.88

ROAD USE TAX FUND

11808.58

CAP PROJ-GO BOND 2020A FUND

9699.50

WATER FUND

13717.07

SEWER FUND

9286.37

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

889.38

GARBAGE FUND

4350.37

STORM WATER FUND

487.86

108496.78

REVENUE

GENERAL

45558.95

LIBRARY RESERVE TOTAL

499.24

FIRE TRUCK/EQUIP

500.04

CEMETERY RESERVES

1000.00

ROAD USE TAX

18123.91

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TOTAL

920.12

EMERGENCY FUND

63.83

LOST TOTAL

17276.82

LOST- DEBT SERV

4319.20

TIF TOTAL

2591.91

DEBT SERVICE TOTAL

1641.82

CAP PROJECTS - LOST

4319.21

CEMETERY PERPETUAL CARE

120.00

WATER

35135.18

WATER DEPOSITS

600.00

SEWER TOTAL

49885.37

SEWER - SINKING

16306.67

SEWER - RESERVES

24254.94

GARBAGE

12274.47

STORM SEWER

13475.16

248866.84


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