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REGULAR MEETING MINUTES | July 14, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

July 14, 2021

ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in regular session July 14, 2021 in the Ackley Council Chambers with Mayor Michael Nuss presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Chuy Flores, Joe Wessels, Mike Abbas, and Judy Crawford. Absent: Pat Hurt. Quorum present.


Abbas moved, Crawford seconded, to approve the July 14, 2021 Agenda as listed. Ayes-4, Absent-1. Motion carried.


Crawford moved, Abbas seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda by one motion June 9, 2021 Regular Meeting and June 21, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes, as written. b) Bills approval, as listed. c) Place Reports on file: June 2021 Clerk Bank Reconciliation/Cash Report/Treasurer; June 2021 Clerk Budget; June 2021 Deputy Clerk Utility Billing Reconciliation; June 2021 Ambulance; June 2021 Fire; June 2021 ADC; June 2021 Water/Sanitation Council Committee; 2nd Qtr. 2021 Deputy Clerk Ambulance Write off; 2nd Qtr. 2021 Investment; and Prairie Bridges Park/Park Fest Financials. Ayes-4, Absent-1. Motion carried.


Mayor Nuss addressed the council on the Sanitary Sewer Main that runs under the old grade school. There is a IDNR application that the school’s engineer would like the City to approve, sign, and pay. Nuss would like to make sure we have easements to the sewer main and would like clarification from the school. Nuss requested Councilman Wessels to inquire if we need an intergovernmental agreement and if the City needs to pay the IDNR application fee of $100. Wessels reports he has been talking with Jon Biederman about the project. Wessels states the City would be paying roughly $8,200.00 for it’s portion of the work on man holes and replacement of 69 LF of the sanitary sewer main.


Jessica Schipper from the Prairie Bridges Park board addressed the council and informed all is going good at the Park and that Christmas in July and Park Fest was coming up.


Deanna Roelfs addressed the council about the excessive speeds on 10th Ave. She has collected concerned citizens’ signatures (roughly 30) requesting the council to address the excessive speeds by posting 25 MPH speed limits signs. Courtney Hurt shared her concerns with the speeders and children getting injured. Councilwoman Crawford agreed the speeding was an issue but would like to table the issue until the new Chief starts and gets her opinion on the topic, regarding possible stop sign rather than speed limits signs. Councilman Flores stated he didn’t believe the speed limit signs would deter speeders but rather the speed limit being enforced would. Mayor Nuss stated he believed the City needed enforcement also. Clerk Dennis was advised to add this topic for discussion on August’s agenda.


Motion by Abbas, seconded by Flores to move the September 8th meeting to September 15th due to the Clerk being on vacation and would be unable to get everything ready by the 8th date. Ayes-3, Nays-1, Absent-1. Motion carried.


Motion by Crawford, seconded by Flores to approve Resolution 21-32 Authorizing the Mayor to sign into Agreement with Access regarding IT Care Services. Roll call vote: Ayes-Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, and Flores. Absent-Hurt. Motion carried.


Clerk Dennis informed the council on the estimated allocation of monies from the American Rescue Plan to the City. She has gotten 2 different figures, $210,000 and $223,000. Mayor Nuss had read an article in the Des Moines Register that appears there is another Plan out there in additions to the ARP, he has a call out to Marty Wymore for answers. Motion by Crawford, seconded by Abbas to approve Resolution 21-33 Authorizing the Mayor to sign the Award Terms and Conditions and the Assurances of Compliance Agreements for the American Rescue Plan Funds. Roll call vote: Ayes-Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, and Flores. Absent-Hurt. Motion carried.


Clerk Dennis had informed the council of the negative cash line for the Cougar Den Steps and inquired as to how the council wanted to pay for those to clear the negative project cash line. Dennis was not able to find where the funds were coming from when the Council made the decision to replace them. Motion by Crawford to transfer funds from the Capital Projects-LOST fund (309) to the Capital Project Cougar Den steps (312) in the amount of $27,179.80 to clear the negative capital project cash line for FYE21, seconded by Flores. Ayes-4, Absent-1. Motion carried.


Clerk Dennis informed Council that she has received an email today from the ABD and the dram insurance has been approved. Motion by Abbas, seconded by Flores to approve the liquor/beer license for the Chamber of Commerce for Ragbrai 2021. Ayes-4, Absent-1. Motion carried.


Motion by Crawford, seconded by Abbas to approve Resolution 21-34 Authorizing FY21 Year End Transfers. Roll call vote: Ayes-Abbas, Crawford, Flores, and Wessels. Absent-Hurt. Motion carried.

Motion by Abbas, seconded by Flores to approve Resolution 21-35 Setting Public Hearing to consider the Sale of 420 State St. by public auction for 7:00 p.m. on August 11, 2021. Roll call vote: Ayes-Crawford, Flores, Wessels, and Abbas. Absent-Hurt. Motion carried.


Motion by Abbas, seconded by Crawford to approve Resolution 21-36 Approving the Purchase Policy. Roll call vote: Ayes-Flores, Wessels, Abbas, and Crawford. Absent-Hurt. Motion carried.

Motion by Crawford, seconded by Abbas to set Public Hearing to Review SRF application for Sanitary Sewer Project Phase II for 7:00 p.m. on September 15, 2021. Ayes-3, Nays-1, Absent-1. Motion carried.


Motion by Flores, seconded by Abbas to Adopt Ordinance 519 Amending Chapter 78 Regarding Off Road Utility Vehicles and Amending Chapter 77 Regarding Golf Carts. Roll call vote: Ayes-Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, and Flores. Absent-Hurt. Motion carried. Motion by Abbas, seconded by Flores to waive the 2nd and 3rd readings of Ordinance 519. Roll call vote: Ayes-Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, and Flores. Absent-Hurt. Motion carried. Clerk Dennis informed Council and gallery that this ordinance would not go into effect until its publication date of July 21, 2021.


Motion by Crawford, seconded by Flores to approve payment to Carrico Aquatic Resources for pool chemicals in the amount of $3,382.31. Ayes-4, Absent-1. Motion carried.

Don Moore from CGA handed out the building permit updates.


No comments from Public Works.


Clerk Dennis reported she would be out of the office the week of July 19-23 for clerk school. Dennis stated she would have limited access to email and phone but would check in when allowed. Dennis also informed Council that the first launch in the billing software of the meter change out was done and the process went smoothly. Ferguson will be back in town next week when the recently ordered meters come in and will start replacing the ones that they had to cancel and at that time, will send out the second notices.


No council comments.


Mayor Nuss reported he, the fire chief, and Thomas Craighton had a meeting with the owner of the building located on the corner of Mitchell St. and Main St. Owner has agreed to keep barricades up until the wall is fixed. Cline is looking into state grants to assist in the cost. Crawford inquired as to if owner has reached out to Marty Wymore for any funding. Nuss stated he would inquire. Nuss reported the sidewalk by the maintenance shed needs attention. Abbas will spearhead that project. Nuss updated Council on the Chief Miller. Miller will be arriving Friday or Saturday and wanted a few extra days to get settled before starting her tenure.


Joan Frazier would like to encourage all to come uptown for the Ragbrai events. She has quite a few good food vendors coming into town. Deana Roelfs addressed the council regarding the speed limits signs coming into town from all directions and all of them state 25 MPH except by 10th Ave.


Crawford moved, Flores seconded to adjourn at 7:51 p.m. Ayes-4, Absent-1. Motion carried.

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Michael Nuss, Mayor

ATTEST: __________________________________________________

Malena Dennis, City Clerk

ACCESS SYSTEMS

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

865.27


ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING

COPIER LEASE PAYMENT

179.91


ACKLEY DEVELOPMENT COMMIS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONT

14000.00


AGSOURCE COOPERATIVE SERV

POOL TESTING

39.00


AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL

CYLINDER RENTAL

435.23


ALLRECIPES

1 YR MAGAZINE

11.00


AMAZON

SA SNACKS

6.01


BLACK HILLS/IOWA GAS UTIL

UTILITIES-GAS

918.14


BON APPETIT

1 YR MAGAZINE

10.00


CARDMEMBER SERVICE

CONCESSIONS/WHEN I WORK/ECT

1608.78


CARRICO AQUATIC RESOURCES

CHEMICALS

5677.53


CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT

CHRISTIAN/PLAT MYSTERY SERIES

1092.96


CENTURYLINK

PHONES/FAX

377.54


CGA

SANITARY SEWER IMPROVMENT-2

16312.70


CLEAR THE CHAOS CLEANING

06/09/20 & 06/23/21 CLEANING

250.00


CRAIG & SMITH

LEGAL FEES/SUBPOENA/RESPONS

56.25


DOLLAR GENERAL

GARBAGE BAGS/BATTERIES

26.95


EBS

HEALTH INSURANC

4407.52


EICHMEIER MOTOR

1997 FREIGHTLINER COOLANT

57.50


ELLIOTT EQUIPMENT CO.

6 SWIVEL CASTER

174.90


FEDERAL W/H

FED/FICA TAX

5092.95


FERGUSON ENTERPRISES, INC

METER INSTALLATIONS (153)

10702.50


FORGY ELECTRIC

PUMP STARTER REPAIR

748.84


FRANK DUNN CO.

COLD PATCH

499.00


FRANKLIN COUNTY AUDITOR

FRANKLIN CO DISPATCH LEVY

858.00


HARDIN COUNTY OFFICE SUPP

WHITE TABS

8.49


HARDIN COUNTY SHERIFF

CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT

3144.90


HARDIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE

1ST QTR FY 21/22

14642.55


HAWKEYE COMMUNICATION

JUL-SEP CAMERA MAINTENANCE

345.00


HEART OF IOWA

847-2222 COMMUNICATIONS

59.24


IBELING INSURANCE SERVICE

EMC RENEWAL 21/22

67981.00


INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES CO

GAS/DIESEL

1418.66


IOWA DEPT OF NATURAL RESO

ANNUAL WATER SUPPLY FEE FY22

181.08


IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

MEMBERSHIP DUES FY21/22

1153.00


IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMEN

2ND QTR UNEMPLOYMENT

64.59


IPERS

IPERS - REGULAR

2993.77


J.P. COOKE CO.

DOG TAG LICENSES

55.50


JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

RUN YOUR BUNS OFF 5K PAINT

32.45


KEN'S REPAIR

LEAF BLOWER AIR FILTER

27.70


MEDIACOM

PHONE/FAX/INTERNET

135.23


MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPAN

ELECTRIC

6959.90


MID-AMERICAN PUBLISHING

1 YR NEWSPAPER

58.00


MILLS PHONE SERVICE

MOVE PHONE/FAX/PRINTER LINES

190.00


NAPA AUTO PARTS

POLICE CAR BATTERY/BOLTS/NUT

299.08


NORTHEAST IOWA RESPONSE G

FY 21/22 MEMBERSHIP FEE NIRG

794.50


ORIENTAL TRADING

GNOME CHARACTERS

57.32


OTTER CREEK FARMS INC.

AIRPORT LEASE

750.00


P.C.C.

AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

966.99


PEOPLESERVICE INC.

WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICE

14635.00


POSTMASTER

UTILITY BILL POSTAGE

255.00


RADIO COMMUNICATIONS CO

BATTERIES/3

491.11


SALES TAX/LOST

SALES TAX PAYMENT

682.00


SAM'S CLUB

MEMBERSHIP

45.00


SHIELD PEST CONTROL

MONTHLY SERVICES

30.00


STATE WITHHOLDING

STATE TAX

642.00


TIMES-CITIZEN CO.

6/9/21 AND 6/21/21 MINUTES

323.16


UMB BANK

2016A GO BOND

500.00


USDA RF

MONTHLY PAYMENT

1151.00


VERIZON

3 CELL/2 CAR

489.29


WATER EXCISE TAX

WATER EXCISE TAX PAYMENT

2003.00


WEBER PAPER COMPANY

PAPERTOWELS

42.44


WILLIAMS EXCAVATION LLC

JETTING/TELEVISING OLD SCHOOL

2450.00


ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION

1 YR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

510.00


DEPOSIT REFUNDS

REFUND DATE 06/25/2021

4.17


PAYROLL CHECKS

TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

20762.23

CLAIMS TOTAL

211742.83

EXPENSES BY FUND

GENERAL FUND

105408.29

LIBRARY RESERVE FUND

63.33

ROAD USE TAX FUND

24513.73

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND

13051.23

DEBT SERVICE FUND

500.00

WATER FUND

26944.37

SEWER FUND

14223.53

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

16312.70

GARBAGE FUND

10355.90

STORM WATER FUND

369.75

REVENUE

GENERAL

55254.47

LIBRARY RESERVE TOTAL

120.00

POLICE CAR RESERVES TOTAL

5000.00

EMERGENCY MGMT RESERVE

500.00

FIRE TRUCK/EQUIP

17740.16

AMBULANCE RIG/EQUIP RE

6087.20

ROAD USE TAX

20657.10

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT

3176.24

EMERGENCY

205.56

LOST TOTAL

15069.91

LOST- DEBT SERV

3767.47

DEBT SERVICE

141455.62

CAP PROJ-GO BOND 2016A

54784.27

CAP PROJECTS - LOST

3767.48

CAP PROJ-SPLASH PAD

29860.73

CAP PROJ - COUGARS DEN

27179.80

WATER

36575.24

WATER RESERVES

200000.00

WATER DEPOSITS

1050.00

CAPITAL WATER PROJECT

244559.15

SEWER TOTAL

53115.31

SEWER - SINKING

16306.67

SEWER - RESERVES

27848.05

GARBAGE

12929.30

STORM SEWER

13865.33

TOTAL

990875.06

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