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REGULAR MEETING MINUTES | June 8, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

June 8, 2022


ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in regular session June 8, 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, Chuy Flores, Joe Wessels, Mike Abbas, and Judy Crawford. Quorum present.

Scallon moved, Abbas seconded, to approve the June 8, 2022 Agenda as listed. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Scallon seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda by one motion: a) May 11, 2022 Regular Minutes, as written. b) Bills approval, as listed. c) Place Reports on file: May 2022 Clerk Bank Reconciliation/Cash Report/Treasurer; May 2022 Clerk Budget; May 2022 Deputy Clerk Utility Billing Reconciliation; May 2022 Ambulance; May 2022 ADC; April 2022 Peopleservice. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Crawford addressed the council on her concerns with the Tree ordinance (Chapter 151). The ordinance states that the City is responsible for dead/diseased trees in the City right of way and City may take them down. Crawford would like to see that the home owner continues to be responsible for upkeeping but also removal of trees in the City right of way. Scallon questioned on if council changed the ordinance to state it was the home owner’s responsibility for the right of way and owner do not upkeep trees and the city has to remove, who would pay for it. Crawford stated that the City could then remove and assess the home owner on property taxes. Crawford would also like to see a permit structure added to the ordinance, so that the City could keep better track of residents planting trees in the City right of way. Crawford presented an example of a permit as well as a restricted list of trees. Crawford will get with the tree board on the restriction list and get that back to Clerk Dennis. Dennis was instructed to work on an ordinance change for Chapter 151, adding a section under the Planting Restrictions regarding the permits as well as a change in the Inspection and Removal section. Dennis will bring those back to council for review as a discussion/possible action item.

Wessels received a new estimate of work from Ron’s Roofing to include the warranty. The new estimate has warranty on workmanship as well as using the same type material. Crawford questioned Wessels on whether he had spoken to Pizza Ranch, Wessels stated he had not been able to contact them. Ron’s Roofing does have a section in bid to build wall on west side of roof against the Pizza Ranch. Wessels moved, Scallon seconded to accept bid from Ron’s Roofing in the amount of $28,200.00. Ayes-all. Motion carried. Council inquired to Dennis on where we could pay the repairs from. Dennis informed council that there was no money in the general fund but that the N. Butler St. project came in under budget so they could use some of the money that was budgeted for that project which is sitting in the money market account at GBBT. Dennis would have to do a budget amendment for the expenses but there was money in that account to use. Abbas moved, Flores seconded to pay for the Civic Center roof repairs from the money market account at Green Belt Bank & Trust. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Dennis informed council that A. Gronewold had gone through the rules/regulations and the pool employee manual over the last few years and have noticed some items that needed to be updated. Gronewold wanted to wait until the Covid-19 restrictions were over before she had presented them to council to be sure nothing else needed to be permanently changed. Scallon moved, Wessels seconded to approve the Ackley Municipal Pool Rules, Pool Employee Handbook, and the Safety Checklist. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Abbas seconded approving the Liquor/Beer license for the Ackley Recreation Club. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Abbas moved, Wessels seconded approving cigarette/tobacco/nicotine/vapor permits for Casey’s General Store and Dollar General Store. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Scallon moved, Crawford seconded to approve the following appointments: Barb Kreimeyer, Kelli Deneui, and Chris Sailer (non-voting member) to Historic Preservation Commission with terms expiring 7/9/25 and Jennifer Ibeling and Lisa Kielty to Library Board of Trustees with terms expiring 6/30/28. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Crawford seconded to pass Resolution 22-26 Directing the Clerk to Publish Notice of Public Hearing on the Adoption of the Proposed Code of Ordinances of the City of Ackley, Iowa. Roll call vote: Ayes-Flores, Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, and Scallon. Motion carried.

Scallon moved, Wessels seconded to pass Resolution 22-27 Amending the Employee Handbook Regarding Overtime and Compensatory Time. Roll call vote: Ayes-Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, Scallon, and Flores. Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Scallon seconded to pass Resolution 22-28 Authorizing Entering into Lease Agreement with Illinois Central Railroad Company AKA Chicago Central. Roll call vote: Ayes- Abbas, Crawford, Scallon, Flores, and Wessels. Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Scallon seconded to pass Resolution 22-29 Authorizing Entering into a Contract between Ackley Volunteer Ambulance Service and Zoll Medical. Roll call vote: Crawford, Scallon, Flores, Wessels, and Abbas. Motion carried.

Abbas moved, Flores seconded to approve July 1, 2022 payment of $14,000 to ADC for annual FY23 funding. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Scallon seconded to approve payment to Carrico Aquatic Resources for chemicals/shipping in the amount of $4,362.86. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Abbas moved, Flores seconded to approve payment to HH Construction for baby pool removal/backfilling in the amount of $5,025.00. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Scallon seconded to approve payment to Affordable Tree Service for tree removal in the amount of $3,728.75. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Flores seconded to approve payment to WTR Solutions for bubble diffusion unit in the amount of $5,125.00. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Nuss reported that the City did receive the construction permit for the Sanitary Sewer Project Phase II, subject to environmental review.

Dennis informed Council that a Silversmith Data representative had visited and wanted to share their program for asset tracker management. With our new asset policy and the updating of all the vehicles and assets over $5000, Dennis believes that if the department heads keep up on inventory reporting that the City wouldn’t need extra software. Council was not interested in program.

Abbas shared his concerns with city code violations and long grass around town. Wessels shared concerns about the broken street light poles downtown. Flores informed council that the event insurance from Sauerkraut Days were informed of the 2 poles that broke from the incident downtown. Nuss to contact Todd from MidAmerican Energy.

Nuss updated council on the vacant positions within the City and will be getting with the council committees to set up interviews for positions. Nuss informed that 301 Mitchell St is getting worse, he contacted owner Tommy Cline who stated he would be having a crew come and get it fixed. Nuss has been sending out courtesy letters about code violations. Former Chief Miller contacted Nuss regarding the school getting a security guard.

Wessels moved, Flores seconded to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


_______________________________________

Michael Nuss, Mayor



ATTEST: __________________________________________________

Malena Dennis, City Clerk


1350

JACKETS-2

283.66

ACCESS SYSTEMS

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/BACKUP/COPIER MAINTEN

800.52

ACKLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT

J & M FIREWORKS REIMBURSEMENT

4500.00

AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE

REMOVE 5 CITY TREES

3728.75

AMAZON

BOOKS/DVDS/HDMI CORD/ADAPTERS

1351.97

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMP/

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE

399.58

BLACK HILLS/IOWA GAS UTIL

UTILITIES-GAS

1356.04

BOHEMAN, DOUG

TREES REIMBURSEMENT

1181.54

BOUND TREE MEDICAL LLC

GLUCOSE STRIPS/NASO AIRWAY/CON

131.27

CAMPBELL SUPPLY COMPANY

BATTERIES

11.04

CARDMEMBER SERVICE

AMB-HOT BEEF FUNDRAISER/WHEN I WORK

1219.43

CARRICO AQUATIC RESOURCES

CHEMICALS/STENNER TUBE

4494.96

CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT

PLATINUM FICTION SERIES

575.28

CENTURYLINK

PHONES/FAX

377.19

CGA

SAN SEWER IMPROVEMENT-2/N BUTLER ST

1722.30

CHICAGO CENTRAL & PACIFIC

2022-2023 DEPOT LAND RENT

700.00

CLEAR THE CHAOS CLEANING

5/11/22 & 5/25/22 CLEANING

250.00

COURIER COMMUNICATIONS

CHIEF WANTED AD

284.35

CRAIG & SMITH

CHIEF/PB RATES/EASEMENT

183.75

CRAWFORD, JUDY

TREES REIMBURSEMENT

176.53

EBS

HEALTH INSURANC

3565.74

EICHMEIER MOTOR

TRANSMISSION FLUID/ADDITIVE

60.95

ELDORA AMBULANCE SERVICE

BLS CPR/AED - BUHMAN

60.00

FEDERAL W/H

FED/FICA TAX

3572.58

FLORES, JESUS

2022 TIF REBATE FOR 2020

6093.70

GNB

2018 GO VEHICLE ACQUISITION

41486.33

GREEN BELT BANK & TRUST

2020A GO BOND

221390.64

HARDIN COUNTY AUDITOR

ELECTION 2021

653.21

HARDIN COUNTY OFFICE SUPP

COPY PAPER-2 BOXES

81.68

HARDIN COUNTY SHERIFF

CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT

3144.90

HARDIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE

MAY LANDFILL

1620.85

HARMS, HARLEY AND ANITA

2022 TIF REBATE FOR 2020

5210.86

HEART OF IOWA

847-2222 COMMUNICATIONS

59.24

HEFFELMEIER, ESTHER

LABOR/PAINTING

176.00

HH CONSTRUCTION

REMOVAL OF BABY POOL/BACKFILL

5025.00

INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES CO

GAS/DIESEL

1482.83

IOWA BARNS

BARN BOOK

29.95

IOWA CODIFICATION INC

CODE UPDATE - FINAL PAYMENT

1820.00

IOWA FALLS EMS

TIER, PARAMEDIC INTERCEPT

3750.00

IOWA FALLS STATE BANK

2019 AMBULANCE

23350.75

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

2018 SEWER REVENUE LOAN

163280.00

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

FY23 GRANTFINDER SUBSCRIPTION

50.00

IOWA RIVER ELECTRIC, LLC

LED LIGHTING CITY HALL

2245.76

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

CLERK INSTITUTE-DENNIS

448.00

IPERS

IPERS - REGULAR

2440.56

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

GLOVES

23.95

KEN'S REPAIR

LAWNMOWER BLADES/OIL/STRING

95.66

KIDS REFERENCE COMPANY

KIDS BOOKS

211.85

LAVELLE PROPERTIES, LLC

JUN 2022 TIF REBATE FOR 2020

1013.70

M&G TIRE SERVICE

2019 FORD SWAY BAR LINK BUSH/OIL CHANGE

174.64

MCDOWELL & SONS INC.

CITY WIDE CLEAN UP

2164.55

MEDIACOM

PHONE/FAX/INTERNET

154.11

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPAN

ELECTRIC

4556.16

MORT'S WATER COMPANY

CURB VALVE REPAIR/550 LOGAN AV

773.88

NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVE

PROGRAM PROVIDER

354.60

ON TRACK OVERHEAD DOORS

STREET MAINTENANCE SHED DOOR

1261.17

P.C.C.

AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

900.58

PEOPLESERVICE INC.

WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICE

14635.00

POSTMASTER

UTILITY BILL POSTAGE

275.00

SALES TAX/LOST

SALES TAX PAYMENT

610.18

SAM'S CLUB

POOL MEMBERSHIP

45.00

SHIELD PEST CONTROL

MONTHLY SERVICES

30.00

STATE WITHHOLDING

STATE TAX

481.00

STIRLING SEAMLESS GUTTERS

GUTTER REPAIR/WIND STORM DAMAG

950.00

STRYKER SALES CORPORATION

CASTER LOCK ASSY

95.95

TIMES-CITIZEN CO.

ADVERTISING/MINUTES/AFFIRMATIVE HOUS

744.52

ULINE

CABINETS (2)/SHELF CABINET (1)

1796.26

UMB BANK

2014A GO BOND/INDUSTRIAL PARK

69012.50

USDA RF

MONTHLY PAYMENT

1151.00

VERIZON

2 CELL/1 JETPACK

414.19

WAL-MART COMMUNITY

PAINT/SNACKS

120.22

WATER EXCISE TAX

WATER EXCISE TAX PAYMENT

1953.02

WILLIAMS, PAUL C.

2022 TIF REBATE FOR 2020

4951.04

WTR-SOLUTIONS

FINE BUBBLE DIFFUSION UNT M-12

5125.00

PAYROLL CHECKS

TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

12720.83

CLAIMS TOTAL

641623.25

EXPENSES BY FUND

GENERAL FUND

52541.53

LIBRARY RESERVE FUND

1258.03

TREE RESERVES FUND

1358.07

ROAD USE TAX FUND

15575.48

TIF FUND

17269.30

DEBT SERVICE FUND

355240.22

CAP PROJ-GO BOND 2020A FUND

2913.46

WATER FUND

12084.64

SEWER FUND

14294.58

SEWER - SINKING FUND

163280.00

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

1054.60

GARBAGE FUND

4369.70

STORM WATER FUND

383.64

TOTAL

641623.25



REVENUE -

GENERAL

68638.16

LIBRARY RESERVE TOTAL

997.04

FIRE TRUCK/EQUIP

11057.25

AMBULANCE RIG/EQUIP RESER TOTA

0.01

TREE RESERVE

503.00

ROAD USE TAX

9182.85

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TOTAL

3724.11

EMERGENCY FUND

258.43

LOST TOTAL

17266.33

LOST - DEBT SERVICE TOTAL

4316.58

TIF TOTAL

1409.31

DEBT SERVICE TOTAL

5192.82

CAPITAL PROJECTS - LOST TOTAL

4316.58

WATER

35418.24

WATER DEPOSITS

300.00

SEWER TOTAL

51964.21

SEWER - SINKING

16306.63

SEWER - RESERVES

26027.80

GARBAGE

13997.66

STORM SEWER

15291.15

TOTAL

286168.16

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