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REGULAR MEETING MINUTES | May 12, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

May 12, 2021

ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in regular session May 12, 2021 in the Ackley Council Chambers with Mayor Pro Tem Pat Hurt presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Joe Wessels, Mike Abbas, Judy Crawford, Chuy Flores, and Pat Hurt. Quorum present.


Flores moved, Abbas seconded, to approve the May 12, 2021 Agenda as listed. Ayes-all, Motion carried.


Abbas moved, Wessels seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda by one motion: April 14, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes, as written. b) Bills approval, as listed. c) Place Reports on file: April 2021 Clerk Bank Reconciliation/Cash Report/Treasurer Report; April 2021 Clerk Budget Reports; April 2021 Deputy Clerk Utility Billing Reconciliation; April 2021 Ambulance Report; April 2021 Fire Report; April 2021 Ackley Development Report, April 2021 Council Committee Reports-Water/Sanitation. Clerk Dennis put on record a correction to the consent agendas for Feb/Mar/April 2021, the monthly report year had stated they were for 2020 when they were indeed for 2021. Ayes-All. Motion carried.


Mike Fistler from the Prairie Bridges Park Board addressed the council with the updates that the park has done recently, along with his concerns with the ATV/UTV/Golf cart ordinances. He reported that the park brings in people from out of town whom spend money in our community and he guesses that they have had an increase of about 20% of campers buying the ATV/UTV/Golf cart tags to get into town to buy things. They have put in new bridges and fishing docks. He reported that the local business sales go up about 30-40% on the weekends from campers. Park fest is constantly growing annually. Fistler reports that the last 3 years have been the best financially that the park has had. The park has constant volunteers who pick up trash and volunteer to do work projects. People use the walking trails. Curt, the park host, reported that they have 64-66 permanent sites rented annually. They have 23-30 sites rented each weekend and on holiday weekends, they are booked solid with 135 sites. Crawford inquired as to how many sites had full-service hook ups, Curt stated there were 10. Fistler would like to be placed on the agenda every other month to update the council on the happenings at the park.


Discussion on Chapter 77 Golf Cart and Chapter 78 ATV/UTV ordinance. Flores is working on getting the requested changes figured out. Clerk Dennis has been in contact with B. Cutler, city atty partner, on what can and can’t be eliminated. Flores would like to add the requirement of turning signals to Chapter 78 but remove the slow-moving triangle. He also suggested increasing the annual fee to $30 for both ordinances. M Fistler wanted the changes to happen before Memorial Day, Clerk Dennis informed them that would not be possible due to the steps it takes to change an ordinance. Mayor Pro Tem instructed Flores to work on the requested changes and send them to the council.


Clerk Dennis had an inquiry from resident J. Harms as to closing Mitchell St. from Main St. north to the alley, to allow a luncheon after the burial of Leo Keninger. Council instructed Clerk Dennis to go ahead with the resolution to close that street from 11-2 on June 26, 2021. Clerk Dennis to present it at the June meeting.


Motion made by Wessels, seconded by Crawford to remove the courtesy dumpster located at 513 1st Ave and to send a letter to all 10 tenants and one to the owner, certified, letting them know that dumpster would be removed and tenants would need to take garbage to curb on Friday mornings. Ayes-5. Motion carried.


Wessels informed council there was an old sanitary sewer line by Bob Knipfel’s property that the man holes are made of laid bricks and need filled before someone or a horse falls into them. Motion by Wessels, seconded by Crawford, to get bids to fill the sink holes. Ayes-5. Motion carried.


Joan Frazier from the Ragbrai committee had addressed the council about the required Vender fees in Chapter 122. The committee is charging outside vendors $400 and to have a tent or stand for the Ragbrai day. She had requested that the council waive the city fees to not confuse the vendors on the application process and licensing through the City. Motion by Flores, seconded by Abbas to approve the fees of Chapter 122 to be waived. Ayes-5. Motion carried.


Motion by Wessels to approve Resolution 21-18 appointing Erik Graham, motion failed due to a lack of a second. Crawford moved to approve Resolution 21-18 appointing Michael Nuss to fill the Mayor vacancy, seconded by Flores. Roll call vote: Ayes-Abbas, Crawford, Flores. Nays-Wessels. Abstain-Hurt. Motion carried.


Motion made by Crawford, seconded by Abbas to approve Resolution 21-19 Approving the City of Ackley Community Development Block Grant Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Contract for 518 1st Ave., Ackley. Roll call vote: Ayes-Abbas, Crawford, Flores, Hurt, Wessels. Motion carried.


Motion made by Abbas, seconded by Crawford to approve Resolution 21-20 Approving the City of Ackley Community Development Block Grant Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Contract for 408 State St., Ackley. Roll call vote: Ayes Crawford, Flores, Hurt, Wessels, Abbas. Motion carried.


Motion by Crawford, seconded by Abbas to approve Resolution 21-21 Authorizing entering into a new lease Agreement for the Depot. Roll call vote: Ayes-Flores, Hurt, Wessels, Abbas, Crawford. Motion carried.


Clerk Dennis informed the council about a hiccup in the meter replacement project. Ferguson didn’t address the costs associated with gWorks regarding the implementation of the meters so while gearing up to get the electronic file from gWorks to Ferguson, it was discovered there is a fee for gWroks to do this. Ferguson has agreed to pay a portion of the agreement. Motion by Abbas, seconded by Crawford to approve Resolution 21-22 Authoring Entering in an agreement with gWorks for Mass Meter Change Out. Roll call vote: Ayes-Hurt, Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, Flores. Motion carried.


No action taken on Resolution 21-23 Temporarily Closing Certain Streets for Ragbrai. J. Frazier would like another street added. Clerk Dennis informed Frazier to email her that addition and she would do a new resolution next month for approval.


Motion by Wessels, seconded by Crawford to approve liquor license/beverage garden for Ackley Chamber of Commerce for Sauerkraut Days pending ABD approval and dram shop insurance. Ayes-5. Motion carried.


Don Moore from CGA reported that by our next meeting, we should hear from the Iowa DNR regarding going forth with Phase II of the Sanitary Sewer Project. He is about 70% done with the plans and specs.


K. Meyer reported they are working on the pool. Controller and filters are installed. They are to finish the heater next week. Pool is currently filling. City Wide cleanup is this weekend.

No clerk comments.


Councilwoman Crawford reported the new Deputy Clerk started on Monday.

No public comments.


Wessels moved, Abbas seconded to adjourn at 8:11 p.m. Ayes-5. Motion carried.


1350

L/XL JACKETS

283.66

ACCESS SYSTEMS

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/BACKUP

959.47

ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING

COPIER LEASE PAYMENT

179.91

AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE

TREE REMOVAL/NW CORNER

1850.00

AFLAC

AFLAC AFTER TAX

115.41

AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL

CYCLINDER RENTAL

858.76

AMAZON

BOOKS/AUDIO BOOKS/BOX CUTTE

645.46

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMP/

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE

367.00

AVAS AMBULANCE

KWIK TRIP INVOICE

50.00

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS MA

2 YEAR MAGAZINE

11.00

BLACK HILLS/IOWA GAS UTIL

UTILITIES-GAS

1282.83

BOOK LOOK

CHILDREN BOOKS/CHRISTIAN FICT

377.75

BOUND TREE MEDICAL LLC

DEFIB PADS/NASO AIRWAY/PE TAP

157.86

CAMPBELL SUPPLY COMPANY

CHEMICAL DOOR SIGNAGE

204.78

CARDMEMBER SERVICE

BEEF/WALL CLOCK/POSTAGE

2089.38

CENTURYLINK

PHONES/FAX

377.54

CGA

SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENT-

16911.60

CHICAGO CENTRAL & PACIFIC

2021-2022 DEPOT LAND RENT

696.00

CLEAR THE CHAOS CLEANING

4/14/21 AND 4/28/21 CLEANING

250.00

COLLECTION SERVICES CENTR

CHILD SUPPORT

660.69

CONCRETE INCORPORATED

CONCRETE POLES/SHADESTRUCT

705.38

COURIER COMMUNICATIONS

CHIEF WANTED AD

538.14

CRAIG & SMITH

LEGAL FEES

348.37

DE LA RIVA, ANGELA

CITY WEBPAGE

168.00

EBS

HEALTH INSURANC

3406.60

EICHMEIER MOTOR

GRASS RIG TIRES

872.46

ELLIOTT EQUIPMENT CO.

6 DUMPSTERS/LIDS

3540.00

FEDERAL W/H

FED/FICA TAX

3794.40

HARDIN COUNTY OFFICE SUPP

TONER

94.99

HARDIN COUNTY SHERIFF

CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT

3144.90

HARDIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE

APRIL LANDFILL

1893.65

HARMS, LARRY

APR-JUN 21 RENT PD GARAGE

375.00

HAWTH PRODUCTIONS

WEB MANAGEMNT MAR-APR 2021

300.00

HEART OF IOWA

847-2222 COMMUNICATIONS

59.65

INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES CO

GAS/DIESEL

1181.23

IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR SE

BOILER INSPECTION

40.00

IOWA FALLS EMS

TIER, PARAMEDIC INTERCEPT

3000.00

IOWA PUMP WORKS

SANITARY SEWER SHREDDER

17087.55

IPERS

IPERS - PROTECT

4943.58

J & M DISPLAYS INC.

FIREWORKS

4500.00

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

PAINT ROLLER

2.79

KEN'S REPAIR

MOWER BLADE

97.95

LANDUS COOPERATIVE

LAWN SPRAY

112.45

M&G TIRE SERVICE

2004 CHEVY TRUCK REPAIR

180.00

MARTIN'S FLAG COMPANY

VICTORY PARK FLAG

70.46

MEDIACOM

PHONE/FAX/INTERNET

135.23

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPAN

ELECTRIC

4945.32

MORT'S WATER COMPANY

CITY HALL/PD WATER MAIN CRACK

1544.00

NAPA AUTO PARTS

ATV BATTERIES/CAP SCRW/BOLTS

299.90

P.C.C.

AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

904.39

PEOPLESERVICE INC.

WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICE

14320.00

POSTMASTER

UTILITY BILL POSTAGE

255.00

PRAIRIE BRIDGES PARK

MAASDON/ENGLAND/HEEM/HH

26983.99

REGION 6 PLANNING COMMISS

CDBG GENERAL ADMIN SERVICES

4477.00

SADLER POWER TRAIN

MASTER CYCLINDER/RED TRUCK

195.57

SALES TAX/LOST

SALES TAX PAYMENT

846.00

SHIELD PEST CONTROL

MONTHLY SERVICES

30.00

STATE WITHHOLDING

STATE TAXES

994.00

TIMES-CITIZEN CO.

CHIEF AD/MAYOR VAC/MINUTE

819.78

USDA RF

MONTHLY PAYMENT

1151.00

VERIZON

3 CELL/2 CAR

416.15

WATER EXCISE TAX

WATER EXCISE TAX PAYMENT

2136.00

DEPOSIT REFUNDS

REFUND DATE 04/16/2021

8.88

DEPOSIT REFUNDS

REFUND DATE 05/04/2021

8.02

PAYROLL CHECKS

TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

12522.06

CLAIMS TOTAL

151778.94

EXPENSES BY FUND

GENERAL FUND

47084.55

LIBRARY RESERVE FUND

62.99

CEMETERY RESERVES FUND

1850.00

ROAD USE TAX FUND

13231.30

CAPITAL PROJECTS - LOST FUND

26983.99

CAP PROJ - SPLASH PAD FUND

79.20

WATER FUND

12079.56

WATER DEPOSITS FUND

8.02

SEWER FUND

25464.05

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

12953.00

GARBAGE FUND

7869.18

STORM WATER FUND

4113.10

REVENUE

GENERAL

185138.57

LIBRARY RESERVE TOTAL

138.00

FIRE TRUCK/EQUIP

0.04

ROAD USE TAX

42702.61

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT

60865.98

EMERGENCY

3939.2

LOST TOTAL

12842.79

LOST- DEBT SERV

3210.69

TIF TOTAL

51007.05

DEBT SERVICE

84029.87

CAP PROJECTS - LOST

3210.7

WATER

39214.29

WATER DEPOSITS

1200

SEWER TOTAL

54926.19

SEWER - SINKING

16280.01

SEWER - RESERVES

29690.75

GARBAGE

12695.1

STORM SEWER

13383.6

TOTAL

614475.44

_______________________________________

Pat Hurt, Mayor Pro Tem

ATTEST: __________________________________________________

Malena Dennis, City Clerk



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