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REGULAR MEETING October 12, 2022

 REGULAR MEETING

October 12, 2022

 

ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in regular session October 12, 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: Mike Abbas, Judy Crawford, Dan Scallon, Chuy Flores, and Joe Wessels. Quorum present.

Mayor Nuss moved item #9 up to follow #5. Crawford moved, Flores seconded, to approve the October 12, 2022 Agenda, as changed.  Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Abbas moved, Scallon seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda by one motion: a) September 14, 2022 Regular Minutes, as written.  b) Bills approval, as listed.  c) Place Reports on file: September 2022 Clerk Bank Reconciliation/Cash Report/Treasurer; September 2022 Clerk Budget; September 2022 Deputy Clerk Utility Billing Reconciliation; September 2022 Ambulance; September 2022 Fire; September 2022 Ackley Development Commission, August 2022 PeopleService, 3rd Quarter 2022 Investment, 3rd Quarter 2022 Ackley Public Library Investment, 3rd Quarter 2022 Deputy Clerk Ambulance Write Off, 3rd Quarter 2022 Prairie Bridges/Park Fest, and 3rd Quarter 2022 Airport Board of Trustees. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Tam Elerding from Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation addressed the council with a 3-day invitational meeting in November for county strategic planning. Crawford inquired as to if this planning would include the community of Ackley.

Wessels moved, Abbas seconded to approve Kendall Meyer as the Ackley Fire Department Chief.  Ayes-all.  Motion carried. Oath of office given to Meyer by Mayor Nuss.

Chief Gerry Frick addressed council with concerns. Discussion about purchasing better body cams, radios, Ford Explorer needs new headlight, selling shotguns, in car computers are working, however, will need to get desktops reset with passwords as he has been unable to get into them, body recorders will need to be placed back on AXON for storing of recorder footage,  will be working on destroying evidence as needed in the evidence room, may be working on some grant writing to purchase in car cameras, will work with Clerk Dennis on getting an ad for selling confiscated evidence that the County Attorney has released. Crawford moved, Flores seconded to approve the sale of County Attorney released evidence by way of sealed bids. Ayes-all. Motion carried. There is a Meet and Greet the Chief at Beans on Butler on October 19 at 10 am. Frick presented council with a possible officer or code enforcement officer that Frick knows. Flores would like to meet him before council makes any decisions.

Dennis informed council she had spoken to Heidi Kuhl from Northland Securities about whether the incoming sewer revenue was on track for this project. Dennis explained the projection that Kuhl had presented. Abbas moved, Scallon seconded to accept bid from Boomerang Construction in the amount of $3,837,000 for Sanitary Sewer Phase II project. Ayes-5. Motion carried.  

Bid contract documents were presented to council at the beginning of the meeting, due to Region 6 Resources working on the last minutes contract negotiations with Ibeling Insurance and Cornerstone Construction with the requirements of the grant. Abbas moved, Crawford seconded to accept bid from Cornerstone Construction in the amount of $209,000 for 605 Main Street CDBG-CV Façade grant project. Ayes-all. Motion carried.  Abbas moved, Crawford seconded to approve reduction change order in the amount of $109,731 with understanding another reduction change order coming at next month’s meeting. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Abbas seconded to pass Resolution 22-44 approving the annual urban renewal report for FYE June 30, 2022. Roll call vote: Ayes-Crawford, Scallon, Flores, Wessels, and Abbas. Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Scallon seconded to pass Resolution 22-45 authorizing Mayor entering into LIHWAP vender agreements. Roll call vote: Ayes-Scallon, Flores, Wessels, Abbas, and Crawford.  Motion carried.

Abbas moved, Wessels seconded to pass Resolution 22-46 appointing Gerald Frick to Ackley Police Chief. Roll call vote: Ayes-Flores, Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, and Scallon.  Motion carried.

Abbas moved, Scallon seconded to pass Resolution 22-47 approving the annual financial report for FYE June 30, 2022. Roll call vote: Ayes-Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, Scallon, and Flores. Motion carried.

Abbas moved, Crawford seconded to pass Resolution 22-48 setting public hearing date to November 9, 2022 at 7 pm in the city council chambers for the proposal to enter into a sewer revenue loan and disbursement agreement to borrow money to not exceed $3,760,000. Roll call vote: Ayes-Abbas, Crawford, Scallon, Flores, and Wessels. Motion carried.

Scallon moved, Flores seconded to pass Resolution 22-49 authorizing Mayor entering into statement of work with Access Systems regarding Datto Replacement Services. Roll call vote: Ayes-Flores, Wessels, Abbas, Crawford, and Scallon.  Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Scallon seconded to pass Resolution 22-50 authorizing Mayor entering into subrecipient agreement between City of Ackley and Ibeling Insurance Services for 605 Main St CDBG-CV façade grant project. Roll call vote: Ayes-Crawford, Scallon, Flores, Wessels, and Abbas.  Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Flores seconded to approve payment to Macqueen Equipment for sweeper repairs in the amount of $7,507.96. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Scallon moved, Abbas seconded to approve payment to Hardin County Engineer’s Office for sand/salt mix in the amount of $4,596. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Dennis informed council that the bids for the excavation, plumbing parts, and street repairs for the valve replacement project is not due until October 31, 2022 so this purchase approval is just for Clouser’s work and the valves. Wessels informed council the digging of holes would need to be big for Clouser’s equipment.  Abbas moved, Wessels seconded to approve purchase to Clouser Plumbing in the amount of $49,200 for water main valve insertions. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Scallon seconded to approve purchase to CIT Sewer Solutions in the amount of $6,333.60 for jetting/cleaning sanitary sewer lines in the NW quadrant of the City of Ackley. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Scallon seconded to approve purchase to Ziegler CAT not to exceed $15,000 for the 5th Ave lift station generator head gaskets repair as long as current proposal dated 7/31/21 is still good. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Dennis informed council that H. Draeger from PeopleService received a bid from Northway Well and Pump and inquired as to if the council wanted him to get a bid from Cahoy Pump, knowing that the City had issues with them on Well #7. Council chose to not pursue a bid from Cahoy due to previous billing and performance issues. Wessels moved, Flores seconded to approve purchase to Northway Well and Pump in the amount of $5,565. for Well #2 field inspect submersible equipment, disassemble pump for inspection, and written report of findings. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

L. Gallentine updated council on Splash Pad. Contractor has not responded to emails nor phone calls regarding progress nor has signed change order nor extension of completion date. Crawford inquired as to what the options were for the City to move forward on the project. Wessels moved, Flores seconded to contact bonding company about work performance.  Roll call vote: Ayes-Abbas, Scallon, Flores, Crawford, and Wessels.  Motion carried.

Gallentine advised they are finishing up punch list items for N. Butler St for final payment and closing of project. Scallon moved, Abbas seconded to approve pay estimate #2 in the amount of $3,474.64 to Heartland Asphalt for North Butler Street project. Ayes-all. Motion carried. Dennis informed Gallentine that Heartland paved over a water valve on Main St/Butler St. Draeger had contacted Heartland to inform them.

K. Meyer, public works supervisor, gave monthly report. Pool/airport/parks are winterized. Library snow eagles project is being looked into. Meyer shared public concerns about moving the blocks by the bank over to open one lane of traffic up on Mitchell St. Nuss shared concerns with traffic flow. Blocks to stay where they are.  

Crawford attended Cougars Den advisory meeting. The joint meeting with the school board and the council will be November 14, 2022 at 7 pm. Crawford shared concerns with the decision to shut the water fountain off at the Corp while Mort’s Water was fixing the water main leak in the park. Wessels informed Meyer to have Mort’s cap it.

Nuss updated council on Tommy Cline’s building at 305 Mitchell St, Tommy is working with the ADC on options. B. Holmgaard and T. Meyer from Public Works have applied to be on the fire department, Meyer will be sure that only 2 are allowed to go on calls at one time. A. DeLaRiva has resigned from the Hardin County Economic Development. Nuss encourages donations to the Ackley Community Foundation.

Allison Campbell, introduced herself as a candidate for Hardin County Supervisor. 

Wessels moved, Flores seconded to adjourn at 8:56 p.m. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

 

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                                                                              Michael Nuss, Mayor

 

ATTEST: ____________________________

             Malena Dennis, City Clerk

 

ACCESS SYSTEMS

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/BACKUP

563.60

ACKLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT

FREIGHTLINER TRUCK CENTER-2011

170.20

ACKLEY PUBLISHING CO INC

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

88.64

AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE

GRIND 4 STUMPS

200.00

AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL

OXYGEN/CYLINDER RENTAL

911.31

AMAZON

BOOKS/MOVIES/SIGN/OFFICE CHAIRS

1427.92

BLACK HILLS/IOWA GAS UTIL

UTILITIES-GAS

992.14

BOOK LOOK

CHRISTIAN BOOKS

404.77

BOUND TREE MEDICAL LLC

OX MASKS/AIRWAYS/TAP/CHARTPAPE

194.27

BROWN SUPPLY CO. INC.

8 GUTTER BROOM/STREET SWEEPER

561.00

CAPITAL ONE

PRINTER/GARBAGE BAGS/GATORADE

103.29

CARDMEMBER SERVICE

PAPER/WHEN I WORK/POSTAGE

253.55

CASEYS GENERAL STORES

FUEL

57.18

CENTURYLINK

PHONES/FAX

377.53

CGA

SANITARY SEWER/N BUTLER ST/EQ BASIN  

15165.17

CLEAR THE CHAOS CLEANING

9/28/22 CLEANING

150.00

CLEMONS, MARJEAN

HARDIN CO LIBRARIANS MTG

24.50

COLLECTION SERVICES CENTR

CHILD SUPPORT

90.00

DOLLAR GENERAL

STORAGE TOTES

139.00

EBS

HEALTH INSURANC

5472.54

EICHMEIER MOTOR

2019/17 FORD OIL CHANGE

135.15

ELECTRIC PUMP

LIFT STATION ANNUAL INSPECTION

1500.00

FEDERAL W/H

FED/FICA TAX

4454.90

GRONEWOLD, AMBER

A BREKUNITCH 1/2 CERT REIMBURS

87.50

GWORKS

W-2/1099 PACKAGES W/ SS ENVELO

216.27

HARDIN COUNTY ENGINEER

SAND & SALT MIX 76.6 TON

4596.00

HARDIN COUNTY SHERIFF

CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT

3144.90

HARDIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE

SEPTEMBER LANDFILL FEES

1963.50

HARDIN COUNTY TREASURER

LIEN CERTIFICATION FEE-PILOT C

5.00

HAWTH PRODUCTIONS

WEB MANAGEMENT JUL22-SEP22

450.00

HEART OF IOWA

847-2222 COMMUNICATIONS

61.60

HEARTLAND ASPHALT  INC.

NORTH BUTLER STREET PROJECT

3474.64

IMFOA

2022 FALL CONFERENCE - DENNIS

125.00

INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES

BOOKS

275.52

INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES CO

GAS/DIESEL

2308.90

IOWA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE

PESTICIDE APPLICATR CERT/MEYER

20.00

IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMEN

3RD QTR UNEMPLOYMENT

76.98

IPERS

IPERS - REGULAR

2715.56

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL

LENS/FACE SHIELDS/HOSE

68.96

LANDUS COOPERATIVE

LAWNSPRAY

260.85

MACQUEEN EQUIPMENT, LLC

STREET SWEEPER & BROOM REPAIRS

7507.96

MARTIN'S FLAG COMPANY

AMERICAN FLG

53.01

MCCANN, LINDA BETSINGER

SPEAKER

60.00

MEDIACOM

PHONE/FAX/INTERNET

154.92

METZGAR, GUY

T METZGAR 1/2 CERT REIMBURSEM

87.50

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPAN

ELECTRIC

6610.28

MORT'S WATER COMPANY

CURBSTOP/WATER SVC 822 1ST AVE/VICTORY PA

2952.96

NAPA AUTO PARTS

BATTERY/42-328/PARTS CLEANER

491.51

OTTER CREEK FARMS INC.

AIRPORT LEASE

750.00

P.C.C.

AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

1273.33

PAYROLL CHECKS

TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

17131.71

PEOPLESERVICE INC.

WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICE

15437.00

PITNEY BOWES INC.

POSTAGE MACHINE INK CARTRIDGE

59.49

POSTMASTER

UTILITY BILL POSTAGE

365.00

RON'S ROOFING

NEW ROOF-15 YEAR WARRANTY

28200.00

SALES TAX/LOST

SALES TAX PAYMENT

697.09

SHIELD PEST CONTROL

MONTHLY SERVICES

30.00

STATE WITHHOLDING

STATE TAX

508.00

THE COUGAR'S DEN

28E AGREEMENT FOR UTILITIES

8000.00

TIMES-CITIZEN CO.

09/14/22 MINUTES

162.24

TRASH STICKERS

5000 TRASH TAGS

345.00

USDA RF

MONTHLY PAYMENT

1151.00

VERIZON

CELL PHONES/INTERNET/JETPACKS                     

415.28

WATER EXCISE TAX

WATER EXCISE TAX PAYMENT

2078.42

WESTRUM LEAK DETECTION IN

WATER LEAK LOCATE-VICTORY PARK

605.00

ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION

CPR ELECTRODE PADS

194.00

 

CLAIMS TOTAL

148608.54

EXPENSES BY FUND

 

GENERAL FUND

70459.41

 

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND

3789.80

 

LIBRARY RESERVE FUND

871.53

 

CEMETERY RESERVES FUND

100.00

 

ROAD USE TAX FUND

25327.35

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND

68.16

 

CAP PROJ - SPLASH PAD FUND

221.00

 

CAP PROJ-GO BOND 2020A FUND

4080.14

 

WATER FUND

15781.59

 

SEWER FUND

10888.87

 

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

10769.87

 

GARBAGE FUND

5812.40

 

STORM WATER FUND

438.42

TOTAL

148608.54

REVENUE

GENERAL

55201.66

LIBRARY RESERVE TOTAL

40.00

FIRE TRUCK/EQUIP

0.04

AMBULANCE RIG/EQUIP RESER TOTA

0.02

TREE RESERVES

38.00

ROAD USE TAX

25076.81

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TOTAL

8900.79

EMERGENCY FUND

697.93

LOST TOTAL

27180.49

LOST - DEBT SERVICE TOTAL

6795.13

TIF

1905.41

DEBT SERVICE TOTAL

13347.84

CAPITAL PROJECTS - LOST TOTAL

6795.13

WATER

43838.83

WATER DEPOSITS

1170.00

SEWER TOTAL

57151.99

SEWER - SINKING

16328.34

SEWER - RESERVES

30357.41

GARBAGE

13301.61

STORM SEWER

15458.46

TOTAL

323585.89

 

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