CITY OF ACKLEY, IOWA
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
ACKLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
Friday, February 8, 2021
ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in special session February 8, 2021 in the Ackley Council Chambers with Mayor Pat Daggs presiding. The meeting was called to order at 4:03 p.m. Council members present: Joe Wessels, Mike Abbas, and Judy Crawford. Absent: Pat Hurt and Chuy Flores. Quorum present.
Abbas moved, Wessels seconded, to approve the February 8, 2021 Agenda as listed. Ayes-3.
Absent-2. Motion carried.
Discussion on the FY22 budget. Flores arrived at 4:09 p.m. Mayor Daggs had stated that Public Works needed 3 fulltime personal when the council had decided to go with garbage, water, and sanitation, means we are not doing commercial garbage, water, and sanitation, she does not believe we need 3 fulltime persons in Public Works. She had asked K. Meyer if they would be ok with 2 after V. Willms retires and he stated they would be ok and make it work. They would still have the emergency part time person and council discussed possibly a seasonal part timer for the summer hours. Wessel discussed fixing the hole in the garbage shed if we cannot budget for a new garbage truck building. Library labor hours were discussed as well as their COVID-19 cleaning hours. Ambulance President Frazier proposed a fulltime ambulance director to have some shared hours with City Hall Deputy Clerk position. Clerk Dennis informed council, she could not give up her deputy for those hours and have enough time to manage City Hall, she is unable to add anymore to her job duties. Chief Shimon discussed his budget and stated he needed to do an extended warranty on the Ford Explorer. He removed the budgeted NIBRS allocation from previous years and stated officers would do the reporting during their working hours. Airport ownership was discussed. Opening the Civic Center was discussed. Re-discussion about Ambulance full time person. Council budgeted for 10 hours a week part time director along with $3000 for part time personal and removed the President pay from the budgeted hours.
Council Pat Hurt arrived at 8:50 p.m.
Abbas moved, Wessels seconded to adjourn at 8:57 p.m. Ayes-5. Motion carried.