REGULAR MEETING MINUTES l October 9, 2019

October 23, 2019

REGULAR MEETING

October 9, 2019

 

ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in regular session October 9, 2019 in the Ackley City Hall Council Chambers with Mayor Pro Tem Pat Hurt presiding.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Council members present:  Judy Crawford, Pat Daggs, Robert Harms, Pat Hurt, and Joe Wessels.  Absent:  None.  Quorum present.

Harms moved, Daggs seconded, to approve the October 9, 2019 Agenda as listed.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Harms seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda by one motion:  a) September 11, 2019 Regular Meeting; September 18, 2019 Special Joint Meeting; September 19, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes as written.  b) Bills approval authorizing payment of bills and transfers as listed.  c) Place Reports on file:  September 2019 Clerk Bank Reconciliation/Cash Report/Treasurer Report; September 2019 Clerk Budget Reports; September 2019 Deputy Clerk Utility Billing Reconciliation; September 2019 Fire Report; September 2019 Ambulance Report; 3rd Quarter 2019 Treasurer Investment Report; 3rd Quarter 2019 Deputy Clerk Ambulance Write Offs Report; 3rd Quarter 2019 Prairie Bridges Financial Reports.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Daggs seconded, to open the public hearing at 7:02 p.m. on the first reading of proposed Ordinance No. 515 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ackley, Iowa by Amending Section 106.01 Pertaining to Collection Service for Solid Waste.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.  No oral or written comments or objections were received.  Wessels moved, Daggs seconded, to close the public hearing at 7:03 p.m.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Daggs moved, Wessels seconded, to approve the first reading of proposed Ordinance No. 515 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ackley, Iowa by Amending Section 106.01 Pertaining to Collection Service for Solid Waste.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Daggs, Harms, Hurt, Wessels, Crawford.  Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Crawford seconded, to waive the second and third readings of proposed Ordinance No. 515 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ackley, Iowa by Amending Section 106.01 Pertaining to Collection Service for Solid Waste.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Harms, Hurt, Wessels, Crawford, Daggs.  Motion carried.

Daggs moved, Harms seconded, to adopt said proposed Ordinance No. 515.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Hurt, Wessels, Crawford, Daggs, Harms.  Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Harms seconded, to open the public hearing at 7:05 p.m. on the first reading of proposed Ordinance No. 516 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ackley, Iowa by Amending Section 65.02 by Adding a Stop Intersection at Industrial Drive at its Intersection with Sherman Avenue.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.  No oral or written comments or objections were received.  Harms moved, Daggs seconded, to close the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Wessels seconded, to approve the first reading of proposed Ordinance No. 516 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ackley, Iowa by Amending Section 65.02 by Adding a Stop Intersection at Industrial Drive at its Intersection with Sherman Avenue.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Wessels, Crawford, Daggs, Harms, Hurt.  Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Daggs seconded, to waive the second and third readings of proposed Ordinance No. 516 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ackley, Iowa by Amending Section 65.02 by Adding a Stop Intersection at Industrial Drive at its Intersection with Sherman Avenue.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Crawford, Daggs, Harms, Hurt, Wessels.  Motion carried.

Harms moved, Daggs seconded, to adopt said proposed Ordinance No. 516.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Daggs, Harms, Hurt, Wessels, Crawford.  Motion carried.

Katie LaBree, Franklin County Development Association Director, introduced herself and explained some of the tasks she was working on.

Presenters for the airport were not able to be in attendance.

Wessels requested the order of the agenda be adjusted so that Jake Klahsen, GNB Insurance Producer, be allowed to present his health insurance proposal at this time.  Mayor Pro Tem Hurt honored the request.  Klahsen gave a brief presentation on various health insurance options.

Wessels explained that Daggs and he meet with Sharon Waschkat and several others from Municipal Pipe Tool Company regarding the Sanitary Sewer Continuing Improvement Project, and that it was a good meeting.  Therefore he informed Waschkat that she did not need to attend tonight’s meeting.  Wessels updated the rest of the Council with the results from their meeting. 

A discussion was held on nuisance concerns at 322 Lincoln.  The property owner had been previously sent a nuisance violation letter, complied with the requests in the letter, and is now in violation again.  Crawford moved, Hurt seconded to serve another nuisance letter.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Daggs moved, Harms seconded, to adopt Resolution No. 19-30 Approving the Ackley Fire Department Policies and Procedures.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Harms, Hurt, Crawford, Daggs; Abstain-Wessels due to being a member of the Fire Department.  Motion carried.

Daggs moved, Wessels seconded, to adopt Resolution No. 19-34 Temporarily Closing Certain Streets for the 2019 Trunk or Treat.  Roll call vote:  Ayes-Hurt, Wessels, Crawford, Daggs, Harms.  Motion carried.

Daggs moved, Crawford seconded, to approve the liquor license and beer permit for Ackley Super Foods.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Wessels moved, Crawford seconded, to approve payment to Hardin County Engineers Office for $4,400 for sand and salt mix.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Crawford moved, Wessels seconded, to approve payment to Williams Excavation & Directional Boring for $6,313.12 for Butler Street sewer.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Daggs moved, Harms seconded, to approve the Agreement and Contract for Fire Protection Between the City of Ackley and German Township.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

Council agreed that a meeting was needed with the Ackley Development Commission to discuss the 28E Agreement in place with them and changes that may need to be made.  A special meeting was tentatively set for October 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the council chambers.

Council briefly discussed ideas for new projects to be financed with a new GO loan.  It was decided that everyone bring ideas to the special meeting on October 14, 2019 for further discussion.

Hurt explained that MidAmerican Energy is going to work with the City and allow the City to run a line and switch to turn the outside lights on and off at the pool.  Vogel is getting bids from electricians for this work, as well as the cost to replace some of the lights that are not working properly.

Retha Starek and Sue Abbas presented their Annual Library Report.  Discussion was held on the free Wi-Fi at the library.

Angela De La Riva, Hardin County Economic Development Director, stated that Mayor Graham was going to get the three bids for the demolition at 420 State Street that are needed for the grant that she is going to apply for on behalf of the City.

De La Riva gave an update on other activities involving Ackley.  Work at 626 Main Street is scheduled to begin in November.  The ADC is going to write for a Hardin County Endowment Grant for that building.  De La Riva is inventorying commercial buildings and lots available for sale that she will post on the county website.       

Lee Gallentine, City Engineer, was not in attendance.  Daggs moved, Hurt seconded, to approve revised Change Order No. 7 for $42,500 and new completion date of November 8, 2019 for the Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project-Phase 1.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.  Wessels moved, Daggs seconded, to approve payment to Municipal Pipe Tool for $141,239.49 for Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project-Phase 1 Pay Estimate No. 10.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.  Gallentine’s council report stated that the easement south of Sherman Avenue and east of Hardin Street has been finalized for the 2019 Water Main Project.  All building permits are up to date.

Updates were given on old business.  Deputy Clerk Malena Dennis informed the Council that Hardin County has stated that they are busy with tax season now and so reviewing an agreement with the City to help with delinquent parking tickets in conjunction with the renewal of vehicle registrations is on hold.  Wessels has still not received any information in regards to heat register valves and other options for City Hall.  He agreed to remove the item from the agenda and drop the topic at this time.  Wessels presented CD interest rates that he had obtained from several banks and credit unions as an investment option for the money the City received for the sale of the electric utility.  Crawford and Hurt expressed some concerns with the city wide street parking review they were tasked with.  One of the concerns was the number of new signs and poles that would be required if they went with parking on only one side of several street, and the labor to install them.

Mayoral & Council Comments:  None. 

Public Comments:  None.

With no further discussion, Harms moved, Wessels seconded, to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.  Ayes-All.  Motion carried.

ACCESS SYSTEMS

ONBOARDING/SUPPORT/BACKUP

       3,094.23

ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING

COPIER LEASE/MAINT PAYMENT

170.38

ACKLEY DEVELOPMENT COMMIS

626 MAIN ST RENOVATION

997.50

ACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

POSTAGE

56.05

AFLAC

AFLAC

189.42

AMAZON

BOOKS

637.53

ARPY'S CONSTRUCTION

CDBG-515 2ND AVE

17,500.00

BLACK HILLS/IOWA GAS UTIL

UTILITIES-GAS

321.64

BOOK LOOK

CHFIC BOOKS

364.77

BUSINESS RADIO SALES & SE

EARPHONE

23.38

CARDMEMBER SERVICE

CREDIT CARD PURCHASES

807.06

CGA

ENGINEERING SERVICES

34,129.75

COLLECTION SERVICES CENTR

CHILD SUPPORT

107.50

CRAIG & SMITH

LEGAL FEES

99.75

DEBERG, KELLY

MILEAGE

57.42

DIAMOND LAKE BOOK CO.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

75.80

DOLLAR GENERAL

BOXES FOR NEW AMB RIG

13.50

DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1,218.00

EICHMEIER MOTOR

94 GMC REPAIR/04 CHEVY INSTALL

236.31

ELDORA AMBULANCE SERVICE

TIER CHARGE

250.00

FEDERAL W/H

FED/FICA TAX

6,793.89

FORGY ELECTRIC

SHOP LIGHTS

452.00

GARDNER MEDIA LLC

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

108.94

HARDIN COUNTY ENGINEER

SAND & SALT MIX

4,400.00

HARDIN COUNTY OFFICE SUPP

EXPANDING FILES

45.99

HARDIN COUNTY RECORDER

RECORD ROLDAN PERMANNT EASEMT

17.00

HARDIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE

SEPTEMBER LANDFILL FEES

1,431.04

HEART OF IOWA

847-2222 COMMUNICATIONS

104.05

HERITAGE MOTORS

2017 FORD PD CAR TIRE REPAIR

26.20

IMFOA

2019 FALL CONFERENCE - DEBERG

140.00

INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES CO

DIESEL/GAS

1,660.85

IOWA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SE

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

100.00

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES

2019 BUDGET WORKSHOP-DEBERG

50.00

IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES

BOOKCASES

2,916.00

IPERS

IPERS

4,973.43

LEON UNIFORM COMPANY

SHIMON/RUSZKOWSKI-VEST/PANTS

260.96

M&G TIRE SERVICE

2007 FORD TIRES

326.36

MEDIACOM

PHONE/FAX/INTERNET

119.93

MIDAMERICA BOOKS

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

170.55

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CO

ELECTRIC BILL

4,128.19

MUNICIPAL PIPE TOOL COMPA

SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENTS-1

141,239.49

NAPA AUTO PARTS

BATTERY/DEF/ANTIFREEZE

205.83

OTTER CREEK FARMS INC.

AIRPORT LEASE

750.00

P.C.C.

AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

745.15

PEOPLESERVICE INC.

WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICE

16,320.00

PITNEY BOWES INC.

POSTAGE MACHINE INK CARTRIDGE

56.52

POSTMASTER

UTILITY BILL POSTAGE

245.00

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HEALTH PL

HEALTH INSURANCE

7,112.00

RELIASTAR LIFE INS CO

LIFE INSURANCE

112.68

SALES TAX/LOST

SALES TAX PAYMENT

924.00

SHIELD PEST CONTROL

MONTHLY SERVICES

50.00

STATE OF IOWA-ELEVATOR SA

ELEVATOR PERMIT/INSPECTION

165.00

STATE WITHHOLDING

STATE TAXES

1,164.00

TASER INTERNATIONAL

TASER CONTRACT YR 4

1,056.00

THE COUGAR'S DEN

28E AGREEMENT FOR UTILITIES

8,000.00

TIMES-CITIZEN CO.

MINUTES/PUBLIC NOTICES

522.32

TITAN MACHINERY - GRUNDY

SKID LOADER-REPAIR AUX WIRE

576.17

USDA RF

COUGARS DEN MONTHLY PAYMENT

1,151.00

VERIZON

CELL PHONES/PHONE/INTERNET

569.71

WAL-MART COMMUNITY

DVD

19.96

WATER EXCISE TAX

WATER EXCISE TAX PAYMENT

2,194.00

WILLIAMS EXCAVATION LLC

BUTLER ST SEWER

6,313.12

Z & Z GLASS

SHELTER HOUSE-GLASS INSTALLED

235.00

PAYROLL CHECKS

TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

23,785.02

 

CLAIMS TOTAL

302,087.34

EXPENSES BY FUND

 

GENERAL FUND

68,795.88

 

LIBRARY RESERVE FUND

3,271.29

 

ROAD USE TAX FUND

19,465.69

 

TIF FUND

1,218.00

 

CAP PROJ-DEMO/REP OF BLDG FUND

1,005.00

 

WATER FUND

11,421.27

 

CAPITAL WATER PROJECTS FUND

724.70

 

SEWER FUND

16,220.27

 

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

174,661.54

 

GARBAGE FUND

4,647.62

 

STORM WATER FUND

656.08

TOTAL

302,087.34

REVENUE - SEPTEMBER 2019

GENERAL FUND

34,480.33

LIBRARY RESERVES FUND

68.13

FIRE TRUCK/EQUIP RESERVES FUND

1.06

AMBULANCE RIG/EQUIP RESERV FUND

110,196.93

ROAD USE TAX FUND

23,830.64

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND

4,756.71

EMERGENCY FUND

319.74

LOST FUND

13,147.90

LOST - DEBT SERVICE FUND

3,286.97

TIF FUND

20,938.10

DEBT SERVICE FUND

9,374.83

CAP PROJ-DEMO/REP OF BLDG FUND

997.50

CAPITAL PROJECTS - LOST FUND

3,286.98

WATER FUND

39,946.03

WATER DEPOSITS FUND

600.00

SEWER FUND

51,976.52

SEWER SINKING FUND

16,276.98

SEWER RESERVES/SURPLUS FUND

25,856.69

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

303,637.22

GARBAGE FUND

12,412.58

STORM WATER FUND

12,400.30

TOTAL

687,792.14

 

   

 

      ___________________________________

                                                               Erik Graham, Mayor

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: _______________________________

   Kelly DeBerg, City Clerk

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