City council hears driver license station to close in Belle Plaine

Belle Plaine, Iowa

Belle Plaine City Hall

January 2, 2020

The Belle Plaine City Council met on January 2, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers with Mayor Dave Fish presiding. Present: Judy Schlesselman, Mary Pech, Mark Tegeler, Mitch Malcolm and Garrett Landuyt. Also present were City Clerk Jacki McDermott and City Administrator Steve Beck.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Schlesselman to approve the consent agenda consisting of council minutes from December 18, 2019, receiving and filing of the minutes from the December 17, 2019 meeting of the Belle Plaine Community Library Board of Trustees and bills received, second was by Malcolm. On roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments: None.

Motion by Tegeler, seconded by Schlesselman to approve the renewal of a Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial) with Sunday sales to O’Leary’s Office Tap LLC at 825 12th Street, Belle Plaine, Iowa. On roll call, all voted Aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Tegeler, seconded by Schlesselman to approve the renewal of a Class B Beer Permit (BC), Class B Wine Permit & Sunday Sales for Dollar General Store #6648 at 1406 Sunset Drive, Belle Plaine, Iowa. On roll call, all voted Aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Schlesselman, seconded by Landuyt to approve the renewal of a Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial) with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Jennings Bradshaw Post #39 at 1008 12th Street in Belle Plaine, Iowa. On roll call, all voted Aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Malcolm, seconded by Schlesselman to approve Resolution 20-01-01: a resolution approving the transfer of funds from one fund to the other. On roll call, all voted Aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Schlesselman, seconded by Landuyt, to set the Budget Workshop for January 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. On roll call, all voted Aye. Motion carried.

The City Administrator talked to the council about future plans for creating Tax Increment Financing districts in new additions so that infrastructure can be built.

The Mayor told the council that he attended a Benton County Landfill meeting, where the topic was taking over collection of rural recycling from the county. Several committee members are in favor of letting the county continue. The mayor has major concerns on why the Landfill Commission should take on the task of collecting rural recycling.

The mayor also discovered that the ECICOG (East Central Iowa Council of Governments) had contacted him about United States Department of Agriculture grants for small cities but the City of Belle Plaine is larger than what these grants allow.

Resident comments: None.

Correspondence: The City of Belle Plaine received a letter from the Benton County Treasurer about closing the Driver’s License Station in Belle Plaine which has been a satellite office since at least the 1960s. The email addresses for the Board of Supervisors were circulated to the council members so that they can contact the Supervisors with their concerns and also authorized the city administrator to write a letter concerning this issue for all the council and the Mayor to sign.

Old Business: None.

Motion by Tegeler to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Landuyt. On roll call vote, all voted Aye, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:43 p.m.

____________________________

Dave Fish, Mayor

Attest: _____________________________

Jacki McDermott, City Clerk

Transcribed by the City Clerk subject to Council approval

Claims Approved by the City Council on January 2, 2020
$9.57Alliant Energy (all bills)
$170.26Barco (survey flags)
$325.00B&B Vent Cleaning (community center maintenance)
$90.00Brown Supply (snow pusher)
$68.27Casey’s Business Mastercard (fuel)
$3,323.00Drahn Insurance (airport liability insurance)
$83.63Ehlen Plumbing & Heating (sewer plant repair)
$6,500.00Faller, Kicheloe & Co (audit)
$800.00Furler Utlity Service (water and sewer operator)
$184.79Galls (police clothing)
$100.00Independent Tech Solutions (clean computer)
$157.10Ken Bendorf (painting at community center)
$5,805.52KSZ Trust Account (payment for Thys property)
$1,382.78P&K Midwest (repair mower)
$10.00Petty Cash (police car wash)
$321.30Postmaster (utility postcard postage bill)
$340.00Radio Communications (radar repair)
$45.00Riteway Pest Control (pest control all depts)
$56.35Storey Kenworthy Matt Parrott (paper)
$4,160.00T&W Grinding & Compost (quarterly contract)
$53.50Timbergate Gardens (flowers)
$103.08Town & Country Wholesale (supplies all depts)
$10,050.30UnitedHealthCare (premiums)
$222.30Unum (life insurance premiums)
$396.69USA Communications (phone & internet all depts)
$80.02Verizon (police cell)
$656.25VGM Forbin (computer)
$698.29Wellmark (dental premiums)
$36,193.00

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