COUNCIL: Atkins sets hearing date for 2021 city budget

Minutes of Atkins City Council Meeting
February 4th, 2020 Atkins, Iowa

Council met in Regular session. Members present by roll call were Robert Spading, Heather
Rinderknecht, Lana Robison and Joey Svejda. Absent: Mayor Bruce Visser and Nathan
Shepard.

Mayor pro-tem Heather Rinderknecht called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. Also,
present: Amber Bell City Clerk, Dan Rammelsberg from Atkins Fire Department, Jim Keiper from Rural Fire Board, Steven Chihak and Mike Deklotz from the Rural Fire District.
Robison made a motion to approve the consent agenda for February 4th, 2020 Including:

City Council Minutes of Regular Meeting January 20th, 2020.

Receive and file Iowa DNR, Water Supply Construction Permit 2020-0014W relating to the
Stone Ridge Development. Summary – 2,030 Feet 8-inch water main extension.

Receive and file Mayor report indicating the water monitoring violation notice is completed.
List of Bills for Approval.

Spading seconded to the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay:
None. Absent: Shepard. Motion carried.

Bills for approval February 4th, 2020
Cathy Becker Wages $ 1,242.88
Cathy Becker Wages $ 1,274.75
Amber Bell Wages $ 1,852.27
Amber Bell Wages $ 1,852.27
Todd Damon Wages $ 1,728.86
Todd Damon Wages $ 1,938.29
Todd Damon Reimbursement for Safety Shoes $ 208.64
Vicky Myers Wages $ 183.47
Vicky Myers Wages $ 183.47
Jarrod Tomlinson Wages $ 1,326.35
Jarrod Tomlinson Wages $ 1,326.35
Jarrod Tomlinson Reimbursement for Safety Shoes $ 188.99
Jim Crawford Wages $ 189.94
Jim Ternes Wages $ 90.37
Linn Co-op Lawn Care Fire Department $ 151.48
Atkins Telephone Roads Department $ 107.98
Atkins Telephone WWTP $ 100.98
Atkins Telephone Library/City Hall $ 254.86
Atkins Lumber Fire Department $ 37.99
Atkins Lumber Roads Department $ 68.09
Alliant Energy WWTP $ 4,001.42
Alliant Energy Street Lights $ 2,351.56
Alliant Energy Park Pavilion $ 90.50
Alliant Energy Library /City Hall $ 591.55
Alliant Energy WWTP $ 2,142.23
Alliant Energy Fire Department $ 232.63
Alliant Energy Roads Shop $ 121.92
Alliant Energy Water Department $ 3,615.29
Alliant Energy Water Department $ 82.41
Access Systems Copier Services $ 538.18
Christine McGovern Park Rental Reimbursement $ 55.00
Chem-Sult Water Department $ 758.54
Chem-Sult Water Department $ 897.45
Custom Hose and Supplies Roads Department $ 3.16
D P Properties Library Cleaning $ 254.00
EFTPS Federal Payroll Tax Deposit $ 1,698.25
Enviro- Care Company Roads Department $ 182.88
Future Line Truck Equipment Snow Roads Equipment $ 867.46
G Works Tax Forms $ 91.72
Gazette Communications Publishing Expenses $ 34.97
Gazette Communications Publishing Expenses $ 100.73
Hach Water Department $ 340.32
IMFOA Annual Dues $ 50.00
Iowa One Call Location Services $ 21.60
Linn Co-op Lawn Care Annual Lawn care for City Park $ 546.25
Linn Co-op Lawn Care Annual Lawn care for City Hall/Library $ 855.00
Linn Co-op Lawn Care Annual Lawn care for City Soccer Fields $ 1,890.50
Menards Water Department $ 17.96
MicroMarketing Auto video $ 84.49
MidAmerican WWTP $ 170.95
Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc Rim guard Tire fill $ 710.00
Poweshiek Water Associations WWTP $ 72.50
Racom Corporation Fire Department $ 78.20
Snyder & Associates City Engineering $ 2,231.68
The Depot Express Fire Department $ 132.02
The Depot Express Roads Department $ 363.21
The Depot Express Snow Removal $ 800.41
UMB Closing out refinanced Bonds $ 500.00
Waste Management Waste Services $ 11,477.23
Amber Bell Health Insurance $ 377.47
Amber Bell Mileage Reimbursement $ 228.52
Total $ 53,968.44
Received Distributed
General $ 9,008.07 $ 31,040.80
Road Use Tax $ – $ 4,956.92
Employee Benefit $ 138.15 $ 1,350.18
Water $ 9,447.82 $ 86,102.84
Sewer $ 22,876.12 $ 8,321.10
Total $ 41,470.16 $ 131,771.84

The Council reviewed and discussed the Atkins Fire Department Annual Budget, by Dan
Rammelsberg. Robison made a motion to create an agreement between the City of Atkins and
Linn-Benton Fire District to supply fire protection to Rural Fire District area. The motion was
seconded by Svejda. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent:
Shepard. Motion carried.

Spading made a Motion to Adopt Resolution 769 Approving fund transfers for the fiscal year
2019-2020, general fund to the fire department account for the City of Atkins Iowa. Robison
seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent:
Shepard. Motion carried.

Svejda made a Motion to Adopt Resolution 772 Adopting City of Atkins supplemental
specifications to the statewide urban design and specifications. Robison seconded the motion.
Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard. Motion
carried.

Svejda made a Motion to Adopt Resolution 773 Approving Funds for Benton County ISU
Extension and Outreach Summer Science Discovery Camps 2020. Spading seconded the
motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard.
Motion carried.

The City Council Discussed the FY21 city budget and the proposed property tax levy. The
Council also discussed Public Works updates and creating a possible City Administrator
position.

Spading made a motion to set the date and time of the Public Hearing to consider a resolution
establishing maximum property tax levy of The City of Atkins Budget FY21, Pursuant to Code
of Iowa Section 384.15A. The Public Hearing will be February 17th, 2020 at 7:30pm at Atkins
City Hall. Robison seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison.
Nay: None. Absent: Shepard. Motion carried.

Spading made a motion to set the date and time for a Special City Council Meeting Work
Session to discuss City of Atkins Budget FY21 for Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 7:00pm to
be held at Atkins City Hall, 480 Third Ave, Atkins Iowa. Svejda seconded the motion. Ayes:
Svejda, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard. Motion carried.

The next Regular Council Meeting date for Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 7:00PM at Atkins
City Hall.

Svejda made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Spading seconded to the motion. Ayes: Svejda,
Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard. Motion carried.
City Clerk: Amber Bell Mayor: Bruce Visser

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