Solar panels are topic for Newhall City Council special meeting

City of Newhall
Special Meeting
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM at City Hall

Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Gardemann, Campbell and Rinderknecht
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gessner, all aye, motion carried.

Council Action:
a) Rabe Hardware discussed additional information in regards to solar panels. Rabe Hardware will write up a contract for purchasing outright for next regular meeting in addition to the lease agreements we have received. Application fees will be discussed at the next meeting to get the process moving. Keri shared that Keystone purchased their panels from Rabe Hardware, easements and revised easements will need to be done, a public hearing will also need to occur, and if leasing panels with option to purchased, 3 bids are not required per the City Attorney and the Iowa League of Cities.

Adjournment: At 2:09 p.m. Gessner moved to adjourn, Rinderknecht seconded, all present aye, motion carried.

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020 AT 7:00 PM
Call to Order Regular Meeting

  1. Roll Call – Rinderknecht, Gessner, Campbell, Gardemann, and Boddicker
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Public Forum
  4. Department Reports
    a. Public Works
    b. Mayor
    c. Council
    d. City Clerk
    e. Fire/First Responders
    f. Parks
    g. Library
  5. Approval of the following consent agenda items: Note: All items listed under the consent agenda will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a request is made prior to the time Council votes on the motion.
    a. Minutes From: March 23, 2020, April 1, 2020, April 8, 2020
    b. Bills List Totaling: $12,791.20
  6. Council Action
    a. Solar Panels from Rabe Hardware
    b. Approval of Michael Munson for Boys Machine Pitch Head Coach
    c. 1st Reading of amendment to Chapter 21 Library Board of Trustees to read The Board of Trustees of the Library, hereinafter referred to as the Board, consists of 5 members, the City Clerk/Treasurer, and one member from the rural community. All members except the City Clerk are to be appointed by the Mayor with final approval by the Council with an unlimited term.
    Also, within Chapter 21, all approvals, appointments or references to the Board of Supervisors shall be removed; noting the Mayor and Council will be responsible for appointing and approving members of the Library Board.
  7. Adjournment
    *Pursuant to 21.4(2) of the Code of Iowa (2001), the City has the right to amend this agenda up until 24 hours before the posted meeting time.

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