Newhall Council had several meetings in April

Minutes
City of Newhall
Regular Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM at City Hall
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Gardemann, Rinderknecht and Campbell
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Gessner, all aye, motion carried.
Department Reports
Mayor: We should contact an engineering company for updating the zoning books. Campbell asked if Mayor had status on Rinderknecht Addition. Mattson thought sewer was scheduled to start and demolition has begun.
City Clerk: Rod Schmuecker will proceed with purchasing fireworks for 2020.
Council – Campbell informed the Council and Mayor of 3 locations in town with issues on streets and intakes. City workers are aware and have added them to the list of other things needed to be done. Rinderknecht added that 1st Avenue by Dollar General will need maintenance. Status of park work that is in process; Gardemann added that it is nearing completion. Gardemann and Campbell are going to meet to see what remains to be done.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Rinderknecht to approve Minutes from March 23, April 1st, and April 8, 2020 and bills totaling $21,669.82, all present aye, motion carried.
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
ALLIANT ENERGY CITY – ELECTRIC AND GAS $7,441.47
ALLIED GLASS LIBRARY – DROP BOX INSTALL $1,365.00
ATKINS LUMBER PAVILION – DOOR INSTALL MATERIALS $265.23
BENTON CO SOLID WASTE CITY – GATE FEE 2/27/20 THRU 3/19/20 $1,327.50
COMPASS BUS SOLUTIONS CITY – WINDOW ENVELOPES $308.58
G&H ELECTRIC CITY – REPAIR ON UV LIGHT SENSOR $175.00
GARDEMANN, MIKE PARKS – LABOR FOR BACKHOE $395.00
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLICATIONS $124.99
GESSNER AUTO SERVICE CITY – INT’L 2006 TRUCK BATTERIES $376.78
GESSNER AUTO SERVICE FIRE – GRASSHOPPER WIPER BLADES $23.98
HAWKEYE FIRE AND SAFETY CITY – FIRE EXT SERVICE AND REPAIR $276.48
IOWA DOT STREETS – SALT $2,243.74
KEYSTONE LABS SEWER – WASTE WATER ANALYSIS $400.50
LINN CO-OP FIRE – FUEL $53.61
LINN CO-OP CITY – FUEL $212.49
SOUTH SLOPE CITY – INTERNET, CABLE, PHONE $525.40
STAPLES CITY/LIBRARY – GARBAGE BAGS, LABELS,
PAPER/TONER $532.58
UTILITY SERVICE CO WATER – GROUND STORAGE/PEDISPEHERE $4,327.71
VISA CITY – ADOBE, MCAFEE $112.18
VISA LIBRARY – BASKET TO COLLECT BOOKS $33.16
VISA PARKS – PITCHING MACHINES $320.98
VISA FIRE – PARTS FOR REPAIR STUDEBAKER $185.81
WENDLING QUARRIES PARKS – QUARRY STONE $641.65
$21,669.82
Council Action:
a) Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Rinderknecht to start the application process with leasing solar panels from Rabe Hardware, a future public hearing will occur when the council agrees to proceed, all present aye, motion carried.
b) Motion by Gessner, 2nd by Campbell to approve Michael Munson for Boys Machine Pitch Head Coach, all present aye, motion carried.
c) Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the 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. All present, roll call vote all aye, motion carried.
Adjournment: At 7:45 p.m. Rinderknecht moved to adjourn, Boddicker seconded, all present ayes, motion carried.

Minutes
City of Newhall
Regular Meeting
Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM at City Hall
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Gardemann, Rinderknecht and Campbell
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Gessner, all aye, motion carried.
Department Reports
Public Works: Due to a resident report to the DNR, we are required to shut down the burn pile. Area has been taped off. Decision as to how to proceed will be discussed later in meeting.
City Clerk: Main Street Project Interest Rebate of $77,000 was received electronically; Library Board has voted to move April Stull to unemployment; Zoning Board of Adjustments will need to meet to discuss a request from a resident wanting to deviate from current fence requirements. Clerk was also told to contact the City Attorney regarding current resident on 6th Street that has their fence in the wrong location.
Council: Mart Campbell revisited the issue at 1st Avenue and RR Street at the edge of the grass/street, maintenance will look into it. Campbell also asked about the garage being built at 507 2nd Street, is it located in the proper place.
Mattson will contact Rinderknecht and check with what plans are.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Boddicker to approve Minutes from April 13, 2020 and bills totaling $16,894.87, all present aye, motion carried.
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
AMAZON LIBRARY – VIDEO $47.23
BAKER AND TAYLOR LIBRARY – BOOKS $170.28
BENTON CO SOLID WASTE COMM CITY – TIPPING FEE 3/26 – 4/17 $1,349.50
EZ TRASH CITY – GARBAGE AND RECYCLING $4,578.69
FULLY LOADED AERIAL DISPLAYS FIREWORKS – 2020 NEWHALL DISPLAY $7,000.00
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLICATIONS $204.59
HOWE, LISA PAVILION – RENTAL REIMBURSEMENT $100.00
HYDRANTS UNLIMITED WATER/SEWER – OPERATOR AND CHEMICALS $1,120.00
INT’L INSTITUTE OF MUN CLERKS CITY HALL – ANNUAL FEE $195.00
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL CITY/STREETS/PARKS – SEED,FILTER,MISC $286.57
KEYSTONE LABS WATER – QTRLY WATER ANALYSIS $17.00
LINN COOP FIRE/CITY/PARKS FUEL $552.44
LYNCH, DAN CITY – FEB AND MARCH INS REIMBURSEMENT $314.60
PEOPLE MAGAZINE LIBRARY – SUBSCRIPTION $118.26
READERS DIGEST LP LIBRARY – SUBSCRIPTION $29.96
ROBERT FISCHER LAW FIRM CITY HALL – QUIET TITLE PUBLICATION $157.92
US CELLULAR CITY – CELL SERVICE $183.59
US WEEKLY MAGAZINE LIBRARY – SUBSCRIPTION $24.98
VISA LIBRARY – TONER $344.26
WOOLISON, NANCY PAVILION – RENTAL REIMBURSEMENT $100.00
$16,894.87
Council Action:
a) Boddicker asked for a breakdown from Rabe Hardware by location for Solar Panels. Keri texted Jake Rabe and replied “Number of modules X 390 watt each X $1.55/watt = Cost Per Site”. Also conversation occurred regarding rocks, tree removal and other staging requirements. Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Rinderknecht to proceed with a Public Hearing on May 11, 2020 to approve the lease agreement with Rabe Hardware for the North Lift Station, Water Treatment Plant, Grovert Municipal Building, Lagoon, and Fire Station, roll call vote all aye, motion carried.
b) Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the 2nd Reading and waive 3rd 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. All present, roll call vote all aye, amendment passed.
c) Benton County has offered up the land by the county maintenance shed; lease would consist of maintaining ground around the panel. The other located at 11 C Avenue; resident would like the same type of arrangement. City does not have the manpower to maintain 5 acres. More discussions will need to occur.
d) Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Rinderknecht to reply to the DNR stating that the pile will be removed and Keri should notify the residents, all present aye, motion carried.
e) Rinderknecht Addition – Inspection by water and sewer install is done by city, electrical inspection is done by state. Will updated blue print be supplied to the City? Rinderknecht will be contacted.
f) Campbell shared that batting cage and dugouts are needed paint. Mattson shared that there are no funds remaining in the parks budget to pay for a large project. Campbell and Recreation Board will get quotes to see what type of funds will be needed. Campbell also shared that replacement siding is located in the rafters in the shed at the complex to replace some bad siding.
Adjournment: At 8:21p.m. Rinderknecht moved to adjourn, Boddicker seconded, all present ayes, motion carried.
Jan Mattson – Mayor
Keri Touro – City Clerk

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