COUNCIL: Newhall, May 11, 2020

Minutes- City of Newhall – Regular Meeting
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM at City Hall
At 7:00 PM, Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann, all yes to open the Public Hearing to discuss the Leasing of Solar Panels from Rabe Hardware. Due to the restrictions in place with Covid-19, the Public Hearing was available for citizens to attend via Zoom. Comments were made regarding the lease agreement amount of $380,835.00, Interest rate of 4.5%, maintenance responsibilities and early buy out stipulations. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Campbell, all aye to close the Public Hearing.
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:09 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
Public Works: Trent will be attending classes in June and July, then will be testing with the DNR; signs are being moved to the new city burn pile; drain at 1st Avenue and Railroad Street has been repaired; siding in rafters at ball field does not match the current color on the garage; carp were stocked in the lagoon; new UV sensors have been ordered, last blocks were picked up for the ball field.
Mayor: Zoning Board of Adjustments met and gave approval for Dustin Reed to install his fence 2 feet off his lot line on the sides and 5 feet from his lot line on the south side of the backyard;
City Clerk: Blood Drive held in Newhall resulted in 13 donors for 11 total units of blood. This helps 44 local patients.
Council – Gate at lagoon should remain shut, ¼ mile issue solve with the DNR with moving burn pile out by the lagoon.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Gessner to approve Minutes from April 13, 2020 and bills totaling $11,417.40, all present aye, motion carried.
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
ALLIANT ENERGY CITY – ELECTRIC AND GAS $6,772.81
CRAWFORD QUARRY PARKS – LIME $266.99
FARM SERVICE CITY – FUEL $67.48
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE $9.39
GAZETTE CITY – MINUTES PUBLICATION $69.41
GESSNER REPAIR FIRE – F-725 BATTERIES $653.56
GESSNER REPAIR CITY – 1420 MOWER $133.00
HAWKINS, INC. WATER – AZONE 15 AND FREIGHT $452.64
HYDRANTS UNLIMITED WATER/SEWER – OPERATOR & FEES $1,120.00
INTERNET NETWORX CITY – WEBSITE DOMAIN THRU 6/21/21 $194.00
KEYSTONE LABS WATER/SEWER – ANALYSIS $579.00
LINN CO-OP CITY – FUEL $446.66
SOUTH SLOPE CITY – INTERNET, CABLE, PHONE $527.46
STARK, CASEY WATER/SEWER – DEPOSIT REFUND $125.00
$11,417.40
Council Action:
a) Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann to approve Resolution 05112020, Approval to Lease Solar Panels from Rabe Hardware, with removing West Lift Station if no location to place them is found, and approval of Lease with City Attorney, roll call vote all aye, resolution passed.
b) Prairie Road Builders quote for street maintenance tabled until next meeting.
c) Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Campbell to move 2nd meeting in May to Tuesday, May 26th, all present aye, motion carried.
d) Land from Mary Johnson tabled until more information is obtained.
e) Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Rinderknecht to approve the purchase of flow meters at a price of $639.95, all present aye, motion carried.
f) Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the purchase of plants for the City Park Pavilion for $577.80 from Hughs, all present aye, motion carried.
Adjournment: At 7:44 p.m. Rinderknecht moved to adjourn, Boddicker seconded, all present ayes, motion carried.
Jan Mattson – Mayor
Keri Touro – City Clerk

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