COUNCIL: Atkins, Iowa, June 1

Minutes of Atkins City Council Meeting
June 1st, 2020 Atkins, Iowa

Council met in Regular session. Members present by roll call via teleconference due to COVID -19 response were Lana Robison and Robert Spading. Absent: None. Also, present in person: Nathan Shepard, Heather Rinderknecht, Joey Svejda, Mayor Bruce Visser and Amber Bell City Clerk. Nick Eisenbacher from Snyder & Associates, Dave Vanous from Stone Ridge Homes, Wes Howard from Cedar Ridge Homes, Tyler Krug, Andrew Hillard, Nathan Kleinmeyer, Nicole Roos, Jeremy Rinderknecht, Guy Russo were also on the teleconference.

Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm. Robison made a motion to approve the consent agenda for June 1st, 2020 Including:

Regular City Council Minutes May 18th, 2020.

Special City Council Minutes May 21st, 2020

File: Atkins Public Water Supply Operation Permit Renewal May 20th, 2020 – July 31st, 2023.

List of Bills for Approval.

Added to the motion is to table Approval of the Iowa Retail Permit Application for Cigarette/ Tobacco / Vapor for The Depot in Atkins. The motion remove employee comp time payments and remove payment to the Benton County Auditor for law enforcement wages off the list of

Approved bills for June 1st, 2020. Rinderknecht seconded to the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Bills for approval June 1st, 2020
Amber Bell Wages 5/10/2020 to 5/23/2020 $ 1,852.27
Cathy Becker Wages 5/10/2020 to 5/23/2020 $ 1,225.95
Todd Damon Wages 5/10/2020 to 5/23/2020 $ 1,938.29
Jarrod Tomlinson Wages 5/10/2020 to 5/23/2020 $ 1,326.35
Vicky Myers Wages 5/10/2020 to 5/23/2020 $ 183.47
Michael Jennings Wages 5/10/2020 to 5/23/2020 $ 153.71
Richard Lange Wages 5/10/2020 to 5/23/2020 $ 74.26
A-Tech Fire Monitoring Fire Department $ 60.00
Access Systems Copier Services $ 413.09
Access Systems IT Services $ 514.37
Alliant Energy WWTP Utility $ 3,930.25
Alliant Energy Streetlights $ 2,473.52
Atkins Lumber Propane Torch $ 37.88
Atkins Lumber Fire Department $ 23.66
Atkins Lumber Park Department $ 5.38
Atkins Lumber Covid – 19 Reopening Preparation for Library $ 200.46
Atkins Lumber Roads Supplies $ 52.25
Benton County Solid
Waste Commission Gate Fees $ 1,292.50
Chem-Sult Water Treatment $ 1,116.48
Chem-Sult Water Treatment $ 2,757.38
D P Properties Library Cleaning $ 254.00
Dinges Fire Company Fire Department $ 1,352.64
EFTPS Federal Tax Deposit $ 2,322.02
Gazette Communications Publishing Expense $ 29.75
Gazette Communications Publishing Expense $ 39.14
Gazette Communications Publishing Expense $ 122.65
Feld Fire Fire Department – Blowhard Fan with Battery $ 3,525.00
Feld Fire Fire Department – Supercell Battery Elite $ 367.00
Future Line Roads Department $ 17.46
Future Line Roads Department – Bottom Mounting Block $ 264.20
Future Line Roads Department – Light Bar $ 173.11
Hi-Viz Safety Post Hole Equipment $ 4,150.00
Ipers May Employee Pension $ 3,418.49
Menards WWTP $ 53.32
Penworthy Company Books $ 183.57
Poweshiek Water
Association WWTP Water $ 72.50
Snyder & Associates Observation of Water Main Installation $ 2,299.00
Snyder & Associates Street Lighting Research $ 522.00
Snyder & Associates Water Consultation $ 1,721.00
Snyder & Associates Traffic study research and road repair $ 1,192.00
Snyder & Associates Discussion and research on Swale and traffic control $ 975.00
US Post Office Annual Permit Renewal $ 240.00
Amber Bell Health Insurance $ 377.47
Total $ 43,302.84
Received Distributed
General $252,850.26$ 54,244.65
Road Use Tax $15,764$ 9,347.55
Employee Benefit $16,301.45$ 2,718.43
TIF $166,770.22
Local Option Sales Tax $9,435.21$ 1,039.00
Debt Service $ 242,796.25
Water $21,634.65$ 19,417.42
Sewer $47,798.52$ 16,094.34
Total $530,554.31 $ 345,657.64

Robison made a motion to form a standing committee that includes one Council Member and 3 Residents to address drainage issues in the City of Atkins. The motion was seconded by Shepard. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Shepard made a motion to request that Letters of Interest on being a part of the Drainage Committee be received by the Atkins City Hall by close of business June 10th, 2020. Robison seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Rinderknecht made a motion to accept the lowest bid on the traffic calming sign as soon as a second quote in received. Robison seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Shepard made a motion to direct the City Attorney to draft a Ordinance to set the speed limit to 25 miles per hour on Parkridge Road. This will be on 33rd Ave from Pleasant Hill Drive to Parkridge Road, and from the intersection of 33rd Ave and Parkridge Road, to the intersection of 32nd Ave and Parkridge Road. The motion askes that the draft be available for review by the next council meeting. Svejda seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Rinderknecht made a motion to suspend the rules and proceed to the third and final reading of Ordinance 218 Amending the City of Atkins 2016 Comprehensive Plan including the Atkins Future Land Use Map. Robison seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Robison made a motion to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 218 Amending the City of Atkins 2016 Comprehensive Plan including the Atkins Future Land Use Map. Spading seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Spading made a motion to suspend the rules and proceed to the third and final reading of Ordinance 219 to Rezone Lot 312 Parkridge Road in the City of Atkins, Iowa, From 10 RSSingle Family Residential District to AC-Arterial Commercial District. Shepard seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Shepard made a motion to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 219 to Rezone Lot 312 Parkridge Road in the City of Atkins, Iowa, From 10 RS-Single Family Residential District to AC Arterial Commercial District. Rinderknecht seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Robison made a motion to suspend the rules and proceed to the third and final reading of Ordinance 220 to Rezone Lot 326 Parkridge Road in the City of Atkins, Iowa, From 10 RSSingle Family Residential District to AC-Arterial Commercial District. Svejda seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Rinderknecht made a motion to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 220 to Rezone Lot 326 Parkridge Road in the City of Atkins, Iowa, From 10 RS-Single Family Residential District to AC-Arterial Commercial District. Robison seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Svejda made a motion to approve Resolution # 781 approving a Minor Boundary Change at Lots 303 and 309 2nd Ave, Atkins, Iowa. Atkins Planning and Zoning made a recommendation to approve the Minor Boundary Change to the Atkins City Council. Shepard seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Shepard, Rinderknecht, Spading and Robison. Nay: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

The next Regular Council Meeting is Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 7:00pm at Atkins City Hall. Due to the declared State of Emergency the Council meeting will be conducted using teleconference. The Next Meeting Agenda will include instructions to access the system.

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

City Clerk: Amber Bell

Mayor: Bruce Visser

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