City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
June 22, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Gardemann, Campbell were present,
Rinderknecht was available via telephone
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Gardemann 2 nd by Campbell all present aye, motion carried.
Public Works: Trent will continue to have classes on Monday and Tuesday the next 2 weeks,
Pumps were running to help with all the rain, leaving meeting after department reports to go
City Clerk: Cost of having City Wide Clean Up day was $1,521.00, we received $1,052.00 in cash
for appliances. Two addition dumpsters were used this year.
Fire: Meetings have started back up, but optional due to Covid, Railroad Street was blocked by a
vehicle from Rich’s of Newhall during a fire call.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the
minutes from June 8, 2020 and bills totaling $183,013.08m all present aye, motion carried.
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
ALLIANT ENERGY CITY – ELECTRIC AND GAS $7,849.71
AMAZON LIBRARY – VIDEOS $552.66
BAKER AND TAYLOR LIBRARY – BOOKS $330.77
CEDAR RIVER GARDEN CTR PAVILION – 8 SCOOPS OF LARGE RIVER ROCK $200.00
LIBRARY PROGRAM LIRBARY – SUPPLIES FOR SUMMER READ PGM $74.70
DANKER, BILL FIRE – SUPPLIES $4.50
EZ TRASH CITY – GARBAGE AND RECYCLING $4,547.84
EZ TRASH CITY – CITY WIDE CLEAN UP DAY $1,521.00
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLICATION $62.11
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLICATION $32.36
HAWKINS, INC. WATER – SUPPLIES $404.40
IOWA FINANCE ATHORITY SRF LOAN – FEES $11,652.50
IOWA FINANCE ATHORITY SRF LOAN – INTEREST AND PRINCIPAL $148,300.62
IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES CITY – ANNUAL DUES $783.00
IOWA ONE CALL CITY LOCATES $20.70
KEYSTONE LABS WATER/SEWER – ANALYSIS AND SUPPLIES $400.50
LYNCH, DANIEL INSURANCE REIMBRUSEMENT – MAY $300.00
SUPPLY CITY – HAND SOAP, DISINFECTANT $32.76
MOSSMAN LAW FIRM CITY – TELEPHONE CALLS, SOLAR PANEL
MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDERS – SUPPLIES $2,042.95
OLSON, ROSI PAVILION – 2 RENTAL REFUNDS $200.00
ROBERT FISCHER LAW CITY HALL – LEGAL FEES FOR SELLING $3,000.00
WILLIAMS, HEIDI PARKS – REGISTRATION REFUND $10.00
A. Property located at 312 6th Street, owned by Eric and Holly Ethier have a fence that is
located over their property line and onto the property of Merlyn Schanbacher’s, the fence
also runs into the easement to the north of Ethier’s property. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by
Campbell to allow Ethier’s to leave fence in the easement. If for any reason the fence
needs to come down for access to the easement, the fence will be taken down and will
need to be reinstalled out of the easement and to specification of city code. Ethier’s are
required to move the fence off of Schanbacher’s property as soon as possible, all present
aye, motion carried.
B. Motion from Boddicker 2nd by Gardemann to have Kinzenbaw put road rock under the
solar panels, all present aye, motion carried.
C. Burn pile was tabled
D. Dogs at large were discussed and Keri will contact other towns to see how they deal with
dogs and cats found around town.
E. Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Gessner to have Hupfeld trim the tree located at 408 2nd St.
E rather than taking it down, all present aye, motion carried.
F. Motion by Gessner, 2nd by Boddicker to get a quote for removing the tree. Home owner at
407 2nd Street E will need to fix the sidewalk if tree is removed, all present aye, motion
G. Question was asked regarding Rich’s of Newhall being a salvage yard or a car dealership.
Rich was in attendance and would not comment until he knew who complained. Rich was
shown a document prior to the meeting that stated the guidelines he should be following.
Rich left the meeting when he didn’t receive the names of the people that complained.
Also, the fire department and first responders had shared a picture with some of the
council, mayor, and city clerk and wanted to make them aware of the road being blocked
and a situation where they were waved off to go around when they were going on a fire
call. Item will be discussed again at a future meeting.
H. City maximum payment allowance for service performed by council member is $2,500.00
– the state sets a $6,000.00 maximum. The city may look to increase the $2,500.00 in
I. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann to present a revised UTV/Golf Cart ordinance at
the next meeting, all present aye, motion carried.
J. Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Campbell to approve the Cigarette Permit for Dollar General
for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, all present aye, motion carried.
K. Fireworks will be set off at dusk on July 3
rd; Keri had stated in the newsletter that the
parks would be taped off because at the time of the newsletter, parks were closed. Parks
will be open. The city also stated that if you are unable to watch from your car or home
that you follow social distancing guidelines.
L. Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Gardemann approved the first reading of resolution
06182020 removing ““The two (2) members of the first of the first board appointed by the
Board of Supervisors shall serve terms of not less than one (1) or more than five (5) years,
as designated by said Board, provided that such terms shall not expire in the same year”
from Board Of Adjustments Handbook, Section 13.05, #1, roll call votes all yes, 1st
M. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Campbell to approve Tim Hamilton Concrete to repair street
on North Main Street for $5,880.00 that Prairie Road Builders doesn’t want to repair, all
present aye, motion carried
N. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Campbell to set Public Hearing for July 13, 2020 to approve
the purchase of land owned by Mary Johnson for Solar Panels, all present aye, motion
O. Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Gardemann to approve Gerald Gessner to sign checks as Pro
Tem, all present aye, motion carried.
P. Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Gessner to approve Pepe Ice Cream to come into town for
this summer/fall, all present aye, motion carried.
Adjournment: At 8:38 p.m. Campbell moved to adjourn, Boddicker seconded, all present aye,
Jan Mattson – Mayor
Keri Touro – City Clerk