City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
July 13, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Council members present: Gessner, Rinderknecht, Boddicker, Gardemann, Campbell
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Gardemann 2nd by Gessner all present aye, motion carried.
Public Works: Trent has completed his water classes, because of Covid, testing will not occur until possibly August.
Mayor: We need to dig out ditches that are accumulating water when it rains so hard; Mayor will
make a list of ditches needing maintenance; homeowners will be notified.
Council: Rinderknecht shared that the fireworks were great again this year.
Clerk: Thank you to the following for donations this year for the Fireworks: Country Floors, Coop, Shelly’s Sweets, Eric and Holly Ethier, and Doug Boddicker for turning in over 30,000 cans.
Library – Library Board approved for April to be on vacation the week of July 20, 2020, the library
will be closed.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Boddicker to approve the
minutes from June 22, 2020 and bills totaling $250,860.28 all present aye, motion carried.
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
ALLIANT ENERGY CITY – ELECTRIC AND GAS $6,684.87
ALTORFER, INC STREETS – PARTS $41.67
CAMPBELL, MART PARKS – 3 REGISTRATION REIMBURSEMENTS $30.00
DEPT OF NAT RESOURCES WATER – WATER SUPPLY PERMIT $100.50
G&H ELECTIRC SEWER – CONNECTIONS FOR UV LIGHT $70.00
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLICATION $73.07
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLICATION $99.16
GESSNER REPAIR FIRE – FIRE TRUCK MAINTENANCE – NO LABOR $41.67
HYDRANTS UNLIMITED WATER/SEWER – OPERATOR AND SUPPLIES $1,120.00
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL SHOP – BLADE, BLADE SET, POUCH $49.98
JOHNSON, MARY LOT FOR SOLAR PANELS $6,200.00
KURT’S ENTERPRISES GARBAGE – DUMPSTERS FOR CLEAN UP DAY $1,380.00
LINN COOP FIRE – FUEL $151.96
LINN COOP CITY – FUEL $69.09
LIST ATTACHED FIRE/FIRST RESPONDERS – STIPENDS $1,780.00
LUEDTKE, RYAN WATER/SEWER – METER REFUND $40.92
M2C WATER – TROJAN CONN KIT $73.58
MENARDS CITY HALL – SHELF, CHARMIN, LOCK $92.29
MENARDS WATER – FREEZER, CHARMIN $372.82
MENARDS CITY HALL – CLOTHS, PAPER $28.82
NEW CENTURY FS CITY – FUEL $343.36
SEBASTIAN, RITA PAVILION – SUPPLIES $9.00
SOUTH SLOPE CITY – TELEPHONE, INTERNET, CABLE $535.31
STAPLES CITY – CARTRIDGES, SUPPLIES. $440.95
VISA CITY – SUPPLIES, ADOBE, 6 SAFESMOKER DISPE’S $1,031.26
A. Rich Etscheidt of Rich’s of Newhall presented a permit requirement from the DOT for him to proceed doing business as he is. Motion Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann to allow Rich’s to continue doing business as he is, waive the required fence, but once property changes hands in anyway, this agreement is voided. Keri will write a letter for Rich’s to forward to the DOT, Roll Call vote; Boddicker, Rinderknecht, Gessner, Gardemann aye, Campbell no, motion carried. Rich also asked for statements in previous minutes be removed, the council unanimously voted that all items were true and the minutes would stay as written.
B. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Campbell all aye to approve the FY19 Urban Renewal Report,
C. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Campbell, effective January 1, 2021 to add UTV to Ordinanc
253, add a registration fee of $25 every January 1-April 1st. After April 1st, a penalty of $25.00 is added to the registration fee, 2nd offense will be a fine of $50 added to the registration fee. Ordinance will be presented at the July 27, 2020 meeting for the first reading, all present aye, motion carried.
D. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Campbell, roll call vote all aye to approve the 2nd reading and waive the 3rd reading of resolution 06182020 removing “and two (2) members appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Benton County, Iowa.” and “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.
E. Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Rinderknecht to keep Gessner Repair as the city maintenance company and not go out for bids, all aye, motion carried. Jerry Gessner stopped over to Clerk after meeting and asked to change to abstaining from voting on this item. We will also be changing the maximum amount a council person can make for doing work for the city, we will add for next meeting.
F. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann to allow a sign to be installed in front of the Newhall Chiropractor. Sign will read 1 or 2 hour parking and point to 2 spots in front of the office, all present aye, motion carried.
G. Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Campbell to leave Chapter 75 (ATV’s) as is and make no changes, all present aye, motion carried.
H. The city will be trimming the trees located at 1st Avenue and 2nd Street.
I. Motion by Gessner, 2nd by Rinderknecht to approve for the tree located at 510 1st Street, all present aye, motion carried.
Adjournment: At 8:22 p.m. Boddicker moved to adjourn, Gardemann seconded, all present aye, motion carried.
Jan Mattson – Mayor
Keri Touro – City Clerk