Newhall City Council: July 30, 2020

Minutes – City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
Thursday, July 30, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. – he noted that regular meeting scheduled for Monday, July 27th was rescheduled for the 30th due to possible covid issues.
Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Gardemann, Campbell, Rinderknecht
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann, all present aye, motion carried.
Department Reports:
Mayor: Gates are up at the new city yard waste dump, signs are going up, Keri will give instructions on the back of the water bills and post to the website. Kinzenbaw will be here late August to do water line work; Prairie Road Builders will be here the 2nd week in August.
Council: Rinderknecht commented that he would really like to look into development on the south side of town.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Boddicker to approve the minutes from July 13, 2020 and bills totaling $54,619.92, all present aye, motion carried.
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
BAKER AND TAYLOR LIBRARY – BOOKS $135.68
BENTON CO SOLID WASTE CITY – TIPPING FEE 5-21-20 THRU 6-18-20 $2,269.30
BENTON CO SOLID WASTE CITY – TIPPING 4-23-20 THRU 5-14-20 $1,432.50
BENTON CO SOLID WASTE CITY – TIPPING 6-25-20 THRU 7-16-20 $1,447.50
BENTON CO SOLID WASTE CITY – PER CAPITA 4TH QUARTER $5,681.00
BENTON CO TITLE CO. CITY – CONTINUATION – OLD CITY HALL $285.00
BENTON CO TITLE CO. CITY – CONTINUATION – OLD CITY HALL $250.00
BENTON CO TITLE CO. CITY – NEW ABSTRACT $540.00
BOUND TREE FIRST RESPONDERS – MEDICAL SUPPLIES $129.99
DICKS SMALL ENGINE FIRE – 2 CHAINS AND SHARPEN $49.11
DNR SEWER – ANNUAL NPDES PERMIT $210.00
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLICATION $84.86
GAZETTE CITY – PUBLICATION $79.62
HAWKINS WATER – AZONE 15 AND FREIGHT $593.60
HUPFELD STUMP REMOVAL CITY – TRIM TREE, CLEAN UP DEAD LIMBS – 1ST ST $1,000.00
IOWA ONE CALL CITY – ONE CALL EMAILS $21.60
JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD LIBRARY – ANNUAL DUE (PAYMENT 2 OF 2) $1,415.82
KEYSTONE LABS WATER/SEWER – ANALYSIS AND SUPPLIES $400.50
KINZENBAW EARTHMOVING CITY – SOLAR PANEL WORK $10,552.34
LINN COOP FIRE – FUEL $100.64
LINN COOP CITY – FUEL $64.49
MORRIS, JULIE WATER/SEWER – METER DEPOSIT REFUND $125.00
MPC NEWSPAPERS CITY – NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTION $28.95
QUILL LIBRARY – SUPPLIES $9.41
QUILL LIBRARY – SUPPLIES $46.94
STAPLES CITY HALL – SUPPLIES $315.98
THARP DESIGN CITY – LED FULL COLOR DISPLAY $22,150.00
US CELLULAR CITY – MONTHLY CELL SERVICE $144.05
US WEEKLY LIBRARY – SUBSCRIPTION $24.97
UTILITY SERVICES WATER – GROUND STORAGE/PEDISPHERE $4,327.71
WENDLING QUARRIES CITY – SOLAR PANEL ROAD STONE $703.36
$54,619.92
Council Action:
A. Public Hearing was tabled for amending B-2 Service Zone
B. Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Rinderknecht, all present aye to set a Public Hearing for Monday, August 10, 2020 to amend Ordinance 253 – adding a registration fee of $25 starting starting 1/1/21, due between January 1st and April 1st of every year. After one month, a penalty of $25 is added to the registration fee, 2nd month will be a fine of $50, in addition to the registration fee. Vehicles will be given a sticker that will need to be visible on the vehicle.
C. Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Boddicker, all present aye motion carried to approve the following addresses to have ditch work done and to have Mike Gardemann rent the equipment needed to complete the job and the City will pay him $12 an hour to operate the equipment:
a. In front of American Legion Hall and Randy Rubner (102 1st St. W)
b. South of Ron Schanbacher property (200 2nd St. E) and South of Erin Busenius property (204 2nd St. E)
c. City property east of tennis court toward the south past the concession stand
d. City property on 3rd Avenue E from William Way to Railroad Street
e. South side of 3rd Avenue to Main Street on William Way (Don Grovert Property).
f. On west side of 6th Street from Brent Millings (303 6th Ave) to east side of Cindy Konicek property
(508 4th St.).
D. Jeff Fitzgerald asked for sewer credit on his next bill that will be high because of a hose bursting/breaking in his yard, Motion by Boddicker to credit the difference, there was no 2nd, motion failed. Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Rinderknecht to deny credit, Rinderknecht, Gardemann, Gessner, Campbell all yes, Boddicker no, motion carried. It was also noted that revision to the city ordinance should be looked at for the future.
E. Insurance and insurance reimbursement will be tabled and moved to the next meeting. Keri will contact other local towns to see what they do for insurance for city employees.
Adjournment: At 8:12 p.m. Gessner moved to adjourn, Gardemann seconded, all present aye, motion carried.

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