Newhall Council, Oct. 26, 2020

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
Monday, October 26, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Council members present: Rinderknecht, Boddicker, Campbell, Gardemann
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Gardemann, all present aye, motion carried.
Department Reports:
Public Works: City looking really good, still a few branches that need to be taken care of; Sue
Much donated a mobile water tank that we can use to water all the new trees; Rinderknecht
added after seeing other towns parks and process that Newhall guys have done a great job; Niles
Bierschienk donated a drag to assist in planting trees.
Mayor: Daylight savings time will start soon so next meeting will begin at 6pm.
City Clerk: Bare lots owned by the city are automatically covered under the city policy, items on
that lot need to be added; Memorial cost $3500 back in 1985, will need to add to policy.
Council: Campbell asked about status on Katrina’s – Keri shared that she moved and we are
trying to locate mailing address.
Parks: Everything except popcorn popper, refrigerator and freezer have been moved to the west
park pavilion, Pepsi coolers still need to be picked up; restrooms appear to also have roof/ceiling
damage and mold is increasing, restrooms will be part of the new construction of the pavilion.
Library: Hours of operation will remain with the Covid hours, will relook at next Library Board
meeting; Mel Hartz will also be added to the agenda to be approved as a part-time employee at
the Library.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the
minutes from October 12, 2020 and bills totaling $39,089.71 all present aye, motion carried.
Alliant Energy City – Electric and Gas $5,893.66
Amazon Library – DVD’s $82.67
Baker & Taylor Library – Books $139.96
Benton Co Solid Waste City – Gate Fee 9/24 – 10/15 $1,450.00
Benton Co Solid Waste Storm – Construction Demo/Shingles/Panels $1,414.60
Gazette City – Publication $92.71
Gazette City – Publication $88.52
Gessner Auto Service 2 1/2 gallons of oil $37.50
Hamilton Construction Streets – Cold Patch $5,880.00
Hawkins, Inc. Water – Azone and Freight $782.30
Hupfeld Stump Removal Storm – Parks Cut and Grind $13,500.00
John Deere Financial Streets – Supplies $715.93
Keystone Labs Water – E-Coli and Drinking Water Analysis $549.00
Kloubec Koi LLc Sewer – Grass Carp 8-10 $144.00
Linn Co-op Storm – Seed for City Park $187.50
Mundt, Alison Water/Sewer – Meter Deposit Refund $125.00
Noah’s Ark/Gobbies Library – Program $292.75
Robert Fischer Law Firm City – Sale of Old City Hall $600.00
Sandry Fire Supply Fire – Supplies $549.53
Schminke Excavating Sewer – Wood Chips $6,400.00
US Cellular City – Cell Service $164.08
Council Action:

  1. Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Boddicker to continue the process for updating the zoning
    books starting with the Comprehensive Development Plan with East Central Iowa Council
    of Governments, all present aye, motion carried.
    a. Quotes required for FEMA in the next 2-4 weeks. Doug Boddicker will check with
    Pella Windows on quotes for siding and roofs for: pavilion roof and siding,
    concession stand rebuild, ball park garage repair or build, dugouts, City Hall roof,
    UV room roof, water plant roof, and west pavilion roof and siding.
    b. Jan Mattson will contact D&N fence regarding backstop and fence around
    c. Dan Lynch and Trent Claeys will create a list of all the picnic tables, traffic and
    street signs needed and Keri Touro will contact Iowa Prisons for a quote.
    d. Large Playground equipment at Main Park and the gazebo quotes will be
    requested from Boland Recreation
  2. Large playground area at Main Park quotes will be requested from Boland Recreation.
  3. Motion by Boddicker 2nd by Campbell to approve the liquor license for the Whiskey Tavern,
    all present aye, motion carried.
    Adjournment: At 7:45 p.m. Gardemann moved to adjourn, Rinderknecht seconded, all present
    ayes, motion carried.

Jan Mattson – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk

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