Atkins Council, Nov. 2, 2020

Minutes of Atkins City Council Meeting
November 2nd, 2020 Atkins, Iowa

Council met in Regular Session at St Stephens Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 303 Third Ave, Atkins, Iowa.

Members present were Robert Spading joined by tele conference, Joey Svejda and Heather Rinderknecht joined in person. Absent: Nathan Shepard and Lana Robison. Mayor Bruce Visser and Amber Bell City Clerk, Nick Eisenbacher from Snyder & Associates, Wes Howard and Dick Lange. Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Svejda made a motion to Approve the Consent Agenda which includes Approval of October 19th, 2020 Regular Session Minutes. To File the Atkins Fire Department Report Q3, 2020, the City Engineer letter 10-30-2020 Stone Ridge Final Plat – Public Improvements Review, City Engineer Letter 10-30-2020 Stone Ridge Final Plat – Recommendation, Mayoral Proclamation of Emergency 2020-10-1, Structural Plans and Report for Temporary Fire Station. Shuck – Britson Engineers, Structural Plans for City Hall Library repairs ShuckBritson Engineers. Also, a list of Bills for Approval. Svejda seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda,

Rinderknecht and Spading. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard and Robison. Motion carried.

Bills for approval November 2nd, 2020
Todd Damon Wages through 10/24/2020 $ 1,938.29
Todd Damon Comp Time $ 528.43
Amber Bell Wages through 10/24/2020 $ 1,852.27
Cathy Becker Wages through 10/24/2020 $ 1,255.25
Vicki Myers Wages through 10/24/2020 $ 187.45
Jarrod Tomlinson Wages through 10/24/2020 $ 1,326.35
Dick Lange Wages through 10/24/2020 $ 112.43
Jim Crawford Wages through 10/24/2020 $ 64.54
Michael Jennings Wages through 10/24/2020 $ 87.69
Alliant Energy WWTP Utility $ 1,759.84
Access Systems Service for moving Server Due to Storm $ 740.00
Access Systems Service for moving Server Due to Storm $ 895.00
Benton County Solid Waste Gate Fees $ 433.00
Benton County Solid Waste Construction and Demo Strom Cleanup $ 414.00
Custom Hose and Supplies Roads Supplies $ 688.28
Book Systems Atriuum Express Annual Subscription $ 795.00
Dinges Fire Company FD Clothing and Fire Gear $ 1,199.80
Dinges Fire Company FD radio straps and holders $ 604.73
G & H Electric VFD Drive at Water Plant Repair $ 308.91
Breeden Tree Service Removed Hangers from Park Trees $ 6,288.00
Breeden Tree Service Removed Hangers from Street Trees $ 20,094.00
D P Properties Cleaning Park/Soccer and Library Restroom $ 554.00
EFTPS Federal Tax Deposit $ 1,922.54
Gazette Communications Publishing Expense $ 137.24
Hi-Viz Safety Traffic Control Cones and Signs $ 438.00
Jarrod Tomlinson Water Conference Milage reimbursement $ 220.80
Jetco WWTP O2 Sensor Power Failure $ 292.00
Jetco WTP Well #3 Repair for pressure switch $ 423.70
IPERS Employee Pension $ 3,296.61
M & D Mini Store Property Storage Unit Rental $ 120.00
Martin Equipment Wiper Blade for 244J Roads Supplies $ 82.01
Menards Motion Sensers, Cables, Soap WWTP/Parks $ 178.87
Menards LED Rope, Blades, Cable ties, elbow pipe $ 230.93
MidAmerican Energy WWTP Gas Service $ 16.62
P & K Midwest Mower Parts $ 368.64
Poweshiek Water Association WWTP Water $ 65.50
Professional Plumbing
Services Backflow Tester Charge WWTP $ 160.00
Quality Flow Service Check at Lift Station $ 1,000.00
Racom Corporation Fire Truck Antenna Repair Strom Damage $ 920.94
Snyder & Associates City Hall/Library Inspection/Plans/Storm Damage $ 4,820.20
The Library Store Book Covers $ 84.67
Thompson Truck & Trailer Fire Truck Key Ignition Repair – Strom Damage $ 159.04
Vogt Earthmoving Hangers in Tree removed $ 315.00
Waste Management Clean up Day roll off and one picked up $ 569.20
Amber Bell Health Insurance $ 377.47
Total $ 58,327.24
Received Distributed
General $ 8,476.40 $ 27,053.98
Road Use Tax $ 1,222.92
Employee Benefit $ – $ 1,056.64
TIF $ –
FEMA/INSURANCE $ – $ 26,876.90
Water $ 11,921.90 $ 8,534.98
Sewer $ 28,173.40 $ 3,992.82
Total $ 48,571.70 $ 68,738.24

Svejda made a motion to adopt Resolution 802 Approving Final Plat of Stone Ridge First Addition to The City of Atkins. The motion includes the only allowing 6 building permits until the Permanent Easement and Developers Agreement can be finalized. It also includes that all regulatory requirements for stormwater pollution prevention will be met by Stone Ridge Developing, LLC or current holder of DNR General Permit No 2 for the Stone Ridge 1st Addition until the First Addition has been completed. Spading seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht and Spading. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard and Robison. Motion carried.

Spading made a motion to Adopt Resolution 803 Adopting Procurement Policy for Federally Funded Programs (FEMA). Svejda seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht and Spading. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard and Robison. Motion carried.

Spading made a motion to Adopt Resolution 804 Contract with Garling Construction for General Construction services related to the Storm of August 10th, 2020. Svejda seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht and Spading. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard and Robison. Motion carried

Rinderknecht made a motion to approve claims to be sent to EMC Insurance all related to the Storm of August 10th, 2020. Svejda seconded the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht and Spading. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard and Robison. Motion carried

The Council heard a report from Atkins Public Works. The Council also heard comments from the public about the speed limits.

The next Regular Council Meeting will meet on Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 7:00pm, at St Stephen’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 303 3rd Avenue, Atkins, Iowa. 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. Rinderknecht seconded to the motion. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht and Spading. Nay: None. Absent: Shepard and Robison. Motion carried

City Clerk: Amber Bell Mayor: Bruce Visser

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