COUNCIL: Newhall minutes from Dec. 28, 2020

City of Newhall
Regular Meeting
Monday, December 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM at City Hall
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Gardemann, Rinderknecht, and Campbell
Approval of the Agenda: Motion Boddicker, 2nd by Campbell, all present aye, motion carried.
Public Forum: Niles Bierscheink asked about water/sewer bill estimates. He didn’t understand why he can have a low bill all year and then after an estimate, the bill is twice as much. The month that estimates were done, it used the prior month to bill him; which was a lower month than usual. When reading occurred the month after the estimate, it had to play catch up. He didn’t like being told he may have a leak, which was suggested if he didn’t think he used that amount of water. He also commented that this may affect more than just him. The city estimated after the storm in August.
Department Reports
Maintenance: Tool box and storage cabinets have been purchased, still waiting to hear from FEMA.
Mayor: Cement pad at Main Park is 24’ for gazebo; mailbox was installed on Main Street, no one from the city was notified; recently installed mailbox on 1st Street needs to be moved back further from the street; several Christmas lights did not work this year, we should look at purchasing some, the current lights are extremely old.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Campbell to approve the minutes from December 14, 2020 and bills totaling $121,290.17, all present aye, motion carried.
Amazon Library – DVD’s $298.25
Baker and Taylor Library – Books $256.07
Benton County Solid Waste City – Gate Fees 12/1/20 thru 12/17/20 $1,509.00
Biblionix Library – Annual Software Fee $1,200.00
John Deere Financial City – Tree Posts Misc Supplies $484.65
Kinzenbaw Earthmoving Streets – 300 1st St, 110 2nd St, 113
1st Ave, RR St. $2,185.32
Menards Storm – Tool Box $1,439.97
Municipal Supply Water – 50 Radio Reads $7,200.00
Municipal Supply Water – 12 Radio Read Diagnostics $1,584.00
Numeros Fire/First Resp Fire/First Responders – Stipend $3,160.00
Sun Setter Storm – 2 Flag Poles $377.98
The Gazette City – Minutes Publication (4) $332.09
TSwails Library – Derecho Book $61.90
Uline Storm – Cabinets $1,200.94

Council Action:

  1. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Rinderknecht, all present aye, motion carried to purchase new front tires for the Case Tractor and to repair or replace the rear tires if needed.
  2. Meeting to discuss the FY22 Budget was set for Wednesday, January 13th at 3:00 PM
  3. Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the quote received from Duane Rinderknecht to repair the roof and siding at the garage at the ballpark using the same color of shingles as the dugouts, Campbell, Gardemann, Boddicker, Gessner all aye, Rinderknecht abstained, motion carried.
  4. Adjournment: At 6:46 p.m. Boddicker moved to adjourn, Gessner seconded, all present aye, motion carried.

Jan Mattson – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk

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