COUNCIL: Newhall had meeting Feb. 22

City Council Regular Meeting and Public Hearing
Monday, February 22, 2021 – 6:00 PM
Mayor Mattson called the Public Hearing to order at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the Proposed Tax Levy Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gessner to close the Public Hearing.
At 6:01 Mayor Mattson called the Regular Meeting to Order
Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Rinderknecht, Gardemann in person, Campbell (via zoom)
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Rinderknecht, all present aye, motion carried
Department Reports:
: Spoke with Dave Sutton regarding pit and sewer line behind his building. Dave has been working with Kinzenbaw Earthmoving and will attend the next meeting or when we are prepared to discuss.
City Clerk: Drahas Storage called and informed us via voicemail that a pile of snow has been pushed up against the fence surrounding their storage yard. Better evaluation will be done in the spring or when the snow melts.
Parks: Board met and discussed staying with the current foot print of the concession stand when rebuilding. Culvert will be installed from bus barn to corner of 6th Street – culvert could hook into the storm sewer. Sidewalk will be installed from street to concession stand building.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Boddicker to approve the minutes from February 8, 2021 and bills totaling $20,933.10, all present aye, motion carried.
Alliant Energy City – Electric and Gas $5,728.10
Baker & Taylor Entertainment Library – Books $295.09
Benton Co EMS Assoc First Responders – Annual Membership Dues $75.00
Benton Co Firemans Assoc Fire – Association Dues $50.00
Benton Co Solid Waste City – 3rd Qtr Per Capita $5,681.00
Bound Tree First Responders – Supplies $128.19
Fire Service Training Bureau Fire – Training $50.00
Gazette Library – Subscription $432.13
Gazette City – Publication $173.63
Gessner Auto Service Fire – 2 Batteries $324.00
Iowa Assoc of Municipal Utilities City – Annual Membership Fee $663.00
Iowa DOT Streets – Salt $3,738.06
Keystone Labs Water/Sewer – Supplies and Analysis $400.80
National Geographic Library – Subscription $71.02
New Century FS Streets – Fuel $197.41
Office of Auditor of State City – Periodic Exam Fee $1,500.00
Staples City Hall – Chair and Supplies $330.38
Thompson Truck & Trailer Fire – Handles for Truck $189.02
US Cellular Streets – Cell Service $164.88
Visa Shop-92.16, Adobe-15.89, Fire Banner- 533.34 $641.39
Yardley, Lori Pavilion – Rental Fee Refund $100.00
Council Action:
A. Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Gessner, approving the Proposed Tax Levy, roll call vote all aye, motion carried.
B. Motion by Rinderknecht to not install a fence on city property purchased from Mary Johnson, 2nd by Gardemann, all present aye motion carried.
C. Christmas lights were tabled.
Adjournment: At 6:31 p.m. Gardemann moved to adjourn, Boddicker seconded, all present aye, motion carried.

Jan Mattson – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk

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