Newhall Council met April 26

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
April 26, 2021 – 7:00 PM

Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Campbell, Gardemann

Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann, all present aye, motion carried

Department Reports:

Public Works: Water main break last week repaired; getting ditches cleaned up; moving dirt at old burn pile is in the works; mowing has started; kids are throwing rocks and are messing with new trees at City Park; loose branches in tree at ball field need to be removed.

Mayor: D&N fence has repaired the fences at the memorial, ball park and storage yard that snow
bent from pushing snow; Benton County Landfill has reduced their rates for tipping fee.

Council: Gardemann asked if one of the city guys could attend council meetings

Parks: Men’s league will not have enough teams at this time to have Friday night league.

Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Gessner to approve the minutes
from April 12, 2020 and bills totaling $9,534.56, all present aye, motion carried.

Vendor Description Amount
Absolute Science Library – Summer Reading Program 2021 $250.00
Amazon Library – DVD $232.17
Baker & Taylor Library – Books $343.90
Benton Co Solid Waste City – Tipping Fee 3/25 thru 4/15 $1,516.50
Campbell, Mart Parks – 3 Bats $239.97
Campbell, Mart Parks – Fuel $20.87
EZ Trash City – Garbage and Recycling $4,570.26
Fastenal Fire – Supplies $5.90
G&H Electric Pavilion – Furnace $392.89
Gazette City – Publicaton $83.81
New Century FS City – Fuel $34.63
New Century FS City – Fuel $36.63
Port O Jonny, Inc. Parks – Restroom Rental $250.60
Readers Digest Large Print Library – Subscription $29.96
Schimberg Co. Water/Sewer – Supplies $913.50
Staples City/Library – Supplies $72.74
Staples City/Library – Paper $21.99
US Cellular Streets – Cell and Ipad Service $253.20
Wendling Quarriest, Inc. Parks – West Park Sand $265.04

Council Action:

A. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the first reading and waiving the 2nd and 3rd reading, changing Ordinance 253 – Golf Carts/UTV, removing in section 1, items 5 and 6, headlights and taillights required, and changing item 8 the renewal after initial registration to $10.00 from $25.00, roll call vote all aye, motion carried.

B. KSS was present to discuss the property currently owned by Grovert’s possibly rezoning it from residential to put in a daycare and move her tax business. She was told that the owner of the property will need to meet with the Zoning Board to have this changed. Discussion regarding putting this rezoning in her offer to purchase if she proceeds. The council had no problems with rezoning it.

C. Purchasing large amount of grass seed for the city is tabled until we get some more rain to see how the grass does at that time – per a recommendation from Trugreen.

D. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Gessner to approve Prairie Road Builders quote for $92,047.90 for street repairs for 2021, all present aye, motion carried.

E. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Campbell to have Keri Touro purchase 2-3 benches for $1200-$1300 or less for city park or tennis courts, 2 of them for donated benches from Hartzler and Koopman, all present aye, motion carried.

F. Communication to city when a water main break occurs or a disruption of service happens when not scheduled will remain with updating when information is available. After hour and day numbers were supplied to Keri and Trent for Central Lutheran School

Adjournment: At 7:48 p.m. Gessner moved to adjourn, Gardemann seconded, all present aye, motion carried.

Jan Mattson – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk

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