City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
May 10, 2021 – 7:00 PM
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Council members present: Gessner, Boddicker, Campbell, Gardemann, Rinderknecht
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Gessner, 2nd by Rinderknecht, all present aye, motion carried
approving the agenda and adding item D – approval of Benton County and City of Newhall Law
Enforcement Agreement, all present aye, motion carried.
Public Works: Getting caught up on numerous projects; new trees are being damaged by kids at
the city park; Newhall resident shared with us that 3-4 youth in Newhall vandalized a concrete
wall on his property, law enforcement were involved, one youth was caught returning to the area
to paint over their initials that they had also added to the graffiti, pictures of the initials were
Mayor: Mayor asked where approval was for purchasing the large amount of lime; Campbell
shared over a year ago it was discussed; Mayor also would like it added to the next agenda to
discuss the savings account for the parks, the city pays for everything so savings account not
necessary; Mayor also commented that emails and verbal requests of the city workers day to day
activities should be coming from the Mayor and not from Campbell; Gator that was purchased by
the City (came out of the parks budget) is the city’s property and can be used for other things, not
just dragging the field.
Clerk: FEMA questions still coming in for Derecho claim.
Parks: Campbell asked if trusses could be moved by May 23rd; schedule for the ball season will
be distributed to the city as soon as it is done.
Fire/First Responders: 2 pumpers were tested today and passed; hoses are tested on Thursday;
2 fire fighters have stepped down; online courses for training EMT’s may be available in the future
at approximately $1500.00. More information to follow; grant for gear still in the works.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the
minutes from April 26, 2020 and bills totaling $16,966.38, all present aye, motion carried.
Vendor Description Amount
Alliant Energy City – Electric and Gas $6,697.36
Atkins Lumber Streets – Sump Pump and Supplies $184.62
Business Radio Licensing Fire/First Resp – Annual Tower Licensing $105.00
D&N Fence Storm – Repair of Fences $3,200.00
G&H Electric Storm – Motion Lights Garage and Shop $771.11
Gessner Repair Parks – Gator tire $124.00
Int’l Institute of Municipal Clerks City – Annual membership fee $175.00
John Deere Financial Streets – Hose, tools, supplies $378.54
Linn Co-op Storm – Seed Sun and Shade $75.00
Linn Co-op Fire – Fuel $128.50
Linn Co-op City – Fuel $324.65
New Century FS City – Fuel $176.87
P&K Midwest Storm – Chain saw chain and supplies $116.58
Rabe Hardware Storm – Removal and reinstall – City Hall Solar Panels $2,460.00
South Slope City – Internet, Phone and Cable $548.03
SunSetterAwnings Storm – Flag Pole $188.99
Tharp Design Parks – Banner $190.00
Visa City, Library, Parks, Streets $1,122.13
A. TruGreen quote tabled – looking to see if donated sprayer with boom will work
B. Kluesner quote tabled – waiting for another quote
C. Purchasing sprayer with boom tabled – Doug Rinderknecht has one that he is
donating to the city, guys will check it out and see if it will work.
D. Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Gardemann to approve the FY2021-22 Law
Enforcement agreement between Benton County and the City of Newhall, all
present aye, motion carried.
Adjournment: At 7:29 p.m. Boddicker moved to adjourn, Campbell seconded, all present aye,
Jan Mattson – Mayor
Keri Touro – City Clerk