City of Atkins Iowa
City Council Minutes Regular Council Meeting
Council Chambers located at 480 3rd Ave.
May 3, 2021 Minutes
Mayor Visser called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Present were Robison, Spading, Svejda,
Rinderknecht, and DeMeulenaere. Damon, Groskurth and City Attorney Bullerman, and various
members of the public were also present.
Spading moved to approve the agenda by striking items 3.1, 3.4, and 4. Robison seconded. Ayes:
Robison, Spading, Svejda, Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Robison moved to approve the Consent agenda. Spading seconded. Ayes: Robison, Spading, Svejda,
Rinderknecht, and DeMeulenaere. Motion carried. Consent agenda included: List of bills for approval
and water notice to be filed. Bills were as follows:
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING EQUIPMENT LEASES/COPIERS 418.46
ALLIANT ENERGY STREETLIGHTS 2,212.43
ALTORFER INC. GENERATOR WATER PLANT 4,925.00
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO. INC. CITY HALL 649.37
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE COMM TIPPING FEES 1,412.50
BOUND TREE Medical, LLC MED SUPPLIES 537.55
CATHY BECKER HSA ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION 2,250.00
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 5,426.02
D P PROPERTIES &/OR CLEANING 554.00
DUBALL, PAMELA OFFICE ASSISTANCE 627.63
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 2,360.04
FASTENAL BOLTS WATER PLANT 82.38
FIRE SERVICE TRAINING BUREAU TRAINING W. JUMP 50.00
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. APRIL 5 AND 11 MINUTES 116.28
GRAINGER PAGING ALARM FS – STORM 262.90
HACH COMPANY WWTP SUPPLIES 304.59
HACH COMPANY TESTING SUPPLIES 407.59
IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES 58.70
IPERS IPERS REGULAR 3,751.81
JARROD TOMILNSON HSA ANNUAL CONTRIBTUION 2,250.00
JETCO, INC. O2 SENSOR – WWTP 815.00
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL ROAD SUPPLIES 531.95
RICHARD LANGE OFFICE ASSISTANCE 805.00
LAW OFFICE KARA L. BULLERMAN LEGAL 3,048.39
M & D MINI STORAGE DERECHO COSTS 65.00
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 395.12
MICROMARKETING BOOK 48.79
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY UTILITIES 92.07
MIKE RAMMELSBERG HSA ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION 2,250.00
OLINGER GARAGE DOORS INC DOOR MAINTENANCE 127.00
OLINGER GARAGE DOORS INC DOOR MAINTENANCE 8.89
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOICATION ACCT 8309-013-003 79.50
SECURIAN ADVISORS MIDAMER FILE CABINETS 60.00
SNYDER & ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING 5,161.93
TODD DAMON HSA annual contribution 2,250.00
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA 1ST QUARTER Sales Tax 222.00
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA 1st quarter Water Excise Tax 4,663.00
U S CELLULAR TELEPHONE 468.30
VESSCO INC. SUPPLIES 377.20
VISSER, BRUCE POSTAGE 7.00
WASTE MANAGEMENT GARBAGE CONTRACT 12,161.86
Accounts Payable Total 62,295.25
Payroll Checks 8,548.63
REPORT TOTAL 70,843.88
ROAD USE TAX 7,283.95
TOTAL FUNDS 70,843.88
Fire Station re-construction: Tom Gruis and Adam Bentley with Eastern Iowa Council of Governments
(ECICOG) discussed the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process and timeline with the City Council. RFQ submission deadline is May 12th
Svejda moved to approve Resolution 852 establishing a procurement policy for Local, State, and Federal projects. Robison seconded. Ayes: Spading, Svejda, Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, and Robison. Motion carried.
Robison moved to approve the first reading of Ordinance No 222 an ordinance adding a new section
40.03 (8) Engine Brakes and Compression Brakes. Spading seconded. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht,
DeMeulenaere, Robison, and Spading. Motion carried.
Svejda moved to proceed with the recommendations of the Traffic Committee to develop crosswalk and sidewalk project for the intersection of 33red Avenue and 5th Street/Pleasant Hill Road. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, Robison, Spading, and Svejda. Motion carried.
Spading moved to approve Resolution 854 accepting the Iowa Department of Transportation Agreement for Traffic Safety Improvement Program Funding Grant. Robison seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Robison, Spading, Svejda, and Rinderknecht. Motion carried.
Svejda moved to approve Resolution 855 a resolution approving a Health Savings Account Benefit to
Full-Time Employees Enrolled in the City’s High Deductible Insurance Plan. Spading seconded. Ayes:
Robison, Spading, Svejda, Rinderknecht, and DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Robison moved to approve Resolution 856 a resolution of Intent relating to the proposed Developer’s
Agreement with Stone Ridge Developing, LLC to construct Stonebrook Drive and take Driftwood Lane
East to 32nd Avenue. Svejda seconded. Ayes: Spading, Svejda, Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, and
Robison. Motion carried.
Svejda moved to table Resolution 857 relating to the Financing of Proposed Projects/Equipment to be
Undertaken by the City of Atkins, Iowa, Establishing compliance with Reimbursement bond Regulations Under the Internal Revenue Code. Spading seconded. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, Robison, and Spading. Motion carried.
Robison moved to have City Attorney attend the 2nd meeting of each month and additional meetings as requested via online or in person. Spading seconded. Ayes: Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, Robison,
Spading, and Svejda. Motion carried.
Storm recovery update was given. The Library and City Hall are back in main building. There are a few
items left to complete re-construction that include painting and landscaping. RFQ’s for Fire Station have been published in the required manner. Spading moved to determine location of Gazebo to be placed East of the Playground. Svejda seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Robison, Spading, Svejda, and
Rinderknecht. Motion carried.
Public Works Department Report: Damon informed Council department is flushing water mains and
water plant continues to be monitored. Damon complimented the job Public Works employees
Tomlison and Rammelsburg including replacing the street signage. Damon asked the public to ensure
they know where their property line is before planting trees, do not plant trees on city right of way.
Contractor has been out to review Soccer field drainage tube and will be on sight to repair.
Public Input: Citizen advised of increased use of street for remote cars, go carts, mini motorized
vehicles. Sheriff Deputy was present to hear of issue. Citizen informed Council of several property
owners placing items in the City right-of-way. Council Member Svejda asked if office positions have been posted. Positions will be posted on website and posting locations.
Robison moved to adjourn. Spading seconded. All ayes, motion carried.
Adjournment time was 8:24 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, Interim City Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor