Atkins Minutes – May 17, 2021

City of Atkins Iowa
City Council Minutes Regular Council Meeting
Council Chambers located at 480 3rd Ave.
May 17, 2021 Minutes
Mayor Visser called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Present were Robison, Spading, Svejda, and
DeMeulenaere. Groskurth and City Attorney Tang and various members of the public were also present.
Rinderknecht was absent.
Spading moved to approve the agenda. Svejda seconded. Ayes: Robison, Spading, Svejda,
DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Svejda moved to approve the Consent agenda. Spading seconded. Ayes: Robison, Spading, Svejda, and
DeMeulenaere. Motion carried. Consent agenda included: The April 19, 2021 and May 3, 2021
Minutes, List of bills for approval and Engineer Report to be filed. Bills were as follows:
ACCESS SYSTEMS Support services/licensing 559.38
ALLIANT ENERGY Water treatment 7,012.68
ATKINS AUTOMOTIVE Supplies 13.80
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. Supplies 36.77
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE
COMM Landfill 10,855.00
CHEM-SULT, INC. Chemicals 1,791.13
D & S SHEET METAL WWTP Storm Repairs 2,866.81
D P PROPERTIES &/OR Cleaning 569.00
DUBALL, PAMELA OFFICE ASSISTANCE 450.00
ECICOG Admin. FEMA 1,350.00
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 2,785.91
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. Publications 105.28
IOWA DOT Replace Signs 3,609.50
RICHARD LANGE OFFICE ASSISTANCE 935.00
LYNCH DALLAS, P.C. Legal Fees 412.50
MENARD’S Park & Road Supplies 1,007.26
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY Utilities 491.89
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES Replace sensors 582.00
POSTMASTER – USPS Utility bills 227.65
POSTMASTER – USPS Newsletter 227.84
THE DEPOT EXPRESS Fuel 579.53
TODD DAMON Safety Gear 133.75
U S CELLULAR Cell Phone 231.60
VESSCO INC. Pump head 1,734.73
VIKING INDUSRIAL PAINTING Remove Antenna – Storm 5,700.00
Accounts Payable Total 44,269.01
Payroll Checks 8,942.69
REPORT TOTAL 53,211.70
GENERAL 23,574.45
ROAD USE TAX 1,606.03
FEMA 14,578.48
WATER 9,183.96
SEWER 4,268.78
TOTAL FUNDS 53,211.70
Robison moved to approve 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. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Svejda, DeMeulenaere,
Robison, and Spading. Motion carried.
Robison moved to approve Resolution 858 a Resolution approving the purchase of Extrication
Equipment to Reliant Fire Apparatus in the amount of $34,236. Spading seconded. Ayes:
DeMeulenaere, Robison, Svejda, and Spading. Motion carried.
Svejda moved to approve Resolution 859 a Resolution entering into a purchase agreement with Reliant
Fire Apparatus, Inc. for the purchase of a Pumper Truck in the amount of $540,185.00. Robison
seconded. Discussion: This will replace 20+ year old truck. Fire District contribution through a pay for
service agreement going forward replacing the percentage contribution plan used in the past between
the city and fire district. Groskurth informed truck will be funded with debt service levy. Mayor Visser
brought Resolution 859 to a vote. Ayes: Robison, Svejda, Spading, and DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Spading moved to approve Resolution 860 a resolution Granting Park Soccer Field Reservation to Central
Lutheran School. Svejda seconded. Ayes: Svejda, Spading, DeMeulenaere, and Robison. Motion
carried.
Svejda moved to approve Resolution 861 a resolution approving Pay Request # 5 in the amount of
$64,812.80 and Pay Request #6 in the amount of $35,977.51 to Garling Construction, Inc for disaster
improvements. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Spading, DeMeulenaere, Robison, and Svejda. Motion
carried.
Spading moved to approve Ordinance No. 222 Engine Brakes and Compression Brakes. An ordinance
adding a new section 40.03 (8) Engine Brakes and Compression Brakes. Robison seconded. Ayes:
Svejda, DeMeulenaere, Robison, and Spading. Motion carried.
Robison moved to waive the statutory rule requiring the ordinance to be considered and voted on for
passage at two council meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be finally passed be suspended.
Spading seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Robison, Spading, and Svejda. Rinderknecht was absent.
Motion carried.
Spading moved to finally adopt Ordinance No. 222 Engine Brakes and Compression Brakes. An
ordinance adding a new section 40.03 (8) Engine Brakes and Compression Brakes. Robison seconded.
Ayes: Robison, Spading, Svejda, and DeMeulenaere. Rinderknecht was absent. Motion carried.
Svejda moved to approve Ordinance No. 223 City Administrator. An ordinance adding a new Section
City Administrator. Spading seconded. Ayes: Spading, Svejda, DeMeulenaere, and Robison.
Rinderknecht was absent. Motion carried.
Storm Recovery
Fire Station: The City received 6 Requests for Proposals. Committee will review proposals and make a
recommendation to the City Council.
Painters are scheduled to paint City Hall, Water Plant, and other structures. The gazebo will be to the
East of the Playground.
Public Works Department Report: The Soccer Field Drain has been cleaned out and is draining better.
Department has been flushing hydrants.
Public Input: Citizen discussed crosswalk by gas station needs to have signage – sign is present. Citizen made council and citizens aware of the proposed Solar Energy Project and concern for watershed, wildlife, effects of expansion, property values, etc.… Council member Robison informed public Benton County Conservation will be assessing the Round House Trail.
Robison moved to adjourn. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Robison, Spading, and
Svejda. Motion carried.
Adjournment time was 7:51 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Clerk Bruce Visser, Mayor

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