Belle Plaine City Council – August 18, 2021

Belle Plaine City Hall

Belle Plaine, Iowa

August 18, 2021

The Belle Plaine City Council met on August 18, 2021, at 6:01 p.m. at the Belle Plaine Community Center to allow for social distancing, with Mayor Dave Fish presiding. Present: Mary Pech, Judy Schlesselman, Mitch Malcolm and Garrett Landuyt. Mark Tegeler was absent. Also present: City Administrator Stephen Beck, Assistant City Attorney Gage Kensler and City Clerk Jacki McDermott. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Landuyt to approve the consent agenda consisting of the council minutes of August 4, 2021, and bills received, seconded by Schlesselman. On roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried.

Residents Comments: None.

The following police officers were sworn in: Full time officers Andrew Terrones and Jackson Schmidt and reserve officers Michael Campbell and Andrew Markham.

Chief Hudson gave the police report and said that Houstyn Phinney will be gone to the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy until December.

Motion by Malcolm, seconded by Landuyt to approve Resolution #21-08-05 a resolution approving several reserve officers to carry weapons. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried.

Rachel Montgomery gave the BPCDC Report. The Council advised her to fix the application for the Business Incentive Grant for Christine Vokoun for Spotlight Studios and to reject the Business Incentive Grant application from Doug DeMeulenaere because it is for new construction and the city has other programs for that area.

Motion by Landuyt, seconded by Schlesselman to approve the Belle Plaine Business Incentive grant application for Hair By Halle at 1213 9th Avenue Belle Plaine in the amount of $1,433.79. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried.

Motion by Malcolm, seconded by Landuyt to approve the recommendation of the Airport Commission to purchase a Ventrac Tractor. On roll call vote, All voted aye, motion carried.

Motion by Malcolm, seconded by Pech to approve three septic system installations in the northern part of Belle Plaine. Landuyt abstained from the discussion because of a conflict of interest. On roll call vote, Malcolm, Pech, and Schlesselman all voted aye, and Landuyt abstained. Motion carried.

The Treasurer’s Report and the City Budget Report for July were given to the council for their information.

Motion by Schlesselman, seconded by Pech to approve the Right of Way Tree Planting Permit for the City of Belle Plaine. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried. The City Administrator will be working on an ordinance update on tree planting to present to the council.

Motion by Landuyt, seconded by Malcom to approve a sewer relief proposal for Dennis Cronbaugh. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried.

Motion by Malcolm, seconded by Landuyt to approve Resolution #21-08-02: a resolution that indicates the City of Belle Plaine will pay their share of the Belle Plaine Wellfield Generator Project. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried.

Motion by Landuyt, seconded by Schlesselman to approve Resolution #21-08-03: a resolution that indicates the City of Belle Plaine will pay their share of the Belle Plaine Fire Department Generator Project. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried.

Motion by Pech, seconded by Landuyt to approve Resolution #21-08-04: a resolution that indicates the City of Belle Plaine will pay their share of the Belle Plaine City Hall Generator Project. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried.

Motion by Landuyt, seconded by Malcolm to approve a real estate contract between the City of Belle Plaine Iowa and the Belle Plaine Community Schools, where the city and school district will trade two pieces of real estate. The city will also demolish the mobile home park near Longfellow Elementary and create a parking lot with the school paying the cost to complete this project. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried.

The City Administrator, Stephen Beck, reported that he has been working with the Union Pacific Railroad on cleanup of the railroad right-of-way created by the derecho. He is also working with the water department to get Well #6 ready to run due to the current drought conditions. He is planning on having the well ready to run by next Monday (August 23, 2021).

Mayor Dave Fish reported that Iowa County Development and Benton Development Group are going to work as an economic team and consider hiring an assistant for Director Kate Robertson.

Motion by Malcolm, seconded by Landuyt to have the City Attorney follow their instructions on litigation on the sewer basin project. On roll call vote, all voted aye, motion carried.

Correspondence: None.

Old Business: None.

Resident Comments: None

Motion by Landuyt to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Malcolm. On roll call, all voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

Dave Fish, Mayor

Attest: Jacki McDermott, City Clerk

Transcribed by the City Clerk subject to Council approval

Bills Approved by the City Council on August 18, 2021

$778.53ACCO (pool chemicals)
$16,177.67Alliant Energy (electric/gas – all depts)
$32,327.75Ardent Lighting Group (storm damage repairs)
$69.46Belle Plaine Hardware (supplies-all depts)
$418.00Black Hawk County Health Dept (pool inspection)
$34.92Brandon Kleve (water deposit refund)
$361.22Compass Memorial Healthcare (pre-employment exams)
$51.24Country Foods (pool & parks supplies)
$23.00Countrysie Veterinary Clinic (boarding strays)
$2,400.00Dennis Wiese Tree Service (storm damage tree removal)
$4,500.00Deranged Haunted Attraction (business incentive grant)
$176.39Edge Communications (VOIP services)
$487.61Employee Benefit System (Sweep fees)
$50.00Flemming Irrigation (ballfield irrigation start-up)
$28.50Fresh Scents of Iowa (deodorizers)
$52.43Galls (police clothing)
$35.98Hartig Drug (SD cards for police video)
$300.00Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (MMPI evaluations)
$1,925.00Johnston HyVee (ILEA meals)
$400.00Joshua Karrsten (firearms & taser training)
$123.00JP Cooke Co (2022 pet tags)
$90.50LEAF (copier lease)
$303.00MercyOne (pre employment exams)
$32.10Midwest One (police ad)
$896.27Midwest One (police ad, text-em-all,police equipment)
$111.24NPC (credit card fees)
$407.06Our Town Publications (July publications)
$16.04Petty Cash-Clerk (water/police postage)
$200.00Pitney Bowes (postage)
$403.00Samantha Smith, PA-C (pre employment exams)
$60.00Secretary of State (notary renewal)
$27.00State Hygienic Laboratory (pool water testing)
$254.52Storey Kenworthy (office supplies)
$615.05Thomas Company (AC & light repairs)
$225.00Tomash Home Inspections (property inspection)
$2,695.00TruGreen (tree & shrub service)
$53.08US Cellular (police cell phone)
$2,265.66ZIP Mart (fuel-all depts)
$69,375.22


July 2021 SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS
Revenues by Fund
General$50,889.45 
Windstorm 2020$58,564.64 
COVID-19 $0.00 
Road Use$39,638.89 
Special Revenue (exc Road Use & Covid and Windstorm)$33,656.68 
Covid and Windstorm)
Capital Projects$0.00 
Debt Service $5,611.13 
Airport$11,855.00 
Water Project 2019$0.00 
Water$64,954.39 
Sewer Capital Project$0.00 
Sewer $83,915.03 
Landfill/Garbage$25,666.20 
Storm Water$4,879.78 
Yard Waste$2,888.50 

$382,519.69 
Disbursements by Fund
General$161,125.73 
Windstorm 2020$111,371.91 
COVID-19 Spending$106.99 
Prairie Park$0.00 
Partners for Beautification$0.00 
Road Use$24,800.19 
Donovan Spending$0.00 
Equipment$0.00 
Economic Development$528.00 
Housing & Urban Development$2,099.60 
Employee Benefits$19,874.75 
Emergency Fund$0.00 
Police Forfeiture$0.00 
LOST$0.00 
TIF$0.00 
Medical Bldg$561.39 
Community Center$431.28 
Library Improvement$5,963.52 
Capital Projects$0.00 
Debt Service $435.00 
Airport$11,034.93 
Water Project 20190
Water$41,238.12 
Sewer Project$0.00 
Sewer $23,033.64 
Landfill/Garbage$14,084.46 
Stormwater$100.46 
Yard Waste$63.85 

$416,853.82 


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