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.
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
|$778.53||ACCO (pool chemicals)|
|$16,177.67||Alliant Energy (electric/gas – all depts)|
|$32,327.75||Ardent Lighting Group (storm damage repairs)|
|$69.46||Belle Plaine Hardware (supplies-all depts)|
|$418.00||Black Hawk County Health Dept (pool inspection)|
|$34.92||Brandon Kleve (water deposit refund)|
|$361.22||Compass Memorial Healthcare (pre-employment exams)|
|$51.24||Country Foods (pool & parks supplies)|
|$23.00||Countrysie Veterinary Clinic (boarding strays)|
|$2,400.00||Dennis Wiese Tree Service (storm damage tree removal)|
|$4,500.00||Deranged Haunted Attraction (business incentive grant)|
|$176.39||Edge Communications (VOIP services)|
|$487.61||Employee Benefit System (Sweep fees)|
|$50.00||Flemming Irrigation (ballfield irrigation start-up)|
|$28.50||Fresh Scents of Iowa (deodorizers)|
|$52.43||Galls (police clothing)|
|$35.98||Hartig Drug (SD cards for police video)|
|$300.00||Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (MMPI evaluations)|
|$1,925.00||Johnston HyVee (ILEA meals)|
|$400.00||Joshua Karrsten (firearms & taser training)|
|$123.00||JP Cooke Co (2022 pet tags)|
|$90.50||LEAF (copier lease)|
|$303.00||MercyOne (pre employment exams)|
|$32.10||Midwest One (police ad)|
|$896.27||Midwest One (police ad, text-em-all,police equipment)|
|$111.24||NPC (credit card fees)|
|$407.06||Our Town Publications (July publications)|
|$16.04||Petty Cash-Clerk (water/police postage)|
|$200.00||Pitney Bowes (postage)|
|$403.00||Samantha Smith, PA-C (pre employment exams)|
|$60.00||Secretary of State (notary renewal)|
|$27.00||State Hygienic Laboratory (pool water testing)|
|$254.52||Storey Kenworthy (office supplies)|
|$615.05||Thomas Company (AC & light repairs)|
|$225.00||Tomash Home Inspections (property inspection)|
|$2,695.00||TruGreen (tree & shrub service)|
|$53.08||US Cellular (police cell phone)|
|$2,265.66||ZIP Mart (fuel-all depts)|
|July 2021 SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS|
|Revenues by Fund|
|Special Revenue (exc Road Use & Covid and Windstorm)||$33,656.68|
|Covid and Windstorm)|
|Water Project 2019||$0.00|
|Sewer Capital Project||$0.00|
|Disbursements by Fund|
|Partners for Beautification||$0.00|
|Housing & Urban Development||$2,099.60|
|Water Project 2019||0|