City of Atkins Iowa
City Council Regular Meeting Minutes
Council Chambers located at 480 3rd Ave.
August 16, 2021,
Mayor Visser called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Present were Svejda, Rinderknecht, Spading, DeMeulenaere, and Robison. Also present were Groskurth, Nick Eisenbacher with Snyder and Associates, Fire Chief Rammelsburg, Assistant Fire Chief Kurka, and various members of the public were also present.
Spading moved to approve the agenda. Robison seconded. Ayes: Robison, Spading, Svejda, Rinderknecht, and DeMeulenaere. Motion Carried.
Spading moved to approve consent agenda. Svejda seconded. Ayes: Spading, Svejda, Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, and Robison. Motion Carried. The consent agenda was as follows: the Council Minutes of August 2, 2021, Engineer Report to be filed, Quarterly Law Enforcement report to be filed, Resolution 889 Approving Minor boundary Change Lot 27 Stone Ridge First Addition, Resolution 890 Approving soccer Field reservation for BYSA, and the list of bills as follows:
ACCESS SYSTEMS managed services 717.44
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING equipment lease copier 418.46
ACTION SERVICES, INC. 76 Main Ave 125.00
ALLIANT ENERGY water plant 11,081.14
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. cable ties 15.38
Cardmember Service chase credit card 3,889.58
CHEM-SULT, INC. chemicals 6,021.95
CRAWFORD QUARRY rock 248.69
D P PROPERTIES &/OR cleaning 574.00
DUBALL, PAMELA office assistance 465.00
ECICOG admin FS rebuild 150.00
EFTPS payroll taxes 3,731.33
EFTPS payroll taxes 2,726.45
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. library subscription 17.05
GIS BENEFITS insurance 95.18
HARDLINE CONSTRUCTION 76 Main Ave 1,951.88
HI – VIZ SAFETY barricades 1,668.50
ION ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIO labs 974.00
IOWA DNR wwtp permit 210.00
IPERS retirement 4,258.45
IRT SERVICES striping streets/city hall 2,760.00
KURKA, DAVID mileage reimbursement 330.68
LYNCH DALLAS, P.C. legal fees 99.00
MICROMARKETING books 26.10
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY utilities 215.16
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY utility 299.63
MIDWEST ALARM fire alarm system 410.28
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES security services 153.00
POMP’S TIRE SERVICE, INC tire repairs 136.90
PRESTIGE MASONRY 76 Main Ave 4,294.94
RATHJE Stone Ridge Development 190,755.00
RELIANT FIRE APPARATUS, C Fire truck and extraction equip 328,745.00
SCHIMBERG curb stops 292.47
SNYDER & ASSOCIATES engineering 4,237.00
STAPLES Credit Plan membership 49.00
STAR EQUIPMENT rental equipment 4,374.15
U S CELLULAR cell phones 463.60
USA BLUEBOOK lab supplies 1,132.22
USA BLUEBOOK label tape 176.19
WASTE MANAGEMENT garbage collection 12,758.40
WILD’S CUSTOM MOWING mowing 130.00
Accounts Payable Total 591,178.20
Payroll Checks 18,569.82
REPORT TOTAL 609,748.02
ROAD USE TAX 205,929.36
76 Main Street 6,371.82
TOTAL FUNDS 609,748.02
Law Enforcement: Spading moved to maintain continue Sheriff’s contract of 18 hours a week at the current rate. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, Robison, and Spading. Motion Carried.
Svejda moved to approve the renewal of Bobby T’s LC0042870 license contingent on Dram Shop. Robison seconded. Ayes: Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, Robison, Spading, and Svejda. Motion Carried.
Stone Ridge Development 3rd Addition: Robison moved to approve Final Consideration of Ordinance No. 224, an ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the Atkins Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa. Spading seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Robison, Spading, Svejda, and Rinderknecht. Motion Carried.
Robison moved to approve Resolution 891 Approving Pay Request No. 9 Garling Construction for Storm Damage Repairs $7,817.06. Spading seconded. Ayes: Robison, Spading, Svejda, Rinderknecht, and DeMeulenaere. Motion Carried.
Svejda moved to approve Resolution 892 entering a Contract between the City of Atkins and Solum Lang Architects LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa for engineering services related to the design and construction of the Atkins Fire Station Reconstruction project which is necessary due to the Storm Disaster of August 10, 2020, for a fixed cost of $206,500.00. Spading seconded. Ayes: Spading, Svejda, Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, and Robison. Motion Carried.
Robison moved to enter into agreement with Snyder and Associates to create plans and specifications for the modifications to the Temporary Fire Station to increase the height of doors to house new fire truck. Spading seconded. Ayes: Svejda, Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, Robison, and Spading.
Mayor Visser discussed City Maintenance Shop Building and the upgrades needed. Mayor encouraged council to walk through building.
Staffing Update: Deputy Clerk position will be posted next week. Council discussed need for continuity within office, especially with number of elected officials on the ballot. Rinderknecht moved to direct Mayor to prepare extended contract for Groskurth by next council meeting. Spading seconded. Ayes: Rinderknecht, DeMeulenaere, Robison, Spading, and Svejda. Motion
Public Works Update: Mayor informed DNR will require a quarterly notification regarding TTHM’s until a year of quarters average meets standards. The City’s most current quarter test passed. Mayor informed Dollar General has submitted Building Permit and plans and specifications continue to be reviewed by building inspector and engineer.
Rinderknecht moved to set the date of the next Regular Council meeting to be Tuesday, September 7, 2021, due to the Labor Day holiday.
Robison moved to adjourn. Svejda seconded. 5-ayes, Motion Carried.
Adjournment time was 8:08 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor