COUNCIL: Newhall, November 22, 2021

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
Monday, November 22, 2021 – 6:00 PM
Mayor Mattson called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Council members present: Gessner, Campbell, Gardemann, Rinderknecht, Boddicker
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Gardemann, 2nd by Boddicker, all present aye, motion carried
Public Forum: Doug Anderson commented on how nice the gazebo in the Main Park looks and
asked about insurance coverage going forward.
Department Reports
Public Works: Step 2 of the step feed process at the lagoon has begun; Christmas lights are up; mowers are serviced for the winter; 1420 just needs the snow blower installed; snow plows are ready to go for the winter; brush pile was burned today; Rinderknecht Construction supplies have been stored in the West Pavilion for winter.
City Clerk: What needs to be ordered from Derecho damage at West Park? It was agreed that
swings (not the set), merry-go-round, and a digger or 2 should be ordered and sent to EMC by
Council: Campbell asked if Kinzenbaw and Rinderknecht were done for the winter. Mayor Mattson added that he has reached out to Kinzenbaw several times and Claeys and Touro were under the impression that Rinderknecht was going to finish the West Park in the spring. Campbell also asked for a status on FEMA – which all three projects are still “pending” and we are now working with another new person; Rinderknecht asked if we should reach out to the news media or Ashley Hinson to see if they could assist in moving it along. Keri will reach out if possible and also contact surrounding towns to see what their FEMA status is.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Gessner to approve the
minutes from November 8, 2021 and bills totaling $25,080.61 all present aye, motion carried.
Baker and Taylor Library – Books $127.68
Benton Co Sol Waste Comm City – Per Capita 2nd Qtr Per Capita $5,681.00
Benton Co Sol Waste Comm City – City Gate fee 10/21 – 11/18 $1,708.90
Bound Tree First Responders – Supplies $88.68
Childers, Skylar Parks – 6 Youth Helmets $48.00
EZ Trash City – Garbage and Recycling $4,411.12
Gessner Repair Fire – Tanker Repair (Parts, No Labor) $59.83
Gessner Repair Parks/Sewer/Water – Mower Tires $200.70
Hydrants Unlimited Water/Sewer – Operator and Supplies $940.00
Iowa History Journal Library – Subscription $35.95
Iowa Mun Finance Office City – Clerknet $30.00
Keystone Labs Water/Sewer – Analysis and Supplies $220.80
Kluesner Construction Streets/RUT – Asphalt Repair $10,521.20
Main Street Designs Streets – Banners $163.00
New Century FS City – Fuel $20.43
Secretary of State Legal – Iowa Notary Application Fee $30.00
Staples City/Fire/Library – Paper, Toner,
Calculators, Post-its, $414.05
The Gazette City – Publication $49.17
US Cellular City – Cell Service $205.10
Viktora, Dean and Belinda Water/Sewer – Meter Deposit Refund $125.00
TOTAL $25,080.61

Council Action
A. Motion by Boddicker, 2nd by Rinderknecht to approve the EZ Trash Solution 5 year contract, all present aye, motion carried. Increases will go into effect January 1,
2022, increases to residents and commercial accounts will follow if necessary.
B. Solar Usage/Storage Status Report – Caleb Rabe is working on it – Fire Station is ready to go, he has sent login information. The other panels are not set up for monitoring, additional equipment is required and is on order – The city will NOT be responsible for the cost of the additional equipment.
C. Funds received from insurance payments, grants, FEMA, and PR code on water bill will be discussed at a future date.
D. Campbell asked if funds should be moved around to collect better return. Because of upcoming projects and projects that are currently in the works but not paid for, and the fact that interest is earned on the checking account, all funds will remain the way they are.
Adjournment: At 6:30 p.m. Gessner moved to adjourn, Gardemann seconded, all present aye,
motion carried.

Jan Mattson – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk

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