CITY OF VAN HORNE
Regular Council Meeting
January 10, 2022
The meeting was called to order at Van Horne City Hall at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Gorkow.
Council Present: Parmenter, Childs, Knaack, Fisher, Donald
Others Present: Jared, Lacie Baker, Kaidee Tungesvik, Jeremy Hlas, Ann Franzenburg, Mechelle Lambert
Ceremonial Swearing in of Councilmembers Kim Fisher, Jim Parmenter, Amy Knaack (official swearing in was done December 21, December 22 and December 30).
Motion by Parmenter to approve agenda. Seconded by Childs, all ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Donald to approve the Minutes of the December 13th , 2021 Council Meeting. Seconded by Childs, all ayes, motion carried.
Benton County Sheriff 4th quarter of 2021 was presented to the Council.
Ann Franzenburg and Mechelle Lambert addressed the Council with Library yearly report and upcoming FY budget request.
Jeremy Hlas addressed Council with yearly report for the Fire Department and First Responders.
Council member Parmenter made a motion to appoint Kollmorgen, Schlue and Zahradnik as City Attorney for a two-year term.
Council member Childs made a motion to appoint Jeremy Hlas as Van Horne Fire Chief for a 2-year term. Seconded by Donald, all ayes, motion carried.
Mayor Gorkow appointed Jim Parmenter as Mayor Pro-Tem for a 2-year term.
Kaidee Tungesvik addressed the Council regarding some updates she hoped could be implemented to the City Park. A few of her ideas included a Book Home, Rockwall, higher swings, Gaga ball pit and a few other playground pieces. Council and Clerk will look into funding sources and costs for some of these items.
Councilmember Fisher made a motion to approve the following:
Board of Adjustments- Joe Brehm for a one year term, Pat Sonka for a 2 year term, Jason Knaack for a 3 year term, and Steve Allman for 4 years
Library Board- Howard Conrad, Jan Logan and Ann Franzenburg for 3 year terms, and Darcy Kearns, Mary Masten, Gina Embray, and Stacie Gorkow for 1 year terms
REC Board – Alicia Rausch, Laurie Donald for 1 year, and Ryan Fisher for 2 years.
Seconded by Knaack, all ayes, motion carried. Currently have 1 vacancy on BOA and two on REC Board.
Jared addressed the Council regarding the purchase of a new tractor for the City. Motion by Donald to approve the purchase of a Case Tractor from quote and to release the funds from the Equipment Savings account to purchase. Seconded by Childs, all ayes, motion carried.
RESOLUTION 2022-429 Assessing Water Line Break charges to Homeowner Property Taxes was presented to Council with corrected dollar amount. Motion by Parmenter to approve Resolution 2022-429. Seconded by Parmenter, all ayes, motion carried.
RESOLUTION 2022 – 430 Setting February 14 as Public Hearing for Max Property Tax Levy was presented to Council. Motion by Knaack to approve Resolution 2022-430. Seconded by Fisher, all ayes, motion carried.
Discussion regarding upcoming projects and donations.
The following bills were presented
|AJK||ERECT BUILDING @ SEWER PLANT||$ 23,100.00|
|ALLIANT ENERGY||ELECTRIC and GAS||$ 6,504.51|
|BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR||ELECTION COSTS||$ 740.45|
|BENTON COUNTY LANDFILL||TIPPING FEES 11/29-12/17||$ 755.78|
|CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT||LIBRARY BOOKS||$ 139.02|
|COMPASS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS||BUISINESS FORMS||$ 663.18|
|CORY’S TRUCK AND TIRE||FIRE TRUCK REPAIRS||$ 1,610.34|
|IOWA DEPT REVENUE||SALES AND WATER EXCISE TAX||$ 4,984.47|
|EFTPS1||FED/FICA TAXES||$ 3,558.27|
|EZ TRASH SOLUTIONS,LLC||GARBAGE RECYCLE||$ 2,811.00|
|FUTURE GREEN||TREE DONATIONS||$ 1,000.00|
|GAME TIME||WRINKLE WALL||$ 11,306.60|
|GPM||SEWER PLANT SAMPLERS||$ 14,726.00|
|HACH||WATER LAB CHEMICALS||$ 51.58|
|HAWKEYE ALARM||FIRE DEPT SIREN MONITORING||$ 63.00|
|HOMETOWN MARKETPLACE||NEWSLETTER INSERTS||$ 19.40|
|INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES||LIBRARY BOOKS||$ 166.28|
|KEYSTONE INSURANCE||ADDITION OF SEWER PLANT UPDATE||$ 56.00|
|KEYSTONE LAB||WATER TESTING||$ 12.80|
|KOCH BROTHERS||LIBRARY COPIES||$ 74.62|
|KOLLMORGAN & SCHLUE||LEGAL||$ 37.00|
|LAKEVIEW BOOKS||LIBRARY BOOKS||$ 74.45|
|MID-AMERICA BOOKS||LIBRARY BOOKS||$ 104.75|
|NEW CENTURY FARM SERVICE||FIRE DEPT FUEL||$ 311.72|
|NEW CENTURY FARM SERVICE||CITY FUEL||$ 1,106.14|
|ON DECK SPORTS||REC BATTING NET AND CLIPS||$ 1,318.80|
|IOWA ONE CALL||IOWA ONE CALL||$ 66.60|
|DEVIN PICKERING BACKHOE||REPAIR MANHOLES||$ 900.00|
|DEVIN PICKERING BACKHOE||ALBERTSEN WATER REPAIR||$ 1,087.12|
|DEVIN PICKERING BACKHOE||MANHOLES||$ 1,135.00|
|POSTMASTER||WATER BILLS POSTAGE||$ 120.00|
|POWESHIEK WATER||BULK WATER||$ 5,179.02|
|RINDERKNECHT, DAREN||SLUDGE REMOVAL||$ 1,906.20|
|SADLER||REBUILD GEAR FOR FIRE TRUCK||$ 2,321.77|
|ST PAUL STAMP WORKS||PET TAGS||$ 105.51|
|STATE OF IOWA||SALES TAX||$ 216.04|
|STOREY KENWORTHY||OFFICE SUPPLIES||$ 208.92|
|VAN HORNE TELEPHONE||CITY HALL PHONE & FAX||$ 455.70|
|TREASURER-STATE OF IOWA||STATE TAXES||$ 635.00|
|VAN HORNE TREE OF LIGHTS||DONATION||$ 250.00|
|US CELLULAR||CITY CELL PHONES||$ 136.92|
|VINTON NEWSPAPERS||NOVEMBER MINUTES||$ 115.77|
|VOGELER REPAIR||OIL CHANGE FOR TRUCK||$ 38.95|
|WELLMARK||HEALTH INSURANCE||$ 1,385.80|
|Accounts Payable Total||$ 94,212.85|
|Payroll Checks||$ 11,752.08|
|***** REPORT TOTAL *****||$ 105,964.93|
|ROAD USE TAX||$ 5,429.83|
|EMPLOYEE BENEFITS||$ 1,468.35|
|WASTEWATER FACILITY||$ 38,316.00|
|TOTAL FUNDS||$ 105,964.93|
EMPLOYEE WAGES 2021
|Joan Boudreau||$ 600.00|
|Jarred Childs||$ 315.00|
|Todd Donald||$ 420.00|
|Kimberly Fisher||$ 455.00|
|Katherine Gage||$ 3,570.00|
|Pat Gorkow||$ 150.00|
|Martin Junge||$ 1,350.00|
|Linda Klopping||$ 51,060.88|
|Amy Knaack||$ 455.00|
|Mechelle Lambert||$ 19,567.98|
|Michael Less||$ 27,375.11|
|Ronald Parmenter||$ 455.00|
|Jared Vogeler||$ 92,173.46|
|General||$ 48,498.71||$ 42,949.29|
|Road Use Tax||$ 4,807.03||$ 7,761.87|
|Employee benefit||$ 3,037.94||$ 974.33|
|Emergency||$ –||$ 139.03|
|LOST||$ –||$ 7,309.96|
|TIF||$ –||$ 16,985.11|
|Debt Service||$ 10,050.85||$ 3,675.25|
|WW Plant updates||$ –|
|1st St overlay||$ –||$ 2,500.00|
|Water||$ 15,288.45||$ 10,451.49|
|Water Sinking||$ 621.25|
|Sewer||$ 8,551.01||$ 13,193.51|
|Sewer Sinking||$ 586.25|
|Total||$ 91,441.49||$ 105,939.84|
Motion by Fisher to allow bills. Seconded by Parmenter, all ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Knaack to approve December 2021 Clerks Report. Seconded by Donald, all ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Fisher to adjourn at 8:05 p.m.. Seconded by Childs, all ayes, motion carried.
Pat Gorkow, Mayor
Linda Klopping, City Clerk