ATKINS COUNCIL: February 8, 2022

City of Atkins Iowa – City Council Meeting Special Session
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Council Room, City Hall, 480 Third Avenue, Atkins Iowa, 52206
Mayor Visser called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Present were Bell, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Also present were Ryan Tang-City Attorney, and Groskurth. DeMeulenaere was absent.
Stoltzfus moved to approve the agenda. Koehn seconded. Petersen moved to amend agenda by removing item 11 authorizing mayor to enter a public relations/marketing contract from agenda, to address later. Stoltzfus seconded. Discussion occurred. Ayes: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Nays: None. Motion carried. Koehn approve agenda as amended. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus, and Bell. Motion carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Petersen, Stoltzfus, Koehn. Nays: Bell. Motion carried. Consent agenda was as follows:
• Council Minutes of January 17, 2022, January 26, 2022, and February 2, 2022 Budget Work Session, February 2, 2022 Special Meeting Minutes.
• The following list of Bills:
ACCESS SYSTEMS LAPTOP SETUP 1,923.13
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING EQUIPMENT LEASES/COPIERS 418.46
ACME TOOLS PARKS 49.98
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITY EXP 12,583.39
ALTORFER INC. ROADS 58.40
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. SUPPLIES 14.33
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO..INC. TELEPHONE 626.39
BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR Q4 LAW ENFORCEMENT 5,850.00
BENTON COUNTY ENGINEER SALT/SAND 735.11
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE 3RD QTR LANDFILL 12,336.66
Cardmember Service TRAINING 580.97
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 1,303.90
D P PROPERTIES CLEANING PARK/LIBRARY 501.00
DELTA DENTAL INSURANCE 119.36
EFTPS Payroll taxes 7,482.29
FASTENAL ROADS-SNOW 18.46
FUTURE LINE TRUCK EQUIPMT ROADS-SNOW 220.50
G & H ELECTRIC FURNACES IN PLANT 1,198.87
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. LEGALS 196.12
GRAINGER DOME MIRROR 162.45
GROSKURTH, KELLY MEMBERSHIP DUES -IACMA 120.00
HARN R/O SYSTEMS3 500 LB DRUM 2,300.00
HOLIDAY OUTDOOR DECOR OUTDOOR XMAS BULBS 135.39
ICMA MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS GROSKURTH MEMBERSHIP 736.00
ION ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIO LABS 954.00
IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES 22.50
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY TRAINING 240.00
IPERS IPERS 4,684.83
JARROD TOMILNSON EQUIP REPAIR TRUCK 36.18
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL ROADS – SNOW 17.33
KEN-WAY WATER MAIN BREAK 4,971.93
LINN COOP FUEL-FINANCE CHARGES 25.73
LITE INC 76 MAIN ST 30,778.33
M & D MINI STORAGE DERECHO COSTS 65.00
MARTIN EQUIPMENT ROADS-SNOW 37.48
MENARD’S SHOP 741.67
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY UTILITIES 964.04
MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TREE REMOVAL-DERECHO 5,348.60
NELSON ELECTRIC CO 76 MAIN ST 12,922.05
P & K MIDWEST PARKS-MOWER PARTS 132.58
QUALITY FLOW SYSTEMS, INC STATION PUMPS 16,850.00
QUILL OFFICE SUPPLIES 272.39
SNYDER & ASSOCIATES GENERAL ENGINEERING 2,696.16
STREFF ELECTRIC PARKS REPAIR 120.00
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA SALES/WATER EXECISE Tax 3,911.00
USA BLUEBOOK LAB SUPPLIES 121.22
US Post Office POSTAGE 254.36
VESSCO INC. PUMPHEAD 942.74
WASTE MANAGEMENT GARBAGE COLLECTION 25,629.68
WELLMARK BC/BS OF IOWA FEBRUARY PREMIUM 569.70
XCESSORIES SQUARED STREET SIGNS-ROADS 336.00
Accounts Payable Total 163,316.66
Payroll Checks 22,093.18
REPORT TOTAL 185,409.84
GENERAL 74,827.62
ROAD USE TAX 8,494.94
FEMA 6,132.39
76 Main Street 43,700.38
WATER 23,893.79
SEWER 28,360.72
TOTAL FUNDS 185,409.84
Greg Walston gave presentation regarding the Benton County Extension Youth Summer Science Camp. Petersen moved to approve Resolution 929 approving Benton County Extension Youth Summer Science Camp in Atkins. Koehn Seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Stoltzfus, Bell, and Petersen. Nays: none. Motion Carried.
Public Hearing Public on the request for bidders document, form of contract, and estimate of cost of cost for the completion of Debris Removal – FEMA Disaster Recovery #157520 opened at 7:01 p.m. No written comments were received for or against were received. There being no
comments the hearing closed at 7:03 p.m.
Petersen moved to approve Resolution 930 approving request for bidders document, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the completion of Debris Removal-FEMA Disaster Recovery 157520. Stoltzfus Seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Petersen, Koehn. Nays: Bell. Motion carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve Resolution 931 to Award of Debris Removal in the Right of Way
and City Owned Properties to Boomerang Corporation in the amount of $262,600. Petersen
seconded. Engineer has reviewed bids. Discussion Occurred. Ayes: Petersen, Koehn, Stoltzfus.
Nays: Bell. Motion carried.
Petersen moved to approve Resolution 932 A resolution approving the Copier/Printer Copier
Lease and Maintenance Agreement with Access Systems for 60 months. Stoltzfus seconded.
Ayes: Stoltzfus, Petersen, Koehn, Bell. Nays: none. Motion Carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve Resolution 933 a resolution authorizing payment of contractor’s pay request no 14 in the amount of $11,048.78 to Garling Construction Inc., Belle Plaine, Iowa for the Storm Repair Site 1-6 Project 54140, Atkins, Iowa. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Petersen, Koehn, Bell, and Stoltzfus. Nays: Motion Carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 934 a resolution approving Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Renewal. Petersen Second. Ayes: Koehn, Stoltzfus, and Petersen. Nays: Bell. Motion Carried
Koehn moved to Resolution 935 a resolution approving Soccer Field usage for the Cougar Classic Tournament sponsored by the Lutheran School. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Petersen, Koehn, and Bell. Nays: none. Motion Carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve Resolution 936 a resolution approving Soccer Field usage by the
Iowa Raptors. Koehn seconded. Petersen, Koehn, Bell, Petersen. Nays: none. Motioned carried.
Mayor’s Update:
• Public Hearing Max Levy to be held February 22, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
• Street trees Removal process: contractor will receive contracts to sign and return to City. Once signed contract and bonds received City will approve award of contract. Continue
with fire station committee meetings.
• Public should keep in mind that information received on social media is not always accurate. Fire Department committee is considering fire dept., codes, regulations, community’s needs, and potential locations. When you hear official information, you will hear from the City through official notifications e.g. council meetings, public hearing notices, City Website. City Council members have opinions, but they are not the official statement of the City.
• Official information for the City originates at City Hall through official notifications e.g. council meetings, public hearing notices, City website, Mayor statements. City Council members may have opinions, but they are not the official statement of the City. City Council should be conscientious of making statements regarding dollar amounts – need to make sure City is not in violation of bonding agreements.
Public Works Update.
Water main break last weekend. Repaired next day. Public Works will be working with tree
removal contractor due to the paperwork required by FEMA. Lift Station pump was rebuilt – due to item going through system.
Public input: Concern regarding Soccer resolution – concerned the number of days requested and how it will impact the local soccer teams use of fields. Citizen asked why 3 of their utility bills (phones, water, electric) did not come to their residence last month. Citizen informed water pressure had changed. Communication regarding fire station -explain process.
Set next Regular Council Meeting to be held Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall Council Room, 480 3rd Avenue, Atkins, Iowa.
Stoltzfus moved to Adjournment. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Bell, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Nays: none. Motion Carried.
Adjournment time was 7:37 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator/City Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor

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