City of Atkins Iowa – City Council Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Call to Order and Roll call by Mayor Bruce Visser 6:35 p.m. Present were Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Stoltzfus, and Petersen. Also present were Holly Corkery and Eric Martin, City Attorney, and Groskurth.
Petersen moved to approve the agenda. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Peterson, Bell, and DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Petersen moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Petersen, DeMeulenaere. Motion Carried. Nays: Bell. Motion Carried. Consent agenda was as follows: approval of Council Minutes of March 22, 2022 and the following list of bills:
STONE RIDGE DEVELOPING FYE 22 Grant 9,245.00
USPS – POSTMASTER April bills 263.98
ACCESS SYSTEMS ADOBE ACROBAT 1,316.62
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING EQUIPMENT LEASES/COPIERS 848.72
AIRE FILTER SALES & SERVE SUPPLIES 190.08
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITY EXP 14851.81
ALTORFER INC. GENERATOR WATER PLANT 4,925.00
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. ROADS/WATER SUPPLIES 263.5
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO..INC. TELEPHONE 653.9
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS 145.31
BENTON COUNTY ENGINEER SALT/SAND 705.55
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE COMM TIPPING FEES 1,534.56
BROWN SUPPLY CO CROSS WENCH 115
Cardmember Service MAR TRANSACTIONS 738.02
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 3,460.36
D P PROPERTIES CLEANING PARK/LIBRARY 935
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. LEGALS 3/8/22 195.58
JETCO, INC. WWTP 458.9
KEN-WAY CLEANED SEWER LINES 1,632.50
L. B. ANDERSON AGENCY EMC ANNUAL POLICY RENEWAL 74,016.00
M & D MINI STORAGE Derecho – costs 65
MENARD’S ROADS/SHOP 358.34
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY WWTP 537.24
MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DEBRIS REMOVAL 13,042.93
USPS – POSTMASTER ANNUAL PO BOX FEE 72
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOICATION UTILITY 86.5
QUILL OFFICE SUPPLIES 110.34
RYDIN GOLF CART PERMIT STICKERS 274.77
STRATEGIC PRINT SOLUTIONS FS BOARD 47.75
THE DEPOT EXPRESS FUEL – FEB2022 1819.63
THE SLED SHED INC SHARPEN CHAIN SAW 36
U S CELLULAR CELL PHONES 242.72
WASTE MANAGEMENT GARBAGE COLLECTION 13,483.20
WELLMARK BC/BS OF IOWA APRIL PREMIUM 2607.67
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 2,230.71
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 321.39
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 478.3
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 281.07
Accounts Payable Total 152,590.95
Payroll Checks 10,023.89
REPORT TOTAL 162,614.84
ROAD USE TAX 24,501.87
TOTAL FUNDS 162,614.84
Doug Anderson with L B Anderson, regarding City Liability and Worker’s Compensation
Stoltzfus moved to approve Resolution 947 A resolution to approve entering into contract with Lynch Dallas, P.C. to provide City legal services. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Petersen, Bell, DeMeulenaere, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 948 A resolution to appoint the following attorney’s with Lynch Dallas, P.C. as Interim City Attorney: Holly Corkery, Douglas Herman, and Steven Leidinger or other Lynch Dallas attorney. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Petersen, Bell, DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, and Koehn. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 949 A resolution declaring certain property owned by the City to be Surplus to the City’s needs and directing Disposal of the same. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, Koehn, and Petersen. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 950 Setting Public Hearing on the proposed City Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (FYE 22) to be April 26, 2022. Petersen seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, Koehn, Petersen, and Bell. Motion Carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 951 Approving the 2022 Street Maintenance Plan. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Petersen, Bell, and DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 952 Declaring work required for Water Treatment
Facility and Well as Emergency Work Under Chapter 26(s)(b)(3). DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Petersen, Bell, DeMeulenaere, and Stoltzfus,. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 953 Entering into Contract with JetCo to complete
emergency repairs for the Water Treatment Facility and Well #2. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Petersen, Bell, DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, and Koehn. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 954 Entering into a 36 month lease agreement with Altorfer Cat for Excavator and Skid Load in the amount or $3,079 per month. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Petersen, Bell, DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, Koehn, and Petersen. Motion carried.
Fire Truck to be delivered 2nd week in May. Will sell existing truck. Fire Dept will be traveling to Wisconsin to pick up.
FEMA – Fire Station committee continues to work through the process. Trees Debris project continues.
Public Works and Administrator– appreciate all the work they have done to gather the information to prepare for the construction season items.
Utility Billing Software staff continues to work through update. When completed citizens will be able be able to see bill online and receive alerts.
Traffic Issue with Parkridge / school for a few minutes.
Public input: Citizen commented on traffic issue. Tree removal. Tree stump removal.
Next Regular Council Meeting to be held Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, Council Room.
Koehn moved to Adjournment. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Petersen, Bell, DeMeulenaere. Motion Carried.
Adjournment time: 7:52 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator
Bruce Visser, Mayor