COUNCIL ROUNDUP – Newhall Council, April 11, 2022

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
April 11, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Mayor Boddicker opened the regular meeting at 7:00 PM.
Roll Call: Council Present: Campbell, Cross, Wendel, Seeck, Rinderknecht
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Rinderknecht approving the agenda, all present aye, motion carried.
Department Reports
Public Works: Floats cleaned at lift stations; stop signs have been placed; E.coli testing has begun; sweeper has been fixed; doing dirt work at ball field; tornado siren will be worked on again, the noon whistle not working; playground people are coming any day; battery replaced in cub cadet mower for ball field, both cub cadet and gator are back at the ball park.
City Clerk: Church group has volunteered to work on cleaning the bump outs if vegetation is required, still waiting on HR Green to confirm; Rabe Hardware has submitted a settlement amount they are paying the city for failed solar panels.
Parks: Inquires have been made regarding a men’s league, flag pole at ball field needs weeded (Cross will look into someone working on it); popper, cheese maker, hotdog warmer have arrived; vendors for food and beverages have been contacted and orders will be placed after the concession stand is ready
Council: Need to put some teeth into letters to the residents that are not abiding by grass, dangerous garbage or run down fences, pets.
Mayor: Concession electrical work almost done; Rabe Hardware will be coming when that is completed.
Zoning: Shed on Railroad street will be cleaned up to reflect what they were initially approved for; fence and decks approved on B Avenue and 1st Avenue
Library: 25 people attended the Easter craft.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Seeck, 2nd by Campbell to approve the minutes from March 28, 2022, and bills totaling $21,402.96, all present aye, motion carried.
Alliant Energy City – Electric and Gas $4,963.78
Baker and Taylor Library – Books $373.97
Brown Supply Water/Sewer – Stainless Steel Probe $42.00
Gazette City – Minutes Publication $179.08
Highway 30 Diesel Repair Fire – Clutch in Tanker repaired $1,643.99
Hydrants Unlimited Water/Sewer – Supplies and Operator $940.00
Keystone Labs Water/Sewer – Analysis and Supplies $243.25
Linn Co-op City/Fire – Fuel $331.76
Municipal Supply Water – Radio Reads, Meters, Parts $5,950.14
New Century FS City – Fuel $137.07
Ollinger Garage Door Fire – Keyless Remote $60.00
P&K Midwest Streets – Sweeper Bearing and Keys $255.88
P&K Midwest Streets – Radiator $979.07
South Slope City – Internet, Cable and Phone $602.50
Tharp Design Streets – Decal for new tractor $40.00
Touro, Keri City – External Hard Drive for recordings $59.99
Utility Services Co. Water – Qtrly Tank and Pedosphere Maint $4,327.71
Visa Sewer – Battery $18.85
Visa City – Adobe, 3-way signs, golf cart permits $253.92
TOTAL – $21,402.96
Council Action:

  1. Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Campbell approving the purchase of 1 digger (if there isn’t one in the shop), merry-go-round, and the swing set frame, all present aye, motion carried.
  2. Code of Ordinance changes that will be updated when Iowa Codification finalizes book update: Motion by Seeck, 2nd by Rinderknecht, all present aye approving the following:
    i. Chapter 17 – Page 77 – Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, EMT Director are voted on by the fire department, then approved by the council.
    ii. Chapter 20 – Adding City Clerk to persons able to receive information from or give to the city attorney.
    iii. Fireworks – a person shall not use or explode consumer fireworks on days other than June 1 through July 8 and December 10 through January 3 of each year, all dates inclusive. (1) Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 4th and the Saturdays and Sundays immediately preceding and following July 4.
    iv. Chapter 55 – Remove breeds and leave vicious dogs
    v. Chapter 55 – Impound should remain.
    vi. Bill boards are referenced in 3 different places in the book, leave for now.
  3. Vacate Ordinance Review – Motion by Seeck, 2nd by Cross to not proceed with current vacate resolution, Cross, Seeck, Rinderknecht yes, Wendel and Campbell no, motion carried.
  4. Fire Department Bylaw and Constitution Approval – motion by Wendel, 2nd by Campbell all present aye, motion carried.
  5. Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Seeck approving the transfer of all the fire truck fund to a 36-month CD to gain more interest, leaving enough in savings account to leave account open, Cross, Rinderknecht, Seeck aye, Campbell and Wendel no, motion carried.
    Adjournment: At 9:14 PM, Seeck moved to adjourn, Campbell 2nd, all present aye motion carried.

Doug Boddicker – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk

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