City of Atkins Iowa – City Council Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
The Atkins City Council met in regular session at City Hall, Atkins Iowa. Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. Present were Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Also in attendance: Groskurth, City Attorneys Martin and Morgan and members of the pubic.
Koehn moved to approve the agenda by removing items related to closed session. Seconded by Stoltzfus. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Petersen, Koehn, DeMeulenaere, Bell. Motion Carried
Petersen moved to approve the consent agenda items and motion to approve. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Petersen, Koehn, DeMeulenaere, and Stoltzfus. Nays: Bell. Motion carried. Consent agenda was as follows: approval of the April 12, 2022 Council Minutes, Engineer Report, and the following list of bills:
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 3,369.89
UMB BANK NA 2022 BOND SERIES A FEES 300
JETCO, INC. GAS SENSOR 925
USPS – POSTMASTER NEWSLETTER 434.42
ACCESS SYSTEMS NETWORK SUPPORT 1,400.22
ACME TOOLS BATTERY KIT 557.1
AMY BREESE PAVILION RENTAL 5/28/22 802.48
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE COMM TIPPING FEES 1,524.44
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 1,652.44
DELTA DENTAL DENTAL MAY 2022 43.76
ECICOG ATKINS FS ADMIN 337.5
FRIEDA COONROD EMBROIDERY GREY MESH HATS 64.2
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. LEGALS-PROPOSED BUDGET 315.75
GROSKURTH, KELLY NUISANCE TRAINING-BREESE/GROSK 202.68
ION ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIO LABS 545
JARROD TOMILNSON MILEAGE FOR TRAINING 20.48
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL ROADS/WATER 65.2
KEN-WAY BROKEN CURB STOP 3,599.83
L. B. ANDERSON AGENCY EMC ANNUAL POLICY RENEWAL 1,880.00
LINN COOP SEED 208.23
LYNCH DALLAS, P.C. LEGAL SERVICES 2,330.00
MENARD’S ROADS 86.3
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY LIBRARY 744.57
SOLUM LANG ARCHITECTS FIRE STATION REBUILD 7,892.78
SPEER FINANCIAL, INC. BOND SERVICING 7,100.00
STAR EQUIPMENT MEASURING WHEEL 103.89
STOREY KENWORTHY MINUTE BOOK 352
TODD DAMON MILEAGE 285.48
USA BLUEBOOK LAB SUPPLIES 830.96
WELLMARK BC/BS OF IOWA MAY PREMIUM 2619.08
Accounts Payable Total 40,593.68
Invoices: Paid 5,029.31
Invoices: Scheduled 35,564.37
Payroll Checks 10,231.92
REPORT TOTAL 50,825.60
ROAD USE TAX 2,842.06
DEBT SERVICE 300
TOTAL FUNDS 50,825.60
Tree Debris Removal Project: Project update was given.
DeMeulenaere moved to approve Resolution No. 954 pay request no. 1 in the amount of $76,744 to Boomerrang Corporation of Anamosa, Iowa. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Koehn, DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, Bell, and Petersen. Motion Carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution No. 955 Change Order No. 1 Sidewalk removal and replacement. Bell seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, Bell, Petersen, and Koehn. Motion
Bell moved to approve Resolution No. 956 approving Change Order No. 2 Request to extend
completion date. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Bell, Petersen, Koehn, and DeMeulenaere. Motion Carried.
Koehn move to approve Resolution No. 957 approving MSA Contract Amendment No. 1 Additional Construction related services. Petersen second. Ayes: Bell, Petersen, Koehn, DeMeulenaere, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Council conducted a Public hearing for Budget Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2022. Began at 6:57 p.m. there being no written or oral comments for or against public hearing was closed at 6:59 p.m. Koehn moved to approve Resolution No. 958 Budget Amendment No. 2. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Petersen, Koehn, DeMeulenaere, and Stoltzfus. Nays: Bell. Motion carried.
Mayor’s Update and Public Works Department Report:
Downtown – will be working on repairing steps on eastside of Main Ave.
Tree debris project: tree removal project is half done. Contractor continues removals, trimming, stump removal process and will follow with grading, seeding, and concrete work.
City continues to work with Insurance company, FEMA and IA Homeland Security on grants.
Tree Planting within the street right of way must be approved by City. Tree Planting within property lines check with City to ensure location meets visibility standards for traffic.
Public input: Newsletter was mailed Monday, April 25, 2022. Thank you received for placing minutes on website. Tap House business announced opening May 2, 2022.
Next Regular Council Meeting to be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall 480 3rd Avenue, Council Room.
Motion by Stoltzfus to adjournment. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Koehn, DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, Bell, and Petersen. Motion carried. Adjournment Time was 7:15
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator
Bruce Visser, Mayor