Newhall Council: May 9, 2022

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
May 9, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Mayor Boddicker opened the regular meeting at 7:00 PM.
Roll Call: Council Present: Campbell, Cross, Wendel, Seeck
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Wendel approving the agenda, all aye, motion carried.
Public Forum: Mark Lnecincka was present to discuss alley behind his house.
Department Reports
Public Works: Concession stand cabinets and counter tops are done, Bruno to do dugouts this week, if not, Trent and Dan will do them; Rabe completed water fountain at concession stand and is done at concession stand; ordered rock; mower starter going out; black dirt is $400 a truckload, they will take $90 off if we pick it up; receiver purchased for gator; picnic tables are out.
Mayor: Working on DOT Main Street stop sign questions , working on it with Trent; bus moved on Railroad Street.
Library: Mother’s Day craft had 15 children attend; summer reading program the month of July; Butterfly exhibit, cannon foam and red blooded reptiles are scheduled.
Fire: Firecat will be at the fire station Tuesday; new helmets will be purchased using fire foundation funds; other new helmets when worn you cannot hear other fire fighters talking.
Parks: Tuesday, May 17th is the first home game, poles need to be sandblasted/painted; batting cage is up and has new locks; talking to Country Floors regarding carpet in batting cage; motion lights for park were ordered; Jared Stein possibly will be working on the library gutters and the main park pavilion.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Cross to approve the minutes from April 25, 2022, and bills totaling $33,647.65, all present aye, motion carried.
Atkins Lumber Storm – Concession Stand $866.55
Atkins Recreation Parks – Registration Refund $40.00
Benton Co Auditor City – City/School Election $785.48
Benton Co Fireman Assoc Fire – Membership Dues $50.00
Benton Co IA Treasurer City – Taxes for Mary Johnson Property $22.00
Carquest Streets – antifreeze, bushing, oil $68.78
EZ Trash Solutions City – Garbage and Recycling $4,838.00
G&H Electric Storm – Wiring for Concession Stand $16,948.90
Hawkeye Fire and Safety Fire – Annual extinguisher inspection $69.05
Hawkeye Fire and Safety City – Haz mat fee, extinguisher inspection $68.01
Hydrants Unlimited Water/Sewer – Operator and Supplies $940.00
John Deere Financial Shop – Misc. Supplies $52.04
Keystone Labs Water – Drinking Water Analysis (Qtrly) $18.75
Linn Coop Streets – Fuel $319.71
Linn Coop Fire – Fuel $390.58
Menards Storm – Door for West Park Pavilion $672.00
Midwest Patch Streets – 2″ post brackets $72.00
Midwest Patch Streets – High performance patch $569.50
New Century FS City – Fuel $42.74
Sebastian, Rita Pavilion – Supplies $17.48
South Slope City – Internet, Phone and Cable $602.39
Staples City Hall – Supplies $90.34
Concessions supplies, propane, 2 flagpoles, batteries, Chappy’s Repair, zip ties, water testing strips, keychains $1,983.35
Vision Concrete, LLC Shop – Drain Concrete Repair $4,120.00
TOTAL $33,647.65

Council Action:

  1. Mapping software was tabled – council and city workers would like to travel to Walker, Iowa and see how they are using the software and ask questions. Cross will call and set up a day that works for Walker’s city employees to meet and share their take on the software. Item will be added to agenda again after this is done.
  2. Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Campbell approving the Rabe Hardware annual maintenance agreement for city generators (includes oil changes) at the fire station ($210) and the main park pavilion ($160), all present aye, motion carried.
  3. Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Cross approving the purchase of forks for the tractor from Titan Machinery for approximately $1300, all present aye, motion carried.
  4. Fences located at 506 5th Street E and 507 4th Street E was tabled until fence ordinance is discussed in workshop. Residents were told that if the building permit is denied, they can go before the Board of Adjustments for what is currently considered a variance of the ordinance. Boddicker will stop down and do additional measuring on lots confirming lot lines. Residents were also informed that the ordinance also states that it is the home owner’s responsibility to determine their lot lines with a survey or per their abstract.
  5. Mel Hartz has said she would be interested in doing the maintenance on the bump outs on Main Street, checking with Keri to see if church group fell through. Will add to the next agenda.
  6. Concession stands rolling security door; Ollinger Overhead Door will be contacted for a quote; city guys will put up plywood until one is installed.
  7. Workshop scheduled for June 7, 2022 at 9:00 am to discuss the fence ordinance.
  8. Investment policy will be discussed at the next meeting.
  9. Motion by Seeck, 2nd by Cross approving the cigarette license for Dollar General, all present aye, motion carried.
  10. Fire station needs a new water heater, current one is over 30 years old, Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Seeck to approve the purchase of a new water heater for approximately $700, all present aye, motion carried.
    Adjournment: At 8:33 PM, Seeck moved to adjourn, Cross 2nd, all present aye motion carried.

Doug Boddicker – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk

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