CITY OF ATKINS IOWA – City Council Meeting Meetings
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Visser called to order at 6:32 p.m. present DeMeulenaere-online, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Bell arrived later – online. Also present were City Attorney and City Administrator Groskurth.
Koehn moved to approve the agenda. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Petersen,
DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Petersen, DeMeulenaere, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried. Consent agenda were as follows: Council Minutes of April 26, 2022, Resolution 961 accepting the Ga Ga Pit Recreation Structure at the Main City Park constructed by Nathan Rottman, of Atkins, a member of Scout Troop 8 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Resolution 962 accepting the Employee Hire for the Library Assistant Position, and the list of bills as follows:
USPS – POSTMASTER MAY BILLS 256.28
BOOMERANG CORP PAY REQUEST NO 1 -TREE REMOVAL 76,744.00
MIDWAY TRAILER SALES TRAILER FOR EXCAVATOR 13,981.00
RELIANT FIRE APPARATUS, C FIRE TRUCK 248,280.00
ACCESS SYSTEMS NETWORK SUPPORT 1,786.47
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING EQUIPMENT LEASES/COPIERS 171.74
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITY EXP 13,336.04
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. ROADS SUPPLIES 64.5
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO.INC. TELEPHONE 521.42
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS 137.67
BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR LAW ENFORCEMENT/SPECIAL ELECTION 9,334.85
BENTON CO. SOLID WASTE COMM LANDFILL 10,855.00
Cardmember Service SUPPLIES 1,567.26
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 1,584.22
D P PROPERTIES CLEANING PARK/LIBRARY 671
DEMCO RED HANDLE BAG 37.32
DOORS INC SERVICE CALL DOOR REPAIR 230.8
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP LEGAL SERVICES 8,236.50
ECICOG ADMIN FS 300
FELD EQUIPMENT COMPANY INC LUBRICANT 274.28
GARLING CONSTRUCTION INC TEMP FS OH DOOR 37,350.35
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. LEGALS 293.43
HI – VIZ SAFETY SIGNS 917.5
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY TRAINING-BREESE 512
KEN-WAY SEWER MAINS 1,091.50
L. B. ANDERSON AGENCY INSURANCE 242
M & D MINI STORAGE DERECHO COSTS 65
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 410.91
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SHOP ROAD/WWTP 334.24
MORITZ SERVICE & REPAIR CHAINSAW BLADE SHARPENED 21
MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DEBRIS REMOVAL 8,502.87
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOICATION UTILITY EXP 111.4
QUILL OFFICE SUPPLIES 384.07
SNYDER & ASSOCIATES P&Z 3,582.80
STATE CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS SOAP/CLEANER 792.18
THE DEPOT EXPRESS FUEL – APR2022 455.98
U S CELLULAR CELL PHONES 237.64
ULINE TRASH CANS/TABLE 697.32
USA BLUEBOOK PH CONDUCT METER /PROBES 2,747.35
VAN HORN FD AMBULANCE REPAIR 102.35
WASTE MANAGEMENT GARBAGE COLLECTION 13,148.76
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 3,307.81
IPERS IPERS REGULAR 6,806.33
Accounts Payable Total 470,545.14
Invoices: Paid 349,435.42
Invoices: Scheduled 121,109.72
Payroll Checks 10,215.06
REPORT TOTAL 480,760.20
ROAD USE TAX 20,284.78
TOTAL FUNDS 480,760.20
Tree Removal Project: project update was given. Koehn moved to approve Resolution approving No. 959 Pay Request No. 2 in the amount of $109,276 to Boomerang Corporation of Anamosa, Iowa. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Petersen, DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, and Koehn. Motion Carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve Resolution No. 960 approving Change Order No. 3 Request approval of the additional trees added to the project and additional days added to project completion date to account for additional trees and stumps that have been added to the project. Koehn seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, Koehn, and Petersen. Motion Carried
Council reviewed Draft Ordinance No. 226 an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinance of the City of Atkins, Iowa, 2005, by Amending Provisions Pertaining to Water Rates.
Mayor’s Update and Public Works Update:
Tree project is moving along: approximately 130 trees have been removed. New Fire Truck is en route to Atkins. Fire Station Re-Build, city continue working with all parties involved to present to council. FEMA has increased formula to 90%, Iowa Homeland Security 10% of eligible items. Park – working with water issue in park
Bell joined at 7:05 p.m.
Scout Troop leader of Troop 8 informed council the process a scout goes through to become an Eagle Scout. Only three percent of Scouts make it to Eagle.
Special meeting date is set for May 17, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
The next regular council meeting to be held Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, Council Room.
Stoltzfus moved to Adjournment. Koehn seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenuere, Koehn, Stotlzfus, Bell, and Petersen. Motion carried.
Adjournment time 7:19 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator
Bruce Visser, Mayor