Atkins Council – May 24, 2022

CITY OF ATKINS IOWA – City Council
Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m in the Council Room at Atkins City Hall / Library, 480 Third Ave, Atkins Iowa. Present were Bell-online, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Also present: Groskurth and City Attorneys Corkery and Martin.
Koehn move to approve the agenda. Petersen seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Petersen, Koehn, Stoltzfus, and Bell. Motion carried.
Bell jointed the meeting in person at 6:38 pm.
Stoltzfus moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Petersen, Koehn, Stoltzfus, Bell, and DeMeulenaere. Motion Carried. The consent agenda was as follows: Council Minutes of May 10, 2022, Engineer Report, and the following list of
Bills:
BOOMERANG CORP TREE REMOVAL 109,276.00
IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY BOND PAYMENT 217,710.00
IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY BOND PAYMENT 97,340.00
UMB BANK NA BOND PAYMENT 143,463.75
UMB BANK NA BOND PAYMENT 105,400.00
ACCESS SYSTEMS MANAGED SERVICES 728.86
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO.INC. TELEPHONE 85.2
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOK 9.6
BENTON CO SOLID WASTE TIPPING FEES 1,991.80
BOUND TREE MEDICAL, LLC MED SUPPLIES 274.83
BUSINESS RADIO SALES SPEAKER FOR SIREN 415.25
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 3,125.58
DUBALL, PAMELA KIDS CRAFTS/STAMPS 39.28
FIRE CATT, LLC FIRE HOSE TESTING 2,210.00
GEIGER REPAIR LLC REPAIRS – FIRE DEPT 2,158.58
ION ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIO LABS 1164
L. B. ANDERSON AGENCY EMC ANNUAL POLICCY RENEWAL 811
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 11.99
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY UTILITIES 1062.58
P & K MIDWEST MOWER PARTS 223.14
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES SECURITY 160.65
QUILL SUPPLIES 353.32
RELIANT FIRE APPARATUS, C FIRE TRUCK PART 556.00
SNYDER & ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING 1,988.97
STRATEGIC PRINT SOLUTIONS MAILING SERVICES 384.69
LAW OFFICE RYAN P TANG, P.C LEGAL FEES 3,702.60
THE COLLINS GROUP, INC US FLAGS 389.25
TODD DAMON MILEAGE 131.04
TRUGREEN LAWN SERVICES 2,134.65
ULINE SUPPLIES-ROADS/PARKS 849.28
ULTIMATE SAFETY CONCEPTS WIRELESS MONITOR 990.08
WELLMARK BC/BS OF IOWA INSURANCE 2607.67
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 3189.18
Accounts Payable Total 703,303.72
Invoices: Paid 704,938.82
Payroll Checks 9,963.40
REPORT TOTAL 713,267.12
GENERAL 26,640.41
ROAD USE TAX 2,672.90
DEBT SERVICE 346,203.75
FEMA 109,276.00
WATER 7,883.41
SEWER 220,590.65
TOTAL FUNDS 713,267.12
Koehn moved to approve the 1st reading of Ordinance No. 226 An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinance of the City of Atkins, Iowa, 2005, by Amending Provisions Pertaining to Water Rates. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Stoltzfus, Bell, DeMeulenaere, and Peterson. Motion Carried
Fire Station Rebuilding Project: Groskurth gave presentation. City continues to work with FEMA and Insurance. Entire cost of project will need to be financed. FEMA is a reimbursable grant that pays after expense is incurred and paid. FEMA is a grant.
Dollars received from other revenue reduces FEMA’s grant.
Mayor’s Update and Public Works Update:
Derecho: Insurance will present close out options to council.
Tree Removal: Continues. Sidewalk repairs have begun and are weather dependent. Utility Billing Software update is completed. Letters informing citizens utility bills can be viewed online were sent. Auto pay citizens do need to set up online user account and select auto pay. City encourages all citizens to set up online user account and turn on alerts. City will use alert system as another form of communication.
Soccer Park storm water has been cleaned out. Progress continues. 2022 Street Maintenance plan.
Public input: Citizen requested planning and zoning minutes to be placed website.
Next Regular Council Meeting to be held Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, Council Room.
Koehn moved to adjourn. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Adjournment Time: 7:47p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator/Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor

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