CITY OF ATKINS IOWA – City Council Meeting Regular Session
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 480 Third Avenue, Atkins, Iowa, 52206
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- Call to Order and Roll call by Mayor Bruce Visser
- Approve the Agenda
- Council comments concerning the Consent Agenda items and motion to approve.
a. Approve Council Minutes of June 14, 2022, and June 21, 2022
b. Engineer Report
c. Renewal Class C Liquor License LC 0042870 Bobby T’s Bar & Grill
d. Special Event Liquor License Atkins Community Club – Watermelon Days
e. List of Bills for Approval
- Resolution 966 determining the 2001 International 4900 fire truck is excess Equipment and directing disposal of the same.
- Resolution 967 approving Atkins Community Club’s request for street closings and leasing of property for Watermelon Days.
- Resolution 968 approving Atkins Community Club’s request for Fireworks Permit and Display.
- Resolution 969 approving closure of Prairie Hill Drive for a block party on July 4, 2022.
- Fire Station Rebuild:
a. Public hearing on proposal to enter into a General Obligation Fire Station Loan Agreement.
b. Resolution 970 a resolution taking additional action on proposal to enter into General Obligation Fire Station Loan Agreement.
- Mayor’s Update and Public Works Update:
- Public input for items not on the agenda. Comments are limited to 3 minutes.
- Next Regular Council Meeting to held Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, Council Room.
This Notice is given at the direction the mayor pursuant to Chapter 21, Code of Iowa, and the local rules of the City of Atkins, Iowa.
Posted this 24th day of June 2022
Reposted this 27th day of June 2022
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION TO INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREEMENT AND TO BORROW MONEY THEREUNDER IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,500,000
The City Council of the City of Atkins, Iowa (the “City”), will meet on June 28, 2022, at the City Council Room at 480 3rd Avenue, Atkins, Iowa, at 6;30 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of instituting proceedings and taking action on a proposal to enter into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) and to borrow money thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $4,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs, to that extent, of undertaking the replacement and improvement of a municipal fire station resulting from natural disaster-related damage to the prior facility.
The Loan Agreement is proposed to be entered into pursuant to authority contained in Section 384.24A and Section 384.24(3)(x) of the Code of Iowa and will constitute a general obligation of the City.
The maximum rate of interest which may be payable under the Loan Agreement is 7% per annum.
At any time before the date fixed for taking action to enter into the Loan Agreement, a petition may be filed with the City Clerk of the City asking that the question of entering into the Loan Agreement be submitted to the registered voters of the City, pursuant to the provisions of Section 384.25.3(a) of the Code of Iowa. If no such petition is filed, at the aforementioned time
and place, oral or written objections may be filed or made to the proposal to enter into the Loan Agreement. After receiving objections, the City may determine to enter into the Loan Agreement, in which case, the decision will be final unless appealed to the District Court within fifteen (15) days thereafter.
By order of the City Council of the City of Atkins, Iowa.
Kelly Groskurth, City Clerk
City Hall 6/17/2022
Post Office 6/17/2022
CITY OF ATKINS IOWA – City Council
Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Pro-Tem Petersen called the meeting to order at 6:39 p.m. Present were Bell (online), Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Also present was Groskurth, Eric Martin with Lynch Dallas. Absent was DeMeulenaere.
Petersen moved to approve the amended agenda by remove item #9 disaster insurance pay out. Seconded by Koehn. Ayes: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve the consent agenda. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion carried. Minutes of May 17, 2022, as amended, Minutes of May 24, 2022, and Minutes of June 1, 2022, Cigarette Permit 2022-01 Dollar General Store #23186, Cigarette Permit 2022-02 The Depot Atkins, LLC and the following list of bills:
ABSOLUTE SCIENCE SUMMER PROG-BUTTERFLY ENCOUNTE 500.00
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING EQUIPMENT LEASES/COPIERS 1,496.77
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITY EXP 13,853.16
ATKINS AUTO REPAIR REPAIR TIRE PUNCTURE 37.77
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. SUPPLIES 29.43
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO..INC. TELEPHONE 624.28
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS 14.96
BOOMERANG CORP PAY REQUEST NO 3 98,045.00
CERTIFIED PEST & TERMITE ANT CONTROL-CITY HALL 107.00
Cardmember Service SUPPLIES 383.18
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 3,301.66
Creative Technologies ELDORADO UPGRADE 2,620.00
D P PROPERTIES CLEANING 1,305.00
DEMCO SUPPLIES 70.65
DINGES FIRE COMPANY SERVICE REPAIR 1,440.30
ECICOG ADMIN FS 487.50
EL DORADO PRINTING STATEMENTS 759.57
EMC INSURANCE COMPANIES AA10-Z01701686 DEMEULENAERE 2,608.00
FELD EQUIPMENT COMPANY INC CLASS A FOAM 450.00
FUTURE LINE TRUCK EQUIPMT ROADS-WHITE TRUCK 323.78
G & H ELECTRIC ELECTRICAL REPAIRS 150.00
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. PUBLICATIONS 196.12
HI – VIZ SAFETY SIGNS 961.00
IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES 27.00
M & D MINI STORAGE Derecho – costs 65.00
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 372.21
METER & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS WALL MOUNT 1,347.70
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY UTILITIES 203.46
MIDWEST WHEEL CO VEHICLE REPAIRS 92.67
MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TREE REMOVAL-DERECHO 4,152.50
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOICATION UTILITY 152.35
STOREY KENWORTHY CHECKS 310.43
THE DEPOT EXPRESS FUEL 1,054.14
THOMPSON TRUCK & TRAILER, INC. FIRE TRUCK REPAIRS 3,005.33
U S CELLULAR PHONE 237.64
ULINE PARKS SUPPLIES 849.28
WASTE MANAGEMENT GARBAGE COLLECTION 13,567.26
WILD’S CUSTOM MOWING MOWING 260.00
Accounts Payable Total 160,510.50
Invoices: Paid 136,820.14
Invoices: Scheduled 23,690.36
Payroll Checks 20,685.88
REPORT TOTAL 181,196.38
ROAD USE TAX 6,793.29
TOTAL FUNDS 181,196.38
Bell moved to approve Resolution 963 a resolution authorizing the Farmers Market to use the City Hall grounds located at 480 3rd Avenue contingent upon receiving certificate of insurance from entity. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve 2nd 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: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus motion carried. Stoltzfus moved to suspend rules and proceed directly to 3rd reading.
Koehn seconded. Ayes: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion carried. Koehn moved to approve third reading and final adoption of Ordinance No. 226. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve Resolution 964 a resolution setting the date for public hearing and additional action on proposal to enter into General Obligation Urban Renewal Loan Agreement and to borrow money thereunder. Koehn seconded.
Ayes: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve Resolution 965 a resolution approving pay request 3 in the amount of $98,045 to Boomerang Corporation of Anamosa, Iowa. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Bell, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion carried. Project removed 124 trees, trimmed 5, and ground over 4,000 inches of tree stumps.
Mayor’s Update and Public Works Update:
Continue to review reimbursement value with FEMA and Insurance for the fire station.
The city is aware of the FB pertaining to water coloration. City has been in contact with individual and IDNR. This occurs when fire hydrants are use.
Public input: none.
Next Regular Council Meeting to be held Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, Council Room.
Koehn moved to adjourn. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Bell, Stoltzfus, Koehn, and Petersen.
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator/City Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor