CITY OF ATKINS IOWA – City Council
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 6:30 P.m.
Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. Present were DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Bell, and Stoltzfus. Also present were Eric Martin, City Attorney, Groskurth. Members of the public were present in person and on-line. Petersen was absent.
Mayor recommended and Koehn moved to amend agenda removing item 5 Trees and 10 Sirens and approve the agenda as amended. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Bell,
DeMeulenaere Motion Carried.
Koehn moved to approve the consent agenda to consider separately agenda item 3.c Resolution 974 Minor Boundary Change. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Bell, DeMeulenaere, Stoltzfus, Koehn.
Motion carried. Consent agenda was as follows: Approve Council Minutes of July 12, 2022, Renewal Class B Native Wine Permit – Atkins Family Pharmacy, Engineer Report, and the following list of bills:
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 2,884.11
IPERS IPERS REGULAR 4,334.81
CITY OF ATKINS Cash – Clean up days 200.00
ACCESS SYSTEMS NETWORK SUPPORT SERVICES 810.91
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING EQUIPMENT LEASES/COPIERS 806.94
AETNA Behavioral Health, LLC INSURANCE 17.52
ALTORFER INC. RENTAL EQUIP 5,234.00
AMY BREESE TRAINING 904.48
ATKINS AUTO REPAIR REPAIRS 134.69
ATKINS FAMILY MEDICAL CLI MEDICAL 462.00
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS 129.92
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE
COMM LANDFILL 1,558.48
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 2,859.34
DELTA DENTAL DENTAL AUG 2022 43.76
DELTA INDUSTRIES INC. EQUIPMENT 168.00
DUBALL, PAMELA REIMBURSEMENT 98.26
ECICOG FEMA ADMIN 412.50
EVERGREEN LANDSCAPE NURSY PLAYGROUND CHIPS 270.00
FUTURE LINE TRUCK EQUIPMT PARTS 38.69
G & H ELECTRIC SEWER PLANT HOIST 310.00
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. PUBLICATIONS 15.18
HI – VIZ SAFETY ROAD SIGNS 987.00
IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES DUES/CONFERENCE 280.00
IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES 6.30
IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPME UNEMPLOYMENT 6,371.27
JARROD TOMILNSON REIMBURSEMENT 166.88
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL SUPPLIES 11.27
L. B. ANDERSON AGENCY INSURANCE 1,933.00
L. L. PELLING CO. 2022 STREET MAINT 48,351.67
LYNCH DALLAS, P.C. LEGAL FEES 1,235.95
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 284.47
METER & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS METERS 3,090.07
MIDWEST PATCH ROAD MAINTENANCE 879.50
QUILL OFFICE SUPPLIES 239.20
STRATEGIC PRINT SOLUTIONS PRINTING COSTS 950.88
TODD DAMON REIMBURSEMENT 190.63
WELLMARK BC/BS OF IOWA INSURANCE 2,607.67
WILD’S CUSTOM MOWING MOWING 260.00
Accounts Payable Total 89,539.35
Invoices: Paid 0.00
Invoices: Scheduled 0.00
Payroll Checks 10,659.30
REPORT TOTAL 100,069.79
ROAD USE TAX 56,311.12
TOTAL FUNDS 100,069.79
Considering item 3.c separately with Council discussion. DeMeulenaere moved to approve Resolution
974 approval of Minor Boundary Change Request Lots 11 & 12 Ridgeview Seventh addition. Bell
seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Bell, DeMeulenaere. Nay: Koehn. Motion Carried.
Stoltzfus moved to approve Iowa Workforce and Development – Reimbursement Benefit. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, DeMeulenaere. Nay: Koehn. Abstain: Bell due to conflict of interest. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 978 a resolution rejecting received quotation and request for new quotes for PCC portion of the 2022 Road Maintenance Plan. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Bell, DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Bell moved to approve Resolution 979 Disaster Insurance release of claim regarding the 2020 Derecho. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Bell, DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 980 approving purchase public works truck to include snow plow and required safety equipment not to exceed seventy-three thousand dollars ($73,000). Bell seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Bell, DeMeulenaere. Motion carried.
Bell moved to approve Resolution 981 Council support authorizing application to the Benton County Board of Supervisors requesting grant in support of the new fire truck. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Bell, Stoltzfus, DeMeulenaere, Koehn. Motion carried.
Waste Management Notice of Inflation presented to council. Groskurth informed council City is in communication with Waste Management regarding purposed inflation increase.
Mayor Visser presented the following updates: City working to establish specifications for water treatment maintenance project. Fire station design continues – fire department will be reviewing specifics. Architects nearly complete with providing information to FEMA regarding old station. Tree project continues, working to receive close out documents from contractor. Arborist reviewed City trees. and will report if wind damaged or not and recommendation. Public works is preparing for Watermelon Days. City is developing specifications for jetting and televising sewer lines. City continues to assist former auto pay citizens in creating online user accounts. City is utilizing the online system as an additional way to communicate with citizens. Online system gives citizens 24-hour access to view and pay bill. City preparing to sell excess fire truck.
Public Input: Citizen Dollar General Store. Really like it – working there provides local employment.
Mentioned empty lot sitting next to Dollar General store and asked if there will be a sidewalk. Citizen requested City could publish a public safety report stating number of police and fire calls.
Next Regular Council Meeting to held Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, Council Room.
Koehn moved to adjourn. Stoltzfus seconded. All ayes – motion carried.
Adjournment time was 7:46 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator/City Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor