City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
August 8, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Mayor Boddicker brought the regular meeting to order.
Roll Call: Council Present: Campbell, Cross, Wendel, Rinderknecht, Seeck
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Cross, 2nd by Campbell approving the agenda, all yes, motion carried.
Public Forum: Mark Lnenicka spoke to the alley behind his house that is currently being discussed and in consideration of vacating. He requested that we leave it the way it is, and if someone wants to drive on it, they ask. those neighbors affected by driving on the alley. The council agreed with him and said if he could get the rest of the neighborhood to agree with that, it would be great.
Public Works: 80 new UV lights were installed; kitchen cupboards were painted at the west park pavilion; stop sign on main street was hit over the weekend, Trent replaced; guys tried to find a local transit, they couldn’t find one at the price approved; Kenway was here today and camera’d the line behind the Newhall Locker. They were only able to go 30 feet, Trent will call them to come back and jet it out; flow on Railroad Street is ok. Boddicker will speak to
the Newhall Locker regarding the cost of jetting it out.
Mayor: Meeting with our attorney was moved from August 10th to the 17th. Seeck asked when will the attorney be attending a meeting. Boddicker will try to find a mutually good time to meet.
Council: Wendel asked about publications in the Gazette. Touro shared that as of a year ago, the Gazette had the highest circulation; Wendel asked about additional sidewalk by concession stand, will we be pouring it prior to planting grass, Mayor replied yes, Rinderknecht shared that he has asked the concrete company that did the last job for a quote.
Fire: Rabe Hardware was out today to give the fire department a quote for a new furnace.
Library: Summer reading program went really well. Attendance for the following programs occurred: Movie night13, Absolute Science-100+, Kindness Rocks-14, Reptiles-45, Butterflys-60, Firetruck rides-56; She will be attending the location librarian meeting tomorrow in Keystone.
Benton County Emergency Management: Gerald Gessner was in attendance, he and Trent shared the possibility of purchasing a used siren for the north side of town. Boddicker said he would find out the details and the pricing.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Campbell to approve the minutes from July 25, 2022, and bills totaling $24,353.66, all present aye, motion carried.
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
Alliant Energy City – Electric and Gas $2,624.02
Atkins Lumber Parks/Streets – Course Mix, Supplies for Dugout $207.95
Benton Co Solid Waste City – 1st Qtr Per Capita $5,687.50
Coleman, Rebecca Streets/Parks/City Hall/Library – Maint & Repair $125.00
Gazette City – Publication $148.39
Gazette City – Publication $91.10
Gazette City – Publication $28.18
Hydrants Unlimited City – Water/Sewer Supplies and Operations $1,140.00
IPERS City – Difference in Auto Checks $64.82
John Deere Financial Pavilion/Streets/City – Supplies $294.91
Linn Coop Streets – Fuel $233.96
Linn Coop Fire – Fuel $351.67
M2C Sewer – Lamps and Accessory $4,014.11
Mossman Law Firm Legal – Emails and Calls $46.00
New Century FS Streets – Fuel $69.80
Newhall Post Office Fire – Post Office Box Rental $76.00
Pickering Backhoe Library – Water break $430.00
S&S Plumbing and Heating Sewer – Motor Replacement $2,825.77
Schimberg Co. Water – Fire Hydrant $5,160.43
Shultis, Bob Streets/Parks/City Hall/Library – Maint & Repair $121.00
South Slope City – Internet, Cable, Phone $613.05
a) Resolution 08082022 Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Cross to approve the 2nd reading and waive the 3rd reading of the Investment Policy, roll call votes all yes, motion carried.
b) Motion by Seeck, 2nd by Cross to have a maximum of 80 hours an employee can store for comp time and it can be rolled over from year to year, all present yes, motion carried.
c) Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Campbell to allow the attendees of the Fire Convention to take the Fire Department trailer, all present yes, motion carried.
d) Motion by Wendell, 2nd by Campbell to have the city workers install speed limit signs as needed, all present yes, motion carried.
Adjournment: At 7:36 PM, Seeck moved to adjourn, Rinderknecht 2nd, all present aye motion carried.
Doug Boddicker – Mayor
Keri Touro – City Clerk