Atkins Council Minutes – Aug. 9, 2022

CITY OF ATKINS IOWA – City Council
Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 6:30 P.m.
Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Present were DeMeulenaere online, Koehn, Bell-Online, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Also present were Eric Martin, City Attorney, and Deputy Clerk Breese. Members of the public were present in person and on-line.
Koehn moved to approve the agenda. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion Carried.
DEERY BROTHERS Ram Truck DT3941 model 2500 57,605.00
AMY BREESE REIMB FOR TRAINING 834.38
DUBALL, PAMELA SUMMER READING SUPPLIES 98.26
USPS – POSTMASTER POSTAGES 278.52
MENARD’S SHOP 741.67
EFTPS PAYROLL TAXES 3,596.45
ACCESS SYSTEMS COPIER LEASES 339.28
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITY 18,801.07
ALTORFER INC. BROOM RENTAL 2,042.00
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. SUPPLIES 757.20
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO.INC. TELEPHONE 597.43
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE COMM LANDFILL 13,364.00
BROWN SUPPLY CO ROAD CLOSED SIGN 680.00
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 3,354.55
D P PROPERTIES CLEANING PARK/LIBRARY 1,090.00
DAN’S OVERHEAD DOORS GARAGE DOOR 4,720.00
FASTENAL ROADS SUPPLIES 139.67
FUTURE LINE TRUCK EQUIPMT TRUCK & PLOW 13,151.14
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. LEGALS 205.28
ION ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIO LABS 1,099.00
IOWA DNR WWTP PERMIT FY23 210.00
M & D MINI STORAGE DERECHO STORAGE 65.00
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 350.54
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SUPPLIES 28.52
MIDWEST COMPUTER BROKERS CLEAN UP DAY 212.00
MORITZ SERVICE & REPAIR REPAIRS 69.50
P & K MIDWEST MOWER PARTS 1,951.94
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOCIATION UTILITY 111.40
QUILL PAPER 100.68
SERVPRO GRAFFITI CLEANUP WATER TOWER 450.00
SOLUM LANG ARCHITECTS FIRE STATION REBUILD 3,414.52
STOLTE, BILL REFUND OVERPAYMENT 15.00
THE DEPOT EXPRESS FUEL 915.61
THE NORTHWAY CORPORATION REPAIR WELL #2 620.00
TRUGREEN PARK SUPPLIES 208.65
U S CELLULAR PHONES 238.27
WASTE MANAGEMENT GARBAGE COLLECTION 16,847.86
Total Payables 149,175.53
Payroll Checks 10,911.74
Total Expenditures 160,087.27

GENERAL 62,672.06
ROAD USE TAX 58,628.83
FEMA 3,479.52
WATER 12,360.86
SEWER 22,946.00
TOTAL FUNDS 160,087.27
Koehn moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion carried. Consent agenda was as follows: approval of council minutes of July 26, 2022, and the following list of bills:
Petersen moved to approved Resolution 975 statement of Final Completion and Owner’s Acceptance of the Work for the Tree Removal Project – Derecho.
DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, and Petersen. Abstained: Stoltzfus. Motion carried. Koehn moved to approve Resolution 976 release of claims for the Tree Removal Project – Derecho project. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, and Petersen. Abstained: Stoltzfus. Motion carried. Petersen moved to approve Resolution 977 Final Pay Request No. 4 in the amount of $16,000 to Boomerrang Corporation of Anamosa, Iowa. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, and Petersen. Abstained: Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 982 approving Outdoor warning siren maintenance service agreement. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, and Petersen, Stoltzfus.
Stoltzfus moved to approve keeping Outdoor Warning Siren Activation Policy with Benton County Emergency Management. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Discussion regarding Round House Benton County Conservation Area. Petersen moved to approve Resolution 983 Law Enforcement Agreement with Benton County 2022 – 2023. Bell seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Mayor Visser presented the following updates: FEMA – Mayor is still providing paperwork/requests to them as requested. Insurance payout.
Fire Station – sending paperwork to FEMA from architects. Tree project – ready to submit paperwork to Tree Removal Project – Derecho-FEMA. Public Works: Will be flushing hydrants soon. New public works truck is in service. The plow is ready to go for winter. Planning for street repairs. Thank you to all that participated, volunteered, and attended the Watermelon Day events. Office: Residents are continuing to sign up for city online payment system.
Public forum: Citizen asked if we will be getting more staff or adding hours to current
part-time staff. Citizen Thanked city for the new crosswalk signs and thank you to staff
for painting the Atkins sign at the park.
The next regular council meeting will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, Council Room.
Koehn moved to adjourn. Stoltzfus second. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Adjournment time was 7:36 p.m.


Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator/City Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor

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