Newhall City Council Minutes – Aug. 22, 2022

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
August 22, 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 Wendel, 2nd by Rinderknecht approving the agenda, all yes, motion carried.
Public Forum: Mark Lnenicka questions about the alley behind his house; regarding the terminology of the land in question being an easement or alley, Mayor Boddicker shared that he confirmed that it was an alley from documents on file at the county courthouse. Lnenicka also was told he would be notified when the attorney would be present at a meeting to discuss this property.
Department Reports
Public Works
: Kenway was here and cleaned out the sewer behind the Newhall Locker. They cleaned some to the north then all the way to Railroad Street; Kenway also camera’d from the alley 100 ft on Railroad Street, it looked good; Transit was received, now waiting on pipe; LL Pelling still have not been here to quote out numerous lines on streets in town; Ditch where fire hydrant was replaced was repaired, but due to rain it will need to be redone; Kinzenbaw still has not given their 2 week notice on arriving for project; Benches received and started putting them all together, one was placed in front of the library; Picked up 2 loads of dirt.
Mayor: Lawyer is reviewing information he was given and will be reaching out to find a mutually good time to meet.
City Clerk: Sent 2 more letters for two residents that are not addressing their dogs barking for hours on time and at all hours of the day and night, several neighbors have called and are being woke up and disturbed during the day; Check from EMC for $6431.00 was received; Commercial accounts in town have been approached from a different garbage and recycling company, letters were sent out to the commercial accounts with dumpsters reminding them
that they are required to use the city garbage and recycling company.
Fire: 724 and 729 batteries were replaced; Department is selling raffle tickets for flags that were built from old fire houses.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Seeck to approve the minutes from August 8, 2022, and bills totaling $33,432.43, all present aye, motion carried.
Amazon Library – DVD’s $270.91
Baker & Taylor Library – Books $490.23
Benton Co Solid Waste City – Tipping Fee 7/21/22 – 8/18/22 $1,574.58
Draper, Walter Water/Sewer – Meter Deposit Refund $91.58
EZ Trash Solutions City – Garbage and Recycling $5,074.60
Fastenal Fire – Batteries $71.43
Gazette City – Publication $101.45
Gessner Repair Fire – F724 Battery, F729 Battery $691.51
Gish’s Gutters Storm- Concession Stand Install/M Pavilion Rep $1,150.00
Hammes, Jackson Water/Sewer – Meter Deposit Refund $148.54
Hawkins Water – Chlorine $620.81
John Deere Financial RUT – Excavator Lease Payment $13,322.91
Kenway Trucking Sewer – Jet, Vac, Water, Inspect, Travel, Water $2,015.00
Keystone Labs Water/Sewer – Testing and Supplies $243.25
Menards Door and Hardware, Paint West Pk, Parade Candy $304.44
New Century FS City – Fuel $304.07
OverDrive Library – E Content for Library $483.96
Rabe Hardware Library – Water Leak $867.35
Staples City – Supplies and Chair $341.36
Treetop Products Storm – 3 Benches, 2 Tables, Plaques $4,897.98
US Cellular City – Cell Service $213.21
Visa City – Adobe, West Park – Cleaning Equipment $82.69
Visa City – Minutes Punch and Paper, Pavilion Paint $70.57
Total $33,432.43
Council Action
a) Rich’s of Newhall was present to discuss complaints regarding vehicles overlapping vehicles on neighboring properties, and overgrown weeds on his property. Vehicles have been moved and weeds in the front of the property have been addressed, but the back is still very long. Rich’s was reminded of the 6” rule of how long grass or weeds can be inside town. Rich’s informed the council that he is not able to get to the back of the building because of steel posts in between him and another property.
Rich’s was informed that he would need to address the weeds by entering the property by the front or the sides, but the weeds need to be removed. A gouge in the road was asked about and Rich’s said that a tractor of his did that. Trent shared that it would need to be filled.
b) Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Cross to get a quote for the sidewalk and to inquire with Dollar General if they would allow a sidewalk on their property, all present yes, motion carried.
c) Motion by Seeck, 2nd by Cross to not do an additional sidewalk at the concession stand, all present aye, motion carried.
d) Motion by Campbell to move derecho funds to increase the fire savings to $225,000 and the
remaining funds to the general funds savings, no 2nd motion failed. After discussion it was tabled for more information. Keri will meet with Atkins and get rates and insurance information. Rinderknecht will check with 2 other banks.
e) Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Rinderknecht to contact Barr Electric and the Bowling Alley in regards to damaged buildings and find out the time line for making the necessary repairs to their buildings, all present yes, motion carried.
f) Motion by Cross, 2nd by Rinderknecht to abate parcel 48009300, all present yes, motion carried.
Adjournment: At 8:38 PM, Seeck moved to adjourn, Rinderknecht 2nd, all present aye motion carried.

Doug Boddicker – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk

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