Atkins City Council – Aug. 23, 2022

CITY OF ATKINS IOWA – CITY COUNCIL
Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Present were Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Absent were DeMeulenaere, and Bell. Bell arrived on-line at 6:52 p.m. Also, present were Eric Martin, City Attorney, and Groskurth. Members of the public were present in person and on-line.
Stoltzfus moved to approve the agenda. Koehn seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve the consent agenda items. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Kohn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried. Consent agenda was as follows: Council Minutes of August 9, 2022, Engineer report to be filed, and the following bills:
EFTPS PAYROLL TAXES 3,739.47
IPERS RETIREMENT 5,023.27
Cardmember Service OPERATIONAL SUPPLIES 563.56
JARROD TOMILNSON HEALTH SAVINGS REIMB 3650
MIKE RAMMELSBERG HEALTH SAVINGS REIMB 3214.35
TODD DAMON HEALTH SAVINGS REIMB 5812.5
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING COPIER LEASE/MAINTENANCE 117.11
ALTORFER INC. RENTAL EQUIPMENT 2,042.00
B & R ENTERPRISES LLC SIRENS 4,800.00
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS 125.27
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE
COMM TIPPING FEES 1,943.50
BOUND TREE Medical, LLC MED SUPPLIES 1,308.23
CARROLL INDUSTRIAL VENTIL WATER REPAIRS 9203
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SER EXCAVATOR/SKIDSTER 3079.76
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 3252.56
DELTA DENTAL INSURANCE 43.76
ECICOG ADMIN-FEMA 562.5
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. PUBLICATIONS 193.24
IRT SERVICES & CLEARLY CLEAN ROAD MAINTENANCE 2,475.00
KINZLER CONSTRUCTION SERV DOOR REPAIR WATER PLANT 251.50
LYNCH DALLAS, P.C. LEGAL 2,580.26
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 168.97
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY UTILITIES 39.32
MIDWEST ALARM FIRE ALARM MONITORING 430.92
MIDWEST WHEEL CO ROAD SUPPLIES 318.05
STREFF ELECTRIC ELECTRICAL WORK 1,839.35
TODD DAMON REIMBURSEMENT MILEAGE 212.5
VAN METER INC. BATTERIES 41.95
WELLMARK BC/BS OF IOWA INSURANCE 2607.67
WILD’S CUSTOM MOWING MOWING 260
Accounts Payable Total 59,770.71
Payroll Checks 11,106.91
REPORT TOTAL 70,877.62GENERAL 31,299.04
ROAD USE TAX 9,466.70
FEMA 609.51
WATER 22,892.73
SEWER 6,609.64
TOTAL FUNDS 70,877.62
Council discussed preliminary tree assessment report provided by the arborist Mark Pinqenot. Preliminary report confirmed trees damaged from storm have been addressed. Report indicates remaining damaged city owned trees located in park and public property, have emerald ash bore damage.
2022 Street Maintenance Plan. City will be replacing manhole boxouts on Cardinal and C Avenue concrete panel replacements this fall.
Bell joined meeting at 6:52 p.m.
Mayor Visser presented the following updates: Public Works: Street seal coating, line striping, chip seal have been completed. Water: equipment for water plant repairs are arriving. Hydrant flushing will begin August 25. Garbage: Waste Management contract is being reviewed. Office: Residents continue to sign up for online billing and auto pay.
City will be using a communication specialist and will use procurement policy for any future communications with media.
Public input: Member of the public inquired about crosswalk project on 33rd Street.
The next regular council meeting to held Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue will be in the Library Room.
Koehn moved to adjourn. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: Stoltzfus, Koehn, Petersen, and Bell.
Motion carried. Adjournment time: 7:15
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator/City Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor

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