Atkins Council Minutes, Sept. 27, 2022

CITY OF ATKINS IOWA – CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. Present: Bell, DeMeulenaere,
Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Also, present were Eric Martin, City Attorney, Groskurth, and
members of the public.
Koehn moved to approve the agenda. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn,
Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried
Koehn moved to approve the consent agenda. Stoltzfus seconded. Ayes: DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Nay: Bell. Motion carried. Consent agenda Council Minutes of
September 13, 2022, Engineer’s Report, and the following list of Bills:
EFTPS PAYROLL TAX 3,855.91
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 327.88
ACCESS SYSTEMS SUPPORT 1,445.36
AETNA Behavioral Health, LLC EMP BENEFIT 35.04
BENTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE LANDFILL 1,562.62
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 570.50
COOK, MELANIE REIMB LIBRARY SUPPLIES 62.96
DELTA DENTAL INSURANCE 43.76
DUBALL, PAMELA REIMB MILAGE 13.75
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. LEGALS 15.88
GIS BENEFITS INSURANCE 43.34
GROSKURTH, KELLY
REIMB MILAGE/HOTEL IACMA
CONF 533.66
IACMA DUES 120.00
ION ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIO LABS 1,326.00
IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES REFERENCE MATERIALS 260.00
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL PARKS SUPPLIES 906.06
KEN-WAY STREET MAINT PLAN REPAIRS 34,967.95
KIRBYBUILT SALES BENCHES & TRASH BINS 8,305.34
LINN COOP GROUNDS MAINTENANCE 182.00
LYNCH DALLAS, P.C. LEGAL FEES 2,216.76
MARTIN EQUIPMENT EQUIP REPAIRS 2,195.32
MC2, INC SUPPLIES WWTP 5,809.76
MENARD’S SUPPLIES 33.94
ROXITEK LLC EQUIP REPLACEMENT 381.25
SCHIMBERG PARTS WATER PLANT 502.17
STATE CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS SUPPLIES 56.08
STREFF ELECTRIC ELECTRICAL WORK 1,610.00
TRUGREEN GROUNDS MAINTENANCE 2,945.00
TSF STRUCTURES INC ROADS-HAND RAILS 4,350.00
WELLMARK BC/BS OF IOWA INSURANCE 2,607.67
WILD’S CUSTOM MOWING MOWING 195.00
Accounts Payable Total 77,418.36
Payroll Checks 11,335.60
REPORT TOTAL 88,753.96

GENERAL 31,629.40
ROAD USE TAX 42,691.81
WATER 5,469.39
SEWER 8,963.36
TOTAL FUNDS 88,753.96
Koehn, moved to approve Resolution 985 Minor Boundary Change for Lot 4 Parcel A & Parcel B
Stone Ridge Fourth Addition in the City of Atkins, Benton County, Iowa. Petersen seconded.
Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 986 Minor Boundary Change for Lot 28 Parcel A & Parcel
B Stone Ridge First Addition in the City of Atkins, Benton County, Iowa. Petersen second.
Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 987 Setting wage for employees of the City of
Atkins. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Koehn, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Nay: Bell, DeMeulenaere.
Motion Carried.
Mayor, Public Works, and Administrator update:
Fire Station project plans and specifications continue to be developed.
Public Works: 2022 Street Maintenance Plan completed. Flushing Hydrants. Installation of
Park benches. Winter preparations.
Tree Arborist continues to work.
Arborist: continues to assess city owned trees and emerald ash borer.
Legal Team: Waste Management contract, and Fire District Agreement
Utility Billing: Nearly 60% of utility billing account holders have registered to receive alerts.
Administrator: Working with department heads and engineer to develop capital
improvement plan for city infrastructure. Prepared Request for Proposal to clean and televise
sewer lines, sent to engineer for review. Partnering with developers and county auditor to verify
TIF district and certification. Codification is in process.
Public input: none.
The next Regular Council Meeting to held Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City
Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, City Council Room.
Koehn moved to adjournment. Stoltzfus seconded. Mayor declared meeting adjourned.
Adjournment time was 7:07 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator/City Clerk Bruce Visser, Mayor

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