Atkins City Council – October 11, 2022

CITY OF ATKINS IOWA CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 6:31 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 agenda as amended to remove agenda item 8 -Transfers. 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 was as follows: council minutes of September 27, 2022, and the following list of bills:
EFTPS PAYROLL TAXES 3,088.37
IPERS IPERS 6,961.95
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA STATE TAXES 3,924.00
USPS – POSTMASTER POSTAGE 135.74
ACME TOOLS SUPPLIES 1,230.34
AETNA Behavioral Health, LLC BENEFIT 17.52
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITIES 17,036.74
ALTORFER INC. BRUSHCUTTER RENTAL 2,042.00
AMY BREESE TRAINING 616.10
ATKINS AUTO REPAIR PARKS SUPPLIES 195.08
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. SUPPLIES 474.16
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO..INC. TELEPHONE 593.78
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SER EQUIPMENT LESE 3,079.76
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 5,319.06
COLONY HEATING & AIR COND HVAC REPAIRS 5,315.86
Creative Technologies SOFTWARE SUPPORT 885.00
D P PROPERTIES CLEANING 1,150.00
ECICOG FIRES STATION PLANNING 787.50
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. PUBLICATIONS 138.72
HAWKEYE FIRE SAFETY
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
INSPECTION 418.00
HI – VIZ SAFETY ROAD SIGNS 1,716.00
IOWA DNR WATER PERMIT 115.00
IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES 33.30
KEN-WAY A AVE STORM WATER 590.00
KIRBYBUILT SALES PARKS SUPPLIES 105.03
M & D MINI STORAGE DERECHO -FS 65.00
MENARD’S PARKS SUPPLIES 231.71
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY PARK PAVILION 72.77
NELSON ELECTRIC CO WWTP SUPPLIES 212.00
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES SECURITY 160.65
PORTZEN CONSTRUCTION WWTP SUPPLIES 1,570.69
USPS – POSTMASTER PRE STAMPED ENVELOPES 1,026.60
POWESHIEK WATER
ASSOICATION UTILITIES 105.55
SNYDER & ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING 4,378.13
SOLUM LANG ARCHITECTS ARCHITECT – FS 7,747.50
STATE CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS WWTP SUPPLIES 766.88
STREFF ELECTRIC PARKS REPAIRS 217.00
THE DEPOT EXPRESS FUEL 683.48
U S CELLULAR CELL PHONES 236.09
USA BLUEBOOK WATER PLANT PARTS 58.25
VESSCO INC. WATER PLANT PARTS 628.18
WASTE MANAGEMENT GARBAGE COLLECTION 10,313.56
Accounts Payable Total 84,578.79
Payroll Checks 9,695.36
REPORT TOTAL 94,274.15

GENERAL 41,222.50
ROAD USE TAX 8,766.30
FEMA 8,600.00
WATER 20,905.77
SEWER 14,779.58
TOTAL FUNDS 94,274.15
DeMeulenaere moved to approve Resolution 988 approving street closing for the Atkins Community Club Holiday Celebration Parade. Bell seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Kohen, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 989 permitting display fireworks during the Atkins Community Club Holiday Celebration. Bell seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Kohen, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
DeMeulenaere moved to approve Resolution 990 approving use of City Property to Crafters Connection Holiday Market contingent upon receiving certificate of liability. Bell seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Kohen, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 991 authorizing the sale of Fire Apparatus 2001 International Model 4900 Pumper Firetruck Jointly owned by the Benton #3 Linn #5 Benefited Fire District and the City Atkins Iowa. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Kohen, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Motion carried.
Mayor Visser reported that the Public Works department is Replacing Street Name Signs, completed Ditch work on railroad street, A Avenue storm culvert has been televised and being reviewed by engineer.
Water dept. has been flushing water system, replaced 2 fire hydrants this week, and water plant repairs continue. City Hall/Library HVAC repairs made. Fire Station design is progressing, plans will be at 60% in November, with 90% review in December, and bid letting scheduled for February/March 2023. Tree Debris – Reporting expense documents to FEMA for proceeds. Arborist inspection completed and report on diseased street trees expected soon.
Work continues Fire District Agreement. Waste Management agreement continues to progress.
Codification process continues. Capital improvement plan details being worked. Fall newsletter is completed and ready to distribute.
Public input: Citizen raised concerns regarding the lighting from new commercial district disturbing residential homes.
The next regular council meeting to be held Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. City Hall/Library 480 3rd Avenue, City Council Room.
Koehn moved to adjourn. DeMeulenaere seconded. Ayes: Bell, DeMeulenaere, Kohen, Petersen, and Stoltzfus. Adjournment time was 7:08 p.m.


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

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