City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2022 – 6:00 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 Campbell, approving the agenda, all yes, motion carried.
Public Works – L.L. Pelling has completed the lines on the road; holiday banners have been hung up; UV lights will be done after the 15th of November; salt, sand, and snow plows are ready; west lift station pump broke down, insurance claim has been filed; EZ Trash was contacted and they reacted immediately to a home in town that
hydraulic fluid from their truck sprayed.
Mayor – Benton Development Group assessment of Main Street will be sent to the city; Benton Community mayors
lunch was today; Wells Fargo sold.
Council – Cross communicated that G&H Electric recommended to him that a new control board be installed that
controlled all water plant(s) controls, Boddicker and Claeys will get quotes.
City Clerk – Keri reported that Central Lutheran would like to have a directional sign for Central Luther School
installed in ditch by Al Anders, Keri contacted Anders and will get it in writing that Anders approves the installation
of the sign; FEMA has asked for confirmation signatures which were supplied to them today.
Fire/First Responders – Geer is in that the Fire Dept received a grant for; new sign installed outside of fire station
that was paid for by the foundation; department is conducting a food drive now and effective 12/12 through 12/31
those in need can come to the fire station for pickup; the Fire Station is accepting donations now which includes
food and cash.
Parks – Recreation board met and would like the north field issues the main priority.
Library – still looking for an assistant librarian; Thanksgiving craft this Friday, all day.
Zoning – Only 1 permit was approved, a driveway replacement on 1st Street.
BC Landfill – Everything is going well, they are looking at next year reaching out to local schools regarding food that
is thrown away for compost.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Campbell to approve the minutes from October 31, 2022, and bills totaling $35,544.94, all present aye, motion carried.
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
Alliant Energy City – Electric and Gas $3,528.19
Atkins Lumber Sewer – Tile spray foam $54.97
Benton County Auditor City – Law Enforce Wages 10/22-12/22 $6,337.50
Benton County, IA Treasurer City Hall – Mary Johnson property taxes $32.00
Fire Safety Ninja Equip Fire – 3XL vests $224.69
Fire Safety USA Fire – Vests $797.80
Gazette City – Publications $13.35
Iowa Finance Authority
Sewer – Interest and Service Fee Payment
(Sewer loan for 2,921,000 – balance remaining
$1,943,000) – interest rate .79
Iowa Finance Authority
Drinking Water – Interest and Service Fee
Payment (Water loan for 216.000 – balance
remaining $24,000) – interest rate %1.75
Keystone Labs Water – drinking water analysis $18.75
Keystone Labs Sewer/Water – Analysis and supplies $272.50
Linn Coop Streets/Parks – fuel and seed sun $239.96
Linn Coop Fire – Fuel $211.46
New Century FS City – Fuel $109.00
Northway Corporation Water – flow meter, supplies, freight $3,167.53
Pool Tech Water – pump, tube, roller $702.05
Trugreen Parks – bi-annual spraying $1,370.00
Trugreen Fire – bi-annual spraying $40.00
Trugreen Water – bi-annual spraying $60.00
Trugreen City Hall/Library – bi-annual spraying $40.00
US Cellular City – Cell Service $199.67
Visa Library – Microsoft Subscription $106.99
Visa City – Dirt ($799.50), Docs for CD (24.50) $824.00
Visa City – Adobe $15.89
Weber Heat, Plumb, AC Fire – Furnace and Air Conditioner $6,833.00
a) Robert Fischer, the cities new attorney was present and introduced himself to the council. Council member noted that we would like to have some “teeth” in nuisance issues around town.
b) Motion from Cross, 2nd by Seeck to table the investment of the $100,000 CD until the next meeting, all present yes, motion carried
c) Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Rinderknecht, approving resolution 11142022 City Finance Report-Road Use Tax, roll call vote all yes, motion carried.
d) Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Campbell approving the resignation of Joanne Moeller and the assignment of Niles Bierscheink to the Library Board, all yes, motion carried.
e) Motion by Cross, 2nd by Wendel approving the city guys to purchase and distribute rock to William
Way, all yes, motion carried. Rinderknecht will speak with Rinderknecht Construction regarding curb and gutter timeline.
Adjournment: At 6:53 PM, Seeck moved to adjourn, Cross 2nd, all present aye motion carried.
Doug Boddicker – Mayor
Keri Touro – City Clerk