Newhall Council – Dec. 29, 2022

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
December 29, 2022 – 6:00 PM

Mayor Boddicker brought the regular meeting to order.
Roll Call: Council Present: Campbell, Cross, Wendel, Seeck
Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Cross, all yes, motion carried.

Department Reports:
Public Works: Dan is on call this weekend; still have issues with furnace at old shop.

City Council: Campbell mentioned new owner of Wells Fargo building was in paper; Campbell has attended a couple
of the Benton Community School Board Bond Meetings and asked about our lagoon capacity if Newhall became a
building option; bowling alley also sold and plans are to reopen with bowling alley and food.

City Clerk: $101,271.49 was finally approved by Fema and the State of Iowa for debris removal from Derecho, additional Fema grant that is still pending is for management expenses; EMC is working on the claim for the mirror
damaged by EMT vehicle; received several positive messages regarding the snowplowing done during the storm last

Fire: Holiday Food Drive was a great success.

Library: Still looking on replacing the part-time employee in the library; in January there will be a short time that
April will be gone, residents of Newhall can come to City Hall to check out books, but computer use in library will
not be available until she returns.

Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Seeck, 2nd by Campbell to approve the minutes from December 12, 2022, and bills totaling $32,907.77, all present aye, motion carried.

Amazon Library – Video’s $109.50
Baker and Taylor Library – Books $468.59
Barnes Furniture Fire – Refrigerator $950.00
Biblionix Library – Software Subscription Fee $1,200.00
Bound Tree First Responders – Supplies $45.58
Brokaw, Joe Fire – Fuel Level Unit Kit $23.05
Eagle Engraving Fire – Supplies $614.00
EZ Trash Solutions City – Garbage and Recycling $5,702.74
Fire and First Responders 2nd Half 2022 – Stipends for Calls, Meetings, Training $2,045.00
G&H Electric Streets – Furnace in Shop Control Board $320.00
Gazette City – Publications and AFR $429.97
Iowa One Call City – Locates $19.80
Iowa Prison Industries Streets – Street markers $73.60
John Deere Financial Shop – Supplies at Theisen’s and Space Heater $287.65
Jones, Ben and Maggie Water/Sewer – Meter Deposit Refund $81.02
Municipal Supply Water/Sewer – Radio Reads $8,250.00
Municipal Supply Water/Sewer – Radio Reads (backorder from approved 100) $8,910.00
New Century FS Streets – Fuel $491.77
New Century FS City – Fuel $41.97
Thompson Truck & Trailer Fire – 20085 Int’l Diagnostics and Repair $2,643.86
US Cellular City – Cell Service $199.67

Council Action:
a) Motion by Cross, 2nd by Campbell to approve the service contract for $1,400 by Martin Equipment to
perform in our shop for the excavator and table the $1,200 bucket and $6,500 Quick Attach and
discuss it more at budget workshop, all present yes, motion carried.
b) January 12, 2023, at 1:00 pm council will meet to discuss FY24 budget.
Adjournment: At 6:22 PM, Seeck moved to adjourn, Cross 2nd, all present aye motion carried.

Doug Boddicker – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk


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