Van Horne City Council – January 9, 2023

CITY OF VAN HORNE

Regular Council Meeting

January 9, 2023

6:30 P.M.

The meeting was called to order at Van Horne City Hall at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Gorkow.

Council Present: Parmenter, Knaack, Fisher, Childs

Council Absent: Donald

Others Present: Matt Parmenter, Jared Vogeler, Jeremy Hlas, Ann Franzenburg, Mechelle Lambert, Alicia Rausch

Motion by Parmenter to approve agenda. Seconded by Fisher all ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Fisher to approve the Minutes of the December 12, 2022 Council Meeting. Seconded by Knaack, all ayes, motion carried.

Jeremy Hlas addressed Council with yearly report for the Fire Department and First Responders. Ann Franzenburg delivered the yearly report and request for increase in Library budget. Alicia Rausch updated the Council on the REC board.

Parmenter made a motion to appoint Darcy Kearns, Mary Masten and Gina Embray to the Library Board for 3 years; Ryan Fisher to the REC board for 3 years; Joe Brehm (as long as he owns property in the City limits) to the BOA for a five year term and Greg Devries for a 4 year term to the BOA.. Seconded by Childs, motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2023-442 Setting February 13th for a Public Hearing for the purpose of considering the maximum tax dollars from certain levies for the proposed FY23 budget was presented to Council. Motion by Knaack to approve Resolution 2023-442. Seconded by Childs, all ayes, motion carried.

Vogeler addressed Council regarding blowers at the Sewer plant and options for replacements. Motion by Parmenter to order two new blowers. Seconded by Childs, all ayes, motion carried.

Council discussed nuisances, tree removal plan, no action was taken. Fourth quarter 2022 sheriff’s report was presented.

The following bills were presented

CLAIMS REPORT

VENDORINVOICE DESCRIPTIONAMOUNT
ALLIANT ENERGYSEWER PLANT ELECTRIC$ 6,847.89
ARNOLD MOTORFIRE DEPT. ANTIGEL$ 95.94
BANKERS TRUSTWATER REVENUE INTEREST$ 420.00
BARR AND SONSCC SIGN
BARR AND SONSSEWER PLANT ELECTRIC
BENTON COUNTY LANDFILLTIPPING FEES$ 784.66
CARD MEMBER SERVICESREC FLAGS$ 28.86
CEDAR VALLEY HUMANE SOCIY11/30/2022 CAT PICKUP$ 205.00
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINTLIBRARY BOOKS$ 142.62
CENTRAL IOWA UNIONNEWSLETTER INSERT$ 50.00
CHELSEA SAVINGS BANKINTEREST FOR BUILDINGS NOTE$ 5,054.69
CHELSEA SAVINGS BANKINTEREST FOR GO SEWER NOTE$ 4,527.30
CHELSEA SAVINGS BANKBANK LOCK BOXES$ 9,581.99
CUSTOM HOSEHOSES FOR TRACTOR$ 230.26
CUSTOM HOSETRACTOR HOSE$ 6.64
IOWA DEPT REVENUEWITHOLDING$ 4,647.70
DNRWATER LAB CERTIFICATION$ 400.00
EAST CENTRAL IOWA COUNCIL GOVNUISANCE ADMIN$ 750.00
EFTPS1FED/FICA TAXES$ 3,707.04
ENERGY SALESFIRE – IGNITION MODULE$ 335.00
EZ TRASH SOLUTIONS,LLCFIRE DEPARTMENT DUMPSTERS$ 96.00
EZ TRASH SOLUTIONS,LLCCC DUMPSTERS$ 96.00
EZ TRASH SOLUTIONS,LLCGARBAGE CONTRAC TPICK UP$ 3,048.30
GRAINGERCC LIGHT$ 9.17
HAWKEYE ALARMFIRE DEPT SIREN MONITORING$ 75.00
INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICESLIBRARY BOOKS$ 107.70
IPERSIPERS$ 2,088.48
MICROBAC LABWATER TESTING$ 34.25
KOCH BROTHERSLIBRARY COPIER$ 74.12
LEAFCITY HALL COPIER$ 134.25
MECHELLE LAMBERTLIBRARY DOOR CHIME$ 37.43
MENARDS-CEDAR RAPIDS SOUTHCHRISTMAS LIGHTS$ 103.35
PER MARMONITORING AT CITY HALL$ 268.32
PER MARMONITORING AT CC$ 255.78
POSTMASTERWATER POSTAGE$ 145.00
POWESHIEK WATERBULK WATER$ 6,094.50
SAMSREC CONCESSION$ 35.75
SCHIMBERGSEWER PLANT REPAIR$ 64.46
VAN HORNE TELEPHONECLERK PHONE AND FAX$ 462.23
TOYNEFIRE DEPT PRIMER VALVE$ 398.62
TREASURER-STATE OF IOWASTATE TAXES$ 657.00
US CELLULARCITY CELL PHONE$ 171.88
VINTON NEWSPAPERS12/12 MINUTES$ 114.48
VINTON NEWSPAPERSORDINANCE SUMMARY$ 19.98
VOGELER REPAIRTRUCK$ 207.06
WELLMARKHEALTH INSURANCE$ 1,457.41
Accounts Payable Total$ 44,490.12
Payroll Checks$ 9,727.53
***** REPORT TOTAL *****$ 54,217.65
GENERAL$ 17,132.99
ROAD USE TAX$ 3,156.95
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS$ 6,105.11
DEBT SERVICE$ 9,581.99
WATER$ 10,614.52
WATER SINKING$ 420.00
SEWER$ 7,206.09
TOTAL FUNDS$ 54,217.65

Dec. 2022 RevenueDec. 2022 Expenses
General$23,012.75$16,361.27
Road Use Tax$9,075.35$3,661.02
Employee benefit$2,257.24$7,419.20
Emergency$325.58$
LOST14562.27$
TIF$2,933.29$
Debt Service$4,529.97$
WW Plant updates
1st St overlay
Water$12,529.81$9,580.53
Water Sinking$420
Sewer$15,400.00$12,905.44
Sewer Sinking___________________

$84,626.26$50,347.46

2022 Wages

Joan Boudreau$ 525.00
Jarred Childs$ 245.00
Todd Donald$ 350.00
Kimberly Fisher$ 420.00
Katherine Gage$ 4,192.50
Pat Gorkow$ 1,800.00
Linda Klopping$ 52,333.19
Amy Knaack$ 420.00
Mechelle Lambert$ 20,205.08
Michael Less$ 25,585.31
Ronald Parmenter$ 420.00
Jared Vogeler$ 94,617.72

$201,113.80

Motion by Fisher to allow bills. Seconded by Childs, all ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Childs to approve March 2022 Clerks Report. Seconded by Parmenter, all ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Fisher to adjourn at 7:50. Seconded by Knaack, all ayes, motion carried.

Pat Gorkow, Mayor

Linda Klopping, City Clerk

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