CITY COUNCIL: Newhall, Feb. 27, 2023

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
February 27, 2023 – 11:30 AM

Mayor Boddicker brought the regular meeting to order.

Roll Call: Council Present: Campbell, Cross, Wendel, Rinderknecht, Seeck (Cross arrived at 11:35)

Approval of the Agenda: Motion by Wendel 2nd by Campbell, all yes, motion carried.

Department Reports

Public Works: Shaft in red dump truck/snow plow was repaired; Epoxy purchased for concession stand, should have enough to do west park pavilion if it looks good; last delivery of sand was received; mowers are ready for spring.

Mayor: Asked the guys to contact G&H regarding the wiring of the gazebo; spoke with our attorney regarding the alley issue, will add to one of the agendas in March.

Parks: Registration went well, as of right now we have enough for all teams except pony league boys, it is still
pending. We may need an additional coach for the younger program and a coach for pony league boys.

Landfill: Accepted bid for a new cell for $990,000, other bids were $1.2mm and $1.8mm, bid was awarded to a company from Decorah; Financial audit completed and went well.

Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Seeck to approve the minutes from February 13,
2023, and bills totaling $14,894.46 all yes, motion carried.

Amazon Library – video $179.80
Baker and Taylor Library – books $789.23
Benton Co Solid Waste Garbage – Tipping 1/26 thru 2/17 $767.28
EZ Trash Garbage – garbage and recycling $5,768.75
Gazette City – Budget Publication $124.23
Highway 30 Diesel Repair Streets – broken axle, gaskets, oil. Shaft $1,520.80
Iowa DOT Streets – Salt $3,859.64
John Deere Financial Streets/Pavilion – tools, lock, key $75.93
Keystone Labs Water – drinking water analysis $20.50
Martin Equipment Water/Sewer – mini service $1,292.45
New Century FS Streets – Fuel $165.48
Staples Fire – Printer Toner $130.42
US Cellular Streets – cell service $199.95

Council Action

a) Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Seeck approving the 2nd Reading and waive of third reading of Resolution 02132023 approving the increase of $.33 ($11.00 to $11.33) for residential customers and $3.00 ($15.00 to $18.00 per yard) for commercial customers monthly – effective March 1, 2023, all yes, motion carried.

b) Motion by Seeck, 2nd by Wendel approving meetings to stay at 6:00 pm rather than moving back to 7:00 pm going forward, Keri will revise city resolution for going forward and add it to the next meeting, all present yes, motion carried.

c) Motion by Cross, 2nd by Campbell setting a public hearing for March 13, 2023, at 6:00 pm at City Hall to approve the fiscal year 2024 budget, all yes, motion carried.

d) Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Seeck approving Rebecca Cooper as the Assistant Librarian at $11.00 an hour, all yes, motion carried.

Adjournment: At 11:48 AM, Seeck moved to adjourn, Wendel 2nd, all present aye motion carried.

Doug Boddicker – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk


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