CITY OF ATKINS IOWA
City Council Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Mayor Bruce Visser called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Present: Bell, Steffen, Koehn, and Petersen – Online. DeMeulenaere was absent.
Koehn moved to approve the agenda. Steffen seconded. Ayes: Bell, Steffen, Koehn, and Petersen. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve the consent agenda. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Bell, Steffen, Koehn, and Petersen. Motion carried. Consent agenda was as follows: Council Minutes of January 24, January 25, 2023, renewal LC 0048141 Class C Retail Alcohol License – Textile Brewery, LLC, DBA Textile TapHaus. and the list of Bills:
USPS – POSTMASTER POSATAGE 293.28
EFTPS TAXES 3,734.07
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITY 10,788.77
ATKINS LUMBER CO. INC. SUPPLIES 58.04
ATKINS TELEPHONE CO..INC. TELEPHONE 515.72
BADGER METER ORION CELLULAR 23.25
BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR LAW ENFORCEMENT 7,605.00
BREEDEN TREE SERVICE DEBRIS REMOVAL 2,910.00
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SER LEASE FOR EXCAVATOR 3,079.76
Cardmember Service JAN TRANSACTIONS 593.07
CHEM-SULT, INC. CHEMICALS 16,606.04
ECICOG ADMIN FS 825.00
EMC INSURANCE COMPANIES INSURANCES 310.00
FASTENAL ROADS SUPPLIES 15.30
FUTURE LINE TRUCK EQUIPMT EQUIP REPAIRS 169.52
GAZETTE COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. PUBLICATIONS 397.52
HAWKEYE FIRE SAFETY SUPPLIES 293.00
IMFOA MEMBERSHIP 100.00
IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES 18.00
JOHNSON COUNTY AUDITOR USGS STUDY ON WATER 643.00
KIRKWOOD COMM CONTINUING ED DAMON-WWTP TRAINING 195.00
LYNCH DALLAS, P.C. LEGAL 6,079.02
M & D MINI STORAGE DERECHO COSTS 65.00
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY UTILITY 1,596.32
MOTION INDUSTRIES, INC. FILTERS 648.71
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES SECURITY 160.65
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOICATION UTILITY 123.10
QUILL SUPPLIES 109.21
REGION 1 AWWA TRAINING 25.00
SNYDER & ASSOCIATES FIRE STATION LAYOUT 6,000.00
SOLUM LANG ARCHITECTS FIRE STATION DESIGN 12,396.00
STATE CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS WWTP SUPPLIES 766.88
THE DEPOT EXPRESS FUEL 1,118.27
THOMPSON TRUCK & TRAILER,
INC. VEHICLE REPAIRS 204.76
U S CELLULAR CELL PHONES 196.10
ULTIMATE SAFETY CONCEPTS SUPPLIES 831.23
USA BLUEBOOK WATER PLANT SUPPLIES 638.50
WASTE MANAGEMENT GARBAGE COLLECTION 13,538.65
WELTER STORAGE EQUIPMENT CHAIR FOR WATER PLANT 559.00
XCESSORIES SQUARED SIGN BASES 455.81
Accounts Payable Total 94,685.55
Payroll Checks 11,431.13
REPORT TOTAL 106,116.68
ROAD USE TAX 7,686.93
TOTAL FUNDS 106,116.68
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 2023-02-01: Resolution acknowledging Collateral Assignment of Tax Increment Payments. Bell seconded. Ayes: Bell, Steffen, Koehn, and Petersen. Motion carried.
Koehn moved to approve Resolution 2023-02-02: Resolution acknowledging Health Insurance Renewal with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Petersen seconded. Ayes: Bell, Steffen, Koehn, and Petersen. Motion carried.
FYE 2024 Budget presentation. A budget presentation and preliminary budget worksheets were distributed.
Mayor Report: Water Plant maintenance items are ongoing. Fire Station Design is progressing– site plans are being reviewed, electrical, and mechanical designs are progressing. Fire Station committee is reviewing contract types approved by FEMA and Ia Homeland Security. New Iowa law allows more contract type options, some work for FEMA others do not. Preparing audit report for council.
City Administrator Report: Focus is on FYE 2024 Budget, Economic Development Leads, UR Plan Amendment, 2023 Series A Bond for Fires Station and minor water and Road projects, working with department capital improvement plans to establish a financial plan.
Public input: Citizen asked when there will be an update to the audit report. Mayor Visser informed there will be an agenda item in a future meeting. A Citizen asked will that cover items Auditor Rob Sands mentioned in report. Mayor informed it will.
Mayor and Administrator reminded council and public budget worksheets are drafts. Council and public were encouraged to forward budget questions to city hall at any time.
Koehn moved to adjourn. Steffen seconded. Ayes: Bell, Steffen, Koehn, and Petersen. Motion carried.
Adjournment time was 7:33 p.m.
Kelly Groskurth, City Administrator/Clerk
Bruce Visser, Mayor