Newhall City Council, May 23, 2023

City of Newhall
City Council Regular Meeting
May 22, 2023 – 6:00 PM

Mayor Boddicker brought the regular meeting to order.

Roll Call: Council Present: Campbell, Cross, Wendel, Rinderknecht

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

Public Forum: Resident was present asking about weeds in neighbor’s yard. Weeds blow over to her yard and replant and grow. She was told that a meeting will be held the 24th with the city attorney regarding several yards in town that are also allowing this to happen.

Department Reports:

Public Works: Trugreen was here spraying; parts on order for Cooksley ditch; working on quotes for mulch and truck.
Mayor: Post ordinance for mowing; and city nuisances.
Parks: Will get quote to paint pickle court.
Library: Tai-Chi classes every Wednesday at 1:30 for 12 weeks. Last week was 1st class and 15 people attended.
Zoning: Approved fence was put up possibly in wrong location, will speak to homeowner.
Consent Agenda and Bill Consent: Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Cross to approve the minutes from May 8, 2023, and bills totaling $175,788.44.

Alliant Energy City – electric and gas $2,515.12
Benton County Solid Waste City – Tipping Fee 4/27 – 5/18 $1,277.88
EZ Trash Solutions City – Garbage and Recycling $5,719.70
Gazette City – Publication $102.15
Hawkins Water – Chlorine and Freight $853.26
Iowa Finance Authority Sewer – Principal Loan Payment $150,103.60
Iowa Finance Authority Sewer – Service Fees $12,270.00
Iowa One Call City – One Calls $19.80
Menards Parks/Streets – compressor, supplies $144.94
New Century FS Streets – Fuel $239.34
Newhall Locker Parks – Concessions $245.00
PJ’s Vac Pavilion – Service / City – Vacuum $152.99
Stull, April Library – Treats for program $37.50
Town and Country Parks – Concessions $296.08
US Cellular City – cell service $174.84
Wendling Streets – Rock $1,636.24

Council Action:

a) Motion by Wendel, 2nd by Cross approving quote from DSG for wall pipe and accessories, all yes, motion carried.
b) Motion by Rinderknecht, 2nd by Wendel approving Dan Heren to the Rec Board, all yes, motion carried.
c) Motion by Campbell, 2nd by Cross approving Jordan Haerther to the Fire Department, all yes, motion carried.
Adjournment: At 6:29 PM, Rinderknecht moved to adjourn, Cross 2nd, all yes, motion carried.

Doug Boddicker – Mayor

Keri Touro – City Clerk


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