City Council Meeting Minutes 10/13/2021

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Mayor Tony James opened the City Council meeting at 7::00 p.m. at the Community Center, 2200 Walnut Street, Granger, Iowa, 50109.

Present: Backous, Bermel, Brandt, Schutt      Not Present: Saak

Backous made a motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Brandt. All Ayes.

The City Building Official, Jason Van Ausdall, gave a report to the City Council for the buildings located at 1802 Elm Street, 2004 West Street, and 1806 State Street. The Elm property was sold, and the person who purchased this property is contracting with Deb Feick to renovate the other two properties. Therefore, the site postings have been removed. The deadline to get the outside of the properties up to code is December 31, 2021.

Oxley Creek Culvert Project – The project should be completed by the end of the month or the first part of November.

Willow Street Update – The project has been delayed but should start within a couple of weeks.

Water Treatment Plant Filter Installation – The delivery of the filters is delayed at this time.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Leakage Update – This has been rescheduled for next week to check for leaks.

Water Quality Initiative Project – The Iowa DNR and IDALS is requesting the City come up with a solution to finish this project. The City Engineer mentioned the City could create an Urban Renewal Area to use TIF to fund the project. There will be a special City Council meeting on October 20th at 7 p.m. to discuss the possibility of creating an Urban Renewal Plan to include this area to TIF to fund the rest of the project.

Landing at Oxley Creek West Urban Renewal Plan – Action on Resolution 2021-23 – determining the necessity and setting dates of a consultation and a public hearing

Police Report for September reported 57 calls: 1 911 hang-up, 1 alarm, 3 animal complaints, 3 domestics, 3 follow-up investigations, 1 illegal burn, 6 medical/ambulance trips, 4 motorist assists, 3 MVC-PD, 2 ordinance violations, 1 public assist, 2 return phone calls, 1 suspicious, 1 theft, 1 traffic complaint, 19 traffic stops, 1 transport, 1 vehicle fire, 1 vehicle unlock, 2 welfare checks, and 2 fire alarms.

Fire & EMS Department Report – In September there were a total of 34 calls. 22 of those were EMS natured, 1 was a motor vehicle accident, 4 were Fire natured, 1 call was classified as other, and 6 were mutual aid calls. From the beginning of 2021 to the present, they have had 23% of total calls inadequately staffed. Action to approve the hiring of Jessiah Rodriguez as a volunteer, Dr. Matt Adams as a volunteer (pending school board approval and background check and drug screen results), and Cole White with an hourly rate of $19.00/hour as approved by Brandt, seconded by Backous. All Ayes. The City Council would like to see a couple more quotes for a backup generator for the fire station.

Parks & Recreation Report – Erik Smith and Angela Parks from the Parks & Rec Board are taking care of youth basketball this winter. Registration is now open through October 31st.

Action to approve the resignation of Library Assistant Tracy Wing effective October 9, 2021, was approved by Brandt, seconded by Schutt. All Ayes.

Finance Committee Member Schutt reported that all information was in order. Backous made a motion to approve the finance committee, seconded by Brandt. All Ayes.

Brandt made a motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Schutt. All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 402 – creating the position of City Administrator, second reading was approved by Brandt, seconded by Schutt. All Ayes. Brandt made a motion to waive the third reading, seconded by Schutt. All Ayes.

Action to go into closed session by a two-thirds vote of the City Council members pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1.)(j.) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation was approved by Schutt to include the Council, Mayor, City Attorney, and the City Clerk to attend the closed session, seconded by Brandt.  Schutt – Aye, Brandt – Aye, Backous – Aye, Bermel – Aye. A motion was made and seconded to rise from the closed session, then approved.

Action to go into closed session by a two-thirds vote of the City Council members pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1.)(j.) to discuss the purchase of particular real estate where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for the property was approved by Schutt to include the Council, Mayor, City Attorney, and the City Clerk to attend the closed session, seconded by Backous.  Schutt – Aye, Backous – Aye, Brandt – Aye, Bermel – Aye. A motion was made and seconded to rise from the closed session, then approved. Brandt made a motion to authorize the Mayor to negotiate with the landowner to purchase land for a potential water tower pending Council approval, seconded by Backous. All Ayes.

Mayor James mentioned the public forum is scheduled for next Thursday, October 21st, at 6:30 p.m. at the community center.

The meeting adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

OCTOBER 2021 CLAIMS
VENDORDESCRIPTIONAMOUNT
 Access Systems IT Support $      469.72
 Access Systems Leasing Copier Lease + Usage $      497.57
 Access Systems Leasing Server Lease $      248.52
 AccuJet Vac Sludge from Detention Tank $      618.26
 Adams Door Company Repair of Fire Door $      236.00
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      229.00
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      241.00
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      352.50
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      390.00
 Background Investigation Bureau Background Checks $        83.65
 Badger Meter Services for September 2021/Services for Oct 2021-Sept 2022 $      945.12
 Banleaco Folder/Inserter Lease $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble Books $      265.15
 Barnes & Noble Books $      432.11
 Barnes & Noble Books $      616.02
 Barnes & Noble Books $      471.64
 Barnes & Noble Books $        40.58
 Barnes & Noble Books/DVDs $      329.24
 Barnes & Noble Books/DVDs/EGC Cert $      758.80
 Barnes & Noble Books/Lego Creator $      285.58
 Barnes & Noble Books $      190.69
 Bomgaars Clothing – Feick $      239.95
 Bomgaars Switch Box/Photo Control/Gloves/Elec Box/Weatherproof Cover $        25.15
 Bomgaars Roundup Sprayer $        18.99
 Bomgaars Diesel Fluid $        18.98
 Boot Barn Clothing – Feick/Heard $      452.69
 Bound Tree Medical Gloves/Epinephrine/Suction Kit/Paper EKG $      161.49
 Bound Tree Medical Gloves/Epinephrine $      206.42
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse Legal Services for October 2021 $   2,800.00
 Capital City Equipment Antifreeze/Oil Fluid/Filter/Spout $      172.76
 Capital City Equipment Power Steering Hose Install/Seat Switch on Tractor $      641.41
 Casey’s Business MasterCard Fuel $   1,602.37
 Central Iowa Distributing Toilet Paper/Trash Bags/Gloves/Soap $      487.00
 Christian Edwards Parks & Rec Volleyball T-shirts $      429.00
 CJ Cooper & Associates New Hire Drug Screen – Schultz $        60.00
 CJ Cooper & Associates New Hire Drug Screen – Swauger/Shepherd $      120.00
 CJ Cooper & Associates New Hire Drug Screen – Townes/Beach $      120.00
 Colored Sand Pumpkin/Bottle Special/Necklace Special/Squeeze Bottle/Garden Diva Kit/
 Large Dinosaur/Plastic Football/Brown Sand $      375.40
 Core & Main 18″ Seal Wire w 1/2″ Seal $        12.50
 Core & Main Safety Green Marker Paint/Wire Marking Flags $      290.00
 Culligan Water of Adel Bottled Water + Cooler Rental $        96.50
 Dallas County EMS Tiering Services $      150.00
 Demco Scotch Tape/Vistafoil Laminate 4-Mil Gloss $      133.82
 Electric Pump 2021 Service Agreement $   1,200.00
 Electric Pump Lift Station Pump Repair VFD $      332.65
 Empowerment Solutions Quarterly Hosting Fee for City Website $      225.00
 Feick, Brad Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS September Billing $      301.18
 Fire Service Training Reg Fee 2 Day Fire School – Palmer $      100.00
 Galls, LLC Clothing – Armstrong $      124.99
 General Fire & Safety Equip Co. Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspections $   1,091.25
 Hach Deionized Water $      222.52
 Hawkins, Inc. Chlorine $   1,026.04
 Hawkins, Inc. Sodium Permanganate $      846.40
 Heard, Hunter Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Hotsy Cleaning Systems 1/2″ Valve Swing $        22.64
 Hotsy Cleaning Systems Kit U-Seal/Oil Pump $      285.95
 Interstate All Battery Center 12V Batteries $        94.50
 Iowa DNR Annual Water Use Fee for FY2022 $        95.00
 Iowa DOT White Traffic Paint/Beads Reflecorize Spheres $      150.84
 Iowa Firefighters Association Department Memberships $      204.00
 Jetco Level Transducers $   3,293.50
 Keystone Laboratories Water Tests $      110.00
 Keystone Laboratories Water Tests $        28.00
 MAFCO Buildings Street Repair for Water Main Break on Sycamore Street $   1,750.00
 McLaughlin, Eric Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Menards Bag Oil Dri/QC Valve/Ez Reach/Thread Sealant $        70.60
 Menards Clear Cutlery/Vehicle Brush Head/Utility Blades/Clear Tote/Steel Handle $        80.87
 Menards Rubber Air Hose $        39.99
 Mercy College of Health Sciences Paramedic Training – Palmer $   4,520.00
 Mercy College of Health Sciences Advanced Emergency Medical Tech Training – B. Stanger $   1,600.00
 Metering & Technology Solutions Meter Couplings $      567.01
 Mullins, Aaron Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Office Depot Ink $        67.14
 Office Depot Toner $      178.19
 Office Depot Microsoft Office Home & Business Software for PW Laptops $      249.99
 Office Depot Microsoft Office Home & Business Software for PW Laptops $      249.99
 O’Reilly Automotive Headlight $        16.23
 Oriental Trading Value Haunted House Trunk Treat Décor/Halloween Family Glow Kit/
 GID Toy Assortment/Foam Owl Ornaments/Foam Fall Leaves Crown/
 Beary Happy Fall Y All Magnet/Fall Hanging Umbrella Sign $      122.93
 Peak Software Systems Annual Sportsman Software $   2,764.50
 Pink Stew Entertainment Science Workshop $      135.00
 Polk City Fire Department Tiering Services $      400.00
 Postmaster Library PO Box Rental Fee $        46.00
 Praxair Oxygen $      522.88
 Quick Oil Co. Blue Def $      137.18
 Quick Oil Co. Diesel Fuel for Barrel $      607.75
 Racom EDACS Access/Beon Access $      538.00
 Richtman Printing Granger Days Mailers $      500.00
 Sam’s Club Paper Towels/Febreeze $        99.87
 Sparklehoopdance 1 Hr Hoop Entertainment $        50.00
 State Hygienic Laboratory Water Tests $        54.00
 Strauss Security Solutions Quarterly Access Hosting Fee $        57.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 UPS Shipping $        61.80
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Engineering Services for Oxley Creek Culvert – Construction Services $ 10,449.30
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Engineering Services for Landing at Oxley Creek West Plat 1 $   4,357.20
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Engineering Services for Water Treatment Plant – Additional Filter Installation $      316.50
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Engineering Services for Willow Street Remedial Plan $        70.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Building Permit Fees for August 2021 $ 13,189.90
 Verizon Cell Phone Charges $      357.92
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Residential Garbage Reimbursement 9/1-9/30/21 $   9,283.12
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Container Rental/Pickup $      116.08
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Container Rental/Pickup $        61.08
 Westrum Leak Detection Water Leak Detection on Sycamore Street $      417.50
 Williams Scotsman Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee $      338.00
 TOTAL $ 80,842.78
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund $ 67,569.98
 Water Fund $   5,262.23
 Sewer Fund $   8,010.57
 TOTAL $ 80,842.78
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund $ 74,011.07
 Road Use Tax Fund $ 27,520.02
 Employee Benefit Fund $   8,699.62
 Emergency Fund $   1,252.86
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund $ 27,065.20
 TIF Fund $ 19,632.63
 Debt Service Fund $ 22,334.76
 Water Fund $ 39,694.90
 Sewer Fund $ 60,024.64
 TOTAL $280,235.70