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Mayor James opened the City Council meeting at 7::00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa, 50109.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bice, Saak, Schutt                      Not Present:  Bermel

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

Kyle Michel, the City Administrator with the City of Van Meter presented on the 2019 Annual Report for the Greater Dallas County Development Alliance.

Action on Ordinance No. 386 – providing for certain required stops when exiting the Granger Community Center, the second reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Schutt made the motion to waive the third reading, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 387 – amending the Code of Ordinances by adding Section 69.10 to Limit Truck and Trailer Parking in the City of Granger, the first reading was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action to approve the Woodward-Granger Early Learning Center culvert project plans was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Public Works Report – Jarrod Sturtz mentioned he did not get the bid on the salt auger so he would like to move forward with purchasing a sander.  Action to approve purchasing a sander in the amount of $6,500 for the 2017 RAM Truck from Truck Equipment Co., was approved by Bice, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Police Report – From 11/10/19 – 12/8/19 reported 4 motorist assists, 2 accidents, 4 ambulance assists, 4 erratic drivers, 1 road rage complaint, 3 welfare checks, 1 dog bite, 2 animal calls, 2 fire assists, 2 traffic controls, 1 suspicious activity, 2 suspicious persons, 2 alarms, 2 parking complaints, 4 citations, and 5 other agency assists.

Fire Department November 2019 Report shows there were 17 EMS calls, 2 motor vehicle accidents, 1 mutual aid, and 4 fire calls.  Elections were held Sunday night.  The firefighters got fit tested for their masks which is something they have wanted to do for a while, and it should be done annually.  The turn out for Breakfast with Santa was phenomenal with over 375 people attending.

Action to approve Bethany Stanger’s two-year term as EMS Chief starting January 1, 2020, was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to approve the hiring of Julia Evans as a paramedic with pay period beginning November 18th at a rate of $14 an hour was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Parks and Recreation Report – Youth 1st and 2nd grade basketball games began last weekend which include four teams of mixed co-ed students. Brad Feick installed the cabinets and sink at the concession building and the project has been completed.  The painting of the event room at the Community Center has begun.  Flooring will be completed at the end of January.  The youth art and youth Spanish classes are wrapping up for the year.  Planning for youth spring activities to return.

Action to accept Scott Brandt’s resignation from the Plan and Zoning Commission effective December 31, 2019, was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Mayor’s reappointment of Erik Smith to the Parks and Recreation Board for the term ending December 31, 2024, was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action to approve reappointment of Jennifer Benbow to Plan and Zoning Commission for the term ending December 31, 2023, was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Granger Trails Committee Report – Action on Resolution 2019-28 – accepting the Granger Trails Hub Plaza Project was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action authorizing the Mayor to sign the Certificate of Completion was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Action authorizing the City Clerk to pay the retainage in 30 days in the amount of $2,212.50 to Caliber Concrete was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action approve Mayor’s appointment of Maggie Kading to Trails Committee was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to approve submitting an application for the Walmart grant due December 31, 2019, requesting an amount up to $5,000 was approved by Saak, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Schutt reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Bice made motion to approve the report, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Mayor’s appointment of Scott Brandt as a member to the Finance Committee to replace Schutt starting January 1, 2020, was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

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

Mayor James mentioned he is having a city-wide meeting with the employees on Monday, December 16th at 11:30 a.m. with lunch.  The personnel policy handbook changes will be brought back in January for discussion and possible action.  Council member Rob Saak asked if there has been anything more on annexing east at the top of the Granger hill.  Mayor James hasn’t heard any more but he would be willing to start the conversation again.  Mayor James thanked Wayne Bice for his service as Council member since 2012.

Reminder that the budget presentations are scheduled for Monday, January 6th starting at 6 p.m. and then the budget workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th at 6 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.


Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk



 Access Systems Police Department Antivirus License Renewal $        88.46
 Access Systems Leasing Copier Lease + Usage $      375.07
 Access Systems Leasing Server Lease + IT Services $      625.74
 Accujet, LLC Jet Vacked Lift Station and Jetted a Line for Jarrod $      728.48
 Adams Door Company Door 273 Photo Eyes were out of Adj/Door 276 had a Loose Wire on Terminal Strip $      295.00
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      258.50
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      356.50
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      105.00
 Alley Auto Sales Mount Tires for Police SUV $      120.00
 Aspen Equipment Swivel Nut Elbows/Cable Limiting Valve/Strt Thrd Con/FIN Misc $      356.09
 Baker Electric Install 4 Ceiling Fans at the Community Center $      915.00
 Baker Electric Electrical for Parking Lot Pole Light $   2,910.00
 Banleaco Folder/Inserter Lease $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble Legos/Putty/Beanie Boos/EGC Certs $      182.03
 Barnes & Noble Hat Magic Tricks/Growing Kits/DVDs $        77.26
 Barnes & Noble Books $        70.27
 Barnes & Noble DVD $        24.79
 Barnes & Noble Book $        12.76
 Barnes & Noble DVD $        20.99
 Barnes & Noble Books $      163.98
 Barnes & Noble Credit Return on Books $     (32.00)
 Barnes & Noble Books $        26.38
 Barnes & Noble Book $        13.59
 Barnes & Noble Books $        50.34
 Barnes & Noble Book $        13.59
 Barnes & Noble Book $        49.60
 Barnes & Noble Books $        27.93
 Barnes & Noble Books $        38.92
 Barnes & Noble DVDs $        79.97
 Barnes & Noble Book $        13.60
 Barnes & Noble Books $      143.97
 Barnes & Noble Books $      186.52
 Barnes & Noble Books $        56.79
 Barnes & Noble Book $        13.59
 Bartlett, Gina Art Class Instructor Payment $      200.60
 Bartlett, Gina Art Class Instructor Payment $      122.40
 Beneventi Chevrolet Replace Headlight Low Beam Bulbs/Tech Labor/Shop Supplies $        42.52 7″ Mini Basketballs $      575.68
 Boot Barn Boots – Feick $      119.00
 Boot Barn Jeans – Mullins $      134.96
 Bound Tree Medical, LLC Stat Padz II Adult AED Plus $        73.99
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse Legal Services for December 2019 $   2,800.00
 Burns, Brandon Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Casey’s Business MasterCard Fuel $   1,187.36
 Central Iowa Distributing Toilet Paper/Rubber Gloves $      229.50
 Concrete Technologies Inc. Commercial Special Backfill 21.42 Tons $      235.62
 Concrete Technologies Inc. Commercial Special Backfill 19.65 Tons $      284.93
 Culligan Water of Adel Bottled Water + Cooler Rental $        10.55
 Demco Versapak DVD Case/Clear Glossy Label Protectors $      111.51
 Empowerment Solutions, LLC Update Website to Responsive Site Using Webframe Plus $   3,000.00
 Feick, Brad Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS November Billing $      179.28
 Fire Service Training Bureau Certification Fees for Hazmat & FF 1 for JT Miller $      100.00
 Geneser Repair Hydrauic Hoses for Peterbilt $      234.55
 Harned, Jennifer Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Iowa One Call 811 E-Mails $        66.60
 Iowa Rural Water Association Community Membership Dues for Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020 $      275.00
 Jones Creek Apparel Youth Basketball T-shirts $      252.00
 Keystone Laboratories, Inc. Water Tests $        28.00
 Keystone Laboratories, Inc. Water Tests $      251.90
 MAFCO Buildings Load of Rock $      335.00
 Menards – Grimes Rope $          6.49
 Menards – Grimes Plunger/Duct Tape/Pliers/Bulbs $        25.08
 Menards – Grimes Wet/Dry Vac/Cleanstream Filters $        78.89
 Menards – Grimes PVC Garage Door Weather Stripping $        17.96
 Menards – Grimes Finish Screws $          8.49
 Menards – Grimes Icicle Light Clip/Green LED Bulbs $          8.47
 Mosquito Control of Iowa Mosquito Spraying for 2019 $   4,030.00
 Mullins, Aaron Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Office Depot Copy Paper/Toner $      119.98
 Office Depot 9V Batteries/Paper/Ink Cartridges/Copy Paper/Markers $      328.66
 Oriental Trading Halloween Shapes/Fall Shapes/Jewels/Wooden Bats/Mask Craft/Adhesive Tapes $      120.00
 Oriental Trading Christmas Orna/Treasure Chest/Bendable Charac/Coloring Books/Stickers/Foam Shapes $      128.22
 Peterbilt of Des Moines Starter $      247.00
 Pitney Bowes Red Ink/Tape Strips $      297.47
 Pitney Bowes Everyday Cleaning Kit $        53.98
 Polk City Fire Department Tiering Services $      200.00
 Praxair Oxygen $      203.77
 Prtchett, Tina Bootcamp Registration Cancellation Reim $        90.00
 Quick Oil Co. Fuel for Barrel $      212.48
 Quick Oil Co. Fuel for Barrel $      438.58
 Sam’s Club Toilet Paper $        25.94
 Sandry Fire Supply Gas, 34L $      260.65
 Sherwin-Williams Co. Paint/Masking Film + Credit $        64.89
 State Hygienic Laboratory Water Tests $        26.00
 Storey Kenworthy/Matt Parrott Utility Bills $      645.04
 Storey Kenworthy/Matt Parrott #10 Window Envelopes $      224.67
 Storey Kenworthy/Matt Parrott Late Reminder Notices $      405.57
 Sturtz, Jarrod Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Suez Utility Service Co. Maintenance on 40KG Water Tower $ 32,054.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center Oil Change/Coolant System Repair on 2011 Dodge Truck $      143.25
 Tiernan’s Service Center RV Antifreeze/Peterbilt Repair $   2,410.30
 Trzeciak, Kristy Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy Mileage Reim for Budget Workshop $        14.38
 UMB Bank, N.A. 2010 GO Capital Loan Note Bond Registration Fees $      250.00
 UPS Shipping $        53.80
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Engineering Services – Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Construction $      910.74
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Building Permit Fees for October 2019 $        98.00
 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Charges $        94.28
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Residential garbage reimbursement 11/1-11/30/19 $   7,825.60
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Container Rental/Pickup $        91.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Container Rental/Pickup $        86.08
 Williams Scotsman Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee $      338.00
 TOTAL $ 72,221.59
 General Fund $ 34,903.12
 Road Use Tax Fund $      356.09
 Debt Service Fund $      250.00
 Water Fund $ 33,439.22
 Sewer Fund $   3,273.16
 TOTAL $ 72,221.59
 General Fund $ 18,510.89
 Road Use Tax Fund $ 13,668.37
 Employee Benefits Fund $      830.59
 Emergency Fund $      146.07
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund $ 26,223.64
 TIF Fund $        13.66
 Debt Service Fund $   2,430.30
 Water Fund $ 18,911.07
 Sewer Fund $ 39,621.25
 TOTAL $120,355.84