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Mayor James opened the public hearing on the rezoning of Parcel B of the SW ¼ of Section 1, T80N R26W of the 5th P.M., City of Granger, Iowa from A-1 to R-3 at 7::00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa, 50109.  With no written or oral comments, the public hearing was closed.

Mayor James opened the regular City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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

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

The Plan and Zoning Commission met on June 5th and they would like to recommend that the City Council consider changing the zoning classification of certain real estate within the City limits of Granger from A-1 to R-3.  Action on Ordinance No. 380 – rezoning Parcel B of the SW ¼ of Section 1, T80N R26W of the 5th P.M., City of Granger, Iowa from A-1 (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Multi-Family Residential District), first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Backous made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Nick Iwig the owner of Metal Artisans which is a custom design build install metal solutions organization mentioned they are currently interested in purchasing the LeafGuard property that is for sale.  They are also interested in the parking lot across from the LeafGuard building in hopes to utilize that short-term as potential outside boat and RV storage to generate cash flow for a long-term goal of turning that into an expansion of their business.  He just wanted to introduce himself, express an interest and get an idea of what the community of Granger is looking for in businesses.

Keven Crawford with Cooper Crawford & Associates presented on the revised proposal for development of Ironwood Plat 4. The revisions were made based on what the City Council expressed at the May Council meeting which were the street widths and the lot sizes on Cedar Street.  Action by Council to initiate rezoning of Lots 32 through 35 and Outlot Y, Ironwood Estates Plat 3, from R-1-A and Ironwood Estates PUD Zoning Districts to Ironwood Estates Conservancy Planned Unit Development Zoning District, and referral of rezoning to Plan and Zoning Commission was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  3 Ayes, 1 Naye.  Action to set public hearing on rezoning for 7 p.m. for August 14, 2019 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Engineer Veenstra mentioned the contractors for Metro Concrete is making progress on the grading and seeding for the 2018 Sidewalk Improvements Project.  The punch list will be updated and sent out after the seeding is finished.  There are a couple issues left to resolve on the 2017 Sidewalk Improvements Project with a scheduled walk through for next week and then the punch list will be updated at that time.

Public Works Report – Action on Ordinance No. 382 – providing for certain required stops and no parking zones in Ironwood Estates Plat 3, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Backous made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Action on requiring sidewalk construction on a lot in Carefree Estates Plat 1 and a lot in Twin Eagles Plat 2 with the Mayor to sign the notice and giving the owners of the lots until June 30, 2020 to complete, was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Police Report – From 5/6/19 – 6/9/19 reported 1 no trespass order completed, 1 possible child abuse, 9 ambulance calls, 5 animal calls, 1 dog at large citation issued, 2 dog bites, 2 assaults, 1 impaired driver, 1 theft arrest warrant issued, 1 parking complaint citation issued, 1 debris on roadway, 1 tall grass complaint, 1 child custody issue, 3 erratic drivers, 2 fires, 1 stabbing, 2 wrong way drivers, 1 theft, 1 civil standby, 1 domestic, 4 accidents, 2 suspicious persons, 1 suspicious vehicle, 2 harassments, 1 suicidal subject, 18 citations, 5 warnings and 7 other agency assists.  Action to change Chris Knouse’s status to full-time effective July 1, 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to increase Chris Knouse’s pay rate from $20 an hour to $24.76 an hour, effective July 1, 2019 was approved by Saak, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Fire/EMS May Report shows there were 11 EMS calls, 1 mutual aid, 4 motor vehicle calls and 3 fire calls.

Parks and Recreation Report – Jennifer reported that there were 34 students enrolled in the swim lessons program that was partnered through Ankeny and it is going well.  The first Movie in the Park will be Friday, June 28th and the movie that will be shown is Jumanji.  The Parks and Rec Board for July will be moved to Monday, July 1st.  The freezer meal class for June has been cancelled due to low numbers.  The Peak Prospects college games for June and July will be held at the high school baseball field.  The community center sign out front will be getting a new look and should be completed in the next couple of weeks.  Jennifer will be looking into options for virtual and streaming adult fitness classes.  Action to allow Julie Stanger to rent the community center for a July event at the resident rate was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2019-14 – allowing non-resident employees of the City to rent the community center at the resident rate was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Granger Days 2019 – Granger Days will be held Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th.  Some of the events being held will be the 2nd Annual 5k/Fun Run, Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast at the Assumption Church, parade, kid push pedal pull tractor, live music by Tom Acton and David Watson, beer garden, WG FFA petting zoo, cow pie bingo, inflatables, face painting, gaga ball, volleyball tournament, fireman water games, bags tournament, movie in the park, food trucks and firetrucks.  Go to the Granger Days Facebook page for more information.  Action to approve contract with Classic Events & Parties for tents and a stage in the amount of $1,442.32 was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Action to approve contract with J & M Displays for fireworks in the amount of $3,500 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve the multiple year agreement extension with J & M Displays through year 2022 for a 15% bonus product was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Library Board of Trustees – Action to accept resignation of Deanna Blagg was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve Mayor’s reappointment of Carina Degase for term ending June 30, 2025 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve Mayor’s reappointment of Pam Claussen as a nonresident member, for term ending June 30, 2025 subject to approval of Polk County Board of Supervisors was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action to approve employee compensation adjustments at a rate of 3% effective July 1, 2019, was approved by Saak, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

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

Mayor appointed Saak to replace Bice as a member of the Finance Committee starting in July 2019.

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

Action to accept resignation of City Attorney Ralph R. Brown effective June 30, 2019 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve Mayor’s appointment of Benjamin L. Rouse as City Attorney effective July 1, 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Mayor James will be out of town for the July City Council meeting so Mayor Pro-Tempore Jodi Bermel will be conducting the meeting.  Mayor James asked the City Council to consider signing up to volunteer for Granger Days.  They need help with the 5k/Fun Run, setting up at the park, the kiddie corner, serving beer and tearing down at the end of the day.

Meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.


Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk


 A King’s Throne Portable Bathroom for Community Center Rec Center $      150.00
 Access Systems Wireless Access Point at Community Center $      436.94
 Access Systems Docking Station for Community Center Computer $      310.26
 Access Systems Leasing Copier Lease + Usage $      361.45
 Access Systems Leasing Server Lease + IT Services $      625.74
 Acco Chemical Injection Valves $      183.80
 AccuJet, LLC Vac Out Water Main Break $   1,019.87
 AccuJet, LLC Hydro Water Main Line with Break $      728.48
 AED Superstore AED for Concession Building $   1,964.00
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      255.50
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      228.50
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      255.50
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      240.00
 Agsource Laboratories Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges $      148.50
 Allied Systems, Inc. Pump Monitor Relay $      375.00
 Ankeny Sanitation Clean Up Day $   8,774.76 Insect Repellent Pen Sprayer – Movies in the Park $      226.13 Reflective Slap Bracelets $      484.76 Dart Click Ballpoint Pens $        89.06
 Assumption Church Special Event Insurance for using their Parking Lot for Fireman Games – Granger Days $        50.00
 Background Investigation Bureau Background Checks on Summer Camp Employees $        23.90
 Baker Electric Electrical for New Projector Mount – Community Center Meeting Room $   1,250.00
 Baker Electric Removal of Old Oven/Gas Line Decommissioning – Community Center $   2,150.00
 Banleaco Folder/Inserter Lease $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble Books $        47.94
 Barnes & Noble Books $        20.29
 Barnes & Noble Books/DVD $        85.06
 Barnes & Noble Book $        15.99
 Barnes & Noble Books $        44.73
 Barnes & Noble Books $        47.95
 Barnes & Noble DVDs $        60.47
 Bert Gurney & Associates, Inc. Analog Outputs/Sensor Connections $      925.00
 Bohlmann, Inc. Push Button Assembly on Drinking Fountain $        49.75
 Bomgaars Circuit Breakers/Stop Valves $        53.95
 Bomgaars Hi-Light Weed Spray Dye $        32.99
 Bomgaars Hitch Pin/Glove/Protective Glasses $        43.46
 Bomgaars Hitch Pin $        14.98
 Bound Tree Medical Bandage/Gauze Pads/Gloves/Oral Nasal Tubing/Splint/IV Sol/EKG Paper/Conv Bag $      220.58
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse Legal Services for June 2019 $   2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co. Mower Blades $      228.72
 Capital City Equipment Co. Blades/Filter Oil/Filter Fuel/Filter Hydraulic Cartridge $      229.64
 Casey’s Business MasterCard Fuel $   1,396.11
 Century Laundry Distributing, Inc. Washer/Extractor $   5,528.00
 Channing Bete Co. Coloring & Activity Books/Posters/Stickers – Safety Town $      149.07
 Copy Systems, Inc. Repair Folder/Inserter Equipment/Trip Charges $      191.50
 Core & Main Hex Bolt & Nut Kit $        29.64
 Core & Main Hex Bolt & Nut Kits/Pipe Gaskets $        66.84
 Core & Main Hub Clamp $      133.96
 Culligan Water of Adel Bottled Water + Cooler Rental $        24.05
 D&K Products Razor Pro Turf Maintenance $      197.50
 Dallas County EMS Ambulance Tiering Services $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS Ambulance Tiering Services $      150.00
 Demco Avery Laser Labels/Clear Glossy Label Protectors $        81.53
 Durham School Services Swimming Lessons Transportation Charges $   1,050.00
 Elite Electric & Utility Contractors Jet Sewer Line N. Side of Rose Street – Benbow Residence $      300.00
 Enaqua Port Powered Hub $      446.80
 ESO Solutions, Inc. Annual CAD Integration Software for 6/7/19-6/6/20 $   2,985.00
 Feick, Brad Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS May Billing $      185.67
 Freedom First Aid & Safety Replenish First Aid Kit at City Hall $        31.20
 G & L Clothing Clothing for Mullins $      236.61
 Galls Clothing for Knouse $      763.93
 Galls Clothing for Owen $      176.96
 Geneser Repair Repair Snow Plow Cylinder/Tear Down & Inspect Old Cylinder $      383.00
 Genus Landscape Architects Professional Services thru April 2019 – Construction Admin on Granger Trail Hub $      651.85
 Grout Museum District Star Lab Program/Transportation Charge – Library $      362.00
 Hach Company Ascorbic Acid/Alkaline Cyanide/Pan Ind Solution/Ferrover Iron Reagent $      189.56
 Harned, Jennifer Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Harney Industries, Inc. Concrete Tear Out, Repair and Replace due to Water Main Repairs w/ Add Curbing $   9,334.45
 Harney Industries, Inc. Sidewalks for Concrete Corn Holes at Centennial Park $   2,244.00
 Hawkins, Inc. Chlorine & Sodium Permanganate $   1,370.52
 IEMSA Annual Membership Dues for Feick $      100.00
 Invictus Construction Management Removal of One Wall to Make Two Rooms – Community Center $   3,995.00
 Iowa League of Cities Annual Membership Dues 7/1/19-6/30/20 $      957.00
 Iowa One Call 811 E-Mails $        70.20
 Iowa Prison Industries Hinged Stop Signs for School Crossing on State and Main Streets $      183.48
 Iowa State University Extension Instructor Payment for Babysitting Classes $      440.00
 Jetco Repair UV System that was Unable to Communicate with the Bulbs $      275.10
 Jetco Troubleshoot & Repair System after Lightning Strike $ 15,874.12
 Jones Creek Apparel Parks & Rec Staff Shirts $      182.25
 Kempker’s True Value Wire Rope Clips/Galvanized Cable $      201.90
 Kinetico Water Water Filters for Community Center $      354.00
 Kuehl Brothers Backhoe w/ Operator and Man – Tore Out Street, Dug Up Water Main on N. Side of Town $   1,000.00
 Kuehl Brothers Backhoe w/ Operator and Man – Dug Up Water Valve at State & Sycamore Streets $   2,250.00
 LeafGuard by HIS Concession Building Window Replacement $      650.00
 MAFCO Buildings Water Main Repairs $   1,580.00
 Mangela Construction Ceiling & FRP Panel Installation for Concession Building $   1,314.12
 Mercy College of Health Sciences Landing Zone Training CEH Hours $        10.00
 Midwest Overhead Garage Doors Installed New Insulated Door on Salt Shed $   2,154.00
 Mullins, Aaron Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Municipal Pipe Services, Inc. Install Line Stops in Main so Valve could be Replaced $   5,000.00
 Municipal Pipe Services, Inc. Parts to Fix Water Main Break on State Street $      975.00
 Municipal Supply, Inc. Valve Oil $   1,316.00
 Office Depot Toner/Dry Erase Markers $      163.86
 Office Depot Toner Credit Return $     (82.99)
 Office Depot Plastic Forks $        15.56
 Office Depot Toner/Dry Erase Wall Calendar/Binder Clips $      113.40
 Office Depot Audio Extension Cable $          6.27
 Office Depot Packing Tape/Ink $        40.38
 Office Depot Staples $          2.53
 Office Depot Binders $        10.88
 Office Depot Paper Bowls $          9.69
 Office Depot Clipboard $          3.03
 Office Depot Copy Paper $        39.99
 Office Depot Copy Paper/Toner/Cleaning Duster/Markers/Pens $      161.62
 Office Depot Paper Bowls Credit Return $       (9.69)
 Oriental Trading Bendables/Sticky Stars $        95.34
 Oriental Trading Space Stickers/Solar System Sticker Scene/Make Your Own Stickers/Roll Stickers $        28.73
 Oriental Trading Cosmic Flying Disks/Roll Stickers/Foam Rockets/Planet Sticker Scene/Planet Cutouts $        85.01
 Oriental Trading Happy Mom Day Picture Frame/Flower Bouquet Kit/Ornamets Kit/Magnet/Photo Frame $        39.02
 Outdoor Ping Pong Tables Concrete Cornhole Game Boards for Centennial Park $   3,537.00
 Petty Cash Replenish Petty Cash Fund up to $200 $      102.86
 Physio-Control, Inc. LUCAS Service Agreement for 5/21/19-6/30/19 $      126.67
 Physio-Control, Inc. AED Lifepak 1000 $   2,502.86
 Pink Stew Entertainment Balloon Workshop for Summer Camp $        95.00
 Pink Stew Entertainment Clowd Ed for Summer Camp $        40.00
 Praxair Oxygen $      194.05
 Professional Rescue Innovations Water Helmets/Ice Suits $      700.00
 Pro-Vision Video Systems HD Body Cameras – Police $      590.00
 Quick Oil Co. PowerMax Diesel Fuel $      507.00
 Racom EDACS Access/BEON Access $      494.05
 Racom Antennas/Batteries $   1,747.50
 Radar Road Tec MPH Scout Complete Rechargeable Handheld Charge for Radar – Police $   1,049.00
 Ramsey, Katie Babysitting Class Action Photos $        65.00
 Reserve Account Postage $   1,200.00
 Rounded Minds Instructor Payment $      280.00
 S & S Worldwide, Inc. Blast Off Rocket Frame Craft Kit – Library $        19.99
 S & S Worldwide, Inc. Educraft Kaleidoscope Craft Kit/Finger Rocket Craft Kit/Alien Robot Craft Kit – Library $        52.98
 Sam’s Club Cleaning Supplies $        64.64
 Sandry Fire Supply Facepiece/Facepiece Testing/In-House Service Fee $      193.11
 Science Center of Iowa Global Soundscape Outreach for Summer Camp $      500.00
 Signature Signs & Graphics Studio Banners for Movie in the Park and Yoga in the Park $      303.12
 Signature Signs & Graphics Studio New Sign for Outfront of Community Center $   1,427.97
 Smith Mills Schrock Blades Monthei High Risk Policy Manual Update – Police $   5,000.00
 Stanley Steemer Des Moines Carpets Cleaned at Community Center $      525.00
 State Hygienic Laboratory Water Tests $      130.00
 Strauss Security Systems Quarterly Brivo Hosting Fee $        57.00
 Strauss Security Systems Extra Storage Key for the Community Center $        15.00
 Storey Kenworthy/Matt Parrott Granger Police Not of Violation Forms $      126.02
 Sturtz, Jarrod Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 Suez Utility Service Co., Inc. Ice Pigging Project $ 77,500.00
 Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. Summer Movie Licenses for Movie in the Park 2019 $      845.00
 Sylvan Learning – Johnston Instructor Payment $      256.00
 Sylvan Learning – Johnston Instructor Payment $      236.00
 Sylvan Learning – Johnston Instructor Payment $      236.00
 Terminal Supply Co. Shrink Quick Disconnect/Spade Terminal/Ring Terminal $      113.14
 Tiernan’s Service Center Dismounted and Mounted Lawn Mower Tire $        17.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center Check and Replace Evap Purge Valve/Cleared Codes/Test Drove $      155.82
 Tiernan’s Service Center Replace Frost Plug/Topped Off Coolant/Test Drove/No Leaks $      309.93
 Tiernan’s Service Center Replaced Wiper Blades/MTP-65 HD Battery Replaced $      189.95
 Tiernan’s Service Center Lube, Oil and Filter Service $        38.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center Hydraulic Fluid for Skid Loader/Blew Hose $        93.75
 Tiernan’s Service Center Dismounted and Mounted Rear Mower Tires $      204.26
 Tiernan’s Service Center 1″ Ball Hone $        28.28
 Tiernan’s Service Center Lube, Oil and Filter Service/Rotate Tires $        60.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center Lube, Oil and Filter Service/Def Fluid/Rotate Tires/Fuel Filter Replaced $      343.41
 Tiernan’s Service Center Repl Air Dryer/Air Filter/Rem Tires and Cleaned all Sat and Corr/Lubed Studs/Adj Brakes $      651.03
 Tiernan’s Service Center Check and Repl Brake Light Switch/Repl One Way Check Valve for Overnight Air Supply $      235.48
 Trzeciak, Kristy Cell Phone Reimbursement $        35.00
 UPS Shipping $        53.80
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Engineering Services – Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Construction $   1,300.62
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Engineering Services – Sidewalk Improvements Program 2017 $      119.06
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Engineering Services – Sidewalk Improvements Program 2018 $      485.20
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Building Permit Fees for April 2019 $   7,494.00
 Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Charges $        88.05
 Walsh Door & Security Bathroom Door Service Call for Concession Building $      158.00
 Walsh Door & Security Hinge Repair on Bathroom Doors at Concession Building $      533.66
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Residential garbage reimbursement 5/1-5/31/19 $   7,475.20
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Container Rental/Pickup $      113.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc. Container Rental/Pickup $        86.08
 Westrum Leak Detection 2019 Leak Detection Survey $      750.00
 Williams Scotsman Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee $      338.00
 Woodward-Granger CSD Swimming Lessons/Summer Camp Transportation Charges $   1,127.50
 Ziegler, Inc. Preventive Maintenance on Lift Station Generator for 6/1/19-5/31/20 $   1,377.99
 TOTAL $218,366.45
 General Fund $ 87,911.01
 Road Use Tax Fund $ 13,131.35
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund $ 77,500.00
 Water Fund $ 17,722.65
 Sewer Fund $ 22,101.44
 TOTAL $218,366.45
 General Fund $ 69,440.05
 Road Use Tax Fund $ 15,021.43
 Employee Benefits Fund $   5,578.56
 Emergency Fund $   1,066.30
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund $ 15,693.70
 TIF Fund $   9,925.62
 Debt Service Fund $ 21,683.39
 Water Fund $ 22,649.26
 Sewer Fund $ 41,305.52
 TOTAL $202,363.83