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City of Granger

Special City Council Meeting Minutes

June 30, 2020

 

The Granger City Council met via an electronic meeting on June 30, 2020, at 7 p.m. On May 26, 2020, the Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued an updated Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, which among other matters, encouraged all vulnerable Iowans to limit their activities outside of their home including their participation in gatherings of any size and any purpose. Since the meeting was predicted to be short, it was decided to conduct the meeting by Zoom instead of in-person. As permitted by Iowa Code Section 21.8 the Special City Council meeting will be conducted by electronic means. The public was encouraged to access the meeting electronically.

Mayor James opened the electronic Special City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. Council members on the call/Zoom meeting were Backous, Bermel. Saak, and Schutt. Brandt was not present.

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

Action to approve the hiring of Shawn Benberg with an hourly rate of $14.50 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous. All Ayes. Action to approve the hiring of Gary Sanders with an hourly rate of $14.50 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous. All Ayes. Action to approve the hiring of Ty Wheeler with an hourly rate of $17.50 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous. All Ayes. Action to approve the hiring of Adam Whisler with an hourly rate of $17.50 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous. All Ayes. Action to approve the hiring of Joseph Patava with an hourly rate of $17.50 (pending background check and drug screen results) was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous. All Ayes. Action to approve the hiring of Colton Lippert with an hourly rate of $17.50 (pending background check and drug screen results) was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous. All Ayes.

The discussion on authorizing the Fire Department to fill swimming pools for a water charge (to be determined) and waiving the City of any liability was favorable by the City Council. Further discussion on the proposed changes to the current swimming pool permit ordinance and authorizing the Fire Department to fill swimming pools will be discussed at the July 8th City Council meeting.

Action to approve the Engagement Letter with Piper Sandler for Water Project Financing and authorization for Mayor to sign, was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak. All Ayes.

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

The electronic meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

 

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

JUNE 2020 CLAIMS
VENDORDESCRIPTIONAMOUNT
Adams Door CompanyAdjusted Photo Eyes & Covers on A273, T276, and E271 $     340.90
Allied 100, LLCPediatric Electrode Pads for AED $     119.00
Bound Tree MedicalBite Stick $         5.99
Bound Tree MedicalAspirin/Bandages/Gauze Pads/Razors/Naso Airway Set/
Suction Canister/Bulb Syringe/Extrication Collar/KLTD Military Kit/
Glutose/Oral Airway Set/IV Admin Set/Splint/Convenience Bag/ $     537.69
Bound Tree MedicalDisinfectant $       32.18
Bound Tree MedicalSuction Tubing $         4.54
Bound Tree MedicalEndotracheal Tube Holder $     103.00
BomgaarsWallboard Anchor/Clothing-Feick $     300.23
Capital City EquipmentExcavator Rental to Fix Water Shut Off $     155.00
Capital City EquipmentMower Dust Covers $       40.50
Capital City EquipmentSteering Box/Pipe $  1,090.66
CJ Cooper & AssociatesNew Hire Drug Screens – Vander Kopsa $       60.00
Empowerment SolutionsWork on MX Email Settings for Granger Fire $     163.50
MPLCIndoor Yearly Movie License $     600.00
Office DepotInk Cartridges $       88.31
Racom CorporationEDACS/BEON Access $     523.35
Racom CorporationPagers $  2,930.93
Sandry Fire SupplyAkron Kit Shut/Off Hose $       34.56
Schneider GraphicsFire/Ambulance Decals $  1,335.30
Schneider GraphicsFire/Ambulance Decals $     799.50
Signature Sign & GraphicsOccupancy Sign for Community Center $       16.82
Signature Sign & GraphicsCOVID Ballfield Signs $     214.20
UMB Bank, N.A.Bond Fee Payment for 2010 GO Capital Loan Note – Public Sale $     250.00
Verizon WirelessPhone Charges $     160.52
Willis AutomotiveCheck Engine Light/Replace License Plate Bulb/Inspected Trans for Jerking $     703.33
Window WorldReplacement of Community Center Window $  1,410.00
 TOTAL $12,020.01
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund $11,770.01
 Debt Service Fund $     250.00
 TOTAL $12,020.01