Lawton City Council Meeting
September 5, 2018 — 5:30 p.m.
The Lawton City Council met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on September 5, 2018, at Lawton City Hall.
Mayor Dale Erickson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by Heiss, Otto, and Saunders.
Terry Johnson entered the meeting at 5:35pm. Baltushis was not in attendance until 7:30pm. Also in attendance: City Clerk Carla Eidenshink, City Attorney Glenn Metcalf, Public Works Director Justin Dunnington, Blake Stubbs, Deputy Charles Hertz, Jerry Steffen, and other members of the public.
It was moved by Saunders, second by Otto, to approve the agenda as posted. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Public Forum: Dave Christensen of Absolute Inspections was present to offer his services regarding zoning, building inspections, permits, and nuisance abatement. Council will look into his services further after the comprehensive plan has been completed.
Sheriff’s report – Officer Hertz was present to discuss the Sheriff’s report for August. The Sheriff’s office patrolled Lawton 47 hours and 1 minute in August and responded to 5 calls for service.
Fire Report – There was 1 call last month. Training for the month was search and rescue.
Clerk’s Report – Public Hearing on the Trail Project was not held due to DOT requirements that need to be followed before DOT will let the bid in February. Dog at large incident went to court on August 21 and the fine on the party who owned the dog was $150 plus costs. ISO sent notification that the City of Lawton protection class stayed at a 4. Mayor Erickson will be going to the league annual conference in Council Bluffs. A complaint was filed with the Sheriff’s Dept regarding a vehicle which had not moved in a while; the vehicle has since been moved. Letters went out regarding overgrowth of weeds and will continue to be followed up on. Building permit for Gary Byers was approved this month and we received a letter from MidAmerican Energy acknowledging our partnership with them to work toward 100% renewable energy.
Mayors Report – Driveway damaged by water leak is scheduled to be fixed Thursday, the alley behind the fire station is being worked on, Sept. 29 Sunnybrook Church will be helping to clean-up a few properties in town.
Public Works Report – West Creek lift station generator is done and pumps are installed, curb stops on Eagle Court have been fixed, storm sewers on Oak is done and work on the Maple St storm sewer is as far as can be at this time, the City sign by the highway has been fixed, toilets at Tara Way park are fixed, weeds by the lagoon have been sprayed, dirt work has been taken care of by the city shed, the bridge railing on Birch St has been fixed,Well #5 pump stopped, a wiring issue is being fixed, drainage ditch by West Creek had some drainage issues fixed, McGuire Iron gave a verbal bid of $134,000 for both the interior and exterior painting of the water tower that should last 10-12 years or they have a maintenance plan at $12,000 per year for 12 years. They will be at the October meeting to discuss their bid.
Attorney Report – Dog at large case went to court and the citizen was charged $150 plus court costs; response sent on lawsuit, no response yet.
Minutes and Consent Agenda – Motion by Otto, second by Heiss, to approve the August minutes and consent agenda including bills paid and to be paid, financials, utility billing reconciliations, and checking account reconciliations. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Street Report – Motion by Otto, second by Saunders, to approve
CITY STREET FINANCIAL REPORT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018.
Passed on a roll call vote with all members present voting aye.
Annual Financial Report – After discussion it was moved by Otto, second by Saunders, to approve the
FY18 Annual Financial Report. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Homecoming – After discussion it was moved by Heiss, second by Otto, to approve the special events permit for the homecoming parade. Motion carried, all voting aye.
DOT Agreement and Assurances – After discussion it was moved by Heiss, second by Otto, to approve Title VI agreement and assurances with the Iowa DOT. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Citizen Complaints –
was discussed with residents in that area. After a lengthy discussion on various options, it was the consensus of the Council to redo a resolution for the October meeting which will make the East side of Cedar St. no parking but allow parking on the West side. They will also discuss the possibility of a stop sign on Cedar Street at Birch and Cedar Streets.
Re-skin – Comments from citizens expressed concern over re-skinning the fire station.
Baltushis entered the meeting at 7:30p.m.
After discussion it was moved by Saunders, second by Johnson to not re-skin the fire station, replace the 2 garage doors per quote from Bonine Garage Doors, and get a quote on the walk-in doors. Motion called, all voting aye.
Closed Session: It was moved by Otto, second by Saunders, to go into closed session per Iowa Code §21.5(1)(j) to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate where premature disclosure would likely prejudice or disadvantage the position of the City. Motion carried, all voting aye by roll call vote. Council went into closed session at 7:42pm.
Motion by Saunders, second by Heiss, to come out of the closed session at 8:15p.m. Motion carried, all voting aye.
It was moved by Otto, second by Johnson, to adjourn at 8:15pm. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Dale R. Erickson, Mayor
Carla Eidenshink, City Clerk
LAWTON CLAIMS & REVENUE REPORT — AUGUST, 2018
B&K ONE STOP GAS FOR PICKUP $70.01
BOMGAARS WASHERS, BOLTS, DRILL BIT SET $77.38
BROWN SUPPLY CO. PIPE & CURB STOP $565.85
GREGORY SMITH BALL FIELD LEASE #3 OF 3RD YR. $2,475.00
CARLA EIDENSHINK CLERK SCHOOL – MOTEL, MEAL, MILEAGE $1,301.80
CITY OF LAWTON FIRE STATION WATER $40.26
EFTPS FED/FICA TAXES $5,043.53
IOWA ST. UNIVERSITY TREAS. OFFICE HAZMAT TRAINING – RICHARDS $50.00
GLENN SCHULTZ GRIND TREE PILE $2,500.00
HAKA, LLC GRAVELY, TOOLCAT, PUMP, PU FUEL $574.39
HTM SALES REBUILD LIFT STATION PUMPS $974.82
IA DEPT. – NATURAL RESOURCES NPDES ANNUAL FEE $210.00
IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION FALL WATER CONFERENCE $150.00
IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION FALL CONFERENCE – JAMIE $150.00
IOWA ONE CALL ONE CALL LOCATES $15.30
IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOC. VISION INS. $11.20
IPERS REGULAR IPERS $2,798.31
JUSTIN DUNNINGTON PR ADVANCE $590.00
JUSTIN DUNNINGTON PR ADVANCE $590.00
MANGOLD ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING WATER TESTING $75.00
MENARDS – SIOUX CITY 4x8s FOR FIRE STATION $185.38
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY UTILITIES $2,978.62
O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC. PUMP FOR 90 FIRE TRUCK $61.67
OFFICE SYSTEMS CO. COPIER – MAINTENANCE CONTRACT $142.95
RICHARDSON TRUCKING LLC DIRTWORK $12,669.24
SECURITY NATIONAL BANK RTD CHECK CHARGE $5.99
STAPLES – SIOUX CITY PAPER, BINDERS, FILE FOLDERS $119.02
STEINHOFF LANDSCAPE & CONSTR., INC. FIRE STATION CONCRETE $28,000.00
STUBBS CONSTRUCTION INC. WATER SERVICE & LEAKS @ PLANT $2,350.08
TOM WITT CONTRACTOR INC. FINAL PMT. ON FIRE STATION BLDG. $14,400.00
TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA WATER EXCISE TAX $860.00
TRIVIEW COMMUNICATIONS DBA RELOCATE CAMERAS @ FIRE STATION $675.05
VAKULSKAS LAW FIRM, P.C. GARNISHMENT $75.00
WELLMARK HEALTH INSURANCE $356.17
WESTERN IOWA TELEPHONE ASS’N TELEPHONE/INTERNET $311.33
WESTERN IOWA TELEPHONE ASS’N TELEPHONE/INTERNET $93.02
WOODBURY CTY SHERIFF GARNISHMENT $475.17
TOTAL CLAIMS PAID $82,021.54
CLAIMS PAID BY FUND:
ROAD USE TAX $1,536.10
REVENUES BY FUND:
ROAD USE TAX $13,729.15
LOCAL OPTION SALES
Published in The Record
Thursday, September 13, 2018