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Pierson City Council Minutes — September 17, 2018

Pierson City Council

The Pierson City Council met in regular session on Monday, September 17, 2018.  Mayor Struve called the meeting to order at 7PM Council present: Todd, Sistrunk, McQueen and Swanson.

The consent agenda included minutes from the August meeting and a special Sept meeting, August financial statements and Claims and Disbursements from August and September.  The Sheriff report was given by Lt. Armstrong. Deputies responded to 8 calls for service and spent 31 hours and 58 minutes on directed patrols.

Absolute Inspection  inspections    $671.98
Amazon  filter/pump    $57.11
Badger Meter  meter reading    $169.99
Binder Lift  equipment    $1,598.00
Cathy Levering  cleaning    $27.00
Cathy Levering  cleaning    $80.00
City of Pierson  utility    $147.64
Clerkbooks  support fee    $400.00
Culligan  chlorine    $30.00
Danko  pump test    $300.00
Doyle Struve  mileage    $112.35
DSM construction  street repair    $1,850.00
Earl May  trees    $746.00
Electronic Engineering  supplies    $229.95
EMP  supplies    $410.41
Feld Fire  supplies    $120.00
Frontier  phone    $171.96
Inland Truck  repair FD    $1,814.93
IPERS  pension    $1,030.09
Jana Hoppe  training    $67.75
Jeanette Beekman  mileage    $145.52
Mahoney Auto Repair  amb. repair    $518.67
Mangold  testing    $180.00
Menards  supplies/lights    $71.28
MidAmerican  electric    $1,816.48
New Coop  fuel    $358.72
PCC  billing fee    $53.08
REC  electric    $25.50
Staples  back-up drive    $64.99
Teresa Emge  training    $95.00
The Record  publishing    $245.97
Treasurer, Woodbury Co.  taxes    $76.00
U.S. Postal Service  certified    $20.10
USA Blue Book reagents    $194.93
Veenstra and Kimm  engineering    $2,259.24
Verizon  internet    $61.57
Wellmark  insurance    $2,363.44

Expenses by fund: General $9645.82, Road Use $1461.16 Employee Benefit $1550.48, Proprietary $8089.71

Receipts by fund: General $15783.89, Debt Service $16.22, Proprietary $11746.42

The clerk presented council with some pricing on Road Closed Signs. Motion by McQueen, seconded by Todd to purchase 4 barriers and 2 road closed signs, all voted aye; motion carried.

The City was approached by the High School yearbook staff to purchase advertising in the yearbook.  Motion by Sistrunk to purchase a year book ad and 2 sidewalk paints, all voted aye; motion carried.

Discussion was held on future tree plantings Motion by Sistrunk, seconded by Todd to write a grant for 7 new trees at the city park and to remove the dead/diseased trees.

The clerk reviewed the insurance safety audit that was held this month. City maintenance will take care of the filters at the community building and the safety rail.  The clerk will look into fall area material for the spring toys.  Motion by Sistrunk to remove both merry-go-rounds, seconded by McQueen, all voted aye; motion carried.

Discussion was held on the use of city equipment; public works employees will use the equipment and if they need assistance will ask for help.

Discussion on removing the tennis court no action taken at this time.

Council reviewed the asbestos report from the inspection at the abandoned water treatment plant. The clerk will get more quotes on the cost of removal.

The council reviewed RFP’s for Grant administrators based on the points awarded there was a motion by Swanson, seconded by Sistrunk to hire Simmering-Cory as grant administrator for the sewer project and the housing rehab grant in the future.

The storm drain at going from the bank to the west will be removed and the bank will pay to have the drain replaced on the east side of the ditch the city will be responsible for removing the culvert under the road.

Swanson noted that the diggers at the downtown park are not working properly. Public Works will remove and try to restore this winter.

Motion by Swanson to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Todd all voted aye; motion carried.

Jeanette Beekman
City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, September 27, 2018

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