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Pierson City Council Minutes — October 15, 2018

Pierson City Council

The Pierson City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7PM.  Council in attendance: Swanson, McQueen, Sistrunk.  The consent agenda was approved upon a motion by Sistrunk, seconded by McQueen; all voted aye, motion carried.  Items on the consent agenda included minutes from September meeting, financial statements from September. Claims and disbursements from Sept. thru Oct. 15th. Bubke joined at meeting at 7:05.

Disbursements for September: General Fund $4913.36, Special Revenue Funds: Road Use $4175.83, Emp. Bene $1550.48, Proprietary Funds: $4608.90.  Receipts by Fund: $13544.61, Special Revenue: Road Use $4231.55, Emp Ben $1828.38, Emergency $169.04, Insurance $819.92, CIRP $418.16, Debt Service $3026.25 Proprietary $12424.72
Lt. Hertz gave the sheriff report: Deputies responded to 8 calls for service and did 24 hours of directed patrol.

Public Forum: Chris Weinreich addressed the council regarding the World War 1 monument rededication on Oct 20th.

New Business: The resolution to accept bids and advertise for the sale of city owned Parkview property was tabled upon a motion by Sistrunk, seconded by Bubke; all voted aye motion carried.

Motion by Swanson to approve adding an automatic flushing station to the Fourth St. project, motion seconded by McQueen, all voted aye; motion carried.
The council discussed trading in the Case tractor for a Case Skid Loader. Motion by Swanson, seconded by McQueen to accept the trade-in quote from Titan and purchase the skid loader all voted aye; motion carried.  No action was taken on the sale of the dump truck, council would like to find its value before selling.
Discussion on tearing down old water treatment plant, motion by Sistrunk, seconded by Bubke to get 2 quotes on asbestos removal and accept the lowest quote to remove asbestos and to have city employee demo the building, all voted aye; motion carried.

Motion by Sistrunk, seconded by Bubke to approve
Resolution 2018-9
all voted aye; motion carried. The public hearing will be set for November 19th 2018 at 7PM.
Motion by Swanson, seconded by Sistrunk to approve upon proper application the liquor license for Thonny’s Bar, all voted aye; motion carried.
Motion by Sistrunk to approve
Discussion was held on painting the community building.  Clerk will apply for a Keep Iowa Beautiful Grant for the exterior, the Women’s Club would like to paint the interior stairway.  Clerk will check on liability insurance for that. The Community Building Floor was also discussed and quote reviewed.  Motion by Swanson seconded by Bubke to hire Chris Christensen to do the floor when he has time. Clerk will check into stair treads for the entry.
Motion by Sistrunk, seconded by Bubke to approve the purchase of new Christmas Lights at Battern Park, all voted aye; motion carried.
Communications: The culvert from Maple St has been removed and the water re-directed. Water tower maintenance (interior) will be done on the 16th of Oct. Clerk will check into new park equipment.  Mayor Struve reviewed a letter explaining the city’s ISO rating.
Motion to adjourn made by Swanson, seconded by Sistrunk; all voted aye; motion carried.

Jeanette Beekman, City Clerk

Absolute Inspection  contract    $114.98
ACCO  chlorine    $221.00
Arrowwood Resort  lodging    $253.00
ATC Group  asbestos inspection    $770.00
Badger Meter  reading    $170.88
Builders Sharpening  oil/filter    $23.88
Cathy Levering  cleaning    $62.50
City of Pierson  utility    $161.48
Clark’s Hardware supplies    $19.98
Dave Hutton  reimbursement    $660.00
Dave Hutton  EMS Conference    $95.00
Engleson Abstract  title search    $250.00
Feld Fire  supplies    $82.95
Frontier  phone/internet    $171.96
Holzhauer Motor  repairs – truck    $690.28
IAWEA  training    $40.00
Iowa Department of Revenue  WET tax    $727.00
Iowa Department of Revenue  sales tax    $71.00
Iowa Department of Revenue  withholding    $692.00
Iowa DNR  water use permit    $134.00
Iowa Lakes Comm. College  EMS Conference    $300.00
Iowa League of Cities  budget training    $45.00
IPERS  pension    $832.50
Jeanette Beekman quarterly phone/mileage    $200.25
JP Cooke  dog tags    $60.50
Kevin Reinking  tuition    $95.00
K-P After Prom  donation    $50.00
K-P School  donation    $50.00
LP Gill  landfill    $1,742.16
Mangold  testing    $203.00
Menards  paint/supplies    $64.00
MidAmerican  electric    $1,673.74
Motley Ventures  lodging    $225.00
New Coop  fuel    $306.95
PCC  billing fees    $226.26
REC  electric    $26.68
Sanitary Services  contract    $7,045.50
Sooland Bobcat  supplies    $43.00
Teresa Emge  tuition    $95.00
The Record  publishing    $120.47
TransSupply  barricades    $1,124.70
Treasurer Woodbury County  library dues    $6,295.00
United States Treasury  withholding    $1,071.77
USA Blue Book  supplies    $56.15
USA Blue Book  valves    $103.98
Veenstra and Kimm  engineering fees    $1,797.00
Verizon  internet    $60.73
Wellmark  insurance    $2,363.44
Western Insurance Agency  surety bond    $100.00

Published in The Record
Thursday, October 25, 2018

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