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Anthon City Council Minutes & Bills — November 12, 2018

Anthon City Council
NOVEMBER 12, 2018

CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL:  Mayor Pithan called the regular meeting of the Anthon City Council to order on November 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  Council members present were Barbara Benson, Jerry Boggs, Lisa Petersen, Tammy Reimer and Allison Umbach.  Also present: Joe Harbaugh, Bob Farmer, Karen Newman, Polly Pithan, Amy Buck, Chad Thompson, Deputy Hertz, Craig Handke and Mike Kerns.

AGENDA:  Motion by Reimer, seconded by Petersen, to approve the meeting agenda.  Carried 5-0.

POLICE REPORT:  Deputy Hertz was present with the monthly Police report that showed the Deputies patrolled 37 hours and 30 minutes, responded to 3 calls for service and spent 8 hours and 8 minutes at the school.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Reimer, to approve the consent agenda, which includes minutes from October 8 and 11, 2018 meetings, financial reports as filed and renew the weekday Class C Liquor License for Fireside Steakhouse & Lounge.  Passed with a record vote as follows: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays — none.

PAYMENT OF CLAIMS:  Motion by Boggs, seconded by Benson, to approve the list of bills as presented.  Carried 5-0.

LEGAL:  Chad Thompson, attorney, reported the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County issued a judgment against Jackie/Jose Bautista in the amount of $750.00.  The court also ordered Bautista to correct the violations on their property within 30 days.  If the violations are not corrected the city may do so and assess the costs to the property.

Joe Harbaugh was present wanting to know what the city would do about wild animals.  He stated that he caught a skunk in his live trap. After making several calls to different unities to come and dispose of the live animal he was told that was not something they would do.  The consensus of the council was that it was not something the city would do either as lots of wild animals drift through the town.  The code was reviewed and stated it is unlawful to set traps in the city unless the method and location of such trapping is approved by the Council.

GOLF COURSE:  Motion by Reimer, seconded by Boggs, to renew the amended promissory note with the Anthon Community Golf Association, Inc.  On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Reimer and Umbach; abstain – Petersen; nays — none.

Motion by Reimer, seconded by Boggs, to adopt
Resolution #2018-11-435 entitled “Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Agreement on Behalf of the City of Anthon, Iowa”. 
On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Reimer and Umbach; abstain – Petersen; nays — none.

RESOLUTIONS:
Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to adopt
Resolution #2018-11-436 entitled “Resolution Adopting the Amended Identity Theft Prevention Program for the City of Anthon, Iowa”.
On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none.

Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to adopt
Resolution #2018-11-437 entitled “Resolution Adopting the Amended Electric Service Rules for the City of Anthon, Iowa”.  
On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none.

Motion by Benson, seconded by Boggs, to adopt
Resolution #2018-11-438 entitled
“Resolution Naming Depositories for the City of Anthon, Iowa”.  

On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none.

ORDINANCES: Reimer introduced
Ordinance #199 entitled,
“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ANTHON, IOWA, BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO WATER RATES AND ELECTRIC UTILITY”.  

Reimer moved that the rule requiring that an ordinance be considered and voted on for passage at two council meetings prior to this meeting be suspended with respect to Ordinance #199.  Motion was seconded by Boggs and passed with a roll call vote as follows: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none.  Motion by Benson, seconded by Umbach, to pass and adopt Ordinance #199.  On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays — none.

CONTRACT FOR SERVICE:  Motion by Petersen, seconded by Reimer, to approve the “Agreement for Services” between the City of Anthon and Matt Curtin to do all required water tests and meter readings every Saturday and Sunday and holidays for 2019.  Carried 5-0.

WATER PROJECT:  The city received 4 RFPs from engineering firms.  ISG scored the highest.  Motion by Benson, seconded by Petersen, to offer the engineering contract to ISG.  Carried 5-0.

GRANT:  Amy Buck reported that the pre-application has been sent in for the Community Catalysis Building Remediation Program.  If it is approved the city will be able to apply for $100,000 grant to remodel the grocery store building and add one 2 bedroom apartment on the top level.  Motion by Boggs, seconded by Reimer, to use two years of the farm rent and $10,000, if needed, for the 2 year project if the city is successful in receiving the grant.  Carried 5-0.

REPORTS/COMMUNICATIONS:  Handke presented the Anthon Community Development Corp. a check for $400.00 from the WIMECA charity golf tournament.  Handke reported that he had 4 bids for a new city pickup.  Motion by Petersen, seconded by Reimer, to accept the lowest bid of $26,696 from Barry Motor for a 3/4 ton 2019 Ford F-250.  Carried 5-0.  Kerns reported water usage is very high and he has found some leaks he is working on getting fixed.

Receipts: General – $47681.07; RUT – $5064.35; LOST – $6470.90; Debt Service – $10716.61; Water – $10876.58; Sewer – $6051.82; Electric – $44496.36.  Total: $131357.69.

Expenses:  General – $16847.06; RUT – $2118.94; Water – $8458.95; Sewer – $4361.27; Electric – $44835.07.  Total: $76621.29.

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Petersen, seconded by Umbach, to adjourn.  Carried 5-0.  Mayor Pithan proclaimed the meeting adjourned at 6:41 p.m.

Allan Pithan, Mayor

ATTEST:
Ruth A. Groth, MMC, City Clerk

NOVEMBER 2018
DATA TECHNOLOGIES  LICENSE FEES    $2,478.43
ANTHON MINI MART  GAS    $385.89
AFLAC  AFLAC    $31.50
BARCO MUNICIPAL PRODUCTS  SAFETY EQUIP    $192.18
BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC.  ANTIFREEZE    $64.89
ANTHON SERVICE CENTER  REPAIRS    $477.92
CENTURY LINK  PHONE    $61.71
COLONIAL RESEARCH CHEMICAL  CHEMICALS    $261.03
TERRY CLARKSON EXCAVATING  MANHOLE EXCAVATION    $650.00
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA  GAS    $14.92
IOWA CODIFICATION INC.  CODE UPDATES    $148.00
IDALS – PESTICIDE BUREAU  LICENSE FEE    $15.00
IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION  DUES    $225.00
IOWA STATE BANK  BOND PAYMENTS    $3,844.00
IOWA UTILITIES BOARD ASSESSMENTS    $599.00
JOY AUTO PARTS  OIL/FILTERS    $151.20
BORDER STATES/KRIZ-DAVIS  SUPPLIES    $687.62
LONG LINES  PHONE    $338.24
MET  ANALYSIS    $244.00
MENARDS  SUPPLIES    $21.60
OFFICE ELEMENTS  SUPPLIES    $59.55
POST MASTER  PERMIT #1    $225.00
RICK’S COMPUTERS INC.  LABOR    $105.00
SANITARY SERVICES  TRASH COLLECTION    $3,753.35
THOMPSON PHIPPS & THOMPSON  LEGAL    $3,230.00
TITAN MACHINERY  PLOW TRK REPAIRS    $77.22
WIMECA  ENERGY    $27,577.82
UTILITY FUND  DEPOSIT REFUNDS    $310.00
EBS  ADMIN FEE    $77.25
SALES TAX  SALES TAX    $1,228.00
PETTY CASH  POSTAGE    $15.23
ANTHON UTILITIES  UTILITIES    $1,382.57
PAYROLL WH STATE TAX  STATE TAXES    $796.00
EFTPS  FED/FICA TAXES    $4,090.43
IPERS WH  IPERS    $2,730.33
IA DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES  ANNUAL WA SUPPLY FEE    $134.00
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS OF IOWA  INSURANCE    $3,503.20
MILLER ROYCE REBATE    $25.00
ANTHON COMMUNITY AMB. SERV.  REIMB. INS. PAYMENT    $132.89
THE RECORD  PUBLISHING    $220.51
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $86.88
DOUBLEDAY LARGE PRINT  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $21.00
BARNES & NOBLE INC.  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $188.07
AT&T MOBILITY  PHONE    $135.34
SECURITY NATIONAL BANK  BOND PAYMENT    $3,870.00
MID AMERICA BOOKS  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $264.39
MICHAEL FREDERICK    LIBRARY MATERIALS    $24.00
SENSAPHONE, INC.  SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL    $71.40
MOVIE LICENSING USA  COPYRIGHT LICENSE    $291.00
BUCK AMY  MILEAGE    $120.45
CURTIN MATTHEW  CONTRACT    $190.00
HEATH ANNIE  JANITORIAL CONTRACT    $146.25
STINES SUANN  SUPPLIES    $32.22
DOSE DOLORES  JANITORIAL CONTRACT    $55.00
AGRIVISION EQUIPMENT GROUP  CHAINSAW REPAIRS    $23.87
MAPLETON ROOTER & PLUMB.  LABOR    $138.00
PAYROLL CHECKS  TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS    $13,095.43
CLAIMS TOTAL    $79,318.78

Published in The Record
Thursday, November 22, 2018

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