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Bronson City Council Minutes & Bills — November 13, 2018

Bronson City Council Minutes
November 13, 2018

The Bronson City Council met in session on Tuesday November 13, 2018 at the Bronson City Hall.  Meeting called to order at 6:00 PM by Mayor Tony Thompson.  Council members answering roll: Chad Merchant, Doug Williams, Jamie Amick, and Jason Garnand.  Attorney Metcalf was present.

Visitors:   Lt. Charles Hertz, Woodbury County Sheriff’s report.  During the month of October, in the town of Bronson, deputies conducted direct patrol totaling 23 hrs and 13 minutes and responded to 3 call for service.

Additionally, deputies spent 6 hrs. and 13 minutes performing school-related activities in the Lawton-Bronson district.

Ambulance:  No one was present for the ambulance report.

Maintenance:  No one was present for maintenance report.  Council talked about putting up holiday banners and Christmas lights.  Also, discussion was made on purchasing a sand spreader that would go in the box of the new plow truck.  Councilman Amick will get some quotes.

Water/Sewer Operator report:  Nick was not present at the meeting.

  BY FUND             BY FUND       
Interest earned
30,378.48               12,453.11
1,899.11                    3,156.32
Road Use Tax
2,252.89                   2,179.31
1,180.60                      734.31
6,341.13                    3,816.75
1,968.39                   2,140.03
Local Option Sales Tax
3,491.22                   1,583.33
0.00                            521.00

There was a motion from Councilman Amick and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to approve the Treasurer’s financial report.

Treasurer Junge went over the annual financial report with the council and mayor.  Treasurer Junge reported that the City will have to amend the budget.  There will be a public hearing at the next regular meeting on December 11, 2018.

Minutes:  There was a motion from Councilman Williams and a second from Councilman Garnand, with all council present voting yes, to approve the minutes for the October 16th regular meeting.

CHN  garbage    $1,520.42
City of Bronson  water bill for city hall    $76.00
Siouxland District Health  bacterial testing    $14.00
Moville Record
publications    $176.82
Rodney Propane city hall    $365.13
Bomgaars repairs on flag    $11.16
Barco Municipal Products  barricades    $1,020.22
PCC  ambulance billing    $765.17
USA Blue Book  annual supplies    $582.88
Iowa Rural Water Assoc.  annual dues    $225.00
Morningside Plumbing  leak    $4,421.01
Interstate Mechanical  new roof on city hall    $53,000.00
Menards  ice melt, antifreeze, etc.    $82.52
Steffan Equipment  cutting edge for snow plow    $457.80
American Underground Supply  water supplies    $278.62

There was a motion from Councilman Garnand, and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to approve to pay the aforementioned bills.

1. Ordinance #4-2018  Ash tree borer: Attorney Metcalf did not have the paperwork done at this time.

2. Letter was sent to citizen on moving a shed and removing chickens from the property.  They have done this.

3. New Christmas lights:  Councilman Garnand has contacted the company we had last year.  It is too late to order new ones but they have some new in stock that the town can buy in time for Christmas.  The town will buy some of those.

4. Quotes on a telehandler:  Councilman West was absent, so the rest of the council will get some quotes.

5. Trees Please Grant:  Council decided not to do the matching grant this year.  We can budget it for it next year if we decide to do it.

6. Property at 211 3rd Street:  Owner has 3 acres they would like to split.  After discussing the matter with Attorney Metcalf, the owners will need to do a sub-division platte on the land and bring it to the council for approval.

Anything from Councilman Williams:  no

Anything from Councilman Merchant:  no

Anything from Councilman Amick:  Wanted to discuss the possibility of expanding the brush pile at the lagoon and letting the County dump trees there.  The County has the equipment to pile the trees and be able to burn them along with Bronson’s trees and brush.  Council felt that would be a good plan.  Councilman Amick will discuss it with the County and bring their thoughts back to the next meeting.

Anything from Councilman Garnand:  no

Anything from Clerk Jessen:  no

Anything from Treasurer Junge:   no

Anything from Attorney Metcalf:  no

Since there was no further business to discuss, there was a motion from Councilman Amick and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to adjourn the meeting.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM.

Tony Thompson, Mayor


Lindy Jessen, City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, November 29, 2018

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