Anthon City Council
FEBRUARY 7, 2019
CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL: Mayor Pithan called the regular meeting of the Anthon City Council to order on February 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Council members present were Barbara Benson, Jerry Boggs, Lisa Petersen, Tammy Reimer and Allison Umbach. Also present: Dawn Zahnley, Samy Chodah, Karen & Ron Newman, Polly Pithan, Amy Buck, Chad Thompson, Deputy Hertz and Mike Kerns.
AGENDA: Motion by Reimer, seconded by Boggs, to approve the meeting agenda. Carried 5-0.
POLICE REPORT: Deputy Hertz was present with the monthly Police report which showed the Deputies responded to 6 calls for service and spent 4 hours and 4 minutes at the school.
CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Boggs, seconded by Umbach, to approve the consent agenda, which includes minutes from January 14 and January 21, 2019 meetings, financial reports as filed, building permit to SAC Wireless at 501A W Bridge St for Antennas and Radios at the Water Tower and building permit to Skip Welte at 409 W Main St for car port. Passed with a record vote as follows: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays — none.
BUILDING PERMIT – An AT&T representative reviewed the work to be done at the water tower with Kerns and Handke. They will be taking down some antennas and replacing them with newer ones. Kerns requested they take out some old wiring and equipment that would be in the way of painting the tower and he agreed. Motion by, seconded by, to approve the building permit with the stipulation the old wiring and equipment be removed. Carried 5-0.
PAYMENT OF CLAIMS: Motion by Boggs, seconded by Umbach, to approve the list of bills as presented. Carried 5-0.
BOND COUNSEL – Motion by Reimer, seconded by Boggs, to approve the Engagement Agreement with Ahlers and Cooney, P.C. as the city’s Bond Counsel in connection with the issuance of not to exceed $120,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes and authorize the Mayor to sign said agreement. Carried 5-0.
WATER PROJECT: Council Member Umbach introduced the following Resolution entitled,
“RESOLUTION RATIFYING, CONFIRMING AND APPROVING PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $120,000 WATER REVENUE CAPITAL LOAN NOTES”,
and moved that the same be adopted. Council Member Reimer seconded the motion to adopt. The roll was called and the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none.
The Mayor announced that this was the time and place for the public hearing and meeting on the matter of the authorization of a Loan and Disbursement Agreement by and between the City and the Iowa Finance Authority, and the issuance to the Iowa Finance Authority of not to exceed $120,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes to evidence the obligations of the City under said Loan and Disbursement Agreement, in order to provide funds to pay costs of acquisition, construction, reconstruction, extending, remodeling, improving, repairing and equipping all or part of the Municipal Water System, and that notice of the proposed action by the City Council to institute proceedings for the authorization of the Loan and Disbursement Agreement and the issuance of the Notes had been published pursuant to the provisions of Sections 384.24A. 384.82 and 384.83 of the Code of Iowa, as amended.
The Mayor then asked the Council whether any written objections had been filed by any City resident or property owner to the proposal. The Clerk advised the Mayor and the Council that 0 written objections had been filed. The Mayor then called for oral objections to the proposal and 0 were made. Whereupon, the Mayor declared the time for receiving oral and written objections to be closed.
The City Council then considered the proposed action and the extent of objections thereto.
Whereupon, Council Member Reimer introduced and delivered to the Clerk the Resolution hereinafter set out entitled
“RESOLUTION INSTITUTING PROCEEDINGS TO TAKE ADDITIONAL ACTION FOR THE AUTHORIZATION OF A LOAN AND DISBURSEMENT AGREEMENT AND THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $120,000 WATER REVENUE CAPITAL LOAN NOTES”,
and moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Council Member Petersen seconded the motion. The roll was called and the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none.
SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE: Petersen introduced
Ordinance #200 entitled
“An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Anthon, Iowa
by Amending Provisions Pertaining to Collection Fees for Solid Waste.”
Petersen moved that the rule requiring that an ordinance be considered and voted on for passage at a third council meeting be suspended with respect to Ordinance #200. Motion was seconded by Reimer and passed with a roll call vote as follows: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none. Motion by Umbach, seconded by Boggs, to pass and adopt Ordinance #200. On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none.
PROPOSED BUDGET: Motion by Benson, seconded by Reimer, to approve the proposed budget for 2019/2020 for publication and set the public hearing for March 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Carried 5-0. The Clerk was directed to publish the required notice and estimate summary as required by law.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Reimer and Umbach recommended purchasing new Christmas lighting to take advantage of the discount. Motion by Boggs, seconded by Petersen to purchase 24 new lights for $10,000. Carried 5-0. Disposal of the old lights was discussed.
IOWA RURAL DEVELOP-MENT SUMMIT: This Summit is April 10-12, 2019 at Grinnell and the city needs to send 3 people. Motion by Boogs, seconded by Boggs, to send 3 people at a cost of $180. Carried 5-0.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Simmering-Cory had updated maps and Objectives for the Council to review.
COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMENTS: Groth shared the thank you from the Anthon Advancers 4-H Club.
January receipts: General – 104903.41; RUT – 7943.05; Debt Service – 348.21; Water – 9510.42; Sewer – 5424.62; Electric – 80723.64. Total: 208853.35.
February expenses: General – 14191.91; RUT – 5947.11; Water – 7666.86; Sewer – 3975.38; Electric – 63119.61. Total: 94900.87.
Wages 2018: Barbara Benson – 630.00; Jerry Boggs – 720.00; Amy Buck – 24458.21; Ruth Groth – 58689.01; Craig Handke – 64375.00; Roger Hladik – 3892.50; Michael Kerns – 57016.00; Coni Miller – 160.56; Lisa Petersen – 765.00; Allan Pithan – 4500.00; Tammy Reimer – 855.00; Joanne Reimert – 5170.29; Suann Stines – 5640.46; Allison Umbach – 720.00; Diane Yockey-153.40.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Petersen, seconded by Umbach, to adjourn. Carried 5-0. Mayor Pithan proclaimed the meeting adjourned at 6:26 p.m.
Allan Pithan, Mayor
Ruth A. Groth, MMC, City Clerk
ANTHON MINI MART GAS $723.91
AFLAC AFLAC $31.50
BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC. SUPPLIES $132.13
COLLINS AGENCY INSURANCE $167.00
CENTURY LINK PHONE $62.10
COLONIAL RESEARCH CHEMICAL CHEMICALS $103.25
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA RUNNING BOARDS $571.68
IMFOA DUES $50.00
JOY AUTO PARTS PARTS $368.37
LONG LINES PHONE $348.33
MATT PARROTT UTILITY BILLS $511.59
MENARDS SUPPLIES $26.12
OFFICE ELEMENTS SUPPLIES $416.63
RICK’S COMPUTERS INC. LABOR $45.00
SANITARY SERVICES TRASH COLLECTION $3,482.35
STAN HOUSTON EQUIPMENT CO. CHAIN SAW $354.89
WIMECA ENERGY $51,692.26
UTILITY FUND DEPOSIT REFUNDS $365.00
SALES TAX SALES TAX $1,660.00
PETTY CASH POSTAGE $34.26
ANTHON UTILITIES UTILITIES $2,432.95
PAYROLL WH STATE TAX STATE TAX $727.00
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX..$4,071.61
IPERS WH IPERS $2,624.29
IOWA INTERACTIVE MDSE $125.00
CLOUD MARK SNOW REMOVAL $45.00
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS OF IA INSURANCE $4,040.99
ITRON INC. HANDHELD MAINT. $1,661.11
THE RECORD PUBLISHING $215.37
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT LIBRARY MATERIALS $133.62
DEMCO OFFICE SUPPLIES $187.23
BARNES & NOBLE INC. LIBRARY MATERIALS $187.22
AT&T MOBILITY PHONE $150.00
WOODBURY COUNTY EXTENSION TRAINING $35.00
TRIPLE C PEST CONTROL LLC MOSQUITO FOGGING $2,470.00
CURTIN MATTHEW CONTRACT $190.00
HEATH ANNIE JANITORIAL CONTRACT $146.25
PETERSEN LISA MILEAGE $16.24
AGRIVISION EQUIPMENT GROUP CHAIN SAW REPAIRS $31.45
BARRY MOTOR COMPANY 2019 FORD F-250 PICKUP $26,696.00
WOODWARD CONST. TUCKPOINTING/PLASTERING $2,415.00
PAYROLL CHECKS TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS $12,547.00
CLAIMS TOTAL $122,294.70
Published in The Record
Thursday, February 14, 2019