Lawton City Council Minutes/Claims & Revenues — February 6, 2019

Lawton City Council Meeting
February 6, 2019 — 5:30 p.m.

The Lawton City Council met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on February 6, 2019, at Lawton City Hall.  Mayor-Dale Erickson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by Baltushis, Heiss at 5:40, Johnson, Otto, and Saunders.  Also in attendance: City Clerk Carla Eidenshink, Public Works Director Justin Dunnington, Deputy Charles Hertz, Jerry Steffen, Howard Smith, City Attorney Glenn Metcalf, , Braden Keith, Blake Stubbs, Josh Pope, Carly Hummel, Clark Hummel, Lori Hummel, John Snodgrass, Melinda Kurtz, Nichole Grasma.

It was moved by Otto, second by Saunders, to approve the agenda as posted.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

Public Forum:  Braden Keith was present to request the response from our attorney on the dog bite issue a couple of months ago.  Attorney Metcalf acknowledged it had not been completed.  He will finish drafting the Council’s order for consideration.

Sheriff’s report – Officer Hertz was present to discuss the Sheriff’s report for January.  The Sheriff’s office patrolled Lawton 74 hours and 9 minutes in January and responded to 3 calls for service.

Fire Report – There were 3 calls last month.  Cancer in Fire Service training was held.

Clerk’s Report –Water tower painting, secure construction engineer for Trail, review request for extension on building, discuss AT & T lease will be discussed at this meeting.  Justin from Simmering Cory was to be here to continue work on the comprehensive plan but will not be able to attend due to the weather, he will be rescheduled for the March meeting.  A building permit for Austin Busch was presented for adding a garage, permit was approved pending Austin’s agreement that no vehicles will be driven into or out of the rear garage door. Doug Phillips sent an email regarding the trial scheduled for Feb 19-20, due to a scheduling conflict at the court the date will be set at a later time.

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Erickson reported he attended meetings for Landfill, EMS, 911, budget meetings for the assessor’s office, emergency management systems.  SIMPCO had a teleconference regarding some money being allocated from the state for rural housing, Siouxland District Health meeting included a home health and safety checklist and a presentation by Bentson Pest control on bed bugs.  Mayor met with Josh Pope of Bolton & Menk about some engineering on Maple Street.  Josh will send out more detail on the costs.

Public Works Report – Justin reported a problem with the boiler at the water treatment plant.  Two quotes have been received and Justin & Dale will look into the differences on brand, warranty, efficiency and get back to the Council.  The VFD for the well pump is here and will be completed as soon as possible.  Justin also shared an estimate for $3,780 for a shed for the main lift station.  That will be completed next fiscal year.

Attorney Report –Attorney Metcalf had no updates at this time.

Minutes –  Motion by Otto, second by Johnson, to approve the January 2 and 16 minutes.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

Consent Agenda — It was moved by Otto, second by Saunders to approve the consent agenda including bills paid and to be paid, financials, checking reconciliations for Dec and Jan, and utility billing reconciliations.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

Budget – After discussion it was moved by Otto, second by Saunders, to accept the budget as presented and set the budget hearing for 5:30pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 .  Motion carried, all voting aye.  A copy of the budget estimate will be published in the Moville Record.

Water Tower Painting –  John Snodgrass of Viking Industrial Painting and Melinda Kurtz of SUEZ presented proposals to the Council on the cost of painting both the inside and outside of the tower as well as some maintenance work.  After discussion it was decided to table a decision until the March meeting.

Trail Engineer – After discussion on qualifications, TAP Grant experience, and approach to the project it was moved by Otto, second by Johnson, to contract with Bolton & Menk as Construction Engineers for the Hike/Bike Trail Project.  A request will be sent to the DOT to get them approved so that grant funds may be expended for their work.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

Building Extension—After discussion it was moved by Saunders, second by Otto, to direct the City Attorney to draft a resolution extending the right of reverter deadline from July, 2019, to July, 2021 on the property purchased from the City by Mark Richardson.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

AT&T Lease – After discussion it was the consensus of the Council to not make any changes to the lease with AT & T for antennas they own on top of the water tower.  City Clerk has been directed to check with other cities to see what they receive for rent.

Ordinance 2019-01 –
An ordinance amending Chapter 18.05(2) of the City Code
changing the location of posting notices
was presented.  Motion by Otto, second by Heiss, to accept the first reading of the ordinance.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

Ordinance 2019-02 –
An ordinance amending Chapter 106.08 of the City Code
changing the landfill rates from $4.00 per month to $4.05 per month
was presented.  Motion by Heiss, second by Saunders, to accept the first reading of the ordinance.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

Ordinance 2019-03 – An ordinance amending Chapter 92.02 of the City Code
changing the water rates from $2.55 per 1,000 gallons used over the minimum of 1,000 gallons
to $2.65 per 1,000 gallons used over the minimum of 1,000 gallons

was presented.  Motion by Heiss, second by Otto, to accept the first reading of the ordinance.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

Ordinance 2019-04 – An ordinance amending Chapter 99 of the City Code
changing the sewer charges from $13.00 per month to $15.00 per month for residential users
and changing the base rate for commercial users from $13.00 per month to $15.00 per month
and an increase in the usage charge from $1.50 per 1,000 gallons to $1.85 per 1,000 gallons

was presented.  Motion by Heiss, second by Otto, to accept the first reading of the ordinance.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

City Code – Discussion was held on Chapters 30-46 of the Lawton City Code.  No changes were requested and Chapters 50-80 will be reviewed at the March meeting.

Comprehensive Plan –  Due to the weather Justin of Simmering Cory was unable to attend so discussion will be tabled to the March meeting.
It was moved by Otto, second by Heiss, to adjourn at 7:40 pm.  Motion carried, all voting aye.

Dale R. Erickson, Mayor
Carla Eidenshink, City Clerk

LAWTON CLAIMS & REVENUE REPORT — JANUARY, 2019
BEKINS FIRE & SAFETY SERVICES  FIRE DEPT. EXTINGUISHER TESTING    $417.75
BOMGAARS BRAKE/TRANS. FLUID, ANTIFREEZE    $185.57
CITY OF LAWTON  FIRE DEPT. WATER    $40.00
DALE ERICKSON  OCT.-DEC. MILEAGE    $114.22
DATA TECHNOLOGIES  W-2 & 1099 FORMS    $88.25
DES MOINES STAMP COMPANY  DEPOSIT STAMP    $40.40
EFTPS  FED/FICA TAXES    $3,393.91
FABRICATORS, INC.  BASKET FOR MAN LIFT    $183.46
FLOYD RIVER MATERIALS, INC.  SALT/SAND MIX    $2,090.00
HAKA, LLC  TOOLCAT, 250, 550, PLOW FUEL    $414.87
IOWA ONE CALL  ONE CALL LOCATES    $8.10
IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOC.  VISION INS    $30.82
IPERS  REGULAR IPERS    $1,910.67
JUSTIN DUNNINGTON  PR ADVANCE    $590.00
JUSTIN DUNNINGTON  PR ADVANCE    $590.00
L.P. GILL, INC.  3RD QTR. LANDFILL FEE    $4,322.08
MAHONEY AUTO & DETAILING  F250 TIRE REPAIR    $17.00
MANGOLD ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING  WASTEWATER TESTING    $213.00
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC.  TORCH KIT FOR MAINTEN-ANCE DEPT    $474.82
MENARDS – SIOUX CITY  MOP & VACUUM FOR CITY HALL    $411.50
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY  UTILITIES    $2,837.18
ROAN LANDSCAPING & CONST. LLC  RETAINING WALL ON CEDAR COURT    $3,910.00
ROBERTSON IMPLEMENT COMPANY  GRAVELY REPAIRS    $228.14
SECURITY NATIONAL BANK  SAFE DEPOSIT BOX FEE    $17.00
STAPLES – SIOUX CITY  PRINTER INK & MEMORY CARDS    $166.80
STAPLES – SIOUX CITY  PRINTER INK & APPT. BOOK    $138.48
STUBBS CONSTRUCTION INC.  REPLACE FIRE HYDRANT    $570.00
THE RECORD  NOVEMBER MINUTES    $270.88
TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA  SALES TAX    $159.00
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA  WATER EXCISE TAX    $641.00
US POSTMASTER  ROLL OF STAMPS    $50.00
US POSTMASTER  FIRE DEPT PO BOX RENT    $92.00
US POSTMASTER  POSTAGE FOR RFP’s FOR TRAIL    $4.84
VAKULSKAS LAW FIRM, P.C.  GARNISHMENT    $75.00
VAKULSKAS LAW FIRM, P.C.  GARNISHMENT    $75.00
WELLMARK  HEALTH INSUR-ANCE    $717.52
WESTERN IOWA TELEPHONE ASS’N  TELEPHONE/INTERNET    $313.07
WESTERN IOWA TELEPHONE ASS’N  TELEPHONE/INTERNET    $94.30
WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM COLLEGE  FIRE DEPT. TRAINING    $96.00
TOTAL CLAIMS PAID    $25,992.63

CLAIMS BY FUND: GENERAL $14,184.61, FIRE $803.44, ROAD USE TAX $3,608.08, WATER $5,381.19, SEWER $2,015.31

REVENUES BY FUND: GENERAL $22,148.17, FIRE $19,881.32, ROAD USE TAX $9,906.92, LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX $10,076.76, TAX INCREMENT FINANCING $26.06, WATER $12,661.31, SEWER $5,312.91

Published in The Record
Thursday, February 14, 2019

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