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Anthon City Council Minutes — May 13, 2019

Anthon City Council
MAY 13, 2019

CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL:  Mayor Pithan called the regular meeting of the Anthon City Council to order on May 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.  Council members present were Barbara Benson, Jerry Boggs, Lisa Petersen, Tammy Reimer and Allison Umbach.  Also present: Tom Grafft, Susan Craig, Enid Petersen, Polly Pithan, Amy Buck, Chad Thompson, Deputy Hertz and Craig Handke.

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

POLICE REPORT:  Deputy Hertz was present with the monthly Police report that showed the Deputies patrolled 41 hours and 43 minutes, responded to 2 calls for service and spent 9 hours and 25 minutes at the school.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Benson, to approve the consent agenda, which includes minutes from April 8, 2019 meetings, financial reports as filed and building permit for Kathy Vickroy at 206 N. 3rd Ave. for a fence.  Passed with a record vote as follows: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays — none.

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

BUDGET HEARING:  Motion by Benson, seconded by Reimer, to open the public hearing on the proposed 2018/2019 budget amendment at 5:46 p.m.  Carried 5-0.  Notice of time and place of hearing had been published on April 25, 2019 in The Record and the affidavit of publication was available to file with the County Auditor.  No oral or written comments were received on said budget amendment. Motion by Reimer, seconded by Petersen, to close the public hearing at 5:47 p.m.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boggs, seconded by Reimer, to adopt
Resolution #2019-05-445 entitled
“City Budget Amendment and
Certification Resolution –
FY 2019 – Amendment #1”.  
On roll call, the vote was this: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Petersen, Reimer and Umbach; nays – none.

LEGAL:  Tax abatement and NIPCO loan were tabled.

NUISANCE ABATEMENT:  Dave Christensen, with Absolute Inspection Services, LLC, was present to explain his services as an Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer.  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Reimer, to enter into a five year contract with Absolute Inspection Services, LLC and authorize the Mayor to sign said contract.  Carried 5-0.  Christensen will work with the Nuisance Abatement Committee.

WATER PROJECT: Tom Grafft, I & S Group, was present to discuss the scope of the water project.  The consensus of the council was to process with the entire project at this time.  Motion by Reimer, seconded by Benson, to set June 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm for the Public Hearing on the CDBG application.  Carried 5-0.

FEMA POLICY:  The city is working with FEMA on the flood damage to the boat ramp.   Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to adopt the Procurement Policy and authorize the Mayor to sign.  Carried 5-0.  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to adopt the Reporting Policy and authorize the Mayor to sign.  Carried 5-0.

COMMUNITY CATALYST & REMEDIATION GRANT: The city was successful in receiving a $100,000 grant from the State of Iowa Economic Development Authority.  This grant will be used to fund rehabilitation on the former grocery store building including a two bedroom apartment on the second floor.  Motion by Boggs, seconded by Reimer, to authorize the Mayor to sign the “Community Catalyst Building Remediation Grant Agreement”.  Carried 5-0.

LIBRARY BOARD:  The Hamann Memorial Library Board of Trustees requested the Council appoint Caroline Barnes and Tammy Reimer for another four (4) year term.  Motion by Boggs, seconded by Umbach, to appoint Barnes and Reimer to the Library Board for four years.  Carried 4-0, with Reimer abstaining.

REPORTS/COMMUNICATIONS:  Mayor Pithan reported that several people, including the County Engineer, have looked at the damage to the river banks by the boat ramp.  Handke reported that the VFD has been installed.  Polly Pithan reported that several volunteers, including school kids, have planted flowers by the town sign, flower beds and on Main Street. They received a grant to purchase the plants.  Groth reported that Simmering-Cory needs to schedule a public visioning session for Anthon’s Comprehensive Plan.  Reimer will check with the library for a date to hold the session.

April Receipts: General – $48,789.79; RUT – $3074.98; LOST – $6257.33; Debt Service – $10,041.02; Water – $35,435.37; Sewer – $5810.38; Electric – $63,368.99.  Total: $172,777.86.
Expenses:  General – $16,240.13; RUT – $2917.50; Water – $17,014.26; Sewer – $4117.28; Electric – $69,462.86.  Total: $109,752.03.

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Petersen, seconded by Umbach, to adjourn.  Carried 5-0.  Mayor Pithan proclaimed the meeting adjourned at 6:36 p.m.

Allan Pithan, Mayor
ATTEST:
Ruth A. Groth, MMC, City Clerk

MAY 2019
ANTHON MINI MART  GAS    $1,041.30
AFLAC  AFLAC    $31.50
BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC.  FUEL SUPPLEMENT    $6.59
CENTURY LINK  PHONE    $61.82
CORRECTIONVILLE BLDG. CENTER  MDSE    $37.84
NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS  CHEMICALS    $269.52
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING EQ.  SUPPLIES    $5.98
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, OMAHA  MEALS/LODGING    $1,240.26
HAWKINS INC.  CHLORINE    $219.11
IOWA CODIFICATION INC.  CODE UPDATE    $120.00
JOY AUTO PARTS  OIL/FILTERS    $50.58
LONG LINES  PHONE    $340.05
MET  ANALYSIS    $84.00
MENARDS  SUPPLIES    $87.96
OFFICE ELEMENTS  SUPPLIES/FILE    $1,149.80
SANITARY SERVICES  TRASH COLLECTION    $3,468.80
UMBACH SEED & FEED  GRASS SEED    $300.00
WIMECA  ENERGY    $31,260.40
SALES TAX  SALES TAX    $1,502.00
PETTY CASH  POSTAGE    $15.40
ANTHON UTILITIES  UTILITIES    $1,368.06
PAYROLL WH STATE TAX  STATE TAX    $776.00
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX    $6,301.56
IPERS WH  IPERS    $2,782.48
HANDKE, CRAIG M.  MILEAGE    $275.39
WOODBURY COUNTY TREASURER  PROPERTY TAXES    $1,334.00
LP GILL INC.  LANDFILL FEES    $2,689.40
WESCO  SUPPLIES    $291.04
AHLERS & COONEY, PC  BOND ATTORNEY SERVICES    $4,860.55
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS OF IA  INSURANCE    $4,040.99
BRIGGS INC.  SUMP PUMP    $168.85
THE RECORD  PUBLISHING    $363.38
CREATIVE PRODUCTS SOURCE  SUMMER READING PROG.    $219.33
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $133.62
HEARTLAND AG-BUSINESS GP  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $65.00
BARNES & NOBLE INC.  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $97.12
QUILL  LIBRARY OFFICE SUPPLIES    $586.76
AT&T MOBILITY  PHONE    $139.97
OUR IOWA  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $34.98
BUCK, AMY  MILEAGE    $89.90
CURTIN, MATTHEW  CONTRACT    $190.00
HEATH, ANNIE  JANITORIAL CONTRACT    $187.50
DOSE, DOLORES  JANITORIAL CONTRACT    $40.00
BLUE VALLEY PUBLIC SAFETY  FIX WARNING SIREN..$357.00
I & S GROUP, INC.  ENGINEERING    $7,118.91
MAIN STREET DESIGNS  CHRISTMAS BULBS    $208.90
FARMER ROBERT  LIGHTING REBATE    $225.00
PAYROLL CHECKS  TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS    $13,259.42
CLAIMS TOTAL    $89,498.02

Published in The Record
Thursday, May 23, 2019

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