Pierson City Council Minutes & Claims — June 17, 2019

Pierson City Council
June 17, 2019

The Pierson City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 17, 2019.  Mayor Struve called the meeting to order at 7PM. Council in attendance: Bubke, Todd, McQueen and Swanson.  Sistrunk joined the meeting after approval of the consent agenda at 7:10. The consent agenda was approved upon a motion by Swanson, seconded by McQueen all voted aye; motion carried. The consent agenda included May minutes, claims and disbursements through June 17th and 3 building permits.

The sheriff report was given by Lt. Hertz deputies provided over 40 hours of patrol and responded to 6 calls for service.

Claims and Disbursements:
Absolute Inspections  inspections    $703.61
Amber Byer  deposit refund    $33.81
Badger Meter  meter reads    $170.88
Beelner  line repair    $552.85
Cathy Levering  cleaning    $122.00
City of Pierson  utilities    $147.95
Clarks Hdware  supplies    $37.31
EMP  supplies    $195.80
Iowa DNR  recertification    $60.00
Iowa League of Cities  dues    $398.00
IPERS  pension    $1,033.43
Menards  pothole patch, supplies    $842.82
New Coop  fuel    $191.70
PCC  billing    $270.51
Pilot Rock  stickers    $136.08
REC  electric    $28.86
Richardson Trucking  concrete    $1,402.44
The Record  publishing    $138.33
United State Treasury  withholding    $1,318.16
Vennstra and Kimm  prof. fees    $516.00
Verizon  internet    $56.88

Disbursements by fund: General $101945.47, Road Use 17663.37, Special Rev. 16413.40, Proprietary 27841.08

Receipts by fund: General $62470.34 Road Use 3516.26, Special Rev. 531.19, Proprietary 11458.12

An animal permit for 401 Jones St. was reviewed, Motion to deny the permit was made by Sistrunk, seconded by Todd with McQueen, Todd, Sistrunk and Bubke voting aye.

Discussion was held on purchasing a power washer, motion by McQueen, seconded by Bubke to approve the purchase splitting the cost 50/50 with the Fire Association; all vote aye; motion carried.

Motion by Sistrunk, seconded by McQueen to approve
RESOLUTION 2019-17
setting a public hearing for July 15th 7PM at city hall
for the sale of city-owned property located at 712 South St.
All voted aye; motion carried.

The introduction and approval of first reading of
ORDINANCE 168
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
CHAPTER 92 SECTION 92.05
SERVICE DISCONTINUED
was made by Bubke, seconded by Todd; all voted aye; motion carried.

Discussion on fire hydrant replacement was held. Motion by McQueen seconded by Bubke to approve replacing 2 hydrants and placing shut off valves with the hydrants, all vote aye; motion carried.

The clerk presented council with the findings of Well #2 video inspection.  The council would like options on rehabbing the well instead of replacing it.

Motion by Sistrunk, seconded by McQueen to approve
RESOLUTION 2019-18
Entering into bridge funding and replacement agreement with Woodbury County.
All voted aye; motion carried.

Discussion was held on employee compensation for the fiscal year 2020 with a 3% increase.  Motion by Bubke seconded by Swanson to approve
RESOLUTION 2019-19 SETTING WAGES FOR FY 2020.
All voted aye; motion carried.

Motion by Sistrunk, seconded by Bubke to hire AJ Nelson to paint the back of the community building, all voted aye; motion carried.

From the mayor: Quotes for bridge removal on Main St. will be on the agenda for the July meeting. The clerk was asked to send letters regarding tree trimming to residents regarding blocked views.

Motion by Sistrunk seconded by Bubke to adjourn the meeting, all voted aye; motion carried.

Jeanette Beekman
City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, June 27, 2019

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