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Pierson City Council Minutes — October 21, 2019

Pierson City Council
October 21, 2019

The Pierson city council met in regular session on Monday, October 21, 2019.  Council present: Krier, Sistrunk, McQueen and Swanson.  Mayor Struve called the meeting to order at 7PM.  The consent agenda included minutes from the September meeting, September financial statements, bills and disbursements thru the 21st of October and a building permit for 29 Elm St.  It was approved upon a motion by McQueen, seconded by Sistrunk, all voted aye; motion carried.

Disbursements:
Absolute Inspection Services  labor    $276.56
Angry Beaver Stump Grinding  stump grinding    $480.00
Arrowwood  conference hotel    $261.80
Badger Meter  cell read fee    $168.21
Beelner  labor    $350.00
Bohle  ditch work    $1,330.00
Bomgaars  supplies    $22.48
Bomgaars  chain    $59.93
Cathy Levering  cleaning    $52.00
City of Galva  mileage    $149.06
City of Pierson  utility    $144.82
Clark’s Hardware supplies    $17.55
Dave Hutton  EMT conference    $100.00
Dave Hutton  conference hotel    $840.00
Earl May  trees    $700.00
EMP  amb supplies    $232.45
Frontier  phone/internet    $114.77
Frontier  phone/internet    $201.45
Grand Harbor Hotel  conference hotel    $314.42
IA Section 3 AWWA  meeting fee    $55.00
Iowa Department of Revenue  withholding    $677.00
Iowa DNR  water use permit    $95.00
Iowa League of Cities  budget workshop    $50.00
Iowa Prison Industries  sign    $81.50
IPERS  pension    $1,896.24
Jay-Lan  fert/spray    $99.51
Jeanette Beekman  mileage/quarter phone    $166.72
Kevin Reinking  EMT conference    $100.00
Kingsley-Pierson Yearbook  donation    $50.00
LP Gill  landfill fees    $1,776.93
Mangold  testing    $186.00
Menards  tree guards    $32.96
MidAmerican  electric    $1,459.53
MidAmerican  electric    $1,286.70
New Coop  fuel    $528.37
PCC  billing fee    $66.64
Postmaster  cert letters    $26.30
REC  electric    $26.34
Richardson Trucking  crushed concrete    $704.06
Sanitary Services  contract services    $6,996.00
Sargent Drilling  well installation    $2,275.13
Simmering Cory  grant submittal    $1,000.00
Staples  supplies    $68.86
Teresa Emge  EMT conference    $100.00
The Record  subscription    $33.00
The Record  publishing    $227.16
Thompson Phipps and Thompson  legal fees    $2,153.80
Treasurer – State of Iowa  sales tax    $70.00
Treasurer – State of Iowa  WET tax    $484.00
Treasurer – Woodbury Co.  taxes    $284.00
US Treasury  withholding    $2,436.41
Veenstra and Kimm  engineer fees    $71.50
Verizon  internet    $56.88
Wellmark  insurance    $2,305.56

Lt. Hertz gave the sheriff report: they responded to 6 calls for service and provided over 32 hours of directed patrol.

The Prairie Partners Agreement was reviewed, motion by Sistrunk, seconded by McQueen to sign the agreement, all voted aye; motion carried.

The annual financial report was reviewed.  Motion by Swanson, seconded by Krier to approve the AFR, all voted aye; motion carried.

Motion by approve the liquor license for Thonny’s bar was made by Sistrunk, seconded by Krier; all voted aye; motion carried.

The Grasshopper trade-in agreement was reviewed.  Motion by Sistrunk to continue with the trade-in program, seconded by Swanson, all voted aye; motion carried.

City clerk Beekman informed the council that the city had received a REAP grant. Funds received will help pay for the pollinator gardens in the SWPP area.

Motion to adjourn made by Swanson, seconded by Sistrunk, all voted aye; motion carried.

Jeanette Beekman
City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, October 31, 2019

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