Pierson City Council Minutes — December 16, 2019

Pierson City Council

The Pierson City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 16th 2019.  Council in attendance: Bubke, Krier, McQueen, and Sistrunk.

Mayor Struve called the meeting to order along with the public hearing for the CDBG funding and made the following announcements: The need for the proposed sanitary sewer line project is due to the age and condition of the existing sanitary sewer mains.  The City experiences high flows in the collection system due to infiltration and inflow (I/I) along portions of 4th Street.  The 4th Street sanitary sewer is made up of various size pipes that have sharp bends that make televising and lining impractical, therefore complete replacement is needed.  In addition, some properties along Front Street have pipe joints that are showing signs of infiltration or places where the pipe is cracked or broken.  The project will be funded with a combination of CDBG funds and SRF Loan.  It is estimated that total project costs will be $430,000. The grant application will be submitted to the Iowa Economic Development Authority no later than January 1, 2020 at midnight. The City is requesting $215,000 in CDBG funds for the proposed project. The project will result in target neighborhood benefit and based on a 2019 survey, 51.6% of the residents living in the community are of low-and-moderate income.   The proposed project activities will take place along 4th Street and Front Street. The proposed project will not result in the displacement or relocation of any persons or businesses. No persons will be displaced by the proposed project. The nature of the proposed project involves the installation of a new eight-inch sewer main and the addition of subdrain for sump pump discharges along 4th Street.  CIP Lining will be completed for the Front Street sewer reaches where the pipe joints are cracked or broken.
With no one present and no written comments received the public hearing was closed upon a motion by Sistrunk, seconded by Bubke, all voted aye; motion carried.

The Consent agenda included; minutes and financial statements from the November, claims and disbursements from Nov and Dec. was approved upon a motion by McQueen, seconded by Sistrunk, all voted aye; motion carried.

Claims and Disbursements:
Amazon  seed spreader    $71.66
Badger Meter  cell fee    $168.21
Beelner  open/close    $300.00
City of Pierson  utility    $145.30
Clarks Hardware  timer    $11.46
Deluxe  checks    $341.43
Feld Fire  SCBAs    $18,322.00
Iowa Finance Authority  loan payment    $2,002.56
IPERS  pension    $868.05
JayLan  weed/feed    $370.18
Joy Auto  parts    $99.66
Menards shelves/supplies    $79.87
New Coop  fuel    $384.90
REC  electric    $30.38
Robert Goeden  conf. reimb.    $100.00
Siouxland Grass and Forage  grass seed    $104.14
Soodland Bobcat  supplies    $367.50
The Record  publishing    $109.23
Thompson Automation    SCADA repair    $85.00
Tital Machinery  supplies    $177.05
Town and Country  donation    $100.00
United States Treasury  withholding    $1,123.34
Utiltiy Equipment  water supplies    $760.45
Wilson Repair  snow removal    $225.00
Winn-911  annual contract    $495.00
Woodbury County Library  dues    $6,239.00

Expenses by Fund: General Fund: $3630.51 Road Use $911.12, Emp Ben $1809.86, Proprietary $2677.88, Receipts by Fund: General $21629.92, Road Use $3199.53, Spec Rev. $8501.71, Debt Service $6794.85, Proprietary $10874.75

Lt. Hertz gave the sheriff report: They responded to 3 calls for service and provided over 35 hours of directed patrol.

Public Forum: Louis Young showed the council a sign the Legion would like to place on the outside of the building. Council all approved of the design.  Approval to install will be made at the January meeting. Justus Moodie asked about a continuance on the house; progress is being made.

The second reading of
Ordinance 169
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PIERSON IOWA,
BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO OPERATING BUDGET PREPARATION

was approved by Sistrunk, seconded by Krier, all voted aye; motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2019-36
A resolution to waive the 3rd reading of Ordinance 169
was approved upon a motion by Krier, seconded by Sistrunk, all voted aye; motion carried.
Motion by Bubke, seconded by Sistrunk to adopt ORDINANCE 169, all voted aye; motion carried.

The second reading of
Ordinance 170
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF PIERSON, IOWA,
BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST

was approved by Sistrunk, seconded by McQueen, all voted aye; motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2019-37
A resolution to waive the 3rd reading of Ordinance 170
was approved upon a motion by McQueen, seconded by Bubke, all voted aye; motion carried.

Motion by Krier, seconded by McQueen to adopt ORDINANCE 169, all voted aye; motion carried.

Mosquito spraying was discussed the clerk will add it to the January meeting, Banners for the utility poles were discussed clerk will do more checking and put it on the January agenda.

Motion by McQueen, seconded by Bubke to have the clerk use the TellmyCell service for town announcements such as water outages, tower maintenance, etc.

Motion by Sisturnk to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Krier, all voted aye, motion carried.

Jeanette Beekman, City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, December 26, 2019

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