Anthon City Council Minutes — February 10, 2020

Anthon City Council
FEBRUARY 10, 2020

CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL:  Mayor Reimer called the regular meeting of the Anthon City Council to order on February 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.  Council members present were Jerry Boggs, Corey Hamman, Lisa Petersen and Allison Umbach. Barb Benson was absent.  Also present: Karen & Ron Newman, Dennis Butler, Amy Buck, Allyson Dirksen, Dep Willie Garrett, Craig Handke, Ruth Groth, Enid Petersen, Kurt Paulsen, Mark Cloud, Skip Welte, Amanda Goodenow, Bob Farmer and Tom Luckel.

AGENDA:  Motion by Petersen, seconded by Umbach, to approve the meeting agenda. Carried 4-0.

POLICE REPORT:  Dep Garrett was present with the monthly Police report that showed the Deputies patrolled 56 hours and 45 minutes and responded to 7 calls for service.

WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL:  Dennis Butler was present to explain the need for a new jail to be used by both Woodbury County and Sioux City.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to approve the consent agenda, which includes minutes from January 13, 2020 and January 27, 2020 meetings, financial reports as filed and building permit for Tony Collins dba Collins Agency at 110 N Miller Ave for office building and parking lot.  Passed with a record vote as follows: ayes – Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Umbach; nays – none.

PAYMENT OF CLAIMS:  Motion by Boggs, seconded by Umbach, to approve the list of bills as presented.  Carried 4-0.

MOVE UTILITY POLE:  Skip Welte was present to request the City move a utility pole in front of his building at 113 S 2nd Ave.  He offered to help pay for the cost of moving the pole. Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to approve the City moving the pole.  Carried 4-0.

LEGAL:  Allyson Dirksen, attorney, was present to discuss the resignation of Public Works Superintendent, Mike Kerns and discuss hiring help until a full-time employee is hired. Motion by Boggs, seconded by Petersen, to authorize Mayor Reimer to hire for services as needed. Carried 4-0.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:  Motioned by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to set public hearing for March 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm to consider an offer from Alan Petersen to purchase Lot Seven (7) & Lot Eight (8), Anthon West Addition, City of Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. Carried 4-0. Motioned by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to set a public hearing for March 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm to consider an offer from Kurt and Katie Paulsen to purchase W 1/2”’ Lot Fourteen (14) and Lot Fifteen (15) Block Nine (9), Original Town of Anthon, City of Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 4-0.

PROPOSED BUDGET:  Motioned by Boggs, seconded by Umbach, to open the public hearing at 6:08 pm on the proposed property tax levy for 2020-2021. Carried 4-0.  No oral or written comments were received on said property tax levy.  Motioned by Boggs, seconded by Hamman to close public hearing at 6:09 pm.  Carried 4-0.  Motioned by Boggs, seconded by Petersen to adopt Resolution #2020-02-470 entitled “Resolution Approving FY 2020-2021 Maximum Property Tax Dollars”.  On roll call the vote was:  ayes – Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Umbach; nays – none.  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to approve the proposed budget for 2020/2021 for publication and set the public hearing for March 9, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.  Carried 4-0.  The Clerk was directed to publish the required notice and estimate summary as required by law.

WATER PROJECT:  Motioned by Umbach, seconded by Petersen to adopt Resolution #2020-02-471 entitled “Resolution Approving Construction Contracts and Bonds for the Construction of the Water Systems Improvements”.  On roll call the vote was:  ayes – Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Umbach; nays – none  Motioned by Boggs, seconded by Umbach, to open the public hearing at 6:16 pm on the authorization on a Loan and Disbursement and the Issuance of Notes to Evidence the Obligation of the City Thereunder. Carried 4-0.  The Mayor announced that this was the time and place for the public hearing and meeting on the matter of the authorization of a Loan and Disbursement Agreement by and between the City and the Iowa Finance Authority, and the issuance to the Iowa Finance Authority of not to exceed $1,226,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes to evidence the obligations of the City under said Land and Disbursement Agreement, in order to provide funds to pay costs of acquisition, construction, reconstruction, extending, remodeling, improving, repairing and equipping all or part of the Municipal Water System, including those costs associated with the refunding of the Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes Anticipation Project Note, Series 2019, dated March 22, 2019 issued in respect of such costs, and that notice of the proposed action by the City Council to institute proceedings for the authorization of the Loan and Disbursement Agreement and the issuance of the Notes had been published pursuant to the provisions of Sections 384.24A and 384.83 of the Code of Iowa, as amended.  The Mayor then asked the Clerk whether any written objections had been filed by any City resident or property owner to the proposal.  The City Clerk advised the Mayor and the City Council that no written objections had been filed.  The Mayor then called for oral objections to the proposal and none were made.  Whereupon, the Mayor declared the time for receiving oral and written objections to be closed. Motioned by Umbach, seconded by Boggs to close public hearing at 6:17 pm Carried 4-0. Whereupon, Council Member Umbach introduced and delivered to the Clerk Resolution #2020-02-472 hereinafter set out entitled “Resolution Instituting Proceedings to take Additional Action for the Authorization of a Loan and Disbursement Agreement and the Issuance of Not to Exceed $1,226,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes”, and moved that the resolution be adopted.  Council Member Petersen seconded the motion.  The roll was called and the vote was, ayes – Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Umbach, nays – none.  Whereupon, the Mayor declared the Resolution duly adopted. Council Member Boggs introduced Resolution #2020-02-473 entitled “Resolution Approving Post-Issuance Compliance Policy” and moved that it be adopted.  Council Member Umbach seconded the motion to adopt, and the roll being called thereon, the vote was as follows: ayes – Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Umbach, nays – none.  Whereupon, the Mayor declared the Resolution duly adopted.  Council Member Umbach introduced Resolution #2020-02-474 entitled “A Resolution Approving and Authorizing a Form of Loan and Disbursement Agreement by and between the City of Anthon and the Iowa Finance Authority, and Authorizing and Providing for the Issuance and Securing the Payment of $1,117,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes, Series 2020, of the City of Anthon, Iowa, under the provisions of the Code of Iowa, and providing for a Method of Payment of said Notes and Approving form of Tax Exemption Certificate”, and moved its adoption.  Council Member Petersen seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called and the vote was: ayes – Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Umbach, nays – none.
Whereupon, the Mayor declared the Resolution duly adopted.

REPORTS/COMMUNICATIONS:  Handke reported that the Water Plant Preconstruction Meeting will be February 21, 2020 at 9am.  Tom Luckel was present about his alley and drainage.
January Receipts: General – $8064.82; RUT – $7681.81; LOST – $6562.39; Debt Service – $160.80; Water – $12987.57; Water Capital Project – $1671.66; Sewer – $7817.26; Electric – $67172.68.  Total: $112118.99.  Expenses:  General – $24495.79; RUT – $12556.30; Water – $11838.08; Water Capital Project – $1671.66; Sewer – $5838.32; Electric – $59854.92.  Total: $116225.07.

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Petersen, seconded by Umbach, to adjourn.  Carried 4-0.  Mayor Reimer proclaimed the meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.

Tammy Reimer, Mayor

ATTEST:
Jenifer D. Umbach, City Clerk

FEBRUARY 2020 CLAIMS REPORT
AFLAC  AFLAC    $31.50
AHLERS & COONEY, P.C.  BONDING ATTY    $1,275.00
ANTHON MINI MART  GAS    $705.14
ANTHON UTILITIES  UTILITIES    $2,421.16
AT&T MOBILITY  PHONE    $294.71
BARCO MUNICIPAL PRODUCTS  BOLTS    $200.43
BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC.  SUPPLIES    $31.96
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT  LIBRARY MATERIALS..$133.62
CENTURY LINK  PHONE    $65.38
MARK CLOUD  SNOW REMOVAL    $495.00
MATTHEW CURTIN  CONTRACT    $226.00
DEMCO  OFFICE SUPPLIES    $126.90
DOLORES DOSE  JANITORIAL CONTRACT    $30.00
IRS  FED/FICA TAX    $2,383.31
IRS  FED/FICA TAX    $2,738.09
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA  STAMPED ENVELOPES    $992.24
HAWKINS INC.  CHLORINE    $219.11
ANNIE HEATH  JANITORIAL CONTRACT    $236.25
HEIDMAN LAW FIRM  LEGAL    $472.50
I & S GROUP, INC.  ENGINEERING    $2,709.43
IMFOA  DUES    $100.00
IOWA CODIFICATION INC.  GRANT ADMIN    $2,066.00
IOWA ONE CALL  LOCATES    $3.60
IPERS  IPERS    $4,678.22
ITRON INC.  HANDHELD MAINT    $1,744.16
JEO CONSULTING GROUP INC.  BOAT RAMP    $650.00
JERRY’S ELECTRIC INC.  OIL TEST    $37.50
LONG LINES  PHONE    $350.54
JOHN MAJEWSKI  DEPOSIT REFUND    $175.00
MENARDS SIOUX CITY  JANITORIAL SUPPLIES    $262.14
METERING & TECHNOLOGY SOL.  WATER METERS    $387.93
MILLS PHARMACY  WA TESTING SUPPLIES    $17.78
OFFICE ELEMENTS  SUPPLIES    $198.41
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA  STATE TAXES    $1,239.00
PETTY CASH  POSTAGE    $10.00
QUILL  OFFICE SUPPLIES    $299.28
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA  SALES TAX    $1,938.00
SANITARY SERVICES  TRASH COLLECTION    $3,710.25
SIOUXLAND HUMANE SOCIETY  STRAY DOG    $73.00
THE HANOR COMPANY  DEPOSIT REFUND    $520.00
THE RECORD  PUBLISHING    $433.11
TONY UMBACH  SNOW REMOVAL    $120.00
UNITED BANK OF IOWA  BOX RENT    $60.00
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS/SHIELD IOWA  INSURANCE    $4,386.92
WESCO  SUPPLIES    $126.26
WESTERN IOWA EQUIPMENT  HOSE REPAIR    $193.95
WIMECA  ENERGY    $49,163.88
WOODBURY COUNTY EXTEN-SION  TRAINING    $35.00
Accounts Payable Total    $88,767.66
Payroll Checks    $22,288.11
***** REPORT TOTAL *****    $111,055.77

Published in The Record
Thursday, February 20, 2020

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