Kingsley City Council
March 2, 2020
The Kingsley City Council met in regular session on March 2, 2020. Mayor Bohle called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Present were Councilmen Rolling, Bohle, Jasperson, Mathers and Beelner.
The agenda was approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Minutes of the February 3, 2020 meeting were approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Public Forum: Kylie Beelner informed the Council that there will be a Cancer Walk on May 9th, starting at 9:00 a.m. Intersections will be covered by police that day.
Maintenance Report: Patching streets, mowers ready, sweeping, televised sewer mains on South Main and Tilden. One four foot section will need to be lined and some tree roots cut.
Treasurer’s Report for February was be presented and approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Bart Boustead from Jim Harvey Insurance Agency told the Council about the EMC renewal. Cost for premiums this year will be $65,068.00. He also told the Council about safety programs that their company could present to city employees and building walk-throughs and suggestions for improvement, if needed, to ensure public safety.
The following list of bills was approved on motion by Mathers, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Accent, Amb. reimb to Wellmark 421.16
Aetna, Eap services 8.40
Amazon, Lib books & supplies 574.55
Baker & Taylor, lib books 407.13
Barco, stop signs 497.34
Beelner Service, well work, gr opens 6,682.04
Bekins Fire, extinguisher service 276.90
Bobbi Hirschman, reimb Amb computer, printer, case 1,229.73
Bobbi Hirschman, 2018/2019 Amb mileage 393.30
Bohle Const., snow removal 2,735.00
Bottjen Implement, bolts 14.80
Buena Vista EMS training 230.00
Casey’s, Amb gas 116.88
Certified Amb Group, Amb billing 74.67
Clark’s Hardware supplies 109.52
Country Woman, Lib subscription 12.98
Deb Jantz, ins reimb 164.70
Dirt Road Design, February NW Outdoors/websites 679.00
Doug Koch, Comm. Bldg.
EMC Insurance, annual City ins. premium 65,068.00
First Co-op, gas 689.75
First Net, police phone 405.73
Frontier, phone bills 216.28
F.S. Repair, well pump parts 50.00
GIS Benefits, life/disab ins 23.04
Hampstead Stage Co., Summer Lib. Program 400.00
Hawkins, water chemicals 737.50
Iowa Assoc. Municipal Utility, 2020-21 dues 687.00
Ipers, Ipers 3,940.67
IRS, Fed/Fica 5,041.96
Jack’s Uniforms, boots (G Fay) 129.95
Jamie Sitzmann, reimb Amb gas 86.00
Jonathan May, Summer Lib. Program 300.00
Julie Culler, Lib. Mileage 39.10
Keith Bohle, mileage 34.50
Kingsley Post Office, water bill postage 195.69
Kingsley Vol Amb, February runs 1,360.00
Kingsley Vol Amb, meal stipend 150.00
KMEG, advertising 2,110.00
KPTH, advertising 200.00
Lammers, parts 244.87
Lewis Drug, Amb supplies 68.51
Mangold, water & sewer testing 664.00
Matheson, Amb oxygen 442.71
MercyOne, physical (G Fay) 177.00
Michael Baker, PhD, MMPI exam (G Fay) 230.00
National Geographic, Lib subscription 29.00
National Geographic Kids, Lib subscription 25.00
Noah Riemer Productions, Summer Lib. Program 365.00
Notary Rotary, notary stamp (G Fay) 37.34
People Magazine, Lib subscription 50.00
Ply Co Solid Waste, February tonnage 3,759.17
Pos Paper, thermal paper – Police 45.99
Presto-X, pest control 50.00
Quill, supplies 278.59
Ranch Living, Lib subscription 12.98
Rehab Systems, jet & televise sewer main 4,162.60
Rick Bohle, February expenses/mileage 164.41
Rolling Oil, gas & service
Roomdad Productions, Summer Lib. Program 325.00
Sanitary Services, dumpster rent 69.50
Saturday Evening Post, Lib subscription 14.00
Staples, memo pads-Police 20.26
Steve Jantz, reimb cell phone 50.00
Taste of Home, Lib subscription 18.00
The Record, publications 246.61
Thompson Innovation, CB lock system, Maint, 5 yr agree 675.00
United Healthcare, Health ins. premiums 3,159.04
UPH EMS Conference, 2 registrations 300.00
UPS, shipping chgs 72.25
Vicki Sitzmann, ins reimb 167.40
Yoga Journal, Lib subscription 14.97
Wiatel, phone/internet 644.06
Wiatel Solution Center, tech services 69.00
Paid from Library Special Fund:
Cengage, Lib books 235.80
Paid from Fire Special Fund:
Bottjen Implement, pumper springs/chains 2,127.77
Bottjen Implement, waterous pump 1,750.21
Toyne, fix foam system on E1 495.75
Fire Services Trng Bureau, FF1 & Hazmat 500.00
Hagan Body Shop, tanker door repair 1,535.90
Clark’s Hardware, bolt cutters 34.99
Danko, Cascade inspection 662.50
Paul Huth, reimb trays/containers 29.46
Total Fire Special Fund 7,136.58
Total Expenses by Fund: General, 38,343.03; Road Use, 14,863.84; Employee Benefits, 5,494.75; Local Option, 0.00; TIF, 0.00; Library Spec Inv, 72.07; Fire Dept Spec, 7,136.58; Ambulance Spec, 0.00; Fire Truck Spec, 0.00; Debt Service, 0.00; Perpetual Care, 0.00; Water, 13,523.96; Sewer, 4,771.69; Lagoon Sinking, 0.00; Solid Waste, 6,802.26. Total: 91,008.18.
Total Revenues by Function: Charges for Services, 35,590.63; Operating Grants, 31,830.81; General Revenues, 22,247.64; Transfers, 0.00. Total: 89,669.08.
Public hearing for proposed 2020-2021 budget was opened at 7:30 p.m. on motion by Rolling, seconded by Jasperson. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried. There were no written or oral objections to the proposed budget. City levy will be 12.9339 per $1000.00 of property valuation. Motion to approve budget by Rolling, seconded by Jasperson. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried. Motion to close hearing at 7:34 p.m. on motion by Rolling, seconded by Beelner. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried.
Melissa Wurth and Cindi Koch, representing the K-P Little League, talked with the Council about online signup and presented their financial statement. Motion by Bohle, seconded by Jasperson to give $4,000.00 to the program again this year, all voted aye, motion carried.
Police report was given by Interim Chief Muller. He informed that a new computer has been ordered for the squad car using capital equipment funds allocated to the police. Also looking new radios. After further discussion by the Council it was decided to purchase a new Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle and keep the Tahoe. Motion by Beelner, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye.
Mike Sparr reported that he conducted agility testing at the school. Two applicants couldn’t be there, one no-show and one was tested and passed. Next, all eligible applicants will take a written test, then interviews will begin.
Fire Dept. Report: There was one fire call in February, assisted Ambulance. Re-certification for Hazmat will be done and fundraiser will be held on March 21st (Dueling Pianos). Chief Huth also asked about cameras in the Community Building. He will be contacting Wiatel.
Second reading for Ordinance #250 (Raises for Fire Chief, to $500 and Assistant Fire Chief, to $300 per year).
Motion by Rolling, seconded by Bohle to approve second reading. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried.
Park shade structures were discussed. Motion by Bohle, seconded by Mathers to purchase one structure at a price of $4,500.00 but if they are still on sale for $2,250.00, buy two. All voted aye, motion carried.
Amendment to Ordinance #236 (Flags for ATV’s) will be presented at the April meeting.
No changes were made to Ordinance #249 concerning traffic regulations.
Kingsley Volunteers Liquor License was approved on motion by Rolling, seconded by Bohle, all voted aye, motion carried.
Council approved applying for an AARP grant for the park improvements.
Building permits: Elliott Bottjen, house.
Motion to adjourn by Beelner, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Rick Bohle, Mayor
Vicki Sitzmann, Clerk
Published in The Record
Thursday, April 2, 2020