Kingsley City Council
May 4, 2020 Minutes
The Kingsley City Council met in regular session on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kingsley Community Center. Present were Mayor Bohle, Councilmen Rolling, Beelner, Bohle, Jasperson and Mathers.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the agenda was approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Jasperson. All voted aye, motion carried.
Minutes of the April 6, 2020 meeting were approved on motion by Rolling, seconded by Beelner. All voted aye, motion carried.
Public Hearing for Budget Amendment was opened at 7:05 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 budget amendment. Motion to close hearing at 7:08 p.m. on motion by Beelner, seconded by Jasperson. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried.
Public Forum: None.
Maintenance Report: Glen Sadler gave the maintenance report. Water tower will be inspected on May 5, Dexter Lindgren has been hired for the summer, east side of town is now getting fiber optics, will drain pool soon, steps into pool still need to be fixed, Mayor Bohle is making arrangements for that, County is taking compost from the tree dump, city signs will be installed soon, Freedom Rock story board pedestals are ready to be installed.
Police report: Jereme Muller gave the April police report, taser is here and radio should be arriving soon, Academy classes have been pushed back five weeks, Officer Fay will be finish mid-September.
Fire Report: Chief Huth reported they had six calls; two were assists, one burning trash in town. SE View Addition will be mapped into the 911 system, grass rig is ready.
Treasurer’s Report for April was approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Rolling, all voted aye, motion carried.
List of Bills was approved on motion by Jasperson, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
95 ProCare, masks 232.90
Absolute Inspection, nuisances 391.70
Aetna, EAP services 8.40
Alpha Wireless, police radio/antenna/programming 455.50
Amazon.com, Lib books & supplies 667.46
Amazon.com, wireless speaker 159.82
A-Ox Welding Amb oxygen 59.44
Avery Brothers, city signs 3,925.00
Baker & Taylor, Lib books 903.24
Bohle Const., snow removal 465.00
Deb Jantz, ins reimb 164.70
Demco, Lib supplies 195.95
Dental Market, hand sanitizing wipes 49.90
Farm & Home Publishers, Cherokee Co. plat book 57.00
Frontier, phone bills 215.13
GIS Benefits, life/disab ins April/May 46.08
Hawkins, water chemicals 1,952.30
Ipers, Ipers 3,397.01
IRS, Fed/Fica 5,080.12
Jack’s Uniforms, police supplies 331.75
Kingsley Post Office, water bill postage/stamps 303.23
Kingsley Post Office, Lib & City Hall box rent 168.00
Kingsley Vol Amb, April runs 170.00
Kingsley Vol Amb, meal stipend 150.00
KMEG, advertising 760.00
KPTH, advertising 1,350.00
Lawn Mower Parts Store, fuel line 18.41
Matheson, Amb oxygen 72.55
Mc2, UV lights for lagoon 389.26
MidAmerican, utilities – March 1,996.84
MidStates Bank, sweeper int & prin 51,375.00
MidStates Bank, SE View int & prin 39,215.50
Mike Sparr, mileage & interviews 286.70
Motorola, radio and accessories 2,306.10
Plendl Feed, grass seed 66.00
Ply. Co. Solid Waste, April tonnage 4,903.50
Praxair, acetylene 255.95
Presto-X, pest control 50.00
Quill, supplies 196.97
Rick Bohle April expenses 100.00
Rolling Oil, gas & service – March 794.48
Sam’s Club, membership 45.00
Sanitary Services, dumpster rental 69.50
Sioux Sales, taser 1,149.00
Sirchie, finger printing supplies 92.38
SRF, GO int & prin (lagoon) 59,870.00
SRF, RV int & prin (lagoon) 68,072.10
Stanard, law enforcement testing 37.00
Steve Jantz, reimb cell phone 50.00
Thompson, Phipps & Thompson, legal fees 2,740.00
UPS, shipping chgs 57.80
United Bank, Land loan int & prin 33,320.00
United Healthcare, May premium 4,212.25
U.S. Postal Service, stamped env. 335.30
Vicki Sitzmann, ins reimb 167.40
Walmart, ofc supplies 41.21
Wendy Cody, proctored Post test 135.00
Wiatel, phone/internet 637.97
Beelner Service, lagoon work 342.65
Clark’s Hardware supplies 411.56
First Co-op, gas 847.68
MidAmerican, utilities – April 2,910.63
Rolling Oil, gas & service – April 388.88
Siouxland Lock & Key 150.00
First Net, police phone -285.80
Paid from Library Special Fund:
Cengage, Lib books 213.41
Medical Screening, blood pressure machine lease 1,068.00
Paid from Fire Special Fund: April
Jacob Hagan, reimb fire pump 432.00
WIT, NW IA Reg Fire 160.00
Red’s Printing, fundraiser env, postage, letters 399.19
The Record, fundraiser ads 168.00
Paid from Fire Special Fund: May
Clark’s Hdwe, spray paint 16.74
Healy Welding, flatbed (truck fund) 4,000.00
Feld Fire, 4 sets bunker gear 7,440.51
Toyne, tanker fitting 88.57
B-K Rentals, storage unit 720.00
Brandon Sitzmann, reimb siren & lights 513.74
Lammers Auto, grass rig service & repair 871.33
There was no old business.
Jason Rassel asked the Council about repairing the alley near the trailer court so that storm water won’t pool on Grand Street. Mayor Bohle will take a look at it. Knife River will be contacted about some possible patching near the alley. Council agreed.
Health Insurance Renewal: Renewal will take place June 1, 2020 with an 8.26% increase in premiums. Bid proposals will be sent to other insurance agents. If no one bids, then Council will approve the current bid with Group Benefits. If another bid does come in, it would be introduced at the
July meeting. If no bids are received the current insurance plan will be renewed on Motion by Rolling, seconded by Beelner. Rolling, Beelner, Jasperson and Mathers voted aye, Bohle abstained, motion carried.
Resolution #2020-3: Daniel White mowing and cleanup bill in the amount of $1,900.00 will be certified to the property’s taxes (211 Brandon) on motion by Rolling, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Resolution #2020-4: Daniel White dumpster rental bill in the amount of $800.00 will be certified to the property’s taxes (211 Brandon) on motion by Rolling, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Liquor License for First Co-op C-Store was approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on extensions for cited nuisance properties in the city. Council would like to have some input into the extension times. On motion by Rolling, we will be opening up the LMI owner-occupied loan program with Simpco to assist qualified occupants with making home improvements, and council members Bohle and Jasperson could help make some of the extension decisions. Seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried. Discuss further at the June meeting.
Building Permit: Seth Plendl, fence, Geoffry Fay, fence.
Next meeting will be June 8, 2020.
Adjourn on motion by Beelner, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye. Motion carried.
Vicki Sitzmann, City Clerk
Rick Bohle, Mayor
Published in The Record
Thursday, May 14, 2020