Anthon City Council Minutes — June 8, 2020

Anthon City Council
JUNE 8, 2020

CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL:  Mayor Reimer called the regular meeting of the Anthon City Council to order on June 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Governor’s Disaster Proclamation, a GoToMeeting conference call was also available for anyone wanting to call in.  Council members present were Barbara Benson, Jerry Boggs, Corey Hamman, Lisa Petersen and Allison Umbach.  Also present: Allyson Dirksen, Jackie Clausen, Karen Newman, Amy Buck, Craig Handke and Tony McFarland.

AGENDA:  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to approve the meeting agenda.  Carried 5-0.

POLICE REPORT:  Mayor Reimer presented the monthly Police report that showed the Deputies patrolled 68 hours and 14 minutes, responded to 2 calls for service and spent 2 hours and 45 minutes at the school.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Motion by Boggs, seconded by Petersen, to approve the consent agenda, which includes minutes from May 11, 2020 meeting, financial reports as filed, renew the cigarette permit for E & S Enterprises LLC, dba Anthon Mini Mart, Resolution 2020-06-486 authorizing the transfer of funds, approve the Class C Liquor License & Sunday Sales for Robert Farmer dba Fireside Steakhouse LLC, building permit to Allie Lerma at 230 E Bridge St for a shed, building permit to Aaron Kollbaum at 400 S 1st Ave for a gazebo, building permit to Jared Olis at 103 S 5th Ave for a garage and a chicken permit to Logan Kollbaum at 103 W Brady St pending ordinance adherence.  Passed with a record vote as follows: ayes – Benson, 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 5-0.

LEGAL:  Allyson Dirksen, attorney, stated the sale to Kurt and Katie Paulsen is closed and recording of deeds is in progress.  The purchase of property located at 109 N 3rd Ave is in progress.  Votes were taken to reopen the following City properties with guidelines put into place following Governor Reynold’s Proclamations of Disaster Emergency:  Stahl Park Ballfield, motion by Umbach, seconded by Hamman.  Carried 5-0.  Anthon Community Center, motion by Boggs, seconded by Umbach. Carried 5-0.  Anthon Shelter House, motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen.  Carried 5-0.

JACKIE CLAUSEN:  Jackie Clausen was present and requested the Council consider placing “SLOW Children at Play” signage around town.  Tabled to a future council meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING:   Motion by Boggs, seconded by Umbach, to open the public hearing on the Anthon, Iowa Comprehensive Plan at 6:23 p.m.  Carried 5-0.  Notice of time and place of hearing had been published on May 21, 2020 in The Record and the affidavit of publication was available to file with the County Auditor.  No oral or written comments were received on said Comprehensive Plan. Motion by Petersen, seconded by Hamman, to close the public hearing at 6:24 p.m.  Carried 5-0.  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Boggs, to adopt
Resolution #2020-06-487 entitled
“Resolution Approving the Anthon, Iowa Comprehensive Plan”.  
On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Umbach; nays – none.

SET PUBIC HEARING:  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Boggs, to hold a public hearing on July 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to approve the Water Treatment Improvement Project CDBG Update.  Carried 5-0.  The Clerk was directed to publish the required Notice of Public Hearing for the purpose of soliciting written and oral comments on the Water Treatment Improvement Project CDBG Update as required by law.

E-BILLING MODULE:  Buck reported that E-billing would be available soon, giving customers a choice of receiving their utility bill sent to an email address or by the standard postcard mailing.

CONTRACTS:  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to approve the “Agreement for Services” between the City of Anthon and Annie Heath to provide cleaning/ janitorial services at City Hall for $15.00/hour from July 1, 2020 and to June 30, 2021. Carried 5-0.
Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to approve the “Agreement for Services” between the City of Anthon and Dolores Dose to provide cleaning/ janitorial services at Shelter House for $15.00/hour from July 1, 2020 and to June 30, 2021.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION:  The council discussed Tony McFarland’s ninety day probationary period and a $1.00 raise was recommended. Motion by Umbach, seconded by Petersen, to adopt
Resolution #2020-06-488 entitled
“A Resolution Setting Compensation” for Tony McFarland.  
On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Umbach; nays – none.

RESOLUTION:  Allyson Dirksen, attorney, presented on a recommendation that the City purchase the Eunice Clause Property located at 502 Bridge St E, Anthon, Iowa and enter into a “Real Estate Purchase Agreement” with the Clause Property titleholders. Upon the completion of the purchase, the City would enter into a Development Agreement with Anthon Community Center Association and the Sioux Valley Sports Club, as both organizations agreed to provide some of the funds to the City to enable the City to purchase the Clause Property.  Motion by Hamman, seconded by Petersen, to adopt
Resolution #2020-06-489 entitled
“Resolution Approving Purchase of Real Property”
located at 502 Bridge St E, Anthon, Iowa.  
On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Hamman and Petersen; nays – none; abstaining – Boggs and Umbach.

ORDINANCE #209:  Boggs introduced
Ordinance #209 entitled,
“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ANTHON, IOWA,
BY AMENDING PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 148 – INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE”.  

Boggs moved that the rule requiring that an ordinance be considered and voted on for passage at two council meetings prior to this meeting be suspended with respect to Ordinance #209.  Motion was seconded by Benson and passed with a roll call vote as follows: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen, and Umbach; nays — none.  Motion by Benson, seconded by Umbach, to pass and adopt Ordinance #209.  On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen, and Umbach; nays — none.

ANNUAL EXAMINATION:  The City received a sealed bid for the annual examination from Hunzelman, Putzier & Co to not exceed $4000, $4150 and $4250 for the years ending June 30, 2021, 2022 and 2023.  Motion by Umbach, seconded by Boggs, to accept the proposal from Hunzelman, Putzier & Co for the city’s audit.  Carried 5-0.

REPORTS/COMMUNICATIONS:  Council reported the MRHD Grant purchased recreation equipment will be arriving soon.  Handke reported Water Improvement Project is progressing well.  McFarland recommended a future replacement of the back-up system at the pump house.  Umbach reported the City Band is planning a performance at O’Neill Park in the near future.

Receipts: General-$32880.11; RUT-$5333.33; LOST-$6515.39; Debt Service-$1431.98; Water-$13458.30; Water Capital Project-$148936.71: Sewer-$7380.72; Electric-$48322.82.  Total: $264259.36.  Expenses:  General-$21711.98; RUT-$3603.18; Debt Service-$29370.00; Water-$11522.13; Water Capital Projects-$148936.71; Sewer-$5781.05; Electric-$68781.17.  Total: $289706.22.

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Petersen, seconded by Umbach, to adjourn.  Carried 5-0.  Mayor Reimer proclaimed the meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

Tammy Reimer, Mayor

ATTEST:
Jenifer D. Umbach, City Clerk

JUNE 2020
ANTHON FIRE DEPARTMENT  PAYMENT    $6,000.00
ANTHON MINI MART  GAS    $363.06
BOMGAARS SUPPLY INC.  SUPPLIES    $524.16
CENTURYLINK  PHONE    $64.82
TERRY CLARKSON EXCAVATING  BACKHOE &
COMPACTION    $600.00
NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS  CHEMICALS    $236.64
HAWKINS INC.  CHLORINE    $225.46
IOWA STATE BANK  BOND PAYMENTS    $30,330.50
GILL HAULING  CLEANUP    $463.64
BORDER STATES/KRIZ-DAVIS  SUPPLIES    $72.19
LONG LINES  PHONE    $370.47
MET  ANALYSIS    $84.00
MENARDS  TOOLS    $11.57
OFFICE ELEMENTS  SUPPLIES    $76.48
POST MASTER  POSTAGE    $600.00
SANITARY SERVICES  TRASH COLLECTION    $3,768.45
SEWER-MATIC  CLEAN MAINS    $1,250.00
WIMECA  ENERGY    $22,059.91
SALES TAX  SALES TAX    $1,543.00
PETTY CASH  POSTAGE    $26.72
ANTHON UTILITIES  UTILITIES    $812.89
PAYROLL WH STATE TAX  STATE TAX    $659.00
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX    $4,032.35
IPERS WH  IPERS    $2,669.79
WESCO  SUPPLIES    $3,815.89
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS OF IOWA  INSURANCE    $4,629.47
MILLS PHARMACY  GLOVES    $12.78
UTILITY EQUIPMENT CO.  SUPPLY PARTS    $540.05
ANTHON COMMUNITY AMB SERV  PAYMENT    $4,000.00
THE RECORD  PUBLISHING    $275.23
DEMCO  OFFICE SUPPLIES    $211.05
QUILL  OFFICE SUPPLIES    $152.92
BOOK SYSTEMS, INC.  LIBRARY TECH SUPPORT    $795.00
SECURITY NATIONAL BANK  BOND PAYMENT    $29,370.00
MID AMERICA BOOKS  LIBRARY MATERIALS    $343.42
CURTIN MATTHEW  CONTRACT    $226.00
HEATH ANNIE  JANITORIAL CONTRACT    $183.75
NEW COOP  OIL/CHEMICALS    $122.60
BLUE VALLEY PUBLIC SAFETY  FIX WARNING SIREN    $1,403.00
I & S GROUP, INC.  ENGINEERING    $14,751.10
HEIDMAN LAW FIRM  LEGAL    $1,062.50
INDUSTRIAL PROCESS TECH  WATER PROJECT    $28,025.00
IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY  WATER PROJECT SRF LOAN INT.    $658.70
CAHOY PUMP SERVICES INC.  WATER PROJECT    $144,573.38
CARROLL CONSTRUCTION SUPP.  ASPHALT    $749.47
CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING  SUPPLIES    $170.00
CLAUSEN JACKIE  SHELTER HOUSE REFUND    $85.00
KETELSEN CONSTRUCTION  RAMP    $5,877.00
ENGLESON ABSTRACT CO. INC.  ABSTRACT    $650.00
NELSON WADE  PROPERTY PURCHASE    $2,500.00
VOHS PEGGY  PROPERTY PURCHASE    $2,500.00
PAYROLL CHECKS  TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS    $13,014.20
CLAIMS TOTAL    $337,542.61

Published in The Record
Thursday, June 18, 2020

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