Kingsley City Council
June 8, 2020 Minutes
The Kingsley City Council met in regular session on June 8, 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 Mathers, all voted aye, motion carried.
Minutes of the May 4, 2020 meeting were approved on motion by Mathers, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Maintenance Report: Pool is ready for lessons and lap swim, Sanitary Survey is completed, discussion on future development and water system, propose filling in ditch in first block of Burlington.
Clerk Report: Bills were approved on motion by Mathers, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried. Treasurer’s report was approved on motion by Rolling, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Aberson Const, 2 shelterhse doors, caulking 855.92
Absolute Inspections, nuisances 607.49
Acco, chlorine 192.60
Agrivision, mower parts 71.05
Alpha Wireless, programming 100.00
Amazon.com, Lib. books/supplies/Prime fee 661.67
American Express, flags Freedom Rock 241.87
A-Ox Welding, Amb oxygen 57.73
Badger Meter, 6 mo. Agreement 780.00
Baker & Taylor, Lib. books 767.03
Beelner Service, gr. open, with lines, parts 1,750.90
Bobbi Hirschman, reimb 2 infrared thermometers 155.99
Bohle Const., crushed concrete parking & lagoon 825.40
Bound Tree, Amb supplies 22.12
Carrot Top, indoor flags Comm. Center 174.51
Casey’s, amb gas 49.04
Clark’s Hardware, supplies 468.66
Consumer Reports, lib. subscription 41.34
Deb Jantz, ins. reimb. 164.70
Demco, Lib. supplies 2,964.08
Dirt Road Design, police business cards/websites 715.56
Doug Koch, cleaning 112.50
Feld Fire, fire gear 739.00
First Co-op, gas 502.00
Frank Dunn, cold patch 799.00
Frontier, phone bills 215.13
Frontier, pool phone 97.49
GIS Benefits, life/disab. ins. June 23.04
Hawkins, water chemicals 1,882.55
Iowa League of Cities, GrantFinder subscrip. 50.00
Ipers, Ipers 3,330.74
IRS, Fed/Fica 5,457.76
Jack’s Uniforms, police supplies 439.80
Julie Culler, reimb. lib. books 30.53
Kingsley Post Office, water bill postage 194.37
Kingsley Vol. Amb., May runs 640.00
Kingsley Vol. Amb., meal stipend 150.00
KMEG, advertising 760.00
KPTH, advertising 1,350.00
Lammers, parts 9.88
Mangold, wastewater tests 1,028.00
Mayo Clinic Letter, subscription 59.00
MC2, freight 43.56
Michael Baker, MMPI 230.00
MidAmerican, utilities 2,819.97
PCC, ambulance billing 543.27
Plendl Feed Service, grass seed 57.75
Ply. Co. Engineer, ice control sand 1,329.40
Ply. Co. Solid Waste, May tonnage 4,848.14
Presto-X, pest control 106.00
Quill, supplies 167.92
Rick Bohle, May expenses 100.00
Rolling Oil, gas & service 344.68
Sanitary Services, dumpster rental 69.50
Scholastic Literacy, lib. books 606.40
Sioux City Journal, lib. subscription 309.00
Stacy Campbell, lib. summer program 850.00
Steve Jantz, reimb cell phone 50.00
The Record, publications 897.50
Uline, lib shelving 1,144.13
UPS, shipping chgs. 72.25
USPS, stamped envelopes 333.00
Vicki Sitzmann, ins. reimb./Amazon order (fuel lines) 193.30
Wiatel, phone/internet 640.04
Mangold, water/sewer testing 752.00
MidAmerican, utilities 2,018.23
Municode, admin support fee 225.00
Lumber Pros, plexiglass 76.50
Acco, ladder tread 75.70
Cash, pool cash 100.00
Baker & Taylor, Lib. books 1,686.51
Julie Culler, reimb. School Life pack 149.30
Demco, Lib. supplies 356.21
Cengage, Lib. books 26.59
Paid from Fire Special Fund:
Lammers, service/repair grass rig 871.33
Brandon Sitzmann, siren/lights grass rig 513.74
BK Rentals, storage unit 720.00
Toyne, tanker fitting 88.57
Feld Fire, 4 sets bunker gear 7,440.51
Clark’s Hardware, spray paint 16.74
Feld Fire, gear 3,017.95
Breathing Air Systems, parts 4,361.12
Kingsley Volunteers, bar bill 430.00
Paid from Fire Truck Special Fund:
Bottjen Implement, repairs 430.34
Hagan Body Shop, grass rig parts 11,640.96
Healy Welding, grass rig 4,000.00
Grand Total 33,531.26
Total Expenses by Fund (March): General, 104,267.17; Road Use, 10,905.25; Employee Benefits, 3,402.21; Local Option, 0.00; TIF, 10,715.50; Library Spec Inv, 163.73; Fire Dept Spec, 4,232.00; Ambulance Spec, 0.00; Fire Truck Spec, 0.00; Debt Service, 0.00; Perpetual Care, 0.00; Water, 11,379.64; Sewer, 8,250.57; Lagoon Sinking, 0.00; Solid Waste, 5,825.89. Total: 148,426.46. Total Revenues by Function: Charges for Services, 40,620.50; Operating Grants, 14,453.85; General Revenues, 44,386.24; Transfers, 0.00. Total: 99,460.59.
Total Expenses by Fund (April): General, 30,413.65; Road Use, 9,340.19; Employee Benefits, 7,083.74; Local Option, 0.00; TIF, 4,500.00; Library Spec Inv, 1,281.41; Fire Dept Spec, 1,159.19; Ambulance Spec, 0.00; Fire Truck Spec, 0.00; Debt Service, 0.00; Perpetual Care, 0.00; Water, 13,418.86; Sewer, 6,420.65; Lagoon Sinking, 0.00; Solid Waste, 26,647.70. Total: 100,265.39. Total Revenues by Function: Charges for Services, 40,542.84; Operating Grants, 25,087.47; General Revenues, 244,101.89; Transfers, 0.00. Total: 309,732.20.
Total Expenses by Fund (May): General, 31,104.26; Road Use, 59,867.87; Employee Benefits, 6,021.42; Local Option, 55,000.00; TIF, 39,215.50; Library Spec Inv, 0.00; Fire Dept Spec, 17,459.96; Ambulance Spec, 0.00; Fire Truck Spec, 26,561.30; Debt Service, 119,500.50; Perpetual Care, 0.00; Water, 5,446.42; Sewer, 4,734.09; Lagoon Sinking, 0.00; Solid Waste, 7,812.89. Total: 375,724.21. Total Revenues by Function: Charges for Services, 41,866.42; Operating Grants, 35,856.65; General Revenues, 62,634.73; Transfers, 145,590.50. Total: 285,948.30.
Police Report: Distributed and discussed, Officer Fay will be attending the academy in July in Johnston, squad car radiator will be replaced, discussed possible K-9 in the future, new squad car to arrive sometime after July 1.
Fire Report: Three calls in May, start regular meetings tomorrow, siren testing on Wednesday evenings, Firefighters ones are done, now waiting for testing.
Pool Report: Sign up was today for lessons and lap swim, open June 15th, Only three people in pool area at a time, handout given to patrons upon entry, lifeguards meeting them at the door, 35 signed up for public group lessons will be mornings, 60 signed up for private lessons will be in afternoons, lap swim 6 a.m., 11 to 12 and 6 p.m. Sanitizing will be regularly done, pool staff and visitors will be asked to sign a Covid-19 waiver form. Wages will be hourly for everyone unless they want salary (manager and assistant) instead.
LMI Housing Program will be resurrected with eligible applicants receiving no more than $8,000.00 for their projects. Simpco’s Amanda Harper will be assisting with the applications. Motion by Jasperson, seconded by Beelner to conduct this program with a limit of $40,000.00, all voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Bohle, seconded by Beelner to officially hire Jereme Muller as the Police Chief, all voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Beelner, seconded by Mathers, to officially hire the lifeguards for the 2020 season, all voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Rolling, seconded by Jasperson to approve cigarette permits for Farmers Co-op C-Store and Dollar General, all voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Rolling, seconded by Jasperson to re-appoint Randy Wiese to the Planning and Zoning Board for a four-year term, all voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Rolling, seconded by Bohle, to appoint Loren Koch and Bill Collins to four-year terms on the Board of Adjustment, all voted aye, motion carried. Councilman Bohle will be assigned to sign building permit applications.
Wage Review: Raises for full-time employees were discussed. Jantz will go from $23.07/hr to $25.50/hr; Sitzmann will go from $19.89/hr to $22.00/hr; Culler will go from $15.45 to $17.00/hr; Sadler will go from $16.97 to $17.73/hr (with the possibility of $19.00/hr when he takes and passes his W2 and WW2 tests) on motion by Mathers, seconded by Bohle; all voted aye, motion carried. Permanent part-time employees were then discussed. Slota will go from $14.58/hr to $15.24/hr; Edwards will be raised to $11.75/hr. Motion by Jasperson, seconded by Mathers, all voted aye, motion carried.
Part-time police will be raised to $17.00/hr on motion by Bohle, seconded by Rolling, all voted aye, motion carried. Regular full-time police wages will be discussed in September.
Agreement with KMEG for July 2020 – December 2020 was signed by Mayor Bohle on motion by Rolling, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Sidewalk financing program: City loan applications will be accepted for residential sidewalk improvements with an interest rate 2 (two) percent higher than the current local bank interest with a limit of $5,000.00. Loan applications for commercial sidewalks will have a limit of $8,000.00.
Limit $30,000.00 for residential and a limit of $50,000.00 commercial for the program. Sidewalk specifications will be given with the application and a loan agreement will be signed by the applicant if approved with the stipulation that the loan amount will be assessed to the owner’s property taxes over a 5 (five) year span.
Adjourn on motion by Jasperson, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Rick Bohle, Mayor
Vicki Sitzmann, City Clerk
Published in The Record
Thursday, June 18, 2020