Kingsley City Council Minutes — June 8, 2020

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
Total    51,738.42

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
Total    17,459.96

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
Total    16,071.30
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

ATTEST:
Vicki Sitzmann, City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, June 18, 2020

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