Kingsley City Council Minutes
October 5, 2020
The Kingsley City Council met in regular session on October 5, 2020 at Kingsley City Hall. Those present were Mayor Bohle and Councilmen Rolling, Beelner, Bohle and Jasperson. Mathers was absent. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting was called to order.
The agenda was approved on motion by Rolling, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Minutes from the September 8, 2020 meeting were approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Public Forum: Dates were discussed for a benefit for Chuck Hackett.
Maintenance Report: Spraying is done for fall, new hydrant installed on Brook St., hydrant removed from 323 West 2nd St., one will also be removed from 322 Main St., waiting to hear from Nexom about new diffusers for the lagoon, swimming pool is winterized, concrete slabs in the park for the canopies have been poured by DSM Construction. Blacktopping projects will likely take place next spring.
Monthly bills were approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Adobe, subscription 15.89
Amazon.com, supplies/books 545.54
A-Ox, ambulance oxygen 55.55
Baker & Taylor, Lib books 840.60
Barco, pipe & cable kit/locator 2,150.00
Beelner Service, gr opens, remove hydrants 5,752.66
Bound Tree, amb supplies 353.81
Casey’s, gas 56.25
Cash, reimb petty cash 43.84
Chet’s, supplies 6.18
Clark’s Hardware, supplies (Aug/Sept) 730.36
Clia Lab Program, Amb certification 180.00
Deb Jantz, ins reimb 164.70
Dirt Road Design, police business cards 130.00
Doug Koch Sept. cleaning 218.75
DSM Construction, concrete pads at park 3,675.00
Eakes Comm Bldg supplies.. 37.08
First Co-op, gas (Sept.) 434.34
FirstNet, police phone/tablet 182.18
Frontier, phone bills 131.50
Geoff Fay, mileage 638.25
GIS Benefits, life/disab ins. October 23.04
Hawkins, water chemicals 2,101.31
Hewlett-Packard, 2 office computers 1,988.04
H.G. Klug, lagoon air filter/repairs 2,299.37
Iowa DNR water supply fee 95.00
Iowa One Call, locates 26.10
Ipers, Ipers 3,237.31
IRS, Fed/Fica 5,693.10
Jack’s Uniforms, police supl/uniforms 493.40
Jeff Clark Const., hose tower 225.00
Kingsley Post Office, water bill postage 194.37
Kingsley Vol Amb, Sept. runs 1,130.00
Kingsley Vol Amb, meal stipend 150.00
KMEG, advertising (Sept.) 760.00
KPTH, advertising (Sept.) 1,700.00
Lammers, parts 473.41
Lewis Drug, Ambulance supplies 22.95
Lumber Pros, two 2×4’s 29.06
Mangold, sewer/water tests 78.00
MidAmerican, utilities 6,937.94
MidStates Bank, stop pymt. chg. 35.00
Midwest Radar, police radar check 40.00
O.C. Sanitation, porta-pot & hand sanitizer 242.21
PCC, Ambulance billing service 568.91
Pilot Rock, 2 picnic tables 1,752.00
Plendl Feed, grass seed 173.25
Ply. Co. Solid Waste, Sept. tonnage 6,476.69
Presto-X, pest control 106.00
Quill, ofc supplies/renewal 132.95
Reader’s Digest, Large print subscription 20.00
Rick Bohle, Sept. expenses 100.00
Rolling Oil, gas 931.55
Sanitary Services, dumpster rental/3rd qtr garb 19,275.50
State of Iowa, 3rd qtr sales tax 1,371.00
State of Iowa, 3rd qtr WET tax 2,340.00
Steve Jantz, reimb cell phone 50.00
The Record, publications 219.90
Thin Blue Line, clock 22.98
Thompson, Scada labor/surge protector 1,094.12
United Healthcare, health ins premiums 4,770.54
UPS, shipping chgs 57.80
Vicki Sitzmann, ins reimb 167.40
Wex, fuel 1,061.50
Wiatel, phone/internet 620.62
WIT, ambulance personnel fees 114.00
Fire Dept. Special Expenses:
Fire Serv. Training Bureau, training 350.00
Bottjen Implement repairs 307.61
Toyne, supplies 1,134.99
Sunnybrook, memorial statue 54.57
Loren Koch, repairs 172.69
Total Expenses by Fund (Sept): General, 40,630.27 ; Road Use, 8,413.07; Employee Benefits, 7,242.65; Local Option, 0.00; TIF, 4,500.00; Library Spec Inv, 124.79; Fire Dept Spec, 2,019.86; Ambulance Spec, 0.00; Fire Truck Spec, 0.00; Debt Service, 0.00; Perpetual Care, 0.00; Water, 9,507.13; Sewer, 7,201.99; Lagoon Sinking, 0.00; Solid Waste, 10,412.85. Total: 90,052.61.
Total Revenues by Function: Charges for Services, 50,282.32; Operating Grants, 26,465.15; General Revenues, 111,716.74; Transfers, 0.00. Total: 188,464.21.
Treasurer’s report was approved on motion by Jasperson, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Police report was distributed by Chief Fay. Jacob Hamann will be the new officer for the city on motion by Rolling, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Fire Report five calls, Ply Co burn ban, fire pit needs to be covered when done with it, Tanker Pumper, $285,000 bid has been received. Will continue looking at other possibilities.
Pool Renovation progress: Crew is not here yet, maybe next week
Open ditch on Clarendon St., between 1st and 2nd Streets. Water line and gas line are near the surface. Council feels that a solitary thirty-six inch pipe would be best for the project. Scott Gernhart, True Engineering, will be contacted about project if needed. Clean out will be needed at the bottom of the block.
Eric Lundell, Sanitary Services, was present to talk with the Council about the garbage pickup contract. It has been eight (8) years since the last raise in rates. He proposed an increase of two (2) dollars per month, per pickup point. Motion by Bohle, seconded by Jasperson, to approve the raise. Residential garbage rate will increase to $13.50/month. All voted aye, motion carried.
Annual Tax Increment Financing report was approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Bohle, seconded by Rolling to give Bruce Burnham $150.00 in Kingsley Bucks for photo credit on the new city signs. All voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Bohle, seconded by Jasperson, to approve the purchase of a 4G modem for the ambulance at a cost of $988.10. All voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on purchasing computer tablets for the Council. No decision was made at this time.
Parking ordinance discussion: Problems with trucks parking on streets overnight in residential areas was discussed. Offending parties will be contacted to find a solution to the parking problem.
Building permits: Todd Roling, 32’ x 48’ shop; Don Dugan, 32’ x 36’ garage.
Motion to adjourn by Jasperson, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.
Rick Bohle, Mayor
Vicki Sitzmann, City Clerk
Published in The Record
Thursday, October 15, 2020