Bronson City Council Minutes/Bills — October 13, 2020

Bronson City Council
October 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19, council meeting was held in Community side of City Hall so we could do social distancing and we all wore masks

Meeting called to order at 6:00 PM by Mayor Pro-Tem Dave West. Council members answering roll:  Brandi Jessen, Jamie Amick, and Doug Williams.  Attorney Metcalf was present.

Woodbury County Sheriff’s report.  During the month of September, in the town of Bronson, deputies conducted direct patrol totaling 39 hrs. and 04 minutes and responded to 0 call for service.  Additionally, deputies spent 1 hour and 31 minutes performing school related activities.
Reports:

Ambulance:  Dylan Hinds was not present for the ambulance report.

Maintenance:  CJ was present.  Council is in the process of getting bids for the large playground.  After discussing the matter, there was a motion from Councilman Williams and a second from Councilwoman Jessen, with all council present voting yes, to contract out the work to dig the holes and get it transit level at a maximum of a $2000.00 bid.  CJ reported that after the holes are dug and it is level, then they can pour the cement in the holes and put the whole playground up in a day or so.   Council asked CJ to order crushed concrete for the two alleys that were damaged by the flood and he reported that he has it and will need to get it spread out.  CJ reported that a 14 x 20 building for the salt and sand for the streets would cost around $6000.00.  Matter tabled.

Water/Sewer Operator report:  Nick was present.  He reported that all the old meter pits have been removed and he will be mounting the receiver that will read the meters on top of the maintenance building.  Next phase of the project will be installing new meters into each residents’ house.  Morningside Plumbing will be setting up appointments with residents in order to get access into each house and put the new meters in.

Minutes:  There was a motion from Councilman Williams and a second from Councilman Amick, with all council present voting yes, to approve the minutes for the regular September 8th meeting.

 REVENUES        DISBURSEMENTS
  BY FUND                 BY FUND
Interest earned
59.37
General
8633.38                     3133.93
Garbage
2162.14                      1520.42
Road Use Tax
3569.48                     2930.12
Ambulance
346.23                         73.09
Water
6171.26                  18,331.32
Sewer
1743.24                   2241.94
Local Option Sales Tax
3787.84                   1583.33
Insurance
179.86                       0.00
SEPT. TOTAL REVENUE
$26,652.80
SEPT. DISBURSEMENTS
$29,814.15

There was a motion from Councilman Amick a second from Councilwoman Jessen, with all council present voting yes, to approve the Treasurer’s financial report.

Treasurer Junge had the Street Financial Report done to look over by the council.  After reviewing it, there was a motion from Councilman Amick and a second from Councilwoman Jessen, with all council present voting yes, to approve Resolution# 12-2020 for the annual Street Finance Report for 2020.

There is a Budget workshop on Nov. 10th through the computer that Treasurer Junge would like to join.  The cost is $25.00.  There was a motion from Councilman Amick and a second from Councilwoman Jessen, with all council present voting yes, to pay the $25 for the budget workshop.

BILLS FOR APPROVAL FOR OCTOBER 2020 MEETING:
CHN  garbage    $1520.42
City of Bronson  water bill for city hall    $76.00
WIATEL  telephone bill    $54.30
Moville Record  publication of minutes    $113.52
Siouxland Health Dept.  bacteriological testings    $14.00
DNR  Annual water use fee    $95.00
Counsel  ink cartridge for printer    $57.48
Woodbury County Landfill  annual landfill dues    $991.00
Earl May  trees for park    $1079.75
Brown Supply Company  water main valve    $232.20
State Hygienic Lab  water testing    $125.00
Metcalf & Beardshear  attorney fees    $260.00
HAKA LLC  fuel    $186.47
Frank’s Asphalt  repair of walking trail    $3000.00
Frank’s Asphalt  replace asphalt on storm drain    $1475.00
Floyd River Materials  crushed concrete for alleys    $439.06
Barco Municipal Products  barricades for ICAP grant    $512.30
Morningside Plumbing  replacing meter pits    $28,119.00
Woodbury County EMS  paramedic intercept    $200.00
PCC  ambulance billing    $77.37
PCC  ambulance billing    $11.04

There was a motion from Councilwoman Jessen and a second from Councilman Williams, with all council present voting yes, to approve to pay the aforementioned bills.

Business:
1. Ordinance #3-2020 Ash Borer ordinance:  Attorney Metcalf did not have this ordinance written up at this time.  Tabled until the next meeting.

2. Solar sign for school crossing:  Councilman Merchant will bring in some quotes to the next meeting.

3. Councilman Amick on Mid American poles with LED lights at the park.  Mid American said the City will need to get an engineer to see what it would take.  Tabled until next meeting.

4. Propane Contract:  After reading over the contract, there was a motion from Councilman Amick and a second from Councilwoman Jessen, with all council present voting yes, to have Rodney Propane provide the propane for the shelter house and the new city hall and approve to pay the $462.95 bill that was enclosed.

5. Aureon Grant:  Clerk Jessen had Councilwoman Jessen and Mayor Garnand sign the support letters in order for Clerk Jessen to apply for the grant.

6. COVID Halloween guidelines:  The guidelines are on the CDC website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.  There is also a copy hanging in the Post Office.

7. General Election: Polling location will be held at the new City Hall/Community Building in Bronson on Nov 3, 2020.  It will be open 7:00 AM till about 9:30 PM.  Be sure and get out to vote!

Mayor Garnand arrived at the meeting at 6:50 PM.

Anything from Councilman Williams:  no
Anything from Councilman West:  no
Anything from Councilwoman Jessen:  no
Anything from Councilman Amick:  asked CJ to get the new city truck and new tractor serviced before winter hits.
Anything from Clerk Jessen:  no
Anything from Treasurer Junge:   no
Anything from Attorney Metcalf:  no

Since there was no further business to discuss, there was a motion from Councilwoman Jessen and a second from Councilman Amick, with all council present voting yes, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM.

SIGNED BY:
Dave West, Mayor Pro Tem

SEAL:

ATTESTED BY:
Lindy Jessen, City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, October 22, 2020

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