Kingsley City Council Minutes/Bills — May 3, 2021

Kingsley City Council
May 3, 2021

The Kingsley City Council met in regular session on May 3, 2021. Those present were Mayor Bohle, Councilmen Beelner, Bohle, Jasperson and Mathers. Rolling was absent.

The agenda was approved on motion by Beelner, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.

Minutes of the April 5, 2021 meeting were approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.

Public Forum Dave Christiansen, City Inspector, gave the Council a new spreadsheet of nuisance properties. Four season room that is under construction has many building code violations. He recommended that we adopt IRC building codes. Set for June meeting.

Budget Amendment hearing was opened at 7:15 p.m. on motion by Bohle. A detailed account of amendments was distributed to the Council. The City received an additional $92,000 in revenues and had an additional $255,300 in expenses. There were no written or oral objections, Hearing was closed at 7:16 p.m. on motion by Bohle, seconded by Beelner. Roll call vote: Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, Mathers, aye. Motion carried.

Maintenance report: Blacktopping has started on S. Main and Tilden. Kole Reis will be working this summer. Painting is done on shelterhouse. Waiting on trash cans from Pilot Rock. Playground equipment needs some repair on paint and replace some bolts that are missing.

Public Forum: Rob Plendl inquired about the status of the empty buildings on West 2nd St. Council will advertise for bids and open bids at June 7th meeting with auction following if there are multiple bidders. Plendl also asked about the sidewalk program for Hometown Pantry and Clark’s Hardware. Inquired about putting on taxes to be paid off yearly for five years.

Loy Bakken inquired about Jason Bird painting his building on the corner of Barre and West Second. Bird did receive a letter setting a completion date.

Geoff Fay wanted to know what he owes on his academy contract. Clerk will check wage numbers to come up with remainder owed.

Carol Cadwell-cemetery plot. Would like to trade Lot #4 for Lot #2 that belongs to another person. More research will be done on owner of Lot 2. Police offered to do a DMV 50 state search. Motion by Bohle, to try and find the owner of Lot #2, give her Lots #2 and #3, re-deed these properties, Mathers, second, all ayes.

The following list of bills was approved on motion by Beelner, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.
Absolute Inspections, inspections 1,487.61
Acco, 3 pool grates 275.75
Aetna, EAP services 8.40
Adobe, subscription 15.89, supplies/books 152.68
Baker & Taylor, Lib books/videos 1,412.83
Christopher Robin Preschool, Summer Read Program.. 850.00
Clark’s Hardware, supplies + additional balance 167.24
Deb Jantz, ins reimb 192.00
Foundation Analytical Lab, testing 1,149.75
Frank Dunn, cold mix 829.00
Frontier, phone bill .70
GIS Benefits, life/disab. ins. March 15.12
Hawkins, water chemicals 726.11
IDPH, pool construction permit 250.00
Iowa Prison Industries, academy uniforms 230.00
Ipers, Ipers 2,868.09
IRS, Fed/Fica 4,969.78
Jacks Uniforms, police supl 419.60
Jim Harvey Agency, additional premium 156.00
Johnston Hy-Vee, academy meals 2,018.50
Julie Culler, reimb Library book 31.00
Kingsley Post Office, water bill postage 199.24
Kingsley Vol Amb, April runs 740.00
Kingsley Vol Amb, meal stipend 150.00
KMEG, advertising (April) 760.00
KPTH, advertising (April) 1,700.00
Le Mars Sentinel, City Hall subscription 111.75
Le Mars Sentinel, Library subscription 111.75
Lewis Drug, amb chg 4.99
Lumber Pros, green treated post 77.37
MidStates Bank, SE View principal/interest 38,704.00
MidStates Bank, Sweeper principal/interest 50,687.50
O.C. Sanitation, porta-pot 26.79
Ply. Co. Engineer, ice control sand 1,457.10
Ply. Co. Landfill, April tonnage
Praxair, acetylene 257.95
Presto-X, pest control 50.00
Quill, ofc supplies 73.98
Rick Bohle, April expenses 100.00
Sam’s Club, membership 45.00
Sanitary Services, dumpster rental 69.50
Simmering-Cory, April 2021 Supplement 120.00
Scholastic Inc., Library books 364.25
Sioux City Journal, Library subscription 313.99
SRF, Lagoon GO Loan principal/interest 60,305.00
SRF, Lagoon Rev Loan principal/interest 68,796.90
Steve Jantz, reimb cell phone 80.00
Sunnybrook, funeral plant 56.00
Sunset Law Enforcement, police ammo 450.90
Thompson Law Office, 1st qtr 2021 fees 6,952.00
United Bank, Land loan principal/interest 28,542.50
United Healthcare, health ins premiums 5,098.47
Vicki Sitzmann, ins reimb 185.40
Wiatel, phone/internet 543.60
Ziegler, filters 169.06
First Net, police phone/tablet 182.46
Rick Bohle, mileage/tree work 115.75
Beelner Service, waterline/gr open 2,849.11
Rolling, diesel fuel/supplies 446.72
Wiatel, phone/internet 544.43
Bainbridge Construction, reconstruct alley 22,034.49
A-Ox, Amb oxygen 59.44
Storey Kenworthy, delinquent forms 207.44
Foundation, water/sewer tests 711.25
Ply. Co. Landfill, April tonnage 6,548.21
Builders Sharpening, Grasshopper mower 7,216.00
WEX, gas 1,753.46
Total 328,199.80

Library Special Expenses:
Fire Dept. Special Expenses:
Lee Low Holding, storage unit fee 789.60
Sunnybrook, funeral flowers 228.76
WIT, M Edwards training 85.00
Clark’s Hardware, supplies 9.98
The Record, publications 112.00
Mary Hagan, reimb supplies 42.17
Megan Plendl, reimb supplies 5.89
Kingsley Volunteers, bar 471.25

Expenses by Fund: General, 142,782.60; Road Use, 13,820.68; Employee Benefits, 6,833.44; Local Option, 0.00; TIF, 0.00; Lib Special, 1,761.48; Fire Dept. Special, 789.60; Amb. Special, 0.00; Debt Service, 0.00; Water, 8,135.95; Sewer, 5,428.76; Solid Waste, 35,406.74. Total: 214,959.25.

Revenues by Function: Charges for Services, 41,381.78; Operating Grants, 6,421.48; General, 239,359.18; Transfer In, 0.00. Total: 287,162.44.

Treasurer’s report was not available.

Police report distributed. Officer Chris Kim asked about on-call incentive for police. He will be paid two hours every day for on-call hours for the days he is on duty. He will be paid overtime if he is called out when not on duty. County will be called (for a fee) if no one is available to take a call.

Fire report: Two grass fires, all trucks are being serviced. Moville and Kingsley will be helping each during day events if needed. Handhelds are probably a month out. Fire hydrants will need to be exercised annually.

Grant Howe/Matt Bubke: Proposed new pharmacy in same building. Flooring, wiring, and new dispensary will be completed working with local contractors. Councilman Bohle will contact Simpco for grants.

Water tower colors. Table till special meeting or June 7th meeting. Waiting for color packet.

Knife River proposal for north end of Grand St. by alley (City to split with Rassel) was approved on motion by Jasperson, seconded by Bohle, all voted aye, motion carried.

One health insurance quote was received from United Healthcare. Premium costs will rise by 6.9%. Motion by Jasperson, seconded by Beelner to accept proposal. All voted aye, Bohle abstained. Motion carried. Maybe an HSA in the future.

Resolution #2021-7: Assess $174.44 for unpaid water bill for 111 West Third. Motion by Bohle to approve, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.

One person has been approved for the Rural 360 program. Possibly use city-owned lot on Barre St. If they remain in the property for five years they would then own the lot. Need to have a public hearing to gift the property to the owners of record. In the future run lot and house through the Rural 360 program.

Extra garbage tote rent is now $2.40/month raise to $5.00/month. Ordinance at June meeting.

Adjourn: Motion by Bohle, seconded by Jasperson, all ayes, motion carried.

Special meeting was set for May 21st 6 p.m. to discuss pharmacy and West Second properties.

Building permits: Tim Ricard, fence; Ann Bubke, four season room; Jason Rassel, four storage sheds; Mike Powell, patio cover; Kay Resel, fence; Rick Rolling, storage shed.

Rick Bohle, Mayor

Vicki Sitzmann, Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, May 13, 2021

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