Anthon City Council
MAY 10, 2021
CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL: Mayor Reimer called the regular meeting of the Anthon City Council to order on May 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Council members present at City Hall were Barbara Benson, Jerry Boggs, Corey Hamman, Lisa Petersen and Allan Pithan. Also present were Allyson Dirksen, Amy Buck, Polly Pithan, Dan Brant, Kurt Paulsen, Troy Kelsheimer, Amy McFarland, Karen Newman, Jeffry Allen, Thomas Luckel, Deputy Groenhagen and Craig Handke.
AGENDA: Motion by Petersen, seconded by Hamman, to approve the meeting agenda. Carried 5-0.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Dan Brant was present to discuss the Legions 101st Anniversary celebration planned for August 28, 2021 at the Anthon Shelter House and flag burning location was determined.
POLICE REPORT: Deputy Groenhagen presented the monthly Police report that showed the Deputies patrolled 39 hours and 2 minutes, responded to 8 calls for service and spent 2 hours at the school. Deputies plan to be present for Kids Day celebration and parade.
CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Pithan, seconded by Boggs, to approve the consent agenda, which includes minutes from April 12, 2021 meeting, financial reports as filed, and a building permit for Lincoln Umbach at 401 S. 2nd Ave for a shed. Passed with a record vote as follows: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Pithan; nays – none.
PAYMENT OF CLAIMS: Motion by Petersen, seconded by Benson, to approve the list of bills as presented. Carried 5-0.
LEGAL: Allyson Dirksen, attorney, was present and provided updates regarding the 315 E Main St property.
ANTHON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (ACDC): Pithan discussed transferring part of the money the city receives annually from the Keith Wright Trust to the ACDC to aid in city projects and events. An agreement will be drawn up to approve at a later meeting. New ACDC members, Amy McFarland, Kurt Paulsen and Troy Kelsheimer were present to discuss plans for Kids Day celebration, a trivia night and to give an overview of future ideas and events.
SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY (NOT REAL PROPERTY) AT 502 E Bridge St., Anthon, IA: Allyson Dirksen, attorney, read aloud the one bid received for the house. Motion by Pithan, seconded by Petersen to approve the successful bidder of the house to Jeffry Allen and Thomas Luckel for $100.00. On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Pithan; nays – none.
SET PUBIC HEARING: Motion by Petersen, seconded by Boggs, to hold a special meeting and public hearing on May 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to approve the Sale of Real Property at 307 E. Randolph for $500.00. Carried 5-0. The Clerk was directed to publish the required Notice of Public Hearing for the purpose of soliciting written and oral comments on the Sale of Real Property as required by law.
BUDGET HEARING: Motion by Boggs, seconded by Petersen, to open the public hearing on the proposed 2020/2021 budget amendment at 6:10 p.m. Carried 5-0. Notice of time and place of hearing had been published on April 22, 2021 in The Record and the affidavit of publication was available to file with the County Auditor. No oral or written comments were received on said budget amendment. Motion by Boggs, seconded by Petersen, to close the public hearing at 6:11 p.m. Carried 5-0. Motion by Boggs, seconded by Petersen, to adopt Resolution #2021-05-505 entitled “City Budget Amendment and Certification Resolution – FY 2021 – Amendment #1”. On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Pithan; nays – none.
WIMECA: Handke presented on WIMECA’s consideration to initiate a distributed generation (DG) facility (i.e. solar, wind, battery, hydro, biomass facility) to its municipal members and their customers. Further participation was tabled until June meeting.
2ND READING OF ORDINANCE: Pithan introduced Ordinance #217 entitled “An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Anthon, Iowa by Amending Provisions Pertaining to Water Rates.”
Pithan moved that the rule requiring that an ordinance be considered and voted on for passage at a third council meeting be suspended with respect to Ordinance #217. Motion was seconded by Petersen and passed with a roll call vote as follows: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Pithan; nays – none. Motion by Boggs, seconded by Petersen, to pass and adopt Ordinance #217. On roll call the vote was: ayes – Benson, Boggs, Hamman, Petersen and Pithan; nays – none.
IOWA DOT: Agreement for Maintenance and Repair of Primary Roads in Municipalities to be signed by mayor.
REPORTS/COMMUNICATIONS: Council discussed the swings on the east side of O’Neill park need repaired. Interview for Public Works Superintendent to start next week. Handke reported the water project is near completion and street repairs are awaiting a start date. City Clerk reported mosquito spraying starts May 24, 2021. April Receipts: General-$45636.96; RUT-$15183.75; LOST-$6010.63; Debt Service-$9842.99; Water-$15329.47; Sewer-$9145.98; Electric-$58112.27. Total: $159262.05. Expenses: General-$15114.43; RUT-$1379.64; Water-$10080.66; Water Capital Project-$2273.93; Sewer-$4470.65; Electric-$47648.86. Total: $80968.17.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Petersen, seconded by Boggs, to adjourn. Carried 5-0. Mayor Reimer proclaimed the meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.
Tammy Reimer, Mayor
Jenifer D. Umbach, City Clerk
NEWSPAPER — MAY 2021
CENTURY LINK PHONE $76.05
NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS CHEMICALS $380.00
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING EQ SUPPLIES $178.83
IOWA STATE BANK BOND PAYMENTS $30,270.25
IOWA UTILITIES BOARD ASSESSMENTS $644.00
JOY AUTO PARTS BATTERIES $573.37
GILL HAULING LANDFILL FEES $288.32
OFFICE ELEMENTS SUPPLIES $129.12
POST MASTER POSTAGE $600.00
SANITARY SERVICES TRASH COLLECTION $3,753.90
UMBACH SEED & FEED GRASS SEED $90.50
WIMECA ENERGY $32,241.46
UTILITY FUND DEPOSIT REFUNDS $369.40
SALES TAX SALES TAX $1,896.00
ANTHON UTILITIES UTILITIES $945.28
PAYROLL WH STATE TAX STATE TAX $644.00
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX $4,871.00
IPERS WH IPERS $2,662.70
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS OF IA INSURANCE $5,393.31
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT LIBRARY MATERIALS..$133.62
QUILL OFFICE SUPPLIES $512.26
SECURITY NATIONAL BANK BOND PAYMENT $29,850.00
CURTIN MATTHEW CONTRACT $226.00
HEATH ANNIE JANITORIAL CONTRACT $183.75
DOSE DOLORES JANITORIAL CONTRACT $52.50
I&S GROUP, INC. ENGINEERING $505.01
FOUNDATION ANALYTICAL LAB ANALYSIS $60.75
A-1 PREFERRED DUCT CLEANING $1,450.00
LIBKE NICK METER DEPOSIT REFUND $70.60
LINCOLN WINWATER WORKS SUPPLIES & OIL $1,176.13
HAWKINS INC. CHLORINE $238.94
LONG LINES PHONE $378.09
THE RECORD PUBLISHING $597.88
AT&T MOBILITY PHONE $225.75
LOFFLER COMPANIES ANNUAL CONTRACT $180.40
HEIDMAN LAW FIRM LEGAL $4,208.84
PAYROLL CHECKS TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS $12,873.01
CLAIMS TOTAL $138,931.02
Published in The Record
Thursday, May 20, 2021