Bronson City Council — May 11, 2021

Bronson City Council Minutes
May 11, 2021
Bronson City Hall Chambers

Meeting called to order at 6:15 PM by Mayor Garnand. Council members answering roll: Dave West, Chad Merchant, and Doug Williams. Attorney Metcalf was present.

Woodbury County Sheriff’s report. During the month of April, in the town of Bronson, deputies conducted direct patrol totaling 23 hrs. and 53 minutes and responded to 1 call for service. Additionally, deputies spent 13 1/2 hours performing school related activities.
Reports:

Ambulance: Dylan Hinds was present for the ambulance report. Dylan reported that the ambulance had 0 calls for April, but have had 4 calls already for May. Supplies he ordered have not come yet due to a delay in shipping. Dylan told the council that he will be moving out of Bronson and will no longer be the head of the ambulance.

Maintenance: CJ was present. He reported that the second playground is finished. Councilman West presented a quote for swings to be added to the playground. Pea gravel will need to be brought in. The City wants to sod the area that is all dirt. Councilman Merchant will call J&R Sod to get a bid. After much discussion, there was a motion from Councilman West and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to approve the fore mentioned costs at around $5000.00. Treasurer Junge said the budget will need to be amended. Councilman West said he would get a bid from Diamond Vogel on the painting of the crosswalk by the school. CJ said he had to order 2 new tires for the Dixie chopper from S&S. Discussion on putting a bench at the park by the family of Skeeter Duncan. Council said it would be nice if set up by the new playground and swing set. Clerk Jessen will call the family and set up a time and place they can meet with CJ as to where it would go. Discussion on motorized vehicles at the park. The City would like to remind residents that there is a ban on motorized vehicles from going on the grass and walking trail at the park. Only exception would be an employee of the City working on the park. Council asked Clerk Jessen to send out a reminder in the water bills. Councilman West asked CJ to put up flags around town on the light poles. Recycle bins are becoming a problem of residents putting trash in them. If it continues, recycle bins will be taken away. Discussion on putting up surveillance camera was brought up. Matter brought up of hiring an additional part time maintenance person. After discussing the matter, there was a motion from Councilman Merchant and a second from Councilman Williams, with all council present voting yes, to hire Nick Gade.

Water/Sewer Operator report: Nick was present. All houses with the exception of 1 have the new water meters put in. Nick reported that the Eye on Water service offered by the water meter company has been set up. This service would alert homeowners to a leak in their water service. Nick would like to set up the service with the council first to see if there are any bugs to work out before offering it to everyone in town.

Minutes: There was a motion from Councilman West and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to approve the minutes for the regular April 13th meeting.

REVENUES     DISBURSEMENTS
BY FUND           BY FUND
Interest earned
45.14
General
29,095.45               3596.59
Garbage
22,131.27                 3152.57
Road Use Tax
6754.53                  5325.95
Ambulance
975.90                   2807.68
Water
5889.71                 3995.65
Sewer
1737.52                  1669.41
Local Option Sales Tax
3242.90               1583.33
Insurance
0.00                        0.00
APRIL TOTAL REVENUE
$69,872.42
APRIL DISBURSEMENTS
$22,129.18

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

Discussion on amending the budget. There was a motion from Councilman West and a second from Councilman Williams, with all council present voting yes, to give preliminary approval to amend the fiscal year budget of 20/21 for the LED lights out at the park and also for the new swing set. The amended budget will be published and a public hearing will be held at the June 8th council meeting.

BILLS FOR APPROVAL FOR MAY 2021 MEETING:
Badger Meter water project $54.00
Bomgaars keys for shelter house $20.93
Bronson Shelter House water $76.00
Brown Supply Co. water project $120.00
City of Bronson city hall $76.00
D& H Plumbing leaky toilets shelter house $79.50
Echo city park $114.61
Echo city park $325.00
Echo city park $693.85
Flag Center 5×8 flags $263.84
HAKA lawn mower gas $27.07
Jackson Pumping pump 9 sewers $1395.00
Jackson Pumping pumped shelter house $155.00
LG Everist pea gravel for new playground $1367.09
Lori Hinds reimburse $117.90
Menards new playground $698.98
Menards new playground and concession $340.17
Metcalf attorney fees $260.00
PCC ambulance billing $273.99
Siouxland District Health bacteriological $14.00
Siouxland District Health bacteriological $14.00
The Record publications $148.97
Wiatel telephone $81.37
Kelsie West reimburse for shelter keys $21.29

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

Business:
1. Donation to LB Summer League: there was a motion from Councilman Williams and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to donate $500.00.

2. Spring Clean Up days: will be May 20th thru May 24th. CHN will provide a dumpster the afternoon of the 20th and pick it back up morning of the 24th. No appliances, metal, tires, or hazardous chemicals will be accepted.

3. Liquor License: There was a motion from Councilman West and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to renew the Bronson Volunteer Fire Dept. liquor license.

4. Nuisance letters: After discussing the matter, council did not want to send out any notices at this time.

Anything from Councilman Williams: plans on selling the post office building and wanted the City to have first chance if the City is interested in buying the building. Matter tabled for now.

Anything from Councilman Merchant: Councilman Merchant and Councilman West will go around town to see what streets need repairs.

Anything from West: no

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 Councilman Merchant and a second from Councilman West, with all council present voting yes, to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM.

SIGNED BY:
Jason Garnand, Mayor

SEAL:

ATTESTED BY:
Lindy Jessen, City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, May 20, 2021

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