Bronson City Council — June 8, 2021

Bronson City Council Minutes
June 8, 2021
Bronson City Hall Chambers

Meeting called to order at 6:00 PM by Mayor Garnand. Council members answering roll: Dave West, Chad Merchant, and Doug Williams. Attorney Metcalf was present.
Public Hearing on amending the budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 was opened up to the public at this time.

Woodbury County Sheriff’s report. During the month of May, in the town of Bronson, deputies conducted direct patrol totaling 20 hrs. and 29 minutes and responded to 1 call for service. Additionally, deputies spent 6 hours performing school related activities.

Dusty Mathey was present. He had a drawing of the streets he would like to block off for Thursday night bike night. After looking over the drawing, there was a motion from Councilman West and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to approve the streets to be blocked off.

Reports:
Ambulance: No one was present for the ambulance report.

Maintenance: CJ was present. Council discussed the streets that need repaired and how much money is in the budget for this fiscal year to do what streets. CJ reported that the maintenance crew have been using the side arm to mow the ditches. 4th of July was discussed. CJ said that they would need 8 spot-o-pots this year. There was a motion from Councilman West and a second from Councilman Williams with all council present voting yes, to have CJ order the spot-o-pots. Mud volleyball pits need to be prepared. Weed eating along fence at ballfields need to be done.

Water/Sewer Operator report: Nick was not present.

Minutes: There was a motion from Councilman West and a second from Councilman Williams, with all council present voting yes, to approve the minutes for the regular May 11th meeting.

Since there were no written or oral objections to the Public Hearing, there was a motion from Councilman Williams and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to close the hearing. Attorney Metcalf read to the council Resolution #10-2021 and upon Councilman West made the motion and Councilman Merchant seconded the motion, and all council present voted yes, it was resolved the proposed 2020/2021 fiscal year amended budget for the City of Bronson is adopted and approved.

Treasurer Junge reported there is still money in the budget to be used before July 1st. There was a motion from Councilman Merchant and a second from Councilman Williams with all council present voting yes, to approve to pay the following bills: Mid States for wiring the park $4400.00; striping roller for baseball field for around $600.00; purchase of break-away bases for baseball field for around $500.00; swing set $3000.00; Frank’s asphalt $7500.00.

REVENUES      DISBURSEMENTS
BY FUND               BY FUND
Interest earned
47.34
General
6266.03                   7138.01
Garbage
2264.24                      0.00
Road Use Tax
2561.08                 2120.73
Ambulance
100.00                       0.00
Water
6325.00                1768.16
Sewer
1828.75                 3157.65
Local Option Sales Tax
3805.25               1583.33
Insurance
196.45 0.00
MAY TOTAL REVENUE
$23,394.14
MAY DISBURSEMENTS
$15,767.88

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

BILLS FOR APPROVAL FOR JUNE 2021 MEETING:
ACCO chlorine $174.00
Bomgaars flowers for park $100.37
Bomgaars blower $125.99
Bomgaars battery to drag field $36.99
Bronson Shelter House water $76.00
CHN garbage for 2 months $3078.64
CHN spring clean-up $1442.00
City of Bronson city hall $76.00
Lindy Jessen for planting of tree at park $70.00
Echo lights at park $1475.21
Emergency Medical Products ambulance supplies $501.64
IMWCA work comp premium $1409.00
J&R Sod sod for park at playground $268.00
Menards flags for around town $146.82
Menards supplies for water project $204.70
Metcalf & Beardshear attorney fees $130.00
Metering Technology water project $99.82
S&S Equipment 2 wheels for dixie chopper $251.52
SIMPCO ½ of membership dues $318.00
Siouxland District Health bacteriological test for water $14.00
Monica Junge reimburse for website annual dues $141.24
Woodbury County Treasurer renewal for trailer $31.00

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

Business:
1. ICAP grant approved for $1000.00. This will go towards the new salt bin.

2. 4th of July: there was a motion from Councilman Merchant and second from Councilman West, with all council present voting yes, to give $1000.00 to fire dept. to help pay for fireworks. Clerk Jessen will get a hold of Lieutenant Don Armstrong as to how many reserves we will need.

3. Post Office building for sale: discussion was made and council tabled until next meeting.

Anything from Councilman Williams: no
Anything from Councilman Merchant: no
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 West and a second from Councilman Merchant, with all council present voting yes, to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:05 PM.

SIGNED BY:
Jason Garnand, Mayor

SEAL:

ATTESTED BY:
Lindy Jessen, City Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, June 17, 2021

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