Kingsley City Council Minutes — June 8, 2021

Kingsley City Council
June 8, 2021

The Kingsley City Council met in regular session on June 8, 2021. Those present were Mayor Bohle, Councilmen Rolling, Beelner, Bohle, Jasperson and Mathers.

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

Minutes of the May 3rd and May 25th 2021 meetings were approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Rolling, all voted aye, motion carried.

Public Forum: None.

Maintenance report: Blacktopping is completed on S. Main and Tilden. Diffusers are being replaced on the lagoon Sagr system.

The following list of bills was approved on motion by Mathers, seconded by Jasperson, all voted aye, motion carried.

A-Ox, amb oxygen 57.73
Aberson Const., grind stumps 175.00
Absolute Inspections, nuisances 578.63
Acco, 1 drain cover 83.51
Adobe, subscription 15.89
Amazon.com, supplies/books April 1,006.85
Amazon.com, supplies/books May 1,229.83
B & G Sales, 50 garbage totes 3,531.50
Badger Meter, Readctr June-Nov 2021 780.00
Baker & Taylor, Lib. books/videos 1,035.75
Beelner Service, labor/pool, Flynn, sprinklers 1,470.35
Builders Sharpening, plate-hitch 29.70
Cash, pool starting cash 150.00
Clark’s Hardware supplies 438.54
Deb Jantz, ins reimb 192.00
Dirt Road Design, website hosting 495.00
Doug Koch, cleaning April & May 725.00
Eakes, Comm. Building supplies 462.92
FirstNet, police phone bills 182.46
Foundation Analytical Lab, testing 1,001.75
Frontier, phone bill 138.75
GIS Benefits, life/disab ins May 15.12
GPM, calibration service call 515.00
Hawkins, water chemicals 2,636.76
Iowa Dept. Public Safety, On-line Warrants 1,200.00
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, Hamann training 6,650.00
Iowa League of Cities, grant finder subscript. 50.00
Iowa One Call, locates 34.20
Ipers, Ipers 4,349.69
IRS, Fed/Fica 8,449.38
Jacks Uniforms, police supl 129.95
Jake Hamann, mileage 388.69
Jim Harvey Ins., additional premium 814.00
Keith Bohle, mileage 34.50
Kingsley Post Office, water bill postage 172.00
Kingsley Vol Amb, May runs 1,220.00
Kingsley Vol Amb, meal stipend 150.00
KMEG, advertising May 760.00
KMK Apparel, 15 T-shirts 210.00
Knife River, blacktop S. Main & Bayard 99,328.00
KPTH, advertising May 1,700.00
Lammers, supplies 841.62
Lewis Drug, amb chg 24.96
Lumber Pros 7/8/20 invoice.. 12.56
MidAmerican, utilities April 2,061.87
MidAmerican, utilities May 3,080.23
O.C. Sanitation, porta-pot 150.00
Our Iowa, Lib. subscription 2 yrs 34.98
PCC, ambulance billing April 646.52
Penworthy, Lib. summer program/books 1,037.56
Petty Cash, reimb 33.36
Ply. Co. Landfill, May tonnage 5,578.69
Presto-X, pest control 112.00
Quill, ofc supplies 909.99
Rick Bohle, expenses May 100.00
Rolling Oil, tire disposal/service Pol. Vehicles 124.71
Sanitary Services, dumpster rental 69.50
Scholastic, Lib books 364.25
Specialized Concrete, labor/materials pool deck 58,749.70
Steve Jantz, reimb cell phone 80.00
Sunnybrook, funeral plant 43.00
The Record, publications 304.99
Thein Well, pump & well inspection 400.00
Thompson Law, purchase 23 & 25 W Second 9,520.00
United Healthcare, health ins 1,762.41
Vicki Sitzmann, ins reimb 185.40
Wex, gas 1,669.57
Wiatel, phone/internet 550.02
Woodbury County EMS, assist chgs 200.00
Zep, cleaning products 211.83
Julie Culler, reimb Lib supplies 26.88
Dirt Road Design, police email 100.00
First Co-op, Mad Dog 5 gal. 118.65
Presto-X, pest control 53.00
MidAmerican, utilities 2,060.51
Sunset Law Enforce, ammo 245.70
Zep, chemicals 48.76
Jack’s Uniforms, boots Hamann 129.95
Builders Sharpening, blade/filters 111.38
Total 234,343.00

Library Special:
Center Point, Large print books 82.38
Cengage, Lib books 105.97

Expenses by Fund: General, 57,019.81; Road Use, 35,386.69; Employee Benefits, 4,865.16; Local Option, 0.00; TIF, 0.00; Lib Special, 1,761.48; Fire Dept. Special, 1,856.05; Amb. Special, 0.00; Debt Service, 117,934.00; Water, 9,874.86; Sewer, 5,435.73; Solid Waste, 9,333.44. Total: 241,705.74.

Revenues by Function: Charges for Services, 42,524.25; Operating Grants, 28,787.92; General, 73,808.54; Transfer In, 0.00. Total: 145,120.71.

Treasurer’s reports for April and May were approved on motion by Bohle, seconded by Mathers, all voted aye, motion carried.
Police report was distributed.

Public hearing on opening bids for purchasing 23 & 25 West Second St. was opened at 7:15 p.m. There were no bids presented. Bids will be sought for the July 6th meeting for demolition. The City will be using True Engineering for demo process.

Fire report: Reminder to exercise fire hydrants.

Pool report: Hiring lifeguards: Emily Reinking (asst.); Alex Thompson, McKenzie Goodwin, Madison Goodwin, Bradi Harvey, Alison Orzechowski, Shayley Haggin, Jessi Inman, Emerson Benson, Avery Schroeder, Allison Reinking, Beau Goodwin, Hannah Koch, Jake Utesch, Derek Reinking and Carly Huth.

Pool deck is completed, waiting on Renosys to install pool liner before pool can open.

A color scheme for the water tower was discussed and chosen. The tower will be white with black horizontal stripe, lettering will be gold outlined in black and “Home of the Panthers” will be incorporated on the lower half of the bowl. Motion by Beelner, seconded Jasperson to accept, all voted aye, motion carried.

IRC Codes will be discussed at July meeting.

Ordinance #257 (raising rate of renting extra garbage totes) was introduced by Bohle, seconded by Beelner. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried. Motion to approve Ordinance #257 by Bohle, seconded by Beelner. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried. Motion to have the first reading by Bohle, seconded by Beelner. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried.

Next Council meeting will be Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Resolution #2021-10 (for a public hearing to vacate Dover St. south of West 1st St.) was approved on motion by Rolling, seconded by Mathers, all voted aye, motion carried.

Ordinance #258 (to vacate Dover St. south of West 1st St.) was introduced by Rolling, seconded by Mathers. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried. Motion to approve Ordinance #258 by Rolling, seconded by Mathers. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried. Motion to waive the three readings by Rolling, seconded by Beelner. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried. Motion to adopt Ordinance #258 on motion by Rolling, seconded by Beelner. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried.

Grant Howe/Matt Bubke: Pharmacy. Plans are to open the pharmacy on September 1, 2021. No grants were found that would accommodate landlord/tenant situations. Motion by Bohle, seconded by Mathers to loan $50,000.00 to the new store, payable in three payments. First year, $35,000.00; second year, $7,500.00 and third year, $7,500.00. It would a three-year forgivable loan. Contract will be prepared. Roll call vote: Rolling, aye; Beelner, aye; Bohle, aye; Jasperson, aye; Mathers, aye. Motion carried. Alley behind the business will be looked at.

Jake Collins asked the Council about installing water service line to his new home on C66. He will pay all expenses. Motion by Beelner, seconded by Jasperson, to approve the installation, all voted aye, motion carried.

Loy Bakken, Nash Post Commander, asked the Council about moving a forty foot storage container into the city to accommodate the legion’s property. Council prefers that it be put on City land. There would have to be a Board of Adjustment meeting to approve a variance concerning a steel container in city limits.

Cigarette permit applications were approved for Dollar General and First Co-op on motion by Rolling, seconded by Bohle, all voted aye, motion carried.

C-Store liquor permit was approved on motion by Jasperson, seconded by Beelner, all voted aye, motion carried.

Wage Review: Personnel committee will conduct reviews of the city employees and then decide raises from the process.

Building permits: Plendl Feed/Clark’s Hardware, furniture store; H&H Blders/Taylor Doeschot, house; Steve Riemenschneider, deck; Brad March, shed; Jacob McCullum, deck; Jason Bird, carport (pending).

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

Rick Bohle, Mayor

ATTEST:
Vicki Sitzmann, Clerk

Published in The Record
Thursday, June 17, 2021

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