Anthon City Council
May 8, 2023
CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL: Mayor Lisa Petersen called the regular meeting of the Anthon City Council to order on May 8, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. Council members in attendance: Paul Lansink, Barb Benson, Tony McFarland and John Kuhlmann. Also present: Karen Newman, Lori Handke, Skip Welte, Jeremy Boatman, Ross Baldwin, Jeff Collins.
AGENDA: Motion by Benson, seconded by Lansink, to approve the meeting agenda. Carried 4-0.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Jeremy Boatman asked about the switch makes sense program and installing the most energy efficient appliances.
POLICE REPORT – The Woodbury Sheriff’s Department gave an update to the recent happenings in the City.
PUBIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT – Jeff Collins talked with the council about: the old pole truck – the council will takes bids on the truck. He also asked if he should have supplies on hand to fix leaks or just buy as needed – It was determined that he should try to keep supplies/parts on hand to be able to fix/repair a water line an emergency. Compost Pile – it was determined to see if anyone in the community wanted the compost. Fire Hydrants – the council discussed fire hydrants with Mr. Collins. It was decided there should be two hydrants on hand and the need to have the caps loose enough in case of a fire.
CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by McFarland, seconded by Kuhlmann, to approve the consent agenda All ayes. Motion carried. a. minutes of April 10, 2023 meeting; b. financial reports as filed; c. allow bills/claims presented with the addition of Wellmark and Iowa Finance Authority:
AGRIVISION EQUIPMENT GROUP MOWER PARTS/SUPPLIES $168.84
ANITA BRANDT MILEAGE/MEALS IMFOA $265.15
AT&T MOBILITY PHONE $200.40
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT LIBRARY MATERIALS $140.82
CENTURY LINK PHONE $5.73
COLLINS AGENCY INSURANCE $69,579.00
COLLINS AGENCY EXTRA PREMIUM CHRISTMAS TREE $30.00
COLONIAL RESEARCH CHEMICAL CHEMICALS WW PLANT $616.29
CORN CRIB CUSTOMS REPAIRS $1,404.04
CORRECTIONVILLE BUILDING CENTER PARK SIGN REPAIRS $20.54
MATTHEW CURTIN CONTRACT $470.83
DELTA DENTAL DENTAL $226.08
DEMCO OFFICE SUPPLIES $87.42
IRS FED/FICA TAX $7,270.00
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA LODGING – JEFF $190.38
FOUNDATION ANALYTICAL LAB INC. ANALYSIS $170.50
GILL HAULING INC. LANDFILL FEES $65.00
OMG MIDWEST, INC. ROCK $300.44
HAWKINS INC. CHLORINE $10.00
ANNIE HEATH JANITORIAL CONTRACT $171.60
HEIDMAN LAW FIRM LEGAL $3,660.00
HOLIDAY INN CONFERENCE $239.72
HOLSTEIN ELECTRIC REPAIRS WATER PLANT $3,042.64
I & S GROUP, INC. OPERATOR SERVICES $975.00
IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY LOAN PAYMENT $56,910.00
IOWA INFORMATION MEDIA GROUP PUBLISHING $426.20
IPERS IPERS $3,796.69
STUART C.IRBY CO. SUPPLIES $373.80
JOY AUTO PARTS BATTERY CHARGER WATER PLANT $164.29
LONG LINES PHONE $389.79
LP GILL INC. LANDFILL FEES $2,806.75
MIDCO DIVING & MARINE SERVICES TANK CLEANING $4,236.00
DEBBIE O’CONNELL SHELTER HOUSE CLEANING $180.00
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA STATE WH $1,414.40
PETTY CASH POSTAGE – pkg to VAN WERT $16.95
QUILL LIBRARY SUPPLIES $980.01
RICK’S COMPUTERS INC. NEW TOWER & MONITOR $1,594.00
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA EXCISE TAX-FEB 2023 $202.21
SCE, LLC REPLACE HYDRANT – WESTGATE $454.78
SOOLAND BOBCAT EQUIPMENT RENT $597.74
UTILITY EQUIPMENT CO. WATER REPAIRS $2,020.40
WESCO SUPPLIES $266,425.77
WELMARK BLUE/CROSS BLUE SHIELD ENERGY $6,693.77
WOODBURY COUNTY REC ELECTRIC REPAIRS $2,196.88
Accounts Payable Total..$424,597.51
Payroll Checks $12,193.82
***** REPORT TOTAL ***** $436,791.33
ROAD USE TAX $6,987.98
TOTAL FUNDS $436,791.33
DEBIT SERVICE $7786.39
LOST TAX $6109.44
EMERGENCY FUND $833.50
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS $1633.49
ROAD USE TAX $6105.16
TOTAL FUNDS $131058.16
COUNTY ATTORNEY JAMES LOOMIS – Mr. Loomis introduced himself to the council.
ACCEPT RESIGNATION OF MONA KIRCHGATTER FROM ANTHON CITY COUNCIL – Motion by Lansink second by Benson to accept the resignation of Ms. Kirchgatter. All ayes. Motion carried.
COUNCIL INTENT TO APPOINT COUNCIL VACANCY – The clerk was instructed to publish notice of the vacancy. If Anthon residents are interested in serving the city they should contact City Hall.
DISCUSS FINANCING OF PROPOSED ELECTRICAL PROJECT – Matt Kalin with JEO talked with the council about funding the underground electrical project. Following discussion motion by McFarland second by Benson to set Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 pm to approve a Resolution Awarding the Contract for the proposed underground electrical project. All ayes.
LEGAL – ALLYSON DIRKSEN talked with the council about preparing documents for the Community Center Board
Published in The Record
Thursday, May 18, 2023