2-13-12 City Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m., by Mayor Mark Carter.

Roll Call: Goodwin, Huber, Kane, Leymaster, and Plogman. None absent.

Kane moved approval of the agenda, seconded by Huber. Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

Plogman moved approval of the January 31st, 2012 Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Kane. Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

Kane moved approval of the minutes from January 9th and January 30th, 2012 as posted and published, seconded by Huber.  Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

Kane moved approval of the February Expenditures, seconded by Plogman Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

Fire Chief Mike Sankot, was present to report on new rescue truck purchase and station office door installation.

Council reviewed Preliminary FY 12-13 Budget Estimates. Brief discussion regarding garbage  contract and available haulers.

Kane moved approval of the Preliminary FY 12-13 Budget and set Public Hearing Date for Monday March 7th, 2012, seconded by Plogman. Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

Huber introduced Resolution No. 2-12-1  approving the Pate Asphalt Rail Road Crossing Surface Proposal, seconded by Kane. Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

Plogman introduced Resolution No. 2-12-2 approving the rescheduling of the Monday March 12th Regular Meeting to Monday March 5th, 2012, seconded by Goodwin. Roll Call: Ayes: 5.

Motion Carried.

Kane moved approval to proceed with Sanitary Sewer Bypass Project, seconded by Plogman. Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried. City Engineer Mike Hart, to be present at the March 5th meeting to discussion options and cost.

Kane moved approval of the renewal of the General and Sewer Fund 6 Month CD’s, seconded by Goodwin. Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

Huber moved approval of the golf cart inspection date of Saturday April 14th, 2012, seconded by Goodwin. Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

Chairperson Amy Ellis, of the Park and Recreation Board was present to report on the following programs: Special Meeting Tuesday February 21st to vote on Baseball League participation, Easter donation with Farmers Savings Bank, Walford Fun Day/Fireworks Saturday June 9th volunteers/ideas needed, and Prairie Point Service Project. Minutes received and placed on file. Contact any Park and Recreation Member to volunteer.

Other areas of discussion included, but not limited to the following: Delinquent sewer account letter, basement repair, Iowa Codification progress, and scheduled Clerk vacation.

Kane moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m., seconded by Goodwin. Roll Call: Ayes: 5. Motion Carried.

January  Building Permits Approved: Guppy’s on the Go (Sign).

Month’s Receipts: (General Fund) 4,369.86; (Sewer Fund) 10,770.70; (Option Tax) 4,036.44; (Garbage Fund) 8,835.90 (Road Use Tax) 10,888.64. Total: 38,901.54.

General and Road Use Tax Expenditures:

Alliant (Electric) 3,421.62

Benton County Auditor (Election) 1,997.11

Cedar Valley Humane Society (Animals) 260.00

Dan’s Overhead Doors (Repair) 81.38

Ellis, Gary (Salary) 2,756.73

Federal Tax Deposit 1,808.50

Gann, Janet (Salary) 1,643.54

(Mileage) 15.30

Gazette (Publications) 79.78

Hart-Frederick (Engineer) 1,020.00

Iowa Office Supply (Lease/Copy) 62.76

Iowa Wireless (Cell Phone) 48.93

IPERS 1,006.50

Lefebure, Mike (Snow Plowing) 120.00

Menards (Hardware) 13.44

Office Express (Office Supplies) 71.96

Postmaster 79.17

Sevig Utility (Water) 26.80

Sittig, Erek (Attorney) 172.50

South Slope (Internet/Telephone) 183.81

Star Leasing (Lease) 55.27

Tiedeman, Dawn (Janitorial) 240.00

Van Meter (Light Parts) 127.10

Visa Business: (Postmaster) 118.16;

(BP) 641.45; (Praxair) 96.57; (Theisen’s)

103.95; (Wal-Mart) (Steel) 639.29

Wellmark Blue Cross (Insurance) 8,270.40

Sewer Fund Expenditures:

Alliant (Electric) 2,253.06

Farmers Savings Bank (Auto) 42.50

Furler Utilities (Maint/Testing) 3,130.52

Gann, Janet (Salary) 1,643.54

Iowa One Call (Locations) 1.80

Matt Parrott (Bill Forms) 416.88

Postmaster 139.84

Waste Management (Dumpster) 26.00

Garbage Fund Expenditures:

Waste Management (Hauling) 5,390.46

Total: 38,206.62.