4-8-13 City Council Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting April 8th, 2013

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

Roll Call: Goodwin, Hoskins, Kane, and Plogman were present. Huber was absent.

Kane moved approval of the agenda as posted, seconded by Hoskins. Roll Call: Ayes: 4. Motion Carried.

Kane moved approval of the March 31st, 2013 Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Plogman. Roll Call:

Ayes: 4. Motion Carried.

Kane moved approval of the March 11th, 2013 minutes as posted and published, seconded by Hoskins. Roll Call: Ayes: 4. Motion Carried.

Goodwin moved approval of the April Expenditures, seconded by Kane. Roll Call: Ayes: 4.

Motion Carried.

Resident, Larry Wilkinson was present with questions regarding installation of solar panels and encouraged Council to review  the Wind Energy Conversion Ordinance.

A Public Hearing was held at 7:16 p.m., regarding Garbage Collection Rate Increase.

Resident, Bob Zobeck was present with questions regarding the proposed increase.

Mayor Carter explained increase due to Benton County Landfill capping cost increase.

Hoskins moved to close the Public Hearing at 7:28 p.m., seconded by Goodwin. Roll Call: Ayes: 4.

Motion Carried.

Kane introduced Ordinance No. 195  amending the Walford Code of Ordinances 2012 Chapter 106, Section 106.06  Garbage Collection Rate from $19.00 to $22.00 per month on its first reading, seconded by Goodwin. Roll Call: Ayes: 4. Motion Carried.

Kane moved to waive second and third readings of Ordinance No. 195 Garbage Collection Rate, seconded by Goodwin. Roll Call: Ayes: 4. Motion Carried.

Hoskins moved for Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 195, seconded by Kane. Roll Call: Ayes: 4. Motion Carried. Increase effective July 1, 2013.

Plogman moved approval of the 2013 L.L. Pelling Seal Coat Proposal with additions, seconded by Kane. Roll Call: Ayes: 4. Motion Carried.

Benton County Development Group funding was tabled.

Mayor and Council reviewed FY 12/13 Budget amendment estimates.

Goodwin moved to set Budget Amendment Public Hearing date of Monday May 13th, 2013, seconded by Hoskins. Roll Call: Ayes: 4. Motion Carried.

Amy Ellis, of the Park and Recreation Board was present to report on the following programs: Prairie Point Community Service project  April 26th, Fireworks Saturday June 8th, baseball/softball registrations, and diamond light repairs. Minutes received and placed on file.

Other areas of discussion included but not limited to the following: Low turnout for golf cart permit/ inspection day, speeding cars, city hall sign, crack seal work, and Clerk attending IMFOA Conference.

Kane moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m., seconded by Plogman. Roll Call: Ayes:4.

Motion Carried

March Building Permits Approved: Bergmeier (Home); City Builders (Replace Addition).

Months Receipts: (General Fund) 8,477.39; (Sewer Fund) 10,530.74; (Road Use Fund) 15,359.21; (Tax Increment) 5,225.27; (Local Option Tax) 3,205.25; (Garbage Fund) 8,482.27. Total: 51,280.13.

General and Road Use Tax Expenditures:

Alliant (Electric) 3,066.59

BSN Sports (Baseball/Softball Equip) 2,156.65

Ellis, Gary (Salary) 2,881.38

Federal Tax Deposit  1,283.49

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Firehouse Pyrotechnics (Fireworks) 7,500.00

Gann,  Janet (Salary) 1,692.83

(Mileage) 16.50

Gazette (Publications)  58.55

Hart Frederick (Engineer) 1,132.75

IMFOA (Conference) 100.00

Iowa Office Supply (Lease/Paper Count) 56.50

Iowa Patch (Cold Patch) 418.25

Iowa Wireless (Cell Phone) 49.11

IPERS (Withholdings) 905.54

Menards (Materials) 279.81

Neuzil, Sanderson & Sigafoose (Attorney) 60.00

Office Express ( Office/Hall Supplies) 135.90

Perfect Game (Baseballs) 119.85

Postmaster 163.30

Sevig Utility (Water) 26.80

South Slope (Telephone) 189.02

State Treasurer (Withholdings) 827.52

(Sales Tax) 95.31

Tiedeman, Dawn (Janitorial) 234.00

Visa Business: (BP) 740.00; (Wal-Mart) 93.93

Weber Stone (Sign) 4,241.50

Wellmark Blue Cross (Insurance) 9,448.20

Sewer Fund Expenditures:

Alliant (Electric) 2,780.46

Central State Bank (Auto) 44.50

Furler Utilities 2,583.80

Gann, Janet (Salary) 1,692.83

Northway Well & Pump (Cables) 1,725.00

Postmaster 144.21

State Treasurer (Sales Tax) 152.69

USA Bluebook  ( Parts) 102.33

Waste Management (Dumpster) 26.00

Garbage Fund Expenditures:

Waste Management (Hauling) 5,603.96

Total: 52,829.06

 

 

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Mark Carter, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

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Janet L. Gann MMC

City Clerk