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Minutes—September 16, 2020

Minutes of the Roland City Council

Regular Session

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Andy Webb presiding.  Council members present at roll call: Jerry Balmer via Zoom, Malissa Grimsley, Riley Larson Russ Neely, and Kailah Schmitz.  Absent: none.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, Public Works Assistant Director Dalton Johnston, 4 visitor from the public in person and 4 visitors from the public via Zoom.

It was moved by Neely and seconded by Grimsley to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the September 2, 2020 Council Meeting, and Claims for September 16, 2020 in the amount of $133,396.09.  All in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: None.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows

Public Works Director: An arborist has evaluated the trees, his report will be coming.  Bids for storm tree work were reviewed, there were four bidders with Robb’s Tree and Stump Service being the low bidder.  Mayor Webb has appointed Nathan as the representative to the WMA for the Headwaters of the South Skunk River.

City Clerk: Has not heard when the annual audit will be.

A motion was made by Grimsley and seconded by Schmitz to approve Resolution 20-32: Resolution Approving Urban Renewal Report.  Aye: Larson, Neely, Grimsley, Schmitz, Balmer.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

There was a discussion about stump grinding after the storm.  A skid steer attachment was rented and worked well, one will be purchased in the spring if money allows so stumps can be ground as time allows.

Consensus of the council is to allow door-to-door beggar’s night on October 31st.  The mayor will proclaim at the next meeting.

A motion was made by Grimsley and seconded by Schmitz to appoint Dalton Johnston to the Emergency Management Commission. All in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Balmer to approve Resolution 20-33: Resolution To Approve City of Roland Procurement Policy.  Aye: Grimsley, Neely, Schmitz, Balmer, Larson.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

Discussion of the USDA Emergency Watershed Protection Program will be held off until the City is assigned a FEMA representative.

The Park Board discussed having the Erickson Park shelter house restrooms open during the normal operating year and not having a port-a-potty at that park, they would hire someone to unlock, clean, and maintain the restrooms daily.  They questioned who is responsible for removing the branches from the creek along Jacobson Bear Creek Park.  The City would be on their half of the creek, nobody has been there to assess what the need is.  They would like to have City staff get licensed and perform the spraying of the parks rather than hire it out.

There was an after-incident discussion regarding the derecho.  Story County Emergency Management Coordinator, Keith Morgan, helped guide the council into what the steps are for creating an emergency response guideline and will be working with all the communities who want assistance with that.

Mayor/Council Comments: Mayor Webb received correspondence of a resident concerned about the website not being up to date with ordinances.  Options for outsourcing this will be investigated.

Public Input: None.

With no further business at this time, Grimsley moved for adjournment of the meeting at 8:19 pm seconded by Schmitz.  All in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.

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Andy Webb, Mayor                                                    Jodi Meredith, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 CLAIMS

 
 

GENERAL FUND

 
 

16-Sep-20

 

Fire

   

Alex Apparatus

Gear, Hose Reel

 $            5,345.95

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 63.28

Danko Emergency

Suspenders

 $                 64.83

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               647.14

Key Coop

Late Fee

 $                   0.50

Murphy, Pat

Wire

 $               187.06

Total Home Solution

Studs

 $               171.72

Toyne

Service

 $               432.25

Wages

Derecho storm cleanup

 $            3,786.25

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $                 98.25

 

Total Fire

 $          10,797.23

EMS

   

Patterson Auto

AC repair

 $               148.00

 

Total EMS

 $               148.00

Street

   

Conley Trucking

Sand

 $               300.39

Hall Backhoe

Storm Sewer

 $          18,200.00

 

Total Street

 $          18,500.39

Street Lighting

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $            2,158.44

 

Total Street Lighting

 $            2,158.44

Library

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $               783.71

Baker & Taylor

Reading

 $               486.72

Book System

Annual Subscription

 $               995.00

Demco

Book Coverings

 $               108.47

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               460.71

Iowa Communication

Long Distance Telephone

 $                 50.00

Madison Life

Life Insurance

 $                 30.97

State of Iowa

online access

 $               102.04

Wages

Payroll 8/27-9/9/20

 $            1,697.25

 

Total Library

 $            4,714.87

Museum

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $               105.80

 

Total Museum

 $               105.80

Park

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 78.94

EFTPS

Fed. Med, SS

 $                 37.03

Golden Valley

Mulch

 $               372.00

Portable Pro

Portable Toilets

 $               160.00

Wages

Payroll 8/27-9/9/20

 $               114.06

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $                 70.33

 

Total Park

 $               832.36

Derecho Expense

   

Central Roofing

Roof Inspection

 $               195.00

Goodmanson, Jason

Water

 $               141.12

Grimsley, Matt

Bar Oil, Chainsaw

 $               199.78

Iowa DOT

Sign Tubing

 $               561.25

Iowa Rural Water

Water

 $               526.80

J Pettiecord

Debris removal

 $          70,545.00

Larson, Jeff

Power Chain, Oil

 $               185.21

SAM’S Club

Food supplies

 $               112.78

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $            1,507.33

 

Total Derecho Expense

 $          73,974.27

Pool

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 16.90

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $                 37.03

Wages

Payroll 8/27-9/9/20

 $               114.06

 

Total Pool

 $               167.99

Policy & Administration

   

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               440.77

Madison Life

Life Insurance

 $                 44.24

Marco

Copier Lease

 $               281.04

Wages

Payroll 8/27-9/9/20

 $               976.22

Wellmark

Health Insurance

 $            1,227.88

 

Total Policy & Admin.

 $            2,970.15

ROAD USE

   

IAMU

Training

 $               174.60

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $               110.89

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               571.72

Madison Life

Life Insurance

 $                 94.05

Menards

Paint

 $               577.16

Nevada Lumber

Steel – shed

 $               781.56

SAM

GIS

 $               400.00

Schulin Hitch

Gooseneck

 $               719.95

Wages

Payroll 8/27-9/9/20

 $            2,149.12

Wellmark

Health Insurance

 $            1,353.73

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $                 81.67

 

Total Road Use

 $            7,014.45

Cemetery

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 23.29

 

Total Cemetery

 $                 23.29

Economic Development

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $               424.71

Orkin

Pest Control

 $                 60.00

 

Total EcDev

 $               484.71

WATER

   

AG Source

Testing

 $                 48.00

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $            1,113.79

Availa Bank

Postage Billing

 $                 78.02

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               721.19

IAMU

Training

 $               174.60

Nevada Lumber

Steel – shed

 $               781.57

SAM

GIS

 $               400.00

Wages

Payroll 8/27-9/9/20

 $            2,013.45

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $                 25.89

 

TOTAL WATER

 $            5,356.51

SEWER

   

AG Source

Testing

 $               210.00

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 22.27

Availa Bank

Postage Billing

 $                 78.01

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               721.70

Hall Backhoe

N Erickson Repair

 $            2,499.22

IAMU

Training

 $               174.59

SAM

GIS

 $               400.00

Wages

Payroll 8/27-9/9/20

 $            2,015.95

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $                 25.89

 

TOTAL SEWER

 $            6,147.63

     
     
     
 

GRAND TOTAL

 $   133,396.09

     

Revenue

   

Water, Sewer, Garbage

 

 $          24,118.56

Property Tax

 

 $          48,564.19

Gen Income

 

 $            1,852.05

Total Income

 

 $          74,534.80