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Minutes—December 16, 2020

 

Regular Session

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center with Mayor Andy Webb presiding via Zoom.  Council members present at roll call via Zoom: Jerry Balmer, Malissa Grimsley, Russ Neely, and Kailah Schmitz.  Absent:  Riley Larson.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick via Zoom, Utility Billing Clerk Jeri Neely via Zoom, and 1 visitor from the public via Zoom. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the public can access through Zoom.

It was moved by Balmer and seconded by Grimsley to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the December 2, 2020 Council Meeting, Claims for December 16, 2020 in the amount of $110,137.27, and Approve Alcohol License for L & W Bar, LLC (DBA G.I. Jills).  All in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: None.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows

Public Works Director: There were 36 vehicles parked in violation of the snow ordinance on Saturday.  Snow ordinance information postcards are being sent out tomorrow. Postcards with information about the W. Maple St. bridge closure are ready and will be sent out in January, they include a statement about bussing from the school.  Quotes for grinding and hauling the debris pile are being received and bids for stump grinding are due Friday.  CM Grimsley shared that the school appreciates the communication from the City.

City Clerk: None. CM Grimsley asked if all of the comments about receiving utility bills late was a recurring issue or a new issue.  This is the only time this has happened recently, the post office said that it is due to an issue in Des Moines.  A mass email and post on Facebook were sent out to inform customers to check with City Hall if they hadn’t received a bill.

 

There was a discussion about a threat made against City employees and how the Sheriff’s Office responded.  The council would like at the very least face to face communication between the resident and a deputy and charges filed if that is typical in this situation.  Mayor Webb will contact Sheriff Fitzgerald for more information on what needs to be done.

Deputy Christian had asked for the council to add clearer language for the parking ordinance.  The ordinance will be discussed at the next council meeting to determine how the council wants it worded.

A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Balmer to approve Pay Estimate #9 for $178,290.63 to Sande Construction for the Pool Project.  All in favor, motion carried.

Mayor/Council Comments: Mayor Webb discussed the bathroom issue that Nathan had brought up and Kiwanis will check it more frequently.

CM Balmer asked CM Schmitz if she had been receiving the information she requested for the website. She has, there was an issue in the last week with Gmail that may be to blame.

CM Schmitz has been working with CivicPlus on the new website.

Mayor Webb would like to have Shannon from the Story City Chamber train Jeri on a newsletter once the website is going.

Public Input: Jeff Larson asked about the parking ordinance.  He has a contractor’s trailer in front of his property while work is being done that had to be plowed around.  It was suggested that if there are instances like this that residents contact City Hall to let them know.

With no further business at this time, Balmer moved for adjournment of the meeting at 6:26 pm seconded by Grimsley.  All in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.

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Andy Webb, Mayor                                                    Jodi Meredith, City Clerk

 

 

 CLAIMS

 
 

GENERAL FUND

 
 

16-Dec-20

 

Fire

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $               174.96

Central Iowa Towing

Tow Fire Truck

 $               178.00

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $                 79.47

 

Total Fire

 $               432.43

Debt

   

UMB

Fee

 $               250.00

 

Total Debt

 $               250.00

Street

   

Availa Bank

Tools Bobcat

 $               174.97

 

Total Street

 $               174.97

Street Lighting

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $            2,092.88

 

Total Street Lighting

 $            2,092.88

Library

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $               358.84

Baker & Taylor

Adult & Juvenile Reading

 $               310.03

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               469.05

Madison Life

Life Insurance

 $                 30.97

Wages

Payroll 11/19-12/02/2020

 $            1,732.75

 

Total Library

 $            2,901.64

Museum

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 23.98

 

Total Museum

 $                 23.98

Park

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 80.69

Availa Bank

Window repair Bobcat

 $                 89.89

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $                 37.03

Wages

Payroll 11/19-12/02/2020

 $               114.06

 

Total Park

 $               321.67

Cemetery

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 19.73

 

Total Cemetery

 $                 19.73

Pool

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $                 19.07

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $                 37.03

Wages

Payroll 11/19-12/02/2020

 $               114.06

 

Total Pool

 $               170.16

Policy & Administration

   

Availa Bank

ACH Fee

 $                   8.84

Availa Bank

Stamper

 $                 55.00

Availa Bank

Amazon – headset

 $               105.24

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               393.51

IIMC

Annual Dues

 $               200.00

Kabel Business

Health Insurance

 $               483.18

Madison Life

Life Insurance

 $                 44.24

Marco

Copier Lease

 $               308.14

Menards

FEMA

 $                   7.98

Sam’s Club

Supplies

 $                 86.00

Vetter Equipment

Guard Rail

 $            2,884.19

Wages

Payroll 11/19-12/02/2020

 $               897.10

 

Total Policy & Admin.

 $            5,473.42

ROAD USE

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $               195.44

Availa Bank

Repair – Bobcat

 $                 20.47

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               521.08

Hanson & Sons Tire

Tire Repair

 $                 24.99

Madison Life

Life Insurance

 $               133.11

Nevada Lumber

Lumber

 $               132.97

Wages

Payroll 11/19-12/02/2020

 $            1,555.34

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $               144.55

 

Total Road Use

 $            2,727.95

Capital Project

   

Sande Construction

Pool Project

 $        178,290.63

Waters Edge

Engineering Pool

 $            7,920.00

 

Total Capital Project

 $        186,210.63

Economic Development

   

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $               405.64

Orkin

Pest Control

 $                 60.00

Sam’s Club

Supplies

 $                 14.48

 

Total EcDev

 $               480.12

WATER

   

AG Source

Testing

 $               114.00

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $            1,428.03

Availa Bank

Postage billing

 $                 77.32

Availa Bank

ACH Fee

 $                   8.83

Availa Bank

Amazon brushes

 $                 13.82

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               788.89

Menards

Tools

 $               198.99

Wages

Payroll 11/19-12/02/2020

 $            2,224.28

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $                 34.44

 

TOTAL WATER

 $            4,888.60

SEWER

   

AG Source

Testing

 $               223.50

Alliant Energy

Electric

 $            2,367.58

Availa Bank

Postage billing

 $                 77.31

Availa Bank

ACH Fee

 $                   8.83

Availa Bank

Amazon – trailer mount

 $                 42.31

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               788.87

Menards

Tools

 $                 29.70

Wages

Payroll 11/19-12/02/2020

 $            2,224.27

Wex Bank

Fuel

 $                 34.46

Ziegler

Annual Contract

 $               298.11

 

TOTAL SEWER

 $            6,094.94

     
     
     
 

GRAND TOTAL

$   212,263.12

     

Revenue

   

Water, Sewer, Garbage

 

 $          12,350.23

Gen Income

 

 $            8,244.05

Total Income

 

 $           20,594.28