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Minutes—February 3, 2021

Minutes of the Roland City Council

Regular Session

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.  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, 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, 2 visitors in person, and 6 visitors from the public via Zoom.

It was moved by Grimsley and seconded by Larson to approve the portion of the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the January 20, 2021 Council Meeting, Claims for February 3, 2021 in the amount of $41,048.83 Liquor License for Casey’s #LE0003049, and Tax Abatement for 300 Industrial Drive.  All in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: CM Grimsley shared that she asked CM Schmitz to put the Zoom information for the council meeting on the Facebook page and residents appreciate that and will help with transparency and more community involvement.  She called Nathan about traffic ignoring the detour signs and semis driving in residential areas, another sign is now up at the interstate.  People have been asking if the community center will be open by graduation, Mayor Webb will check with other mayors and it will be on the next agenda.

Mayor Webb asked if it is possible to add lighting to the water tower when it is painted, it will be looked into.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows:

Public Works Director: Thorp has moved in equipment to grind the debris pile.  The bridge is closed, there have been complaints about trucks still coming into town so an additional sign at the interstate has been added to help drivers know that the road is actually closed.  CM Grimsley asked when stump grinding will start, once the weather gets warmer, they will start.

City Clerk: nothing to report.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Neely to approve the contract for DNR Watershed Assessment for Headwater of the South Skunk River WMA.  All in favor, motion carried.

Mayor Webb opened the Public Hearing Pool for Tax Levy Hearing at 6:11pm.  Hearing no comments, a motion was made by Neely and seconded by Grimsley to close the Public Hearing at 6:12pm.  All in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Schmitz to approve Resolution 21-06: Resolution To Approve Tax Levy For FY22 Budget.  Aye: Grimsley, Neely, Balmer, Schmitz, Larson.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Schmitz and seconded by Grimsley to approve the first reading of Ordinance No 115 Ordinance To Repeal Chapter 24 Pertaining To Pool Board.  Aye: Balmer, Larson, Grimsley, Schmitz, Neely.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Grimsley to waive the second and third readings of Ordinance No 115 Ordinance To Repeal Chapter 24 Pertaining To Pool Board.  All in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Grimsley to approve the final reading of Ordinance No 115 Ordinance To Repeal Chapter 24 Pertaining To Pool Board.  Aye: Larson, Schmitz, Balmer, Neely, Grimsley.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Schmitz and seconded by Larson to table Ordinance No 116 Ordinance Amending Provisions Pertaining To The Parking Regulation until next meeting to add increasing fees and towing to the 48 hour parking restriction and include that towing is for three tickets within 12 months.  All in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Schmitz and seconded by Balmer to approve the first reading of Ordinance No 117 Ordinance Amending Provisions Pertaining To The Water And Sewer Service.  Aye: Neely, Schmitz, Larson, Grimsley, Balmer.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Neely to waive the second and third readings of Ordinance No 117 Ordinance Amending Provisions Pertaining To The Water And Sewer Service.  All in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Neely to approve the final reading of Ordinance No 117 Ordinance Amending Provisions Pertaining To The Water And Sewer Service.  Aye: Larson, Balmer, Grimsley, Neely, Schmitz.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Neely to approve the Sheriff Contract.  All in favor, motion carried.

After receiving information that major work needs done to the community center building including the roof structurally rebuilt and replaced, west wall replaced, north wall work, electrical redone, and new water line, a motion was made by Grimsley and seconded by Balmer to table approving V&K’s feasibility study contract until the next meeting and have V&K and Nick Sorenson at the meeting to discuss further.  All in favor, motion carried.

Budgets were discussed with the following bigger projects being budgeted for by department:

Park Board – automatic door locks, complete shelter remodel, spraying parks, renting kybos.

Pool Board – start set aside for future needs

Fire – wages, increase water line, replacing two sets of bunker gear, 3rd radio payment, vehicle set aside.

RRT – saving towards LUCAS CPR device.

Library – nothing new

Road – storm sewer work, four blocks asphalting, vehicle set aside, finish north shed overhaul.

Water – Well #1 investigative measures, water plant control, looping dead end mains, raw water metering.

Sewer – cleaning and televising, rehab, effluent structure enclosure.

General – replacing community center water line, normal expenses.

Mayor/Council Comments: none.

Public Input: none.

With no further business at this time, Schmitz moved for adjournment of the meeting at 9:08 pm seconded by Grimsley.  All in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.

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Andy Webb, Mayor                                                    Jodi Meredith, City Clerk

 

 

 

 CLAIMS

 
 

GENERAL FUND

 
 

03-Feb-21

 

EMS

   

Kilts, David

EMS Training

 $                 80.00

 

Total EMS

 $                 80.00

Street

   

Vetter Equipment

Skid loader Hose

 $                 81.21

 

Total Street

 $                 81.21

Library

   

Business Card

Reading, Office Supplies

 $                 80.57

EFTPS

Fed, SS, Med

 $               689.74

IPERS

Retirement

 $               666.91

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               158.00

Wages

Payroll 1/14-1/27/2021

 $            2,254.10

Windstream

Telephone

 $                 64.97

 

Total Library

 $            3,914.29

COVID-19

   

Meredith, Jodi

Stain, paint brushes

 $                 33.06

Lowe’s

COVID Wall

 $               511.78

 

Total COVID-19

 $               544.84

Park

   

EFTPS

Fed, SS, Med

 $                 36.91

IPERS

Retirement

 $                 48.32

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $                   8.70

Wages

Payroll 1/14-1/27/2021

 $               114.47

 

Total Park

 $               208.40

Derecho

   

Business Card

 Sand Digger

 $               617.21

Robbs Tree  & Stump Service

Trimming Trees

 $            8,800.00

 

Total Derecho

 $            9,417.21

Pool

   

EFTPS

Fed, SS, Med

 $                 36.91

IPERS

Retirement

 $                 48.32

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $                   8.70

Wages

Payroll 1/14-1/27/2021

 $               114.47

Windstream

Telephone

 $                   5.99

 

Total Pool

 $               214.39

Policy & Administration

   

Business Card

Supplies

 $                 28.34

Central IA Towing & Recovery

Towing car main street

 $                 64.20

EFTPS

Fed, SS, Med

 $               372.41

IMFOA

Membership

 $                 50.00

IPERS

Retirement

 $               419.80

Oxen Technology

Remote Computer Labor

 $                 60.00

Story  County Animal Control

Animal

 $                 38.50

Story County Extension

Chitty class

 $                 35.00

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               104.50

Veenstra & Kimm

Inspection

 $                 60.00

Wages

Payroll 1/14-1/27/2021

 $               977.93

Windstream

Telephone

 $               187.29

 

Total Policy & Admin.

 $            2,397.97

ROAD USE

   

EFTPS

Fed, SS, Med

 $               773.64

IPERS

Retirement

 $               710.81

Lowes

Tools

 $                 35.42

Menards

Generator Part

 $                   8.49

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               215.56

US Cellular

Cell Phone

 $                 49.19

Wages

Payroll 1/14-1/27/2021

 $            2,092.07

Windstream

Telephone

 $                 52.46

 

Total Road Use

 $            3,937.64

Capital Project

   

Lowe’s

Shelter House Project

 $            1,383.01

Menards

Shelter House Project

 $               303.23

Veenstra & Kimm

Engineering Bridge

 $            2,448.33

 

Total Capital Project

 $            4,134.57

Economic Development

   

Menards

Fence 201 N Main Building

 $               584.93

Orkin

Pest Control

 $                 60.00

 

Total EcDev

 $               644.93

Meter Deposit

   

Altenofen, Raleign

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

Hirdman, Nola

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

McDonald, Caden

Meter Deposit Refund

 $                 32.13

Nutting, Austin & Beth

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

Schumacher, Daniel

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

Stapes, Brooke

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

White, Karen

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

Wright, Rachel

Meter Deposit Refund

 $                 29.66

 

Total Meter Deposit

 $               661.79

WATER

   

Compass Business

Postcard billing

 $               271.10

EFTPS

Fed, SS, Med

 $            1,021.41

Ferguson

Meters

 $            1,125.00

IPERS

Retirement

 $            1,002.72

Lowe’s

Tools

 $                 35.42

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               281.77

Treasurer, State of Iowa

WET Tax

 $            1,098.00

US Cellular

Cell Phone

 $                 49.19

Wages

Payroll 1/14-1/27/2021

 $            2,728.94

Windstream

Telephone

 $                 37.86

 

TOTAL WATER

 $            7,651.41

SEWER

   

AG Source

Testing

 $               242.00

Compass Business

Postcard Billing

 $               271.09

EFTPS

Fed, SS, Med

 $            1,021.31

Ferguson

Meters

 $            1,125.00

Hach

Chemicals

 $               128.73

IPERS

Retirement

 $            1,002.72

Lowe

Tools

 $                 35.42

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               281.77

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Sales Tax

 $               274.00

US Cellular

Cell Phone

 $                 49.19

Wages

Payroll 1/14-1/27/2021

 $            2,728.95

 

TOTAL SEWER

 $            7,160.18

     
     
     
 

GRAND TOTAL

 $    41,048.83

     

Revenue

   

Water, Sewer, Garbage

 

 $          24,367.91

Gen Income

 

 $            4,766.04

Total Income

 

 $          29,133.95