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Minutes—October 7, 2020

Minutes of the Roland City Council

Regular Session

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Roland City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, October 7, 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, Riley Larson, and Russ Neely.  Absent:  Malissa Grimsley and Kailah Schmitz.  Also present were City Clerk Jodi Meredith, Public Works Director Nathan Hovick, Public Works Assistant Director Dalton Johnston, 2 visitors from the public in person and 1 visitor from the public via Zoom.

It was moved by Neely and seconded by Larson to approve the consent agenda which included Agenda, Minutes from the September 16, 2020 Council Meeting, and Claims for October 7, 2020 in the amount of $82,774.98.  All in favor, motion carried.

Public Input: None.

Department Head’s Reports were as follows

Public Works Director: Sande is planning to paint the pool and building next week then switch to a smaller crew.  They will get the fencing up and then be able to open the alleyway Norseman Dr.  Robb’s Tree & Stump has started taking down the trees contracted.  The storm sewer portion of the Locust St. project is around 7/8 complete and water main portion around 1/3 complete.  A majority will be completed this week and then testing and switching services over next week.  There has been a delay because of accusations which City staff believe have no basis against the contractor and now a city employee will be at the site at all times workers are there.  Both the City and Hall’s are following the recommendations of attorneys and law enforcement.  Hall’s is very upset with how a few residents have treated their employees while working on this project and considered leaving the site and making the City hire a different contractor.

City Clerk: Health insurance rates will go down 4.67% next year with no change in coverage.  There was a discussion about opening City Hall and the Community Center back up, Mayor Webb will discuss with other mayors at their weekly meeting.  The annual audit will be November 16 and 17.  There is a FEMA meeting with the City’s representative on Friday morning.  There was a discussion about the county asking the fire department to burn their debris pile but requiring the City to provide the insurance and assume liability.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Grimsley to approve the Mayor’s Proclamation for Beggar’s Night to be October 31, 2020 6 to 8pm.  All in favor, motion carried.

There was a discussion about removing trees that the arborist recommended but do not qualify for FEMA funding.  The representative will be asked about if partial funding is available.

A motion was made by Grimsley and seconded by Neely to approve Resolution 20-34: Resolution To Approve The City Annual Financial Report FY20.  Aye: Grimsley, Neely, Larson, Balmer.  Nay: none.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Larson to approve pay estimate #7 to Sande Construction in the amount of $254,415.42  All in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Neely to approve Resolution 20-35: Resolution Hiring Public Works Operator/Laborer and Setting Wages.  Aye: Balmer, Larson, Grimsley, Neely.  Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Grimsley to approve the first reading of Ordinance 114: Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland By Repealing And Replacing Chapter 160, Pertaining To The Flood Plain Regulations.  Aye: Neely, Grimsley, Balmer, Larson. Nay: none. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Neely and seconded by Grimsley to waive the second and third readings of Ordinance 114: Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland By Repealing And Replacing Chapter 160, Pertaining To The Flood Plain Regulations.  All in favor, motion carried.

A motion was made by Balmer and seconded by Neely to approve the final reading of Ordinance 114: Ordinance Amending The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Roland By Repealing And Replacing Chapter 160, Pertaining To The Flood Plain Regulations.  Aye: Grimsley, Balmer, Neely, Larson. Nay: none. Motion carried.

Mayor/Council Comments: CM Neely would like complaints like this against Hall’s to be passed on to the council.

CM Grimsley reminded everyone of the open house at Larson Drilling on October 19 at 5:30pm

Mayor Webb asked about trying to set a makeup date for the strategic planning session.  He will tentatively plan on the evening of October 29.

Public Input: None.

With no further business at this time, Balmer moved for adjournment of the meeting at 7:09 pm seconded by Grimsley.  All in favor, motion carried.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Roland Community Center.
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Andy Webb, Mayor                                                    Jodi Meredith, City Clerk

 

 

 CLAIMS

 
 

GENERAL FUND

 
 

07-Oct-20

 

Fire

   

IPERS

Retirement

 $               389.35

Van Wall

Bar Oil

 $                 43.20

 

Total Fire

 $               432.55

Garbage

   

Stone Sanitation

Sept. Garbage

 $            7,153.50

 

Total Garbage

 $            7,153.50

Street

   

Con-Struct

Hauling

 $               337.50

Midwest Pipe & Supply

Storm Sewer

 $               280.98

 

Total Street

 $               618.48

Library

   

Business Card -L

Supplies

 $               530.08

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               695.84

IPERS

Retirement

 $               620.35

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               172.00

Usborne & Kane Miller

Juvenile Reading

 $               175.82

Wages

Payroll 9/10-9/23/20

 $            2,234.73

Windstream

Telephone

 $                 64.00

 

Total Library

 $            4,492.82

Park

   

Business Card

Supplies

 $                 52.75

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $                 37.00

IPERS

Retirement

 $                 48.32

Portable Pro

Portable Toilets

 $               160.00

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $                   9.30

Van Wall

Mower Parts

 $               867.43

Wages

Payroll 9/10-9/23/20

 $               114.05

 

Total Park

 $            1,288.85

Pool

   

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

$                  37.00

IPERS

Retirement

$                  48.32

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

$                    9.30

Wages

Payroll 9/10-9/23/20

$                114.05

Windstream

Telephone

$                    5.99

 

Total Pool

 $               214.66

Derecho

   

Arbor Monkey

Storm Damage Trimming Tree

 $               749.00

Availa Bank

Signs

 $               546.76

Availa Bank

Stump Grinder

 $               205.00

Business Card

Supplies

 $                 36.46

Dan’s Custom Landscape

Assessment of Trees

 $               750.00

John Deere Financial

Rakes

 $                 74.95

Trafficalm

Speed Sign

 $               129.94

 

Total Derecho

 $            2,492.11

Policy & Administration

   

Avail Bank

Ach

 $                   8.83

Business Card

Supplies

 $               153.26

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               462.65

Gannett

Publishing

 $               555.60

IPERS

Retirement

 $               534.68

iSolve Benefits

Insurance

 $            1,237.34

Simmering Cory

Codify Ordinance

 $               659.00

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               131.00

Veenstra & Kimm

building Inspection

 $                 60.00

Wages

Payroll 9/10-9/23/20

 $            1,453.84

Windstream

Telephone

 $               138.61

 

Total Policy & Admin.

 $            5,394.81

ROAD USE

   

Availa Bank

Amazon

 $                 15.52

Availa Bank

Galeton

 $                 24.05

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               529.25

IPERS

Retirement

 $               525.53

John Deere Financial

Supplies

 $               121.28

Productivity Plus

Repair Glass

 $            1,297.00

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               181.27

Wages

Payroll 9/10-9/23/20

 $            1,591.53

Windstream

Telephone

 $                 52.11

 

Total Road Use

 $            4,337.54

COVID-19

   

Business Card

Computer

 $            3,882.89

Murphy, Pat

Covid-19 supplies

 $            1,048.58

 

Total COVID-19

 $            4,931.47

Economic Development

   

Availa Bank

Alphabet signs

 $               147.45

Orkin

Pest Control

 $                 60.00

 

Total EcDev

 $               207.45

Meter Deposit

   

Butler, Jayden

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

Deridder, Travis / Kara

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

Rusinack, Nathan

Meter Deposit Refund

 $               100.00

Schmitz, Scott

Meter Deposit Refund

 $                 37.19

Sidney, Dilly

Meter Deposit Refund

 $                 34.81

 

Total Meter Deposit

 $               372.00

Capital Project

   

Sande Construction

Pool Project

 $        254,415.42

Veenstra & Kimm

Bridge Engineering

 $            1,230.95

Waters Edge

Pool Engineering

 $          24,750.00

 

Total Capital Project

 $        280,396.37

WATER

   

AG Source

Testing

 $                 45.50

Availa Bank

Napa part

 $                   1.10

Availa Bank

Amazon

 $                 15.52

Availa Bank

Galeton

 $                 24.05

Availa Bank

ACH Fee

 $                   8.83

Availa Bank

Postage

 $                 78.09

Business Card

Supplies

 $               229.57

Central Iowa Pump

Contactor

 $               176.67

Con-Struct

Hauling

 $               337.50

DDM Electric

Electric Water Plant

 $               544.39

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               822.48

GWORKS

Meter Read Interface Contract

 $                 66.00

IPERS

Retirement

 $               853.20

John Deere Financial

Supplies

 $                 46.33

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               240.98

Treasurer, State of Iowa

WET Tax

 $            1,139.00

Wages

Payroll 9/10-9/23/20

 $            2,305.12

Windstream

Telephone

 $                 37.50

 

TOTAL WATER

 $            6,971.83

SEWER

   

AG Source

Testing

 $               455.50

Availa Bank

Amazon

 $                 15.52

Availa Bank

Galeton

 $                 24.05

Availa Bank

ACH Fee

 $                   8.84

Availa Bank

Postage

 $                 78.08

Business Card

Supplies

 $                 46.33

Business Card

Supplies

 $               267.05

Central Iowa Pump

Pump Repair

 $            4,882.40

Central Iowa Televising

Televise Sewer Lines

 $            7,418.64

EFTPS

Fed, Med, SS

 $               823.93

GWORKS

Meter Read Interface Contract

 $                 66.00

Iowa Dept of Natural Res

Permit

 $                 95.00

IPERS

Retirement

 $               853.20

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Iowa Withholding

 $               241.15

Treasurer, State of Iowa

Sales Tax

 $               300.00

Wages

Payroll 9/10-9/23/20

 $            2,310.19

 

TOTAL SEWER

 $          17,885.88

     
     
     
 

GRAND TOTAL

 $   337,190.32

     

Revenue

   

Water, Sewer, Garbage

 

 $          57,691.73

Library

 

 $            1,530.06

Local Option Sales Tax

 

 $          15,890.77

Property Tax

 

 $        272,285.74

Road Use Tax

 

 $          18,234.99

Gen Income

 

 $          69,774.75

Total Income

 

 $         435,408.04