September 10, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

STATEMENT OF COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

September 10, 2019

The Ogden City Council met in Regular Session on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Denny Good presided. Members present were Councilman Sean Thompson, Councilman Brian Reimers, Councilwoman Lori Anderson and Councilwoman Margaret Liston. City staff present were City Clerk Melanie Olesen, Police Chief Mick Bailey, Sewer Superintendent Chad Thede, Street Superintendent Dan Buzzell, Library Director Lori Reutter, Recreation Coordinator Jessica Christensen and City Attorney Lee Johnson. Additional attendees present were Adam Good, LaVerne Lingren and 5 guests. Councilman Dave Ohlson was absent.

 

Anderson made a motion, Liston seconded, to approve the Regular Meeting minutes of Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

Reimers made a motion, Anderson seconded, to approve the August 2019 Treasurer’s report.

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

BEGINNING BALANCE: 2,119,891.79

FUNDRECEIVEDEXPENDEDTRANSFER INTRANSFER OUTINVEST-
MENTS
001-GENERAL FUND11,781.0680,522.4450,000.00
110-ROAD USE TAX29,536.36170,046.61100,000.00
112-TRUST & AGENCY73.32
121-L.O.S.T.15,369.841,131.76100,000.00125,000.00
160-RURAL FIRE
177-ASSET FORFEITURE
200-DEBT SERVICE42.5041,033.45
301-PARK IMPROVEMENTS
302-POLICE CAR
303-TRUCK FUND
305-KOUHNS FUND PROJECT39.99
306-FIRE EQUIPMENT3,256.25
307-SEWER PROJECTS
309-WARNING SIREN FUND
312-EMS EQUIPMENT FUND
313-STREET EQUIPMENT FUND
500-PERPETUAL CARE FUND71,039.79
610-SANITARY SEWER89,693.17216,713.85177,292.5828,688.97
612-SEWER SINKING FUND28,688.97
740-STORM SEWER3,036.081,351.26
GRAND TOTAL:149,532.33510,839.36305,981.55128,688.97249,296.04

ENDING BALANCE:   1,935,877.34

Liston made a motion, Thompson seconded, to approve the following claims:

         PAID CLAIMS:                                                              

ACCESS SYSTEMSMONTHLY COPIER CHARGES-AUGUST ’19 $         181.70
ACCESS SYSTEMS-LIBRARYCOPIER CHARGES/CONTRACT 8/1-8/31/19 $         141.41
AFLACAFLAC CONTRIBUTION-SEPTEMBER ’19 $         335.22
ALEX AIR APPARATUSEQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE $           35.00
BLACK HILLS ENERGYMONTHLY GAS SERVICE CHARGE $         424.69
DELTA DENTALDENTAL INSURANCE COVERAGE 9/1-9/30/19 $         680.16
EFTPS8.23.19 FEDERAL PAYROLL TAXES $      3,295.91
EFTPS9.6.19 FEDERAL PAYROLL TAXES $      3,181.24
HSA BANKHEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT SEPTEMBER ‘19 $      1,499.98
IA DEPT OF REVENUESTATE PAYROLL TAXES-AUGUST ’19 $      1,184.00
IMAGETEKRADIX SUBSCRIPTION-SEPTEMBER ’19 $         130.00
IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATIONVISION INSURANCE-SEPTEMBER ’19 $           59.10
IPERSRETIREMENT-AUGUST ’19 $      4,818.43
LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCEWORKERS COMP INS. INSTALLMENT #6 $      2,980.13
VERIZON WIRELESSCELL PHONE SERVICE 7/16-8/15/19 $         230.08
VISION BANKCASH MGMT FEE-AUGUST 2019 $           20.00
WASHED WHITEWINDOW CLEANING-LIBRARY $              6.00
WELLMARKHEALTH INSURANCE SEPTEMBER 2019 $      6,772.62
 TOTAL: $   25,975.67

        UNPAID CLAIMS

ACCESS SYSTEMSMONTHLY TOTAL IT CARE-SEPT ’19 $         750.34
AGSOURCE COOPERATIVEWASTEWATER TESTING $         756.00
ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLYSUPPLIES $         291.66
BOONE AREA HUMANE SOCIETYANIMAL CONTROL-JULY ’19 $         121.00
BOONE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE28E AGREEMENT FOR SERVICE-SEPT ’19 $      4,833.33
CAPSANCLEANING SUPPLIES-LGCC $         203.50
COUNTRY GARDENSMAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION-LIBRARY $           19.96
DEMCOSUPPLIES-LIBRARY $         150.05
D&J’S COMPLETE TREE SERVICE INCTREE REMOVAL $         600.00
DOLLAR GENERALCLEANING SUPPLIES-LIBRARY $              5.00
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERINGTRUCK/EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE-FD $         561.40
EMERY GORDONMOWING $           45.00
EMILY CLAUSENMILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT $           92.80
EVEREST EMERGENCY VEHICLES, INCAMBULANCE PARTS $         370.22
EVERLASTINGSFUNERAL PLANT $           40.00
FELD FIRESCBA BOTTLE HYDROTEST-FD $         280.00
FOX ENGINEERING242213B OGDEN WWTP IMPROVEMENTS $      9,166.20
FOX ENGINEERING701818A OGDEN BEAVER CREEK PROJECT $      1,000.00
GOOD LAWNCARE SERVICESLAWNCARE-CITY HALL $           20.00
GOOD LAWNCARE SERVICESLAWNCARE-LINCOLN PRAIRIE PARK $           41.00
HALLETT MATERIALSICE CONTROL SAND $      1,032.52
HOUSTON & SEEMAN, P.C.FY19 AUDIT FEE $      7,500.00
HUTCHINS CONSTRUCTIONPROPERTY MAINTENANCE/MOWING $         300.00
IOWA CODIFICATIONLEGISLATIVE CODE CHANGES $         511.00
IOWA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATIONSUPPLIES $         107.02
IOWA ONE CALLLOCATING REQUESTS JULY 2019 $           33.30
INGRAMBOOKS-LIBRARY $      1,162.21
LORI REUTTERMILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT $         104.40
LORI VICKERPROGRAM PRESENTER-LIBRARY $         200.00
MADE TO GAZEYOUTH REC VISORS $           33.62
MID-AMERICAN PUBLISHING CORPLEGAL PUBLICATIONS $         148.97
MIDWEST TAPEDVDS-LIBRARY $         102.95
MIKE FRAIZERMOWING-AUGUST ’19 $      2,525.00
OGDEN FARM & FEEDSUPPLIES $      1,359.78
OGDEN TELEPHONE COMPANYMONTHLY PHONE SERVICE SEPTEMBER ’19 $         697.91
PREFERRED PEST MANAGEMENTPEST CONTROL-CITY HALL $           50.00
PUBLIC SAFETY CENTEREMS SUPPLIES $         212.28
QUICK OILGASOHOL AUGUST 2019 $      1,148.38
QUILLSUPPLIES-LIBRARY $           89.53
STATE OF IOWA AUDITORS OFFICEFY19 AUDIT FILING FEE $         425.00
TERRACONSOIL TESTING WWTF UPGRADE $      4,652.23
THE PAVEMENT DOCTORSTREET PATCHING $      2,127.00
TOM WALTERSGARBAGE SERVICE-AUGUST ’19 $           90.00
VISASUPPLIES $         617.67
WOODRUFF CONSTRUCTIONWWTF ACTIVATED SLUDGE UPGRADE PAY# 19 $ 113,175.40
WTS MEDIAMEDIA SUPPLIES-LIBRARY $           75.95
 TOTAL:$ 157,829.58

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

Four permits were presented for review. Gene Reutter for a chain link fence at 307 SW 9th Street, Schlenker Constructions for a new construction home at 202 SW 8th Street, Badding Construction for a chain link fence for OCSD at 313 W Sycamore Street, and Shaun Rohmiller for a 42’x88’ Steel Building to be built on the corner lots of E. Sycamore and E. Maple Streets (address to be determined).

 

Department Reports were presented. Lori Reutter updated council on the resignation of Library Associate Kelly Boothroyd. An ad has been placed in the paper and posted at the library and post office to advertise this vacancy. Applications will be accepted thru the end of September. She also invited everyone to the Orphan Train presentation by guest speaker Lori Vicker on Tuesday, September 17th at 2 pm. Chad Thede updated council on progress at the WWTP. Woodruff is running into a few delays with suppliers and punch lists are now being made. He would like to have the council and staff tour the new facilities tentatively either September 25th or October 2nd. He will send out an email to confirm once plans are finalized for tour.  Dan Buzzell would like the publics help in keeping an eye out for suspicious activity at the City Park. Over the past several weeks there have been several incidents of vandalism to the restrooms and he would like to remind the public that if they see anything suspicious to call and report it. Mick Bailey and Dan Buzzell spoke in reference to the school stop signs when Councilwoman Lori Anderson inquired as to why they changed from regular stop signs, to high visibility signs and then back as well as why they were being left out the entire day.  Jessica Christensen updated council on successful season of baseball, softball and T-ball. There were 201 kids in grades Pre-K thru 6th to participate. Jessica also gave a brief update on the current flag football program and Aces volleyball program. In addition, she voiced concerns over gym space availability with the growing number of participants expected in the basketball programs as well as field availability for baseball and softball if the old Howe School building/grounds are sold. Melanie Olesen wanted to remind everyone that Oktoberfest is October 6th from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

 

Public Comment. Robin Good presented the council with information regarding a fast-charging station for electric cars and the potential for Ogden to obtain one to provide additional funding sources to the community. She left the packet of information for City Administrator Clausen to review and research further when she returns to work.

 

LaVerne Lingren presented the Rural Fire Board recommendation from their recent Rural Fire Board Meeting. The Board voted to increase their mileage rate to $.505 and remain at 67%.

 

Adam Good with GoodWealth Financial Partners presented an insurance renewal update the council. Health insurance rates went up nearly 20%. However, comparison was done with other available plans on the Health Marketplace and they are more expensive for fewer benefits. Since the City of Ogden is still covered under a grandfathered plan, his recommendation is to remain with the plan we have. Council verified with employees present regarding their satisfaction and all agreed to keep the plan we have. He will bring documents in to be signed to submit for renewal.

 

 

 

Motion by Reimers, second by Thompson to approve pay request #19 for the WWTP Activated Sludge Upgrades Project to Woodruff Construction for $113,175.40

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Liston, second by Anderson to approve Storm Sewer Improvement Task Order presented by Fox Engineering.

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

Following a concerned citizen request to evaluate the intersection of SW 4th & W. Veterans Drive, the council would like to proceed with turning this into a 4-way stop intersection. City Attorney Lee Johnson will draft an ordinance to be presented to Council for first reading next month.

 

Motion by Thompson, second by Anderson to approve Beer/Liquor License for Casey’s General Store.

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Reimers, second by Thompson to approve the First Reading of Ordinance No. 254 – an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ogden, Iowa, 1996, by amending provisions pertaining to conflict of interest.

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Anderson, second by Liston to approve the First Reading of Ordinance No. 255 – an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ogden, Iowa, 1996, by amending provisions pertaining to operating budget preparation.

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Thompson, second by Liston to approve Resolution No. 201909-470 – “A Resolution to approve a total of $50.00 for special assessment to responsible property in Ogden, Iowa.”

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

Audit results were presented to Council for review. There was one adjustment to be made at the auditor’s request regarding loan funds for the recent fire truck purchase. A complete packet of the audit is available for public review at City Hall during normal business hours or online at https://ogdeniowa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/June-30-2019-Auditors-Report.pdf.

 

Motion by Reimers, second by Anderson to set Beggar’s Night for October 31st, 2019 as well as for the following years moving forward unless otherwise changed by the State of Iowa.

 

Motion by Anderson, second by Liston, to adjourn at 7:50 pm.

Ayes: All Present, Motion Carried.

 

 

Denny Good, Mayor

Attest: Melanie Olesen, City Clerk