Council Proceedings May 15, 2023
The Hospers City Council met in regular session on Monday, May 15, 2023, 5:30 PM at the Hospers City Hall with Mayor Dykstra presiding. Council members present: Otto, Thompson, Kramer, and Vander Wilt. Council members absent: none. The City Clerk was also present.
Motion by Vander Wilt, seconded Kramer to approve the May 15, 2023 Agenda. Carried.
Motion by Vander Wilt, seconded Thompson to appoint Kelly Kooistra as Council Member to fill Kurt Zevenbergen’s position. Carried. Kelly Kooistra took oath of office and Mayor Dan Dykstra swore him in as new council member.
City Maintenance Supervisor, Tyler Evenhuis, present. Discussed general status of City’s departments, no further action needed at this time. Hydrant flushing is now complete.
Librarian, Brenda Klaassen, present. Discussed the Save the Children’s Grant the library is receiving. The council reviewed the ‘Free Library’ that will be installed at the South Side Park.
Motion by Thompson, seconded Otto to approve the payment of unpaid bills. Carried.
ALPHA WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS $ 989.60
AT&T MOBILITY $ 225.01
BAKER & TAYLOR $ 311.07
BOUND TREE MEDICAL LLC $ 214.88
BOXCARS CAFE $ 570.00
BRIA DEN HARTOG $ 122.50
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT $ 82.41
CITY OF SHELDON $ 275.00
CULLIGAN $ 52.70
DAKOTAH SUPPLY GROUP $ 137.33
FOUNDATION ANALYTICAL LAB $ 172.50
FRANK DUNN CO. $ 570.00
FULLER & SONS PAVING $ 54,780.00
MICROBAC LABORATORIES, INC $ 1,759.00
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC $ 37.25
MIDAMERICA BOOKS $ 245.45
MOC-FLOYD VALLEY CSD $ 65,000.00
NEAL CHASE LUMBER $ 14.65
OC SANITATION INC $ 4,445.50
OCAHS $ 269.05
OK ONE STOP $ 598.91
PETTY CASH $ 200.00
PREMIER COMMUNICATIONS $ 593.74
RACHEL JUNGERS $ 75.33
RURAL WATER SYSTEM NO 1 $ 16,463.66
SAFEGUARD BUSINESS SYSTEM $ 321.34
SAM’S CLUB/SYNCHRONY BANK $ 110.00
SARAH OTTO $ 65.00
USA BLUE BOOK $ 437.60
VISA $ 364.51
WEX BANK $ 450.01
Accounts Payable Total $ 149,954.00
Payroll Checks $ 5,860.89
***** REPORT TOTAL ***** $ 155,814.89
GENERAL $ 76,123.52
FIRE $ 263.04
ROAD USE TAX $ 56,434.17
WATER $ 18,240.69
SEWER $ 4,753.47
TOTAL FUNDS $ 155,814.89
Motion by Kramer, seconded Vander Wilt to approve April Month-End Report. Carried.
APRIL INCOME BREAKDOWN:
GENERAL $ 167,266.65
FIRE $ 2,587.77
ROAD USE TAX $ 8,087.94
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS $ 36,409.21
LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX $ 8,036.64
DEBT SERVICE $ 13,866.49
CP – FIRE/RESCUE FACILITY $ 11,403.26
WATER $ 32,028.54
SEWER $ 23,013.83
TOTAL $ 302,700.33
Reviewed 2022-2023 Budget Amendment, prior amendment notice was not published so it did not get passed. Motion by Vander Wilt, seconded Thompson to set the public hearing for the Budget Amendment for Monday, June 5th at the 7:00 PM council meeting. Carried.
Motion by Kramer, seconded Thompson to open the public hearing at 5:49 PM for the authorization of a Loan Disbursement Agreement by and between the City and the Iowa Finance Authority, and the issuance to the Iowa Finance Authority of not to exceed $900,000 Sewer Revenue Capital Loan Notes to evidence the obligations of the City under said Loan and Disbursement Agreement, in order to provide funds to pay costs of acquisition, construction, reconstruction, extending, remodeling, improving, repairing and equipping all or part of the Municipal Sewer System, including those costs associated with refunding the Sewer Revenue Capital Loan Notes Anticipation Project Note, Series 2021A, and that notice of the proposed action by the City Council to institute proceedings for the authorization of the Loan and Disbursement Agreement and the issuance of the Notes had been published pursuant to the provisions of Sections 384.24A and 384.83, as amended.
The Mayor then asked the Clerk whether any written objections had been filed by any City resident or property owner to the proposal. The City Clerk advised the Mayor and the City Council that no written objections had been filed. The Mayor then called for oral objections to the proposal and none were made. Whereupon, the Mayor declared the time for receiving oral and written objections to be closed.
Motion by Vander Wilt, seconded Otto to close the public hearing at 5:51 PM. Carried.
Motion by Thompson, seconded Kramer to approve Resolution No. 2023-05-15 Instituting Proceedings to Take Additional Action for the Authorization of a Loan and Disbursement Agreement and the Issuance of Not to Exceed $900,000 Sewer Revenue Capital Loan Notes. Roll call vote taken: Kooistra aye, Otto aye, Thompson aye, Kramer aye, Vander Wilt aye. Resolution passed.
Motion by Vander Wilt, seconded Thompson to approve the contract between the Sioux County Sheriff and City of Hospers. Carried.
Open Forum at 5:55 PM. No oral or written comments received.
Discussed ambulance pay for reports. Motion by Kramer, seconded Otto to approve paying the volunteer rescue members $20.00 for each ambulance report completed after ambulance calls. Carried.
Motion by Thompson, seconded Kramer to approve Jenna Lundeen’s building permit. Carried.
Motion by Otto, seconded Kramer to approve Brent & Jillian Jager’s building permit. Carried.
Motion by Otto, seconded Thompson to approve Nelson Engineering’s building permit for Premium Iowa Pork. Carried.
Discussed the MOC-FV Elementary School Building. The City will take possession of the building on June 2, 2023.
Reviewed information from ROI Energy. The City will allow ROI Energy to do a no-cost initial site assessment.
Discussed the need to send out nuisance letters. The City Clerk will send out letters as needed.
Discussion regarding the 2023 Pool Season. Motion by Thompson, seconded Vander Wilt to hire each concession stand worker that applied for the 2023 season with an $8.00 per hour starting rate and to change the starting rate for lifeguards from $10.50 to $11.00 per hour. Carried. Pool Hours will be Monday-Friday 12:30PM-7:30PM and Saturday-Sunday 1PM-5PM.
Motion by Vander Wilt, seconded Otto to approve the May 15, 2023 meeting Minutes. Carried.
Motion by Vander Wilt, seconded Kramer to adjourn at 6:38 PM. Carried.