Council Proceedings, July 7, 2014

Council Proceedings July 7, 2014

The Hospers City Council met in regular session on July 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Rouse presiding.  Council members present:  Hulst, Schulz, Solsma, and Hamblin.

Dan Paquin and Scott Johnson of Premium Iowa Pork were present.  The first topic of discussion was the signing of the Subordination Agreement.  Premium Iowa Pork will be changing their banking institution to get a better line of credit and the Subordination Agreement needs to be signed in this regard.  Attorney Mike Jacobsma was present on behalf of the City and after reviewing the Subordination Agreement, he did not see any reason for the City not to sign the document.  The City will not be responsible for any debt of Premium Iowa Pork in this regard.  Motion made by Hulst, seconded by Solsma to approve and sign the Subordination Agreement.  Motion carried all ayes.

The second topic of discussion with Premium Iowa Pork was the expansion to the wastewater facility by adding a third Biolac cell.  This additional Biolac cell will, in essence, benefit Premium Iowa Pork by them no longer having to send sewage to Sioux City.  With the addition, flow will increase from 90,000 to the 195,000 range (daily average).  A rough estimate of the project is 1.7 million.  John Solsma suggested that Premium Iowa Pork hire their own Grade 3 operator to run the plant.  Attorney Mike Jacobsma reviewed the Planning & Design Loan Application to be sent to Iowa Finance Authority for the planning & design loan request in the amount of $156,000 and, once again, he did not see any reason for the City not to sign the document.  Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hulst to approve and sign the Planning & Design Loan Application.  Motion carried all ayes.

Lastly, the PeopleService bills were discussed with Premium Iowa Pork.  The City Council feels Premium Iowa Pork should be responsible for some of the payment of these bills due to the Grade 3 operator being required due to their upgrades.  Dan Paquin said that Premium Iowa Pork would reimburse the City for $25,000, less the overcharge, which has been on the past three water bills, and then that will be split into two separate payments from Premium Iowa Pork.

Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Schulz to waive the 2nd and 3rd readings of the lawn mowing Ordinance.  Motion carried all ayes.  This Ordinance is now in effect.

Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hulst to approve the Minutes of the June 16, 2014, meeting.  Motion carried all ayes.

Motion made by Hulst, seconded by Hamblin to approve the payment of unpaid bills.  Motion carried all ayes.

Payroll

1760.38

Pool Payroll

3168.79

AmBank Insurance

536.00

Bomgaars

394.43

Walmart

188.81

Quality Flow Systems

180.00

Fred’s Plumbing

26.38

VISA

268.10

NICC

40.00

IA Prison Industries

177.32

O’Brien County Implement

327.06

Pool Tech

43.30

Siouxland Press

80.50

JCLO

229.72

IA League of Cities

559.00

Pleva Mechanical, Inc.

750.00

HTC

459.28

Culligan

17.50

Linweld

23.40

Jacobsma & Clabaugh

225.00

Rural Water

15827.22

O.C. Sanitation

36.00

Pedersen Excavating

369.30

Farmers Coop

105.50

Sam’s Club

561.80

Library Expenses

1481.88

USPO

98.00

Neal Chase

5.88

IPERS

1613.31

Treasurer, State of Iowa (state withholding)

1327.00

IA Workforce Development

41.21

Treasurer, State of IA (sales tax)

760.00

Payroll

1485.30

Pool Payroll

729.17

Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Solsma to approve the Agreement with Mosquito Control of Iowa.  Motion carried all ayes.

Motion made by Schulz, seconded by to Hulst to approve the liquor license for Kum and Go for another year.  Motion carried all ayes.

Once again, storm sirens were discussed.  The new quote from Danko Emergency Equipment Co. was reviewed.    Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hulst to proceed with ordering a new storm siren.  Motion carried all ayes.  Discussion was also held regarding where the new storm siren will be placed and a relocation of the old one.

Motion made by Hulst, seconded by Hamblin to approve the Law Enforcement Agreement with the Sioux County for the upcoming FY15 at a cost of $77,476.  Motion carried all ayes, excluding John Solsma whom abstained from voting.

The bid from H&S Masonry to complete some work to the old wastewater treatment plant building located by the ball diamond was reviewed.  Motion made by Solsma, seconded by Schulz to approve the bid of $3,500.  Motion carried all ayes.

Building permit of Logan Kleinhesselink was reviewed.  Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Schulz to approve same.  Motion carried all ayes.

Building permit of Pete Barthman was reviewed.  Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Schulz to approve same.  Motion carried all ayes.

Building permit of Roger Mouw was reviewed.  Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Schulz to approve same.  Motion carried all ayes.

The rates for the campground were reviewed.  We will not be increasing rates at this time.  Review of the campground rules and a few changes were made to same.  A sign will be ordered to put at the entrance of the campground stating what the campground rules are.

Discussion was held regarding someone that has been using the lagoons to dump sewage without letting the City know.  A letter will be sent to this individual letting them know that he will be charged when this is done and he needs to contact the City’s wastewater operator, Jodi Schwake, before planning to do any dumping into the lagoons.

Resteeling of the old City maintenance shed was discussed and the quote from Construction Complete was reviewed.  Motion made by Solsma, seconded by Schulz to approve the quote.  Motion carried all ayes.

Mayor Rouse discussed the Meat Depot building being torn down and asked the City Council if they wanted the base wall moved.    If it’s moved, there is a chance the sidewalk would cave.  City Council said to leave the base wall up for now.

The parking by The Hollows, Inc. was discussed.  Semi trailers are being parked in the way of the vision of people entering the highway.   A letter will be sent in this regard.

Motion made by Solsma, seconded by Schulz to adjourn at 9:40 p.m.  Motion carried all ayes.