Council Proceedings, March 17, 2014

Council Proceedings March 17, 2014

The Hospers City Council met in regular session on March 17, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor Rouse presiding.  Council members present: Whitmore, Hamblin, Solsma, Schulz and Hulst.

Will Vander Ploeg and Charlene Hayes present to discuss the letter they received regarding parking issues.

City Maintenance, Tyler Evenhuis, and Jodi Schwake of PeopleService present.  Discussed water leaks that were fixed in town.  Tyler was asked to begin doing some street sweeping.

Attorney Mike Jacobsma was present.  Discussion was held regarding the law enforcement contract and the PeopleService invoices.

Motion made by Hulst, seconded by Hamblin to approve the Minutes of the March 3, 2014, meeting.  Motion carried all ayes.

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

Payroll 1600.62
Heidi Kramer 100.00
Plunkett’s Pest Control 688.75
Linweld 46.01
OK One Stop 632.54
Jacobsma & Clabaugh 75.00
ASB 437.50
Hospers Sanitation 28.05
PCC 78.52
Services Unlimited 376.65
Randy’s Iron Works 1300.74
Bountree Medical, LLC 77.34
IA Assoc. Municipal Utilities 444.43
Maguire Iron, Inc. 5850.00
Wellmark 2783.97
AT&T 64.72
PeopleService, Inc. 10950.00
Business Forms 327.86
Fred’s Plumbing 10.16
BFS 394.97
USPO 196.00
Payroll 1927.68
Heidi Kramer (miles reimb) 22.40
Payroll (council payroll) 636.34
Payroll 1421.01
GECRB/Amazon 491.23
Mastercard 93.29
Hospers Sanitation 3229.40
Hospers Area Fire Dept 1000.00
BFS (CB dep refund) 100.00
Pam Falkena 20.00
Ag Partners 20.00
IPERS 1731.75
Treasurer State of IA (sales tax) 662.00
Treasurer State of IA (withholding tax) 1068.00
IA Workforce 28.72
Library Expenses 1848.07

Motion made by Whitmore, seconded by Hulst to approve the February Clerk’s Report and Income Statement.  Motion carried all ayes.

Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Schulz to approve the second reading on the Ordinance amending the water rates.  Motion carried all ayes.  Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Hulst to waive the third reading requirement of this Ordinance.  Motion carried all ayes.  This Ordinance will become effective April 1, 2014.

Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hamblin to approve the second reading on the Ordinance amending the sewer rates.  Motion carried all ayes.  Motion made by Solsma, seconded by Hulst to waive the third reading requirement of this Ordinance.  Motion carried all ayes.  This Ordinance will become effective April 1, 2014.

Discussion was held regarding putting seal coating on some of the streets this summer.

Review of the Plunkett’s Pest Control and P&K Pest Control proposals.  Motion made by Hulst, seconded by Solsma to accept the proposal from Plunkett’s Pest Control to do the spraying in the community building, library and City Hall.  Motion carried all ayes, excluding Kelly Schulz who abstained from voting.

Review of the Bunkers Feed Supply and Mike’s Lawn Care Service, Inc. lawn care proposals.  Motion made by Whitmore, seconded by Schulz to accept the proposal from Bunker’s Feed Supply.  Motion carried all ayes.

Discussion of wage review for the City Clerk and City Maintenance.

The pool start date will be May 24, 2014.

Discussion regarding getting a “Library” sign and putting it up by the “Museum” sign by the water tower.  City Clerk will proceed with getting that sign ordered.

Motion made by Whitmore, seconded by Schulz to adjourn at 7:30 p.m.  Motion carried all ayes.