Council Proceedings, September 15, 2014

Council Proceedings September 15, 2014

The Hospers City Council met in regular session on September 15, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor Rouse presiding.  Council members present:  Hulst, Schulz, Solsma and Whitmore.

Tyler Evenhuis and Jodi Schwake present.  Discussion regarding issues at the lift station and plant.  City Council advised Jodi of a few places they’d like him to check to see if they are the source of the problem.  Discussion regarding leaf pickup for the Fall.  Rather than pickup being on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as it has been in the past, it will now be on Mondays and Thursdays.  Also, only raked leaves will be picked up.  No grass clippings.

Larry Gloden and Mike Robinson of the Hospers Ambulance were present to discuss the purchase of a new defibrillator for the ambulance because the one they currently have is no longer working at all.  Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hulst to approve that purchase.  Motion carried all ayes.

Motion made by Whitmore, seconded by Hulst to approve the Minutes of the September 2, 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

1771.39

Heidi Kramer

100.00

Heidi Kramer (miles reimb)

31.36

Kris Falkena (reimb)

11.25

Fred’s Plumbing

1021.84

Neal Chase

22.86

Steamway Carpet Cleaners

1604.80

Tri-State Ready Mix

128.50

Brown Supply Co.

146.45

OK One Stop

525.20

PCC

238.68

Pool Tech

169.40

Wellmark

2798.22

Mid American Energy

6565.12

USPO

98.00

Hospers Fire Dept.

174.29

Payroll

1780.28

AT&T

64.76

Elizabeth Bruns (CB dep refund)

100.00

Payroll

1676.47

Payroll (council)

740.53

ASB (postage)

97.90

IPERS

1488.93

Treasurer, State of IA

1397.00

Treasurer, State of IA

660.00

IA Workforce Dev.

44.41

Hospers Area Fire Dept.

1000.00

Library Expenses

1821.04

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

FEMA matter discussed.  Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hulst to set the bid date for the project for Monday, October 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  Motion carried all ayes.

Dog-at-Large agenda item has been tabled.

Motion made by Whitmore, seconded by Schulz to approve the PeopleService paperwork increasing their monthly fee from $10,950 to $11,169.  Motion carried all ayes.

City Council requested an update on the siding of the City shed behind the Wellness Center.  Darren Hulst will check with the contractor and get an update.

The Old Meat Depot property was discussed.  This matter is on hold until the outside walls are sided and to the City’s attention.  Darren Hulst reported that he did advise the adjustor of same after the September 2, 2014, Council meeting.

Discussion regarding the purchase of a pay loader.  It has been decided that the City will offer the current owner of the pay loader $9,500 for it.  If they do not agree with $9,500, we will not be purchasing the pay loader.  Darren Hulst will call the owner.

Discussion regarding the painting of the band shell.  This matter has been tabled until Spring of 2015.

Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hulst to adjourn at 7:05 p.m.  Motion carried all ayes.