Council Proceedings September 16, 2013

The Hospers City Council met in regular session on September 16, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor Rouse presiding.  Council members present: Dykstra, Hamblin, Solsma, Schulz and Hulst.

Bill Honkomp of Hospers Sanitation present to renew his contract with the City.  Motion made by Dykstra, seconded by Hulst to approve residential trash fee from $11.50 to $12.25 effective October 1, 2013, and to renew the City’s contract with Hospers Sanitation.  Motion carried all ayes.

John Schwartz, Fire Chief, and Jason Overmohle were present to discuss fire department issues as well as the remaining $20,000 the Fire Department owes the City for the loan they received for the new pumper.  Motion made by Dykstra, seconded by Hamblin to forgive the remaining $20,000 still due.  Motion carried all ayes.

Troy Groves of Murphy Equipment present to present a John Deere 324J Wheel Loader to the Council.  Mr. Groves was told that the purchase of this piece of equipment was not in the City’s budget at this time.

Tyler Evenhuis, City Maintenance, present.  Discussion regarding a possible water leak by Premium Iowa Pork outside the South gate.  Discussion regarding maintenance to the leaf blower.

Motion made by Dykstra, seconded by Hulst to approve the Minutes of the September 3, 2013, meeting.  Motion carried all ayes.

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

To Pay Amount
Hospers Fire Dept. 165.73
Farmers Coop 100.00
Payroll 1792.23
Neal Chase 117.39
Perkins 229.00
IA Information 22.68
L&M Enterprises 312.00
JCLO 711.00
OK One Stop 448.36
Fred’s 123.74
PCC 371.72
IA Lakes 85.00
Wex Bank 131.58
Boundtree Medical 118.47
NICC 165.00
TrueNorth 2148.36
Diamond Vogel 215.96
Pool Tech 139.12
Glenn’s Copier 281.41
AT&T 65.19
Mid American Energy 4468.06
Schnurr Construction 10056.16
Payroll (Mayor/Council) 759.04
Payroll 1743.62
Heidi Kramer 100.00
Library Expense 247.82
Mike Robinson (reimb) 175.80
Tyler Evenhuis (reimb) 145.21
USPO 5.04
Payroll 1643.64
ASB (postage) 95.01
Hospers Sanitation 3039.70
Ag Partners, L.L.C. 20.00
IPERS 1454.87
Treasurer, State of IA (sales tax) 746.00
Treasurer, State of IA (state withholding) 1599.00
Hospers Area Fire Dept. 1000.00
IA Workforce Development 148.08
Alex Hemmelman (water/recycle dep ref) 110.00

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

Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hulst to approve the Annual Street Financial Report for the period of July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013.  Motion carried all ayes.

Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Schulz to approve the final set of changes to the Golf Cart Ordinance and to suspend the requirement that three meetings occur wherein the proposed ordinance be considered.  Motion carried all ayes.  John Solsma abstained from voting.

Review of the South Side Park Fund accounts receivable and payable.

The sewer rates for Premium Iowa Pork were discussed.

Discussion regarding the parking around Hospers Elementary.

Motion made by Solsma, seconded by Hulst to adjourn at 7:20 p.m.  Motion carried all ayes.