Council Proceedings, September 2, 2014

Council Proceedings September 2, 2014

The Hospers City Council met in regular session on September 2, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Rouse presiding.  Council members present:  Hulst, Schulz, Solsma and Hamblin.

Wayne Schlotfeldt of Schlotfeldt Engineering, Inc. preset to discuss the installation process for the steel culverts at the lagoons.  Wayne also discussed how the bidding process will go, etc.  Wayne has a few changes to make to the paperwork and he will forward same to the City Clerk within the next few days.  A special meeting will be called thereafter to discuss the paperwork.

Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Schulz to approve the Minutes of the August 18, 2014, meeting.  Motion carried all ayes.

Motion made by Solsma, seconded by Hamblin to approve the payment of unpaid bills.  Motion carried all ayes.  The Fred’s Plumbing bill has been tabled for discussion at the next council meeting.



Pool Payroll


Pool Tech


IA Prison Industries


NW Implement Co.


Diamond Vogel




Carrot-Top Industries


Siouxland Press






IA Lakes




O.C. Sanitation


Bargen Incorporated




Rural Water


Library Expenses


ASB (postage)




Treasurer, State of Iowa


Brian Janssen (reimb)


Mandy Boersma (CB dep ref)


Lyann Korbyn (CB dep ref)


Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Hulst to approve the Annual Street Financial Report for the period of July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.  Motion carried all ayes.

The Dog-at-Large Ordinance outlining specific penalties was reviewed.  Ramification language regarding vicious dog(s) will also be added.  This matter has been tabled until the next meeting.

Two “TRUCK ROUTE” signs will be ordered and put up on the intersection of Old Hwy 60 and Main Street so that the truck traffic coming from PIP will know not to enter Main St. and proceed either North or South.  There will also be one placed by the Coop advising truck traffic that they may enter the truck route by the intersection of Old Hwy 60 and Birch St. or exit town on B40.  Motion made by Schulz, seconded by Hulst to approve the purchase of the signs.  Motion carried all ayes.

The Old Meat Depot property was discussed.  The City will not be signing a release on this property to insurance until siding is put up on the outside wall.  Darren Hulst will report same to the adjustor.  It was also decided that the City will not be planting grass in that area.  The future plan for the location will be to make it a parking lot for the Community Building.

City Clerk let the City Council and Mayor know that Modern Woodman of America has donated 8 picnic tables and 8 fire pits to the Hospers South Side Park.  All picnic tables will be labeled “Property of City of Hospers.”  A few of the picnic tables will be placed at the ball diamond during ball season next summer while the rest remain at the campground.

Brief discussion, once again, regarding the purchase of a pay loader.  John Solsma went to look at the pay loader but was unable to drive it because he was not able to find anyone around to give him the keys.  John will go sometime before the next council meeting to drive the pay loader and report his thoughts at the next council meeting.  This matter has been tabled once again.

Review of the South Side Park Fund check register.

The “NO PARKING” signs that were put up on the South side of the Elementary School were discussed.  It has been decided that “DURING SCHOOL HOURS” signs will be added to those existing signs.

Motion made by Hamblin, seconded by Schulz to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.  Motion carried all ayes.