March 1, 2006

The Delmar City Council met in regular session on March 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Delmar City Council Chambers. Mayor Johnson called the meeting to order with the following members present: Kennicker, Simmons, Jebsen, Goodall, Eberhart.

M/S Kennicker, Jebsen to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Sheriffs report with 52.07 hours being spent in Delmar during the month of February.

Landfill report with reactor being started up in March.

No crime stoppers report.

Water report with bacteria results coming back negative, chlorine usage is down and no high reports within the community.

M/S Goodall, Kennicker to approve the 2006-2007 Budget as presented by City Clerk at 7:15 p.m. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Water project issues-Steve Thompson attended the meeting and asked for council approval to extend Northway Well and Pump completion date by 30 days. M/S Simmons, Goodal to approve the extension. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Discussion on approval and signing of extension to water and sewer on Richland have been tabled until corrections are made by Eggers Engineering for Gerry Farrell.

Bids are being done for repair to Bill Bartels residence with a cap of $1500.00 on the sewer. More discussion at the March 15, 2006 council meeting on the sewer line.

Garbage rates were tabled at this time.

M/S Goodall, Eberhart to approve the bid for street work to be done by MSI for seal coating and slurry work to be done to some of the city streets. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Jebsen, Simmons to approve manholes on streets that will be having work done on them to be brought up to grade. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Elaina Edwards asked council for permission to have someone do community service for the Orphan Train research entries into their computer, council said as long as it was during hours.

Mayor Johnson approached the council about hiring Katie Sams to be curator of the Depot Museum during the open season. M/S Goodall, Jebsen to approve Katie Sams being the new Depot curator at a wage of $150.00 per month during the months from May to December. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Discussion on the compost pile with maintenance. Residents now can begin taking compost materials to the site and the site will still be monitored by the city.

Dick Anstoetter asked if the excess dirt by the county shed needed to be hauled away or if it should just be pushed over the edge and leveled. Council said to push the dirt over the edge and level it. There is no reason to have to haul it to another location.

City Clerk asked the council if Mary Nelson could be the cleaning person for city hall since she is already on the payroll for park work. M/S Goodall, Jebsen approve having Mary Nelson clean both at city hall and council chambers once per week. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Simmons to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Roll call vote: All ayes.

LeAnn McCallister, City Clerk
Judy Johnson, Mayor


General: $4502.36
Road: $3898.48
Water: $10564.35
Sewer: $3192.06
Garbage: $2673.65
Water Project: $34396.00
Sewer Dept: $1540.43


Maquoketa Sentinel Press-publications $114.63
Alliant-electric & gas $2947.59
Casey’s-fuel $55.04
Post Office-postage $54.30
Farm Plan-lawn tractor parts $206.86
Metrobank-loan payment $250.00
Metrobank-fica/med/federal $1054.33
IPERS-retirement $377.96
Sewer Dept-bond savings $1500.00
Clinton County Sheriff-contract $679.80
Treasurer of State-withholding taxes $134.00
Matt Parrott & Sons-receipt books $166.07
F&B Telephone-phone & internet $161.86
Walmart-office supplies $5.84
Metrobank Visa-repair supplies $29.90
Gassers-water supplies $39.96
Steve Kahler-legal work $25.00
Allied Waste-garbage pickup $2156.00
Dick’s Supermarket-UPS fees $5.41
ECIA-Pre-disaster mitigation fees $260.30
Keystone Lab-water testing $747.00
Regalia-flags $376.20
Company One-fire extinguisher testing $42.95
Wages-city employees $3160.36