April 4, 2007

The Delmar City Council met in regular session on April 4, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Delmar City Council Chambers. Mayor Johnson called the meeting to order with the following members present at roll call: Goodall, Trenkamp, Jebsen , Eberhart, Simmons. M/s Goodall, Trenkamp to approve the consent agenda as presented. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Sheriffs report was given with 43.50 being spent in the city during the month of March. One warning was issued, 1 citation issued, 1 incident handled and 6 calls being answered.

Landfill report was given by Goodall with notice that a new Landfill Operator has been hired and has been on board a couple of weeks now.

Crime Stoppers report was given by Goodall with reports of vandalism and the search for the robber that robbed The National Bank in Delmar has still not been caught.

Darrell Warren submitted the monthly water report and noted to the council that the amount of waste being pumped into the lagoons is high. Darrell Warren then submitted a verbal notice of approximately 30 days notice of resignation to the council as water/sewer certified operator, due to not being able to spend the time he feels is needed within the city. M/S Trenkamp, Simmons to approve the verbal resignation of Darrell Warren as certified water/sewer operator. Roll call vote: All ayes. The council thanked Warren for his job the past couple of years and wishes him the best in the future. Warren said he would get a listing of certified operators in the area to the city clerk for the council to contact and will help until another operator is located,

No water project updates at this time. Mayor Johnson acknowledged city attorney Steve Kahler to present to the city council issues concerning parking and alleys within the City of Delmar. Concerns of residents parking within city right of way area where new water mains and landscaping has been done is being torn up and the council asked the city attorney to see if it would be viable to erect no parking signs in some areas. Kahler advised the city that if they installed no parking signs just in some areas only then it should be no parking in all city right of way areas and advised the city that it would be in the best interest of the city to leave areas as they are. Council then was advised by Kahler that there are steps in which to close alleys that are now city owned. The city asked for the city attorney to research what steps need to be taken to closed alleys that are used only for utility easements within the city. The council will discuss this more at a later date as to the alley abandonment issues. The council thanks Kahler for his assistance in the parking and alley issues and will advise him at a later date as to their decision on the alleys.

Clerk McCallister submitted and discussed a maintenance/warranty contract for the maintenance of the new water tower. At a cost of $15,000 Caldwell Tanks will do all maintenance/painting for 10 years at the above cost. Mayor Johnson asked the clerk to contact them back and ask about the cost and request a written contract and will be decided at the next council meeting.

M/S Goodall, Trenkamp to approve the building permit for Terry Cahill for a storage shed. Roll call vote: All ayes.

No alcohol permit to approve at this time.

Clerk McCallister advised the city council that the city did not get awarded grant funds again for Housing Rehabilitation.

Teri Taylor and Kent Bennis approached the city council about the new ball diamond and the things that need to be completed yet before the ball season starts. At this time the date for working on the diamond is set for April 21, 2007 and any help would be appreciated. Two CD’s were cashed that the Baseball/Softball had to help with the expenses of the new diamond. Discussion on access to the ball diamond from the area behind the new well site was discussed and Goodall noted that he would check on parking area and gate for access to ball diamond.

Clerk advised the city council that Cathie Pickup said she would do weeding in the flower beds at the city park and at city hall during the spring, summer and fall time.

Council went into discussion on city hall hours and pay rate change for the city clerk. M/S Simmons, Eberhart to approve the change in city hall hours and pay as the following: Office hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday; pay issues for city clerk will be, $13.50 per hour, no health insurance, pro-rate vacation accrued, paid holidays, no personal or sick time. Roll call vote: All ayes. Request for vacation time by city clerk. M/S Goodall, Jebsen to approve the vacation time request by city clerk. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Goodall, Eberhart to approve ordering 30 new flags from All Flags, LLC to replace old and faded flags. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Jebsen to adjourn at 8:41 p.m. Roll call vote: All ayes.

LeAnn McCallister, City Clerk
Judy Johnson, Mayor

General: $2074.88
Road: $4464.36
Local Opt. Tax: $4324.53
Water: $10153.55
Sewer: $3752.87
Garbage: $2709.39

Farm Plan-mower blades $65.97
LeAnn McCallister-mileage $70.81
Grainger-light bulbs, fire dept $183.71
Chemright Lab-lagoon testing $30.00
Bowman Oil-diesel fuel $629.16
Ia Association of Municipal Utilities-dues $357.96
Piggly Wiggly-UPS fees $21.72
Allied Waste-garbage contract $2304.00
Hawkins-chemicals $103.46
Preston Ready Mix-road rock $427.36
Office Machine Consultants-copier lease $134.67
F&B Communications-phone, fax $193.26
Clinton County Sheriff-contract $722.40
Gasser True Value-supplies $44.74
The National Bank Visa-stamps/fuel $302.95
Steve Jebsen-snow plowing $70.00
Casey’s General Store-fuel $166.96
Alliant-electric & gas $3479.02
Wages-employees & taxes $6513.30

General fund: $5284.20
Sewer Fund: $1385.29
Road Use fund: $4111.92
Garbage Fund: $2304.00
Water Fund: $2736.04