June 7, 2006

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

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

Sheriffs report was given with 44.22 hours being spent within the city during the month of May. No landfill report at this time. Water report showing bacteria results coming back negative and no problems to date except some rust issues in a few areas. No crime stoppers report.

Mat Saur, Jim Holz and Gil Gerdman from MSA Professional Services attended the meeting to present a plaque for the well site to the city and to update the city on the progress to date. The new well should go on line within the next week or two. The tower will be tested and disinfected prior to going on line. Pay request are as follows: M/S Jebsen, Goodall to approve a pay request from Anstoetter Construction in the amount of $20387.47. Roll call vote: All ayes. M/S Kennicker, Simmons to approve the pay request for Northway Well & Pump in the amount of $56871.31. Roll call vote: All ayes. M/s Kennicker, Goodall to approve the pay request from Anstoetter Construction in the amount of $3952.67 for contract E. Roll call vote: All ayes. M/S Eberhart, Goodall to approve signing of pay request #17. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Jebsen, Goodall to approve Mat Trenkamps permit for a deck. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Motion by Goodall to deny building permit until center of street is located. No second to motion. M/S Eberhart, Jebsen to approve the building permit for Bob Eby for a overhang to the front of his home. Roll call vote: 4 ayes, Goodall voting nay.

Mayor Johnson called for a closed session at 7:46 p.m. M/S Goodall, Simmons to end closed session at 8:20. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Council went into discussion on Bob Eby permit for a garage and noted that the council will send variance notices to all landowners within a 600’ radius of Mr. Eby’s property regarding his building permit for his 42’x26’ garage he wants to construct. Permit will be discussed at the next scheduled meeting. Council advised city attorney Steve Kahler to work on an amendment concerning variances in our Code of Ordinances.

Maintenance personnel will check the size of the culvert underneath Sparks/Delmar Avenue to determine the size prior to the next meeting of the city council.

Discussion on the water shutoff at Farmers Supply off Clinton Avenue. The clerk and maintenance advised the council that a shutoff for the Mill part of Farmers Supply was not replaced and water is needed at the Mill throughout the year. The contractor will be notified and a water meter will be installed to monitor and bill for water used per council discussion.

M/S Simmons, Eberhart to approve the cigarette permit for Casey’s General Store. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Jebsen, Simmons to approve the 5-year agreement with Iowa DOT for roads within the city limits. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Simmons to approve Resolution to accept the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan prepared by ECIA and the committee. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Jebsen to approve the first reading of ordinance 2006.1 regarding “Requiring Connection to Public Water System”. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Jebsen, Simmons to approve the hiring of Wagener Concrete to replace and extend the steps located at the corner of Delmar Avenue and Market Street at a cost of $700.00. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Kennicker to approve the purchase of a replacement deck for the city’s lawn tractor form Beidler Implement at a cost of $2939.00. Strackbein’s out of Lowden, Iowa also submitted a bid for the new mower deck.

Complaints were filed about dogs at large and parking in city right of way by residents which made it hard to mow the area in question.

M/S Goodall, Simmons Council instructed the city clerk to purchase no parking signs for area in question.

Laura Anderson approached the council about her usage at her home being high some months and then back to normal usage and asked for a possible credit. The council noted that the city has never approved a credit for a resident based on unusual water usage and no credit will be applied. A new meter is at her residence and meters to not run fast they either slow down or stop reading entirely.

The city clerk notified the council of the resignation of Katie Sams as Depot Museum Curator due to health reasons. A interim curator for the Depot will be appointed until an ad goes into the newsletter in the month of July for anyone interested in the position.

Clerk was instructed to check on who would be responsible for any work that is needed on the culvert under Main Street on the South end of the city and will report back to the council at the next meeting.

M/S Goodall, Simmons to adjourn at 9: 45 p.m. Roll call vote: All ayes.

LeAnn McCallister, City Clerk
Judy Johnson, Mayor

General: $7325.93
Road: $3181.59
Water: $10582.75
Sewer: $3761.85
Sewer Dept: $1500.00
Garbage: $2855.98

Maquoketa Sentinel Press-publications $145.23
Alliant-electric & gas $2079.26
Casey’s-fuel $131.13
Farm Plan-parts $44.95
Metrobank-loan payment $250.00
Internal Revenue-fica/med/federal payment $998.76
IPERS-retirement plan $378.09
Sewer Dept-bond savings payment $1500.00
Clinton County Sheriff-contract payment $679.80
State of Iowa-withholding taxes $117.00
Spahn & Rose Lumber-vent $30.13
Preston Ready Mix-rock $1279.88
Winegar Plumbing-bathroom repairs (park) $56.88
Johnson Trucking-truck repairs $150.50
GMAC-sewer bond fiscal payment $15119.58
F&B Telephone-phone,internet $146.89
Walmart-supplies $7.75
Metrobank Visa-clerks school, postage $366.56
Gassers-supplies $127.36
Steve Kahler-legal work $444.64
Hartz Lock-keys $6.00
Office Machine Consultants-copier lease $103.09
Hawkins-chemicals $101.90
Hach-testing chemicals $85.00
JJJ Enterprises-water service installed $2143.19
Allied Waste-garbage contract $2168.00
Iowa One Call-locates $9.90
Dick’s Supermarket-UPS Charges $8.51
ECIA-Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan $755.91
Data Tech-software assistance $550.00
Wendling Quarries-lime/ball diamond $468.18
Westphal Fencing-fencing $191.00
Clinton County Library-library dues $3084.00
Joanne Guise-mileage/HUD $33.12
Sullivan & Ward-legal work $168.93