CITY OF DELMAR REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
July 5, 2006

The Delmar City Council met in regular session on July 5, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Delmar Council Chambers. Mayor Johnson called the meeting to order with the following members present at roll call: Goodall, Eberhart, Simmons, Jebsen.

M/S Goodall, Simmons to approve the consent agenda as presented with the addition of a building permit for Randy & Chris Budde. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Sheriff Lincoln and a deputy attended the meeting discuss any issues the city may have. The speed sign will be set up for approximately 3 days on the south edge of town where speeding is a issue. No landfill report. Water report with bacteria tests coming back okay. Crime Stoppers report with things very quite at this time.

Mat Saur from MSA attended the meeting to address the council with an extension for Anstoetter Construction for cleanup and water main completion. M/S Jebsen, Goodall to approve the extensions. The new water tower will be partially filled on Thursday, July 6 and water samples will be taken on July 10, & July 11. If the water samples come back good the water tower will be ready to go on line along with the new well.

M/S Simmons, Jebsen to approve the 3rd reading of Ordinance # 2006.1, “Requiring connection to the Public Water System. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Simmons to approve the 1st reading of new Ordinance #6-10-10, Obtaining Variances. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Eberhart to approve the 1st reading of Ordinance 6-10-19, Garage Size Restrictions. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Eberhart to approve the building permit for Randy & Chris Budde for a new home. Roll call vote: All ayes.

John Wagener attended the council meeting to discuss his possible plans for a small ethanol plant on the outskirts of Delmar. He wanted to know if the city’s system would be able to handle the water and sewer requirements. M/S Jebsen, Simmons to tabled any and all discussions on the matter as no information was available to the council to review.

M/S Jebsen, Simmons to approve the offer of $44,500 from Casey’s for changes to the water system due to contamination issues. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Simmons to approve hiring Cathy Pickup part-time to read water meters for the city at a rate of $10.00 per hour. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Eberhart to hire Evan Jebsen to help with weed eating and spraying. Roll call vote: All ayes.

Council discussed having a backup person for Paul Ruchotzke should he be unavailable to handle water and sewer issues. Mayor Johnson asked for approval from council to have council person Steve Jebsen be the backup person at a rate of $10.00 per hour. M/S Goodall, Eberhart to approve the backup assistance from Steve Jebsen. Roll call vote: 3 ayes, Jebsen abstained.

M/S Goodall, Eberhart to fill the council vacancy position with Joe Trenkamp to fill out the remaining term of Rene Kennicker to resigned due to health reasons. Roll call vote: All ayes. The council asked the clerk to send letters of thanks to the other residents who showed interest which were Mary Ruggeberg and Patti Hardin.

Discussion on the contract drawn up by the city’s attorney for the Hillside 2nd Addition repayment plan. Goodall will discuss the plan with Gerry Farrell and get back to the council at the next council meeting.

M/S Jebsen, Goodall to approve F&B Communications to update the website on a regular basis at a cost of $25.00 per month. Roll call vote: All ayes.

M/S Goodall, Eberhart to adjourn at 9:40 p.m. Roll call vote: All ayes.

LeAnn McCallister, City Clerk
Judy Johnson, Mayor

Receipts:
General Fund: $7207.79
Road Use Fund: $3173.75
Water Fund: $10579.19
Sewer Fund: $3462.59
Garbage Fund: $2804.91
Water Project Fund: $157380.00
Sewer Dept: $1500.00

Bills:
Maquoketa Sentinel Press-publications $134.92
Alliant Utilities-electric & gas $1715.89
Casey’s-fuel $75.92
Farm Plan-parts $121.50
Metrobank-loan payment $250.00
Sewer Dept-bond payment $1500.00
Clinton County Sheriff-contract $722.40
DNR-annual water fees $62.33
Preston Ready Mix-cement $74.00
Winegar Plumbing-repairs water heater $68.69
RCS Computers-computer $608.38
F&B Telephone-phone & fax $151.71
Orkin Pest Control-wasp spraying $150.00
Gasser True Value-supplies $91.91
League of Cities-dues $320.00
Office Machine Consultants-copy machine $121.90
Hawkins-chemicals $236.80
Office Depot-computer desk $71.99
Engel Agency-insurance $28.00
JJJ Enterprises-shutoff repairs $480.00
Allied Waste-garbage contract $2168.00
Allied Waste-spring cleanup fees $1085.36
Iowa One Call-locates $9.00
Dick’s Supermarket-UPS fees $12.60
ECIA-dues & hazard mitigation $698.40
Utility Equipment-parts $160.37
Joanne Guise-mileage $33.12
Metrobank-GO Bond interest payment $11250.00
Gil’s Tree Service-tree removal $1500.00
Delmar Fire Dept-balance of yearly fee $2850.00
Jackson Co. Ambulance-donation $500.00
Women’s Resource-donation $200.00
YWCA-donation $200.00
Crime Stoppers-donation $100.00
Council wages $3991.16
Employee wages $6593.14


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