SERGEANT BLUFF, IOWA
City Council Minutes
Council Chambers, 5:30 PM
September 27, 2022
I. MAYOR/MAYOR PRO-TEM TO CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER:
Attendee Name Title Status Arrived
Ron Hanson Mayor Pro Tem Present
Bill Gaukel Assistant Mayor Pro Tem Present
Jim Linafelter Council Member Present
Andrea Johnson Council Member Present
Carol Clark Council Member Present
Jon Winkel Mayor Present
2. Pledge of Allegiance & a Moment of Silence
II. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
Motion by Carol Clark second by Bill Gaukel to Approve the Agenda with order modifications. Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
III. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
1. Approve the September 13, 2022 Regular Meeting
Motion by Jim Linafelter second by Carol Clark to Approve City Council - Regular Meeting - Sep 13, 2022 5:30 PM. Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
IV. CITIZEN'S INPUT:
There was no citizen input.
V. DEPARTMENT HEADS' REPORTS:
Tami Coil said we received a $1,200 donation from Air National Guard for two ads on our Storywalk for the next year. The Public Works picked up a shelf display from the Morningside public library for their new space. The annual survey for the State Library is being worked on. She is getting ready for the move. We have a new volunteer that is working out very well. The board is looking to hire her to work 10 hours per week. The Girl Scouts have started having their meeting at the Library, but they will temporarily use the Fireside room until the move is complete due to the number of girls attending. They have started an internship program for high school kids for tech, social media, and early childhood skills, she will work with the school. Extended hours have been going well. Patrons are happy about the Library being open longer. She is working with Little Lambs Daycare, they are looking at ways they can partner together.
B. Fire Department:
Andrea Johnson said that the new fire truck is about 2 weeks out. It's at Heiman Fire getting some detail work done. Sara Freiberg has moved to an official EMT status. We have three more taking the EMT class. They've had approximately 420 calls for the year There are about 10 attending a pipeline emergency course. They accepted two member resignations.
C. Parks & Recreation:
Tyler Tweet said that it has been a very busy month. There had been 6 gym rentals, 21 hours of Fireside room rentals, and 1 softball tournament. The pool season ended and closed on Sep 4th. Beginners pickleball classes are being hosted. Flag football has been on Saturdays, Soccer and Volleyball on Sundays. He reviewed other events that the facility was used for. The gym floor is nearly complete. Wifi upgrades have been ordered. October 18th is the October craft night. Spooky Fest will be October 30th from 2-4pm with the Trick-or-Treat trail following at 4pm. He thanked the Public Works Department and Police Department for helping with the vandalism problems we've been experiencing.
D. Public Works:
John Robinson said that there were 71 locates, 44 red tags, and 115 work orders. We had some vandalism on 4 different nights throughout town. We're trying to get the vandalism cleaned up. The new City Hall has been worked on. They are working on draining Kiwanis Pond right now. Jon Winkel expressed concern about the bricks on First Street coming up.
E. Police Department:
Scott Pack said that there were 167 incidents, 6 arrests, 1 written citation, 17 electronic citations, 62 warnings, and 4 accidents. This is Jean Maupin's last week after 30 years of service, she will be very missed. She is going to be available to call if needed. He is excited to have Ranelle Condon on board with her 10 years of experience. Bill Gaukel expressed appreciation for the Police Department being persistent with controlling traffic around the school.
James Colvert said that inspections are down due to there being fewer construction projects. The Riverbend apartment buildings are still progressing. The sidewalk assessments have been started by City staff. SIMPCO and Siouxland Health have done their assessment of Old Town. Letters have been going out. There is a Board of Adjustment meeting tomorrow for a variance.
1. Proclamation: Fire Prevention Week (Oct 9-15)
Andrea Johnson read the Proclamation. Jon Winkel proclaimed October 9-15th as Fire Prevention Week.
VII. APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Liquor License: Blue Tequila
Motion by Jim Linafelter second by Andrea Johnson to Approve Liquor License: Blue Tequila. Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
2. Bills: Check Numbers 85690 thru 85830 in the amount of $300,262.73
Motion by Jim Linafelter second by Andrea Johnson to Approve Bills: Check Numbers 85690 thru 85830 in the amount of $300,262.73. Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
Check Name Description Amount
3E ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL SUPP/EQUIP/CLASS 272.55
ABT MAILCOM CUSTOMER NOTICES 266.28
ACE ICE ICE MACHINE RENTAL 130.00
ANALYTICAL & CONSULTING SVCS TESTING SERVICE 180.00
APPEARA CLEAN LINENS/MATS 219.75
BAUER BUILT VEHICLE REPAIR 965.38
BENTSON PEST MANAGEMENT PEST CONTROL 135.00
BIERSCHBACH EQUIPMENT PAINT 355.20
BOMGAARS CLOTHING ALLOWANCES/SUPPLIES 1,011.76
BURKE ENGINEERING SALES 501 4TH ST PROJECT 570.00
CARRICO AQUATIC RESOURCES CHEMICALS 1,426.80
CHESTERMAN CO COMMUNITY CENTER POP SUPPLIES 118.00
CHESTERMAN CO SUPPLIES/POLICE DEPT 42.00
CINTAS SUPPLIES 21.22
CIRCLE A TRUCKING LLC CRUSHED CONCRETE 1,273.35
CNA SURETY BLANKET POLICY - NOTARY & OMMISSI 43.50
DES MOINES STAMP MFG CO NAME PLATES/STAMPS 117.20
DP SALES GROUP SHIRT PURCHASE/BOOTS 791.00
EAKES OFFICE SOLUTIONS JANITORIAL SUPPLIES 66.90
ECHO ELECTRIC SUPPLY EQUIP/SUPPLIES 2,541.67
FAREWAY OFFICE/CLEANING SUPPLIES 96.77
FAREWAY POOL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 677.48
GENERAL TRAFFIC CONTROLS INC TRAFFIC SIGNAL EQUIPMENT 215.81
GILL HAULING INC SOLID WASTE 13,670.81
GRAFFIX INC SCREENPRINTING/TANKS 300.00
HILL, CHEYENNE OVERPAYMENT 209.90
ITRON HARDWARE/SFTWRE MAINTENANCE 4,446.34
JACKS UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT CLOTHING ALLOWANCES 957.35
KNEIFL, JESSICA POSTAGE REIMBURSEMENT 24.00
KNIFE RIVER MIDWEST LLC ASPHALT 198.90
KUESTER, PAUL ENERGY EFF PROGRAM-REFRIGERATOR 50.00
LINC UNDERGROUND & FIBER SVCS OAK HILL ELECTRIC 16,090.00
MARCO INC COPIER CONTRACT/USAGE 1,444.01
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC OXYGEN/ACETYLENE 58.21
MCCORMACK DISTRIBUTING CO INC SERVICE/REPAIR 470.50
MENARDS-SIOUX CITY CITY HALL PROJ/SUPPLIES 185.83
MIKES MINI MART GAS CHARGES/FIRE DEPT 19.12
MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENC OF NEB AUG 2022 POWER PURCHASED 207,867.41
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES SECURITY MONITORING/CITY HALL 19.77
PIONEER AUTO VEHICLE BATTERY/TIRE REPAIR 25.15
PIONEER AUTO VEHICLE MAINT/REPAIR 502.50
PIONEER AUTO VEHICLE REPAIR/TIRES 234.00
PIZZA RANCH EMPLOYEE LUNCHEON-MOVING DAY 215.99
POMP'S TIRE SERVICE TIRE REPAIR 37.10
PRECISION LANDSCAPING SIDEWALK/WARRIOR (50%) 11,011.50
RIVERSIDE TECHNOLOGIES INC ACROBAT SUBSCRIPTION 104.93
RIVERSIDE TECHNOLOGIES INC HARD DRIVE 544.61
ROBERTSON IMPLEMENT CO EQUIPMENT/SUPP/MAINT 1,283.32
SAM'S CLUB CONCESSION SUPP/SUPPLIES 497.86
SERVICE CONSTRUCTION CO GRINDING/HANDICAP 150.00
SEXTON OIL COMPANY BULK FUEL 12,450.44
SIOUXLAND HUMANE SOCIETY AUG 22 SERVICES 38.00
SIOUXLAND LOCK & KEY LOCKS/KEYS 772.56
SIOUXLAND REGIONAL TRANSIT SYS SENIOR CENTER TRANSPORTATION 288.00
STATE HYGIENIC LABORATORY-AR LAB FEES 260.00
STEFFANS, LARRY ELECTRIC REFUND 55.61
STEFFEN VEHICLE REPAIR/SUPPLIES 407.68
UTILITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY EQUIP/SUPPLIES 878.72
VAN METER INDUSTRIAL INC EQUIPMENT 311.28
VAN WERT COMPANY EQUIPMENT 360.63
VERIZON WIRELESS CELL PHONE EXPENSE 1,571.66
VISA CARD FUEL FOR RAGBRAI/GUIDE 153.44
VISA CARD JOB ADVERTISING/DUES 448.45
VISA CARD SUBSCRI/TESTING/TRAINING 509.00
VISA CARD EMT REVW/HELMET SHIELDS/FIN CHG 129.08
VISA CARD BOOKS/SUBSCRIP/SUPPLIES 344.42
VISA CARD CAR REPAIR/CLASS/MEAL/SUPPLIES 448.33
WEBSTAURANTSTORE TABLES 5,667.09
WOODBURY COUNTY STARCOMM STARCOMM SERVICES 3,011.61
VIII. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
1. Discussion with New Superintendent Chad Janzen
Superintendent Chad Janzen of the Sergeant Bluff-Luton School District introduced himself. He talked with the City Council about his participation in the RAGBRAI event, School District Communication, and cooperation between the City and School District. The Mayor and City Council welcomed him to the Community and expressed excitement for what Chad will be doing for the schools.
2. Schedule Date for CommCon 14
The consensus was that October 25th will be the date for CommCon 14.
3. Discussion and Potential Action to terminate Membership with Woodbury County Solid Waste Agency
Jon Winkel explained that we believe that if we provide notice by Dec 15th we can be out of it by the end of the fiscal year which is June 30th, 2023. We need to do a little more due diligence to determine what the new cost is going to be going forward. We don't have that information yet. Assuming the numbers work out, we think it's the best thing for the City. The Council discussed with the City Attorney the potential withdrawal process.
4. Approve Payment of H2I Invoices for the Community Center Flooring Project
Tyler Tweet said that we are waiting on volleyball sleeves, the crew is in town.
Motion by Andrea Johnson second by Bill Gaukel to Approve Payment of H2I Invoices for the Community Center Flooring Project. Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
5. Discussion and Potential Action regarding the Sewer Treatment option with South Sioux City and Gelita
There was no discussion on this item.
IX. CLOSED SESSION:
1. Roll Call Motion to go into Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code § 21.5(1)(j) To discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the City would have to pay for that property or reduce the price the City may receive.
Roll Call Motion by Jim Linafelter second by Carol Clark to Approve going into Closed Session at 5:48 pm pursuant to Iowa Code § 21.5(1)(j).
Clark: yes, Linafelter: yes, Hanson: yes, Johnson: yes, Gaukel: yes
Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
2. Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code § 21.5(1)(j) To discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the City would have to pay for that property or reduce the price the City may receive.
3. Roll Call Motion to Return to Open Session and Attendance Roll Call
Roll Call Motion by Andrea Johnson second by Carol Clark to Approve going into Open Session at 6:02 pm pursuant to Iowa Code § 21.5(1)(j).
Clark: yes, Linafelter: yes, Hanson: yes, Johnson: yes, Gaukel: yes
Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
Attendance Roll Call: Clark- present, Linafelter- present, Hanson- present, Gaukel- present, Winkel- present.
4. Potential Council Direction Related to Closed Session
Motion by Bill Gaukel second by Ron Hanson to authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement that has been negotiated between the vested parties and thank those parties that helped put this together. Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
X. RESOLUTION (S):
1. RES 22-34 Authorize Hiring of Police Administrative Assistant and Approve Compensation
Motion by Jim Linafelter second by Ron Hanson to Approve RES 22-34 Authorize Hiring of Police Administrative Assistant and Approve Compensation. Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
1. ORD 729 Amending Land Use Matrix and Residential Zoning Districts (Third Reading)
Motion by Andrea Johnson second by Carol Clark to Approve ORD 729 Amending Land Use Matrix and Residential Zoning Districts (Third Reading). Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
2. ORD 730 Amending Property Owner Responsibilities and Rental Housing Provisions (First Reading)
Motion by Jim Linafelter second by Andrea Johnson to Approve ORD 730 Amending Property Owner Responsibilities and Rental Housing Provisions (First Reading). Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
XII. COUNCIL MEMBER'S REPORTS & COMMENTS:
Aaron Johnson said that the Siouxland Big Give is October 4th. There is a 1k match for the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Foundation from Pioneer Auto. That will go towards donations made on October 4th. The money goes towards scholarships and grants for the teachers. She encouraged people to go 4 Brothers and get a Big Bluff burger which benefits the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community Schools Foundation.
Motion by Jim Linafelter second by Bill Gaukel to adjourn at 7:07 pm. Motion Carried. [Unanimous]
Danny Christoffers, City Clerk
Published in the Sergeant Bluff Advocate weekly newspaper, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. The SB-Advocate is the Official Newspaper for the City of Sergeant Bluff and is an Official Woodbury County Newspaper. (10/06/2022/NP)