September 10, 2018
The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on September 10, 2018. Mayor Dave Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Jasmine Gaston, Kristi Harrill, Mike Johnson, Brent Sadler and Tim Smith present.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions passed by affirmative and unanimous vote of the council members present.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Gaston to approve the agenda.
Jeremy and Megan Neiswonger requested permission from the Council to place a bench in memory of Jake Wilson near Wolf Creek landing. Jeremy Neiswonger will be building the bench himself. The Neiswongers also requested that the area be renamed Jake’s Landing.
Moved by Gaston, seconded Johnson to approve the consent agenda including Minutes of August 27, 2018, disbursements totaling $81,886.30 and Police Report for August 2018.
Library Director Jolene Kronschnabel presented the Library report for Q2-18 and FY18. For FY18, the library saw a 15% increase in use of Bridges, the library’s online book borrowing system as well as 15% increase in persons attending library programs. Additionally, the library applied for and received $3,700 in grants for library programs and improvements throughout the year.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to adopt RESOLUTION 18-59 AMENDING EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK. The resolution amends the employee handbook the change the residency requirement for critical personnel to apply only to full time public works and public safety employees.
Moved by Sadler seconded by Harrill to RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE RECOMMENDATION OF PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION. The commission recommended that the City change the zoning classification for two properties on 7th Street from R-1 “Residential” to C-2 “Commercial”.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Johnson to SET TIME AND DATE FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON REQUEST FOR REZONE. The public hearing will take place on September 24, 2018.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Gaston to adopt RESOLUTION 18-60 APPROVING CHANGE IN STATUS FOR CITY EMPLOYEE. Due to his anticipated retirement, police officer John Keefe’s employment status will be changed from Sergeant – Full Time to Police Officer – Part Time. In addition, his hourly rate will be set at $16.79/hr effective September 10, 2018.
Moved by Johnson, seconded by Johnson, seconded by Gaston to adopt RESOLUTION 18-61 APPROVING HIRING AND SETTING SALARY FOR CITY EMPLOYEE. The resolution approves the hiring of Levi Frost as a part time police officer (certified) and sets his hourly rate at $16.79/hr.
Moved by Johnson, seconded by Sadler to adopt RESOLUTION 18-62 AUTHORIZING MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO SIGN 28E AGREEMENT FOR CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS.
Moved by Sadler seconded by Smith to APPROVE PROPOSAL FOR PROJECT DESIGN – BALL DIAMONDS. The proposal from MSA Professional Services includes developing site plan and design for refurbished City ball diamonds. The estimate for the work is $14,500.
Moved by Gaston, seconded by Harrill to AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR GRANT WRITING SERVICES. The proposal from INRCOG is for grant writing for a Land and Water Conservation Grant from the DNR. Total cost for grant writing is 1.5% of the grant award, with a minimum of $1,000 if the grant is awarded.
Moved by Sadler seconded by Smith to adjourn at 7:47 PM.
Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk David Neil, Mayor
City of La Porte City
Claims for 9/10/2018
Advanced Systems, Std Pmt 161.91
Advanced Systems, Contract 24.46
Aflac, Ins 196.67
Black Hills Energy, Natural Gas 697.68
City Laundering, Cleaning 407.30
Dutton Braun et al, Legal 2,191.73
EFTPS, PR Taxes 4,959.25
IAMU, Hiss Sept-Nov 2018 291.51
IPERS, Pension 11,883.01
Karl Em Vehicles, PD Explorer 13,290.68
Kiesler’s Police Supply, Guns 3,327.00
Kirkwood CC, Training-AP 60.00
LPC Motor Supply, 6 Tires 36.92
Monkeytown, Chair 282.04
Motorhead Mayhem Svc, Tahoe 66.14
Mutual Of Omaha, Ins 92.78
On-Site Information Dest., Shred 45.00
Orkin Pest Control, Pest Control 69.43
Racom, Installed Cameras 1,400.00
Rathe M, Lifeguard Reimburse 97.50
Teamsters Local 238, Union Dues 105.59
IA Treas, PR Taxes 2,685.42
Urb’s DIB Supplies 32.27
Varsity Cleaners, Laundry 18.00
Total General 42,422.29
Road Use Tax Fund
Black Hills Energy, Natural Gas 33.49
Coots Materials, Materials 455.05
EFTPS. PR Taxes 990.22
IPERS, Pension 1,884.42
LPC Motor Supply, 6 Tires 69.07
Manatts, Concrete 340.31
Powerplan, Fastener 202.72
Stetson, Megascreed 27.46
IA Treas, PR Taxes 546.66
Urb’s DIB Hdwe, Plumbing Supplies 1.98
Total Road Use Tax 4,551.38
Gall’s Inc, Return 282.10
Total Permanent 282.10
Brain Bucket, Logo 149.80
City Laundering, Cleaning 247.55
Coots Materials, Materials 2,012.74
EFTPS, PR Taxes 388.01
IAMU, Hiss Sept-Nov 2018 291.50
IPERS, Pension 936.98
Manatts, Concrete 2,982.00
MSA Prof Svc, Watershed Plan 2,700.00
Murphy Tractor , Bucket 800.00
Mutual Of Omaha, Ins 21.75
Teamsters Local 238, Union Dues 1.41
IA Treas, PR Taxes 262.92
Urb’s DIB Hdwe, Supplies 45.58
Total Sewer 10,840.24
Black Hills Energy, Natural Gas 31.35
Bound Tree Medical, Supplies 302.36
Covenant, Supplies 567.90
EFTPS, PR Taxes 77.17
IPERS, Pension 179.70
LPC Motor Supply, 6 Tires 1,360.50
Mutual Of Omaha, Ins 2.87
Orkin, Pest Control 18.46
Urb’s Do It Best Hdwe, Plumbing Supplies 7.99
Varsity Cleaners, Laundry 33.00
Total Ambulance 2,626.30
Total Accounts Payable 60,722.31
Total Payroll Checks 21,163.99
Report Total 81,886.30
General Fund 59,232.41
Road Use Tax Fund 7,256.24
Permanent Funds Fund 282.10
Sewer Fund 12,209.85
Ambulance Fund 2,905.70
Grand Total 81,886.30