COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS August 28, 2017   

The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on August 28, 2017. Mayor David Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Jasmine Gaston, Kristi Harrill, Mike Johnson and Brent Sadler present.  Council member Eric Allsup was absent.  Also present were Dick and Dee Hutton, Jim Bagenstos, Jeff McFarland and Sam Weich.   Unless otherwise noted, all actions passed by affirmative and unanimous vote of the council members present.    Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to approve the agenda.  Moved by Sadler, seconded by Harrill to approve the CONSENT AGENDA including the following: Minutes of August 14 and August 16, 2017 and disbursements totaling $88,356.82.   Moved by Harrill, seconded by Sadler to adopt RESOLUTION 17-57 AMENDING CREDIT CARD POLICY. The resolution removes TJ Davison as an approved cardholder.   Moved by Harrill, seconded by Gaston to adopt RESOLUTION 17-58 APPROVING CLOSURE OF CITY STREETS. The resolution approves the closure of Bruce Lane from the Bluff Street intersection 320 feet south from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 for a block party.   The Council discussed a possible wage increase for the La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees. The Board of Directors has not had an increase since 1982. The three member board is currently paid $100.00 per quarter. Johnson requested a rate increase to $200.00 per quarter.Mayor Neil asked if $150.00 would be sufficient. The Clerk will prepare a wage resolution for the September 11, 2017 meeting.  The Council reviewed proposed increases to COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION FEES. The proposal would increase the fees by 10% for most service levels. The Council will formalize the increase in an ordinance at their September 11, 2017 meeting.   Moved by Sadler, seconded by Harrill to approve the Mayor’s APPOINTMENT OF TAMI KEUNE TO THE LA PORTE CITY UTILITIES BOARD OF TRUSTEES.  Keune’s term begins September 1, 2017 and runs for six years. Prior to the vote, Gaston disclosed that Keune was her aunt. Motion passed 3-0 with Johnson abstaining due to conflict of interest.   Moved by Johnson, seconded by Sadler to approve the PURCHASE OF UTILITY TRACTOR AND MOWER ATTACHMENT. The mower will be purchased from P&K Equipment for $42,947.33 after trade-in and the mower attachment will be purchased from Diamond Mowers for $12,473.00.  Moved Johnson, seconded by Gaston to approve COPIER LEASE FOR CITY HALL. The new copier will include color copying and printing capabilities while reducing the overall cost of the copier by $256.68 over the life of the lease.  Moved by Johnson, seconded by Harrill to approve the BID FOR TANKER TRUCK. The chassis is a 2018 Freightliner M-2106 with a Rosenbauer FT Tanker & Equipment. Total cost for the unit will be $232,133.00. The City was awarded a grant for $115,000.00 from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.  The remaining $117,133.00 will be paid from the Fire Department Equipment Reserve Fund.  Moved by Sadler, seconded by Johnson to adjourn at 7:37PM.   Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk   David Neil, MayorCity of La Porte CityClaims for 8/28/2017General Fund Advanced Syst, Cont 160.62 AFLAC, Ins 305.35 Airgas, Meters 190.00 Arteaga R, Rimbursement 15.00 Book Farm, Books 280.32 CECHFP, Fuel 185.14 Center Point Large Print, Books(2) 44.94 CSC, Child Support 145.34 Cowell,K, Reimbursement 15.00 Davison K, Mileage 9.93 Dewitt M, Reimbursement 25.00 Dewitt J, Popcorn Oil & Bags 15.67 Ecolab, Pest Control 58.78 EFTPS, PR Taxees 5,381.49 Ellsworth J, Reimburse 97.50 Farmers State Bank, VISA 1,814.74 Fehl M, Hobby Lobby Srp Dye 37.40 Gall’s Inc, Lithium Batteries 29.98 Gardner Plbg, Ex Deposit Reimb 500.00 Getz J, Water Aerobics 360.00 GIS Benefits, Met Life 225.50 IPERS, Pension 7,272.46 Klima H, Reimburse 15.00 Kronschnabel J, Reimburse 10.21 LPC Telephone, 742.94 LPC Utilities, Utilities 4,539.62 LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 137.27 Menards, Circ Saw W/Laser 41.49 Monkeytown, Office Supplies 266.89 Bergankdv, 25 Contract Hours 3,916.99 Overdrive, Inc., FY18 Bridges 537.82 P&K Midwest, Mower 6,229.86 Kathy P, Lifeguard Cert Reimburse 97.50 Pizza Palace, Rec Concessions 60.00 US Postmaster, Stamps 98.00 Racom Corp, EDACS Access 26.77 Sams Club, Pool Concessions 821.23 Sash, Lifeguard Cert Reimburse 97.50 Spangeburg, Ex DepReimburse 500.00 St Clair Plumbing, Valve Replace 323.46 State Library IA, Bridges Ebook 59.23 State Library IA, Database 162.10 Teamsters, Union Dues 64.44 IA Treas, State Taxes 1,599.13 US Cellular, Cell Service 149.25 Wellmark Of Iowa, Health Ins 8,856.43 Wertjes Uniforms, Pants 114.00 Total General 46,637.29 Road Use Tax Fund BH Rental, Trimmer & Guide Bar 513.43 Campbell Supply, Tools 71.52 CECHFP, Fuel 355.94 Coots Materials, Rock 1,244.16 EFTPS, PR Taxes 584.31 IPERS, Pension 862.39 LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 250.17 Menards, Circ Saw W/Laser 59.98 Star Equipment, Screed Boards 628.00 Teamsters, Union Dues 12.16 IA Treas, State Taxes 244.52 Wellmark Of Iowa, Health Ins 77.75 Total Road Use Tax 4,904.33 Economic Development Fund BHC Treas Prop Taxes 421.00 Total Economic Development 421.00 Sewer Fund A1 Septic , Pump Lift Station 250.00 CECHFP, Fuel 105.41 CSC, Child Support 61.61 EFTPS, PR Taxes 714.42 Farmers State Bank, VISA 110.47 Ferguson, Lift Station Parts 9.25 GIS Benefits, Met Life 24.61 IPERS, Pension 673.82 LPC Telephone,   93.21 LPC Utilities, Utilities 4,121.45 LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 19.20 P&K Midwest, Mower 1,540.00 Teamsters, Union Dues 9.90 IA Treas, State Taxes 199.75 US Cellular, Cell Service 37.44 USA Bluebook, Leader Hose 192.09 Utility Equipment, Test Ball 376.20 Wellmark Of Iowa, Health Ins 2,309.98 Total Sewer 10,848.81 Ambulance Fund Bound Tree Medical, Supplies 451.68 Care Ambulance, Mutual Aid 250.00 CECHFP, Fuel 56.25 Covenant Medical, Supplies 492.26 EFTPS, PR Taxes 105.12 IPERS, Pension 146.76 LPC Telephone, 123.03 LPC Utilities, Utilities 177.50 LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 59.77 US Postmaster, Stamps-2 Rolls 49.00 Racom Corp, EDACS Access 26.77 IA Treas, State Taxes 37.60 US Cellular, Cell Service 38.95 Wellmark Of Iowa, Health Ins 1,837.50 Total Ambulance 3,852.19  Total Accounts Payable 66,663.62 Payroll Checks 21,693.20 Report Total 88,356.82 Fund Recap General Fund 64,516.83 Road Use Tax Fund 6,426.31 Economic Development Fund 421.00 Sewer Fund 12,782.73 Ambulance Fund 4,209.95 Grand Total 88,356.82