COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS October 9, 2017 

The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on October 9, 2017. Mayor David Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Eric Allsup, Jasmine Gaston, Kristi Harrill, Mike Johnson and Brent Sadler present.  Also present were Angie Hutton, Jeff McFarland, Tim Smith, Sarah Logan, Gary Murphy and Amanda Stocks.  Unless otherwise noted, all actions passed by affirmative and unanimous vote of the council members present.    Moved by Allsup, seconded by Gaston to approve the agenda.  Angie Hutton addressed the Council regarding a request to paint the back of the fire station jail on the second story.  Museum volunteers are not comfortable working on ladder, and Hutton asked if the City had something else they could use. Johnson indicated that the Utilities’ bucket truck could be used, most likely in the spring. Hutton also asked the Council to consider allowing Museum admission revenues be used for marketing and promotions. Currently admission revenues are used to offset museum building and maintenance expenses.    Moved by Johnson, seconded by Allsup to approve the CONSENT AGENDA including the following: Minutes of September 25, 2017, disbursements, totaling $186,982.21, Clerk’s Report, Police Report and Administrative Report for September 2017 and Recreation and Aquatic Center Financials for the 2017 season.   Moved by Allsup, seconded by Harrill to RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE NOTICE OF RETIREMENT.  Police Chief Larry Feaker will retire effective December 15, 2017.  Moved by Sadler, seconded by Johnson to ADOPT RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS AND APPRECIATION TO POLICE CHIEF LARRY FEAKER ON HIS RETIREMENT AND SERVICE TO THE CITY OF LA PORTE CITY.   Moved by Johnson, seconded by Allsup to approve LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR BLACK HAWK GAMING ASSOCIATION.  The letter expresses the City’s opposition to a proposed new casino in Cedar Rapids due to the likely cannibalization of revenues from the Isle Casino in Waterloo.   Moved by Allsup, seconded by Sadler to APPROVE APPOINTMENTS TO THE LA PORTE CITY FIRE RESCUE SERVICE.  Sydney Stout, Mike Scheel and Carter Moore were appointed probationary members of the La Porte City Fire Rescue Service.   Moved by Allsup, seconded by Sadler to approve RESOLUTION 17-66 SETTING SALARY FOR PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE. The resolution sets the salary for Frank Laniohan at $18.27/hr as a public works employee with a Grade II Waste Water Operator’s Permit.    Moved by Sadler, seconded by Harrill to go into CLOSED SESSION at 7:21PM pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(c) the City Council will enter into closed session as provided in Section 21.5(c) of the Iowa Code “To discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation.”  The Council returned to open session at 8:08PM                    Moved by Harrill, seconded by Sadler instructing City Attorney Laura Folkerts to draft a loan modification agreement for Patrick and Brandi Baker, subject to Council approval at a special meeting on October 16, 2017.   Moved by Johnson, seconded by Allsup to adjourn at 8:14PM.   Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk   David Neil, MayorCity of La Porte City Claims for 10/09/2017General Fund Advanced Syst, Contract 24.46 AFLAC, Ins 305.35 BH Waste, Contract 15,118.95 Black Hills, Natural Gas 877.42 City Laundering, Cleaning 311.92 CSC, Child Support 20.70 Craft L, 5 Hours Of Writing 50.00 EBS, Health Ins Admin 122.74 EFTPS, PR Taxes 4,464.81 EBS, Sept 17 Flex 1,241.65 GIS Benefits, Met Life 49.98 IA Pub Safety, Mail Box Q3 300.00 IA league of Cities, Training 90.00 IAWD Q3-17 Unemployment 142.63 IPERS, Pension 10,122.19 La Porte City Printing, Pubs 214.87 LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 103.39 McFarland Jeff, Mileage 226.10 Monkeytown, Supplies 106.56 Mutual Of Omaha, Ins 93.16 On-Site, Document Destruction 45.00 Orkin Pest Control, Pest Control 68.75 Radar Road Tec, 3 Radar Cert 105.00 Sled Shed, Edger & Blade 5.90 Superior, Fire Extinguisher Repair 70.75 Teamsters, Union Dues 67.30 IA Treasurer, State Taxes 2,240.69 Varsity Cleaners, Cleaning 151.50 Wex Bank, Fuel 735.92 Whittlesey J, Mileage 85.68 Total General Fund 37,563.37 Road Use Tax Fund Aspro Inc, Overlay – 5 Streets 38,450.00 Black Hills Energy, Natural Gas 33.04 CSC, Child Support 186.25 Coots Materials, Rock 263.35 Schmitz & Sons, Drive Reconst 4,370.00 EFTPS, PR Taxes 1,104.21 Harrison Truck, Switch Pressure 10.66 Hotsy Cleaning, Sweeper Repairs 749.04 IPERS, Pension 1,962.38 LPC  Motor Supply, Supplies 557.62 Sled Shed, Edger & Blade 398.60 Stetson Bldg Products, Supplies 113.16 Teamsters, Union Dues 37.16 IA Treasurer, State Taxes 603.31 Total Road Use Tax 48,838.78 Employee Benefits Fund EMC Insurance, Deductible 500.00 Total Employee Benefits 500.00 Economic Development Fund BHC Recorder, Record Mortgage 47.00 Total Economic Development 47.00 Capital Project Fund Aspro Inc, Overlay – 5 Streets 34,000.00 Total Capital Project 34,000.00 DTR CDBG Grant Fund Cardinal Const, Pay App 13 31,315.44 DTR CDBG Grant  31,315.44 Sewer Fund Aspro Inc, Overlay – 5 Streets 11,942.00 Central Iowa Distr, Gloves & Street Brooms 421.00 City Laundering, Cleaning 147.74 EBS, Health Ins Admin 27.28 EFTPS, PR Taxes 283.78 GIS Benefits, Met Life 7.47 IAWD, Q3-17 Unemployment 4.57 IPERS, Pension 700.20 Mutual Of Omaha, Ins 12.98 Teamsters, Union Dues 3.04 Test America Inc, Testing 782.25 IA Treasurer, State Taxes 205.80 Total Sewer 14,538.11 Ambulance Fund Black Hills Energy, Natural Gas 30.95 Bound Tree Medical, Supplies 23.38 Covenant , Mutual Aid 256.00 EFTPS,PR Taxes 105.12 Hawkeye CC, Ems CEH 150.00 Image Trend, Support-Annual 824.00 IPERS, Pension 220.14 Orkin Pest Control, Pest Control 18.27 Superior, Fire Extinguisher Repair 45.99 IA Treasurer, State Taxes 57.20 Varsity Cleaners, Uniform Cleaning 6.00 Wex Bank, Fuel 247.98 Total Ambulance 1,985.03  Total Account Payable 168,787.73 Total Payroll 18,194.48 Report Total 186,982.21 Fund RecapGeneral Fund 51,886.09 Road Use Tax Fund 51,538.53 Employee Benefits Fund 500.00 Economic Development Fund 47.00 Capital Project Fund 34,000.00 DTR CDBG Grant Fund 31,315.44 Sewer Fund 15,352.36 Ambulance Fund 2,342.79 Grand Total 186,982.21            September 2017 Receipts General 68,999.17 Road Use Tax 29,874.53 Equipment Replacement 1,691.00 Employee Benefits 5,258.44 Special Revenue TIF 4,458.87 Economic Development 2,121.53 Debt Service 6,528.26 DTR CDBG Grant 135,335.00 Permanent Funds 2,151.72 Sewer 29,717.80 Ambulance 15,681.57 September 2017 Receipts 301,817.89