FEBRUARY 2018 MINUTES

        The George City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in the City Council Chambers, 120 S. Main Street, with Mayor James L. Cuttell presiding.  Mayor Cuttell called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Calling the roll were Ande Bruinsma, Kary Conaway, Bill Koopman, Norm Riemersma, and Carola Vivian.

        Vivian made a motion to adopt the agenda.  Riemersma seconded the motion.  All cast aye votes, motion carried.

        Rebecca Gisel with Alliant Energy presented new programs that the company is offering.

        Mayor Cuttell opened the Public Hearing at 7:09pm to present Ordinance 235 to prohibit the parking of semi-trucks and semi-trailers in residential zoned districts.  No written comments were received.  Conaway introduced Ordinance 235 for the second reading.  Bruinsma seconded the motion.  Roll call vote – all cast aye votes – Bruinsma, Conaway, Koopman, Riemersma, Vivian.  Motion carried.  Bruinsma made a motion to approve the ordinance and pass it to a third reading.  Conaway seconded the motion.  Roll call vote – Bruinsma – aye, Conaway – aye, Koopman – no, Riemersma – no, Vivian – no.  Ordinance 235 did not pass with a majority vote so this ordinance is dead.  The Public Hearing session was closed at 7:18pm.

        Ebony Rahe, auditor with Williams & Company, presented the Annual Exam report to the Council.

        Annual reports were presented by the George Fire & EMS Departments.  The City wishes to thank both the Fire and EMS squads for their continued hard work and dedication to the City of George.  These folks go above and beyond the call of duty when needed!

        Conaway made a motion to approve the consent items plus a $100 donation to the After Prom Party.  Koopman seconded the motion.  All cast aye votes – motion carried.

A&B BUSINESS                  

COPIER LEASE                  

 $           263.63

ALLIANT UTILITIES            

ELEC/GAS                      

 $        5,700.07

BAKER & TAYLOR                

BOOKS                          

 $              34.90

BILL SPROCK                  

FIRE CHIEF STIPEND 1/2 YR      

 $           125.00

WELLMARK BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD

HEALTH INSURANCE              

 $           547.86

CHASE CARD SERVICE            

MLA TRAINING                  

 $              60.00

CFE                          

PARTS/FUEL                    

 $        4,165.23

COMPUTER CLINIC              

COMPUTER PARTS/LABOR          

 $           124.00

DATA TECHNOLOGIES            

W-2 FORMS                      

 $              86.81

DEKOTER, THOLE & DAWSON      

LEGAL FEES                    

 $           477.00

DENNY'S SANITATION            

DUMPSTER SERVICE              

 $        6,081.55

DERON SCHIPPER                

SNOW REMOVAL HELP              

 $              59.52

DGR ENGINEERING              

VIRGINIA ST BRDG RIP-RAP PROJ  

 $        1,988.00

ED M FELD EQUIPMENT          

SUPPLIES                      

 $           382.03

EFTPS                        

FED/FICA TAX                  

 $        3,775.65

ELWYN HOOGENDORN              

WATER DEPOSIT REFUND          

 $           200.00

EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS    

SUPPLIES                      

 $           265.59

FRONTIER TELEPHONE            

WATER TOWER PHONE              

 $              25.00

GALE/CENGAGE LEARNING        

BOOKS                          

 $           273.32

GEORGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE    

ANNUAL DUES                    

 $              75.00

GEORGE OFFICE PRODUCTS        

OFFICE SUPPLIES                

 $              28.98

GOODLAND PUMP & SUPPLY    

PUMPHOUSE PARTS FOR REPAIR    

 $        7,526.60

GUARDIAN                      

GROUP ID: 495587              

 $              12.54

HAWKINS, INC.                

CHLORINE                      

 $              20.00

HEARTLAND HARDWARE            

SUPPLIES                      

 $           246.79

IMWCA                        

WORK COMP INSURANCE            

 $           727.00

IOWA INFORMATION              

JOB OPENING ADS    

 $           794.16

IOWA ONE CALL                

LOCATES                        

 $              33.30

IPERS                        

IPERS                          

 $        2,417.49

JUDY HUGHEY                  

DEMOLITION PROGRAM PAYOUT      

 $        2,500.00

LAURIE KOERSELMAN            

MILEAGE                        

 $              65.40

LUCIUS JOHNSON                

WATER DEPOSIT REFUND          

 $           100.00

LYON COUNTY NEWS              

PUBLICATIONS                  

 $           422.33

MANGOLD ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

SAMPLE TESTING                

 $           938.00

MATHESON TRI-GAS  

OXYGEN                        

 $           128.52

MIDWEST FIRE EQUIPMENT        

ANNUAL PUMP SERVICE            

 $        1,110.63

MIDWEST TAPE                  

DVD'S                          

 $              43.03

NEW CENTURY PRESS            

JOB OPENING ADS    

 $           650.79

NW IA CLERK'S ASSOCIATION    

DUES                          

 $              25.00

NW IA COMMUNITY COLLEGE      

GEMS TRAINING                  

 $        2,280.00

NW IA SAFETY GROUP            

TRAINING                      

 $           100.00

POPULAR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE  

MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS        

 $           564.96

POST OFFICE  

POSTAGE                        

 $           286.35

PREMIER COMMUNICATIONS        

PHONE/INTERNET                

 $           231.79

RANDY JANSSEN                

WATER DEPOSIT REFUND          

 $           200.00

SANFORD HEALTH-BILLING DEPT  

GEMS PHYSICAL                  

 $           252.00

SARA SPROCK                  

1/2 YR CHIEF STIPEND          

 $           125.00

SIEBRING ELECTRIC            

SEWER LIFT LABOR              

 $           161.00

SIEBRING MANUFACTURING        

UPS CHARGES                    

 $              49.00

STERN OIL CO. INC            

EQUIPMENT FLUIDS              

 $           462.37

SUDENGA INDUSTRIES            

PARTS                          

 $           313.90

TOTAL STOP FOOD STORE        

SUPPLIES                      

 $              87.19

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA      

4TH QTR 2017 SALES TAX        

 $        2,364.00

WARNTJES PAINT & BODY        

REPAIR MIRRORS ON PLOW TRUCKS  

 $           240.00

WILLIAMS & COMPANY      

LEGAL FEES                    

 $        3,900.00

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE        

                               

 $     54,118.28

PAYROLL CHECKS                

                               

 $     12,943.54

**** PAID    TOTAL *****      

 

 $     67,061.82

EXPENSE FUNDS

REVENUE FUNDS

 

GENERAL

 $29,360.59

GENERAL

 $10,840.72

ROAD USE

 $8,431.25

ROAD USE

 $9,009.71

INSURANCE

 $1,287.40

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

 $66.52

LOCAL OPTION

 $286.27

INSURANCE

 $107.67

WATER

 $17,013.82

LOCAL OPTION

 $66,321.89

WATER DEPOSITS

 $500.00

TIF

 $10,468.01

SEWER

 $4,003.57

LIBRARY

 $286.43

GARBAGE

 $6,178.92

DEBT SERVICE

 $767.85

TOTAL =

 $67,061.82

STORM SEWER

 $2,847.25

WATER

 $10,538.01

WAT/SEW RESERVE

 $1,000.00

SEWER

 $11,947.05

GARBAGE

 $7,614.94

CEMETERY

 $360.00

TOTAL =

 $132,176.05

        The Council authorized the City Clerk to advertise for summer help.  Wages will be determined at a later date.

        The Council again discussed purchasing a new alarm system for the museum.  Koopman made a motion to approve the system pending an approved contract in place for the alarm monitoring at $20/month.  Conaway seconded the motion.  All cast aye votes, motion carried.

        Resolution No. 2018-02-214 was presented to set a date for the new FY2019 Budget hearing.  Vivian made a motion to approve said resolution and set the date for the hearing to be March 14, 2018 during the regular council meeting.  Koopman seconded the motion.  Roll call vote – all cast aye votes – Bruinsma, Conaway, Koopman, Riemersma, Vivian.  Motion carried.

        Resolution No. 2018-02-215 was presented to allow Susan Roseberry, Deputy City Clerk, to sign checks in the absence of the City Clerk or Mayor.  Conaway made a motion to approve said resolution.  Riemersma seconded the motion.  Roll call vote – all cast aye votes – Bruinsma, Conaway, Koopman, Riemersma, Vivian.  Motion carried.

        The Council discussed EPA & DNR regulations for the sewer lagoons.

        The Council discussed another truck that might be coming up for sale.  This item will be placed on the March agenda.

        The Council considered installation of deer crossing signs by the Virginia Street Bridge per the County Engineer’s recommendation.  Farm-to-Market and Snow Ordinance signs were also discussed.  This item will be placed on the March agenda.

        The Council considered hosting a NWIA League meeting.

        A Demolition Program application was presented to remove the house at 200 S. Sidney Street.  Bruinsma made a motion to approve the application.  Riemersma seconded the motion.  All cast aye votes, motion carried.

        Bruinsma made a motion to adjourn at 8:52pm.  Koopman seconded the motion.  All cast aye votes, motion carried.

        The State of Iowa requires all gross wages to be published annually.  Gross wages paid by the City of George for 2017 are as follows:  Robert Johnson - $290.25, Bob Gruis - $40,777.27, Todd Klein - $43,343.54, Laurie Koerselman - $39,492.31, Elizabeth Sprock - $10,443.49, Kayla Gerloff - $20,967.27. Brenda Gerken - $12,827.40, Clarissa Gerken - $182.00, Sara Sprock - $1,419.21, Michael Modder - $6,178.20, Ashley Stueven - $180.00, Russell Hopp - $770.00, Gerald Grave - $825.00,  Norman Riemersma – $880.00, Kary Conaway - $770.00, Bernette Weier - $1,554.00, James Cuttell - $3,600.00, Ande Bruinsma - $880.00, Taylor Carstensen - $8,476.92, Maitland Dykstra - $5,578.07, Kiely Gerken - $4,258.31, Isabelle Johnson - $3,855.76, Kayla Gerken - $1,982.81, Courtney Dykstra - $2,575.41, Mackenzie Burg - $2,954.62, Blake Johnson - $1,710.43, Jaden Klingenberg - $1,617.83, Seth Sprock - $1,374.07, Matthew Matuska - $1,273.00, Lauren Jurrens - $2,014.45, Parker Netten - $1,455.46, Emily Jensen - $1,189.29, Jim Kannegieter - $12,306.60, Austin Jensen - $1,659.84, Cole Riemersma - $2,288.72, Nyron Moore Jr. - $3,390.72, Nyron Moore Sr. - $126.96.

        All decisions made by the Council become effective upon publication.

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___________________________________Laurie Koerselman, City Clerk