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.
BAKER & TAYLOR
FIRE CHIEF STIPEND 1/2 YR
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD
CHASE CARD SERVICE
DEKOTER, THOLE & DAWSON
SNOW REMOVAL HELP
VIRGINIA ST BRDG RIP-RAP PROJ
ED M FELD EQUIPMENT
WATER DEPOSIT REFUND
EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS
WATER TOWER PHONE
GEORGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
GEORGE OFFICE PRODUCTS
GOODLAND PUMP & SUPPLY
PUMPHOUSE PARTS FOR REPAIR
GROUP ID: 495587
WORK COMP INSURANCE
JOB OPENING ADS
IOWA ONE CALL
DEMOLITION PROGRAM PAYOUT
WATER DEPOSIT REFUND
LYON COUNTY NEWS
MANGOLD ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING
MIDWEST FIRE EQUIPMENT
ANNUAL PUMP SERVICE
NEW CENTURY PRESS
JOB OPENING ADS
NW IA CLERK'S ASSOCIATION
NW IA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NW IA SAFETY GROUP
POPULAR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
WATER DEPOSIT REFUND
SANFORD HEALTH-BILLING DEPT
1/2 YR CHIEF STIPEND
SEWER LIFT LABOR
STERN OIL CO. INC
TOTAL STOP FOOD STORE
TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA
4TH QTR 2017 SALES TAX
WARNTJES PAINT & BODY
REPAIR MIRRORS ON PLOW TRUCKS
WILLIAMS & COMPANY
TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
**** PAID TOTAL *****
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