Council Minutes

AUGUST 10, 2015

                The Ocheyedan City Council met Monday, August 10, 2015, in regular session in council chambers, in accordance with the laws and rules of said council.  Those present were Mayor Arlyn Pedley, Council Members: Kevin Hertz, Mark Kruger, Mike Schuck, Joe McElroy; City Clerk, Chrissi Wiersma; Jan Reiste Pedley for the Press-News; Kerry Glade, Water Superintendent; Holly Wilson, David Johnson and Kevin Heemstra. 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pedley at 7:30 p.m.

                Motion by Kruger, second by Schuck and unanimously carried to approve the meeting agenda.

                Motion by McElroy, second by Hertz and unanimously carried to approve the July 13, 2015 regular meeting and the July 27, 2015 special meeting minutes.

                Motion by Schuck, second by McElroy and unanimously carried to approve the Treasurer reports for July.

                Osceola Electric Cooperative is surveying members to gauge interest in a possible solar park. They will be holding a meeting for those interested. There was no further information given about the date or location of that meeting but the Council agreed that they would like to stay informed on the event.

                There are two individuals who have shown interest in the school building. They were invited to attend a council meeting but have not responded. If the Council continues as they have been with this project, they will have to start spending money. There will be a work session meeting on August 11 at 7:30 pm where interested community members have been invited to tour the building and offer their input as to what steps should be taken. During this discussion, David Johnson questioned why the school board has not been present at Council meetings where the building has been discussed.

                Outgoing City Clerk Chrissi Wiersma administered the Oath of Office to incoming Clerk Holly Wilson.

                Motion by Schuck, second by Kruger and voted to approve RESOLUTION 828: STREET FINANCE REPORT. Roll call vote was taken.  Ayes: 4, Nays: None.

                Motion by Kruger, second by Schuck and voted to approve RESOLUTION 829: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE CLERK TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED “CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OCHEYEDAN, IOWA.” Roll call vote was taken. Ayes: 4, Nays: None.

RESOLUTION NO. 829

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE CLERK TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED “CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OCHEYEDAN, IOWA”

                WHEREAS, the City Council has caused to be prepared and filed with the City Clerk copies of the proposed “CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OCHEYEDAN, IOWA,” and

                WHEREAS, an official copy of the proposed “CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OCHEYEDAN, IOWA,” is now on file for public inspection in the office of City Clerk of Ocheyedan, Iowa,

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a public hearing thereon will be held in the Council chambers on the 14th day of September, 2015, at 7:30 o’clock p.m., at which time and place the Council will consider arguments for or against the adoption of the proposed “CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OCHEYEDAN, IOWA,” or amendments thereto.

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk be authorized and directed to cause to be published notice of such hearing one time not less than four (4) days nor more than twenty (20) days prior to the date herein established for hearing as by law provided.

                Passed and approved this 10th day of August, 2015.

                Motion by Hertz, second by McElroy and unanimously carried to approve a building permit for construction of a 10’ x 12’ metal storage shed at 969 Cherry Street. Approval was contingent on project being within regulated setbacks.

                There was discussion on obtaining new truck parking signs. They need to be ordered. A public hearing will be held in September. Motion by Hertz, second by Kruger and unanimously carried to make arrangements with Kevin Heemstra to make the signs.

                Nuisance letters will be sent to two property owners regarding mowing and junk vehicles.

                Motion by Wiersma, second by Kruger and unanimously carried to allow the payment of the following bills, as well as the employee timesheets for July:

Adam Hoekstra Repair

Loader Repair

 $            593.22

Alden Pool

Gas Chlorinator

 $            815.00

Alliant Energy

Electricity

 $         2,011.47

Baker & Taylor

Library Books

 $            254.17

Barb Hoekstra

Treasurer

 $            150.00

Brown Supply

Water Supplies

 $            605.99

Business Forms & Accounting

Meter Sheets

 $            121.75

Card Services

Library Materials

 $              46.69

CEA

Park Supplies & Sidewalk Paint

 $              54.45

Chrissi Wiersma

Clerk School Expenses & Computer Reimbursement

 $            178.16

Cooperative Energy

Fuel for Vehicles & LP

 $            664.21

Gary Crandall

Mowing

 $         1,037.50

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Clerk School Hotel & Food expense

 $            204.36

Hawkins

Chemicals

 $                5.00

ILA Conference

Library Registration & Banquet

 $            115.00

Iowa DNR

Wastewater Permit

 $            210.00

Iowa Library Services

EBSCO - Library

 $              49.50

Iowa Rural Water

Annual Water Conference

 $            130.00

Kerry Glade

Cellphone Reimbursement

 $              10.00

Mangold

Wastewater Testing

 $              39.00

Marlin Laverman

Landscaping

 $            230.00

Ocheyedan Public Library

Postage

 $              20.00

Osceola County Auditor

Special Election Expense

 $            582.65

Osceola County Rural Water

Loan & Water Usage

 $            727.93

Osceola County Treasurer

Police Protection - August 2015

 $         2,257.09

Osceola Electric Cooperative

Electricity to Well & Lagoon

 $            340.17

PC Advantage

Library Computer Repair

 $              25.00

Storey Kenworthy

Utility Bills

 $              64.00

The Press

Publications

 $            188.58

TopKote

Sealcoating

 $       44,304.00

Town & Country

Garbage Pick up- July 2015

 $         3,240.14

Z-Machine

Water Testing Freight

 $              25.90

     

City Employees

 

 $         7,800.46

Total

 

 $    71,056.79

Kevin Heemstra asked if the City is responsible for heating the school building. The School Board has not yet had a formal vote on this issue. The general consensus of the Council is that it is still the School’s responsibility.

Motion by Kruger, second by Schuck and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting.

   

FUND                                     REVENUES          EXPENSES

General                                  $    4,342.32          $ 13,916.14

Library                                   $         27.65          $   2,531.82

Unified Law                          $         43.57          $          0.00

Road Use                              $           0.00           $   1,010.93

Employee Benefits              $       122.78          $      974.61

Emergency Fund                 $         20.43          $          0.00

Local Option Sales Tax      $    6,853.29          $          0.00

Debt Service                         $         28.25          $          0.00

Water                                     $    6,059.16          $   4,292.57

Sewer                                     $    4,664.10          $   1,279.94