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City Council Meeting Minutes 6/12/2019

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Mayor James opened the public hearing on the rezoning of Parcel B of the SW ¼ of Section 1, T80N R26W of the 5th P.M., City of Granger, Iowa from A-1 to R-3 at 7::00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa, 50109.  With no written or oral comments, the public hearing was closed.

Mayor James opened the regular City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bice, Saak, Schutt         Not Present:  Bermel

Backous made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

The Plan and Zoning Commission met on June 5th and they would like to recommend that the City Council consider changing the zoning classification of certain real estate within the City limits of Granger from A-1 to R-3.  Action on Ordinance No. 380 – rezoning Parcel B of the SW ¼ of Section 1, T80N R26W of the 5th P.M., City of Granger, Iowa from A-1 (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Multi-Family Residential District), first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Backous made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Nick Iwig the owner of Metal Artisans which is a custom design build install metal solutions organization mentioned they are currently interested in purchasing the LeafGuard property that is for sale.  They are also interested in the parking lot across from the LeafGuard building in hopes to utilize that short-term as potential outside boat and RV storage to generate cash flow for a long-term goal of turning that into an expansion of their business.  He just wanted to introduce himself, express an interest and get an idea of what the community of Granger is looking for in businesses.

Keven Crawford with Cooper Crawford & Associates presented on the revised proposal for development of Ironwood Plat 4. The revisions were made based on what the City Council expressed at the May Council meeting which were the street widths and the lot sizes on Cedar Street.  Action by Council to initiate rezoning of Lots 32 through 35 and Outlot Y, Ironwood Estates Plat 3, from R-1-A and Ironwood Estates PUD Zoning Districts to Ironwood Estates Conservancy Planned Unit Development Zoning District, and referral of rezoning to Plan and Zoning Commission was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  3 Ayes, 1 Naye.  Action to set public hearing on rezoning for 7 p.m. for August 14, 2019 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Engineer Veenstra mentioned the contractors for Metro Concrete is making progress on the grading and seeding for the 2018 Sidewalk Improvements Project.  The punch list will be updated and sent out after the seeding is finished.  There are a couple issues left to resolve on the 2017 Sidewalk Improvements Project with a scheduled walk through for next week and then the punch list will be updated at that time.

Public Works Report – Action on Ordinance No. 382 – providing for certain required stops and no parking zones in Ironwood Estates Plat 3, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Backous made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Action on requiring sidewalk construction on a lot in Carefree Estates Plat 1 and a lot in Twin Eagles Plat 2 with the Mayor to sign the notice and giving the owners of the lots until June 30, 2020 to complete, was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Police Report – From 5/6/19 – 6/9/19 reported 1 no trespass order completed, 1 possible child abuse, 9 ambulance calls, 5 animal calls, 1 dog at large citation issued, 2 dog bites, 2 assaults, 1 impaired driver, 1 theft arrest warrant issued, 1 parking complaint citation issued, 1 debris on roadway, 1 tall grass complaint, 1 child custody issue, 3 erratic drivers, 2 fires, 1 stabbing, 2 wrong way drivers, 1 theft, 1 civil standby, 1 domestic, 4 accidents, 2 suspicious persons, 1 suspicious vehicle, 2 harassments, 1 suicidal subject, 18 citations, 5 warnings and 7 other agency assists.  Action to change Chris Knouse’s status to full-time effective July 1, 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to increase Chris Knouse’s pay rate from $20 an hour to $24.76 an hour, effective July 1, 2019 was approved by Saak, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Fire/EMS May Report shows there were 11 EMS calls, 1 mutual aid, 4 motor vehicle calls and 3 fire calls.

Parks and Recreation Report – Jennifer reported that there were 34 students enrolled in the swim lessons program that was partnered through Ankeny and it is going well.  The first Movie in the Park will be Friday, June 28th and the movie that will be shown is Jumanji.  The Parks and Rec Board for July will be moved to Monday, July 1st.  The freezer meal class for June has been cancelled due to low numbers.  The Peak Prospects college games for June and July will be held at the high school baseball field.  The community center sign out front will be getting a new look and should be completed in the next couple of weeks.  Jennifer will be looking into options for virtual and streaming adult fitness classes.  Action to allow Julie Stanger to rent the community center for a July event at the resident rate was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action on Resolution 2019-14 – allowing non-resident employees of the City to rent the community center at the resident rate was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Granger Days 2019 – Granger Days will be held Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th.  Some of the events being held will be the 2nd Annual 5k/Fun Run, Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast at the Assumption Church, parade, kid push pedal pull tractor, live music by Tom Acton and David Watson, beer garden, WG FFA petting zoo, cow pie bingo, inflatables, face painting, gaga ball, volleyball tournament, fireman water games, bags tournament, movie in the park, food trucks and firetrucks.  Go to the Granger Days Facebook page for more information.  Action to approve contract with Classic Events & Parties for tents and a stage in the amount of $1,442.32 was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  Action to approve contract with J & M Displays for fireworks in the amount of $3,500 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve the multiple year agreement extension with J & M Displays through year 2022 for a 15% bonus product was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Library Board of Trustees – Action to accept resignation of Deanna Blagg was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve Mayor’s reappointment of Carina Degase for term ending June 30, 2025 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve Mayor’s reappointment of Pam Claussen as a nonresident member, for term ending June 30, 2025 subject to approval of Polk County Board of Supervisors was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action to approve employee compensation adjustments at a rate of 3% effective July 1, 2019, was approved by Saak, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Bice reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Schutt made motion to approve the report, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Mayor appointed Saak to replace Bice as a member of the Finance Committee starting in July 2019.

Bice made motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action to accept resignation of City Attorney Ralph R. Brown effective June 30, 2019 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve Mayor’s appointment of Benjamin L. Rouse as City Attorney effective July 1, 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Mayor James will be out of town for the July City Council meeting so Mayor Pro-Tempore Jodi Bermel will be conducting the meeting.  Mayor James asked the City Council to consider signing up to volunteer for Granger Days.  They need help with the 5k/Fun Run, setting up at the park, the kiddie corner, serving beer and tearing down at the end of the day.

Meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

MAY 2019 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 A King’s Throne  Portable Bathroom for Community Center Rec Center  $      150.00
 Access Systems  Wireless Access Point at Community Center  $      436.94
 Access Systems  Docking Station for Community Center Computer  $      310.26
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $      361.45
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $      625.74
 Acco  Chemical Injection Valves  $      183.80
 AccuJet, LLC  Vac Out Water Main Break  $   1,019.87
 AccuJet, LLC  Hydro Water Main Line with Break  $      728.48
 AED Superstore  AED for Concession Building  $   1,964.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      255.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      228.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      255.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      240.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      148.50
 Allied Systems, Inc.  Pump Monitor Relay  $      375.00
 Ankeny Sanitation  Clean Up Day  $   8,774.76
 AnyPromo.com  Insect Repellent Pen Sprayer – Movies in the Park  $      226.13
 AnyPromo.com  Reflective Slap Bracelets  $      484.76
 AnyPromo.com  Dart Click Ballpoint Pens  $        89.06
 Assumption Church  Special Event Insurance for using their Parking Lot for Fireman Games – Granger Days  $        50.00
 Background Investigation Bureau  Background Checks on Summer Camp Employees  $        23.90
 Baker Electric  Electrical for New Projector Mount – Community Center Meeting Room  $   1,250.00
 Baker Electric  Removal of Old Oven/Gas Line Decommissioning – Community Center  $   2,150.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        47.94
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        20.29
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD  $        85.06
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        15.99
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        44.73
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        47.95
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $        60.47
 Bert Gurney & Associates, Inc.  Analog Outputs/Sensor Connections  $      925.00
 Bohlmann, Inc.  Push Button Assembly on Drinking Fountain  $        49.75
 Bomgaars  Circuit Breakers/Stop Valves  $        53.95
 Bomgaars  Hi-Light Weed Spray Dye  $        32.99
 Bomgaars  Hitch Pin/Glove/Protective Glasses  $        43.46
 Bomgaars  Hitch Pin  $        14.98
 Bound Tree Medical  Bandage/Gauze Pads/Gloves/Oral Nasal Tubing/Splint/IV Sol/EKG Paper/Conv Bag  $      220.58
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for June 2019  $   2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Mower Blades  $      228.72
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Blades/Filter Oil/Filter Fuel/Filter Hydraulic Cartridge  $      229.64
 Casey’s Business MasterCard  Fuel  $   1,396.11
 Century Laundry Distributing, Inc.  Washer/Extractor  $   5,528.00
 Channing Bete Co.  Coloring & Activity Books/Posters/Stickers – Safety Town  $      149.07
 Copy Systems, Inc.  Repair Folder/Inserter Equipment/Trip Charges  $      191.50
 Core & Main  Hex Bolt & Nut Kit  $        29.64
 Core & Main  Hex Bolt & Nut Kits/Pipe Gaskets  $        66.84
 Core & Main  Hub Clamp  $      133.96
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $        24.05
 D&K Products  Razor Pro Turf Maintenance  $      197.50
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Demco  Avery Laser Labels/Clear Glossy Label Protectors  $        81.53
 Durham School Services  Swimming Lessons Transportation Charges  $   1,050.00
 Elite Electric & Utility Contractors  Jet Sewer Line N. Side of Rose Street – Benbow Residence  $      300.00
 Enaqua  Port Powered Hub  $      446.80
 ESO Solutions, Inc.  Annual CAD Integration Software for 6/7/19-6/6/20  $   2,985.00
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  May Billing  $      185.67
 Freedom First Aid & Safety  Replenish First Aid Kit at City Hall  $        31.20
 G & L Clothing  Clothing for Mullins  $      236.61
 Galls  Clothing for Knouse  $      763.93
 Galls  Clothing for Owen  $      176.96
 Geneser Repair  Repair Snow Plow Cylinder/Tear Down & Inspect Old Cylinder  $      383.00
 Genus Landscape Architects  Professional Services thru April 2019 – Construction Admin on Granger Trail Hub  $      651.85
 Grout Museum District  Star Lab Program/Transportation Charge – Library  $      362.00
 Hach Company  Ascorbic Acid/Alkaline Cyanide/Pan Ind Solution/Ferrover Iron Reagent  $      189.56
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Harney Industries, Inc.  Concrete Tear Out, Repair and Replace due to Water Main Repairs w/ Add Curbing  $   9,334.45
 Harney Industries, Inc.  Sidewalks for Concrete Corn Holes at Centennial Park  $   2,244.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine & Sodium Permanganate  $   1,370.52
 IEMSA  Annual Membership Dues for Feick  $      100.00
 Invictus Construction Management  Removal of One Wall to Make Two Rooms – Community Center  $   3,995.00
 Iowa League of Cities  Annual Membership Dues 7/1/19-6/30/20  $      957.00
 Iowa One Call  811 E-Mails  $        70.20
 Iowa Prison Industries  Hinged Stop Signs for School Crossing on State and Main Streets  $      183.48
 Iowa State University Extension  Instructor Payment for Babysitting Classes  $      440.00
 Jetco  Repair UV System that was Unable to Communicate with the Bulbs  $      275.10
 Jetco  Troubleshoot & Repair System after Lightning Strike  $ 15,874.12
 Jones Creek Apparel  Parks & Rec Staff Shirts  $      182.25
 Kempker’s True Value  Wire Rope Clips/Galvanized Cable  $      201.90
 Kinetico Water  Water Filters for Community Center  $      354.00
 Kuehl Brothers  Backhoe w/ Operator and Man – Tore Out Street, Dug Up Water Main on N. Side of Town  $   1,000.00
 Kuehl Brothers  Backhoe w/ Operator and Man – Dug Up Water Valve at State & Sycamore Streets  $   2,250.00
 LeafGuard by HIS  Concession Building Window Replacement  $      650.00
 MAFCO Buildings  Water Main Repairs  $   1,580.00
 Mangela Construction  Ceiling & FRP Panel Installation for Concession Building  $   1,314.12
 Mercy College of Health Sciences  Landing Zone Training CEH Hours  $        10.00
 Midwest Overhead Garage Doors  Installed New Insulated Door on Salt Shed  $   2,154.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Municipal Pipe Services, Inc.  Install Line Stops in Main so Valve could be Replaced  $   5,000.00
 Municipal Pipe Services, Inc.  Parts to Fix Water Main Break on State Street  $      975.00
 Municipal Supply, Inc.  Valve Oil  $   1,316.00
 Office Depot  Toner/Dry Erase Markers  $      163.86
 Office Depot  Toner Credit Return  $     (82.99)
 Office Depot  Plastic Forks  $        15.56
 Office Depot  Toner/Dry Erase Wall Calendar/Binder Clips  $      113.40
 Office Depot  Audio Extension Cable  $          6.27
 Office Depot  Packing Tape/Ink  $        40.38
 Office Depot  Staples  $          2.53
 Office Depot  Binders  $        10.88
 Office Depot  Paper Bowls  $          9.69
 Office Depot  Clipboard  $          3.03
 Office Depot  Copy Paper  $        39.99
 Office Depot  Copy Paper/Toner/Cleaning Duster/Markers/Pens  $      161.62
 Office Depot  Paper Bowls Credit Return  $       (9.69)
 Oriental Trading  Bendables/Sticky Stars  $        95.34
 Oriental Trading  Space Stickers/Solar System Sticker Scene/Make Your Own Stickers/Roll Stickers  $        28.73
 Oriental Trading  Cosmic Flying Disks/Roll Stickers/Foam Rockets/Planet Sticker Scene/Planet Cutouts  $        85.01
 Oriental Trading  Happy Mom Day Picture Frame/Flower Bouquet Kit/Ornamets Kit/Magnet/Photo Frame  $        39.02
 Outdoor Ping Pong Tables  Concrete Cornhole Game Boards for Centennial Park  $   3,537.00
 Petty Cash  Replenish Petty Cash Fund up to $200  $      102.86
 Physio-Control, Inc.  LUCAS Service Agreement for 5/21/19-6/30/19  $      126.67
 Physio-Control, Inc.  AED Lifepak 1000  $   2,502.86
 Pink Stew Entertainment  Balloon Workshop for Summer Camp  $        95.00
 Pink Stew Entertainment  Clowd Ed for Summer Camp  $        40.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $      194.05
 Professional Rescue Innovations  Water Helmets/Ice Suits  $      700.00
 Pro-Vision Video Systems  HD Body Cameras – Police  $      590.00
 Quick Oil Co.  PowerMax Diesel Fuel  $      507.00
 Racom  EDACS Access/BEON Access  $      494.05
 Racom  Antennas/Batteries  $   1,747.50
 Radar Road Tec  MPH Scout Complete Rechargeable Handheld Charge for Radar – Police  $   1,049.00
 Ramsey, Katie  Babysitting Class Action Photos  $        65.00
 Reserve Account  Postage  $   1,200.00
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $      280.00
 S & S Worldwide, Inc.  Blast Off Rocket Frame Craft Kit – Library  $        19.99
 S & S Worldwide, Inc.  Educraft Kaleidoscope Craft Kit/Finger Rocket Craft Kit/Alien Robot Craft Kit – Library  $        52.98
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies  $        64.64
 Sandry Fire Supply  Facepiece/Facepiece Testing/In-House Service Fee  $      193.11
 Science Center of Iowa  Global Soundscape Outreach for Summer Camp  $      500.00
 Signature Signs & Graphics Studio  Banners for Movie in the Park and Yoga in the Park  $      303.12
 Signature Signs & Graphics Studio  New Sign for Outfront of Community Center  $   1,427.97
 Smith Mills Schrock Blades Monthei  High Risk Policy Manual Update – Police  $   5,000.00
 Stanley Steemer Des Moines  Carpets Cleaned at Community Center  $      525.00
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $      130.00
 Strauss Security Systems  Quarterly Brivo Hosting Fee  $        57.00
 Strauss Security Systems  Extra Storage Key for the Community Center  $        15.00
 Storey Kenworthy/Matt Parrott  Granger Police Not of Violation Forms  $      126.02
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Suez Utility Service Co., Inc.  Ice Pigging Project  $ 77,500.00
 Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.  Summer Movie Licenses for Movie in the Park 2019  $      845.00
 Sylvan Learning – Johnston  Instructor Payment  $      256.00
 Sylvan Learning – Johnston  Instructor Payment  $      236.00
 Sylvan Learning – Johnston  Instructor Payment  $      236.00
 Terminal Supply Co.  Shrink Quick Disconnect/Spade Terminal/Ring Terminal  $      113.14
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Dismounted and Mounted Lawn Mower Tire  $        17.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Check and Replace Evap Purge Valve/Cleared Codes/Test Drove  $      155.82
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Replace Frost Plug/Topped Off Coolant/Test Drove/No Leaks  $      309.93
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Replaced Wiper Blades/MTP-65 HD Battery Replaced  $      189.95
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Lube, Oil and Filter Service  $        38.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Hydraulic Fluid for Skid Loader/Blew Hose  $        93.75
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Dismounted and Mounted Rear Mower Tires  $      204.26
 Tiernan’s Service Center  1″ Ball Hone  $        28.28
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Lube, Oil and Filter Service/Rotate Tires  $        60.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Lube, Oil and Filter Service/Def Fluid/Rotate Tires/Fuel Filter Replaced  $      343.41
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Repl Air Dryer/Air Filter/Rem Tires and Cleaned all Sat and Corr/Lubed Studs/Adj Brakes  $      651.03
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Check and Repl Brake Light Switch/Repl One Way Check Valve for Overnight Air Supply  $      235.48
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 UPS  Shipping  $        53.80
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Construction  $   1,300.62
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Sidewalk Improvements Program 2017  $      119.06
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Sidewalk Improvements Program 2018  $      485.20
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for April 2019  $   7,494.00
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $        88.05
 Walsh Door & Security  Bathroom Door Service Call for Concession Building  $      158.00
 Walsh Door & Security  Hinge Repair on Bathroom Doors at Concession Building  $      533.66
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 5/1-5/31/19  $   7,475.20
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $      113.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        86.08
 Westrum Leak Detection  2019 Leak Detection Survey  $      750.00
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $      338.00
 Woodward-Granger CSD  Swimming Lessons/Summer Camp Transportation Charges  $   1,127.50
 Ziegler, Inc.  Preventive Maintenance on Lift Station Generator for 6/1/19-5/31/20  $   1,377.99
 TOTAL  $218,366.45
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 87,911.01
 Road Use Tax Fund  $ 13,131.35
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $ 77,500.00
 Water Fund  $ 17,722.65
 Sewer Fund  $ 22,101.44
 TOTAL  $218,366.45
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 69,440.05
 Road Use Tax Fund  $ 15,021.43
 Employee Benefits Fund  $   5,578.56
 Emergency Fund  $   1,066.30
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $ 15,693.70
 TIF Fund  $   9,925.62
 Debt Service Fund  $ 21,683.39
 Water Fund  $ 22,649.26
 Sewer Fund  $ 41,305.52
 TOTAL  $202,363.83

 

Special City Council Meeting Minutes 5/22/2019

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Mayor Pro-Tempore Jodi Bermel opened the Special City Council Meeting at 6:05 p.m. at Granger City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bermel, Bice, Schutt               Not Present:  Saak

Backous made motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Wendy Goering – WenDelicious Food Truck – request to waive time restrictions on transient merchant license (Code Section 122.10 limits license to between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.) to allow service every other Monday until 9 p.m. starting June 3, 2019 through December 31, 2019 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  3 Ayes, 1 Naye.  WenDelicious Food Truck will be set up across from Casey’s on the Manning-Seivert parking lot on Sycamore Street.

Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

________________________________

Jodi Bermel, Mayor Pro-Tempore

Attest:     __________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

City Council Meeting Minutes 5/8/2019

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Mayor James opened the public hearing on the amendment to FY 2018-2019 Granger City Budget at 7::00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa, 50109.  With no written or oral comments, the public hearing was closed.

Mayor James opened the regular City Council meeting at 7:01 p.m.

Roll Call:  Present:  Bermel, Bice, Saak, Schutt           Not Present:  Backous

Schutt made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

David and Dannelle Thompson at 2414 White Oak Lane request to waiver sewer charges on second month’s billing resulting from a water hose left on.  Schutt made motion to approve waiving $5 from sewer charges, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Mark and Diane Kepford at 2101 Broadway Street request to waiver sewer charges resulting from water leak.  Schutt made motion to approve waiving $140 from sewer charges, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Jeffrey Topalovich request to close Walnut Street adjacent to houses 1902, 1903, and 1905 on Sunday, June 30 from Noon to 9 p.m. for a block party was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Jeffrey will provide the necessary orange cones to close that section of the street.

John Kline and Keven Crawford presented on the proposal for development of Ironwood Plat 4.  The proposal is to loop Birch and Maple Streets and have a swale and landscape buffer between Cedar Street and the loop.  The lots proposed along Cedar Street would be 50 foot lots with more affordable beginner homes.  There has been a high demand for that in other areas, so they would like to propose it here in Granger.  They are proposing to have 26 foot streets in the cul de sacs which is the statewide standard and 31 foot street on Cedar Street.  They are proposing to have a park in the northwest corner of the development whether it would be public or private with access off the cul de sacs with sidewalks.  The Council was concerned with the size of the east and west street being 26 feet wide.  The price would range from $190,000 to $230,000 at 1100 to 1200 square foot homes for the 50 foot lots.  The Council was concerned with the 50 foot lots as well.  John Kline mentioned they will go back and revise the proposal to include 28 or 31 foot street going east and west and take out a few 50 foot lots and they will come back next month with the revisions.  The next step would be to go through the rezoning process which needs to be done before the development can move forward and they hope to start in the Fall.

Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project – Partial Payment Estimate No. 1 – Caliber Concrete, LLC – $26,286.50 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  The project is 63% completed.

2009 Water Plant Financing – reduction by State of Iowa SRF Program of interest rate from 3% to 1.75% which is a savings of $107,937 in interest to June 1, 2028.  Due to growth in the program and careful financial management, the SRF Program can offer this lower interest rate on all existing SRF Loans that are at least 10 years old.  Because this interest rate reduction changes the terms of the original SRF Loan agreements, our bond counsel amended the documents related to our SRF Loans.  The $1,400,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Note, Series 2009 (rate reset) – action on Resolution 2019-10 – approving and authorizing Amendment to Loan and Disbursement Agreement by and between the City of Granger, Iowa and the Iowa Finance Authority, and authorizing and providing for the reissuance of the outstanding principal amount of the $1,400,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Note, Series 2009; and amending tax levies securing said loan was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  The $700,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Note, Series 2009 (rate reset) – action on Resolution 2019-11 – approving and authorizing Amendment to Loan and Disbursement Agreement by and between the City of Granger, Iowa and the Iowa Finance Authority, and authorizing and providing for the reissuance of the outstanding principal amount of the $700,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Note, Series 2009 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve and authorize Mayor and Clerk to sign the Supplemental Tax Certificate was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2019-12 – approving the Capital Improvement Program was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2019-13 – adopting amendment to 2018-2019 Granger City Budget was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Public Works Report – Harney Industries will be doing curb work throughout town including putting in the curb in front of Vermaas’ property.  Jarrod Sturtz received a quote to replace the sewer line between Benbow and Herrold’s properties in the amount of $20,000.  The plan is to bore in due to being 15 feet deep.  The Ice Pigging Project began on Monday.  Twin Eagles Development started today and will resume on Friday.  The plan is to do the original part of town next week.

Police Report – From 4/18/19 – 5/5/19 reported 4 ambulance calls, 4 animal calls, 2 thefts, 1 suicidal subject, 1 harassment, 1 unsecured load, 8 public assists, 3 illegal parking, 2 accidents, 2 suspicious persons, 3 suspicious vehicles, 2 domestic calls, 2 welfare checks, 2 erratic drivers, 1 possible sex abuse, 12 citations, 5 warnings and 5 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS April Report shows there were 18 EMS calls, 1 mutual aid, 4 motor vehicle calls and 5 fire calls.

EMS Department Report – Action to approve 4-year service contract for LUCAS equipment with Physio Control, Inc. was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  LUCAS stands for Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System which is equipment that mechanically does chest compressions.

Parks and Recreation Report – Jennifer Harned would like to donate a free rental for Partners of the Parks to use for their silent auction for the Red Solo Cup Event.  She mentioned we have donated a building rental for the Red Solo Cup the last couple of years.  Action to allow Partners of the Parks a free Community Center rental for auction item for Red Solo Cup was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  Harned mentioned it is recommended from the Parks & Rec Board to only allow a resident rate for employees of the City of Granger.  The discussion of distinguishing what counts as an “active member” of a volunteer group was a concern of the board.  The Council mentioned that we could distinguish who would receive the resident rate as an employee by those who receive an actual paycheck from the City.  Possible discussion and action at the June City Council meeting.  Harned mentioned the acoustics will be finished next week at the Community Center.  The Parks & Rec Board approved to allow Stone Bridge Church to put vinyl decals in the storage room where the chairs and tables are stored.  They use this space for church nursery and would like to place these in the room as a permanent fixture.  Harned would like to give Sharon Wiese and Erin Kamp a 3% raise beginning July 1.  They both will be working for a third summer.  They have returned each summer and done a wonderful job running our summer camps.  Sharon’s rate would increase from $10 to $10.30 and Erin from $8 to $8.24.  Action to approve 3% salary increase effective July 1 for summer staff Sharon Wiese and Erin Kamp was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to approve hiring Katie Nygaard for summer staff starting June 1 paying $10 an hour was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  Action to approve hiring of Marah Benbow for summer staff starting June 1 paying $10 an hour was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.  The July Parks & Rec Board meeting will be moved to Monday, July 1st.

Schutt reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Schutt made motion to approve the report, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Bice made motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

 

APRIL 2019 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 A&W Electric  Panel Repair at WWTP due to Lightning Strike  $      851.00
 Access Systems  ShadowProtect SPX Desktop Edition License Renewal for Police Department  $        40.00
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $      928.15
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $      625.74
 AccuJet, LLC  Clean Valves for Ice Pigging  $      874.17
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      363.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      399.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      345.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      105.00
 Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.  Receive, Review, and Respond to E-mail from City Attorney Regarding Termination
 of Contractor on Urban Water Quality Initiative Project  $        88.50
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Slime/Grow Kit/Flippables/Legos/Solid Milk Bar/Salted Caramel Tablet/EGC Certs  $      250.59
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      117.39
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        13.59
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        21.69
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        73.57
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      240.89
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        19.99
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        23.98
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        20.29
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        11.99
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        34.98
 Barnes & Noble  DVD/EGC Certs  $        51.28
 Bomgaars  U-Bolts/Pipe Caps/Wire Rope Clip/Splicing Sleeve/Galvanized Cable/Flat Iron  $        26.51
 Bomgaars  Sump Pump  $      139.99
 Bomgaars  Sink Supply Tubes  $        27.96
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for May 2019  $   2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Snow Blower Skid Shoe Repair  $      186.96
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Tool Cat Wheel Stud Repair  $        31.92
 Casey’s Business MasterCard  Fuel  $   1,234.23
 Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.  Black Trash Bags  $      149.40
 City of Ankeny  Swimming Lessons Instructor Payment  $   1,428.00
 Core & Main  T-Handle Valve Key  $      175.00
 Core & Main  Blue/Green Marker Paint  $      135.12
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $        30.55
 D&K Products  Fertilizer  $      450.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Demco  Slime/Kickball/Book Light/Drawstring Bags/T-shirts  $      181.39
 Demco  Posters/Bookmarks/Bulletin Board Decorator Set/Stencils/Bubble Bottles/Glasses
 Flying Rockets/Rocket Launcher/Hanging Swirls/Spin Tops/Slide Puzzles/Bounce
 Balls/Paddle Ball/Kickball/Vinyl Aliens/Slime  $      195.49
 Demco  Economy Bag  $        46.74
 Demco  Scotch Magic Tape/Masking Tape  $        58.05
 Electric Pump  Seal Replacement Kit/Misc. Shop Supplies/Labor/Environmental Charge  $   2,530.33
 Electrical Engineering & Equipment Co.  Electric Box for Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project  $        53.59
 Elite Electric & Utility Contractors  Jetted 400′ East in Tile at WTP  $      300.00
 Emergency Apparatus Maintenance  Pump Test on Unit E271  $      713.25
 Emergency Apparatus Maintenance  Pump Test on Unit T276  $      713.25
 Empowerment Solutions, LLC  Page Form Updates for Parks & Rec/Updates to Fire Depart Application & Fix Errors  $      108.00
 Erikson, Karen  GCMOA Luncheon Mileage Reimbursement  $        21.23
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  April Billing  $      639.31
 General Fire & Safety Equipment Co.  Annual Fire Alarm System Inspection/12v7ah Batteries  $      198.00
 Genus Landscape Architects  Professional Services thru March 2019 – Construction Admin on Granger Trail Hub  $      405.47
 gWorks  Spring 2019 User Group Packet  $        32.85
 Hap’s Air Service  Assembled Sensenich Propeller & Installed/Set Blade Angle to Removed Prop Blade
 Angle/Installed & Torqued Bolts/Replaced Rocker Cover Gaskets on Cylinders  $      230.94
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine & Sodium Permanganate  $   1,507.40
 Heartland Flags  3×5 and 4×6 US Flags  $      110.00
 Iowa League of Cities  GrantFinder Subscription thru 6/30/20  $        50.00
 Iowa One Call  811 E-Mails  $        36.90
 Jetco  PLC Repair  $      635.10
 Jones, Dawn  GCC Rental Fee Reimbursement – Cancelled Rental for 5/18/19  $        80.00
 Kid Power  Pedal Tractor Pulls Deposit for Granger Days  $      380.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Laser Level  $      975.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Nail Stakes  $        30.24
 Mercy College of Health Sciences  Water Rescue Training CEH’s  $        30.00
 Miller, Fidler & Hinke Insurance  Commercial Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance  $   1,000.00
 MNG, Inc.  Yard Waste Signs for Lagoon  $        95.00
 Modern Office  Adj Ht Rect L-Desk  $   1,648.00
 Monarch Foundations, Inc.  Mini Hoe Rental  $   1,100.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Office Depot  Round-Ring View Binders  $        10.88
 Office Depot  Wireless Projector  $      719.99
 Office Depot  Copy Paper/Toner/Cocoa Swiss Miss K-Cups/Ink/Binder Clips  $      177.44
 Office Depot  Gaming Laptop  $      899.99
 Office of Auditor of State  Annual Examination for FY2018/Annual Exam Filing Fee  $   4,856.25
 Oriental Trading  Sticky Bunny on Ring/Easter Assortments/Easter Prisms  $        58.04
 Physio-Control, Inc.  Annual Maintenance for FY2020  $   1,632.96
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Department  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      200.00
 Polk County Public Works  Annual Road Maintenace on NW 110th Avenue  $      544.50
 Praxair  Oxygen  $      199.67
 Qtech Automation, Inc.  Auma Type A Drive Assembly/Bearings  $      750.00
 Racom  EDACS Access/BEON Access  $      494.05
 Recovery Services  Ambulance Billing Reimbursement – Overpayment  $        10.06
 Richtman Printing  2019 Summer/Fall Program Guides  $   1,744.33
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $      560.00
 Sandry Fire Supply  Ultimate Hood Carbon 21  $      767.97
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $        26.00
 Strauss Security Systems  Keys for Lagoon  $        40.26
 Storey Kenworthy/Matt Parrott  Ice Pigging Door Hangers  $      205.16
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        63.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        63.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        42.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        63.00
 The Sherwin Williams Co.  Tyvek Coveral/Resp Mask/Plastic Sheeting  $        49.61
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Van Wall Equipment  Plus 50 II  $        10.46
 Van Wall Equipment  Spark Plug/Fuel Pump/Fuel Filter/Carburetor/Filter A/C Cartridge  $      204.65
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Construction  $      657.54
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Equalization Basin Diversion Sewer  $      611.09
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Sidewalk Improvements Program 2017  $      102.38
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for March 2019  $   4,256.20
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $        88.05
 Veterinary Medical Associates, PC  Canine Impounds  $      126.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 4/1-4/30/19  $   7,416.80
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        27.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        86.08
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $      338.00
 Woman’s Day  Library Magazine Subscription  $        10.70
 TOTAL  $ 54,874.29
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 41,248.67
 Road Use Tax Fund  $   1,062.35
 Water Fund  $   5,167.03
 Sewer Fund  $   7,396.24
 TOTAL  $ 54,874.29
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $255,757.43
 Road Use Tax Fund  $   6,781.28
 Employee Benefits Fund  $ 34,173.94
 Emergency Fund  $   6,531.84
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $ 12,833.25
 TIF Fund  $ 36,171.98
 Debt Service Fund  $128,637.35
 Water Fund  $ 23,710.18
 Sewer Fund  $ 44,675.61
 TOTAL  $549,272.86

 

City Council Meeting Minutes 4-10-2019

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Mayor James opened the City Council meeting at 7::00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa, 50109.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bermel, Bice, Saak, Schutt

Backous made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Resident at 2419 Birch Street is acquiring about the concrete flume behind her house.  City Engineer mentioned the residents could remove the concrete flume as long as they make sure the flume is not blocking any water drainage and the Council agrees that the resident would have to pay to have it removed, not the City.  Residents should make sure they communicate with their neighbors to make sure they are not causing any problems if they remove the concrete flume.

David and Dannelle Thompson at 2414 White Oak Lane request to waiver sewer charges resulting from a water hose left on.  Schutt made motion to approve waiving $300 from sewer charges, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Bob Gross at 1910 Main Street request to waiver sewer charges resulting from a toilet running downstairs.  Since water goes down the sewer in this case the Council agreed to let Bob pay over three months.  Schutt made motion to let Bob pay his utility bill over three months, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action to accept low quotation for 3-year maintenance of Oxley Creek Project native plantings and award contract to Iowa Restorations of Van Meter for $4,200 was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action to accept low quotation for 3-year maintenance of Urban Water Quality Initiative native plantings and award contract to Iowa Restorations of Van Meter for $4,200.  The Council would like to defer to the May Council meeting.

Action to accept surety’s settlement proposal or to direct surety to complete and project and undertake required remedial work.  The Council would like to defer to the May Council meeting.  Discussion and possible action to accept low quotation for completion and remedial work and award contract to EOR Iowa, LLC of Boone for $76,000.  The Council would like to defer to the May Council meeting.  Discussion and possible action to accept low quotation for seeding and award contract to EOR Iowa, LLC of Boone for $14,000.  The Council would like to defer to the May Council meeting.

The Equalization Basin Diversion Sewer project at the wastewater treatment plant involves a modification of the sewer used to divert flow to the existing two cell equalization basins.  Currently the flow in excess of the capacity of the influent pump station is diverted southerly through a gravity sewer to the Archimedes screw pump station located along the center berm of the two equalization basins.  The proposed modification allows the City to eliminate the ongoing operation and maintenance cost for the screw pump station constructed in 1986 and simplifies the operation of the equalization basin.  The occasional events in which the flow level results in minor surcharging have no adverse impact on the performance of the system.  The City would request the Iowa DNR to review and issue the construction permit (which is good for a year to complete the project) for the equalization basin diversion sewer.

Capital Improvement Plan shows the preliminary cost for the 20 projects and the funding source and year that it is projected to be completed.  The City Engineer will email the excel spreadsheet to the City Clerk so the Council can make any changes necessary.  The next step is to adopt the plan and then use as a guideline during budget preparation.

Action on Ordinance No. 379 – amending the Code of Ordinances by adding a chapter titled “Industrial Property Exemptions”, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Bice made motion to waive the second and third readings, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  The purpose of this chapter is to provide for a partial exemption from property taxation of the actual value added to industrial real estate by the new construction of industrial real estate, research-service facilities, warehouses, distribution centers and the acquisition of or improvement to machinery and equipment assessed as real estate.  The amount of actual value added which is eligible to be exempt from taxation is as follows:  1) for the first year, 75%; 2) for the second year, 60%; 3) for the third year, 45%; 4) for the fourth year, 30%; 5) for the fifth year, 15%.  An application shall be filed for each project by the owner of the property with the County Assessor by February 1 of the assessment year in which the value added is first assessed for taxation.  Applications for exemption shall be made on forms prescribed by the Director of Revenue and shall contain information pertaining to the nature of the improvement, its cost, and other information deemed necessary by the Director of Revenue.  A person may submit a proposal to the City Council to receive prior approval for eligibility for a tax exemption on new construction.  If the City Council resolves to consider such proposal, it shall publish notice and hold a public hearing thereon.  Thereafter, at least thirty days after such hearing the Council, by ordinance, may give its prior approval of a tax exemption for new construction if the new construction is in conformance with the zoning plans for the City.  Such prior approval shall not entitle the owner to exemption from taxation until the new construction has been completed and found to be qualified real estate.  When in the opinion of the City Council continuation of the exemption granted by this chapter ceases to be of benefit to the City, the Council may repeal this chapter, but all existing exemptions shall continue until their exemption.

Action to set public hearing on amendment to FY 2018-2019 City Budget for 7 p.m. on May 8, 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Public Works Report – Action to approve text of and mailing of proposed letter to residents about ice pigging of water mains starting May 6 through May 15 with Mayor to construct a cover letter was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  Action to approve purchase of door hangers in the amount of $196.50 for additional notice of ice pigging was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Action to accept the resignation of Donovan Hocking was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Action to authorize Chris Knouse to extend his working hours to 30 hours a week until June 30, 2019, effective immediately was approved by Saak, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  Action to hire Joe Cox, who is currently the police chief of Woodward, as part-time office effective immediately was approved by Backous, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project – the concrete work has been completed.  The next step is for the plantings, benches and bike racks.  The City was awarded the MidAmerican Energy Trees Please! Grant in the amount of $1,000 to go towards trees to be planted around the hub.  The Partners of the Parks has committed to giving the Granger Trails Committee $5,000 towards the project as well.

Police Report – From 3/11/19 – 4/7/19 reported 1 out of control female, 1 impaired driver, 1 flood watch, 3 reckless drivers, 2 accidents, 1 child custody issue, 2 thefts, 1 parking issue (towed), 1 ATV on City street, 1 dog bite, 1 citizen assist (keys locked in vehicle), 1 vehicle traveling wrong way on Highway on 141, 1 motorist assist, 4 animal calls, 1 trespass, 1 dog (attacked fowl), 1 identity theft, 1 harassment, 1 domestic dispute, 4 citations, 3 warnings and 6 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS March Report shows there were 9 EMS calls, 1 mutual aid, 2 motor vehicle calls and 1 fire call.  Rob Saak was approached by Keenan Beemer who is on the Granger Days Committee, they are planning to do have the fire departments do water fights during Granger Days and would like permission to close down State Street between Kennedy Blvd and Rose Street.  Since State Street is pretty congested during Granger Days and possible flooding in ditches it was recommended that they close down Sycamore Street between Broadway and State Streets because there are storm sewers there.  Rob will mention this to Keenan and a decision will be made and brought back to the Council for approval in the next couple of months.

EMS Department Report – Brad mentioned they were awarded the Dallas County Foundation grant in the amount of $2,000 which will be used to purchase an AED.  Council member Mike Backous would like to thank Brad and the EMS Department on behalf of his family for helping out on the accident that happened on Highway 141.  Mayor James mentioned the departments did a good job with the donations for the flood victims.  Rob mentioned it was JT Miller’s idea to collect donations for the flood victims in Mills County.  The community really came together and JT and the department received donations from over 100 families and businesses.

Parks and Recreation Report – Brad will begin the interior of the concession building at the sports complex this month.  The acoustics will be added inside the community center in the next few weeks.  The Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir donation was used to purchase furniture for the entryway of the community center.  Julie Stanger, who lives in the Homesteads which is outside City limits, would like permission to rent the community center at the resident rate since she does a lot for the community by being a part of the Granger Auxiliary.  Council member Saak proposed that the employees or members of committees that serve the City of Granger could rent the community center for free.  Obviously, paying customers would have first choice over non-paying customers.  Jennifer will modify the Resolution on the community center on regulations of use and possible wording for the employee and committee member use of the community center to add to the Personnel Policy handbook.  The changes will be brought back to the May Council meeting for discussion and possible approval.  Action to approve concession stand manager job description so Jennifer can advertise for the position at a rate of $12 an hour was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  The Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10:30 a.m. at the community center field next Saturday, April 20th.

Schutt reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Bermel made motion to approve the report, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Backous made motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Mayor’s Report – Action to approve registration for the Mayor to attend the SMART Economic and Community Development Conference on May 9th for a registration fee of $85 was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

   
MARCH 2019 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $      361.45
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $      625.74
 AccuJet, LLC  Vac Out Sedimentation Tank  $      728.48
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      375.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      105.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      264.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      303.50
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Legos/Flippables/Salted Caramel Tablets/Milk Choc Tablets  $      173.42
 Barnes & Noble  Books/Sunflower Grow Kit/Poppy Grow Kit/Lavender Grow Kit/  $      218.12
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD/EGC Certs  $      142.87
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        29.99
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $      114.84
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD  $      102.36
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        40.77
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $        68.27
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        23.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        19.97
 Bomgaars  Angle Grinder/Chopsaw Wheel/Chop Saw  $      317.91
 Bomgaars  Credit – Wiper Blades  $     (23.98)
 Bound Tree Medical  Epinephrine  $      298.89
 Bound Tree Medical  NitroMist Spray  $      149.33
 Bound Tree Medical  Epinephrine  $      298.89
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for April 2019  $   2,475.00
 Brown Supply Co.  PlowGuard Curb Runner Gauge Left/Right  $   1,250.76
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Tool Cat Tires/Vent Covers  $   1,034.84
 Casey’s Business MasterCard  Fuel  $      484.79
 Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.  Cleaning Supplies  $      234.00
 Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.  Cleaning Supplies  $        55.00
 Central Restaurant Products  Glass Coffee Decanter/Pour-o-Matic Coffee Brewer  $      340.13
 Colored Sand  Egg Necklace  $        60.00
 Core & Main  Meter Nipples/Meter Washers  $   1,038.00
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $        24.05
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County News  Renewal Subscription  $        46.00
 Daniels Filter Service  Furnace Filters  $      312.34
 Econo Crafts  Galaxy Jars  $        70.61
 Electric Pump  Repair Valves that were Sticking  $      474.00
 Empowerment  Quarterly Hosting Fee  $      225.00
 Empowerment  Parks & Recreation Website Changes  $        35.25
 ESO Solutions, Inc.  E.H.R. Suite w/ QM & Mobile  $   1,995.00
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  March Billing  $      341.08
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $      499.26
 Genus Landscape Architects  Professional Services thru March 2019 – Bid Phase on Granger Trail Hub  $   1,030.74
 Golden Horse, Ltd.  Books  $        72.03
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Henderson Products, Inc.  Cylinder for 2017 RAM Blade  $      328.85
 Highway 141  Donation  $      100.00
 Independent Salt  Salt  $   1,730.61
 Independent Salt  Salt  $   1,749.30
 Iowa Countertops  Countertops for Concession Building  $      192.10
 Keystone Laboratories, Inc.  Water Tests  $        28.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Pothole Patch  $      378.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Pothole Patch  $      378.00
 Metering & Technology  3/4″ M25 Low Lead Bronze Bare Meters/Model 25 Gallon 8-Dial HRE Integrals  $   2,705.92
 Midwest Technologies  Acoustic Panels Labor  $   1,000.00
 Miller, Fidler & Hinke Insurance  Property & Liability Insurance  $ 54,469.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 National Recreation & Park Association  NRPA Membership  $      175.00
 Office Depot  Toner/Construction Paper  $      247.04
 Office Depot  Copy Paper/Vacuum/Tape/Inke/Wipes/Binders/Paper Plates/Paper Bowls  $      357.09
 Office Furniture.com  Black Leather 5-Piece Sofa w/Corner Ottoman  $   1,199.00
 Phonesavanh, Vone  Yoga Instructor Payment  $      343.00
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Department  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      200.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $      182.81
 Quick Oil Co.  Generator Fuel  $   1,374.27
 Quick Oil Co.  Fuel for Barrel  $      413.25
 Quick Oil Co.  Generator Fuel  $      436.91
 Racom  EDACS Access/BEON Access  $      494.05
 Rick’s Towing  Towing Police Car Out Due to Attempting to Rescue Someone Stranded  $      200.00
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies  $        32.44
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies/Late Fee/Interest Charges  $      177.35
 Sandry Fire Supply  E-Spot LiteBox Standard System  $      172.81
 Sandry Fire Supply  Helmet Crescent Single Chief/MSA Modern Invader 664 White Helmet  $      236.73
 Signature Sign & Graphic Studio  Vinyl Sign for Entryway  $        61.05
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $        26.00
 Storey Kenworthy/Matt Parrott  #10 Regular Envelopes  $      101.56
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Terminal Supply Co.  Hardware/Shop Supplies  $      194.13
 Tiernan, Patty  Reimbursement for CPR Certification  $      120.00
 Tiernan, Patty  Reimbursement for CPR Certification  $        40.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $        57.22
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Construction  $      261.22
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for February 2019  $   2,356.00
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $        93.16
 Veterinary Medical Associates, PC  Canine Impounds  $        45.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 3/1-3/31/19  $   7,387.60
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        54.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        86.08
 Westrum Leak Detection  Locate a Leak in Water Main on Walnut Street  $      522.50
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $      338.00
 TOTAL  $ 98,696.45
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 68,162.91
 Road Use Tax Fund  $   6,611.03
 Water Fund  $ 12,633.81
 Sewer Fund  $ 11,288.70
 TOTAL  $ 98,696.45
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 38,153.64
 Road Use Tax Fund  $ 10,973.29
 Employee Benefits Fund  $   2,079.09
 Emergency Fund  $      397.38
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $ 12,833.25
 Debt Service Fund  $      798.97
 Water Fund  $   7,587.69
 Sewer Fund  $ 20,693.76
 Sewer Capital Project Fund  $ 50,194.42
 TOTAL  $143,711.49

 

Granger City Council Meeting Minutes 3/13/2019

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Mayor Tony James opened the Public Hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 City of Granger budget at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.  With no written or oral comments, the public hearing was closed.

Mayor James opened the regular City Council meeting at 7::01 p.m.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bermel, Bice, Saak                       Not Present:  Schutt

Backous made motion to amend the agenda to add Wendy Hoskinson-Goering to 7a, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Backous made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project – Dylan Jones an Associate with Genus Landscape Architects mentioned there was a bid opening on March 8th for the Granger Trail Hub Plaza project and a total of four compliant bids were received.  Bids ranged from $44,250 to $65,564.  The low bid was slightly lower than the estimate of $44,956.45.  Genus has reviewed all bid proposals and it is their recommendation that the City of Granger accept Caliber Concrete’s bid of $44,250.  Action on Resolution 2019-7 – accepting competitive quotation, making award of contract to Caliber Concrete, LLC from Adair, Iowa in the amount of $44,250 and authorizing Mayor and City Clerk to execute contract with contractor (subject to approval of the City Attorney), was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Diane and Mark Kepford of 2101 Broadway Street request to waiver sewer charges resulting from a water leak.  Saak made motion to approve waiving $350 from sewer charges, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Sandy Foster and Troy Polito is requesting Council permission to add 80 foot bases and infield material to the Community Center ballfield at their expense.  Partners of the Parks has committed to pay for infield material at a cost of $2,000.  Saak made motion to approve, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Wendy Hoskinson-Goering would like to open a food truck in Granger starting in mid-April through November.  She would like to serve breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and is waiting to hear back from Granger Motors to be able to serve on the old Casey’s lot along Highway 141.  Our Code of Ordinance Chapter 122 section 122.10 on time restrictions states that all peddler’s and solicitor’s licenses shall be in force and effect only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Bice made motion to approve extending the hours from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 31, 2019, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Karen Erikson’s request for unpaid personal leave under section 7.12 of the Personnel Policies (date yet to be determined) to travel to Colombia to finalize adoption of their son Andres was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Attorney General correspondence on tobacco sales to minors in one of our retailers in our community – action for either the Council to prosecute of refer to the Attorney General to prosecute.  Backous made motion to refer to the Attorney General, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Resolution 2019-8 – approving the fiscal year 2019-2020 City of Granger budget was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2019-9 – authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to issue checks for immediate payment of certain amounts due was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Backous made motion to have the Public Works apply for a grant to obtain free tree seedlings from State Nursery Forest to replace emerald ash borer trees in the City parks, schools, public or private properties, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 377 – amending Code Section 135.06 to refer to EMS Department, second reading was approved Bice, seconded by Bermel.  Bice made motion to waive the third reading, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 378 – amending Code Chapter 8 (Urban Renewal Area) by adding the area included in Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan, second reading was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Bermel made motion to waive the third reading, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action to approve hiring of Jason Clausen for temporary snow removal work effective February 1, 2019 and establishing rate of pay of $15.00 an hour was approved by Saak, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Discussion and possible action on payout of compensatory time that may not be able to be used before December 31, 2019.  The Council would like the Public Works Department to start managing their time better and try to use up their comp time beyond the 40 hours that is allowed in a year.  The Council would like Jarrod Sturtz to put something together to change the wording under compensatory time in the Personnel Policies and bring back to the April meeting for discussion.

Action approving proposal from Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, for ice pigging potable water main – $77,500 from LOST revenue, and authoring Mayor to sign proposal was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action approving 100,000 gallon 5-year (and possibly continuing) water tank maintenance contract with Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia ($1,500 in year 1, $25,563 in years 2,3,4 and 5 and $10,444 if continued in year 6), and authorizing Mayor and City Clerk to sign contract was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action approving 40,000 gallon 5-year water tank maintenance contract with Utility Service Co., Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia ($32,054 in year 1, $1,752 in year 3, $1,840 in year 5 and no services in years 2 and 4), and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign contract was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer Veenstra mentioned establishing the cost for the maintenance of the wetlands is the first step in the process of determining the final resolution of the project.  The approach agreed to with Jennifer Welch is to establish the cost for the maintenance contract.  Once the cost for maintenance contract is established the dollar value remaining in the sponsored project funding could be determined.  With the amount of funds remaining in the sponsored project the scope of the wetlands planting would be established.  Once the scope is established V & K would solicit quotations for the remedial work to complete the 2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative project including the native plantings.  The concept developed with Jennifer Welch is to use the remaining sponsored project funding for the maintenance contract and seeding.  This is money that has no net cost to the City.  The quotation to be received for completion of the project would include the seeding that would be funded from the sponsored project funds and the remaining work that would be funded by the surety company for Iowa State Contractors, Inc.  Jennifer Welch also requested V & K to solicit a maintenance contract quotation for the Oxley Creek project native plantings.  Jennifer Welch recognizes there is no sponsored project funding for the maintenance of the native plantings, however, Jennifer is encouraging the City to contract for the maintenance of the native plantings to ensure the native plantings are well established and maintained over the next several years.  The City received $3,000 from the surety for this project to cover the cost of the seeding.  Jennifer’s thought is the seeding is simple turf grass seeding the City staff could undertake.  Although Jennifer is encouraging the City to approve a maintenance contract she understands there is no mandate for the maintenance contract on the Oxley Creek project.  Jennifer is of the opinion the City is obligated for the maintenance of the native grass seeding in the 2015 Urban WQI project and she is agreeing to allow the maintenance contract to be funded at no cost to the City by reducing the planting component of the project so the combination of the maintenance contract and seeding can be funded from the sponsored project money.  Although not explicitly set forth, the implication is if the City does not agree to the maintenance contract she will require the full planting that would exceed the funds available in the sponsored project and she would require the City to undertake the same maintenance obligations.  Veenstra & Kimm received quotations from three contractors.  The low quotation for both projects was submitted by Iowa Restoration’s in the amount of $4,200 each.  The quotation is for a three year period covering the 2019, 2020 and 2021 growing periods.  With the $4,200 maintenance contract quotation from Iowa Restoration’s, there would be about $3,200 in funds remaining in the sponsored project.  These funds would cover about 400 plants and 25 shrubs.  This is a significant reduction from the original requirement of 2,500 plants and 75 shrubs that had a cost in the contract of $12,000.  The Council intends to award the contract for the wetlands maintenance at the April City Council meeting and gives V & K permission to solicit quotations for the completion of the work.  Bice made motion to elect to defer the formal award until the April 10th City Council meeting, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Capital Improvements Plan – Engineer Veenstra provided the updated list of the ranking of projects with a preliminary cost estimate for the projects except for the enlarged library space and new city hall.  The list also shows the likely funding sources for the projects.  Some of the highest priority projects are projects that would normally be funded from GO debt.  Cities in Iowa are limited to outstanding GO debt equal to 5% of the total assessed value of the City.  For the current fiscal year the total assessed value of the City is $109,454,876.  The GO debt limit is $5,472,743.  For the City of Granger the 80% of outstanding debt threshold would limit the outstanding debt to $4,378,194.  The difference between the maximum debt and the self-imposed 80% limit provides the City a cushion for unforeseen emergencies that might require financing through general obligation debt.  This would leave the City at least $1,000,000 of outstanding GO debt capacity.  For at least the next several years, the available debt capacity will be a limiting factor on which of the priority projects associated with community buildings the City can undertake.  The high priority projects that are of a large size and difficult to finance may have a tendency to be pushed into later years of the Capital Improvement Program.  This leaves open the possibility lower ranked projects of a smaller size and funded form other than general obligation debt may be implemented at an earlier date in the Program only because the financing issues are more easily addressed than the larger projects with limited options for financing.  Bob Veenstra will finalize some missing cost numbers on the list and then bring back to the April meeting for further discussion.

Public Works Report – The Council wanted to thank Jarrod and his staff for all their hard work in keeping the streets plowed throughout town.

Police Report – From 2/8/19 – 3/10/19 reported 2 stolen vehicles (1 recovered), 1 identity theft, 3 domestic disturbances, 4 parking complaints, 1 parking issue (towed), 1 possible intoxicated driver, 3 welfare checks, 3 animal calls, 4 motorist assists, 1 criminal mischief, 1 forgery (charges filed), 2 stranded motorists, 2 suspicious vehicles, 1 reckless driver, 2 thefts, 2 accidents, 2 ambulance calls, 1 burglary, 1 ATV on property, 17 citations, 6 warnings and 5 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS February Report shows there were 5 EMS calls, 4 mutual aids, 2 motor vehicle calls and 1 fire call.  The final numbers for the last seven years are: 160 for 2012, 195 for 2013, 200 for 2014, 200 for 2015, 235 for 2016, 254 for 2017 and 251 for 2018.  Action to authorize submittal of request for $30,000 firehouse sub grant to purchase a generator for Fire Department and City Hall was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  3 Ayes, 1 Abstain.  Action to authorize submittal of request for $62,000 FEMA grant to purchase an airboat was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  3 Ayes, 1 Abstain.  Action to authorize expenditure for extractor (washer) for bunker gear and shower installation, including wiring and tankless water heater, not to exceed $6,800 was approved by Backous, seconded by Bermel.  3 Ayes, 1 Abstain.

Parks and Recreation Report – Action to authorize purchase of $1,300 entryway furniture from Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir donation was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to authorize advertising for temporary floater summer staff paying $10 an hour was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Backous reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Saak made motion to approve the report, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Bice made motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Mayor’s Report – Mayor James mentioned we were notified by the City of Johnston of a public hearing to consider annexation proposal due to the annexation territory is located within the two-mile urbanized area of the City of Granger.  The City of Johnston is considering a voluntary annexation of territory within Jefferson Township in un-incorporated Polk County.  The proposed annexation territory includes property owned by Edward and Patricia Schuling.  Right-of-way owned by Polk County will also be included within the annexation territory.  The City of Johnston is also considering a voluntary annexation of territory owned by Reichenbach Farms Incoporated.  Right-of-way owned by Polk County will also be included within the annexation territory.  The City of Johnston Planning and Zoning Commission will hold the public hearing at their March 25th, 2019 meeting.  The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of Johnston City Hall at 6221 Merle Hay Road starting at 7 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $         361.45
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $         625.74
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         369.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         240.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         516.00
 Ahlers Cooney  Amend No. 4 to Urban Renewal Plan  $           48.04
 Background Investigation Bureau  Background Checks on Coaches  $           35.85
 Badger Meter  Readcenter Service Agreement for March – August 2019  $         780.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $         154.22
 Barnes & Noble  MBOT V1.1  $           47.48
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs/MBOT V1.1/MBOT Ranger  $         235.22
 Barnes & Noble  Ninja Hand Spinners/Salt Lake Snowflake Hat  $           14.40
 Barnes & Noble  Tablets/Cashews/Beanie Babies/LED Light Up Bird/Jansport Superbreak Ultra  $         218.99
 Barnes & Noble  Snow Day Thinking Putty  $           14.94
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $           44.98
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           13.59
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         102.82
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         111.80
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $           57.56
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $           29.58
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         142.06
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $           18.99
 Bomgaars  Spring Pins  $             2.58
 Bomgaars  Windshield Washer Fluid  $           11.94
 Bomgaars  Wiper Blades  $           71.96
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for March 2019  $      2,475.00
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Attend Pre-Trial Court for Ashley Brandt for Stop Sign Violation  $         200.00
 Bound Tree Medical  Aspirin/Adrenalin/Supraglottic Airway Kit/IV Sol/Saline/Extension/Electrodes/EKG Paper  $         268.44
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Skid Loader Rental  $      2,745.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Skid Loader Repair  $      1,415.40
 Casey’s Business MasterCard  Fuel  $      2,491.81
 Core & Main  Gasket/Hex Bolt & Nut Kit/3 Blind FLG Imp – Parts for Water Plant  $           38.50
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $           39.15
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Demco  Posters  $           36.71
 Demco  Paperfold Jacket/Wet Erase Markers  $           78.23
 Demco  STEM Code & Go Robot Mouse Act Set/Jack Code and Go Programmable Robot Mouse  $         125.39
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  February Billing  $         665.46
 Fire Service Training Bureau  Instruction 1 for Michael Foister  $           50.00
 Fire Service Training Bureau  Reg Fees – A. Tyler, M. Dose, B. Burns, JT Miller/Cancellation Fee – Tabitha Miller/Late
 Registration Fee – Michael Foister  $         505.00
 Follett School Solutions, Inc.  Single Site Host Service Renewal/Titlepeek Online Service Single Site Support Renewal  $         885.00
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Mullins  $           43.20
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $         668.99
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $         488.20
 Genus Landscape Architects  Professional Services thru February 2019 – Construction Documents on Granger Trail Hub  $      2,900.00
 Granger Auxiliary  Reim for Check from GWC that was Deposited in the City’s Account by Mistake  $         200.00
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine/Sodium Permanganate  $      1,449.36
 Hocking, Don  Reimbursement for Fuel (Casey’s card declined)  $           15.00
 IAMU  Water Membership Dues for March 2019 – February 2020  $         657.00
 Jetco, Inc.  Troubleshoot and Replace Wiring to WAS Valve  $         815.10
 K-Guard Iowa, LLC  Replace Gutters back of City Hall due to Ice Buildup  $         500.00
 MAFCO Buildings  Rock for Water Main Repair on Walnut Street  $         436.00
 Metering & Technology  2″ Meter E-Series/Flange Kit/Radio Trasmitter  $      1,020.93
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Office Depot  Papr  $           41.87
 Office Depot  Paper/Ink/Toner/Plastic Spoons/Plastic Cups  $         229.52
 Office Depot  Cocoa Swiss Miss K-Cups/Cup Lids/AA Batteries/Daily Refill Calendar  $           79.51
 OmniSite  Lift Station Dialer 1 Year Service Agreement  $         276.00
 Pitney Bowes, Inc.  Red Ink for Postage Machine  $         237.98
 Praxair  Oxygen  $         409.15
 Quick Oil Co.  Fuel for Barrel  $         399.13
 Quick Oil Co.  Bulk Blue Def  $           90.00
 Racom  EDACS Access/BEON Access  $         495.00
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies – paid on 2/14/19 – but check got lost  $         141.33
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $           26.00
 Strauss Security Solutions  Brivo Quarterly Hosting Fee  $           57.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $           42.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         105.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $           42.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         105.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         126.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Morning Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $         105.00
 Swank Movie Licensing USA  Copyright Compliance Site License 4/1/19-3/31/20  $         419.00
 The Sherwin Williams Co.  Paint Behind Starter/Masking Film for Community Center  $           27.61
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil Change for 2016 Ford Truck  $           40.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Peterbilt Repair – DPF Harness Assembly  $         524.77
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Oil Change/Exhaust Clamps for Heat Shield/Rotate Tires on Police vehicle  $           82.50
 Truck Equipment, Inc.  Cutting Edge Kit  $         341.10
 Truck Equipment, Inc.  Cup Holder Control Mount  $           36.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $           57.03
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services – Ironwood Estates Plat 3 – Construction  $         956.84
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for January 2019  $      5,070.44
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $           93.16
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 2/1-2/28/19  $      7,329.20
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $         162.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $           86.08
 Westrum Leak Detection  Locate a Leak in Water Main on Walnut Street  $         565.00
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $         338.00
 TOTAL  $    45,428.78
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $    37,194.09
 Water Fund  $      5,350.33
 Sewer Fund  $      2,884.36
 TOTAL  $    45,428.78
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $    50,142.95
 Road Use Tax Fund  $    13,472.36
 Employee Benefits Fund  $         147.76
 Emergency Fund  $           28.25
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $    12,833.25
 Debt Service Fund  $         529.56
 Water Fund  $    19,433.46
 Sewer Fund  $    39,019.39
 Sewer Capital Project Fund  $    32,098.18
 TOTAL  $  167,705.16

 

City Council Meeting Minutes 2/13/2019

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Mayor Tony James opened the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bermel (by speaker phone), Schutt            Not Present:  Bice, Saak

Backous made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Jim Vermaas who lives at 2602 Willow Street built his house back in 2008 and at that time there were no curb and gutter put in in front of his property.  The curb and gutter stopped up to his property due to the land east of his property not being developed.  Engineer Veenstra mentioned when that street was originally platted, the City expressed concern that there would be no way to turn around.  On both the north side (where Jim lives) and south side, there was a piece of curb that was supposed to be left out and the developer was supposed to put in a concrete driveway approach so that snow plows can turn around.  The curb drop was left which is west of where the driveway is but the concrete from the street to the sidewalk was never put in.  It was an interim thing until the land was developed to the east and the street would continue east.  The lot was never not supposed to be developed, but it was supposed to be developed so that the driveway and the turnaround where in the same place.  The assumption was if the street would ever go through, then someone would come back and put in a curb.  Since that land never developed, there is no way to turn around at the end of the street and Jim mentioned many people use his driveway which is fine but not having the curb the bigger trucks are driving through his yard causing tracks in his yard.  Jim was given a quote back in 2008 to have it fixed in the amount of $1,500.  Public Works Director, Jarrod Sturtz will ask for quotes and bring them back to the March meeting for Council’s decision and possible approval.

Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project – Dylan Jones an Associate with Genus Landscape Architects was present to answer any questions that the Council might have on the project.  The Granger Trail Hub Plaza Project consists of constructing approximately 1,015 square feet of Portland cement concrete (PCC), 5” thickness with occasional thickened edge (7”-12” thick) and 162 square feet of integrally colored PCC, 7” thickness, 112 linear feet of PCC band, 127 linear feet of 1.5” electrical conduit, grading, erosion control, lawn seeding, planting, installation of site furnishings, and miscellaneous work, including cleanup with said improvements.  Action on Resolution 2019-5 – authorizing construction of the project and approving construction and bidding documents prepared by Genus Landscape Architects was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Action authorizing Genus Landscape Architects to solicit competitive quotations for the project, with quotations due at City Hall by noon on March 8, 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  The timeline of the project is start in April or May and be completed by October.

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) – At the May 10, 2017 City Council meeting, the Council voted 4-0 to send notices to the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority and its members that the City of Granger would be terminating its membership.  In accordance with the 28E Agreement that established DART, the notice must be given (18) months prior to the actual date of termination.  In the 28E Agreement under Article XVI it provides that the DART Commission, in its sole discretion, may require a participating community seeking withdrawal from DART to pay over to DART an amount determined by the Commission to be necessary to fully fund the withdrawing participating community’s share of bonds or credit obligations issued to fund the construction of capital improvements or the acquisition of equipment for DART.  Granger’s pro rata share of the debt service due on the 2010 Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds and 2016 Bus Lease assuming a July 1, 2019, withdrawal, is $19,344.94.  Granger can either issue a check payable to DART for $19,344.94 or DART can levy property taxes in the amount of $19,344.94 as part of the FY 2020 budget process.  DART levied $38,153 in property taxes for the City of Granger for FY 2019.  So this amount being levied in FY 2020 is about half.  After FY 2020, DART will no longer levy property taxes for the City of Granger and they will come and remove their signs that are posted in town.  Granger residents may still use the DART service up until June 30, 2020.  Action on Resolution 2019-6 – authorizing DART to levy property taxes in Granger in the amount of $19,344.94 in FY 2019-2020 Budget was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer Veenstra mentioned Jordan Kappos of Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. has been in discussions with Jennifer Welch concerning the procedure to complete the project.  One of the requirements of the grant the City received for the project is the obligation of the City to provide ongoing maintenance of the wetlands.  Jennifer Welch is concerned whether the City will adequately maintain the wetlands with its own staff.  Jennifer Welch proposed that Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. obtain quotations from contractors for the maintenance of the wetland.  The maintenance cost over a period of years, for example five years, would then be determined.  Jennifer Welch’s current thought is that she would be open to reducing the amount and cost of planting so the combined cost of the plantings and the maintenance contract could be funded through the available grant and loan proceeds.  This work would be integrated with the work that will be funded by the surety to complete the construction of the project.  Jennifer Welch believes it is necessary for the City to have identified all three costs before it is possible to determine the course for final repairs and closeout.  In consultation with Jennifer Welch, V & K has identified four vendors that will be requested to provide quotations for the maintenance.  The quotes have not been received because weather conditions have not been conducive to allow the contractor’s an opportunity to inspect the site and determine the extent of wetland areas that will need to be maintained.  Hopefully the quotations for maintenance will be received before the March City Council meeting.  Once the maintenance quotations have been received and reviewed the final scope of the repair work and the plantings will be identified.  At that point, V & K will solicit quotations form contractors for the plantings and the repair work.  It is possible some contractors may be able to quote both the repair work and the planting work.  That approach would be ideal as the City would only need to deal with a single contractor.  However, that approach means the quotations for the repair and planting work cannot be finalized until after the maintenance contract cost issue has been resolved.  A path towards resolution of all the issues has been identified and work is progressing to obtain the cost information.

Capital Improvements Plan – The Council received the list of projects submitted by the departments and have rated and prioritized the top 20 to be included in the Capital Improvements Plan.  Engineer Veenstra will take the list and assign costs to the 20 projects and find a means to finance them.  Once this gets done, he will bring back to the Council for further discussion.

Action to refer to Plan and Zoning Commission the rezoning of Parcel B (south of Ironwood Estates) from A-1 to R-3 (20’ by 625’ parcel owned by the City acquired in 2005) was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Resolution 2019-4 – appointing Rob Saak as the representative and Andrew Tyler as the alternate representative to the Dallas County Emergency Management Commission was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 377 – amending Code Section 135.06 to refer to EMS Department, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Action on Ordinance No. 378 – amending Code Chapter 8 (Urban Renewal Area) by adding the area included in Amendment No. 4 to the Granger Urban Renewal Plan, first reading was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Public Works Report – Public Works Director Sturtz mentioned they have been busy pushing snow and there was water main break that they have been busy with also.  They are down a skid loader right now.  The Peterbilt is on light duty right now just using it to throw down salt.  Jarrod thinks the repair to the software should take care of the issue and make it last another 5 or 6 years and it will eliminate some of the major expenses down the road.  The amount of the upgrade in software is $6,000.  This upgrade needs to be done because right now the Peterbilt will run for about a half hour and then it shuts down.  To replace the Peterbilt it would cost in upwards of $180,000.

Police Report – From 1/7/19 – 2/7/19 reported 1 suspicious vehicle, 5 accidents, 1 assist to the Department of Human Services regarding a family issue, 3 welfare checks, 2 out of control children, 3 ambulance calls, 1 homeless person assist, 1 forgery, 3 domestic disturbances, 4 motorist assists, 2 parking complaints, 1 suicidal person, 1 fire alarm, 2 stolen vehicles, 1 trespass, 2 thefts, 1 person on bicycle on Highway 141 (at night in severe fog), 1 hitchhiker on Highway 141 (at night in severe fog), 1 suspicious person, 7 citations and 8 other agency assists.

Fire/EMS January Report shows there were 19 EMS calls, 2 motor vehicle calls and 2 fire calls.  Schutt made a motion to amend the agenda for submission of the Dallas County Foundation Grant for purchase of an AED, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Schutt made a motion to approve submission of the Dallas County Foundation Grant, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Parks and Recreation Report – The painting and flooring project at the community center should be done next week.  There was a miscommunication with Partners of the Parks about donating money to finish out the concession building.  At this time, there are no funds readily available to finish this project.  There were two quotes received for the acoustics at the community center.  There is currently $6,000 in the budget this fiscal year to do this project.  Action to accept Midwest Technologies quote of $5,619 for acoustics at the community center was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.  The Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir uses the community center during the day every Thursday for choir practice.  They have made a donation last month in the amount of $2,000.  After discussing the needs for the choir, Jennifer would like to use the donation to purchase some comfortable furniture for the entryway for parents to sit and gather while waiting for their children to finish up practice.  The cost of the furniture would be $1,300.  Action to authorize purchase of $1,300 entryway furniture from Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir donation was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous, however Bermel would like table it at the March meeting.  Schutt withdrew his motion, seconded by Backous.  Schutt motioned to defer to the March meeting, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.  The new program guide for Spring/Summer events will be mailed out at the end of March.  Jennifer has applied for three grants this month.  Dallas County Foundation Grant for supplies for a daytime open gym type program for parents and young children as well as adult programming.  The Bock Family Foundation Grant to provide teen games and teen murder mystery event.  The Iowa Parks and Recreation Foundation Grant will be used towards purchasing software and a television for the entryway of the community center for advertising programming and events electronically.  Schutt made a motion to amend the agenda for submission of Grants, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Schutt made a motion to approve submission of the Dallas County Foundation Grant, Bock Family Foundation Grant and the Iowa Parks and Recreation Foundation Grant, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Action to set public hearing on FY 2019-2020 City Budget for 7 p.m. on March 13, 2019 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Schutt reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Backous made motion to approve the report, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Backous made motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

JANUARY 2019 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $         738.24
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $         625.74
 Active Network  Online Payments Refund  $         215.00
 Active Network  Online Payments Refund  $         694.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         375.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         217.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $         240.00
 Ahlers Cooney  Urban Renewal  $         177.00
 Ahlers Cooney  Amend No. 4 to Urban Renewal Plan  $         987.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $         154.22
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD  $           49.56
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $           54.98
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           20.80
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $             7.99
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           10.39
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $           90.96
 Barnes & Noble  DVD  $           36.99
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           23.19
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $           12.79
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $           65.90
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $         141.19
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $           54.90
 Barnes & Noble  Book – Credit Return  $        (19.95)
 Barnes & Noble  Book – Credit Return  $        (36.99)
 Barnes & Noble  Lego Friends  $           14.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books/DVD/4 pk Cookie Shaped Fizzer/Shea Butter Gift Set Verbena/IQ Stars  $           77.66
 Barnes & Noble  Lego City/Super Heroes/Movie  $           59.94
 Barnes & Noble  Buttons/Slimygloop/Beanie Babies  $           53.59
 Barnes & Noble  Slime Shaker Tube/Bath Bombs  $           33.91
 Beneventi Chevrolet  Ambulance Oil Change  $           97.95
 Better Homes & Gardens Magazine  Library Magazine Subscription  $             9.99
 Bomgaars  Wiper Blades/Drain Cleaner  $         139.91
 Bomgaars  Wiper Blades  $           23.98
 Bomgaars  Shop Towel Box/Strap Tarp/De-Icer/Cord Ext/Tripod Work Light/Ext Cords  $         238.45
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Serv for February 2019/Priority & Certified Mailing to Iowa State Contractors  $      2,488.02
 Burns, Brandon  Reimbursement for Payment for Charcoal  $             8.55
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Oil Filters for Skid Loader  $         289.53
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Cutting Edge/Switch/Bristles  $         873.10
 Casey’s Business MasterCard  Fuel  $         584.16
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $         823.34
 Core & Main  Water Main Repair Sleeve  $         131.97
 Crown Trophy  Basketball Medals  $           83.76
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $           24.05
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         150.00
 Dallas County Treasurer  Library Building Property Taxes  $         944.00
 Demco  Electric Pencil Sharp/Recycled Twin Pocket Portfolios/Redrope Exp File Pocket Letter  $         112.50
 Demco  Shipping & Handling  $           29.21
 Demco  Valentine Poster/Snap Circuits  $         161.39
 Demco  STEM Code & Go Robot Mouse Act Set/Ozo Wash Color Code Markers for Evo & Bit/
 Jack Code & Go Programmable Robot Mouse  $         111.61
 Demco  KEVA Maker Bot Maze  $           85.94
 Family Circle Magazine  Library Magazine Subscription  $           11.98
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  January Billing  $         440.86
 Flooring America  Flooring and Vinyl Cover Base for Community Center  $      7,981.35
 Foister, Michael  Installation of Flooring at Community Center  $      7,106.00
 Freedom First Aid & Safety  Supplies for First Aid Kit  $           43.65
 Gatehouse Media Iowa  Publications  $         407.43
 Genus Landscape Architects  Professional Services thru December 2018 – Design Development on Granger Trail Hub  $         400.40
 Grainger  Grommet  $           14.74
 Hach  Alkaline Cyanide Rgt/Pan Ind Soln/Ascorbic Acid PWD PLWS  $         124.73
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Harney, Sue  Storage Facility Rental Unit #6 for January 1 – June 30, 2019 for Fire Boat  $      1,650.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine/Sodium Permanganate  $      1,219.57
 Independent Salt Company  50 Tons of Salt  $      3,696.98
 Iowa Barns  Book  $           29.95
 Iowa Law Enforcement Academy  In Service Training for Don Hocking  $         200.00
 Iowa League of Cities  Subscription to GrantFinder  $           50.00
 IMFOA  Benefitted Membership Dues – Erikson  $           50.00
 IMFOA  Benefitted Membership Dues – Trzeciak  $           50.00
 Iowa Sports Turf Managers Assoc  Membership Dues  $           75.00
 Jones Creek Apparel  Youth Dance T-shirts  $           72.00
 Kruse, Catherine  Online Payments Refund  $           25.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Saw Blades  $         860.00
 Luett, Heidi  Online Payments Refund  $           35.00
 MAFCO Buildings  Special Backfill/Repair Fire Station  $      1,590.00
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Office Depot  Recy Fold/Toner/Paper/Sharpie Markers/Ink/Paper Trimmer/Swiss Miss Cocoa Kcup  $         295.88
 Office Depot  Pens  $           12.08
 Office Depot  Recycled Folders Credit Return  $        (34.48)
 Office Depot  Shredder/Stapler/Staples/Scotch Tape  $         208.95
 Office Depot  Toner  $           74.99
 Office Depot  Keyboard Platform/File Folders  $           61.71
 Office Depot  Auto Friction MTGKT  $           35.87
 Office Depot  Auto Friction MTGKT Credit Return  $        (35.87)
 Office Depot  Paper/Ink/Paper Roll  $           78.95
 Perkins, Penny  Online Payments Refund  $           10.00
 Plumb Supply Company  Adapter/Threaded Plug/Tee/CPLG  $           31.31
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Dep  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         200.00
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Dep  Ambulance Tiering Services  $         200.00
 Polk Co. Fire Chief’s Association  2019 Membership Dues  $           25.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $         199.67
 Quick Oil Co.  Fuel  $         479.74
 Racom  EDACS Access  $         479.40
 Racom  Headsets  $         920.00
 Reserve Account  Postage  $      1,200.00
 Roth, Fred  Ambulance Patient Overpaid – Refund Reimbursement  $           59.63
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $         360.00
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $         224.00
 Sam’s Club  Cleaning Supplies  $         108.59
 Simmering Cory – Iowa Codification  December 2018 Supplement/Ordinance No. 364-376  $      2,643.00
 Sprayer Specialties, Inc.  3 Gallon Shur Flo Pump  $         114.17
 Sprayer Specialties, Inc.  Gasket Coupler/SS Handle Coupler/T-Bolt Clamp  $         100.25
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $           26.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 The Sherwin Williams Co.  Paint for Community Center  $         339.02
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Fuel Filter Replaced/Replaced Fuel Filter on Frame Rail/Labor  $         209.50
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Fuel Filter/Right Rear Taillight Bulb Replaced/Labor  $         124.83
 Truck Equipment, Inc.  Salt Spreader for Toolcat  $      3,040.85
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $           35.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  GCMOA Luncheon Mileage Reimbursement  $           14.03
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $           53.80
 Valley West Hy-Vee  Freezer Meal Instructor Payment  $         180.00
 Van Wall Equipment  Bracket Tiller  $           11.47
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $           93.16
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 1/1-1/31/19  $      7,358.40
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $           27.00
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $         338.00
 Zap Laser Tag  Middle School Event  $         416.25
 TOTAL  $    60,267.18
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $    47,806.36
 Road Use Tax Fund  $      6,737.83
 Water Fund  $      4,081.91
 Sewer Fund  $      1,641.08
 TOTAL  $    60,267.18
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $    26,173.67
 Road Use Tax Fund  $    13,594.73
 Employee Benefits Fund  $         565.55
 Emergency Fund  $         108.10
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $    13,666.61
 TIF Fund  $         117.98
 Debt Service Fund  $      2,047.02
 Water Fund  $    20,914.74
 Sewer Fund  $    40,683.00
 TOTAL  $  117,871.40

 

Special City Council Meeting Minutes 2-6-2019

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Mayor Tony James opened the Special City Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Granger City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bermel, Saak          Not Present:  Bice, Schutt

Backous made motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Budget workshop for fiscal year 2019-2020

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:     __________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

Special City Council Meeting Minutes 1/16/2019

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Mayor Tony James opened the Special City Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Granger City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa.

Roll Call:  Present:  Bermel, Backous, Saak, Schutt              Not Present:  Bice

Backous made motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Budget department presentations for fiscal year 2019-2020

Bice arrived at 6:20 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

 

________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:     __________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

City Council Meeting Minutes 1/9/2019

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Mayor Tony James opened the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bice, Saak, Schutt         Not Present:  Bermel

Backous made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2019-1 – recognizing Jarrod Sturtz’ more than sixteen years of service to the Granger Fire and EMS Departments was approved by Saak, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Engineer Veenstra mentioned the proposed modifications involve the interior remodeling of the building and not any modifications of the exterior of the building.  The value of the interior building modifications exceeds $25000 and triggers the requirement for the site plan even though there are no exterior improvements proposed.  The site plan does not illustrate any of the proposed interior modifications of the building.  The City’s site plan ordinance does not require the illustration of the interior uses or spaces within the building as the site plan ordinance focuses on the building exterior and site improvements.  Without any proposed modifications to the site other than the interior of the building, there are no comments to offer relative to the site plan.  Engineer Veenstra would like note that all of the interior modifications of the building will need to comply with the building code requirements of the City.  Those requirements will be reviewed as part of the building permit process.  The Plan and Zoning Commission recommend the site plan be approved.  Action on Resolution 2019-2 – approving Site Plan submitted by Janning Family Chiropractic at 2000 State Street was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Rose Dory with the Granger Women’s Club brought a proposal to the Council to place a little library in front of the community center.

The Public Works Director Sturtz mentioned putting the little library at the corner of the sidewalk that runs north and south across from the community center and east and west next to the ballfield and soccer fields.  The Granger Women’s Club will provide the eight foot treated post for the City to install according to height regulations which should be 42-46 inches from the ground.  The Club will secure the little library to the post and they will be responsible for the upkeep and repair of the little library.  The Granger Parks & Recreation will let the Club know if there are any issues that may occur in the future.  The Club will check on the content monthly to insure that it meets with library regulations and that the little library is clean and in good standing.  Saak approved the placement of a little library at the corner of the sidewalk across from the community center and ballfield, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Granger Trails Committee – The committee presented the Council with the design concept and cost for the trail hub plaza that will be going in over by the community center next to ballfield and soccer fields.  The Granger trails committee received a grant in the amount of $24,970 from The Wellmark Foundation which will pay for part of the project.  The total cost of the project is estimated at $40,118.  The Committee has also applied for a matching grant with Trees Please associated with MidAmerican Energy for the amount of $1,000 and they have also asked for a donation from Black Hills Energy.  The architectural plan will be presented to the Council at the February Council meeting and then the next step is to go out for bids for the project.  The project should start late Spring.

2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer Veenstra has mentioned Ralph has given notice of termination of contract to Iowa State Contractors.  The contract is now terminated.  The bonding company has been in touch and they would be willing to work through a resolution to finish the project.  There is a meeting with the Iowa DNR and Jennifer Welch tomorrow to go over what requirements we have to follow in order to finish up the project.  What will be proposed to them is that based on value of the work that we can just go out and pick a contractor that we know will finish the work correctly and then we will get that price.  We will decide what money we are holding and decide what we have for money and what we need from the bonding company and let them know and we anticipate that we will then get a check for whatever balance.  We will still assess liquidated damages to the bonding company for the work that was not completed on time.  Engineer Veenstra hopes to have a resolution on this project for the next Council meeting.

Engineer Veenstra presented the list of the projects identified in the seven responses requesting information on for future capital projects.  The responses were received from the Mayor and one Council member, the Police Department, Public Works Department, Library Department, Parks & Recreation Department, City Hall staff and the Granger Trails Committee.  The list included a need for a new public safety facility which was received as a need on four of the seven responses.  In total there were 86 items listed.  The next step of the process is for the Mayor and Council to rank each of the responses from most important to least important.  Once the listing is complete the top 20 to 25 items ranked the highest would remain on the capital improvements plan.  The balance of the items would be removed off the list.  Many of the smaller items that are not on the final capital improvements plan can still be addressed as part of the annual budgeting process.  Council member John Schutt will take over with the list from V & K and combine any duplicate entries on the list into one and then he will email it out to the Mayor and Council to make their rankings and the final 20 to 25 that is ranked the highest will remain on the list for discussion.

Engineer Veenstra mentioned he received a document from John Kline that relates to the Lot A of the Marin J. Finestead Plat 2 Addition.  In the document that was prepared by Paul Dekker that he is citing Section 166.17 of the Code of Ordinances relative to existing lots of record.  It appears Paul Dekker’s argument is a single family dwelling may be located on any lot or plot of official record as of the date of the enactment of the zoning ordinance without regard to the width or area of the lot.  This provision includes two additional requirements, one relating to side yard and the other relating to the rear yard.  In this instance it appears the rear yard issue is not a factor.  The side yard requirement may be applicable.  The side yard requirement indicates the minimum of the combined side yards cannot exceed 30% of the lot width and each side yard must be at or greater than 10% of the lot width.  Applied to the 60-foot lot width the maximum total side yard would not be required to exceed 18 feet.  Each side yard must be a minimum of 6 feet.  In the correspondence Paul Dekker is suggesting side yards in the range of 10 feet and 8 feet.  Engineer Veenstra mentioned it appears likely the zoning ordinance was enacted subsequent to the platting of the Martin J. Finestead Addition Plat 2.  As subject confirmation of the dates, it appears Section 166.17 may be applicable.  Assuming Section 166.17 is applicable, the only remaining question may be whether Lot A is considered a lot or plot of official record.  While the lot is part of a plat it was not designated as a developable lot.  The lot is designated as Lot A located between Lot 2 and Lot 3, clearly indicating the intent at the time of platting the lot was not intended as a developable lot.  Rather, the lot was designated as a future street lot.  In this instance the designation of the lot may be distinguishable from lots in older subdivisions that were intended as a developable lot of record, but no longer comply with the current zoning restrictions.  A provision of the type in Section 166.17 is common as lots in many older platted areas of cities the lots are too narrow to meet the current zoning requirements even though they are compatible with adjoining lots.  The primary intent of including a provision such as 166.17 is to allow lots that were intended for development to be developed in older platted areas.  The operative question with respect to Lot A is if it qualifies as a lot under the provisions of Section 166.17 or if Lot A does not qualify under Section 166.17.  The agreement from 1979 signed by the developer and accepted by the City in the resolution accepting the plat, Lot A was identified as a street lot.  The lot would not be accepted by the City until such time as the street were constructed in accordance with the requirements of the City.  Based on the clear identification of Lot A as a street lot the City of Granger is of the opinion Lot A does not qualify for the provisions of Section 166.17.  The request to develop Lot A does not involve subsequent zoning that would make a lot nonconforming.  Rather, the request to develop Lot A involves the transformation of a clearly identified street lot to a developable lot.  The Council understands Lot A will never be developed as an extension of Cherry Street.  As such, the Council is willing to consider allowing a residence to be constructed on Lot A subject to two conditions:  1) the property owners on the east and west side of Lot A, Lot 3 and Lot 2, both consent to the construction of a residence on Lot A and 2) there be a preponderance of the property owners in the general vicinity of Lot A that do not object to the use of Lot A as a single family residential parcel.  Engineer Veenstra suggests the property owners of Lots 1, 4 and 5 on the north side of Linden Street and the five lots on the south side of Linden Street opposite Lot 1 through 5 be consulted.  If both conditions are satisfied, then it appears the Council would be willing to allow development on Lot A even though it clearly was designated as a street lot.  If both conditions cannot be satisfied, the majority of the Council is of the opinion Lot A does not qualify under Section 166.17 as it is designated as a street lot and therefore cannot be considered for single family residential development.

Action to contribute $100 to New Opportunities, Inc. (which provides assistance programs from the federal and state governments to local residents) was approved by Saak, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Public Works Report – Action to authorize use of proceeds from the City’s sale of recycled copper and aluminum to Alter Metal Recycling in the amount of $252.35 for the purchase of a chop saw was approved by Saak, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Police Report – From 12/10/18 – 1/6/19 reported 4 animal calls, 2 suspicious vehicles, 2 motorist assists, 1 road rage on Hwy 141, 4 ambulance calls, 5 parking complaints, 1 identity theft, 3 accidents, 1 criminal mischief (charged 4 juveniles), 1 business check (open door), 1 remove traffic hazard from roadway, 1 possible child abuse, 1 bank alarm (Woodward), 1 out of control person (Woodward), 2 thefts, 2 citations, 9 warnings and 5 other agency assists.

Fire Department Report – Action to approve the purchase of an UTV outright instead of leasing in the amount not exceeding $13,800 from unspent funds on the Fire and EMS budgets for FY 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Fire/EMS December Report shows there were 16 EMS calls, 3 motor vehicle calls, 2 fire calls and 1 mutual aid call.

Parks and Recreation Report – The bathrooms at Centennial Park have been completed by Brad Feick.  Painting will begin next week at the Community Center.  The new flooring will begin likely the beginning of February at the Community Center.  Kindergarten basketball, adult volleyball and rounded minds tumbling will all begin this month.  The Park & Rec Board elections are as follows:  Jeri Wendzel remains as Park Board Chair, Carla Drennen remains as Vice Chair and Jennifer Kopp remains as Secretary.

Action on Resolution 2019-3 – establishing automobile mileage reimbursement rate for employee’s using the rate promulgated each year by the Internal Revenue Service was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Schutt reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Backous made motion to approve the report, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Bice made motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Mayor James mentioned the budget presentation by department will be next Wednesday, January 16th starting at 6 p.m. and then the budget workshop will be Wednesday, February 6th at 6 p.m.  Council member Bice asked about commercial updates and Mayor James mentioned he is waiting to hear back from John Viggers on how he wants the land for sale added to our website and then he will forward all the information on available commercial property in Granger to Karen and Kristy to add to the City website.  Council member Saak asked if we would consider tax abatements to new commercial as an incentive for building in Granger.  Ralph Brown mentioned there is state law that allows cities to adopt an ordinance on new commercial/industrial development that has a scheduled abatement and Granger had chosen not to adopt that ordinance.  It tends not to be so much for a small business but it’s more for larger businesses.  Ralph mentioned Dallas Center has adopted the ordinance and he could send it to the Mayor and Council to look at and discuss at the next council meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

 

DECEMBER 2018 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 A & W Electric, Inc.  Pole Light Repair at WWTP due to Lightning Strike  $      282.46
 Access Systems  Bitdefender Antivirus License Renewal – Police  $        88.46
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $      361.45
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $      625.74
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      333.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      240.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      294.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      217.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      217.00
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $        89.97
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $          8.79
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        11.19
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        47.94
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        13.56
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        37.58
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $        48.97
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        79.94
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        97.79
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      146.92
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        58.84
 Beisser Lumber Company  1×8-12 #2 Pine Carsiding  $      109.44
 Bomgaars  Antifreeze/Pipe Nipple/Pipe Bushing/Conn Hose/Insert Adapter
 Wheel Cutting Metal/Conduit/Ball Valve/Wheel Cutting Metal
 Wheel Cut-Off Metal/5Ft Ext Wire/Insert Elbow/Bolt Eye  $      143.31
 Bomgaars  Snow Brush  $          5.69
 Bomgaars  Toggle Switch/Anchor Ring/Ring Tie-Off/Strap Tie Down/Strap Ratchet  $        62.87
 Bound Tree Medical  Gloves/BVM Resuscitator/Electrodes/Defib Pads/Bandage  $      139.24
 Bound Tree Medical  Pediatric Defib Pads  $      118.99
 Bound Tree Medical  Supraglotic Airway Kit/Endotracheal Tube Holder/BVM Res Bag/Curaplex Suction Kit
 Suction Canister/Irrigation Solution/Defib Pads  $      210.11
 Bound Tree Medical  Glucagon Kit  $      333.24
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for January 2019/Dallas County Recorder and Priority Mailing  $   2,619.02
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  To Adel for Pretrial Conf regarding Ticket for Speeding/Telephone Conf w/ Chris Knouse  $      260.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Oil Filters  $      136.98
 Carquest Auto Parts  Vacuum Cap/Elbow Conn/Hose Clamp/Fuel Hose  $        22.92
 Carquest Auto Parts  Washer Fluid  $          7.00
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $   1,124.17
 Colored Sand  Party Pack  $      140.00
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $        17.30
 D.J. Gongol & Associates, Inc.  Wear Plate Assy/Hex Nut/Lock Washer/Gasket Rub
 Cover Plate/Fill Plug Assy/Check Valve Assy  $      830.62
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Data Technologies, Inc.  1099 Misc Forms/W3 Forms/1096 Forms/W-2 Forms  $      163.98
 David, Susanne  GCC Rental Cancellation Reimbursement  $      160.00
 Demco  Clear Glossy Label Protectors/Laminate 4-Mil Gloss Finish/Plastic Laminate Squeegee  $      140.23
 Electric Pump  Lift Station Pump Repairs  $   1,434.00
 Electric Pump  Lift Station Pump Repairs  $      654.00
 Elenco Electronics, Inc.  Jr. Scientist Tumbling Robot  $        61.50
 Empowerment Solutions, LLC  Quarterly Hosting Fee  $      225.00
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  December Billing  $      437.05
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Mullins  $      254.64
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Mullins  $        56.70
 Geneser Repair  Repair Hydraulic Leak on Tractor  $      145.55
 Genus Landscape Architects  Professional Services thru November 2018 – Design Development on Granger Trail Hub  $   2,222.80
 H & H Plumbing Inc.  Backhoe Rental for Water Main Repair  $      930.00
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Hawkins, Inc.  Chlorine/Sodium Permanganate  $   1,168.17
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Phonesavanh, Vone  Yoga Instructor Payment  $      294.00
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Department  Tiering Services  $      200.00
 Polk City Fire & Rescue Department  Tiering Services  $      200.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $      194.05
 Purchase Power  Postage  $      400.00
 Racom  EDACS Access  $      479.40
 Signature Signs  Vinyl Lettering for Trash Cans  $        24.39
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $      324.00
 Storey Kenworthy  Checks  $      370.49
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        21.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $      126.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $      105.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        42.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $      126.00
 Sullivan, Elizabeth  Bootcamp Instructor Payment  $        42.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Mower Tire Repair  $        25.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  New Tires/Rear Wiper Arm/Rear Wiper Blade for 2013 Dodge Durango  $      803.31
 Tiernan’s Service Center  New Tires/ABS Electric Control Module/Alignment  $   1,478.39
 TOT  Instructor Payment  $      364.65
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  GCMOA Luncheon Mileage Reimbursement  $        13.29
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $        52.04
 Van Wall Equipment  Tiller Stand/Base/Nut Lock/Retainer  $        30.60
 Van Wall Equipment  Fuel Line Packing  $          1.48
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Ironwood Estates Plat 3  $   1,947.69
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for November 2018  $   2,292.60
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $        93.09
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 12/1-12/31/18  $   7,329.20
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        86.08
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $        83.67
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $      338.00
 TOTAL  $ 36,337.76
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 28,141.60
 Water Fund  $   3,717.14
 Sewer Fund  $   4,479.02
 TOTAL  $ 36,337.76
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 71,713.31
 Road Use Tax Fund  $ 14,143.33
 Employee Benefits Fund  $   2,756.70
 Emergency Fund  $      526.97
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $ 13,666.61
 TIF Fund  $   5,954.73
 Debt Service Fund  $ 10,893.65
 Water Fund  $ 19,520.99
 Sewer Fund  $ 39,632.07
 TOTAL  $178,808.36

 

City Council Meeting Minutes 12/12/2018

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Mayor Tony James opened the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1906 Main Street, Granger, Iowa 50109.

Roll Call:  Present:  Backous, Bermel, Bice, Saak, Schutt

Schutt made motion to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Fred Renfeldt with Fred’s Pub & Grill has over 35 years of restaurant experience and would like to open up the vacant Hitchin’ Post Grill sometime early next year.  He doesn’t feel he will be in competition with Bud’s Pub and expressed that he would like to work with them.  Fred also expressed his interest in getting involved with the Granger community in regards to the youth programs.  The restaurant will start out with some sandwiches and expand from there such as Sunday brunches.  He also mentioned bringing in some karaoke and live music to give the community another place to go without traveling outside of Granger.

Jennifer Benbow has a request for reimbursement of expense for sewer line cleanout in the amount of $150.22 was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Shon Bruellman with Big Red Food Truck has requested to continue (after December 31, 2018) the waiver of time restriction on transient merchant license (Code Section 122.10 limits license to between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.) to allow service until 9 p.m. was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  4 Ayes, 1 Naye.

The 2018 Sidewalk Improvement Program – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the project has shut down until Spring.  Greg Roth will be meeting with property owners to go over the issues and concerns brought up to the Council in the last couple of meetings.

2015 Urban Water Quality Initiative – Engineer Veenstra has mentioned the contractor has not come back to do anything on the project so at this point based on the prior experience we have the bonding company will not do anything unless we terminate the contract.  Action for Ralph to give notice of termination of contract to Iowa State Contractors was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Engineer Veenstra reminded the department heads to get there “wish list” for the Capital Improvements Plan into the City Clerk by December 31st.  The City Clerk will then compile it all and forward it on to Bob to start the process of putting the plan together.

The Reserve at Jester Park Plat 2 – Engineer Veenstra mentioned the final plat of the Reserve at Jester Park Plat 2 was referred to the City by the Polk County Planning.  The City’s review is under its extraterritorial review jurisdiction.  The review by the City is to determine if that plat should comply with the requirements of the City of Granger’s subdivision ordinance.  The City of Granger reviewed the preliminary plat of the Reserve at Jester Park Plat 2 in February 2016.  At that time the City waived the requirements of its subdivision ordinance relative to the preliminary plat.  The review of the City is to determine if it will require the provisions of the subdivision ordinance to be met.  That review is applicable at the preliminary plat stage.  Because the City waived the requirements of its subdivision ordinance during the preliminary plat review there are no issues for the City to review with respect to the final plat of the Reserve at Jester Park 2.  The Engineer would recommend the City of Granger approve the final plat of the Reserve at Jester Park Plat 2.  Action on Resolution 2018-51 – approving the final plat was approved by Bice, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

The Council would like a copy of the outstanding punch lists on all projects within the City of Granger going forward and specifically for the 2018 Sidewalk Improvements Project.  Engineer Veenstra will get the list to the City Clerk and she will distribute to the Mayor and Council for review.

Public Works Report – Public Works Director mentioned they are wrapping up projects and getting ready for snow.

Police Report – From 11/12/18 – 12/9/18 reported 1 citizen arrest, 3 burglaries, 2 theft, 2 vehicle assists (vehicle unlock), 3 motorist assists, 3 suspicious vehicles, 1 DUI arrest, 1 harassment, 1 traffic control, 1 arrest warrant pick up, 1 911 hang-up call, 3 accidents, 2 parking complaints, 1 counterfeit currency, 1 property nuisance, 1 neighbor dispute, 1 road rage, 3 animal complaints, 3 citations, 7 warnings and 5 other agency assists.  Total calls for the Granger Police Department for 2018 were 547.

Fire/EMS November Report shows there were 2 motor vehicle accidents, 15 EMS calls, 1 water rescue, 5 fire calls and 2 mutual aids.  Mayor James presented Fire Chief Jarrod Sturtz with a plaque for his 16 years of service to the Granger Fire and EMS Department and to his dedication and commitment to making Granger a better place.  Sturtz will be retiring as Fire Chief on December 31, 2018.  Action to approve election of Rob Saak as Fire Chief effective January 1, 2019 was approved by Backous, seconded by Bice.  4 Ayes, 1 Abstain.  Action to approve Action to approve new officer pay effective October 1, 2018 was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bermel.  4 Ayes, 1 Abstain.

Parks and Recreation Report – Youth basketball games began last week.  Youth dance ended with a performance a few weeks ago.  Rounded Minds dance concludes this week with 4-6 year-olds.  Many additional programs will begin in January.  Another full freezer meal class was held last week.  Adults continue to enjoy the class put together by Hy-Vee.  We did another wood painting sign class last week as well with 20 participants.  There were three bids for replacement of the Community Center flooring as well as one bid for acoustic panels.  The walls at the Community Center will be painted sometime this Winter.  The Granger nursing home would like to sponsor the t-shirts for kindergarten basketball.  The Parks & Recreation Board will be discussing priorities for the next budget year.  Action to approve Facility Usage/Indemnity Agreement with Assumption Catholic Church for ball diamond and playground use for Parks & Recreation activities and to be signed by the Mayor was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.  Action to approve the Flooring America quote for flooring in the amount of $7,958 and Mike Foister quote for labor in the amount of $7,106 for the Community Center Phase 1 project that was recommended from the Board was approved by Schutt, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Action on Resolution 2018-50 – acknowledging the 50th anniversary of Iowa Municipal Home Rule was approved by Schutt, seconded by Bice.  All Ayes.

Action to authorize submittal of Trees Please Grant (City matching grant for $1,000) was approved by Bice, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

Action to approve $1 hourly raise for Karen Erikson effective for pay period beginning December 31, 2018 (for completing the Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute Academy) was approved by Schutt, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.  Action to approve $1 hourly raise for Brandon Burns effective for pay period beginning November 26, 2018 (for passing Water Distribution Grade 1) was approved by Backous, seconded by Schutt.  All Ayes.

Action to approve Mayor’s reappointment of Carla Drennen to the Parks and Recreation Board for term ending December 31, 2023 was approved by Bermel, seconded by Saak.  All Ayes.

Bice reported for the Finance Committee that all information at this time was in order.  Schutt made motion to approve the report, seconded by Backous.  All Ayes.

Bice made motion to approve all bills for payment, seconded by Bermel.  All Ayes.

The meeting for Budget presentations by department heads was set for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 starting at 6 p.m.  The meeting for Budget workshop was set for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 starting at 6 p.m.

Mayor James reminded department heads to submit their list for the capital improvements plan to the City Clerk by December 31st.  The Mayor mentioned the current wording of the comp time in the Personnel Policy allows comp time over 40 hours to be used within a year of it being earned.  Due to some unforeseen projects in the City, the comp time has increased quite a bit for some employees but that they are working hard to get it used.  The Mayor would like to request to the Council to allow current comp time to carryover past January 1 to be used by December 31, 2019.  The Mayor will look into rewording the comp time section of the Personnel Policy.  Mayor James mentioned there were only five people present at the Community Public Forum on December 11th so he has decided to not have them anymore, however, if there are new projects or anything else of importance that the residents need to be aware of, to write something up for the monthly newsletters and post on our City Facebook page and website.

The City Clerk has received the design concept from Genus on the Trail Hub Plaza project.  The concept will be presented to the Trails Committee at the January 2nd meeting and then the recommendation will be brought to the Council at the January City Council meeting for discussion and possible action of approval.  The City Clerk mentioned the State Auditors will be here for our annual examination on December 18th and 19th and then to again on January 7th – 9th.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

_____________________________________

Tony L. James, Mayor

Attest:  _________________________________

Kristy Trzeciak, City Clerk

 

NOVEMBER 2018 CLAIMS
VENDOR DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
 Access Systems Leasing  Copier Lease + Usage  $      361.45
 Access Systems Leasing  Server Lease + IT Services  $      625.74
 Accujet, LLC  Vaced 8 Loads from Lift Station that Failed  $      852.00
 Accujet, LLC  Invesigate Line for Aaron Mullins  $      568.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      440.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      294.50
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      270.00
 Agsource Laboratories  Wastewater tests + UPS shipping charges  $      135.00
 Background Investigation Bureau  Background Check on Youth Basketball Coach  $        11.95
 Banleaco  Folder/Inserter Lease  $      154.22
 Barnes & Noble  EGC Certs  $          9.00
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        85.44
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $        65.55
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        10.39
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $        58.98
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $        42.17
 Barnes & Noble  Book  $        13.59
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      195.51
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      271.94
 Barnes & Noble  DVDs  $        25.98
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      160.37
 Barnes & Noble  Books  $      147.27
 Barnes & Noble  DVD/Books  $        34.59
 Barnes & Noble  Christmas Ornaments/Candles/Stickers/Slime Shakers/Beanie Babies/Putty  $      204.24
 Barnes & Noble  Putty  $          5.99
 Barnes & Noble  Beanie Babies/Slime  $      180.44
 Beisser Lumber Company  1×8-12 #2 Pine Carsiding  $      218.88
 Beisser Lumber Company  1×8-12 #2 Pine Carsiding  $      109.44
 Bert Gurney & Associates, Inc.  FDO Optical Dissolved Oxygen IQ Sensornet Probe  $   2,982.99
 Bomgaars  Brass Nipple  $          3.69
 Bomgaars  Antifreeze RV Splash/Ball Trailer/Plug Fuse  $        43.93
 Bomgaars  Fasteners  $          4.98
 Brown, Fagen & Rouse  Legal Services for December 2018  $   2,475.00
 Burns, Brandon  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Trackloader Rental  $      155.00
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Front Gauge Wheels/Antiscalp Roller/Deck Parts  $      907.11
 Capital City Equipment Co.  Credit Return – Grip/Bushing/Cotter  $     (38.52)
 Casey’s General Stores  Fuel  $   1,379.12
 Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.  Trash Bags  $      196.80
 Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.  Hand Soap  $        97.00
 Culligan Water of Adel  Bottled Water + Cooler Rental  $        23.55
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Dallas County EMS  Ambulance Tiering Services  $      150.00
 Demco  Avery 8160 Standard Inkjet Labels  $        27.14
 Demco  Color Craze Winter Bookmarks/Snowman Reading Wonderland Bookmarks  $        27.93
 Electric Pump  Pump Brackets/Gasket/Hardware Kit  $      860.65
 Elenco Electronics, Inc.  Cond Snaps/3D Glasses/Rubber Bands/Cardboard Fig/Crawler Parts/LED  $        19.05
 Evans Sign & Display  LED Bulbs for Christmas Decorations  $      725.00
 Feick, Brad  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Fire Recovery EMS  November Billing  $      335.17
 Fluidyne Corporation  Replace Sigma Sub Level Transducer/Replace Flygt Mini-Cas/Shipping  $   2,211.26
 G & L Clothing  Clothing – Sturtz  $        65.94
 Gatehouse-Ames Tribune  Publications  $      567.99
 General Fire and Safety  Kitchen Hood Inspection @ Community Center  $      159.00
 Geneser Repair  Repair Snow Plow/Rebuild Cylinders/Replace Hoses  $      458.50
 Good Housekeeping  Libray Magazine Subscription  $        12.81
 Hach Company  Chlorine/Asc Acid/Alkaline Cyanide Reagent/Pan Ind Sol/Mono/FA  $      437.84
 Harned, Jennifer  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Iowa One Call  811 Faxes  $        23.50
 Irey, Crystal  Wood Sign Painting Adult Class Instructor Payment  $      646.00
 Jetco, Inc.  Input/Output Cards/Sensaphone 800/Service Labor/Mile – Storm Damage  $   7,318.70
 Jetco, Inc.  Overload Relay/Service Labor/Mileage – Storm Damage  $      583.40
 Jones Creek Apparel  Youth Basketball Jerseys  $      534.00
 Keystone Laboratories, Inc.  Water Tests  $        28.00
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Air Filer/Fuel Filter  $        49.09
 Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.  Pothole Patch  $      151.20
 Mullins, Aaron  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Office Depot  Fax Machine  $        56.99
 Office Depot  Copy Paper/Cups/Lids/Kcups/Chai Tea/Ink/Toner  $      319.38
 Office Depot  Hanging Folder Tabs  $        28.68
 Office Depot  Wireless Keyboard  $        27.59
 Office Depot  Keyboard  $        38.43
 Pitney Bowes, Inc.  Reserve Account  $   1,200.00
 Praxair  Oxygen  $      198.67
 Purchase Power  Postage  $      412.79
 Qtech Automation, Inc.  Auma Actuator Repair/Positioner Board RWG Feedback/Auma Transmitter  $   2,346.00
 Racom  EDACS Access  $      479.40
 Ramsey, Katie  Art Class Instructor Payment  $        65.00
 Rounded Minds  Instructor Payment  $      200.00
 Saak, Rob  Reimbursement for Purchase of 2 Boat Seats for the Fire Airboat  $      107.00
 Sam’s Club  Yearly Membership Dues  $        45.00
 Speck USA  Sidewalk Tear Up and Replaced around Concession Bldg at Centennial Park  $ 13,733.00
 State Hygienic Laboratory  Water Tests  $        26.00
 Stetson Construction Supply Group  Concrete Insulation Blanket  $      113.40
 Strauss  Quarterly Brivo Hosting Fee  $        57.00
 Sturtz, Jarrod  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Mount 4 New Tires on Skid Loader/Stems  $      130.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Replace Motor Mount on Durango  $      449.58
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Tire Repair on 2013 Ford SUV Police Car  $        25.00
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Replace Headlight Bulb on 2013 Ford SUV Police Car  $        30.25
 Tiernan’s Service Center  Credit from Invoice #8409 (Gallon of Def Fluid was charged wrong on Inv)  $       (6.00)
 Truck Equipment, Inc.  Fluid Film 5 Gal Pail  $      185.07
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Cell Phone Reimbursement  $        35.00
 Trzeciak, Kristy  Budget Workshop Mileage Reimbursement  $        13.40
 UPS  UPS Shipping Charges  $        37.35
 Valley West Hyvee  Instructor Payment  $      240.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Ironwood Estates Plat 3  $   8,109.18
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Sidewalk Improvements Program 2018  $      810.88
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Engineering Services for Eval of Oxley Creek Flooding Events of June 2018  $        79.00
 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.  Building Permit Fees for October 2018  $   2,637.60
 Verizon Wireless  Cell Phone Charges  $        93.09
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Residential garbage reimbursement 11/1-11/30/18  $   7,329.20
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $      135.00
 Walter’s Sanitary Service, Inc.  Container Rental/Pickup  $      351.04
 Williams Scotsman  Police Mobile Trailer Rental Fee  $      338.00
 TOTAL  $ 70,577.92
 EXPENSE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 48,694.01
 Water Fund  $   1,579.09
 Sewer Fund  $ 20,304.82
 TOTAL  $ 70,577.92
 REVENUE TOTALS PER FUND
 General Fund  $ 90,481.32
 Road Use Tax Fund  $ 13,969.68
 Employee Benefits Fund  $   3,010.42
 Emergency Fund  $      575.44
 Local Option Sales Tax Fund  $ 13,666.61
 TIF Fund  $      359.31
 Debt Service Fund  $ 10,850.67
 Water Fund  $ 20,333.26
 Sewer Fund  $ 39,318.65
 Sewer Capital Project Fund  $   3,000.00
 TOTAL  $195,565.36