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COUNCIL MEETING
JANUARY 10, 2022
5:30 P.M.

PRESENT: Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
ABSENT: None

Mayor Pro tem Zmolek presided

Tim Pound addressed the Council during open forum on the new state ATV/UTV law and would like to see the city ordinance amended for people to be able to operate an ATV on city streets. He asked Council to bring back up for vote at a future council meeting.

Duane Forkner addressed the Council during open forum with a petition to terminate Chad Stevens as Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Jefferson, Iowa. Council received petition and will take under advisement.

On motion by Sloan, second by Jackson, the Council approved the following consent items:
December 13, 2022 Council Minutes, Casey’s General Store #1617, Class E Retail Alcohol License, Oly’s C Store, Class E Retail Alcohol License, pay estimate #9 of $26,436.60 to Jensen Builders, LTD for Greene County Animal Shelter, pay estimate #2 of $27,412.25 to Westbrooke Construction Company for swimming pool restroom remodel. sidewalk reimbursement of $960 for Ken and Sue Bose at 103 S Maple Street, pay estimate #4 of $140,884.00 of CDBG funds for 123 N. Chestnut Street and payment of monthly bills.

AYE: Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
NAY: None

On motion by Jackson, second by Ahrenholtz, the Council approved the following Mayor/Council appointments:

Matt Wetrich
Park & Rec
Golf Course
Recycling
Animal Shelter
Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation
Bell Tower Foundation

Dave Sloan
Streets
Chamber/Jefferson Main Street
Hwy 30
Downtown Buildings

Pat Zmolek
Mayor Pro tem
PD Committee
LEC Entity
Wage and Benefit
Finance Committee
Downtown Buildings

Harry Ahrenholtz
Wage and Benefit
Housing
GCDC
Finance Committee
Public Works

 

Darren Jackson
Park and Rec
Housing
Library
Cemetery
Animal Shelter

Matt Gordon
PD Committee
Fire Department
LEC Entity
Hotel/Motel
Finance Committee

AYE: Zmolek, Wetrich, Sloan, Jackson, Ahrenholtz
NAY: None

On motion by Jackson, and second by Wetrich, the Council approved to hire Hether Dobney as part-time Animal Facility Custodian at the rate of $12 per hour.

AYE: Wetrich, Zmolek, Sloan, Jackson, Ahrenholtz
NAY: None

On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Sloan, the Council approved the second reading of revised ordinance adjusting sewer service rates effective for FY 2023-2024 by 15%.

AYE: Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
NAY: None

RESOLUTION NO. 1-23
On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved Resolution No. 1-23, a resolution approving Region XII’s updated Community Development Block Grant Procurement Policy.
AYE: Jackson, Sloan, Zmolek, Wetrich, Ahrenholtz
NAY: None

RESOLUTION NO. 2-23
On motion by Wetrich, second by Sloan, the Council approved Resolution No. 2-23, a resolution
agreeing to become a member of the Safety Group Central Iowa South (SGIS) and Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) agreement for the City of Jefferson, Iowa.

AYE: Zmolek, Wetrich, Sloan, Jackson, Ahrenholtz
NAY: None

RESOLUTION NO. 3-23
On motion by Jackson, second by Ahrenholtz, the Council approved Resolution No. 3-23, a resolution approving the New Member Addendum to the Safety Group Central Iowa South (SGIS) Chapter 28 E Agreement.

AYE: Sloan, Jackson, Wetrich, Zmolek, Ahrenholtz
NAY: None

RESOLUTION NO. 4-23
On motion by Sloan, second by Wetrich, the Council approved Resolution No. 4-23, a resolution setting date for public hearing on Detailed Plans and Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Cost for the City Hall Entrance Improvement Project and setting date for receiving bids. The public hearing has been set for January 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

AYE: Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
NAY: None


RESOLUTION NO. 5-23
On motion by Jackson, second by Sloan, the Council approved Resolution No. 5-23, a resolution setting public hearing regarding status funded activities for 123 North Chestnut Street Second Story Project. The public hearing has been set for January 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

AYE: Zmolek, Sloan, Wetrich, Jackson, Ahrenholtz
NAY: None

RESOLUTION NO. 6-23
On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved Resolution No. 6-23, a resolution to set Public Hearing for Annual Maximum Property Tax Levy. The public hearing has been set for January 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

AYE: Jackson, Wetrich, Sloan, Ahrenholtz, Zmolek
NAY: None

Resident at 904 W. Madison regarding a hearing with the City Council regarding a notice to abate nuisance letter that was received from City of Jefferson Code Enforcer Chad Stevens. Resident provided information to the Council regarding the status of the vehicle and presented pictures. Council also heard from the Code Enforcer. Resident gave a time frame and Council agreed to give her time to comply with the ordinance.
On motion by Jackson, second by Ahrenholtz, the Council approved to set a date of September 15, 2023 by putting a stay on the enforcement abatement for resident to comply with ordinance.

AYE: Zmolek, Sloan, Jackson, Ahrenholtz Wetrich
NAY: None

The following bills were approved for payment from City funds:

ABC PEST CONTROL PEST CONTR 386.25
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING COPIER LEASES 1320.69
ACCO UNLIMITED CORP WA CHEM 9,175.67
AFLAC AFLAC INS W/H 17.68
AG SOURCE COOP SERV TSTG 2,119.25
ALEX MONTHEI WA DEP REF 93.91
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITIES 32,530.46
ASCAP HOT/MOT MUSIC LIC 420.00
AXON ENTERPRISE, INC. PD TASER CERT BUNDLE 2,880.00
BAKER & TAYLOR INC. LB BOOKS/MOVIES 1,154.47
BARBARA BARTLEY RN REFUND 144.00
BOLTON & MENK INC ENGINEERING 52,461.80
BOMGAARS SUPP 2,028.84
BRIAN WIND PA SANITIZER 3.21
BRICK GENTRY P.C. PA LEGAL FEES 420.00
BYTESPEED COMPUTERS, LLC LB CAMERAS/LICENSE 2,470.00
CARD SERVICE CENTER CREDIT CARD 449.10
CARROLL CO SOLID WASTE RC MRKTG FEES 217.00
CARROLL HYDRAULICS CO INC RUT MACHINING/LABOR 421.09
CENTRAL IOWA SYSTEMS LB INSTALL CAMERAS 535.00
CHIARA ANDERSON WA DEP REF 17.97
CINTAS CORPORATION FIRST AID 444.95
CLEANING SOLUTIONS INC. RN CLEAN 2,376.00
COBRAHELP PA FEE 25.00
COLLECTION SERVICES CENTE CASE #895827 569.09
COMPASS MINERALS AMERICA WA SALT 8,109.90
CORE & MAIN WA GASKETS 125.19
COVETRUS ANIM SHEL FREIGHT 2,156.00
DANNY MORANVILLE H INS SINK C SH DEP 3,015.68
DOG ON IT PARKS, INC. ANIMAL SHELT SIGNS/POLES 1,302.00
DOG WASTE DEPOT ANIM SHELT STATION 549.97
EARTH PLANTER FREIGHT 462.00
EFTPS FEDERAL W/H 19,418.79
EMC NATIONAL LIFE CO LIFE INS 176.00
ESRI ARCGIS SYSTEM 1,150.00
FAREWAY LB SUPP 46.38
FUDGES FLOWERS RN INSTRUCT 580.50
GALLS LLC PD BODY ARMOR 7,754.60
GREENE CO. AUDITOR PD DISPATCH 30,027.03
HARRISON RV INC SW UPS LABS 183.66
HOME STATE BANK ACH 94.92
HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS SW LABOR/ZONE 327.50
HOYT, MORAIN & HOMMER, P.C LEGAL 3,060.50
HY-VEE, INC. RN CONCESSIONS 84.82
IAMU SAFETY DUES 1,424.00
ICE TECHNOLOGIES PA BACKUP 1,600.94
INNOVATIVE INTERFACES INC SUBSCRIPT 817.17
IOWA LIBRARY ASSOC LB MEMBERSHIP 120.00
IOWA ONE CALL WA ONE CALL 22.60
IOWA PUMP WORKS SW ON SITE CALL 1,646.65
IOWA RADIO PLUS HOT/MOT ADV 99.23
IOWA SMALL ENGINE RUT CHAINSAW BAR 226.82
IPERS-FOAB IPERS W/H 13,695.93
JAMES E. FORBES AP MGR 600.00
JEFFERSON ACE HARDWARE SUPP 471.16
JEFFERSON MATTERS: A MAIN QUARTERLY PMT 17,500.00
JEFFERSON TELECOM PHONE 2,577.43
JOHN SHOWERS WA DEP REF 78.31
JULIE WALLACE CLEANING 255.00
JUSTIN GEISLER WA DEP REF 97.05
KADETH, INC LB TECH SUPP 125.00
KAYLA RIEDELL WA DEP REF 58.85
KENT CURTIS RC GLOVES 85.59
KIRKWOOD COMM COLLEGE WA GRADE 3 CLASS 195.00
KIWANIS CLUB OF JEFFERSON BLDG INSP- DUES 120.00
LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC. RUT LOCK NUTS 55.35
MARIA AGUILAR WA DEP REF 99.57
MARK WOLTERMAN CAF REIMB 212.92
MARTY MURPHY CAF REIMB 1,155.93
METRO WASTE AUTHORITY LF FEES 7,245.25
MICHAEL PALMER H INS SINK C SH 713.36
MICHELLE DOLDER WA DEP REF 107.05
MIDLAND POWER COOP AP LITES 488.72
MIDWEST MUNICIPAL CONSULT EXECUTIVE SEARCH SERV 3,036.00
MOTOR PARTS PARTS 401.70
MUIR EMBROIDERY & FOOTWEAR PD HATS 204.00
MURPHY CONSTRUCTION DEMO 207 E PERRY ST 7,350.00
O'HALLORAN INTERNATIONAL RC CONTROL CORE 1,147.92
OCLC, INC. LB CATALOG 599.08
OLSEM PLUMBING LLC RN GYM UNIT 166.25
OMNISITE SW WIRELESS SERV 3,640.00
RACCOON VALLEY RADIO HOT/MOT ADV 2,051.65
REGION XII COUNCIL - GOVT RUT TRANSIT 1,020.25
ROXANNE GORSUCH REIMB IMFOA CERT 125.00
RUETER'S RUT COUPLER 101.23
SALTECH SYSTEMS HOT/MOT WEBSITE 49.95
SCHAFER ROOFING 105 N CHESTNT ROOF 3,228.33
SESAC HOT/MOT MUSIC FEE 553.00
SHADRAN LB SUPP 479.54
SYNCB/AMAZON LB BOOKS/SUPP 301.41
TEEPLES HEATING & COOLING FURNACE/AC 14,143.00
TELRITE CORP LNG DIST 177.17
THE BEE & HERALD GCRSE JOB AD 72.00
THE CATHOLIC DEVOTIONAL GCRSE ADV 267.00
THE FRANKS DESIGN GROUP PC AIRTEMP - ARCHITECT 5,398.25
TRACY BOSSHART WA DEP REF 98.60
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA STATE W/H 3,436.00
TRI-COUNTY LUMBER CEM TORQUE 24.95
TYLER TECHNOLOGIES VERIFY/PRESORT 375.00
U.S. CELLULAR WA PHONE 257.19
U.S. POST OFFICE BILL POSTAGE/STAMPS 1,357.23
UNIVERSAL PUBLICATIONS RN ADV 75.00
UTILITY EQUIPMENT CO WA CLAMPS 501.78
VAN METER INC. WA FUSE 111.65
VAN-WALL EQUIPMENT INC. GCRSE MAINT 3,213.27
WAHL MCATEE TIRE SERVICE PK TIRE DISPOSAL 462.93
WELLMARK BC/BS HEALTH INS. W/H 22,507.37
WEST CENTRAL CONSTRUCTION WA REPAIR CR 3,690.00
WILSON STREET PROPERTIES LLC WA DEP REF 150.00

FUND TOTALS
001 GENERAL FUND 141,173.92
110 ROAD USE TAX 16,584.19
112 CAFETERIA PLAN 1,368.85
121 LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX 9,501.03
128 HEALTH INS. SINKING 3,729.04
138 ANIMAL SHELTER 4,453.97
149 DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS 22,787.99
391 AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS 7,664.80
410 CIP 5,487.00
600 WATER 34,423.03
610 WASTEWATER 57,178.07
660 AIRPORT 1,365.41
670 SANITATION 14,770.44
671 RECYCLING 3,487.71
GRAND TOTAL EXPENDITURES 323,975.45

001-GENERAL FUND 112,184.46
110-ROAD USE TAX 49,035.05
112-CAFETERIA PLAN 700.00
114-SPECIAL REVENUE 29,129.99
121-LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX 45,954.44
125-TIF 51,155.46
128-HEALTH INS. SINKING 752.00
130-UNEMPLOYMENT 36.53
131-INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT 110.66
132-COMMUNITY CENTER 333.79
133-MAHANAY MAUSOLEUM 33.09
134-LIBRARY AGENCY 1,412.96
138-ANIMAL SHELTER 3,340.38
140-WATER DEPOSITS 3,300.00
141-CEMETERY PERMANENT CARE 750.00
156-AUTENREITH COMM CENTER 2,080.58
200-DEBT SERVICE 19,377.11
391-AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS 394,713.86
410-CIP 689.02
600-WATER 105,211.20
601-WATER BOND RESERVE 271.61
603-WATER CAPITAL IMPROVE 1,542.45
610-WASTEWATER 209,738.66
611-WASTEWATER REPLACEMENT 1,888.24
660-AIRPORT 6,317.96
670-SANITATION 50,399.98
671-RECYCLING 28,567.70
GRAND TOTAL REVENUES (DEC) 1,117,523.18


There being no further business the Council agreed to adjourn at 6:15 p.m.