Meeting Minutes

City Council Minutes

COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY 13, 2024
5:30 P.M.


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


Craig Berry presided.


During Open Forum Dennis Lautner addressed the Council and asked the Council to put on hold the East Lincoln Way project and stop spending unnecessary money. Tim Williams suggested  to Council to look for improvements for audio and video for the council room.


On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved the following consent  items:
January 23, 2024 Council Minutes, February 6, 2024 Special Council Minutes, DOLGENCORP, LLC dba Dollar General #8463, Class B Retail Alcohol License, Jefferson Community Golf Course, Class C Retail Alcohol License, Appoint Noah Juergenson to Park & Rec Commission for term to expire 12/31/26 and payment of monthly bills paid by City funds.


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


This was the time and place for the Public Hearing on the Proposal to Change the Zoning Classification for Property North of Railroad Tracks Between North Maple Street and North Elm Street. Mayor Berry called for oral or written comments and there was a very lengthy discussion with several residents and citizens that voiced concerns and spoke against the zoning change. Anna Folwell from KCG was available to answer questions. The Mayor and  Council members received copies of  letters of support from Wild Rose Casino & Hotel, Greene County Community School District and Jefferson Telecom. On motion by Jackson, second by Wetrich, the Council closed the Public Hearing.


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


On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved the first reading of an ordinance changing zoning classification for Property North of Railroad Tracks between North Maple Street and North Elm Street.
AYE:   Zmolek, Wetrich, Ahrenholtz, Jackson
NAY:  Sloan


This was the time and place for the public hearing on proposal to enter into a General Obligation Loan Agreement and to borrow money thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $1,700,000 for debt to finance the purchase of two Sanitation trucks and East Lincoln Way Street project. Mayor Berry called for oral and written comments and Sue Bose expressed her concerns to hold off on East Lincoln Way Resurfacing Project when have funds available and Council member Sloan felt it was a waste of money when there are other projects to prioritize. On motion by Jackson, second by Ahrenholtz, the Council closed the Public Hearing.


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


RESOLUTION NO. 14-24
On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved Resolution No. 14-24, a resolution approving taking additional action on proposal to enter into a General Obligation Loan Agreement, authorizing the use of Term Sheet, providing for the levy of taxes and setting, date for the private placement of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2024.


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




On motion by Sloan, to table setting the Public Hearing on Detailed Plans and Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Costs for Jefferson Lincoln Way Resurfacing Project and Setting Date for Receiving Bids. Motion died for lack of second.


RESOLUTION NO. 15-24
On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved Resolution No.15-24. a resolution.to set the Public Hearing on Detailed Plans and Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate of Costs for Jefferson East Lincoln Way Resurfacing Project and Setting Date for Receiving Bids. The Public Hearing date has been set for February 27, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.


AYE:   Zmolek, Wetrich, Jackson, Ahrenholtz
NAY:   Sloan


RESOLUTION NO. 16-24
On motion by Jackson, second by Zmolek, the Council approved amendments to the Airport Federal Funding Grant Agreements No. 3-19-0049-019-2023 and 3-19-0049-020-2023.


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


On motion by Zmolek, second by Wetrich, the Council approved pay estimate #12 to Shank Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $1,375,826.10 for Wastewater Treatment Plant Project.


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


RESOLUTION NO. 17-24
On motion by Wetrich, second by Jackson, the Council approved Resolution No. 17-24, a resolution confirming the employment of Jacob Kopaska as City Golf Superintendent in the amount of $54,000/yr.


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


RESOLUTION NO. 18-24
On motion by Ahrenholtz, and second Wetrich, the Council approved Resolution No. 18-24, a resolution waiving review of Shriver Family, LLC plat of survey.


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


The following bills were approved for payment from the City funds:


ABC PEST CONTROL PEST CONTR 435.56
ACCESS ELEVATOR & LIFTS LB SAFE TEST 937.00
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING COPIER LSE 1,568.01
ACCO UNLIMITED CORP WA CHEM 3,475.06
AFLAC AFLAC INS W/H 17.68
AG SOURCE COOP SERV TSTG 2,179.05
AHLBORN EQUIPMENT, INC. RUT GLOVES;CHAPS 441.38
ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITIES 43,182.16
AMAZON CAPITAL SERV SUPP 901.44
AMPERAGE GROW GR (LIBRARY STUDY) 14,000.00
ANATOMY IT, LLC SERV AGREE 2,365.01
ANDREW WOODLEY RN DJ 400.00
AUREON PD DOMAIN 105.00
BAKER & TAYLOR  INC. LB MOVIES 1,128.39
BOLTON & MENK INC ENG 88,956.50
BOMGAARS SUPP 1,137.38
BOOK FARM LLC LB BOOKS 1,530.45
BRICK, GENTRY P.C. PA LEGAL FEES 495.00
BYTESPEED COMPUTERS, LLC LB CAMERA LICENSE 770.00
CAHOY PUMP SERVICE INC. WA WELL PUMP #4 12,859.00
CARD SERVICE CENTER CREDIT CARD 2,004.47
CARROLL CO. SOLID WASTE RC MRKTG FEES 509.15
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT LB BOOKS 49.34
CENTRAL IOWA SYSTEMS PL MONITORING 824.70
CENTRAL IOWA TOWING PD TOWING 1,707.63
CHAD STEVENS BLDG INSP REIMB 198.98
CINTAS CORPORATION FIRST AID 293.18
CITY OF JEFFERSON PD PETTY CASH 219.60
CLEANING SOLUTIONS INC. RN CLEAN 4,428.00
COBRAHELP PA FEE 23.00
COLBY ASPENGREN WA DEP REF 41.47
COLLECTION SERV CENTER CASE ID 1034974 300.00
COMMUNITY INS AGENCY PK KUBOTA INS 476.00
COMPASS MINERALS AMERICA WA SALT 8,600.78
COMPUTYPE,  INC. LB BARCODES 623.37
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TEST WWTF TSTG 1,663.25
CORE & MAIN WA PARTS 1,974.62
DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP RUT GRADER EDGE 757.29
DANIELSON AUTO SERV RUT TRANSMISSION 5,774.61
DINGES FIRE COMPANY JFD GLOVES 1,217.24
DOLLAR GENERAL LB SUPP 72.85
DONNA TOURTE REF WA DEP 92.74
DUANE ONKEN H INS SINK 986.00
ED M. FELD EQUIPMENT CO. ANIM SHELT FIRE MONITOR 99.00
EFTPS FEDERAL W/H 38,352.82
EMC NATIONAL LIFE CO. LIFE INS 190.81
EMPLOYEE & FAMILY RESOURCE EMPLOYEE PROG 3,120.00
FAREWAY LB SUPP & TREATS 187.55
FASTLANE MOTOR PARTS LLC PARTS 453.30
FERGUSON ENTERPRISES LLC WA HYD FLOW 209.45
GREENE CO SEC ROADS FUEL 12,131.70
GREENE CO. AUDITOR ELECTION/ LEC SHARE 15,126.95
GREENE CO. CHEERLEADERS RN MINI CHEER CAMP 598.50
GREENE CO. MEDICAL CENTER DOT LABS 286.00
GRONEWOLD, BELL, KYHNN PA AUDIT 1,500.00
GROW REPAIR LLC ST LIGHT FUSE;LABOR 271.45
HANKEL ELECTRIC, LLC. RN ELECTRIC 24/7 3,750.00
HAWKINS , INC. SW CHEM 6,649.77
HEATHER WUBBEN WA DEP REF 70.38
HENDERSON PRODUCTS, INC. RUT SPRING ASSY 433.91
HIWAY TRUCK EQUIPMENT SW PARTS 564.78
HOME STATE BANK ACH ITEMS 182.82
HOPKINS & HUEBNER P.C. ANIM SHELT LEGAL 2,625.81
HOYT, MORAIN & HOMMER, P.C LEGAL 6,596.50
HY- VEE WINE & SPIRITS GCRSE LIQUOR 235.09
HY-VEE, INC. RN CONCESSIONS 252.00
IAMU SAFETY DUES 2,811.46
ILLINOIS CASUALTY COMPANY GCRSE LIQUOR LIAB 1,187.00
IOWA DEPART OF INSPECT GCRSE FOOD LIC 150.00
IOWA GOLF ASSOC GCRSE FEES 625.00
IOWA INFO MEDIA GROUP LB JOB AD 504.76
IOWA LAW ENFORCE ACADEMY PD ACADEMY 6,650.00
IOWA LIBRARY ASSOC LB ILA DUES 80.00
IOWA ONE CALL WA ONE CALL 16.30
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES PD UNIFORM 230.00
IOWA RURAL WATER ASSOC WA CONFERENCE 720.00
IOWA SMALL ENGINE RUT CHAIN SAW 1,599.99
IPERS-FOAB IPERS WITHHOLDING 12,494.04
iREAD LB RESOURCE MANUAL 15.00
JANE MILLARD LB PROG TREATS 30.97
JEFFERSON ACE HARDWARE SUPP 1,038.73
JEFFERSON COMM GOLF CRSE GCRSE TIP REIMB 36.50
JEFFERSON MATTERS RN CHAMBER BUCKS 50.00
JEFFERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY LB PETTY CASH 50.00
JEFFERSON TELECOM PHONE 2,745.79
JULIE WALLACE CLEAN 262.50
KIMBALL MIDWEST FUEL COND;LUBRICANT 540.12
KRISTEN HEUPEL RN PROG 125.00
LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC. RUT LOCK NUTS 138.09
MARK WOLTERMAN PD HEADLIGHT 26.74
MATHESON TRIGAS WA CHEM 67.88
METRO WASTE AUTHORITY SN LANDFILL FEES 8,437.92
MICHAEL DOWD WA DEP REF 91.91
MICROBAC LAB INC WA CHEM 296.00
MID STATES ORGANIZED CRIME PD MEMBERSHIP 100.00
MIDLAND POWER COOP ST LIGHTS 603.96
MIDWEST TAPE LLC LB MOVIES 349.92
MODERN MARKETING PD ACTIVITY CARDS 545.15
MONTHEI WELDING RN BB CAGE FRAME 160.00
MOTOR PARTS PARTS 786.88
MUIR EMBROIDERY & FOOTWEAR BOOTS/SAFE CLOTH 1,151.00
NEW CENTURY FS DIESEL FLUID BULK 563.33
NEW WAY SN BUMPER 393.84
NICOLE NADINE BENNETT - TUEL RN INSTRUCT 1,179.00
OLSEM PLUMBING LLC RN CHECK ROOF UNITS 98.75
P.F. PETTIBONE & CO PA RESOLUTION BK 163.90
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES RN FIRE ALARM 270.00
PVS DX, INC WA CHEM 345.56
RACCOON VALLEY RADIO HOT/MOT ADV 1,865.79
RITE-WAY TOWING & RECOVERY PD TOWING 915.00
ROXANNE GORSUCH CAF REIMB 27.82
ROYAL JEWELERS RN BASKETBALL MEDALS 350.00
RUETER'S RUT PARTS 140.88
SALTECH SYSTEMS HOT/MOT WEBSITE 49.95
SARAH MORLAN H INS SINK 2,200.00
SEBOURN VIDEO SERVICES PA VIDEO SERV 375.00
SHADRAN SUPP 739.96
STEPHANIE COIL WA DEP REF 86.93
STONE RN SIGN HOLDER 16.15
TEEPLES HEATING & COOLING LB FURNACE;TOILET;BREAKER 466.20
TELRITE CORPORATION LONG DIST 113.84
TERRY MORRISON DEMO GARAGE-CONCRETE 1,100.00
THE JEFFERSON HERALD PA SUBSCRIP 49.00
TORI OGDEN RN INSTRUCT 915.30
TREASURER STATE OF IA STATE W/H 2,882.00
TRI-COUNTY LUMBER GCRSE WINDOWS 2,831.80
U.S. CELLULAR WA PHONE 289.29
U.S. POST OFFICE WA BILL POSTAGE 690.44
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE STAMP ENVELOPES 1,984.05
UNITYPOINT CLINIC DOT LAB TSTG 168.00
UPS SW UPS LABS 403.38
VAN-WALL EQUIP  INC. CEM TIRES 118.17
VERIZON WIRELESS PD PHONE 282.91
VESSCO,  INC. WA EVOQUA, PM KIT 658.97
WADE WUEBKER WA DEP REF 130.60
WAHL MCATEE TIRE SERV OIL CHNG;TIRES 635.50
WAUSAU EQUIP CO. RUT FILTERS;PARTS 1,421.67
WELLMARK BC/BS HEALTH INS. W/H 23,270.00
WHITE WOLF WEB & DIGITAL LB APP CARDS 132.39
ZACHARY BARDEN PD WIPER BLADE 32.09
 
 
FUND TOTALS
001   GENERAL FUND 147,722.30
110   ROAD USE TAX 35,948.79
112   CAFETERIA PLAN 27.82
121   LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX 20,489.22
125   TIF 515.00
128   HEALTH INS. SINKING 3,186.00
134   LIBRARY AGENCY 49.34
138   ANIMAL SHELTER 2,625.81
139   ENRICH IOWA 149.95
149   DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS 297.00
155   PEOPLE ACTIVE COMM EXERC 4,482.00
391   AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS 20,315.00
600   WATER 38,871.88
603   WATER CAPITAL IMPROVEMT 12,859.00
610   WASTEWATER 79,107.37
611   WASTEWATER REPLACEMENT 1,663.25
660   AIRPORT 795.26
670   SANITATION 20,901.55
671   RECYCLING 6,680.46
GRAND TOTAL EXPENDITURES 396,687.00
 
001-GENERAL FUND 77,429.01
110-ROAD USE TAX 48,957.59
112-CAFETERIA PLAN 380.00
114-SPECIAL REVENUE 3,990.46
121-LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX 47,340.03
125-TIF 3,450.09
128-HEALTH INS. SINKING -2,295.82
132-COMMUNITY CENTER 0.23
134-LIBRARY AGENCY 3.00
138-ANIMAL SHELTER 200.00
140-WATER DEPOSITS 1,500.00
156-AUTENREITH COMM CENTER 2,625.36
200-DEBT SERVICE 2,048.45
391-AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS 426,516.29
600-WATER 97,892.40
610-WASTEWATER 124,489.95
611-WASTEWATER REPLACEMENT 2,357.11
660-AIRPORT 4,009.03
670-SANITATION 56,192.78
671-RECYCLING 14,805.18
GRAND TOTAL REVENUES (JAN) 911,891.14




There being no further business the Council agreed to adjourn at  8:41 p.m.


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