City Of New Virginia

Council Meeting Minutes

September 9th, 2017

 

The Council met in regular session on Saturday September 9th, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. for the September Council Meeting.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Huston with Council Members Dittmer, Nelson, Spurling, Strange and Zuercher present.  

 

Minutes from the August Council Meeting and Treasurer’s Report were approved.

 

Larry Dittmer got a bid for the clean-up of the 606 & 610 Main Street properties.  Larry has a meeting with the attorney and bank to discuss the clean-up process for both properties.  Work will start after meeting with the attorney and bank.

 

The project manager regarding the street maintenance project for the alley on the south side of the fire station never did contact Mayor Huston.  The street crew has been back and has completed the sealcoat work.

 

The crew placing the gas pipeline west of town will be needing a lot of water to pressure test the lines.  The crew will be allowed to get water from the hydrant just south of the fire station.  The hydrant will be metered and will have a back-flow preventer.  The charge will be $10.00/1,000 gallons plus tax.

 

The stirator in the water tower was not checked for proper operation at the time the tower was painted. 

 

Warren Water has adjusted the regulator valve in the meter pit two times to increase the amount of water in the tower.

 

The City will be receiving an outline from the City Attorney showing the proper procedures for the removal of nuisance properties.  The City will be pursuing this matter during the month of September.

 

Left over gravel from the street work will be placed on the shoulder of streets where there are low spots.  

 

There is a Warren County Beautification Program that New Virginia will potentially be a part of.  The potential project for New Virginia will be replacement of the playground equipment in Lions Park.

 

Law Enforcement– The report summary from the Sheriff’s Office for the month of July & August 2017 was reviewed.  Seventy-four calls were received or initiated in the community during the month of July.  There were two citations/warnings written in the New Virginia area.  Officers spent in excess of 52.5 hours in the community for the month of July.  Seventy-three calls were received or initiated in the community during the month of August.  There were four citations/warnings written in the New Virginia area.  Officers spent in excess of 35 hours in the community for the month of August.

 

Dittmer moved, seconded by Spurling to adopt & approve Resolution 17-04 – A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT & APPROVE NEW VIRGINIA CITY STREET FINANCIAL REPORT FROM JULY 1, 2016 TO JUNE 30, 2017.  A roll call vote was taken: 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion carried.

 

Dittmer moved, seconded by Zuercher to adopt & approve Resolution 17-05 – A RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW VIRGINIA TO ADOPT THE WARREN COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE IN ITS ENTIRETY.  A roll call was taken: 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion carried.

 

TRICK-OR-TREAT NIGHT WILL BE MONDAY OCTOBER 30TH FROM 6 TO 8PM.

 

Nelson moved, seconded by Zuercher to pay all City bills.  A roll call vote was taken: 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion carried.

 

Nelson moved, seconded by Dittmer to approve the GAMP Board to pay all GAMP bills.  A roll call vote was taken: 5 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion carried.

 

With no further business to come forth, meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.  The October council meeting is scheduled for Saturday September 30th at 7:30 a.m.    October meeting date – Saturday September 30th, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

                                                                                                  Brent Baughman, City Clerk

 

 

August Revenues

                                           

                                          General Fund                    621.72

                                                 Debt Service                       .42

                                                 Water Utilities 7014.51

                                                 Road Use                   4840.49

                                                            Total           $ 12477.14

 

 

**** SEE SEPTEMBER EXPENSES ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE(S) ****

 

CLAIMS REPORT
VENDOR REFERENCE                      AMOUNT CHECK # CHECK DATE
GENERAL
ALLIANT ENERGY                 ELECTRIC/GAS/STREET LIGHTS      $359.68 13152 9/1/17
CARDMEMBER SERVICE             OFFICE SUPPLIES        $45.77 13156 9/9/17
DON'S JONS                     CONTRACTUAL SERVICE-TOILETS     $120.00 13160 9/9/17
EXTINGUISHER COMPANY           INSPECT FIRE EXTINGUISHERS       $192.00 13161 9/9/17
HUSTON'S LAWN/SNOW REMOVAL     OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICE       $829.00 13162 9/9/17
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE     STATE TAX                       $145.83 16326029 9/1/17
IOWA PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM  IPERS                           $226.48 16326030 9/1/17
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE       FED/FICA TAX                    $299.17 16326031 9/1/17
J&L SANITATION                 GARBAGE SERVICE-CITY            $60.00 13163 9/9/17
WASTE MANAGEMENT               RECYCLING                       $677.16 13166 9/9/17
WINDSTREAM                     TELEPHONE/INTERNET SERVICE      $280.04 13167 9/9/17
    $3,235.13    
         
ROAD USE
ALLIANT ENERGY                 ELECTRIC/GAS/STREET LIGHTS      $1,384.47 13152 9/1/17
    $1,384.47    
         
WATER UTILITIES
ANCEL KENNEDY                  SERVICE                         $100.00 13155 9/9/17
CARDMEMBER SERVICE             OFFICE SUPPLIES        $65.55 13156 9/9/17
CITY STATE BANK                BANK/COLLECTION FEES            $17.00 13157 9/9/17
DATA TECHNOLOGIES INC          FALL USER GROUP MEETING         $170.00 13158 9/9/17
DES MOINES WATER WORKS         WATER TESTING                   $12.00 13159 9/9/17
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE     STATE TAX                       $184.17 16326029 9/1/17
IOWA PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM  IPERS                           $298.64 16326030 9/1/17
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE       FED/FICA TAX                    $405.51 16326031 9/1/17
STRANGE ELECTRIC & PERFORMANCE MAINTENANCE ON WATER TOWER      $1,408.25 13164 9/9/17
WARREN WATER DISTRICT WATER USAGE/LOAN PAYMENT $3,289.20 13165 9/9/17
    $5,950.32    
         
PAYROLL GENERAL $1,198.65    
PAYROLL WATER $1,566.66    
PAYROLL CHECKS ON  9/01/2017    $2,765.31    
         
  **** GRAND TOTAL PAID *****       $13,335.23