MARCH 24, 2014
The City Council of the City of Sibley met in regular session at 5:00 o’clock PM on
March 24, 2014. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Johnson. Council Members present were Groote, Pedley, Nobles, Henningsen and Buchholtz. Absent none. Also present at the meeting City Administrator Glenn Anderson, City Clerk Kris Vipond.
Motion by Groote seconded by Henningsen to approve the agenda. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Pedley to approve the consent agenda as follows: approve minutes from previous meeting, approve bills and bills paid in vacation. All voted Aye. Nay none.
AEROMIX KIT/SEAL 1,373.00
ALLIANT ELECTRIC 643.76
AVERA MED GROUP PHYSICAL 32.87
BEN’S PLUMBING UNTHAW WATER 546.10
BOMGAARS SPRAYER TIPS 77.97
CITY OF SIBLEY CAF MED/UTILITY PYMT 6,691.10
COLLECTION SERV CNTR MISC DED 67.19
COVENTRY HEALTH FAMILY HEALTH 21,787.52
DEKOTER THOLE GENERAL FILE 3,435.89
DEPART OF ENERGY PURCHASE POWER 44,533.65
DGR ENGINEERING RICE NESHAP COMPLIANCE 1,730.33
EFTPS FED/FICA TAX 8,469.57
ENVENTIS PHONE SERVICE 1,027.48
FERGUSON ENT REPAIR CLAMP 97.18
HABBEN GALEN CPR CLASS 175.00
HD SUPPLY FIRE HYDRANT 2,299.90
I WIRELESS CELL PHONE SERVICE 85.75
IAMU MEMBERSHIP DUES 4,218.00
JTV MANUFACTURING BLACK PLACKERTS 1,295.00
JACKIE KANNEGIETER JANITOR 240.00
LOCAL UNION UNION DUES 501.27
MIDWEST TURF COOLANT RESERVOIR 85.76
OFFICE ELEMENTS ADD ROLLS 7.20
OSCEOLA CO TREASURER POLICE PROTECTION 18,992.64
OSCEOLA ELECTRIC COOP SIGN ELECTRIC 29.51
PLIC SBD GRAND ISLAND LIFE FAMILY 182.76
REHAB SYSTEMS TELEVISE SEWER LINES 1,375.00
SEH FELDKAMP ESTATES 507.51
SEIVERT BRIAN L MOWERS REPAIRS 75.60
SIBLEY HARDWARE PAINT 649.00
TEAM LAB SOAP/CLEANSER 228.88
TURFWERKS SOLENOID/SWITCH 865.63
UPS SHIP SAMPLE 21.58
USA BLUE BOOK RETROFIT KIT 2,649.54
VAN-HOF TRUCKING UNLOAD RAIL CAR 1,282.50
VECTOR MOBILE DATA UNIT 1,402.66
VILLANUEVA RAMONA JANITOR 350.00
WASHINGTON NAT INS CANCER INS 86.26
WIT COLLEGE FIRE SCHOOL 150.00
TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 128,270.56
PAYROLL CHECKS NET PAY 26,345.61
PAID TOTAL 154,616.17
REPORT TOTAL 154,616.17
IA Alcoholic Bev Div Golf Liquor License 988.00
State Treasurer Sales Tax 166.00
RPGI Purchase Power 143,434.07
Osceola Co Rural Water Water 10,338.90
Jerrad Brouwer Health Ins Reimb 329.10
Gary Obbink Health Ins Reimb 1,843.40
Bob O’Leary Health Ins Reimb 319.06
US Postmaster Postage 305.02
IAWEA Meeting Expense 30.00
Connie Mataloni Health Ins Reimb 1,436.75
Brad Willemssen Health Ins Reimb 955.80
IPERS IPERS 11,450.89
State Treasurer State W/H 3,174.00
State Treasurer Sales Tax 9,251.00
FUND TOTAL – Employee Benefits $487.43, Capital Project $1,295.00, Feldkamp Estates $507.51, Lagoon Repair $1,373.00, Electric Improvement $1,552.33, Rail Spur $2,353.50, General $27,911.27, Electric Utility $205,556.75, Water $18,707.53, Sewer $7,569.00, Garbage $2,668.49, Road Use Tax $2,710.68, Golf $3,043.57, Transit $317.48, Health Insurance $4,884.11.
Brandy Nunley and Steve Ludwig requested to have pet chickens. There would be four or less and they would all be hens. It would be her son’s responsibility. Brandy said they had chickens last year with a moveable cage for outside. They would like to have from April to September. Motion by Groote seconded by Pedley to allow having chickens through September 1, 2014. The vote was Aye 2. Nay 3.
Brian Seivert, Golf Course Superintendent was present at the meeting to report to the Council he is starting to move fertilizer and equipment maintenance to the south cart storage. The cupboards under the clubhouse have been torn out to make room for cart storage. Brian is also asking to purchase a new mower. He received estimates to replace the motor and a new lift pump for $6,200.00 and to rebuild motor and new lift pump for $5,870.60. This mower is 9 to 10 years old. We have replaced the fairway mower, rough mower and we have one left to replace. A new mower will cost $23,376.00. Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Nobles to buy a new mower and add that to the current loan. All voted Aye. Nay none. Brian also brought up a concern related to the split rail fence at the golf course. He will contact a Fairway Commission member to set up a meeting with the Fairway Commission, City Administrator and Brian to discuss.
Council reviewed a request for a water softener for the clubhouse. As the funds are to come from grant/fundraising for the kitchen remodeling project Council agreed that a water softener could be purchased at the discretion of the remodeling group without their approval. City Clerk updated Council on plans to delay Clubhouse opening due to the course not being ready for play. Depending on weather, the Clubhouse could be open the weekend of April 4-5 with the latest opening date set for Thursday, April 10, 2014. No estimated date for opening the course for play was given.
The Council discussed the request from Tena Dirks to pay for some of her plumbing bill for her frozen water lines. It was mentioned that the precedent is that we have not paid in the past. Motion by Groote seconded by Nobles to offer to add the frozen water bill to the sewer bill and allow paying in payments. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Councilmember Henningsen introduced the following Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 4, CHAPTER 2B, SECTION 5(A): SCHEDULE OF FEES” and moved that it be passed to a third reading. Councilmember Buchholtz seconded the motion to pass the Ordinance to a third reading. The roll was called and the vote was as follows Aye 5. Nay 0. The Mayor declared that the motion to pass the Ordinance to a third reading has passed.
Council concerns & administrators report was given.
Motion by Nobles seconded by Groote to go into closed session at 5:52 P.M. per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (c). On roll call the vote was Aye 5. Nay 0. Closed session was taped. Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Groote to come out of closed session at 7:10 P.M. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Groote to adjourn at 7:12 P.M. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Kristen L. Vipond