City Of Sibley Council Proceedings
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
The City Council of the City of Sibley met in regular session at 5:00 o’clock PM on February 25, 2013. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro-Tem Nobles. Council Members present were Buchholtz, Groote, Henningsen, Nobles and Pedley. Absent Mayor Johnson. Also present at the meeting City Administrator Dan Janssen, City Clerk Kris Vipond.
Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Henningsen to approve the agenda. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Motion by Groote seconded by Henningsen to approve the consent agenda as follows: approve minutes from previous meeting, approve bills and bills paid in vacation and reappoint Emily Van Westen and Jennifer Sarringar to the Recreation Board for another 3 year term. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Alliant Electric 854.73
City of Sibley Utilities 9,604.19
Corbett Plumbing Open Sewer 45.00
Dept of Energy Purchase Power 53,523.03
East Vander Woude Grant Bond Work 1,500.00
Environmental Resource Testing 199.57
Fairbanks Gaskets 889.56
Hancock Concrete Utilities 119.80
HD Supply Clamp 81.33
Heiman Fire Foam 270.00
Hickory Tech Phone Service 965.90
Hillyard Urinal Block 42.00
IA Plains Signing Sign Posts 167.00
I Wireless Cell Phone Serv 87.22
Jurgens Home Imp Remove Ceiling 170.00
Kannegieter, Jackie Janitor 240.00
Kruse, Jodene Coach 18.00
Lewis & Clark Lobbying Charges 3,058.00
Municipal Sup Curb Stops 409.14
NW IA Planning & Devlp Zoning Assistance 800.00
Osceola Comm Hospital Drug Screen 16.55
Pedley, Larry Mtg Exp 86.45
Racom Corp Radio 356.28
Regional Transit Vehicle Lease 330.68
Sibley Kiwanis Meals 31.50
UPS Ship Samples 21.52
Vander Plaats, Doug Janitor 586.50
Walton, Rob Sewer Backup 336.50
Wasmund, Breck Bowling 60.00
RPGI Purchase Power 89,146.44
Osceola Co Rural Water Water/Fee 18,003.79
Osceola Co Rural Water Connect Loan Payoff 844,006.54
US Postmaster Utility Bill Postage 302.36
Brad Willemssen Med Ins Reimb 2,840.89
Gary Obbink Med Ins Reimb 339.50
Rollie Monkemeier Med Ins Reimb 182.05
Jerolyn Huisenga Med Ins Reimb 688.43
FUND TOTAL – Electric $144,756.13, Water $869,019.81, Health Insurance $4,050.87, General $4,370.36, Road Use Tax $3,181.86, TIF $170.00, Sewer $3,657.57, Garbage $436.93, Golf $375.22, Transit $361.70.
Fire Chief Ken Huls was present at the meeting to update the Council regarding the activities and needs of the fire department. There were 51 total calls in 2012. The department purchased a new self-contained breathing apparatus fill station with a grant from the Community Foundation of Osceola County and radios with money from the Van Name Trust. There are three new members. One of the fire cadets has decided to go to school for Fire Science following her time with the department. The department asked for permission to begin reviewing truck replacement, Mike Groote volunteered to be the Council representative to the truck committee.
Motion by Henningsen seconded by Groote to set a Public Hearing for the FY14 budget on March 11, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. All voted Aye. Nay none.
As part of the FY14 budget, Council approved seasonal employees to start at a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and returning employees to receive a 25 cent per hour increase.
As part of the FY14 budget, Council approved 2013 Swimming Pool rates to remain the same as 2012.
Council reviewed the golf rules and discussed the Golf Commission requests. Council had no concerns with Commission requests.
Discussion was held regarding implementing a fee for locating lot lines due to the increase in requests. Staff will review the options and return a recommendation to City Council at a future meeting.
Discussion was held regarding increasing monthly garbage rates by $2.00 and increasing dumpster rates due to the landfill increasing their rates.
Councilperson Pedley introduced the following Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 4, CHAPTER 2B, SECTION 5: COLLECTION FEES” and moved that it be passed to a second reading. Councilperson Groote seconded the motion to pass the ordinance to a second reading. The roll was called and the vote was Aye 5. Nay 0. The Mayor Pro-Tem declared that the motion to pass the Ordinance to a second reading has passed.
The Council was updated on the painting of the water tower. Designs from students were reviewed and a basic orange and white with block letters was the option that was selected. The Council was also updated on the fluoridation building that is being built by the school shop class and will be placed at the rural water valve pit.
City Administrator updated Council regarding Timewell, the tiling business that is leasing the old Conveyor Company building. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office. Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Groote to approve the Agreement for Professional Services between the City of Sibley and DGR Engineering to provide engineering services for a 12.5 kV Electrical Distribution Industrial Feeder to accommodate and service a new industrial load for Timewell at a fee of $4,700. All voted Aye. Nay none. Estimated total cost of the project is $310,000 not including any right of way acquisition or legal costs. DGR will assist the City in procuring materials needed for immediate spring 2013 load serving improvements. City Administrator Janssen is still waiting to hear back from the railroad regarding City acquisition of the Industrial Park loop. He noted that there are businesses willing to provide financing for part of the up-front costs of this acquisition.
Council concerns and Administrators report was given.
Motion by Buchholtz seconded by Henningsen to adjourn at 6:55 P.M. All voted Aye. Nay none.
Kristen L. Vipond