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MERRILL IOWA​​​REGULAR MEETING​​JUNE 18, 2018

Mayor Husman called the meeting to order at 7 pm. Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Council present: Norgaard, Hemmelman, Conley, Hoyt, Pierson.
Motion by Conley 2nd by Norgaard to approve minutes of 5/21/18. All voted aye.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Conley to approve treasurer’s report. All voted aye.
Council and personnel answered questions from audience.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hemmelman to close portion of Main Street July 21 from 7 – noon for Fire Department sponsored water fights. All voted aye. Fire Dept announced they will also have water slide at park July 20.
Maintenance reported flower pots are up on Main Street. 80 bushes were planted by ditch on north side and 8 trees planted at new campground site.
Nuisance properties were discussed again.
Attorney explained status of 125 Main Street property. Rapid Creek would sell it to City for back tax paid by them. Council decided to do nothing at this time.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hemmelman to set rates for new campground for $15 since there is no sewer hookup at this time. Tent sites will be $10. All voted aye.
Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Conley to approve contract with Connections. All voted aye.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hoyt to give Economic Development Committee permission to advertise City property south of fire station. All voted aye.
Motion by Hemmelman, 2nd by Pierson to accept credit/debit cards and charge a 3% convenience fee. All voted aye.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hoyt to approve liquor license renewal for Perera Lounge. All voted aye.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd b Conley to approve building permits for Dittebenner for deck and garage. All voted aye.
Motion by Hemmelman, 2nd by Conley to allow bills as presented. All voted aye.
Meeting adjourned on motion by Hoyt, 2nd by Conley.

Margaret Marienau, City Clerk​​​Richard Husman, Mayor


MERRILL IOWA

MAY 2018 CASH RECEIPTS

GENERAL: $25,346.41, ROAD USE: $9,068.67, WATER: $4,162.36, SEWER: $6,006.12, LIBRARY: $61.34, PAYROLL: $18.45, AMBULANCE $2,210.23, POLICE: $400.20, LO-OP TAX: $6,076.73. FIRE: $10,010.60, TOTAL: $63,361.11

MERRILL IOWA

MAY 2018 CASH DISBURSEMENTS

GENERAL: Midamerican 619.24, Premier 98.60, ChaseCard, postage 53.26, OC Sanitation 2,603.30, Ply Co Solid Waste 1,695.30, Sentinel, printing 72.10, S Hemmelman, reimb for plaque 160.00, Indoff, toner 139.98, Murphy, legal 150.00, B Norgaard, reimb for swings 86.28, Ply Feeds, park exp 166.09, Radiator Works, hangers(grant) 499.88, Postmaster, newsletter 90.97, M Wright, park 20.00, TOTAL GENERAL: $6,455.00, payroll x-fer 4,895.35

ROAD USE: Midamerican 1,238.19, OC Sanitation 11.00, Bernie’s Lawn, repairs 63.50, Bomgaars, supp 489.43, Casey’s, fuel 377.06, Lamperts, repairs 142.39, Ply Feeds, supp 5.79, Radiator Works, repairs 262.50, Verizon 25.22, Wagner, supp 76.60, TOTAL ROAD USE: $2,691.68, payroll x-fer 1,929.28

WATER: Midamerican 421.96, Premier 34.89, Bomgaars, supp 455.49, Casey’s, fuel 26.46, ACS, tests 1,437.76, Ply Feeds, supp 37.64, Radiator Works, repairs 129.97, Uline, scale 157.32, Utility Equip, supp 856.20, Verizon 25.22, TOTAL WATER: $3,582.91, payroll x-fer 1,551.23

SEWER: Midamerican 54.94, CenturyLik 46.18, Casey’s, fuel 26.45, Verizon 25.22, TOTAL SEWER: $152.79, payroll x-fer 1,233.67

LIBRARY: Premier 35.20, ChaseCard, books 52.00, Baker & Taylor, books 405.77, Omaha Zoo, summer program, 368.00, Pockets Full of Fun, summer program 270.00, Walmart, supp 23.56, LIBRARY TOTAL: $1,154.53, payroll x-fer 665.46

AMBULANCE: Midamerican 44.73, Premier 32.04, Casey’s, fuel 39.30, Verizon 35.08, TOTAL AMBULANCE $151.15

POLICE: Midamerican 100.00, D Lich, phone 50.00, C Scherle, phone 50.00, Premier 79.20, ChaseCard, postage 19.90, H. Plueger, services 50.00, DA Transportation, wash 26.00, Casey’s, fuel 606.89, Elect. Eng, siren 1,260.99, Jack’s, uniforms & vest 1,785.30, Jensen Motors, maint 508.68, Pizza Ranch, supp 117.48, Murphy, legal 40.00, Verizon 40.01, TOTAL POLICE: $4,734.45, payroll x-fer 7,773.00

SRF LOAN: lagoon exp 18,852.45 TOTAL SRF LOAN: $18,852.45

FIRE: Midamerican 134.22, Casey’s, fuel 254.35, FD Signworks, supp 374.85, Heiman, supp 1,618.30, MES, supp 583.01, station loan 1,363.46, TOTAL FIRE: $4,328.19

PAYROLL: Wages, FICA, IPERS, ins $17,696.03

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS: $59,799.18

 

MERRILL IOWA REGULAR MEETING​​ MAY 21, 2018

Council met at 7:00 pm, Mayor Husman leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Council present: Norgaard, Pierson, Hemmelman, Conley, Hoyt.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Conley to approve minutes of 4/16 & 4/30. All voted aye.
Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Hoyt to approve treasurer’s report. All voted aye.
Department reports were given.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hoyt to approve Resolution #2018-4 adopting and approving tax compliance procedures relating to tax exempt bonds. All voted aye.
Mayor opened hearing on proposal to enter into a Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement. Attorney explained procedure. Hearing was closed. Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Hemmelman to approve Resolution 2018-5 authorizing and approving a Loan and Disbursement Agreement and providing for the issuance and securing the payment of $1,3000,00 Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2018. All voted aye.
Mayor opened hearing for 2017-18 budget amendment. Hearing was closed. Motion by Hoyt, 2nd by Norgaard to approve Resolution 2018-6 amending 2017-18 budget. All voted aye.
Bulk water rates will remain at $35 regardless of load size.
Street repair bids were considered. Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Hoyt to repair all streets on list with billing in two fiscal years. All voted aye.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hemmelman to amend Ordinance raising garbage rates from $23.25 to $23.75 per quarter effective August 1, 2018. All voted aye.
Motion to waive 2nd and 3rd readings by Pierson, 2nd by Hemmelman. All voted aye.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hemmelman to approve business signs requested by Economic Development. All voted aye.
Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Conley to approve Resolution #2018-7 declaring Kissinger Center chairs surplus. All voted aye.
Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hoyt to approve cigarette permit renewals for Caseys and Midwest Vape. All voted aye.
Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Norgaard to approve building permit for shed for M. Delutri. All voted aye.
Motion by Hemmelman, 2nd by Conley to approve bills. All voted aye.
Meeting adjourned at 9:10 on motion by Conley, 2nd by Hoyt.

Margaret Marienau, City Clerk​​Richard Husman, Mayor


MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2018 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Questions, or to request a word document form via email
contact: Sara Jane Hauff at 319-610-4548

Grant amounts are dependent upon the allocation of interest funds available from the Merrill Community Foundation each year. Grant applications are due on April 15, 2018 Grant awards will be announced on May 30, 2018 and all grant applicants will be notified as to approval or denial.

Your organization must be a 501(c) (3) or a unit of government 170(b). Agencies that qualify as a 170(b) includecounties, cities, and schools and do not need an IRS letter. If the applicant is not a 501(c) (3) or 170(b)organization, a fiscal agent is required who is 501(c)(3) or 170(b). The fiscal agent will be responsible for grant funds. Provide the name, address, phone, and EIN number of the fiscal agent, as well as a letter of support from your fiscal agent.

We ask that the Merrill Community Foundation be given credit in media releases. YOU MUST RETURN ANY PORTION OF THE GRANT MONIES NOT USED FOR THE ORIGINAL DESIGNATED PURPOSE. A project report, including copies of paid receipts, must be submitted within twelve months of receipt of the grant check.(Successful grant recipients will receive an agreement form) The agreement form indicates the grant recipients’ agreement to use the funds for the purpose requested.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING….

  1. Cover sheet and Application Form not to exceed a combined total of three pages. 5 copies each

  2. Completed budget sheet not to exceed one page. 5 copies each. Include letters of commitment for in kind contributions and other funding source.

  3. List of Board of Directors or Officers and their contact information. 5 copies each.

  4. If you are sponsored by a Fiscal Agent, include their Federal IRS non-profit status letter. 5 copies each

  5. Please staple collated applications in the upper left corner of the entire application and supporting materials.

  6. No covers please.

Please submit your completed application packet by mail or hand deliver to:

Beverly Fagan

314 Main Street

Box 858

Merrill Iowa 51038


Questions contact: Sara Jane Hauff at 319-610-4548


APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVE BY April 15, 2018 GRANTS ANNOUNCED May 30, 2018

MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2018 GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

The Foundation of Merrill Iowa was formed to coordinate and provide philanthropic support for community betterment projects in the community of Merrill. The Community Foundation of Merrill Iowa is an affiliate of the Iowa Community Affiliate Network, a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and the Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation. Each year the Foundation will make grant awards to worthwhile projects located in the community of Merrill.

Foundation of Merrill’s areas of emphasis include:


Please note that we do not fund:

Individuals * Fundraisers * Debt reduction or budget shortfalls * Politics/causes * Religious purposes (this does not exclude grants to religious organizations for non-religious purposes) * Equipment, unless it is essential for the program * Ongoing expenses, such as wages * Endowments.

When filling out Cover Sheet please note the following: If requested funds are for Capital Support, designate which funds refer to repairs or improvement to buildings. If requested funds are for a Special Project, designate which funds refer to a one time event, project or program.

You may access the application forms online at the ollowing web site: Merrill, Iowa website

Merrill Iowa Web Site FB Page @ merrilliowa.info

ALL APPLICATTIONS MUST BE TYPED OR COMPLETED ON A COMPUTER AS A WORD DOCUMENT, NO HAND WRITTEN APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED

MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2018 GRANT APPLICATION FORM

1st year awards will be $50 to $300

    1. What is the title of your project? (3-4 word description)

Examples: “Community Event sign”, “ After school children’s program”

    2. Briefly describe your organization’s history (year organized) and major accomplishments.

    3. Describe the proposed project for which funds are requested, including the goals and specific measurable objectives and timetable to reach project goal and by whom, when, and where it will be implemented.

    4. Identify community needs that will be met as a result of this project. Do other organizations in your community address this need? Have you attempted to collaborate with others who provide this service? If so, why are your services needed?

5. What other funding sources have you attempted to acquire, but were unsuccessful? Indicate the desired impact of your project and how you will measure and evaluate the results of the project. Be specific regarding community needs/issues your project will address.

MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2018 COVER SHEET

Date of application_____________


Organization Information

Name of organization legal name (as listed with IRS)

Organization address City, State, Zip Employer ID # (EIN) if applicable

Phone Fax Web Site

Name of contact person regarding this application Phone E-Mail

Type of funding sought (check one) Capital Support _____ Program Support ______

Project focus area (check the most appropriate: Children, Youth, Families _____

Education _____ Environment _____

Health and human services: _______

Community Betterment ______

Arts and Culture: _____

Is your organization an IRS 501 © (3) not-for-profit? Yes ______ not______

Is your organization a 170b unit of government? (City, County, School) yes____ no_____

IF NO, you must have a fiscal agent. Please list name, address, phone and fiscal agent contact person: ______________________________________________________________________

Fiscal agent’s EIN number

What is your fiscal Calendar? (MO/YR) to (MO/YR)__________________________

Population Served: _______________


Grant monies needed? (MO/YR) to (MO/YR):________________________


Total project cost:____________ Total requested from Foundation: $___________________


What % of total funds needed for the project has been promised or acquired? ______________%

The signature of the president or board chair of your organization confirms that this application is being made in good faith, is true and correct to the applicant’s belief and knowledge, and for the purpose described in this application.


SIGNATURE_________________________________________________ DATE_____________________

CHECKLIST: Be sure you have included the following in your grant application. Your application will not be considered if it is missing any one of the following as described in the instructions.

( 5 Stapled and Collated sets )

_____ Cover Sheet ( 1 page ) and Application form (not to exceed 2 pages)

_____ Project Budget Sheet ( 1 page )

_____ Include letters of commitment for in-kind contribution and other funding sources.

_____ List of Board of Directors/Officers with contact information.

_____ Your organizations latest 501 (c) (3) IRS non profit status letter, or that of your fiscal agent.

_____ Score Sheet


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