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MERRILL IOWA REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Mayor Husman opened meeting at 7 pm, leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Council present: Norgaard, Hemmelman, Hoyt, Conley, Pierson.

Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hoyt to approve minutes of 8/19. All voted aye.

Motion by Conley, 2nd by Hemmelman to approve treasurer’s report. All voted aye.

Department reports were given.

Lagoon updates were given by Engineer.

Motion by Hemmelman, 2nd by Pierson to ratify Resolution #2019-7 regarding Procurement Policy. All voted aye.

Proposal was made to offer camper and boat parking at lower campground from November to March, 1 camper or boat per site at $25 per month. Will be discussed further at October meeting.

Requests for extra garbage totes was discussed. Motion by Hemmelman, 2nd by Hoyt to charge $5 per week. All voted nay. Motion died.

Motion by Hoyt, 2nd by Hemmelman to give refunds to 2nd meter accounts for past year. All voted aye.

Request for 2 hour truck parking on Main Street was denied.

Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Norgaard to approve Resolution 2019-9 approving transfer of Siouxland Regional Housing Authority to Northwest Iowa Reginal Housing Authority. All voted aye.

Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Conley to approve Resolution #2019-10 which approves City Street Financial Report for 2018-19. All voted aye.

Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Norgaard to approve Casey’s carry-out wine permit. All voted aye.

Motion by Conley, 2nd by Hemmelman to allow bills. All voted aye.

Meeting adjourned on motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hoyt.

Margaret Marienau, City Clerk Richard Husman, Mayor


CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF MERRILL, IOWA

REGULAR MEETING

KISSINGER CIVIC CENTER

608 MAIN ST

MERRILL IOWA

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

7:00 PM



I CALL TO ORDER

III APPROVAL OF MINUTES for 8/19


III TREASURER’S REPORT


IV INFORMATION

a. 15 minute module of time is available for unscheduled

audience participation as directed by Mayor

b. City Clerk correspondence and information

c. City Attorney information and report

d. Other

V DEPARTMENT REPORTS – FIRE DEPT, AMBULANCE, MAINTENANCE, POLICE, LIBRARY, ECON DEVELOPMENT


XI UNFINISHED BUSINESS – ACTION ITEMS

  1. Lagoon updates

  2. Ratify Procurement Policy

  3. Main Street property

  4. Camper winter parking

  5. Extra garbage cans

  6. 2nd meter refunds


VIII NEW BUSINESS – ACTION ITEMS

  1. Animal Control

  2. Downtown truck parking

  3. NW IA Reg. Housing Authority Resolution

  4. Maintenance bldg. repairs

  5. Approve SFR report

  6. Building inspections

  7. Casey’s carry out wine permit

  8. Building permits


VIII OTHER BUSINESS

Claims and Accounts review

IX ADJOURNMENT



CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF MERRILL, IOWA

REGULAR MEETING

KISSINGER CIVIC CENTER

608 MAIN ST

MERRILL IOWA

AUGUST 19, 2019

7:00 PM



I CALL TO ORDER

III APPROVAL OF MINUTES for 7/15


III TREASURER’S REPORT


IV INFORMATION

a. 15 minute module of time is available for unscheduled

audience participation as directed by Mayor

b. City Clerk correspondence and information

c. City Attorney information and report

d. Other

V DEPARTMENT REPORTS – FIRE DEPT, AMBULANCE, MAINTENANCE, POLICE, LIBRARY, ECON DEVELOPMENT


XI UNFINISHED BUSINESS – ACTION ITEMS

  1. Lagoon updates


VIII NEW BUSINESS – ACTION ITEMS

  1. Logan-ambulance request

  2. Approve Library Trustee

  3. Farm lease termination notice

  4. Ratify Resolutions re: fraud and conflict of interest

  5. Approve procurement policy

  6. Establish Census Complete Count Committee

  7. Clarify gym rental rates

  8. Building permits


VIII OTHER BUSINESS

Claims and Accounts review

IX ADJOURNMENT


 

MERRILL IOWA JULY 2019 CASH RECEIPTS

GENERAL: $17,980.36, ROAD USE: $7,793.67, WATER: $1,317.50, SEWER: $2,596.37, LIBRARY: $6.15, AMBULANCE: $3,041.17, POLICE: $686.62, LO-OP TAX: $6,096.65, FIRE: $18.16, TOTAL CASH RECEIPTS: $39,536.65


MERRILL IOWA JULY 2019 CASH DISBURSEMENTS

GENERAL: Midamerican 586.97, ChaseCard, flowers, 79.92, Ply Co Solid Waste, 2,237.19, Premier 113.43, M Marienau, 6 mos treas(2018-19) 600.00, OC Sanitation 2,594.30, Emma Rae’s, gift certificates 60.00, Casey’s, fuel 173.27, Sentinel, printing 46.58, Murphy, legal 695.00, Ply Feeds, park exp 152.13, Sherlock, parks exp 3,800.00, Postmaster, newsletter 90.11, bad check 160.36, TOTAL GENERAL: $11,389.26, payroll x-fer 5,778.28

ROAD USE: Midamerican 1,111.40, OC Sanitation 10.00, Casey’s, fuel 366.06, Bomgaars, supp 174.17, Sooland Bobcat, maint 501.77, Clark Equip, brushcat 5,431.72, Striper, downtown striping 1,871.11, Van Roekel, sweeper repairs 653.10, Verizon, 25.51, Wagner, repairs 342.91, TOTAL ROAD USE: $10,487.05

WATER: Midamerican 612.29, Premier 35.44, Casey’s, fuel 29.58, IDNR, fee 86.59, Verizon 25.50, sales tax 782.00, TOTAL WATER: $1,571.40, payroll x-fer 1,452.08

SEWER: Midamerican 105.87, Casey’s, fuel 29.58, Bomgaars, supp 137.36, Verizon 25.51, sales tax, 147.00, TOTAL SEWER: 445.32, payroll x-fer 1,452.08

LIBRARY: ChaseCard, supp 469.56, Premier 35.044, Walmart, supp 137.43, TOTAL LIBRARY: $642.43, payroll x-fer 1,073.55

AMBULANCE: Midamerican 23.93, Premier 32.04, CAG, billing 49.33, Verizon 35.08, Wendt, repairs 98.02, TOTAL AMBULANCE: $238.40

POLICE: Midamerican 100.00, D Lich, phone 50.00, ChaseCard, supp 153.28, Premier 92.41, People’s Bank, loan 9,525.26, Casey’s, fuel 516.46, A Bottjen, repairs 30.00, DA Transportation, wash 60.00, Indoff, supp 156.96, Motorola, portable 4,372.80,Verizon 40.01, TOTAL POLICE: $15,097.18, payroll x-fer 10,244.69

SRF LOAN: RP Contractors 109.244.49 TOTAL SRF LOAN $109,244.49

FIRE: Midamerican 71.81, OC Sanitation 10.00, Casey’s, fuel 72.79, Radiator Works, repairs 464.63, loan 1,363.46, CITY FIRE TOTAL: $1,982.69

PAYROLL: Wages, FICA, IPERS, ins, unemp, $25,501.78

TOTAL CASH DISBURSEMENTS: $176,600.70


Recycling Changes / Reminders

7/25/19

Plymouth County Solid Waste Agency

Plymouth Co., IA --Stickers noting, “No plastic shopping bags, No plastic trash bags, No clothing/shoes and No glass”, have been applied or will be applied to recycling containers across Plymouth County.

This is a reminder of what not to put in your recycling. This change is due to market changes on recyclable items. Van’s Sanitation has been pulling these items out of the recycling for quite some time and sending it to the landfill. The communities have been billed in the past for this garbage. Also, even though styrofoam has a recycling number on it, please throw it in your normal garbage.

After much discussion on how to reduce the cost and handling of the garbage waste in the recyclables, it was determined that a little reminder / change notice may help.

The “No Plastic Bags” refer to plastic shopping bags.

The “No Plastic Trash Bags” refers to the black &/or white trash bags. Recycling blue bags are allowed. These are used by quite a few rural county residents that are not provided a recycling bin.

Place recyclables loosely in the carts.

If you have any questions you may call the Plymouth County Landfill or Van’s Sanitation.

Another reminder---- There are fees for all appliances, including tv & computer monitors, tires, and paint items brought to the landfill. These fees must be paid for when dropping the items off. Cash or checks are acceptable, No bank or credit cards accepted.

Also:

The landfill has compost available, Free of charge for anyone that wants it.

When you come to the landfill stop and check out our “Swap Shop”. This is at our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. There are a number of items that are useable and free of charge to the residents of Plymouth County! Examples: car waxes, cleaners, aerosol paint, Thompson water seal, etc.



MERRILL IOWA REGULAR MEETING JULY 15, 2019

Mayor Husman opened the meeting at 7:00 pm, leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Council present: Norgaard, Pierson, Hemmelman, Hoyt, Conley.

Motion by Hemmelman, 2nd by Norgaard to approve minutes of 6/17, 6/26, 7/10. All voted aye.

Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Conley to approve treasurer’s report. All voted aye.

Fire Dept announced annual picnic fundraiser will be Sept. 7, 6 pm.

Maintenance reported a camera has been installed at the City landfill.

Economic Development Comittee asked for signs to be placed on wagons at fair and other events at an approximate cost of $150. Also asked for a slush fund for projects.

Motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hemmelman to approve Change Order #8 and Pay Request #8 in amount of $109,244.49 for lagoon project. All voted aye.

Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Hemmelman to approve appointment of Charlene Price and Judy Held to library board. All voted aye.

Motion by Conley, 2nd by Hemmelman to start permit process for vendors on City of private property. Aye vote: Hoyt, Hemmelman, Norgaard, Conley. Nay: Pierson. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Norgaard to approve liquor license renewal for Allash, LLC, subject to securing dram shop insurance. All voted aye.

Motion by Norgaad, 2nd by Hemmelman to approve building permits for Walding; deck, Webb; pergola and retaining wall. All voted aye.

Motion by Pierson, 2nd by Hemmelman to allow bills. All voted aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm on motion by Norgaard, 2nd by Hemmelman.

Margaret Marienau, City Clerk Richard Husman, Mayor


MERRILL IOWA

JUNE 2019 CASH RECEIPTS

GENERAL: $22,312.47, ROAD USE: $7,902.10, WATER: $9,659.63, SEWER: $17,465.74, LIBRARY: $7.48, AMBULANCE: $706.57, POLICE: $686.60, LO-OP TAX: $5,906.52, SRF LOAN $22,751.64, FIRE: $11.86, TOTAL RECIPTS $87,410.61


MERRILL IOWA

JUNE 2019 CASH DISBURSEMENTS

GENERAL: Midamerican 414.42, ChaseCard, postage 119.35, Premier 125.55, OC Sanitation 2,594.30, Ply Co Solid Waste, 3,198.53, Blooming House, downtown flowers 342.00, Casey’s, fuel 42.00, Sentinel, printing 180.22, Dave’s Elec, park 767.60, Eakes, park supp 56.38, Fagan Survey, Lampe easement 567.00, Indoff, toner 369.96, IMWCA, wkm comp 4,640.00, IA One Call, 42.30, Lampe, park signs 40.00, Murphy, legal 650.00, Plumb Supply, park campground 2,347.71, Webspec Design, bal new website 1,795.00, IA League, dues 726.00, Library, camper donation 200.00, Postmaster, newsletter 90.11, Beyond, 13.35, cc shortage 29.96, water dep x-fer 250.00, TOTAL GENERAL: $19,601.74, payroll x-fer 6,102.98

ROAD USE: Midamerican 1,130.989, OC Sanitation 10.00, Bernie’s Lawn, mower repairs 476.32, Casey’s, fuel 187.79, Ply Feeds, supp 96.67, Verizon 25.25, TOTAL ROAD USE: $1,927.01, payroll x-fer 2,090.29

WATER: Midamerican 412.07, ChaseCard, postage & cert 86.25, Premier 34.93, ACS, test 36.50, Casey’s, fuel 76.17, Chemsult, 1,281.09, Mueller, supp 932.92, Ply Feeds, supp 136.80, USA Bluebook, supp 48.79, Verizon 25.24, Wagner, repairs 38.84, TOTAL WATER: $3,109.60, payroll x-fer 1,315.35

SEWER: Midamerican 85.88, Chasecard, postage 26.25, ACS, test 349.50, Casey’s, fuel 76.17, Ply Feeds, supp 11.95, Verizon 25.25, interest on SRF loan 6,519.83, TOTAL SEWER: $7,094.83, payroll x-fer 1,268.51

LIBRARY: ChaseCard, supp 831.16, Premier 34.93, Center Point, books 245.00, Ingram, books 750.61, Walmart, supp 38.88, TOTAL LIBRARY: $1,900.58, payroll x-fer 949.60

AMBULANCE: Midamerican 21.02, Premier 32.04, CAG, billing 27.08, EMP, supp 60.48, Verizon 35.08, TOTAL AMBULANCE $175.70

POLICE: Midamerican 100.00, Lich, phone 50.00, Scherle, phone 50.00, ChaseCard, postage 44.13, Premier 77.85, Casey’s, fuel 613.66, DA Trans., wash 60.00, IA Dept Pub Safety, services 300.00, Jack’s, clothing & equip 371.70, Jensen, maint 43.22, Verizon 40.01, (30.10) Scherle clothing, TOTAL POLICE $1,720.47, payroll x-fer 8,901.05

LOCAL OPTION TAX: SRF well payment $17,473.75

FIRE: Midamerican 63.07, OC Sanitation 10.00, Casey’s, fuel 30.92, loan pmt, 1,363.46, TOTAL FIRE: $1,467.45

PAYROLL: Wages. FICA, IPERS, ins $21,773.47

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS: $76,244.60

 

CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF MERRILL, IOWA

REGULAR MEETING

KISSINGER CIVIC CENTER

608 MAIN ST

MERRILL IOWA

JUNE 17, 2019

7:00 PM

I CALL TO ORDER

III APPROVAL OF MINUTES for 5/20

III TREASURER’S REPORT

IV INFORMATION

a. 15 minute module of time is available for unscheduled

audience participation as directed by Mayor

b. City Clerk correspondence and information

c. City Attorney information and report

d. Other

V DEPARTMENT REPORTS – FIRE DEPT, AMBULANCE, MAINTENANCE, POLICE, LIBRARY, ECON DEVELOPMENT

VI UNFINISHED BUSINESS – ACTION ITEMS

  1. Ballpark

  2. Lampe easement

  3. Lagoon updates

    VII NEW BUSINESS – ACTION ITEMS

  1. Brett Langley-Plywood Trail grant

  2. Change in Kissinger rental contract

  3. Connections contract

  4. Siouxland Humane Society contract

  5. Fitness room fees

  6. Fraud Reporting Policy

  7. Conflict of Interest Policy

  8. Remove EDC member

  9. Waive fee for Woodard fundraiser

  10. Iowa League membership

  11. Set campground wage

  12. Building permits

    VIII OTHER BUSINESS

Claims and Accounts review

IX ADJOURNMENT


MERRILL IOWA

MAY 2019 CASH RECEIPTS

GENERAL: $32,558.47, ROAD USE: $9,102.07, WATER $3,966.42, SEWER: $6,845.26, LIBRARY: $55.45, AMBULANCE: $507.03, POLICE: $225.00, LO-OP TAX: $5,906.52, FIRE: $10,013.58, TOTAL RECEIPTS: $69,190.91


MERRILL IOWA

MAY 2019 CASH DISBURSEMENTS

GENERAL: Midamerican 465.59, ChaseCard, postage 55.00, Easter Hunt 125.88, OC Sanitation 2,594.30, Ply Co Solid Waste 2,658.46, Premier 125.23, Casey’s, fuel 130.06, Sentinel 90.11, Indoff, supp 74.08, Murphy, legal 150.00, Ply Co Treasurer, Main St taxes 737.00, Ply Feeds, park exp 7.54, Ply Co, flood 192.58, Select Fire, annual 456.40, Uline, Kissinger exp, (donations) 818.84, Postmaster, newsletter 91.26, TOTAL GENERAL: $8,772.33, payroll x-fer 5,958.44

ROAD USE: Midamerican 1,166.29, OC Sanitation 10.00, Bomgaars, supp 303.24, Casey’s, fuel 79.52, Ply Feeds, supp 73.79, Select Fire, annual 330.62, Sooland Bobcat, tires 1,060.00, Verizon 25.25, Wagner, repairs 73.83, TOTAL ROAD USE: $3,122.54, payroll x-fer 2,994.92

WATER: Midamerican 533.53, Premier 34.93, Bomgaars, 802.52, Casey’s, fuel 79.52, Ply Feeds, supp 103.81, Select Fire, annual 27.00, Stan Houston, supp 329.00, Verizon, 25.24, Mueller, chg 48.40, Mueller, annual 884.52, K Morehead, reading 250.00, TOTAL WATER: $3,118.47, payroll x-fer 1,902.77

SEWER: Midamerican 94.97, Casey’s, fuel 79.51, Utility, supp 241.13, Verizon 25.25, Bomgaars, supp 178.63, TOTAL SEWER: $619.49, payroll x-fer 1,902.77

LIBRARY: ChaseCard, supp 203.10, Premier 34.93, Indoff, supp 47.95, Ingram, books 546.76, Murphy, contracts 150.00, Pockets Full of Fun, summer 285.00, TOTAL LIBRARY: $1,267.74, payroll x-fer 913.54

AMBULANCE: Midamerican 66.19. Premier 32.04, Casey’s, fuel 53.93, CAG, billing 10.50, LM Amb, run 250.00, Red’s, supp 146.57, Verizon 35.08, S Williams, reimb 1,512.77, TOTAL AMBULANCE: $2,107.08

POLICE: Midamerican 100.00, D Lich, phone 50.00, C Scherle, phone 50.00, ,ChaseCard, postage 55.00, Premier 77.43, Casey’s, fuel 595.51, Graham, tires 734.56, Jack’s, clothing 50.95, Jensen, maint 274.50, Murphy, legal 100.00, NW IA, cont ed 35.00, Select Fire, annual 6.00, Verizon 40.01, DA Trans., wash 15.00, IA DOT, supp 87.48, TOTAL POLICE: $2,271.44, payroll x-fer 13,099.86

FIRE: Midamerican 198.59, Allegiant, supp 9,084.83, Bernie’s, supp 579.00, Bomgaars, supp 62.16, Casey’s, fuel 107.02, Municipal Emerg, supp 583.51, Select Fire, annual 90.00, loan, 1,363.46, OC Sanitation 10.00, TOTAL FIRE: $12,078.57

PAYROLL: Wages, FICA, IPERS, ins $21,966.36

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS : $55,324.02


CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF MERRILL, IOWA

Meets every third Monday of the month at
7:00 PM SHARP

On the upper level of the

KISSINGER COMMUNITY CENTER

608 MAIN ST

MERRILL, IOWA, 51038


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