Regular Council Meeting
October 3, 2022 – 6:00 P.M.
Community Media Center
Mayor Dave Goedken called the meeting to order. Council present were: Brenda Hanken, Scott Brighton, Candy Langerman, Chris Lux, Wayne Peach and Tom Yeoman. Also present were City Administrator Russell Farnum, City Clerk Sally Hinrichsen, Public Works Director Nick Kahler, Water/ Wastewater Superintendent Jim Tjaden, Library Director Michelle Turnis, Police Chief Britt Smith and City Engineer Patrick Schwickerath. The public was invited to attend the meeting in person, with limited seating or to participate in the meeting electronically via “Zoom Meetings” and were encouraged to communicate from Zoom Meeting via chat, due to the heightened public health risks of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The meeting did have public attendance, both in-person and via Zoom.
Yeoman moved to approve the agenda, removing item regarding the Main Street Program Agreement, Peach seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Steve Intlekofer, 529 West First Street, thanked staff for cleaning South Walnut Street. He asked Council to consider changing the City Code related to shared driveways and the requirement to have six feet between properties.
Bill Meyer, 511 North Gill Street, inquired what the policy is for maintenance of the Sixth Street ditch and if it was still a 50/50 cost share with the City and property owner. He was advised the Council is reviewing the policy on the Sixth Street ditch at the next meeting.
Brighton moved to approve the consent agenda; Langerman seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Smith introduced Officer Blaine Kamp who was sworn in on September 23rd.
Yeoman moved to approve Resolution #2022-115 Approving FY 2021-2022 Annual Financial Report, Lux seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Farnum reported there are no legal issues extending the contract or requirement to bid the contract of cleaning services. Hanken moved to approve Resolution #2022-116 to approve updates to Cleaning Service contract with D&D Services LLC, Peach seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Farnum reported the plat of surveys were reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and they recommended approval. Lux moved to approve Resolution #2022-117 to approve Plat of Survey of Parcel 2022-61 along 130th Avenue in Jones County, Iowa, Peach seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Langerman moved to approve Resolution #2022-118 to approve Plat of Survey of Parcel 2022-66, for property at 20437 Meadowlark Road in Jones County, Iowa, Brighton seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Hanken moved to approve Resolution #2022-119 Authorizing purchase of the All-Inclusive and Interactive Playground surfacing, Langerman seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Farnum reviewed the engineering agreement changes and costs related to the Wastewater Treatment Facility and requirements to meet the USDA financing contract. Farnum advised it was required to change the design for a 500-year flood instead of the 100-year flood requirements. They also added inspection costs to the contract as required by the USDA. Langerman moved to approve Resolution #2022-120 To approve Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between City of Monticello and Snyder & Associates related to Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility, Lux seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Lux moved to approve Resolution #2022-121 Acknowledge Monticello Library Youth Services Librarian wages effective October 3, 2022, Peach seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Langerman moved to approve Horsfield Construction invoice for North Sycamore Street sidewalks repairs, Lux seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Peach moved to postpone action regarding the lighting for the Park and Ride, and asked Kahler to contact Alliant to get cost options as were discussed. Langerman seconded, roll call was unanimous.
Langerman moved Ordinance #755 amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Monticello, Iowa, by Adding New Subsections to Chapter 69, Parking Regulations, Section 08 No Parking Zones on portions of South Linden Street, second reading in title only. Hanken seconded. Roll call was unanimous.
Schwickerath reported that he is putting together figures for budgeting on various proposed projects.
Goedken reported Tom and Pam Foley put on a musical fundraiser for the Community Building. They purchased the Middle School stage curtains and with Dennis Gray’s help hemming the curtains, they are hung up and look great. They raised $658 for lighting and $500 for curtains.
Farnum reminded everyone that the Healthy State Walk is Wednesday October 6th beginning at 6 PM at the Willow Shelter and will be a 2-mile walk. Everyone is welcome to join in the walk.
Farnum advised the October 17th Council meeting was rescheduled to October 24th, due to a conflict of scheduling.
Farnum reported work on the AWOS at the airport is completed by City and Alliant; however, due to the communication cable being relocated with the construction, it is not working. He also reported work has started on the Airport taxiway and runway project.
Hinrichsen reported on various fiscal year end reports that she is working on.
Kahler reported that leaf pickup started this week. They are also working on various street patching.
Tjaden reported the EPA required a new test for carcinogen risk assessment of the City water. He received a call from the Regional DNR Director who advised him there was no trace of carcinogens in our water.
Turnis reported Public Works removed shrubs and fixed the driveway by Library. This is her last week as full-time, but will stay on until end of December part-time.
Peach moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
David Goedken, Mayor
Sally Hinrichsen, City Clerk/Treasurer