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Union Council Meetings November 9th 2021

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6:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2021

00:00:00 Call to Order

00:00:10 Pledge of Allegiance

00:00:40 Ashley Swearing in

00:01:30 Roll Call: Tom Bays, Alan Donaldson, Nathan Bernard (Ashley Wilson), Cindy Clemons, Candy Wait

00:01:45 Approval of Agenda

00:02:00 1. Public hearing for sale of property.


NOTES: No public Comments

Motion to Approve 00:05:20 - Approved

Hearing Closed: 5:50



6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2021

00:06:00 Public comments

06:00: Resident wants to thank perry for cleaning up behind the old elevator

08:00 Cindy Knight wants to reserve her comment when the town council talks about her letter that she sent to residents. (# 6 on Agenda)

00:08:15 Approval of Agenda

NOTES: Motion to approve with the change of adding Ashley W. to the Roll call.

00:08:50 Approval of Consent Agenda: September Regular Meeting Minutes and Claims Paid

Motion to approve 00:10:50 - Approved

00:11:15 Reports

Sheriff: 11:15 - 19 calls for the month

Water: 11:30 Not much change. Everything within normal

Clerk: 11:50 - Paid off the FEMA loan? Had to send another email to FEMA about insurance payment that the city got. Applied for the ARA. got (12:55)!!! has to be spend by 2026. Can be used for water and sewer infrastructure. Rohnda will look at her previous notes to see what was said in the past that needed to be fixed. Lagoon needs to be fixed. Possible fixing/new hydrants. 00:14:00 - In Reese’s obertraory it states that he donated to a park and rec. Don't have a park and Rec account necessary. The city does have an account for the city park and the funds will go into that. 00:14:45 - Water and Maintenance. 2 Water Radio Reads are having issues. Letters have been sent to the Residence since the city can't access them.

Fire Chief: 15:40 - Got fema Grant. Got some of the stuff. It will take a while for the rest of the equipment to come in. Look to be Properly till April. Got a response back for the door opener. This Saturday there will be a craft sale. It will be at Station 9am-5pm this Saturday. Hydrants were flushed. Had issues with 3-4 of them.

Discuss and Action:

00:18:20 1. Clerk to present Annual Finance Report and Street Finance Report.

NOTES: 24:30 Motion to approve - Approved

00:24:40 2. Approve Clerk to take IA League of Cities: Budget workshop and Municipal Leadership Academy.

NOTES: There are 3 classes. Cost $220. They are online. Motion to approve 25:30 - appproved

00:25:40 3. Resolution 21-21 to remove Colleen Eagan from the city bank accounts.

NOTES: Colleen has retired and therefore removed her from the accounts. 26:15 Approved

00:26:25 4. Resolution 21-22 to authorize the City Clerk as administrator and to remove Colleen’s name from account and close her credit card for city use.

NOTES: Same as #3. Colleen has retired and Lacy is the new City clerk. 27:05 Approved

27:15 5. Resolution 21-23 to establish a new ARPA capital projects fund 115e.

NOTES: Money is expected to be received. Not designated for anything specific. It will go into the general funds. Plans to create a new fund account for the American Recovery Act. 28:45 Approved.

29:20 6. Address letter sent to townspeople about the actions of the council and the pool.

NOTES: Mayor has received concerns about use for tax money on the pool. No other tax dollars will be used to be demolished the pool if it is closed. City decided to put up a vote to close due to the low participation and funds can be moved to other things such as sidewalks, equipment. etc. Nothing can be done till it's up for a vote.

Numbers for the pool? average about 15-16 per day. Cant do a special election in January. It can only be done on the first Tuesday in March.

The repairs needed to open are: new heater, fence replacement, new diving board, leak in pump house, new pump, a few other miscellaneous such as deck furniture etc. It is estimated that it will cost $12,000 just to open. Money is there. The pool account has 10,900 in repairs account and $21,000 for operations account.

Cindy Knight had no comments if there was nothing more said about the letter or its contents.

00:33:50 7. Discuss selling the old box sander and snow plow in the upcoming consignment auction.

NOTES: It needs to go. They are just sitting there. The blade on the tractor has not been used. Can be used for a new blade possible. Motion 15:40 Approved

00:35:50 8. Discuss purchasing sand/salt mixture for roads.

NOTES: However they purchase it they have also to hire someone to haul it. Need to order 4-6 ton to start. It doesn't go bad if it just sits there. Got some but not much.36:50 Motion - Approved

Adjourned: 37:10

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