Lisbon City Council is holding a public hearing on May 10, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Lisbon City Hall. There will also be a Zoom option for the meeting. The purpose of the public hearing is to change the Lisbon City Floodplain Ordinance 162. A hard copy of the proposed ordinance with change is available at Lisbon City Hall 115 N Washington St Lisbon, IA 52253. The information to connect via Zoom will be posted in the agenda at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Published in the Sun, May 6, 2021
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND OFFICIAL ZONING MAP TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM AG AGRICULTURAL
DISTRICT TO SR SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MT. VERNON, IOWA:
SECTION 1. PURPOSE. The purpose of this ordinance is to amend the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Mt. Vernon and change the Official Zoning Map of the City of Mt Vernon, Iowa, under the provisions of Article 4 (b.), Changes to the Official Zoning Map of the Mt. Vernon Municipal Code.
SECTION 2. OFFICIAL ZONING MAP AMENDED. The official zoning map of the City of Mt. Vernon, Iowa is amended from AG Agricultural District to SR Suburban Residential District:
A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9 OF TOWNSHIP 82 NORTH, RANGE 5 WEST, OF THE FIFTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MOUNT VERNON, LINN COUNTY, IOWA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
Beginning at the Southwest Corner of Section 9, Township 82 North, Range 5 West, of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Mount Vernon, Linn County, lowa; Thence N00°58’55”W, along the West Line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 9, a distance of 209.00 feet; Thence N88°34’00”E, 156.00 feet; Thence S00°58’55”E, 209.00 feet, to a Point on the South Line of said Southwest Quarter; Thence 588934’00”W, along said South Line, 156.00 feet, to the point of Beginning, Said Parcel “A” contains 0.75 Acres, and is subject to easements and restrictions of record.
SECTION 3. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES. Any person who violates the provision of
this Ordinance upon conviction shall be punished as set forth in the Municipal Code of the City of Mt. Vernon, Iowa.
SECTION 4. OTHER REMEDIES. In addition to the provisions set out in Violation and
Penalties Section herein, the City may proceed in law or equity against any person, firm or corporation for violation of any section or subsection of this Ordinance.
SECTION 5. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions
of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
SECTION 6. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. In any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
SECTION 7. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect after its passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
Approved and adopted this 19th day of April,2021.
Jamie Hampton — Mayor
ATTEST: Sue Ripke, City Clerk
I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance # 315-2074 A on the 6th day of May, 2021.
Published in the Sun, May 6, 2021
AN ORDINANCE VACATING AND SELLING A PORTION OF A SIXTEEN FOOT ALLEY LOCATED ADJACENT TO 212 4th STREET SW, 200 4th STREET SW, AND 407 2nd AVENUE SW, WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF MT. VERNON, LINN COUNTY, IOWA.
SECTION 1: That portion of public property illustrated in Exhibit “A”, and legally described in Exhibit “B” attached hereto and made a part thereof, be hereby vacated.
SECTION 2: The City of Mt. Vernon hereby approves the sale of the property listed in Section 1 and described in Exhibit “B”, to the neighboring property owners for $1.57 a square foot plus $350 in administrative fees per deed, subject to conditions listed in Exhibit “C”, attached hereto and made a part thereof.
SECTION 3: The City Attorney shall prepare deeds based on the legal descriptions in Exhibit “B” and the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute such deeds transferring the ownership of the property contingent upon the conditions listed in Exhibit “C”.
SECTION 4: SAVINGS CLAUSE. If any section, provision, sentence, clause, phrase or part of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the Ordinance as a whole or any provision, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
SECTION 5: EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
Approved and adopted this 19th day of April, 2021.
Sue Ripke — City Clerk
I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance #4-05-2021A on the 6th day of May, 2021
“Exhibit B, Property Description”
Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 2, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence westerly 16 feet to the southeast corner of Lot 4, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence northeasterly 132 feet to the northeast corner of Lot 4, Block 10 of Halls 2’d Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence northeasterly 16 feet to the northeast corner of Lot 1, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence southwesterly 132 to the point of beginning.
“Exhibit C, Conditions”
Each property owner adjacent to the said alley described within this ordinance shall have the right of first refusal to purchase their portion. Those wishing not to purchase may sign a waiver indicating their desire to not purchase the property.
Addition of utility easement for the entire vacated property.
Thomas & Sonia Redmond of 200 4th St. SW, Mount Vernon, lA 52314 will purchase- A PORTION OF ALLEY RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED BETWEEN AND ADJACENT TO 212 4th STREET SW and 200 4th STREET SW. THE PROPERTY IS APPROXIMATELY 16 FEET WIDE (WEST TO EAST) BY 66 FEET DEEP (NORTH TO SOUTH).
Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 1, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence westerly 16 feet to a point in the center of the lot line of Lot 4, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence northeasterly 66 feet to the northeast corner of Lot 4, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence northeasterly 16 feet to the northeast corner of Lot 1, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence southwesterly 66 to the point of beginning.
Dustin and Libby Stewart of 407 2nd Ave. SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314 will purchase — A PORTION OF ALLEY RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED BETWEEN AND ADJACENT TO 212 4th STREET SW and 407 2nd AVENUE SW. THE PROPERTY IS APPROXIMATELY 16 FEET WIDE (WEST TO EAST) BY 66 FEET DEEP (NORTH TO SOUTH).
Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 2, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence westerly 16 feet to the southeast corner of Lot 4, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence northeasterly 66 feet to a point in the center of the lot line of Lot 4, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence northeasterly 16 feet to the northeast corner of Lot 2, Block 10 of Halls 2nd Addition to Mt. Vernon, thence southwesterly 66 to the point of beginning.
Published in the Sun, May 6, 2021
April 19, 2021
City Council Minutes
213 1st Street NW
Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314
Due to the number of Covid 19 cases in Linn County, the City Council is reinstating Zoom only Council meetings as a precautionary measure. Residents were allowed to use the chat feature to present questions and/or make comments during the various stages of the Council meeting. The following information was needed for those who attended via Zoom: Telephone: 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 822 6887 7776, Password: 430259. If assistance was needed before the meeting they could contact City Administrator Chris Nosbisch at 319-359-8613. The following Council members present via Zoom were: Roudabush, Wieseler, Herrmann, and Rose. Absent: West.
Call to Order. At 6:32 p.m. Mayor Jamie Hampton called the meeting to order.
Agenda Additions/Agenda Approval. Motion made by Wieseler, seconded by Rose to approve the Agenda. Carried all. Absent: West.
Consent Agenda. Motion to approve the Consent Agenda made by Wieseler, seconded by Herrmann. Motion carries. Absent: West.
Approval of City Council Minutes – April 5, 2021 Regular Council Meeting
Approval of Liquor License – Sing A Long Bar and Grill
Ordinance #3-15-2021A: Amending the Comprehensive Plan and Official Zoning Map to Rezone Certain Property from AG Agricultural District to SR Suburban Residential District. Staff has not received any written or verbal communications since the second reading from the public regarding this rezoning request.
Motion to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance #3-15-2021A made by Herrmann, seconded by Rose. Roll call vote. Motion carries. Absent: West.
Ordinance #4-5-2021A: Vacating and Selling a Portion of a Sixteen Foot Alley Located Adjacent to 212 4th Street SW, 200 4th Street SW, and 407 2nd Avenue SW, Within the City Limits of Mt. Vernon, Linn County, Iowa. Staff has not received any written or verbal communications since the first reading from the public regarding this alley vacation. Motion to approve the second reading of Ordinance #4-5-2021A made by Rose, seconded by Herrmann. Roudabush made a motion to waive the 2nd reading and proceed to the third and final reading, seconded by Herrmann. Roll call vote. Motion carries. Absent: West.
Motions for Approval
Consideration of Claims List – Motion to Approve. Motion to approve the Claims List made by Wieseler, seconded by Rose. Motion carries. Absent: West.
AAA PEST CONTROL PEST CONTROL-PD 55.00
AAA PEST CONTROL PEST CONTROL-P&A 30.00
ACME TOOLS — CEDAR RAPIDS DEWALT CHOPSAW-RUT 199.99
AIRGAS INC CYLINDER RENTAL FEE-PW 68.72
ALL SECURE SECURITY SYST MONITORING-POOL 75.00
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-RUT 917.49
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-FD 773.18
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ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-P&A 335.31
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ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-ST LIGHTS 3,876.48
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-WAT 2,369.90
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-PD 761.70
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-SEW 691.07
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-P&REC 622.81
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-ST LIGHTS 385.25
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-RUT,P&A,WAT,SEW 78.92
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-EMA 46.09
ALLIANT IES UTILITIES ENERGY USAGE-CEM 20.38
ALLIED GLASS PRODUCTS INC DOOR REPAIR-FD 300.00
ARAMARK RUGS-FD 51.75
ARBOR CARE LLC REVIEW TREE LIST-RUT 187.50
BAKERS GROUP HVAC MAINTENANCE CONTRACT-LBC 8,940.00
BARNYARD SCREEN PRINTER LLC UNIFORMS-RUT 199.00
BAUMAN AND COMPANY UNIFORMS-WAT,SEW 526.30
BRADLEY HAUGE CPA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES-ALL DEPTS 1,060.00
CAMPBELL SUPPLY CEDAR RAPIDS GLOVES-RUT 112.56
CARPET KING FLOORING-CIP 9,976.50
CARQUEST OF LISBON VEHICLE MAINT-PW 215.54
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES GENERATOR-PD 949.39
CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING SUPPLIES-ALL DEPTS 306.10
CENTURY LINK PHONE CHARGES-PD 62.67
CITY LAUNDERING CO SERVICES-P&A 38.56
CITY LAUNDERING CO SERVICES-P&A 38.56
CITY LAUNDERING CO SERVICES-LBC 213.40
CITY OF MOUNT VERNON START UP CASH-POOL 100.00
FELD FIRE FILL STATION-FD TAX LEVY 12,210.00
HALL & HALL ENGINEERS INC SURVEY-SEW 1,193.00
HAWKEYE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS FIRE ALARM MONITORING-LBC 135.00
IOWA ONE CALL LOCATES-WAT,SEW 41.40
IOWA SOLUTIONS INC COMP MAINT-RUT,P&A,LBC 2,010.50
IOWA SOLUTIONS INC FIREWALL SETUP-ALL DEPTS 1,308.00
IOWA SOLUTIONS INC EMAIL-PD 405.00
JENNY CIHA REFUND-LBC 35.12
JOENA’S SPECIAL NEEDS UNIFORMS-PD 10.00
KARA GRAFFT REFEREE-P&REC 36.00
KIM BENESH REFUND-LBC 87.39
KONE INC ELEVATOR MAINT-LBC 1,104.00
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTI MAINTENANCE PLAN/COPIES 57.50
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS MAINTENANCE PLAN/COPIES-ALL DEPTS 229.35
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS MAINTENANCE PLAN/COPIES-PD 205.49
KYLE SCHEER REFUND-PD 10.00
LISA GOGEL REFUND-LBC 58.85
MATT SIDERS MILEAGE-P&REC 72.80
MEDIACOM PHONE/INTERNET-RUT 491.69
MEDIACOM PHONE/INTERNET-POOL 235.06
MEDIACOM PHONE/INTERNET-FD 19.70
MOUNT VERNON ACE HARDWARE SUPPLIES-ALL DEPTS 1,437.06
MOUNT VERNON ACE HARDWARE VEHICLE MAINT-FD 49.97
MOUNT VERNON, CITY OF START UP CASH-CTW 200.00
MT VERNON CAR WASH VEHICLE MAINT-PD 80.00
NEAL’S WATER CONDITIONING SERV WATER/SALT-PD 10.50
NEIRL MEMBERSHIP-P&A 20.00
NIGHT SHIFT LLC CLEANING SERVICE-P&A 788.03
NIGHT SHIFT LLC CLEANING SERVICE-P&A 788.03
NIGHT SHIFT LLC CLEANING SERVICE-PD 756.39
NIGHT SHIFT LLC CLEANING SERVICE-PD 756.39
PITNEY BOWES POSTAGE METER LEASE-ALL DEPTS 146.61
PLUMB SUPPLY CO HARDWARE-P&REC 54.72
PNP FUEL-PD 1,956.99
PRACTICAL SECURITY SYSTEMS KEY FOBS-PD 196.10
RED LION RENEWABLES SOLAR ELECTRIC PRODUCTION-P&A 226.07
SARAH BOOTS FITNESS MEMBERSHIP-LBC 100.00
SITE ONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY EMERGENT/FERTILIZER-P&REC 170.76
SMITH CO, INC WELDER TIP,NOZZLE-RUT 104.61
ST LUKE’S WORK WELL SOLUTIONS DRUG TEST-RUT 65.00
STAPLES INC SUPPLIES-PD 999.99
STATE HYGIENIC LAB TESTING-SEW 1,958.00
STREICHERS UNIFORMS-PD 289.99
TECH SOLUTIONS AUX CABLE-LBC 187.50
THE FIRE STORE TOOLS-FD 308.52
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA SALES TAX 2,670.00
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA WET TAX 2,331.00
US CELLULAR CELL PHONE-PD 273.32
UTILITY SERVICE INC WATER TOWER MAINT-WAT 5,271.41
VERIZON CONNECT INFORMATION SYSTEMS-PW 194.28
WOODWARD COMMUNITY MEDIA ADS/PUBLICATIONS-ALL DEPTS 671.97
WOODWARD COMMUNITY MEDIA ADS/PUBLICATIONS-P&REC 542.70
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS 9,976.50
FIRE DEPARTMENT TAX LEVY 12,210.00
GENERAL FUND 14,656.00
LOST III COMMUNITY CENTER 187.50
POLICE STATION CONSTRUCTION 949.39
ROAD USE TAX FUND 8,632.34
SEWER FUND 9,799.13
SOLID WASTE 1,220.22
STORM WATER 69.51
WATER FUND 11,445.83
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PUBLIC SAFETY 20,060.35
PUBLIC WORKS 191,090.63
COMMUNITY &ECON DEV 15,566.32
DEBT SERVICE 2,226.21
Discussion and Consideration of the Heritage Days Funding — CDG – Council Action as Needed. CDG has formally agreed to take over the Heritage Days operations. To help fund the event they asked the City for $5,000.00 which staff approves of. The reason for the change is because Heritage Days has become too large of an event to be managed by the high number of volunteers needed for a successful event. The Heritage Days committee will be proposing a scaled down version; all events will take place over Friday night and all day Saturday. This would move the fireworks to Friday night. The MV Alumni Association has agreed to be a participating sponsor in the amount of $5,000.00 in annual funding. It is unknown whether or not there will be a full carnival. Not only are carnivals expensive they are hard to get. In question is the beer tent. The committee is researching the possibility of turning the responsibility over to the local bars and restaurants.
6:45 p.m. Council person Stephanie West arrives.
Council thanked the CDG for taking over Heritage Days. Rose motioned to approve the expenditure of $5,000.00 to match the Alumni’s Association contribution to the Heritage Days Committee, seconded by Wieseler. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Setting a Public Hearing Date Amending Chapter 77 All-Terrain Vehicles and Snowmobiles – Council Action as needed (would like to reconsider this for May 3, 2021 in order to allow the MVLPD Advisory Board an opportunity to review). At the April 5, 2021 Council meeting the public hearing date was set for April 19, 2021. The first meeting of the Police Advisory Board occurred just before tonight’s Council meeting and was positive in that there will be a consistent ordinance between Mount Vernon and Lisbon. Staff would like time to adjust the proposed ordinance before Council takes action. Motion to set the Public Hearing date for May 3, 2021 made by Herrmann, seconded by Rose. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Engagement Letter with Clifton Larson Allen for Auditing Services – Council Action as Needed. CLA has submitted a proposal of $16,900.00 plus a 5% technology and support fee to complete the FY21 audit. This is an increase of about $500.00 from the previous year. Staff recommends approval of the CLA proposal. Motion to approve the engagement letter proposal from Clifton Larson Allen made by Wieseler, seconded by Herrmann. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Engagement Letter with Bradley Hauge, CPA for Budgeting and Auditing Preparation Services – Council Action as Needed. The proposal from Bradley Hauge, CPA for budgeting and auditing services is for $7,120.00. This is $120.00 more than last year’s proposal. Staff recommends approval of the engagement letter services submitted by Bradley Hauge. Motion to approve made by Rose, seconded by Herrmann. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Architectural Design Services Contract with Martin Gardner Architecture, P.C – MVLPD Building Renovations – Council Action as Needed. Martin Gardner Architecture, P.C. submitted a proposal of $79,000.00 for the structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical design of the Police Department remodel. At the time Council packets were distributed project funding had not been solidified. At this time staff is only asking for approval of the contract to date. Motion to approve the proposal up to $79,000.00 for the architectural design services for Phase II for the Police Department made by West, seconded by Herrmann. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Mt. Vernon Area Arts Council Recommendation for the Mt. Vernon Poet Laureate – Council Action as Needed. MVAAC recommends Amelia Kibbie as the new Poet Laureate for the City of Mount Vernon. Motion to approve Amelia Kibbie as the Poet Laureate made by Wieseler, seconded by West. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Possible 28E Agreement with the Mt. Vernon Community School District for IT Services – Council Action as Needed. With the increase in City facilities and locations IT services have increased from $20,000.00 to about $115,000.00. Staff has been in discussions with MVCSD on the possibility of sharing IT services. MVCSD has a full time IT department capable of meeting the City’s needs. Staff would like Council approval to pursue a 28E agreement for their service. Council questioned whether or not the school’s IT department could deal with both entities and how priorities would be handled. They asked that staff step back and do more exploration of how they would fit together. Staff answered back saying that the MVCSD IT department had toured all of the Cities facilities and was comfortable and confident with servicing the City’s needs. City Administrator Nosbisch and Herrmann agreed to meet and talk more in depth about this so there is a better understanding of the City’s needs. No action taken.
Discussion and Consideration of Creating and Reclassifying Parks and Rec FTE Positions – Council Action as Needed. Because of the number of hours needed to manage the LBC, Staff would like Council to consider approving the promotion of Sarah Boots to Assistant Parks and Rec Director and hiring a 3rd full time employee to fill a similar role for Parks. This 3rd position/person would be in charge of the pool, when open, and fill in at the LBC during the winter months. The proposed salary for the Assistant P&Rec Director would be $48,000 to $62,000. The other new position would have a salary range of $32-46,000.00 and split between the pool and LBC budgets. Staff has discussed this with the Personnel Committee. They are in favor with this proposal. Roudabush asked to see more numbers from the LBC to see if there is enough revenue to cover these salaries. He said he did not want to put more burden on the City. Motion to approve creating and reclassifying P&Rec FTE positions made by Herrmann but in addition to this she requested to have a review of the financial positon of the LBC, seconded by Rose. Ayes: West, Wieseler, Herrmann and Rose. Nayes: Roudabush.
Discussion and Consideration of Police Chief Salary for FY 22 – Council Action as Needed. Because of the Police Department merger between the Cities of Mount Vernon and Lisbon staff is recommending an increase in the Police chief’s salary. Nosbisch explained that a 2 year increase was proposed to the Personnel Committee for Chief Shannon and sometime in the future adding a staff sergeant. The salary increase proposed to the Personnel Committee was for 15% overall, 7.5% per year. On July 1, 2022 Chief Shannon’s’ salary would be $99,574.40. Wieseler motioned to approve a two year salary increase of 7.5% per year, seconded by West. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Police Vehicle Purchase for FY 22 – Council Action as Needed. The purchase of a new squad car is part of the FY22 CIP. This new vehicle will replace the 2015 Interceptor SUV. Proposals were received from Lynch Ford and also Stivers Ford (Waukee, Ia.) because they hold the State bid contract. The bid from Lynch came in at $36,788.00 and the Stivers bid was $35,484.00. With a difference of only $1,304.00 Chief Shannon is recommending purchasing the vehicle from Lynch Ford. There is also a quote for DVR system replacement from WatchGuard for $5,870.00 and a second quote of $12,559.19 from RACOM for the installation of electronics, radios, cameras, lights, etc. Chief Shannon has secured a grant in the amount of $4,500.00 from the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau for the equipment purchase. The Lisbon-MV Ambulance Service has expressed an interest in acquiring the 2015 SUV once it is removed from police service. Total cost for the purchase of the vehicle, equipment and installation is $50,717.19. Motion to approve the purchase of a Police vehicle in FY22 from Lynch Ford made by Rose, seconded by Wieseler. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration Nature Park Quarry Clean-Up Proposal – Council Action as Needed. Staff has been meeting with a representative from State Chemical Solutions regarding the Nature Park Quarry fish kill. It has been determined that the kill was due to lack of oxygen during the winter months. State Chemical recommends the use of bacteria to eat away the black anaerobic sludge found on the bottom of the quarry. Three products would be applied for a total cost of $17,006.00. Motion to approve the clean-up proposal made by Wieseler, seconded by Rose. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Pay Application #4 – South Alley Project – Council Action as Needed. Pay Application #4 is in the amount of $58,141.52. Motion to pay Application #4 made by West, seconded by Rose. Motion carries.
Discussion and Consideration of Continuing the Outdoor Seating Pilot Program on 1st Street – Council Action as Needed. Staff did not receive any negative feedback from last year’s outdoor seating project and so is recommending its continuation this year in front of Skillet and Fuel. Motion to approve the outdoor seating in 2021 made by Rose, seconded by West. Motion carries.
Reports to be Received/Filed. Full reports can be viewed on the City website in the March 19, 2021 Council packet.
Mt. Vernon Public Works Report
Mt. Vernon Park and Rec Report
Discussion Items (No Action)
Financing Options. Nosbisch said that he spoke with Maggie Burger of Speer Financial discussing Council priorities. Currently, the City’s debt capacity is $2.8 million. The projects they discussed were $800,000 to finish the Police station, $4-500,000 for Palisades Road and the meter read project. The plan for the meter project depends on the stimulus money the City receives. If its use is limited to water, sewer, broadband or to pay losses due to Covid then $1-200,000 hundred dollars will be used to offset losses at the LBC and the remaining dollars could pay for the meter read project. Business 30 from Hwy 1 to the East City limit will likely be done this summer and will be paid for with buyout funds from the IaDOT. The current plan is to do the Police station under an Urban Renewal project. TIF funds will not be used to cover the expense of that bond payment but would do it under the Urban Renewal which is subject to reverse referendum. It will not affect the tax rate. The range of the potential borrowing is $1.2 million plus and would be repaid from various funds.
Covid Policies/Discussions. The mask resolution is still in place and will stay that way until Council takes action to remove. At City Hall only one person has not been vaccinated. As for the pool, the number of users will be limited. Masks will not be required of lifeguards or anyone in the pool.
Reports of Mayor/Council/Administrator
City Administrator’s Report. IaDOT sent notice that there will be traffic disruptions while Hwy 1 work is being completed. Staff received notification from developers of Stonebrook that improvements for the 9th and 10th additions will begin this spring. The City will be receiving 200 tree seedlings from the Iowa DNR. Laura successfully secured a Trees Forever grant. City residents should see a lot of construction this calendar year.
As there was no further business to attend to the meeting adjourned the time being 8:29 p.m., April 19, 2021.
Published in the Sun, May 6, 2021
Mount Vernon Board of Education
April 12, 2021
The Mount Vernon Board of Education met in the high school performing arts center lobby on April 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Those present were President Sherry Grunder, Denise Brannaman, Rick Elliott, Lori Merlak, Nannette Gunn, Lance Schoff, Jeremy Kunz, Greg Batenhorst, and Matt Burke.
Moved by Gunn seconded by Brannaman that the Board approve the meeting agenda. Carried unanimously.
President Grunder opened a public hearing on the 2021-2022 budget and hearing no comments closed the public hearing.
President Grunder opened a public hearing on the sale of technology equipment and hearing no comments closed the public hearing.
Superintendent Batenhorst thanked all the school district employees for their work especially over this last year in dealing with covid-19 issues.
Technology Director Sean Flockhart provided the Board with an overview of district technology including technology staffing, security at the buildings, one to one computers, and future technology needs.
The Board reviewed the new school website.
Superintendent Batenhorst provided the Board with a covid-19 update and provided an overview of how the district could provide students with a remote learning option in the 2021-2022 school year.
Moved by Gunn seconded by Schoff that the Board approve the 2021-2022 school calendar. Carried unanimously.
Moved by Merlak seconded by Gunn that the Board approve the 2021-2024 agreement with the Mount Vernon Education Association (MVEA). Carried unanimously.
Moved by Gunn seconded by Brannaman that the Board approve the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 salary and wage increases for the administrators and support staff at the same wage increase percentages as the MVEA agreement. Carried unanimously.
Superintendent Batenhorst noted that district was reviewing different options for employee health insurance plans.
Moved by Elliott seconded by Gunn that the Board approve 2020-2021 contracts for Kyle Jaspers and Miranda Chapman for middle school track stipends and 2021-2022 contracts for Matt Perisho and Michael Wood as assistant baseball coaches, Adam McDermott as a freshman baseball coach, Jose Salinas as a Spanish teacher, and Nathan Namanny as a high school math teacher. Carried unanimously.
Superintendent Batenhorst provided an update on the summer facilities projects.
Moved by Gunn seconded by Schoff that the Board approve the first reading of changes to School Board policies 705.2, 706.2, 707.4, 707.5, 903.1, 903.2, 904.1, and 905.2. Carried unanimously.
Moved by Kunz seconded by Brannaman that the Board approve the 2021-2022 published budget. Roll call. Yes: Schoff, Kunz, Grunder, Elliott, Brannaman, Merlak, Gunn. Carried unanimously.
Moved by Elliott seconded by Schoff that the Board approve consent agenda. The consent agenda included the 2021 minutes of March 8, the monthly bills, the monthly financial report, the open enrollment requests, special education contracts, resignations of speech coach Grant Freeman and baseball coach Ed Timm, 2021-2022 student teacher agreement for Luther College, the out of state trip request from Scott Weber for Chicago, IL November 23-25, 2021, the Board’s approval to sell technology equipment, and the Timberline Medicaid claiming agreement. Carried unanimously.
Moved by Gunn seconded by Merlak that the Board approve going into closed session for the regular annual superintendent evaluation under Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) — To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session. Roll call. Yes: Schoff, Kunz, Grunder, Elliott, Brannaman, Merlak, Gunn. Carried unanimously. The Board ended closed session at 9:57 p.m.
Moved by Gunn seconded by Schoff that the Board extend the superintendent’s contract to June 30, 2024, add a $4,341.00 annuity to the contract, and increase the superintendent salary for the 2021-2022 school year by the same wage increase percentage as the MVEA agreement.
Moved by Elliott seconded by Brannaman that the Board adjourn. Carried unanimously.
Adjourned at 9:58 p.m.
Attest Matt Burke
Published in the Sun, May 6, 2021
MOUNT VERNON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
APRIL 2021 BILLS LIST
ADVANTAGE, FEES 309.70
ADVANTAGE, FLEX PLAN 7,106.00
AMAZON, BOOKS 1,462.48
ANDREWS, JULIA, ACCOMPANIST 725.00
ARAMARK, UNIFORMS 205.00
AUREON, INTERNET 1,198.36
BMO, CREDIT CARDS 9,698.37
BOWKER, MAINTENANCE 1,743.75
CARQUEST, SUPPLIES 28.88
CDW, TONER 287.61
CITY OF MOUNT VERNON, WATER 4,414.93
CUSTOM HOSE, SUPPLIES 46.10
DICK BLICK, SUPPLIES 753.51
GARY’S, SUPPLIES 517.66
GOODYEAR, SUPPLIES 40.00
GORDON FLESCH, STAPLES 257.00
GORDON LUMBER, SUPPLIES 297.34
GWAEA, SUPPLIES 25.00
GRAYBILL, BUS RADIO 384.21
HANDS UP, SIGN LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE 1,155.00
HEARTLAND, TECHNOLOGY 310.00
ICN, TELEPHONES 12.11
IA DIV OF LABOR, INSPECTION 165.00
IAHSMA, REGISTRATION 300.00
J.W. PEPPER, SUPPLIES 141.00
JOHNSON, ERICKA, REIMBURSEMENT 100.00
JOSTENS, SUPPLIES 645.62
KIRKWOOD, CLASSES 37,800.00
LINN COOP, FUEL 1,803.85
MARTIN BROS, SUPPLIES 5,169.99
MV ACE, SUPPLIES 622.43
MV POLICE, RENT 1,500.00
NEAL’S, SERVICE 305.25
P & K MIDWEST, REPAIRS 1,170.70
PERFECTION LEARNING, SUPPLIES 454.57
R.C. TECH, TECHNOLOGY 25.00
REINHART, SUPPLIES 323.92
RICE, KASSANDRA, REIMBURSEMENT 100.00
SCHINDLER, MAINTENANCE 468.93
SCHOOL BUS SALES, PARTS 475.33
STAGE LIGHTING, SUPPLIES 823.79
SUN, PUBLICATIONS 784.25
SWEETWATER, SUPPLIES 363.00
VAN METER, TECHNOLOGY 350.71
WELLMARK, PREMIUMS 33,965.31
WEST MUSIC, SUPPLIES 852.14
ALLIANT, UTILITIES 12,488.71
ALLIANT, UTILITIES 19,543.85
CENTURY LINK, TELEPHONES 1,509.21
US CELLULAR, CELL PHONES 153.93
VERIZON, CELL PHONES 40.01
PAYROLL, PAYROLL 680,764.99
AFLAC, WITHHOLDING 94.38
MVCSD FOUNDATION, WITHHOLDING 387.50
VOYA, WITHHOLDING 8,707.67
UNITED WAY, WITHHOLDING 35.00
STATE OF IOWA, WITHHOLDING 1,689.97
IPERS, WITHHOLDING 151,102.30
US TREASURY, TAXES 219,209.21
STATE OF IOWA, TAXES 36,807.00
ARAMARK, UNIFORMS 66.64
BRANNAMAN, BEN, EVENT WORK 18.75
CARQUEST, PARTS 164.54
CR SCHOOLS, TUITION 191.10
CUMMINS, PARTS 151.15
DOORS, REPAIRS 312.00
GORDON LUMBER, SUPPLIES 90.15
GWAEA, MATERIALS 195.50
HANDS UP, SIGN LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE 1,815.00
ICN, TELEPHONES 12.08
IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR, INSPECTION 175.00
iT1 SOURCE, TECHNOLOGY 655.24
J.C. TOWING, TOWING 350.00
J.W. PEPPER, SUPPLIES 238.49
LYNCH DALLAS, FEES 561.00
OFFICE EXPRESS, SUPPLIES 65.11
QUALITY PEST, PEST CONTROL 100.00
SUMMIT FIRE, INSPECTION 400.00
UNDER-HILL, REPAIRS 389.46
UNIV OF IOWA, TUITION 500.00
VITER-PITLIK, BRANDI, EQUIPMENT 74.99
WAPSI WASTE, WASTE 315.00
AL YASSIRI, LATIF, OFFICIAL 100.00
AMAZON, BOOKS 148.23
BOEHM, ROMAN, OFFICIAL 110.00
CR WASHINGTON, FEE 55.00
COMPANY STORE, TSHIRTS 508.00
CRCSD — JEFFERSON HS, FEE 100.00
DECKER, WARMUPS 3,719.85
DES MOINES ARTS CENTER, FEE 85.00
DODGE, JOHN, OFFICIAL 115.00
ELITE, SUPPLIES 116.00
ESKELSEN, RICHARD, SUPPLIES 57.19
FOREMAN, JOEL, REFUND 60.00
GARY’S, SUPPLIES 41.10
GENERAL FUND, DONATION 70.00
IHSADA, MEMBERSHIP 160.00
IHSPA, FEES 85.50
IHSMA, REGISTRATION 125.00
IHSSC, DUES 40.00
JULIN, SUPPLIES 160.00
LINN COOP, FUEL 635.12
MV ACE, SUPPLIES 356.70
ONE MISSION, SHIRTS 1,080.00
PATTEN, RANDY, REFUND 52.50
PORT “O” JONNY, PORTABLES 136.33
STAGE LIGHTING, SUPPLIES 76.50
STATE INSPECTIONS, LICENSE 150.00
SWEETWATER, SUPPLIES 197.08
WEST MUSIC, SUPPLIES 927.82
MID PRAIRIE, FEE 60.00
VERIZON, PHONES 40.01
BINSFIELD, VAL, SUPPLIES 24.91
DECKER, EQUIPMENT 1,693.20
GORDON LUMBER, SUPPLIES 56.70
IA HS SPEECH, FEES 172.00
JUST, MICHAELA, SUPPLIES 20.60
LEVEL 10, APPAREL 1,015.00
RALLY, BAGS 1,200.00
WILLEMS, ARLIE, SUPPLIES 53.97
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND
BOWKER, REPAIRS 628.04
CEC, REPAIRS 249.23
CI3, REPAIRS 1,505.82
DAVIS DOORS, REPAIRS 158.59
DELL, LEASES 1,570.50
GEISLER BROTHERS, REPAIRS 33,284.00
GORDON FLESCH, LEASES 945.00
GRAINGER, GROUNDS 76.24
H-H OF IOWA, REPAIRS 3,728.97
PLUMB SUPPLY, REPAIRS 176.10
ROSS REFRIG, REPAIRS 977.84
RTE — RICK ELLIOTT, RENT 1,250.00
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS, REPAIRS 768.00
THOMPSON TRUCK, REPAIRS 5,953.38
TOTAL K12, SOFTWARE 2,200.00
TRUCK COUNTRY, REPAIRS 7,990.40
UNDER-HILL TRUCK, REPAIRS 2,667.48
CI3, REPAIRS 1,632.39
DELL, LEASES 3,670.62
GORDON FLESCH, LEASES 1,110.50
ROSS REFRIG, REPAIRS 952.70
AE DAIRY, MILK 5,352.29
BIMBO BAKERIES, FOOD 893.74
GARY’S, FOOD 202.05
MADDOCK, SUSANNAH, REFUND 41.44
MARTIN BROS, FOOD 3,836.56
REINHART, FOOD 29,924.45
ROSS REFRIG, EQUIPMENT 4,822.00
BIMBO BAKERIES, FOOD 926.01
PEPSI-COLA, WATER 1,193.72
DAY CARE FUND
AE DAIRY, MILK 90.25
GARY’S, FOOD 43.74
REINHART, FOOD 599.86
SIGNATURE, FEES 405.08
FOUNDATION TRUST FUND
AMAZON, TEACHER GRANTS 1,005.76
BRANNAMAN, BEN, DIRECTOR 1,952.12
CAY, DONATION 245.00
GARY’S, SUPPLIES 315.00
GENERAL FUND, DONATION 120.00
KIDS IN NEED, DONATION 250.00
MVFAA, DONATIONS 250.00
BOOTH, ANN, REIMBURSEMENT 40.70
GORDON LUMBER, TEACHER GRANT 107.00
GWAEA, TEACHER GRANT 721.53
MVFAA, DONATIONS 70.00
Published in the Sun, May 6, 2021
(Subject to Approval)
CITY OF LISBON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
April 26, 2021
CALL TO ORDER: The City Council of Lisbon, Iowa, met in regular session on April 26th, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Doug O’Connor presiding. The following City Council members were present: John Bardsley, Nathan Smith, and Sara Nost via zoom. Travis Jubeck and Stephanie Kamberling were absent.
OTHERS PRESENT: Travis Bagby and Doug Shannon. City Engineer Dave Schechinger via zoom.
CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Nost, seconded by Bardsley to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes of April 12th, list of bills, Casey’s cigarette permit and Beau Dylan’s liquor license. Roll Call. Ayes: Smith, Bardsley, Nost. Absent: Jubeck, Kamberling. Motion carried 3-0.
Motion by Smith, seconded by Nost to set a bid opening date for Highway 30 Resurfacing for May 20th, 2021 and a Public Hearing date to accept the bid for May 24th, 2021. Roll Call. Ayes: Smith, Bardsley, Nost. Absent: Jubeck, Kamberling. Motion carried 3-0.
Motion by Nost, seconded by Smith to approve temporary lighting at the City Park ball diamonds. Roll Call. Ayes: Smith, Bardsley, Nost. Absent: Jubeck, Kamberling. Motion carried 3-0.
Motion by Bardsley, seconded by Smith to approve extending the application deadline for the Downtown Reinvestment Grant to June 1st, 2021. Roll Call. Ayes: Smith, Bardsley, Nost. Absent: Jubeck, Kamberling. Motion carried 3-0.
Motion by Bardsley, seconded by Nost to approve payment for completion of BE Lisbon Grant. Roll Call. Ayes: Smith, Bardsley, Nost. Absent: Jubeck, Kamberling. Motion carried 3-0.
Motion by Smith, seconded by Bardsley to set the public hearing for changes to the Golf Cart Ordinance for May 24th, 2021. Roll Call. Ayes: Smith, Bardsley, Nost. Absent: Jubeck, Kamberling. Motion carried 3-0.
Motion by Smith, seconded by Bardsley to approve Resolution 17-2021 Approving Hire of Part-time Cleaning Position for the Library. Roll Call. Ayes: Smith, Bardsley, Nost. Absent: Jubeck, Kamberling. Motion carried 3-0.
Councilperson Nost left the meeting via zoom at 7:25pm.
The council received the following reports from city departments:
City Engineer Dave Schechinger – working on CDBG grant surveys and YTT on well sitting plans
Public Works Director Travis Bagby – sludge removal starting, water will be on at parks but not at water fountains until more COVID rules are relaxed.
Parks & Recreation Director Drayton Kamberling – park clean up was a success, Drayton, Brandon and Rod met at the park and all looks good for the transfer to the school contract season.
Police Chief Doug Shannon – submitted report to council.
City Administrator Brandon Siggins – Work continues for Derecho and FEMA claims, 6-10 more trees down, sign inventory coming, JEO consulting working on a tree report, no more Maple or Apple trees to be planted, income survey going out this week, Deetz app program was discussed.
Mayor and Council mentioned that SE Linn has scholarships available for pool passes, memberships and parks programs, need to review trees on Gillette, nice to see the track full and looking nice, pool is slated to open this year so far, possible dead tree near park and grass is looking nice at the new park.
Mayor O’Connor adjourned the meeting at 7:35 PM.
Christina Eicher, City Clerk
Doug O’Connor, Mayor
Published in the Sun, May 6, 2021
UPDATED CITY OF LISBON
LIST OF CLAIMS
VENDOR NAME DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
AAA PEST CONTROL PEST CONTROL $50.00
AFLAC CANCER INSURANCE $232.80
ALLIANT UTILITIES UTILITIES $5,791.07
C J COOPER & ASSOCIATES RANDOM EMPLOYEE TESTING $35.00
COLLECTION SERVICES PAYROLL DEDUCTION $41.84
DELTA DENTAL OF IOWA VISION INSURANCE $76.54
DIESEL-TURBO SERVICE OPERATING SUPPLIES $70.24
DUANE’S SERVICE PARKS TAHOE MAINTENANCE $203.25
EICHER, CHRISTINA TRAINING MILEAGE/FOOD $203.15
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SYSTEMS EMPLOYEE BENEFITS $76.88
FIRE SERVICE TRAINING BUREAU FD TRAINING $185.68
GOVOFFICE WEB HOSTING $660.00
HILLS BANK FEDERAL W/H $5,742.48
HILLS BANK--PETTY CASH CITY HALL PETTY CASH $97.85
JOHNSON COUNTY MUTUAL AID JCMAA DUES $95.00
KEYSTONE LABORATORIES INC TESTING $699.50
LISBON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BATTING CAGE $998.17
MEDIACOM PHONE/INTERNET $236.90
MENARDS PW CLOTHING $58.37
MUNICIPAL SUPPLY INC METERS $2,107.20
NORTHEAST IOWA REGIONAL ASSOCIATION DUES $20.00
P & K MIDWEST INC SAFETY GLASSES $125.91
QUALITY CLEANING EQUIPMENT REPAIR VAC JETTER $190.00
SCALES GALORE MINOR EQUIPMENT $1,950.00
STAPLES CREDIT PLAN OFFICE SUPPLIES $68.08
SUN LIFE FINANCIAL LIFE INSURANCE $222.35
TURTLE CLUB EARLY LEARNING BE LISBON GRANT $5,000.00
U.S. BANK CREDIT CARD CHARGES $1,267.95
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE UTILITY BILLING POSTAGE $324.00
USA BLUEBOOK-HD SUPPLY FAC OPERATING SUPPLIES $41.92
VEENSTRA & KIMM INC. ENGINEERING FEES $20,533.86
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS HEALTH INSURANCE $9,030.18
WINDSTREAM PHONE/INTERNET $755.17
ZOLL MEDICAL CORP MEDICAL SUPPLIES $255.00
GRAND TOTAL: $73,439.47
001 GENERAL FUND $18,205.90
110 ROAD USE TAX $23,242.30
112 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND $6,347.81
339 NEW CITY WELL $1,228.00
600 WATER FUND $7,852.86
610 SEWER FUND $14,295.84
670 SOLID WASTE FUND $2,266.76
GRAND TOTAL: $73,439.47
Published in the Sun, May 6, 2021