The City Council of the City of New Hampton met in regular session in the Council Chambers at 112 East Spring Street, New Hampton Iowa at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021.The meeting was called to order by Mayor Schwickerath at 7:00 p.m. Council members present were Denner, Diiro, Fisher, McDonald, Perkins and Boos. Also in attendance were Zach Nosbisch, Casey Mai, Tammy Robinson, Bob Fenske, Matt Kuhn, Rick Kramer, Brian Laures, Emily with Riverview Center, Aaron Flugum, Deb Larsen, and City Attorney Kevin Kennedy.
Moved by Diiro, seconded by Boos; that the agenda be approved as presented. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent–None. Motion carried.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Fisher; That the minutes of the regular council meeting of April 5, 2021, be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent–None. Motion carried.
Moved by Boos, seconded by Perkins; that claims in the amount of $116,167.94, be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent–None. Motion carried.
Moved by Denner, seconded by McDonald; That an ordinance entitled AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SEWER AND WATER RATES AND PROVIDING FOR A INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION FEE, receive its second consideration. Ayes – Denner, Diiro, Fisher, McDonald, Perkins, Boos. Nays – None. Absent – None. The proposed ordinance will be on the next regular council meeting agenda for its third and final consideration.
Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson presented a request for a Development Agreement with a new business that has purchased the building at 20 North Chestnut. Ozo Kleen Solution LLC is a soap and cleaner manufacturing and environmental biotechnology company with a focus on the production, sales and marketing of Hyper-Concentrate Cleaners for the vehicle care and food processing industries. They also manufacture and distribute Ozone Equipment. Robinson is requesting approval of TIF over 10 years, not to exceed $8,000 as they are planning on updating the building so it is suitable for their business. Moved by McDonald, seconded by Fisher; That Resolution No. 6464 TO FIX A DATE OF MEETING AT WHICH IT IS PROPOSED TO APPROVE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH OZO KLEEN SOLUTIONS, LLC, INCLUDING ANNUAL APPROPRIATION TAX INCREMENT PAYMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $8,000 (HEARING DATE MAY 3, 2021). Ayes – Denner, Diiro, Fisher, McDonald, Perkins, Boos. Nays-None. Absent-None. Resolution approved.
TRIBE Trail committee member Rick Kramer shared the progress with the city council the committee has made with Phase III of the trail. The committee is requesting Council approval of a purchase agreement with land owners, Joe and Phyllis Leibold, an Offer to Buy Real Estate. This property will complete the planned trail; connecting Phase II with the CWC/Recreational Trail on the west side of New Hampton. Moved by Perkins, seconded by Diiro; that Resolution NO. 6465 A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN OFFER TO BUY REAL ESTATE FOR THE TRIBE TRAIL AGREEMENT WITH JOE AND PHYLLIS LEIBOLD, be approved. Ayes – Denner, Diiro, Fisher, McDonald, Perkins, Boos. Nays-None. Absent-None. Resolution approved.
Emily, a representative from the Riverview Center in Decorah, request the council approve Mayor Schwickerath to sign a proclamation for April 2021 as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”. The Riverview Center serves any survivor of sexual violence with free and confidential counseling services. The center works closely with all levels of law enforcement to assist any sexual assault victims. Moved by Perkins, seconded by Fisher; To direct Mayor Schwickerath to sign the proclamation that April 2021 is Sexual Assault Awareness month, be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent–None. Motion carried.
Northern Natural Gas Company has requested to use space in the city ROW for a project that will start in Mid/Late July and will take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. The company is asking to only put staging in the ROW, they will not be digging in the ROW. Moved by Boos, seconded by Denner; That the ROW request from Northern Natural Gas Company, be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent–None. Motion carried.
Windstream Communications, LLC has requested to bore fiber optic cable along W Washington, N Broadway and N Maple. Moved by McDonald, seconded by Perkins; That the ROW request from Windstream Communications LLC, be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent–None. Motion carried.
Moved by Diiro, seconded by Denner; That the application of the Heartland Days Committee, New Horizons Chamber and the City of New Hampton to shoot fireworks from the City of New Hampton property on June 12, 2021 (rain date June 13th, 2021), be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent–None. Motion carried.
Chickasaw Ambulance Service owner, Jeremy McGrath, apologized to the City Council for his actions at the April 5, 2021 council meeting. Also, McGrath was willing to discuss the garage space issue without further difficulties. The 28E agreement allows a credit to the city for garage space use and the Chickasaw Ambulance Council (CAC) makes that decision. The Council is concerned ‘where’ the funds are coming from to pay for garage space. After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Diiro, seconded by McDonald; To direct Mayor Schwickerath to inform the CAC that the City of New Hampton will offer the garage space for an annual $15,000 rental fee, the fee will be shared with each municipality per the formula determined in the 28E Agreement, be approved. Ayes Denner, Diiro, Fisher, McDOnald. Nays – Perkins, Boos. Absent – None. Motion carried.
|ROAD USE TAX||$15,497.50||$34,738.64|
|SPECIAL REV/EMPLOYEE BEN||$16,555.30||$20,947.80|
|LOCAL OPTION TAX||$64,392.98||$0.00|
|HOTEL/ MOTEL TAX||$9,284.94||$0.00|
|HOTEL/ MOTEL TAX CAP RES||$3,094.98||$0.00|
|TIF- INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL||$7,100.38||$0.00|
|LIBRARY SPECIAL PROJECTS||$276.00||$1,224.06|
|SWIMMING POOL RENOVATION||$0.00||$0.00|
|COMM CENTER RENOVATION||$0.00||$65.00|
|CAPITAL PROJECTS-SANITARY SR||$9.00||$0.00|
|TRUST & AGENCY||$43.00||$0.00|
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Diiro; That the finance reports for March 2021, be approved. Ayes – Six. Nays – None. Absent – None. Motion carried.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Diiro; that the following minutes and correspondence be accepted and place on file.
Ayes – Six. Nays-None. Absent – None. Motion carried.
FMC Landfill Tipping Fee Increase Correspondence
Fire Dept Minutes 4-5-2021
Advisory Board Minutes 4-6-2021
Department Head Minutes 4-6-2021
Park & Rec Dept Minutes 4-7-2021
Library Minutes 4-6-2021
Committee as a Whole 4-5-2021
Moved by Diiro, seconded by Fisher; that the meeting adjourn at 7:57 p.m. Ayes – Six. Nays-None. Absent – None. Motion carried.