The City Council of the City of New Hampton met in regular session in the Council Chambers on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Larsen at 7:00 p.m. Council members present were Perkins, Carey, Denner, Diiro, Kuhn and McDonald. Zachary Nosbisch, Brian Quirk and Janine Babcock, representing the NH Telecom Utility, Curtis Dean with Smartsource Consulting, Dave Fridley of Farr Technologies, Jeremy McGrath, Sara Onken, Bob Fenske, several high school students and City Attorney Kevin Kennedy were also present.
Moved by Diiro, seconded by Perkins; The agenda be approved as presented. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent – None. Motion carried.
Moved by Carey, seconded by Denner; That the minutes of the December 2, 2019 regular Council meeting minutes be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Asent – None. Motion carried.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Diiro; That claims in the amount of $206,671.73 be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays-None. Absent – None. Motion carried.
The council discussed the issue of allowing LTD Broadband to install antennas on the city’s water towers to provide wireless internet to city and rural residents. The council’s concerns with the proposed contract were the quality of service for city departments, no escape clause on the City’s behalf, insurance amount is not specified and other issues. The council requested City Clerk Clemens to find a less expensive option for city department’s internet service. Moved by Kuhn, seconded by Denner; To direct City Clerk Karen Clemens to look for less expensive options for internet service. Ayes – Six. Nays – None. Absent – None. Motion Carried.
|ROAD USE TAX||$39,173.15||$35,231.75|
|SPECIAL REV/EMPLOYEE BEN||$9,882.82||$44,884.42|
|LOCAL OPTION TAX||$25,380.83||$0.00|
|HOTEL/ MOTEL TAX||$4,725.43||$0.00|
|HOTEL/ MOTEL TAX CAP RES||$6,851.44||$0.00|
|TIF- INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL||$5,730.41||$17,572.50|
|LIBRARY SPECIAL PROJECTS||$225,743.56||$9,910.69|
|COMM CENTER RENOVATION||$26,645.22||$25,284.72|
|TRUST & AGENCY||$1,134.85||$0.00|
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Carey; that the Finance Reports for November, 2019, be approved. Ayes – Six. Nays – None. Absent – None. Motion carried.
Moved by Denner, seconded by Diiro; That the following be accepted and placed on file:
- Department Head minutes of 12-2-19
- Park & Rec minutes of 12-4-19
- Fire Department minutes of 12-2-19
- Upper Wapsipinicon Management Authority Letter
- Library minutes of 12-3-19
- Planning and Zoning minutes of 12-10-19
Ayes – Six. Nays – None. Absent – None. Motion carried.
Mayor Larsen thanked Scott Carey for his service on the City Council. Mayor Larsen also thanked everyone for their assistance during her term as mayor.
Moved by Carey, seconded by Denner; That the meeting adjourn at 7:22 p.m. Ayes- Six. Nays-None. Absent – None. Motion carried.