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, January 17, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Schwickerath at 7:00 p.m. Council members present were Daly, Denner, Fisher, Humpal and McDonald. Absent – Boos. Also in attendance were Zachary Nosbisch, Casey Mai, Tammy Robinson, Bob Fenske, Jason Speltz, Melissa Bierman, Randy Nosbisch, Katie Kuehn and City Attorney Todd Prichard.
Moved by Daly, seconded by Humpal; That the agenda be approved as presented. Ayes – Five. Nays – None. Absent – Boos. Motion carried.
Moved by McDonald, seconded by Fisher; That the minutes of the regular council meeting of January 3, 2022, be approved. Ayes – Five. Nays – None. Absent – Boos. Motion carried.
Moved by Denner, seconded by Daly; That the claims in the amount of $74,388.07 be approved. Ayes – Five. Nays – None. Absent – Boos. Motion carried.
Moved by Denner, seconded by Humpal; That the Ordinance #886 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN ELECTRIC FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH SOO GREEN, receive its third and final consideration. Ayes – Daly, Denner, Fisher, Humpal. Nays – McDonald. Absent – Boos.
Mayor Schwickerath declared Ordinance #886 duly adopted.
Chamber Director Jason Speltz informed the council of the Chambers plans to cancel their affiliation with Main Street Iowa.
Melissa Bierman, the local VA director is requesting the Council to consider passing a resolution supporting a program called “Home Base Iowa”. This program helps Veterans and their spouses looking for employment opportunities.
Moved by McDonald, seconded by Denner; That Resolution No. 6496 A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE HOME BASE IOWA PROGRAM, be approved. Ayes – Daly, Denner, Fisher, Humpal, McDonald. Nays – None. Absent – Boos. Resolution 6496 approved.
Moved by Denner, seconded by McDonald; That the applications of Steege Investments LLC for tax exemption under the city wide Urban Revitalization Plan for New Hampton be approved and authorizing the Mayor to sign the application and forward to the County Assessor. Ayes – Five. Nays- None. Absent – Boos. Motion carried.
FUND RECEIVED DISBURSED
GENERAL $86,155.64 $155,179.29
ROAD USE TAX $34,962.41 $38,303.30
SPECIAL REV/EMPLOYEE BEN $15,703.33 $39,529.21
LOCAL OPTION TAX $43,531.07 $0.00
HOTEL/ MOTEL TAX $13,064.24 $7,346.31
HOTEL/ MOTEL TAX CAP RES $4,354.75 $0.00
TIF- INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL $15,998.53 $94,283.50
SPECIAL REVENUE- GRANTS $52.00 $0.00
DEBT SERVICE $6,985.47 $1,500.00
LIBRARY SPECIAL PROJECTS $8,079.30 $3,094.81
ROADS CAPITAL PROJECTS $9,685.11 $10.16
STORMWATER CAPITAL PROJECTS $5,631.21 $5.08
CAPITAL PROJECTS $85,988.05 $16,921.25
WATER UTILITY $49,931.62 $30,636.35
SEWER UTILITY $87,859.02 $43,357.01
WASTEWATER PROJECT $3,544.20 $3,544.20
SOLID WASTE $13,034.39 $2,617.90
INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVEL. $0.00 $0.00
CAPITAL PROJECTS-WATER $22,758.02 $5.08
CAPITAL PROJECTS-SEWER $4,767.94 $5.08
CAPITAL PROJECTS-SANITARY SR $0.00 $0.00
CUSTOMER DEPOSITS $1,748.00 $3,727.50
TRUST & AGENCY $42.00 $0.00
TOTAL $513,876.30 $440,066.03
Moved by McDonald, seconded by Denner; That the December 2021 finance reports, be approved. Ayes – Five. Nays- None. Absent – Boos. Motion carried.
Moved by Denner, seconded by Daly; That the following minutes and correspondence be accepted and place on file. Ayes – Five. Nays – None. Absent – Boos. Motion carried.
Cemetery Minutes of December 10, 2021
Fire Department Minutes of January 3, 2022
Park & Rec Minutes of January 5, 2022
City Outstanding Debt Obligation Report
Moved by Denner, seconded by Fisher; that the meeting adjourn at 7:18 p.m. Ayes – Five. Nays – None. Absent – Boos. Motion carried.