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 18, 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, Tammy Robinson, Casey Mai, Aaron Flugum and City Attorney Kevin Kennedy.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Diiro; the agenda be approved as presented. Ayes-Six. Nays – None. Absent –None. Motion carried.
Moved by Denner, seconded by Boos; That the minutes of the regular council meeting of January 4, 2021 and the special meeting minutes of December 11 and December 18, 2020, be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays – None. Absent –None. Motion carried.
Moved by Perkins, seconded by McDonald; that claims in the amount of $129,434.05 be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays – None. Absent –None. Motion carried.
Chief Nosbisch proposed an ordinance change to amend the loud and raucous noise as Disorderly Conduct. Nosbisch has received several complaints regarding noise level. This ordinance change will allow the police department to issue disorderly conduct citations in instances where someone is so unreasonably loud that it causes neighbors enough distress to file a complaint. Moved by Diiro, seconded by Boos; That the proposed ordinance AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LOUD AND RAUCOUS NOISE AS DISORDERLY CONDUCT receive its first consideration, be approved.
Ayes – Denner, Diiro, Fisher, McDonald, Perkins, Boos. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion approved and Mayor Schwickerath ordered the ordinance change request be placed on the agenda for the next regular council meeting for its second consideration.
Moved by McDonald, seconded by Fisher; That the resignation of Donald Mai, Jr from the Tree Board be accepted and placed on file. Ayes-Six. Nays – None. Absent –None. Motion carried.
Moved by Denner, seconded by Perkins That the Mayor’s appointment of Eric Kuehn and Casey Mai to the Tree Board, be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays – None. Absent –None. Motion carried.
City Attorney Kevin Kennedy reported that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors approved the Settlement Agreement regarding the lawsuit filed by the County against the cities of Chickasaw County. Moved by Perkins, seconded by Boos; That resolution No. 6455 A RESOLUTION DIRECTING MAYOR SCHWICKERATH TO SIGN THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW HAMPTON IN THE CHICKASAW COUNTY CASE NO. EQCV004060, be approved. Ayes – Denner, Diiro, Fisher, McDonald, Perkins, Boos. Nays-None. Absent-None. Resolution approved.
In addition to the Settlement Agreement, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors also approved the Amended and Recast Intergovernmental Agreement for Ambulance Services in Chickasaw County, formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E. To finalize the agreement, each city in Chickasaw County needs to approve and sign the new 28E agreement. Moved by McDonald, seconded by Denner; That Resolution No. 6456 A RESOLUTION TO AMEND AND RECAST INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR AMBULANCE SERVICES IN CHICKASAW COUNTY, FORMED UNDER IOWA CODE CHAPTER 28E, be approved. Ayes – Denner, Diiro, Fisher, McDonald, Perkins, Boos. Nays-None. Absent-None. Resolution approved.
|ROAD USE TAX||$48,971.37||$48,661.88|
|SPECIAL REV/EMPLOYEE BEN||$29,273.54||$21,057.79|
|LOCAL OPTION TAX||$38,267.58||$0.00|
|HOTEL/ MOTEL TAX||$0.00||$3,608.94|
|TIF- INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL||$21,601.06||$122,806.40|
|TIF COMM PROJECT||$0.00||$0.00|
|LIBRARY SPECIAL PROJECTS||$37.00||$250.62|
|SWIMMING POOL RENOVATION||$0.00||$7,586.38|
|COMM CENTER RENOVATION||$0.00||$17,000.00|
|INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVEL.||$0.00||$0.00|
|TRUST & AGENCY||$22,929.20||$0.00|
Moved by Perkins, seconded by Diiro; That the finance reports for December 2020, be approved. Ayes-Six. Nays – None. Absent –None. Motion carried.
Casey Mai, Director of Public Works gave an update on what he has been working on since the last council meeting. He has had several discussions with Rep Todd Prichard, DNR Wastewater staff, Steve Troyer with Fox Engineering to determine the needs and requirements for the wastewater treatment plant. He will start the process to get his certifications in water and wastewater and continue to look for a WWTP Grade 4 operator. He also shared with the council some financing opportunities that the city would have available to them as infrastructure improvements are needed.
Moved by McDonald, seconded by Diiro; That the following minutes be accepted and placed on file. Ayes-Six. Nays – None. Absent –None. Motion carried.
- Fire Department Minutes of January 4, 2021
- Department Head Minutes of January 5, 2021
- Library Minutes of January 5, 2021
- Park & Rec Minutes of January 6, 2021
- Piper/Sandler 2021 Interest Rate Outlook
The Finance committee will meet to discuss the proposed FY2022 budget on January 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm in the Economic Development office. The Sanitation and Street committee will meet at 6:00 pm on February 1, 2021 in the Economic Development office.
Moved by McDonald, seconded by Denner; that the meeting adjourn at 7:47 p.m. Ayes-Six. Nays – None. Absent –None. Motion carried.