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City Council Meetings


The regular city council meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 PM. Unless the council decides to reschedule a regular meeting here are the rest of this year's meeting dates:


February 17, 2020
March 23, 2020
April 20, 2020
May 18, 2020
June 15, 2020
July 20, 2020
August 17, 2020
September 21, 2020
October 19, 2020
November 16, 2020
December 21, 2020

City Council Videos


Minutes


  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    Regular City Council Meeting 1.18.23
     
    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, and Jerry Setran were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 12/27/22, fire department meeting minutes from 1/6/23, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Setran vacation March 8-17 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to have Erwin adjust bill on 702 Front St due to high water pressure made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Change Order 1 for the WWTP Outfall Relocation project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on 28e Agreement for soccer field, the Council came up with an agreement and will be sending it to the school.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on Meyerring Hill Lots and drafting the housing program and inviting local contractors to 2/1/23 special meeting.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on reviewing holidays, personal time, sick time, and vacation for full time employees.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on part time employees and will discuss on 2/1/23 special meeting.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on initial budget and will discuss on 2/1/23 special meeting.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve The Herald as the official city legal newspaper made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Inland Truck Parts & Service estimate for the street sweeper for $11,090.80 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Zimmerman’s filling brine tanks and reimbursing the City for water until they have their water lines and meters in place by spring made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to table 5th St storm sewer repair to next meeting.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve estimate to repair damage ruts on the soccer field from Odeys Inc. for $5,750.00 made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to table estimate to renovate current baseball field skin from Odeys Inc. for $44,969.25to next meeting.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on the future electrical system.  No action made.
     
    Public Comments:  Wes Zimmerman was inquiring on the City selling bulk water. 
     
    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 72 delinquent letters, 13 red tags and no shut offs.  
     
    Elected Official Comments:  Pogge mentioned that all ARPA funds are being spent on the improving the water system. 
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 7:30 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    Special City Council Meeting 1.20.23
     
    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 10:00 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Buck Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Caitlin Gruis, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Jerry Setran and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve paying interest on the interim loan out of water budget made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve approving change orders at the monthly meetings when they need approved made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 10:35 a.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    Regular City Council Meeting 1.19.22

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich by phone, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Richard Schuning. Nate Eckley, Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Jeremy VanArsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 12/12/21, fire department meeting minutes from 1/4/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, 2022 Electric Service Restoration Agreement for Harrison County REC, Kreikemeier vacation April 6-10, Erwin vacation May 5-15, Kreikemeier vacation June 4-11 and VanArsdol vacation July 16-23 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Discussion on final plans and specifications for water main improvements. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0119-01 Authorizing bids for water main improvements made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Schuning abstained.

    Discussion on final plans and specification for Remington Avenue improvement. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0119-02 Authorizing bids for Remington Avenue improvements made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Schuning ayes.

    Motion to authorize Pogge to approve USDA Legal Service Agreement made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0119-03 USDA Loan made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Schuning abstained.

    Discussion on website management as Nate Eckley with High Caliber Computer Systems and what to add to the website. No action made.

    Motion to approve extending housing program incentive for new construction for $20,000.00 for additional 12 months made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.
    Motion to not approve Western Iowa Development Association 2022 dues for $2,500.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Motion to approve The Herald as the official 2022 legal newspaper for the City of Neola made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve two valves for the water plant for $2,800.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. VanArsdol discussed well site options. No action made.

    Public Comments: Richard Schuning placed his resignation effective 1/20/22 and will no longer serve on the City of Neola’s Council.

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol reported there was a water main leak on the weekend and Kreikemeier reported he is released to full activities and should be done with physical therapy by February 2.

    Elected Official Comments: None

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:37 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    Special City Council Meeting 2.9.22

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on final plans and specifications on water main improvements and removing one easement from the project. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0209-01 authorizing bids for water main improvements made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:44 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    Regular City Council Meeting 2.16.22

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Charles Redinbaugh, Jeremy VanArsdol, Kevin Zimmerman, Wes Zimmerman, and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 1/19/22, fire department meeting minutes from 2/1/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, liquor license for The Buck Snort, FY21 Annual financial report by Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. with removing item FY21 Annual financial report by Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. from the consent agenda to a separate item on the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing on plans, specifications & form of contract for Remington Avenue Improvements made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:53 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on plans, specifications & form of contract for Remington Avenue Improvements made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:54 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0216-01 approving plans, specifications, and form of contract for Remington Avenue Improvements made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on review for construction bids for Remington Avenue Improvements. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0216-02 making award of contract to Carley Construction, LLC for $170,552.50 for Remington Avenue Improvements made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing on max levy made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:01 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on max levy made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:01 p.m.
    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0216-03 Max Levy made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve appointing Charles Redinbaugh as City Council made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Motion to table discussion on pool manager and pool employees made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Discussion on part time employees. No action made.

    Motion to purchase up to 4 acres for wastewater outfall project for $12,500.00 an acre made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 2 different scopes for bids first scope for cleaning out the ditch between Zimmerman’s and Barriers and the second scope for cleaning and piping ditch between Zimmerman’s and Barriers made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on FY21 Annual financial report by Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. No action made.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 74 delinquent letters, 21 red tags and no shut offs. Kreikemeier reported that the second set of park bleachers are done for the soccer field, three parking curbs at park are completed and he will be finishing water plant bathroom tomorrow. Vanarsdol reported that Jeff is working with DNR for diffuser creek area, pumps are in, and signs are ordered for the burn pile, park parking and for available lots on Hillside Drive.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge mentioned that all Citizens need to be directed to City Hall for questions so there is no confusion on either end.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    Special City Council Meeting 3.2.22

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Discussion on Vanarsdol exit interview. No action made.

    Motion to approve additional compensation for VanArsdol in the amount of $1,500.00 net of any appliable taxes, for the public purpose of rewarding excellent performance and possible future employee retention and recruitment made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    Regular City Council Meeting 3.16.22

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Nate Eckley, Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Chris Kreikemeier, and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 2/16/22, fire department meeting minutes from 3/1/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, law enforcement services contract for 7/1/22 to 6/30/23 and building permit for Ronnie Ring at 102 Front St for new building with removing building permit for Ronnie Ring at 102 Front St for new building from the consent agenda to a separate item on the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on reviewing contracts and bonds for Remington Avenue improvements. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0316-01 approving contract and bonds for Remington Avenue improvements made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing on plans, specifications & form of contract for water main improvements made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:33 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on plans, specifications & form of contract for water main Improvements made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:34 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-3216-02 approving plans, specifications, and form of contract for water main improvements made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on review for construction bids for water main Improvements. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0316-03 making award of contract to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for $2,992,198.00 for water main improvements made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on wastewater and water project updates with Jeff Godwin, P.E. with Snyder & Associates. No action made.

    Motion to approve Jeremy VanArsdol to be our operator by affidavit month to month agreement, water license would be $1,000.00 and wastewater be $1,000.00 made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to close the Neola Indoor Pool this season and to notify the public with written notice and have a public meeting to discuss the reasons for closing made by Schnekcloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on building permit for Ronnie Ring at 102 Front St for new building and Kreikemeier discussing setbacks with Ring to make sure he is following code.

    Public Comments: Nate Eckley gave an update on the City’s website.

    Discussion with Kreikemeier over summer help and he will be able to obtain his water license and CDL by 1/1/2023.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 54 delinquent letters, 14 red tags and no shut offs. There are some complaints about the Lookout’s pitching mound, and it will be on the next meeting’s agenda. Kreikemeier reported that he is getting quotes on the water plant E1 to be able to run off his phone. He replaced the UV lights on 3-15 and getting quotes on new sensors. He will also be working on the concession stand, putting the park parking lot fence up and the sunshades up next week.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge mentioned that St. Paul’s is purchasing the pergola for the park and there will be a graduation party on the practice soccer field for donation.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:41 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    Special City Council Meeting 3.28.22.

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh and Ty Ungrad. Ron Barrier, Denise Carlson, Clint Fichter, Tim Kramer, Chris Kreikemeier, Eileen Matthews, Saundra Matthews, Al Powers, Misty Smith and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Discussion and possible action on proposals cleaning out city easement at 202 S 2nd St. No action made.

    Discussion on mound concerns, the adult town team, the Lookouts have agreed to invest in stakes that sit flush to the ground to eliminate the tripping hazard. No action made.

    Discussion on the pool and some of the current issues being short staffed. No action made.

    Discussion with Al Powers concerning the well site and power poles by Blue Cow with, he will be working on cost estimates for April’s meeting. No action made.

    Motion to open public hearing on FY2023 Budget made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:55 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing FY2023 Budget made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:55 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0328-01 approving FY2023 Budget made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on contracts and bonds. No action made. This will be discussed on 4/4/22 Special Meeting.

    Discussion on Resolution 22-0328-02 Approving Contracts and Bonds for Water Main Improvements. No action made. This will be discussed on 4/4/22 Special Meeting.

    Motion to approve 6 decorative streetlights for 3rd St and Front St made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:13 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    Special City Council Meeting 4.4.22

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey and Ty Ungrad. Jayme Busch, Jessica Cook, Riley Dollen, Austin Eckrich, Clint Fichter, Amber Greiner, Mike Jorgensen, Tim Kramer, Chris Kreikemeier, Jon McDonald, Leanne Payne Charlie Ring and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on mound concerns. Jayme Busch, Jessica Cook, Amber Greiner, Jon McDonald, Leanne Payne, Charlie Ring expressed their safety concerns for youth girls’ softball program and Riley Dollen, Austin Eckrich, Tim Kramer expressed their concerns about this being community effort, both parties had concerns over the field conditions. No action made. Motion to close discussion over mound concerns and council will decide on 4/20/22 regular meeting on what action to take regarding the mound made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    No discussion on pool, motion to close the Neola Indoor Pool this season was made on 3/16/22 regular meeting. No action made.

    Motion to open public hearing on plans, specifications and form of contract made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:04 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on plans, specifications and form of contract made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:06 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0404-01 Approving plans, specifications and form of contract made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on contracts and bonds. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0404-02 Approving contracts and bonds for water main improvements for McCarthy Trenching, LLC made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to have Fichter secure a loan through Midstate’s Bank and have it prepared by 4/20/22 regular council meeting made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve purchasing 100 electric meters for $66.00 a piece from Metering Tech Solutions made by Ungrad and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve $2,791.37 to repair pump with Iowa Pump Works made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:33 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    Regular City Council Meeting 4.20.22

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Ashley Calhoon, Steve Christensen, Jessica Cook, Riley Dollen, Clint Fichter, Amber Greiner, Chris Kreikemeier, Charlie Ring, Rich Schuning and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 3/16/22, fire department meeting minutes from 4/5/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Avoca Library Agreement, building permit for Blue Cow Market at 209 Front St to add pole building and wastewater and water project updates with Jeff Godwin from Snyder & Associates made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Discussion on mound issues and the mound will not be removed and the City is currently working on bids for the ball diamond improvements for in and out fields.

    Motion to approve EZ Enterprizes L.L.C sports turf proposal for $2,750.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0420-01 providing reduction of interest rate on sewer revenue bond made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Budget Amendment for FY2022 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve HOA Solutions proposal for $6,760.50 for remote access to water plant made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Discussion on cost estimates on pole replacement from Al Powers. Motion to table and discuss at next meeting after discussing with Ron Barrier. No action made.

    Motion to approve Atlas Awning Company wind break proposal for $3,510.00 made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Schuning wanted to know if we are pre-planning for $600,000.00 in TIF monies and he thinks that S. 2nd St curve needs to be fixed, widened and redone.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 59delinquent letters, 16 red tags and no shut offs. Mike Jorgensen’s update from Snyder: McCarthy Trenching started on the far north end of 2nd St, crossed Bardsley Ave, then 90-degree bend at Garfield, headed east on Garfield towards 1st St. Have installed approximately 1400 LF of 6” C900 PVS, 3 fire hydrants, 3 gate valves, 7 road and driveway bores. They have used 10 calendar days as of April 20. Kreikemeier reported that Snyder has marked the outfall relocation land, Larsen electric pole needs replaced and REC is working on a plan for this, UV lights are in and send bad sensor warranty claim to replace, working on concrete underneath pergola quote, fiber will be done from Marne on 6/1/22, generator heating element went out and 10 point will be here in May for crack filling at Whispering Creek & he is going to have them look at the curb by Bill Barriers.

    Elected Official Comments: Schneckloth inquired about Lynn Susie’s plumbing issue, Erwin will contact her.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) began at 7:19 p.m.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) finished at 7:41 p.m.

    Motion to approve Jerrald Setran as public works laborer for $24.50. Motion to approve raises. Kreikemeier was making $20.70 and will now be making $26.00, Erwin was making $21.94 and will be making $23.00, Hemmingsen was making $15.60 and now will be making $17.00, Nelson was making $15.00 and now will be making $17.00 and Rohatsch was making $15.00 and now will be making $17.00 effective immediately and for FY22 all full-time employees will receive an additional $1.00 and part time employees will receive an additional $0.50 made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    Special City Council Meeting 4.26.22

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 12:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Ty Ungrad and Buck Redinbaugh. Chris Kreikemeier and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Agriland FS, Inc. proposal for tee ball field rejuvenation for $11,680.00 made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Zimmerman Sales & Service Inc. proposal for taking out ridge between infield and outfield for $937.50 made by Lockey and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Lupe’s Concrete proposal for pergola cement and sidewalk for $3,200.00 made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 12:39 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    Regular City Council Meeting 5.18.22

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Chad Bloom, Nate Eckley, Joe Farley, Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Susan Miller, Al Powers, Jerry Setran Aric Thomsen and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 4/20/22, fire department meeting minutes from 5/2/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, housing program application for Samuel and Brittany Seely at 108 Mulberry Circle, housing program application for Wes Zimmerman at 409 1st St, building permit for Ronnie Ring at 102 Front St for new building, building permit for Wes Zimmerman at 409 1st St for a garage and tobacco permit for Blue Cow Market LLC made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on HCREC with Joe Farley and Chad Bloom from HCREC. No action made.

    Motion to approve well electric service plan from AL Powers made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve to install a standard wood pole with down guy for estimated cost of $10,000.00 and to schedule the outages with HCREC made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0518-01 approving and accepting permanent easement for construction and maintenance of a water main from Charles and Elizabeth Redinbaugh made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Contractor’s Application for Payment to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for $757,220.11 for water main improvement project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to table Zimmerman’s proposal for manhole for ditch made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Hydro Plumbing Inc. proposal for $4,500.00 to clean out tube from Turners to ditch culvert made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to table street proposals made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on cluster box unit and having residents pick mail up at the post office for Meyerring Hill Addition. No action made.

    Public Comments: Susan Miller introduced herself and mentioned she is running for Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 66 delinquent letters, 19 red tags and no shut offs. She also gave an update on the water project with McCarthy’s. Thomsen reported that the fire department is purchasing new radios. Kreikemeier reported that he is waiting on the sludge sample and the batting cage will be done this week. Eckley presented his drone pictures for the website.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge mentioned that the next special meeting will be 5/31/22 to discuss the budget.

    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
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    Special City Council Meeting 5.31.22

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier and Jerry Setran were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0531-01 Budget Amendment made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0531-02 Amendment to Loan Agreement made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0531-03 Amendment to Loan Agreement made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve scheduling 8 hour outage with HCREC for Wednesday, June 15, 2022, made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on proposals for rip rap. No action made, will discuss at 6/15/2022 regular meeting.

    Motion to approve liquor license for Bev’s Porch made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 4:50 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
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    Special City Council Meeting 6.7.22

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:15 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Buck Redinbaugh and Ty Ungrad. Chris Petersen and Jerry Setran were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve to get the South (411 Remington) driveway the wat he wants it by just removing one panel and pay Carley’s for it on the project and not to anything at all on the North driveway (614 5th St). He will have to pay to fix the curb and gutter on that stretch as well that he chipped up. The homeowner has to do the whole North driveway on his own. Which is good because he’s messing with grades and elevations where whatever we put in, wouldn’t match up to what he plans to do made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
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    Regular City Council Meeting 6.15.22

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Chris Kreikemeier, Al Powers, Jerrald Setran, Rich Schuning and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 5/18/22, fire department meeting minutes from 6/7/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, building permit for Zimmerman Sales & Service at 101 Barrier Lane for a new building, housing program application for Clarity Pendegraft at 103 Rosa Dr and liquor license for Tipsy Cow LLC made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Discussion and recommendations from rate study with Al Powers from P&E Engineering Co. No action made.

    Discussion on water and wastewater project updates with Jeff Godwin from Snyder & Associates. No action made.

    Discussion on final plans and specifications for WWTP Outfall Relocation project. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0615-01 Authorizing Bid Letting and Setting Public Hearing for WWTP Outfall Relocation project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Pay Application# 2 for $326,403.66 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC and Change Order# 1 for $21,485.00 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for adding main loop at the Redinbaugh property for the Water main Improvements project with Clerk to submit all project costs and up to $170,000.00 in engineering bills previously incurred to the Midstate’s Bank line of credit made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Pay Application# 1 for $88,625.02 to Carley Construction, LLC for the Remington Street Project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2022-01 Amending Garbage Rates and waiving the second and third reading made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve a uniform allowance for full-time members of the Public Works Department. The City shall annually appropriate at least $200.00 per full-time member of the Public Works Department to serve as a uniform allowance to reimburse the employee for the purchase of work-related clothing and protective gear, including but not limited to coveralls, coats, protective boots, shoes, gloves, jeans, reflective clothing, and other necessary items. The City may appropriate additional funds to provide a uniform allowance for part-time members of Public Works Department subject to the approval of the Council. The employees receiving the uniform allowance must first purchase the items and subject a request for reimbursement to the City Clerk. Prior to reimbursement of expenses the Council must approve the release of the funds made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to table street proposals when we have more proposals for next meeting.

    Discussion on proposals for rip rap. No action made because there were no proposals.

    Discussion on proposals to fill ditch at park to fix drainage issues. No action made.

    Discussion on decorative light for playground area at park. No action made.

    Motion to approve street closings for Hoo Doo Days 3rd & 4th St from Front St to Pearl St and Pearl St from 2nd & 5th through 9/2/22 to 9/6/22 made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve hydrant parties with locations, dates, and times to be determined made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve and authorize Pogge and Erwin to payoff park line of credit for $156,000.00 debt payment made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Schuning thinks that the light would look good on the shelter at the park and wanted to know when the last safety meeting was.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 57 delinquent letters, 11 red tags and no shut offs. Kreikemeier reported that Cahoy getting testing done on Friday for manganese, iron, nitrate and fluoride to see what the water test like for 48 hours.

    Elected Official Comments: Schneckloth thinks that the downtown flowers look nice. Pogge would like to have a special meeting on 6/22/22 at 5:30 p.m.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes, and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) began at 7:11 p.m.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) finished at 7:42 p.m.

    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
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    Special City Council Meeting 6.22.22

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Buck Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Jerry Setran, Marjorie Vanriper and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Discussion on fencing and cables with Marjorie Vanriper property owner of 410 1st St. No action made.

    Discussion on Small City Resource Inst contract renewal. No action made.

    Motion to approve Harrison Co REC well installation and construction for $49,982.92 made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.

    Motion to approve solutions for North Driveway- Rodenberg or Carley’s grade just the first 8’ or so of the driveway that was on the project to redo anyways.  If Carley’s grade it, Rodenberg will have to come down and Snyder can make sure it is at the right elevation for him to tie the rest of his driveway into when he does it later.   Then Carley’s will pour it back.  Rodenberg will be responsible for fixing the curb before or after we pour the driveway.  Rodenberg did say he contacted a concrete guy that would either grind the broken drop curb or the guy would saw cut the top broken portion off. South Driveway- Carley’s or Rodenberg remove that extra panel that holds water back beyond where work is being completed, but just have Carley’s pour the one panel of driveway back that was part of the project (just the 1 missing panel that butts the curb).  This way Rodenberg can’t break/chip the new concrete approach we are putting in by removing the driveway after Snyder is finished made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. All in favor.
    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST: Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
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    Regular City Council Meeting 7.20.22

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Pro tempore Lori Eckrich was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Eric Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Jerrald Setran, Dan Storey and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.  

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor. 

    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 6/15/22, fire department meeting minutes from 7/12/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Erwin attending Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference 9/28-9/30 and building permit for Gary & Jody Kennedy at 305 5th St for expanding deck and adding driveway made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor. 

    Motion to open public hearing on plans specifications and form of contract for WWTP Outfall Relocation made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public hearing officially opened at 5:32 p.m.  There were no public comments.  Motion to close public hearing on plans, specifications and form of contract for WWTO Outfall Relocation made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public Hearing officially closed at 5:33 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0720-01 Approving plans, specifications and form of contract for WWTP Outfall Relocation project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on reviewing construction bids and bid tabulation.  No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0720-02 Making award of contract for WWTP Outfall Relocation project to J&K Contracting, LLC for $414,414.00 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Pay Application# 3 for $120,006.66 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for the Water main Improvements project with Clerk to submit all project costs to the Midstate’s Bank line of credit made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.  

    Motion to approve Pay Application# 2 for $70,403.08 to Carley Construction, LLC for the Remington Street Project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.

    Discussion on Water and Wastewater project updates with Jeff Goodwin from Snyder & Associates.  No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0720-03 Annual Fund Transfers made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Small City Resource Contract made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.

    Discussion on electrical on duplex for cottages.  No action made.

    Motion to forgive $5,560.95 for the baseball pitching mound made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.

    Discussion on baseball field with Dan Storey.  No action made.

    Motion to sell trailer and snowplow by sealed bids as is made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.

    Motion to approve Erwin updating the signature card for safety deposit box made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.

    Public Comments:  None.

    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 61 delinquent letters, 18 red tags and no shut offs.  Kreikemeier reported that the Bobcat will be repaired by mid-August and sludge will be pumped out next week.

    Elected Official Comments:  None.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 6:58 p.m.  

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk

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    Regular City Council Meeting 8.17.22

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Chris Corrin, Clint Fichter, Dustin Hills, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.  

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor. 

    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 7/20/22, fire department meeting minutes from 8/2/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, block party permit for Chris Kreikemeier on 9/10/22 at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor. 

    Discussion on reviewing contracts and bonds for WWTP Outfall Relocation.  No action made and will discuss next meeting.

    Discussion on Resolution 22-0817-01 WWTP Outfall Relocation approving contracts and bonds.  No action made and will discuss next meeting.

    Motion to approve Pay Application# 4 for $253,638.45 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for the Water Main Improvements project with Clerk to submit all project costs to the Midstate’s Bank line of credit made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.  

    Motion to approve Change Order# 2 for $32,100.00 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for the Water Mine Improvements project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.

    Discussion on fiber project with Chris Corrin from Western Iowa Wireless and he will obtain a right of way permit.  No action made.

    Discussion on electric rate study with Fichter and the study is ready to be finalized.  No action made.

    Discussion on renting baseball fields with Kreikemeier for Dan Story.  No action made.

    Discussion on 410 1st St electrical line.  No action made.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) began at 6:22 p.m. 
    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) finished at 6:51 p.m. 

    Discussion on archaeological inspection at 203 2nd St.  No action made.

    Motion to approve paying $12,000.00 to Sara Pauley for the completed development agreement made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.

    Discussion on three-phase at 404 Front St with Dustin Hills.  No action made and will get bids and discuss at next meeting.

    Discussion on boom truck repairs with Hydraulic Equipment Service Inc and to start getting estimates for repairs.  No action made.

    Discussion on meters for Cottages.  No action made.

    Motion to approve semiannual service agreement with POWERTECH for $2,850.00 made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.

    Discussion on electrical at Cottage Dr. with Schraeder Electric, LLC.  No action made.

    Discussion on burn pile illegal dumping fines for $750.00 and adding cameras.  No action made.

    Public Comments:  None.

    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 57 delinquent letters, 15 red tags and no shut offs.  Kreikemeier reported that the bobcat has returned, and he has received an estimate from Lupe’s for concrete in front of the Fire Station for $7,800.00 to tear out and replace. 

    Elected Official Comments:  Pogge mentioned adding the pool on the agenda next month.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 7:22 p.m.  

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk

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    Special City Council Meeting 8.24.22

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Buck Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Chris Kreikemeier, Jerry Setran and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.  

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.

    Discussion on reviewing contracts and bonds for the WWTP outfall relocation project.  No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0824-01 WWTP Outfall Relocation approving contracts and bonds made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Hoo Doo liquor license made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.

    Discussion on electrical to H2 and Cottage Drive updates from Schrader Electric, LLC.  No action made.

    Discussion on 200 Avon St water pressure issue with Kurt Wellman and will replace pressure relief valve.  No action made.

    Motion to approve ordering two pad mount transformers and two rolls of wire made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor. 

    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 6:06 p.m.  

    Karla Pogge, Mayor ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk

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    Special City Council Meeting 9.19.22
     
    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Buck Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Mike Jorgensen, David Kramer, Chris Kreikemeier and Jerry Setran were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve a proposal for engineering options for the pool made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 5:58 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
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    Regular City Council Meeting 9.21.22
     
    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Steve Christensen, Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Jerry Setran and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 8/17/22, fire department meeting minutes from 9/6/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, building permit for Neola Betterment Corporation at 101 Cottage Ln for sign, building permit for Joe Turner at Parcel# 7742 25 206 001 for new building, building permit for Eldon Hough at 405 2nd St for a garage, building permit for Randy Ring at 206 1st St for a garage, building permit for Derek and Karla Sonderland at 1007 Hillside Dr for a new house made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Pay Application# 5 for $228,127.30 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for the Water Main Improvements project with Clerk to submit all project costs to the Midstate’s Bank line of credit made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor. 
     
    Motion to approve Sub-Final Pay Application to Carly Construction for Remington Street Improvement Project for $4,168.12 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on proposal for engineering options for the pool with Snyder & Associates, Inc.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on electric study and raising rates with Fichter.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve Resolution 22-0921-01 Setting Public Hearing for the Sewer Improvement Revenue Note, Series 2022A for an amount not to exceed $500,000.00 set for 10/19/2022 at 5:30 p.m. made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.
     
    Discussion on electrical for Cottage Ln.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve three-phase at 404 Front St for H2 from Schrader Electric, LLC for $8,207.00 made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve street light base form Schrader Electric, LLC for $2,150.00 made by Lockey and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.
    Motion to approve purchasing excavator from Herb Brich’s family and not to exceed $12,000.00 made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on WESCO Distribution proposal for transformers for $29,185.00 and Kreikemeier will order since they have been previously approved.
     
    Motion to approve Lupe’s Concrete proposal for fire department concrete for $7,800.00 made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on Bobcat post hole digger and Kreikemeier will have quote for next meeting.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on 403 Front St.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve EZ Enterprizes, LLC memorial landscape bed for $3,504.00 made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve EZ Enterprizes, LLC phase one concession stand gardens for $14,362.00 and phase two for $6,135.00 made by Eckrich and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.
     
    Public Comments:  None.
     
    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 49 delinquent letters, 12 red tags and no shut offs.  Erwin also reported that she will be attending Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference next week in Waterloo.  Kreikemeier reported that Cahoy is working on bid for filter and media, and he will purchase a power washer and telescoping wand from Pressure Washers Direct.    Setran updated the Council that IA Pump Works came yesterday and checked all the pumps.
     
    Elected Official Comments:  Pogge mentioned she would like to discuss the budget in October. 
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 7:07 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Regular City Council Meeting 10.19.22
     
    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Katelyn Biggs, Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Jerry Setran, Wes Zimmerman and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 9/21/22, fire department meeting minutes from 10/4/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Erwin attending IMFOA conference 10/20-10/21, Erwin attending budget workshop 11/1, Midstate’s loan payment for $353,294.58 for Loan 0002, building permit for Russell Eckmann at 509 3rd St for concrete, building permit for CBS LLC c/o Darwin Johansen at 113 4th St for addition for walk-in cooler, housing program application for Derek & Karla Sonderland at 1007 Hillside Dr for $20,000.00 and housing program application for Austin Noble at 503 3rd St for $5,000.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on public hearing for sewer improvement revenue note and will discuss on 10/24/22 special meeting.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve Ordinance 2022-02 Amending Electric Rates and waiving the second and third reading made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.
     
    Motion to approve Pay Application# 6 for $84,213.32 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for the Water Main Improvements project with Clerk to submit all project costs to the Midstate’s Bank line of credit made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor. 
     
    Discussion with Katelyn Biggs at 402 3rd St on code when person bitten by animal.  No action made. 
     
    Discussion on forgivable loan promissory note and development agreement with H Squared LLC made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Marne Elk Horn not televising Council meetings made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich.  Eckrich, Lockey, Ungrad in favor.  Schneckloth opposed. 
     
    Motion to approve Bobcat post hole digger quote for $3,430.00 made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve diagonal parking on Front St between 4th & 5th St in front of H Squared LLC and to paint the lines made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
    Motion to approve Shannon Winchester to clean for City Hall for $75.00 once a month made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor. 
     
    Motion to approve Pam Ring to work in City Hall for back up for $17.00 an hour made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Public Comments:  None.
     
    Motion to open a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) began at 6:02 p.m.
     
    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) finished at 6:28 p.m.
     
    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 62 delinquent letters, 12 red tags and no shut offs.  Kreikemeier reported that he got his CDL and the water project is moving forward and he would also like Chapman Meters in Avoca to check all 3 phase meters.  Setran updated the Council that the street sweeper is working.
     
    Elected Official Comments:  Eckrich asked how often the recycle bin is emptied. 
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 6:56 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Special City Council Meeting 10.24.22
     
    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Buck Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Mike Martin, Jerry Setran and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to open public hearing on Mike Martin’s nuisance property at 206 Laurie Circle made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public hearing officially opened at 5:30 p.m.  Martins would like a copy of ordinances and a building permit.  Motion that the nuisance property must be cleaned up and up to code by 11/15/22 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.  Motion to close public hearing on Mike Martin’s nuisance property at 206 Laurie Circle made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public Hearing officially closed at 5:38 p.m.
     
    Discussion on public hearing for sewer improvement revenue note and will discuss on 11/16/22 special meeting.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve fall seeding quote for soccer field, practice field and baseball field for $6,400.00 made by Lockey and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on budget.  No action made.
     
    Motion to open a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) began at 6:25 p.m.
    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) finished at 6:28 p.m.
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 6:36 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Regular City Council Meeting 11.16.22   The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Shane Akers, Ron Barrier, Clint Fichter, Steve Gilbert, Chris Kreikemeier, Jerry Setran and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.   Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 10/19/22, fire department meeting minutes from 11/2/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff's monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.   Motion to open public hearing for sewer improvement revenue note made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public hearing officially opened at 5:37 p.m.  There were no public comments.  Motion to close public hearing for sewer improvement revenue note made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public Hearing officially closed at 5:39 p.m.   Motion to approve Resolution 22-1116-01 approval of sewer improvement revenue note made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.   Motion to approve Pay Application# 7 for $138,818.56 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for the Water Main Improvements project with Clerk to submit all project costs to the Midstate's Bank line of credit made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.    Motion to approve Pay Application# 1 for $245,157.48 to J&K Contracting for the WWTP Outfall Project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.    Motion to approve Pay Application# 4 Final for $8,589.28 to Carley Construction, LLC for the Remington Avenue Improvements Project made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.    Discussion with Steve Gilbert and Shane Akers with Hometown Housing purchasing at least 4 city owned lots for one year, they will commit to market this through their field work and realtor relationships, they are asking for $25,000.00 developer incentive per lot if a new home is built, Hometown Housing will waive research and planning fee of $30,000.00 to initiate their work.  Fichter will have development agreement ready for next meeting.  No action made. Motion to approve Resolution 22-1116-02 Authorizing Advances to Tax Increment Financing Fund, Annual Urban Renewal Report and TIF Certification made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.   Discussion on Street Finance Report.  No action made.   Discussion on Annual Financial Report.  No action made.   Discussion on Holiday Leave.  No action made.    Motion to approve Cooperative Service Agreement with the USDA made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.   Discussion on audit services.  No action made.   Discussion on having Kreikemeier salt Tri-Center's parking lot to see what it costs in material and labor, sending Tri-Center a letter to inform them and then we will have an agreement at the next meeting.  No action made.   Public Comments:  None.   Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 55 delinquent letters, 17 red tags and no shut offs.  Zimmerman's would like to rename Barrier Lane and that will be discussed at the next meeting.  Kreikemeier reported that KVA 75 will be here for 101 4th St will be delivered in April 2023, McCarthy's finished 6" main at the park and will be on S. 2nd St next week and the trucks will be ready for snow next week.  Setran updated the Council that the concession stand is winterized, and he has officially been here for 6 months.   Elected Official Comments:  None.   Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 7:17 p.m.    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk  
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    Special City Council Meeting 12.6.22   The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Buck Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Tom Kallman, Chris Kreikemeier, Jerry Setran and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.   Discussion with Tom Kallman with Regional Water regarding potential emergency backup connection to water system.  No action made.   Discussion on renaming Barrier Lane, the Council wants the name Barrier Lane to remain.  No action made.   Motion to approve proposal for audit services from Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. for $11,750.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.   Motion to approve Chapman Metering Services to install 89 electric meters and test for $19.50 a meter and order 4 more of the 3 phase meters made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.   Motion to approve personal policy is being changed to reflect that holidays, vacation time, personal time and sick pay are included in the 40-hour work week, overtime will be paid above the 40 hours.  Personal policy will reflect that if a full-time employee is gone all week, they will not be paid overtime for anything on the weekends retroactive to begin 11/21/22 made by Ungrad and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.   Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 6:45 p.m.    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk  
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    Regular City Council Meeting 12.27.22
     
    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Charles Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Trevor Haggerty, Trevor Jensen, Chris Kreikemeier and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve the consent agenda from regular council meeting from 11/16/22, fire department meeting minutes from 12/6/22, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, liquor license for Blue Cow Market, liquor license for Blue Moon Bar and Grill, liquor License for The Buck Snort made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on archaeological inspection of 203 2nd St with Kate O’Connor after requesting to be on the agenda and not showing up.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve Pay Application# 8 for $152,335.16 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC for the Water Main Improvements project with Clerk to submit all project costs to the Midstate’s Bank line of credit made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor. 
     
    Motion to approve Pay Application# 2 for $130,960.82 to J&K Contracting for the WWTP Outfall Project made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor. 
     
    Discussion on Standard Professional Services Agreement on street rehabilitation plan and sewer facilities study.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on development agreement with Gilbert Home Comfort, LLC.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve 28e Agreement with Tri-Center School District for snow and ice control services made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  Eckrich, Lockey, Redinbaugh and Schneckloth in favor.  Ungrad opposed. 
     
    Motion to approve lease of public property and right-of-way with Western Iowa Wireless made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on reviewing holidays, personal time, sick time, and vacation for fill time employees and will discuss next month.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on WAPA-UGPR 2020-2021.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on the indoor pool.  Erwin will start promoting and take applications for employment and lifeguard training set up.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve Wellman Construction Inc. proposal for removing and replacing concrete in front of City Hall for $28,500.00 for the next fiscal year made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on rejoining Western Iowa Development Association.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on City code and what the owner shall pay for, Fichter is going to update utility policies.  No action made.
     
    Public Comments:  On December 17, 2022, the Neola City Park’s soccer field suffered damage from having vehicles driven upon it in an authorized manner.  The total cost to repair the damage is estimated to be $5,750.00.  A preliminary investigation was conducted, and two individuals have admitted to the act of damaging public property.  The two individuals admitting to the acts are Trevor Jensen (age 18) and Trevor Haggerty (age 17).  Trevor Jensen and Trevor Haggerty appeared before the Neola City Council and, after admitting to the acts again, made a request to the Council to make an agreement with the City to avoid prosecution for the crime of destruction of public property.  The City Council agreed to offer this deferred prosecution agreement to Trevor Jensen and Trevor Haggerty, upon the following terms.
     
    Conditions for Deferred Prosecution:  The City of Neola will defer prosecution of Trevor Jensen and Trevor Haggerty for the crime of damage to public property committed at the Neola City Park on December 17, 2022, provided that the following conditions are met:
     
    ·      Letter of Apology.  Trevor Jensen and Trevor Haggerty shall write a letter of apology to the community that will be published in the official newspaper for the City of Neola.  The letter shall also state the steps Trevor Jensen and Trevor Haggerty are taking to complete restitution under this agreement.  Each party may submit their own letter or the two may submit a letter jointly.
     
    ·      Restitution.  Trevor Jensen and Trevor Haggerty will perform community service at the discretion of the Mayor until the value of $5,750.00 is reached.  The community service performed shall be valued at $15.00 per hour, which requires approximately 384 hours total of community service or 192 hours per defendant.
     
    ·      Deadline for Completion.  The letter of apology shall be completed within two weeks of this agreement.  Restitution must be completed by August 31, 2022.
     
    Penalty for Failure to Complete:  The City will prosecute Trevor Jensen and Trevor Haggerty for the crime of damaging public property if this agreement is not fulfilled.
     
     
    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 62 delinquent letters, 16 red tags and no shut offs.  Kreikemeier reported that he completed his Grade 1 Water Distribution, and two pipes broke at the water plant today.
     
    Elected Official Comments:  Pogge mentioned that there will be a special meeting in January to discuss water project change orders.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 7:16 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Special City Council Meeting 10.24.22
     
    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Buck Redinbaugh, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Mike Martin, Jerry Setran and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to open public hearing on Mike Martin’s nuisance property at 206 Laurie Circle made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public hearing officially opened at 5:30 p.m.  Martins would like a copy of ordinances and a building permit.  Motion that the nuisance property must be cleaned up and up to code by 11/15/22 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.  Motion to close public hearing on Mike Martin’s nuisance property at 206 Laurie Circle made by Redinbaugh and seconded by Schneckloth.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public Hearing officially closed at 5:38 p.m.
     
    Discussion on public hearing for sewer improvement revenue note and will discuss on 11/16/22 special meeting.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve fall seeding quote for soccer field, practice field and baseball field for $6,400.00 made by Lockey and seconded by Redinbaugh.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on budget.  No action made.
     
    Motion to open a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) began at 6:25 p.m.
    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Redinbaugh. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Redinbaugh ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) finished at 6:28 p.m.
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 6:36 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Special City Council Meeting 1.14.21

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier and Jeremy Vanarsdol were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Discussion on water heater and water softener for NACC. No action made. VanArsdol and Kreikemeier will come up with some alternatives.
    Discussion on employee health benefits. No action made.

    Motion to approve Feedlot Service Co proposal to install used chain link fence including a gate for the burn pile made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. Eckrich, Lockey, Schuning and Ungrad in favor. Schneckloth oppose.

    Discussion on the budget. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 1.18.21

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Donna Dostal, Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Chris Kreikemeier and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 12/21/20, fire department meeting minutes from 1/5/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, liquor license for Blue Moon and Grill, and 2021 Electric Service Restoration Agreement for Harrison County REC made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on community grants with Donna Dostal President and CEO with Pottawattamie County Community Foundation. No action made.

    Motion to approve authorize seeking quotes on the water filter connection rebid made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve on getting proposals to test well site made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Tony Ausdemore’s proposal to clean out creek North of culvert for $2,000.00 made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Schraeder Electric, L.L.C. proposal to bore triplex from new transformer to Shortstop Ave and change out meter socker convert from overhead to underground for $5,365.00 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Discussion on pool manager and pool employees. No action made.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 69 delinquent letters, 17 red tags and no shut offs. Kreikemeier reported that a couple mailboxes were hit during the blizzard and he is working on removing all the piles of snow to get prepared for the next snow. Ungrad reported for Vanarsdol that Karen Martin will need a new emergency water line because she has no water pressure, and her current line is lead and there was also a lead water test failure at Dean Schnitker’s residence that will be fixed in spring.

    Elected Official Comments: Ungrad stated he would like a State Audit, Fichter explained our annual exam is the same policy and procedures that the State must follow. Schuning requested a monthly invoice from Fichter instead of a quarterly invoice.

    Motion to adjourn made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Special City Council Meeting 2.2.21

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Austin Eckrich, Riley Dollen, Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Jordan McDermott, Eric Shriver, Kyle Siebels, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Odeys Sports Field Experts proposal for a dirt mount for $4,500.00 to $6,000.00 for the Neola Lookouts town team made by Eckrich and seconded by Schneckloth. Eckrich, Lockey, and Schneckloth in favor. Schuning and Ungrad oppose.

    Motion to approve Housing Program Application for Neola Betterment at 104 3rd St. Apt# 3 for $10,000.00 rehabilitation loan to update bathroom and updating the heater and air conditioning for senior apartment made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Layne Christensen Company well site proposal for $30,672.00 and Vanarsdol will coordinate with Layne Christensen Company, Barriers, and Snyder made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on the budget. No action made.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) began at 5:58 p.m.
    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) finished at 6:07 p.m.
    Motion to pay settlement amount of $14,548.11 to be paid to Next Phase Environmental, Inc. made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad. Eckrich, Lockey, Schneckloth, and Ungrad in favor. Schuning oppose.
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 2.15.21

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 1/18/21, fire department meeting minutes from 2/2/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing on max levy made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:46 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on max levy made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:46 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0215-01 Max Levy made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0215-02 Approving Plans, Specifications and Form of Contract for Water Filter Connection Rebid made Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on reviewing construction quotes on water filter connection. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0215-03 Making Award of Contract for Water Filter Connection Rebid to Cahoy Pump Services for $59,294.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0215-04 Setting Public Hearing for Planning and Design Loan 2021a for an amount not to exceed $371,094.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Neola Betterment Development Agreement Amendment #2 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to move forward with Mike Jorgensen with Snyder & Associates, INC. on Eikenberry’s and the lift station water projects made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to advertise positions for pool manager and lifeguards made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to not sell bulk water made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Eckrich, Lockey, Schneckloth and Schuning in favor. Ungrad abstained.

    Discussion on chain link fence on concrete culvert on Pearl and 6th St. No action made.

    Discussion on official newspaper. No action made. Next meeting will discuss paper with Don Nielsen with the Oakland Herald.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 68 delinquent letters, 25 red tags and no shut offs. Erwin completed 12 credit hours on virtual classes last week for Municipal Professionals Institute. Leak adjustments were made for Freida Calhoon and Albert Ring. Vanarsdol reported that there is pin hole in the radiator of the dump truck, he has been updating gWorks GIS system with the water and sewer lines and he will be working on his CEU’s virtually.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge mentioned that the City employees will start ordering equipment for the park such as solar lights around the trail, trash cans, batting cages. Erwin will be working on a grant to purchase tables for the park. Schuning mentioned that the old light poles at the shed we can use for lighting for park parking.

    Motion to adjourn made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:56 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin


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    Special City Council Meeting 2.22.21

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 3:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on the budget. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 3.15.21

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Andrew and Jill Gwynn, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 2/15/21, fire department meeting minutes from 3/2/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report and housing program application for Jodie Houchin at 301 Laurie Circle made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. Eckrich, Lockey, Schneckloth and Ungrad in favor. Schuning opposed.

    Motion to open public hearing to authorize SRF Agreement made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:38 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing to authorize SRF Agreement made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:39 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0315-01 Authorizing SRF Agreement for the water project and design loan for the maximum principal amount of $371,094.00, 0.00% interest rate with the maturity date of 3/26/2024 made by Eckrich and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Schuning nay.

    Discussion on reviewing contracts and bonds for water filter connection rebid. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0315-02 Approving Contract and Bonds for the water filter connection rebid made Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0315-03 Adopt the Nation Incident Management System (NIMS) and Pottawattamie County NIMS Implementation Plan made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Mike Jorgensen with Snyder & Associates, Inc. to get proposals for the two small water main extensions made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve making The Herald the City of Neola’s official newspaper made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Wellman Construction Inc. proposal for sidewalk at the Sports Complex for $8,160.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 2 yellow picnic tables and 2 black picnic tables for $3659.46 from Commercial Site Furnishings make sure three are regular tables and one is ADA made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve interviewing pool employees made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Feedlot Services Co proposal for the chain link fence to top and side edges of box culvert at 6th & Pearl for $9,598.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 90” mower from Bobcat for $4,817.64 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve T-12HD Towmaster hydraulic dump trailer from Bobcat for $14,250.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 50 delinquent letters, 17 red tags and no shut offs. Erwin mentioned that her computer had to be re-imaged due to a corrupted operating system and that’s why bills were estimated this month. R&S Waste will be raising their rates on 7/1/21 $1.25 increase per household and wanted to know if we wanted to charge the rate at once or gradually increase it within a year or so. Kreikemeier mentioned that the smaller field dug outs are completed. Vanarsdol reported that the well at the park will be painted this month, water filter materials are here but the media is not here yet. The baby pool heater will need replaced and GFI outlets need replaced at the pool. Creek ditch is completed and dug out and he also ordered 12 water meters and 12 electric household meters.

    Elected Official Comments: Fichter mentioned that Neola will be getting $160,000.00-$200,000.00 from the state of Iowa for COVID Relief funds.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Special City Council Meeting 3.30.21

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing for FY2022 Budget made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:32 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for FY2022 Budget made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:43 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0330-01: Approving FY2022 Budget made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 4.19.21

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Jim Ausdemore, Jason Erwin, Clint Fichter, Courtney Gwynn, Jill Gwynn, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Saundra Matthews, Joe Munch, Randy Ring, Dan Schnitker, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 3/15/21, fire department meeting minutes from 4/6/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Law Enforcement Services Contract for 7/1/21 to 6/30/22, Application for Partial Payment No. 1 120.0521.09 for the water filter connection for $28,627.30, building permit for Josh Abel at 119 Mulberry Circle for adding on to existing deck and building permit for Heartland Co-op at 50 Front St for adding concrete piers for tanks made by Lockey and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to approve payment of $5,000.00 to the NACC for the water heater they replaced for $13,824.40 with Driver Plumbing LTD and water softener they replaced for $5,149.32 with Bill’s Water Cond. Inc. made by Eckrich and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Discussion on 3rd Street Water Main Extension Construction Bids with Mike Jorgensen with Snyder & Associates, INC. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0419-02 Making Award of Contract for 3rd Street Water Main Extension to Wellman Construction Co. for $35,330.00 made Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on Budget Amendment for FY 2021. No action made.

    Motion to approve Zimmerman Sales & Service Inc. proposal for $8,613.00 for electrical for park parking lot lighting made by Lockey and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Discussion on Hoo Doo Day volunteers, Schneckloth mentioned that there are no more volunteers left on the committee and they are in desperate need of volunteers.

    Motion to approve pool employees Luke Hundtofte for $12.00, Melissa Way for $12.50, Rachel Gross for $8.50, Peyton Miles for $9.00, Justice Weers for $9.00. Grand opening is 5/31/21. Hours of operation for open swim 1:00-7:00 p.m. M-Sat. Aerobics 8:00-9:00 a.m. M, W, F. Lap Swim 10:00-11:00 a.m. M, W F. Guard training for a Neola employee $65.00 and $100.00 for everyone else. Swim lesson training for a Neola employee $25.00 and for everybody else $50.00. Open swim price baby (4 & under) $1.00, youth $4.00 and adult $5.00. 10-punch pass price for youth $40.00 and adult is $50.00. Membership prices for a family is $160.00, grandparents $140.00, individual $100.00. Swim lessons are $50.00 for the first child and $45.00 for any additional children. Water aerobics and lap swim 10-punch pass $40.00 and the drop-in rate is $5.00. Pool party is $100.00 for 2 hours approved by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Munch read his written complaint of abuse of office/conduct unbecoming a Councilmen of Councilmen Schuning regarding the demolish of the park trail without direction or support of the Council, talking to citizens in an inappropriate and derisive way and has created a hostile work environment for City employees. There have been 2 complaints and an employee complaint turned into the Mayor regarding Schuning. Motion to approve Fichter to hire an investigation by an outside company to be done made by Ungrad and second by Lockey. All in favor.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 61 delinquent letters, 18 red tags and no shut offs. Vanarsdol reported that they have started filling the pool, the baby pools heater needs to be replaced, Powers will be here to look at the Laurie Circle project and to look at our current electric rates.

    Elected Official Comments: Fichter mentioned that he turned the water project to Cindy Anxe. Eckrich mentioned that nobody on Council should ever be bullying citizens or employees and she is disappointed. Lockey mentioned that the corner post at the park needs to be fixed.

    Motion to adjourn made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:32 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Regular City Council Meeting 5.27.21

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Anthony Gress, Chris Kreikemeier and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 4/19/21, fire department meeting minutes from 5/4/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Application for Partial Payment No. 2 120.0521.09 for the water filter connection for $13,257.25 to Cahoy pump Services, building permit for Nathan Andersen at 105 Pearl St for adding deck around pool, building permit for Marne Elk Horn at 405 Front St for a premade building in cement pad with footings, building permit for Jeff Miles at 105 2nd St for planting 2 ornamental pear trees in the City’s right away and housing program application for Amy Meador at 210 2nd St with removing these items from the consent agenda: building permit for Jeff Miles at 105 2nd St for planting 2 ornamental pear trees in the City’s right away and housing program application for Amy Meador at 210 2nd St to separate items on the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on easement to 402 S 2nd St with Anthony Gress. Fichter will conduct a title search to see if the City of Neola owns and then contact Gress. No action made.

    Discussion on water update, Fichter will have award information from the USDA available for our next regular meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve Budget Amendment for FY 2021 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve pool employees Luke Hundtofte for $13.00 and Emma Wulff for $8.50 approved by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Feedlot Service Co 3” ground recycled concrete for $20.00 proposal for the burn pile made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Miller Millermatic welder from Matheson for $2,600.51 made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to deny building permit for Jeff Miles at 105 2nd St for planting 2 ornamental pear trees in the City’s right away made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve housing program application for Amy Meador at 210 2nd St as long as there is a deed, mortgage, closing which will be verified by Pogge made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 55 delinquent letters, 12 red tags and no shut offs. Kreikemeier reported that Cahoy Pump Service finished the water filter connection, the water tower ditch has been trimmed, parking lot lines downtown will be touched up soon, sidewalk is done at the park and he is also working on cement corn boards for the park.

    Elected Official Comments: None.

    Motion to adjourn made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Neola City Council June 28, 2021 Meeting Minutes
    The Neola City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 28, 2021, presided by Mayor Karla Pogge, at 5:41 p.m. at City Hall. Council members in attendance: Ty Ungrad, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, and Lori Eckrich. Unavailable Richard Schuning. City Attorney Clinton M. Fichter took minutes. Consent Agenda, including: Approval of past Council Minutes from May, 27, 2021; Review of past Fire Department meeting minutes from May 4, 2021; Approval of Claims and Payroll; Financials; Pott. Co. Sheriff’s Monthly Report; Pott. Co. Animal Control Monthly Report; Avoca Library Agreement; Building permit for Fred Grote 103 Laurie Circle for a deck addition; Liquor license for Tipsy Cow LLC; Tobacco permit approved for Blue Cow Market LLC and Blue Moon and Grill; Application for Partial Payment No. 2 120.0521.09 for the water filter connection for $13,257.25 to Cahoy Pump Services approved 4-0 vote, Ungrad motion, second by Eckrich; Passed a motion by Schneckloth, second by Ungrad, 4-0 on a roll call vote to adopt Ordinance 2021-01 Garbage Rates with an increase of $1.25 a month for residential customers; Discussed with no action a title search on easement to 402 S. 2nd St.; Passed a motion by Schneckloth, Eckrich second, 4-0 to accept evaluations of City employees Erwin, Kreikemeir, and Vanarsdol and offer raises, including: Erwin 3%, $.65 an hour, Kreikemeir 3.51%, $.70 an hour, and Vanarsdol 3% $.95 an hour; Erwin’s employee review hasn’t been completed; Passed a motion by Schneckloth, second Eckrich, 4-0 to bore and reinforce concrete 4 pole bases on 4th St.; Passed a motion by Schneckloth, second by Eckrich, 4-0 proposal for street repairs on Remington St.; Passed a motion by Eckrich, second Schneckloth, 4-0 to purchase FrontDesk Standard & Receipt Management from gWorks for $5,940.00; Passed a motion by Ungrad, second Schneckloth, 4-0 to have property at 701 Shortstop Ave. surveyed for possible purchase by the City for park parking; Passed a motion by Ungrad, second Schneckloth, 4-0 to try and hire security for July 3rd and 4th to enforce fireworks rules; Passed a motion by Eckrich, second by Schneckloth, 4-0 to close 3rd & 4th Streets from Front St. to Pearl St. from 2nd & 4th St. 9/4/21-9/7/21 for Hoo Doo Days; Passed a motion by Schneckloth, second Ungrad, 4-0 for a light and bracket to redo light pole by City Hall.
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    Special City Council Meeting
    401 Front St
    Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    5:30 P.M.
     
    1.    Open Meeting
     
    2.    Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(c) to discuss matter with attorney.
     
    3.    Adjournment
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    Regular City Council Meeting 7.19.21

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Rich Price, Randy Ring and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including amending minutes from regular council meeting from 6/30/21, fire department meeting minutes from 7/14/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, building permit for Brandon Walling at 303 5th St for solar panel installation, Vanarsdol vacation 7/19/2021-7/25/2021 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table standard professional services agreement for WWTP outfall relocation and to have a discussion with Barriers within 30 days about the easement made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve standard professional services agreement for a hourly rate for various projects made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to table cost estimate for Remington St from 5th St to 4th St and putting bids out in January or February made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the second reading for Ordinance 2021-01 Amending Garbage Rates and waiving third waiving made Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on Resolution 21-0719-02: 3rd Street Water Extension. No action made.

    Discussion on overhead stop light at Front St and 3rd St, Ungrad will have more information for next month’s regular meeting.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0719-02 Fund Transfers made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0719-03 Certifying Tax Increment Funds and Authorizing Loan from the General Fund to the Tax Increment Fund made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve amending housing program for the new construction program for the next 6 months and then readdress made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Eckrich and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) began at 6:51 p.m.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) finished at 6:55 p.m.

    Motion to approve purchasing property from Nancy Johnnsen at 701 Shortstop Ave for parking at the park for $10,000.00, paying for survey and Fichter will make a proposal letter made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Randy Ring mentioned that the soccer field irrigation is settling and there are trenches that need to be filled and reseeded before fall.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 89 delinquent letters, 15 red tags and no shut offs. Kreikemeier reported that McCarthy’s started on 5th St, welder came in, Randy Price hooked power up at the park and Zimmerman’s will be starting on the park lighting poles soon.

    Elected Official Comments: Eckrich mentioned there is a loud black car on Rosa Drive that plays their music too loud, and the alleys are bad and need repaired. Ungrad would like a letter sent to 301 5th St to mow around their fire hydrant. Pogge mentioned that Hemmingsen will be off for a period, and we should hire a couple graduates for $15.00 an hour.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Special City Council Meeting 8.3.21
     
    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Nicole Schneckloth and Richard Schuning.  Clint Fichter and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve pool lifeguard Laura Wurdeman for $8.50 made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve part time summer employees Trent Kozeal, Leyton Nelson and Mason Rohatsch for $15.00 an hour made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Remington St repairs out for bids made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve placing curb off 601 1st St out for bids made by Eckrich and seconded by Schuning.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to place Bardsley St hole repair out for bids made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 4:16 p.m. 
     
    Heidi Erwin
     
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    Special City Council Meeting 8.5.21
     
    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 1:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Pro Tem Lori Eckrich was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Chris Kreikemeier and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve USDA water project award made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 1:08 p.m. 
     
    Heidi Erwin
     
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    Regular City Council Meeting 8.16.21
     
    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Brian Leaders, Logan Leaders, Rich Price, Jeremy VanArsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve the consent agenda including amending minutes from regular council meeting from 7/19/21, fire department meeting minutes from 8/3/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for partial payment No. 3 120.0521.09 for the water filter connection for $14,444.75 to Cahoy Pump Services, Application for sub-final payment No. 8 119.0397.09 for the water main connection for $44,437.20 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC, block party application for Kreikemeier on 9/11/21 blocking 4th Remington to 5th Remington, building permit for Brannon & Becca Zaloudek at 1008 Hillside Dr. for new construction, liquor license for Tipsy Cow LLC License# LC0045706, liquor license for Hoo Doo Days Celebration, Inc Application# 146161, 146164, 146166, 146167 and Neola Indoor Pool Season Revenue/Expenses made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to open public hearing to authorize USDA Rural Development application made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public hearing officially opened at 5:34 p.m.  There were no public comments.  Motion to close public hearing to authorize USDA Rural Development application made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public Hearing officially closed at 5:49 p.m.
     
    Motion to table removing guywires at 100 Front St and to send a letter to Schneegass with explanation made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Iowa Department of Transportation Agreement for sanitary sewer connection made by Lockey and seconded by Schuning.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Standard Professional Services Agreement with Snyder & Associates for Remington Street improvements made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Standard Professional Services Agreement with Snyder & Associates for plat of survey for additional parking for Sports Complex and acquisition for parking lot land made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Resolution# 21-0816-01 Necessity of Urban Renewal Plan Amendment made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. 
     
    Motion to approve well site planning and design and to engineer this project out to Snyder & Associates made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve electric rate study with P&E Engineering Co.  with Al Powers for $4,000.00 made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.  
     
    Public Comments:  Brian Leaders presented an invoice from Quick Med Claims.  Motion to approve forgiving Run Number 21-55476 for $100.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 60 delinquent letters, 18 red tags and no shut offs.  Vanarsdol reported placing a slip line in the storm sewer near 601 1st St.  Kreikemeier reported that he added walking trail lights to the park trail, and he is getting bids for street repairs.
     
    Elected Official Comments:  None.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 7:19 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Special City Council Meeting 8.19.21
     
    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0819-01 Official Conduct made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Regular City Council Meeting 9.20.21
     
    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad.  Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Chris Kreikemeier, Rich Price, Kristine Sorenson, Jeremy VanArsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve the consent agenda including amending minutes from regular council meeting from 8/16/21, fire department meeting minutes from 9/14/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Erwin attending IMFOA Fall Conference 10/21/21-10/22/21, Midstate’s loan payment $66,439.40 for Loan 0001, Midstate’s loan payment $98,931.57 for Loan 0002, building permit for Ty Ungrad at 407 S. 2nd St for adding roof over existing concrete patio, housing program application for JayCie and Ryan Chenoweth and Debra Perin at 406 5th St, housing program application for Lincoln and Elle Dickson at 105 Pearl St, housing program application for Kody and Jessica Martin at 1005 Hillside Dr, housing program application for Brannon and Rebecca Zaloudek at 1008 Hillside Dr made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to open public hearing on sale of property made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public hearing officially opened at 5:35 p.m.  There were no public comments.  Motion to close public hearing on sale of property made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.  Public Hearing officially closed at 5:36 p.m.
     
    Motion to approve Resolution 21-0920-01 approving sale of property made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey.  Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.
     
    Discussion with Kristine Sorenson Executive Director with WIDA.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve Engineering Services Agreement-Exhibit K-adding WTP Improvements to the USDA Project made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve Standard Professional Services Agreement for Wastewater Outfall Relocation made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on water systems projects.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on EZ Enterprizes L.L.C. sports turf proposal will discuss next month with Steve Christensen.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on stop sign or bus alert at 5th and High St.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve Ten Point Construction Co., Inc. street repair proposals made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor. 
     
    Discussion on park trail proposals.  No action made.
     
    Public Comments:  None.
     
    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 73 delinquent letters, 19 red tags and no shut offs.  Vanarsdol reported that he is having sludge hauled away currently, IA Pump Works pulled pump to see what’s wrong, he would like to start jet cleaning and videoing second street, Asplundh is coming this week to look to see what limbs need trimmed, he has completed 40 locates so far this month and water loss is at 16%.
     
    Elected Official Comments:  Ungrad wanted to thank everyone on helping with Hoo Doo Days.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 7:16 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Regular City Council Meeting 10.18.21
     
    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad.  Steve Christensen, Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Jeremy VanArsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. 
     
    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schuning.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve the consent agenda including amending minutes from regular council meeting from 9/20/21, fire department meeting minutes from 10/6/21, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, building permit for Darwin Johansen at 203 4th St for a garage and house addition made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on EZ Enterprizes L.L.C. sports turf proposal will discuss at November’s regular meeting with Steve Christensen.  No action made.
     
    Discussion on website management, Nate Eckley with High Caliber Compute Systems wasn’t available for tonight’s meeting.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve Development Agreement with Western Iowa Agri Business, LLC that the City shall contribute $12,000.00 to the project and motion to approve City applying for Downtown Housing Grant for Joe & Sara Pauley for 101 4th St. made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey.  All in favor. 
     
    Discussion and possible action on 2021 water main improvement project-review plans & specifications, approval to send plans, specifications to IDNR & USDA-RD for review with Mike Jorgensen.  No action made.
     
    Motion to approve running a second battery of water tests on the test well and run tests on raw water samples from wells 3 and 4 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve $1,500.00/1-year Cooperative Service Agreement to remove vultures with U.S. Department of Agriculture made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich.  All in favor.
     
    Motion to approve scheduled pump maintenance agreement for $720.00 per inspection with Iowa Pump Works made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.
     
    Discussion on changing the regular meeting date, Fichter said this is not needed now but appreciates the discussion.  No action made.
     
    Public Comments:  None.
     
    Employee Reports:  Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month.  There were 74 delinquent letters, 19 red tags and no shut offs.  Vanarsdol reported that Barrier’s would rather sell the land for the wastewater outfall project instead of having an easement and he would also like a fence installed.
     
    Elected Official Comments:  Fichter would like to schedule a special meeting date for each month before the regular meeting, he would like to discuss the Planning and Zoning Committee and the housing process for spec homes.
     
    Motion to adjourn made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad.  All in favor.  Meeting officially adjourned at 6:56 p.m. 
     
    Karla Pogge, Mayor                                                                ATTEST:  Heidi Erwin, City Clerk
     
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    Regular City Council Meeting 1.20.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Ron Barrier, Clint Fichter, Jeffrey Goodwin, Jill Gwynn, Bud Johansen, Mike Jorgensen, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 12/18/19, fire department meeting minutes from 1/14/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, liquor license for Blue Moon Bar and Grill, building permit for Dennis and Cathy Eckmann at 103 Elm St. for a shed, building permit for Jim and Tracy Masker at 508 1st St. for a new house, vacation for Wingert 4/8/2020-4/13/2020, vacation for Erwin 5/4/2020-5/8/2020 and 2020 electric service restoration agreement for Harrison County REC made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Discussion on water study with Jeffrey Goodwin with Snyder & Associates, INC. No action made.

    Motion to approve purchasing a 30’ by 30’ piece of land for $2,500.00 for the lift station for the Meyerring Subdivision from Barrier Family Farms LLC with a permanent utility easement made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on burn pile with Ron Barrier. No action made.

    Motion to approve 4’ by 8’ Hall Sports Complex concession stand sign made by Rolling B Signs & Designs for $1,500.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve drawing plans for a water main extension to soccer field from 701 Front St. with Snyder & Associates, INC. made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table platting the Neola Betterment Development so the City would own the street at 404 1st St and will discuss next month.

    Motion to deny payment for WIDA 2020 dues made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve max levy hearing for 2/17/2020 at 5:30 p.m. made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Motion to table purchasing rear blade for tractor and will discuss next month when we have more bids.

    Motion to table on ice bars on both sides of pool roof and will discuss next month when we have more bids.

    Motion to approve Pauline Rieber’s wage to $15.00 an hour from $10.00 an hour for cleaning made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on snow removal policy. No action made.

    Discussion on pool manager and pool employees. Will be posting job ads to see who is interested. No action made.

    Discussion on water issues at 402 Mendel Ave for Lavonne Bahrke. Lavonne will need to contact the City before doing laundry so the hydrant can be flushed. No action made.

    Public Comments: None

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 74 delinquent letters, 14 red tags and no shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: The Council was very pleased with the snow removal and thanked Ungrad, Vanarsdol and Wingert for their hard work.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:39 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin


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    Regular City Council Meeting 2.17.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Rob Ambrose, Renee Brich, Clint Fichter, Jeffrey Goodwin, Greg Heine, Mike Jorgensen, Anna Killpack, Jeff Lefeber, Julie McDermott, Jon McDonald, Joe Munch, Vicky Roane, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 1/20/20, fire department meeting minutes from 2/4/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Erwin attending IMFOA Conference April 15-17 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing for Max Levy made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:45 p.m. There was no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for Max Levy made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:49 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0217-02 Max Levy made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing on rezoning address 408 S 2nd St. from Urban Density Residential to Highway Corridor for Fred Hadfield made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:51 p.m. There was no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on rezoning address 408 S 2nd St. from Urban Density Residential to Highway Corridor for Fred Hadfield made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:55 p.m.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2020-01 Amend Zoning Map for 408 S 2nd St. waiving the second and third reading made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing on rezoning address 404 1st St. from Urban Density Residential to Plan Unity Development for Neola Betterment Development made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:57 p.m. There was no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on rezoning address 404 1st St. from Urban Density Residential to Plan Unity Development for Neola Betterment Development made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:00 p.m.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2020-02 Amend Zoning Map for 404 1st St. waiving the second and third reading made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Fichter making a letter to MidStates Bank that the City will take responsibility for the next 25 years of the street at 404 1st St for Neola Betterment Development to secure their loan made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve item changes for the Meyering Subdivision that include 30’ Street, easement 60’ right away, center of the street will be asphalt and the curb and gutter will be cement made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. Authorizing bids for Meyerring Subdivision will be discussed next month. All in favor.

    Motion to approve standard professional services agreement with Snyder & Associates, Inc. for the sports complex water main extension made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Discussion on water study update with Jeffrey Goodwin with Snyder & Associates, INC. No action made.

    Discussion on several projects in the area with John Rasmussen, Pottawattamie County Engineer. Railroad Highway resurfacing anticipated start date 4/6/2020 and anticipated completion date 10/30/2020. One lane will remain open to traffic, expect delays with flaggers and pilot cars. No action made.

    Discussion on the soccer concession stand with Tri-Center’s Booster Club and Jonathan McDonald. Tri-Center’s Booster Club and Little League will have to supply their own concessions. No action made.

    Discussion on initial budget will discuss on 2/20/2020 Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. No action made.

    Motion to table purchasing rear blade for tractor and will discuss on 2/20/2020 Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table on ice bars on both sides of pool roof and will discuss on 2/20/2020 Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. No action made.

    Motion to table pool manager and pool employees made by Eckrich and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to extend the meeting to finish the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Discussion on hiring part-time deputy clerk. No action made.

    Motion to table Neola flag pole planted bed. No action made.

    Public Comments: Rob Ambrose is running for Pottawattamie County Sheriff and wanted to remind everybody to vote 6/2/2020. Clint Fichter created an annual scholarship fund for graduating seniors in our school district to help students interested in public service careers and applications are due 4/1/2020. Joe Munch wanted to let the Council know that when the City started the park project it was their intentions to tear down the old concession stand and that Fichters services are not comparable to a part time deputy clerk.

    Employee Reports: Heine updated the Council on the costs of new flash lights and that it will be on the next agenda and new gear for Pitt.

    Elected Official Comments: None

    Motion to open a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) began at 7:48 p.m.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) finished at 8:11 p.m.

    Motion to approve purchasing 2.7 acres North end of Meyerring property for $25,000.00 an acre and purchasing 2 acres South side of waste water plant for $12,000.00 an acre from Barrier Family Farms LLC made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin


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    Special City Council Meeting 2.20.20

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Supplemental Agreement for Additional Services #1 for $10,400.00 from Snyder & Associates, Inc with the exception of Task 215 for acquisition plat of survey for approximate 2.0 acres for the proposed city dump site for a lump sum in the amount of $2,250.00 unless we purchase the 2.0 acres made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve platting the Neola Betterment Development so the City would own the Street at 404 1st St made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Eckrich, Lockey and Schneckloth in favor. Schuning and Ungrad oppose.

    Motion to tear down old concession stand in park made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. Eckrich, Lockey and Schneckloth in favor. Schuning and Ungrad oppose.

    Discussion on purchasing a tractor blade. No action made.

    Discussion on quote for Neola flag pole planted bed from EZ Enterprizes, LLC for $2,360.00. No action made.

    Motion to approve purchasing helmet mounted flashlights and stream light survivor LED for $2,811.75 from DANKO made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 8:11 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Special City Council Meeting 3.3.20

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Bud Johansen, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Wingert attending basic water distribution on 3/12, 3/13, 3/19, 3/20 for $480.00 at Cherokee, Western Iowa Tech Community College and to pay mileage, meals and lodging made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on Committees: Public Works, Parks & Rec, Personnel, Public Safety and Community Development. Fichter will gather more information for the Committees and discuss at the next regular meeting. No action made.

    Discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:43 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Regular City Council Meeting 3.23.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Dawn Goodsell, Greg Heine, Bud Johansen, Joe Munch, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 2/17/20, fire department meeting minutes from 3/3/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report and update on water study with Jeffrey Goodwin with Snyder & Associates, INC. made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing for FY2021 Budget made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:42 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for FY2021 Budget made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:03 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0323-01: Approving FY2021 Budget made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on reviewing plan and bid documents for Meyerring Subdivision. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0323-02: Authorizing Bids for Meyerring Subdivision and setting the public hearing date for 4/20/20 at 5:30 p.m. made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0323-03: Awarding Contract to Wellman Construction Inc., for $60,045.00 for Sports Complex Water Main Extension made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to make an agreement on cash deducting the concrete work that Pogge will authorize with Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc., releasing retainage, final change order, certificate of engineering and lien waiver made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0323-04: Accepting work for the concession stand and restroom facility made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on Lions Club planting trees in the Park with Goodsell. The Lions Club will be donating 3 birch trees that cost approximately $1,000.00 to the park to be located by the ditch at the soccer field. No action made.

    A policy establishing Committees of the Council the Committees include Public Works and Enterprises Committee members include are Karla Pogge, Richard Shuning and Ty Ungrad. Culture and Recreation Committee the members included Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey and Nicole Schneckloth. Finance, Administration, and Personnel Committee members include Karla Pogge, Lori Eckrich and Robb Lockey. Public Safety Committee members include Karla Pogge, Lori Eckrich and Ty Ungrad. Urban Renewal and Development Committee members include Karla Pogge, Nicole Schneckloth and Richard Schuning.

    Discussion on Western Engineering installing asphaltic concrete IDOT for $91,848.15. No action made.

    Motion to approve Midwest Coatings Company, Inc proposal 11399 for $91,870.45 to repair various locations in Neola for slurry leveling, partial depth repair, crack sealing, full depth asphalt repair, concrete crack & joint routing and sealing, proposal 11400 for $16,497.60 for main street improvements and proposal 11401 for $4,431.60 for joint sealing in new concrete made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on Vanarsdol purchasing 2 dump truck loads of rock for alleys and streets. No action made.

    Motion to purchase Land Pride RBT3596 8-foot rear blade with hydraulic angle, manual tilt and offset and skid shoes from Old Highway 5 Tractor & Equip. Inc. for $3,160.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich. Eckrich, Lockey, Schuning and Ungrad in favor. Schneckloth oppose.

    Motion to approve to purchase DR3900 Laboratory VIS Spectrophotometer with RFID* Technology water tester for $6,087.56 from Hach made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve The Cahoy Group proposal for $20,970.00 for the ballpark well and to remove the inverter duty motor and add to shock the 6th St. well made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve installing snow rails on the South side of pool roof from Z Team Handyman Services for $1,875.00 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to extend the meeting to finish the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Sandi Thomsen and Jennifer Schuning as part time employees to fill in as needed for $10.00 an hour and to approve Derek Nelson for part-time public works for $13.00 an hour made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad. Eckrich, Lockey, Schneckloth and Ungrad in favor. Schuning abstained.

    Motion to table pool manager and pool employees made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Munch commented that he thinks that the City of Neola has excellent employees and he also thinks that there is too much micro-managing happening that is not called for.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 62 delinquent letters, 13 red tags and no shut offs. Vanarsdol reported that Al Powers will be here to soon to check the Meyerring project for electricity. Laurie Circle sewer main was jet cleaned and videoed and he will be taking pictures and giving them to the homeowners soon. He also mentioned that he will have to purchase 16 UV lights for the wastewater plant, and he will be getting prices to the Council soon. Heine has one Fire Fighter 1 moving out of the area at the end of the month.

    Elected Official Comments: Eckrich mentioned that she thinks that public works is doing a great job and she also thinks that there are too many vehicles at the City sheds taking up too much time that the employees can be working. She also thinks that the new Council want too much done too fast and thinks that everybody should take a step back.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 4.20.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Jeffrey Goodwin, Mike Jorgensen, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance. In order to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this regular meeting of the City of Neola was held electronically. Chapter 21.8 of the Iowa Code does permit an electronic meeting where all members participate remotely when an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical, which is certainly true during this crisis. On March 19, 2020, Governor Reynolds issued a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency which included a suspension of Iowa laws that would prevent the use of electronic meeting or the limitation on the number of people present at an in-person meeting site. The agenda gave instructions on how others could participate in the Zoom meeting.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 3/23/20, fire department meeting minutes from 4/7/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Law Enforcement Services Contract for 7/1/20 to 6/30/21 for $15,636.00 and solar study by Al Powers with P&E Engineering for $1,000.00 and to remove solar study by Al Powers with P&E Engineering for $1,000.00 from the consent agenda to an regular item on the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing on plans, specifications and form of contract for Meyerring Subdivision made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:38 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on plans, specifications and form of contract for Meyerring Subdivision made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:50 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0420-01: Approving plans, specifications and form of contract awarding contract for Meyerring Subdivision made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve construction bids made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0420-02: Making Award of Contract to McCarthy Trenching, LLC of Avoca, Iowa in the sum of $602,220.50 and add alternate #1 in the sum of $56,010.00 for a total of $658,230.50 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to submit approval to IDNR and USDA with final approval of Preliminary Engineering Report for Water System with Jeffrey Goodwin with Snyder & Associates, INC. made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0420-03: Authorizing Stop Sign Placement to install a four-way stop sign at the intersection of 2nd St and Pearl St made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve ZOLL Medical Corporation quote on a X series Manual Monitor/Defibrillator for $29,916.25 with Pogge to sign off on the terms of payment made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve bathroom proposal estimate from Cook Construction & Remodeling for $12,200.00 in the fire department made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve solar study with Al Powers with P&E Engineering Co. for $1,000.00 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) began at 6:50 p.m.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) finished at 6:56 p.m.

    Motion to approve keeping retainage for $15,252.22 for liquidated damages from Next Phase Environmental, Inc. made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol reported that the UV lights came in for the wastewater plant and he is debating on changing labs to Midwest Labs. Wingert mentioned that temporary electric was placed at 508 1st St and he also mentioned that 5th St needs some street repairs but will do a quick fix because of the Meyerring project. Heine mentioned that Ryan Kline is off the department and they are adding Todd Frank back on and that they billed for a semi fire on the interstate and received $6,400.00. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 75 delinquent letters, 18 red tags and no shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: Fichter mentioned that he would like to have a special meeting for a work session to review the procurement procedures policies, governing body policies, personnel manual and the Neola Code. Ungrad was wondering if the filter online has been ordered yet and it would have to be approved by the Council first.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:23 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin


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    Special City Council Meeting 5.7.20

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter was also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve final plans and bid documents for Electrical Distribution Construction for Meyerring Subdivision made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0507-01: Authorizing Bids for Electrical Distribution Construction Contract for Meyerring Subdivision made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on a work session evaluating Procurement Procedures Policies, Governing Body Policies, Financial Policies and Personnel Manual. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Regular City Council Meeting 6.15.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. John Fischer, Clint Fichter, Lynn Grobe with Pottawattamie Board of Supervisors, Greg Heine, Joe Munch, Jodi Meyer, Jeremy VanArsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 5/18/20, fire department meeting minutes from 6/2/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Avoca library agreement, liquor license for Tipsy Cow LLC, block party permit for Jordan Wallar at 603 3rd St., building permit for Sheri Fricke at 602 3rd St. for an addition, application for Partial Payment No. 1 119.0397.09 for the construction of the Meyerring Subdivision for $53,105.00 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC and to remove block party permit for Jordan Wallar at 603 3rd St. and building permit for Sheri Fricke at 602 3rd St. for an addition from the consent agenda to an regular item on the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Meyerring Subdivision Electrical Distribution standard services agreement with P&E Engineering Co. for an estimated cost of $11,000.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Amendment to Wholesale Power Agreement and Bill of Sale and Instrument of Assignment with Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing on plans, specifications and form of contract for Meyerring Subdivision Electrical Distribution Construction made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:51 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on plans, specifications and form of contract for Meyerring Subdivision Electrical Distribution Construction made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:55 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0615-01: Approving plans, specifications and form of contract awarding contract for Meyerring Subdivision Electrical Distribution Construction Contract made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on construction bids. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0615-02: Making Award of Contract to Watts Electric Company of Waverly Nebraska in the sum of $126,851.67 for Meyerring Subdivision Electrical Distribution made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing on voluntary land annexation for Barrier Family Farms for Parcel B of Lot 1 of the SE1/4-NW1/4, Sec. 24-44-42 and the NE1/4-NW1/4, Sec. 24-77-42 and Parcel A of NW1/4, Sec. 24-77-42 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:58 p.m. Munch wanted to see the survey, Meyer when the additional 2.60 acres will be developed, and Fischer mentioned cemetery township levies. Motion to close public hearing on voluntary land annexation for Barrier Family Farms for Parcel B of Lot 1 of the SE1/4-NW1/4, Sec. 24-44-42 and the NE1/4-NW1/4, Sec. 24-77-42 and Parcel A of NW1/4, Sec. 24-77-42 made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:16 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0615-03: Approving Voluntary Annexation Request for Barrier Family Farms for Parcel B of Lot 1 of the SE1/4-NW1/4, Sec. 24-44-42 and the NE1/4-NW1/4, Sec. 24-77-42 and Parcel A of NW1/4, Sec. 24-77-42 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing to amend zoning map for Anthony Gress at 106 3rd St. made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:18 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing to amend zoning map for Anthony Gress at 106 3rd St. made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:23 p.m.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2020-03 Amend Zoning Map and waive the second and third reading made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Aric Thomsen as Fire Chief made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    The personnel committee which included Eckrich and Lockey suggested that each employee receive a $0.70 raise. Motion to approve $0.70 raise for VanArsdol, Wingert and Erwin. VanArsdol was making $30.40 and will now be making $31.10, Wingert was making $21.32 and will not be making $22.02 and Erwin was making $20.59 and now will be making $21.29 for FY21 made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.
    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0615-04: FY20 Transfers made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0615-05: Certifying tax increment funds and authorizing loan from the general fund to the tax increment fund made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve to debar Next Phase Environmental, Inc and anything affiliated with Ryan Young from bidding on city projects made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve stump grind and tree removal for 105 2nd St. proposal from Feedlot Service Company for $1,800.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve line of credit for $105,665.50 for the Meyerring Subdivision made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Price Cooling, Heating and Electrical for installing underground to the ballpark for $2,142.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to deny Jordan Wallar’s block party permit at 603 3rd St. made Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. Wallar’s can still have block party but no fireworks. Eckrich oppose, Lockey oppose, Schneckloth oppose. This will be discussed at the next special meeting.

    Motion to table building permit for Sheri Fricke at 602 3rd St. for an addition until Planning and Zoning Committee approves.

    Public Comments: Jodi Meyer inquired about the permanent easement agreement she received in the mail and was wondering what her easement rights were and the timeframe when building will take place. Joe Munch questioned Schuning asking about the ballpark trail new phase and the water main project at the park. He wanted to know if there was approval by the Council to tear out part of the new cement trail and the old asphalt trail by the playground equipment. Schuning said no but it had to be done. There was discussion between the whole Council that a decision like this must be approved and cannot just be done without approval and following the procurement procedure policy’s that are in place.

    Employee Reports: VanArsdol reported that the VFD’s are in, Jeff and him are figuring out a plan for the sodium for the water project. Wellman’s will be starting on the water project at the park. He will have to purchase a calibration kit and he makes this purchase every 5 years. Wingert and VanArsdol are coming up with a game plan for the sewer project. Wingert mentioned that that the stop signs will be put up on 3rd and Bardsley and the tube and ditch will be completed at the park soon. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 67 delinquent letters, 15 red tags and no shut offs. A special meeting will need to be scheduled soon and Phil Leibhart inquired about having a food truck in a month on Neola Developments property and will need to fill out a peddler permit for the City.

    Elected Official Comments: Ungrad inquired about the closing on the burn pile and Fichter mentioned that the survey has come back, and it will be transferred this summer.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin



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    Special City Council Meeting 6.23.20

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Jeremy VanArsdol and Heidi Erwin was also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve block party permit but no fireworks can be ignited on city property per city code section 3.51 and 4.43 Fireworks, fireworks will have to ignited on homeowner’s property made by Lockey and seconded by Schuning. Eckrich oppose, Lockey ayes, Schuning ayes, Schneckloth oppose, and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve building permit for Sheri Fricke at 602 3rd St. for an addition made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve public works on call pay for the weekends for a guarantee of two hours for each Saturday, Sunday and each Holiday providing they still punch in and out made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to start getting bids to put in chain link fence extension at the sewer plant from the old burn pile location made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table for July’s meeting bids on removing trees on city right away at the Meyerring Subdivision and Schnitker’s city right away.

    Motion to table for July’s meeting bids on curb and gutter for both sides of 1st St. from Garfield to Remington if most of the homeowners want a curb and gutter. Erwin will send letters to each homeowner.

    Motion to table for July’s meeting bids on South 2nd St. tube extension and clean ditch shoulder repair at Zimmerman’s corner and checking to see if there is an easement in place and if not getting permission to clean the ditch out and adding an easement from Barrier’s.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:12 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Regular City Council Meeting 7.20.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Annette Boege, Jim Cook, Clint Fichter, Jill Gwynn, Mike Jorgensen, Chris Kreikemeier, Phil Leibhart, Royce Morse, Tim and Michelle Neal, Allan and Theresa Ring, Randy Ring, Brett and Lynn Susie, Aric Thomsen, Jeremy VanArsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 6/15/20, fire department meeting minutes from 7/15/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, housing program application for Tanya Plambeck at 409 1st St, housing program application for Samuel and Brittany Seely at 103 Rosa Dr, building permit for James Cook at 702 4th St to replace existing deck with cement pad, building permit for Tiffany Lockman at 110 Mulberry Circle for a deck, building permit for Sandra Thomsen at 504 4th St for a deck, application for Partial Payment No. 2 119.0397.09 for the construction of the Meyerring Subdivision for $189,436.55 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC, application for partial payment No. 1 120.0231.09 for the sports complex water main extension for $53,124.00 to Wellman Construction Inc. and certify to McCarthy Trenching, LLC and Snyder & Associates, INC for reimbursement of the line of credit for the Meyerring Subdivision for $234,774.86 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on authorizing stop sign placement or speed bumps at 1st and Pearl St and going into Laurie Circle around 403 Bardsley Ave. Residents expressed their concerns regarding a stop sign or speed bump at 1st and Pearl St. No action made.

    Discussion on fireworks with Brett and Lynn Susie. No action made.

    Motion to approve components for one (1) existing VPF tank for $61,000.00 from WesTech Engineering, Inc. made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on a policy for new construction water lines. Discussion on new properties having new copper 1” line from the main to curb stop and inspected by the City or Engineer to follow plumbing code and to incorporate into our City Code. No action made.

    Motion to approve vulture management cooperative service agreement for $1,000.00 made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0720-02 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan Update with Harrison County Landfill made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Gronwold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. for $3,685.00 for FY 2020 Annual Examination made Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Wellman Construction Inc. for $2,500.00 for removing trees on South end of East property line at Meyerring Subdivision made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Wellman Construction Inc. for $15,700.00 for curb and gutter on both sides of 1st St. from Garfield to Remington made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Western Engineering Co. for $3,750.00 to remove existing material, use as shoulder on roadway, install 4” depth asphaltic concrete material and install 2” depth surface West bound shoulder on East side of City made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on Meyerring Subdivision selling lots, covenants, and street names. Will discuss on 7/23/2020 special meeting at 5:30 p.m. No action made.

    Motion to approve purchase of permanent easement for construction, reconstruction, repairing, and maintaining a public water main as part of the Meyerring Subdivision Project with Jeff and Jodi Meyer at the South 15 feet of Lot 23 of Pursell Heights Addition to the City of Neola for $2,000.00 made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to approve naming the street “Cottage Lane” for First Street Cottages Addition made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve park loan payment for $105,665.50 for loan# 300013348 made Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Chris Kreikemeier would like on the agenda for next month a stop sign at 4th and Remington and the City to maintain alley or graveling whole alley between 4th and 5th St between Remington and Mendel. Jill Gwynn would like a no outlet sign going into Elm Ave.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 64 delinquent letters, 24 red tags and no shut offs. Peddler permit for Curbside Café will be $100.00 for this year and for the whole year of 2021 a peddler permit for Curbside Café will be $250.00. Phil Leibhart will have to hire an electrician to put a 220 outlet on the street pole and the City will put a meter on it and charge him for electricity monthly. Wingert mentioned that irrigation system at the soccer field there was a leak and Millard Sprinkler will be coming to repair. A transformer went down behind the Bucksnort and he will need to purchase new transformers, stock is low, and he will also be putting in underground electric service at Masker’s residence. VanArsdol reported that he needs to rent a backhoe from Feedlot Services to dig up 3 water lines. Shut offs need replaced at Jeff Casson’s, Amy Glime’s and at Max Kozeal’s and that he will start supplying a monthly water loss report. Thomsen with Neola Fire Department is the new Fire Chief, he mentioned that he has been with the department for 23 years and there is a golf tournament the fire department is hosting on 9/26/2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Quail Run Golf Course.

    Elected Official Comments: Schuning was wondering if the shades at the park need to be up and if people are using them now since there are no events. Ungrad wanted an update when we are closing on all the properties with Barriers. Pogge mentioned that the Pastor at St. John’s wanted to serve Neola and she thinks they can help us at the soccer field/ball field by donating or planting trees and native grasses and bushes. Schneckloth thinks there is too much tension at these meetings lately and worried that the City employees will quit.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 8:14 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin



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    Special City Council Meeting 7.23.20

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Jim and Jamie Cook, Clint Fichter and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Pogge mentioned that she included the Governing Body Official Policies in the packet and wanted to remind everybody about their conduct during a meeting and if they cannot be respectful they will be asked to step out or leave until they can properly conduct themselves whether it is a Council member, City employee or a citizen.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Meyerring Hill Addition for the legal name of the addition made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Hillside Drive for the street name at the Meyerring Hill Addition made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to approve declaration of restrictive covenants for the Meyerring Hill Addition made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve selling each lot for $40,000.00 at the Meyerring Hill Addition. Starting on 8/3/20 at 9:00 a.m. till 8/17/20 at 3:00 p.m. each interested party will be able to pick a lot and put down $5,000.00 non-refundable deposit which will be accepted when a purchase agreement is signed and if there are multiple parties interested in the same lot they will have to submit a sealed bid up for auction that will be opened on 8/20/20 at 11:00 a.m. and whoever has the highest bid will receive the lot. The sale of all these lots will not be open to contractors until after 8/17/20 made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on well. Will discuss in more detail in August regular meeting. No action made.

    Discussion on nuisance letters. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Regular City Council Meeting 8.17.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Anna Killpack, Chris Kreikemeier, Harry and Jeanette Long, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 7/20/20, fire department meeting minutes from 8/4/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for Partial Payment No. 3 119.0397.09 for the construction of the Meyerring Subdivision for $269,794.30 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC, building permit for Greg and Kelli Schneegass at 100 Front St. to build a garage, certify to McCarthy Trenching, LLC and Snyder & Associates, INC for reimbursement of the line of credit for the Meyerring Subdivision for $184,559.64and housing program application for Logan Wilcoxen at 314 Laurie Circle made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve National Alliance on Mental Illness office at 403 Front St. for Anna Killpack rent free to benefit our community made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

    Motion to approve change order for McCarthy Trenching, LLC to replace existing water line with new water line from Garfield to the Meyerring Hill Addition with 8” line cost estimate from Snyder & Associates, INC. for around $38,000.00 more or less made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve maintaining alley between 4th and 5th St. between Remington and Mendel with a couple loads of gravel and spraying for weeds made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0817-02 Authorizing Stop Sign Placement to stop North bound traffic at the intersection of 4th St. and Remington Street made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Ungrad ayes and Schuning oppose. Kreikemeier mentioned that drivers are going to fast down this hill and he is worried about the children in the neighborhood.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0817-01 Requesting Reimbursement from the Iowa COVID-19 Government Relief Fund for $14,195.99 made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve removing the North and South stop sign at 3rd and Bardsley that was approved on 5/18/2020 with Resolution 20-0518-02 made by Eckrich and seconded by Ungrad. Eckrich ayes, Ungrad ayes, Lockey oppose and Schuning oppose. This will have to be discussed to see if the majority of the Council agrees or disagrees, no decision has been made. Eckrich has received several complaints on this stop sign and Jeanette Long mentioned that the City should have a process for stop signs and that she will never stop at this sign.

    Motion to table discussion on laptops for City employees for home and vehicle use and jetpacks and stands for vehicles and company cell phones. Erwin will get more information on stipend cell phone allowance for other Cities. No action made.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 58 delinquent letters, 15 red tags and no shut offs. Four lots are secured and ready for purchase agreements for the Meyerring Hill Addition. Wellman Construction Inc. submitted a proposal for storm sewer intakes for several locations in town. Rolling B Signs and Designs submitted a proposal for the Meyerring Hill Addition. Wingert reported that there will be an emergency street repair at 804 3rd St. there is a gap between the road and the dirt, and he will have Concrete Leveling Systems look at this as soon as possible to see if mudjacking can repair the street. Randy price will be working on the park electric this week.

    Elected Official Comments: Lockey wanted to thank the City staff and the Neola Volunteer Fire Department for cleaning up after the storm on 8/10/20. Fichter notified the Council that Pottawattamie County will have to create a parcel number for the sale of the burn pile property and will probably take some time. Ungrad explained why he wanted the park walking trail on the agenda and that he called the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities to see if this would be considered a emergency repair, he was told that this was between a fine line to being legal. Fichter approved Pogge that the park trail qualified under an emergency repair because the situation threatens public safety and should have not been removed in first place. Fichter mentioned that he will be working on storm sewer intakes and the water main extension on 5th St. this week.

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin



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    Special City Council Meeting 8.31.20

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Michael Eikenberry, Clint Fichter and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0831-01 Setting Public Hearing on September 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. on voluntary annexation request for Parcel No. 7742 24 100 005, Parcel No. 7742 24 201 004 and Parcel No. 7742 24 201 005, the City has received application from Barrier Family Farms, LLC and the Eikenberry, Michael L Trust made by Schuning and Seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Ungrad ayes and Schuning ayes.

    Motion to approve splitting Parcel No. 7742 25 204 002 Barrier, Bill-Constance Trusts made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on procurement policy. No action made.

    Motion to approve Wellman Construction Inc. proposal for 8 storm sewer intakes for $38,500.00 approved by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on Community Improvements to Increase Economic Stability Pottawattamie County Cities grant application. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Schuning. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:37 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 9.21.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Ron Barrier, Clint Fichter, Lisa Lima, Terry McCarthy, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Eckrich and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 8/17/20, fire department meeting minutes from 9/1/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for Partial Payment No. 4 119.0397.09 for the construction of the Meyerring Subdivision for $108,011.77 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC, application for Sub final Payment No. 2 120.0231.09 for the sports complex water main extension for $427.50 to Wellman Construction Inc. and Meyerring Hill Addition project update with Michael Jorgensen with Snyder & Associates, INC. made by Lockey and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing on voluntary land annexation for Barrier Family Farms and the Eikenberry, Michael L Trust for Parcel No, 7742 24 100 005, Parcel No. 7742 24 201 004 and Parcel No. 7742 24 201 005 made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:35 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on voluntary land annexation for Barrier Family Farms and the Eikenberry, Michael L Trust for Parcel No, 7742 24 100 005, Parcel No. 7742 24 201 004 and Parcel No. 7742 24 201 005 made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:37 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-0921-01: Approving voluntary land annexation for Barrier Family Farms and the Eikenberry, Michael L Trust for Parcel No, 7742 24 100 005, Parcel No. 7742 24 201 004 and Parcel No. 7742 24 201 005 made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on bringing fiber to Neola and a land for a building with Terry McCarthy Lead Project Coordinator with Marne Elk Horn. Bringing fiber to Neola will take about a year and plan on starting in March 2021 and this will make Neola gig certified. No action made.

    Motion to approve street financial report made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Vanarsdol to purchase 8 1” meters for $375.00 apiece, 4 regular meter pits for $900.0 apiece and 4 tandem meter pits for $2,000.00 apiece for the Meyerring Hill Addition to have on hand from Utilities Service Group made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve televising and cleaning sewer on 2nd St. with Utilities Service Group for roughly $3,800.00 and then to reevaluate made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to apply for the Iowa West Grant for water distribution project which would include main work, meter pits, and service lines and would cost a total $1,700,000.00 and we would request $500,000.00 from Iowa West made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve water main extension on 5th St with McCarthy Trenching, LLC for $50,000.00 made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on a 3-phase transformer at 404 Front St for H Squared, LLC. The Council would like them to purchase the building and work on an agreement with the City to provide the electrical needs needed. No action made.

    Motion to approve trenching in powerline and provide electrical underground service for 103 E. Pearl St. and 109 E. Pearl St. and to obtain easement if necessary, to service policy made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to extend the meeting to finish the agenda made by Ungrad and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Motion to table water line that is shared between 302 Pearl St. and 207 3rd St. Vanarsdol will explore options on what to do. No action made.

    Motion to approve proposal for Meyerring Hill Sign from Rolling B Signs and Design for $450.00 made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Lisa Lima is a candidate for Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors and introduced herself to the Council.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 61 delinquent letters, 19 red tags and one shut off. Gene Meyerring inquired if the Council would be open to selling 20’ more land to the west of his lot 5 in the Meyerring Hill Addition. Wingert reported Midwest Coatings will be seal coating soon, planned power outage is on 9/28/20 at 1:00 a.m. will last for about 4 hours. Harrison County REC will be charging $5,000.00 to get everything completed for the switchgear. Vanarsdol mentioned that SUEZ will be cleaning the water tower internally on 9/23/20, there will be no backwashing for 2-3 weeks and water pressure will be running off the generator. Osbahrs has a leak over Labor Day weekend, it was a goose neck leak. The City needs ground to place a well, he wants everybody to start thinking of where the City can possibly buy ground.

    Elected Official Comments: Lockey mentioned that the park trail needs solar lighting.

    Motion to adjourn made by Eckrich and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin



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    Regular City Council Meeting 10.19.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Darin Whatcott, and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion with Darin Whatcott with JDW Midwest, LLC on building and safety code services. No action made.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 9/21/20, fire department meeting minutes from 10/6/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for Partial Payment No. 5 119.0397.09 for the construction of the Meyerring Subdivision for $3,515.00 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC, application for Final Payment No. 3 120.0231.09 for the sports complex water main extension for $3,246.00 to Wellman Construction Inc. and housing program application for Janet Bertelsen at 702 4th St. made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Meyerring Hill Addition final plat and adding a 20’ access maintenance easement for lots 6-10 made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve water main extension on 5th St. for $102,369.23 made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. Schuning and Ungrad in favor. Eckrich, Lockey and Schneckloth oppose.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-1019-01: Setting Public Hearing for 11/16/2020 at 5:30 p.m. for selling City property to Marne Elk Horn for a fiber optics building made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve development agreement with Mike Eikenberry and adding a 15’ easement on the West side with Mike Eikenberry made by Lockey and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Discussion on amending water rates and Fichter will be working on some more options. No action made.

    Motion to approve planning and designing a loan for the water project made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve HP laptop and wireless mouse for $1,507.70 plus tax for Erwin made by Ungrad and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Public Comments: None.

    Motion to extend the meeting to finish the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 62 delinquent letters, 19 red tags and no shut offs. IMFOA Fall Conference is 10/22/2020-10/23/2020 this week, and the Budget Workshop is 11/10/2020 through zoom. Vanarsdol reported that SUEZ cleaned the water tower internally and is now filling with water so he can backwash and then he will start flushing all the hydrants. He will also get with an engineer to discuss chloride outfall because the solution to pollution is dilution to get to the creek. Vanarsdol also mentioned that the fire department is going to apply for the Iowa West Grant for $10,000.00 and plans on purchasing PPE gear which includes gloves and SCBA bottles and will use fundraiser funds if needed.

    Elected Official Comments: Fichter mentioned there are more options for building inspections they can discuss at the next meeting. Schuning thinks that Vanarsdol is doing a great job with the water tower being offline, wants Vanarsdol to contact Feedlot Service Company for tree removal and stump grind at 104 5th St. and would also like an update on the filter from Snyder. Ungrad mentioned that he would like to receive packets on Thursday if possible.

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:57 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin



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    Special City Council Meeting 11.4.20

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter was also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) began at 5:01 p.m.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) finished at 5:35 p.m.

    Motion to approve Reid Hemmingsen as a part time employee with an hourly wage of $15.00 made by Ungrad and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to approve laptop, jet pack and vehicle laptop mount for Vanarsdol approved by Eckrich and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:46 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 11.16.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Nicole Schneckloth and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Joe and Sara Pauley and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 10/19/20, fire department meeting minutes from 11/3/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for Partial Payment No.6 119.0397.09 for the construction of the Meyerring Subdivision for $4,940.00 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC, application for payment Invoice No. 7521 for the Meyerring Hill Addition Electrical Distribution for $120,509.09 to Watts Electric Company, change order No. 1 for the Meyerring Hill Addition Electrical Distribution for $9,115.90 to Watts Electric Company to increase size of all conduit and delivery delays and building permit for Zimmerman Sales & Service for steel building at 202 S. 2nd St. made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing on sale of property at Parcel No. 7742 25 207 001 to Marne Elk Horn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:45 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on sale of property at Parcel No. 7742 25 207 001 to Marne Elk Horn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:45 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-1116-01: Sale of Property made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve the City of Neola being the applicant for the Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program with Joe and Sara Pauley at 101 4th St made by Eckrich and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    The discussion on community grants with Donna Dostal with Pottawattamie County Community Foundation will be 12/21/20.

    Motion to approve engineering service agreement for the water mains with Jeffrey Goodwin with Snyder & Associates, INC. made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on amending water rates and Public Hearing will be 12/21/20. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-1116-
    02: Requesting Reimbursement from Iowa COVID-19 Government Relief Fund made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-1116-03: Urban Renewal Report made by Schneckloth and seconded by Ungrad. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth and Ungrad ayes.

    Discussion on the Annual Financial Report. No action made.

    Discussion on The Unique Boutique mobile with Jayme Busch to park on Street and she just needs to fill out a peddler permit and pay the fee. No action made.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 64 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and no shut offs. MidAmerican Energy will be putting gas into Meyerring Hill Addition for around $8,200.00, Kody Martin has been handling this project. Erwin also mentioned Neola having a Christmas Light contest.

    Elected Official Comments: Ungrad mentioned we need to start working on electrical policies for the City and Vanarsdol is waiting on a quote from REC to replace an electric pole and raise the existing line at 103 E Pearl St.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) began at 7:09 p.m.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Schneckloth ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) finished at 7:18 p.m.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin




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    Special City Council Meeting 12.4.20

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth and Richard Schuning. Clint Fichter and Jeremy Vanarsdol were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Harrison Co. REC proposal for master electric pole at Pearl St for $2,640.33 made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Chris Kreikemeier as a full-time public works employee with an hourly wage of $20.00 made by Lockey and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:25 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Regular City Council Meeting 12.21.20

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Lori Eckrich, Robb Lockey, Nicole Schneckloth, Richard Schuning and Ty Ungrad. Clint Fichter, Jeff Godwin, Mike Jorgensen, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 11/16/20, fire department meeting minutes from 12/1/20, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, liquor license for Blue Cow Market, liquor license for The Buck Snort, FY20 annual financial report by Gronwold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co, P.C., application for Partial Payment No.7 119.0397.09 for the construction of the Meyerring Subdivision for $46,997.45 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC, change order No. 1 for the construction of the Meyerring Subdivision for $49,471.00 to McCarthy Trenching, LLC, application for payment Invoice No. 7570 for the Meyerring Hill Addition Electrical Distribution for $6,342.58 to Watts Electric Company, housing program application for Anthony Gress at 402 S 2nd St, housing program application for Kody and Jessica Martin at 1003 Hillside Dr. and building permit for Sarah Black at 111 E Pearl St for adding cement as floor to existing building made by Lockey and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to open public hearing on amending water rates made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:42 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing on amending water rates made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:42 p.m.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2020-05 Amending Water Rates and waiving the second and third reading made by Ungrad and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-1221-01 Approving Plans, Specifications and Form of Contract for Water Filter Connection made Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to reject all bids on the water filter connection made by Schuning and seconded by Ungrad. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 20-1221-03 Authorizing USDA Rural Development Loan Application made Schuning and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes.

    Motion to approve planning and design loan application for Iowa State Revolving Fund for $371,094.00 for the water project engineering made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to set a budget work session for 1/14/2021 at 5:30 p.m. and a public hearing for Max Levy 1/18/2021 at 5:30 p.m. made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. All in favor.

    Discussion on employee health benefits will discuss in more detail at the budget work session on 1/14/2021. No action made.

    Motion to approve a Building Rehabilitation Grant for the Developer of up to $12,000.00 or 12% of the Developer’s Catalyst Grant award from the State of Iowa for 101 4th St made by Schuning and seconded by Eckrich. All in favor.

    Discussion on walking trail at the park. No action made.

    Public Comments: None.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 56 delinquent letters, 17 red tags and no shut offs. Vanarsdol reported that Chris Kreikemeier started work today and he will need to purchase a new pump for sodium manganate for $1,200.00.

    Elected Official Comments: Ungrad mentioned the burn pile fence and that he is getting bids and it will be on next month’s agenda.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Eckrich. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) began at 7:17 p.m.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Schuning. Roll call vote: Eckrich ayes, Lockey ayes, Schneckloth ayes, Schuning ayes and Ungrad ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) finished at 7:20 p.m.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schuning and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin



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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Randy Ring and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve withdrawing CITIES application for financial assistance made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth and to reconvene at Tri-Center School. All in favor. Meeting adjourned at 5:38 pm.

    Motion to approve the meeting being brought back into session at 5:48 pm at Tri-Center School made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Tri-Center motioned to table sewer agreement until March to sign the contract and motioned to table the soccer field agreement.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 8:00 pm.

    Heidi Erwin


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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Shalimar Mazetis, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 12/17/18, fire department meeting minutes 1/8/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, increase Pottawattamie County animal control services, liquor license for Blue Moon Bar and Grill made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Electric Service Restoration Agreement with Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative for 2019 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. General Manager Joe Farley was not able to attend but plans on making the regular City Council meeting in February.

    Motion to approve updated Tri-Center soccer agreement with modified additions made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table burn pile contract until more information is available made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve additional $2,362.50 out of the $4,725.00 billed for Your Way Construction made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on pool manager, Erwin will start advertising for manager. No action made.

    Discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Discussion on leak adjustment and discontinuing service. No action made.
    Leak adjustment. A customer whose monthly water consumption is at least twice the customer’s average monthly usage over the previous 12-month period due to a leak pas the customer’s meter may request a leak adjustment. Leak adjustments will cover no more than two (2) consecutive month and customers may only apply for one leak adjustment every ten years premise, Utility staff must verify the leak existed and has been correct. The lead adjustment will be calculated as follows:
    • All water consumption above the average monthly usage shall be discounted to the lowest rate offered on the City’s graduated rate scale.
    • All sewer consumption above the average monthly usage shall be forgiven.
    Motion to approve directing utility deposits to the checking account instead of the savings account made by Munch and seconded Pogge. All in favor.

    Public comments: Mazetis with Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation updated the Council that her office will be located in Oakland on Main St and she will be having an open house in April.

    Employee Reports: Ward updated that there is a new EMT and she will be on probation for the first 6 months. Vanarsdol updated the Council that he has had the generators serviced, the sewer lines will need video and jetted he was thinking of getting Laurie Circle and 3rd or 2nd St done next. Vanarsdol and Wingert have been working on the gray shed and the heat should be working this week. Snow and ice removal have been going smooth. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 94 delinquent letters, 24 red tags and no shut offs. Will need to schedule a special meeting this month for 1/30/19 at 5:00pm.

    Elected Official Comments: Lockey expressed concern on the snow removal ordinance and what to do with vehicles on the street while plowing.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:55 pm.

    Heidi Erwin


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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0130-01 authorizing bids for Neola park improvements soccer fields, pedestrian trails and parking and Resolution 19-0130-02 authorizing bids for Neola park improvements concession stand and restroom facilities. Bids are due 2/22/19 at 3:00 pm and the public hearing for 2/25/19 at 5:30 pm made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing to rezone property from agriculture to single family residential made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:29 pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing to rezone property from agriculture to single family residential made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:34 pm.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2019-01 to rezone 701 Shortstop Ave property from agriculture to single family residential waiving the second and third reading made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve housing application for Brett Cook at 98 Mulberry Circle made by Schneckloth and seconded by Matthews. All in Favor.

    Fichter discussed with the Council FY2020 Budget regarding projects for the park, housing development and senior housing with the Neola Development.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:01 pm.

    Heidi Erwin


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    Regular City Council Meeting 2.18.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Nate Eckley, Joe Farley, Clint Fichter, Vicki Roane, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 1/21/19, fire department meeting minutes 2/5/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, and to remove Broeckelman & Associates FY18 annual exam recommendations from the consent agenda to item 5 on the agenda made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Broeckelman & Associates FY18 Annual Exam recommendations and to change local option sales tax during the next general election made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion with Joe Farley General Manager with Harrison County REC, he stopped in to see if we had any concerns and stated that we have had a great relationship since 1999 and that Harrison County REC can assist with economic development. No action made.

    Discussion on Neola Development’s cottages infrastructure Roane stated they plan on breaking ground in late May, Wellman Construction will be completing the infrastructure for $180,790.50 and Fichter will assist on a draft with Neola Development for March Council meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve procedure on parking issues which include giving a one-time one week (7 days) sticker for all vehicles with parking issues to enforce tow policy, then after one week they will receive a 24 hour tow sticker or 8 hour tow sticker for snow emergency in which a picture will be taken of the vehicle with sticker on it and sent to Clerk and then if the vehicle still has not moved it will be towed by Lyon’s Towing the City will accrue the tow charge that will be charged to the Citizen with an additional $40.00 tow fee made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Discussion on reimbursement for $101.65 to Ashlie Pecha for Dave Lyon’s Repair & Towing invoice. No action made.

    Discussion with Nate Eckley with High Caliber Computer Systems regarding the new website for Neola, the website will be live this week. No action made.

    Motion to approve Dylan Pitt as pool manager for $15.00 an hour made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve advertising for burn pile on Facebook, publish in Gazette and Daily Nonpareil for a piece of land made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve The Daily Nonpareil to publish City publications made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Wingert updated the Council that he purchased new blades for plow on the truck and that Wellman’s Construction has been moving snow all day today and will continue to move snow tomorrow as well. Vanarsdol updated the Council that the skid loader will need new tires ASAP, he is working on getting bids for video and jetting the sewer mains and to have a maintence schedule in place and he also mentioned that the existing ball fields batting cages, crow’s nest, dug outs and the grand stand bleachers need a top shade over hang need maintained and updated. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 87 delinquent letters, 17 red tags and 2 shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: Munch mentioned declaring a snow emergency if needed when snow is expected.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:25 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, David Stern, Kevin Zimmerman and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing for proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the 2019 Neola park improvements concession stand and restroom facility made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:44 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for proposed plan, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the 2019 Neola park improvements concession stand and restroom facility made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:47 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-02-25-01: Approving 2019 Neola park improvements concession stand and restroom facility made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Discussion on reviewing construction bids for 2019 Neola park improvements concessions stand and restroom facility. No action made.

    Discussion on Resolution 19-02-25-02: Making award of contract for 2019 Neola park improvements concession stand and restroom facility with Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc. with some change orders on alternate ideas. No action made.

    Motion to open a public hearing for proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the 2019 Neola park improvements soccer fields, pedestrian trails and parking made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:15 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for proposed plan, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the 2019 Neola park improvements soccer fields, pedestrian trails and parking made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 6:15 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-02-25-03: Approving 2019 Neola park improvements soccer fields, pedestrian trails and parking made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.
    Discussion on reviewing construction bids for 2019 Neola park improvements soccer fields, pedestrian trails and parking. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-02-25-04: Making award of contract for 2019 Neola park improvements soccer fields, pedestrian trails and parking to Next Phase Environmental, Inc. for $280,223.04 and add alternate No 1 for the subdrain system for $22,272.34 for a total lump sum of $302,495.38 made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to open a public hearing for FY20 Budget made by Schneckloth and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:29 p.m. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for FY20 Budget made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 6:29 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-02-25-05: Approving FY 2020 Budget made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Ragbri XLVII 2019 Pass-through Town Agreement for pass-through date: Sunday July 21, 2019 and shut down time: 2:30 p.m. made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Matthews, Munch and Schneckloth in favor. Pogge opposed.

    Motion to approve housing application for Katelyn Dermody at 506 3rd St. made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in Favor.

    Motion to approve refund for liquor license for Blue Moon Bar and Grill to Brenda Eckrich made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin


    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0130-01 authorizing bids for Neola park improvements soccer fields, pedestrian trails and parking and Resolution 19-0130-02 authorizing bids for Neola park improvements concession stand and restroom facilities. Bids are due 2/22/19 at 3:00 pm and the public hearing for 2/25/19 at 5:30 pm made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing to rezone property from agriculture to single family residential made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:29 pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing to rezone property from agriculture to single family residential made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:34 pm.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2019-01 to rezone 701 Shortstop Ave property from agriculture to single family residential waiving the second and third reading made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve housing application for Brett Cook at 98 Mulberry Circle made by Schneckloth and seconded by Matthews. All in Favor.

    Fichter discussed with the Council FY2020 Budget regarding projects for the park, housing development and senior housing with the Neola Development.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:01 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Denise Carlson, Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, John Schnitker, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert, Kevin Zimmerman and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 2/18/19, fire department meeting minutes 3/5/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, law enforcement services contract for 7/1/19 to 6/30/20, tobacco permit for Blue Moon Bar and Grill, Erwin attending IMFOA Conference April 10-12, Erwin attending Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute July 15-17 and July 22-24, WIDA certificate of participation, and Harrison Co. REC Annual Meeting/Member Appreciation made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-03-18-01: Approve contracts and bonds with next phase made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-03-18-02: Making award of contract for 2019 Neola park improvements concession stand and restroom facility with Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc. for $291,550.00 with change orders made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to table shade structures for park bleachers made by Schneckloth and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion with Carlson with Neola Betterment Corporation informed the Council that they received an Iowa West Grant for $200,000.00 and Fichter would have an agreement ready for April’s meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve appraisal on parcel 7742 13 100 003 and Fichter sending letter to purchase land for burn pile made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Discussion on Michael and Lori Eckrich purchasing alley next to 302 High St. No action made.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Wingert updated the Council that he has been working on cold patching pot holes and that the streets will need repairs in certain areas. The dump truck rear end went out and is being repaired by Kevin Smith. Vanarsdol updated the Council that the sewer plant did very well during the flood and jetting for 2nd and 3rd Street will begin this summer. Ward reported that the Neola Volunteer Fire & Rescue St. Patrick’s Dinner had a great turn out and wanted to thank everybody that attended. The fire department ordered 11 scuba bottles for $10,000.00 and they will be delivered in 15 weeks. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 77 delinquent letters, 16 red tags and no shut offs. Ragbrai will be in Neola July 21st and would like all local vendors to be able to participate and there is interest in the lots in the future housing addition.

    Elected Official Comments: Goodsell updated the Council on some of the parking issues occurring in the City.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Munch. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Special City Council Meeting 4.1.19

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Midwest Coatings Company, Inc.’s proposal for 3rd St. emergency patch full depth asphalt repair for $10,800.00 made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:47 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Denise Carlson, Jessica Heine, Mike Jorgensen, Anna Killpack, Scott Parks, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert, Kevin Zimmerman and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 3/18/19, fire department meeting minutes 4/2/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, tobacco permit for Blue Cow Market LLC, housing program application for Doris Hough at 508 4th St for a loan needing siding and garage roof, building permit for Jon Williams at 307 5th St for a shed and a fence made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve change order for smoothing interior walls and change the hip roof to a gable roof for the concession stand and restroom facility with Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc. made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0415-01: Approve contracts and bonds with next phase for concession stand and restroom facility with Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc. made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to table financing options for the park project made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Snyder & Associates standard professional services agreement for the Meyerring Subdivision for $87,900.00 made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to table selling reclaimed barn wood from the Meyerring property made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table Neola Betterment Agreement made by Schneckloth and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to set public hearing for FY19 Budget Amendment to 5/20/19 at 5:30 made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to lock and close burn pile gates burn and clean up made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve three commercial triangle shade sails and cables from Mighty Covers for $5,747.70 and to spend up to $3,500.00 at Menards for lumber, tin for the four dugouts made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Parks was wondering when Bardsley and 3rd St. will be repaired and Goodsell informed him that Midwest Coatings will be repairing the Street this summer it is an emergency repair.

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol updated the Council that they will be working on filling the pool, turning the water on at the park, working on the dug outs and shade for the bleachers, cleaning out the burn pile, fixing the cameras, putting the Spring banners up. He also informed the Council that 3rd St. jetting went well there was only issue that somebody tried to bore through the main. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 80 delinquent letters, 22 red tags and 2 shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: Munch updated the Council on how the Ragbri meeting went and that Neola will be the breakfast stop and there will be a Ragbri informational meeting 5/6/19 at 6:00 pm.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Special City Council Meeting 4.24.19

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Denise Carlson, Clint Fichter, John Schnitker, Eric Wingert, Kevin Zimmerman and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve change order no. 1 revising the scope for concession stand and restroom facility to not add the brick texture on the interior walls and change hip roof style to gable roof style for ($9,200.00) with Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve setting public hearing for a line-of-credit for up to $300,000.00 from Farmers & Merchants for 5/20/19 at 5:30 p.m. for the park project made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Neola Betterment Agreement made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Pogge left at 6:08 p.m.

    Motion to approve paying $500.00 to Gene Carlson for the annual 2019 rent for the burn pile made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to table selling reclaimed wood from the Meyerring property made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve pool employees Melissa Way for $12.50, Trina Casey for $10.00, Tillie Heim for $8.50, Trinity Weers for $7.75, Luke Hundtofte for $7.75, Tatum McKee for $7.75, Brock Gross for $7.50, Charlie Munch for $7.50, Frankie Munch for $7.50, Anna Bladt for $7.50 and Justin Weers for $7.50. Grand opening is 5/28/19. Hours of operation for open swim 12:30-7:00pm M-Sat, 1:00-6:00pm Sun. Aerobics 8:00-9:00am M, W, F. Lap Swim 10:00-11:00am M, W F. Swim Team Practice 9:00-10:00 M, T, W, TH, F. Guard training for a Neola employee $65.00 and $100.00 for everyone else. Swim lesson training for a Neola employee $25.00 and for everybody else $50.00. Open swim price baby (4 & under) $1.00, youth $4.00 and adult $5.00. 10-punch pass price for youth $40.00 and adult is $50.00. Membership prices for a family is $160.00 for a family with a swim team member $150.00, grandparents $140.00, individual $100.00 and an individual with a swim team member $90.00. Swim lessons are $50.00 for the first child and $45.00 for any additional children. Water aerobics and lap swim 10-punch pass $40.00 and the drop in rate is $5.00. Pool party is $100.00 for 2 hours approved by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:54 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Special City Council Meeting 4.1.19

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Midwest Coatings Company, Inc.’s proposal for 3rd St. emergency patch full depth asphalt repair for $10,800.00 made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:47 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Regular City Council Meeting 5.20.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, John Rasmussen, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Paul Ward, Tim Winchman, Matt Wyant and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 4/15/19, fire department meeting minutes 5/7/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, tobacco permit for Blue Moon Bar and Grill, Erwin’s vacation 6/25/19-6/28/19, Wingert’s vacation 7/1/19-7/7/19, VanArsdol’s vacation 7/13/19-7/20/19, Erwin’s vacation 9/19/19-9/25/19, building permit for Diane Osbahr at 606 2nd St for a garage, building permit for Randy Ring at 702 Front St for a new home and detached garage, housing program application for Nancy Becker at 208 Laurie Circle, housing program application for Carlene Ronfeldt at 303 Bardsley Ave, partial payment 118.0497 for the concession stand for $62,196.62 to Zimmerman Sales and Service Inc. and to remove building permit for Kandi McCool at 506 1st St for a stick deck from the consent agenda to a regular item on the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on road closures on Railroad Highway for repairs with Tim Wichman, Chairman Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors and John Rasmussen, County Engineer. One lane will be closed to traffic on the Mosquito Creek Bridge and the anticipated start date is 7/19/19 and the anticipated completion date is 10/19/19. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0520-04 to withdraw from the Southwest Iowa Housing Trust Fund and join the Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing for FY2018-2019 Budget Amendment made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:06 p.m. There was no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for FY2018-2019 Budget Amendment made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:06 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0520-01 FY2018-2019 Budget Amendment made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing to enter into an urban renewal loan agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $525,000.00 made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:08 p.m. There was no public comments. Motion to close public hearing to enter into an urban renewal loan agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $525,000.00 made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:08 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0520-02 to enter into a General Obligation Note not to exceed $525,000.00 for Urban Renewal, for a term not to exceed five years at market rate interest for tax exempt municipal loans made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes.

    Motion to open public hearing to enter into a general corporate purpose loan agreement at the amount not to exceed $300,000.00 made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:12 p.m. There was no public comments. Motion to close public hearing to enter into a general corporate purpose loan agreement at the amount not to exceed $300,000.00 made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 6:12 p.m.

    Schneckloth entered the meeting at 6:13 p.m.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0520-03 to enter into a General Obligation Note not to exceed $300,000.00 for the construction and equipping of a public park, including the construction of soccer fields, concession stands, and other improvements, for a term not to exceed five years at market rate interest for tax exempt municipal loans made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2019-02 Temporary Regulations to Govern Activities Associated with RAGBRAI waiving the second and third reading made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0520-04 that the regularly scheduled Council meeting for 7/15/19 at 5:30 p.m. be rescheduled to 7/18/19 at 5:30 p.m. made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Discussion on Simple City GIS System. No action made.

    Motion to approve flower pot holders, castings, and flowers for new street light poles off of 3rd and 4th St made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve having the Neola Volunteer Fire & Rescue burn down all buildings at the Meyerring property made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table to replace the entire furnace/AC/Coil for City Hall made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Harbor Freight U.S. General Series 2-56” double bank roller cabinet for $749.99, top chest for $469.99 and Craftsman 540 piece mechanics tool set for $1249.87 made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve pool employees Trina Casey for $12.50, Charlotte Guerrero for $7.50 and Taylor Conn for $7.50 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve building permit for Kandi McCool at 506 1st St for a stick deck and for her to pay double the permit fee because the contractor completed deck before it was approved by the Council and to send a letter to contractor made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Public Comments: None

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol updated the Council that they have been working on the dugouts at the park and will be meeting with Neola Betterment’s contractor about the electricity. Ward updated the Council that there is one new member on the fire department, 2 members are taking the EMS course, 3 members are taking Firefighter 1 course and one member is taking a 6 month leave of absence. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 70 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and no shut offs. RAGBRAI informational meeting is 5/22/19 at 6:00 p.m.

    Elected Official Comments: Clint updated the Council on the burn pile, the owners do not want any plastic bags, leafs or grass clippings, it needs to stay clean and he will have a follow up conversation and update the Council next month. Matthews commented on all the grass clippings on the street and there will be nuisance letters going to the homeowners and then a $50.00 fine for the City to clean it. Grass clippings will plug the storm water inlets.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin


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    Regular City Council Meeting 6.17.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Ethan Matthews and Nicole Schneckloth. Geneie Andrews, Steve Barrier, Gene Carlson, Clint Fichter, Adam Gittins, Louis Carlson Gittins, Greg Heine, Mike Jorgensen, Quinton Randel, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.


    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 5/20/19, fire department meeting minutes 6/4/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Avoca Library Agreement, contract for musical services for Finding Dixie for RAGBRAI on 7/21/19, partial payment 118.0497 for the concession stand for $54,225.30 to Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc, housing program application for Nelson Ploen at 508 2nd St., building permit for Mark and Karla Pogge at 300 3rd St. for a back deck and to remove contract for musical services for Finding Dixie for RAGBRAI on 7/21/19 from the consent agenda to regular item on the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Greg Heine as Fire Chief made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. Matthews and Schneckloth in favor. Pogge oppose. Motion to approve Heidi Erwin as City Clerk and made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Motion to approve Clint Fichter as City Attorney made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on Meyerring Development preliminary plat along with a schedule for Planning and Zoning with Mike Jorgensen with Snyder and Associates, Inc. No action made.

    Discussion on the burn pile with Adam Gittins, Gene Carlson and Louis Carlson Gittins. They expressed their concerns with plastic bags, commercial contractors dumping and the liability of the burn pile. Fichter and Gittins will be working together on the new lease agreement for the burn pile. No action made.

    Motion to approve contract for musical services for Finding Dixie for RAGBRAI on 7/21/19 and donating $100.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Simple City GIS Mapping System with three (3) separate payments and the first payment will be $20,000.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 2.0% cost of living raise for VanArsdol he was making $29.80 and will now be making $30.40, Wingert he was making $20.90 and will not be making $21.32 and Erwin she was making $18.22 and now will be making $18.59 for FY20 made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. Re-evaluation will be in October. Goodsell will complete letter of expectations, have each employee sign and place in personnel file. All in favor.

    Discussion on consideration for loan proposal for Urban Renewal not to exceed $525,000.00 and loan proposal for the public park not to exceed $300,000.00. Fichter should have finished within 2 weeks and will be receiving 5 bids for each loan proposal and will discuss at a special meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0617-03 Reimbursement for park expenses for Zimmerman payments made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0617-01 FY19 Transfers made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0617-02 Internal Loan for TIF made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Discussion on future water project which is eligible for USDA funding. No action made.

    Motion to table Agriland FS engineered soil mix to improve the playing surface of the little league field made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve KPS HVAC Services for 96-1 EFF 40,000 BTU furnace /A.H. for City Hall for $5,800.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve block party application made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Wellman Construction Inc. bid for emergency repair at High St. between 4
    th and 5th St. for $800.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Public Comments: None

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 88 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and one shut off. The next RAGBRAI informational meeting is 7/10/19 at 6:00 p.m. Pott. Co. Sheriff’s Department would like to train at the Meyerring property one last time on 6/26/19 before the fire department has a controlled fire.

    Elected Official Comments: Goodsell informed the Council that she went to a housing meeting concerning modular homes and she updated the Council that Neola Betterment cottages have not broken ground yet.
    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin



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    Special City Council Meeting 7.9.19

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pro Tem Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Greg Heine and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve liquor license for Tipsy Cow LLC made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve liquor license for RAGBRAI vendor Wine on Wheels made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:02 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 7.18.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pro Tem Karla Pogge was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Mike Jorgensen, Richard Schuning and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 6/17/19, fire department meeting minutes 7/2/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for Partial Payment No. 3 118.0497 for the concession stand for $37,889.24 to Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc., application for Partial Payment No. 1 118.0497 for the soccer field for $17,154.05 to Next Phase Environmental, Inc., building permit for Farmers & Merchants State Bank at 300 Front St for putting in a ATM and to remove application for Partial Payment No. 3 118.0497 for the concession stand for $37,889.24 to Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc. and application for Partial Payment No. 1 118.0497 for the soccer field for $17,154.05 to Next Phase Environmental, Inc. made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve preliminary plat for Meyerring Subdivision with Mike Jorgensen with Snyder and Associates, Inc. made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve application for Partial Payment No. 3 118.0497 for the concession stand for $37,889.24 to Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc. and application for Partial Payment No. 1 118.0497 for the soccer field for $17,154.05 to Next Phase Environmental, Inc. made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve a wooden light pole with an LED fixture where the tree used to be at the NACC on 4th St. made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0718-01 loan for Urban Renewal not to exceed $525,000.00 with Midstates Bank with 3.5% fixed rate made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-0718-02 loan for the public park not to exceed $300,000.00 with Midstates Bank with 3.5% fixed rate made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.



    Motion to approve to investigate options for a future water project which is eligible for USDA funding made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the Neola Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire Department to add a new member that lives outside City limits made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the Neola Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire Department to have hydrant parties made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on grading ambulance bay garage cement by the door and instructed Heine to get bids for the grading and bids to replace all of the concrete in front. No action made.

    Motion to approve putting ten porta pots and one washing station at the West side of Barrier’s on Front St. and ten porta pots and one washing station at the East side of Barrier’s on Front St. made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to place the cable for bike parking in front of the bars on Front St. made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve street closures for RAGBRAI Front St. from 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th St and 3rd and 4th St. prior to Pearl St. for 7/21/19 made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Richard Shuning mentioned that he did not know there was so much TIF funds available for the park project.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 78 delinquent letters, 23 red tags and no shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: Matthews would like bids for demolition of buildings on the Meyerring subdivision and have ready for the 8/19/19 Regular Council meeting. He also thinks that we need to get bids for street repair and get Midwest Coatings opinion to see if they think that the street needs a full depth repair.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:24 p.m.

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    Regular City Council Meeting 8.19.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Nathan Andersen, Cheryl Canada representing Avoca Veterinary Clinic, Paul Carlson, Clint Fichter, David Gittins, Jamie Gittins, Joy Heimbaugh, Greg Heine, Darwin Johansen, Mike Jorgensen, Andrea Knauss, Ryan Knauss, Jon Krohn, Katie Krohn, Dawn Lindsey, Jason Mass, Rhianna Meinke, Richard Schuning, Amy Skow, Brian Skow, Mark Stangl, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Misti Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to open administrative public hearing to contest the vicious or dangerous dog declaration with David and Jamie Gittins made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:30 p.m. David Gittins explained to the Council that he has been compliant with all Animal Controls recommendations for Thor their dog. Motion to close public hearing to contest the vicious or dangerous dog declaration with David and Jamie Gittins made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public Hearing officially closed at 5:37 p.m.

    Motion to provide more time for the Council to research different options and solutions and to be discussed on 8/26/19 at 5:30 p.m. special meeting made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 7/18/19, fire department meeting minutes 8/6/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for Partial Payment No. 4 118.0497 for the concession stand for $53,441.41 to Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc., application for Partial Payment No. 2 118.0497 for the soccer field for $121,605.92 to Next Phase Environmental, Inc., housing program application for Nancy Johnsen and David Drennen at 702 Front St., housing program application for Curt Wellman at 200 Avon St., liquor license for Hoo Doo Days made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on Meyerring Subdivision cost estimate and easements with Mike Jorgensen with Snyder & Associates, Inc. to check surveys and to communicate with Barriers over easements and will discuss on 9/9/19 at 5:30 p.m. special meeting. No action made.

    Discussion on future water project, Mike Jorgensen with Snyder & Associates, Inc. will communicate with Regional Water and Vanarsdol before he provides a scope of services and will also discuss on 9/9/19 at 5:30 p.m. special meeting. No action made.
    Mike Jorgensen with Snyder & Associates, Inc also gave an update on the park concession stand and soccer fields with a timeline on a completion date.

    Discussion on naming the soccer field and putting a plaque on the new concession stand building. No action made.

    Motion to approve Frontier Technology, LLC invoice 1.061519 for $4,478.00 for Neola Sports Complex cameras made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Feldmann & Company C.P.A.’s, P.C. proposal for FY 2019 annual examination for $3,575.00 made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Ring Construction Inc. bid for $16,500.00 for demolition and removal of all debris for location 700 5th St. following scope and work must be completed by 9/15/19 made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve street closings for Hoo Doo Days 3rd & 4th St. from Front St. to Pearl St. and Pearl St. from 2nd & 4th St. through 8/30/19 to 9/2/19 made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Erwin’s $2.00 raise for finishing Municipal Professionals Institute she was making $18.59 and now will be making $20.59 made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve junior firefighter program made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Schuning questioned if the line of credit for the park and Meyerring property has been approved, he thinks that the main should be extended for the Meyerring property and he also stated that being Mayor and Council is a thankless job and you must abide by your ordinances.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 73 delinquent letters, 17 red tags and no shut offs. Erwin also presented an update on the pool for the year and mentioned that Jennifer Fischer was wondering if post prom could have a pool party, would they have to pay the $100.00 fee. Wingert has been getting bids for 3rd and Bardsley and for the ambulance bay, he has been working on electric repairs and tree trimming and will be painting the streets before Hoo Doo Days. Vanarsdol updated the Council the water and sewer main is tied in on 1st St., there was a service line leak to a shut off on 1st St., Utilities Service Group will televise and clean sewer line at Laurie Circle and 2nd St. next and they will start preparing for Hoo Doo Days. Johansen mentioned that there will be a fire personnel appreciation dinner and that it will be paid for by the fundraiser account, Gary Kennedy retired from the fire department and that carbon monoxide detectors were purchased for welcome packets for Tri-Center to welcome new families to the community.

    Elected Official Comments: Goodsell mentioned that the hiring committee should meet in September to re-evaluate cost of living raise instead of October for City employees and she also mentioned that Wingert would like the opportunity to get certified in water and wastewater.

    Motion to adjourn made by Lockey and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

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    Special City Council Meeting 8.26.19

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Cheryl Canada representing Avoca Veterinary Clinic, David Gittins, Jamie Gittins, Deputy Harvey, Joy Heimbaugh, Amy Skow, Brian Skow, Deputy Weber and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Wellman Construction Inc. proposal for $18,000.00 to remove, replace street curb, gutter for Bardsley St between 3rd and 4th St. full depth street repair, to explore the cause of deterioration and to provide a solution made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the vicious dog declaration on Thor owned by David and Jamie Gittins made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Pogge ayes Schneckloth ayes and Munch oppose. The vicious dog declaration is upheld and the Council hereby allows 60 days for the removal of the dog, so that David and Jamie Gittins have adequate time to arrange a new home for the dog. However any additional incident in this time period will result in the immediate seizure of the dog and it will only be released if a suitable home is located for the dog outside the City limits of Neola.

    Motion to adjourn made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Special City Council Meeting 9.9.19

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Ethan Matthews, and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Richard Schuning, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on Meyerring subdivision cost estimate and easements with Mike Jorgensen from Snyder & Associates Inc. No action made.

    Motion to approve standard professional services agreement for water system preliminary engineering report for $23,750.00 with Snyder & Associates Inc. made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Discussion on burn pile. No action made.

    Motion to start bidding for a new and used truck made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on a utility task vehicle. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:36 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Regular City Council Meeting 9.16.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Shalimar Mazetis, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 8/19/19, fire department meeting minutes 9/10/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for Partial Payment No. 5 118.0497 for the concession stand for $51,203.05 to Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc., application for Partial Payment No. 3 118.0497 for the soccer field for $76,374.67 to Next Phase Environmental, Inc., update on park project concession stand, soccer field, trail and parking lot and building permit for Mendi Dohse at 306 3rd St. to install concrete steps made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on four way stop sign on 2nd and Pearl St. No action made.

    Motion to approve naming the soccer field “Hall Sports Complex” and putting a plaque on the new concession stand building made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Urban Renewal Report made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Street Financial Report made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Mazetis mentioned she will be attending more meetings and looking into locations for businesses in Neola.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) and (j) began at 5:54 pm.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) and (j) finished at 6:11 pm.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 77 delinquent letters, 25 red tags and no shut offs. Erwin expressed there is interest in a solar panel buyback program. Wingert updated on Council on the truck quotes on new and pre-owned trucks. Vanarsdol updated the Council that electric will be going to 702 Front St new house and that since there is no way to flush Lavonne Bahrke’s line he will be purchasing a new flush valve. Heine gave an update for the fire department that they added a new member Ryan Kline and he will be taking Firefighter 1 along with Dylan Pitt and that the department is short one nozzle so they will be purchasing that soon.

    Motion to authorize Wingert to look at a vehicle and to make an agreement to hold until Council approval made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Elected Official Comments: None.

    Motion to adjourn made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:59 p.m.

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    Special City Council Meeting 9.30.19

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Ron Barrier, Herb Brich, Greg Heine, Mike Jorgensen, Brian Manhart, Jeanette Masker, Richard Schuning, Cecilia Thomas, Chad Thomas, Ty Ungrad, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on Meyerring subdivision, the Barrier Family is willing to allow the City to put a lift station on their land since property owners were not in agreement with an easement on their property and that the Council decided to proceed with their original plan with Mike Jorgensen from Snyder & Associates Inc. No action made.

    Motion to purchase 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with tailgate from Christensen Motors for $17,990.00 made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to purchase 5 shade structure posts 6” round 24’ height from American Fence for $540.00 each totaling $2,700.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:37 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin

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    Special City Council Meeting 10.14.19

    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 19-1014-01 demonstrating local support and participation on the Meyerring Subdivision project made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:36 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin
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    Regular City Council Meeting 10.21.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Denise Carlson, Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Mike Jorgenson, Melinda Kurtz, Vicky Roane, John Schnitker, Richard Schuning, Ty Ungrad, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Steve Watson, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 9/16/19, fire department meeting minutes 10/1/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, Erwin attending Budget Workshop 11/19/18 in Harlan, building permit for Dean and Anna Killpack at 103 Rosa Dr. for building a deck and application for Partial Payment No. 6 (Sub-Final) 118.0497 for the concession stand for $9,909.32 to Zimmerman Sales and Service, Inc. made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on an update from Neola Betterment cottages regarding Vantage Pointe Homes cannot transport the duplex boxes due to width restrictions on Highway 2 at Nebraska City and the infrastructure work was over two months behind. This will be on the November agenda to add an amendment to their development agreement for an extension. No action made.

    Discussion on well asset maintenance program proposal with Melinda Kurtz with SUEZ and this will discussed in November to see if we can work on an alternate pricing schedule. No action made.

    Discussion and possible action on playing surface on little league field with Steve Watson with Agriland FS and he will be working on a quote for next year. No action made.

    Discussion on Meyerring Subdivision covenants and this will be discussed in November. No action made.

    Discussion on Meyerring Subdivision lots with Mike Jorgenson with Snyder & Associates, Inc. he is finalizing property plans. No action made.

    Discussion and possible action on memberships to Quail Run Golf Course, Neola Indoor Pool and to the NACC as an incentive if a Meyerring Subdivision lot is purchased. Goodsell will be taking proposal to Quail Run Golf Course Board for discussion. No action made.

    Motion to approve Fichter to send a letter to Carlson Heritage Farms, LLC, Lois Gittins and Gene Carlson regarding the burn pile made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Discussion and possible action on Erwin, Vanarsdol and Wingert cost of living or performance raises. Fichter will be working on a salary survey. No action made.

    Discussion and possible action on Feldmann & Company CPAs PC independent report on applying agreed-upon procedure for fiscal year 2019. No action made.

    Motion to approve Ty’s Outdoor Power & Service estimate on a BOSS blade, crate, SL3 headlight technology, snow deflector and installation for $6,772.38 made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Richard Schuning wanted to say thanks for getting the lights up on 4th Street and was also wondering about a permanent easement at the Meyerring property if trees needed to be removed.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 77 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and no shut offs. She also presented to the Council concession stand signs to see what they liked best. Wingert updated the Council that he has been winterizing the pool, getting everything ready for winter, taking the wire and speakers down and is still currently working on trimming the trees. Vanarsdol updated the Council that he has been working on flushing all the hydrants.

    Elected Official Comments: Matthews stated that the lights on the pickle ball court are not working and was inquiring if the City is going to start rental inspections like the City Code states. Goodsell would also like a list of the nuisance properties in town.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

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    Regular City Council Meeting 11.18.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Lori Eckrich, Jeffrey Godwin, Greg Heine, Bud Johansen, Mike Jorgenson, Richard Schuning, Ty Ungrad, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 10/21/19, fire department meeting minutes 11/5/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, application for Partial Payment No. 4 118.0497 (sub-final) for the soccer field for $74,657.63 to Next Phase Environmental, Inc. and annual financial report and to remove application for Partial Payment No. 4 118.0497 (sub-final) for the soccer field for $74,657.63 to Next Phase Environmental, Inc. from the consent agenda to an regular item on the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve application for Partial Payment No. 4 118.0497 (sub-final) for $64,657.63 instead of $74,657.63 to Next Phase Environmental, Inc. made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Discussion on Meyerring lift station location either needing an easement or purchasing land from Barriers with Mike Jorgenson from Snyder & Associates, INC. Scheduling a meeting with Barrier for purchasing land and also discussed a low pressure sewer option for each household. No action made.

    Discussion on an update on the water study with Jeffrey Godwin from Snyder & Associates, INC. No action made.

    Motion to approve Neola Betterment development agreement amendment to add an extension that two duplex units and two cottage units shall be completed with 24 months from the date of the agreement. An additional one duplex unit and two cottage units shall be completed within thirty-six months from the date of the agreement made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on well asset maintenance program proposal with an alternate pricing schedule from SUEZ. No action made.

    Discussion on Meyerring Subdivision covenants and the revisions will include fencing and garage area. No action made.

    Discussion on Meyerring Subdivision lots. No action made.
    Discussion and possible action on memberships to Quail Run Golf Course, Neola Indoor Pool and to the NACC as an incentive if a Meyerring Subdivision lot is purchased. No action made.

    Motion to table concession stand sign for the park to January’s meeting made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve selling truck box for $1,500.00 to Western Iowa Wireless made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve purchasing snow blower from Ron Barrier for $2,350.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Schuning mentioned that the shingles on the well have blown off and need replaced and mentioned doing a tin roof this time instead.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 69 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and no shut offs. Wingert updated the Council that he has been using the street sweeper to remove leafs from the street, electric will be place underground on the Johnsons property and they have started putting the Christmas lights up downtown. Vanarsdol updated the Council that he will tapping the water main at Bahrke’s. Heine updated the Council that he has interviewed 3 candidates for the cadet program, training will include having a few burns in town and December Chiefs meeting is the same night as the regular Council meeting.

    Elected Official Comments: Motion to approve moving December’s regular meeting to 12/18/19 at 5:30 p.m. instead of 12/16/19 at 5:30 p.m. due to the conflict of the Chefs meeting made by Munch and seconded by Nicole. All in favor. Goodsell mentioned that the Lions Club plans on purchasing trees for the park and planting them in spring.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) and (j) began at 7:23 pm.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) and (j) finished at 7:32 pm.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

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    Regular City Council Meeting 12.18.19

    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Jim Cunningham, Clint Fichter, Lori Eckrich, Greg Heine, Jeff Lefeber, Randy Ring, Richard Schuning, Ty Ungrad, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting from 11/18/19, fire department meeting minutes from 12/3/19, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Pott. Co. animal control monthly report, liquor license for Blue Cow Market, liquor license for The Buck Snort, building permit for Kandi McCool at 506 1st St to build a front deck and an update on the water study with Jeffrey Goodwin with Snyder & Associates, INC. made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve paying liquidated damages for Next Phase Environmental, Inc. for $10,000.00 made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve setting a budget hearing for 1/20/20 at 5:30 p.m. made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve purchasing a panaview multi-sport scoreboard for the soccer field from Daktronics for $3,899.00 and the sound system needed made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve purchasing materials for the eagles nest for the soccer field not to exceed $4,500.00 with Randy Ring donating his time to build it made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Schuning wanted to know if the well water has been tested and the square feet has been measured to extend the Meyerring property.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 87 delinquent letters, 18 red tags and 2 shut offs. Erwin updated the Council that McKenzie Ring is concerned about enforcing the speed limit on 3rd St towards the cemetery. The Harrison Co. REC electric service restoration agreement was delivered today and there are no changes. Wingert updated the Council that McCarthy tapped into the water main at 702 Front St. and is flushing Bharkes hydrant. Heine updated the Council that they are impressed by the new nozzle, they had a controlled burn a couple weeks ago and Jeremy Myers will be conducting a CPR class for the department in January.

    Elected Official Comments: Matthews mentioned that the NACC is having issues with their roof leaking due to the pool roof. Pogge mentioned to Fichter that she would like to see more detail on the Polychronic invoice.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:28 p.m.

    Heidi Erwin


  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Jeremy VanArsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular Council meeting 12/18/17, Fire Department meeting minutes 1/8/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve renegotiating 28e agreement with the NACC made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on managing the swim pool, pool manager job description. No action made.

    Motion to approve getting more quotes on a uniform contract made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to close the current credit cards that have employee’s names on them and get new corporate cards with the City of Neola on them approved by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on Matulka’s property at 104 & 108 Front St public right-of-way beatification. No action made.

    Discussion on liability related to clinics and camps on public parks. No action made.

    Discussion on initial budget and the next special meeting discussing the budget will be 1/25/18. No action made.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: VanArsdol reported that the Fire Department will be having St. Patricks Day Dinner & Dance on 3/10/18 and will be selling raffle tickets for a grill, iPad and $100.00 gift card to the Blue Cow and that he also has been looking into getting a snow bucket. Wingert reported that he has been working on snow removal and keeping the streets clean. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 113 delinquent letters, 30 red tags and one shut off.

    No elected official comments.
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Scott Brooks, Robb Lockey, Joe Munch, and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Rolling B Farms Inc. invoice for 96” snow bucket and bolt on cutting edge for $2,720.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on developer’s $3,500.00 housing program for Brett Cook. No action made.

    Motion to close Neola Fire Department bank account with $14,648.06 and transferring funds to Fire Department fundraiser made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Motion to purchase real estate within the budget discussed and conduct a lien search made by Pogge and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Brooks and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:10 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Scott Brooks, Robb Lockey, Joe Munch, and Nicole Schneckloth. Brett Cook, Jason Cook, Clint Fichter, Jeremy VanArsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Brooks and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion regarding builder’s incentive for $3,500.00 for the Housing program with Brett and Jason Cook with the Council. This will be discussed on 2/19/18 regular meeting.

    Motion to approve advertising in the Gazette for a pool manager and life guards made by Brooks and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve purchasing parcel 7742 25 207 002 and 7742 25 207 001 owned by Norman Taylor at 403 Front St for $95,000.00 as long as lien search is clear made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. Roll Call vote: Brooks ayes, Lockey ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. Roll call vote: Brooks ayes, Lockey ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) began at 6:05 pm.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. Roll call vote: Brooks ayes, Lockey ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j) finished at 6:24 pm.

    Motion to adjourn made by Brooks and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:41 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Jeremy VanArsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular Council meeting 1/15/18, Fire Department meeting minutes 2/6/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, EMS Billing Rate Schedule 2018, Muxfeldt Associates FY 17 annual exam recommendations and housing program application for David Schierbrock for 600 2nd St. made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve developer’s $3,500.00 housing program incentive for Cook Brother’s LLC made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on a uniform contract. No action made.

    Motion to table community signs made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to table Matulka’s property at 104 & 108 Front St public right-of-way beatification made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on initial budget, the public hearing will be 3/5/18 at 5:30 pm for FY 19 budget estimate. No action made.

    Discussion on Taylor property. No action made.

    Discussion on Meyerring property, procedures for annexation and Urban Renewal to amend the TIF district, discussed different lot sizes and concept plans. No action made.

    Brett Cook mentioned that the lot sizes at Whispering Creek were 80’-85’ so if the Meyerring property were 85’ that would be better.

    Employee Reports: VanArsdol reported that they have been working in the water plant painting the pipes and floor. Wingert reported that he will be having knee surgery tomorrow and will be off for a few days recovering. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 87 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and no shut offs & gave an update on pool applicants.

    Munch gave an update on the trails meeting & Arrowhead Obstacle Trail Run will be on 4/28/18 all proceeds benefit Pottawattamie County Trails Association to build a paved bike and running trail. Goodsell will be going to a Pottawattamie County Accessors meeting tomorrow and update the Council on how the meeting went when it is over.

    Motion to adjourn made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:42 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion to advertise mowing and spraying contact bids are due 3/15/18 by 4:00pm.

    Motion to table curb and gutter for Sorenson at 101 4th St. until Sorenson makes a formal request and as long as funds are available approved by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-03-05-01: Application for Land and Water Conservation Fund for the park project approved by Munch and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Discussion on strategic planning for immediate short range projects medium range projects and long-range projects. No action made.

    Motion to open a public hearing for the FY 2019 Budget made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:14pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for the FY 2019 Budget made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 6:35pm.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-03-05-01: Approving FY 2019 Budget made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge nay and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:44 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Robb Lockey, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Richard Schuning, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing to enter a loan agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $200,000.00 and to make a provision for the levy of a debt service property tax in 2019 fiscal year made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:31pm. Schuning wanted to make sure that the Council has weighed out all of their options and would like an explanation letter going out to the public regarding the ambulance. Motion to close public hearing to enter a loan agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $200,000.00 and to make a provision for the levy of a debt service property tax in 2019 fiscal year made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:59 pm.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-03-12-01: Authorizing a loan agreement or general bonds for essential corporate purposes and providing the levy of taxes to pay the same made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) began at 6:10 pm.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Munch ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (c) finished at 6:45 pm.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:46 pm.
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Todd Thams, Jeremy VanArsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular Council meeting 2/19/18, Fire Department meeting minutes 3/6/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report and building permit for Russ & Penny Christensen at 510 Front St for an enclosed deck made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table SWIPCO presentation for next regular meeting made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Trina Casey as pool manager for $15.00 an hour made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Jason Shannon to teach lifeguard lessons for $65.00 per person and swim lesson training for $25.00 per person made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve EZ Enterprizes, LLC proposal for mowing and spraying made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 10 flower pot adapters for $865.00 and 10 16” garden hanging basket, liner, chain, reservoir pro mix soil and wave petunias for $1169.90 made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table speed sign to try and find a speed sign that is smaller and portable and locate the old invoice from the first speed sign to compare made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to seek bids for 2 trees to be removed on the City’s right away on the corner of 2nd & Avon St made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve filling the alley between 4th & 5th Mendel with gravel made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve setting the public hearing for voluntary annexation for 4/16/18 at 5:30 pm for Meyerring property at 700 5th St made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.
    Motion to table setting the date for a hearing for Resolution Necessity for Urban Renewal Amendment to the next regular meeting made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve EMC for property insurance and liability for renewal date 4/1/18 approved by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Council accepted Councilman’s Brooks resignation due to the fact that his work schedule conflicts with him attending meetings. Scott Brooks has helped Neola grow as a community and he will be greatly missed. The Council will accept letters of interest from persons wishing to be appointed to the vacant City Council position until 4:00 p.m., on Monday, April 16, 2018. Letters should be submitted to the City Clerk.
    No public comments.
    Employee Reports: VanArsdol reported that they have finished painting the water plant pipes and floor and that he has been working on the well. Wingert reported that he has been working on patching the streets and cleaning the ball park. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 105 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and no shut offs & reminded the Council that we need to meet for the MLA Part 2 session.

    Elected Official Comments: Fichter talked to the Council about the park project expectations and that we will be applying for the Kiewit Grant due 4/15/18. Goodsell updated the Council on the WIDA meeting and that they will start focusing on housing development. Pogge mentioned that the first 2 parking spaces on Front St facing Farm Bureau that the Council should consider putting a sign up so that only compact cars can park there during the day and enforce it.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Munch. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:03 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Scott Belt, Clint Fichter, Mark Lander, Fred Rodenberg, Jeremy VanArsdol, Amy Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular Council meeting 3/19/18, Fire Department meeting minutes 4/3/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, law enforcement contract 7/1/18 to 6/30/19, liquor license for Coon’s Corner, tobacco permit for Blue Cow Market LLC, tobacco permit for Blue Moon Bar and Grill, housing application for Cecilia Thomas at 120 Mulberry Circle, Erwin’s vacation 6/28/18-7/4/18 Wingert’s vacation 7/9/18-7/13/18, Vanardsol’s vacation 7/14/18-7/21/18 and Erwin attending Grant Writing Boot Camp Express workshop on 5/17/18 at IWCC made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on SWIPCO presentation by Mark Lander regarding that SWIPCO could possibly add Persia to their route, they will be advertising more, will start picking up at resident’s houses and will possibly be starting a van pool. No action made.

    Discussion on Rodenberg’s apartments for water and sewer minimum’s with no consumption with water shut offs in the apartment shut offs. No action made.

    Motion to approve the City purchasing ropes, starting blocks, and flags for the swim team for $4350.00 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. Swim team has 36 swimmers. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Erwin attending IA Municipal Professionals Institute 7/16/18-7/20/18 and 7/23/18-7/25/18 made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to deny solar speed sign from RU2 Systems, Inc. made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to table EZ Enterprizes, LLC 5 year contract for the grounds they currently mow and Neola Town Sign proposal by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to table the park project and to have Fichter work with Snyder & Associates Inc to have a contract ready for 5/11/18 meeting to engineer for a concession stand/bathroom, parking lot and soccer fields made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve selling the green truck for a minimum of $1,500.00 with sealed bids made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Midwest Coatings Company, Inc street repair bid for $29,801.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to table having Fichter get finances secure with bank on the Meyerring property at 700 5th St and paying cash for the Norman property at 403 Front St. until 5/11/18 meeting made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing for the voluntary annexation request made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 7:29 pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for the voluntary annexation made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 7:32 pm.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-0430-01 Approving Voluntary Annexation Request made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to set the public hearing for FY2017-2018 Budget Amendment for May 21 at 5:30 pm made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve a down payment of $45,000.00 from the fundraiser account to hold the Braun Chief XL Type 1 F450 ambulance with North Central Emergency Vehicles for the Neola Fire & Rescue until 7/1/18 made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve to extend the meeting to finish the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the updated Housing Program Application to not include the TIF LMI Rehab Grant and to add a developer may not receive the developer credit if the housing they are constructing is purchased by a closely related person or entity made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve pool employees Melissa way for $12.25, Danielle Elliott for $8.25, Tillie Heim for $8.25, Brooklyn Hundt for $7.50, Trinity Weers for $7.50, Tatum Mckee for $7.50, Ethan Bearly for $7.50, Gavin Heim for $7.50, Alyssa Baatz for $8.50 and Luke Hundtofte for $7.50. Hours of operation for open swim 12:30-8:00pm M-Sat, 1:00-6:00pm Sun. Aerobics 8:00-9:00am M, W, F. Lap Swim 9:00-10:00am M, W F. Swim Team Practice 11:15-12:15 M, T, W, TH, F. Guard training for a Neola employee $65.00 and $100.00 for everyone else. Swim lesson training for a Neola employee $25.00 and for everybody else $50.00. Open swim price baby (4 & under) $1.00, youth $4.00 and adult $5.00. 10-punch pass price for youth $40.00 and adult is $50.00. Membership prices for a family is $160.00 for a family with a swim team member $150.00, grandparents $140.00, individual $100.00 and an individual with a swim team member $90.00. Swim lessons are $50.00 for the first child and $45.00 for any additional children. Water aerobics and lap swim 10-punch pass $40.00 and the drop in rate is $5.00. Pool party is $100.00 approved by Lockey and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Scott Belt who represents Pottawattamie County on the Board of Supervisors discussed annexation resources, Sheriff Contracts and WIDA.
    Employee Reports: VanArsdol reported that the bridge repairs are done, the pool is filled and that he will be flushing hydrants soon. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 109 delinquent letters, 19 red tags and no shut offs. The solar panel on the speed sign needs to be replaced because it is damaged.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge mentioned an idea about getting the town sprayed for mosquitoes. Munch noticed in the Fire Departments meeting minutes that they were discussing updating the Constitution and wanted to remind them that the City has oversight and that the Council has to approve any updates.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Munch. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:54 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Royce Leibhart, Ethan Matthews, Jonathan McDonald, Ty Ungrad, Jason Zaborowski, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve appointing Ethan Matthews to fill the vacant City Council official from applications made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Snyder & Associates Inc. standard professional services agreement for engineering the park project and to revise schedule based on project scope for phase 1 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-1511-01 for necessity and the date for the public hearing on urban renewal plan amendment will be 6/18/18 at 5:30pm at the regular City Council meeting made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Roll Call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve housing program application for Charles and Elizabeth Redinbaugh at 120 E Pearl St made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:06 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Mike Jorgensen, John Schnitker, Richard Schuning, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Lockey and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular Council meeting 4/30/18, Fire Department meeting minutes 5/1/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Home Rule Proclamation, building permit for Kandi McCool at 506 1st for a new house, building permit for Larry Ring at 104 Pearl St for a 4 season room, building permit for Randy Ring at 301 2nd St for a new house, housing application for Kandi McCool at 506 1st St, housing application for Everrett and Eleanor Ramsey at 506 4th St and 2018 Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference & Exhibit made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. Lockey, Matthews, Munch and Schneckloth in favor. Pogge nay.

    Motion to open a public hearing for the budget amendment made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:36 pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for the budget amendment made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:39 pm.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-0521-01 City Budget Amendment and Certification FY2018 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews’s ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Snyder & Associates Inc. standard professional services agreement for phase 1 of the park project made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on renaming the park. No action made.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2018-01 Vacating Street Right-Of-Way made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews’s ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Discussion on having a public hearing on financing Meyerring property at 700 5th St. on June 18th regular meeting at 5:30 pm. No action made.

    Motion to table code of ordinances made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to sell pre-owned 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 regular cab long bed with 70,215 miles awarded to Mark Pogge for the highest bid of $2,444.00 made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion for Wingert or Vanarsdol to go to Truck Equipment, Inc. and inspect 2003 Freightliner FC70 with 2003 Johnston 605 Vacuum and if the vehicle passes expectations purchase for $20,000.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve EZ Enterprizes, LLC 5 year contract for the grounds they currently mow and spray and Neola Town Sign proposal for $2,592.00 by Lockey and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Public Comment: Schuning mentioned that the City should buy a trailer for dumping trees with the profit from selling the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. Heine mentioned that there is a problem with parking in the alley between 4th and 3rd St between Mendel Ave and High St, Fichter will do the research to see how the City should proceed.

    Employee Reports: Wingert reported that Midwest Coatings is done with patching and still need to complete the crack sealing on the streets, the pool motor went out and should be fixed sometime this week. The sewer line on 2nd St had repairs completed and after the company hit the sewer main water filled up the hole overnight and a jet truck was needed, power line on 3rd St needed repaired to replace service for a customer and 400 3rd St tree problem need to see if it on the diseased tree list with the DNR. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 104 delinquent letters, 23 red tags, 2 shut offs and one that is still currently shut off.

    Elected Official Comments: Lockey mentioned that there needs to be a 4 way stop at 5th and Pearl St. so there needs to be 2 stop signs added and this will be on next month’s agenda. Goodsell mentioned that Truck Equipment, Inc. mentioned that the old ambulance should be sold as a chassis and Munch also mentioned that the box of the ambulance could be donated to IWCC classroom.

    Motion to adjourn made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:11 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Josh Calhoon, Jim Cunningham, Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Jeff Lefeber, Jonathan McDonald, Randy Ring, Tim Teig, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion with Mike Jorgensen and Tim Teig from Snyder & Associates Inc. about the park project concession stand/bathroom facility plans and there is a special meeting planned for 7/9/18 at 5:00 pm to further discuss. No action made.

    Motion to approve Goodsell, Lockey and Pogge to be members on the personnel committee made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor. Motion to approve meeting for employee evaluations on 6/18/18 at 4:00 pm made by Lockey and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the soccer fields being used at the park made by Pogge and seconded Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve pool parties for post prom every Friday in June from 10:00 pm -12:00 am for $100.00 pool party rental fee made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:37 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Brian Armstrong, Herb Brich, Steve Christiansen, Jerry Farley, Clint Fichter, Adam Harman, Greg Heine, Eldon Hough, Pete Sorenson, Jeremy VanArsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert, Paulette Zimmerman and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular Council meeting 5/21/18, Fire Department meeting minutes 6/5/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, building permit for Josh Abel at 119 Mulberry Circle for a deck and to remove building permit for Frank Heimbaugh at 107 Laurie Circle for a front porch from the consent agenda to item 17 on the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing for the necessity and on urban renewal plan amendment made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:34 pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for the necessity and on urban renewal plan amendment made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:36 pm.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-0618-01 of necessity and on urban renewal plan amendment made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing for financing Meyerring property at 700 5th St with Farmers and Merchants Bank for $250,000.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:37 pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for financing Meyerring property at 700 5th St with Farmers and Merchants Bank for $250,000.00 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:38 pm.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-0618-02 taking additional action to 2018 General Corporate Purpose Note made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-0618-03 Authorizing Stop Sign Placement at the intersection of 5th St and Pearl St made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.
    Motion to approve filing an insurance claim on Eldon Hough’s sewer backup at 405 2nd St made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on building permit for Janay and Aaron Eckrich at 209 2nd St for a driveway, no permit needed. No action made.

    Discussion on code of ordinances, ordinances will be published and the public hearing will be 7/16/18 at the regular City Council meeting at 5:30 pm. No action made.

    Motion to approve 3.5% cost of living raise for VanArsdol he was making $28.79 and will now be making $29.80, Wingert he was making $20.19 and will now be making $20.90 and Erwin she was making $17.60 and will now be making $18.22 for FY19 made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve accepting bids for insulating gray shed and to check to see if it matters to our insurance company if the insulation is spray foam or fiber glass made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve a credit of $620.00 for Karen Larsen’s water and sewer consumption due to a toilet leak made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve accepting bids for sidewalk, bump out and curb & gutter for 101 4th St for Pete Sorenson on beatification for Union Hotel made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on possibilities and ideas for 403 Front St property and that we will have to go in to access it. No action made.

    Discussion on the City of Neola’s Parcel No. 7742 24 454 001 land. No action made.

    Motion to approve building permit for Frank Heimbaugh at 107 Laurie Circle for a front porch made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Public Comment: Jerry Farley wanted to let the Council know that the Lion’s Club will be installing the new playground equipment and wanted to make sure they could use VanArsdol and Wingert’s help at their convenience. Adam Harman mentioned that the bank is repairing a patch of cement in the bank parking lot and there is cement by the pool that the City should look at replacing and put out for bids. Steve Christensen mentioned that the soccer fields will need to be professionally graded and would strongly consider putting in irrigation.

    Employee Reports: Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 92 delinquent letters, 20 red tags, no shut offs. No other employee reports were made due to an EMS call.

    Elected Official Comments: Lockey mentioned that the City should come up with 4 or 5 names for the park and Hall family will give their input on what they would like to see the park named. Fichter mentioned that he will draft a letter to Tri-Center regarding the soccer fields. Goodsell mentioned that Tri-Center could possibly help with goals or a score board for the soccer field. Munch inquired on how the sweeper was doing. Fichter suggested that the Council have a special meeting on 6/25/18 to go over the code in more detail. Goodsell mentioned that we should put posters up of the park project so the public can see what the Council’s vision is of the park project.

    Motion to approve Vanarsdol and Wingert to help move the park equipment for the Lion’s Club at their leisure made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:22 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Jeremy VanArsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the final draft of the code of ordinances and set the public hearing for 7/16/18 at 5:30 pm made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-0625-01 authorizing the loan agreement with Farmers and Merchants Bank for 2018 ambulance note and providing a levy of taxes to pay same made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on Resolution 18-0625-02 authorizing the loan agreement for Parcel# 7742 24 100 007 & 7742 24 100 009 at 700 5th St. and since the loan paperwork is not ready at this time this will be discussed at 7/9/18 special meeting. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:01 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:08 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion with Mike Jorgensen from Snyder & Associates Inc. about the park project concession stand/bathroom facility plans that included keeping the shelter area, poured concrete walls, black roof, porcelain toilets and sinks and 8’ trails. To have Snyder get a cost estimate and schedule for fast tracking the dirt grading for the soccer fields to go out for bids. No action made.

    Discussion on Resolution 18-0709-01 authorizing the loan agreement for Parcel 7742 24 100 007 & 7742 24 100 009 at 700 5th St, Fichter will have all the information ready for July 16th regular Council meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve a check to North Central Emergency Vehicles for $168,391.00 for the new ambulance made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve FY 18 transfers made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve interfund loan for TIF made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Pogge and to reconvene at Tri-Center School. All in favor. Meeting adjourned at 5:09 pm.

    Motion to approve the meeting being brought back into session at 6:01 pm at Tri-Center School made by Matthews and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion with the School Board about the soccer fields and the High School soccer teams using these fields for practice and games. No motion made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:49 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:33 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Steve Christiansen, Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Paul Ward and Eric Wingert were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular Council meeting 6/18/18, Fire Department meeting minutes 7/10/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Avoca’s library agreement, liquor license for Tipsy Cow and housing program application for R&T Construction at 301 2nd St. made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing for the code of ordinances made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:43 pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for the code or ordinances made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:50 pm.

    Motion to approve to raise utility late penalties to 10% made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2018-02 code of ordinances and to waive the seconded reading made by Karla and seconded by Munch. Roll call vote: Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to table Resolution 18-0716-01 authorizing the loan agreement for Parcel 7742 24 100 007 & 7742 24 100 009 at 700 5th St. made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve payment for $250,000.00 to the Estate of Bridget Agnes Meyerring for the property at 700 5th St. made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve taking action on nuisance property parcel 7742 24 483 004 after watching police footage to make sure it is inhabitable made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve WIDA’s FY19 dues for $2,250.00 made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. Goodsell mentioned that WIDA is strictly for development opportunities now and not for economic opportunities like the past. Matthews, Pogge and Schneckloth in favor. Munch opposed.

    Public Comment: Steve Christensen mentioned costs of maintaining the soccer fields.

    Employee Reports: Wingert mentioned that there is one new EMT Nicki McCool on the fire department and the golf tournament went very well over the weekend.

    Elected Official Comments: Council approved Wingert to attend IAMU Electric Utility System Operation Short Course 7/31/18 - 8/2/18 in Ankeny.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:44 pm.

    Heidi Erwin

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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Mike Jorgensen, Pete Sorenson, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 7/16/18, fire department meeting minutes 8/7/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Goodsell and Erwin attending Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference 9/13/18-9/14/18, Erwin attending IMFOA Conference 10/17/18-10/19/18 and liquor license for Hoo Doo Days and to delete Kriz Davis invoice for $22,212.50 from claims made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on the park project with Snyder & Associates, Inc. Jorgensen will bring plans back on 9/17/18 regular city council meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve Fichter to create a rough draft for the soccer agreement with Tri-Center School made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve GovPayNet for credit and debit card payment processing for utility bills made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve street closings for Hoo Doo Days 3rd & 4th St from Front St to Pearl St and Pearl St from 2nd & 4th St thru 8/31/18 to 9/3/18 made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on selling the old ambulance and the proceeds will go towards the new ambulance, Fichter and Heine will work together on selling this. No action made.

    Motion to approve replacing the glass windows and painting the lift station made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. Lockey, Matthews, Munch and Schneckloth in favor. Pogge opposed.

    Motion to approve Your Way Construction for $16,675.00 for water, sewer and sidewalk bids at 101 4th St made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Broeckelman & Associates, P.C. annual examination for FY2018 for $4,600.00 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on having a work session on 8/30/18 at 5:00 pm to evaluate where we are, to review existing policies and to discuss strategic planning. No action made.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol and Wingert are getting prepared for Hoo Doo Days and will begin painting the streets. Motion to approve Vanarsdol purchasing 2 black light poles for the best possible price made by Munch and seconded by Mathews. All in favor. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 103 delinquent letters, 24 red tags, no shut offs. Erwin also presented Lookout Village relocating to 403 Front St and this will be on the agenda for the Council to further discuss along with possibly adding a stop sign at 2nd & Pearl St. Heine mentioned fundraising ideas such as filling pools with the fire truck, Council decided this would be ok as long as there is a policy in place and controlled burns for farmers.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge was wondering if the solar panel was replaced and mentioned that the curve by O’Connor’s was sinking. Matthews wanted to know how the insurance claim went regarding Hough sewer issue.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:52 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Mike Jorgensen, Pete Sorenson, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 7/16/18, fire department meeting minutes 8/7/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Goodsell and Erwin attending Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference 9/13/18-9/14/18, Erwin attending IMFOA Conference 10/17/18-10/19/18 and liquor license for Hoo Doo Days and to delete Kriz Davis invoice for $22,212.50 from claims made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on the park project with Snyder & Associates, Inc. Jorgensen will bring plans back on 9/17/18 regular city council meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve Fichter to create a rough draft for the soccer agreement with Tri-Center School made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve GovPayNet for credit and debit card payment processing for utility bills made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve street closings for Hoo Doo Days 3rd & 4th St from Front St to Pearl St and Pearl St from 2nd & 4th St thru 8/31/18 to 9/3/18 made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on selling the old ambulance and the proceeds will go towards the new ambulance, Fichter and Heine will work together on selling this. No action made.

    Motion to approve replacing the glass windows and painting the lift station made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. Lockey, Matthews, Munch and Schneckloth in favor. Pogge opposed.

    Motion to approve Your Way Construction for $16,675.00 for water, sewer and sidewalk bids at 101 4th St made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. Lockey, Matthews, Munch and Pogge in favor. Schneckloth opposed.

    Motion to approve Broeckelman & Associates, P.C. annual examination for FY2018 for $4,600.00 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on having a work session on 8/30/18 at 5:00 pm to evaluate where we are, to review existing policies and to discuss strategic planning. No action made.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol and Wingert are getting prepared for Hoo Doo Days and will begin painting the streets. Motion to approve Vanarsdol purchasing 2 black light poles for the best possible price made by Munch and seconded by Mathews. All in favor. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 103 delinquent letters, 24 red tags, no shut offs. Erwin also presented Lookout Village relocating to 403 Front St and this will be on the agenda for the Council to further discuss along with possibly adding a stop sign at 2nd & Pearl St. Heine mentioned fundraising ideas such as filling pools with the fire truck, Council decided this would be ok as long as there is a policy in place and controlled burns for farmers.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge was wondering if the solar panel was replaced and mentioned that the curve by O’Connor’s was sinking. Matthews wanted to know how the insurance claim went regarding Hough sewer issue.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:52 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 8/20/18, fire department meeting minutes 9/11/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report and building permit for Harry & Linda Watts at 608 2nd St for a covered deck made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on the park project with Jorgensen from Snyder & Associates, the soccer field grading, concession stands and parking lot will go out for bids in December. No action made.

    Discussion on the layout of the new subdivision with Jorgensen from Snyder & Associates. No action made.

    Discussion on strategic planning will be discussed at the next special meeting. No action made.

    Motion to table park bleachers made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on the soccer agreement with Tri-Center School, Fichter needed some final details to finish the draft. No action made.

    Discussion on stop sign at 2nd & Pearl. No action made.

    Motion to accept Schraeder Electric, L.L.C. bid for $16,850.00 for rear electric for 101 4th St made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 2 panels to be replaced which include the paver panel and the panel with a yellow line at the sidewalk by the pool made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Wingert had a couple complaints about the house at 98 Mulberry Circle that it is still unfinished and it has been over a year since the building permit has been issued. He also stated that the old dump truck was sold at the consignment auction for $2,300.00 and that they are buying a plow for $900.00 and a brine tank for $700.00 so he would be able to lay brine, salt and push snow all at the same time. Vanarsdol stated that the DNR has new parameters for the waste water plant concerning chloride. Ward expressed interest in using the Meyering property for fire training for SCBA testing and he also said that there is one new fireman. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 111 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and one shut off.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge had a complaint from Cheryl Ronfeldt concerning the alley behind her house and was also wondering when the old lift house would get new windows, roof, door and the hole would be filled.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:09 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to table Schraeder’s Electric, L.L.C. bid for $8,750.00 for installing 3-street light bases made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth and to get a new quote with different locations. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-0928-01 City Street Financial Report made by Pogge and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Discussion on strategic planning will be discussed at the next special meeting on 10/12/18 at 5:30pm. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:01 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve strategic plan for projects made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-10-12-18 demonstrating local support and participation in the project and to commit to funding $260,036.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:34 pm.

    Heidi Erwin

  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Scott Boyer, Denise Carlson, Clint Fichter, Anna Killpack, Melinda Kurtz, Shalimar Mazetis, Brian Manhart, Kandi McCool, Vicki Roane, John Schnitker, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 9/17/18, fire department meeting minutes 10/2/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Erwin attending budget workshop on 11/29/18 in Carson, housing program application for Neola Betterment Corporation for 404 1st St., building permit for Neola Betterment Corporation for 404 1st St, building permit for Greg Heine at 408 4th St for a deck made by Lockey and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on well with Melinda Kurtz from SUEZ. No action made.

    Discussion that the home owner is responsible for electrical hook up from the house to the garage for Brian Manhart at 30456 290th St. No action made.

    Discussion on Housing Program weather an applicant qualifies if making a purchase of home or new construction without a loan. No action made.

    Discussion and possible action on park project update. No action made.

    Motion to accept Schrader’s Electric, L.L.C. bid for installing 3-street light bases for $8750.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 18-1015-01 Pottawattamie Countywide Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve soccer agreement with Tri-Center with some changes made by Pogge and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve comparing current regular rates, usage and getting more information for Tri-Center’s wastewater contract made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Fichter Spray Foam & Drywall, L.L.C to insulate the gray shed for $18,875.00 approved by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve emergency callout pay minimum of 2 hours to whomever is on call made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Discussion on water leaks for Scott Boyer and Frankie Tiarks utility bills. Vanarsdol is going to check Boyer’s basement water usage. No action made.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Wingert updated that he has been working on the dump truck and we can buy the IA DOT’s plow when they purchase a new one. Vanarsdol stated that Wellman’s would like to purchase the boom from the dump truck and the DNR’s visit went well. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 93 delinquent letters, 20 red tags and no shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments:

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:21 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Dick Bornhoft, Taylor Burkum, Clint Fichter, Todd Frank, Mike Jorgensen, Shalimar Mazetis, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular council meeting 10/15/18, fire department meeting minutes 11/7/18, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, 2019 Summit license and support fee, Principle Life Insurance Company renewal rates, building permit for Aureon Technology for installation of buried fiber optic cable, liquor license for Blue Cow Market, liquor license for Blue Moon Bar and Grill, housing program application for Doug and Carrie Fischer for 103 2nd St which their income did not qualify, housing program application for Brent and Jamie Leaders for 109 2nd St, housing program application for Ashley Ring for 106 5th St, housing application for Kandi McCool for 501 1st St, housing program application for Susan Welbourne for 107 1st St and L Bahrke WT credit at 402 Mendel Ave made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve R&S Waste Disposal Inc. about raising the trash rate from $13.00 to $13.25 per household beginning 1/1/19 made by Matthews and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Some of the factors that Bornhoft explained that added to the cost was the increase in weekly trash that is out, the recycling box needing to be dumped more often and the number of fines we have received for contaminated recycling at the drop site.

    Discussion on the park project with Jorgensen from Snyder & Associates, the concession stand block will not be painted, the roof will be black, and the doors will be painted gray to match the block. The soccer field and concession stand will go out for bid in December. No action made.

    Motion to approve a one-time credit for $775.00 Scott Boyer water leak and a one-time credit of $350.00 for Frankie Tiarks water leak made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve renting the garage at 403 Front St to Taylor Burkum taxidermy shop for $150.00 a month with a 3 month trail lease contract made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve raising the rates on Tri-Center’s wastewater contact to a monthly fee of $1,000.00, plus a flow-based fee of $.34 and the months exceeding the maximum monthly average daily rate shall be billed at $.68 per one hundred gallons for the portion of the total flow that exceeds the maximum monthly average daily rate and to present this to Tri-Center School made by Munch and seconded by Schneckloth. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution No 18-1119-01 FY 2018 Annual Urban Renewal Report made Pogge and seconded by Lockey. Roll call vote: Lockey ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Schneckloth ayes.

    Motion to approve Debt Certification for TIF 78026 and TIF 78050 made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Ward updated the Council that the Fire Department bought gear out of the fundraiser account and they would like to buy a battery pack jaws and spreader for around $10,000.00 also from the fundraiser account if it is approved at the next fire meeting. Vanarsdol updated the Council on a water main break on 5th St by Barrier’s that there was a crack in the main and that it is fixed. Fichter Spray Foam & Drywall LLC started foaming the shed and it should be completed soon. Your Way formed the curb and gutter at 101 4th St and that they should start cementing in the next couple of days. Wingert updated the Council that the new plow truck is working great and that the lift station is almost completed he just needs to finish putting in the windows. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 82 delinquent letters, 18 red tags and one shut off. Erwin also mentioned that SWAT would like to use the Meyering property for training but they would only be using paint ball guns for more realistic training in the house.

    Elected Official Comments: None.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Lockey. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:08 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Karla Pogge, Robb Lockey, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Nicole Schneckloth. Clint Fichter, Mike Jorgensen, Jeremy Vanarsdol and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Lockey. All in favor.

    Motion to approve supplemental agreement for additional services #1 for sanitary pump design for $3,850.00 with Snyder & Associates, Inc. made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on Tri-Center’s wastewater agreement the rates are set and there is no negotiating. Discussion on Tri-Center’s soccer agreement there will be 2 options Tri-Center can choose from within 30 days. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Schneckloth and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:34 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:34 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Eric Wingert, Clint Fichter and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve liquor license for Blue Cow Market made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    General discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Motion to approve Fichter to prosecute property on 400 3rd St made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Public Comment: no verbal or written comments were made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:35 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 12/19/16 council meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes from 1/9/17, claims and payroll, financials and Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on pool management. No action made.

    Motion to approve that all trees be removed and completed by 4/1/17 by Ring Construction for $3500.00 at Brett Susie’s location for LT 7 BK 3 LT 6 BLK 3 made by Pogge and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Discussion on scope of work to extend the sewer at Brett Susie’s location for LT 7 BK 3 LT 6 BLK 3, Vanarsdol will complete scope of work. No action made.

    Motion to approve having Snyder & Associates, Inc. rebidding ally improvement bids made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on initial budget and will have a special meeting in February to further discuss. No action made.

    Discussion on updating strategic plan will have a special meeting in February to further discuss. No action made.

    Discussion on electric meters and LED street lights will discuss further when discussing initial budget. No action made.

    Discussion on getting 5-7 security cameras, 1 camera at the sewer plant, 2 cameras at maintenance shop and 2-4 cameras at City Hall. Will get new quotes with scope of work. No action made.

    Motion to approve purchase of new copy machine from Counsel MPC3004 for $4979.00 made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on Kriz Davis crimpers to compare the two, use them and bring prices back to the next meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin as permanent full-time employees made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor

    Public Comment: Zeferina Aguilar expressed her interest in starting a new coffee shop in Neola.

    Employee Reports: Ward reported that there were three fireman in the EMT class and that they were looking at 19 sets of new gear. The Neola Fire Department will be having a St Patricks Day Dinner and Dance on March 11, 2017 with the band Down to Here, to help with the costs of their new gear. Vanarsdol presented an update that the green truck’s fuel pump was out, the boom truck was down and also mentioned the street clean up went good during the ice storm with the pre-treating machine Wingert and him built. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 130 delinquent letters, 27 reds tags, and 1 shut off.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:10 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:34 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    General discussion on initial budget. No action made.

    Motion to approve ordering LED lights and electric meters made by Brooks and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 3D concept survey completed by Joe Scott for the pool made by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Discussion on fixing the maintenance building and then a decision will be made if it needs insulated it or not. No motion made.

    Motion to approve scope of work for the sewer main project for 5th and Remington to 5th and Garfield bids are due 2/24/17 and work completed by TBA made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve scope of work for dirt work for the park expansion project bids are due 2/24/17 and work completed by 4/1/2017 approved by Munch seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve paying $2000.00 to help with the cost with Neola Development for the Community Elderly Housing Study made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Public Comment: no verbal or written comments were made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:56 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 1/18/17 council meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes from 2/9/17, claims and payroll, financials and Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on pool operation for summer 2017, the pool will stay open for one more season. Deadline for the NACC to operate the pool is 3/3/17 otherwise an ad will go out for a pool manager. Munch will be in charge of a committee for Neola’s Multi Use Center for public input. No action made.

    Discussion on monthly $1,000.00 donation to NACC, a decision will be made on 3/3/17 Special Meeting. No action made

    Discussion on Tham’s Bond Insurance. More information needed. No action made.

    Discussion on initial budget and City trucks. No action made.

    Discussion on water tower proposal’s and painting the water tower. No action made.

    Public Comment: Taylor Burkem introduced himself and that he is new to Neola and had a general discussion about the pool, water tower and NACC. Russ Christensen updated the Council on the survey that was done for a parcel of land located in Lot 6, he will submit a letter to purchase the land from the City.

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol ordered the electric meters and the LED lights and he has been pricing locators. Wingert replaced the brushes on the street sweeper and going to work with the County on getting a couple areas on the streets patched. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 120 delinquent letters, 34 reds tags, and no shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: Munch noticed there was a street light out on 3rd & Bardsley. Pogge was inquiring on the 701 4th St property if it was vacant or not and the pot holes on the streets.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:54 pm.
    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing for the FY 2018 Budget made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:33pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for the FY 2017 Budget made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:35pm.

    Motion to approve Resolution 17-03-03-01: Approving FY 2018 Budget made by Munch and seconded by Mathews. Roll call vote; all ayes.

    Motion to approve Wellman Construction Inc. sewer project bid for $13,676.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Ring Construction Inc. dirt work for park expansion bid for $18,726.80 made by Pogge and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to table pool operation for summer 2017 until NACC has their meeting on 3/6/17 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on $1000.00 donation to NACC. No action made.

    Motion to approve the permanent dismissal for the suspended fire department personnel made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Public Comment: Dan Schnitker and Jen Sturtz with NACC board came to let the Council know that there will be a NACC meeting on 3/6/17 and they will make their decision on the 28e agreement concerning the pool operation for the summer 2017.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:45 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Karla Pogge. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 2/20/17 council meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes from 3/7/17, claims and payroll, financials and Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing for the sale of property made by Brooks and seconded by Pogge. All ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 5:35pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for the sale of property made by Matthews and seconded by Brooks. All ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 5:41pm.

    Motion to approve Resolution 17-03-20-01: Approving property sale for $4,500.00, with a DNR easement and no lease made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote; all ayes.

    Motion to approve Resolution 17-03-20-02: Resolution Making Award of Contract to Carley Construction, LLC for $66,562.35 for the alley improvement made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. Roll call vote; all ayes.

    Motion to approve contract for mowing services with EZ Enterprizes, LLC made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve getting bids to remove tree on city property by 405 2nd St Eldon Hough’s property made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Housing Program Application for Angela Wagner as long as bank verifies income made by Pogge and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Discussion on Urban Renewal. No action made.

    Discussion on the Code of Ordinances. No action made.

    Motion to approve applying for Tham’s Bond Insurance thru Traveler’s for $250,000.00 approved by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve negotiating between Suez, Maguire Iron, Inc. and Tankspek Corp for better pricing for the water tower made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve getting bids for galvanized 6’ chain link fence for West edge of new park edition made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve getting bids on seeding pending specs from Council Bluffs REC made by Munch seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve purchase of a radiodectection RD8100PDLG receiver with GPS from Vermeer Iowa & Northern MO for $8789.00 made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Zimmerman Sales & Service Inc. to complete the curb and gutter for Kenneth Punteney at 107 4th St for $1,300.00 and not exceed that amount and must meet City’s standards approved by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol made a tracking sheet of what Wingert and he will be working on for the next 6 months. Wingert purchased a crimper and turned electricity on at 404 3rd St. Both Vanarsdol and Wingert purchased some tools at Menards that they needed. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 84 delinquent letters, 17 reds tags, and 1 shut off.

    Elected Official Comments: Discussion about trying again for the Iowa West grant for the park project in 6 months.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Brooks. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:14 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jenny Sturtz, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 3/20/17 council meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes from 4/4/17, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report , liquor license for Coon’s Corner, law enforcement services contract 7/1/17/ to 6/30/18, P&E Engineering Co. change order No. 4 and Erwin’s vacation 5/30/17 to 6/2/17 made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to open a public hearing for the sale of property made by Brooks and seconded by Matthews. All ayes. Public hearing officially opened at 6:46pm. There were no public comments. Motion to close public hearing for the sale of property made by Brooks and seconded by Matthews. All ayes. Public hearing officially closed at 6:54pm.

    Discussion on the proposal of sale of property. No action made.

    Discussion on Resolution 17-04-17-04: Approving property sale. No action made.

    Motion to table water tower proposals made by Thomsen and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve pool employee’s wages and costs of swim lesson, daily swim and hours of operation made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Schraeder Electric, LLC for the underground conversion for $19,437.00 and $14,200.00 made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Kilnoski Inc. to drill seed the park for $7235.00 made by Thomsen and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Housing Program Application for Austin Eckrich made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Traveler’s bond insurance for $250,000.00 the yearly premium is $965.80 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve FY2016 Annual Exam to be completed by Faller Kincheloe & Co, PLC and if they cannot complete in a timely manner Schroer & Associates, P.C. will complete made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to set the hearing for 5/15/17 to address FY2017 Budget Amendment made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Wingert reported that all the LED lights were in so Vanarsdol and Wingert have been putting the lights up. Alley project will start on 4/19/17 or 4/20/17 weather permitted. Wingert also asked for Councils approval to go to a overhead workshop in May for 3 days. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 113 delinquent letters, 32 red tags, and 3 shut offs. Erwin also asked about the process for the Little League bank account statement and receipts, the City will remove themselves from this account.

    Elected Official Comments: Munch stated that there is a Pool meeting on 4/19/17 at 7:00pm. Fichter started working on the map for the Urban Renewal for a consultation with the school and County.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:41 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jenny Sturtz, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Brooks and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 4/17/17 council meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes from 5/2/17, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Wingert’s vacation 7/3/17-7/9/17, application for partial payment no. 1 for $63,859.24 for Carley Construction, LLC, tobacco permit for Blue Moon Bar & Grill, building permit for Harry and Linda Watts at 608 2nd St., building permit for Alan Hedegaard Home’s for 101 Mulberry Circle, housing application for Kyle Clark for $15,000.00, housing application for Jeffrey Miller II for $5,000.00, housing application for Jerry Smith for $5,000.00 and housing application for Ann Radar for $5,000.00 made by Matthews and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Neola’s Indoor Pool’s hourly wages for Alyssa Baatz at $8.25, Callie Eckmann at $7.00, Danielle Elliott at $7.75, Tillie Heim at $7.75, Mykenzie Leehy at $7.50, Liz Lyons at $10.75, Victoria Masker at $7.75, Megan Ryan at $8.50, Maggie Sondag at $8.50, Amber Sandoval at $11.50, Drew Sturtz at $7.50, Jen Sturtz at $16.00, Justine Sturtz at $9.00, Melissa Way at $12.00 and Bryanna Zmolek at $10.25. Hours of operation for open swim 1:00-5:00 pm M, T, TH, F, SAT, 1:00-7:00 W. Hours for aerobics 8:00-9:00 am M, W, F, 6:30-7:30 pm T, TH. Hours for Lap Swim 12:00-1:00 pm M, W, F. Hours for Adult Swim 5:00-8:00 pm T & TH. Hours for synchronized swimming 6:00-7:00 pm thru 8/7 to 8/11. Hours for daycare swim 10:00-11:30 pm F. Sundays the pool will be closed for private parties and fun days. Pricing for open swim baby (4 & under) $1.00, youth $4.00 and adult $5.00. Pricing for youth 10-punch pass is $40.00 and adult 10-punch pass is $50.00. Pricing for family membership is $175.00, grandparents membership $150.00 and individual membership $100.00. Swim lessons are $50.00 for the first child and any additional children are $45.00. Water aerobics and lap swim 10-punch pass is $40.00 and the drop in rate is $5.00 made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve pools Dolphin vacuum from AquaChem for $2,975.00 made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve SUEZ water tank maintenance contract made by Munch and seconded by Brooks pending color change. The first seven annual fees shall be $18,218.00 and the annual fee for contract year 8 shall be $12,392.00. All in favor.

    Motion to approve purchase of Parcel No. 7742 24 454 001 from K M Priebe for $1,000.00 made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.
    Motion on Curtis Wellman’s curb, gutter, and sidewalk at 301 4th St to see exactly what the problem is made by Brooks and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve getting a scope of work for more quotes and to include 3rd St. for Albert Rings and Pete Sorensen curb and gutter made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Devore Fencing park fence bid for $10,599.62 made by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Redinbaugh Construction LLC. For roof repairs for the City maintenance shed for $2,900.00 made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to table and check with Jeff Danker on Pott. County fireworks ordinances made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution Amendment FY2016-2017 City budget made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All ayes.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Wingert reported that Vanarsdol and Wingert have been putting the LED lights up and the pool impeller was in so that will be repaired this week. Wingert will be attending an overhead workshop on May 17-19. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 94 delinquent letters, 23 red tags, and no shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: Matthews stated that EZ Enterprises needs to be mowing the grass at the ball diamonds every 3 days. Munch stated that the Neola Fire & Rescue did a great job representing Neola during Mark Burbridge’s funeral service. Munch also stated that irrigation for the park soccer fields needs to be looked into.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:07 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:34pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch and Karla Pogge. Clint Fichter, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve front desk pool employee Blake Schweers at $7.00 an hour made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve tobacco permit for Blue Cow Market LLC made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on Code of Ordinances. No action made.

    Discussion on City park project. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:44 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 5/15/17 council meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes from 6/5/17, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Wingert’s vacation 7/8/17-7/15/17, building permit for Derrick Danker at 302 Pearl St., building permit for Brett Susie for 616 5th St and Avoca library agreement for $1634.00 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the removal of the notice to abate dilapidated building nuisance for Valeria Halder at 701 4th St and to have an agreement of compliance with Fred Hadfield with a scope of work with a completion of 150 days made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to table possible action on parcel 774224401003 for an easement for Brett Susie approved by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve a Public Hearing for Randy Ring on parcel 774224455003 for a boundary issue made by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2017-01 Fireworks and waive the other two readings to make effect immediately made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Brooks ayes, Matthews ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Thomsen ayes.

    Motion to approve Fiscal 2017 transfers made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve water tower colors painted by SUEZ to be bright yellow and black with NEOLA painted in black in a black banner made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Munch ayes and Brooks and Thomsen nays.

    Motion to approve purchase a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD from Shottenkirk Chevrolet for $36,585.00 made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to allow Lions Club to move can kennel to the City lot near recycling container made by Matthews and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to remove tree at 110 4th St by the Neola Pool and the NACC because it is on the DNR critical concern list and to remove concrete and replace made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 3.5% cost of living raise for Erwin and Wingert, VanArsdol’s review will be later this week approved by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Vanarsdol reported that he has been flushing hydrants, locating water shut offs and working with Schroeder Electric on the underground electric project in the alley. Wingert reported that he has been putting the LED lights up and that the underground electric is completed at Russ and Penny Christensen’s property. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 86 delinquent letters, 14 red tags, and no shut offs. Millermatic Seed had to be paid $6125.00 for the park seed and they will store the seed until the park is ready to be seeded in August.

    Elected Official Comments: Munch wanted to make sure that the new locator was building a map, Wingert confirmed that it was. Pogge suggested on getting a Neola mailer to promote the City of Neola and also inquired on the City accepting credit card payments online.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Munch. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:56 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:32pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pete Sorenson was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve appointing Paul Ward as fire chief, appointing Heidi Erwin as city clerk and appointing Clint Fichter and Scott Rogers as city lawyers made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve 3.5% cost of living raise for VanArsdol approved by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Polychronic contract approved by Thomsen and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve building permit for Jonathan McDonald at 507 4th St. approved by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve building permit for Western Iowa Wireless at 105 3rd St. approved by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve curb and gutter by John Johnson for $2,269.50 with a completion date of 8/15/17, two new light post and pavers for Western Iowa Wireless at 105 3rd St. approved by Matthews and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve curb and gutter by John Johnson for $408.00 with a completion date of 8/15/17 for Roger Hall at 103 3rd St. approved by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on housing application for Shannon and Derrick Danker at 302 Pearl St. No action made.

    Motion to change the monthly budgeting for the street lighting department approved by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to accept Mayor Sorenson’s resignation due to the fact that he moved outside city limits approved by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Pete Sorenson has helped Neola grow as a community and he will be greatly missed.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:26 pm.

    Heidi Erwin


  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 4:30pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Munch was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve painting the water stem black with Trojan’s in bright yellow for $3,000.00 approved by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Munch in ayes and Thomsen nay.

    Discussion on walking path for the park. No motion made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 4:54 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Munch was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews and Karla Pogge. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Jeremy Vanarsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 5/15/17 council meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes from 6/5/17, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Erwin attending Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference 9/27/17-9/29/17 in Davenport, housing application for John & Amanda Williams for 307 5th St and building permit for Cook Bros LLC at Lot 20 Mulberry Circle made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve first reading of Ordinance 2017-2 on Randy Rings property boundary issue made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Matthews’s ayes, Munch ayes and Pogge ayes. Second reading of Ordinance 2017-2 will be 8/21/17.

    Motion to approve Resolution# 17-0717 Accepting the Work for Alley Improvements made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve to have Fichter draw up a total easement for Brett Susie on Parcel# 774224401003 for a $50.00 fee approved by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve electric report from P&E Engineering with addendum to Al Powers getting information that IA West needs approved by Munch and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Discussion on the electric rates, no motion made will further discuss on 8/21/17.

    Motion to approve Feedlot Service Company’s bid to remove a tree at 110 4th St. for $1,000.00 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Fichter getting a scope of work and send out to an engineer for the water drainage and irrigation for the park made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All approved.

    Motion to approve authorization for Fichter to apply for REAP grant for the park trails and the City will contribute matching funds made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve getting two scopes of work one for the approach and one for the curve for the entrance at Mulberry Circle made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Frank Cook also commented on how the entrance damages vehicles.

    Motion to approve running an ad in the Gazette to fill vacancy by appointment for the Mayor position and accept applications until August 16, 2017 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: Ward reported that there are 11 EMT’s and 2 that are thinking about going to school to be paramedics. Heine reported that there were some bumps in town that were milled off. Wingert reported that he just has 5th St left to replace the lights. Vanarsdol reported that the water tower is shut down until the painting is completed and Neola is running off of well water until then and on July 26th SUEZ will start cleaning the inside of the tower. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 98 delinquent letters, 31 red tags and one shut off.

    Elected Official Comments: Pogge suggested trimming the bushes by the Neola sign. Munch asked about available lots for possible new construction homes.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:46 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:04 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Munch was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews and Karla Pogge. Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Karla and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve REAP Grant Resolution 17-0810-01 on trail improvements for the park approved by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All ayes.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Brooks. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:25 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Munch was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Jim Cunningham, Clint Fichter, Dawn Goodsell, Cathy Morris, Jeremy VanArsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 7/17/17 Council Meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes from 8/7/17, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, liquor licenses for Hoo Doo Days, building permit for a deck for Chase & Dana Alm at 710 3rd St., housing application for Eva & Andre Franco for 508 2nd St. and housing application for Cole Casson for 210 3rd St. made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 17-0821-01 Necessity for Urban Renewal Amendment made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the second reading of Ordinance 2017-02 and waiving the third reading made by Pogge and seconded by Thomsen. Roll call vote: Brook’s ayes, Matthews’s ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Thomsen ayes.

    Discussion on Faller, Kincheloe & Co, PLC annual examination for FY 2016 and what firms should be considered for FY 2017. No action made.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2017-03 Establishing New Electric Utility Rates and to waive the second and third reading made by Munch and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Brook’s ayes, Matthews’s ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Thomsen ayes.

    Motion to approve 15 day wait period for building permits with the process that is already in place made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve street closing for Hoo Doo Days 3rd & 4th St. from Front St. to Pearl St. and Pearl St. from 2nd & 4th St. thru 9/1/17 to 9/4/17 made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on water drainage for park and Fichter will make scope and have some company’s look at it. The grass will be planted the middle of September and the fence will be put up once the crops are out. No action made.

    Discussion on street work for Mulberry Circle, VanArsdol will check to see how long it will last and the timeline. No action made.
    Motion to approve Your Way Construction to complete the street work for the entrance of Mulberry Circle for $6000.00 by 10/1/17 made by Thomsen and seconded by Brook’s. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Your Way Construction to complete the street work for 106 Pearl St for $2262.00 by 10/1/17 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve The Cahoy Group to inspect the well for $2733.00 made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Nathan Andersen and Nicole Dawson to the Neola Fire & Rescue Department made by Munch and seconded by Brook’s. All in favor.

    Motion to approve appointing Dawn Goodsell as Mayor made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Morris told the Council that she is excited for the park improvements that her and her family use the park daily.

    Employee Reports: Wingert reported that all of the lights are done except Mulberry Circle and that he is cleaning & painting the Downtown Streets preparing for Hoo Doo Days. Vanarsdol reported that SUEZ will be cleaning the interior of the water tower 8/22/17 & working on the storm sewer on 4th and Avon. Vanarsdol wanted to know if it would be ok to have mud volleyball by the Neola sign by park for Hoo Doo. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 88 delinquent letters, 32 red tags and no shut offs and Yvonne Boyer experienced a water leak causing her last utility bill to be $2083.85 and wanted to know if the Council would be willing to work with her.

    Elected Official Comments: None

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:11 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 8/21/17 Council Meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes 9/11/17, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, building permit for Diane Osbahr at 606 2nd St, building permit for Eugene Meyerring at 307 Garfield and building permit for Karen Hundt at 312 3rd St. made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve little libraries box as long as the Council can approve the design made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve removing $1,391.13 from August utility bill for Yvonne Boyer and make $5.00 monthly payments on the remainder of the balance $450.00 because of a water leak made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve security cameras from Frontier Technology, LLC this will include 5 cameras for City Hall, 2 cameras for the Waste Water Treatment Facility, 3 cameras for the Water Treatment Facility and Maintenance and 3 cameras for intersections going out of town made by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Discussion on applying for the CITIES grant in October and the REAP grant results will be announced 9/22/17. No action made.

    Motion to approve request for proposals annual examination for FY2017 made by Pogge and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 14-0918-01 Amendment to the Neola Urban Renewal made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Ordinance 2017-04 expanding TIF district made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. Roll call vote: Brook’s ayes, Matthews’s ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Thomsen ayes.

    Motion to table Locker Room Agreement with the NACC for revisions made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Public Comments: Paulee had a concern about water draining into his yard at 612 2nd St, Vanarsdol and Wingert will look into this issue to determine a solution.

    Employee Reports: Wingert reported that the pool was empty, he was working on getting pool painting bids and Hoo Doo cleanup is all done. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 102 delinquent letters, 17 red tags and no shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: Goodsell read the Proclamation for the City of Neola for Constitution week. Matthews was concerned about the corner of 3rd & Mendel that it was sinking and will be reviewed by Vanarsdol and Wingert to determine a solution.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:34 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:17 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Brooks and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 17-1012-01 demonstrating local support and participation in the project for park improvements approved by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All ayes.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Brooks. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 5:25 pm.

    Heidi Erwin

  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jeremy VanArsdol Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular 9/18/17 Council Meeting, Fire Department meeting minutes 10/2/17, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, liquor license for The Buck Snort, building permit for Richard Schuning at 700 4th St, building permit for Richard Petit at 110 E. Pearl St., housing application for Russell & Penny Eckmann for 509 3rd St. and Erwin attending a Budget Workshop on 11/14/17 at 9:30 to 3:00 in Atlantic made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on bids for painting the pool and since not all the bids were submitted will discuss on 10/25/17 special meeting. No action made.

    Motion to approve little library specs made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve stop signs at 3rd and Pearl so there is a four way stop made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Discussion on Neil Pauley’s water drainage in yard at 612 2nd St. No action made.

    Motion to approve Muxfeldt Associates, CPA, and P.C. proposal for $4,500.00 for annual examination for FY 2017 made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Resolution 17-1015-01 Street Financial Report made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Discussion on Code of Ordinances and will have work sessions and the first session will be 10/25/17 at 5:00 pm. No action made.

    No public comments.

    Employee Reports: VanArsdol reported that he received proposals from AccuJet to televise and clean certain sections of the sewer and map it and EZ Enterprizes for landscaping for the park project. VanArsdol also said that he should be receiving McCarthy’s proposal on 301 4th St soon. Wingert reported that they were working on tree trimming, the electric inspection was completed for IUB just waiting on Walnut Communications to move one line and that the parking lines will be painted on 4th St on 10/22/17. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 96 delinquent letters, 21 red tags and no shut offs.

    Elected Official Comments: Fichter mentioned that there were a couple nuisance property’s and he was going to get started on the proceedings and he also mentioned that he meet with Dave Meyerring and he is interested in starting an addition for new construction. Goodsell reported her Pro Tem to be Pogge and also mentioned that she is going to the next Fire Department’s meeting to show our support and appreciation. VanArsdol mentioned that the Fire Department was thinking about having an open house during Old Fashioned Christmas.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:30 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to approve to demolish the old lift station made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. VanArsdol and Wingert can demolish or get bids to demolish the lift station. All in favor.

    Motion to approve The Cahoy Group proposal to pre-pull flow test, pull, field inspect and televise well #4 for $15,147.00 approved by Thomsen and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Discussion on Code of Ordinances will further discuss at a Special Meeting in two weeks. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:10 pm.

    Heidi Erwin
  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Jeremy VanArsdol, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve building permit for Randy Ring at 206 1st St. made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Innovative Coatings & Materials proposal for $24,301.00 for sandblasting and painting indoor pool made by Matthews and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on Code of Ordinances. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 7:00 pm.

    Heidi Erwin

  • Special City Council Meeting
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    The special city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda made by Munch and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Ring Construction Inc. invoice for CAT surveying for $1,301.50 made by Munch and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on Code of Ordinances. No action made.

    Motion to adjourn made by Thomsen and seconded by Matthews. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:36 pm.

    Heidi Erwin

  • Regular City Council Meeting
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    The regular city council meeting for the City of Neola opened at 5:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Dawn Goodsell was present along with city council members Scott Brooks, Ethan Matthews, Joe Munch, Karla Pogge and Aric Thomsen. Clint Fichter, Greg Heine, Nicole Schneckloth, Jeremy VanArsdol, Paul Ward, Eric Wingert and Heidi Erwin were also in attendance.

    Motion to approve the agenda with the addition of discussion and possible action on closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) made by Matthews and seconded Brooks. All in favor. Justification for adding item to tentative agenda was employee emergency.

    Motion to approve the consent agenda including minutes from regular Council meeting 11/20/17, Fire Department meeting minutes 12/4/17, claims and payroll, financials, Pott. Co. Sherriff’s monthly report, Neola Fire and Rescue officers, planning and zoning minutes for 11/30/17, P&E Engineering Co change order 5 for $3,728.14, liquor license The Buck Snort, Blue Cow Market building permit, housing application for Andre & Eva Franco at 508 2nd St for rehabilitation loan made by Munch and seconded by Brooks. All in favor.

    Motion to approve Electric Service Restoration Agreement with Harrison County REC made by Pogge and seconded by Matthews. All in favor.

    Motion to table possible action on a job description for pool manager and will discuss in January made by Brooks and seconded by Munch. All in favor.

    Motion to approve paying $600.00 to Eddy Hedegaard for asphalt on City alley crossing Lavonne Bahrke’s driveway made by Thomsen and seconded by Pogge. All in favor.

    Discussion on TIF district amendment. No action made.

    Discussion on Neola Codes, Fichter gave an update that the final draft should be completed in January and that we will need to have a hearing to approve it. No action made.

    Discussion on the budget schedule, Fichter gave an update that we will need to have an extra meeting in January and February. No action made.

    No public comments.

    Motion to open a closed session made by Brooks and seconded by Pogge. Roll call vote: Brook’s ayes, Matthews’s ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Thomsen ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) began at 5:53 pm.

    Motion to come out of a closed session made by Brooks and seconded by Thomsen. Roll call vote: Brook’s ayes, Matthews’s ayes, Munch ayes, Pogge ayes and Thomsen ayes. Closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (i) finished at 6:02 pm.

    Employee Reports: Wingert reported that a pole was put up between Matthews and Susie’s property for power and all the City security cameras were up. That he and VanArsdol are getting all the equipment ready for snow and that a pipe blew at the water plant and that they needed to repair that. VanArsdol reported that he was looking into getting rid of the wire at the lift station and looking at maps to demolish it. Erwin presented a report on utilities from last month. There were 116 delinquent letters, 21 red tags and no shut offs. Ward reported that Meyer would be taking FF1, that Frank and he have been attending Chief meetings quarterly, ordered 3 helmets and asked if it was ok to order two Enforcer 10 foam fire suppressions.

    Elected Official Comments: Matthews inquired about the Neola flyers and a new website. Thomsen suggested getting another radar sign to put by Kum & Go.

    Ethan Matthews and Aric Thomsen have both spent 8 years on Neola’s City Council they have helped the City grow and will be greatly missed. This is their last City Council meeting.

    Motion to adjourn made by Matthews and seconded by Thomsen. All in favor. Meeting officially adjourned at 6:40 pm.

    Heidi Erwin


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