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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:


April 15, 2019
May 20, 2019
June 17, 2019
July 18, 2019

City Council Videos


Minutes


  • 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, 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


  • 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, 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


  • 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, 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


  • Regular City Council Meeting
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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
  • Special City Council Meeting
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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
  • Special City Council Meeting
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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

  • 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 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
  • Special City Council Meeting
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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

  • Special City Council Meeting
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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

  • Regular City Council Meeting
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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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    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.

    Heidi Erwin


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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.

    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.

    Heidi Erwin


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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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    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.

    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
  • Special City Council Meeting
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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
  • Special City Council Meeting
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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
  • Regular City Council Meeting
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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

  • 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, 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
  • Amended City Council Meeting
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    Amended Minutes

    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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