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January 3, 2022

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, January 3 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Tripoli City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding, Colton Gaede, Tripoli Leader, Kesler Schulmeister, Jon Biederman and Dan Kalkbrenner were present.

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call. Carlson, Ladage, Boldt, Christensen and Ott were present.

Motion Boldt second Carlson to approve updated agenda. AA MC

Motion Ott second Ladage to approve consent agenda.

            Approve minutes from work session December 20, 2021

Approve minutes from council meeting December 20, 2021         

Motion Christensen second Boldt to approve City Clerk/Treasurer- Ellen Kalkbrenner; Mayor Pro Tem – Rollie Ott; Committee Appointments on file at city hall and Police Chief – Colton Gaede. AA MC         

Motion Ladage second Ott to approve 2022 Fireman Roster. AA MC.

Motion Carlson second Ladage to approve 2022 Ambulance Roster. AA MC.

Motion Carlson second Ladage to approve Resolution 2022-1 A Resolution of the City of Tripoli, Iowa to Name Depositories.

            RCV    Ayes:  Carlson, Ladage, Christensen, Ott, Boldt    Nay:  NA   MC

Motion Ladage second Ott to approve Resolution 2022-2 A Resolution Setting Charges for City Services.

            RCV    Ayes:  Ladage, Ott, Carlson, Boldt Christensen    Nay:  NA   MC

Motion Carlson second Boldt to approve Resolution 2022-3 A Resolution of the City of Tripoli to Address Library Annual Report.

            RCV    Ayes:  Carlson, Boldt, Christensen, Ott, Ladage    Nay:  NA   MC

Motion Carlson second Christensen to approve quote from Visu-Sewer for 9 manholes to be repaired at estimated cost of $20,000. AA MC.

Motion Ott second Ladage to approve Public Works Report for November and December. Kesler thanked the Christmas Around Tripoli Committee, Dan Kalkbrenner and any other community members who helped with the display of Christmas decorations at the Welcome Center and Pocket Park. AA MC.

Council discussed storm damage from August 2021. Includes water tower lid, removal of trees, damage to shelter at South Park, damage to siren pole at South Park and field lighting. Kesler has gotten some quotes for water lid, replacement of park shelter and repair of poles. Further investigation will be done prior to final approvals of fund allocation.

Motion Ladage second Ott to table Welcome Center Roof;  expecting additional quote. AA MC.

Motion Ladage second Boldt to approve 2022-5 A Resolution Approving Property Evaluations for 2022 Street Improvements.

            RCV    Ayes:  Ladage, Boldt, Christensen, Ott, Carlson   Nay:  NA   MC

Motion Christensen second Ladage to Approve 2022-6 Resolution Approving Preliminary Plans and Specification, Estimated Total Cost of Work to be Preformed, Plat, Valuation Schedule and Proposed Resolution of Necessity for the Construction of the City of Tripoli 2022 Street Improvement Project.         

            RCV    Ayes:  Christensen, Ladage, Boldt, Ott, Carlson   Nay:  NA   MC

Public Comments

Mayor Bernard also thanked the Christmas Around Tripoli Committee, Dan Kalkbrenner and any other community members who helped with the display of Christmas decorations at the Welcome Center and Pocket Park.

Discussion on previous suspension of city hall rental due to unreported damage and smoking violation. Some council members received communication from renters. Modifications made;  Renter 1 will not receive deposit back;  smoking violation;  Renter 2 will receive deposit return. Both will have restored privileges. Clerk will notify renters of decision.

Shannon Brewer was injured on the job on December 30, 2021;  Tripoli Readlyn Sanitation is looking for replaced to cover;  absence could be 6-8 weeks. A temporary solution has been found waiting on confirmation. Normally city crew would normally assist but this could be an issue if there is snow fall. Updates to follow.

Rollie Ott provided update on 2nd location for development of lots for new construction. More information to follow.

Motion Ott second Carlson to adjourn. AA MC.

Brendt Bernard – Mayor  

Ellen Kalkbrenner – City Clerk/Treasurer 

Next meeting will be Monday, January 17th with work session at 6:00 PM;  Maggie Burger Speer Financial will present TIF101;  Budget discussion as time allows. Normal council meeting at 7:00 PM

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