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City Council Minutes

November 15, 2021

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, November 15, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Tripoli City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding, Katie Boldt, Rollie Ott, Kesler Schulmeister, Mark Goodenbour, Mike Rice, Jon Biederman, Marcia Parsons, Cara Rice, Anita Dorn, Greg and Kathy Glidewell, and Tripoli Leader were present. Chief Gaede joined meeting after 8:00 PM was at an accident scene.

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call. Carlson, Ladage, Nilges, Christenson and Shonka were present.

Motion Ladage second Nilges to approve agenda with change to move police report to end of agenda. AA MC

Motion Nilges second Carlson to approve consent agenda. AA MC  Ladage abstain

            Approve minutes from council meeting October 18, 2021.

            Approve Claims October 2021 $139,637.09

            Approve Treasurer’s Report October 2021        

Marcia Parsons presented questions to the council on water usage. Per Marcia over 40 people noticed an increase in water bills. It was confirmed there has been no change in process for reading / billing utilities by the city. Estimated bills are reflected with asterisk beside present read. Billing process follows set ordinance. Clerk will review ordinance to see if bills can reflect actual read dates and not month of billing.

Motion Shonka second Ladage to approve Resolution 2021-15 A Resolution of the City of Tripoli, Iowa Approving the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Street Financial Report.

            RCV  Ayes:  Shonka, Ladage, Carlson, Nilges, Christensen        Nay:  NA         Absent:  NA

Motion Nilges second Carlson to approve Resolution 2021-16 A Resolution of the City of Tripoli, Iowa Approving the 2020-2021 Annual Financial Report.

            RCV  Ayes:  Nilges, Carlson, Ladage, Shonka, Christensen        Nay:  NA         Absent:  NA

Motion Nilges second Shonka to approve employee health insurance option 1, continuing with the same health plan as previous year. AA MC

Jon Biederman from Fehr Graham provided the council with an update on the beginning stages and preliminary schedule for proposed street project for 2022.

Motion Nilges second by Ladage to approve Resolution 2021-17 A Resolution for the Construction of Street Improvements for the City of Tripoli within the City Limits of the City of Tripoli, Iowa.

            RCV  Ayes:  Nilges, Ladage, Shonka, Christensen, Carlson        Nay:  NA         Absent:  NA

Motion Nilges second Christensen to approve Police Report for Sept 2021 and Oct 2021. AA MC.

Motion Carlson second Ladage to approve Public Works report. AA MC

Council and mayor directed clerk to prepare for public hearing at next meeting to put lot behind pool up for bids. Requirements for multi-family with date of expected completion of project.

Public Comments

Multiple building permits have been issued by the city clerks office for local residents.

Clerks’ office closed Tuesday, November 16th,  clerk in budget training.

Motion Shonka second Nilges to adjourn. AA MC

Brendt Bernard – Mayor  

Ellen Kalkbrenner – City Clerk/Treasurer  

Next Meeting Monday, December 20 @ 7:00 PM.

Community Club will meet Monday, November 22, 2021, at Tripoli City Hall at 6:00 PM.

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