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March 21, 2022

 

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council on Monday, March 21 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Tripoli City Hall with Mayor Pro-Tem Ott presiding, Kessler Schulmeister, Dan Kalkbrenner, Kyle Kirchhoff, Tracy Buchholz, Theresa Drewis, Frank Zahn, and Tripoli Leader present.

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

Motion Ladage second Carlson to approve agenda with correction Ordinance is 1-2022 not 1-2023; Resolution 2022-23 and 2022-24 should be SE not SW. AA MC

Motion Ladage second Christensen to approve consent agenda. AA MC

                        Minutes March 7, 2022 work session

                        Minutes March 7, 2022 regular council meeting

                        Minutes March 8, 2022, work session

                        February Treasurers Report

                        February Claims $144,050.95

                        Pending Payments $2,391.40

Motion Carlson second Bolt to open public hearing for Proposed Contact Documents and Estimated Costs for 2022 Street Improvement Project. AA MC

Kalkbrenner confirmed no written or verbal questions were received. No public comments.

Motion Ladage second Christensen to close public hearing. AA MC

Motion Christensen second Ladage to approve Resolution 2022-22 A Resolution of the City of Tripoli to Award Contract for 2022 Street Improvement Project Division 1 2nd Avenue NW Authorizing Execution of Contract.

            RCV     Ayes:  Christensen, Ladage,                   Nays:    Ø         Absent:         Ø              MC

                                    Carlson, Boldt

Motion Christensen second Ladage to approve Resolution 2022-23 A Resolution of the City of Tripoli to Award Contract for 2022 Street Improvement Project Division 2 4thAvenue SE Authorizing Execution of Contract.

            RCV     Ayes:   Christensen, Ladage                   Nays:    Ø         Absent:         Ø              MC

                                    Carlson, Boldt

Motion Carlson second Boldt to approve Resolution 2022-24 A Resolution of the City of Tripoli to Award Contract for 2022 Street Improvement Project Division 3 4thStreet SE Authorizing Execution of Contract.

            RCV     Ayes     Carlson, Boldt                           Nays:    Ø         Absent:         Ø              MC

                                    Christensen, Ladage

Motion Carlson second Ladage to approve payment from council fund in amount of $3,000 for fire station updates; Kyle Kirchhoff presented costs of update to paint inside and outside in preparation of 125th Celebration in June @ total cost of $4,340. EMS will pay approximately $175 for their portion; fire will cover remainder of cost. AA MC

Motion Ladage second Boldt to open Public Hearing for Proposed Budget Fiscal Year July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. AA MC

Kalkbrenner confirmed no written or verbal questions were received. No public comments.

Motion Ladage second Boldt to close public hearing. AA MC

Motion Carlson second Ladage to approve Resolution 2022-25 A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Tripoli, Iowa Adopting the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023.

            RCV     Ayes     Carlson, Ladage                        Nays :   Ø         Absent :         Ø            MC

                                    Boldt, Christensen

Motion Carlson second Ladage to approve Ordinance 1-2022 An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning Map, which is part of the City of Tripoli’s Ordinance for Tripoli.        

First Reading 

            RCV     Ayes     Carlson, Ladage                        Nays:    Ø         Absent:         Ø              MC

                                    Boldt, Christensen

Motion Boldt second Ladage to waive second and third reading of Ordinance 1-2022 Amending the Official Zoning Map and adopt Ordinance.    

            RCV     Ayes     Boldt, Ladage               Nays :   Ø         Absent :         Ø             MC

                                    Carlson, Christensen

Motion Ladage second Christensen to approve Resolution 2022-26 A Resolution of the City of Tripoli, Iowa to Transfer funds from ARPA to Storm Sewer to cover cost of completed project.

            RCV     Ayes     Ladage, Christensen      Nays :   Ø         Absent :         Ø             MC

                                    Carlson, Boldt

Motion Boldt second Christensen to approve Sewer Lagoon additional final payments:  Fox Engineering $1,808.00; Fox Engineering $748.50; Simmering Cory $4,000.00; Simmering Cory $6,000. AA MC

Motion Christensen second Ladage to approve update to Accounts Payable Vender Payment List to include Veridian Credit Union for employee credit cards to keep current and avoid penalty. AA MC

Council discussed Fireworks for 2022; have second option which would provide @ same cost as J & M; J & M will put 20% increase into effect for 2023 fireworks; will work with the city for 2022 @ previous cost of $7.000 with same display. Council is happy with current provider and will make no change, clerk will notify J & M and proceed with setting up display for Friday, August 5, 2022, with rain date Saturday, August 6, 2022.

Council discussed Mosquito Spraying for 2022; Mosquito Control of Iowa advised there would be a 15% increase this year; Kalkbrenner explained we budget one full year in advance, and we have not allocated for an increase; Mosquito Control agreed to remain at cost of $5,500 as final year of three-year contract. Citizen’s charge will remain at $3.00; charge has not changed since 2005.

Motion Ladage second Christensen to set city wide clean up day for Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM same as last year with collection site by city maintenance shed. AA MC. Kalkbrenner will reach out for dumpster and metal collection.

Public Comments

Kalkbrenner has been contacted by Kip Ladage regarding ICS/NIMS training for Tripoli elected officials; currently three of the six elected officials have completed this training. Kalkbrenner will contact Ladage to determine if that meets standard requirements and if there is a one-hour review program as opposed to the normal three-four hour training sessions.

March 21 – 25 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa; sirens will be tested.

The Downtown Housing Grant applied for use in the remodel of 224-226 S Main 2nd floor apartments award has been delayed; 94 applications for a total of $30,904,436.25 were received this year; date has been moved to mid-April 2022.

Boldt has been contacted regarding gnats; unfortunately, there is not an affordable option available, and Mosquito Control of Iowa does not spray for gnats with their service.

An additional landowner has expressed land available for development; Kalkbrenner will reach out to see if they are interested in presenting options to the city council to review and take under consideration with other current locations.

Boldt received a question regarding garbage being changed to one day a week; our current agreement with Tripoli Readlyn Sanitation provides for 2 days / week and it would impact families who need the two days a week. At this time no changes will be proposed.

Christensen was contacted about the solar lights for the school stop signs; these were previously paid for by the city from fines collected to support the stop signs. Chief Gaede has contacted the school to see if they would share expense to replace and he was informed the school was not interested. Chief Gaede has not been able to find parts or batteries to repair existing lights; will do more research and see if there are other options for the solar portion needs or determine if need to be removed completely if not working.

Motion Ladage second Boldt to adjourn. AA MC

Rollie Ott – Mayor  Pro-Tem

Ellen Kalkbrenner – City Clerk/Treasurer 

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