Regular Meeting City of Clayton, Iowa December 21, 2020
Minutes Council Chambers 6:00 P.M.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In order to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the meeting of the Clayton City Council was held electronically. Chapter 21.8 of the Iowa Code does permit an electronic meeting where all members participate remotely when an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical. On March 19, 2020, Governor Reynolds issued a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency which included a suspension of Iowa laws that would prevent the use of electronic meetings or the limitation on the number of people present at an in-person meeting site. Therefore, only Mayor Basemann, Councilman Youngblut and City Clerk/Treasurer Bonnie Basemann were present at Clayton city hall at 302 Main St. The agenda was posted more than 24 hours in advance to give instructions on how others could participate in the meeting.
Call to Order: Mayor Basemann called the meeting to order with roll call at 6:00PM.
Council Attendance via Zoom: Present –Grunder, Kuehl, Staake, Russett
Council Attendance City Hall: Youngblut
Motion by Staake, second by Russett to approve the Consent Agenda to include: Agenda, 11-16-2020 minutes, November Treasurer's Report, Budget Report, Water Superintendent Activity report, Clerk Activity report and Bills and Claims from 11/17 -12/21/2020. Roll call vote, all ayes, motion carried.
Revenues Expenditures General Fund $ 7690.96 $ 2464.38Cemetery $ 161.86 Road Use Tax $ 385.55 Local Options Tax $ 943.95 Water $ 540.00 $ 1,612.34Total $ 9722.32 $ 4076.72
Bills and Claims from November 17 - December 21, 2020 Fund Amount IPERS Iowa Retirement GW $139.13 Brandel Lawn & Landscape 10/7 mowing GW 150.00 TNT Marina City Dock G 250.00 Allamakee- Clayton Electric Coop Electric GW $467.85 Alpine Communications Phone/Internet GW $86.57 Max Basemann 7 meetings @$50 = $350 G $323.22 Anita Grunder 7 meetings @$20 = $140 G $129.16 Kim Kuehl 7 meetings @$20 = $140 G $129.29 Jon Russett 6 meetings @$20 = $120 G $110.82 Chris Youngblut 6 meetings @$20 = $120 G $110.82 Cathy Staake 7 meetings @$20 = $140 G $129.29 Bob Creery 5 weeks x $50 = $250 gross W $215.14 Bonnie Basemann 14 hrs x $14 = $196 gross GW $176.73 Ted Berns 13 hrs $33= $429 gross, 182 miles +
Garnavillo Fire 1/2 due per 28E W $1,417.94 Hawkeye Sanitation Solid Waste Contract GW $497.40 Keystone Laboratories, Inc Water Testing W $12.50 Schuster & Mick Legal Fees- Hurd St. Title W $195.00 Wille Construction Douglas St G $1,220.00 Total Bills & Claims $6,251.06
Soo Green representative Neil Jones gave a presentation and update the HVDC transmission line project. They have approval from Iowa Utilities Board. The next step is to develop franchise agreements with cities.
Council reviewed the insurance policy renewal rate with no changes in coverages. A comment was made that the Medical Expense Limit per person on the General Liability Declarations may be too low $5000. Clerk will find out cost to increase this limit. Motion by Grunder, second by Kuehl to approve Commercial Property, Liability, and Workman’s Comp premium of $3915.00 for 2021 renewal. Roll call vote; all ayes; motion carried.
Clayton Lighthouse liquor license renewal was presented with no changes to the permit. Motion by Grunder, second by Staake to approve Clayton Lighthouse Liquor license renewal. Roll call vote; all ayes; motion carried.
Updates: City Hall was awarded $500 grant from Aureon through Alpine Communications to upgrade the flag poles and brackets. Jon Russett has passed both tests for grade one water treatment/distribution.
Motion by Kuehl, second by Staake to post a public notice accepting resumes for the water superintendent position at the city's 3 posting locations per Clayton City Code. Roll call vote. Ayes: Grunder, Kuehl, Staake, Youngblut. Abstain: Russett. Motion carried.
Mat McLane has submitted a proposal for to purchase a portion of Main Street. After discussion, motion by Kuehl, second by Staake at 6:55PM to enter closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(i)(j) to discuss the sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property. The minutes and the audio recording of a session closed under this paragraph shall be available for public examination when the transaction discussed is completed. Motion by Staake, second by Kuehl at 7:15PM to end closed session. Roll call vote. All ayes; motion approved. Motion by Grunder, second by Kuehl to approve Resolution 2020-13 to set a public hearing for Disposal of an Interest in Real Property for January 1, 2021 at 6:00PM. Roll call vote. All ayes; motion approved.
Mayor Report: Thank you to Al Hoeger, Jodi Holm, Mark & Julie Divoky for providing electricity for the candy canes displayed in town. Also, thanks to everyone that put out Christmas decorations. The town looks festive.
Meeting Adjournment: Motion to adjourn by Russett, second by Kuehl. All ayes; motion carried. Time: 7:19 P.M. Next regular meeting will be January 18, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.