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Garnavillo City Council

City of Garnavillo 

The City of Garnavillo City Council met in a regular session on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 6:00 pm at the  Community Center, 106 W Niagara Street, Garnavillo. 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Charles Lawson. 

Roll call was taken. Council Members present were Bill Rademacher, Lance Kuehl, Mike Schmelzer and Chad  Schmelzer. Council Member absent was Rachel Wolter. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  

M/S M Schmelzer/Rademacher To approve the consent agenda. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 Absent: 1 Abstention: 0 Claims 

16783 3E-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & EQ $ 4,155.00 GENERATORS 16784 ALLIANT ENERGY $ 353.87 UTILITY 

16785 BADGER METER $ 63.12 READS 

16786 BETTER HOMES & GARDENS $ 24.00 LIBRARY 

16787 BODENSTEINER IMPLEMENT $ 74.99 MOWER 

16788 CENGAGE LEARNING INC/GALE $ 76.47 LIBRARY 

16789 CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT $ 95.88 LIBRARY 

16790 DEMCO $ 232.09 LIBRARY 

16791 DSG $ 192.00 SIGN POST 16792 ELECTRIC PUMP $ 167.99 PHASE MONITOR 16793 ETHAN KOEHN CONSTRUCTION $ 2,847.50 SNOW & WATER 16794 EUROFINS ENVIRONMENT TESTING $ 576.48 WASTE WATER 16795 FEHR GRAHAM $ 3,064.00 CROSSWALK 16796 GARNAVILLO CEMETERY ASSOC $ 132.07 DISTRIBUTION 16797 GUTTENBERG PRESS $ 309.38 PUBLICATIONS 16798 HAWKINS WATER TREATMENT $ 294.62 AZONE 

16799 IHDE S $ 175.52 FUEL 

16800 J & R SUPPLY $ 632.01 CHLORINE PUMP 16801 KLUESNER SANITATION LLC $ 4,725.12 TRASH 

16802 MICROBAC/KEYSTONE LABORATORIES INC $ 2,148.50 WATER 

16803 MIDAMERICA BOOKS $ 131.74 LIBRARY 

16804 NORTHWAY WELL $ 1,945.55 LIFT STATION 16805 RICOH USA INC $ 172.14 COPIES 

16806 SCHUMANN REPAIR LLC $ 186.70 SNOW PLOW 16807 TASTE OF HOME $ 20.00 LIBRARY 

16808 THREE RIVERS COMPANY $ 507.42 FUEL 

16809 WOLTER, JUNE $ 160.25 LIBRARY 

952E BLACK HILLS ENERGY $ 974.64 GAS UTILITY 972E NORBYS FARM FLEET $ 14.30 SUPPLIES 

973E ALLIANT ENERGY $ 5,732.45 UTILITY 

974E INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE $ 5,686.62 WITHHOLDINGS

975E IPERS $ 3,637.93 WITHHOLDINGS 976E POSTMASTER $ 159.00 POSTCARD 978E AMAZON.COM $ 241.11 PW SUPPLIES 979E POSTMASTER $ 30.65 SAMPLE 980E ALPINE COMMUNICATIONS $ 67.33 LIBRARY 981E BLACK HILLS ENERGY $ 1,849.90 UTILITY 982E ALLIANT ENERGY $ 5,425.75 UTILITY 983E ALPINE COMMUNICATIONS $ 861.80 PHONE 984E AFLAC $ 153.12 PREMIUMS 985E US CELLULAR $ 202.30 PHONES 986E WELLMARK $ 3,796.22 PREMIUMS 987E COMELEC SERVICES INC $ 10.00 ROUTER 988E COMELEC SERVICES INC $ 10.00 ROUTER 

Treasurer Report 

ACCOUNT NAME BALANCE  

General Fund $ (1,576,461.18) 

RUT Fund $ (134,184.05) 

Employee Benefit Fund $ (47,553.22) 

Emergency Fund $ (3,663.57) 

TIF Fund $ (4,738.25) 

Urban Renewal Fund $ (13,144.72) 

Debt Service Fund $ (37,243.88) 

Capital Project Fund $ 11,645.00  

Storm Water Utility Fund $ (114,129.79) 

Water Fund $ (606,681.97) 

Water Sinking Fund $ 6,026.00  

Sewer Fund $ (1,015,964.47) 

$ (3,536,094.10) 

FY24 FEB EXP Budget vs YTD 

Account Description Budget YTD Budget YTD General Fund Special Revenue Funds 

1010-Police $60,375 $ 18,182.32 $ 8,475 $ 1,301.55 1050-Fire $84,550 $ 56,539.21 $ 5,975 

1060-First Responders $ 2,500 $ 2,080.09 $ 975 

2010-Streets $30,725 $ 24,231.51 $112,725 $65,827.80 2030-Street Lighting $24,000 $ 12,440.73 

2040-Traffic Control $ 1,500 

2050-Snow Removal $ 1,500 $ 49,000 

2090-Garbage $60,000 $ 37,458.04 

3900-Other Health & Social Serv $ 1,500 

4010-Library $52,155 $ 32,689.68 $ 6,925 $ 3,895.50 4030-Parks $ 5,650 $ 3,576.44 $ 1,275

4050-Cemetery $ 9,630 $ 6,856.51 

4060-Community Center $ 6,095 $ 3,972.24 $ 1,175 $ 164.05 4900-Other Culture & Recreation $ 50 

5020-Economic Development $ 5,500 $ 1,813.00 

5030-Housing & Urban Renewal $ 4,000.00 6010-Mayor, Council $ 7,500 $ 5,300.00 $ 575 $ 388.62 6020-Clerk, Treasurer $33,050 $ 21,423.03 $ 10,200 $ 8,846.08 6030-Elections $ 1,000 $ 2,268.89 

6040-Legal Services $ 5,000 $ 291.86 

6050-City Hall $ 8,500 $ 2,137.09 

6060-TORT $53,800 $ 73.00 

6900-Other General Govt $24,550 $ 12,116.48 

9100-Transfers $ 6,041 

Debt Fund Capital Project Fund 

200-7010 Debt Service $36,949 $ 2,787.50 

301-7500 Capital Project $ 53,400 $11,645.00 Proprietary Funds 

600/601-8010 Water $270,161 $104,021.25 

610-8015 Sewer $192,575 $ 89,984.96 

400-8065 Stormwater $ 5,000 

Citizen Comments 

None 

Old Business 

None 

New Business 

4th of July Celebration Support Request 

Jeff Hoeger asked council to consider providing financial assistance for the 4th of July celebration. He  explained that the annual expense is approximately $22,000. Revenues come from their ham dinner, soup  luncheon and the firemen collect during the parade and walk through the park, the meals are freewill.  

Mayor Lawson asked about charging vendors, he said they charge them $25.00 and intend to increase the  fee.  

Hoeger also stated that the boosters will never have a beer tent because of the expense and don’t have the  staff. 

M/S C Schmelzer/Kuehl To table 4th of July support discussion until the April meeting. Aye: 4 Nay: 0  Absent: 1 Abstention: 0  

Garnavillo Lions Park Bathroom Grant Application Letter of Support 

Bill Robinson presented the updated plans and proposal for the bathroom improvements and the electrical  upgrades that needs to be done for the 4th of July Celebration. $46,361.82 Total Project. Matches: Lions &  Boosters $4,000 and City $5,000. Grant application, $33,361.82. Council Member C Schmelzer asked if all  contractors have the proper insurance, Robinson stated yes. Public Works Superintendent Schroyer and  council discussed the water service line.  

M/S Kuehl/Rademacher To approve Resolution 2024-20 A resolution approving Garnavillo Lions Park  Bathroom Improvements Grant Application Letter of Support, $5,000.  

Roll Call 

Aye: Kuehl, Rademacher, M Schmelzer, C Schmelzer  

Nay: None  

Absent: Wolter  

Abstention: None 

Planning & Zoning Commission Appointment, Lanny Kuehl 

M/S M Schmelzer/Kuehl To approve Resolution 2024-21 A resolution approving the appointment of Lanny  Kuehl to the Planning & Zoning Commission.  

Roll Call  

Aye: M Schmelzer, Rademacher, C Schmelzer, Kuehl  

Nay: None  

Absent: Wolter  

Abstention: None 

Clayton Ridge Post Prom, $50.00 

M/S Rademacher/M Schmelzer To approve Resolution 2024-22 A resolution approving the Clayton Ridge  Post Prom Contribution, $50.00.  

Roll Call  

Aye: C Schmelzer, Kuehl, Rademacher, M Schmelzer  

Nay: None  

Absent: Wolter  

Abstention: None 

EMC Municipal Insurance Renewal 

M/S C Schmelzer/Lance To approve Resolution 2024-23 A resolution approving the renewal for municipal  insurance the EMC/Bischoff Insurance, not to exceed $92,000.00.  

Roll Call 

Aye: Rademacher, M Schmelzer, C Schmelzer, Kuehl  

Nay: None  

Absent: Wolter  

Abstention: None 

Tree Removal Request for Sealed Bids  

M/S Rademacher/C Schmelzer To approve going out for sealed bids for Tree Removal, bids due 04/04/24  to be awarded at the 04/10/24 council meeting. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 Absent: 1 Abstention: 0 

East Well (#6) Repairs/Improvements 

PWS Schroyer explained the issues with the well and the repairs that need to be done.  

M/S C Schmelzer/M Schmelzer To approve Resolution 2024-24 A resolution approving the quote from  Northway Well to make repairs/improvements to the East Well (#6), not to exceed $55,831.90 and request wire &  pipe left.  

Roll Call  

Aye: Kuehl, C Schmelzer, Rademacher, M Schmelzer  

Nay: None  

Absent: Wolter  

Abstention: None  

23-854 Wastewater Diffuser Repairs Approve Form of Contract and Award Bid, Ethan Koehn Construction 

Engineer Ertl presented the wastewater diffuser repair bid, he explained that the repair was noted in the  last DNR inspection.  

M/S M Schmelzer/Rademacher To approve Resolution 2024-25 A resolution approving 23-854  Wastewater Diffuser Repairs Form of Contract and Award Bid to Ethan Koehn Construction not to exceed, $13,400.  Roll Call  

Aye: Kuehl, M Schmelzer, C Schmelzer, Rademacher  

Nay: None  

Absent: Wolter  

Abstention: None 

23-1047 Pedestrian Signal Crossing Bid Approve Form of Contract and Award Bid 

Engineer Ertl presented council with the bid information and details regarding the requirements and Matt  Construction not meeting the DOT requirement. 

M/S M Schmelzer/Rademacher To approve Resolution 2024-26 A resolution approving 23-1047 Pedestrian  Signal Crossing Form of Contract and Award Bid to Eastern Iowa Excavating & Concrete, not to exceed $59,860.10 contingent upon attorney and engineer review. 


Roll Call  

Aye: Rademacher, C Schmelzer, Kuehl, M Schmelzer  

Nay: None  

Absent: Wolter  

Abstention: None 

Engineer Report 

Fehr Graham Engineer Sam Ertl updated council on the GIS system, he stated that a training has been  scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2024 with Greta. 

Department Reports 

PWS Schroyer discussed the street sweeper for sale by the City of Monona 2002 sealed bids, he asked  council if they were interested in looking at it and submitting a sealed bid.  

PD report was provided in the packet, Mayor Lawson stated that he thinks that they are really good.  City Administrator/Clerk report was provided in the packet. 

Library report was provided in the packet. 

Council Comments 

Council Member M Schmelzer asked PWS Schroyer if he was aware that the old county shop roof needs  work. PWS Schroyer stated that he is aware.  

Mayor Report 

None  

M/S C Schmelzer/Rademacher To adjourn at 7:26 pm. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 Absent: 1 Abstention: 0 

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