Beacon City Council Minutes
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Call to Order- Mayor Jim Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. City
Council members present: Richard Thomas, Ron Kauffman, Danny Fetters, and Dwight Teeter. City Council members absent: Cecil Smith.
- Review Minutes from June 4th Meeting
- Treasurer’s Report
- Claims Report
Motion made to approve the consent agenda made by Richard Thomas, seconded by Dwight Teeter. All members voted in favor, motion approved.
- Hall Rentals- 3 hall rentals in the month of June
- Clean-up & Animal Control
- Lewis dogs- Owner removed the dogs from the property.
- Mowing invoice has been sent to property owner at 306 Sheridan Street for June mowing.
- Committee Reports- No updates
- City Code Codification- City Clerk still working on finalizing the Table of Contents
- New City Hall (size, requirements, design)- Pathfinders confirmed that the City Hall project was selected as a project for the UofI/Pathfinders project. We are waiting to receive further details.
- LOST Fund Allocation- Resolution 07-09-19 entitled “RESOLUTION REQUESTING SUBMISSION AND CALLING FOR AN ELECTION ON THE QUESTION OF A CHANGE IN USE OF THE LOCAL SALES AND SERVICES TAX IN THE CITY OF BEACON LOCATED WITHIN MAHASKA COUNTY“ was introduced. Dwight Teeter moved its approval, Ron Kauffman seconded. All members voted in favor, motion approved.
- Williams and Sherman Street Culvert- Reviewed bids from Concrete Expressions. Council requests Dustin Teeter come to a council meeting to answer questions in regards to the bids.
- Ditch Cleanup- Reviewed bids from Concrete Expressions. Council requests Dustin Teeter come to a council meeting to answer questions in regards to the bids.
- 412 Reid Street- Hearing is scheduled for August 30, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Dwight Teeter moved to continue pursuing the abandoned property, Ron Kauffman seconded. Dwight Teeter, Ron Kauffman, and Richard Thomas voted in favor, Danny Fetters voted against, motion approved.
12. Sale of Property located at the end of Grant Street- Currently working with Garden and Associates on getting the property surveyed.
- 28E Agreement for Police Protection Services- The original 28E Agreement presented to the city for FY2020 has been rejected by the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors and a new 28E Agreement has been presented. Previously, the city paid $3,400/year for a minimum of 6 hrs of patrol/week. These funds were paid directly to a vendor for the Mahaska Co. Sheriff’s office for equipment for the Mahaska Co. Sheriff’s office. Now, the Mahaska Co. Board of Supervisors wants to charge $42/hr for personnel and equipment necessary to answer all calls for service with the City of Beacon. The Supervisors also wants these funds paid directly to their general fund.
Council reviewed 28E Agreement sent from the Mahaska County Attorney. Council also reviewed letter from City Attorney that outlined his opinion on the 28E Agreement. The City of Beacon only budgeted $3,500 for FY2020 for the patrol and traffic enforcement services of the Mahaska County Sheriff. Ron Kauffman moved to approve the 28E Agreement for 83 hours of service for FY2020, seconded by Dwight Teeter. All members voted in favor, motion approved.
2. FY20 Animal Control Services- Council was presented with FY20 contract for animal control services from the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter. Richard Thomas moved to approved, Dwight Teeter seconded. All members voted in favor, motion approved.
3. Waterway behind Clare Hoven- Clare Hoven is going to clean out his own ditch, however the county has a ditch that needs to be cleaned out as well.
4. City Election- The mayor and all city council member terms end in December 2019. Candidate filing begins on August 26th. The filing deadline is September 20th.
5. Steve Wanders attended the meeting to introduce Tom Flaherty as the new Director of the Economic Development Group.
Next Scheduled Council Meeting Tuesday, August 6th at 7 p.m.
Adjournment- Motion to adjourn made by Dwight Teeter, seconded by Ron Kauffman. All members voted in favor, motion approved. Meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.