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Albion City Council
Regular Meeting Minutes
June 15, 2020 - 6:30 PM


The Albion City Council met in regular session on June 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Albion City Hall.

Roll Call: Present- Kim Dostal, Pat Hemming, Doug Loffgren, Derek Stanton, and Garrett Kaufman

Dostal moved and Hemming seconded to amend the agenda to hold two separate public hearings. Motion passed 5-0

Dostal moved to approve the consent agenda and was seconded by Kaufman. The consent agenda consisted of regular minutes from May 18, special meeting minutes May 26, approval claims for payment, and financial reports. Motion passed 5-0



Proclamation for 2020 Graduating Seniors was set for the month of June

Mayor Schmidt read the Sheriff report.

Hemming stated for Public Safety, westside of old railroad tracks needs cleaned up

Fire & EMS P&R – nothing to report

Rhonda Guy of POM, gave our water/wastewater reports. Back-flow at water house needs repaired/replaced. Lagoon is nutrient starved, she hasn’t heard anything on aeration repairs, and will find a grate to cover open door.

Loffgren and Stanton are to work together on the culverts in town.

Keefer, City maintenance, stated he had taken Ram to Dave Wright shop for anti-freeze repair. The fan at lagoon pump house is fixed. Had questions regarding water filters.

Julia Eckles, stated the library will be opening at 3/4 in mid-July. The brisket meal went well and sold out by 5:30.

Hemming motioned and Dostal seconded to open public hearing for Resolution 2020-04. Motion passed 5-0 and opened at 7:03. Resolution 2020-04 instituting proceedings to take additional action for the authorization of a loan and disbursement agreement and the issuance of not to exceed $750,000.00 water revenue capital loan notes. Loffgren moved and Stanton seconded to approve resolution 2020-04. Resolution passed 5-0 Hemming motioned and Loffgren seconded to close the public hearing. Motion passed 5-0 and closed at 7:11.

Hemming motioned and Loffgren seconded to open public hearing for Resolution 2020-03. Motion passed 5-0 and was opened at 7:12. Resolution 2020-03 adopting plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for well 6 Loffgren motioned and Dostal seconded to approve resolution 2020-03. Resolution passed 5-0. Dostal motioned and Kaufman seconded to close the public hearing. Motion passed 5-0 and was closed at 7:13.

Ordinance 02-2020 Abandoned Vehicles, 2nd consideration was motioned and 3rd reading waived by Dostal and seconded by Kaufman. Ordinance 02-2020 was passed 4-1 with Loffgren voting no.

Ordinance 04-2020 Flood Plain 1st consideration was motioned and 2nd & 3rd readings waive by Hemming and seconded by Stanton. Ordinance 04-2020 was passed 5-0.

Motioned by Loffgren and seconded by Dostal to approve Addendum No. 1 for Well #6 project revised proposals. Motion passed 5-0.

Motioned by Loffgren and seconded by Kaufman to approve renting of well field from Raymon, Motion passed 5-0.

Motioned by Loffgren and seconded by Kaufman to approve Iowa Municipal Academy registration fee of $195 for Clerk Wallen. Motion passed 4-1 with Hemming voting no.

Motioned by Loffgren and seconded by Stanton to approve certification of Municipal Clerk and Financial Officer through IMFOA and the Iowa League of Cities. Each Certification costing $125.00 for a total of $250.00 for clerk Wallen. Motion passed 4-1 with Hemming voting no.

Discussion on correspondence from City Engineer Bob Veenstra was had regarding well water quality from the Dooley well and a letter of notice to bidders.

Councilman Dostal handed in his resignation papers to Mayor Schmidt.

The council attempted to have a review of job descriptions for employees, Mayor and Council. Discussion became contentious. Loffgren walked out of meeting.

A motion by Kaufman and seconded by Stanton to adjourn. Motion passed 3-0. Meeting adjourned 7:59pm.

Eric Schmidt, Mayor; Attest: Jody Wallen, City Clerk


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