Gladbrook City Council By Marcy Knaack
June 28, 2013
The Gladbrook City Council met in special session Monday evening to finish year-end business for 2012-13. The Council discussed the assistant public works position due the resignation of Bud Bassett and the Council authorized Public Works Director Mark Lowry to hire someone for a temporary part time position. Lowry told the Council that the float controller at the lift station has malfunctioned several times and he received a quote from ICS Healy Ruff of Plymouth, MN of $614 to replace the float which the council authorized. He also had a quote from ICS for a dialer upgrade from a land line dialer to a cellular dialer for $6,377. ICS would also upgrade the equipment to 3-phase and install the equipment. The Council authorized Lowry to proceed with ordering the equipment. Final 2012-13 claims in the amount of $12,443.09 were approved. The Library roof claim to Palace Roofing and Construction for $2,250 and the bill to Iowa Builders for supplies for the roof in the amount of $2,799.75 were approved for payment. The Council approved Resolution 13-53 for a change order for Gould Street Curb & Gutter for $695.80. The change order was to adjust final quantities for rock and paving on the project. Resolution 13.52 was approved for materials and labor on the Gould Street curb & gutter for $1,425, including the change order. Resolution 13.54 for retainage of $1,130.64 on the Gould Street curb and gutter project plus acceptance of the project was approved. The Council adopted Resolution 13.48 to transfer Local Option Tax Revenue money. $53,542.62 LOST revenue from the Special Revenue Fund was transferred to the Debt Service Fund and $14,662.29 LOST revenue from the Special Revenue Fund was transferred to the General Fund for the reduction of taxes. Resolution 13-49 was adopted by the Council to transfer the balance of the Emergency Fund totaling $6,274.21 received from Tama County to the General Fund. The Council adopted Resolution 13.50 to transfer $25,192 from the Special Revenue Fund to the General Fund for Employee Benefits expenditures and $3,165 from the Special Revenue Fund to the Road Use Fund for Employee Benefits expenditures. Resolution 13-51 was adopted by the Council to transfer $13,100 from the General Fund-Other Public Works to the Road Use Fund to supplement the Street Lighting budget item. City Clerk Lori Bearden said she had received the rough draft of the Codification Book and will have new codes to Council members for the July meeting.
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