MINUTES 2013

December 9, 2013


The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Mark Brosz, Council Doug Heimer, and Council Don Bannan, Don True Peopleservice, Marjorie Bannan and Carolyn Petersen. Absent was Tracy Ward, City Clerk.


Motion by Bannan, seconded by Prazak, to approve the minutes for the November meeting. All Ayes, Motion carried.


Don True from People Service presented the monthly wastewater operation & maintenance report. True let the city know that he is filling in until they hire a new operator.

Resolution #12112013A. Motion by Prazak, Seconded by Bannan to pay the following bills: All Ayes, Motion carried.
People Service $2,607.00
Omnitel Communications $ 45.46
Waste Management $ 435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $ 327.04
Alliant (City Park) $ 38.97
Tracy Ward $ 518.40
Rock Falls Betterment $ 100.00
IPERS $ 89.28
Jessica Prazak - postage $ 4.22
Kaspersky Security-see note $ 119.95
Mark Brosz – 2013 wages $ 384.50
Doug Heimer – 2013 wages $ 352.43
Jessica Prazak – 2013 wages $ 288.34
Jodi Wyborny – 2013 wages $ 384.50
Don Bannan – 2013 wages $ 320.49
Richard Petersen – 2013 wages $1,078.27
Total $7,094.33

Mayor Petersen then called for New Business: Petersen then asked for a motion to approve the annual library contract. Motion by Brosz, seconded by Bannan. All Ayes. Motion carried.

The renewal of the virus protection software for the cities computer was discussed and had been approved with the bills.

Mayor Petersen then called for Old Business hearing none, called for the Clerk’s report. In the clerk’s absence Council Wyborny discussed the need for a new printer/copier for city hall. After some discussion, the council will ask the city clerk to check on pricing and have information available at the January meeting. Wyborny also asked the Mayor and council if they had any special meetings or travel expense to please let Tracy Ward, City Clerk know in the next few days.


Brosz discussed and left a copy of the Land Fill’s amended agreement that is still scheduled for approval in February.


Prazak thanked those who attended the reception at Diamond Jo’s last month in her absence. Prazek wrote the WCDA grant that was awarded to the city for mulch in the city park.


Mayor Petersen then mentioned Santa will be at the community center this Saturday same as last year. Mayor Petersen also wanted to let the council know they should send a representative to the Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management meeting in January.


Next council meeting will be January 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm


Motion by Bannan, Seconded by Heimer to adjourn at 7:32 p.m.

Council, Jodi Wyborny

November 11, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Doug Heimer, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Jodi Wyborny, and Council Mark Brosz. Absent Council Don Bannanand City Clerk Tracy Ward.
Motion by Prazak, seconded by Brosz to approve the minutes for the October meeting. All Ayes, Motion carried.
Nick Henningsen from People Service presented the monthly wastewater operation & maintenance report. Henningsen let the city know that all the monitoring and reports had been completed to meet DNR regulations. The lagoons will be discharged sometime in November and should go quicker after installing a new valve. Henningsen also let the city know that he has accepted a new position within People Service and will be moving next month. People Service will have a replacement soon and that he would still be available for assistance, help and guidance during this transition.
Resolution #11112013A. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Heimer to pay the following bills: All Ayes, Motion carried.
People Service $2,607.00
Omnitel Communications $ 45.46
Waste Management $ 435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $ 330.59
Alliant (City Park) $ 38.08
Tracy Ward $ 518.40
Rock Falls Betterment $ 100.00
IPERS $ 89.28
Quality Pump $ 344.80
Mosquito Control $1,575.00
Boland Recreation $ 318.00
Jost Mowing $ 390.00
Sharm Ward Mowing $ 780.00
Total $ 7,572.09

Mayor Petersen then called for New Business: Petersen then asked for a motion to approve the Liquor License Renewal for the Rock Falls Lounge. Motion by Heimer, seconded by Brosz. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Council Jodi Wyborny discussed the filing of the annual report to the State of Iowa in the absence of Tracy Ward, City Clerk. Resolution #11112013B, Motion by Brosz, seconded by Heimer to approve the annual report to the State of Iowa. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Mayor Petersen then called for Old Business hearing none, called for the Clerk’s report. In the clerk’s absence Council Wyborny discussed the next meeting in December stating Ward will have coffee and punch ready again this year to go along with appetizers’ everyone will bring.
Prazak updated the council on receiving a WCDA grant award for completing the mulch portion of the city park. Up to 4 people can attend the reception and asked if anyone wanted to attend along with herself to let her know. The reception will be held at 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 14th at the casino events center and at least one person had to attend to receive the award. The award amounts will be announced at the reception.
Mayor Petersen then discussed information in the December newsletter to include when Santa would be at the community center and that he would get a hold of a Betterment member as to if or when the Plymouth Fire Department was coming. Mayor Petersen then discussed snow removal for the upcoming winter. After discussion, the council agreed to hire Mark Brosz for the snow removal again this year for the city. Also discussed was putting a reminder on the September council agenda to winterize the water in city park next year.
Next council meeting will be December 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Prazak to adjourn at 7:26 p.m.

Council, Jodi Wyborny

October 14, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Mark Brosz, Council Doug Heimer, Council Jessica Prazak City Clerk Tracy Ward. Council Don Bannan arrived at 7:05 pm. Absent was Nick Henningsen from People Service.

Motion by Wyborny seconded by Prazak to approve the minutes for the September meeting. Ayes-4, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service was on vacation. He will give the report for the month of September at the November meeting

Resolution #10142013A. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Heimer to pay bills: Ayes-4, Motion carried.
People Service $2,607.00
Omnitel Communications $44.93
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $332.09
Alliant (City Park) $37.80
Tracy Ward $518.40
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $89.28
Quality Pump INV#2799 $254.80
Rick Wyborny mowing $120.00
Sturges Lawn Care $100.00
IIMC $145.00

Heartland Road Work discussion will be tabled until the March meeting.

The Clerk’s updated the park, the remaining dynacurbs for the park has been completed.

Council Brosz updated the council on the proposed 28E agreement the Landfill of Noth Iowa is working on to help with the voting issue. They are hoping to vote on it at their February meeting.

Next council meeting will be November 11, 2013.

Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Brosz to adjourn at 7:25 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

September 9, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Mark Brosz, Council Doug Heimer, Council Don Bannan, City Clerk Tracy Ward and Steve O’Neill Cerro Gordo Co Emergency Management. Absent was Council Jessica Prazak.

Motion by Bannan, seconded by Wyborny to approve the minutes for the August meeting. Ayes-4, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service gave the report for the month of August He had two callouts for the month and has completed most of the annual tank inspections. The new valve at the lagoon will allow for draw down of two cells instead of just one, as was the case before the repair.

Steve O’Neill from the Cerro Gordo Co Emergency Management was on hand to discuss the recent changes to the organization. They are once again a one county entity as Franklin county is now on their own. Steve remains employed by Cerro Gordo County. The current focus is to have in place resources such as generators cots, blankets and personnel that will be called on in the event of an emergency. Other possible options are a siren that is triggered by the county. The following is on the list to complete: approve the community center as a disaster recovery site by getting the building approved for us and to designate a command post.

Resolution #09092013A. Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Brosz to pay bills: Ayes-4, Motion carried.
People Service $2,607.00
Omnitel Communications $44.93
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $332.09
Alliant (City Park) $37.80
Tracy Ward $518.40
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $89.28
Quality Pump INV#2748 $372.86
Quality Pump INV#2765 $961.18
Quality Pump INV#2769 $164.80
Electric Pump INV#850520 $241.98
Electric Pump INV#851718 $780.56
Electric Pump INV#851888 $241.98
Brandau Backhoe $1,190.23
Rick Wyborny mowing $140.00
Rick Wyborny dirt removal $35.00
$8,293.57

Motion by Bannan, Second by Heimer to resolution #09092013C approving the Road Use Tax Report as written and submit to the Department of Transportation. Ayes – 4. Motion carried.

The Clerk’s update included the arrival of the remaining dynacurbs for the park and the locate for the children playing sign has been completed

Next council meeting will be October 14, 2013.

Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Brosz to adjourn at 7:57 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

August 12, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Mark Brosz, Council Doug Heimer, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Don Bannan and City Clerk Tracy Ward

Motion by Brosz, seconded by Bannan to approve the minutes for the July meeting with the revision to remove the sidewalk removal line. Ayes-5, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service gave the report for the month of July. Nick notified the council that they would be getting a Notice of Violation (NLV) from the DNR even though he had contacted them prior. The NLV was because they had to dump 1921 gallons on the ground when repairing the issue on riverside drive. He had the entire west side of town shut off to complete the repair. When the line was reopened it was found that a shutoff south of the river had been damaged, so this repair was made in the next few days. He also noted that there are a couple of manhole covers that will need to be raised to grade and cemented in. The manhole on B20 was covered during the road replacement in 2005. He has (3) E1 on hand and parts for Meyer.

Motion by Heimer, seconded by Brosz to approve the pump repair quote from Quality and proceed with the repair. Ayes-5, Motion carried.

Resolution #08122013A. Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Prazak to pay bills: Ayes-5, Motion carried.
People Service $2,607.00
Omnitel Communications $44.93
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $327.59
Alliant (City Park) $41.85
Tracy Ward $518.40
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $89.28
Midwest Pipe $246.99
Miracle $288.40
Boland Recreation $4,709.00
NPDES annual permit fee $210.00
$9,618.92

The council has designated August 19th an d 20th as work evenings in the park, starting at 6 pm. The dynacurbs will be installed, the rubber chip will be spread. The safety mats under equipment will be reset and the swing seats will be replaced. There were some branches on trees that were removed.

Council Wyborny gave the landfill update. There were no new issues and it was business as usual.

The mayor’s update included a request from Steve O’Neill from Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management to be put on the September agenda.

Next council meeting will be September 9, 2013.

Motion by Wyborny, Seconded by Bannan to adjourn at 7:54 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

July 8, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Mark Brosz, Council Doug Heimer, Council Jessica Prazak. Absent was Council Don Bannan and City Clerk Tracy Ward

Motion by Prazak, seconded by Brosz to approve the minutes for the June meeting. Ayes-4, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service gave the report for the month of June. He had fourteen callouts. The rain was a big factor for most of the callouts. The crossover at the lagoon has been repaired. The city will need to start looking at upgrades to the system, because of new regulations. This will be added to the capital improvement plan. Nick has confirmed a 90 day warranty on repaired pumps.

Resolution #07082013A. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Heimer to pay bills: Ayes-5, Motion carried.
People Service $2,607.00
Omnitel Communications $44.43
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $322.41
Alliant (City Park) $38.75
Tracy Ward $458.40
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $86.70
Brandau Backhoe $1,084.65
Iowa League $247.00
Jost Mowing $400.00
Active Web Hosting $120.00
Cerro Gordo Co Emergency $109.00
CAN Surety $350.00
NIACOG Membership $111.60
$6,515.42

Council Brosz will contact Heartland Road to get a road repair estimate. There is a sinkhole at the corner of East Madison and Nottingham Street that will need repair.

Motion by Prazak, Second by Brosz to approve the agreement written between the city and the county to deal with stray animal removal. Ayes-4. Motion carried

Council Wyborny will have Rick Wyborny do the right of way shaving south of the cement bridge as requested by the Gritzmachers.

Council Wyborny gave the park update on in rubber chips, bumpers and swing seats. The rubber chips are here and the bumpers and swings are still not confirmed for shipment.

Next council meeting will be August 12, 2013.

Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Prazak to adjourn at 7:55 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

June 10, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Don Bannan, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Mark Brosz, Council Doug Heimer, City Clerk Tracy Ward, Council Jessica Prazak, Gary Dockum, Lowell Johnson, Nick Henningsen from People Service, Eric Gustafsen Cerro Gordo Public Health, Mary Kelly County Engineer, and Rick Wyborny.

Motion by Brosz, seconded by Bannan to approve the minutes for the May meeting. Ayes-5, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service gave the report for the month of May. He had six callouts. The property at 11 E Mill St has had the system repaired, a new tank was not needed. The valve replacement at the lagoon has been complete and he has started the draw down. The flow meter was recalibrated by Quality Pump.

Resolution #06102013A. Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Wyborny to pay bills: Ayes-5, Motion carried.
People Service $2,512.00
Omnitel Communications $44.46
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $320.09
Alliant (City Park) $37.73
Tracy Ward $459.42
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $86.70
Quality Pump $549.50
Waste Management $476.48
Sturges Lawn Care $100.00
$5,121.86

Eric Gustafsen from the Cerro Gordo County Public Health was on hand to discuss getting some trails put in to support the county Blue Zone project. Two meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 and Tuesday July 23 from 5-8 pm on the third floor of the Mohawk Square in Mason City, they are asking for a citizen to attend the meeting as the city representative.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to approve the Liquor license for the Rock Falls Fun Days for August 2013. Ayes-5. Motion carried.

Mary Kelly the Cerro County Engineer gave a report on the cement bridge over the Shell Rock River. In looking towards the next five years, they are determining whether replacing or rehabbing the current bridge. The sidewalk on the bridge and the width of the bridge is posing a problem. Current deck is 19’ wide with a 4’ sidewalk. Council maintains that the sidewalk is used every day by citizens of Rock Falls. Mary Kelly will take this information into consideration when deciding how to proceed. The bridge is under the jurisdiction of the county, but they will respect the city’s input.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Prazak to approve the quote from Electric Pump for $973.13 to repair the E1 the other pump will be retained for parts. Ayes-5. Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to approve the renewal of the cigarette license for the Rock Falls Lounge for the period of July 1 2013, to June 30th, 2014. Ayes-5. Motion carried.

Heartland Road work has been tabled until the Betterment Club gets more information.

Clerk is to contact the county and have an agreement written between the city and the county to deal with stray animal removal. Clerk will have a copy for the July meeting.

Clerk will call Boland Recreation to confirm the order for the rubber chips, bumpers and swing seats.

Council Bannan gave the update for the Rock Falls Betterment. They will be getting quotes to get a new sign for the front door. The clerk will get in touch with Linda Weatherwax to see if the city can get a sign that will go over the window above city hall.

Mayor’s update – he has spoken with several legislatures to discuss the issue of no jurisdiction over gentlemen’s club House File 359 which is a revision of the state law that will give cities the power to govern whether or not the clubs can be located in town. The bill was passed by the house but the senate has sat on this bill and House file 359 is dead and will not move forward.

Next council meeting will be July 8, 2013.

Motion by Bannan, Seconded by Wyborny to adjourn at 8:33 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

May 13, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Don Bannan, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Mark Brosz, Council Doug Heimer, Nick Henningsen from People Service and Chris & Gerry Gritzmacher. Absent was City Clerk Tracy Ward and Council Jessica Prazak.

Motion by Bannan, seconded by Brosz to approve the minutes for the April meeting. Ayes-4, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service gave the report for the month of April. He had one callout. He asked about getting a quote for the property at 11 E Mill St to get the system replaced. Motion by There is a large pipe that is dumping into the tank at this home, so the council has said to cap it off. The valve replacement at the lagoon will be on Friday and then he will start the draw down. The third week in May the flow meter will be calibrated.

Resolution #05132013A. Motion by Bannan, Seconded by Wyborny to pay bills: Ayes-4, Motion carried.
People Service $2,512.00
Omnitel Communications $44.46
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $323.09
Alliant (City Park) $37.38
Tracy Ward $459.42
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $86.70
Cerro Gordo Snow Removal $1,374.71
$5,373.24

Chris & Gerry Gritzmacher attended the meeting to get the council opinion on having the area between the road and the sidewalk south of the bridge graded down. It has built up over the years from snow removal. When the valve replacement is complete they will have the backhoe grade it down.

Mayor Petersen called for Old Business, the sign proposal received from Cerro Gordo County Engineer’s office was discussed. Move the playground sign from the roadside by Tim Dodd’s home to the south side of the park. The No Truck parking sign at the park will be relocated to the post by the mailboxes and the playground sign mounted on the post left vacant from the No Truck parking sign. A locate will have be to done before they can dig a new hole for the sign.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to approve the bid from Sturges to spray the park twice a season for the price of $100 per application. Ayes-4, Motion carried.

Council Bannan gave the update for the Rock Falls Betterment. They will be getting quotes to get a new sign for the front door. All officer positions are filled, the new members are Joan Arthur, Treasurer and Chad Kahler.

Mayor’s update – he has spoken with several legislatures to discuss the issue of no jurisdiction over gentlemen’s club House File 359 which is a revision of the state law that will give cities the power to govern whether or not the clubs can be located in town.

Next council meeting will be June 10, 2013.

Motion by Bannan, Seconded by Heimer to adjourn at 8:28 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

April 8, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Don Bannan, Council Jodi Wyborny, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Mark Brosz, Nick Henningsen from People Service and City Clerk Tracy Ward. Absent was Council Doug Heimer.

Motion by Wyborny, seconded by Prazak to approve the minutes for the March meeting. Ayes-4, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service gave the report for the month of March. He had no callouts. As soon as the ice melts they will start the drawdown. He commented that down the road we will be under continuous discharge and will have to add a building that will add chlorine.

Resolution #040813A. Motion by Bannan, Seconded by Wyborny to pay bills: Ayes-4, Motion carried.
People Service $2,512.00
Omnitel Communications $44.46
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $328.27
Alliant (City Park) $40.11
Tracy Ward $459.42
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $86.70
Brosz Snow Removal $485.00
Haines Insurance $4,473.00
$8,964.44

The residents with past due bills received a letter, they will have until April 25th to clear up the account or they will be placed on the tax roll. Motion by Brosz, Second by Bannan to approve adding the unpaid amounts to the homeowners tax roll. Ayes – 4, Motion carried.

Motion by Brosz, Second by Prazak to approve the lawn mowing bid for the lagoon submitted by the Jost mowing for the 2013 season. Ayes – 4, Motion carried.

Council has designated April 27th as the Big Trash pickup day. Clerk has confirmed with Waste Management and Complete Appliance.

Mayor Petersen called for Old Business, the sign proposal received from Cerro Gordo County Engineer’s office was discussed. Council wishes to table until May meeting.

Discussion of whether or not the city has any jurisdiction over gentlemen’s clubs was discussed. Council Wyborny had asked the question of Chris Diggins of NIACOG and the answer was no, because we are restricted residential zoning. Currently there is legislation that is trying to get passed that would give this right to cities.

Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management is once again a single county as they have separated from Franklin County, Steve O’Neill continues to be the director of Cerro Gordo County.

Next council meeting will be May 13, 2013.
Motion by Bannan, Seconded by Prazak to adjourn at 7:501 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

March 11, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Jodi Wyborny. In attendance were, Council Don Bannan, Council Doug Heimer, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Mark Brosz, and City Clerk Tracy Ward. Absent was Mayor Richard Petersen.

Motion by Bannan, seconded by Prazak to approve the minutes for the February meeting. Ayes-5, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service was not available due to the weather. Clerk reviewed the letter sent to the council and mayor about Council Heimer questions regarding expenses charged to the city.

Resolution #031113A. Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Brosz to pay bills: Ayes-5, Motion carried.
People Service $2,512.00
Omnitel Communications $44.50
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $329.50
Alliant (City Park) $38.45
Tracy Ward $459.42
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $86.70
IAMU $265.00
Total Bills$4,271.05

Mayor Pro Tem Wyborny opened the public hearing for the Budget for Fiscal 2013-2014. No citizens were on hand. Mayor Pro Tem Wyborny closed the public hearing for the Budget for Fiscal 2013-2014. Motion by Brosz, Second by Heimer to approve the Budget as submitted. Ayes – 5, Motion carried.

Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to approve the liquor license renewal submitted by the Rock Falls Grain. Ayes – 5, Motion carried.

Council has designated April 27th as the Big Trash pickup day. Clerk will confirm with Waste Management, if the date is not available we will try for May 4th.

Clerk’s report, the residents with past due bills will receive a letter that will be sent this month. They will have until April 25th to clear up the account or they will be placed on the tax roll. Council Brosz has a landfill meeting on Thursday. Council Prazak has attened (3) 911 meetings, they have been discussing the updates for the 911 system throughout the county.

Next council meeting will be April 8, 2013.
Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Bannan to adjourn at 8:02 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

February 11, 2013


The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Don Bannan, Council Doug Heimer, , Council Jodi Wyborny, and Council Mark Brosz, Lee Haines Haines Insurance and Nick Hennigson Peopleservice. Absent was Council Jessica Prazak and Clerk Tracy Ward.

Motion by Brosz, seconded by Bannan to approve the minutes for the January meeting. Ayes-4, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service gave the report for the month of December and January. Council Heimer questioned items being deducted from the maintenance budget. Clerk will get copy of contract and Nick will check with Dennis White again for clarification. All daily monitoring reports have been filed with the DNR within the timeframe and have met the compliance needed.

Resolution #021113A. Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Bannan to pay bills: Ayes-4, Motion carried.
People Service $2,512.00
Omnitel Communications $44.50
Waste Management $435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $324.51
Alliant (City Park) $41.57
Tracy Ward $447.42
Rock Falls Betterment $100.00
IPERS $86.70
Tracy Ward Notary Renewal $30.00
IMFOA $40.00
Mark Brosz snow removal $222.00
Total $4,284.18

Lee Haines gave the insurance update for the year. Several questions were answered by the council. Clerk is to verify that the city has copies of insurance certificates from all independent contractors. Refund check from Iowa Municipal Association of Utilities was $120.00.

Mayor Petersen asked the council to set the public hearing for March 11, 2013 council meeting. Motion by Heimer, Second by Brosz to set the public hearing for the March 11, 2013 council meeting. Ayes – 4, Motion carried.

Mayor Petersen called for Old Business, the new sign proposal letter received from Cerro Gordo County Engineer’s office. Discussion ensued on getting more details on which signs and their locations that were in need of replacement. Council wishes to table until March meeting.

Mayor Petersen then called for Old Business hearing none, called for the Clerk’s report. In the clerk’s absence Council Wyborny discussed the . Mark Brosz gave the landfill meeting update, they are still negoitiating the voting issues as far as the number of votes each town is allowed on the board. After hearing council reports, the mayor shared information about an Emergency Management meeting he attended which could include a change or increase in future dues. The budget for the Cerro Gordo county is $105,00. This figure will be split on a per capita basis.

Next council meeting will be March 11, 2013.
Motion by Heimer, Seconded by Bannan to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.

City Clerk, Tracy Ward

January 14, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Rock Falls City Council met at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Petersen. In attendance were, Council Don Bannan, Council Doug Heimer, Council Jessica Prazak, Council Jodi Wyborny, and Council Mark Brosz. Absent City Clerk Tracy Ward

Motion by Brosz, seconded by Prazak to approve the minutes for the December meeting. Ayes-5, Motion carried.

Nick Henningsen from People Service was not able to make the meeting due to illness. Henningsen had contacted the mayor and called Wyborny to notify the city. People Service Reports were sent out, with no callouts to report. Henningsen also let the city know that the 2nd draw down sample tests had passed. After some discussion concerning the report, Mayor Petersen will stop by the People Service Office and talk to Dennis about getting receipts for supplies that show up from the maintenance account within the report.


Resolution #0114013A. Motion by Brosz, Seconded by Bannan to pay the following bills: Ayes-5, Motion carried.
People Service $2,512.00
Omnitel Communications $ 44.58
Waste Management $ 435.48
Alliant (Street Lights) $ 312.39
Alliant (City Park) $ 37.73
Tracy Ward $ 471.42
Rock Falls Betterment $ 100.00
IPERS $ 86.70
Electric Pump $4,587.77
Notary License Renewal $ 30.00
Landfill of North Iowa $ 209.25
Treasurer, State of Iowa $ 167.00
Swanson Electric $ 198.98
Mosquito Control $1,760.00
US Treasury $ 884.90
Brandau Backhoe $ 288.84
Rick Wyborny $ 332.50
Iowa One Call $ 9.90
Total $12,469.36

Mayor Petersen then called for New Business: Petersen then asked if the council wanted any changes made on any committees. Hearing none, reappointed all committee members.

Mayor Petersen then discussed a sign proposal letter received from Cerro Gordo County Engineer’s office. Discussion ensued on getting more details on which signs and their locations that were in need of replacement. Wyborny stated she would contact the county and pass along updated information to mayor and council.

Mayor Petersen then discussed a letter sent along with the invoice from Mosquito Control of Iowa stating the full program package price for the 2013 season would remain the same less 10% if the city agreed to hire them. After a brief discussion Petersen will have the clerk notify them to send an agreement with the new dollar amount. Motion by Brosz, seconded by Heimer to hire Mosquito Control of Iowa for the 2013 season. Ayes-5, Motion carried.

Mayor Petersen then called for Old Business hearing none, called for the Clerk’s report. In the clerk’s absence Council Wyborny discussed the upcoming City Budget for FY ’2014. New this year will include the new Municipal Oversight law change passed during the 2012 Legislative Session to include small city audits to be done once every 8 years. After hearing council reports, the mayor shared information about an Emergency Management meeting he attended which could include a change or increase in future dues.

Next council meeting will be February 11, 2013
Motion by Bannan, Seconded by Prazak to adjourn at 8:05 p.m.

Council, Jodi Wyborny