These minutes remain unofficial until approved by the council at the next meeting. 

 

 Submitted by  Clerk/Treasurer

August 12, 2020

Budget Hearing Meeting

The Town of Chester Council held a Budget Hearing meeting on August 12, 2020.

Members Present: Mayor James Dahlen Council persons Scott Ross, Wendy Dauwalder, Tina Neer, Tonia Wickum, Rachel Ghekiere, and Shane Kenfield

Members Absent: 

Staff Present:        John Kleinsasser (PWD)

Guests:  Brandon Holmes and Tre Smith

  • Mayor James Dahlen called the Budget Hearing meeting to order at 6:00 pm
  • Public Comment: None
  • Scott Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Tina Neer seconded.  Meeting was adjourned at 6:01 pm.

Regular Meeting

The Town of Chester Council held the regular meeting on August 12, 2020.

Members Present: Mayor James Dahlen Council persons Scott Ross, Wendy Dauwalder, Tina Neer, Tonia Wickum, Rachel Ghekiere, and Shane Kenfield

Members Absent: 

Staff Present:        John Kleinsasser (PWD)

Guests: Brandon Holmes and Tre Smith

Mayor James Dahlen called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm

  • Public Comment: None 
  • Scott Ross made the motion to approve the minutes from the July 8, 2020 regular council meeting and the July 14, 2020 Preliminary Budget meeting. Wendy Dauwalder seconded the motion.  Motion to approve minutes from both meetings passed with all voting ayes. 
  • Claims were presented to the council for approval. Scott Ross made the motion to approve the claims submitted for payment. Tina Neer seconded the motion. Motion to approve claims passed with all voting ayes.
  • The council reviewed the adjustments and journal entries made in July. Tonia Wickum made the motion to approve the JV & Adjustments.  Wendy Dauwalder seconded the motion.  Motion passed with all voting ayes. 
  • Sheriff’s Office Report: None
  • New Business:
  • Brandon Holmes and Tre Smith were present in regards to the building permit submitted by Global Agro to erect 6-10 4,800 bushel hopper bottom grain bins with a 16’ diameter. The building permit needed a signature which Mr. Holmes provided. Tina Neer made the motion to approve the building permit. Rachel Ghekiere seconded the motion. Motion passed with 5 voting ayes and Scott Ross abstaining.
  • Adopt FY 21 Final Budget: Tonia Wickum made the motion to adopt the final budget for FY 21 as presented.   Scott Ross seconded the motion.  Motion passed with all voting ayes.
  • Resolution #03-2020 Fixing Mills FY21: Rachel Ghekiere made the motion to accept Resolution #03-2020 fixing mills for FY21 as presented.  Tina Neer seconded the motion.  Motion passed with all voting ayes.
  • Assessment Letters to Department of Revenue: Scott Ross made the motion to approve the assessment letters as presented. All assessments will remain the same as last year.  Shane Kenfield seconded the motion.  Motion passed with all voting ayes. 
  • Letter adding delinquent water/sewer to taxes: The council was presented with one account that is delinquent.  Tina Neer made the motion to approve the letter adding Dale Wickum’s delinquent account to taxes.  Wendy Dauwalder seconded the motion.  Motion passed with all voting ayes. 
  • Resolution #04-2020 Requesting distribution of BARSA Funds: Scott Ross made the motion to approve Resolution #04-2020. Tina Neer seconded the motion. Motion passed with all voting ayes.
  • Building Permit: Shane Kenfield made the motion to approve 3 building permits from Patti DeVries. She is erecting a carport at 214 1st St E, moving a house onto 126 W Madison Ave and building an addition onto existing house at 118 W Madison Ave. Wendy Dauwalder seconded the motion.  Motion passed with all voting ayes. 
  • Motion of Intent to increase garbage rates: Scott Ross made the motion of intent to increase the   existing garbage rate of $24 to $27.  Tonia Wickum seconded the motion of intent.  Motion of intent passed with all voting ayes. 
  • Old Business: None
  • Additional Agenda Items: None
  • Mayor Report: Patti DeVries will be painting the office next Friday August 21st.
  • PWD Report: John Kleinsasser reported that the valley gutter replacement project has been delayed by a couple of weeks. The crew scheduled to complete that project is still busy at the school. The down flow meter for the WTP is not installed. It was shipped back because it didn’t work. The second meter for that project was never received. A tractor is still being searched for.
  • Clerk update: None 
  • Council Report: Tina Neer had people asking her about the house being torn down in town. It was not completed in a timely fashion and posed a dangerous situation. In addition there was concern over the burning of the wood debris.  Mayor talked to property owner.
  • Shane Kenfield requested a check list of projects and items to be purchased. He and John Kleinsasser will work on putting this together.
  • Shane Kenfield made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Wendy Dauwalder seconded.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.

 

 

 

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