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July 9, 2018 - 6:00 P.M.

The Hubbard City Council met in regular session with Mayor Marshall Simmerman presiding and the following Council members present: Luke Goodell, Randy Smuck, & Wes Kix. Absent: Rick Gustafson & Sandi Swenson.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA-Motion by Smuck, seconded by Kix approve the agenda. AMVA. (All members voted aye).

CONSENT AGENDA-Motion by Goodell seconded by Kix that the following items on the Consent Agenda be approved: Minutes of the June 11th regular meeting, Clerk’s Financial Report, bills as presented, Liquor License for Nikki Schneider (Whimsical Wine Trailer) for sale of local Wines during Farmers Market. AMVA.

ORDINANCE #382 (2nd Reading)-AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF HUBBARD, IOWA, BY REPEALING SECTION 65.04, SUBSECTION 3, PERTAINING TO THE YIELD REQUIRED ON WEST CHESTNUT STREET & ADDING 65.03 STOPS. Motion by Smuck, seconded Goodell to place Ordinance on second reading. Roll: Ayes- Smuck, Goodell & Kix. Nays-None. Absent-Gustafson & Swenson.

COMMITTEE REPORTS-No report for HCSWC, Ambulance, Pool, Streets or Park.

Cheri reported that Fiscal Year End Close went very well with no problems. City Audit is scheduled for September 26th , Iowa Dept. of Revenue has changed sales tax on water pumped. Previous to July 1st , the sale of water piped to consumers for compensation was subject to local option sales tax. A new Water Service Excise Tax (WET) of 6% replaces the water portion of state sales tax and required a separate permit number. No local option sales tax can be imposed on water service. All WET has to be filed separately with a different sales tax permit number.

Mayor shared he received a call from citizen with concern of the swimming pool possibly closing at 6 p.m. for adult swim. Consensus of Council for pool to remain open till 8 p.m. for all the public.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS-Andrew with MSA Professional Services was in attendance to update on Phase 1B. Gehrke Construction started cutting today and will start digging on Tuesday with reconstruction lasting 5-6 days and then Municipal Pipe will come in and start lining necessary sewer lines.

NEW BUSINESS-Andrew discussed contract with MSA Professionals for Phase 2 Sewer Project. Once Contract is approved, Engineers will get started surveying area for Phase 2 improvements. Motion by Smuck, seconded by Kix to approve Contract with MSA Professionals for $76,250. Roll: Ayes-Goodell, Smuck & Kix. Nays-None. Absent: Swenson & Gustafson.

Council reviewed Contract with Speer Financial as Municipal Advisor for Phase 2 Sewer Project. Motion by Kix, seconded by Goodell to approve in the amount of $4,000. Roll: Aye-Kix, Smuck & Goodell. Nays-None. Absent: Swenson & Gustafson.

Cheri informed Council that street lighting expenditures have been budgeted out of Road Use Tax funds since FY15-16 with a budget of $18,000. Would like Council approval to move expense to General Fund to help build up additional revenue for a road repair project with the County. Council approved change.

Council discussed Fireworks Ordinance. City received complaints regarding noise. Last year the State legalized fireworks sales/lighting and city voted to adopt the State Law. After discussion, council consensus was to leave law as it currently states in city code.

ADJOURNMENT-Motion by Smuck, seconded by Kix that the meeting be adjourned at 6:56 p.m. AMVA.

Attest: Cheryl A. Boelman, City Clerk; Marshall Simmerman, Mayor

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