IPSWICH CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 7, 2011
The Ipswich City Council met in regular session at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2011.
Members present were Mayor Dave Penfield, Barb Gillick, LeRoy Kilber, Michael Heinz,
Cindy Dosch, Mike Steen & Jason Wambach. Also present were Loretta Omland, Corinne
Jameson, Tim Omland, Amanda Anglin, Jim Uttenhove, Lynn Gauer, Karen Meyers, Mike
Gorczewski, Dave Thares and Jeff Fossum.
CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER: Mayor Penfield called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Dosch moved, Steen seconded approval of the Regular Meeting
Minutes of February 22, 2011. All voted aye, motion carried.
BILLS FOR APPROVAL: Kilber moved, Heinz seconded, all voted aye, motion carried to pay
the following bills: Amanda Anglin - $60.70/ travel reimbursement; Ameripride -
$49.00/mat exchange; Beverly Jones - $120.00/office cleaning; Buffalo Station -
$160.20/ambulance fuel; Evergreen Supply - $33.60/oxygen tanks; FEM Electric -
$31.11/utilities; Gibson Publishing - $484.06/publishing, supplies; Heartland Waste -
$3,080.00/garbage service; Highsmith - $22.74/library materials; Ipswich Fire Department
- $6,000.00/ annual fire protection; Ipswich State Bank - $17.50/annual safe deposit box
rental; Kens Food Fair - $318.40/snow removal fuel; Marcus P. Beebe Memorial -
$1,300.00/ reimbursement Gates Grant; Nathan Oban - $780.00/Safety Lights; North
Central Farmers Elevator - $916.37/ambulance fuel; Oban Construction - $15,847.50/ Dec.
Jan. & Feb snow removal; Physicians Claims Company - $436.14/Ambulance billing; Office
Equipment - $29.88/supplies; Peachtree Business Products - $139.00/utility billing drop
box; SD Dept of Revenue & Regulation - $178.00/ water/sewer testing; SD State Treasurer -
$244.00/February sales tax; Split Rock Country Club - $16,000.00/allocated dollars; Tim
Omland - $45.89/reimbursement parts; Upstart - $26.20/library materials; Valley
Telecommunications - $279.15/telephone service; V & J Excavating - $675.00/snow
removal; WEB Water Development - $7,892.43/water purchase.
Construction Account: Maguire Iron - $39,924.07/water tower project; Ipswich State
Bank – $30.00/wire transfer fees.
Bills pre-paid since the last meeting: Rural Development - $6,099.00/Rural Development
Loan payment; March 1st Payroll - Ipswich State Bank - $1,844.23/payroll tax;
Administration Department - $1,906.67; Street Department - $1,208.00; Sanitation –
$440.83; Ambulance - $1,857.50; Library - $784.00; CED - $604.17; Water - $1,212.08;
Sewer - $636.25.
Building Permits for Council approval: None
Pre-Approved permits under $10,000.00: Peggy Brooks & Bob Wagner
Water Project Updates: Heinz moved, Wambach seconded approval of Change Order 6A
(Final) with Maguire Iron, adjusting the Substantial Completion Date to November 12, 2010
and Final Completion Date to March 11, 2011. All voted aye, motion carried.
Kilber moved, Gillick seconded approval of the Certificate of Substantial Completion with
Maguire Iron, Inc. which states that the owner, contractor and engineer have found the
work of Maguire Iron to be substantially complete. All voted aye, motion carried.
T. Omland stated that the generator is being hooked up and will be working soon.
Water service and water meter replacements to all properties: Mayor Penfield
appointed the Water and Sewer Committee of Gillick, Kilber and Dosch to research options
for service replacements and make recommendations at the next meeting.
Office Remodel: The pre-construction meeting for the office remodel is scheduled for
March 9, 2011 at the City Office.
Highway 12 Project updates: Wambach, Heinz, Kilber and T. Omland attended meetings
with the Department of Transportation regarding the updates. The project will be bid in
2012 with construction to follow.
Quit Claim Deed: Gillick moved, Wambach seconded to gift the property at the address of
710 1st Avenue to the Ipswich Development Corporation. All voted aye, motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT:
Pay loader: T. Omland provided financing options for the purchase or lease of a pay loader.
Omland will have a list of possible specifications for the next meeting.
February financial reports: Expenditure & Revenue Guideline, Check Summary
Registry, Checking, Savings and Construction Account Reconciliation, Sales Tax &
Municipal Tax Comparison & Water Delinquent Account Report: Heinz moved, Steen
seconded to approve the February financial reports. All voted aye, motion carried. The
Checking Account balance is $332,305.77, the Money Market Account balance is
$343,793.55, the Construction Account balance is $18,160.23 and the balance of the CD’s is
PAYROLL UPDATES: Kilber moved, Wambach seconded approval to pay Dave Bauer,
Michael Heinz and Corey Williams $12.00 per hour for emergency snow
removal/maintenance on a temporary as-needed basis. All voted aye, motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT: At 7:45 p.m., Gillick moved, Heinz seconded to adjourn the meeting. All
voted aye, motion carried.
The next meeting will be Monday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Loretta Omland, Finance Officer; Publish 3-16