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PAGE 8A THE KALONA NEWS, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017 The T uncil proval sewer line By Jacqueline R. Smetak Correspondent LONE TREE Casey's Convenience Store has cleared its first major hur- dle and is so far on track. As reported previously, the con- venience store cannot build until a sewer line adequate to its needs can be installed. The estimated cost of that line, ac- but other future developments development across the street its water and sewer rates to $21 cording to ISG Engineering, as well, I will be opening the from the proposed Casey's site. bi-monthly for the first 6,000 is $92,317.50. Given that a new conversation for potential cost The City's counter offer was gallons and $3.85 for each 1,000 sewer line will promote devel- share", that the cost be equally shared gallons thereafter. opment of the entire strip, both The suggestion offered was by the City, Casey's, and Rich Sewer rates will be $16.42 for sides, of N. Devoe/Wapsi, Evan that the cost be shared by Burr. Efforts will be made to the first 3,500 gallons and @2.16 Del Val, speaking for ISG, sug- Casey's, the City of Lone Tree, include the condo being built in for each 1,000 gallons thereaf- gested that the cost be shared, and Rich Burr, the owner ofthis project. Also, the City will ter. The new rateswill take ef- In an e-mail dated March 17, the property to be developed, be exploring getting funding in fect July 1, 2017 Del Val stated, "Because this Also included in the conversa- the form of an Iowa develop- The yearly audit will be done sanitary main will provide tion would be Doug Bain, the ment grant, by Hogan-Hansen PC at an esti- service for not only Casey's, engineer working on the condo Lone Tree will also be raising mated maximum cost of $5,000. Brooke and Courtney Smith Jacqueline Smetak/for the Kalona News get their picture taken at the annual carnival. Photograph submitted Pictured left to right are Lone Tree FFA members Spencer Ar- nold, Peyton Schmitt, President and CEO of Hills Bank Dwight Seegmiller, Karli Burr, and Wyatt Westfall. rnival By Jacqueline R. Smetak Correspondent LONE TREE This year's annual Spring Carnival was a welcome respite from this past week's gloomy skies and endless rain. The rain didn't stop but everything was indoors and every elemen- tary classroom offered a differ- ent fun activity. Baskets of toys and other goodies collected by each el- ementary class were raffled off. There was a silent auction of things donated by individu- als and businesses. The Des Moines Zoo, a hundred miles Jacqueline Smctak/for the Kalona News Kaycee Kane paints Lukas Fuhrmeister's finger nails yellow. from here, donated admission said that the Carnival, besides tickets. And dinner was pro- being fun, raises money for vided by Mincer Catering. field trips, rewards, and special Kelli Floyd, who has been in- assemblies that provide enrich- volved with the Carnival since ment activities for all of Lone she was in elementary school, Tree's elementary school kids. On April 13th, Hills Bank and included Acting Vice President Trust Company held a ceremo- for Extension and Outreach ny to recognize local FFA chap- at Iowa State University, John ter members who had received Lawrence, Field Agronomist their Iowa degrees at the State with Iowa State Extension and Leadership Conference held in Outreach, Meaghan Anderson, Ames, .April 9th-llth. Chapters and Hills Bank President, CEO, invited included Iowa Menno- and former National FFA Pres- nite, Iowa Valley, Keota, Lone ident, Dwight 0. Seegmiller. Tree, Mid-Prairie, North Linn, Lone Tree FFA appreciates Washington, West Branch, and the knowledge and wisdom West Liberty FFA Chapters. passed on by these speakers, Lone Tree FFA members in and also appreciates Hills attendance included Spencer Bank's continuous support for Arnold, Peyton Schmitt, Karli FFA and Agricultural Educa- Burr, and Wyatt Westfall. tion. Guest speakers at this event OPINION Ron Rife Columnist I am gradually getting used to wearing shoes and driving a car again. Gradually, I am get- ting back to normal, at least as normal as I ever get. I'm not 100% of my pre-accident self, yet and don't really know if I ever will be. I don't know for sure if I'll really make it, but, if not, I'm pretty happy with the way things are going. The one thing that I wish would change is the attitude of the anti-Trump people. The election is over and done with, folks. It can't be changed now. I'm not saying that they can change their minds about their attitude toward losing and get all buddied up with Trump and the Republicans, but the last time I looked every election had a winner and a loser and if no • crooked voting can be proven the result stays the same. I'm not saying that I believed all of the garbage that The Donald put forth during the campaign. However, as I have said before, if there was ever a ballot that needed a "None of the above" line then 2016 was the year to do it. O. K. Enough politics. Now that I am back in Iowa I have made a couple of trips to Iowa City. One of them, of course, was on April 21st when engines didn't go as far as they stuff was sugar cane. The area I went to get my foot checked by do now and needed much more around Grand Island was a big Dr. Lanternier. The University pampering than now. cane growing area and there Clinic off of Scott Boulevard So, on that trip in 1946, Dad was a big processing plant in has moved to a new location drove between 35 and 40 mph Grand Island. farther north and just east of all the way out and all the way We had started out on High- the Boulevard by a block or so back. As I look back on that I way 6 in Iowa and somewhere, near Blackthorn's (I think that think the same way I did then. probably around Omaha, we is what it is called). It was a very pleasant drive and had shifted to Highway 30 to go We went back to Iowa City we could really see the sights most of the way across Nebras- early last week to dump a lot of along the way. We saw someka on it. We got to North Platte recycling and run some other things for the first time.and stopped for awhile. errands. I recalled then that For one thing we saw crop Dad got himself a red sporty every time I drive on Scott with in the fields along the road in hat at some store there. The its 35 mph speed limit it takes central Nebraska that we had thing we really noticed there me back to 1946. never seen around here. When was the fact that they had park- That was the year we took we stopped for gas Dad asked ing meters on the streets. It our first trip out west. We still the guy pumping gas what wasn't more than a year or so had the old 1940 Chevy with was growing along the road. I don't think that Iowa City its six cylinder engine. By that (Stations weren't self service had them. Meters in those days time I suppose it must have had in those days. Somebody actu- took pennies and I think it was over 50,000 miles on it because ally came out and manned the a nickel an hour in those days. it turned over 80,000 three pump.) The guy said "Sour-I'll continue this next week. years later when we drove dock." Dad told him "Not the It's time for the Thought For into the Muscatine Buick lot stuff in the ditch. I know sour- The Week. It is: loving per- and wound up trading on that dock. We have that in Iowa. son lives in a loving world." It Buick Roadmaster we had. I'm talking abqut the stuff in was by somebody named Ken Anyway, back in those days the fields." It turned out that Keyes, Jr. CITY OF LONE TREE May01,2017 Kopf, Brown moved to suspend Mayor Flake called to order at 5:30 the rules and read by title only ORDI- pm the regular meeting of the Lone NANCE 2017-1 (WATER USE FEES). Tree City Council with Brown, Kopf, CARRIED. Brown, Kopf moved to Dickey and Swinton present and Bar- approve the second reading of Ordi- ton absent. Others attending: Steph nance 2017-1 as amended. CAR- Dautremont, Brad Judge, Tyler Baird, RIED. Jackie Smetak. Motions carried with Brown, Kopf moved to suspend all ayes unless noted• Kopf, Brown the rules and read by title only OR- moved to approve agenda as present- DINANCE 2017-2 (SEWER USE ed. CARRIED• Kopf, Swinton moved FEES). CARRIED. Kopf, Dickey to approve the consent agenda (min- moved to approve the second read- utes, reports, bills). CARRIED. Water ing of Ordinance 2017-2 as amended• samples were read from the United CARRIED. Pres. Church and Eastside Village, Brown, Swinton moved to approve reported safe and filed• RESOLUTION 2017-P (AUDIT). Dickey, Swinton moved to draft a CARRIED. letter stating the city would pay for a Swinton, Kopf motioned to adjourn. third of the sanitary main needed by CARRIED 5:51 PM. Casey's, contingent on other parties FOLLOWING CLAIMS PAID IN involved agreeing to pay their third• APRIL Having all parties sign the letter. CAR- GENERAL FUND RIED Jo. Co. Sheriff, contract ........ 4619.33 Swinton, Kopf moved to approve Jo. Co Refuse, contract ........ 60.00 the bridge to be built by Eastern Iowa Standard Pest, spray ................ 28.00 Sledheads. Menards, supplies ................... 94.09 LT's Grocery, food supplies 547.12 Municipal Supply, supplies 218.20 Martin Insurance, city polic 7373.00 Utility Equip, transponders 2145.83 IPOWER, web domain .......... 36.97 Martin Insurance, city polic 3375.00 Matheson Tri-Gas, rent ......... 23.42 US Cellular, phones... 46.68 Kalona News, legals. 401.67 State Hygienic, tests.. 25.00 Cobb Oil, fuel ............. 66.60 Alliant Energy, electdc ........... 1154.08 US Foods, supplies .............. 662.69 TRUST 8, AGENCY River Products, rock.. 465.74 James Petzel, deposit return 50.00 Windstream, phones.. 391.26 SEWER UTILITY Alliant Energy, electric/st lights 907.03 Windstream, phones 64.89 Tanya Judge, food supplies 55.75 Martin Insurance, city policy 3375.00 Steph Dautremont, mileage 167.50 Merry Thomae, deductible .... 400.00 Diane Feldman, food supplies 15.33 US Cellular, phones...46.68 Payroll, salaries .................. 2288.42 State Hygienic, tests.. 378.00 Payroll, mileage ...................... 144.00 Eastern IA Lt & Pw, electric 148.44 IPERS, payment ................. 1609.76 Windstream, phones.. 65.53 IRS, payment ............... 1478.65 We,mark, ee insurance ........ 3366.37 ROAD USE Alliant Energy, electric .......... 531.49 Hart-Frederick, consult ......... 190.00 Payroll, salaries ........ 9896.08 Martinlnsurance, citypolicy 3375.00 IPERS, payment .............. 806•09 Eastern IA Lt & Pw, st lights 11.29 IRS, payment ............ 2267.39 Alliant Energy, st lights ......... 1881.41 REFUSE WATER UTILTIY Jo. Co. Refuse, contract ....... 2246.75 Windstream, phones.. 129.78 Martin Insurance, city policy 3375•00 Menards, supplies ................ 73.57 FINANCIAL STATEMENT Hawkins, chemicals ... 531.66 RECEIPTS - DISBURSEMENTS General Fund ..................................... $263702.24 ....................... $21436.33 Road Use ........................................... 9105.52 ............................. 5457.70 Water ................................................. 12592.52 ........................... 7699.80 Water Revenue ............... 2724.90 Debt Service .................... 17111.35 Trust & Agency .................................. 100.00 ...................................... 50.00 Sewer ..................................... : .......... 10398.71 ............................ 21345.96 Refuse ............................................... 3803.70 ................................. 5621 •75 TOTALS ............................................. 319538.94 ......................... 61610.94 Cash On Hand ...... 2488823.22 Sav Cert ............... 271250.00 SANDRA K. FLAKE, MAYOR STEPHANIE DAUTREMONT, CITY CLERK Submitted for publication 05-02-2017 Published in The Kalona News, Thurs- day, May 4, 2017 L-126 /,