April 3, 2017

Posted: April 3, 2017

Present: Beckman, Langreck, Meyer, Holthaus, Lienau.
Absent: None.
Don Dilaura, Art Uhlenhake and Zak Kriener from the Ossian Bee were present during the meeting. Karl Schroeder attended part of the meeting. Tom Bushman, Chuck Sender, Terry Linderbaum and Pam Buddenberg represented the Crown Club. Michelle and Alex Ellingson, Christy and Carter Meyer, Brady Jaster, and Carson Brincks were present, the boys to earn a Boy Scout merit badge for attending the meeting.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Mayor Green called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.

Office Ward gave the police report; monitoring speeding and routine citations were the main activities for the month.

Ward noted that along with the Sheriff Dept, he will be working with the City to be ready for RAGBRAI.

Crown Club members explained to the Council they have the funds to finish the pavilion in Carey’s Park, but not for the stone work. They plan to continue to work on raising funds so the pavilion can be finished this summer and asked the Council if the City would be able to make an additional contribution toward the project. The Council told the Crown Club they approved of getting the pavilion finished this summer, but with the projects scheduled, a contribution would be unlikely at this time.

Mayor Green noted he was contacted regarding handicapped parking on West Main Street. With two handicapped spaces within the block, the Council did not see a need to add more. Green also reported a couple of trees will be inspected to determine if the City will need to remove them.

Holthaus made a motion approving the following consent items: March 6, 2017 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Beckman, carried

Lienau made a motion authorizing the City of Ossian to sweep the City of Castalia’s streets one time this spring charging $750.00 for the service, seconded by Meyer, carried.

Beckman made a motion setting a public hearing date and time for May 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., for the purpose of amending the FY17 Budget, seconded by Meyer, carried.

A general discussion took place regarding RAGBRAI and it was concluded that after the April 8th RAGBRAI sponsored meeting, more information would be available to help with the planning process.

Lienau made a motion that the City of Ossian support and approve the addition of the Winneshiek County Debris Management Plan to the Winneshiek County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, seconded by Langreck, carried.

Beckman made a motion introducing Resolution #592, a resolution naming the depositories for the City of Ossian, seconded by Meyer.
Whereupon the Mayor put the question on the motion and the following named Council members voted:
Ayes: Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Beckman, Meyer.
Nays: None.
Whereupon the Mayor declared said motion carried and the resolution adopted.

Council Member Lienau introduced Resolution #593, a resolution authorizing the issuance of a General Obligation Corporate Purpose Loan Agreement Anticipation Project Note in a principal amount not to exceed $1,550,000, seconded by, Meyer.

Whereupon the Mayor put the question on the motion and the following named Council members voted:
Ayes: Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Beckman, Meyer.
Nays: None.
Whereupon the Mayor declared said motion carried and the resolution adopted.

Beckman made a motion authorizing Payment #1 in the amount of $10,514.22 to Croell Inc. for the Jessie-Brooks-West Street Project, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

The Council discussed the findings of the Military Trails Estates First Addition-Preliminary Plat review performed by the city’s engineer, IIW, P.C. Based on IIW, P. C. findings and recommendations, Holthaus made a motion giving R.A.

Smith National a “conditional approval” to the preliminary plat prepared for the Military Trails Estates First Addition and requiring the conditions stated in an April 4, 2017 letter to R.A. Smith National be met, seconded by Meyer, carried.

It was decided that Ossian’s meeting for the Winneshiek County Housing Study will take place on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Community Center.

Beckman made a motion implementing a Seatbelt/Restraint Policy for the City of Ossian, seconded by Meyer, carried.

Beckman made a motion approving the application form for a Special Use Permit Within the Restricted Residence District in the City of Ossian, seconded by Lienau, carried.

The Council directed the city clerk to send Troy Troge an application form for the Special Use Permit Within the Restricted Residence District and have it returned to the City by May 1, 2017. It is in regard to a junk yard being operated within the Restricted Residence District.

Following a general discussion concerning various matters in the City’s Employee Handbook, Mayor Green appointed Langreck and Lienau to further review the handbook and report back to the mayor and council with their findings and recommendations.

Don Dilaura updated the Mayor and Council on the water treatment facility’s filter leaking problem. After discussing the matter, the Council made the decision to have WesTech make the repairs based on their estimate of $6279.00.

At 6:39 pm Langreck made a motion recommending the meeting enter into closed session pursuant to Section 21.5, subsection (1), paragraph (j) of the Code of Iowa to discuss the purchase of particular real estate when premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for the property, seconded by Lienau, carried with Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Beckman and Meyer all voting aye.

At 6:47 Lienau made a motion to end the closed session and return to open session, seconded by Beckman, carried with Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Beckman and Meyer all voting aye.

Meyer made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Holthaus, carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm.

March 2017 Expenses

  • Acentek-phone/internet charges 471.06
  • Aflac-employee deduction 381.60
  • Alden Pool-chlorinator maint. 343.50
  • Alliant Energy-elect utilities 4421.33
  • Anderson Law Firm-legal fees 400.00
  • Baker & Taylor-library books 405.77
  • Barco Municipal Products-supplies 54.61
  • Baumler Computer Rep-tech services 215.99
  • Becker Hardware-suppl. & repair 105.80
  • Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 669.88
  • Brian Zweibohmer-phone reimb 50.00
  • Cardmember Service-library supp 167.54
  • Casey’s-vehicle operations 171.78
  • Center Point Books-library books 204.86
  • City Laundering-services 207.90
  • Demco-library supplies 97.11
  • Diabetic Living-subscription 19.96
  • Don Dilaura-phone reimb 50.00
  • Family Support Pymt Ctr-pymt service 1423.00
  • Farmers Union Coop-supplies 35.33
  • Fayette Publishing-publication fee 264.99
  • Flags USA-flags 328.00
  • Hi-Viz Safety-supplies 80.00
  • IAMU-member dues 574.05
  • IIW Engineers-engineering fees 3068.75
  • IMFOA-member dues 50.00
  • IPERS-March Ipers 2976.82
  • Joyce Bakewell-reimb supplies 53.49
  • Keystone Lab-lab fees 188.00
  • L&B Electric-repair 195.00
  • Luana Savings Bank- h.s.a.pymt&fees 460.00
  • Malcom Enterprises-garbage service 4904.36
  • Ossian Post Office-postage/box rent 231.12
  • Ossian Library-petty cash 90.42
  • Postville Vet Clinic-ups charges 168.36
  • Rapid Reproductions-printing services 313.56
  • Riley’s-supplies 232.00
  • Rite Price Supply-supplies 198.72
  • IRS-March Federal deposit 5589.10
  • State Bank-fee 5.00
  • Sensus-software services 1665.98
  • Smart Apple Media-library books 54.80
  • South Winn Post Prom- contribution 100.00
  • Target Supplies-maint supplies 134.36
  • Trans-Iowa Equip-sweeper brooms 397.41
  • Treasurer State of Iowa-1st qtr taxes 2527.00
  • Wellmark-insurance premium 2772.11
  • Winn Co Engineer-maint. Supplies 382.34
  • March 2017 payroll 11016.09

Total 48918.85


March 2017 Expenses by Fund

  • General 22866.11
  • Road Use 3987.99
  • Employee Benefits 2454.88
  • Water 7200.57
  • Sewer 12409.30

Total 48918.85


March 2017 Receipts

  • General 19466.57
  • Road Use Tax 8328.16
  • Employee Benefits 1259.44
  • Emergency 215.67
  • Local Option Tax 7022.56
  • Debt Service 1243.02
  • Water 10391.57
  • Sewer 12939.69

Total 60866.68