August 5, 2019

Posted: August 5, 2019

Present: Holthaus, Beckman, Langreck, Knutson, Lienau.
Absent: None.
Don Dilaura was present at the meeting as was Zak Kriener from the Ossian Bee. Art Uhlenhake, Clark Goltz and Scott Symmonds were also in attendance during the meeting.

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

The written police report was reviewed by the Council.

Mayor Green reported work is progressing in the Military Trail Estate subdivision and noted the drain tile the Council requested as an option will be installed along approximately 1,250 lineal feet of street at the City’s expense.

Beckman attended a South Winneshiek Recreational Program meeting on behalf of Mayor Green and reported the current program director has resigned. Beckman noted due to the director’s resignation, it was discussed that more factors will need to be considered when hiring someone to fill the position. Those matters include: financing for the program and the work load required of the director. Changing the length of board members terms was also discussed.

Langreck made a motion approving the following consent items: July 1, 2019 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Lienau, carried.

The city clerk reviewed the FY2019 Street Finance Report with the Mayor and Council.

Beckman made a motion introducing Resolution #624, a resolution approving the FY19 Street Finance Report, seconded by Holthaus.
Whereupon the Mayor put the question on the motion and the following named Council Members voted:
Ayes: Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Beckman, Knutson.
Nays: None.
Whereupon the Mayor declared said motion approved.

The city clerk presented a draft of an ordinance regulating golf carts and utility trail vehicles (UTV) within the city limits. After discussing the ordinance, the Council directed the city clerk to make the suggested changes and bring the updated document to the September meeting for further review.

The city clerk drafted an update to the vicious dog ordinance for Council review. The updated version changes it to include all vicious animals and adds the steps taken if an animal is accused of being vicious. The ordinance will be further reviewed at the September meeting.

The Council discussed the ongoing problem with grass clippings being blown onto city streets and alleys. The Council concluded that before the 2020 mowing season, the matter will be formerly addressed establishing regulations that will deal with violators.

Scott Symmonds and Christina Broszeit asked the Council for permission to keep nine chickens at 210 N. Boody Street. Symmonds assured the Council they would not have any roosters with their chickens. Following discussion, Beckman made a motion giving permission to Scott Symmonds and Christina Broszeit to keep nine chickens where they reside at 210 N. Boody Street, seconded by Knutson, Carried.

On behalf of the Crown Club and Visioning Committee, Clark Goltz went over ideas for improvements at Carey’s Park. They included; a concession area in the back of the pavilion, a cement slab on the backside and in front of the entry doors of the pavilion, lay something around the south and north sides of the pavilion to protect the walls from damage when weed eating and mowing, have fiber optic installed to the pavilion, build a bathroom facility and install a splash pad. Discussion resulted in all agreeing these are great ideas and it will take a joint effort between the City, Crown Club and Visioning Committee working together to raise funds to make it happen.

It was decided the City-Wide Fall Clean Up for city residents will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st.

Beckman made a motion approving building permits for David and Lindsey Moellers and Kyle and Erin Tieskoetter, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

Due to Labor Day, the September regular council meeting will be held Thursday September 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

The Council was updated on the actions being taken by the city attorney concerning the nuisance property at 209 Fisher Avenue.

Holthaus made a motion approving the renewal of Two Trees Pizza alcoholic beverages permit, seconded by Knutson, Carried.

Dilaura reported the IDOT and the railroad is ready to get started on the up-grade to the N. Lydia Street railroad crossing.

Lienau made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Langreck, carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:25 pm.

July 2019 Expenses

  • Acentek-phone/internet charges 499.17
  • Aflac- employee insurance 206.52
  • Alliant Energy-elect utilities 7221.21
  • Allied Systems-repair 2084.50
  • Badger Meter-service fee 64.50
  • Baker & Taylor-library books 291.02
  • Becker Hardware-maint supplies/repair 92.64
  • Better Homes & Gardens- subscription 9.99
  • Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 161.46
  • Brian Zweibohmer-phone reimb 50.00
  • Bruening Rock Products-rock 1634.75
  • Card Services-library supplies 191.51
  • Casey’s-vehicle operations 514.99
  • City Laundering-services 107.27
  • Country Woman-subscription 10.00
  • David Knutson-tech services 75.00
  • IDNR-permit fee 102.38
  • Don Dilaura-phone & mtg reimb 133.72
  • Don’s Truck Sales-repair 2498.58
  • Family Support Pymt Ctr-pymt service 1423.00
  • Farmers Union Coop-supplies 106.48
  • Fayette Publishing-publication fee 129.40
  • Flags USA-flags 369.00
  • Girls Life-subscription 19.95
  • Hawkins-operating supplies 15.00
  • Helping Services-contribution 200.00
  • IAMU-3rd qtr NISA fee 356.42
  • Iowa League of Cities-member dues 768.00
  • Iowa One Call-locate service 34.50
  • Iowa Prison Industries-operating supp 64.65
  • Iowa Rural Water Assoc- conference fee 300.00
  • IPERS-July Ipers 2324.62
  • Keystone Lab-lab fees 251.50
  • Kyle Meyer-mowing services 700.00
  • Linderbaum Auto 15.00
  • Luana Savings Bank-pymt & fees 470.00
  • Malcom Enterprises-garbage service 5053.04
  • Midwest Tape-supplies 47.23
  • NE IA Housing Trust-contribution 1000.00
  • NE IA Comm Action-contribution 845.00
  • Ossian Lumber-repair 20.99
  • Ossian Post Office-postage 201.65
  • QC Analytical Lab-conference fee 150.00
  • Reilly Const.-street maint. 6000.00
  • Riley’s Inc-library supplies 143.90
  • Rite Price Office Supply-supplies 43.07
  • South Winn Rec Dept-contribution 5000.00
  • Spee-Dee Deliverty-shipping chgs 87.81
  • IRS-July Federal deposit 3527.37
  • Storey KenWorthy-supplies 209.48
  • Treasurer State of Iowa-excise/sales tx 1953.00
  • Wellmark-insurance 3197.45
  • Winn Co Develop-contribution 1267.00
  • July 2019 payroll 8145.56

Total 60389.28


July 2019 Expenses by Fund

  • General 30739.48
  • Road Use 10206.69
  • Employee Benefits 1097.68
  • Water 7973.73
  • Sewer 10371.70

Total 60389.28


July 2019 Receipts

  • General 13276.83
  • Road Use Tax 8722.71
  • Employee Benefits 56.41
  • Emergency 13.60
  • Local Option Sales Tax 8239.60
  • Debt Service 103.06
  • Water 20897.92
  • Sewer 17335.88

Total 68646.01