December 4, 2023

Posted: December 5, 2023

Present: Goltz, Holthaus, Knutson, Langreck, Lienau
City employees present: Chad Bohr, Kyle Tieskoetter, Ashley Goltz
Also present: Art Uhlenhake, Neil Jones

Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Mayor Beckman called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Neil Jones discussed the Soo Green project with the council.

Council reviewed the submitted police report for November.

Lienau made a motion approving the following consent items: November 6, 2023 council minutes, clerk’s reports, and the monthly bills; second by Langreck, carried.

Goltz made a motion to approve the first reading of Ordinance #97, an ordinance amending residential garbage rates; second by Knutson.
Whereupon the Mayor put the question on the motion and the following named Council Members voted:
Ayes: Goltz, Lienau, Knutson, Holthaus, Langreck. Nays: None.

Council discussed the transfer switch at the pumphouse and a proposal from Ziegler’s. No action was taken.

Holthaus made a motion to approve Soo Green’s Temporary Construction Easement with the proposed changes; second by Knutson, carried.

Lienau made a motion to add a social media policy as presented to the employee handbook; second by Goltz, carried.

Goltz made a motion to purchase a chain crimper for the public works department; second be Langreck, carried.

Lienau made a motion to increase the meal reimbursement to the 2023 standard per diem rate for Iowa which is: breakfast $13, lunch $15 and dinner $26; second by Goltz, carried.

FY25 budget was discussed along with potential projects.

Council had a general discussion regarding Veterans Memorial dedication, clothing, FEMA grant, ICAP assessment, city investments, Gworks software, Christmas decorations,

Due to New Years, the next council meeting will be on January 8, 2024 at 5pm.

Goltz made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Knutson; carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:15pm.

November 2023 Expenses
Acentek-network services 826.23
Advanced Environmental-asbestos 18850.00
Aflac-employee insurance 136.96
Alliant Energy-elect utilities 5532.28
Allied Benefit Systems-insurance 388.38
Badger Meter-services 965.46
Becker Hardware-supplies 702.43
Black Hills Energy-utilities 422.15
Card Services-training 303.44
Casey’s General Store-fuel 272.13
Chad Bohr-reimb 141.98
City Laundering Co.-services 147.74
Continental Research-supplies 464.86
Custom Alarm-tech 76.50
Decorah Tech-tech 1221.98
Dillon Law-legal 7.50
Driftless LLC-publishing 120.00
Farmer’s Union Coop-supplies 441.45
Fayette Publishing-publication 674.90
Fidelity Bank & Trust-taxes 2195.58
Hawkins-chemicals 40.00
Holiday Inn-training 224.00
Iowa Division of Labor-permit 200.00
Iowa One Call-locate 22.50
IRWA-dues 305.00
IPERS-November Ipers 1592.95
Kyle Meyer-mowing 480.00
L&B Electric-services 271.95
Luana Savings Bank-HSA/fees 410.00
MacQueen Equipment-equipment 2441.66
Malcom-garbage 5806.96
Marco-technology 147.71
Microbac-lab fees 340.50
Mobotrex-supplies 170.00
NEIA Backhoe-repairs 1100.36
Ossian Lumber Co-supplies 8.99
Ossian Post Office-postage 214.33
Quill-supplies 434.69
Reliable Dumpster-services 236.94
Rothmeyer Repair-repairs 255.00
Spee-dee Delivery-shipping 86.01
Storey Kenworthy-supplies 720.00
Treasurer State of Iowa-taxes 693.54
UMB Bank-bond interest 24866.88
WCDI-dues 1962.50
November 2023 Payroll 7605.07
Total 84529.49


November 2023 Expenses by Fund
General 46139.22
Road Use 1144.10
Employee Benefits 788.38
Debt Service 24866.88
Water 7143.73
Sewer 4447.18
Total 84529.49


November 2023 Receipts
General 31736.91
Road Use Tax 8877.42
Employee Benefits 1914.68
Emergency 500.71
Local Option Sales Tax 12858.38
Debt Service 5098.41
Water 15207.34
Sewer 18797.69
Total 94991.54