Posted: February 1, 2021
Present: Holthaus, Goltz, Langreck, Knutson, Lienau joined at 5:06 and left at 6:20
Don Dilaura, Brian Zweibohmer, Art Uhlenhake, Bonita Oliver
Ron Becker and BJ Crary left after their topics were discussed.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Mayor Beckman called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.
Mayor Beckman announced the public hearing for the FY2021/2022 proposed property tax levy was open for any questions or comments. There were no written comments or objections submitted, nor were there any comments or objections from those present. Mayor Beckman closed the public hearing.
Ron Becker addressed the council regarding the Highway 52 street project and potential street lighting and engineers.
BJ Crary discussed placing a shipping container next to his garage. Council advised him to submit a building permit application to be formally reviewed at a meeting.
The Mayor and Council reviewed the submitted January police report.
Mayor Beckman’s report included: meetings attended, boiler inspection, snowplow repair, dump trucks, security camera installation, city impound, and real estate for sale.
Knutson made a motion approving the following consent items: January 4, 2021 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Goltz, carried.
Langreck made a motion approving Resolution #641, a resolution concerning a maximum proposed property tax levy for the FY21/22 Budget, seconded by Knutson.
Whereupon the Mayor put the question on the motion and the following named Council Members voted:
Ayes: Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Goltz, Knutson.
Whereupon the Mayor declared said motion carried and the resolution adopted.
Goltz made a motion setting the public hearing date and time for the FY22 Budget for March 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., seconded by Langreck, carried.
A general discussion was held concerning the FY22 Budget. The city clerk went over the property tax levy explaining the various levies within the city’s budget making up the total levy of $12.66. This is an increase of $.04 from the current levy of $12.62. The other larger sources of revenue the city receives come from franchise fees, local option tax, road use tax and the water and sewer fees.
Knutson made a motion to pledge $1957 to Winneshiek County Development and Tourism for FY22; seconded by Holthaus, carried with Holthaus, Goltz, Langreck and Knutson voting yes and Lienau voting no.
Langreck made a motion to approve the updated contract to regarding the mowing of Hillside Cemetery for the 2021 mowing season, seconded by Holthaus, carried.
Council had a discussion of fence/property border.
Holthaus made a motion to approve the applications for Casey’s General Store Class E Liquor License/Class B Wine Permit/Class C Beer Permit/ Sunday Sales and Silver Springs Golf & Country Club Class C Liquor/Outdoor Service/Sunday Sales, seconded by Lienau, carried.
Discussion of FY2022 wages was tabled to the next meeting.
Council had a general discussion regarding advertisement of sale of real estate and purchase agreement, Acentek rate increase community center use and microwave, budget preparation, recreational fire ordinance, and impound location.
Langreck made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Goltz, carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:40pm.
January 2021 Expenses
- Acentek 704.24
- Aflac-employee insurance 503.88
- Alliant Energy-elect utilities 6057.08
- Anderson Law Firm-legal 472.50
- Badger Meter-service fees 64.65
- Baker & Taylor Co-books 576.82
- Becker Hardware-maint supplies/repair 60.23
- Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 867.34
- Brian Zweibohmer-phone 50.00
- Card Services-operating supplies 49.07
- Casey’s-vehicle operations 356.58
- Center Point Large Print-books 109.34
- Chuck’s Service-vehicle maint 923.48
- City Laundering-services 165.95
- Denis Holien-services 1200.00
- Dillon Law P.C.-legal 109.50
- Don Dilaura-reimb 50.00
- Don’s Turck Sales-snow plow maint 641.82
- Family Support Payment Center 1423.00
- Farmer’s Coop-supplies 22.60
- Fayette Publishing-publishing 54.45
- Fidelity Bank & Trust 4204.87
- Hawkins-supplies 15.00
- IAMU-dues 353.04
- Iowa Prision Industries-supplies 33.00
- IPERS-January Ipers 3069.09
- Iroc Web Design-services 90.00
- Keystone-lab fees 251.50
- Krivachek Janitorial-supplies 38.30
- Kurt Anfinson-services 500.00
- Lauer Tree Service-tree removal 950.00
- Luana Savings Bank-HAS &bond pymt 5000.00
- Malcom-garbage services 5038.67
- Marco-technology 120.00
- Marvin Meyer-reimb 47.88
- Mid America Publishing-subscription 74.00
- Midwest Living-subscription 18.00
- Ness Pumping-services 625.00
- Omnisite-wireless service 696.00
- Ossian Lumber Co.-supplies 8.99
- Ossian Post Office-postage 203.70
- Reilly Construction-snow plow maint 449.74
- Riley’s Inc-tech services 60.00
- Simmering-Cory-code codification 103.00
- Spee-dee Delivery-shipping 68.06
- Storey Kenworthy-supplies 54.57
- The Iowan-subscription 24.00
- Tri-State Doors-services 210.00
- Tri-Township Fire Dept-fee 1500.00
- USA Bluebook-supplies 190.34
- Wellmark-heath insurance 3414.75
- Ziegler, Inc.-loader supplies 389.18
- January 2021 payroll 11470.45
- Joyce Bakewell 36056.54
- Bryan Beckman 2340.00
- Don Dilaura 53973.65
- Kay Elsbernd 21308.75
- Ashley Goltz 25200.00
- Graham Goltz 540.00
- Penny Hertges 2700.62
- Mitchell Holthaus 540.00
- David Knutson 540.00
- Daniel Langreck 540.00
- Susan Lienau 540.00
- Julia Schildmeyer 5463.05
- Randall Timp 6336.00
- Brian Zweibohmer 47562.25
January 2021 Expenses by Fund
- General 27441.87
- Road Use 4633.76
- Employee Benefits 2393.43
- Debt Service 4550.00
- Water 6586.01
- Sewer 8128.59
January 2021 Receipts
- General 32525.18
- Road Use Tax 9775.44
- Employee Benefits 223.31
- Emergency 40.20
- Local Option Sales Tax 9986.58
- Library Trust 146.39
- Debt Service 238.36
- Water 10441.13
- Sewer 14841.86