January 8, 2024

Posted: January 11, 2024

Present: Goltz, Holthaus, Knutson, Lienau Absent: Langreck
City employees present: Chad Bohr, Kyle Tieskoetter, Ashley Goltz
Also present: Kermit Oakland, Terri Wenthold, Steve Vanden Brink

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

Steve Vanden Brink and Terri Wenthold discussed ambulance services utilizing the Ossian Fire Station.

Council reviewed the submitted police report for December.

Lienau made a motion approving the following consent items: December 4, 2023 council minutes, clerk’s reports, and the monthly bills; second by Goltz, carried.

Goltz made a motion to approve the second 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. Nays: None. Absent: Langreck.

Lienau made a motion setting a public hearing on a proposed Franchise Agreement with Soo Green for February 5, 2024 at 5:00; second by Holthaus, carried.

Lienau made a motion setting the public hearing date and time to amend the FY24 Budget for February 5, 2024 at 5:00 p.m., seconded by Goltz, carried.

Lienau made a motion accepting a bid from Visu-Sewer to slip line the entire length of Broadway Street, including manholes; second by Goltz, carried.

Goltz made a motion renewing the Occupational Health Service Agreement with Gundersen Lutheran Administrative Services for January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024, seconded by Knutson; carried.

Demolition costs for 100 E. Main Street and 119 W. Main Street were discussed. Lienau made a motion to assess the remaining balance of $2,000 to 119 W. Main Street to be paid in a lump sum pending clarification from the court; second by Goltz, carried. Lienau made a motion to assess the balance demolition and asbestos abatement costs to 100 E. Main Street to be paid over 5 years at an interest rate of 4.5% pending clarification from the court; second by Goltz, carried.

FY25 budget was discussed along with potential projects. Lienau made a motion to approve a bid from Bacon Concrete to replace Ogden Street; second by Goltz, carried. Knutson made a motion to provide support for county programs including Helping Services, NEICAC, NEIHTF, WCD&T and South Winn Recreation; second by Holthaus, carried.

Employee wages were discussed. Lienau made a motion approving a wage increase of $.75 for Ashley Goltz; second by Knutson, carried with Holthaus, Knutson, and Lienau voting aye, Goltz abstaining and Langreck absent. Holthaus made a motion approving a .75 wage increase for Chad Bohr and Kyle Tieskoetter; second by Goltz, carried.

Council had a general discussion regarding FEMA grant, ICAP grant, water samples and sewer lines, and health insurance rates,

Goltz made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Knutson; carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:43pm.

December 2023 Expenses
Acentek-network services 868.83
Aflac-employee insurance 205.44
Alliant Energy-elect utilities 6221.00
Allied Benefit Systems-insurance 776.76
Ashley Goltz-reimb 456.13
Badger Meter-services 74.18
Baker Taylor-libr books 1368.02
Becker Hardware-supplies 843.41
Black Hills Energy-utilities 750.56
Bohr Builders-repairs 470.00
Casey’s General Store-fuel 663.82
Chad Bohr-reimb 50.00
City Laundering Co.-services 462.16
Dillon Law-legal 168.75
Don Dilaura-mtg reimb 201.60
Driftless LLC-publishing 120.00
Farmers Coop-supplies 62.13
Fayette Publishing-publication 394.67
Fidelity Bank & Trust-taxes 4555.57
Green Repair-repairs 72.00
Gundersen Health Services-fees 57.00
Gworks-fees 1983.00
Hawkins-chemicals 40.00
Iowa Prision Industry-supplies 53.16
IPERS-December Ipers 3522.00
Iroc Web-fees 110.00
Kyle Tieskoetter-reimb 50.00
Luana Savings Bank-HSA/fees 610.00
Malcom-garbage 5779.96
Mid-American Research-chemicals 534.58
Marco-technology 267.55
Microbac-lab fees 210.50
Ness Pumping-rental 1050.00
Ossian Post Office-postage 207.06
Quill-supplies 131.12
Reilly Construction-demo 30000.00
Spee-dee Delivery-shipping 85.40
Tieskoetter Lawn Care-tree removal 3250.00
Treasurer State of Iowa-taxes 3569.94
UMB Bank-fee 300.00
Winneshiek Co. Auditor-election 1095.68
Ziegler-maintenance 621.76
December 2023 Payroll 18277.93
Total 90591.67


December 2023 Expenses by Fund
General 66843.25
Road Use 3522.94
Employee Benefits 988.38
Debt Service 300.00
Water 9533.78
Sewer 9403.32
Total 90591.67


December 2023 Receipts
General 38744.07
Road Use Tax 9659.55
Employee Benefits 1159.52
Emergency 288.10
Local Option Sales Tax 11983.92
Library Trust 137.46
Debt Service 2346.16
Water 16732.26
Sewer 16923.55
Total 97974.59