July 6, 2016

Posted: July 6, 2016

Present: Holthaus, Beckman, Meyer, Langreck, Lienau.
Absent: None.

Brian Zweibohmer was present during the meeting. Art Uhlenhake and Mason Tieskoetter were present in case there were questions regarding the building permit applications they each submitted. Judy Ehler was present and involved with the discussion regarding the nuisance issue along Old Sewer Road.

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

Following review of building permit applications submitted, Holthaus made a motion approving building permits for Art Uhlenhake, Mason Tieskoetter, Jeff Schissel and Ken & Kris Topel, seconded by Meyer, carried.

The property nuisance issue along Old Sewer Road was discussed. It was the consensus of the Council to have the city attorney and the property owner come to a council meeting to get this nuisance issue resolved.

Mayor Green reported most of the property owners have removed the nuisances they were cited for.

Lienau made a motion to approve the June 6, 2016 council minutes, seconded by Beckman, carried.

Langreck made a motion approving the clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

Beckman made a motion approving Ossian Crown Club’s application for a 5 day Beer Permit w/Outdoor Service, seconded by Meyer, carried.

Blacktop Services Company was asked to give a cost estimate for various street maintenance projects needing asphalt overlay. After reviewing the estimates, the Council determined what streets would be repaired this summer. One of the alleys scheduled to have an asphalt overlay needed the storm sewer inspected first. Blacktop Services Co. came before the storm sewer was inspected so the City didn’t have the overlay put on the alley. Blacktop Services Co. based their cost per ton on the amount of asphalt they expected would be used, however there was no alternative price given if less asphalt was used. Because less asphalt was used, Blacktop Services is asking for an extra $6,000 to cover their set up costs. After discussing the issue, Langreck made a motion to pay Blacktop Services Co. an additional $1500.00 above the quoted price of $105.00/ton for the asphalt overlay work performed, seconded by Meyer, carried.

Meyer made a motion approving the City of Ossian’s participation in a 28E Agreement with the City of Calmar, City of Spillville and Northeast Iowa Community College establishing a Joint Administration Agreement for the purpose of developing a recreation program for joint use, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

Langreck made a motion introducing Ordinance #69, an ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City by establishing a recreation commission for the City of Ossian, Iowa, seconded by Beckman.

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 approved.

Beckman made a motion requesting the second and third readings for Ordinance #69 be waived and Ordinance #69 be passed and approved, seconded by Lienau.

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 approved with Ordinance #69 becoming effective upon publication.

Meyer made a motion approving Mayor Green’s appointment of Mitchell Holthaus and Sue Lienau to serve as the City of Ossian’s representatives on the newly established South Winneshiek Recreation Commission, seconded by Beckman, carried.

Upon Mayor Green’s recommendation Lienau made a motion appointing Laura Greve to serve as the City of Ossian’s representative on the South Winneshiek Recreational Program Board, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

Clarifying the meaning of the term structure as it is used in the Building and Land Use Regulations was discussed. It was the consensus of the Council that in addition to what is already listed in Ordinance 155.03- Permit Required ,shipping containers and semi-trailers will also be named in the ordinance. The city clerk was directed to draft the ordinance amendment for the August 1st council meeting.

The Mayor and Council had a general discussion which included: fund raising proposal for the pavilion in Carey’s Park, storm sewer maintenance located in a city alley, utility extension to a proposed building lot, estimate to repair log cabin, portable restroom in Carey’s Park, city wide nuisance cleanup, community center lighting.

Holthaus made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Langreck, carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm.

June 2016 Expenses

  • Acentek-phone/internet charges 459.95
  • Aflac-employee deduction 165.84
  • Alliant Energy-electric utilities 5136.90
  • Allied Systems-services 160.00
  • Amanda Zweibohmer-library services 38.00
  • Baker & Taylor-library books 266.65
  • Becker Hardware-supplies 19.98
  • Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 170.10
  • Cardmember Services-libr supplies 26.74
  • Casey’s-vehicle operations 241.74
  • City Laundering-services 88.36
  • Decorah Mobile Glass-equip repair 200.00
  • Des Moines Stamp-supplies 28.70
  • Don Dilaura-supp. reimb 14.94
  • Family Support Pymt Ctr-pymt service 1778.00
  • Farmers Union Coop-supplies 273.61
  • Fayette Publishing-publication fee 99.51
  • Hawkins-operating supplies 800.91
  • ICAP-insurance 18118.14
  • IIW Engineers-services 3727.75
  • IMWCA-insurance 4106.00
  • IPERS-June Ipers 2416.46
  • Keystone Lab-lab fees 242.00
  • Kyle Meyer-services 540.00
  • Linderbaum Auto-repair 108.00
  • Luana Savings Bank-h.s.a.pymt 450.00
  • Malcom Enterprises-garbage service 4873.10
  • Midwest Tape-videos 183.66
  • Mr. Computers-supplies 217.45
  • Ossian Post Office-postage&box rent 248.04
  • Ossian Library-p/cash reimb 109.70
  • Postville Vet Clinic-UPS chgs 67.50
  • Riley’s-library supplies 30.00
  • Rite Price Office-library supplies 245.85
  • Rivals-library supplies 55.00
  • IRS-June Federal deposit 4592.92
  • Storey Kenworthy-supplies 726.00
  • Treasurer State of Iowa-2nd qtr s/tax 2267.00
  • Treasurer State of Iowa-2nd qtr tax 2651.00
  • U.S. Cellular-phones & services 93.87
  • Upstart-library supplies 33.75
  • USA Blue Book-supplies 24.95
  • Wellmark-insurance premium 1695.66
  • Winn. Co. Engineer-sand/salt 225.36
  • Ziegler-equip repair 837.03
  • June payroll 11324.94

Total 70181.06


June 2016 Expenses by Fund

  • General 44054.39
  • Road Use 4077.30
  • Employee Benefits 2145.66
  • Water 9016.91
  • Sewer 10886.80

Total 70181.06


June 2016 Receipts

  • General 29844.59
  • Road Use Tax 13526.64
  • Employee Benefits 382.71
  • Emergency 63.84
  • Local Option Tax 8063.54
  • Debt Service 391.51
  • Water 11761.88
  • Sewer 13753.02

Total 77787.73