June 6, 2016

Posted: June 6, 2016

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

Brian Zweibohmer, along with Zak Kriener from the Ossian Bee were present during the meeting.

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

Mary Abbot from IIW Engineers summarized a contract amendment to the agreement for the City’s Jessie/Brooks/West Street Project signed on Feb. 2, 2016. The amendment includes costs for a public informational meeting, roadway and sidewalk design to meet current standards, establish a right of way in the area of Jessie and Brooks Street intersection, assist the city as needed with temporary easements at an hourly rate fee, and the option to change the project terminus.

Following discussion Beckman made a motion to change the project terminus and approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement for Engineering Services for the Jessie/Brooks/West Streets Project, seconded by Meyer, carried.

Mayor Green reported on conversations he had with property owners concerning property maintenance involving junk removal and storm sewer matters. Issues involving young juveniles was also discussed.

Holthaus made a motion approving the following consent items, May 2, 2016 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Beckman, carried.

Options to compensate property owners for temporary easements necessary for the Jessie/Brooks/West Street Project were discussed. Langreck made a motion choosing option 2 with a compensation range that includes $100, $200, $300, $400 and $500 dollars. The compensation amount for each temporary easement will be based on the easements square footage, seconded by Meyer, carried with Holthaus abstaining from the vote.

Meyer made a motion authorizing Dorsey & Whitney to provide legal counsel for the Jessie/Brooks/West Street Project providing assistance with the special assessments portion of the project and also assisting the city through the authorization process for the public bid letting of the construction contract, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

Lienau made a motion introducing Ordinance #68, an ordinance specifying requirements for fence, walls, and hedges for its first reading, seconded by Meyer.

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 #68 be waived and Ordinance #68 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 #68 becoming effective upon publication.

Holthaus made a motion authorizing the purchase of three 36″ x 48″ Jeld Wen Premium Vinyl Double Hung Windows from Ossian Lumber for the community center room with Dennis Hageman doing the installation, seconded by Lienau, carried.

Meyer made a motion approving the renewal of Shooter’s Bar & Grill’s Class C Liquor/Sunday Sales Permit, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

Meyer made a motion approving Cigarette Permits, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, for Bambinos, Casey’s General Store and Coop One Stop, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

An estimate to do exterior brick and masonry repairs to the city building at 106 Lydia Street was reviewed.

Meyer made a motion approving building permits for Gary Franzen and David Knutson, seconded by Beckman, carried.

Lienau made a motion approving the City of Ossian’s participation in a proposed county-wide 28E Winneshiek County Mutual Aid Agreement between Winneshiek County and Cities within Winneshiek County to establish procedures for sharing equipment and defining legal relationship and responsibilities, seconded by Meyer, carried.

Due to Independence Day falling on the first Monday of July, it was the consensus of the Council to re-schedule the regular city council meeting to Wednesday July 6th at 5:00 pm.

Langreck made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Lienau Carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm.

May 2016 Expenses

  • A-1 Vacuum-operating equipment 600.00
  • Acentek-phone/internet charges 452.31
  • Aflac-employee deduction 165.84
  • Alliant Energy-electric utilities 5104.02
  • Anderson Law Firm-legal fees 1710.00
  • Baker & Taylor-library books 277.11
  • Becker Hardware-services & repair 191.60
  • Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 258.11
  • Cardmember Services-libr supplies 129.71
  • Casey’s-vehicle operations 277.77
  • Chuck’s Service-vehicle maint. 204.23
  • City Laundering-services 88.73
  • Dennis Hageman Const-repair 400.00
  • Don Dilaura-mtgs & supp. reimb 374.60
  • Family Support Pymt Ctr-pymt service 1778.00
  • Farmers Union Coop-supplies 31.64
  • Fayette Publishing-publication fee 244.62
  • Gundersen Medical Ctr-services 81.00
  • Hawkins-operating supplies 15.00
  • IPERS-May Ipers 2074.77
  • Jude Zweibohmer-library reimb 24.64
  • Keystone Lab-lab fees 254.50
  • Knowbuddy Resources-library books 91.80
  • Kurt Uhlenhake-maint supplies 50.00
  • Kyle Meyer-services 405.00
  • Chris Lauer-tree maint 900.00
  • Luana Savings Bank-h.s.a.pymt 450.00
  • Luana Savings Bank-loan payments 109920.92
  • Malcom Enterprises-garbage service 4862.35
  • Marvin Meyer-mtg reimb 94.64
  • MidAmerica Books-library books 32.90
  • Mississippi Welders-safety services 146.54
  • Ossian Bee-subscription 39.00
  • Ossian Lumber Co-maint supplies 1037.90
  • Ossian Post Office-postage 194.27
  • Ossian Library-p/cash reimb 74.49
  • Postville Vet Clinic-UPS chgs 54.00
  • QC Analytical Lab-conference fee 125.00
  • Riley’s-library supplies 78.98
  • Rite Price Office-library supplies 101.74
  • Roger Colbenson-flower baskets 1640.00
  • Secretary of State-notary fee 30.00
  • IRS-May Federal deposit 3995.39
  • Seventeen-subscription 16.02
  • Smart Apple Media-library books 74.85
  • Trans Iowa Equip-repair 266.91
  • U.S. Cellular-phones & services 94.14
  • USA Bluebook-supplies 250.60
  • Wellmark-insurance premium 1695.66
  • May payroll 7481.38

Total 148942.68


May 2016 Expenses by Fund

  • General 23821.34
  • Road Use 2482.80
  • Employee Benefits 2145.66
  • Debt Service 109920.92
  • Water 4693.75
  • Sewer 5878.21

Total 148942.68


May 2016 Receipts

  • General 11996.22
  • Road Use Tax 6853.14
  • Employee Benefits 989.63
  • Emergency 165.08
  • Local Option Tax 6902.80
  • Library Trust 201.85
  • Debt Service 1012.36
  • Water 10613.00
  • Sewer 12677.03

Total 51411.11