May 24, 2021 – Special Meeting

Posted: May 24, 2021

Present: Goltz, Knutson, Lienau, Holthaus, Langreck left at 6:25.
Absent: None

Don Dilaura, Brian Zweibohmer

Jeff Kuboushek was present during his address to the Council.

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

Jeff Kuboushek addressed the Council regarding the invoice he received for the Coop “tee” break.

Council discussed the City impound.

Holthaus made a motion to approve adding an additional air conditioning vent in the back room of the library by Becker Hardware; second by Goltz, carried.

Holthaus made a motion awarding the St. Teresa valve replacement to Northeast Iowa Backhoe Service; second by Goltz, carried.

Lienau made a motion to go with design 1 for street lighting at Military Trail Estates; second by Langreck, carried.

Knutson made a motion to approve a bid from Prairie Road Builders to seal coat Becker Avenue and Klein Street; second by Langreck, carried.

Lienau made a motion to have the fire hydrants sandblasted and painted by McMullen Coating and Sandblasting; second by Graham, carried.

The Mayor and Council held a lengthy discussion concerning the candidates being considered as the replacement for the Maintenance Foreman position. Following discussion, Knutson made a motion recommending Brian Zweibohmer be promoted to Maintenance Foreman at the hourly rate of $24.00 as of August 1, 2021 and Zweibohmer does not have to take residence in city limits; seconded by Langreck, carried, with the five council members present all saying yes.

Lienau made a motion to post the Maintenance Employee position; second by Goltz; carried.

Due to the Independence Day holiday observed on July 5, the July regular council meeting will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Council had a general discussion regarding license renewal, charging sewer for watering, Highway 52 curb and gutter replacement, LED lights, curb stops, yard waste site, and nuisance properties

Holthaus made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Lienau, carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:09 pm.