October 4, 2021

Posted: October 4, 2021

Present: Goltz, Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Knutson
Absent: None

Also Present: Crown Club Members, South Winn School Board Members, Rick Nienhaus, Mike Meye

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

Mayor Beckman announced the public hearing for the FY22 budget amendment 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

Dr. Marquardt, CMO and Steve Slessor, CAO at Winneshiek Medical Center, introduced themselves and gave an update on WMC.

Matt Gillaspie with Piper Sandler and Kris Einck, Superintendent at South Winneshiek along with members of the school board discussed the upcoming bond referendum, tax implications for residents, and preliminary plans. They will be holding more open forums in the future.

Rick Nienhaus discussed his property with the council.

Representatives from Prairie Road Builders discussed Becker Avenue with the council.

Council reviewed the submitted police report for September.

Mayor Beckman’s report included: street maintenance, upcoming audit, and recent completed projects around Ossian.

Lienau made a motion approving the following consent items: September 8, 2021 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Knutson, carried.

Langreck made a motion approving Resolution #660, a resolution amending the current budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022; second by Goltz.

Whereupon the Mayor put the question on the motion and the following named Council Members voted:
Ayes: Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Goltz, Knutson. Nays: None.

Whereupon the Mayor declared said motion carried and the resolution adopted.

Council had continued discussion on curb stops on Highway 52. Per City ordinance, this is the homeowner’s responsibility. There are many that do not work and will need to be fixed prior to the start of the Highway 52 project. Langreck made a motion to accept a bid from Becker Hardware for replacing curb stops with owner’s consent, second by Lienau.

Lienau made a motion approving Corrpor Waterworks Contract – Plan C for the inspection of the cathodic protection corrosion control equipment in the water tower, second by Knutson, carried.

Langreck made a motion approving a Water Utility Vendor Agreement with Northeast Iowa Community Action Corp., second by Goltz, carried

Langreck made a motion to approve the alcoholic beverages permit renewal for Blooms on Main and Bambinos, second by Holthaus, carried with Lienau abstaining.

Goltz made a motion to do another seal coat on Becker Avenue with 3/8” pea rock for $8,120; second by Langreck. Whereupon the Mayor put the question on the motion and the following name Council Members voted:
Ayes: Holthaus, Langreck, Goltz, Knutson. Nays: Lienau

Whereupon the Mayor declared said motion carried.

Council had discussion on several nuisance properties in town.

Holthaus made a motion to accept a bid from Total Tree Care to remove two trees in the boulevard; second by Langreck, carried.

Council had a general discussion regarding property pins, city wide clean-up, and election signs.

Goltz made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Langreck carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:27 pm.

September 2021 Expenses

  • Acentek 707.15
  • Aflacemployee insurance 346.36
  • Alliant Energyelect utilities 6605.02
  • Ashley Goltzreimb 7.99
  • Badger Meterservices 64.95
  • Baker & Taylorlibr books 435.59
  • Banyon Data Systemsservices 1190.00
  • Baumler Compter Repairsecuirty 1605.00
  • Becker Hardwaremaint supplies/repair 318.40
  • Black Hills Energygas utilities 189.47
  • Bohr Constructionrepair 1000.00
  • Brian Zweibohmerreimb 209.64
  • Card Servicestraining 275.58
  • Casey’svehicle operations 538.23
  • Chad Bohrreimb 50.00
  • City Launderingservices 370.71
  • Continental Research Corpsupplies 314.50
  • Dechorah Techtechnology 97.50
  • Dillan Law Firmlegal 982.38
  • Family Support Payment Center 1423.00
  • Farmers Coopsupplies 32.50
  • Fayette Publishingpublishing 373.98
  • Fidelity Bank & Trust 2997.52
  • Flags USAflags 327.60
  • Harvey Zweibohmerservices 1640.00
  • Hawkinssupplies 5.00
  • HiViz Safetysigns 130.50
  • Howards Tire Repairtires 1515.00
  • ICAPinsurance 240.00
  • Iowa League of Citiestraining 224.00
  • Iowa Rural Water Assoctraining 320.00
  • IPERSSeptember Ipers 2074.29
  • Keystonefees 45.00
  • Kyle Meyerservices 580.00
  • Luana Savings BankHSA/fees 460.00
  • Malcomgarbage service 5148.36
  • Marcotechnology 130.00
  • Midwest Tapelibrary videos 97.48
  • Northeast Iowa Metalworksrepair 806.95
  • Ossian Lumber Cosupplies 13.19
  • Ossian Post Officepostage 144.55
  • Our Iowa Magazinelibr subscription 19.98
  • Overdirvelibr ebooks 452.10
  • Prairie Road Buildersstreet maint 15780.96
  • Reilly Const.repair 3768.00
  • River City Pavingstreet maint 27500.00
  • Speedee Deliveryshipping 68.81
  • Storey Kenworthysupplies 826.84
  • Treasurer State of Iowataxes 4253.00
  • Utility Equipment Companysupplies 9283.01
  • Wellmarkheath insurance 1792.64
  • Zeiglermaint 3386.09
  • September 2021 payroll 7665.30

Total 108834.12


September 2021 Expenses by Fund

  • General 28236.59
  • Road Use 49951.53
  • Employee Benefits 872.65
  • Water 15704.50
  • Sewer 14068.85

Total 108834.12


September 2021 Receipts

  • General 35262.69
  • Road Use Tax 13344.05
  • Employee Benefits 2921.30
  • Emergency 751.76
  • Local Option Sales Tax 10243.36
  • Debt Service 9369.96
  • Water 13432.51
  • Sewer 16904.47

Total 102230.10