Posted: October 4, 2021
Present: Goltz, Holthaus, Langreck, Lienau, Knutson
Also Present: Crown Club Members, South Winn School Board Members, Rick Nienhaus, Mike Meyer
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
- Aflac–employee insurance 346.36
- Alliant Energy–elect utilities 6605.02
- Ashley Goltz–reimb 7.99
- Badger Meter–services 64.95
- Baker & Taylor–libr books 435.59
- Banyon Data Systems–services 1190.00
- Baumler Compter Repair–secuirty 1605.00
- Becker Hardware–maint supplies/repair 318.40
- Black Hills Energy–gas utilities 189.47
- Bohr Construction–repair 1000.00
- Brian Zweibohmer–reimb 209.64
- Card Services–training 275.58
- Casey’s–vehicle operations 538.23
- Chad Bohr–reimb 50.00
- City Laundering–services 370.71
- Continental Research Corp–supplies 314.50
- Dechorah Tech–technology 97.50
- Dillan Law Firm–legal 982.38
- Family Support Payment Center 1423.00
- Farmers Coop–supplies 32.50
- Fayette Publishing–publishing 373.98
- Fidelity Bank & Trust 2997.52
- Flags USA–flags 327.60
- Harvey Zweibohmer–services 1640.00
- Hawkins–supplies 5.00
- Hi–Viz Safety–signs 130.50
- Howards Tire Repair–tires 1515.00
- ICAP–insurance 240.00
- Iowa League of Cities–training 224.00
- Iowa Rural Water Assoc–training 320.00
- IPERS–September Ipers 2074.29
- Keystone–fees 45.00
- Kyle Meyer–services 580.00
- Luana Savings Bank–HSA/fees 460.00
- Malcom–garbage service 5148.36
- Marco–technology 130.00
- Midwest Tape–library videos 97.48
- Northeast Iowa Metalworks–repair 806.95
- Ossian Lumber Co–supplies 13.19
- Ossian Post Office–postage 144.55
- Our Iowa Magazine–libr subscription 19.98
- Overdirve–libr ebooks 452.10
- Prairie Road Builders–street maint 15780.96
- Reilly Const.–repair 3768.00
- River City Paving–street maint 27500.00
- Spee–dee Delivery–shipping 68.81
- Storey Kenworthy–supplies 826.84
- Treasurer State of Iowa–taxes 4253.00
- Utility Equipment Company–supplies 9283.01
- Wellmark–heath insurance 1792.64
- Zeigler–maint 3386.09
- September 2021 payroll 7665.30
September 2021 Expenses by Fund
- General 28236.59
- Road Use 49951.53
- Employee Benefits 872.65
- Water 15704.50
- Sewer 14068.85
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