Posted: October 5, 2015
Present: E. Meyer, Holthaus, Langreck, M. Meyer, Bushman.
Zak Kriener from the Ossian Bee was present during the meeting.
Mayor Covell called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Randy Buddenberg asked the Council to consider installing a hand-railing along the south side of the driveway to the old fire station building. The Council concluded they will look over the situation to see what could be done.
Ken Witt noted properties getting cleaned up and recommended thanking the IDOT for the improvements made to Hwy 52
Troy Troge contested the letter he received requiring him to abate the nuisance from property he owns on Old Sewer Road. It was explained to Troge the city’s attorney is working with the Council on the issue.
Officer Ward gave his monthly report noting other than some miscellaneous vandalism, things have been fairly quiet.
E. Meyer made a motion authorizing the City to act as a fiscal sponsor for the Ossian De Sales Child Care Center giving them the opportunity to apply for a Winneshiek Community Foundation Grant, seconded by M. Meyer, carried. Holthaus made a motion approving the following consent items September 9, 2015 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Langreck, carried.
The Mayor and Council reviewed the proposed Urbanization Plan prepared by Attorney Zahasky. After review of the plan the Council determined the exemption period they would like included in the plan would be for a period of ten years with a sliding exemption from one hundred percent the first year to ten percent the tenth year. If for some reason this exemption plan is not appropriate, the Council will elect to use the sliding scale set out in the plan. The process for putting the Urbanization Plan in place will continue at the next council meeting.
Representing the Visioning Committee and the Ossian Crown Club, Pam Buddenberg and Terry Linderbaum asked the Council for continued financial support from the City for the pavilion and other improvements at Carey’s Park. The Council assured Buddenberg and Linderbaum the City supports the project and will continue supporting it financially.
It was further explained the amount the City can appropriate to the park will be decided on a yearly basis when the budget is being prepared.
M. Meyer made a motion approving the renewal of Bambinos Class C Liquor/Sunday Sales Permit, seconded by Holthaus, carried.
M. Meyer made a motion approving the re-appointment of Ree Meyer to serve as the City’s representative on the Winneshiek County Community Foundation Distribution Committee, seconded by Langreck, carried.
Langreck made a motion approving the purchase of twelve Iceberg heavy duty 8′ x 30″ high-density polyethylene folding tables and 80 Hon heavy duty steel folding chairs for the City’s community center room seconded by E. Meyer, carried. Total estimated cost is $4,712.00.
E. Meyer made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Holthaus, carried, two absent. Meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.
September 2015 Expenses
- Acentek-phone/internet charges 456.49
- Aflac-employee deduction 165.84
- Alliant Energy-electric utilities 5545.95
- Allied Systems Inc-repair 4929.88
- Anderson Law Firm-services 1329.45
- Austin Covell-project contribution 500.00
- Baker & Taylor-library books 329.34
- Banyon Data Systems-services 795.00
- Barco Products-supplies 90.03
- Bartlett Motors-equip repair 1184.64
- Becker Hardware-services & repair 107.65
- Beckmans Ace Hdwe-misc.supp/rep 94.93
- Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 158.46
- Blacktop Service Co-street maint. 29266.65
- Bohr Const.-repair 475.00
- Brian Zweibohmer- reimb 100.00
- Cardmember Service-library supp. 49.99
- Casey’s-vehicle operations 159.93
- Center Point Large Print-library books 222.33
- City Laundering-services 135.89
- Collection Service Ctr- employ.deduct. 990.00
- Companion Corporation-tech 799.00 services
- Consumer Reports-subscription 26.00
- Continental Research Corp-supplies 181.58
- Farmers Union Coop-vehicle operations 276.29
- Fayette Publishing-publication fee 417.00
- Fort Atkinson Nursery-services 180.00
- Girls Life-subscription 14.95
- Hawkins-operating supplies 15.00
- IIW Engineers-services 3807.00
- Iowa Codification-services 231.00
- Iowa One Call-services 20.70
- IRWA-conference fee 260.00
- IPERS-Sept. Ipers 2034.79
- Jeremy Larson-supplies 139.95
- John Deer Financial-maint supplies 57.53
- Joyce Bakewell-reimb supplies 49.50
- Keystone Lab-lab fees 182.50
- Kyle Meyer-services 520.00
- L&B Electric-repair 165.54
- Linderbaum Auto-repair 74.00
- Luana Savings Bank-h.s.a.pymt & fees 310.00
- Malcom Enterprises-garbage service 5027.25
- Metering&Tech Solutions-supplies 459.21
- Midwest Tape-videos 122.78
- Municipal Pipe Tool-maint services 2675.92
- Oneota Comm. Coop-supplies 35.00
- Post Office-postage 201.20
- Ossian Library-petty cash reimb 69.31
- Postville Vet Clinic-UPS chgs 54.00
- Riley’s-supplies 41.49
- RWL Water USA-repair 114.00
- Schilling Suppl Co-supplies 272.57
- IRS-Aug. Federal deposit 3760.02
- South Winn School-bus fee 260.30
- Time-subscription 26.95
- Trans-Iowa Equip-equipment 3295.00
- Treas State of Iowa-3rd qtr tax 2343.00
- U.S. Cellular-phones & services 93.44
- USA Bluebook-supplies 264.08
- Voss Signs-supplies 170.00
- Wellmark-insurance premium 1824.90
- Winn Co Treasurer-taxes 20.00
- Ziegler-equip service 2989.79
- September payroll 8201.33
September 2015 Expenses by Fund
- General 23036.44
- Road Use 32049.32
- Employee Benefits 842.57
- Local Option Tax 867.00
- Capitol Projects 2940.00
- Water 12886.97
- Sewer 16549.02
September 2015 Receipts
- General 36327.84
- Road Use Tax 10381.57
- Employee Benefits 4835.65
- Emergency 806.78
- Debt Service 4946.81
- Water 13232.10
- Sewer 14353.03