October 6, 2014

Posted: October 6, 2014

Present: E. Meyer, Langreck, Holthaus, M. Meyer, Bushman.
Absent: None

Zach Kriener from the Ossian Bee was present during the meeting. Joe Kriener was also in attendance regarding the sewer lift station project and the basketball court.

Mayor Covell called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Jim Bousley, engineer from IIW, P.C., reviewed the bid tabulation for the Hall Street Lift Station Project with the Mayor and Council . Three bids received for the project were submitted by: F.L. Krapfl, Inc $126,437; Tschiggfrie
Exc. $186,913; Blazek Corp. $188,905. Bousley recommended the Council accept the low bid submitted by F.L. Krapfl and noted the work would commence in the spring of 2015.

Bushman made a motion awarding the Hall Street Lift Station Project to F.L. Krapfl, Inc. in the amount of $126,437, seconded by E. Meyer, carried.

Jim Bousley asked the Council to consider planning options available for the utilities, storm sewer and paving being considered for Broadway, N. West, and W. Mechanic Streets. The Council noted cost and current city debt will weigh heavy in determining a planning timeline for the project.

Ken Witt approached the Council with concerns involving junk vehicles at 209 Fisher Avenue. The Council said the City’s Code of Ordinances will be reviewed to clarify if a violation exists and if there is one or more violation found the City will take the necessary steps to abate the problem.

Mayor Covell reported the fencing from the tennis court at Carey’s Park has been removed and sold for junk with the proceeds being used for the proposed park improvements. Covell also noted excess sod and dirt from the park was donated to the SW Elementary/Middle School for their newly installed outdoor basketball court.

Holthaus made a motion approving the following consent items September 3, 2014 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Langreck, carried.

The city clerk reported a donation was received from DCCI, the shop-fire station building contractor. It is to be used for the lunch being served at the October 12th open house.

E. Meyer made a motion introducing Ordinance #63, an ordinance increasing the monthly sewer improvement charge from $6.00 to $16.00, for its third and final reading, seconded by Bushman.

The Mayor put the question on the motion and the following named Council Members voted:
Ayes: Holthaus, Langreck, Bushman, E. Meyer, M. Meyer.
Nays: None.
Whereupon the Mayor declared said motion approved with the ordinance becoming effective upon publication.

To assist in planning efforts at Carey’s Park the property pins were located. It turned out a triangular piece of property, adjacent to the park and desirable for the project, was not owned by the City. It is owned by Farmers Union Cooperative. The Cooperative was contacted to see if they would be willing to sell the triangular piece of property to the City. Farmers Union Cooperative came back with and offer to sell the property to the City for $1.00 plus any costs incurred i.e. survey, legal, etc. Bushman made a motion to accept the offer from Farmers Union Cooperative to purchase the triangular piece of property for $1.00 plus the City will pay for any costs incurred relating to the purchase of the property, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

E. Meyer made a motion approving Corrpor Waterworks Contract-Plan C, for the inspection of the cathodic protection corrosion control equipment in the water tower, seconded by M. Meyer, carried.

Langreck made a motion approving the renewal of Blooms on Main Class B Native Wine Permit and Bambinos Class C Liquor/Sunday Sales Permit, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

Bushman made a motion approving a building permit for Nora Hemesath & Duane Einck, seconded by Holthaus, carried.

Attorney Rick Zahasky prepared economic development plan options for the Mayor and Council. The matter was tabled to allow more time for review.

Bushman made a motion to adjourn, seconded by E. Meyer, carried,. Meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m

September 2014 Expenses

  • Acentek-phone/internet charges 455.88
  • Aflac-employee deduction 161.52
  • Alliant Energy-elect. utilities 5415.88
  • Baker & Taylor-library books 290.54
  • Banon Data Systems-software services 795.00
  • Becker Hardware-misc. exp & supp 784.18
  • Beckmans Ace Hdwe-misc supplies 55.43
  • Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 169.43
  • Blacktop Service Co-street maint. 22949.02
  • Calmar Mfg Co-building products 15617.00
  • Cardmember Service-library supp. 102.91
  • Casey’s-vehicle operations 369.15
  • City Laundering-services 248.17
  • Collection Service Ctr – employ.deduct. 990.00
  • Companion Corp-software services 799.00
  • Consumer Reports-subscription 26.00
  • Cooportunity Health Ins-mnthly premium 1550.08
  • Data Tech-mtg fee 47.50
  • Demco-libr supplies 161.08
  • Diabetic Living-subscription 19.97
  • Don Dilaura-supp reimb 105.15
  • Farmers Union Coop-operating supp. 1142.12
  • Fashion Floor Ctr-supplies 80.25
  • Fayette Publishing-publications 291.83
  • Hach Company-equip repair 963.79
  • Hawkins-operating supplies 496.20
  • IA Wtr Environment Assoc-mtg fee 50.00
  • IIW Engineers-services 6800.00
  • Iowa Library Services-subscription 67.25
  • Iowa One Call-services 22.50
  • Iowa Patch-street repair 669.20
  • IPERS-September Ipers 1904.86
  • Joyce Bakewell-reimb supplies 355.68
  • Jude Zweibohmer-mtg reimb 69.00
  • Keystone Lab-lab fees 181.00
  • KPVL 89.1 FM-radio services 400.00
  • Kyle Meyer-mowing services 390.00
  • Luana Savings Bank-h.s.a. pymt & fees 320.00
  • Malcom Enterprises-garbage service 5074.50
  • Midwest Tape-library videos 18.89
  • Northway Well & Pump Co-repair 65.00
  • Ossian Lumber Co-supplies 30.00
  • Post Office-postage 145.52
  • Ossian Library–petty cash reimb 76.07
  • Postville Vet Clinic-UPS chgs 81.25
  • Reilly Construction-property services 525.00
  • Reminisce-subscription 14.98
  • Riley’s Inc-operating supp 206.11
  • Rite Price Office Supp.-office supplies 74.56
  • Schilling Supply Co-supplies 274.05
  • IRS-September Federal deposit 3259.78
  • Ed Helgeson-concrete reimb 173.25
  • Time-subscription 26.95
  • Trans-Iowa Equip-equip repair 528.56
  • Treas State of IA-3rd qtr taxes 2165.00
  • U.S. Cellular-phones & services 92.84
  • UERPC-annual mtg fee 25.00
  • Ziegler Inc-equip repair 692.63
  • September payroll 7933.40

Total 86799.91


September 2014 Expenses by Fund

  • General 28756.05
  • Road Use 26267.32
  • Employee Benefits 734.68
  • Library Trust 16316.13
  • Water 8080.92
  • Sewer 6644.81

Total 86799.91


September 2014 Receipts

  • General 28695.23
  • Road Use Tax 6738.69
  • Employee Benefits 3503.66
  • Emergency 650.81
  • Local Option Tax 7792.05
  • Library Trust 70.00
  • Debt Service 4128.28
  • Water 12876.66
  • Sewer 10256.93

Total 74712.31