September 3, 2014

Posted: September 13, 2014

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

Becky Walz from the Ossian Bee and Don Dilaura were present during the meeting as was George Rhinehart.. Pam Buddenberg and Terry Linderbaum were present representing the Crown Club.

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

Officer Joe Ward reported there were minor juvenile issues otherwise normal activity for the month. Ward also noted he would be in town for the tractor ride Sept. 4th and their department will start using body cameras.

Marc Ruden , the city’s engineer for the Hall Street Lift Station Project, reported the project is at the stage where competitive quotes need to be solicited. He is anticipating having plans available for contractors sometime around September 11th. M. Meyer made a motion authorizing Marc Ruden to seek competitive quotes for the Hall Street Lift Station Project, seconded by Bushman, carried.

A resident on HallStreet has expressed an interest in installing a sewer lateral from property he owns when the lift station project is underway. The Council gave permission to do so with the understanding arrangements would need to be made with the project contractor and he would be responsible for all of the costs involved with installing the lateral.

A preliminary cost estimate was presented by IIW Engineers for a project involving utility, storm sewer and new paving on Broadway, N. West, and W. Mechanic Streets. The project is being engineered so it is ready if financing the project becomes feasible. The project’s preliminary estimate of $1,354,617.00 was broken down in phases to allow the City to consider planning options.

The city clerk reported the REAP Grant application submitted for the Carey’s Park pavilion was denied. Members of the Ossian Crown Club and the Council discussed options to keep the project on track.

Bushman made a motion approving the following consent items August 4, 2014 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by E. Meyer, carried.

It was announced the open house for the new shop/fire station facility has been set for Sunday October 12, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. A lunch will be served. Langreck made a motion approving a City contribution to the Fire Department for 50% of the cost of the lunch for the open house, seconded by E. Meyer, carried.

It was discussed the city’s maintenance department will begin the landscaping on the west and north sides of the new shop/fire station this fall.

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

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.

Holthaus made a motion approving Black Hills Energy’s request to install a utility pole and data collector for their wireless gas meter reading on city property located at 106 W. Mechanic Street, seconded by M. Meyer, carried.

Information from KPVL FM 89.1, a community radio station, was explained to the Council. Their station will be broadcasting some South Winneshiek football, basketball, and baseball games throughout the year and asked the City if they would like to be a sponsor. It was the consensus of the Council to spend $450.00 toward the City’s sponsorship in support of the SW school district.

Langreck made a motion to adjourn, seconded by E. Meyer, carried,. Meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

August 2014 Expenses

  • Acentek-phone/internet charges 455.16
  • Aflac-employee deduction 161.52
  • Alliant Energy-elect. utilities 11269.36
  • Allied Systems-equip repairs 6526.61
  • Baker & Taylor-library books 423.58
  • Becker Hardware-misc. exp & supp 739.80
  • Beckmans Ace Hdwe-misc supplies 156.23
  • Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 163.74
  • Brian Zweibohmer-mtg reimb. 11.00
  • Cardmember Service-library supp. 128.60
  • Casey’s-vehicle operations 554.38
  • CDW Government-electronic equip 3369.31
  • Center Point Large Print-library books 174.09
  • Chucks Service-vehicle maint 861.55
  • City Laundering-services 80.04
  • Collection Service Ctr- employ.deduct. 990.00
  • Cooking Light-subscription 24.00
  • Cooportunity Health Ins-mnthly premium 1550.08
  • Corrpro-equip maint 785.00
  • Darrell Austin-driving services 418.00
  • DNR-NPDES fee 210.00
  • Don Dilaura-mtgs reimb 207.55
  • Don’s Truck Sales-truck/plow maint. 7485.52
  • Family Circle-subscription 19.98
  • Farmers Union Coop-operating supp. 212.05
  • Fayette Publishing-publications 133.12
  • Grand Habor Resort-hotel rooms 391.00
  • Hach Company-equip repair 1356.79
  • Hawkins-operating supplies 20.00
  • Holiday Inn Express-hotel room 223.90
  • IIW Engineers-services 2918.25
  • Iowa Library Services-mtg fee 20.00
  • IRWA-conference fee 260.00
  • IPERS-August Ipers 2166.92
  • Kevin Wiltgen-repair services 30.00
  • Keystone Lab-lab fees 529.00
  • Kyle Meyer-mowing services 650.00
  • Landmark Turf Services-weed control 689.32
  • Linderbaum Auto-repair services 207.00
  • Luana Savings Bank-h.s.a. pymt 300.00
  • Malcom Enterprises-garbage service 5074.50
  • Midwest Living-subscription 19.97
  • Midwest Tape-library videos 140.63
  • Mr. Computers-library computer 668.00
  • Municipal Pipe Tool-maint. Services 2056.62
  • Municipal Supply-operating supplies 82.50
  • Oneota Comm. Coop-library supplies 61.23
  • Post Office-postage 261.47
  • Ossian Library–petty cash reimb 60.04
  • People-subscription 116.07
  • Postville Vet Clinic-UPS chgs 95.16
  • Riley’s Inc-operating supp 30.00
  • Rite Price Office Supp.-office supplies 54.33
  • Scotty’s Window Service-maint services 35.00
  • IRS-August Federal deposit 3702.68
  • TEI Landmrk Audio-audio books 784.00
  • U.S. Cellular-phones & services 101.58
  • August payroll 9208.57

Total 69424.80


August 2014 Expenses by Fund

  • General 26716.23
  • Road Use 9856.92
  • Employee Benefits 734.68
  • Water 8826.24
  • Sewer 23290.73

Total 69424.80


August 2014 Receipts

  • General 15060.27
  • Road Use Tax 9585.59
  • Employee Benefits 375.50
  • Emergency 69.74
  • Local Option Tax 7138.74
  • Debt Service 442.45
  • Water 12573.53
  • Sewer 10453.38

Total 55699.20