September 5, 2018

Posted: September 5, 2018

Present: Beckman, Holthaus, Knutson, Langreck, Lienau.
Absent: None.
Don Dilaura, Brian Zweibohmer, Mike Meyer, Karl Schroeder and Zak Kriener from the Ossian Bee were present during the meeting. Pam Buddenberg was present during discussion regarding the pavilion. Nate Bohr was present during the request to connect to city water.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Mayor Green called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.

Clark Goltz raised some questions concerning the City pavilion’s rental fees. Goltz along with Tom Bushman suggested there needs to be some clarification as to the definition of what a non-profit organization is when
determining what fees should be charged to use the facility. The Council suggested that moving forward they would review each rental application to assure fees are appropriate for the individual, group, or organization wanting to use the facility.

Ed Mikota, who lives outside the city’s corporate limits, asked the City Council for permission to connect to the City’s water system. Following discussion, it was the consensus of the Council to allow Mikota to enter into a contract with the City permitting him to extend a water main to his property located at 1387 185th Avenue. The formal contract will be approved and acted on at a future time.

Art Uhlenhake told the Council he was unhappy with having to deal with smoke coming into his house when the tree’s in the city’s dump site were burned. Dilaura and Zweibohmer explained the circumstances involved with why they burned at that time. They also noted the wind shifted directions which they did not foresee and apologized for the inconvenience.

Karl Schroeder told the Council he is concerned with rock and gravel washing from a neighboring property and its effects it may have on the city’s storm sewer. Dilaura explained the nearby storm sewer inlet has been checked and he found it to be in good working order.

The written police report was reviewed.

Mayor Green commented that with all this rain, the new sewer interceptor seems to be doing what it was intended, but it certainly has delayed progress in the Military Trail Estates subdivision development.

Beckman explained he did a couple of informal walk-throughs of the city maintenance shop and other city properties and found things to be in good order. A few items noted were taken care of by city employees.

Holthaus made a motion approving the following consent items: August 6, 2018 council minutes, clerk’s reports and the monthly bills, seconded by Knutson, carried.

In lieu of metal letters, the Council chose plastic letters to replace the original letters on the front of the Community Center building and authorized the city clerk to make the color and style selection. The maintenance employees were also authorized to have street numbers and signage for the city maintenance shop and fire station installed on the north side entry doors.

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

Langreck made a motion approving building permits for Dean & Kristie Baumler and Ken & Lois Zajicek. Corey Tieskoetter’s approval is pending on the receipt of a signed agreement needed with his application, seconded by Beckman, carried.

Beckman made a motion directing the city clerk to apply for an ICAP Grant for funds to purchase a storage cabinet and extra shelf for flammables, seconded by Knutson, carried.

The city clerk submitted copies of a newsletter that will be sent to Ossian residents this month. The document includes information for residents and a flyer promoting the Sept 28th &29th city wide clean up event.

Due to additional joint problems in a storm sewer located at 108 E. Brooks St., it was the consensus of the council to have Reilly Construction replace approximately 260’ of storm sewer using 24” double wall plastic non-perforated pipe instead of their previous decision to make repairs to the existing pipe.

The Council had a general discussion that included: review of a written request/complaint with no action taken on the request; tree maintenance in both the City Park and Carey’s Park; a proposed donation to Hillside Cemetery; options concerning a nuisance property.

Holthaus made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Beckman, carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm.

August 2018 Expenses

  • Acentek-phone/internet charges 497.44
  • Aflac-employee deduction 381.60
  • Alliant Energy-elect utilities 6879.79
  • Badger Meter-service fee 64.05
  • Baker & Taylor-library books 793.00
  • Becker Hardware-repair & supplies 30.74
  • Biblionix-automation subscription 800.00
  • Black Hills Energy-gas utilities 162.72
  • Brian Zweibohmer-phone reimb 50.00
  • Cardmember Service-library supplies 165.86
  • Casey’s-vehicle operations 477.20
  • Center Point Large Print-library books 104.18
  • City Laundering-services&supplies 107.27
  • Corrpro-equip maintenance 950.00
  • DNR-permit fee 210.00
  • Don Dilaura-mtg &phone reimb 450.12
  • Family Support Pymt Ctr-pymt service 1423.00
  • Farmers Union Coop-supplies 149.50
  • Fayette Publishing-publication fee 97.88
  • Hawkins-operating supplies 2843.80
  • Iowa One Call-locate services 23.30
  • IRWA-conference fee 300.00
  • IPERS-August Ipers 3414.30
  • Jude Zweibohmer-reimb 12.46
  • Kalen Meyer-bus services 330.00
  • Keystone Lab-lab fees 1470.60
  • Kyle Meyer-mowing services 560.00
  • Larry Gebel-bus services 341.00
  • Linderbaum Auto-repair 9.00
  • Luana Savings Bank- h.s.a.pymt&fee 450.00
  • MB Construction-construction pymt 9921.00
  • Malcom Enterprises-garbage service 5032.48
  • MARC-maint supplies 18.48
  • Midwest Tajpe-library videos 74.52
  • Mr. Computers-tech services 220.00
  • Ossian Post Office-postage 396.30
  • Ossian Library-petty cash 80.44
  • Postville Vet Clinic-ups charges 123.00
  • Projector Screen-video equipment 4490.20
  • QC Analytical Lab-conference fee 150.00
  • Randy Bohr-building maint. 35697.91
  • Reilly Const.-street repair 6747.56
  • Riley’s-library supplies 242.99
  • Rite Price Office-supplies 43.26
  • River City Paving-street repair 11750.00
  • South Winn School-bus fees 397.10
  • IRS-August Federal deposit 5354.14
  • Uline-supplies 466.10
  • USA Bluebook-operating supplies 148.81
  • Wellmark-insurance premium 3268.46
  • Ziegler-maint supplies 120.96
  • August 2018 payroll 12674.58

Total 120967.10


August 2018 Expenses by Fund

  • General 65448.65
  • Road Use 21838.10
  • Employee Benefits 1118.17
  • Capital Project 9921.00
  • Water 12225.25
  • Sewer 10415.93

Total 120967.10


August 2018 Receipts

  • General 11538.33
  • Road Use Tax 12776.58
  • Employee Benefits 238.57
  • Emergency 57.49
  • Local Option Sales Tax 8290.92
  • Debt Service 435.76
  • Water 12676.58
  • Sewer 13568.47

Total 59582.70