Posted: September 7, 2023
Present: Goltz, Holthaus, Knutson, Langreck, Lienau
City employees present: Chad Bohr, Brian Zweibohmer Ashley Goltz
Also present: Kermit Oakland, Neil Jones
Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Mayor Beckman called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Neil Jones with Soo Green discussed the HVDC transmission line and potential use of the yard waste site for mobilization.
Council reviewed the submitted police report for August.
Langreck made a motion approving the following consent items: August 7, 2023 council minutes, clerk’s reports, and the monthly bills; seconded by Lienau, carried.
Council reviewed the easement and agreement documents from Soo Green and will have the attorney review them also.
Lienau made a motion approving a bid from Advanced Environmental Testing and Abatement for asbestos removal at 100 E. Main Street; second by Goltz, carried.
Council reviewed the Annual Finance Report and Street Finance Report for FY23.
Goltz 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 Lienau, carried.
Council discussed amending the semi parking ordinance.
Lienau made a motion approving bids from Tieskoetter Lawn Care for tree removal and trimming, second by Goltz, carried.
Council had a general discussion regarding Veteran’s Memorial, GIS update, nuisance properties, pedestrian crosswalks, yard waste site and employee handbook.
Goltz made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Knutson; carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:43pm.
August 2023 Expenses
Acentek-network services 863.39
Aflac-employee insurance 211.00
Alliant Energy-elect utilities 6196.53
Allied Benefit Systems-insurance 1165.14
All Recipies-libr subscr 15.00
Badger Meter-services 65.46
Baker Taylor-libr books 1217.50
Becker Hardware-supplies 391.21
Better Homes & Garden-libr subscr 12.00
Black Hills Energy-utilities 184.38
Brian Zweibomer-reimb 50.00
Chad Bohr-reimb 50.00
City Laundering Co.-services 147.74
Custom Alarm-tech 76.50
Decorah Tech-tech 1082.05
Family Support Payment Center 1423.00
Fayette Publishing-publication 96.45
Fidelity Bank & Trust-taxes 3622.30
Harvey Zweibohmer-bus services 920.00
Iowa One Call-locate 11.70
IPERS-August Ipers 2377.57
Kol Gol-painting 311.84
Kyle Meyer-mowing 635.00
Luana Savings Bank-HSA/fees 610.00
Metering Technology-supplies 313.06
Microbac-lab fees 411.25
Ossian Lumber-supplies 28.89
Ossian Post Office-postage 203.49
People-libr subscr 104.00
Spee-dee Delivery-shipping 84.70
The Iowan-libr subscr 24.00
Treasurer State of Iowa-taxes 753.06
August 2023 Payroll 9521.97
August 2023 Expenses by Fund
Road Use 2596.80
Employee Benefits 988.38
August 2023 Receipts
Road Use Tax 8917.92
Employee Benefits 1164.38
Local Option Sales Tax 14819.44
Debt Service 2617.03
Perpetual Care 500.00