LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2004, 7:00 PM
regular meeting of the Lowden City Council was called to order by newly
sworn in Mayor Reuben Wenndt. Council
members present on roll call: Conrad,
Kroemer, Gottschalk, and newly sworn in council members Hamdorf and
Norm Nielsen, Gene Hamdorf, Pat Kroemer.
Conrad, Kroemer to approve the minutes of the 12-1-03 and 12-22-03
Kroemer, Hamdorf to approve payment of the bills as presented.
Nielsen, Associated Ins. Counselors, Preston, Iowa, presented
information to the council on the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP).
It is a non-profit organization of Iowa public entities who share
insurance coverage. Currently more
than 335 public entities in Iowa, including almost one-half of the
state’s counties are members of ICAP. Nielsen
said ICAP is able to keep costs stable and provide more coverages and
services than ordinary insurance companies and then return any surplus
and profits back to its member owners.
Kroemer, Hamdorf to not accept partial funding to replace the 8th Street
bridge in Lowden as offered by the IDOT. Ayes:
All. The bridge will remain
on the candidate list for funding in the future.
informed council there will be sewer charges only at the two houses at
Jeff Licht and Denise Wood. The
Wood’s house has a meter and the maintenance men will be checking it
to see if it’s in proper working order to measure gallons used.
Hamdorf, Gottschalk to approve the monthly financial report.
set January 12, 2004, 7:00 PM, for the City’s budget meeting.
written request from William Norton for funding for the Little Home Day
Care was reviewed and will be considered at the budget meeting.
Norton is requesting $200 a month from the City to help fund the
day care center.
Wenndt made committee appointments for 2004 as follows: