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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008, 5:30 PM

The regular meeting of the Lowden City Council was called to order by Mayor Dan Hamdorf. Council members present on roll call: Galen Conrad, Chuck Ryan, Jim Olsen, Lisa Decker, Judy Tucker. Visitors: Gene Hamdorf, Betty Jaeger, Pat Kroemer.

M/S Ryan, Decker to approve the minutes of the 12-3-07 meeting. Ayes: All.

M/S Conrad, Ryan to approve payment of the bills as presented. Ayes: All.

Betty Jaeger was present to discuss the portion of sidewalk in front of her house that was taken out by the City for tree and stump removal. She questioned why she was responsible for sidewalk replacement cost. Conrad said the sidewalk was not the City’s responsibility. Olsen thought the City should pay for it since we took it out. After discussion, M/S Decker, Olsen to split the cost of replacing two squares of sidewalk in front of Jaeger’s house, when weather permits. Ayes: Ryan, Olsen, Decker, Tucker. Nays: Conrad.

Mayor Hamdorf made the 2008 Committee appointments as follows:
Mayor Pro Tem-Ryan
City Attorney-William J. Sueppel
Public Works-Gene Hamdorf, Tim Burmeister
City Finances-Peggy Kedley, City Clerk, Kent Strackbein, Treasurer
Finance Committee-Decker, Tucker
Streets and Alleys-Conrad, Olsen
Water, Sewer, Fire-Ryan, Olsen
Garbage-Tucker, Ryan
WGML-Peggy Kedley, City Clerk, Tucker, Ryan
Trees, Grounds, Beautification-Decker
Police Protection-Decker, Olsen
Community Protection-Dan Hamdorf, Mayor
911-Joey Wenndt
EMA-Joey Wenndt

City Council decided to waive funding this year from the IDOT for replacement of the 8th Street bridge. Approximate cost would be $225,000 with the City paying for 20%.

M/S Decker, Olsen to approve the monthly finance report. Ayes: All.

City Council appointed Bob Tucker as a trustee for the Lowden Library Board.

Council reviewed the annual budget for WGML.

M/S Ryan, Decker to purchase a water testing meter at an approximate cost of $1125, as requested by Gene Hamdorf. Ayes: All.

Gene Hamdorf will contact a supplier for information about a radio read system for reading water meters.

Mayor Hamdorf will speak to two residents regarding abandoned/junk cars on properties.

Council set January 28, 2008, 6:00 PM, for the FY09 budget meeting.

M/S Ryan, Olsen to adjourn @ 6:17 PM. Ayes: All.


Dan Hamdorf, Mayor
Peggy Kedley, City Clerk


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