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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, SPECIAL MEETING, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009, 6:00 PM, CITY HALL

The special meeting of the Lowden City Council was called to order by Mayor Dan Hamdorf. Council members on roll call: Conrad, Olsen, Decker, Tucker. Absent: Ryan. Visitors: Gene Hamdorf, Jan Olsen, Bob Tucker, Laurie Millam.

Lowden Library Board presented information to the Council on the Library's prior year activities. They also presented their FY10 budget request of $39498 up from $33198 in FY09. They anticipate revenues from the county and other state funds to increase $2778 from the previous yr. Line item requests in the budget showed a salary increase for the librarian from $11.00/hr. to $11.77/hr. and a health insurance reimbursement of $4020/yr. for the librarian. Council discussed the library's budget later in the meeting.

Jan Olsen, Lowden Park Board, told the council they are meeting in early February and can present some Park budget figures to the City at that time.

City Clerk reported LEDCO requested a $5000 stipend for their group, as in the past. The Lowden Fire Department and Lowden Rescue asked for their budgets to remain the same as last year. The Fire budget is $28000. and Lowden Rescue is $5925.

Council discussed salaries for maintenance men Gene Hamdorf and Tim Burmeister, and City Clerk Peggy Kedley. After discussion, M/S Decker, Olsen to approve a 3% increase in wages to Gene, Tim, and Peggy and an increase in their insurance reimbursement to $345/month. Ayes: Olsen, Decker, Tucker. Nays: Conrad Some of the Council felt they misunderstood the motion. M/S Decker, Tucker to rescind the previous motion. Ayes: All. Motioned by Decker to approve a 3% increase in wages to Gene, Tim, and Peggy and an increase in their insurance reimbursement to $345/month. Motion died for lack of a second.
M/S Tucker, Decker to approve a 3% increase in wages to Gene, Tim, and Peggy and an increase in their insurance reimbursement to $345/month. Ayes: Olsen, Tucker, Decker. Nays: Conrad.

M/S Olsen, Decker to increase the Library's budget by $2500 to $35698. Ayes: Olsen, Decker, Tucker. Nays: Conrad.

Council discussed having Jeff Goettsch do snow removal from sidewalks of residents that have not abided by the City's ordinance regarding this. The City will bill the homeowner accordingly and add the bill to property taxes if not paid.

Council set March 2, 2009, 7:00 PM, for the Public Hearing on the FY10 budget.

M/S Decker, Tucker to adjourn at 8:30 PM. Ayes: All.

Next regular meeting is February 2, 2009, 6:00 PM.

Dan Hamdorf, Mayor
Peggy Kedley, City Clerk


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