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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL
OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5,
2007, 5:30 PM
meeting of the Lowden City Council was called to order by Mayor Reuben
Wenndt. Councilmembers present on roll call: Conrad, Ryan, Olsen,
Madden (Decker seated at 5:40 PM). Visitors: Gene Hamdorf, Pat Kroemer,
M/S Madden, Olsen to approve the minutes of the 1/8/07 and 1/22/07 meetings.
Ayes: Conrad, Ryan, Olsen, Madden.
M/S Conrad, Ryan to approve payment of the bills as presented. Ayes: Conrad,
Ryan, Olsen, Madden.
Rob Fangmann, Cedar County Engineer, presented a bridge inspection report on
the 155th St. bridge west of the Lowden Cemetery. The City and County share equal
ownership of this bridge and it is in need of replacement. Fangmann presented
three options for replacement: 1) a new 24’bridge, cost range $100,000-120,000,
potential for some federal funding, 2) a 10’by 8’reinforced concrete
culvert, cost range $100,000, potential for federal funding, and 3) replace the
existing bridge with one the same size and use the county bridge crew, cost $45,000,
which would be split between Cedar County and City. If option 3 is approved,
the City would not need to buy additional property for right-of-way or have additional
engineering fees. Fangmann said they have the replacement of this bridge in his
5 yr. program and is scheduled for FY08.
M/S Madden, Olsen to seat Decker at 5:40 PM. Ayes: Conrad, Ryan, Olsen, Madden.
After discussion, Council felt the option 3 was the best bridge replacement plan
presented. Fangmann said he would keep the council informed on the schedule for
replacing the bridge.
M/S Ryan, Decker to approve the Right-of-Way Certificate for the Little Home
Day Care with the school. Ayes: All.
M/S Ryan, Decker to approve Resolution #01-07 for the loan with USDA for the
day care project. Ayes: All.
Council discussed a fence ordinance. Mayor directed each council member to bring
ideas to the March meeting on what things they want included in an ordinance
Council appointed Jeff Decker and Wes Griesbach as commissioners on the Eastern
Iowa Regional Housing Authority Board.
Mayor Wenndt will speak to the Cedar County Sheriff about enforcement of the
City’s nuisance ordinance relating to junk on properties.
M/S Ryan, Decker to approve Resolution #02-07 designating the Lincoln Highway
as an Iowa Heritage Byway. Ayes: All.
Gene Hamdorf presented a price for a water line dectector, $4000. He also is
getting estimates on replacing the water lines at the pump house.
Mayor Wenndt presented quotes from Strackbein’s for a new mower at the
Park. A 4-wheel steer, 62”deck, mower with trade-in, would be $6800 and
a Z-TRAK mower with a 60”deck with trade-in, would be $7150. Council will
discuss the mower purchase at the March meeting. Mayor Wenndt will also get a
price for a sweeper attachment for the mower.
The City will take bids at the March meeting for Park mowing and a Park food
manager. Bids are to be returned to City Hall by March 5, 2007, 12:00 PM.
Council was informed the Lowden Lion’s Club will hold a Diabetes Walk on
April 28, from 8-10 AM, in Lowden. Portions of some streets by the school may
M/S Ryan, Madden to adjourn @ 6:45 PM. Ayes: All.
Next regular meeting is March 5, 2007, 5:30 PM.
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