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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009, 7:00 PM, CITY HALL

The regular meeting of the Lowden City Council was called to order by Mayor
Dan Hamdorf.

The Oath of Office was administered to newly-elected council person, Barry Hoffmeier.

Council members present on roll call: Conrad, Olsen, Decker, Hoffmeier. Absent: Ryan. Visitors: Gene Hamdorf, Pat Kroemer, Darwin Polk, Joe Goodlove, Mary Goodlove, Kirk Steinke, Derrick Lange, Tom Schwarz, Adam Bishop.

M/S Conrad, Decker to approve the minutes of the 6-1-09 meeting. Ayes: All.

M/S Decker, Conrad to approve payment of the bills as presented. Ayes: All.
M/S Conrad, Decker to amend the agenda to add: "Hazard Mitigation Plan-Darwin Polk". Ayes: All.

Darwin Polk, ECIA, presented the final draft for Lowden's Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan will be forwarded to the FEMA Region VII office for review and approval.
M/S Decker, Hoffmeier to approve and adopt Resolution #09-03 for the Lowden Hazard Mitigation Plan. Ayes: All.

Council approved Joe Goodlove's request for the City to pay $25.00 for an ad
to be listed in the Lincoln Hwy. Association booklet as done the previous year.

Lowden Fire Department personnel present at the meeting wanted to publicly thank the businesses and people from Lowden for their help and support during the Miller Apartment fire on July 4. They also wanted to thank the other Fire Departments that came to assist in fighting the fire. Mayor Hamdorf said he would place a thank you note in the Sun-News.

Tom Schwarz, Lowden Development Corporation, reported to the Council the Corporation is considering selling two lots for building houses, off the area south of the pool along Main Street. He asked if they had an engineer or surveyor lay out the two lots, would that be what is required by the City. He also asked who would be responsible for extension of the water and sewer lines in that area. After discussion, Council told Schwarz the City would look into the ordinance on water and sewer line extensions and also get information on an easement in that area. The subject will be placed on the August meeting agenda.

M/S Conrad, Decker to approve Resolution #09-04 setting salaries for City employees for FY10. Ayes: All.

M/S Conrad, Decker to accept the resignation of Library Board member Robert Tucker, appoint Shirley Morehead to the Board, accept the resignation of Ashley Hansen as library assistant and approve Gretchen Licht as library assistant. Ayes: All.

M/S Olsen, Decker to approve the following permits: cigarette permit-Lowden Truck Stop, sidewalk permit-Alden Klahn, Liquor License-Lowden Legion, Beer Permit-Corner Café, garage addition-104 4th St.-Mel Hamilton, shed-Lyle Matheny, deck-Lyle Matheny, pending Gene Hamdorf checking the distance requirements for Matheny's deck and shed.
Ayes: All.

M/S Decker, Olsen to approve the monthly treasurer's report. Ayes: All.

Gene Hamdorf presented an estimate for a storage shed for lime/salt to be added to the present town shed. The estimate from JJJ Enterprises is $12519.

Council told Gene to get one more estimate and report back with the information at the August meeting.

Council directed the maintenance men to cut the trees out of the ditch along Main Street south of the Roger Huffman house.

Mayor told the Council an ad will be placed in local newspapers and elsewhere to take bids on the old 1977 fire truck. Bids will be opened at the August 3 meeting.

Mayor Hamdorf said Vicky Hamdorf had contacted him about a softball tournament fundraiser they want to hold at Lowden Memorial Park to raise funds for new dugouts and announcer's booth for the softball field. They would also want to use the concession stand. Council told Mayor Hamdorf to tell Vicky to talk to the Lowden Park Board about this.

Mayor Hamdorf said the City will be meeting with USDA and the Little Home Day Care Center on July 9 to discuss the financial situation at Little Home Day Care Center.

Other agenda items for the August meeting will be the first reading of the Municipal Infraction Ordinance and a request for a donation to the Tipton Senior Center.

M/S Decker, Olsen to adjourn at 8:24 PM, to the next regular meeting August 3, 2009, 7:00 PM. Ayes: All.

Dan Hamdorf, Mayor
Peggy Kedley, City Clerk


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