LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2003, 7:00 PM
regular meeting of the Lowden City Council was called to order by Mayor
Hamdorf, Hintz to approve the minutes of the 7/7/03 meeting. Ayes: All.
Hamdorf, Hintz to approve payment of the bills as presented.
Wes Fox was present to discuss the ongoing property line dispute between
Monte Schnede at 808 Washington Avenue and Mike Blake Apartments at 804
Washington Avenue. After a survey was done by Mike Blake, it was
determined Schnedeís garage is two feet over the property line onto
Blakeís property. Wes Fox
says the Schnedeís maintained the property in question for
approximately 8 years and that takes precedence over a survey.
Council said this does not concern the City, but directed the
City Clerk to contact the City Attorney regarding the issue.
Conrad reported he and Dan Nietfeldt had looked at Ed Kramerís creek
bank. Conrad felt the creek
needs to be dug out and broken up cement placed on the side banks.
Council felt any drainage ditch work of this type is the
Conrad, Hintz that the City is not responsible for digging out the creek
bank at Ed Kramerís. Ayes:
Conrad, Hintz, Kroemer, Hamdorf.
told visitor Mark Fox McNeill Tree Service from Tipton will be in town
to remove the tree in his curbline as well as a tree in Bob Fisherís
Hamdorf, Conrad to approve the preliminary plat for the Schwarz
Addition-Part Two. Ayes:
Conrad, Hintz, Kroemer, Hamdorf.
will contact Alliant Energy regarding placement of additional street
lights in the new addition.
Drumm, Lowden Fire Department,
told the council the fire dept. would like to buy a 1978 Ford 1000 gal.
used tanker pumper from Tipton. Drumm
said the fire dept. could be short of water at out-of-town fires with
just one tanker.
discussion, M/S Clark, Conrad to authorize the Lowden Fire Dept. to
purchase the tanker pumper from Tipton at a cost of $7500 with funding
from Lowden Rescue. Ayes:
Conrad, Hintz, Clark. Nays: Kroemer.
recognized that June 21, 2003, was Soldierís Monument Re-Dedication
Day in Cedar County.
Hintz, Hamdorf to set a Public Hearing for the Alliant Lease Agreement
for the Roosevelt Ave. substation for September 8, 2003, 7:00 PM. Ayes:
discussed raising the deductible limits on the Cityís insurance but
decided to wait until the policy renews next year.
Hamdorf reported there have been many complaints about the poor mowing
at the Lowden Cemetery this year. Several
times the Mayor or Cemetery Board President have mowed the area from the
fence to the highway. Council
said this will be addressed next spring when soliciting new mowing bids.
Home Day Care Centerís request for funding support from the City will
be placed on the September 8 meeting agenda.
Clark told Gene Hamdorf there would be no more dumping of cement, etc.
on his property along Hwy. 30, since most of the black dirt has been
hauled away by the City.
took no action on Mayor Wenndtís request for council to consider
replacing the sidewalks to the Lowden Cemetery.
Rice will be paid $300 from the Lowden Park account for use of his
equipment while building the walking bridges at
Lowden Memorial Park.
regular meeting will be September 8, 2003, 7:00 PM, due to the Labor Day
Hamdorf, Conrad to adjourn at 8:50 PM.