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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL
OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, AUG. 7, 2006,
The regular meeting
of the Lowden City Council was called to order by Mayor Reuben Wenndt.
Councilmembers present on roll call: Conrad,
Ryan, Olsen, Decker, Madden. Visitors: Pat Kroemer, Bill Norton, Gene
Hamdorf, Rob Hunter, John Kauffman, Nicholas Kauffman, Jeff Kaufmann,
M/S Conrad, Ryan to approve the minutes of the 7-10-06 meeting. Ayes: All.
M/S Ryan, Olsen to approve payment of the bills as presented. Ayes: All.
Jeff Kauffman, Iowa State Representative, was present to update the council on
Rob Hunter and John Kauffman presented information to the council on plans for
a skateboard park and equipment. Hunter said the skateboard park equipment could
cost in the range of $40,000. M/S Ryan, Madden to have the group proceed with
their skateboard park plans with the council considering the use of the tennis
court at Lowden Memorial Park as
the skateboarding area. Ayes: All.
M/S Madden, Ryan to close the meeting and open the Public Hearings on the Child
Care Enterprise Revenue Loan Agreement, the Ground Lease Agreement with the North
Cedar Community School District in connection with the construction and operation
of a Child Care Facility, and the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract
and estimate of cost of the Little Home Childcare Center Project. Ayes: All.
Brian Stark, Gardner Architecture, reported they are ready to go out for bids
for the Little Home Day Care Center Project. Council will accept bids on September
11, 2006, 7:00 PM.
No persons appeared to file objections to the Revenue Loan Agreement, the Ground
Lease Agreement, or the plans and specifications, form of contract and estimate
of cost of the Little Home Childcare Center Project.
M/S Decker, Ryan to close the Public Hearing and open the meeting. Ayes: All.
M/S Ryan, Decker to adopt Resolution #06-06 to enter into a Child Care Enterprise
Revenue Loan Agreement and to issue Child Care Enterprise Revenue Bonds or Notes
in evidence of the Cityís obligation. Ayes: All.
M/S Olsen, Madden to adopt Resolution #07-06 approving a Ground
Lease with North Cedar Community School District in connection with the construction
of a child care facility. Ayes: All.
M/S Olsen, Ryan to adopt Resolution #08-06 approving and confirming plans, specifications,
form of contract and estimate of cost for the proposed Little Home Childcare
Center Project. Ayes: All.
M/S Ryan, Decker to waive the second reading and have the third reading and adopt
Ordinance #775 stating there will be a limit of 4 pets per household in Lowden.
City Council will review the Lowden Medical Centerís plans for a ramp and will
place the issue on the September meeting agenda.
M/S Olsen, Decker to have Chuck Ryan spray paint the City shed if the City supplies
the paint and the City men pressure wash the building first. Ayes: All. Ryan
said he will donate his time for this project.
M/S Madden, Olsen to approve the monthly financial report. Ayes: All.
M/S Ryan, Decker to approve a sidewalk permit for Dick Mensing and a building
permit for Rex Feed to re-erect 3 grain bins on Yankee Avenue. Ayes: All.
Power Enterprises presented a written estimate on what it would cost to re-shingle
the other three sides of the City Hall roof - $23540, plus materials. Council
is not interested in the project at this time. Clerk reported Triple J Gutters
from Wheatland does not have larger eavespouts than what are currently on the
City Hall. They did suggest the City Hall should have another downspout for better
drainage. No action taken by Council.
M/S Madden, Decker to adjourn at 8:03 PM. Ayes: All.
Next regular meeting will be September 11, 2006, 7:00 PM.