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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, AUG. 7, 2006, 7:00 PM

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, Brian Stark.

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 legislative proceedings.

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 and operation 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. Ayes: All.

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.

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