LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2003, 7:00 PM
regular meeting of the Lowden City Council was called to order by Mayor
Reuben Wenndt. Councilmembers
present on roll call: Conrad,
Clark, Kroemer, Hamdorf. Absent:
Steve Laughlin, Gene Hamdorf, Jan Olsen, Ginger Pruess, Ken
Laursen, Aaron Horman, Nadine Schwarz, Wes Griesbach, Bill Norton.
Conrad, Hamdorf to approve the minutes of the 8/4/03 meeting.
Kroemer, Conrad to approve payment of the bills as presented.
Conrad, Kroemer to close the meeting and open the Public Hearing on the
Alliant easement agreement for the Roosevelt Avenue substation.
Ayes: All. Council
questioned how many feet were being extended on each side of the
substation in the new agreement. Council
wasn’t sure what the new agreement was specifying.
Clerk will call Alliant for clarification of the agreement and
the item will be placed on the October agenda.
Laughlin, Shoemaker & Haaland Engineers, was present to discuss the
second phase of the Schwarz Addition extension relating to sewer, water,
and curb on 5th St. Place.
Laursen, General Manager for F&B Communications, was present to
inform the council Mediacom will be ending its cable franchise agreement
with the City.
discussed the bill from Alliant for $1400 for wiring and transformer
work at Lowden Memorial Park when the baseball lights were installed.
Conversations with Alliant prior to installation indicated the
Alliant work would be no charge. Gene
Hamdorf and Clerk Peggy Kedley had a meeting in August with Jeff
Azeltine, Alliant account manager, and he said there had been
miscommunications and, therefore, would drop the charges to $700.
Council said the City was told the work would be no charge and to
contact Alliant to attend the October council meeting.
Norton, Little Home Day Care Center, asked the council if the City would
consider helping the day care center financially.
Norton said it is a non-profit organization and thinks the City
could help fund the day care with a contribution of $2400/year.
Kroemer felt it was not the responsibility of the City to fund
the day care. Dan Hamdorf
said the day care center is a great benefit to the community.
Hamdorf, Conrad to permit Lowden Commercial Club to close off Main
Street from Washington to McKinley on Oct. 12 in the afternoon for a
fall festival. Ayes: All.
discussed police protection in Lowden.
Councilman Clark will look into repairing the used police car he
owns. Council will discuss the police issue further at the October
will send a letter to Mike Blake requesting he replace the sidewalks at
Blake apartments within a reasonable time frame or the City will replace
the sidewalks and bill Blake. It
has been over a year since the sidewalks were torn out.
Gene Hamdorf will check on specifications from the State
regarding the slope of the sidewalk.
Kroemer, Hamdorf to approve Resolution #03-03 for the FY03 Road Use
Licht and Denise Wood will be sent letters informing them of a 100%
sewer charge increase at their residences.
They were notified in March to install water meters for
monitoring sewer usage at their homes and have not done so.
acknowledged the resignation of Brian Fairfield as Lowden’s
representative to CEDCO. LEDCO
will be asked to appoint a replacement to represent Lowden.
Kroemer, Conrad to approve the monthly financial report.
Kroemer, Hamdorf to approve the following permits: sidewalk-Correen
felt the ditch along 1st Street at 100 Hall Avenue was too deep and
close to the street and could be dangerous.
The City had dug out the ditch to allow for better drainage into
a new culvert at Hall Ave. and 1st Street.
Clark said the City should install a new culvert.
Council directed Gene Hamdorf to look at the area and make an
also discussed boundary lines for the City of Lowden and would like to
de-annex the area including the bridge south of Lowden.
Mayor Wenndt will contact the City Attorney regarding this.