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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2007, 5:30 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, Madden. Visitors: Pat Kroemer, Gene Hamdorf, Wes Griesbach, Wes Stender, Pat Ryan, Dan Hamdorf, Judy Tucker, Bob Tucker.

M/S Ryan, Olsen to approve the minutes of the 11/5/07 meeting. Ayes: Conrad, Olsen, Ryan, Madden.

M/S Conrad, Madden to approve payment of the bills as presented, with the exception of withholding $500. of the $4217. Cortez bill, until the spreader is working properly. Ayes: Conrad, Olsen, Ryan, Madden.

Wes Griesbach was present and questioned the council on the snow removal policy on weekends. He felt the snow removal on streets the past Sunday morning was not adequate and also plugged the storm sewer drains causing water buildup near Zion UCC. Council said there were a lot of different weather conditions on the weekend with the icing and the maintenance men did the best they could.

M/S Ryan, Madden to approve a fence permit for Wes Stender, 85 1st Street. Ayes: Conrad, Ryan, Olsen, Madden.

M/S Ryan, Olsen to seat Decker @ 5:40 PM. Ayes: Conrad, Ryan, Olsen, Madden.

Council discussed federal funding from the IDOT for replacement of the 8th Street bridge, with 80 percent funding and the City responsible for 20 percent. Clerk will check with the IDOT on the cost for such a project and report back at the January meeting.

M/S Olsen, Madden to authorize city clerk to pay end of calendar year bills. Ayes: All.

M/S Ryan, Decker to approve Resolution #09-07 placing the $100. bill for lawn mowing at 202 Main Street on the property taxes for that location. Ayes: All.

Council discussed the replacement of a portion of the sidewalk at 705 McKinley Avenue after the City had the tree and stump removed there. The sidewalk sections had to be removed for proper removal of the stump. Council felt the homeowner would be responsible for replacing the sidewalk. Councilperson Olsen will speak to Betty Jaeger about replacing the sidewalk.

M/S Decker, Conrad to approve the monthly financial report. Ayes: All.

M/S Conrad, Ryan to approve the following building permits: deck-Tim Wadsworth, pole building-Larre Petersen. Ayes: All.

M/S Ryan, Olsen to allow Gene Hamdorf to carryover into 2009, 40 hrs. of comp. time accumulated in 2008, which will be in addition to 40 hrs. that he may accumulate in 2009. Ayes: Ryan, Olsen, Decker. Nays: Conrad, Madden.

M/S Ryan, Olsen to have City gravel the driveway of the school’s metal garage, located west of the new day care center, which was disturbed during day care construction. Ayes: Olsen, Ryan, Decker. Nays: Conrad, Madden.

M/S Decker, Ryan to adjourn at 6:05 PM. Ayes: All.

Next regular meeting is January 7, 2008, 5:30 PM.


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