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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012, 5:30 PM, CITY HALL

The Lowden City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Barry Hoffmeier. 

Pledge of Allegiance was recited

Council members present on roll call:  McCreight, Olsen, Behrens, Helmold.  Absent:  Conrad.  Visitors:  Kirk Steinke, Steve Noack, Shelise Parsley.

M/S Helmold, McCreight to approve the consent agenda including the minutes of the 11/5/12, 11/20/12, and 11/27/12 meetings and the bills to include the BWC Excavating pay request in the amount of $148,806.64 which includes change orders #3,4,5, & 7 amounting to $7661.52.   Ayes:  All.

Shelise Parsley, CCEDCO, introduced herself to the council as the new executive director of the organization.  She would be interested in meeting with LEDCO representatives to discuss economic development in Lowden.  Jim Olsen said he would give the information to LEDCO members.

Steve Noack, MMS Engineers, said the estimated cost of constructing a new water line from 8th St. to 10th  St. along McKinley Avenue would be in the $54,000 range, higher than the $30,000 estimate anticipated.   The cost for doing an all new water line on McKinley Avenue from Main St. to 10th  St. would be estimated at $171,532. After discussion, M/S Behrens, McCreight to have MMS Engineers prepare the plans and specifications for a new water main on McKinley Ave. from 8th St. to 10th St., obtain competitive quotes from 3 to 5 contractors, and apply for a DNR permit. Ayes:  All.

M/S Helmold, Olsen to approve change order #8, in the amount of $6975, with BWC Excavating to extend the contract to the spring of 2013 with the City not having to pay the change order amount until next spring.   Ayes:  All.

M/S Olsen, Behrens to purchase a 500GB hard drive for the City Hall computer from F & B Communications at a cost of $270.  Ayes:  All.   One of the computer hard drives at City Hall crashed several weeks ago.

M/S Behrens, Helmold to approve payment of calendar year end bills.  Ayes:  All.

M/S McCreight, Behrens to approve the following permits:  sidewalk permits-Jared Hein and Jay Hein, building permits-Brett Miller-garage addition, and Mark & Beth Fox-deck.  Ayes:  All. 

Kirk Steinke reported Dan Hamdorf will do the sidewalk snow removal at City Hall, Library, and Day Care.

City Council asked City Clerk to inquire at F & B Communications about surveillance cameras for outside City Hall.

City Clerk will check with the City of Wapello for information about a street improvement grant.

Kirk will check on several properties and proceed with nuisance abatement notices.

Notices will also be sent to residents violating the no burn ordinance.

M/S Behrens, McCreight to adjourn at 7:05 PM.   Ayes:  All.

Next regular meeting is January 7, 2013, 5:30 PM and the budget meeting for FY14 will be January 8, 2013, 5:30 PM.

Barry Hoffmeier, Mayor
Peggy Kedley, City Clerk


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