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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL
OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4,
2006, 7:00 PM
meeting of the Lowden City Council was called to order by Mayor Reuben
Wenndt. Councilmembers present on roll call: Conrad, Ryan, Olsen,
Decker. Visitors: Gene Hamdorf, Rob Hunter Family.
M/S Olsen, Ryan to approve the minutes of the 11-6-06 meeting. Ayes: All.
M/S Conrad, Madden to approve payment of the bills as presented. Ayes: All.
Mayor questioned who authorized the October purchase of a commercial pressure
washer. Mayor Pro Tem Ryan said he authorized the purchase in the absence of
the Mayor as it was needed to pressure wash the City Shed before painting. Mayor
Wenndt would like to see a limit on purchase amounts which aren’t preauthorized.
Clerk will check the policy on purchasing for the City.
M/S Ryan, Olsen to approve a building permit for Rob Hutner, above ground pool.
Council continued discussion on weight limits for semi-trucks parked on City
streets. Clerk will check with Clarence and Tipton for information on their ordinances
regarding truck parking in City limits.
M/S Ryan, Olsen to appoint the following persons to the 2007 Lowden Sesquicentennial
Committee: Joy Combs, Aaron Horman, Eunice Boedeker, Jan Olsen, Karma Kruckenberg,
Larry Wiebel, and Tom Schwarz. Ayes: All.
Council will look at the curb area finished on Washington Avenue and determine
if cement should be placed from curb to sidewalk instead of a grassy area.
Mayor Wenndt will speak to Richard Schluter and have the Lowden Fire Dept. give
authorization for a controlled brush pile burn in the creek/ditch area along
the north side of Lowden Memorial Park.
An ordinance will be prepared for the January meeting to amend the building permit
ordinance to include fences.
M/S Ryan, Madden to notify the IDOT the City is not interested at this time in
pursuing funding for a new 8th Street bridge. Ayes: All.
M/S Ryan, Conrad to authorize purchase of a new PH meter for wastewater testing
as requested by Gene Hamdorf. Ayes: All.
M/S Olsen, Madden to approve the monthly financial report. Ayes: All.
Wiring for the cardboard baler at the City Shed will be done by Del Kruckenberg
when the convertor is finished at Tipton Electric Motors.
M/S Ryan, Olsen, to adjourn at 5:35 PM. Ayes: All.
Next regular meeting will be January 8, 2007, 7:00 PM.
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