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LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF LOWDEN CITY COUNCIL, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 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, Madden. Absent: 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. Ayes: All.

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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