Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

 

February 21, 2017

Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with members present: Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl, Board Members Deanna Monnig, Jerry Kane, Bill Wagner, and Troy Watts.

Wilma Dillard came before council asking for an adjustment on her water bill after she had a water line freeze at her home.  After discussion, Council gave Dillard a half credit of the amount over her average of the last three months which came to $42.43.  Jerry Kane made a motion to to give Dillard the one time adjustment with Deanna Monnig giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Next Mayor Lehmkuhl opened sealed bids on the Wood’s brush hog.  There were two bids one for $200 and one for $600.  Jerry Kane made a motion to accept the $600 bid with Deanna Monnig giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.  Council also decided that if the party bidding the $600 bid failed to follow through with the purchase, the City would put the brush hog on sale again in a few weeks.

Mayor has two people she wants to have appointed to the Planning and Zoning Board.  Nick Wand and Matt Baker.  Jerry Kane made a motion to accept the appointments to the Planning and Zoning Board with Bill Wagner giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Jerry Kane made a motion to pay the bills with Deanna Monnig giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Council went into Study Session.

Mayor Lehmkuhl discussed the Employee Hand Book.  She said she had it all rewritten and on the computer so Council can take a few pages at a time and work on updating as needed.  She will start sending out a few pages at a time to Council Members so they can read and possibly make suggestions as they see fit.

City Attorney Mel Gilbert arrived at approximately 8:30pm.

Board discussed some changes needed with the nuisance ordinance.  Jerry Kane reminded Members, that Brookline had a few good entries in their ordinance that might work for us in our ordinance.  Mayor Lehmkuhl is going to call them and get a copy of their ordinance.

Board discussed working on another location in town that needed to be condemned.  The address on Washington Street is as far as we can go for a while a while due to state law.

Wagner made a motion to adjourn with Monnig giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:55pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Troy Watts

Councilman