Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes


 Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the Special Council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on February 17, 2015 in council chambers.

Members present:  Jan Lehmkuhl, Mayor; Troy Watts, Tony Cline, Jerry Kane, and William Wagner, Aldermen.  Also in attendance: City Clerk, Deborah Cox, Mel Gilbert, Sharon Anderson, Marc Schwenn and Michael Wagner


The individual which was awarded the bid for the 1999 dump truck declined after seeing the vehicle.  The City Clerk contacted the second highest bidder and offered the vehicle to him.  After he came and inspected the vehicle, he too, did not want the vehicle.  He made a counter offer in the amount of $3,800.00 which was well above the #3 bid.  Mayor Lehmkuhl made the decision to go ahead and sell the truck in the amount of $3,800.00 instead of rebidding and maybe not being able to sell the truck at this time.


 Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to place bill No. 2015-01 to enter into a partnership with Liberty Technical Solutions on its first reading.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Cline, and Wagner aye.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Tony Cline to place Bill No. 2015-01 on its final reading. .  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the final reading.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Cline, and Wagner, aye.  Ordinance # 985 was approved.

Mayor Lehmkuhl announced the website is still changing weekly.  She is working on adding all area churches along with their links in the next few weeks. The Mayor would welcome input from the Board and citizens to what the people would like to see added in the future.


 The need to increase the business license was presented for discussion. The city currently charges $10.00 for a business license. The Mayor would like to offer a business directory on the website.  Attorney Mel Gilbert stated that increasing the fees can be justified with the increased postage, staff time, and the enhanced features offered through the website to city businesses.  Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by William Wagner to increase the Business License fees to $25.00 per year.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.  An ordinance with these new fees will be presented at the next regular board meeting in March.

Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to pay the bills after they are reviewed and signed. Vote taken.  Unanimous.

Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to close the special session and go into study session at 7:21 p.m.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Wagner, Cline, aye.


Mayor Lehmkuhl called the study session to order at 7:30 p.m. with Board Members Wagner, Kane, Cline and Watts.  Also in attendance; Deborah Cox, Mel Gilbert, Sharon Anderson, Marc Schwenn, and Michael Wagner.

Mayor asked if the Board had read the 2012 International Property Maintenance Codes and were ready to discuss the proposed changes.  Not having enough feedback, Mayor asked that this be tabled until the March study session.   

No further business; motion made by William Wagner and seconded by Jerry Kane to adjourn the study session at 7:46 p.m.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, Wagner, and Cline aye.

Deborah A Cox, City Clerk