Elkader Council

By: KCTN News
May 15th, 2019

The Elkader City Council received a presentation on a proposed Dog Park.  The presentation was made for the Dog Park in Founders' Park using removable fencing.  The Council wants to receive information from the insurance company, get recommendations from the city attorney, and talk to FEMA about the fencing idea.
The Council approved the appointment of Molly Scherf to the Park Board.

Elkader City Council Proceedings

The Elkader City Council met on Monday, May 13, 2019 in regular session at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, with Mayor Josh R. Pope presiding.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and roll call was taken.

                      Roll call: Present:  Peggy Lane, Curtis Ruhser, Kevin Lau, Roger Buchholz,

Daryl Kohen

Ruhser moved to approve the consent agenda. Buchholz seconded the motion.

Roll call: Ayes: Lane, Ruhser, Buchholz, Lau, Koehn

Nays: None

Consent Agenda (Items on the consent agenda are considered routine in nature and all items are passed in one motion. In order to have an item voted on individually, it must be removed from the consent agenda.)

a. Minutes from the May 13, 2019 meeting

b. Bills (April 18-May 9, 2019)  

c. Financial reports (reconciled Treasurer’s report, budget by function, revenue, receipts by


d. Mayor’s Proclamation for International Day of Living in Peace

e. Approval of appointment to the Park Board (Molly Scherf; term to expire July 1, 2021)

f. Approval of Resolution 2019-15 - Setting a Public Hearing for the City of Elkader FY

2018-19 budget amendment

g. Approval of Resolution 2019-16 – A resolution providing for reduction of interest rate

for Sewer Revenue Bond

h. Approval of Resolution  2019-17-Resolution consenting to assignment of Trustee Agent

Agreements; Escrow Agent Agreements; and/or Paying Agent and Registrar and Transfer

Agent Agreements

  1. Approval of liquor license renewal -Zapf’s Pronto Market (Class B Wine Permit, Class C Beer Permit, Class E Liquor license, and Sunday Sales)

j. Approval of housing incentive (new home purchase-James Adam and Linda Adam – 202

Second Street SW)

Public comments No public comments were received.

Presentation on dog park/discussion/possible decision on moving forward  A presentation was made for a dog park in Founders’ Park using removable fencing.  Lane moved to proceed with the project in terms of checking with the insurance company, implementing recommendations from the attorney and getting FEMA approval for the fence.  Buchholz seconded the motion.

Roll call: Ayes: Lane, Ruhser, Buchholz, Lau, Koehn

Nays: None

Approval of automatic flushing hydrant for McKinley Street (not to exceed $6,000)  Ruhser moved to approve this purchase.  Lane seconded the motion.

Administrative staff update  The City Administrator/Clerk updated the Council on a number of items.

Questions and Concerns of the Council  A question was asked about the status of the Depot building and the blue storage building.

Adjournment  Koehn moved to adjourn the meeting.   Lau seconded the motion. Council voted unanimously to adjourn.  Mayor Pope declared the meeting adjourned at 6:08 p.m.