Elkader Council

By: KCTN News
Jul 10th, 2019

The Elkader City Council filled a council vacancy by appointment.  The Council appointed Bob Hendrickson to the Council.  Hendrickson replaces Roger Buchholz who recently resigned.  Daryl Koehn was named Mayor Pro Tem.

The Council approved a loan agreement for 36-thousand dollars for a Police Vehcile note.
David Beck was appointed to the Opera House Board and Tim Finley to the Park Board.

Elkader City Council Proceedings 

The Elkader City Council met on Monday, July 8, 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:  Curtis Ruhser, Kevin Lau, Daryl Koehn

Unable to attend:  Peggy Lane

Appointment of new Council member  Two residents expressed interest in the vacant Council position.  Ruhser moved to appoint Bob Hendrickson to fill the vacancy. Koehn seconded the motion.

  Roll call: Ayes: Ruhser, Lau, Koehn

Nays: None

Mayor Pope administered the Oath of Office to Hendrickson.  

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 June 24, 2019 meeting

b. Bills (June 21-July 4, 2019)  

c. Financial reports- end of FY 19 reports (Treasurer’s report x 2; budget by function, revenue, receipts by fund); Treasurer’s report for July 2019 

d. Appointment of Mayor Pro Tem – Daryl Koehn 

e. Approving items related to Sweet Corn Days (noise permit, street closures, fireworks)

Noise permits:   Friday, July 26, 2019 until 1 a.m. and Saturday, July 27, 2019 until 1:00 a.m. the next day

No parking signage: N. Main Street from Davis St to Cedar St on Friday night/Saturday until after the parade

Street closures:

Friday, July 26, 2019

a. South Main Street from Boardman Street south for set-up and regular activities; 

b. Boardman Street from First Street SW to S. Main Street for set-up and regular activities 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

a. Bridge Street from Main Street to High Street SE – traffic controlled as needed for the Shed Your Threads event to allow runners to get to the River Walk, High Street can stay open (beginning at 7:20 a.m. – ending at 8:30 a.m.) 

b. Main Street from Cedar Street to Boardman Street for various events  (Main Street from Cedar to Mulberry will open up after the parade.)

c. Boardman Street from First Street SW to S. Main Street – All day for the parade and regular activities.


Approval to use field south of levee to launch fireworks

f. Approval of liquor license renewal:  Sweet Corn Days Committee – Class C Liquor License; Sure-Save, Inc. d/b/a Wilke’s – Class C beer Permit

g. Resolution 2019-25 – Authorizing and approving a loan agreement and providing for the issuance of a $36,000 General Obligation Police Vehicle note

h. Approve appointments and re-appointments to Boards and Commissions:

Appointment – David Beck to Opera House Board; term to expire July 1, 2022

Appointment – Tim Finley to Park Board; term to expire July 1, 2023

Koehn moved to approve the consent agenda.  Lau seconded the motion.

Roll call: Ayes: Ruhser, Lau, Koehn, Hendrickson

Nays: None

Public comments (This portion of the agenda is for comments that are not related to one of the items listed on the agenda.  Comments can only be received. No formal action by the Council can be taken. In order to have an item listed on the Council agenda for discussion, please contact the City Clerk at 245-2098 by the Thursday before the Council meeting. Those making public comments will be asked to state their name and address.)  No public comments were received.

Resolution 2019-26 - Declaring surplus property (police vehicle) and providing intent to accept bids for same  Ruhser moved to approve Resolution 2019-26.  Koehn seconded the motion.

Roll call: Ayes: Ruhser, Lau, Koehn, Hendrickson

Nays: None

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

Questions and concerns of the council  A Council member commented that the street painting looked nice; a concern was shared about long weeds/grass.

Adjournment  Koehn moved to adjourn the meeting.   Ruhser seconded the motion. Council voted unanimously to adjourn.  Mayor Pope declared the meeting adjourned at 5:48 p.m.