Luana Council

By: KCTN News
Sep 5th, 2020

Luana City Council Minutes of September 3, 2020

Meeting at the Luana Fire Department. Location change due to COVID19 Social Distancing requirements.

The Luana City Council held their regular monthly meeting Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 7:00 pm. with Council Members Lonnie Baade, Brenda Boddicker, Todd Olson, Jackie Radloff-Schneider and Luke Steege present. Absent: none.

 Mayor Jerry Schroeder called meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Minutes of August meeting were reviewed and approved upon a motion by Olson, second by Baade, carried unanimously.

Boddicker motioned to pay all monthly claims totaling $11,250.14, Steege second, carried unanimously. Receipts for the month totaled $17,468.59. Baade motioned to pass Res. 9-2020 T.O.F, Steege second, carried unanimously.

Olson motioned to approve building permit for 30x48 garage, porch and deck located at 102 Truman Street, Boddicker second, carried unanimously.

Steege motioned to renew Proprietary CD for an additional 9 months at Luana Savings Bank, Baade second, carried unanimously.

Boddicker motioned to approve tax abatement request for 115 Countryside Road, Steege second, carried unanimously.

Administrator Humble informed council of Microsoft Office program used by city will be ending in October. Baade motioned to upgrade Microsoft Program, Radloff-Schneider second, carried unanimously.

Steege motioned to support NEI Community Action in the amount of $269, Olson second, carried unanimously.

PWS brought additional information pertaining to lagoon system upgrade and shared with council. Consensus of council to contact engineer for specifics needed for city. 

Baade motioned to pass Res. 9.1-2020 Clayton County Winneshiek County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan Update, Boddicker second, carried unanimously. Roll call vote: AYES 5, NAYS 0. Whereupon, the Mayor declared the measure duly adopted.

Administrator Humble informed council of census clients being in Luana and will be completed by September 30th.

PWS requested funds for American Flags that need replacing within the city. Topic was tabled so additional funding options could be explored.

PWS requested purchasing of new meters to replace broken meters. Radloff-Schneider motioned to approve the purchase of 10 new meters, at $167 each, Boddicker second, carried unanimously.

Next regular Council meeting will be held October 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Mayor Schroeder adjourned the meeting at 7:45 pm.

                                                     Tammy Humble, City Administrator

Monthly Expenditures $11,250.14: Alliant Energy $1,707.59; Blackhills Energy $129.18; Card Services $110.18(Ink);

Federal Taxes $909.10; IPERS $926.45; John Deere Financial $102.18(Supplies); Keystone $12.50(Water testing); Kwik Trip $1.72(Fuel); NEIT $128.16; NEI Community Action (Donation) $269; River City Paving $285.18(Road materials); Wages $4,912.98; Waste Management $1,755.92.

Fire Department Expenditures $0; General Fund Expenditures $10,916.21; Propriety Expenditures $31.06; Road Use Tax Expenditures $302.87; TIF Expenditures $0.

Monthly Revenue $17,468.59:  EMC $3,981.28; Franchise Tax (Black Hills Energy) $28.16; Fuel Tax Refund $291.91; Interest $124.38; Local Option $2,260.04; RUT $1,266.51; Utilities $9,516.31.