Elkader Council

By: KCTN News
Mar 17th, 2017

The Elkader City Council met on Monday, March 13, 2017 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, Roger Buchholz, Peggy Lane, Daryl Koehn

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

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

Nays: None

Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes from the February 27, 2017 meeting

    2. Bills (February 24-March 9, 2017)

    3. Financial report (reconciled Treasurer’s report, revenue report, and budget by function report)

Public comments No public comments were offered.

Public hearing – on FY 2017-18 budget Mayor Pope opened the public hearing on the FY 2017-18 budget. No comments, either verbal or written, were received during or before the public hearing. Mayor Pope closed the public hearing. Lane moved to approve Approval of Resolution 2017-12 – Adopting the annual budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Lau seconded the motion.

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

Nays: None

Approval of Resolution 2017-13 – Resolution approving appointment of Chief of Police Koehn moved to approve Resolution 2017-13. Ruhser seconded the motion.

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

Nays: None

Approval of Resolution 2017-14 – Approving job shadowing program or “ride-alongs” for the police department Buchholz moved to table this discussed until the new Chief of Police starts. Koehn seconded the motion.

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

Nays: None

Approval for the Elkader Fire Department to apply for a grant from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation for extraction equipment (FD to provide match) Koehn moved to approve the application from the Elkader Fire Department. Lane seconded the motion.

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

Nays: None

Approval to hire Carol Muyres for Opera House custodian Buchholz moved to approved. Ruhser seconded the motion.

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

Nays: None

Discussion/guidance on airport lease renewal Council asked for an annual report from the Teglers and for this issue to go back to the EDC for recommendation.

Discussion/guidance on proposed collaborative hotel project Council discussed a proposed hotel project and requested more information. Discussion will continue at a future meeting.

Administrative staff update Staff updated the Council on several issues.

Questions and concerns of the council A concern was shared about an interaction with the police department.

Adjournment Ruhser moved to adjourn. Buchholz seconded the motion. Council voted unanimously to adjourn. Mayor Pope indicated the meeting was adjourned at 6:43 p.m.



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