Luana Council

By: KCTN News
Mar 3rd, 2018

Luana City Council Minutes of March, 1, 2018

Meeting at the Luana City Hall

The Luana City Council held their regular monthly meeting Thursday, March, 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm. with Council Members Lonnie Baade, Brenda Boddicker, Paul Miller, Todd Olson and Jackie Radloff-Schneider present. Absent: none.

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

Minutes of February meeting were reviewed and approved upon a motion by Radloff-Schneider, second by Miller, carried unanimously.

Boddicker motioned to pay all monthly claims totaling $76,740.90, Olson second, carried unanimously. Receipts for the month totaled $11,814.70. Baade motioned to pass Res. 3-18 T.O.F, Radloff-Schneider second, carried unanimously. Council reviewed reconciled reports.

The Mayor announced that this was the time and place for the public hearing and meeting on the matter of the 2019 Budget at 7:05 pm. The Mayor then asked the Administrator whether any written objections had been filed by any City resident or property owner to the proposal. The Administrator advised the Mayor and the Council that no written objections had been filed. The Mayor then called for oral objections to the proposal and none were made. Whereupon, the Mayor declared the time for receiving oral and written objections to be closed. Boddicker motioned to adopt the 2019 Budget, Miller second, carried unanimously.

Schultz approached the council requesting financial assistance for a new road for the second edition within Countryside Estates. Schultz also requested that the Tax Abatement program be an option for the planned 13 homes within the second edition. After ample discussion by council, Radloff-Schneider motioned to assist Schultz with new concrete road with at least a 6” thickness within second edition of Countryside Estates in the amount of $100,000 to be funded by TIF revenue. Street deeds will need to be finalized before start of project and project would need to be completed by fall of 2019, homes will also be considered for tax abatement program, Boddicker second, carried unanimously.

Olson motioned to approve building permit for new fire house located at 106 Bronson Street, Boddicker second building permit, carried unanimously. Baade abstained from voting.

Fire department requested that the city pay for 4” water line from main to new building, sewer hook-up and new fire hydrant within the building. Discussion tabled until bids can be obtained to enable council to make an informed decision.

Council discussed insurance quotes obtained for new fire house. Miller motioned to accept quote from Garms Financial for insurance on new fire house and builders risk insurance, Olson second, carried unanimously.

Baade motioned to approve electric line easement request from Alliant Energy for city property located at 106 Burgess Street, Radloff-Schneider second, carried unanimously.

Council discussed current fire station and property. Council shared individuals interested in the building. Appraisal is planned for June of 2018.

PWS informed council of prices received for new mower for the city. Tabled until next meeting to obtain additional prices.

Next regular Council meeting will be held April 5, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Mayor Schroeder adjourned the meeting at 8:20 pm.

Tammy Humble, City Administrator

Monthly Expenditures $76,740.90: Alliant Energy $1,737.96; Blackhills Energy $537.72; Brenton Buildings $50,000.00

(New firehouse down payment); Federal Taxes $1,010.76; Garms Financial Insurance $12,037.00; IAMU $527.04 (Membership dues); IPERS $978.14; Jeff Kleinow $55.20(Reimbursement); John Deere Financial $26.27(Fireman Supplies); Keystone Lab $796.90(Water testing) ;

Kwik Trip $40.25(Fuel) ; Matt Baade $95.39(Internet Security); Mid-America Publishing $162.38; NAPA $9.99

(Plow truck); NEIT $142.88; Sautters's Auto $171.55(Truck repairs); State Auditor $1,200.00(Audit Fees); Tammy Humble $119.61(Reimbursement); Wages $5,436.52; Waste Management $1,655.34.

Fire Department Expenditures $50,196.63; General Fund Expenditures $25,008.59; Propriety Expenditures $1,354.14; Road Use Tax Expenditures $181.54; TIF Expenditures $0.

Monthly Revenue $11,814.70: Fire Dept. Donations $250.00; Franchise Tax (Black Hills) $171.65; Interest $120.41;

Local Option $1,537.44; Property Taxes $497.60; RUT $1,682.66; Simple M (Rent)$100.00; Utilities $7,454.94.