COUNCIL: Luzerne, May 7, 2020

CITY OF LUZERNE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS –THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020, 7:00 PM

The regular meeting of the Luzerne City Council was called to order by Mayor John Brandt, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Council members Dwight Glinsmann, Kelly Kendall, Patrick McLeod and Barbara Shields were present. Council member Lorin Potter was absent.

Glinsmann moved to approve the previous meeting minutes as read, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

Kendall moved to allow the following bills, seconded by McLeod.

  • J & R Enterprises- April pick-up $350.00
  • Poweshiek Water 37.00
  • Alliant Energy-meter $93.28, streetlights $288.14 381.42
  • Jan Kendall -3 certified letters @ $3.55 apiece, 70 copies at $.10 17.65
  • Schulze Mowing – 2X park mowing 140.00
  • John Carlson – fence repair @ 104 Maple Street 113.28
  • David Happel – legal services rendered 5/19 to 4/20 400.00
  • John Brandt – grass seed for the park 13.30
  • Andrew Hanson – returned solid waste deposit 50.00

Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

The clerk updated the mayor and council on the receipt of the signed solid waste and recycling contract with J & R Sanitation.

The mayor opened discussion on nuisances. He related a van that has not moved for over a year has been towed away from a residence and a wooden fence has been fixed. There are some residences that have junk in trailers who are waiting to take them to the county landfill once it opens.

The mayor opened discussion on passing Resolution # 421, a resolution of necessity for a fence repair. The clerk reported a bill was sent to the property owner for the fence repair, but the city was not reimbursed for it. Council discussion followed. Glinsmann moved to pass Resolution # 421, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote -all ayes, motion carried.

Under new business, the mayor opened discussion on L. L. Pelling’s bid for street repairs. Council discussion followed. Kendall moved to accept the bid, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

Under further business, the mayor reported he planted another quacking Aspen tree in the park. The mayor also related he and his son plan to finish setting the shelter house posts.

With no further business on the agenda, Glinsmann moved to adjourn at 7:35 PM, seconded by Kendall. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

Mayor Clerk

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