COUNCIL: Luzerne has December meeting

CITY OF LUZERNE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS – DECEMBER 3, 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 Kelly Kendall, Patrick McLeod, Lorin Potter and Barbara Shields were present. Council member Dwight Glinsmann was absent.

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

Potter moved to allow the following bills, seconded by Kendall,

  • J & R Sanitation – November pick-up $375.00
  • Poweshiek Water 42.00
  • Alliant Energy – meter $73.74, streetlights $286.75 360.49
  • Jan Kendall – 2- 4’X6’flags, $95.86, 40 copies @ $.10, garbage statements $7.92 107.78
  • Benton County Auditor- deputy wages 162.50
  • Benton County Solid Waste Commission – ¼ year landfill use 624.00

Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

The mayor opened discussion on nuisances. The clerk reported the city incurred a bill for clean- up and repair for a property that has not been paid by the owners, Council discussion followed. Potter moved to notify the owners by certified mail concerning the bills incurred by the city for property clean up and repair, seconded by McLeod. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried. The clerk will send the letters.

The mayor opened discussion on approving the Benton County Hazard Mitigation Plan by passing Resolution #425. The mayor reported he submitted the agreed upon information by the council to Steve Meyer, Garrison’s Fire Chief, and author of the hazard mitigation plan. Council discussion followed.

Kendall moved to pass Resolution #425, approving Luzerne’s portion of Benton County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, seconded by McLeod. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

The mayor opened discussion on replacing the street sign which is missing from the intersection of Exchange and Pearl Streets. Potter stated he will look for the sign, which may have been lost in the August derecho. The item will be put on a future agenda.

The mayor opened discussion on hooking up city hall to USA Communications internet. The consensus of the council is to let USA put the box on the building but wait to hook up the internet sometime in the future.

The mayor opened discussion on whether to renew the CD currently at Dysart State Bank. Council discussion followed. Kendall moved to renew the city CD, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote- all ayes, motion carried.

Under further business, the mayor reported the Luzerne Volunteer had a successful drive through supper fundraiser last month. The mayor reported he has been doing research on security cameras.

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

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