Luzerne City Council – March 4, 2021

CITY OF LUZERNE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS- THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021

7:00 PM

The regular meeting of the Luzerne City was called to order via Zoom by Mayor John Brandt. The meeting was held in this manner because of concern over the COVID 19 pandemic. Council members Dwight Glinsmann, Kelly Kendall, Patrick McLeod, Lorin Potter, and Barbara Shields were present.

The mayor opened the public hearing for the proposed 2021-2022 Luzerne City Budget. Council discussion followed. Potter moved to pass Resolution #430, approving the 2021-22 budget, seconded by Glinsmann. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried. The mayor then closed the public hearing.

The mayor opened the public hearing for proposed Ordinance #338-Recodifcation of Ordinances. Council discussion followed. Glinsmann moved to pass Ordinance #338-approving the recodification of ordinances, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried. The mayor opened discussion on waiving the second reading. Council discussion followed. Potter moved to waive the second reading, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried. The mayor opened discussion on waiving the third reading. Council discussion followed. Kendall moved to waive the third reading of the ordinance, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried. The mayor closed the public hearing. The clerk will post the ordinance.

Potter moved to approve the previous minutes, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote all ayes, motion carried.

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

  • J & R Sanitation – February pick-up $375.00
  • Poweshiek Water 37.00
  • Alliant Energy meter $90.02, streetlights $290.03 380.05
  • Jan Kendall – 59 copies at $.10, toilet paper/city hall $5.19, plastic sleeves $1.07 12.16
  • Benton Co. Solid Waste Commission – ¼ yr. landfill use 624.00
  • Kelly Kendall – 8.5 hours snow plowing at $15.00 per hour 127.50
  • Benton Co. Auditor – ¼ yr. deputy wages 162.50
  • Auditor of State of Iowa – annual periodic exam fee 200.00
  • IA Association of Municipal Utilities – annual fee 450.00

Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

The mayor opened discussion on the mayor’s potential wage raise. Council discussion followed. Kendall moved to give the mayor an annual salary of $600.00, seconded by McLeod. Roll call – all ayes, motion carried.

The mayor opened discussion on passing Resolution #431 – approval of snow- plow driver’s raise. Council discussion followed. Potter moved to pass Resolution #431, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote – Glinsmann aye, McLeod aye, Potter aye, Shields aye. Kendall abstained. Motion carried.

The mayor opened discussion on passing Resolution #432 -approval of city clerk’s raise. Council discussion followed. Glinsmann moved to pass Resolution #432, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote – Glinsmann aye, Potter aye, McLeod aye, Potter aye, Shields aye, Kendall abstained. Motion carried.

Under further business, the mayor noted he put the “road closed” signs on Exchange Street, north of the city park, because of the dip in the street.

With no further business on the agenda, Kendall moved adjourn the meeting at 7:25 PM, seconded by Glinsmann. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

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