COUNCIL: Luzerne, June 3, 2021

CITY OF LUZERNE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS –THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021

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, Lorin Potter and Barbara Shields were present. Council members Dwight Glinsmann and Patrick McLeod were absent.

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

Potter moved to allow the following bills, seconded by Shields:

  • J & R Sanitation – May pick-up $362.50
  • Poweshiek Water 37.00
  • Alliant Energy – meter $64.24, streetlights $287.59 351.83
  • Jan Kendall – 42 copies at $.10 per 4.20
  • Schulze Mowing – 4X park mowing 280.00
  • Schulze Mowing – 1X 209 E. IA Street mowing 50.00
  • Benton County Solid Waste Commission – ¼ yr. landfill use 624.00
  • Benton County Auditor – deputy wages 162.50
  • David Happel, city attorney – services rendered 525.00

Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

The mayor opened discussion on video cameras at the park. The mayor reported he had researched several different camera options and found Electronic Engineers in Cedar Rapids which will sell a camera for approximately $800 with a 5- year warranty. For an extra fee, they will also install it. Council discussion followed. Potter moved to purchase a security camera from Electronic Engineers and have them install the camera, seconded by Kendall. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried. The mayor will talk to the business to get the process started.

The mayor opened discussion on nuisances. The mayor reported the parties who had received warning letters last month to mow their yards have done so. Potter reported he is aware of a residence which has a trailer full of garbage bags and other miscellaneous items sitting in its driveway. Council discussion followed. Potter moved to send the offending party a letter advising them to abate the nuisance, seconded by Kendall. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried. The clerk will prepare the letter. On another note, the mayor reported there are citizens in town who have been driving an electronic golf cart on the streets, which is against city ordinance. The clerk to send the offending party a copy of the new citizen’s letter advising them not to drive the golf carts on city streets.

The mayor opened discussion on the proposed Law Enforcement Agreement with the Benton County Sheriff’s Department. Council discussion followed. Kendall moved to accept the law enforcement agreement, seconded by Shields. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

With no further business on the agenda, Kendall moved to adjourn at 8:00, seconded by Sheilds. Roll call vote – all ayes, motion carried.

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