Elkader Council

Updated: Jun 16


CITY OF ELKADER COUNCIL FROM JUNE 13TH


THE CARTER STREET PROJECT WAS DISCUSSED WITH THE INTERSECTION WORK TO CONTINUE WITH CONCRETE WORK THAT IS HOPED TO BE POURED BY MID TO LATE NEXT WEEK AND DONE BY EARLY JULY .PHASE 4 WHICH IS THE FINAL PHASE OF THE PROJECT WAS ALSO DISCUSSED.

THE COUNCIL APPROVED PERIODIC PARTIAL ALLEY CLOSURE FOR OUTDOOR SEATING FOR GEAR ELKADER AND DEB'S BREWTOPIA WHO ARE WORKING TOGETHER ON THAT.DISCUSSION.

CONTINUED ON ANNEXATION AND WILL BE ON JULY COUNCIL AGENDA.



Elkader City Council Proceedings

The Elkader City Council met on Monday, June 13, 2022 in regular session at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, with Mayor Josh Pope presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and roll call was taken. Roll call: Present: Peggy Lane, Tony Hauber, Randy Henning, Deb Schmidt, Eric Grau (via phone).


Consent Agenda (Items on the consent agenda are considered routine in nature and all items are passed in one motion. In order to have an item voted on individually, it must be removed from the consent agenda.)

  1. Minutes from the May 23, 2022 meeting

  2. Bills (May 20-June 9, 2022)

  3. Financial reports (Treasurer’s report, budget by function, revenue, receipts by fund)

  4. Approval of pay request #8 from JB Holland for Carter Street project ($127,709.45)

  5. Approval of Resolution 2022-24-Approving addition of street light in front of 201 South Main Street

  6. Approval of special event application: Art in the Park (Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st – Boardman Street closed from Friday, August 19th at 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m.)

  7. Approval of housing incentive (new home purchase – 702 N. Main Street)

Henning moved to approve the consent agenda. Hauber seconded the motion.

Roll call: Aye: Lane, Henning, Hauber, Schmidt

Nay: None

Public comments No public comments were received.

Approval of housing incentive (new home purchase-101 2nd Street NW) Henning moved to approve the housing incentive. Schmidt seconded the motion.

Roll call: Aye: Lane, Henning, Schmidt

Nay: None

Abstention: Hauber

Update on plans for new Moyna building in the Industrial Park (related to TIF rebate proposal) Representatives from Mobile Track Solutions and CJ Moyna and Sons were in attendance to provide an update on the new building in the Industrial Park. The new 75,000 sq ft building, being built on the east side of Johnson Street NE, will be the new maintenance facility for CJ Moyna and Sons. The former E-Ject building, which is currently being used as a maintenance facility, will then become a headquarters for the Just Move It affiliated company and research/design.

Update on Carter Street project Hunter Nix, onsite inspector for MSA Professional Services, was in attendance to provide an update on the Carter Street project. Paving Phase III should start in the middle to end of next week. He anticipates a final completion of the entire project to be the end of August.

Approval of periodic partial alley closure for outdoor seating (collaboration between GEAR Elkader and Deb’s Brewtopia) (alley is between Main and First Streets on the Cedar Street side) Deb Winter was in attendance to request to be allowed to close the end of the alley between Main and First Street (on the Cedar Street side) occasionally to allow customers to sit outside. Her hours generally are 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and they would provide the Police Chief or City Administrator five days notice before the closure. They anticipate doing this a couple of times a month. Schmidt moved to approve this request. Hauber seconded the motion.

Roll call: Aye: Lane, Henning, Hauber, Schmidt, Grau

Nay: None

First Reading – Ordinance 2022-03-An ordinance amending Section 165.08 (supplementary district regulations) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Elkader, Iowa (regarding shipping containers)

Hauber moved to table this. Schmidt seconded the motion. Hauber indicated he wanted to find language that was not as restrictive.

Roll call: Aye: Lane, Henning, Hauber, Schmidt, Grau

Nay: None

Administrative staff update

  • Continued discussion on annexation – Council received information from staff and will review that information and continue to discuss at a future meeting.

  • Bridge project – this was on the agenda to provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions. No additional information from the engineer is available yet. A comment was made about making sure the correct grout is used and to make sure enough stones are replaced. Council reiterated that the option for a temporary pedestrian bridge was not feasible at this time and due to cost.

Questions and concerns from the City Councilmembers A question was shared about more handicap parking spaces for Peace Church; a question was asked about urban chickens.

Henning moved to adjourn the meeting. Hauber seconded the motion. Council voted unanimously to adjourn. Mayor Pope declared the meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

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