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Elkader Council

Updated: Jan 11

The Elkader City Council set February 13th as the date for the Public Hearing on the Maximum Property Tax for the upcoming city budget.

The Council amended the current contract for engineering services with the Origin Design for the Keystone Bridge Project, with an increase in cost of 502-thousand dollars.


Elkader City Council Proceedings

The Elkader City Council met on Monday, January 9, 2023 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 and Deb Schmidt and Eric Grau attended via phone.

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

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

Nay: None

Consent Agenda

  1. Minutes from the December 12, 2022 meeting

  2. Bills (December 8, 2022-January 6, 2023)

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

  4. Appointments:

  • Mayor Pro-tem-Peggy Lane

  • City Attorney- Steve Leidinger of Lynch Dallas PC

  • Fire Chief – Scott Marmann

  • Clayton County Emergency Management Commission- Josh Pope (rep); (Randy Henning, alternate)

  • Turkey River Recreational Corridor – Eric Grau (rep), Deb Schmidt (alternate)

  1. Approval of Resolution 2022-01 – Resolution Naming Depositories for the City of Elkader Funds

  2. Approval of Special Event for Driftless 100 Gravel Bike Race (April 29, 2023)

  3. Approval of pay request #10 for CJ Moyna and Sons for the Keystone Bridge Rehab project ($316,950.91)

Public comments No public comments were received.

Update on bridge project Nate Miller from Origin Design was in attendance to provide an update on the bridge project. They are completing some concrete work and then will be done for the winter. Lane moved to approve

Resolution 2023-02 – To accept an amendment to the contract for engineering services with Origin Design for the Keystone Bridge Project (services during construction) Hauber seconded the motion.

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

Nay: None

Begin discussion of FY 23-24 budget:

  • Review draft budget-Council began reviewing the draft budget with the department heads. Staff will continue to work on the budget and Council will discuss it at the next meeting.

  • Approval of Resolution 2023-03 - Resolution setting a public hearing for the Maximum Property Tax Dollars as required by IA CODE 384.15A (public hearing to be February 13, 2023) Henning moved to approve Resolution 2023-03. Lane seconded the motion.

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

Nay: None

Henning moved to adjourn the meeting. Hauber seconded the motion. Council voted unanimously to adjourn. Mayor Pope declared the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

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