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Farmersburg Council

CITY OF FARMERSBURG MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 11, 2024, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

Call to Order: Mayor Radloff called the regular meeting of the Farmersburg City Council at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2024, at City Hall (208 South Main Street). Attendance: Council members present: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson. Also present: City Clerk Heidi Landt.

Approval of Agenda: Motion by Watson, second by Fischer to approve the agenda. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “No” votes. Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda: Motion by Torkelson, second by Fischer to approve the consent agenda, excluding items d. Fire Department meeting minutes and e. Library meeting minutes, as they weren’t submitted: a. Minutes of January 14, 2024, regular meeting; b. January Report of Treasurer; c. January Summary of Revenue and Expenditure Activity by Funds/Accounts; f. Claims of $13,553.13. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “no” votes. Motion carried.

Communications and Correspondence: Motion by Torkelson, 2nd by Scherf to donate $75 to Helping Services for Youth and Families. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “no” votes. Motion carried.

FY2025 Budget: Council discussed the property tax levy for FY2025. It was noted that the hearing can not be held before March 25.

Agenda Items for March 10, 2024 Meeting: budget

Adjournment: Motion by Torkelson, second by Watson, to adjourn the meeting. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “No” votes. Motion carried. Mayor Radloff adjourned the meeting at 6:12 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Farmersburg City Council is Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall (208 South Main Street).


/s/ Heidi Landt, City Clerk


~~Expenditures for January 2024 by Funds/Accounts $18,433.44~~


GENERAL FUND—General Account 3,882.65; Library Board: Regular Account 897.27, Memorial Account 17.00; Fire Department Regular Account 67.65; Solid Waste Account 2,445.42.

LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUNDS—Community Center Account 769.43; Fire Account 301.29; Street Maintenance Account 2,347.93; OSHA-Type Account 267.00.

ROAD USE TAX FUND 560.92.

WATERWORKS FUNDS Water Account 4,997.68.

SANITARY SEWER FUND 1,212.03.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS—IRS & IPERS from corporation taxes 361.27; Workers Compensation from corporation taxes 305.90. DEBT SERVICE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS 00.00.


~~Revenues for January 2024 by Funds/Accounts $32,186.76~~


GENERAL FUND—General Account 330.51; Library Board Accounts--Regular Account 45.51; Memorial Account 22.95; Summer Reading Program Account 00.01; Librarian’s Monthly Report 5.00; Fire Department Accounts—Regular Account 639.66; New Building Account 00.19; Solid Waste Account 3,941.17; EMS Account 00.15.

LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUNDS—Community Center Account 1,035.06; Fire Account 934.76; Street Maintenance Account 507.72; OSHA-Type Account 267.16; Property Tax Relief Account 26.70.

ROAD USE TAX FUND 2,077.70.

FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS FUND 00.00.

WATERWORKS FUNDS Water Account 11,518.36; Utility Deposits Account 00.15; Water Reserve Account 00.01.

SANITARY SEWER FUNDS: Sewer Account 8,465.79; Sewer Improvement Account 2,268.95.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS—IRS & IPERS from corporation taxes 30.45; workers compensation from corporation taxes 30.08; workers compensation from gas/electric taxes 00.01.

DEBT SERVICE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (re 2004 water project) 38.70.

CITY HALL-LIBRARY RESTRICTED BUILDING FUND 00.01.


~~Claims for the February 11, 2024, Meeting Total $13,553.13~~

Claims Paid Jan. 15-31, 2024 Total $3,971.42: Alpine Communications (security) 34.90; FreedomBank (box rental) 6.00; Hawkins, Inc. (chemicals) 517.08; Henkels, Roger (council) 27.67; IRS (withheld) 1027.38; IPERS (withheld) 664.56; Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (qtr 1 dues) 267.00; Iowa Department of Revenue (excise tax) 166.77, (SIT) 94.00; Microbac Laboratories (analysis) 17.50; Northeast Iowa Comm Action (FY2024 donation) 75.00; Radloff, Glenn (mayor) 46.12; Scherf, Kim (council) 27.67; Storey Kenworthy (office supplies) 216.33, (receipt books) 359.60; Torkelson, Dan (council) 27.67; TrueNorth (AD&D insurance) 368.60; Watson, Steve (council) 27.67; Librarian Petty Cash report 0.00. Claims Paid Feb. 1-11, 2024 Total $9,581.61: Alliant Energy (electricity) 2566.56; Black Hills Energy (natural gas) 198.65; Bodensteiner Implement co (tractor repair, snow plow repair) 1078.73; Clayton County Auditor (election cost) 583.38; Column Software PBC (publishing) 200.69 Evanson, Randy (mileage) 110.00; Fisk Farm and Home (batteries, salt, cleaning) 83.15; Iowa One Call (7/31~10/31, 2023 calls) 8.10; Kurt’s Plumbing and Heating (Fire Dept heater repair) 335.00; Landt, Heidi (cable, ink pad, mop) 33.30; Meyer’s Auto Service (snow plow repair) 387.58; NEITC (phone, fax) 193.31, (internet) 44.95; USABlueBook (sample supplies) 254.85; Employee net wages: Dale Echard 357.59; Randy Evanson 899.26; Heidi Landt 284.22; Lindelle Scherf 46.14; Loren Scherf 88.87; Randy Scherf 360.01; Heather Schissel 441.48; Linda Sedlmayr 414.59; Isabella Torkelson 184.24; Randall Wiedenman 426.96.



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