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Farmersburg Council

CITY OF FARMERSBURG MINUTES OF THE MARCH 10, 2024, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

Call to Order: Mayor Radloff called the regular meeting of the Farmersburg City Council at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 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 Scherf, second by Henkels to approve the consent agenda: a. Minutes of February 11, 2024, regular meeting; b. February Report of Treasurer; c. February Summary of Revenue and Expenditure Activity by Funds/Accounts; d. Fire Department meeting proceedings February, March 2024, e. Library meeting proceedings December 2023, January, February 2024, f. Claims of $13,956.25. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “no” votes. Motion carried.

Water and Sewer Departments: Motion by Scherf, 2nd by Fischer to mail DNR required Service Line Surveys to each property owner along with quarter two utility billing. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “no” votes. Motion carried.

Streets: Motion by Fischer, 2nd by Henkels for the townmen to repaint necessary street lines when weather permits. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “no” votes. Motion carried.

Parks: Tree stumps at the softball diamond were discussed. It was the consensus of the council to table stumps discussion until after spring in case other trees need to be removed. Councilman Torkelson will contact B&R concrete to install water fountain at the City Park. Motion by Torkelson, 2nd by Scherf to paint pickleball lines on current tennis court in park, replace net, and purchase pickleball sets to be available for checkout from Farmersburg Public Library. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “no” votes. Motion carried.

FY2025 Budget: Motion by Torkelson, 2nd by Scherf to publish FY2025 budget hearing notice on March 27, and have FY 2025 budget hearing on April 14, 2024. Voting “Yes”: Fischer, Henkels, Scherf, Torkelson, and Watson; no “no” votes. Motion carried.

Agenda Items for April 14, 2024 Meeting: budget hearing, boardwalk and street cleaning

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 6:23 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Farmersburg City Council is Sunday, April 14, 2024, following the budget hearing at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall (208 South Main Street).


/s/ Heidi Landt, City Clerk

~~Expenditures for February 2024 by Funds/Accounts $16,113.91~~


GENERAL FUND: General Account 4,710.82; Library Board Accounts--Regular Account 931.27; Memorial Account 66.00; Fire Department Regular Account 4.95; Solid Waste Account 2,445.42.

LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUNDS: Community Center Account 793.63; Fire Account 685.16; Street Maintenance Account 72.56.

ROAD USE TAX FUND: 565.19.

FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS FUND: 309.75.

WATERWORKS FUNDS: Water Account 3,515.67; Utility Deposit Account(s): 211.01.

SANITARY SEWER FUND: 1,323.15.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: IRS & IPERS from corporation taxes 479.33


~~Revenues for February 2024 by Funds/Accounts $14,846.42~~


GENERAL FUND: General Account 14.57; Library Board Accounts--Regular Account 46.80; Memorial Account 25.11; Summer Reading Program Account 00.04; Librarian’s Monthly Report 5.50; Fire Department Accounts—Regular Account 284.77; New Building Account 00.67; Solid Waste Account 1,499.81; EMS Account 00.52.

LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUNDS: Community Center Account 1,172.09; Fire Account 1,171.02; Street Maintenance Account 636.75; OSHA-Type Account 334.91; Property Tax Relief Account 33.45.

ROAD USE TAX FUND: 1,827.76.

FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS FUND: 00.00.

WATERWORKS FUNDS: Water Account 3,478.27; Utility Deposits Account 00.32; Water Reserve Account 00.03.

SANITARY SEWER FUNDS: Sewer Account 3,634.88; Sewer Improvement Account 678.00.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: IRS & IPERS from corporation taxes 0.04; workers compensation from corporation taxes 0.38; workers compensation from gas/electric taxes 00.04.

DEBT SERVICE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (re 2004 water project): 0.67.

CITY HALL-LIBRARY RESTRICTED BUILDING FUND: 00.02.


~~Claims for the March 10, 2024, Meeting Total $13,956.25~~

Claims Paid Feb. 12-29, 2024 Total $6,532.30: Alpine Communications (security) 34.90; Black Hills Energy (nat. gas) 399.00; Farmersburg, City of (util. dep forfeiture) 211.01; Fischer, Beau (council) 27.68; Hamann Memorial Library (book) 3.00; Hawkins, Inc. (chemicals) 574.82; Helping Services for Youth and Families (donation) 75.00; Henkels, Roger (council) 27.68; IRS (withheld) 969.47; IPERS (withheld) 705.04; Iowa Department of Revenue (excise tax) 540.93, (sales tax) 6.86, (SIT) 88.00; Microbac Laboratories (analysis) 17.50; Radloff, Glenn (mayor) 46.13; Scherf, Kim (council) 27.68; Thornton Public Library (book) 15.00; Times-Register (subscription) 48.00, (publishing) 213.82; Torkelson, Dan (council) 27.68; Waste Management (Feb services) 2445.42; Watson, Steve (council) 27.68; Librarian Petty Cash report 0.00. Claims Paid March 1-10, 2024 Total $7,423.95: Alliant Energy (electricity) 2022.39; Evanson, Randy (mileage) 16.00; Farmersburg, City of (Fire Dept fy payment) 500.00, (Library fy payment) 500.00; Fisk Farm and Home (pipes, valves, postage) 105.80; Iowa Dept of Revenue (Mar SIT) 84.00; NEITC (phone, fax) 191.19, (internet) 44.95; State of Iowa Auditor of State (annual fee) 1200.00; Employee net wages: Dale Echard 376.53; Randy Evanson 893.32; Heidi Landt 547.35; Lindelle Scherf 60.52; Loren Scherf 9.69; Randy Scherf 66.33; Heather Schissel 389.01; Linda Sedlmayr 222.66; Isabella Torkelson 142.57; Susan Trappe 24.53; Randall Wiedenman 27.11.

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