COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING June 10, 2024

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2024. On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Steve Schilling and Roger Waterman. Motion made by Jared Diers. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Steve Schilling; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, May minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

MAY REVENUES                                                                          
Utility Payments                                                                                  29,631.36
LOST                                                                                                        5,683.87
Property Tax                                                                                          7,340.27
Ambulance                                                                                             5,156.50
Township – Colony & Mallory                                                           30,907.65
KIB Grant/Donation                                                                              2,881.26
Building Permits                                                                                         10.00
Fangman Racing – Chlorine                                                                      60.00
Savings Account Interest                                                                     1,642.54
RUT – State                                                                                             3,285.16
MAY PAID PRIORS
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                   497.52
EFTPS – May                                                                                           1,719.13
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                       25.00
FSB – Colesburg Bucks                                                                            175.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – Sales TX                                             117.44
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                              376.89
IPERS – May                                                                                           1,175.51
Manchester Press – LIB                                                                             62.00
USPS – Stamps                                                                                         408.00
Windstream                                                                                              167.02
MAY FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                         3,199.12
Baker & Taylor – LIB                                                                                   20.40
Banyon Data                                                                                          2,520.00
Bi-County Disposal – May Pick Up                                                      2,515.20
Bi-County Disposal – City Wide Cleanup                                              474.90
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                    330.46
Breanna Ingles – Reimburse                                                                  120.00
Carrico – Pool                                                                                            344.95
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                     61.64
Comelec – LIB                                                                                             20.00
Dubuque Co. Extension – LIB                                                                  39.65
Every’s – FD, City                                                                                        74.76
Four Scoops & More – LIB                                                                        80.00
GPM – Sewer                                                                                            235.00
Hawkeye Electric – Pool                                                                          218.80
Hill Country CS – City, Pool, LIB, FD                                                     760.46
Ioponics – LIB                                                                                           143.75
John Deere Financial – City, Park, Pool                                                  41.61
Julie Wessel – Reimburse                                                                          29.81
Kiefer – Pool                                                                                             206.91
Meisner Outdoor Maintenance – City                                                 120.00
Miller Flooring – Community Center                                                8,785.35
Miranda Beyer – LIB                                                                               100.00
Post Office – Box Rental                                                                          64.00
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                              611.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                 61.00
USA Bluebook – Sewer                                                                             64.73
Total May Payroll                                                                                 8,833.99

                                                                                                 Revenues                                                         Expenditures

General Fund 52,415.70 20,487.07
Road Use 3,285.16 2,135.30
Employee Benefits 971.26 1,764.05
Local Option 5,683.87 ———–
Sewer 6,984.71 4,286.02
Sewer Debt 12,120.01 ———–
Water 4,711.24 2,987.97
Water Enterprise 2,081.96 ———–

Fire Department – Pumper will be down for repairs in July for 1-2 weeks. Plans have been made to cover it being out of service.
Ambulance – They had 4 calls.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Group requested pool to be open July 5th from 7-11pm while other celebration activities are going on. Schilling made the motion to do free admission that evening. Second by Brown. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.  The group decided to give each guard working that evening a $50 bonus. At their last meeting they also decided to increase guards monthly bonuses by $2 per hour worked.
KIB – Still working on the North welcome sign project. Request all the flags be updated before the celebration.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Discussed streets; Council will revisit what to do on New Street this winter. Jared Diers motioned to accept the bid from Kluesner Construction to do cracksealing. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Striping, minus Main Street will be completed before the Community celebration.
Pool & Recreation: Pool applications. Jim Diers motioned to accept the application for Baskethouse, Breanna Bush. Lifeguards, McKenna Bush, Ella Wulfekuhle and Jayden Schwandt. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Kylie Amling will provide some oversight.
Jim Diers Motioned to accept Resolution 2024-06-10 to set wages for City Employees. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Nick Brown motioned to approve Cigarette Permits for Hill Country CS & The Hub. Schilling second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Schilling motioned to approve the Beer Permit for Hill Country CS. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Jared Diers motioned to approve the rental of the old hog buying station for $250/month. Second by Jim Diers. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:36 pm. Waterman motioned to adjourn. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING May 13, 2024

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024. On roll were Jared Diers, Jim Diers and Roger Waterman. Nick Brown and Steve Schilling were absent. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Jared Diers to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, April minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

APRIL REVENUES                                                                         
Utility Payments                                                                                  28,060.91
LOST                                                                                                        4,277.06
Property Tax                                                                                       60, 404.93
Ambulance                                                                                             6,818.64
From AMB Savings                                                                              12,172.85
Library                                                                                                     2,681.91
KIB Prom Proceeds                                                                               1,215.00
RUT – County                                                                                         2,515.76
Township – ELK Delaware                                                                   2,990.00
Savings Account Interest                                                                     1,664.64
RUT – State                                                                                              3,300.00
APRIL PAID PRIORS
Access Systems – LIB                                                                               252.68
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                 170.86
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                   167.67
Comelec – Lib                                                                                             10.00
EFTPS – April                                                                                          1,808.61
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                      25.00
Guttenberg Press – LIB                                                                             48.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – Sales TX                                             117.80
Iowa Department of Revenue – St WH                                                 832.39
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                               373.65
IPERS – April                                                                                           1,256.87
Iowa Workforce – SUTA                                                                             25.91
USPS – Box Rent – LIB                                                                                84.00
Windstream                                                                                              146.87
APRIL FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                         3,397.25
Bi-County Disposal – April Pick Up                                                     2,515.20
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                     529.06
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                    106.38
Carrico – Pool                                                                                         2,134.04
Cory Schenke – Reimburse                                                                          7.50
Edgewood Reminder                                                                               357.44
Ehrhardt, Gnagy, McCorkindale & Vorwald                                           75.00
Feld Fire – FD                                                                                         6,249.00
Hawkins – Chlorine                                                                                  146.69
Hill Country CS – City, Amb                                                                     209.20
Midwest Breathing Air – FD                                                                     691.00
Nick Brown – Reimburse FD                                                                   195.68
Quill                                                                                                            492.93
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                627.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                  61.00
Total April Payroll                                                                                  6,263.76

                                                                           Revenues                                                             Expenditures

General Fund 67,885.44 33,094.43
Road Use 5,815.76 4,678.91
Employee Benefits 8,033.47 1,304.34
Local Option 4,277.06 ———–
Sewer 6,911.47 8,139.18
Sewer Debt 11,702.19 ———–
Water 4,941.55 7,654.16
Water Enterprise 2,105.63 ———–

 

Fire Department – Checking Bunker Gear to see where they are in replacing sets and setting up a plan to purchase some every year. They are also looking to get 4 sets of Crossover Gear every year.
Ambulance – They had 5 calls.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Annual Golf Outing will be June 1st at the Lone Pine. Fourth of July celebration will be held on July 5th & 6th. Friday evening is the 5k and night golf with the rest of the celebration on Saturday.
KIB – Received grant dollars from FFDC in the amount of $2,781.26 for the North welcome sign project.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Need gravel in some areas and potholes still need filled.
Pool & Recreation: Pool applications. Jared Diers motioned to accept the application for Baskethouse, Ella Davidshofer, Addison Schmelzer, Brady Brown and Avery Brown. Lifeguards, Katy Brunsman and Shawn Brunsman. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Plan on opening on Saturday June 1. The new heater should be installed this week. We are looking for an adult to do some oversight.
Building Permits: Kenzie Barnhart & Zander Carter, 128 Main Street, Yard Fence. Jared Diers motioned to approve.  Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Jared Diers, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Jackson Street Water Looping Project scheduled to start after July 4th.
Waterman motioned to approve the Township Contracts. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Discussed the rental of the buying station. Jim Diers motioned to approve the rental when the property becomes the City’s. Jared Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Request to transfer dollars from LOST to pay for the new flooring in the community center. Jared Diers motioned to approve the transfer. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Jared Diers and Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:20 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Jared Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING April 15, 2024

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2024. On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Steve Schilling and Roger Waterman.  Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, March minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

MARCH REVENUES                                                                       
Utility Payments                                                                                  28,514.22
LOST                                                                                                        4,114.32
Property Tax                                                                                          4,312.52
Ambulance                                                                                             4,184.17
Reimburse Stamps                                                                                      8.16
Building Permits                                                                                        70.00
Community Center                                                                                  320.00
IAMU Dividend                                                                                      1,618.00
Overpayment to Vendor                                                                         800.00
Savings Account Interest                                                                     1,487.42
RUT – State                                                                                             2,352.12
MARCH PAID PRIORS
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                 162.57
Comelec – Lib                                                                                              10.00
EFTPS – March                                                                                        1,634.45
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                        25.00
FSB – Returned Check                                                                               180.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – Sales TX                                               109.59
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                406.25
IPERS – March                                                                                          1,132.43
State Library of Iowa – Carol                                                                    175.00
USPS – Stamps                                                                                           204.00
Windstream                                                                                                233.47
Zoll – Amb Pymt                                                                                    12,172.85
MARCH FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                           2,989.68
Bi-County Disposal – March Pick Up                                                    2,515.20
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                      570.49
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                        21.06
City of Dubuque WRRC                                                                                20.00
Community Insurance FY24/25                                                          32,076.00
Delaware County Auditor – Election                                                        495.72
Department of Inspections, Appeals & Licensing – Pool                        35.00
Edgewood Farm & Home – City, CC                                                           36.46
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                  135.47
Every’s Auto & Tire – City, FD                                                                    905.63
Feld Fire – FD                                                                                               524.75
Hill Country CS – City, FD, Amb                                                                765.50
IAMU – Water Dues FY24/25                                                                     691.00
IMFOA – Clerknet                                                                                           50.00
John Deere Financial – City, Water                                                           109.69
PCC – Amb                                                                                                    297.26
Sara Phelps – Reimburse                                                                           150.00
State Hygienic Lab – Water                                                                        999.50
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                  724.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                    61.00
USA Bluebook – Sewer                                                                              326.77
Total March Payroll                                                                                 6,699.73

                                                                                   Revenues                                                                        Expenditures

General Fund 71,538.00 99,997.48
Road Use 2,352.12 2,486.99
Employee Benefits 573.54 1,413.68
Local Option 4,114.32 ———–
Sewer 6,703.33 5,451.55
Sewer Debt 11,248.52 ———–
Water 4,634.55 3,000.50
Water Enterprise 2,022.68 ———–

Fire Department – Looking into cost of Bunker Gear. Asked if City would purchase 2 & Association 2.
Ambulance – Looking into Ambulance be dispatched to some Fire calls.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club
KIB – Adult Prom on went really well.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Potholes need filled. Quote was presented from Kluesner for cracksealing. No action taken at this time.
Pool & Recreation: Had 2 pool applications. Jared Diers motioned to accept the application for Baskethouse, Cooper Brown and Lifeguard, Ashley Schilling. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Building Permits: Eric & Jennifer Cherne, 308 New Street, Re-Roof and New Siding. Jared Diers motioned to approve.  Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Mayor Forkenbrock opened the Public Hearing of the Jackson Street Water Looping Project at 6:13pm.
Jason Wenger, Burrington Group was present. Ethan Koehn Construction had the low bid of $144,176.65 with a midsummer start timeframe. Hearing was closed at 6:17pm. Brown motioned to accept the bid and move forward with the project. Second by Waterman.  Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Mayor Forkenbrock opened the Public Hearing for the 2024/2025 Budget at 6:18pm. With no visitors or comments from the public the hearing was closed at 6:19pm. Jared Diers motioned to approve the 2024/2025 Budget. Schilling second. Roll Call: Ayes: Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Presented bids for the Community Center flooring. Jared Diers motioned to approve the bid from Miller Flooring for $8,630.49 which included removal. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling; Nays: Waterman. Motion carried.
Jared Diers motioned to approve the Liquor License for the Lone Pine Country Club. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:24 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING March 11, 2024

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:02 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2024. On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Steve Schilling and Jim Diers.  Roger Waterman was absent. Mayor Forkenbrock added a late bill for approval from the State Auditor for $1,200.00. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, February minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

FEBRUARY REVENUES                                                                   
Utility Payments                                                                                  28,889.18
LOST                                                                                                        6,489.82
Property Tax                                                                                             136.87
Ambulance                                                                                             2,665.60
Savings Account Interest                                                                     1,476.77
RUT – State                                                                                             2,970.00
FEBRUARY PAID PRIORS
Comelec – Lib                                                                                             10.00
EFTPS – February                                                                                  2,112.35
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                      25.00
FSB – Returned Check                                                                             142.02
Iowa Department of Revenue – Sales TX                                             123.89
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                               387.28
IPERS – February                                                                                    1,388.79
Windstream                                                                                               366.49
FEBRUARY FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                          3,364.27
Bi-County Disposal – February Pick Up                                              2,515.20
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                     679.97
Brown’s – Amb                                                                                       1,635.09
Carrico – Pool Heater                                                                            5,108.11
City of Earlville – Tier Up                                                                          150.00
Cory Schenke – Reimburse                                                                        20.15
Delaware County Sheriff                                                                     16,814.00
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                 130.25
Hawkins – Water                                                                                         264.22
Hendersons – City                                                                                      285.12
Hill Country CS – City, FD                                                                           158.79
Julie Wessel – Reimburse                                                                             25.48
John Deere Financial – City                                                                       106.86
Midwest Breathing Air – FD                                                                       209.20
NAPA – City                                                                                                     31.48
Trojan Technologies – Sewer                                                                 1,627.46
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                  609.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                    61.00
Total February Payroll                                                                            6,102.91

                                                                        Revenues                                                                 Expenditures

General Fund 14,492.55 8,908.78
Road Use 2,970.80 4,198.19
Employee Benefits 18.20 1,278.50
Local Option 6,489.82 ———–
Sewer 6,725.08 3,905.06
Sewer Debt 12,352.51 ———–
Water 4,676.09 2,249.22
Water Enterprise 2,023.72 ———–

Fire Department – Had 3 calls. Working on grants. Have had 3 controlled burns.
Ambulance – 4 calls. Fundraisers Easter, 4th of July, August golf outing.
Library – No Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Music 3/22 at JR’s. Easter Egg Hunt will be held like last year at 4:00pm at the Elementary school.
KIB – Adult Prom on April 13th at the Lone Pine. Raising funds for 2nd sign on the North end of town and applying for a grant from Foundation of the uture.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Getting sweeper out next week. Getting drone pics to show Alliant dark spots.
Pool & Recreation: Clerk will attend job fair on March 27th to try to recruit workers. Heater will be installed in the Spring.
Building Permits: Reid & Jane Kuhlman, 701 Main Street, Re-Roof. Tom & Becky Forkenbrock, 815 1st Street, New Shed. Brown motioned to approve.  Jared Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Burrington Group was present to discuss the Water Main Looping Project. Council asked to change scope to 8” pipes. Burrington will go out for bids. Bids will be opened April 4th @ 11:00am. Public Hearing will be scheduled for April 15th @ 6:00pm.
Alison Leuchtenmacher, the new attorney to replace Steve McCorkindale was present to meet the Council and answer any questions.
Adjourned at 6:39 pm. Jared Diers motioned to adjourn. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Schilling, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR SPECIAL MEETING February 19, 2024

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the special meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:03 pm Monday, February 19, 2024.   On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Steve Schilling and Roger Waterman.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the budget and to make any adjustments. Council decided to set April 1, 2024 as the date for the Tax Levy Hearing. It will be held at the Community Center at 12:00pm.
Clerk requested to have the date of the April meeting changed to accommodate the publishing requirement for budget approval. Waterman motioned to change the meeting date for April to the third Monday, April 15. Schilling second.  Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Schilling, Jared Diers, Brown, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:26 pm. Schilling motioned to adjourn. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Schilling, Jared Diers, Brown, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                  Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING February 12, 2024

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024. On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Steve Schilling and Roger Waterman.  Jim Diers was absent. Motion made by Waterman. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, January minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

JANUARY REVENUES                                                                    
Utility Payments                                                                                    28,716.18
LOST                                                                                                          4,909.33
Property Tax                                                                                               967.02
FSB – Ambulance Donation                                                                      250.00
Savings Account Interest                                                                        1,561.98
RUT – State                                                                                                3,377.04
JANUARY PAID PRIORS
Chuck Niehaus – Reimbursement                                                            205.20
Comelec – Lib                                                                                                10.00
Comelec – FD Router                                                                                 139.00
EFTPS – January                                                                                       1,816.04
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                         25.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – Sales TX                                             1,329.23
Iowa Department of Revenue – ST WH                                                   859.26
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                  387.28
Iowa Workforce Development – SUTA                                                       12.81
IPERS – January                                                                                         1,729.28
USPS – Stamps                                                                                              198.00
Windstream                                                                                                  346.16
JANUARY FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                             3,561.25
Bi-County Disposal – January Pick Up                                                    2,515.20
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                        614.30
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                   104.16
Every’s – City                                                                                                 399.90
Hawkins – Water                                                                                          148.69
Hill Country CS – City, FD, Amb                                                               1,211.90
Housby – Streets                                                                                           340.22
Iowa One Call                                                                                                  16.30
John Deere Financial – City                                                                           39.97
Maggie Fensterman – Reimburse                                                             254.40
Mary Fischer – Reimburse                                                                            18.00
NICC – Recert                                                                                                    7.00
Pat’s Repair – City                                                                                         360.00
Quill – City/FD                                                                                                272.91
Silveredge – Diesel                                                                                        356.50
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                     478.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                       56.00
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                             5.94
Total December Payroll                                                                            7,187.57

                                                                                             Revenues                                                                Expenditures

General Fund 14,353.40 15,004.15
Road Use 8,377.04 8,014.85
Employee Benefits 128.61 1,557.17
Local Option 4,909.33 ———–
Sewer 6,865.69 4,031.74
Sewer Debt 11,625.80 ———–
Water 4,651.96 2,519.63
Water Enterprise 2,0.73.18 ———–

Fire Department – Andy Fensterman wanted to let the Council know what a committed department we have.
Ambulance – Had 10 calls in January. We will begin running Paramedic Provisional when Maggie Fensterman is on the call as soon as the necessary paperwork is completed. Had the hub assembly fixed at Browns. Planning a Golf Outing Fundraiser in August.
Library – No Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Had their membership drive, February & March music fundraisers coming up and the Easter Egg Hunt.
KIB – Adult Prom on April 13th at the Lone Pine. Raising funds for 2nd sign on the North end of town and requested a City match. Motion made by Schilling to match up to $3,000. Second by Waterman. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Marla Quinn, ECIA/KIB rep was present to discuss the group’s efforts in the last year and update us on projects completed.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Complaints on some dark areas in town. Need to contact Alliant again.
Pool & Recreation: Getting ready to start advertising for pool workers.
Building Permits: St. Pat’s Church, 708 Delaware Street, Concrete Pad. Waterman motion to approve. Jared Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
The date for Budget Workshop was set for February 19, 2024, 6:00pm at the City Office.
City was notified that bid was accepted for the JBS hog buying station.  Probably be another month til sale is complete. Council felt it was important to purchase for possible future use or sale. We will need to fix a water issue. Have had someone inquire about leasing it.
Clerk asked if the Council would be interested in some updates to the Community Center. The flooring is in really bad shape and requested purchasing a new TV and removing the large one that is there. Council agreed to look at some estimates.
Our City Attorney will be retiring in April. The Attorney replacing him would like to continue at that position. Council would like her to come to the next meeting.
Adjourned at 6:33 pm. Jared Diers motioned to adjourn. Schilling second. Roll Call: Ayes: Schilling, Waterman, Brown, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR SPECIAL MEETING January 15, 2024

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the special meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:01 pm Monday, January 15, 2024.   On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Steve Schilling and Roger Waterman.

The purpose of the meeting was to have the Council discuss the possibility of purchasing some property and to go into closed session pursuant to the Code of Iowa Section 21.5.

Jared Diers motioned to go into closed session to discuss making a bid on the property. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Brown, Waterman, Jim Diers, Schilling; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Closed Session
Jared Diers motioned to leave closed session. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Waterman, Jim Diers, Schilling, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

There was nothing new to report on the water project.

Adjourned at 6:13 pm. Jared Diers motioned to adjourn. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Schilling, Jared Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                 Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING January 8, 2024

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2024. On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Steve Schilling and Roger Waterman.  Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, December minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

DECEMBER REVENUES                                                                   
Utility Payments                                                                                     29,674.34
Garbage Tags                                                                                                 28.00
LOST                                                                                                           5,175.28
Property Tax                                                                                              4,768.15
EMC – Insurance claim                                                                          14,449.44
Library                                                                                                        1,456.39
Savings Account Interest                                                                         1,533.60
RUT – State                                                                                                 3,474.47
DECEMBER PAID PRIORS
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                    213.34
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                      106.99
Comelec – Lib                                                                                                 10.00
Dyersville Commercial – Lib                                                                         60.00
EFTPS – December                                                                                   1,816.04
Four Scoops & More – Lib                                                                            58.00
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                          25.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                  409.49
IPERS – December                                                                                    1,156.14
Library – Petty Cash                                                                                    117.55
Scholastic – Lib                                                                                               54.55
USPS – Stamps                                                                                             198.00
Windstream                                                                                                 345.85
DECEMBER FOR APPROVAL
Access Systems – Lib                                                                                  247.88
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                            3,382.74
Bi-County Disposal – December Pick Up                                              2,515.20
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                    167.16
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                        151.20
Demco – Lib                                                                                                  146.60
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                     73.40
Hawkins – Water                                                                                          148.69
Hill Country CS – City, FD, Amb                                                                  586.86
Iowa Library Association                                                                               30.00
John Deere Financial – Streets/Water                                                         50.85
Martin Equipment – Streets                                                                       565.00
Martin Flag                                                                                                    212.76
Rachel Moser – Reimburse                                                                         124.69
Quill – City                                                                                                     272.91
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                   514.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                     56.00
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                          25.38
Total December Payroll                                                                        13,091.87

                                                                                                         Revenues                                                                           Expenditures

General Fund 10,236.73 16,903.58
Road Use 3,474.47 3,606.80
Employee Benefits 634.13 2,269.00
Local Option 5,175.28 ———–
Sewer 7,660.25 4,399.03
Sewer Debt 12,775.19 11,670.00
Water 19,268.69 20,415.32
Water Enterprise 2,094.89 ———–

Fire Department – Had 17 calls. Andy Fensterman remains Fire Chief.
Ambulance – Had 58 calls in 2024. Tiered with ALS Service 10 times. Considering going Paramedic Provisional when Maggie Fensterman is on the call. Need to check with City insurance. Soup & Sandwich Supper on January 20th at St. Pat’s Parish Center from 4 – 7pm.
Library – No Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Music will start again on January 20 at The Hub.
KIB – Adult Prom on April 13th at the Lone Pine. Raising funds for 2nd sign on the North end of town and remaining pool updates.
Committee reports are as follows:
Pool & Recreation: Getting ready to start advertising for pool workers.
Water & Sewer: David Meyers with the Burrington Group was present to discuss the upcoming water project. Council is anxious to get it going. The project will be in the $120,000.00 range. Some water easements will be necessary. Will have plans at the February 12th Council meeting.
Donna Boss, DCED was present to give her annual Economic Development report. Reminded Council of Foundation Grant deadlines and some of the other plans in the works for 2024.
Carl Scherbring was present to talk about a possible new Fire Station. Will need to put together a task force should the Fire Department wish to move forward.
The JBS hog buying station is for sale. Jim Diers motioned Council hold a closed session meeting to set up a bid. Steve Schilling second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Meeting will be January 15 @ 6:00pm in the City Office.
Discussion on Garbage/Recycle of Non-Resident. Council decided City should not allow. Mayor Forkenbrock will take care of it.
New Comelec contract was presented and included the Fire Station as an additional consideration.
Jared Diers motioned to approve the list of Offices for 2024. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Approved Offices: Jim Diers – Mayor Pro-Tem, Cory Schenke – City Maintenance, Julie Wessel – City Clerk, Steve McCorkindale – City Attorney, Andy Fensterman – Fire Chief, Edgewood Reminder – City Paper, Library Board – Shelley Wiskus, Sharon Walters, Trudy Daily, Breanna Ingles, Brittany Steffen, Brittany White, Gina Clute.
Adjourned at 6:40 pm. Jared Diers motioned to adjourn. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


 

COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING December 11, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2023. On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Steve Schilling and Roger Waterman.  Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, November minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

NOVEMBER REVENUES                                                                  
Utility Payments                                                                                  27,547.82
Ambulance                                                                                             1,554.02
Garbage Tags                                                                                              37.00
LOST                                                                                                        5,590.02
Property Tax                                                                                        10,074.32
Building Permit                                                                                          10.00
From KIB Savings                                                                                 1,985.00
Library                                                                                                    3,910.31
RUT – County                                                                                         3,168.34
Savings Account Interest                                                                     1,456.90
RUT – State                                                                                             3,193.14
NOVEMBER PAID PRIORS
EFTPS – November                                                                               1,816.04
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                      25.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                              375.46
Iowa Finance Authority – Loan                                                         11,670.00
Iowa Firefighters Assoc. – FD                                                                  289.00
IPERS – November                                                                                1,279.62
The Northway Corp. – Water                                                             16,949.44
USPS – Stamps                                                                                          198.00
Windstream                                                                                              279.68
NOVEMBER FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                         2,828.00
Bi-County Disposal – November Pick Up                                          2,515.20
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                    829.92
Boriskey CCI – Office                                                                                  18.50
Edgewood Farm & Home – FD                                                                    9.67
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                 90.17
Every’s                                                                                                        898.34
Hill Country CS – City                                                                               310.13
Iowa DNR – Permit Fee                                                                             85.00
NAPA – Sewer                                                                                              46.49
PCC – Amb                                                                                              1,253.76
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                               734.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                  56.00
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                       25.38
Total November Payroll                                                                       6,246.19

                                                                                                         Revenues                                                                               Expenditures

General Fund 99,504.40 91,735.72
Road Use 6,361.48 1,844.10
Employee Benefits 1,334.86 1,304.28
Local Option 5,590.02 ———–
Sewer 6,580.02 3,871.49
Sewer Debt 10,935.34 ———–
Water 4,453.21 21,386.62
Water Enterprise 1,963.54 ———–

 

Fire Department – Had 5 calls. Waterman moved to approve Tyler Zacek to the Fire Department. Jared Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Ambulance – Had 6 calls. They will be hosting a Soup & Sandwich Supper on January 20th at St. Pat’s Parish Center. It will run from 4 – 7pm.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Santa and the drawing were successful. Will be doing music again this winter at the Lone Pine, Hub and JR Willie’s.
KIB – Planning an Adult Prom for April 13th at the Lone Pine. More information will follow.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets and Sidewalks: Need to finish up cold patching. With snow season upon us need to send letters to those that have vehicles parked on the street. Discussed the American flags and that they need to be replaced regularly. Will order replacements.
Pool & Recreation:
Water & Sewer: Council discussed the Burrington Group water project. Mayor will contact them. Also discussed A couple more properties that need attention.
Contact has been made with Comelec about the current contract. It has been asked to include the Fire station as one of the complimentary users.
Much discussion on the new tote system from Bi-County. Decided clerk will contact them and see if they could forward more information and request someone from the staff come to our next meeting.
Council has some concern about lighting by the school and various areas around town. Need to contact Alliant.
Adjourned at 6:30 pm. Waterman motioned to adjourn. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Schilling, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                  Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING November 13, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2023. On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers and Roger Waterman. Mayor Forkenbrock made an addition to bills for approval, The Northway Company for $17,922.75.  Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, October minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

OCTOBER REVENUES                                                                    
Utility Payments                                                                                      27,809.80
Ambulance                                                                                                 1,418.58
Garbage Tags                                                                                                  20.00
LOST                                                                                                            4,959.68
Property Tax                                                                                            62,033.64
Township Mallory/Osterdock                                                                  3,379.20
Liquor Permits                                                                                              520.00
Kuehl Construction – Sewer                                                                        135.62
Savings Account Interest                                                                          1,533.26
RUT – State                                                                                                  3,238.71
OCTOBER PAID PRIORS
Access Systems – Lib                                                                                    118.41
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                     111.78
Comelec – Lib                                                                                                  10.00
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                       156.63
EFTPS – October                                                                                        1,918.57
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                           25.00
Gabe Flynn – Lib                                                                                              45.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – St WH                                                      759.01
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                    417.88
Iowa League of Cities – Budget                                                                     50.00
Iowa Workforce Development – SUTA                                                         15.88
IPERS – October                                                                                          1,331.69
Modern Marketing – Lib                                                                                 63.08
Waterloo Tent & Tarp – KIB                                                                      1,985.00
Windstream                                                                                                   275.84
OCTOBER FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                             2,884.19
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                       48.18
Bi-County Disposal – October Pick Up                                                   2,418.70
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                         309.31
Carol Walthart – Lib                                                                                        47.52
City of Dubuque WRRC                                                                                  44.00
Comelec – Lib                                                                                                  10.00
Dubuque Fire Equipment – All                                                                   335.60
Edgewood Farm & Home – FD                                                                      89.98
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                     89.26
Hawkins – Water                                                                                          287.95
Hill Country CS – City, Amb                                                                        382.46
Iowa Rural Water – Dues 2024                                                                  305.00
J&R Supply – Water                                                                                        20.00
John Deere Financial – Misc                                                                      141.76
Kuehl Construction                                                                                    290.00
Midwest Breathing Air – FD                                                                       911.05
NAPA – Sewer                                                                                              468.97
Scholastic – Lib                                                                                              61.97
Team Lab – Pool                                                                                         483.00
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                 478.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                 348.00
USA Bluebook – Sewer/City                                                                     335.98
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                        27.75
Total September Payroll                                                                       8,764.03

                                                                                            Revenues                                                                             Expenditures

General Fund 66,112.66 13,509.43
Road Use 3,238.71 2,547.33
Employee Benefits 8,247.62 1,438.39
Local Option 4,959.68 ———–
Sewer 6,856.47 3,359.45
Sewer Debt 12,250.66 ———–
Water 4,791.33 2,872.43
Water Enterprise 2,021.95 ———–

Fire Department – Hosted Clayton County Meeting. Yearly letter will be going out, need to upgrade 202.
Ambulance – No report.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – December 9th will be vendors and Santa at the Elementary School. Will be doing music again this winter at the Lone Pine, Hub and JR Willie’s.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets and Sidewalks: Still need to finish patching before winter.
Pool & Recreation: Jared Diers motioned that we purchase the heater from Carrico, Installation by S&R Plumbing & Heating. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Council discussed what to do with the old well pipe. Jared Diers motioned to sell the pipe for scrap. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Comelec Contract is coming due in December. Need to request adding the Fire Department to accounts the City has.
Jared Diers motioned to approve the Resolution to Appoint Representatives to Clayton County E-911 Board. Andy Fensterman and alternate Cory Schenke. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:21 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Jared Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING October 9, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2023. On roll were Jared Diers, Jim Diers and Roger Waterman. Nick Brown was absent. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Waterman to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, September minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

SEPTEMBER REVENUES                                                                 
Utility Payments                                                                                  28,391.84
Ambulance                                                                                                240.00
Garbage Tags                                                                                              60.00
Community Center                                                                                     90.00
LOST                                                                                                        5,951.70
Kuehl Construction – Sewer                                                                      86.66
Savings Account Interest                                                                     1,342.67
RUT – State                                                                                             4,506.98
SEPTEMBER PAID PRIORS
Access Systems – Lib                                                                                160.00
Biblionix – Lib                                                                                            800.00
Comelec – Lib                                                                                              10.00
Del-Co Fire Association                                                                              25.00
Demco – Lib                                                                                               134.92
EFTPS – September                                                                               1,750.27
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                       25.00
FSB – Box Rent                                                                                            30.00
FSB – Box Rent                                                                                            10.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                               378.77
IPERS – September                                                                                1,125.71
USPS – Stamps                                                                                          396.00
Windstream                                                                                               273.64
SEPTEMBER FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                          3,271.16
Bi-County Disposal – September Pick Up                                          2,318.70
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                     258.66
Duane Staner – Reimburse                                                                      178.01
Edgewood Farm & Home – Misc                                                             203.72
Edgewood Reminder                                                                               239.14
Every’s Auto & Tire – City                                                                           25.00
Feld Fire – FD                                                                                             686.00
Grainger – City                                                                                           207.71
Guttenberg Hospital – Tier Up                                                                100.00
Hill Country CS – City, FD, Amb, Lib                                                       172.32
IDNR – Water Use                                                                                     115.00
John Deere Financial – Misc                                                                      23.91
Kirkwood – FD                                                                                           120.00
MARC – City                                                                                             1,034.20
MM Mechanical – Pool                                                                             116.30
Pat’s Repair – Amb                                                                                    399.05
Quill – City                                                                                                  144.47
Spahn & Rose – City                                                                                   22.26
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                514.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                  56.00
UofI Hygienic Lab – Water                                                                       203.50
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                       30.12
Total September Payroll                                                                      7,059.32

                                                                            Revenues                                                                         Expenditures

General Fund 13,464.36 10,598.74
Road Use 4,506.98 2,145.08
Employee Benefits 1,394.65 1,494.98
Local Option 5,951.70 ———–
Sewer 6,974.33 4,159.61
Sewer Debt 11,292.61 ———–
Water 4,789.28 2,872.03
Water Enterprise 2,088.07 ———–

Fire Department – Kindergarten touring station on Friday. Pork Chop Supper is October 14.
Ambulance – 34 Calls thru September.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Trunk or Treat is on October 29th at the Elementary school. Starts at 4:30pm.
Committee reports are as follows:
Pool & Recreation: Still looking at options for a pool heater.
Building Permits: Doug & Ronda Bailey, 201 Hubbard Street – Deck. Waterman motioned to approve. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Jared Diers, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Campbell Kirby Ed-Co Arts student was present. She brought some samples for creating a new City Logo. After looking at our new sign on the south end of town she will bring us more. Thanks Campbell.
Clerk presented the Annual Financial Report and the Annual Street Report for Council to view.
Jared Diers motioned to set Trick or Treat for October 31st from 5:00-6:30pm. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:24 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Jared Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                  Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING September 11, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2023. On roll were Jared Diers, Jim Diers and Roger Waterman. Nick Brown was absent. Mayor Forkenbrock added a mobile trailer to the agenda. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Jared Diers to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, August minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

AUGUST REVENUES                                                                     
Utility Payments                                                                                   28,611.06
Ambulance                                                                                                 150.84
Pool                                                                                                             970.25
Liquor Permits                                                                                          357.50
LOST                                                                                                        5,917.55
Library                                                                                                     2,681.91
Savings Account Interest                                                                      1,402.76
RUT – State                                                                                              3,207.71
AUGUST PAID PRIORS
April Hoisington – Reimburse                                                                294.72
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                133.55
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                  403.59
Comelec – Lib                                                                                            10.00
EFTPS – August                                                                                     1,952.83
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                      25.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                              403.56
Iowa Library Association – Conference                                                185.00
IPERS – August                                                                                      1,215.17
Windstream                                                                                              343.96
AUGUST FOR APPROVAL
Ace Homeworks – Misc.                                                                          156.61
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                         3,845.18
Banyon – ACH Support                                                                            195.00
Bi-County Disposal – August Pick Up                                                 2,318.70
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                     304.50
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                      18.36
City of Dubuque WRRC                                                                              30.00
Hill Country CS – All                                                                                  454.81
Hawkins – Chlorine                                                                                   288.64
John Deere Financial – Misc                                                                    258.97
Linn Co. Public Health – Pool                                                                  270.00
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                               734.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                  56.00
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                       30.12
Total August Payroll                                                                              7,277.54

                                                                                                        Revenues                                                                                 Expenditures

General Fund 31,624.75 10,012.72
Road Use 13,207.71 6,587.99
Employee Benefits ———– 1,283.46
Local Option 5,917.55 ———–
Sewer 6,789.63 3,294.57
Sewer Debt 12,043.13 ———–
Water 4,718.22 2,564.59
Water Enterprise 2,044.37 ———–

Fire Department – Pork Chop Supper is coming up on October 14.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Matt Beatty is interested in writing a grant for a mobile trailer. He will be coming to our next meeting. Bathrooms are almost complete, floors epoxied. Had a back to school movie night. Planted a tree. Trunk or Treat coming up at the school. Watch for information.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Discussed speeding and not stopping at the Main stop sign. Also kids on golf carts, ATV’s need to be reminded to slow down.
Pool & Recreation: Pool heater needs to be replaced. Have a quote for $9200 but will visit again next month with a couple more quotes.
Building Permits: Brian Boardman, 316 Hubbard Street – Yard fence. Jim Diers motioned to approve. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Jared Diers, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Don VonHandorf was present to discuss his sewer. He passed out minutes from previous meetings pertaining to his disconnect. Discussion followed and it was decided the Council never approved removal of the sewer connection.
Jared Diers motioned to approve the Hill Country CS Liquor License. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Waterman motioned to approve Resolution 2023-09-11 Intent to participate in Flood Management Program. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Jared Diers motioned to approve the first reading and dispense of readings 2 & 3 of Ordinance 161 – Flood Management Program. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Jared Diers, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:29 pm. Jared Diers motioned to adjourn. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING August 14, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2023.  Clerk was absent. On roll were Nick Brown, Jim Diers and Roger Waterman. Jared Diers and Amy Neuhaus were absent. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, July minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

JULY REVENUES                                                                          
Utility Payments                                                                                   29,619.82
Property Tax                                                                                              873.57
Ambulance                                                                                                286.17
Pool                                                                                                         2,017.19
Community Center Rental                                                                      135.00
Colesburg Community Club – Fireworks                                           7,800.00
Building Permits                                                                                        25.00
Liquor Permits                                                                                         357.00
Mallory Township (2,656.50) Colony Township (18,743.00)        21,399.50
LOST                                                                                                        5,363.70
Work Comp Audit Refund                                                                         93.00
RUT – County                                                                                          3,257.64
Library                                                                                                     2,536.30
Savings Account Interest                                                                      1,035.85
RUT – State                                                                                              3,242.00
JULY PAID PRIORS
Access Systems – Lib                                                                                 118.41
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                  140.21
Comelec – Lib                                                                                              10.00
EFTPS – July                                                                                             2,578.53
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                        25.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                470.68
Iowa Department of Revenue – WH                                                       793.06
IPERS – June                                                                                             1,673.74
Overdrive – Lib                                                                                            381.06
Platte River Displays – Community Club                                             4,680.00
Platte River Pyros – Community Club                                                  3,120.00
USPS – Stamps                                                                                             189.00
Windstream                                                                                                 320.59
JULY FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                            3,379.54
Apparatus Testing Services – FD                                                               667.25
Bi-County Disposal – July Pick Up                                                          2,318.70
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                       419.38
Bodensteiner – City                                                                                      25.38
Carrico – Pool                                                                                                79.37
Delaware County Econ Dev – Annual                                                   1,465.00
ECIA – KIB Match                                                                                        500.00
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                  135.96
Hawkins – Chlorine                                                                                     301.48
Hill Country CS – All                                                                                    555.27
IDNR – Annual Sewer Fee                                                                         210.00
IDNR – Annual Water Fee                                                                           42.47
Iowa One Call                                                                                               11.70
Iowa Rural Water – Fall Conference                                                       170.00
J&R Supply – Water                                                                                   120.00
John Deere Financial – Misc                                                                       68.91
PCC – Amb                                                                                                     13.78
Quill                                                                                                               93.96
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                 514.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                   56.00
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                        27.41
Total July Payroll                                                                                     8,801.98

                                                                          Revenues                                                           Expenditures

General Fund 151,468.27 118.966.96
Road Use 6,499.64 2,233.15
Employee Benefits 107.39 1,388.00
Local Option 5,363.70 ———–
Sewer 37,453.55 34,398.61
Sewer Debt 14,099.44 ———–
Water 4,470.90 3,545.51
Water Enterprise 2,031.67 ———–

Fire Department – Monthly Report. Supervisors are updating the paging system for the radios. Pork Chop Supper is coming up on October 14.
Ambulance – Had 5 calls.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Starting the tiling on the softball diamond.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Discussed Truck Route, needing an arrow added to signage on the corner of Main & Delaware to point south of town.
Pool & Recreation: Pool closed for season on August 13.
Building Permits: Arnie & Cindy Ingles, 408 Hubbard Street – Carport on front driveway. Jim Diers motioned to approve. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Waterman motioned to approve The Hub Liquor License. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Neuhaus was unable to turn in her resignation. Council discussed how they were going to handle it. Brown motioned that the Council vacancy be filled by election. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:23 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING July 10, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:02 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2023.  On roll were Nick Brown, Jim Diers, Jared Diers, Amy Neuhaus and Roger Waterman. Mayor Forkenbrock added reimbursement for Maggie Fensterman for supplies, $918.84 and added Building Permits for Shawn Engelken and Jennifer Atkinson for approval. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Waterman to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, June minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

JUNE REVENUES                                                                         
Utility Payments                                                                                    30,544.29
Property Tax                                                                                             2,142.71
Ambulance                                                                                                1,855.80
Pool                                                                                                             3,498.60
Outrun the Rays Grant – KIB                                                                   2,160.00
Garbage Tags                                                                                                204.00
Community Center Rental                                                                            45.00
KIB Donation – 2 Benches                                                                          775.00
Building Permits                                                                                             30.00
Cigarette Permits                                                                                         150.00
Elk Township (Delaware)                                                                         2,291.62
LOST                                                                                                            5,519.70
From KIB to Pay for Benches/Tables                                                     3,295.00
From KIB Finish Project                                                                               992.43
From KIB to Pay for Guard Chair                                                            1,434.12
Savings Account Interest                                                                             928.97
RUT – State                                                                                                  4,453.41
JUNE PAID PRIORS
Anderson Welding – KIB Project                                                                650.00
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                       67.15
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                       331.43
Comelec – Lib                                                                                                  10.00
Demco – Lib                                                                                                  174.13
EFTPS – June                                                                                              1,613.29
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                          25.00
Iowa DNR – Recert                                                                                       120.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                  432.30
IFA – Sewer Loan Payment                                                                 117,720.00
IMFOA – Clerk Dues                                                                                       50.00
IPERS – June                                                                                               1,056.14
Plastic Recycling of Iowa – KIB Project                                                  3,295.00
Terri Ellerbach – Lib                                                                                     100.00
USPS – Box Rent                                                                                            60.00
USPS – Stamps                                                                                             189.00
Windstream                                                                                                  488.92
JUNE FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                             3,385.33
Bi-County Disposal – June Pick Up                                                         2,281.20
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                        406.74
Bodensteiner – Mower                                                                                  88.75
Carrico – Pool                                                                                                  70.05
City of Dubuque WRRC – Water                                                                160.00
Cory Schenke – Reimburse                                                                          15.25
ECIA – Annual Dues                                                                                     285.64
Edgewood Farm & Home – City                                                                  63.97
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                    98.37
Hawkins – Chlorine                                                                                      301.48
Hill Country CS – City, FD, Pool                                                              1,244.27
Iowa League of Cities – Annual Dues                                                      466.00
John Deere Financial – Misc                                                                      505.22
Meuser Lumber                                                                                              5.58
Midwest Patch – Speed Bumps                                                               220.00
Quill                                                                                                              187.32
Sandry – FD                                                                                              1,957.22
Silveredge CoOp – Diesel                                                                          444.00
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                  670.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                  168.00
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                         24.70

Total June Payroll                                                                                  10,847.14

                                                Revenues                                                       Expenditures

General Fund 40,116.04 48,533.30
Road Use 4,453.41 2,158.02
Employee Benefits 196.70 1,881.42
Local Option 5,519.70 18,628.11
Sewer 7,150.37 4,291.41
Sewer Debt 13,756.74 117,720.00
Water 5,093.59 4,104.57
Water Enterprise 2,167.43 ———–

Fire Department – Monthly Report.
Ambulance – Fundraiser Golf Outing August 25th at $25/person
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.  Need to be more attention to speeders coming in and leaving town. Suggestion of adding more stop signs.
Community Club – New fencing installed, new sound system, scoreboard repair completed at the ball field. They have purchased a screen for movie nights. Council discussed personal fireworks. Will consider an Ordinance to stop fireworks during the celebration and until the City fireworks are complete.
KIB – Still waiting on umbrellas for the pool project. They are planning an Adult Prom for November.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Need to speak to Chad Ernst about the sidewalk in front of his building. Discussed having to clean up the area along Parkview across from the shelter and speak to Mark Walthart about trees.
Pool & Recreation: Need to do a better job of upkeep at the pool.
Building Permits: Jennifer Atkinson, 305 New Street – Concrete work on driveway. Shawn Engelken, 309 New Street – New siding. Jim Diers motioned to approve. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Jared Diers motioned to approve JR Willie Liquor License. Neuhaus second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Waterman motioned that the Mayor be added to the investment policy and allowed to view all accounts. Neuhaus second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Jim Diers motioned that CD’s be consolidated to get better interest rates. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers; Nays: 0.
Lott waterway was discussed. Holes are developing again. The City Attorney was consulted and City was advised that it is property owner’s responsibility to repair. Neuhaus reminded the Council she still has waterway issues.
Council discussed hanging trees. There will be notices sent to those with trees/limbs hanging over street and/or sidewalks.
Discussed Amy leaving and how the Council needs to handle with election coming up.
Clerk let the Council know she will not be here for the next Council meeting. Will have everything prepared for the meeting before leaving.

Adjourned at 6:48 pm. Jared Diers motioned to adjourn. Neuhaus second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                  Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING June 12, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2023.  On roll were Nick Brown, Jim Diers and Roger Waterman. Jared Diers and Amy Neuhaus were absent. Mayor Forkenbrock added Ethan Cornwell for $40 to the bills for approval. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Brown to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, May minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

MAY REVENUES                                                                          
Utility Payments                                                                                             28,834.61
Property Tax                                                                                                     6,433.66
Ambulance                                                                                                        3,194.48
Community Insurance – Change in Valuation                                                732.00
Community Insurance – Refund                                                                    1,505.00
LOST                                                                                                                   6,228.76
CD Interest                                                                                                            176.29
From Ambulance Savings                                                                              12,176.50
KIB Grant                                                                                                            4,000.00
Savings Account Interest                                                                                    996.49
RUT – State                                                                                                         3,580.59
MAY PAID PRIORS
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                            152.01
Comelec – Lib                                                                                                         10.00
EFTPS – May                                                                                                      1,620.73
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                                 25.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                         397.84
IPERS – May                                                                                                      1,223.77
Library – Petty Cash                                                                                           116.02
Manchester Press – Renew                                                                                60.00
Michael Frederick – Lib                                                                                       20.00
Scholastic – Lib                                                                                                      52.43
Windstream                                                                                                        226.20
Zoll Medical Corporation – Amb                                                                 12,176.50
MAY FOR APPROVAL
Ace Hardware – Misc                                                                                           39.53
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                                   3,215.65
Banyon Data                                                                                                    2,520.00
Bard                                                                                                                     203.94
Bi-County Disposal – May Pick Up                                                               2,356.20
Bi-County Disposal – City Wide                                                                       408.55
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                             307.12
Bodensteiner – Mower                                                                                    103.57
Carol Walthart – Mileage                                                                                   34.56
Carrico – Pool                                                                                                    742.10
Carrico – KIB Pool                                                                                          1,434.12
Capital Sanitary Supply – Lib                                                                            58.30
Colesburg Community Club – Pool                                                                  66.75
City of Dubuque WRRC – Sewer                                                                       30.00
City of Dubuque WRRC – Water                                                                       44.00
Edgewood Farm & Home – City                                                                     227.93
Edgewood Oil – FD                                                                                           100.00
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                       228.68
Farmers Savings Bank – Flags                                                                         190.12
Feld Fire – FD                                                                                                 2,345.94
Hill Country CS – City, FD, Amb, Pool                                                            604.30
J&R Supply – Water                                                                                          582.00
John Deere Financial – Misc                                                                           195.01
Kiefer – Pool                                                                                                        76.20
Midwest Breathing Air – FD                                                                           204.00
NAPA – Pool                                                                                                        53.52
PCC – Amb                                                                                                        429.35
Quill                                                                                                                   160.75
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                       586.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                         56.00
USA Bluebook – Sewer                                                                                   308.20
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                             24.70
USPS – City                                                                                                         60.00
Total April Payroll                                                                                        6,051.10

                                                                Revenues                                                 Expenditures

General Fund 31,950.78 34,320.70
Road Use 3,580.59 2,208.66
Employee Benefits 837.20 1,276.67
Local Option 6,228.76 ———–
Sewer 6,756.24 3,632.31
Sewer Debt 12,221.48 ———–
Water 4,814.71 4,501.18
Water Enterprise 2,080.24 ———–

Fire Department – Approved a Junior Firefighter Cooper Ingles.
Ambulance – Flagging yards, giving ambulance tours/games July 4th event. Golf outing with music and silent auction in August.
Crew appreciates all the support they have gotten with their fundraisers.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club
KIB – Tables & Benches for pool are here. Almost have the sign project finished up.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Speed bumps need to be put in, use old till new arrive.  Need to talk with Chad Ernst and Joell Wilken about their yards. Having some issues with trees hanging over the street and issues along Parkview. Brown suggested that we look into putting in a tree block along the lagoon facing the Golf Course. Need to check with DNR for the possibility of tree programs. Brown also suggested that we start looking for someone that could be a backup for Cory during snow events should he be ill or unable to work.
Pool & Recreation: Council will evaluate how the workers are doing at the end of the season. Some have picked up additional duties.
Building Permits: Marcus & Kendra Zacek, 304 Franklin Street – New Roof. Jim Diers motioned to approve. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Discussed how to make sure we get information out about advisories.
Mayor Forkenbrock opened the Public Hearing at 6:30pm. With no visitors present hearing was closed at 6:31 pm. Jim Diers motioned to accept Resolution 2023-06-12 To Adopt City Budget & Certify City Taxes for FY2024. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Jim Diers motioned to approve Cigarette Permits for Hill Country CS & The Hub. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Nick Brown motioned to approve a Beer Permit for Hill Country CS. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Waterman motioned to accept Resolution 2023-06-12 To Set Wages for City Employees. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

Adjourned at 6:35 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                    Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING May 8, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2023.  On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Amy Neuhaus and Roger Waterman. Mayor Forkenbrock added a building permit for his driveway to the agenda and an updated Edgewood Reminder total to bills. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Waterman to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, April minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

APRIL REVENUES                                                                         
Utility Payments                                                                                    26,900.46
Property Tax                                                                                          62,108.37
Ambulance                                                                                               5,405.04
Elk (Clayton) Township                                                                           2,939.00
LOST                                                                                                          3,782.54
RUT – County                                                                                            2,333.37
Savings Account Interest                                                                          829.25
RUT – State                                                                                               3,231.52
APRIL PAID PRIORS
Acess System – Lib                                                                                      107.64
April Hoisington – Reimburse                                                                   210.06
Baker & Taylor – Lib                                                                                   154.28
Comelec – Lib                                                                                                10.00
EFTPS – April                                                                                            1,840.53
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                         25.00
Guttenberg Press – Lib                                                                                 43.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – STWH                                                    859.88
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                 371.04
Iowa Workforce Development – SUTA                                                      24.36
IPERS – April                                                                                             1,282.80
Scholastic – Lib                                                                                              93.09
USPS – Library Box Rent                                                                              80.00
USPS – Stamps                                                                                            189.00
APRIL FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                            2,915.02
Bard – KIB                                                                                                       71.87
Bi-County Disposal – April Pick Up                                                        2,318.70
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                       531.34
Edgewood Ambulance – Tier Up                                                              150.00
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                  237.28
gpm – Sewer                                                                                                399.74
Hawkins – Chemicals                                                                                  242.85
Hill Country CS – City, FD                                                                           243.86
J&R Supply – Pool                                                                                        510.00
K & W Coatings – Water Tower                                                              1,784.00
NAPA – Siren, Street                                                                                   864.72
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                  478.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                    56.00
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                         27.40
Total April Payroll                                                                                    6,066.24

                                                                                   Revenues                                                                     Expenditures

General Fund 67,600.84 28,483.53
Road Use 5,564.89 6,038.57
Employee Benefits 7,653.42 1,280.79
Local Option 3,782.54 ———–
Sewer 6,518.31 8,208.39
Sewer Debt 11,008.39 ———–
Water 4,419.13 8,494.89
Water Enterprise 2,004.82 ———–

 

Fire Department – Responded to 3 brush fires. Department is looking at updating equipment.
Ambulance – The new cardiac monitor is up and running. Ambulance has an outdated cell phone and is going to look into upgrading to a smartphone. Maggie take care of this.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report. Remind Sheriff’s office that speeding is still an issue.
Community Club – Was awarded a $4,000 grant to remodel the park bathrooms. Removed a tree at the softball diamond. June 3rd is the Community Betterment Golf Outing. Farmers Savings Bank matches entry fees.
KIB – Received a $4,000 grant for pool supplies (Guard chair, benches) Working on another grant to provide more shade at the pool. Committee asked if the Council would be willing to help fund that project. Council agreed to help and waiting to see what the cost would be.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Remind Cory the Jake Brake signs need to be put up. The stripping project was going to cost $1/ft to grind the lines off. Council decided to tar over and proceed with new stripping. There is a dead crab tree on the Delaware Street entrance. Decided it should be cut down and replace it later. Cory requested that the yellow speed bumps be replaced. Council agreed. Also requested the trash cans get a new color. Kids from the High School work day can paint them and put fresh wood chips down.
Pool & Recreation: Neuhaus motioned to approve Katherine Brunsman for a Baskethouse worker and Shawn Brunsman for a Lifeguard. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Neuhaus motioned that we be open from 1:00pm – 5:00pm seven days a week. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Building Permits: Tom & Becky Forkenbrock, 815 1st Street – Concrete garage approach
Matt & Rachel Elliot, 404 Main Street – Gravel Driveway
Jared Diers motioned to approve. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Discussed stormwater outlet cleaning on the east end of Hubbard Street. Area belongs to County, Forkenbrock will talk to them about addressing the issue.
Waterman motioned to approve the Lone Pine Liquor License. Neuhaus second. Roll Call: Ayes: Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
City has some nuisance properties that need attention. Will move forward to correct these issues.
Public hearing for Proposed Property Tax Levy is set for 12:00pm on May 22, 2023 at the Community Center.
Adjourned at 6:50 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Jared Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                  Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING April 10, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:01 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2023.  On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Amy Neuhaus and Roger Waterman. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Waterman to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, March minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

MARCH REVENUES                                                                       
Utility Payments                                                                                      29,381.53
Property Tax                                                                                               1,182.44
Ambulance                                                                                                     137.79
Community Center                                                                                       180.00
Tri-State Raceway – Chlorine                                                                         23.50
LOST                                                                                                             4,410.27
Library                                                                                                          2,536.30
Garbage Tags                                                                                                   70.00
Savings Account Interest                                                                              904.21
RUT – State                                                                                                   1,913.72
MARCH PAID PRIORS
Amazon – Lib                                                                                                    26.74
Carol Walthart – Reimburse                                                                         178.86
Comelec – Lib                                                                                                    10.00
EFTPS – March                                                                                              1,748.50
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                              25.00
Guttenberg Hospital – CPR Recert                                                                330.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                       390.13
IPERS – March                                                                                                1,176.78
National Mississippi River Museum – Lib                                                      217.80
USPS – Stamps                                                                                                  189.00
Windstream                                                                                                       227.14
MARCH FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                                 1,416.44
Bi-County Disposal – March Pick Up                                                          2,318.70
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                         1,209.45
City of Dubuque WRRC – Sewer                                                                       20.52
Community Insurance of Iowa                                                                  30,965.00
Hill Country CS – City, FD, AMB                                                                      630.18
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities – Water                                          664.00
Iowa Dept. of Health – Pool                                                                              35.00
John Deere Financial – Misc.                                                                             86.47
Michael Todd – Streets                                                                                    629.80
Midwest Patch – Streets                                                                                  559.50
Municipal Supply, Inc. – Water                                                                    2,723.60
Nick Brown – FD Reimburse                                                                           361.36
Spahn & Rose – City                                                                                            76.76
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                        626.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                          56.00
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                               30.10
Total March Payroll                                                                                       6,707.54

                                                                             Revenues                                                               Expenditures

General Fund 7,733.55 27,297.00
Road Use 1,913.72 2,590.38
Employee Benefits 145.72 1,433.25
Local Option 4,410.27 ———–
Sewer 6,898.24 3,953.75
Sewer Debt 12,478.40 ———–
Water 4,821.51 2,448.87
Water Enterprise 2,126.58 ———–

 

Fire Department – Discussed keeping open communication with FD and City. Had issue with siren batteries during last storm. Batteries have been replaced and will be replaced yearly. Will need to budget for them in the future. City also needs to set up a way to send out communications of where to go in case of a tornado/storm for those with no safe place to go.
Ambulance – Had 3 calls this month. The cardiac monitor is in, Easter fundraiser was successful and inspection is set for July. Motion by Jared Diers to approve Kendra Zacek to our Ambulance squad. Second by Neuhaus. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Doing fundraisers of Flags in July and a Golf Outing in August.
Library – Monthly Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report. Remind Sheriff’s office that speeding is still an issue.
Community Club – Music night and Egg Hunt were successful. 4th of July Celebration will be held on July 1 this year with a few changes. The 5K will be held on the evening of June 30th with music to follow at the Lone Pine. Watch for more info.
KIB – Working o pool grant.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Discussed the change with parking angles on Main Street. Forkenbrock and Jim Diers will physically look at how far the lines need to move.
Pool & Recreation: Brown motioned to approve Mylie Elliot for a Baskethouse worker and Josie Goebel for a Lifeguard. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Discussed that we will evaluate hours open and admission fees. Reminder that the pool is an important part of our community.
Building Permits: Charlie Funk, 508 Jackson – New Driveway, Handicap Ramp and Reroof. Jim Diers motioned to approve. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Burrington Group was present with plans for updating some water service lines. Neuhaus motioned to have Burrington Group prepare preliminary plans and specs for a water loop. Jared Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
There has been issues with dogs in town. Reminder we do have an ordinance for dogs to be leashed. Call the Sheriff’s office with complaints.
Discussion on new shutoffs for the 2 new businesses. Two different situations. Motion by Jim Diers for the City to approve payments of up to $400 to Kuhlman Financial Services and up to $1500 to Four Scoops and More. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Mayor Forkenbrock opened the Public Hearing on the 23/24 Budget at 7:04 pm. With no comments the Hearing was closed at 7:06 pm.  Jared Diers motioned to approve the 23/24 Budget. Second by Neuhaus. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 7;10 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown ; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING March 13, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2023.  On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers and Roger Waterman. Neuhaus absent. Mayor Forkenbrock added the Edgewood Reminder invoice for $79.00 to bills for approval. Motion made by Brown. Second by Waterman to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, February minutes/claims and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

FEBRUARY REVENUES                                                                   
Utility Payments                                                                                  28,496.99
Property Tax                                                                                              730.66
IAMU – Insurance Refund                                                                        715.00
LOST Funds                                                                                             5,549.91
Iowa Department of Revenue                                                              1189.58
Savings Account Interest                                                                         800.28
RUT – State                                                                                              3,298.42
FEBRUARY PAID PRIORS
Comelec – Lib                                                                                              10.00
EFTPS – February                                                                                   1,860.17
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                       25.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                               397.24
Iowa Firefighters Assoc. – Yearly                                                            289.00
IPERS – February                                                                                    1,127.78
Telegraph Herald – Notice                                                                         96.75
USPS – Stamps (from January)                                                                189.00
Windstream                                                                                               226.78
FEBRUARY FOR APPROVAL
ACE – City                                                                                                      47.95
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                          3,378.44
Auditor State of Iowa – Yearly Fee                                                      1,200.00
Bi-County Disposal – February Pick Up, Tags, Bins                          2,456.20
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                  1,493.92
Delaware County Sheriff – Yearly Fee                                              15,849.00
Hawkins – Water                                                                                       247.85
Hill Country CS – City, FD                                                                         608.67
John Deere Financial – Misc.                                                                     89.71
Quill – Office                                                                                              171.41
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                474.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                  56.00
USA BlueBook – Sewer                                                                              40.25
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                       30.10
Total February Payroll                                                                          6,104.47

                                                                                         Revenues                                                                              Expenditures

General Fund 6,676.41 9,900.08
Road Use 13,298.42 13,423.64
Employee Benefits 90.04 1,318.53
Local Option 5,549.91 ———–
Sewer 6,819.47 4,147.30
Sewer Debt 12,385.67 ———–
Water 4,745.54 2,661.85
Water Enterprise 2,089.88 ———–

Fire Department – 1 call. Fire Fighter 1 class went to the simulator. Council thanked the Department for doing a good job of being proactive before the ice storm.
Ambulance – Had 56 calls last year. Kendra Zacek will be recertified soon. Maggie explained the new Cardiac monitor. Purchase will be made on a 3 year no interest contract. Plan to continue to fundraise to fulfill those payments.
Library – No Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.
Community Club – Easter Egg Hunt is April 8th at the Elementary School.
KIB – Request if the Council would be interested in matching the funds of the applied for grant.
Committee reports are as follows:
Streets & Sidewalks: Discussed vehicles on the street during snow removal. Some areas need patch this spring.
Pool & Recreation: Waterman motioned to approve Cooper Brown, Ashley Schilling and Carson Ingles for Baskethouse workers. Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Water & Sewer: Discussed Water Inspection Survey – Results/Recommendations.
Donna Boss, DCED was present to thank the Council for their support during the past year and talk about the accomplishments in the County.
Date was set for the Public Hearing FY23/24 Budget, April 10, 2023.
Joell Wilken was present with questions about the drainage in her yard. Mayor Forkenbrock will look into it.
Adjourned at 6:33 pm. Jim Diers motioned to adjourn. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
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Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR REGULAR MEETING February 13, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the regular meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2023.  On roll were Nick Brown, Jared Diers, Jim Diers, Amy Neuhaus and Roger Waterman. Motion made by Jim Diers. Second by Neuhaus to approve the consent agenda. Roll Call: Ayes: Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Consent agenda included approval of agenda, January minutes/claims, January special meeting and the Treasurer’s Report, as follows:

JANUARY REVENUES                                                                    
Utility Payments                                                                                    27,100.26
Property Tax                                                                                                579.08
Ambulance – Donation                                                                               500.00
RUT – County                                                                                             2,846.21
Community Center                                                                                     135.00
Kuehl Construction – Sewer                                                                        78.27
LOST Funds                                                                                               4,109.52
Savings Account Interest                                                                           873.12
RUT – State                                                                                               2,857.07
JANUARY PAID PRIORS
Access System – Lib                                                                                   107.64
Comelec – Lib                                                                                               10.00
EFTPS – FUTA                                                                                             546.41
EFTPS – January                                                                                      3,152.90
Fareway – AMB                                                                                          507.57
FSB – Monthly ACH Charge                                                                       25.00
Iowa Department of Revenue – Sales TA                                              299.41
Iowa Department of Revenue – ST WH                                              1,052.59
Iowa Department of Revenue – WET TX                                                371.89
IPERS – January                                                                                       1,860.19
Maggie Fensterman – Reimburse                                                           318.07
Performance Foodservice – AMB                                                           312.90
Scholastic – Lib                                                                                          147.66
Windstream                                                                                               226.90
JANUARY FOR APPROVAL
Alliant Energy- Utilities                                                                          3,766.72
Bi-County Disposal – January Pick Up                                                2,318.70
Black Hills Energy – Utilities                                                                  1,518.29
Edgewood Reminder                                                                                110.45
Every’s Auto & Tire – City                                                                         703.70
Hill Country CS – City, FD                                                                         700.23
John Deere Financial – Shop/CC                                                             261.72
Midwest Breathing Air – FD                                                                     204.00
NAPA – Streets                                                                                           104.96
PCC – AMB                                                                                                  316.29
Quill – Office                                                                                              169.99
Ryan Juran – Reimburse FD                                                                    338.02
TestAmerica – Sewer Analysis                                                                690.00
TestAmerica – Water Analysis                                                                  56.00
USA BlueBook – Water/Sewer                                                                355.85
US Cellular – AMB                                                                                       27.63
Total January Payroll                                                                             6,850.69

                                                                                                 Revenues                                                                                 Expenditures

General Fund 51,860.55 55,492.11
Road Use 5,703.28 11,245.64
Employee Benefits 71.36 1,348.98
Local Option 4,109.52 ———–
Sewer 6,692.92 3,359.88
Sewer Debt 11,348.22 ———–
Water 4,723.73 2,415.78
Water Enterprise 2,039.66 ———–

Fire Department – No Report
Ambulance – Several fundraisers upcoming.
Library – No Report.
Sheriff’s Department – Monthly Report.  Sheriff John LeClere was present. Much discussion on what can be done to get more people to stop at the main intersection and to slow them down at all 3 entrances to town. Discussed how often officers are in town and times they are here. Suggestions on times they should be here. Need to look up traffic count. John also made us aware that he was putting together a request for ARPA dollars from the Supervisors to purchase cameras for each of the towns in Delaware County.
Community Club – Two more music dates for fundraising. Applied for a grant for park restroom updates.
KIB – Working on grant for pool accessories (guard chair, table, bench and overhead shade).
Committee reports are as follows:
Pool & Recreation: Community Club plans to do the same as last year for pool bonuses.
Mandy Bieber, Delaware County EMA was present to explain Alert Iowa and Non-Emergency Messaging. Council will formally approve funds for non-emergency messaging at the March meeting.
Neuhaus motioned to accept Resolution 2023-02-13 To Approve Maximum Tax Dollars for Year 2024. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jim Diers, Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Public Hearing on the Budget will be held March 13, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
Resolution to Appoint Representatives to the Clayton County E-911 Services Board. Waterman motioned to approve Andy Fensterman and Cory Schenke to those positons. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Brown, Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Adjourned at 6:56 pm. Waterman motioned to adjourn. Jim Diers second. Roll Call: Ayes: Jared Diers, Neuhaus, Waterman, Jim Diers, Brown; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

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Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                  Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk


COLESBURG CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS FOR A SPECIAL MEETING January 13, 2023

Mayor Tom Forkenbrock called the special meeting of the Colesburg City Council to order at 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023.   On roll were Jim Diers, Nick Brown, Amy Neuhaus and Roger Waterman.

The purpose of the meeting was to appoint a City Council person to fill a current vacancy. Waterman motioned to approve Jared Diers to fill that vacancy. Brown second. Roll Call: Ayes: Neuhaus, Waterman, Brown; Abstain: Diers; Nays: 0. Motion carried. Jared Diers has agreed to fill the position.

Short discussion on proposed renovations to the Stone Building by the owner. Council is excited for the 2 businesses on Main Street to open. Great things for our little town.

Adjourned at 12:18 pm. Diers motioned to adjourn. Waterman second. Roll Call: Ayes: Diers, Waterman, Brown, Neuhaus; Nays: 0. Motion carried.

_________________________                                                                     ___________________________
Tom Forkenbrock, Mayor                                                                   Attest: Julie Wessel, City Clerk