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April 23, 2013
The City of Owen Common Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor Stephen Heggemeier presided and City Clerk/Treasurer Terri Ernst served as secretary. Present Alderpersons: Hanson, Tolzmann, Lulloff, Lorence, Feldman and Kiviko. A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order. Also present were: Tim Swiggum-CDA Director and Gary Smith-DPW.
A Lorence/Tolzmann motion and subsequent vote approved the minutes for the 4/9/13 & 4/16/13 meeting.
Present: Mike Voss-MSA Professional Services and Lynda Wyeth-OW Community News Writer & Editor. No public opinion.
A Feldman/Lorence motion and subsequent vote approved pay request #6 to Staab Construction for $271,377.33.
A Tolzmann/Lulloff motion and subsequent vote approved for Kerry to be allowed to discharge into the City Sewer System.
A Hanson/Feldman motion and subsequent vote approved the purchase of a 2003 Elgin Pelican SE street sweeper for $58,500.00 with the Village of Withee paying a one time payment $10,000 this year, the City paying $10,000 this year and the remaining balance of $38,500 to be paid in 2014 by the City. The City will loan the sweeper to Withee as needed at no extra costs.
A Lorence/Feldman motion and subsequent vote approved to allow the Community Garden to locate on City property on E. 5th Street between N. Paul Avenue and N. Ash Street.
Mayor Heggemeier announced that the City has become an official Tree City USA.
A Lorence/Kiviko motion and subsequent vote approved for Clerk Ernst to attend the Workhorse Software Conference in May.
CDA Director Tim Swiggum reported that he has had continuing conversations with Jim Louks as well as Dave Konwinski. Both are continuing to work on finalizing financing and will hopefully soon be prepared to present more definite plans. No recent response has been received from the Family Dollar. Orlando Olson is renting space on a short term basis at the OMI site from Marvin Matejka. There is an interested party in the old clinic building.
Question was answered for Check 20413. A Tolzmann/Lorence motion and subsequent vote approved disbursements. City Pooled 20390-20438; City Total $26,202.01; Water Total $38,611.88; Sewer Total $9,136.52.
A Kiviko/Feldman motion and subsequent vote approved to adjourn the 4/23/13 open session meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Stephen M. Heggemeier, Mayor
Terri Ernst, City Clerk/Treasurer
(To be considered for Approval at the 5/14/2013 Council Meeting. Published 5/1/2013.)
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