Charlotte, IA 

March 2024 Minutes

Charlotte City Council Proceedings

MARCH 12, 2024

Mayor Kelly Snyder called the regular meeting of the Charlotte City Council to order at 6:00 PM with council members Snyder, Eberhart, Lamaack and Hosette present. Labarr was late.

The consent agenda included the approval of the agenda, the clerk’s financial report, the minutes of the  February 13, 2024, regular meeting and the following revenues and expenses:

Bills paid prior to Meeting:

941 Tax – 1,621.54

IPERS – 1,027.86

State W/H- 163.13

Sales Tax- 22.33

Water Excise Tax- 432.60

Alliant- 2,011.26

Catalis, web hosting- 667.80

Rhonda Marlowe, mileage- 187.60

Windstream, phone & internet- 533.67


Accounts Payable for Meeting:

Auditor of State, periodic exam fee- 1,200.00

Clinton County Sheriff, monthly contract – 1,143.00

Cedar Rapids Municipal, testing- 25.00

Crime Stoppers, donation- 100.00

EMC Insurance, insurance- 104.00

F&B, software/email- 73.50

Gordon Flesch, copier- 43.68

IPI, sign- 104.40

James Connolly, mileage & parts- 284.94

JJJ, curb box repair- 950.00

John Deere Financial, maintenance- 489.10

Lynch-Dallas, legal- 186.47

Maquoketa Public Library, cards- 105.00

Observer, publications- 100.30

Preston Ready Mix, lime- 139.41

Republic, garbage contract- 2,987.94

Rhonda Marlowe, sprayer- 513.47

Sally Hinrichsen, reports- 81.41

Schimberg, curb box- 239.31

Spahn & Rose, misc- 40.07

USA Bluebook, paint- 117.74

Visa, misc maintenance- 416.58


Gross Wages

$ 7,668.38


FEBRUARY    FUND                    REVENUES          EXPENSES

GENERAL FUND                          $ 5,631.13              $ 16,738.86

ROAD USE FUND                        $ 2,693.43               $ 2,794.23                      

Employee Benefit                        $ 69.60                    $ 402.86       

Emergency Fund                         $ 22.13                    $ 

LOST FUND                                  $ 5,755.33               $

FEMA                                                $                              $

ARP                                                   $                              $

Water                                            $ 6,940.43               $ 3,248.36

Sewer                                            $ 3,515.32               $ 1,451.15


TOTAL:                                           $ 24,627.37             $ 24,635.46


A motion to approve the consent agenda was made by Eberhart with a second by Snyder.  All Ayes.


Public Forum:  Amber Busch attended the meeting as a representative of the Little League. She gave an update on teams and information regarding the league.


            A motion to approve donating $100.00 to Northeast Prom was made by Labarr with a second by Eberhart. All ayes.

            A motion to increase campground rates to $25.00 a night and $150.00 per week was made by Snyder with a second by Hosette. All ayes.

            A motion to have May 18th & 19th as city clean-up days was made by Hosette with a second by Lamaack. All ayes.

A.T Disposal attended the meeting to present information on his company and to answer any questions that the council had.

The sidewalk has been tabled until next month.

      A motion to move the generator and tank, located at the CAAC was made by Eberhart with a second by Labarr. All ayes.

      A motion to approve the city providing materials for the ball diamond pavilion roof was made by Eberhart with a second by Labarr. All ayes. The work for this will be completed by volunteers.


Mr. Thola attended the meeting to discuss a tree located near his property. He would like the city to remove it. Mayor Snyder had a tree specialist check out the tree, and said it was a viable tree. Since the tree is an older one and well established, cutting it down will disrupt the water/sewer pipes nearby and can damage them. The council discussed this situation and decided to have the tree trimmed instead of removed.

Mr. Thola also wanted to know what the city was going to do about the space between the driveway and road. The city usually puts gravel in that space but gave him permission to cement that area at his expense, knowing that if issues arise in the future and the cement must be dug up- it would be at the owner’s expense. Regarding the water & sewer hookup at the property where Mr. Thola is building his house, Rhonda will coordinate with Triple JJJ and Thola before any work is done.



Hosette complimented Rhonda on how nice the pickleball court and trail sign looks.

Rhonda reported that the clean-up of city property by BWP has been complete, the new sprayer for UTV is in and she will be doing the spraying this year. Seth asked that she spray at the lagoon as well.  She will be starting the work at the Ball Diamond next week and the campground is ready.

Mayor Snyder reported that the theme for Charlotte Day’s is Everything 80’s and that the city will be taking over the food concessions.

The two properties on Park Avenue (116 & 124) have been turned over to the city attorney for non-compliance regarding prior court order. The property owner of 121 Broadway Street missed his court appearance. By court order, he has 30 days to get the property demolished. Regarding 224 1st Street, the city attorney is proceeding with the municipal infraction.

The city submitted for the CCDA grant to purchase an electronic sign.


Motion to adjourn at 7:17 PM by Snyder with a second by Labarr. All Ayes.



                                                                                                Kelly Snyder, Mayor



___________________________________Chris Budde, City Clerk