Charlotte, IA 

May 2024 Regular Council Meeting

Charlotte City Council Proceedings

MAY 14, 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, Labarr and Hosette present.

The consent agenda included the approval of the agenda, the clerk’s financial report, the minutes of the April 9th special meeting, April 9th regular meeting and April 23rd special meeting of 2024, and the following revenues and expenses:

Bills paid prior to Meeting:

941 Tax – 2,114.96

IPERS – 1,201.13

State W/H- 342.89

Sales Tax- 22.33

Water Excise Tax- 435.17

Alliant- 2,066.61

Windstream, phone & internet- 548.56


Accounts Payable for Meeting:

Clinton County Sheriff, monthly contract – 1,143.00

Charlotte Little League, grant- 1,000.00

Chem Right Labs- 174.00

F&B, software/email- 73.50

Gordon Flesch, copier- 48.74

Great Western Supply, park- 237.15

Iowa Prison Industries, sign- 111.80

J&S, fuel- 131.05

JJJ Enterprises, curb valve- 1,098.61

John Deere Financial, aerator, fertizier,seed- 1,824.79

Lynch-Dallas, legal- 1,154.36

Observer, publications- 175.50

Preston Ready Mix, campground- 284.97

Republic, garbage contract- 2,895.54

Rhonda Marlowe, door- 248.95

River Valley, fuel- 2,041.04

UPSP, stamps- 689.00

Visa, diamond drag & chaulker, trimmer- 1,626.36

Water Solutions, chemicals- 671.30


Gross Wages

$ 8,939.96


APRIL FUND                                REVENUES           EXPENSES

GENERAL FUND                          $ 34,703.31            $ 53,727.90

ROAD USE FUND                        $ 2,991.90               $ 3,188.51                      

Employee Benefit                        $ 2,354.85               $ 486.03   

Emergency Fund                         $ 748.77                  $ 

LOST FUND                                  $ 4,591.64               $

FEMA                                                $                              $

ARP                                                   $                              $

Water                                            $ 7,622.55               $ 5,896.71

Sewer                                            $ 3,546.69              $ 1,908.96


TOTAL:                                           $ 56,559.71            $ 65,208.11

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


Public Forum: 

No written or oral comments were made.


Brenda from Republic Services attended the meeting to share with the council the updated garbage contract proposal for the city. She mentioned that Republic has had a long history of doing business with the city and would like to continue this partnership. The council was able to ask questions and decided to table this until the next meeting.

Megan Graves attended the meeting to explain to the council where she is at with the DNR regarding her building permit. She has gotten approval from the DNR for 2 of the 3 permits needed and is just waiting to hear from them, which could take a few months.

            A motion to approve Graves building permit pending the DNR approval was made by Hosette with a second by Labarr. All ayes.

            A motion to approve hiring Cut-Rite Tree Service to remove the four dead trees and trim an additional tree was made by Snyder with a second by Hosette. All ayes.

The city will be updating their tree ordinance.

The new fire station, Pitts liquor license, fuel tank and sidewalk have all been tabled until next month’s meeting.



Mayor Snyder reported that the trial date for Pitts’ property is set for July 9th at 10:30 a.m. and the property at 224 1st Street has been torn down.

Rhonda mentioned that there will be additional names added to the Veteran’s Memorial before the holiday and reminded the council that Charlotte clean-up days is this coming weekend.

Seth attended the meeting to give the council an update on the lagoon and stated that there are no issues at present.

Hosette reported that there was another dog bite in town, and the city will update the ordinance to the one that the city attorney recommended.

Eberhart brought to the council’s attention that a fence was put up without a permit. The mayor spoke with the council and it was decided that she would handle this situation.


Motion to adjourn at 6:40 PM by Snyder with a second by Lamaack. All Ayes.



                                                                                                Kelly Snyder, Mayor




Chris Budde, City Clerk