July 18, 2016



July 19, 2016

Wellman, Iowa

The Wellman City Council met in regular session in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building at 5:30pm.  Mayor Ryan Miller presided with City Administrator and the following Council Members: Robert Goodrich, Jared Schneider, Fern Bontrager and Robert Freeman, absent Tracy Owens.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance the Consent Agenda was approved upon motion by Freeman, Seconded by Bontrager and all aye votes.  The consent agenda includes the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, approval of Bender’s Bar & Grill Liquor License, and the following claims:

7/18 PAYROLL    
Carrie Geno   $472.17
Sandra K Miller   $425.96
Allison R Watkins   $219.75
Carol A Wilkins   $947.43
Tobi Boyse   $2,450.75
Teresa K Lampe   $993.69
Ryan J Miller   $276.80
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,112.68
Betty Johnston   $89.53
Travis D Hartley   $1,130.97
Jesse J Meade   $1,119.54
Josh VanWinkle   $522.05
Christine D Huston   $950.04
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,566.01
FED Taxes   $4,219.10
STATE   $1,173.00
IPERS   $3,976.06
AFLAC   $254.22
BC/BS   $2,628.66
Ace Electric Inc Sunrise Breaker Work $65.00
Action Services Inc 4th of July Porta Potty $340.00
Aerosaw Inc Watermain break 9th Ave & 3rd Street $250.00
Baker & Taylor Books Library Books $470.29
Baker Paper Company Tissue & Lines – Parks & PAC $114.00
Bancard Pre-postage Envelops, League Conference, Watermain Work $2,107.67
Brown Supply Co Inc Poly Plastic Pipe $70.00
Carol A Wilkins Library Supplies/DVD Reimbursement $152.82
Carrie Geno Library Supplies Reimbursement $51.22
Clayton Energy Corp June Gas Purchase $3,453.01
Cummins Central Power LLC Annual Generator Inspections $1,475.43
E Central IA Council Gov WWTP Administration $2,282.50
Eastern Iowa Light & Power July Lift Station $98.18
Freeman Foods Batteries, Skate Merchandise for Resale, Tissues, Towels, Light $173.76
Gas Products Sales Inc Gas Supplies, Post, Decals $1,259.88
Gingerich Well & Pump Service Boring Gas Line 13th Street $1,100.00
Hach Company Water Plant Service Agreement 7/16 -7/17 $2,946.00
Hills Bank & Trust June Merchant Fees $391.12
Iowa History Journal Library Subscription Renewal $18.95
Iowa One Call June One Calls $38.70
Kalona Machine Shop Tank Rental $30.00
Kuenster Heating Rod Hangers & Thread, Sunrise GEO, PAC Condensor $470.64
Lynch Dallas Inc Attorney Fees – Nuisance, 11th Street Easements $2,185.00
Mendards Cleaning Supplies – City Hall & Library $32.59
Northland Securities Annual Disclosure Report $1,500.00
Office Express City Hall office Supplies $35.23
PeopleServices Inc August Water/WWTP Services $13,968.00
Quality Windows Cleaning Sr Dining Windows & City Hall Windows $105.00
Sam’s Club Skate Merch of Resale $189.13
USDA July Payment $2,532.00
Utility Safety & Design Inc June Retainer Fee $175.00
Washington Comm YMCA June Fees $266.38
Wash County Auditor July-Sept Law /Communciations $20,722.50
Wash County Recorder Fence Permits Recording $53.00
Wellman Advance Subscription Renewal/Minutes/Skate Rink $314.18
Wellman Post Office Library Stamps $86.00
Yotty’s Ace Inc Shop Supplies, sprayer/washer, paint trays, elbow $57.12
SE Iowa Insurance Service 4th of July Insurance $1,010.00
Hawkeye Foam LLC Utility Deposit Refund $0.07
Jean Young Utility Deposit Refund $88.66
Stephen Vold Utility Deposit Refund $69.14
Total   $85,276.58

Ryan Schlabaugh from English River Watershed presented council this evening with Improvement & Resiliency Plan book.  Ryan gave an update to council regarding funding that is available as well as suggesting to council to have them include the English River Wateshed on any projects in the future.

Randy Tinnes indicated that there 28 calls during the month of June.  A few arrest, domestics, and stolen vehicle.  Goodrich mentioned vehicle on jacks down near Buckwalters at Old Barn that needed to be tagged.

Josh from PeopleServices was not able to be in attendance to give update, but will try to make first meeting in August.

Resolution No. 16-38 A resolution approving Bond Purchase Agreement for the sale of bonds thereunder was introduced and caused to be read.  Michael Hart from Northland Securities updated council as to the purchase of the bonds.  A local bank in the Iowa City area is purchasing the bonds at interest rate of 1.65% with a total net savings of around $28,000 for the City.  Schneider moved to adopt Resolution No. 16-38, Seconded by Freeman and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 16-39 A resolution to amend resolution setting salaries for employees of the City of Wellman for Fiscal Year 2017 was introduced and caused to be read.  Litwiller explained that the original resolution documented the incorrect salary for Betty Johnston.  The new resolution reflects the accurate rate and budged amount for FY17.  Goodrich moved to adopt Resolution No. 16-39, Seconded by Bontrager and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Council approved to enter into Memorandum of Understanding between Elder Services, Inc and Wellman Senior Dining.  Litwiller indicated that the contract is the same as the contract passed for FY16.  Financially this has been a great choice by the Sr Dining Commission and the City.  The program has been running smoothly.  Goodrich moved to approve entering the contract, Freeman Seconded and all voted aye.

Litwiller explained to council the issues that Well #3 and Well #2 are experiencing.  They had been provided a email with explanation from our operator stepping the plan for repairs.  They agreed to move forward with the repairs for Well #3 in order to get the well functioning at capacity needed in order to deal with issues at Well #2.  Miller indicated that the bills will be approved on the bills list.

Goodrich mentioned in council reports that he wants to see the nuisance properties moving forward.  Litwiller explained that she is moving on them and will see improvements very shortly.  Litwiller mentioned of sewage backup on 6thAve on North end of town.  The sewer backed up into basement of residence.  City Sewer located issues which ended up to the City mains.  Litwiller will be working with residence to make sure issue is addressed.  Litwiller also mentioned on call comp time and that an employee has over 80 hours.  She will be working on getting a plan in place for them to use time before too much time and not getting used.  The council will address payout of comp time at the next scheduled meeting.

With no further business Freeman moved for adjournment at 6:04pm, Seconded by Bontrager and all voted aye.  The next regular City Council meeting will be held, Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building.

Minutes transcribed by the City Clerk subject to Council Approval.

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