July 5, 2016



July 5, 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, City Clerk and the following council members: Robert Goodrich, Jared Schneider, Fern Bontrager, Robert Freeman and Tracy Owens.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance the Consent Agenda was approved upon motion by Owens, Seconded by Goodrich and all aye votes.  The Consent Agenda includes the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, approval of May Financials, Annual Appointment of Senior Dining Commission, and the following claims:

7/5 PAYROLL    
Carrie Geno   $175.48
Sandra K Miller   $462.12
Allison R Watkins   $324.28
Carol A Wilkins   $924.47
Teresa K Lampe   $929.11
Fern J Bontrager   $226.87
Robert L Goodrich   $258.58
Robert E Freeman   $258.58
Tracy W Owens   $259.28
Jared M Schneider   $162.05
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,112.68
Betty Johnston   $115.73
Travis D Hartley   $1,004.10
Jesse J Meade   $1,087.54
Christine D Huston   $992.65
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,606.41
FED Taxes   $3,169.32
Alliant Energy July Senior Dining $549.27
Beth VanWinkle-City Clerk June Petty Cash $51.08
Boyse Dozing 9th Ave/7th Street Storm work $7,600.00
Cox Sanitation June Large Stickers/Recycling $2,859.50
Jesse J Meade Cell Phone/Clothing Reimbursement $151.01
Teresa K Lampe Cell Phone Reimbursement $60.00
Kelly L Litwiller Cell Phone Reimbursement $60.00
Travis D Hartley Cell Phone/Clothing Reimbursement $180.79
Ryan J Miller June Mileage Reimbursement $46.00
Library Cash Fund June Library Postage $75.88
New Life Community Church Parkside Cleaning $250.00
Treasurer State of Iowa 2nd Quarter Gas Tax $709.00
Treasurer State of Iowa June Sales Tax $3,112.00
Todd Troyer June Building Permits $105.00
Wellman Co-op Telephone Senior Dining Phone Bill $30.07
Wellman Emporium Association Senior Dining Condo Fee $117.00
Action Services Inc South Park Porta Potty $70.00
All Flags LLC Flags-Parks $193.51
Alliant Energy City Utilities $8,645.63
Aramark Uniform Services Skating Rink Mops $74.64
B&L Concrete Inc Main Street/5th St & 9th Ave Concrete Work $4,125.00
Bancard Center Skating Rink Itunes $3.87
Boyse Dozing North Park Sewer Repair/Ball Fields Work $4,450.00
Boyse Dozing Main St./5th St. & 9th Ave Water Main Break $2,705.62
Brad Litwiller Black Dirt – Parks $125.00
City of Wellman July City Utilities $876.21
City Sewer Service North Park Bathroom Sewer $540.60
Cox Sanitation WWTP Dumpster/May City Wide Clean-up $2,076.50
Dearborn National Employee Premiums $154.10
Hilltop Sign & Graphics Public Works Shirts/Sweatshirts $363.80
HR Green Company 11th St Sewer/Ebersole Subdivision/WWTP & WTP Inspection $3,310.00
Iowa Assoc Municipal Utilities June Energizers/SASSO FY17 Membership dues $1,988.30
IA City/County Management Assoc IACMA Membership dues $120.00
Iowa Department of Natural Resources FY17 Annual water supply fee $163.54
Iowa League of Cities FY17 Membership dues $919.00
Kalonial Tree Service Tree Trimming- Wishard Park $500.00
KCTC July Server Fee $10.70
Lynch Dallas PC Nuisance Properties/Library $630.00
Municipal Gas System Energy Efficient Rebate-Furnace & Water Heater $475.00
William D Nickell July Yard Waste $175.00
Office Express City Hall Office Supplies $46.65
One Source J VanWinkle Background Check $15.00
Paws & More June City Contribution/Customer Donations $258.11
Reggie Tire F250/Mower/Loader/Ranger Fuel $236.50
Slechta Communications Inc Skate Summer Hours/July 4th Ads $290.00
Standard Pest Control July Pest Control $45.00
Tech Steward May-June Web Design $240.00
Technology Services of Iowa Monthly Maintenance City Hall $140.00
Wash Co Emergency Management FY17 Assessment $2,464.00
Wellman Advance Council Minutes/Public Notices $499.32
Wellman Co-op Telephone July City Telephone Bill $656.24
Amanda Gorrell Utility Deposit Refund $201.62
George Kisner Utility Deposit Refund $192.69
Marisol Shryock Utility Deposit Refund $21.43
Barbara Meyer Utility Deposit Refund $19.35
Total   $67,047.78


May Financial Report:

  Fund Revenues Expenses
001 General Fund $272.58 $16,106.82
003 Aid to Public Library $4.90 $0.00
004 Liability/Prop Ins $1.07 $0.00
006 Street Assessment $3.07 $12,000.00
007 Tax Credit Reimbursement $1.19 $189.57
050 Comm Dev Grant/Housing $0.00 $0.00
054 Comm Dev Grant/Sewer $0.00 $0.00
110 Road Use Tax $11,144.26 $54,083.02
112 Employee Benefit $2.82 $1,296.66
121 Local Option Sales Tax $10,288.71 $91,502.00
125 Tax Increment Financing $14.61 $2,532.00
127 Housing & Urban $1.94 $0.00
131 Library County $0.00 $0.00
132 Library Progam $1,075.00 $34.70
133 Library Local $0.00 $0.00
134 Library Stitler Trust $0.00 $0.00
135 Library Fines & Fees $44.50 $97.67
136 Library State $0.00 $0.00
137 Library Savings $223.95 $49.00
138 Library Capital $4,500.00 $0.00
151 Skate Rink $3,637.00 $4,002.18
152 Parkside $2,264.29 $1,706.27
153 Parkside Maintenance $2,500.56 $0.00
154 Parks Playground Project $0.02 $0.00
156 Riverboat Municipal Grant $3.33 $65,000.00
181 Sr Dining HAA $0.00 $6.00
182 SR Dining Waiver $0.00 $0.00
183 Sr Dining Donation $1,916.91 $209.50
184 Sr Dining Project CD $0.72 $631.68
200 Debt Svc 2012 A $9,381.69 $0.00
205 Debt Svc 2012 B $50,250.00 $0.00
210 Debt Svc 2011 Infra $174,202.00 $0.00
220 Debt Svc Parkside $65,000.00 $0.00
301 Cap Equip Reserve $0.00 $0.00
304 Cap Proj Parkside $0.00 $0.00
305 Cap Proj Parks & Trls $13,000.00 $0.00
308 2011 Infrastructure $0.00 $0.00
500 Perm Funds/Library $0.00 $0.00
600 Water $42,035.74 $130,576.85
601 Water Capital Projects $9.62 $0.00
602 Water Sinking $90,885.82 $0.00
603 Water CD/RO Filters $0.00 $0.00
604 Water RO Project $1.09 $0.00
610 Sewer $24,172.63 $89,113.38
611 Sewer Capital Projects $1.15 $0.00
612 Sewer Sinking $49,280.09 $0.00
640 Gas $44,781.57 $71,322.31
670 Landfill/Garbage $4,118.38 $3,889.81
700 Cable TV $0.59 $56.70
740 Storm Water $3,059.10 $18,000.00
TOTAL   $608,080.90 $562,406.12

No one spoke in the public forum.

Council moved to item 4 on the agenda for discussion and action on David Johnson Utility Bill.  David Johnson was present and explained to council that his April bill had a high consumption of water used over a period of time starting on the 15th of April and then dropped back to normal after the 25th.  He feels that this was due to a faulty meter and would like to see the city credit his account for the amount he paid during those days.  Litwiller explained that after looking back at the history from last year she noticed that the water usage spiked up around the same time frame as this year and questions whether something else may be going on that Johnson isn’t aware of.  Council feels that with the data that was presented to them they don’t feel the city is not responsible.

Discussion was had on Wellman Co-op Telephone Cell Equipment on Water Tower.  Litwiller explained to council that she’s received plans and specifications from Utility Services and plans to meet with Wellman     Co-op to provide the information received, and will continue moving forward on this project.  Council feels that Wellman Co-op should pay the expenses and would like to see an agreement on what is decided after the meeting.

Council member Owens left the meeting at 5:50 pm.

Discussion and action was taken regarding Molczyk Sewer Line.  Preston & Heather Molczyk were present to give the council a brief update on the locations of the sewer line running through their yard and has asked to have this taken care of so that they can build a garage in the backyard.  Litwiller presented council with a couple estimates and explained that after Todd Troyer, our building permit inspector, met up with Molczyk’s that they came to an agreement that they would be able to go with the cheaper estimate of $17,068.  Freeman moved to approve Molczyk paying $5,000 for the project and city will pay the rest but not to exceed $15,000 with construction and legal included, Seconded by Goodrich and all voted aye.

Discussion and action was taken regarding FY16 annual examination contract with Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C.  Litwiller explained to council that the city has been using this firm for many years and are happy with the work they do.  Bontrager moved to approve, Seconded by Schneider and all voted aye.

Discussion and action was taken regarding Aero – Mod Digester Sludge Pump Improvement Plan Project.  Litwiller explained that this has been in discussion for a long time and feels it needs to be done.  Freeman moved to approve, Seconded by Bontrager and all voted aye.

In council reports, Goodrich mentioned that we’ve been dealing with 4 nuisance properties for quite some time and would like to see these get settled.  He also mentioned that he’d like to have a third party come in and take a look at the water plant.  Litwiller said she’s got a few that have shown interest in taking a look and will look into them.  Schneider wanted to mention that he has been to many parades lately and feels that Wellman has the best attendance of any other.  Miller wanted to thank all the city employees for their hard work at getting the city ready for the 4th of July celebration.  Freeman wanted to thank all the volunteers who made the 4th of July celebration possible.  Special thanks to all the firefighters, Tom Buckwalter, and Shawn Powell for their hard work.  Litwiller had several items to update council on regarding JET Physical Therapy landscaping options, Starbeck/Miller building, Blosser property, & 9th Ave water main break.  She also wanted to get councils opinion on what we want to do moving forward on the list of abatement properties.  Schneider feels that council needs to have a work session and set priorities on which properties we move forward on first.  Council will have work session at the Aug. 1st council meeting to discuss this further.

With no further business to be discussed Freeman moved for adjournment at 6:43 pm, Goodrich Seconded and all voted aye.  The next regular City Council Meeting will be Monday, July 18, 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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