May 16, 2016



May 16, 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 Freeman, Seconded by Owens and all aye votes.  The Consent Agenda includes the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, and the following claims:

5/9 Payroll    
Carrie Geno   $418.89
Sandra K Miller   $340.88
Allison R Watkins   $157.92
Carol A Wilkins   $981.71
Teresa K Lampe   $989.84
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,110.71
Betty Johnston   $121.62
Travis D Hartley   $1,061.49
Jesse J Meade   $1,153.47
Christine D Huston   $1,055.58
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,792.84
FED Taxes   $3,143.79
Alliant Energy City Utilities $7,836.51
Amazon Library Books/Movies/Supplies $190.53
American Water Works Assn Membership Dues $360.00
Aramark Uniform Services Skate Rink Mops $74.64
Baker & Taylor Books Library Books & Movies $845.35
Baker Paper Company, Inc. Trash Liners/Tissue $114.00
Boyse Dozing Water Main Break Work $594.94
Carol A Wilkins Library Reimbursement- Continuing Ed. $49.00
Carrie Geno Library Reimbursement- SRP Supplies $129.95
Cherry Lake Publishing Library Books $18.26
City Sewer Service North Park Bathroom Sewer $201.50
Clayton Energy Corp. April Gas Purchase $7,693.26
Dano Group Yard Waste Bags $898.56
David Ebersole Mulching/Trimming Work-Parkside & Welcome Sign $575.00
DEMCO Library Supplies $74.70
Diamond Vogel Yellow/Blue Paint $95.52
Eastern Iowa Light & Power Co. May Lift Station $99.28
Ferguson Waterworks R900G Radiohead’s-Gas $176.45
Freeman Foods Skate Rink-Merch for resale/Batteries/City Hall Supplies $239.72
Gambles Parks Supplies/Batteries $89.90
Gary Peiffer Mower Blade Sharpening $15.00
Hills Bank & Trust April Merchant Fees $444.31
Home Gas, Inc. Wastewater Treatment Plant Thermo coupling $9.00
Howard R Green Company 11th Street Sewer Project $2,375.00
Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources 11th Street Permit $100.00
Iowa League of Cities Small City Workshop-Litwiller/VanWinkle/Goodrich $120.00
Iowa One Call April One Calls $24.30
Kalonial Tree Service 8th Ave. Tree Removal $950.00
Keota Meat Locker Sr. Dining Meat Processing $631.68
Koch Brothers Black/White & Color Copies-City Hall $171.38
Kuenster Heating & AC N Park Bath Faucet & Wall Hydrants/City Hall/JET new stool $1,035.85
LL Pelling, Co. Spring Road Chip & Seal $17,518.57
Mahaska Bottling Co. Skate Rink Merch for resale $259.80
Maple Ave. Greenhouse Mulch for Parks $560.00
Menards Mini Cultivator/Gas Can-Parks $158.99
MicroVision Labs, Inc. Water Treatment Plant Particle Sample $400.00
PeopleServices Inc. June Water/Wastewater $13,968.00
Project Share Project Share $200.00
Reggie Tire Mower/F250/Dump Truck/#48/Ranger- Fuel $246.35
S & G Materials Pea Gravel-Parks $482.41
Sam’s Club Rakes-Streets/Skate Rink Merch for Resale $914.77
Sitler’s Supplies, Inc. Fluorescent Light Bulbs $141.12
Technology Services of Iowa Monthly Maintenance-City Hall/WATV Camcorder Wall Mount $196.70
USDA May Payment $2,532.00
Walsh Door & Hardware Co. Parkside Keys $52.68
Washington Community YMCA April Fees $585.23
Washington Evening Journal Public Works Position Advertisement $108.50
Weamer Electric, LLC Library-Supply Power to A/C Unit $376.57
Wellman Advance Skate/Public Works Advertisement & 4-18/5-2 Council Minutes $389.20
Wellman Auto Parts Cable Tie/Bolts/Washers-Gas & Shop Supplies $143.05
Wellman Automotive Chevy 3500- New Brake Lines $189.56
Yotty’s Drill Bit/Supplies- Streets & Bucket/Quikrete-Gas $43.41
Total   $78,029.24

In public forum, Heather Trimpe, located at 1506 1st Ave., spoke on behalf of her and husband Jason.  She explained to Council that they are ready for water but has questions on where the water lines are.  She would like to ask Council if they would be willing to pay for what needs to be done to determine where the lines are located.  Litwiller explained that she has looked into this and that she would like to have City Sewer come in and run camera down through the line so we can determine which line is best to be used to tie into.  Council agrees that this is information that the city needs to have.  Litwiller & Trimpe will discuss and work out the details.

Randy Tinnes was present from Sheriff’s department to update council on reports from April.  There were 33 calls for the month.  Tinnes reported a couple domestic disputes, but overall it’s been a pretty good month.  Litwiller mentioned that she’s had a couple reports of speeding down 8th Ave and that it’s mostly in the evenings.

Josh Dean from PeopleServices gave council a brief update on the operations of the facility.  Dean indicated that Dave Morgan with Iowa Pump Works inspected the high service pumps and has sent out an estimate for the cost of getting high service pump 2 fixed. He explained that he feels this needs to be done because if this pump goes out the other will not be able to keep up with demand.  He also explained that Hach was at the plant to address issues with CL-17 chlorine analyzer and pH meter.  He explained that overall things are running pretty smoothly.  Miller questioned Dean on the dust issues.  Dean explained that the labs came back negative-benign.  But that they will be conducting an air quality test as well.

Council moved to item 14 on discussion of Kinneer parcel split to allow Kinneer’s to leave meeting earlier.  Bill & Judy Kinneer were present and presented council with a satellite view of the parcels.  Kinneer explained that they would like to start listing the 7 acres with the house on Monday if possible.  The parcel that will be given to son will be left as farm ground.  Owens moved to approve the parcel split, Freeman Seconded and all voted aye.

Resolution No. 16-23 A resolution approving the installation of stop signs at the intersection of 1st Ave and 3rd St  was introduced and caused to be read.  Goodrich moved to approve Resolution No. 16-23, Owens Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 16-24 A resolution to set FY16 Budget Amendment hearing date was introduced and caused to be read.  The date will be set for Tuesday, May 31stat 7:30 am.  Bontrager moved to approve Resolution No. 16-24, Freeman Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 16-25 A resolution to approve preliminary resolution pursuant to Section 384.42 of the Iowa Code covering the 11th St Sanitary Sewer Project was introduced and caused to be read.  Litwiller explained that she has received all petitions and that they will be proceeding.  If all resolutions are passed tonight, then next step will be to send out for bidding.

Goodrich moved to approve Resolution No. 16-25, Bontrager Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 16-26 A resolution approving and adopting Preliminary Plans and Specifications, Estimate of Cost and Plat and Schedule for the 11th St Sanitary Sewer Project was introduced and caused to be read.  Goodrich moved to approve Resolution No. 16-26, Schneider Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 16-27 A resolution of necessity for the 11th St Sanitary Sewer Project was introduced and caused to be read.  Litwiller explained that this just describes the project itself.   Owens moved to approve Resolution No. 16-27, Goodrich Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 16-28 A resolution ordering preparation of detailed plans, specifications, notice of bidders and form of contract for the 11th St Sanitary Sewer Project was introduced and caused to be read.  Bontrager moved to approve Resolution No. 16-28, Bontrager Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 16-29 A resolution to provide for a notice of hearing on proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the 11th St Sanitary Sewer Project, and the taking of bids therefore was introduced and caused to be read.  Owens moved to approve Resolution No. 16-29, Bontrager Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Discussion and action was taken on Jet Therapy Lease Renewal.  Litwiller explained that they pay $650/month plus property taxes and that it is a 2 year lease.  Freeman moved to approve, Seconded by Bontrager and all voted aye.

Discussion and action was taken on Heritage Society Insurance.  Litwiller explained to Council that Leroy Powell approached her and questioned why the Heritage Society was paying for the insurance if its city property and the city pays for the other city owned properties in town.  Litwiller talked with Shawn and he found no record of whether the city has paid for it in the past.  The total premium is $1081 which $308 of that is the property on 7th Ave which is city owned.  Litwiller questioned whether the city should pay for that portion by doing a yearly donation to be used towards the city owned property or how council feels it should be handled.  Goodrich stated that he feels that we make the yearly donation and not specify what they use it for.  He feels the Heritage Society is a good asset for the town.  Litwiller explained to Council that it will be put in the budget to make the donation every June 1st and that there are funds available to make the donation this year as well if they’d like to.  Owens moved to make a $500 donation starting this year, Goodrich Seconded and all voted aye.

In council reports, Owens questioned where the status was on the Blosser property.  Litwiller explained that they have until June 15th to have something done otherwise the property will be owned by the city as of July 1st.  Freeman wondered if while we’ve got City Sewer in the area if we should have the mapping done on all of Daytonville.  Litwiller said she’s pretty sure we already have mapping on where the mains are in Daytonville but she will double check on this.  Bontrager wanted to thank all city workers & volunteers for all their hard work Friday and Saturday for the City Wide Clean Up.  Schneider mentioned the 2 big trees up on 8th Street and wondered if these had been looked at.  Litwiller will check into this to see whether they’ve been looked at or not.  Miller mentioned how busy of a week it was for the Public Works guys.  They had a big project at the M-P High School with putting in a new gas line, 9 residents who had services shut off & City Clean-Up days on Friday & Saturday.  He also mentioned that he was approached by a resident with concerns on the South Park playground equipment being safe.  He feels that we need to take a look at the equipment to see if it’s safe to use or if it just needs to be removed.   Litwiller wanted to remind council about the special meeting on May 31st at 7:30am.  Miller and Litwiller will be conducting interviews for the 3rd Public Works Position starting May 23rdand will hopefully be ready to present to the council for the May 6th meeting.  She wanted to let the council know that P&Z has been meeting quite a bit lately and feels that this is a good thing for the city.  Litwiller also updated council on one of the Daytonville properties that’s been on the Abatement list has been sold and that the house will be demolished and cleaned up soon.  Miller questioned how things were going on the other Abatement properties.  Litwiller explained that she will be going back through the properties and taking pictures and will be moving forward with the process.

With no further business Bontrager moved for adjournment at 6:28 pm, Owens Seconded and all aye votes.  The next regular City Council meeting will be Monday, June 6, 2016, 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building.

Minutes transcribed by the City Clerk are subject to Council Approval.

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