May 2, 2016



May 2, 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, Robert Freeman and Tracy Owens, absent Fern Bontrager.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance the Consent Agenda was approved upon motion by Goodrich, Seconded by Owens and all aye votes.  The Consent Agenda includes the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, and the following claims:

4/25 PAYROLL    
Carrie Geno   $402.77
Sandra K Miller   $436.46
Allison R Watkins   $76.30
Carol A Wilkins   $921.71
Teresa K Lampe   $926.23
Ryan J Miller   $276.80
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,112.68
Betty Johnston   $115.12
Travis D Hartley   $998.72
Jesse J Meade   $1,019.45
Christine D Huston   $910.92
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,571.15
FED Taxes   $2,946.49
State Taxes   $912.00
BC/BS   $2,447.08
AFLAC   $254.22
IPERS   $3,609.05
Action Services Inc. South Park Porta Potty Service Fee $70.00
Cox Sanitation WWTP Dumpster $50.00
KCTC Server Access Fee $10.70
Kalona News Skate Rink Summer Hours Advertising $60.00
Tech Steward Website Fee $330.00
Washington Co Enviro Health Sr Dining Food License Renewal $67.50
Kuenster Plumbing, Htg & Air Water Plant Reznor heaters $3,150.00
Alliant Energy April Sr Dining Utilities $372.15
Beth VanWinkle-City Clerk April Petty Cash $28.90
Cox Sanitation April Recycling/Large Stickers $2,811.25
Jesse J Meade April Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Travis D Hartley April Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Kelly L Litwiller April Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Teresa K Lampe April Cell/Garden Tool Reimbursement $86.74
Library Cash Fund April Library Postage $44.94
New Life Community Church April PAC Cleaning $250.00
Quality Window Cleaning Sr Dining Window Cleaning $10.00
Ryan J Miller April Mileage Reimbursement $46.00
The Appliance Barn Sr Dining Ice Maker $74.90
Treasurer State Of Iowa April Sales Tax $3,938.00
Todd Troyer April Building Permit $35.00
Wellman Co-op Telephone Sr Dining TV & HDMI Cable $831.77
Wellman Emporium Association May Sr Dining Condo Fee $117.00
All-American Lock & Key WWTP & WP Rekeying of Locks $1,697.76
Alliant Energy May Utility Bills $816.51
Bancard Skate Rink Itunes $7.74
City of Wellman May City Utilities $1,115.34
Farmers Supply Mower Parts-Parks & Rec $204.41
Gingerich Well & Pump Clean Air Volume Control-Water Plant $115.00
Howard R Green Company WTP & WWTP Inspections/Filter to Waste/Molcyzh/Quotes $2,800.00
Iowa Association Municipal Util Leak Survey-Gas/Gas Construction $2,916.94
Lynch Dallas PC Nuisance/Parking Tickets $675.00
Mahaska Bottling Co Skate Rink Pop for Resale $105.00
Martin Manure Movers Sludge Hauling-WWTP $4,036.65
William D Nickell May Yardwaste $175.00
Paws & More May City Contribution/Customer Donations $275.55
Standard Pest Control May Pest Control $45.00
USA BlueBook 4′ Post Sleeve-Gas $76.55
Utility Safety & Design April Gas Retainer Fee $175.00
Wellman Advance April 4 Minutes $180.29
Wellman Co-op Telephone May Telephone Bill $676.20
Total   $47,595.94

No one spoke in the public forum.

Council moved to Item 4 on the agenda for discussion and action on the annual software maintenance with Ferguson Waterworks.  Litwiller explained to Council that Brad Klein with Ferguson looked into the possibility of signing an annual contract with them but after looking into this further he found that the City had turned this down in the past and because of this they can no longer offer the annual contract.  We would need to sign a 3 year contract with Ferguson, which would begin April 1st and will be up for renewal in 2019.  The cost would be $2700. Litwiller feels that she doesn’t see us not using Ferguson in the future and recommended that we should sign the contract. Freeman moved to approve signing the contract, Seconded by Schneider and all voted aye.

In council reports, Litwiller wanted to mention to anyone watching that if they are going to start a business in their homes that this must go through the Board of Adjustments and to please contact city on this process.  She also wanted to let council know that she’s contacted owners of the signs in the right of ways and that they are in the process of being removed.  She’s also been contacted on the Starbeck/Miller building and had a good conversation with the owner.  They said that they will be getting a dumpster down there soon to begin with cleaning up and also discussed the possibilities of maybe donating the property to the city or selling to the city.  Litwiller will continue working with them on this process.  Litwiller explained to Council that she would like to have a work session with Parkside, Jet PT, Sunrise Daycare & M-P Preschool to discuss how everything is supposed to work and where the responsibilities are when it comes to repairing, etc.  She wanted to see if any council members would like to be present for this session.  She will let them all know dates once she has them.  She wanted to let council know that she has received all the petitions for the 11th St Sewer project and will be moving forward with the voluntary process.  She’s also been working on the Budget Amendment that needs to be certified and to County by May 31stand will need to hold a special meeting before in order to comply.  She wants to have the meeting on May 31st at 7:30am and will e-mail reminders when it gets closer.  She gave Council an update with the delinquent accounts.  We Posted 60 residents last Thursday and all but 1 came in and either paid in full or have arranged payment agreements.  Freeman wanted to state that he’s very pleased with the delinquent accounts and wanted to thank Chris and all involved with the hard work done.  Miller wanted to remind the city that the clean-up days are May 13th & 14th and hopes everyone can take advantage of this.  He also wanted to thank Teresa Lampe on her hard work with the 94 year old skating party that was held on Thursday here in Wellman.  He recommends checking it out online if you have the chance.  Owens questioned the status on the cement work on Main Street.  Litwiller has a call in to have the water issues looked at and after this is done we will be moving forward with this.  He also wanted update on the stop sign at the intersection of 3rd street and 1st Ave.  Litwiller has received the information needed for this and plans on having on the May 16th Council Meeting.

With no further business Goodrich moved for adjournment at 5:46 pm, Freeman Seconded and all aye votes.  The next regular City Council meeting will be Monday, May 16th, 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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