September 19, 2016
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, Fern Bontrager, Robert Freeman and Tracy Owens, absent Jared Schneider. Following the Pledge of Allegiance the Consent Agenda was approved upon motion by Freeman, Seconded by Goodrich and all aye votes. The consent agenda includes the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, approval of The Well & Freeman Foods Liquor License, and the following claims:
|Sandra K Miller||$280.13|
|Allison R Watkins||$130.15|
|Carol A Wilkins||$947.43|
|Teresa K Lampe||$953.15|
|Beth A VanWinkle||$1,190.98|
|Travis D Hartley||$1,130.97|
|Jesse J Meade||$1,141.31|
|Christine D Huston||$1,035.29|
|Kelly L Litwiller||$1,606.41|
|Skating Rink||FY16 Year End transfer to cover accounts||$700.00|
|Senior Dining||FY16 Year End transfer to cover accounts||$2,570.00|
|Sewer Fund||FY16 Year End transfer to cover accounts||$13,000.00|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||June Sales Tax||$685.68|
|Jeremy & Kari Statler||Utility Deposit Refund||$28.72|
|Richard & Kathryn Newman||Utility Deposit Refund||$49.37|
|Billy & Cindy Bontrager||Utility Deposit Refund||$144.09|
|Iron Horse/Zach Cornwell||Utility Deposit Refund||$31.28|
|Ace Electric||Main Street Light Pole Repair||$150.00|
|ADL Development Group LLC||2016 TIF Payment||$5,874.00|
|Baker & Taylor Books||Library Books||$478.34|
|Bancard Center||Sr. Dining Chair Glides/OSHA Class-Litwiller & VanWinkle||$321.00|
|Boyse Dozing||Sewer Line Work – Telephone Co||$1,785.62|
|Carol A Wilkins||Library DVD’s & Supplies Reimbursement||$338.94|
|Carrie Geno||Library Supplies Reimbursement||$4.07|
|Central Iowa Distributing||Shop Wipes||$69.20|
|City Sewer Service||Jet/Camera – Telephone Co. & Iron Horse||$1,199.60|
|Clayton Energy||July & August Gas Purchase||$7,165.46|
|E Central IA Council Gov||Wastewater Administration||$581.00|
|Eastern IA Light & Power Co.||September Lift Station||$105.93|
|HR Green Co.||Water/Wastewater Annual Inspection||$75.00|
|Hydro View||Jet/Camera/Cleaned Sanitary & Storm Sewer||$24,390.00|
|Industrial Sales||Gas Supplies||$222.46|
|Iowa One Call||August One Calls||$20.70|
|J & B Repair||Hydraulic Hose/F150-Rack/Fl Mats/Seat Covers/Lights||$1,170.48|
|Jesse J Meade||Work Boots Reimbursement||$180.19|
|John Deere Financial||Shop Supplies/Tools||$43.86|
|Kuenster Heating & Air LLC||Parkside Filters & City Hall Utility Faucet Repair||$203.02|
|Municipal Gas System||Energy Efficient Rebate-Furnace||$400.00|
|PeopleService, Inc||October Water/WWTP Services||$13,968.00|
|Reggie Tire||Mower/Uniloader/F150/Tonner Fuel||$309.55|
|Reha Greenhouse||City Hall Flowers & Mulch||$121.22|
|Rex’s Refill & Supplies||Library Black/Color Toner||$146.98|
|Technology Service of Iowa||City Hall Monthly Maintenance||$140.00|
|USABluebook||Water Plant Dehumidifiers||$6,102.81|
|Utility Safety & Design Inc||Map & GPS/Farm Grain Bin Tap||$1,964.16|
|Washington Community YMCA||August Fees||$401.86|
|Wellman Advance||Council Minutes||$122.77|
|Wellman Automotive||Chevy 1500 Door Hinge Replacement||$284.40|
No one spoke in the public forum.
Randy Tinnes indicated that there were 26 calls during the month of August. Majority were normal assault calls and one was for a home invasion.
Josh from PeopleService was not able to be in attendance to give update due to a water leak in the water plant needing addressed.
A public hearing to receive comment on proposed plans, specifications, and opinion of probable cost for the wastewater disinfection improvements project was opened upon motion by Goodrich, Seconded by Owens and upon roll call the vote were 4 unanimous ayes, Schneider absent. There were no oral or written comments. Bontrager moved to close the public hearing, Seconded by Freeman and all voted aye.
A public hearing to receive comment on proposed plans, specifications, and opinion of probable cost for the water treatment plant filter to waste improvements project was opened upon motion by Goodrich, Seconded by Freeman and upon roll call the votes were 4 unanimous ayes, Schneider absent. There were no oral or written comments. Owens moved to close the public hearing, Seconded by Freeman and all voted aye.
Resolution No. 16-46 A Resolution approving the City of Wellman Street Finance Report for FY16 was introduced and caused to be read. Goodrich moved to adopt Resolution No. 16-46, Seconded by Freeman and upon roll call the vote was 4 unanimous ayes, Schneider absent.
Resolution No. 16-47 A Resolution approving the plans and specifications, proposed form of contract and estimate of cost for construction of the wastewater treatment plant disinfection improvements project was introduced and caused to be read. Bontrager moved to adopt Resolution No. 16-47, Seconded by Owens and upon roll call the vote was 4 unanimous ayes, Schneider absent.
Resolution No. 16-48 A Resolution approving the plans and specifications, proposed form of contract and estimate of cost for construction of the water treatment plant filter to waste improvements project was introduced and caused to be read. Jerry Phipps with HR Green was present and gave council a brief explanation on how the filter to waste works and explained the two different options. Bontrager moved to adopt Resolution No. 16-48, Seconded by Freeman and upon roll call the vote was 4 unanimous ayes, Schneider absent.
Discussion was had on the sewer issues at Jim Millice’s property located at 1110 6th Ave. Jim Millice was present and addressed his concerns and gave council a timeline of the events with his 2 sewer back up’s which occurred July 16th and August 4th. Litwiller explained that she had talked with the city’s insurance company and the agent is still waiting on information from Millice’s attorney. After the insurance receives this information then the city will be able to determine how to move forward. Millice will contact his attorney and have them get the information needed to the Insurance Company.
Discussion and action was taken on Water Tower Lease Agreement with Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association. Miller and Litwiller had met with the Telephone Company and came to an agreement on $400.00 per month to be paid in advance which would be good for 5 years. Freeman moved to approve, Seconded by Owens and all voted aye.
Owens mentioned in council reports that there will be a fundraiser for Jim Seward at the Fire Station on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 4-7pm and there will also be a silent and live auction. He also questioned what the status was on the Blosser property; he’s noticed that nothing has been done with the property for quite some time. Freeman mentioned that he was very impressed with The League of Cities conference that he attended last week and would like to see more people attend next year. Litwiller mentioned the cities audit was completed last week and went very well. She also wanted to let residents know that we’re trying out a new microphone and would like some feedback on whether residents can hear council any better. Bontrager wanted to thank Litwiller for all her hard work she’s been doing. Goodrich mentioned that he too attended The League of Cities Conference last week and came away with some great information.
With no further business Freeman moved for adjournment at 6:41 pm, Seconded by Owens and all voted aye. The next regular City Council meeting will be held, Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building.
Minutes transcribed by the City Clerk subject to Council Approval.