April 3, 2017



April 3, 2017

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 Clerk and the following Council Members: Robert Goodrich, Shannon McCain, Fern Bontrager and Tracy Owens; Robert Freeman absent.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance the Consent Agenda was approved upon motion by Owens, Seconded by McCain and all aye votes.  The consent agenda includes the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, approval of February Financials and the following claims:

3/20 Payroll    
Carrie Geno   $187.04
Sandra K Miller   $343.77
Allison R Watkins   $116.71
Carol A Wilkins   $947.81
Teresa K Lampe   $953.53
Fern J Bontrager   $162.05
Rober L Goodrich   $193.93
Rober E Freeman   $161.61
Shannon K McCain   $162.05
Tracy W Owens   $194.45
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,166.28
Betty Johnston   $122.69
Travis D Hartley   $1,049.27
Jesse J Meade   $1,141.70
Josh VanWinkle   $901.54
Christine D Huston   $1,018.11
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,608.14
FED Taxes   $3,409.18
State Taxes   $1,031.00
IPERS   $4,150.97
AFLAC   $408.09
BC/BS   $3,811.42
Beth VanWinkle-City Clerk March Petty Cash $15.70
Cox Sanitation & Recycling Recycling/Large Stickers $2,829.50
Jesse J Meade Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Josh VanWinkle Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Teresa K Lampe Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Travis D Hartley Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Kelly L Litwiller Cell/Mileage Reimbursement $184.12
Library Cash Fund Library Postage $39.70
Iowa Dept. of Revenue & Finance 1st Qtr. Gas Tax $581.00
Treasurer State of Iowa March Sales Tax $4,515.00
Todd Troyer March Building Permits $70.00
Wellman Emporium Association Sr Center Condo Fee $117.00
Action Services Inc. S Park Porta Potty/Delivery $95.00
Alliant Energy City Utilities $8,271.02
Baker Paper Company Trash Liners $89.21
BanCard Center Skate iTunes/Fees $35.16
Binns & Stevens Dust Control Dust Control Permit $50.00
CostCo-Citi Card Skate Merchandise for Resale/Easter Party Supplies $333.43
Dearborn National Employee Premiums $160.80
Gambles Chain Sharpen-Parks $6.00
HR Green Co. WWTP Disinfection Improvement $5,200.04
Iowa Association Municipal Utilities Energizers $144.45
Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources Storm Water Permit-Parkside/Sunrise $350.00
Iowa Pump Works Lift Station Pump 2 $3,445.00
J & B Repair Dump Truck Fuel Tank $1,686.63
JetCo, Inc. WTP CIP Tank Heaters $766.60
Kalona News Council Minutes $389.15
KC Tree Removal Tree Removal $1,200.00
KCTC Server Fee/E-mail Hosting $124.78
Kuenster Heating & Air JET Therapy Filter/Labor $30.99
Leightronix WATV Annual Renewal $995.00
LL Pelling Company Pallet of Patch $616.00
Lynch Dallas PC Attorney Fees $3,917.50
Mahaska Bottling Co. Skate Pop for Resale $106.80
M.E. Simpson Water Leak Detection $8,400.00
Municipal Gas System Furnace Rebate $325.00
William D Nickell Yardwaste $175.00
Office Express City Hall Office Supplies $76.51
Paws & More City Contribution/Customer Donations $257.28
Reggie Tire City Equipment Fuel $358.50
Southeast Iowa Insurance City Insurance $50,925.00
Standard Pest Control Pest Control $45.00
Thrapp Electric Sr Center Exhaust Hood Bulbs/Labor $70.00
Utility Safety & Design Retainer Fee $175.00
Wellman Co-op Telephone City Telephones $672.19
Wellman Volunteer Fire Dept. April Donation $10,000.00
TOTAL   $131,326.40


February Fianancials:

  Fund Revenues Expenses
001 General Fund $7,665.04 $19,142.06
003 Aid to Public Library $240.33 $139.99
004 Liability/Prop Ins $951.77 $0.00
006 Street Assessment $3.83 $0.00
007 Tax Credit Reimbursement $2.01 $3,691.48
050 Comm Dev Grant/Housing $0.00 $0.00
054 Comm Dev Grant/Sewer $33,496.00 $33,496.00
110 Road Use Tax $16,437.55 $5,285.82
112 Employee Benefit $653.49 $1,319.44
121 Local Option Sales Tax $12,139.56 $0.00
125 Tax Increment Financing $33,037.09 $2,532.00
127 Housing & Urban $1.73 $0.00
131 Library County $0.00 $0.00
132 Library Progam $0.00 $0.00
133 Library Local $152.32 $133.06
134 Library Stitler Trust $0.00 $0.00
135 Library Fines & Fees $0.00 $0.00
136 Library State $0.00 $11.98
137 Library Savings $0.00 $0.00
138 Library Capital $0.00 $0.00
151 Skate Rink $6,326.00 $4,287.64
152 Parkside $1,758.04 $2,848.61
153 Parkside Maintenance $0.71 $0.00
154 Parks Playground Project $0.02 $0.00
156 Riverboat Municipal Grant $5.31 $0.00
181 Sr Dining HAA $0.00 $0.00
182 SR Dining Waiver $0.00 $0.00
183 Sr Dining Donation $2,166.52 $431.80
184 Sr Dining Project CD $20,000.00 $426.10
200 Debt Svc 2012 A $3.82 $0.00
205 Debt Svc 2012 B $3,708.12 $0.00
210 Debt Svc 2011 Infra $0.00 $0.00
220 Debt Svc Parkside $0.00 $0.00
301 Cap Equip Reserve $0.00 $0.00
304 Cap Proj Parkside $0.00 $0.00
305 Cap Proj Parks & Trls $0.00 $0.00
308 2011 Infrastructure $0.00 $0.00
500 Perm Funds/Library $0.00 $0.00
600 Water $39,677.45 $69,346.07
601 Water Capital Projects $8.57 $0.00
602 Water Sinking $0.01 $0.00
603 Water CD/RO Filters $0.00 $0.00
604 Water RO Project $0.97 $0.00
610 Sewer $21,798.81 $18,209.80
611 Sewer Capital Projects $37,496.00 $103,214.04
612 Sewer Sinking $0.01 $0.00
640 Gas $71,943.74 $63,445.55
670 Landfill/Garbage $3,619.41 $3,711.75
700 Cable TV $0.38 $0.00
740 Storm Water $2,960.22 $0.00
TOTAL   $316,254.83 $331,673.19

No one spoke in public forum.

Josh Dean wasn’t able to make this meeting for his update; he plans to be at the next meeting.

Resolution No. 17-18 A resolution to appoint Tobi Boyse to temporary part time summer mowing position was introduced and caused to be read.  Bontrager moved to approve Resolution No. 17-18, Owens Seconded and upon roll call the vote was 4 ayes, Freeman absent.

Resolution No. 17-19 A resolution to enter into contract with the Washington County Communications Commission for Police, Fire and EMS Dispatch – Related Services for FY18 was introduced and caused to be read.  McCain moved to approve Resolution No. 17-19, Bontrager Seconded and upon roll call the vote was 4 ayes, Freeman absent.

Discussion and action on livestock in residential area was had.  Nick Senior who lives at 812 8th Ave. explained to council that he recently came across a piglet while at work and would like to keep him and raise him to butcher.  He presented council with some photos of the pen he constructed in the fenced in backyard.  Council was concerned due to the ordinance that if we allow this one it could set a precedent for others.  Goodrich made a motion to have Senior find a different home for the piglet, Bontrager Seconded and all voted aye.

Discussion on chickens located at 1121 13th Street – Millice Residence was had.  Sandy Millice explained to council that her and her husband live on the outskirts of town and would like to get a couple ducks and chickens on their property.  Council feels that if they keep them caged and also get the permission of neighbors that this shouldn’t be an issue.  Millice will get some signatures from neighbors and will come back to the next meeting.

Discussion and action on purchase of heater elements for CIP tank at Water Plant was had.  The total cost for would be $3,428.  Owens moved to approve, Goodrich Seconded and all voted aye.

Discussion was had on the annual City Wide clean up dates and fees.  Council feels that this is a great way to get the City to clean up properties.  Council agreed to have City Wide Clean up on May 12th noon-4pm, and May 13th 8am-noon with no fee to citizens.  City will still offer pick up of larger items on Friday Only for a fee of $15.  They will need to call in before noon on Friday the 12th to have items picked up.  Flyers will be hung on doors and there will be an insert in the city bill for further information.

In council reports, Owens mentioned that he’s still seeing cases of speeders going through town and questioned where we are on bids for the signs he mentioned last meeting.  Goodrich mentioned that he would also like to see something done on the speeders through town.  Miller said that he knows Schneider is still working on lining up a work session to discuss what can be done.  Goodrich also questioned what to do about landlords who continuously have renters leaving town with past due accounts and how we can get a handle on this.  McCain mentioned that there are a couple water draining issues in town that he’d like to have the guys look at.

With no further business Goodrich moved to adjournment at 6:23pm, Bontrager seconded and all voted aye.  The next regular City Council Meeting will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building.

Council entered into a work session following the regular scheduled meeting for discussion on Parkside Banquet Hall repairs and room use and also discussion on Nuisance Ordinance.

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

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