August 7, 2017



August 7, 2017

Wellman, Iowa

The Wellman City Council met in regular session in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building at 5:30 pm.  Mayor Ryan Miller presided with City Administrator, City Clerk and the following Council Members: Robert Goodrich, Shannon McCain, Fern Bontrager, Robert Freeman, & 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, approval of The Well Liquor License and the following claims:

7/31 Payroll    
Carrie R Geno   $370.61
Sandra K Miller   $402.64
Allison R Watkins   $296.04
Carol A Wilkins   $947.81
Teresa K Lampe   $981.01
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,197.24
Betty J Johnston   $159.75
Travis D Hartley   $1,077.93
Jesse J Meade   $1,171.00
Josh S VanWinkle   $1,012.37
Christine D Huston   $1,051.37
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,733.18
Cynthia S Thrapp   $810.59
Fed Taxes   $3,858.89
State Taxes   $1,726.00
IPERS   $4,393.02
BC/BS   $7,878.75
AFLAC   $408.09
Alexandros Labos Deposit Refund $238.55
Beth VanWinkle-City Clerk July Petty Cash $17.52
Cox Sanitation & Recycling July Recycling & Large Stickers $2,875.50
Jesse J Meade July Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Josh S VanWinkle July Cell/Clothing Reimbursement $108.74
Teresa K Lampe July Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Kelly L Litwiller July Cell/Mileage/Meals Reimbursement $247.77
Travis D Hartley July Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Library Cash Fund July Library Postage $43.57
New Life Community Church July Parkside Cleaning $250.00
William D Nickell August Yardwaste $175.00
Paws & More August City Contribution/Customer Donations $391.55
Ryan Miller July Mileage Reimbursement $21.40
Standard Pest Control August Pest Control $45.00
Treasurer State of Iowa July Sales Tax $3,394.00
Todd Troyer July Building Permits $70.00
Beth VanWinkle Clerk School Mileage/Meals Reimbursement $176.77
Wellman Emporium Association August Condo Fee $117.00
Action Services, Inc South Park Porta Potty $70.00
Alliant Energy City Utilities $10,988.72
Baker Paper Company Black Liners/Antibacterial Soap $106.92
Bancard Center Skate Rink iTunes $6.45
Brown Supply Co WTP Supplies $901.25
Clayton Energy July Gas Purchase $3,414.92
Costco Skate Merch for Resale/July 4th Supplies $213.34
Cox Sanitation & Recycling May City Wide Clean Up/WTP Dumpster $2,354.50
Cummins Central Power Annual Generator Inspections $1,677.55
Gambles Chainsaw & Supplies $578.91
HR Green WTP/WWTP Disinfection Improvement & Inspection $1,926.07
Iowa DNR NPDES Permit Fee-FY18 $210.00
Iowa Prisons Industries Parking Signs $14.60
Iowa Utilities Board FY17 4th Quarter Direct Assessment $354.00
Kalona Machine Shop Gas Tank Rental $20.00
Kalona News Council Minutes/Legal Notice $477.55
KC Tree Removal Ash Tree Removal $1,200.00
KCTC Email Host/Server Fee $19.69
Koch Brothers City Hall BW/Color Copies $186.49
Kuenster Heating & Air Sr Center Preseason/Galvanized Pipe $120.42
Tom & Sara Lucas Sewer Rate Overpayment $44.76
Lynch Dallas PC Attorney Fees $928.25
Menard’s Shop Supplies $53.42
Municipal Gas System Furnace Rebate $325.00
Office Express Sr Center Printer Ink/City Hall Cardstock $84.33
Reggie Tire City Equipment Fuel/Uniloader Tires $1,371.55
Technology Services of Iowa Monthly Maintenance $140.00
Thrapp Electric Park Lights/East Welcome Sign $309.90
UnityPoint Clinic Random Drug Test $37.00
USDA Parkside Payment $2,532.00
Utility Safety & Design Public Awareness/Retainer Fee $1,002.28
Washington Community YMCA July Fees $538.05
Washington County Hospital Drug Test $38.00
Washington County Recorder Fence Permit $22.00
Wellman Auto Parts Gas/Streets/Shop Supplies $55.56
Wellman Co-op Telephone City Telephones $751.71
Wellman Farm Center Round-Up/Crossbow $220.83
TOTAL   $71,124.68

No one spoke in public forum.

Angie Boyse & Amy Schulte were present to give an update from the YMCA.  Boyse updated council on the final finances with the ball program.  She explained that with it being the first year there was definitely some learning curves and feels that they will have a better understanding on going into next year.  Schulte updated council on a state grant that is geared towards non-profit organizations that they will be applying for.  She explained that they will be applying for the security system that they’ve applied for in previous grants and asked that the city submit a letter of support.

Resolution No. 17-27 A Resolution to set a date for public hearing proposing partial vacation of sewer easements was introduced and caused to be read.  Public hearing will be at the August 21st council meeting.  Motion was made by Bontrager, Seconded by McCain and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 17-28 A Resolution to allow Alliant Energy to make changes to existing street lighting at South Park was introduced and caused to be read.  Motion was made by Goodrich, Seconded by Freeman and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Resolution No. 17-29 A Resolution to set a date for public hearing proposing addendum to lease of real estate was introduced and caused to be read.  Public Hearing will be at the August 21st council meeting.  Motion was made by McCain, Seconded by Owens and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Discussion and action was had on Fireworks Ordinance.  Motion was made by Bontrager to leave the ordinance as is but have the lawyer rewrite it to cover all legal aspects, McCain Seconded and all voted aye.

Discussion was had on Golf Cart/ATV use within City Limits.  Council discussed concerns of misuse during the July 4th Celebration.  Council decided to leave things the way they are for now but to do more publicity so people are aware of what the Ordinance states.

Council made the decision to move forward in the hiring process for Water & Wastewater Operator.

Discussion and action on livestock within City Limits-Roberta Skinner 1519 1stAve. was had.  Skinner explained to council that she will be moving into Wellman and would like to bring her 15 year old pony with her.  Owens made the motion to allow with written consent from her neighbors and to provide drawing and type of material that will be used for the fence, Goodrich seconded and all voted aye.

Goodrich made motion to approve 2017 Outstanding Obligation Report submission, Freeman seconded and all voted aye.

Discussion and action on Brown Deer Ct Street Repairs was had.  Mark Ebersole presented council with his estimate of $15,327.58 and answered council questions on the project.  Owens motioned to move forward with the project, Goodrich seconded and all voted aye.

Discussion on Merle & Fern Bontrager foundation repairs was had.  After some discussion Bontrager withdrew the request.

Council entered into a work session with Angie Boyse & Amy Schulte from the YMCA regarding Banquet Hall and Operations.  During the work session council, Boyse & Schulte discussed the Banquet Hall policies, staffing situations and some possible changes that could be made moving forward.

With no further business Bontrager moved to adjournment at 7:08 pm, Freeman seconded and all voted aye.  The next regular City Council Meeting will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 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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