January 16, 2017



January 16, 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 Administrator, City Clerk and the following Council Members: Robert Goodrich, Shannon McCain, Robert Freeman and Tracy Owens, Fern Bontrager absent.  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, annual appointments, approval of November financials and the following claims:

1/16 Payroll    
Carrie Geno   $371.75
Sandra K Miller   $280.13
Allison R Watkins   $98.58
Carol A Wilkins   $874.05
Teresa K Lampe   $953.53
Ryan J Miller   $276.80
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,069.35
Betty Johnston   $88.24
Travis D Hartley   $1,049.27
Jesse J Meade   $1,079.04
Josh VanWinkle   $901.54
Christine D Huston   $938.37
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,567.74
FED Taxes   $3,231.01
Alliant Energy City Utilities $7,591.49
Baker & Taylor Books Library Books $240.53
Bancard Center City Hall Envelopes/IAMU Gas Operator Class $1,765.75
Big Country Seeds Street Salt $389.55
Bob Boyse & Sons Street Sand/Salt $953.91
Boyse Dozing Digging & Backfill Work $1,810.00
Brown Supply Co Fire Hydrant $1,224.00
Carol Wilkins Library Supplies/DVD Reimbursement $149.79
Carrie Geno Library Supplies Reimbursement $11.66
Clayton Energy Corp. December Gas Purchase $44,438.16
Delong Construction, Inc 11th St. Sewer Project-1st Payout $68,059.33
E Central IA Council Government Wastewater Administration $747.00
Eastern IA Light & Power Lift Station $109.20
Energy Economics Inc Gas Index $194.08
Freeman Foods Skate Merch for Resale/Library & City Hall Supplies $65.28
Gambles Shop Supplies/Air Filter/Spark Plugs $65.84
Gas Products Sales Inc Battery Packs-Gas $136.16
Hershberger Oil West Generator Fuel $80.66
Hills Bank & Trust Merchant Fees $464.77
Iowa Library Association Library Dues $115.00
Iowa Utilities Board FY17 Annual Pipeline Inspection Fee $333.00
J&B Repair F250 Starter/Service Call $263.40
JetCo, Inc WTP Flowmeter/CIP Heater $1,032.15
John Deere Financial O Ring $12.84
Kalona News Library Christmas Ad $75.00
Kuenster Heating & AC City Building’s Preseason/WTP CIP Tank $2,691.76
Pyramid Services Inc Snow Blowers $1,204.64
Quality Window Cleaning City Hall Window Cleaning $45.00
Reggie Tire City Equipment Fuel/Chains $432.10
Rotary Club of Wellman Dues/Meals $139.00
Sam’s Club Skate Merchandise for Resale $44.63
Simplex Grinnell PAC Annual Testing/Inspection Contract $2,265.19
United Laboratories WWTP Chemicals $426.69
UpStart Library Supplies $371.02
USDA January Payment $2,532.00
Utility Safety & Design Public Awareness/Retainer Fee/Gas Line Repair $1,769.29
Washington Community YMCA December Fees $299.12
Washington County Auditor Jan-Mar Law Enforcement/Communications $20,722.50
Wellman Auto Parts Shop/City Equipment/Gas Supplies $486.40
Wellman Farm Center Salt Brine $370.00
Yotty’s Shop Supplies $24.17
Total   $176,931.46


November Financials:

Fund Revenues Expenses
General Fund $19,734.04 $14,630.58
Aid to Public Library $313.98 $0.00
Liability/Prop Ins $1,240.27 $0.00
Street Assessment $1,488.52 $0.00
Tax Credit Reimbursement $14,261.47 $37.97
Comm Dev Grant/Housing $0.00 $0.00
Comm Dev Grant/Sewer $0.00 $0.00
Road Use Tax $15,707.38 $21,668.22
Employee Benefit $852.60 $1,407.78
Local Option Sales Tax $13,581.63 $5,091.13
Tax Increment Financing $2,301.26 $7,647.00
Housing & Urban $2.50 $0.00
Library County $0.00 $373.70
Library Progam $0.00 $0.00
Library Local $57.84 $57.36
Library Stitler Trust $0.00 $0.00
Library Fines & Fees $0.00 $0.00
Library State $1,281.14 $0.00
Library Savings $0.00 $0.00
Library Capital $0.00 $0.00
Skate Rink $5,476.20 $3,723.40
Parkside $2,025.49 $1,896.80
Parkside Maintenance $0.70 $0.00
Parks Playground Project $0.02 $0.00
Riverboat Municipal Grant $6.65 $0.00
Sr Dining HAA $0.00 $0.00
SR Dining Waiver $0.00 $0.00
Sr Dining Donation $14,567.26 $19,903.92
Sr Dining Project CD $0.00 $1,989.82
Debt Svc 2012 A $5,958.58 $0.00
Debt Svc 2012 B $2,514.42 $0.00
Debt Svc 2011 Infra $4,841.13 $0.00
Debt Svc Parkside $4,865.00 $0.00
Cap Equip Reserve $0.00 $0.00
Cap Proj Parkside $0.00 $0.00
Cap Proj Parks & Trls $0.00 $0.00
2011 Infrastructure $0.00 $0.00
Perm Funds/Library $0.00 $0.00
Water $43,665.86 $72,078.64
Water Capital Projects $12.36 $0.00
Water Sinking $29,058.22 $0.00
Water CD/RO Filters $0.00 $0.00
Water RO Project $1.40 $0.00
Sewer $22,913.34 $25,745.85
Sewer Capital Projects $6,338.89 $16,416.99
Sewer Sinking $4,643.91 $0.00
Gas $24,310.13 $48,211.18
Landfill/Garbage $3,799.33 $3,451.50
Cable TV $0.55 $1,014.42
Storm Water $2,846.99 $0.00
  $248,669.06 $245,346.26

No one spoke in public forum.

Cody Smith was present for the Sheriff’s update.  He indicated that there were 21 calls for the month of December with nothing unusual.

Andrew Marsh with HR Green and Josh Dean from PeopleServices updated council on the Wastewater and Water Treatment Plants.  Marsh explained that the construction at the Wastewater Plant continues and is on track for contractor completion by June 2017.  Marsh then explained to council all the issues that went on with the wells over the past couple weeks and how they were resolved.  As of now Well #2 had the motor in the pump replaced and is running above normal capacity for the time being. It was highly recommended by both Well drillers that the city looks into digging a new well sometime in the future.  He then explained that Litwiller and he have been trying to work with Utility Services on receiving the documents of all the maintenance that has been done on both wells for the past 3 years that the city has paid them for, and still haven’t received anything.  This will now be turned over to the city’s attorney to hopefully get things resolved.  He thanked Josh Dean, Gingerich Well, Northway Well, and all the public works guys for their hard work during this time.

Resolution 17-05 A Resolution to set a date for public hearing regarding Chapter 170 Zoning Regulation Changes was introduced and caused to be read.  Public hearing will be at the February 6th meeting.  Freeman moved to approve, Goodrich Seconded and upon roll call the vote was 4 ayes, Bontrager absent.

Resolution 17-06 A Resolution to approve City Employees and/or Elected Officials access to Federation Bank Public Funds Accounts was introduced and caused to be read.  Owens moved to approve, Freeman Seconded and upon roll call the vote was 4 ayes, Bontrager absent.

Resolution 17-07 A Resolution to approve City Employees and/or Elected Officials access to Hills Bank Public Funds Accounts was introduced and caused to be read.  McCain moved to approve, Goodrich Seconded and upon roll call the vote was 4 ayes, Bontrager absent.

In Council reports Freeman mentioned that he would like to welcome Shannon McCain to the Council and he looks forward to working with him.  He also wanted to mention that the Wellman Rotary Club will be having a soup supper on January 28th, 5:00-8:00 at the Senior Dining Center.  It will be a free will donation with 6 different soups offered.  The money raised will go towards community projects that the Rotary helps with, the current one being the Wellman sign that will go up on the North side of town.  Owens questioned the status of the Christmas lights and wondered when these will be turned off and taken down.  Litwiller explained that Alliant has been contacted and should be getting them shut off.  Litwiller updated council that she’s been in contact with Starbeck/Miller’s attorney regarding their building and have gotten nowhere with them.  She questioned whether they should continue waiting or to move forward with the nuisance abatement process.  She also wanted council to know that budget is moving along and will hopefully be ready for the first work session at the first meeting in February.

With no further business to be discussed McCain moved for adjournment at 6:09 pm, Goodrich Seconded and all voted aye.  The next regular City Council Meeting will be Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building.

Minutes transcribed by the City Clerk subject to Council Approval.

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