June 05, 2017



June 5, 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 and the following Council Members: Robert Goodrich, Shannon McCain, Fern Bontrager, Robert Freeman and 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 Reggie Tire, Freeman Foods, and Casey’s Tobacco Permits, and the following claims:

5/22 Payroll    
Carrie Geno   $358.57
Sandra K Miller   $343.77
Allison R Watkins   $147.53
Carol A Wilkins   $915.87
Teresa K Lampe   $953.53
Ryan J Miller   $276.80
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,092.64
Betty Johnston   $115.88
Travis D Hartley   $1,225.99
Jesse J Meade   $1,079.04
Josh VanWinkle   $901.54
Christine D Huston   $938.37
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,567.74
FED Taxes   $3,367.25
State Taxes   $1,056.00
IPERS   $4,161.98
BC/BS   $3,811.42
AFLAC   $408.09
6/5 Payroll    
Carrie Geno   $368.01
Sandra K Miller   $405.42
Allison R Watkins   $131.49
Carol A Wilkins   $947.81
Teresa K Lampe   $640.44
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,142.98
Betty Johnston   $94.60
Travis D Hartley   $1,049.27
Jesse J Meade   $1,141.70
Josh VanWinkle   $901.54
Christine D Huston   $1,035.68
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,608.14
FED Taxes   $3,240.23
Bankers Trust June Debt Payments $516,268.75
Hills Bank & Trust June Debt Payments $5,722.15
Wellman Federation Bank June Debt Payments $1,651.91
Wells Fargo Bank June Debt Payments $137,501.72
Capital Projects June Debt Transfer $182,797.00
City of Wellman June Debt Transfer $130,950.00
Municipal Water System June Debt Transfer $91,898.00
Parkside Activity Center June Debt Transfer $84,865.00
Sewer Sinking Fund June Debt Transfer $52,980.00
Water Sinking Fund June Debt Transfer $50,000.00
Action Services Inc S Park Porta Potty $70.00
Alliant City Utilities $8,430.45
American Water Works Membership Dues $360.00
Baker Paper Co Inc Liners/Tissues $138.16
Bancard Center Skate Rink Itunes $1.29
Big Country Seeds Grass Seed Netting $360.00
Blake Hershberger Enterprises Cut Concrete 3rd Street & 7th Ave $685.00
Boyse Dozing 7th Ave Watermain Break & 5th Sewer Line $2,672.47
Brown Supply Co Inc Manhole Frame/Lid/Disp Gtr Br $390.00
City of Kalona Sewer Jetter $200.00
City of Wellman City Utilities $980.10
Costco Skate Rink Merchandise for Resale $249.73
Cummins Central Power WWTP Generator $533.43
Elder Services Inc Spring Brunch Supplies $80.04
Energy Economics Inc Gas Meter Testing $1,920.85
Farmers Electric Coop Replace Bulbs at Ball Fields $150.00
Howard R Green Co WWTP Disinfection & Annual Insp/Well #3 & 4 $8,042.99
Iowa Bridge & Culvert WWTP Disinfection Improvements $183,350.00
IDNR WTP Membrane Construction permit $100.00
Jetco Inc Well #3 Labor $294.10
Kalona News Budget Amendment & WTR Water Report/Minutes/Ut Clerk $539.24
KCTC Server Fee & Email Host $19.69
Kuenster Heating & Plumbing Bathroom Faucet – parks $85.42
Lynch Dallas Suez/Utility Services/Starbeck-Miller/Molczyk Easement/HR $1,964.00
Mahaska Bottling Co Skate Rink Pop for Resale $161.90
Menards Skate Rink/Park Supplies $79.46
Municipal Gas System Water Heater Rebate $75.00
PeopleServices Inc June water/wastewater $14,122.00
Reggie Tire Tonner/Mower/F150 Fuel $275.55
Rex’s Refill & Supplies City Hall Toner Refill $85.43
Utility Services Co Quarterly Water Tower $4,768.25
Washington  Co Hospital Drug Testing $41.00
Wellman Chamber of Commerce City Donation for Fireworks $1,500.00
Wellman Co-op Telephone Phone $729.36
Beth A VanWinkle – Petty Cash City Hall Postage $46.45
Cox Sanitation & Recycling May Recycling $2,835.00
Jesse J Meade May Cell Reimbursement – Gas School Meal Reimbursement $70.97
Josh VanWinkle May Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Teresa K Lampe May Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Library Cash Fund Library Postage $37.01
Kelly L Litwiller May Cell Reimbursement $60.00
William Nickell June Yardwaste $175.00
Paws & More June City Contribution & June Customer Donations $251.71
Standard Pest Control June Pest Control $45.00
Travis D Hartley May Cell – Gas School Meals – Apparell Allowance Reimburse $284.46
Treasurer State of Iowa May Sales Tax $3,311.00
Todd Troyer May Building Permit Inspections $175.00
Wellman Emporium Assoc Sr Dining Condo Fee $117.00
TOTAL   $1,531,047.36

Resolution No. 17-23 Resolution to approve new regulations regarding EFV Installation for Gas System was introduced and caused to be read.  McCain moved to approve Resolution No. 17-23, Goodrich Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Discussion and action was taken on Sponsorship for 2017 Wellman Chamber of Commerce.  Administrator recommended that we give $1500.  These funds go toward the purchase of the Fireworks for the 4th of July function.   McCain moved to approve the donation of $1500, Seconded by Owens, 4 voted aye and Freeman abstained.

City Administrator recommended to Council that the alley located at 308 4thStreet not be vacated or shut down to the public.  McCain also brought up another situation of homeowners disputing property lines along an alley way.  Litwiller indicated that she has spoke with these homeowners several times and suggested they get a survey completed then the owners would know facts.  Bontrager moved that the City not vacate or close alley located to the east of 308 4th Street as it is not in the best interest of the City, Seconded by Goodrich and all voted aye.

Discussion was had regarding the new Fireworks laws going into effect.  Council would like to have a year to make decision on how to proceed with the Wellman City Code.  As of now, the City Code will remain the same.

Owens moved to approve the DNR Construction Permit for Water Plant Membrane Replacement, Seconded by Freeman and all voted aye.

Addendum to Real Estate Purchase Agreement for Starbeck-Miller Property was presented to council.  This extension will allow for the City to get a few inspections completed prior to taking possession and receive assistance from the DNR for the cost of them.  The closing date is set for August 5th per the addendum.  McCain moved to approve the addendum, Seconded by Bontrager and all voted aye.

Miller mentioned that the Wellman Rotary Club will be applying for a grant through the district for a sidewalk/path along 13th Street North of Parkside Activity Center from 6th Ave to main entrance of the North Park.  Once the grant is approved the Wellman Rotary would like to request the City put funds toward the project as well.  This will be brought back to the table at later date, but to think about the project.  This will be the first steps to a larger project of extending trail around the park, down Ginkgo to HWY 22.

With no further business to be discussed Freeman moved for adjournment at 6:00 pm, McCain seconded and all voted aye.  The next regular City Council Meeting will be Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building.

Minutes transcribed by the City Clerk subject to Council Approval.

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