October 2, 2017



October 2, 2017

Wellman, Iowa

The Wellman City Council met in regular session in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building at 5:15 pm.  Mayor Ryan Miller presided with City Administrator, City Clerk and the following Council Members: Robert Goodrich, Shannon McCain, Fern Bontrager, & Tracy Owens; Freeman absent.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance the Consent Agenda was approved upon motion by McCain, seconded by Owens and all aye votes.  The consent agenda includes the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, and the following claims:

9/25 Payroll    
Megan E Harris   $319.87
Ashten E VanWinkle   $94.45
Carol A Wilkins   $915.87
Troy M Wilkins   $313.92
Teresa K Lampe   $799.49
Fern J Bontrager   $194.45
Robert L Goodrich   $193.93
Robert E Freeman   $193.93
Shannon K McCain   $97.23
Ryan J Miller   $276.80
Tracy W Owens   $162.05
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,100.30
Betty J Johnston   $127.53
Travis D Hartley   $969.57
Jesse J Meade   $1,111.30
Josh S VanWinkle   $914.95
Christine D Huston   $967.61
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,601.08
Cynthia S Thrapp   $810.59
Fed Taxes   $3,523.34
State Taxes   $1,102.00
IPERS   $4,505.78
BC/BS   $7,878.75
AFLAC   $408.09
Beth VanWinkle-City Clerk September Petty Cash $37.67
Cox Sanitation & Recycling September Recycling/Lg. Stickers $2,838.50
Jesse J Meade September Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Josh S VanWinkle September Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Travis D Hartley September Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Teresa K Lampe September Cell/Merch 4 Resale Reimbursement $193.15
Library Cash Fund September Library Postage $33.91
Kelly L Litwiller September Cell Reimbursement $60.00
New Life Community Church September Banquet Hall Cleaning $500.00
William D Nickell October Yardwaste $175.00
Paws & More September Customer Donations/City Contribution $376.07
Ryan J Miller September Mileage Reimbursement $21.40
Iowa Dept of Revenue & Finance 3rd Qtr. Gas Tax $170.00
Standard Pest Control Pest Control $45.00
Treasurer State of Iowa September Sales Tax $3,515.00
Beth VanWinkle September Mileage Reimbursement $42.80
Wellman Emporium Association October Condo Fee $117.00
Action Services South Park Porta Potty $70.00
Alliant Energy City Utilities $10,396.07
American Public Gas Assoc. FY18 APGA Membership $552.72
Baker Paper Company Trash Liners/Soap/Dispensers $191.38
Bancard Center Skate Rink iTunes $5.16
Brown Supply Company Water Supplies-Fire Station $132.80
City of Wellman City Utilities $1,068.20
Costco-Citi Card Skate Rink Supplies/Annual Renewal $254.86
Dearborn National City Employee Premiums $187.60
Delong Construction 11th Street Project Retainage $4,050.64
HR Green Engineering Services $1,375.00
Iowa Assoc. Municipal Utilities Energizers/Weld Work $972.06
Iowa DNR FY18 Water Use Fee $134.00
KCTC E-mail Host/Server Fee $19.69
Caleb Lampe Nuisance Abatement Clean-Up $637.50
Teresa K Lampe Ranger Repair Reimbursement $910.97
Lynch Dallas City Attorney Fees $935.50
Mahaska Bottling Co. Skate Pop for Resale $124.00
Municipal Gas System Furnace Rebates $800.00
Trever Owens Nuisance Abatement Clean-Up $637.50
Quality Window Cleaning Sr Dining/City Hall Window Cleaning $120.00
Quill Corporation City Hall Office Supplies $92.21
Reggie Tire City Equipment Fuel $280.95
Secretary of State Thrapp/VanWinkle Notary Fees $60.00
Utility Safety & Design Gas Reg Station Work $791.00
Wellman Co-op Telephone City Telephones $749.02
Wellman Vol Fire Dept FY18 Donation $10,000.00
TOTAL   $72,437.21

In public forum, Mary Swalley spoke in regards to City garbage fees.  She questioned council why residents who don’t use the garbage pickup must still pay the fee.  Miller explained that this is a fee that the city is charged from Cox Sanitation and that is required for all residents to pay.

Council then moved into the Town Hall Meeting to discuss potential use of former Senior Dining/ALC Facility at east end of City Hall.  Miller presented residents with a diagram of the dimensions of the building that’s up for discussion and explained that the city is looking for ideas from the community on how to utilize the space.  Carol Wilkins, Wellman Scofield Public Library director, started by giving some history of the library and explained how they would like to expand the library by using this space.  She also explained that if given this opportunity that they would need to look into grants before they could get started on the expansion and this could take some time.  Wilkins along with much support from residents in attendance expressed that they would like to see a decision made as soon as possible due to not wanting to lose out on potential grants that are available.  Kim Minette spoke on behalf of the New Life Church, she explained that they are in need of a bigger office space and when she became aware that the space at the city was available the church felt that they could utilize this space by having a bigger office and possibility of group meeting areas.  Miller stated that this item will be on the next meeting’s agenda for further discussion and approval.  Miller then invited anyone interested to take a look at the available space next door.

With no further business to be discussed Bontrager moved for adjournment at 5:48pm, McCain seconded and all voted aye.  The next regular City Council Meeting will be Monday, October 16, 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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