September 18, 2017
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 Bontrager, seconded by Owens and all aye votes. The consent agenda includes the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, and the following claims:
|Megan E Harris||$319.87|
|Ashten E VanWinkle||$44.54|
|Carol A Wilkins||$947.81|
|Teresa K Lampe||$799.49|
|Beth A VanWinkle||$1,220.54|
|Betty J Johnston||$129.76|
|Travis D Hartley||$969.57|
|Jesse J Meade||$1,171.00|
|Josh S VanWinkle||$914.96|
|Christine D Huston||$1,047.34|
|Kelly L Litwiller||$1,641.46|
|Cynthia S Thrapp||$810.59|
|Tyler Bish||Deposit Refund||$205.38|
|Ace Electric||DX Station Light Pole||$535.91|
|Alliant Energy||City Utilities||$9,491.92|
|Baker & Taylor Books||Library Books||$825.62|
|Carol A Wilkins||Library Books/Supplies Reimbursement||$257.30|
|Clayton Energy||September Gas Purchase||$3,589.05|
|Delong Construction||11th Street Project||$8,902.75|
|E Central IA Council Government||Wastewater Administration||$431.60|
|Eastern IA Light & Power||August Lift Station||$66.30|
|Elder Services||2017 Fall Brunch Supplies||$128.33|
|FIS Merchant Services||August Merchant Fees||$420.86|
|Freeman Foods||Skate Merchandise for Resale||$56.53|
|Iowa Library Association||2017 Library Memberships||$253.00|
|Iowa One Call||July-August One Calls||$39.60|
|Iowa Utilities Board||FY18 Assessment||$480.00|
|John Deere Financial||Mower Parts||$73.46|
|Kalona News||Council Minutes/Job Advertisement||$355.94|
|KC Tree Removal||Ash Tree Removals||$4,900.00|
|Kuenster Heating & Air||Bisulfate Line Labor/Parts||$954.53|
|LL Pelling Company||School Cross Walk Painting||$622.00|
|Office Express||City Hall Office Supplies||$103.78|
|Quill Corporation||City Hall Adding Machine||$59.99|
|Stutzman Lawn Care||Mowing & Trimming||$75.00|
|Tech Steward||Web Design July-August||$210.00|
|Technology Services of Iowa||Library Tablet||$1,319.93|
|USDA||September Parkside Payment||$2,532.00|
|Utility Safety & Design||August Retainer Fees||$175.00|
|Washington Community YMCA||August Fees||$497.14|
|Washington Evening Journal||Sr Center Subscription||$127.25|
|Wigen Water Technologies||WTP Membranes||$25,596.20|
No one spoke in public forum.
Randy Tinnes indicated that we had 13 calls last month. A couple dog calls and one burglary which the guy was arrested and has been charged.
Second reading of Ordinance No. 243 Fireworks Regulation Changes was had. Motion was made by Goodrich to approve the second reading and waive the third; Seconded by McCain and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.
Resolution No. 17-33 A Resolution to approve City Employees and/or Elected Officials access to Federation Bank Public Funds Accounts was introduced and caused to be read. Litwiller explained that this is to get Cindy Thrapp added to the Accounts. Owens moved to approve, Seconded by Freeman and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.
Resolution No. 17-34 A Resolution to approve City Employees and/or Elected Officials access to Hills Bank Public Funds Accounts was introduced and caused to be read. Owens moved to approve, Seconded by Freeman and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.
Resolution No. 17-35 A Resolution to approve Street Financial Report FY17 was introduced and caused to be read. Freeman moved to approve, Seconded by Bontrager and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.
Resolution No. 17-36 A Resolution to authorize City to apply for WCRF grant for purpose of funding Emergency Shelter Backup Generator at Parkside Activity Center was introduced and caused to be read. Bontrager moved to approve, Seconded by McCain and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.
Discussion and action to approve final payment to DeLong Construction for 11thStreet Sewer Project was had. Tim Cutsforth with HR Green explained that the project has been completed and are now waiting on contractor to give the final numbers so that they can be looked over. After all approvals they can then assess homeowners’ property taxes. McCain moved to approve, Owens seconded and all voted aye.
Goodrich moved to approve and accept 11th Street Sewer Project, McCain seconded and all voted aye.
Freeman moved to approve Authorizing and Directing Tim Cutsforth, HR Green to assess homeowners for 11th Street Sewer Project, Owens seconded and all voted aye.
Discussion and action on Teresa Lampe’s ATV repair invoice was had. Litwiller explained that this was brought up at a previous meeting and wanted to give council an option to discuss further. After discussion Goodrich moved to approve paying for half of the invoice with the understanding that if she chooses to continue using the ATV the city won’t be liable, McCain seconded and votes were 4 ayes, 1 nay.
Discussion and action on ATV purchase with max of $8,000.00 was had. Litwiller explained that she’s talked with Zach Cornwell and asked him to help with purchasing an ATV. Cornwell feels that he could find a decent used ATV for the city for at least $7,500. Litwiller would like to ask for a max of $8,000 just in case he finds one in this range. Bontrager moved to approve the max of $8,000, McCain seconded and all voted aye.
Upon motion by Goodrich, Seconded by Owens and all voted aye, council entered into closed session at 6:08pm per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual request a closed session.
Upon motion by Goodrich, Seconded by McCain and all aye votes, council entered into open session at 6:50pm.
Upon motion by Owens, Seconded by Goodrich and all voted aye, council entered into closed session at 6:53pm on hiring Water/Wastewater Superintendant pursuant of Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual request a closed session.
Upon motion by Owens, Seconded by McCain and all voted aye, council entered into open session at 8:07pm.
Owens made a motion to offer the Water/Wastewater Superintendant position to Applicant #1 with salary of $65,000, cobra insurance, 3 weeks’ vacation and starting date of November 1st; Seconded by Goodrich and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.
With no further business to be discussed Bontrager moved for adjournment at 8:20pm, McCain seconded and all voted aye. The next regular City Council Meeting will be Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers of the Wellman Municipal Building.
Minutes transcribed by the City Clerk subject to Council Approval.