February 5, 2018



February 5, 2018

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, Mark Philpot, Shannon McCain, 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, and the following claims:

1/29 Payroll    
Megan E Harris   $403.69
Ashten E VanWinkle   $130.41
Carol A Wilkins   $958.35
Troy M Wilkins   $303.84
Teresa K Lampe   $1,012.21
Beth A VanWinkle   $1,218.38
Betty J Johnston   $134.71
Timothy J Garrett   $1,625.81
Travis D Hartley   $1,154.32
Jesse J Meade   $1,350.50
Josh S VanWinkle   $1,340.06
Kelly L Litwiller   $1,803.54
Cynthia S Thrapp   $878.73
Fed Taxes   $4,053.33
State Taxes   $2,379.00
IPERS   $7,786.31
BC/BS   $8,046.16
AFLAC   $443.97
Alliant Energy City Utilities $10,899.75
Baker Paper Company Skate Rink Tissue/Towels $58.62
Brown Supply Co. Water Supplies $1,031.00
Card Center Office Supplies/Skate Merch for Resale $518.38
City of Wellman City Utilities $2,375.66
Costco-Citi Card Skate Rink iTunes/Merch for Resale $110.38
Cox Sanitation & Recycling WTP/WWTP Dumpsters $50.00
Eastern Iowa Light & Power December Lift Station $154.89
Electric Pump WWTP New Pump-Installation/Freight $6,280.65
Gambles Leaf Blower Filter $20.04
Hawkins, Inc. WTP Chemicals/Supplies $3,611.94
Heath Consultants Odorator Repair Service $414.43
Howard R Green Company WTP/WWTP Annual Inspection $1,000.00
Iowa Municipal Finance Officer Annual Memberships $70.00
Iowa One Call December One Calls $5.40
Iowa Utilities Board FY18 2nd Qtr. Assessment $1,345.25
JB Repair Interstate Battery $132.10
Jetco, Inc. RO Bypass Valve Service/Labor $974.45
Kalona Machine Shop Tank Rentals-Gas $20.00
KCTC Security Pad/Email Host/Server Fee/Carbonite $317.71
Koch Brothers City Hall BW/Color Copies $176.17
Kuenster Heating & Air City Buildings Maintenance $813.26
Lynch Dallas PC Attorney Fees $508.50
Mahaska Bottling Co. Skate Pop for Resale $89.60
Municipal Gas System Furnace Rebate $400.00
Office Express City Hall Office Supplies $21.37
PollardWater WTP Lab Cyclinder $134.87
Quality Window Cleaning Sr Dining Window Cleaning $10.00
Reggie Tire City Equipment Fuel $696.30
Rex’s Refill & Supplies City Hall Printer Toner $86.07
Sam’s Club Skate Merchandise for Resale $134.22
Technology Services of Iowa WTP Computer Speakers $21.39
The News December/January Council Minutes $339.36
Tyler Technologies 2018 Subscription $8,012.00
Unitypoint Clinic-Occupational MUCCA Membership Dues $60.00
USABluebook WTP Nitrite/Ammonia Tests $224.14
USDA February Parkside Payment $2,532.00
Utility Safety & Design January Retainer Fees $175.00
Wellman Auto Parts Gas/WTP/Streets Supplies $227.75
Wellman Co-op Telephone City Telephones $841.73
Beth VanWinkle-City Clerk January Petty Cash $70.62
Carol A Wilkins January Mileage Reimbursement $45.78
Cindy Thrapp City Hall Vacuum Reimbursement $119.83
Cox Sanitation & Recycling January Large Stickers/Recycling $2,847.75
Jesse J Meade January Cell Reimbursement $70.00
Josh S VanWinkle January Cell Reimbursement $70.00
Teresa K Lampe January Cell Reimbursement $60.00
Kelly L Litwiller January Cell/Mileage Reimbursement $185.73
Ryan Miller January Mileage Reimbursement $21.80
Timothy J Garrett January Cell Reimbursement $70.00
Travis D Hartley January Cell Reimbursement $70.00
Library Cash Fund January Library Postage $29.47
William D Nickell February Yardwaste $175.00
Paws & More 2017 Fall TNR/City Contribution/Customer Donations $1,021.93
Standard Pest Control February Pest Control $45.00
Treasurer State of Iowa January Sales Tax $4,119.00
Wellman Emporium Association February Condo Fee-Sr. Center $117.00
TOTAL   $89,056.61

No one spoke in public forum.

Resolution No. 18-07 A Resolution to set wages for Utility Clerk Cindy Thrapp was introduced and caused to be read.  Freeman moved to approve Resolution No. 18-07, McCain Seconded and upon roll call the vote was unanimous ayes.

Discussion and action on Fred Wagner Water Usage was had.  Litwiller explained that when we ran our continuous leak report for the month Wagner was on this list.  Hartley went to his house and they found a hose that had come loose on his washer in the basement and water was continuously running for possibly weeks.  Wagner joined the discussion at 5:37 pm and was asking for the cities help and forgiveness of part of his bill.  Council decided to table this item to gather information on similar situations that happened in the past.

Discussion and action on Council Member Appointment was had.  The only changes for this year will be Mark Philpot will be the Library Board of Trustee Council Liaison replacing Fern Bontrager.  Goodrich motioned to approve, Owens seconded and all voted aye.

McCain motioned to approve the Clinic Site Memorandum of Understanding with Washington County Public Health Department, Goodrich seconded and all voted aye.

Philpot motioned to approve the Assignment of the lease with Wellman Coop Telephone Association’s name change to I Wireless, McCain seconded and all voted aye.

Discussion and action on Ragbrai 2018 route options was had.  Philpot explained to council that he was approached by Marcus Miller with interest in having Wellman be a one of the day stops for Ragbrai this year.  Philpot reached out to the Ragbrai Committee to see what the process would be to make this happen.  He was told that the final decision would be made about Mid-March.  Philpot wanted to reach out to Council and also the local business owners to see if there would be any interest in doing this.  Randy Rodgers, Cilino’s Owner; Dale & Jennifer Bennett, D.J.’s Owners; and Chris Harmsen, PSI Owner were the local businesses present for the discussion.  Council, local business owners, along with a few residents had a lengthy discussion on options and possibilities to look into so that we can have something to present to the Ragbrai Committee in the event that Wellman gets chosen.

Tim wasn’t present to give his update due to pushing snow.

Discussion on FY19 budget was had.  Litwiller explained that the budget is almost complete but wanted council to have the chance to see some of the items from the CIP for this fiscal year and answer any questions they may have on any of it.  She also explained that prior to any of the projects being done or purchases being made they will be presented to council for approval.

With no further business to be discussed Freeman moved for adjournment at 6:44pm, McCain seconded and all voted aye.  The next regular City Council Meeting will be Monday, February 19, 2018 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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