West Union Council

By: KCTN News
Jan 25th, 2019

Council Chambers, City Hall, January 21, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met January 21, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Council Chambers with Mayor Adam Keller presiding, and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attendance Roll call: Present –Smith, Stansbery, Bentley, Gumm, and Granger.

Absent: None

Approval of the Motion was made by Bentley, seconded by Stansbery, to approve the agenda Agenda as presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approval of the Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to approve minutes of the

Minutes January 7, 2019 regular meeting as presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Agreement Rachelle Howe spoke on behalf of Upper Explorerland in regards to applying for

With UERPC to the CDBG funds towards the WWTP project. Application is due April 1, 2019.

Apply for CDBG The fee for UERPC would be $1,500 plus $1,500 for the Environmental Study.

The low to moderate income survey is good for 3 years, so we could apply again

to do more I&I repairs later. Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Gumm,

to approve UERPC to start the application. All Aye. Carried.

Update on WWTP Lucas Elsbernd, Fehr Graham, updated Council on progress on the WWTP Project.

Project One neighbor within the 1,000 feet distance would not sign the Separation Waiver,

So the shop has been moved to comply. DNR and SRF have approved us to build

the shop first and fund locally, so the WWTP will go to bid in the fall to build next

year as construction cannot overlap. There may be approximately $2,000 additional

engineering due to an extra bid letting and longer time.

Discuss Wood McIntyre received a call in regards to our ordinance on outdoor wood burning

Burning Furnaces furnaces. Council does not feel we need to change the ordinance.

Approve Liquor Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Gumm, to approve liquor license

License Dollar renewal for Dollar General. All Aye. Carried.

General

Approve Steve Steve Metcalf volunteered to another term, which will end 12/1/2024. Mayor

Metcalf to New Keller advised he is not going to renew his term, so we need one more member.

Term on Airport Gumm made a motion to approve, Stansbery seconded. All Aye. Carried.

Update on the Main Street Iowa furnished a concept drawing with notes of what the Villont

Villont Building building could look like. McIntyre is also working with RC&D for grant dollars to

fund the project. McIntyre has formed a committee of Kent Halverson, Derek Heins, Nick from Spahn & Rose, Dick Woodard, Jon Biederman, Bob Sadler, and Kennon Gumm. Main Street is also looking into grant opportunities.

Budget Review With the WWTP coming up, McIntyre requested to keep capital projects at a

minimum for this year. Tax Levy came out to $15.204, an increase from $14.95 in

FY19, mainly due to insurance costs, siren repair, and 28E with Sheriff’s Dept.

Council went through each department to review numbers and discuss possible

changes. Discussed leftover fire budgets going into the Fire Equipment cash due to

townships paying into those. McIntyre and Johansen will review.

Approve January Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to approve January, 2019

Expenditures expenditures totaling $306,883.56 as presented. All Aye. Carried.

CLAIMS LIST:

Advanced Systems – Copiers $ 300.20

Advanced Systems – Texas 109.64

Aflac – Insurance 126.12

AgVantage – Bullzeye 46.25

All Stop – Fuel 256.23

Allamakee-Clayton – Loan 3,000.00

Allamakee-Clayton Elec – Electric 2,883.58

Alliant – Electric service 9,234.65

Amazon – Books 535.92

American Waterworks – Water Leak Repair 14,373.36

Amie Johansen – Dental 81.00

Amy Popenhagen – Refund RLF 2,217.08

Baumler – Parts 107.17

Beth Starkweather – Coaching 50.00

Black Hawk Waste – Garbage 213.00

Black Hills – Gas 2,508.16

Blue Cross – Insurance 17,206.98

Bodensteiner – Parts 240.39

BP Express – Fuel 50.40

Bruening Rock – Lime Screenings 568.58

Centurion – SmartShield 120.00

CenturyLink – Phone 886.79

Chris Lauer – Remove Concrete 951.03

City Laundry – Uniforms, Towels 361.20

Compass Minerals – Salt & Sand 2,009.81

Croell – Concrete 222.63

Dale Bilden – Janitorial 100.00

Data Tech – W-2s and 1099s 114.16

Derek Heins – Coaching 50.00

Detroit Industrial – Safety Supplies 114.77

Doug Harris – Cell Phone 150.00

E.F.T.P.S- Payroll Taxes 17,916.71

Easton’s – Service 214.00

Elwood Law – Legal Fees 190.00

Emblem Enterprises – Patches 370.47

Fauser – Diesel 1,220.64

Fay. Co Auditor – Geo Elec 222.48

Fay Co Recycling – Fees 7,625.81

Fay. Co Union – Publications 445.61

FCSWM – Landfill Fees 20,714.61

Fehr Graham – Engineering 13,800.00

Gage & Gage – Repairs 379.86

Gale – Books 150.00

Galls – Uniforms 73.44

Greg Novak – Cell Phone 150.00

Hankes Garage Doors – Repairs 125.45

Hawkeye Communication – Test Security System 247.50

Hawkeye InterConnect – Internet 111.67

Hawkeye Metal Supply – Supplies 10.50

Hawkins – Cylinders 15.00

Heather Becthold – Coach 50.00

Iowa DOT – Refund Adams St 207.61

Ignacio Fuentes – Coaching/Admin 400.00

Ingram – Books 580.01

Iowa Dept of Public Safety – Forms 300.00

IPERS - 8,794.82

JEO – Engineering 38.19

Jill Clark – Dental 1,000.00

John Deere Credit Union – Supplies 676.04

Julie Frieden – Coaching 75.00

Kathleen Guyer – Dental 1,192.00

Keltek – Supplies 391.43

Leif White – Coaching 75.00

Marco – Copier 169.75

Marco – MN – HP Printer 59.00

MeBulbs – Bulbs 244.98

Melissa Schupbach – Coaching 75.00

Micah Gearhart – Coaching 100.00

Mick Gage – Restroom 60.00

Mid-States Organized Crime – Fees 100.00

Monster Worldwide – Job Posting 339.00

Municipal Supply – TouchPad 52.50

NAPA – Parts 464.32

North Central Lab – Supplies 630.11

Paul Becthold – Dental 949.00

Paul Niemann – Rock 125.77

Petsche – Dirt Removal 260.00

Reiser – Solenoid 183.56

Reliant Fire Apparatus – Supplies 25.20

Rite Price – Office Supplies 274.86

Roman Yasinovskyy – Coaching 50.00

Rory Starks – Vision 67.10

Ryan Wagner – Supplies 44.64

Scott Johansen – Dental 201.40

Sims – UPS, Repairs 91.26

Spahn & Rose – Supplies 1,044.75

State Hygenic Lab – Testing 58.50

Superior Welding – Oxygen 240.00

Sydney Alber – Coaching 50.00

T&W Grinding – Grind Brush 4,200.00

TestAmerica – Testing 600.60

Tom Luhman –Firemen Compensation 428.00

Trans Iowa Equip – Leaf Collect 478.22

Treasurer, State of Iowa –State WH, Sales Tax 3,481.31

Truck Country – Repairs 389.43

Unified Contracting – Fuel Farm 54,376.29

Unum – Disab & Life Insurance 708.85

US Cellular – Cell Phones 330.19

US Postmaster – Postage 506.65

Verizon – Phones 185.01

VISA – Supplies 2,671.27

Walvatne – Street Light 420.98

Washington National – Insurance 207.46

West Union Chamber – Pledge 10,000.00

WU District Energy – GEO 267.00

WU Hardware – Supplies 42.05

West Union Motor Supply – Parts 46.08

West Union Rec – Pledge 10,000.00

West Union Vet – Fees 75.00

Wex Bank – Fuel 778.47

Woodard Insurance – Liab. 23.00

World Fuel – Airport Fuel 15,293.35

Total Payroll 58,449.89

TOTAL CLAIMS $ 306,883.56

RECAP OF DECEMBER RECEIPTS

General $ 199,713.29

Util Billing 88,561.12

TOTAL RECEIPTS $ 288,274.41

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, February 4, 2019, at 6:00 pm

Meeting in Council Chambers.

Adjourn With no further business to bring before the Council, a motion was made

by Granger, seconded by Smith, to adjourn. All Aye. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.



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