West Union Council

By: News Release
Apr 4th, 2019

Council Chambers, City Hall, April 1, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met April 1, 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, Granger, and Gumm

Absent: None

Approval of the Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Gumm, to approve the agenda omitting

Agenda #5 as the FFA Chapter was not able to attend.  All Aye. Carried.


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

Minutes March 18, 2019 regular meeting as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


Update on West Jess Wegner, Donna Bausch, and Steph Sass updated Council on the new playground

Union Playground project for the NFV Elementary which they plan to install by Fall of 2020.  They have

Project raised $16,000 of the $150,000 and have some grants they will be writing also.


Resolution 2019-41 Chief Paul Becthold introduced Michael Pettersen and advised Council he has all his  

Hiring Michael testing complete, and would like to start him in the Police Department effective Pettersen as Police today.  Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Granger, to approve.  Pettersen

Officer thanked Council for this opportunity, and is excited to become part of our community.  All Aye. Carried.


Request to Partner Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Smith, to table a request by Fayette County

With Fayette County to partner with them to resurface South Pine/Echo Valley Road, of which $63,000

To Resurface Echo would be the City portion.  Council would like to know where the Farm to Market Valley Road money from the State is being used.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Increase Alyssa Bushman submitted a letter, with neighbor’s signatures, requesting to increase

On Chicken Permit the number on her Chicken Permit from the current 6 to 20.  Stansbery made a motion

to approve, Gumm seconded.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Application McIntyre has been in conversations with Ryan from the Iowa Energy office and also

To American Jeff Gertz from Iowa Economic Development with regards to the geothermal.  

Recovery and There is grant money available through Department of Energy to assist us in data

Reinvestment Act collection, training and education to best utilize the system.  Granger made a motion

to pursue the application for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,

Bentley seconded.  All Aye. Carried.

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, April 15, 2019, at 6:00 pm

Meeting in Council Chambers.

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

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


Meeting adjourned at 6:24 p.m.




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