West Union Council

By: News Release
Sep 19th, 2019

Council Chambers, City Hall, September 16, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met September 16, 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, Gumm, Stansbery, Bentley, and Granger. Absent: None

Approval of the Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Gumm, to amend the time on item #5 on

Agenda the agenda to 5pm, and approve the agenda with that change. All Aye. Carried.

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

Minutes September 3, 2019 regular meeting as presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Closing Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to approve the Student Council

Streets for request to close the downtown streets for Homecoming from E. Main to S. Vine and

Homecoming Elm to Walnut. Claire Halverson represented Student Council. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Funding Fayette County Economic Development has charged a fee based on a per capita

for FCED amount totaling $2,863.52. Under the reorganization, new Director Mallory Hanson is requesting the same amount for Fy19-20. Motion to approve was made by Bentley,

seconded by Stansbery. All Aye. Carried.

Resolution 2020-09 McIntyre clarified this is a service agreement with Winneshiek Energy District and

To Approve Service MEP out of Rochester to apply to ARRA for funds to collect data and recommend

Agreement with energy efficient opportunities going forward. Iowa Department of Energy has

Winneshiek Energy requested the City partner in some form. Council feels we need the data first before

we commit any dollars to this. Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Bentley,

to approve the service agreement with WED and MEP. All Aye. Carried.

Resolution 2020-12 Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Gumm, to approve Resolution 2020-12

Payment for approving Payment #2 for Commercial Court for $1,620.47 to Leslie Lauer & Sons.

Commercial Court All Aye. Carried.

Resolution 2020-13 The change order is for a Decrease of $1,223.79 due to less base material needed on

Accepting Change Commercial Court. Motion was made by Bentley, seconded by Stansbery to approve

Order for as submitted. All Aye. Carried.

Commercial Court

Resolution 2020-14 Jon Biederman of Fehr Graham recommends acceptance of the project at Commercial

Accepting Grading Court advising that Leslie Lauer & Sons did an exceptional job. Total cost was

At Commercial $31,425.80. Motion to accept was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery.

Court All Aye. Carried.

Public Hearing to This is the time and place to hold a Public Hearing on a proposal to enter into a

Establish General Obligation Legal Indebtedness Loan Agreement. Motion was made by

Compliance With Stansbery to open the Public Hearing, Smith seconded. All Aye. Carried. After no

Reimbursements questions or comments were received, a motion was made by Stansbery to Close the

Public Hearing, Gumm seconded. All Aye. Carried.

Resolution 2020-15 McIntyre advised this is in regards to the legal costs we are incurring. The feedback

Approving is that the investigative report will be to us this week. This resolution allows us to

Reimbursement of enter into a loan for reimbursement of legal indebtedness. Motion was made by

Legal Indebtedness Stansbery, seconded by Smith. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Liquor Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to approve liquor licenses

Licenses for West Union BREWBQ and Casey’s General Store. All Aye. Carried.

Close Street for Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Bentley, to approve street closing for

BREWBQ the 2nd Annual BREWBQ on October 5th from Bank 1st on S. Vine down to Plum, and

East from S. Vine to Walnut across E. Elm Street. All Aye. Carried.

Approve August Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Bentley, to approve August Financials as

Financials presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approve September Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to approve September

Expenditures Expenditures totaling $324,690.93. All Aye. Carried.


Advanced Systems – Texas – Copiers $ 317.94

Aflac – Insurance 155.34

All Stop – Fuel 645.22

Allamakee-Clayton – Loan 3,000.00

Allamakee-Clayton Elec – Electric 4,186.42

Alliant – Electric service 13,928.52

Amazon – Books 411.05

Baumler Imp. – Supplies 145.15

Black Hawk Waste – Garbage 70.00

Black Hills – Gas 1,658.03

Blue Cross – Insurance 18,112.80

BMC Aggregates – Rock 11,324.49

Bodensteiner – Supplies 6.84

BP Express – Fuel 83.17

Carrico Aquatic Resource – Supplies 358.34

CenturyLink – Phone 930.32

Chloe Yauslin – Guard 56.25

City Laundry – Uniforms, Towels 459.54

College Subscription – Subscription 17.98

Consolidated Energy – Fuel 96.83

Continental Research – Sprayer 208.64

Croell – Concrete 195.00

Dan McElree – Repair 100.00

Decorah Newspapers – Advertise 124.50

DEMCO – Supplies 102.74

Diamond Vogel – Paint 489.92

E.F.T.P.S- Payroll Taxes 13,338.73

Elwood Law – Legal Fees 20.00

Fay. Co Emergency - Dues 4,077.04

Fay Co Recorder – Fees 12.00

Fay. Co Union – Publications 348.68

Fayette Co. Fair – Sidewalks 3,000.00

FCSWM – Fees 60.00

Fehr Graham – Engineering 1,249.75

Fire Service Training – Cert Fees 100.00

Galls – Shirts 701.46

Gazette – Subscription 267.35

GovConnection – Supplies 1,652.90

Hankes – Doors 338.52

Hawkeye Interconnect – Internet 70.00

Heying Mfg – WWTP Shop 90,701.37

IAWEA – Conference 90.00

Ingram – Books 598.68

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy – MMPI 650.00

Iowa State Fire Marshall – Fuel Tank Register 40.00

IPERS - 13,237.14

Jenna Grimes – Guard 56.25

John Deere Credit Union – Supplies 591.16

Kathleen Guyer – Supplies 45.17

Krivachek – Supplies 134.72

LeRoy Soppe – Airport, Fire 760.00

Lincoln Investment – 457b 4,150.00

LL Pelling – Asphalt 1,612.80

Marco – Copier 236.59

Martin Brothers – Water 88.50

Maybelle Castera – Lot Buyback 120.00

Michael Todd – Spreader 73.77

Mick Gage – Restrooms 120.00

Midwest Breathing – Air Test 178.75

Midwest Cleaning – Fuel 29.50

NEIA Inspections – Fees 418.00

NEICAC – Dues 1,000.00

Penworthy – Books 110.91

Petty Cash – Postage 40.13

Reliant Fire – Kits 671.95

Robert McLaughlin – Downtown Maint. 440.00

Robinson Constr. – Cement 33,204.00

Schwan’s – Concessions 46.96

Sims – UPS, Computers 7,052.82

Solutions – Updates 158.70

Speicher – Excavate 27,337.50

Stacey Massman – Sidewalk 885.00

State Hygenic Lab – Testing 72.00

State Library of Iowa – Fees 15.00

Storey Kenworthy – Office Supplies 111.52

TestAmerica – Testing 110.25

Tom Luhman – Firemen Compensation 871.00

Treasurer, State of Iowa –State WH, Sales Tax 5,091.40

Unum – Life & Disab 683.53

UERPC – CDBG Fees 473.44

US Cellular – Cell Phones 513.55

US Postmaster – Postage 359.80

USA BlueBook – Supplies 166.72

Util Equip Co – Parts 6,239.62

Verizon – Phones 120.05

Visa – Supplies 821.80

Washington National – Insurance 125.85

WU District Energy – Geo Tonnage 267.00

WU Hardware – Supplies 39.97

WU Motor Supply– Battery 104.99

Total Payroll 42,667.22

TOTAL CLAIMS $ 324,690.93

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, October 7, 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 Granger, to adjourn. All Aye. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.