West Union Council

By: KCTN News
Nov 8th, 2019

Council Chambers, City Hall, November 4, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met November 4, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Council Chambers 

with Mayor ProTem Kennon Gumm presiding, and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.


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

Approval of the Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Bentley, to approve the Agenda as   

Agenda presented.  All Aye. Carried.


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

Minutes October 21, 2019 regular meeting as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


Speer Financial Maggie Burger and John Murphy from Speer Financial gave Council a handout on 

Update on TIF & TIF and Debt obligations.  The City is in good financial standing, and has General

Debt & Funding Obligation Debt Capacity of $4,168,742 available.  Discussed funding on the WWTP 

WWTP Phase II next, using Sewer Revenue Funds to repay that.  As long as the bid comes in under 

$7.2mm, we are in line to fund with continuing a 3% rate increase annually.  


Discuss Adding Jessica Wegner, Gundersen Palmer Community Health, along with partners in Iowa 

Fluoride to Water Public Health spoke on the statistics of tooth decay in our county and the benefits of 

improving the amount of fluoride in our water to the public.  There is a $25,000 grant 

through Delta Dental to assist with Cities to administer fluoride into the water system.  

Water Superintendent, Andy Larson, advised in his research, it would cost the City 

about $81,000 to install what would be needed, plus requires daily testing to monitor.  After some discussion, McIntyre volunteered for Larson and McIntyre to further research and respond back.


Adopt Ordinance Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Smith, to approve the 2nd Read of 

602, Adding an Econ. Ordinance 602 amending Chapter 28 to add an Economic Development and 

Development Board Marketing Board to the Ordinances.  All Aye. Carried. Motion was then made by 

To Committees and Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to Adopt the Ordinance as presented.  All Aye.  

Boards Carried.


Resolution 2020-24 Sewer Superintendent Scott Johansen advised Council they are installing gutters and 

Approving Payment garage doors this week, and will be doing gas and electric next week.  McIntyre will 

For WWTP Storage do a walkaround to discuss punch list left on 11/14.  Motion was made by Stansbery,

Facility seconded by Smith to approve PPE #5 for $75,511.97 to Heying Mfg. Co. 

All Aye. Carried.


Resolution 2020-25 McIntyre advised the software has now been corrected, sign taken by the wind has 

Approving Pay #5- been replaced, and the fuel tanks are working well.  Motion was made by Bentley, 

Final for Airport seconded by Stansbery, to approve pay #5-Final for $15,240.55 to Unified 

Fuel Farm Contracting Services for the final payment on the Airport Fuel Farm project, and to 

accept the project as recommended by Engineer, JEO Consulting.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Liquor Motion was made by Smith, seconded by Bentley, to approve liquor license for 

Licenses Tasting Tequila & Food Inc. LC0044851.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve October Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Smith, to approve October 

Expenditures Expenditures totaling $433,272.35.  All Aye. Carried.


CLAIMS LIST:

AJ Larson – Sidewalk $     852.55

Aaron Grimes – Roof Repair       320.00

Advanced Systems – Copier         30.00

Advanced Systems – Texas – Copiers $    282.15

Aflac – Insurance       103.56

AgVantage – LP       405.00

All Stop – Fuel       209.00

Allamakee-Clayton – Loan     3,000.00

Allamakee-Clayton Elec – Electric     3,710.82

Alliant – Electric service   11,668.08

Amazon – Books       263.93

Andy Bilden – Inflatables       500.00

Bemiss Dist. – BREWBQ       384.20

Bill Bouska – Sunset Park Update       100.00

Black Hawk Waste – Garbage       252.00

Black Hills – Gas       652.30

Blue Cross – Insurance   16,270.86

BMC Aggregates – Rock     5,162.14

Bodensteiner – Supplies       187.74

BP Express – Fuel       109.01

Brown Supply – Adaptor         83.63

Celebrations – Tent       350.00

Center Point Large Print – Books       510.48

CenturyLink – Phone       916.62

City Laundry – Uniforms, Towels       468.34

College Subscription – Subscription       162.42

Consolidated Energy – Fuel     1,125.21

Dale Bilden – Janitorial       150.00

DANKO – Supplies     2,807.93

Diamond Vogel – Paint         35.80

E.F.T.P.S- Payroll Taxes   12,323.34

Elwood Law – Legal Fees       200.00

Fay. Co Auditor – GEO       783.19

Fay. Co Extension – Spraying Classes       140.00

Fay Co Treasurer – Taxes     3,244.00

Fay. Co Union – Publications       182.91

Fay. Co. Recycling – Fees     7,625.81

Fayette Electronics – Repairs       159.50

FCSWM – Fees   20,714.61

Fehr Graham – Engineering   71,101.75

Fire Service Training – Cert Fees       100.00

Four Season Storage – Shed       342.40

Gage & Gage – Parts           9.52

Galls – Uniform         90.49

Granger Construction – Demo     1,000.00

Gundersen Palmer – Tests       139.00

Hawkeye Communication – Dialer       141.00

Hawkeye Interconnect – Internet         70.00

Hawkins – Cylinders       826.20

Heying Mfg – WWTP Shop   75,974.76

HI-Viz Safety – Supplies         47.25

IA DNR  - NPDES, Fees       305.00

Ingram – Books     1,043.72

Iowa Alcohol Bev Div – License         25.00

Iowa One call – Fees         34.20

Iowa Soccer Assoc – Registration     3,048.50

IPERS -                 9,377.35

Jay’s – Repairs       447.81

Jesse Stanbrough – Mileage       215.18

John Deere Credit Union – Supplies       661.13

Kathleen Guyer – Supplies, Dental     2,126.47

Keehner Mobile Blast – Sandblast       250.00

Kirkwood – Fire School       315.00

Larry Jacobson Sr. – Cemetery Lot Buyback       450.00

Lee Barness – Dental         95.00

Leonard Larson – Sidewalk       307.58

LeRoy Soppe – Airport           635.00

Leslie Lauer & Sons – Commercial Court     3,643.76

Lincoln Investment – 457b     4,150.00

LL Pelling – Asphalt       809.10

Lynch Dallas – Legal   49,515.00

Magnolia Journal – Magazine         30.00

Marco – Copier       355.18

Martin Brothers – Supplies       245.65

Marty Stanbrough – Tables       120.00

McJ’s – Shirts       448.00

Moss Service Center – Battery       103.95

NAPA – Parts       334.32

NEIA Mechanical – Filter       278.20

NEIA Task Force – Dues       550.00

North Central Labs – BOD Seed       180.47

Ogden Publications – Subscription         27.00

Paul Becthold – Supplies         91.40

Petsche Construction – Grading     2,493.63

Police Legal Sciences – Training       600.00

Robinson Constr.  – Cement   22,553.00

Schwan’s – Concessions         35.99

Secretary of State – RLF Fees       100.00

Sherwin Williams – Paint       646.14

Sims – UPS, Computers       273.14

Spahn & Rose – Supplies   16,983.31

State Hygenic Lab – Testing         58.50

Storey Kenworthy – Office Supplies       453.14

Susie Streif – Supplies       162.18

Take a Shot – 9mm       450.00

Terracon – Geotech Services     8,650.66

TestAmerica – Testing       464.20

Tom Luhman – Firemen Compensation       488.00

Tony’s – Meat for BREWBQ       543.34

Treasurer, State of Iowa –State WH, Sales Tax     3,872.00

Unum – Life & Disab       390.96

UERPC – CDBG Fees     1,176.66

US Cellular – Cell Phones       497.10

US Postmaster – Postage       358.75

USA BlueBook – Supplies       494.92

Util Equip Co – Parts       218.20

Verizon – Phones       322.59

Visa – Supplies       545.98

Washington National – Insurance         83.90

WU District Energy – Geo Tonnage       267.00

WU Motor Supply– Supplies       137.53

WU Motors – Repairs       116.35

Westrum Leak – Survey     1,900.00

Wex Bank – Fuel     2,115.85

Wilbur Ford – Repairs       522.76

Woodard – Work Comp         77.00

Total Payroll   38,721.10

TOTAL CLAIMS       $ 433,272.35

  

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, November 18, 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 7:36 p.m. 



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