West Union Council

By: KCTN News
Nov 21st, 2019

Council Chambers, City Hall, November 18, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met November 18, 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 approve the Agenda as   

Agenda presented.  All Aye. Carried.


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

Minutes November 4, 2019 regular meeting as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


Public Hearing on This is the time and place to hold a public hearing to amend the Urban Renewal Plan.

Amending the Stansbery made a motion to open the Public Hearing, Gumm seconded.  All Aye.  

Urban Renewal Plan City Administrator Nick McIntyre advised Council this is to amend the Urban 

Renewal Plan and add in Commercial Court and the Donahue Building to utilize TIF

funds for those projects.  After no comments were received from the Public, Gumm 

made a motion to close the Public Hearing and Granger seconded.  All Aye. Carried.  


Resolution 2020-27 Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to approve Resolution 2020-27

Approving Urban  amending the Urban Renewal Plan to add repairing the roof on the Donohue Building 

Renewal Amendment and establishing a street in the Industrial Park known as Commercial Court. All Aye. 


Resolution 2020-26 Street Superintendent Rory Starks advised Council the Salt/Sand shed has turned out 

Approving Pay #1- really well, and they started moving in last week.  Motion was made by Gumm, 

Final for Salt/Sand seconded by Bentley, to approve pay #1-Final for $21,900 to Rough Country  

Shed Construction, and to accept the Engineer’s statement of final completion.  All Aye. 


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

Licenses All Stop, Old Mill Floral, and Quillins Food.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Fireworks Isaiah Stansbery requested funding for fireworks for a new event being planned by 

For Winter Festival West Union Park & Rec called Winter Festival.  They are planning to host at the ice

On New Year’s Eve rink at Rotary Park and the Rec Center with skiing, ice skating, snowmobile poker 

run, bonfire, smores, and fireworks around 7pm.  After some discussion, $1,800 was 

agreed on from the general fund.  Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by 

Bentley, to approve as discussed.  All Aye. Carried. 


Approve October Motion was made by Bentley, seconded by Stansbery, to approve the October 

Financials Financials as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve November Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Granger, to approve November 

Expenditures Expenditures totaling $351,070.37  All Aye. Carried.


CLAIMS LIST:

Advanced Systems – Texas – Copiers $     367.06

Aflac – Insurance       103.56

All Stop – Fuel     1,221.88

Allamakee-Clayton Elec – Electric     3,776.89

Alliant – Electric service     9,402.24

Amazon – Books       293.91

Amie Johansen-Mileage       229.68

Baumler – Parts         95.01

Biblionix – Apollo     1,900.00

Big State Industrial – Wire Ties       200.35

Black Hills – Gas     1,022.11

Blue Cross – Insurance   17,805.84

BMC Aggregates – Rock         85.03

BP Express – Fuel       183.01

Bryan Heavy Equip – Fluids, Oil         71.69

CenturyLink – Phone       919.30

City Laundry – Uniforms, Towels       470.05

Colten Hanson – Vision Claim       416.00

Croell – Concrete     3,367.50

DANKO – Pump Test     1,175.00

Diamond Vogel – Paint     2,038.09

Doug Harris – Vision Claim       301.00

E.F.T.P.S- Payroll Taxes   12,302.88

Easton’s – Pool Service       229.05

Elaine Jermeland – Sidewalk     1,385.86

Elwood Law – Legal Fees       685.00

Fay. Co Auditor – GEO, Election     2,007.77

Fay. Co Union – Publications       514.74

Fayette Electronics – Repairs       104.00

Fehr Graham – Engineering     6,871.00

Fire Service Training –Fees         50.00

Gage & Gage – Parts       888.14

Gale – Books       295.91

Galls – Lanyard       106.91

Gary Wiskus – Sidewalk       444.57

GWorks – Software     6,410.01

Hach – Chemicals       381.66

Hawkeye Interconnect – Internet         70.00

Hawkeye Screen Printing – Shirts       700.00

Hawkins – Cylinders         40.00

Heying Mfg – WWTP Shop   75,511.97

Hometown Pest Control – Pests       120.00

IA DNR  - WWTP Fees       100.00

Ingram – Books       681.75

Iowa Dept of Public Safety – Billing       300.00

Iowa One call – Fees         87.30

IPERS -                 9,062.30

Jay’s – Repairs         98.53

John Deere Credit Union – Supplies       563.35

Jon Saboe – Sidewalk       550.58

Kathleen Guyer – Supplies       131.73

Lawson Products – Supplies       589.53

Lee Barness – Dental/Vision Claim       969.80

LeRoy Soppe – Airport           635.00

Lincoln Investment – 457b     4,050.00

LL Pelling – Asphalt     2,189.70

Marco – Copier       177.59

Martin Brothers – Supplies       206.88

Marvin Youngblood – Sidewalk       696.20

McJ’s – Shirts       434.00

MeBulbs – Lights       462.30

Mick Gage – Restroom         75.00

Midwest Breathing – Quarterly Air Test       178.75

Municipal Supply – Meters     1,052.50

NAPA – Parts       349.12

North Central Labs – BOD Seed         57.57

Paul Becthold – Dental         51.00

Petty Cash – Postage       373.85

Prairie Road Builders – Seal Coating   81,830.40

Quillins – Supplies       102.83

Rory Starks – Dental Claim       130.00

Rough Country – Shed   21,900.00

Sherwin Williams – Paint       387.68

Sims – UPS, Computers       416.23

Smoke Eater – Subscription       208.00

Spahn & Rose – Supplies     2,638.23

Stanard & Assoc – Testing         99.00

Storey Kenworthy – Office Supplies       262.69

Take a Shot – Carrier       110.00

TestAmerica – Testing       310.70

Tom Luhman – Firemen Compensation       588.00

Torkelson – Parts         46.55

Treasurer, State of Iowa –State WH, Sales Tax     3,643.17

Truck Country – Repairs       640.70

TrueNorth – Insurance       345.80

Unified Contracting – Fuel Farm Final   15,240.55

Unum – Life & Disab       415.17

UERPC – CDBG,RLF Fees       727.30

US Cellular – Cell Phones     1,104.68

US Postmaster – Postage       360.50

Verizon – Phones       125.13

Visa – Supplies     1,208.52

Washington National – Insurance         83.90

WU District Energy – Geo Tonnage       267.00

WU Motor Supply– Oil         35.88

Wex Bank – Fuel     1,068.08

Wilbur Ford – Repairs       439.33

Total Payroll   37,645.35

TOTAL CLAIMS       $ 351,070.37

  

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, December 2, 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 6:22 p.m. 



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