West Union Council

By: KCTN News
Apr 13th, 2017

Council Chambers, City Hall, April 3, 2017, 5:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met April 3, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. at the West Union Library with Mayor Kent Halverson presiding. The meeting began with citing the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attendance Roll call: Present – Council members Smith, Stansbery, Gumm, Granger and Keller Absent: None

Approval of the Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Keller, to approve the agenda

Agenda amending to add item #8 as Setting Public Hearing for the SRF loan. All Aye. Carried.

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

Minutes the March 20, 2017 regular meeting as presented. All Aye. Carried.

Public Hearing for This is the time and place set to hold the Public Hearing for Ordinance 593,

Ord. 593 Solid Chapter 107, Licensing of Solid Waste Haulers. Gumm made a motion to

Waste Haulers open the Public Hearing, Stansbery seconded. All Aye. Carried. After no

questions or comments were received, Stansbery made a motion to close the

Public Hearing, Gumm seconded. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Resolution Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Granger, to approve the Ordinance

2017-37 Adopting 593 for Solid Waste Haulers regulations within the City of West Union. All

Ordinance 593 for Aye. Carried.

Solid Waste Haulers

Resolution 2017-38 McIntyre advised this is part of the process for the State Revolving Loan Fund.

Setting a Public Motion to set the Public Hearing for May 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. due to the

Hearing for SRF requirement for a 30-day posting was made by Granger, seconded by Keller.

Loan Application All Aye. Carried.

Discuss City Wide McIntyre updated Council on a Spring Cleanup Initiative he is working on

Cleanup Initiative with staff. Currently he has delivered doorknockers and certified letters for junk vehicles and will follow up in the time he allowed each resident. Next plan is to host a cleanup day, providing a rolloff dumpster at the Street shop for people to bring items and the City will take to landfill. Appliances, tires, and electronics that the landfill charges for, we will sell stickers ahead of time for, and residents can bring those also. Date to be set at next staff meeting.

Approve Hiring McIntyre introduced Greg Novak as recommendation for the part time 2017

Greg Novak as Cemetery Sexton. Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Granger, to

2017 Cemetery approve the hiring. All Aye. Carried. McIntyre and Starks will work with

Sexton Novak for initial start date in April.

Update from Chief Chief Schauer updated Council in regards to a potential training facility.

Schauer on Training The Police Department has recently received some drug forfeiture money,

Facility and have letters of support from local police and fire departments interested in a partnership to use the facility. Potential location would be out at the sewer plant. Should not need any budget dollars to pay for this. Estimated total with building and equipment is $17,500. No further decisions made at this time.

Discuss Bid for We received a Wellmark Foundation Grant for $10,000 for Pedestrian Ramp

Sidewalk Ramp Improvements, of which the City agreed to match another $10,000 of Sidewalk

Project funds. Chris Lauer was the only bid received, and that was $17,220 of labor only. Starks felt that was too high, and offered his Street Department to tear out the old concrete. Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Keller, to rebid with Street Department doing concrete removal. All Aye. Carried.

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, April 17, 2017 at

Meeting 6:00 pm in council chambers.

Adjourn With no further business to bring before the Council, a motion was made by Granger, seconded by Gumm, to adjourn. All Aye. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 5:34 P.M.