West Union Council

By: KCTN News
Oct 5th, 2017

Council Chambers, City Hall, October 2, 2017, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met October 2, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at Council Chambers with Mayor Kent Halverson presiding, and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

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

Agenda an amendment to add item 4a An Update from Sam Whitehead, FCED, on a proposed Sportsman’s Complex. All Aye. Carried.

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

Minutes the September 18, 2017 regular meeting as presented. All Aye. Carried.

Update by FCED on Sam Whitehead, FCED, was approached by Rod Marlatt of Fayette County

Proposed Sportsman Conservation with an idea of purchasing the West Union Golf Course and

Complex renovating to a Sportsman’s Complex with camping, golf, and more. Although it is

outside City Limits, it would economically benefit West Union the most. Would

the City assist in getting a feasibility study done. Whitehead visions this park could

potentially be owned by private investors, or a collaboration of City, County, and

private, with the County taking care of the maintenance as a county park.

Resol. 2018-09 Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Gumm, to table approval of the change

For Change Order #2 order, as Keller explained this is due to actual measurements being incorrect. Work

Airport Apron Proj. is done ahead of schedule, but Keller feels the engineer is responsible. All Aye.

Motion Tabled.

Resol. 2018-10 Motion made by Gumm, seconded by Granger, to approve partial pay #1 for the

Parital Pay on Airport Apron Rehab Project AIP 3-19-0128-007 for $92,745.96. Our portion is 10%,

Apron Project rest paid by Federal entitlement grant. Retainage to pay later. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Soliciting McIntyre advised Council we have acquired this house through Nuisance Abate-

Bids for Demo at ment, and it needs to be taken down. Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded

235 S Walnut Street by Gumm, to approve the request to solicit bids for demolition yet this year.

Granger abstained, Rest Aye. Carried.

Approve Chief Paul Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to appoint new chief,

Becthold to the 911 Paul Becthold, to the County 911 Board as our representative. All Aye.

Board Carried.

Update Council on City Attorney Jerem White has a Quit Claim Deed in hand after negotiating for the

Abatement on City to acquire the building at 101 E. Main Street through Nuisance Abatement, but

101 E Main Street the owner wants to keep the garage for now and lease the building back. McIntyre

questioned if that would have to be parceled if the garage is not included in the deed, and White agreed. TIF funds are available to assist in repairs, and Main

Street has also expressed interest in taking on the project. Structural Engineer has

advised the building is structurally sound. Motion was made by Granger, seconded

by Keller, to table the offer and have McIntyre, Mayor Halverson, and White go

back to owner and renegotiate. Insurance cost will also need to be looked into, as

well as property taxes, to determine proper rent if the City would choose to lease it

back to the owner. All Aye. Motion Tabled.

Approve Soliciting Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to approve Chief Becthold

Quotes for Security to solicit bids for a security system for all City property. Cost should be around

Cameras $2,000-2,500. All Aye. Carried.

Oath of Office for Mayor administered the Oath of Office for Officer Bryce Bilharz, and then

Chief Becthold & Chief Paul Becthold to the West Union Police Department.

Officer Bilharz

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting in council chambers.

Adjourn Motion made by Granger, seconded by Stansbery, to adjourn. All Aye. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:48 P.M.