West Union Council

By: News Release
May 11th, 2018

Council Chambers, City Hall, May 7, 2018, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met May 7, 2018 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, Stansbery, Granger, and Bentley.  Absent: Gumm

Approval of the Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Stansbery, to approve the agenda Agenda as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


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

Minutes the April 16, 2018 regular meeting as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


Resolution 2018-40 Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to approve a 28E agreement

Adopting a 28E with with the Sheriff’s Department for 24/7 coverage of dispatching, telephone, and

Fayette County radio messaging for a period of 6 years as follows: FY19 and FY20 at $7,458;

Sheriff’s Office FY21 and FY22 at $8,701; FY23 and FY24 at $9,944. All Aye.  Carried.

Resolution 2018-49 Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Smith, to approve Resolution

Setting FY18-19 2018-49 setting salaries for FY18-19.  Some changes include changing Deputy

Salaries Clerk position to salary, adding Chamber/Main Street Director with a partial

reimbursement coming back from the Main Street Organization.  Granger

abstained, Rest All Aye.  Carried.


Approve Payment to Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to approve pay estimate #1

Baker Enterprises to Baker Enterprises for work completed on the Adam Street project through

For Adam Street May 5 for $10,562.10.  All Aye. Carried.


Resolution 2018-50 Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Smith, to approve setting a public

Setting Public hearing for May 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. for the amendment of Ordinance 41,

Hearing for Section 41.12 for Fireworks.  All Aye. Carried.

Fireworks


Discuss Sewer Fees McIntyre requested direction in preparing for the Sewer Project, and the increase of the Capital Sewer Fee and rates.  After some discussion, council requested McIntyre prepare the necessary paperwork to move forward with the $20 increase.  This is an ordinance, so will require a public hearing.


Resolution 2018-51 McIntyre has discussed with Sheriff Marty Fisher to swap land from the City

Setting Public west of the Sheriff’s office to gain 1.3 acres they own to add to the Main Street

Hearing for Sale of Community Development lot to make that a more marketable lot.  Motion was

Property West of made by Granger, seconded by Stansbery, to approve setting a public hearing for

Sheriff’s Office   May 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  All Aye. Carried.


Resolution 2018-52 This is a resolution to set a public hearing for a proposal to enter into a Sewer

Setting Public Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement to borrow up to $430,000 for

Hearing for Sewer & planning and design for the Sewer Project.  Motion was made by Bentley, seconded

Loan Agreement by Stansbery, to approve as presented and set the Public Hearing for May 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Parking Lot McIntyre recommended the quote by Walvatne Electric for 4 lights in City Hall  

Lighting at City Hall  parking lot for $16,713.  Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Gumm, to

approve as suggested.  All Aye. Carried.


Discuss Regional Jon Biederman handed out a proposed drawing for a regional detention basin in

Detention Basin & Commercial Park in what was a potential frontage road northeast of Schwan’s.

Rock for This will help with ditch flow and flow into Otter Creek, slowing the water down

Commercial Park even better than what the ordinance calls for in storm water management.

Biederman then discussed the crushed stone drive on the same map, to allow access

for Overhead Door to their lot.  We will apply for a RISE grant at a later time.  

Mayor Keller will visit Schwan’s to make them aware. We can use some of the rock

from the City dump pile once it is crushed.  Estimated cost is $4,500. Motion was

made by Stansbery, seconded by Granger, to approve rocking Commercial Court

Drive.  All Aye.  Carried.


Discuss LMI McIntyre advised Council that we will be mailing out a survey this next week

Survey to all West Union residents, which is very important for us to receive back.  This

will hopefully qualify us to apply for a CDBG grant of $500-600,000 towards the

sewer project, which could then decrease the amount the City and residents would

have to pay.


Set Public Hearing Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to approve setting a

For FY18 Budget public hearing for FY18 Budget Amendments for May 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Amendments All Aye.  Carried.


Approve Painting Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Stansbery, to approve a contract for

Old Water Tower $38,000 with Central Tank Coatings of Elgin, IA to paint the interior of the old

Interior water tower.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve April Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to approve April, 2018

Financials financials as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in

Meeting council chambers.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:48 P.M.



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