West Union Council

By: KCTN News
Jul 7th, 2018

Council Chambers, City Hall, July 2, 2018, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met July 2, 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, Gumm, and Bentley.  Absent: None

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


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

Minutes the June 18, 2018 regular meeting as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Makenz Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Smith, to approve the resignation of

Kriener’s Resignation officer Makenz Kriener effective June 11, 2018.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Posting & Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Gumm, to approve posting and filling

Filling the Open the position of full time police officer vacated by Kriener.  All Aye. Carried.

Police Officer Position


Approve Partial Scott Johansen advised valves are now installed and working, but seeding is not  

Payment to Ray’s acceptable.  Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to pay Ray’s

Excavating Excavating for Pay Estimate #6 less the seeding listed as #21 and #22 for a total

payment of $10,259.08.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Change Change order #1 is a decrease of $7,272.50 as one less valve was needed, and less

Order – Equalization rock was needed. Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to approve

Basin/UV Project   Change order #1 as presented.  All Aye. Carried.


Discuss Liquidated Discussed the Equalization Basin/UV Project with regards to the project not

Damages with Ray’s meeting the completion date and assessing the penalty at $500/day.  Granger asked

Excavating Lucas from Fehr Graham to check number of rain days during the project.  McIntyre added although the project was not finished on time, the City has not incurred financial strain due to the delays. Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to table until the end of project.  Bentley abstained as he just joined the meeting. Rest Aye. Carried.


Approve Contract Lucas presented the engineering proposal for the new sewer plant.  Cost is $597,000

With Fehr-Graham plus approximately $160,000 for onsite inspector.  Would like to let bids in

For Sewer Plant January.  Granger requested payments coordinate with construction payments.  

McIntyre requested they also track time and materials through the project.  The

committee will start monthly building meetings to finalize plans.  Granger made a

motion to approve as discussed, Stansbery seconded.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Selling Sewer Plant has a 10,000 gallon rail car tank used for gas storage that we have not  

Methane Gas used in a long time.  Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to sell

Storage Unit “as is”.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Purchase McIntyre explained the property sits within our Industrial Lot and would like to

Of Property at 904 purchase for available highway frontage for economic development.  Motion to

Hwy 150 S approve the purchase at $45,500 with TIF dollars was made by Stansbery, seconded

by Gumm.  Granger-No; Rest Aye.  Carried.


Adopt Ordinance Motion was made by Bentley, seconded by Gumm, to approve the First Read of

598-Lowering Grass Ordinance 598, lowering the height of grass as a nuisance to 6 inches from 12 Height inches.  All Aye. Carried.  Stansbery then made a motion to waive the 2nd and 3rd

Reads.  All Aye.  Carried. Gumm then made a motion to Adopt Ordinance 598 as

presented, Bentley seconded.  All Aye. Carried.


Adopt Ordinance Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Gumm, to approve First Read of

599-No Parking on Ordinance 599 setting North and South Pine and East Maple Streets as “No

North & South Pine Parking”.  All Aye. Carried.  Stansbery then made a motion to waive 2nd and 3rd

And East Maple Readings, Gumm seconded.  All Aye. Carried. Motion to Adopt Ordinance 599

was made by Stansbery, seconded by Granger.  All Aye. Carried.


Approve Purchase Rory Starks asked permission to purchase 2 Ferris mowers from Baumler’s

Of Mowers Implement for a total of $18,000.  He has a buyer for the New Holland mower, and will sell the John Deere mower and attachments at the Cemetery also.  Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Bentley, to approve as requested. All Aye. Carried.


Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in

Meeting council chambers.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:47 P.M.



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