West Union Council

By: KCTN News
Jul 20th, 2018

Council Chambers, City Hall, July 16, 2018, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met July 16, 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, Granger, Stansbery, Gumm and Bentley. Absent: None

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 Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to approve minutes of

Minutes the July 2, 2018 regular meeting as presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Change for Main Street West Union has requested to move the postponed 4th of July fireworks

Fireworks to the Fayette County Fairgrounds July 24, 2018 to kick off the Fair. Motion was

made by Bentley, seconded by Stansbery, to approve the request. All Aye. Carried.

Discuss the Walking City Administrator Nick McIntyre reminded Council of the upcoming Sidewalk

Audit Audit with Gundersen Palmer Public Health and Healthy Hometown on July 19th

From 3-6pm. Three areas have been mapped out to walk and discuss and would

appreciate any Council there for their input.

Resolution 2019-01 Jon Biederman advised Baker’s will be working on the retaining walls this week.

Partial Pay for Adam Biederman added this is the best work he has probably seen in all his years. Starks

Street Project requested to pull the sidewalk portion out of his road use budget and pay from the

sidewalk fund. Granger made a motion to approve pay estimate #3 for $121,628.02

to Baker Enterprises, Inc. as presented, Gumm seconded. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Change Due to the wetness, Baker had to add more crushed stone than planned, but took

Order #2 for Adams out the subgrade treatment and added geogrid instead, netting the change to

Street Project $10,315.50. Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Gumm, to approve as

presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Pay to Biederman advised this is for work done in June on the Sanitary Sewer/CIIP

Speicher for CIIP repair project. Except for the wetness in Rotary Park, all is going as planned.

Lining and Sewer Motion to approve pay estimate #2 to Speicher Excavating for $21,291.21 was

Repairs made by Gumm, seconded by Bentley. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Change Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Granger, to approve Change Order

Order #1 for CIIP #1 changing the completion date to August 17, 2018, due to the wetness in Rotary

Repairs Park delaying their work. Biederman advised they were just able to complete

Rotary Park, but still have more repairs to finish. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Hiring Chief Paul Becthold introduced Jesse Stanbrough to Council and requested

Jesse Stanbrough approval to hire him to fill the police vacancy. Motion was made by Gumm,

To Police Dept. seconded by Bentley, to approve Resolution 2019-02 as presented. All Aye.


Approve Pay to Parking lights are up at City Hall. McIntyre had them install 110 outlets for the

Walvatne Electric police vehicles to plug into. Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Gumm,

For City Hall Lights to approve payment of $17,185.54 to Walvatne Electric as presented. All Aye.


Discuss West Union McIntyre, Starks and Greg Novak reviewed the rules of the cemetery and have

Cemetery Rules a few items to tweek or add. Starting to get calls for Saturday and Sunday burials,

which means our employee needs to be paid overtime. Would like to see no

winter burials and use the Mausoleum. Granger asked to table the issue to look into

a few things. Gumm seconded. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Support to McIntyre has attended some meetings discussing how to make Highway 150 safer

The Hwy 150 and easier to maneuver through each town. Statistics show a lot of accidents south

Corridor of West Union to Fayette. The group will present to Iowa D.O.T. Motion was made

by Stansbery, seconded by Granger, to approve as requested. All Aye. Carried.

Approve June Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Stansbery, to approve June Financials

Financials as presented. Granger abstained, Rest All Aye. Carried.

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

Expenditures expenditures totaling $259,976.89 as presented. Granger abstained, Rest All Aye.



Advanced Systems – Copiers $ 437.79

Advanced Systems-Texas – Copier 220.62

Aflac – Insurance 175.08

Allamakee-Clayton – Loan 3,000.00

Allamakee-Clayton Elec – Electric 3,240.76

Amazon – Books 144.85

Axon Enterprise – Tasers 1,790.00

Baumler Imp – Parts 46.92

Black Hawk Waste – Garbage 236.00

Blue Cross – Insurance 19,481.48

Bodensteiner Imp – Parts 450.19

Brown Supply – Flags 80.00

Central Tank – Water Tower Maint. 38,000.00

CenturyLink – Phone 885.56

College Subscription – Magazine 69.46

Croell – Concrete 242.00

Decker – BB/SB 746.40

DEMCO – Supplies 101.32

Diversity Coatings – Epoxy 200.00

E.F.T.P.S- Payroll Taxes 13,591.32

Elwood – Legal Fees 285.00

Erik Hansen – Field Prep 900.00

Fay. Co. Auditor – Geo Elec 258.48

Fay. Co. Recycling – Fees 7,625.81

Fay. Co. Sheriff – 2018 Dispatch 7,458.00

Fay. Co Union – Publications 251.87

Fay. Co. Fair – 2018 Support 5,000.00

Fayette Elec. - Repairs 293.95

FCSWM – Landfill Fees 20,714.61

Gage & Gage – Repairs 357.38

Galls – Holster 155.00

General Traffic Controls – Fees 2,036.50

Gundersen-Palmer – Hep B 70.00

Hach – Chemicals, Frig 5,244.65

Hancor – Supplies 396.94

Hawkeye InterConnect – Internet 111.67

Hawkins – Cylinders 3,130.47

Homestead Iowa Realty – Ernst 500.00

Hometown Pest – Pest Control 120.00

IA DNR – Fees 294.71

Ingram – Books 598.90

Intoximeters – Drug Kits 406.50

Iowa League of Cities – Dues 1,556.00

Iowa Secretary of State – Fees 100.00

Iowa Soccer Assoc – Registration 1,050.00

Iowa State Extension – Mtg. Fees 75.00

Iowa Surveillance – Cameras 2,784.98

IPERS - 8,346.69

John Deere Credit Union – Supplies 659.20

Kaleidoscope Kids – 2018 Support 5,000.00

Lane Johansen – Dental/Vision 105.00

LeRoy Soppe – Airport 635.00

Lauer & Sons – Dirt 320.00

LL Pelling – Asphalt 679.15

Marco – Copier 169.75

Mick Gage – Restrooms 120.00

Midwest Cleaning – Diesel 29.50

Mike Heins – Steel on Fire Station 5,000.00

Myers-Cox – Concessions 2,673.45

NAPA – Parts 184.53

NEIA Mechanical – Furnaces 5,844.64

NEIA Regional Housing – Local Match 2,775.00

NEICAC – Dues 1,000.00

Nick McIntyre – Dental 765.00

Northern Lights – Concessions 416.03

Penworthy – Books 132.55

Pro Earth – Mulch 68.00

Ray’s – Excavating – Equalization Bin 10,724.08

Reliant – Pump 109.19

Rite Price – Office Supplies 115.35

Schwan’s – Concessions 331.03

Shelly Kingsley – Downtown Maint., Janitorial 650.00

Signs by Design – Signs 69.00

Sims – UPS, Computer Repairs 474.47

Spahn & Rose – Rotary Supplies 598.32

State Hygenic Lab – Testing 123.50

Stolen Brothers – Triathlon Meal 256.00

TestAmerica – Testing 428.82

Tom Luhman –Firemen Compensation 420.00

Treasurer, State of Iowa –State WH, Sales Tax 5,949.52

Unum Life – Disab & Life 383.32

UERPC – RLF Expenses 664.25

US Cellular – Cell Phones 763.97

US Postmaster – Postage 412.25

Verizon – Phones 189.39

VISA – Supplies 921.63

VWR – Tubing 85.44

Walvatne Electric – Lighting 2,509.23

WU Hardware – Supplies 583.42

West Union Motor Supply – Parts 71.94

Westphal – Trimmer Part 3.50

Total Payroll 50,770.35

TOTAL CLAIMS $ 259,976.89


General $ 146,046.42

Util Billing 72,721.23

TOTAL RECEIPTS $ 218,767.65

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, August 6, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Meeting in Council Chambers.

Adjourn With no further business to bring before the Council, a motion was made

by Stansbery, seconded by Smith, to adjourn. All Aye. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:32 p.m.