Council Chambers, City Hall, November 6, 2023, at 6:00 P.M.
West Union City Council met November 6, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. in Council Chambers with Mayor Cameron Granger presiding. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attendance Present: Gumm, Smith, Miller, DeBack, and McElree.
Approval of the Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Smith, to approve the agenda as
Agenda presented. All Aye. Carried.
Approval of Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Smith, to approve the October 16th,
Minutes 2023, minutes. All Aye. Carried.
Discuss Park & Rec Park & Rec Director Jaret Stellmaker presented purchasing an EZ Ice Rink in lieu of
Ice Rink Purchase a concrete parking lot. A new tarp would need to be purchased, and the existing rink could be used. Stellmaker will talk to Norm Einck about moving the ice rink to the basketball court at the Rec Center. Motion to table was made by McElree, seconded by Gumm. All Aye. Carried.
Approval of Ash Tree Motion to approve the low bid for Ash Tree Removal to Hangartner Tree Service in
Removal Bid the amount of $28,740.00 was made by Gumm, seconded by Miller. All Aye. Carried.
Approve West Union Fire Chief Rory Starks presented plans for the West Union Fire Inc. 501C3 to
Fire Inc. 501C3 To purchase a brush buggy and to sell the current one. The brush buggy would be
Purchase Brush Buggy donated back to the City, and the City would be responsible for insurance costs only.
Funds from the sale of the current brush buggy would be placed in the Fire Dept. Capital Equipment Replacement fund. Motion to approve was made by Gumm, seconded by Smith. All Aye. Carried.
Approve Request by Ray Steffens requested an extension for enclosing his building at 129 N. Vine St.
Ray Steffens to Extend to December 1, 2023. Windows on order will not be in until December 15th. Motion
Building Enclosure to approve December 1, 2023, deadline for siding to be finished and January 1,
Deadline 2024, deadline for windows and doors to be finished was made by Gumm, seconded by McElree. All Aye. Carried. A certified letter with signature required will be sent to Mr. Steffens with the updated deadlines.
Approval of Turkey Euphoria Coffee, Anytime Fitness, and Hawkeye Screen Printing are sponsoring a
Trot 5K on Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning. Chief Paul Becthold agreed to help with
Thanksgiving Morning traffic control. Motion to approve using the City Streets for the 5K was made by Gumm, seconded by Miller. All Aye. Carried.
Approval of Pump Sewer Superintendent Scott Johansen advised of bad pump at Lift Station and the
For Lift Station need to order a new one as soon as possible. Motion to approve quote by Iowa Pumps for $56,726.46 was made by Gumm, seconded by Miller. All Aye. Carried.
Resolution 2024-15 Motion to approve payment #5 for $15,058.86 and Change Order #3 for a
Payment #5 and CO#3 decrease of $30,919.93 to Ray’s Excavating for the Linden Street Sanitary Sewer
To Ray’s Excavating Project #23-087 was made by McElree, seconded by DeBack. All Aye. Carried.
Approval of An Engineering Agreement from Fehr Graham for topographic survey of Linden
Engineering Street for $12,000.00 was presented. Motion to table was made by Miller, seconded
Agreement for DeBack. All Aye. Carried. Council requests more information from Engineer.
Of Linden Street
Approval of October Motion to approve October 2023 Financials as presented was made by Gumm,
2023 Financials seconded by Smith. All Aye. Carried.
Approval of TIF Motion to approve TIF payments to be made December 1, 2023, was made by
Payments for McElree, seconded by DeBack. Abstained: Gumm. Aye: Smith, Miller, DeBack,
December 1, 2023 McElree. Carried.
Approval to Pay City Administrator Amie Johansen encouraged Mayor Granger and City Council
Mayor and Council members to attend the Municipal Leadership Academy. Motion to approve
For MLA Meetings reimbursement for the meeting, mileage, and lunch was made by Gumm, seconded by Miller. All Aye. Carried.
Next Council Next regular council meeting will be November 20, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in
Meeting Council Chambers.
Adjourn With no further business to bring before the Council, a motion was made by
Smith, seconded by Miller, to adjourn. All Aye. Carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m.