West Union Council

Council Chambers, City Hall, December 21, 2020, 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met December 21, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at the West Union Public Library. Mayor Adam Keller began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attendance Present –Smith, Stansbery, Gumm, Bentley, and Granger. Absent: None

Approval of the Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Stansbery, to approve the Agenda as

Agenda presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approval of Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Bentley, to approve Minutes from the

Minutes December 7, 2020 regular meeting. All Aye. Carried.

Approve Liquor All paperwork is in place for liquor license renewal for Quillins Quality Foods.

License for Quillins Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Granger, to approve as presented.

All Aye. Carried.

Public Hearing & A budget amendment is needed for the purchase of the golf course and expenses,

Approve Budget for the energy grant and expenses, and for the refunding of the Streetscape GO

Amendment Bond. Revenue increase is $2,818,065, and Expense increase is $1,661,700. Motion

to open the public hearing was made by Stansbery, seconded by Gumm. All Aye. Carried. After no comments, Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Granger, to close the public hearing and approve the budget amendments as presented.

All Aye. Carried.

Discuss Council In efforts to become more green and cut down on paper usage, City Administrator

Going Paperless Tracy Johnson presented a quote from US Cellular to switch council packets to a

& Using Tablets tablet. After discussion, Council prefers to stay with paper copies at this time.

Approve Opto Chief Becthold and Cory from OptoTraffic joined council via zoom to discuss the

Traffic Contract contract for the speed cameras. After going through the line items and making some

With Changes changes, Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Bentley, to approve the contract with the changes as discussed. All Aye. Carried. Next step is to have our City Attorney review.

Discuss 64 Acre Iowa Great Places did not fund our trail project even though our application scored

Development high. There was over $3mm requested, and only $1mm of funding available. We

Property will continue to look for other funding sources, and we have contractors that offered assistance in kind to the project. The City will put budget numbers together and proceed as we can.

Dangerous Building Granger advised Council he has worked with Steffens this past week, and he has

129 N Vine Street made progress on the building to secure the roof and side walls as requested. Johnson asked if we need to set another timeline to make sure we see continued progress, and Granger offered to keep in contact with Steffens instead. Motion was made by Stansbery, seconded by Bentley, to discuss again next council meeting. All Aye. Carried.

Approve December Motion was made by Granger, seconded by Gumm, to approve December

Expenditures Expenditures totaling $762,475.01 as presented. All Aye. Carried.

CLAIMS LIST:

ABDO Spotlight - Books $ 20.95

Aflac – Insurance 103.56

AgVantage FS – LP 35.00

All Stop – Fuel 632.18

Allamakee – Clayton – Loan 3,000.00

Allamakee-Clayton Elec – Electric 13,576.55

Alliant Energy – Electric 6,941.44

Amazon – Books 498.95

American Leak Detection – Pool Leak Detect 3,000.00

Appliance Plus – TIF Payment 6,352.56

Bank 1st – GO Interest 2,896.25

Baumler Imp – Parts, TIF 9,827.84

Better Homes & Gardens – Subscription 12.00

Black Hawk County Landfill – Grit 166.47

Black Hawk Waste – Garbage 70.00

Black Hills – Gas 1,574.70

Blue Cross – Health Insurance 19,339.80

BP – Fuel 211.89

Bradley & Riley – Legal Fees 3,191.00

Casey’s - TIF Payment 7,957.11

Centurion – Books 120.00

CenturyLink – Phones 477.85

City Laundry – Uniforms, Towels 513.60

Cline’s – Repair Water Main 800.00

College Subscription – Subscriptions 76.93

Consolidated Energy – Fuel 617.97

Croell – Concrete 1,363.50

Dalco – Aerosol 95.16

Dale Bilden – Janitorial 150.00

DEMCO – Supplies 363.72

Don’s Truck Sales – Bushing 77.00

Donlon Brothers – S. Industrial Utilities 26,486.00

Doug Harris – Vision Claim 130.20

E.F.T.P.S- Payroll Taxes 19,986.93

Elwood Law – Legal Fees 950.00

Fay. Co Union – Publications 546.86

Fayette Electronics – Batteries 74.00

Fehr Graham – Engineering 91,805.25

Fire Service Training – Training 50.00

Gage & Gage – Parts 70.00

Gale – Books 377.05

Garvin & Moser – TIF Payment 6,892.35

Gordon Flesch Co. – Copiers 338.71

Gridor – WWTP Phase 2 316,744.25

Gundersen – Drug Testing 44.00

GWorks – EBills 380.00

Hach – Chemicals 741.42

Hawkeye Fire & Safety – Recharge Extinguishers 49.00

Hawkeye IA Grain - Crane Service 856.00

Hawkeye Interconnect – Internet 70.00

Heartland Asphalt – Cut Street Cores 325.00

IMWCA – Work Comp 10,851.00

Ingram – Books 1,336.12

Iowa Finance Authority – Loan Payments 34,814.23

Iowa Firefighters Assoc – Membership 325.00

Iowa History Journal – Subscription 18.95

Iowa Law Enforcement – Cert Fees 125.00

Iowa One Call – Locates 24.50

Iowa Rural Water Assoc – Membership 275.00

Iowa Soccer Assoc – Registration 1,476.00

IPERS - 9,734.12

John Deere – Supplies 376.13

Karl Chevrolet – Police Truck Upfit 19,636.68

Krivachek Janitorial – Supplies 26.00

KSB Solar – Solar Utility 2,632.35

LeRoy Soppe – Fire Fees 125.00

Lincoln Investment – 457b 7,983.46

Marco – Copier 186.60

Martin Brothers – Supplies 167.42

McJ’s – Volleyball Shirts 392.00

Michael Todd – Snow Fence 254.96

Midwest Breathing Air – Qtrly Air Test 193.95

Midwest Cleaning – Diesel, Wax 102.00

Mitko – Supplies 57.58

Napa – Parts 891.92

NEIA Mechanical – Furnace Repair 382.83

North Central Labs – BOD Seed 66.97

NF Fitness – TIF Payments 608.91

Overhead Doors – TIF Payment 999.92

Pro-Vision – Body Camera 544.88

Quillin’s – Supplies 24.07

Rainbow Book – Books 1,345.41

Ray O’Herron – Police Vests, Supplies 6,094.01

RNR Solar – Solar Utility 4,751.25

Sandry Fire – Testing 892.00

Sirchie – Gloves 60.60

Spahn & Rose – Supplies 16.99

Speer Financial – TIF Report Fees 350.00

State Hygenic Lab – Testing 121.00

Storey Kenworthy – Supplies 339.45

TestAmerica – Testing 173.25

Tom Luhman – Firemen Compensation 860.00

Treasurer, State of Iowa –State WH, Sales Tax 3,823.25

UMB Bank – Water Revenue Loan 25,780.50

United Dairy – TIF Payment 381.96

Unity Point – Drug Test Fees 84.00

Unum – Life/Disab Insurance 409.54

Upper Explorerland –CDBG 2,618.94

US Cell – Phone Service 743.93

US Postmaster – Postage 414.45

UsGaard – Parts 128.12

Verizon – Phones 68.23

Visa – Supplies 985.37

Washington National – Insurance 83.90

Waucoma Tire – Repairs 130.70

WU Chamber – Script Money 225.00

WU District Energy – Geo 267.00

WU Hardware – Supplies 24.97

West Union Motor Supply – Repairs 72.28

West Union Motors – Tire Mount 201.89

West Union Vet – Euthanise 48.00

WEX Bank – Fuel 498.06

WU Dental Assoc – TIF 4,584.78

Total Payroll 60,046.63

TOTAL CLAIMS $ 762,475.01

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be Monday, January 4, 2021, starting at 6:00

Meeting pm in the Council Chambers.

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

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

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