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West Union Council

Council Chambers, City Hall, March 18, 2024, at 6:00 P.M.

West Union City Council met March 18, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in Council

Chambers with Mayor Cameron Granger presiding. The meeting began with the

Pledge of Allegiance.

Attendance Present: DeBack, Gumm, McElree, Miller, and Tope.

Approval of the Motion was made by Gumm, seconded by Tope, to approve the agenda as

Agenda as presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approval of Minutes Motion was made by Miller, seconded by McElree, to approve the March 4,

2024, regular meeting minutes as presented. All Aye. Carried.

Approval of Use of Fire Chief Rory Starks is requesting the use of Public Safety Funds to pay for 3

Public Safety Funds additional radios needed by the West Union Fire Department. Motion to approve

For Fire Department using Public Safety Funds in the amount of $16,054.95 was made by Gumm,

Radios seconded by Tope. All Aye. Carried.

Discuss FY23 Audit Neil Schraeder from Hacker, Nelson, and Co, CPAs, was present to review the

With Hacker, Nelson, FY23 audit they performed for the City. He discussed some of the process, noted

& Co, CPAs that no problems were found, and encouraged the Council to contact them if they had any questions going forward.

Approve Adding Rory Motion to approve the addition of Rory Starks to the Planning & Zoning

Starks to the Planning Commission for a term of 5 years and to update the existing members, Lynn

& Zoning Commission Kelck (Chair), Pam Cline, Jaime Hackley, Emily Koch, Steve Roach, and Matt

Hendersen, was made by Gumm, seconded by DeBack. All Aye. Carried.

Review and Approve Quotes for General Commercial and Liability coverage were received from ICAP Insurance Proposal and Lauer & Lauer Insurance/First MainStreet Insurance. After some discussion,

motion to move the City’s coverage to Lauer & Lauer Insurance with a $25,000 deductible was made by Gumm, seconded by McElree. All Aye. Carried.

Update on Sewer Sewer Superintendent Scott Johansen updated Council on the sewer televising.

Televising They are about halfway through, and once they are finished, they will look at all

of the video and make a repair plan.

Discuss Pavers and Mayor Cam Granger suggested using some of the extra pavers from the

City Hall Parking Area downtown project to repair the City Hall parking area. Council advised to find out how many pallets of pavers are available and to get a quote on parking area repair.

Approval of Motion to approve February 2024 Financials as presented was made by Gumm,

February 2024 seconded by McElree. All Aye. Carried.


Approval of March Motion to approve March Expenditures totaling $185,738.62 was made by

2024 Expenditures Gumm, seconded by DeBack. All Aye. Carried.


Access Systems-Copier 239.72

AFLAC-Insurance 122.28

Agvantage FS-LP 678.68

All Stop-Fuel 718.41

Allamakee-Clayton Econ Dev-Loans 26,308.86

Allamakee-Clayton Electric-Electric Bills 3,508.60

Alliant Energy-Electric Bills 6,026.14

Amazon-Supplies 529.67

Amie Johansen-Dental 98.00

Anytime Fitness-Memberships 140.00

AT&T Mobility-Phones 258.63

Baker & Taylor-Books 874.11

Black Hawk Waste-Garbage 35.00

Black Hills-Gas 2,277.87

Blueglobes-Supplies 268.86

Bruening Rock Products-Sand 2,951.23

CenturyLink-Phones 284.79

City Laundering-Uniforms, Supplies 569.58

City of West Union IL-Speed Cameras 100.00

Cline Construction-Services 2,100.00

College Subscription Services-Magazines 27.00

Dale Bilden-City Hall Janitorial 150.00

Danko Emergency Equip-Supplies 267.26

Dean Family Chiropractic-Physical 40.00

Demko-Supplies 184.94

Dr Anthony Tatman-Hire Profile 170.00

EFTPS-Payroll Taxes 16,234.81

Farm Plan (Norby’s)-Supplies 336.67

Fay Co Auditor-Geo Electric 211.26

Fay Co Recorder-Deed 17.00

Fay Co Road Dept-Bridge Inspection 1,675.00

Fay Co Union-Publications 503.27

Gage & Gage-Filter 29.08

Galls-Uniforms 502.17

Gordon Flesch-Copier 127.26

Grainger-Supplies 49.24

Hawkeye Interconnect-Internet 165.96

Hawkins, Inc-Chlorine Cylinders 10.00

Hi Viz Safety-Signs 136.00

IA Dept of Revenue-Taxes 1,809.10

Impact Vinyl-Supplies 75.00

Ingram-Books 164.09

Iowa Insurance Division-Cemetery Report 461.00

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy-Evaluations 450.00

Iowa One Call-Fees 19.10

IPERS-Retirement 10,808.88

Jesse Stanbrough-Dental 252.00

Jetco-Support 2,125.00

Kerndt Bank-Fees 73.20

Krivachek Janitorial-Supplies 210.49

KSB Solar-Solar Fees 1,787.81

Lincoln Investment-457b Plan 3,045.44

Lynch Dallas-Legal Fees 2,445.00

Marco-Copiers 138.95

MidAmerican Research-Gloves 112.11

NE IA Water Systems-Supplies 86.75

Ness Pumping-Rentals 2,090.00

North Central Labs-Supplies 942.74

Oelwein Police Dept-Contract Buyout 1,781.15

Overdrive-Book Fee 3,000.00

Paul Becthold-Dental 1,000.00

Penworthy-Books 253.98

Petty Cash-Postage 127.48

Quillin’s-Supplies 13.57

Rainbow Book Co-Books 188.50

Reintjes & Hiter-Parts 214.56

Reiser Imp-Supplies 158.22

RNR Solar-Solar Fees 1,922.80

Ryan Wagner-Firemen Compensation 844.00

Signs by Design-Signs 300.00

Sim’s TV-Postage 51.04

Sirchie-Supplies 148.80

Sisco Premium Trust-Insurance 16,994.50

Spahn & Rose-Supplies 137.33

Storey Kenworthy-Supplies 1,701.07

Taylor Hepperle-Training 17.45

The Standard-Insurance 308.41

Treasurer-St of Iowa-Taxes 2,075.56

Unified Contracting-Repairs 269.65

Upper Exploreland-Fees 239.35

US Cellular-Phones 298.78

US Postmaster-Postage 362.23

USA Bluebook-Supplies 173.19

Utility Equipment Co-Supplies 232.97

Verizon-Phones 451.38

Visa-Supplies 2,338.80

Volga Valley Conservation-Dues 150.00

Washington National-Insurance 83.90

WU District Energy-Geo 308.00

WU Hardware-Supplies 24.21

WU Motor Supply-Supplies 67.25

Wex Bank-Fuel 818.84

Wilbur Ford-Repairs 699.37

Wright Way Computers-Support 971.11

Utility Refunds 5.87

Total Payroll 50,596.29


Total Claims $185,738.62


General $88,219.12 $58,234.68

Fire Equipment Replacement

Road Use Tax 42,488.63 30,708.87

Employee Benefits 12,924.60 1,405.66

LOST 24,043.73


Revolving Loan Fund

Library Donations 75.00

Cemetery Donations

Debt Service 1,551.17

Capital Improvement 39,541.51

Airport Project 19,670.00

Equipment Revolving

Perpetual Care

Water 16,929.44 41,635.42

Capital Water Fee 6,059.16

Sewer 21,728.49 35,277.78 Capital Sewer Fee 40,989.88

Sewer Sinking Fund 33,041.00

Capital Sewer Projects 3,000.00

Storm Water 448.34 4,613.74

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Totals $185,738.62 $336,847.60

Adjourn With no further business to bring before the Council, a motion to adjourn was made by Miller, seconded by Gumm. All Aye. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:38 p.m.

Next Council Next regular council meeting will be April 1, 2024, at 6 p.m. in Council

Meeting Chambers.



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