REGULAR MEETING, April 14, 2014

The regular meeting of the Wyoming City Council was held April 14, 2014 at the City Hall. Council members present were Agnitsch, Gravel, Washburn-Koranda and Hollingshead. Absent: Taylor.  Visitors:  Amber Quartier, Carmen Jamison, Joyce Fishwild, Dick Fishwild, Guy Petersen, Al Willman, Travis Ballou, Kurt Gudenkauf, Scott Fishwild, Shirley Jones-Midland Times, and Kyle McKray-Anamosa Journal/Eureka.   Staff:  Gravel and Tjaden.  Mayor Somerville called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Moved by Hollingshead seconded by Washburn-Koranda to approve the consent agenda.  Roll call vote. All aye. Motion carried. 

 

AFLAC                        

INSURANCE             

 $             253.50

AGVANTAGE FS, INC            

CITY/LIB/WHMC LP              

 $          1,624.46

ALLIED WASTE SERVICES        

CONTRACT              

 $          2,656.80

BAKER & TAYLOR               

LIBRARY BOOKS                 

 $                24.05

BLADE PEST CONTROL, INC.     

CALKINS SERV                  

 $                57.00

BRETT HARMS                  

CALKINS SERV                  

 $                75.00

CASEY'S GENERAL STORES, INC. 

CITY FUEL                     

 $             171.94

CHEM RIGHT LABORATORIES      

WA/SW LABS                    

 $             219.00

CITY OF WYOMING              

SW/WA TRANSFERS               

 $          6,333.75

CITY OF WYOMING              

UTILITIES                     

 $             260.70

CITY OF WYOMING              

POSTAGE                       

 $                  6.49

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL         

CITY SUP                      

 $                20.97

HAWKINS, INC.                

WA CHEMICALS                      

 $             349.93

HOLLY'S TOWN SUPER MARKET    

WHMC/LIB SUP

 $             385.61

INGRAM BOOK COMPANY          

LIBRARY BOOKS                 

 $                32.93

IOWA WORKFORCE

UNEMPLOYMENT                   

 $             138.24

IPERS                        

RETIREMENT

 $          2,540.67

IRS                          

FED/FICA TAXES                

 $          3,417.34

JONES COUNTY AUDITOR         

WHMC RENT                     

 $                50.00

JONES COUNTY AUDITOR         

ELECTION                      

 $          1,215.33

JONES COUNTY SOLID WASTE     

ASSESSMENT                    

 $             579.37

DICK FISHWILD                

WHMC SUP                      

 $                66.97

KROMMINGA MOTORS INC         

TRACTOR BLADE                 

 $          4,400.00

LITTLE EAGLES NEST LEARNING CENTER

TRANSFERS                     

 $          1,267.42

MAC WIRELESS, LLC             

CITY SERV                     

 $                63.99

MATT PARROTT AND SONS COMPANY

CITY/WA/SW SUP                

 $             213.56

MIDLAND TIMES                

LEGALS                        

 $             139.29

MIDWEST ALARM SERVICES

LENLC SERV

 $                64.38

MIDWEST BUSINESS PRODUCTS    

LIBRARY SERV                  

 $                34.57

OFFICE DEPOT                 

CITY/LIB SUP                  

 $                50.95

OFFICE DEPOT                 

LENLC

 $             116.19

PIONEER TELEPHONE            

CITY/LIB SERV                 

 $                10.98

REMLEY WILLEMS MCQUILLEN VOSS

CITY SERV                     

 $                91.00

ROHWEDDER TRUST              

CITY PHONE SERV                

 $                25.00

SECURITY PRODUCTS OF DUBUQUE 

CITY/WA/CALKINS SERV          

 $                79.00

SOPER PLBG. & HTG.           

LENLC/CALKINS SERV            

 $             151.20

STAR FOOD SERVICE            

CALKINS SUP                   

 $             824.70

THE SHOPPER                  

WHMC SERV                     

 $                29.50

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

STATE TAXES                   

 $          1,470.00

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA     

SALES TAX                     

 $          2,354.00

VISA                         

LIBRARY SUP                   

 $             124.91

WELLMARK                     

INSURANCE APRIL/MAY    

 $          5,882.46

WYOMING MUTUAL TELEPHONE CO. 

CITY/LENLC/CALKINS SERV    

 $             221.40

WYOMING PUBLIC LIBRARY       

POSTAGE                       

 $                11.16

     

TOTAL

 

 $       38,105.71

ECICOG

SEWER

 $             111.00

GRANT ACCOUNT

 

 $             111.00

     

 

Revenue and Expenses for March 2014

Funds

 

Revenue

 

Expenses

General

 

9,447.18

 

8,038.79

Library Regular

 

1,003.96

 

3,243.56

Library Special

 

.02

 

19.99

Wyoming Hist. Museum

 

643.60

 

1,202.97

Calkins

 

1.79

 

12,783.91

Calkins Barn

 

1.54

 

 

Road Use Tax

 

4,832.11

 

5,165.30

Trust & Agency

 

824.82

 

694.63

Local Option Sales Tax

 

2,913.42

 

 

Rohwedder Trust

 

12.87

 

 

Childcare Grant

 

 

 

 

Debt Service

 

1,608.91

 

 

Water

 

12,187.48

 

10,080.63

Customer Deposits

 

300.00

 

45.00

Water Sinking Fund

 

2,089.58

 

 

Water Reserve

 

1,067.75

 

 

Sewer

 

10,529.62

 

6,822.82

Sewer Sinking

 

2,306.67

 

 

Sewer Reserve

 

869.75

 

 

Sewer Grant

 

6,600.00

 

6,600.00

Storm Sewer

 

314.27

 

 

Childcare Enterprise

 

11,683.73

 

12,094.85

Childcare Sinking

 

1,124.42

 

 

Childcare Reserve

 

143.00

 

 

Totals

 

70,578.49

 

66,792.45

 

 

Correspondence from Mediacom and training for Ash borer at Monticello was reviewed. Both Public Works will attend the training.

Mayor’s Proclamation for the National Preservation Month was read and signed.

Water Quality Report for 2013 was given.  Report will be sent in utility bills, delivered to apartments and Wyoming Public Library.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Washburn-Koranda to approve paying for Roto-rooter due to sewer line being damaged at 217 E. Green Street during the water project on Green Street.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Moved by Hollingshead seconded by Agnitsch to approve Gravel attending Annual Water and Wastewater Conferences at Kirkwood.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried. 

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Gravel to approve public works repairing city parking lot, removing an old foundation that is causing sinking and hauling in rock.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried. 

Discussion was held on dwelling garage floor drains.  Plumber would like to know correct way to install the floor drains.  Gravel reported contacting DNR.  It is a gray area but DNR recommends connection to the sanitary sewer.  Agnitsch stated City Code states an interceptor is required.  Some businesses have had to connect to the sewer system due to neighbor complaints of draining to the storm sewer.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Hollingshead to have floor drain run to yard or if installed to the sewer system an interceptor needs to be installed also.  Clerk will have a Resolution setting policy ready for the next meeting.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the hydrant meter at the new fire station.  Willman stated the meter sticks out and the guys are complaining about it being in the way when drying hoses.  Gravel recommended turning the hydrant.  DNR inspection states meter all service connection.  A 10% water loss is allowed annually.  This will affect grants.  Clerk asked if a clipboard to keep track of fills could be used until something is figured out.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Gravel for the fire department to keep a clip board for tracking approximate usage at fire department.  Fire station with bathroom toilet will be metered with City paying for the cost. It is a 2” line.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried. 

Storm drain at 405 W. Main Street was discussed regarding clean out.  Mayor will talk with Watters for history.

A weight limit was requested by Judy Potter for W. Summit Street.  Mayor will talk to Wayne.

Ballou approached the Council regarding the telephone company updating cables.  Clerk had given Ballou information on telephone franchise and a right-of-way ordinance that may or may not apply.  Right-of-way came in when the cable companies lobbied for a state franchise.  May not be necessary for a city our size.  Franchise was issued in 1991 and is for 25 years.  Franchise needs to be reviewed before renewal in 2016.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Hollingshead to have city attorney review telephone franchise agreement for updating and renewal in 2016.  Will also review right of way ordinance to see if it should be repealed.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried. 

Moved by Hollingshead seconded by Gravel to provide tools for students to clean off sidewalks for Earth Day May 2nd.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Siren relay at City Hall was hit by lightning.  Cannot find a replacement part.  Comlec will rebuild. Will turn into insurance.  Probably a $500 deductible.

Mandatory alcohol compliance training ordinance was discussed.  Sheriff Graver would like to review with Council at the next meeting.  Quartier provided the City of Lisbon’s ordinance. 

Dangerous/Viscous dogs were discussed.  Waiting on new ordinance.

Moved by Hollingshead seconded by Washburn-Kornada for City Clerk to forward information to city attorney for letter on nuisance building on West Green St.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried. 

Moved by Gravel seconded by Washburn-Koranda to set FY 2014 Budget Amendment Public Hearing for May 12, 2014. Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.  Clerk assigned Resolution #1515.

Moved by Washburn seconded by Agnitsch to approve Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Co. proposal for annual exam FY 2014 at cost of $3,000 including filing fees.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Co.          $3,000

Office of Auditor of State                                        $4,575

Menke & Company                                                  $7,000

Hogan & Hansen                                                     $3,750           

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Gravel to prepare LP bid specs for May meeting.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Hollingshead to approve applying insurance dividend towards the museum building insurance this year.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried. 

Discussion was held on the draft website.  Changes will be made.

Moved by Hollingshead seconded by Washburn-Koranda to approve down payment of $750 to RCS computers for website.  Roll call vote.  All aye.  Motion carried.

Portzen Construction will get back to the City regarding childcare furnace incorrectly installed and causing problems. 

NIMS items will be discussed at budget time next year.

Old tractor blade will be used for parts if can be or sold at auction.

Moved by Agnitsch seconded by Washburn-Koranda to approve L.L. Pelling quote for street sweeping to be done after the sidewalks are cleaned off.  Quote is at a rate of $142.50 per hour with a minimum of eight hours including travel time one way from Cedar Rapids.  Disposal of debris by City.  Roll call vote.  All aye. Motion carried.

Gudenkauf asked the Council to look at the retaining wall that is falling in in front of his property.

Moved by Hollingshead seconded by Gravel to adjourn at 8:29 p.m.    All aye. Motion carried.

 

 

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Keith Somerville, Mayor                             Attest: Sheri Tjaden, City Clerk