CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

June 18, 2018 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:    LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                         

STEVE CLAUSSEN

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

 

Others present for the meeting were:   Larry Langerman, Tina Langerman, Terry Whitmer - Residents; Jonathan Lawrence – representative of First Baptist Church; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter;  Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney;  Bob Doepp – Wilson Police Chief;  and Susan Kriley – City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-
Mayor Larry Ptacek called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to order on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Steve Claussen made a motion to approve the June 18, 2018 agenda.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the June 4, 2018 regular meeting minutes.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:02 p.m. Jonathan Lawrence joined the meeting.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL -

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the June 18, 2018 bills in the amount of $12,937.24 and the June 18, 2018 payroll in the amount of $11,109.12.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.   

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

STORAGE CONTAINER ORDINANCE (PROPOSED) -

Owners of storage containers located in the Wilson city limits were sent a letter inviting them to attend the June 18, 2018 Council meeting to discuss or ask questions in regards to the proposed storage container ordinance.  Larry Langerman, Tina Langerman, and Terry Whitmer were in attendance.  Terry Whitmer had a concern about his storage containers being on city right of way.

 

7:11 p.m. Darcy Hubka-Vopat joined the meeting.

 

Terry indicated that his storage containers are there temporarily but he is unable to do anything with them until their house court case is finished.  The Council indicated that they would have the property marked to show him where the city right of way ends and would possibly give him a waiver or extension.  They tabled any decision until a future meeting.

 

7:15 p.m. Terry Whitmer left the meeting.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

BAPTIST CHURCH WATER REQUEST-

Jonathan Lawrence, First Baptist Church representative, requested to use city water for the Fire Department (if approved by the Fire Department at the Wed June 20, 2018 Fire meeting) to wet down the mud pit at the Visitors Center for the Teen Crusade on Tuesday July 24, 2018.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to allow the request followed with some discussion.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:18 p.m. Larry Langerman and Tina Langerman left the meeting.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

COUNCIL-

Cindy Heinze spoke with the Sons of the American Legion regarding the gazebo repairs needed but they are unable to make the repairs.  It was discussed to remove the gazebo and install a shelter.  Another option was to obtain a grant for the materials and have the Wilson School Project Construction Class build it.  Any decision was tabled.

 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to rent the ballfield to Megan Zelenka for Saturday July 7, 2018 for slosh ball for $75.00 and waive alcohol restriction.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the successful completion of the probation period for Jeremy Hubka for Assistant Superintendent.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried 3 – 0 -1 (abstain).

 

FIRE DEPT:

Gary Everett made a motion to approve Evan Just as a Wilson Fire Dept Volunteer Firefighter with the probation period waived because of him previously being on the fire department before he moved out of town.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

SEWER LAGOON ENGINEER -

A decision to hire an engineer for the sewer lagoon system was tabled until the next Council meeting (due to the absence of the City Superintendent and the Council- Sewer representative).

 

2019 BUDGET -

Gary Everett updated the Council on the 2019 budget preparations.  The state implemented a tax lid with the 2018 budget.   The tax lid will not allow enough tax revenue to account for the Library’s request for a raise ($100 per month) and the other needed expenses in addition the reserve accounts have been depleted.  He proposed increasing the tax revenue by approximately $10,000 (includes a $5,000 increase in the Capital Improvement transfer) which would require an election (mail ballot).  Gary Everett made a motion to have an election for an increase in Gen/Library tax revenue needed.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

BURN PILE KEY RENTAL TO CONTRACTORS-

Mayor Larry Ptacek requested a decision regarding the key rental to contractors be tabled until a future meeting.  He is researching a key code locking system to eliminate an actual key being checked out.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, July 2, 2018 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.