CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

June 4, 2018 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR: LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                         

STEVE CLAUSSEN

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present for the meeting were:   Stacie Schmidt Smoky Hill Development Corporation; Alan Rusch Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter;  Theresa Staudinger City Attorney;  Bob Doepp Wilson Police Chief;  Ted Soukup City Superintendent;  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 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the June 4, 2018 agenda.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Steve Claussen made a motion to approve the May 21, 2018 regular meeting minutes.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:01 p.m. Stacie Schmidt left the meeting and Ted Soukup joined the meeting.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL -

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the June 4, 2018 bills in the amount of $23,619.89; Gilmore Bell for $4,000 for USDA bond issue; and the June 1, 2018 payroll in the amount of $10,836.94.  Gary Everett amended the motion for the payroll amount of $12,435.09.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.   

 

7:02 p.m. Stacie Schmidt joined the meeting.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

SMOKY HILL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION UPDATE-

Stacie Schmidt, Smoky Hill Development Corporation Director, outlined the benefits of continuing membership with SHDC.  The challenge of recruiting work force and recruiting people to live in Wilson and Ellsworth County is what she sees as the biggest challenge.

 

7:07 p.m. Stacie Schmidt left the meeting.

 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to pay the 2018 contribution half now $2,778.50 and half in October.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          Mowing and weed eating to prepare for Memorial Day

 

CITY CLERK REPORT WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          Brad Schiermeyer presented a draft of the new city website to Susan.  More information will need to be gathered before it is ready to be shown.

 

CZECH FESTIVAL- Cindy Heinze made a motion adopt Resolution 4-2018, contribute $3,300 to Czech Festival from General Fund, and waive alcohol restriction at Jellison Park for Sat July 28, 2018 ball tournament.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion.  Cindy Heinze amended the motion to waive alcohol restriction at Jellison Park for Sat July 28, 2018 ball tournament until one hour after the conclusion of the last game.  Steve Claussen seconded the amendment and it carried.

 

POLICE CHIEF REPORT WITH BOB DOEPP-

-          Presented May 2018 activity report

 

PERSONNEL LIVE IN CITY LIMITS REQUIREMENT- Cindy Heinze made a motion to allow Jonathan Lawrence, Part time police officer, to continue his employment with the City of Wilson since he has moved out of the Wilson city limits as long as he continues to send his children to school in Wilson.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

COUNCIL-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat indicated that the Library reported that there have been no leaks on the Library roof since Reliant Roofing applied a sealant coating in late Fall 2017.  Internal repairs are now needed since outside leak is fixed.

 

Cindy Heinze received many compliments regarding the Cemetery for Memorial Day.    Cemtery concerns noted: Ted Soukup indicated that the dead trees will be cut down in the Fall 2018; Marc Martin, Rolling Hills Electric, will replace damaged electrical wire and remove pole by gazebo with underground with donated wire and labor and will ask Wilson Communications or Midwest Energy to trench; gazebo needs secured- maybe materials grant with Sons of the American Legion or Wilson Schools Project Construction Class doing the labor.  Ted Soukup is still working with companies on the Cemetery fence repairs.

 

Cindy Heinze reported that swim lessons will be July 9 20, 2018.  Keith Roush will drive the school bus again at a cost of $400.00 to the City plus fuel.  The school will donate the use of the bus.  Mar-Lou Oil Company will pay for all the lessons.

 

Steve Claussen reminded the Council that the City will need to look at hiring an engineer to investigate the solution for the BOD violations at the Sewer Lagoons.  Bids have been received and will be sent to the Mayor and Council.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

STORAGE CONTAINER ORDINANCE (PROPOSED) -

A copy of the proposed ordinance and a letter inviting them to the June 18, 2018 Council meeting

were sent to all property owners that have a storage container on their property.

 

APPLIANCE TRAILER -

The contract between the City and Jerry Florian ended May 1, 2018 and the City decided to not extend the contract. Jerry Florian may continue on his own but is looking for an out of the way location.

 

BURN PILE KEY RENTAL-

Currently, the City burn pile key rental charges Wilson residents $50 per year and commercial/contractors (non Wilson residents) $25 per job.  The City has experienced an issue with a contractor not returning the key when stated, the uncertainity of doing more than one job but only paying for one job, and placing debris in the wrong place or dumping debris not allowed.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to table the review of the rental charge until the next meeting.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried. 

 

FIREWORKS-

Steve Claussen made a motion to allow the discharge of fireworks in the city limits on Wednesday July 4, 2018 from 6 a.m. to midnight as long as there is not a county burn ban.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

REFUSE WAIVER-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the refuse waiver for Roger Hubert at 2211 Ave D. Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

2019 BUDGET -

A draft budget will be sent to the Mayor and Council next week once figures are received from the County clerk.  It will need to be reviewed to determine if an election will be required for tax levy dollars.  The deadline to notify the Ellsworth County Clerk is June 29, 2018 if an election will be required.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

COUNCIL CANDIDATE FILINGS-

Four people have submitted paperwork to run for City Council- Steve Claussen, Charles Crawford, Cindy Heinze, and Darcy Hubka-Vopat.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, June 18, 2018 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:49 p.m.