CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

June 5, 2017 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:   Susan Orender – Gudenkauf & Malone Inc.; Doris Shaw – Lang Memorial Librarian; Chuck Crawford, Donna Curtis, and Lois Francis – Library Board;  Jane Galliart – resident; Alan Rush – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney;  Bob Doepp – Police Chief;  Jonathan Lawrence – Wilson Police Officer; 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 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the June 5, 2017 agenda with additions.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the May 15, 2017 regular meeting minutes, May 16, 2017 special meeting #1 minutes, and May 16, 2017 special meeting #2 minutes.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the June 5, 2017 bills in the amount of $18,558.58, May 16, 2017 payroll in the amount of $9,824.54, and the June 1, 2017 payroll in the amount of $12,152.46.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

BUDGET REPORT- AS OF MAY 31, 2017, FINANCIAL REPORT- MAY 2017, & INCOME RECEIVED REPORT- MAY 2017-

Reports were presented for information.

 

2016 AUDIT REPORT-

Susan Orender, with Gudenkauf & Malone Inc., presented the 2016 audit report.  The report showed a “clean opinion” with no cash violations or budget violations. 

 

7:07 p.m. Susan Orender left the meeting.

 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to table approval of the 2016 audit report until a later meeting.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

COMMITTEE:

LANG MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOARD-

Kriley Construction applied the membrane coating on the roof today- Monday June 5, 2017.  The Librarian and Library Board asked about interior repairs and Darcy provided pictures.  It is the consensus to make sure the leak has been fixed before addressing the interior.

 

DEPTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE BY TED SOUKUP VIA SUSAN KRILEY –

·        Cindy Heinze made a motion to purchase mosquito spray.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE BY SUSAN KRILEY –

·        Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve (on credit card) the purchase of three boxes of envelopes for $874.50.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

·        Barton County Landfill will bring Household Hazardous Materials trailer to Wilson to collect on Wednesday June 7, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.  There will be no charge to the City of Wilson.

·        Requirement to obtain a fireworks stand permit within the city limits will be advertised.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE NO. 836 – BUILDING PERMIT-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 836 pertaining to Building Permits.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried. 

 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE BY BOB DOEPP –

·        Repairs / replacement are needed to the in car / dash camera.  Cost will be approximately $395.00.

·        Presented May 2017 activity log.

 

COUNCIL/DEPTS-

Cindy Heinze reported that requests have been received to rent a portable toilet for the north ballfield.  Estimated cost to rent for the remainder of the baseball season will be $300.00.  The Council consensus was to deny the request. 

 

Cindy reported that the south concession stand has shingles missing from the May 25, 2017 storm- Ted is aware. 

 

Cindy reported that a silver car at 2214 Ave E has been parked in the street for a number of days – Bob will look into it. 

 

The cemetery fence was damaged in an accident in July 2016.  Cindy reported that the court case has been closed and the city received restitution.  Tripp Fencing (due to the absence of Winslow Janda- Janda Repair) and Kriley Construction will make the repairs.

May 7, 2017 old flour mill fire – Gary Everett made a motion to approve the $2,600.00 bid from Lochner for structural engineer fees to determine the safety and stability of the elevators to the east of the mill that was affected by the fire.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH 2504 Ave E-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to accept the Board of Health report for 2504 Ave E as a hazardous and dangerous structure and to give the property owner a ten day notice to abate the nuisance.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

COUNCIL-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat recommended adding an after hours phone number to the Splash Pad sign and to raise the age limit.  It was agreed to post the City Hall phone number.   It was decided to not raise the age due to no ability to police it and no one to check ages. 

 

Larry Ptacek thanked Ted Soukup, Tye Soukup, Trey Fink, and Jim Soukup for their hard and quick work in cleaning up the Cemetery before Memorial weekend after the May 25, 2017 storm.  Many volunteers helped at the Cemetery and with town clean up.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve Cordel Whitmer as successfully completing his probation period.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I – The project begin date has been moved to June 26, 2017.

 

CITY HALL PART TIME OFFICE POSITION-

Gary Everett made a motion to hire BreeAnn Griffin for the City Hall part time office position for $8.50 per hour.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

2018 BUDGET PREPARATION-

Gary Everett and Susan Kriley will review the 2018 budget this week and present a draft.

 

MAY 7, 2017 OLD FLOUR MILL/ ELEVATOR-

The structural engineer report showed that the elevator east of the old flour mill is hazardous because of the falling rock but not an immediate urgent need.  The structure will need to be fenced.  Grants to tear it down will be researched.

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

FIREWORKS DISCHARGED-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to allow fireworks to be discharged on July 4, 2017 from midnight to midnight.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

BUILDING PERMIT-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the building permit for Don Browning for a fence and garage.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR FOR MOWING -

Steve Claussen approved to contract with independent contractors for mowing of private property not mowed within the deadline provided by the City.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MISC-

Bob Doepp thanked the Mayor, City Council, and city employees for the balloons and candy he received.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, June 19, 2017 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.