CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

March 5, 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:   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, March 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the March 5, 2018 agenda.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Steve Claussen made a motion to approve the February 20, 2018 regular meeting minutes.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the March 5, 2018 bills in the amount of $15,843.80 and March 1, 2018 payroll in the amount of $8,996.99.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.   

 

2017 AUDIT REPORT-

Mayor and Council members were given the 2017 audit report to review.  Susan Kriley reported that Susan Orender, with Gudenkauf & Malone, will be at the March 19, 2018 Council meeting to present the 2017 Audit.  The 2017 Audit will need to be approved at a future Council meeting.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          Fixed city water leaks that were found when the meters were read in February

-          Removed the dead trees in the Cemetery

-          Chip & Seal –2018 quote for a chip & seal cost of $57,253.86 (less square yards this year).  Rock through APAC will be $15,900 plus hauling through Kenny’s Construction of $4,240.00.   An approximate total cost of chipping & sealing for 2018 will be $77,393.75.   Total cost in 2017 was $92,344.00.  Gary Everett made a motion to approve the 2018 chip and seal.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

-          City crew will replace boards on the bleachers at the south ballfield- cost approximately $350

 

CITY CLERK WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          Brad Schiermeyer will design the city’s new website with daily changes being able to be made inhouse at the City

-          The utility billing company fixed the alignment problem for the monthly billing cards.

-          Don Anschutz plans to extend the burn pile hours to include Wednesday’s 5-7:30 pm after the time change.

 

POLICE CHIEF WITH BOB DOEPP-

-          Presented the year to date activity report

-          Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the Police Chief the authority to ban a juvenile from city property in the event of a city ordinance violation up to five months.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

COUNCIL-

Cindy Heinze reported that the Czech Festival Committee will run the concession stand for the Men’s summer league (on Sunday’s) and the City youth baseball under the same perimeters as in the past.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve Caleb Mikulecky as successfully completing his probation period as a Wilson firefighter.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Gary Everett made a motion to authorize up to $1,000 for repairs needed on the fire dept tanker (fluid in the oil).  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH- 2504 AVE E – PICTURE ROCKS LLC / DANIEL ERDMAN-

The deadline for required repairs to the front peak and north side windows was 3 p.m. on Monday March 5, 2018.   Gary Everett made a motion to allow Ted Soukup to contact Rolling Hills Electric to ask for assistance to take care of the window and peak since they have a bucket truck and to allow the Mayor to sign a waiver of liability if Rolling Hills Electric requests it.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT POSITION-

Tye Soukup submitted his two week notice making his last day of employment with the City on Friday, March 9, 2018.  Advertisements are out – the deadline for applications is Thursday March 15, 2018.  Cindy Heinze, Larry Ptacek, and Gary Everett have volunteered to be the Interview Committee. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Cindy Heinze made a motion to enter executive session for five minutes as 7:26 p.m. and to include Ted Soukup and Susan Kriley and exclude Council member Steve Claussen.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to return to open session at 7:31 p.m.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Gary Everett made a motion to set the starting wage at $15.00 per hour, $.50 increase after the 60 day probation period, and a $.50 increase after the successful completion of the water and wastewater certification testing.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried 4 – 0 – 1 (abstained).

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES-

USDA and the Gilmore Bell, Bond Counsel, will present the final documents that will need to be approved to receive the $200,000 loan to complete the payment to APAC at the March 19, 2018 Council meeting.

 

MISC:

There will be a state wide tornado drill on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 10 a.m.

The 7am – noon – 6 pm siren will be repaired when the weather warms up – the City has all the parts needed for the repair.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, March 19, 2018 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.