CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

September 18, 2017 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:   Carol Torkelson and Keegan Bailey North Central Regional Planning Commission;  Dan Erdman 2504 Ave E property owner; Alan Rusch Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger City Attorney; Ted Soukup City Superintendent; 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, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the September 18, 2017 agenda.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Steve Claussen made a motion to approve the September 5, 2017 regular meeting.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the September 18, 2017 bills in the amount of $7,683.95 and September 16, 2017 payroll in the amount of $9,839.41.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

NUISANCE ABATEMENT PILOT PROGRAM PRESENTATION-

Carol Torkelson and Keegan Bailey, North Central Regional Planning Commission representatives, presented their new Nuisance Abatement Pilot Program.  The program highlights are that NCRPC evaluates a section of town and issues reports for all properties that are in violation of the new nuisance ordinance required to be passed.  The City would be required to pay a fee per properties being evaluated and abatement costs (if not paid by property owner).  Unpaid abatement costs would be placed on the property owners taxes.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

BOARD OF HEALTH 2504 AVE E  - OWNER PICTURE ROCKS- DAN ERDMAN, PRESIDENT-

Dan Erdman reported his monthly progress update to the Council.  The Council asked Dan Erdman to have Roger Swart, Engineer for Dan Erdman, attend a Council meeting or speak to the Mayor if unavailable for a meeting to verify that the correct process is being done.

 

7:33 p.m. Keegan Bailey and Carol Torkelson left the meeting.

 

2411 Ave E Dan Erdman asked about his property at 2411 Ave E.  The Council indicated that the location of the stuff to the east of the building is ok for now.  The bee issue will need to be addressed by him before next Spring Summer.

 

7:42 p.m. Dan Erdman left the meeting.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          Fixed water leak at Lions Club Park

-          Sweeping streets that were chipped and sealed

-          Winterized concession stand

-          Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve up to $1,500 for Wilson Auto and Farm to clean out the drainage ditch along 24th street and Ave I area (Between Jim Ehrlich and Mike Peschka).  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

-          Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I Ted Soukup reported that APAC has finished with the sewer part of the project (except concrete around final manhole).  They will start on water part next.

 

CITY CLERK WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          No new updates.

 

POLICE CHIEF WITH BOB DOEPP-

-          No new updates.

 

COUNCIL-

Cindy Heinze requested that the property at 408 24th be placed on the Board of Health evaluation list.

Darcy Hubka-Vopat reported that a water test was done on the Library roof to determine the exact location of the leak.  A cost was submitted by Reliant Roofing for approximately $7,000.00 for a specialized silicone coating.  The City applied for a grant for the application.

Cindy Heinze reported that she has received a few comments about installing dip signs. 

 

CITY ATTORNEY-

Theresa Staudinger informed the Council that the City does have a nuisance ordinance already in place to take care of nuisance issues. 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I earlier in the meeting.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

SMOKY HILL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GRANT-

Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation is having a Strategic Doing Meeting in Ellsworth on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 7 p.m.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, October 2, 2017 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.