CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

December 18, 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:   Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Stacie Schmidt – Smoky Hill Development Corporation; 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, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the December 18, 2017 agenda.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the December 4, 2017 regular meeting.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the December 18, 2017 bills in the amount of $12,944.58 and December 18, 2017 payroll in the amount of $9,350.66.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

SMOKY HILL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION-

Stacie Schmidt, Smoky Hill Development Corporation (SHDC), introduced herself as the new Executive Director of SHDC.  She plans to attend a Council meeting quarterly to keep the City updated.  She welcomed any suggestions the Council may have in the future.

 

7:04 p.m. Stacie Schmidt left the meeting.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          Trimmed trees in drainage ditch before cleaned out by Wilson Auto & Farm Repair

-          Hauled away old asphalt and old grass clippings

-          Read water meters

-          Cemetery sidewalk- it was discussed at the Dec 4, 2017 Council meeting to remove the broken sidewalk at the west edge of the cemetery.  If removed, it will take a lot of dirt / sand to fill in.  Ted suggested covering the broken sidewalk since it is sunken in to save materials.  Steve recommended filling it in with old street sweepings since it is used as a parking strip.

 

CITY CLERK WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          Sent undomesticated animal permits to be renewed

-          Wilson Economic Development Corporation presented a 2016 Income Statement/ Profit Loss Statement.  Gary Everett made a motion to approve the $4,300 annual stipend request for WEDC.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

POLICE CHIEF WITH BOB DOEPP-

-          Working one case of a “porch pirate” stolen packages from a home owners porch

-          Met with the Railroad contractor finishing up securing the elevators to confirm that they addressed all areas that needed it.  The contractor indicated that it is still on the list for demolition in 2019.

 

COUNCIL-

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Gary Everett made a motion to enter executive session for attorney-client privilege for five minutes at 7:16 p.m. to include City Attorney Theresa Staudinger and City Clerk Susan Kriley.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Gary Everett made a motion to return to open session at 7:21 p.m.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

No action was taken.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

2018 CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE AND RECREATION LICENSE RENEWALS -

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the 2018 Cereal Malt Beverage License applications for Stop 2 Shop, American Legion, and Wilson Foods and the 2018 Recreation License applications for Iron Lion and Stop 2 Shop.   Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I –

Gary Everett made a motion to approve Pay Request #2 for $201,067.91; Change order #1 for an increase to the project cost of $24,303.48; Change order #2 for a deduction to the project cost of ($6,555.50); and Pay Request #3 (final) for $52,851.58 pending receiving partial funds from USDA.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

2018 ANNUAL WAGE EVAULATION AND COST OF LIVING RAISE -

Gary Everett made a motion for the following increases effective Jan 1, 2018:  2.5% for Bob Doepp, Susan Kriley, Ted Soukup, Janiece Kornmeyer, BreeAnn Griffin, and Jonathan Lawrence and 1.5% for Tye Soukup (due to $.50 increase given in 2017 when certifications were acquired).  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Tuesday, January 2, 2018 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.