CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

December 4, 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; Dorothy Brokes – Resident; 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, November 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the December 4, 2017 agenda.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the November 20, 2017 regular meeting.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the December 4, 2017 bills in the amount of $13,782.51 and December 1, 2017 payroll in the amount of $10,029.54.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT; INCOME REPORT; BUDGET REPORT-

Reports were presented.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

COUNCIL-

Gary Everett reported that the 2018 Fire Protection amounts have been billed to the townships.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          Put up Christmas lights

-          Cutting down dead trees at the Cemetery

-          Hauled away dirt and rock from the Hunter Estates project

-           Still meeting with engineers for sewer lagoons

 

CITY CLERK WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          Cindy Heinze made a motion to pay the Jan 1- Oct 31, 2018 Central Brochure Distribution contract for $400.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

-          The City received the $1,500 clean up grant for the drainage ditch from Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation.

 

POLICE CHIEF WITH BOB DOEPP-

-          Presented November activity

-          Making progress on the vehicle break in investigation in October

 

COUNCIL-

Cindy Heinze reported that City basketball for Kindergarten thru 5th grade will be held Saturday’s in January and February.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH-

Bob Doepp reported that he spoke with the land owner of the burned out trailer at 28th and Ave H.  The land owner will put pressure on the trailer owner to have it hauled away.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

2018 ANNUAL WAGE EVAULATION AND COST OF LIVING RAISE -

Tabled until the next meeting.

 

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD REIMBURSEMENT TO BOB DOEPP -

Under Bob’s suggestion, Gary Everett made a motion to keep Bob Doepp’s BCBS reimbursement the same as 2017 even though the 2018 rate has increased.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

2018 BURN PILE ATTENDANT CONTRACT -

Donald Anschutz had been notified of the need to renew the Burn Pile Attendant contract for 2018 and he has no suggested changes.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to renew the Burn Pile Attendant Contract for 2018 for Donald Anschutz.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:15 p.m. Dorothy Brokes joined the meeting.

 

2017 CHRISTMAS GIFT CERTIFICATES-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve gift certificates and then retracted the motion.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the following gift certificates-  Trey Fink, Jan Shaw, and Jim Soukup  - $25; Janiece Kornmeyer, BreeAnn Griffin, and Jonathan Lawrence- $50; Darrell Thrasher, Bob Doepp, Susan Kriley, Ted Soukup, Tye Soukup, and Theresa Staudinger-  $100 and the City will pay the employee social security and medicare for the employee gift certificates of $100. Lorie Taylor seconded the motion. 

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I – near completion.  Wilson Economic Development Corporation will pursue funding for natural gas and projects for the development.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

Dorothy Brokes approached the Council with a few questions.  She inquired about the Cemetery fence that needs replaced. The City reported that they are waiting on the fence company to build it. She also inquired about the dilapidated sidewalk at Cemetery. The Council agreed to remove the sidewalk and replace with sand.  Dorothy Brokes would also like to see a community Christmas tree, maybe at the Egg park.  Lorie Taylor reported as a Chamber Board member that the Chamber is working on the landscape plan before trees are planted.  Cindy Heinze will look into the possibility of putting up a community Christmas tree this year.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, December 18, 2017 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.