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Due to road conditions trash will not be picked up today. Addresses that have Tuesday pickup will be picked up Thursday (tomorrow) Address that have a Thursday pickup will be picked up Friday this week. With all the snow out there the garbage bags, especially white bags, may be hard to see. Please have your garbage bag clearly visible so it does not get missed. Thank you for your help and patience.
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14 hours ago

January 21, 2019
Williamsburg City Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Sandersfeld called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. noted council members Grier, McMann, Marshall, Zalenski and Tornholm were present. Also, present was Fire Chief Travis Heitman, Library Director Randall Schroeder, Library Board Member Katherine Heitmann and City Clerk Nicole Osweiler.

McMann made a motion to approve the agenda, Marshall seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Chief Heitman went over the budget for the fire department and said there no major changes from the previous year. The department will be doing updates to the wash bay and starting to paint some of the interior. A new air line system will be installed for the equipment. He has spoke with Belland Plumbing Heating and A/C about the cost to replace the boilers at the fire station and ask the council to keep that in mind due to the inspection only giving them another five years of life expectancy.

Schroeder went over the revenues for the library with only two changes to note: county contributions are anticipated to be lower and requesting $5500 more from the city to help offset the inflation rate for operation. The expenses included a 3% raise for employees, decrease in telecommunication due to the e-rate program from the state, they will be purchasing a new server with equipment funds and the postage went up do to new rates. The council will review the requested increase at the review on the 30th of January.

The council went over the information from the department head meeting that was held with the insurance representatives in regards to other insurance options. The council discussed how switching to other plans and giving the employees options to choose from three plans would be beneficial, but the time constraint to get that implemented would not be feasible. They also discussed giving an incentive for employees to switch from a family plan to a single or go off of the city’s insurance onto a significant other plan. There are multiple options for how to handle employee contributions to the alternative plans that need to be researched. How to offset the current plans increase was discussed along with employee wage increases and the lower property tax assessment. The council discussed all of these at length and included making other department budget cuts to make the budget try to balance. It was decided to freeze pay, continue with the grandfathered insurance plan, have the employees pay 5% of the plan each month and not hire any new full-time staff. All of these changes will be combined and reviewed next week.

Motion was made by McMann, seconded by Tornholm to adjourn the meeting at 9:04 p.m. Motion passed with a unanimous vote. The council will meet next for the council meeting January 28, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in city hall.

Nicole Osweiler, City Clerk
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2 days ago

Due to road conditions trash will not be picked up today. Addresses that have Tuesday (today) pickup will be picked up Wednesday (tomorrow) Address that have a Thursday pickup will be be Friday this week
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