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21 hours ago

NOTICE OF HEARING

To the Residents of the City of Williamsburg, Iowa.

You are hereby notified that there is now on file before the City Council a request to amend Title IV, Chapter 69, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Williamsburg by adding paragraph 69.08(56) as follows:

69.08(56) Page Street on the west side from Westwood Road to Raider Drive.

This matter is now before the City Council and will come on for hearing and at approximately 6:30 p.m. on February 10, 2020 at the city hall in Williamsburg, Iowa. Anyone having any objections may appear at said time and place and be heard.
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21 hours ago

RESOLUTION No. 09-20
City of Williamsburg, Iowa

Resolution concerning the Sale of the Former Fire Station Building and Land

WHEREAS, the City presently owns and operates numerous facilities throughout Williamsburg, Iowa.

WHEREAS, the City no longer requires the use of the old fire station.

WHEREAS, the City has determined that it is in the City’s best interests to sell the building formerly occupied by the Fire Department.

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Williamsburg City Council to approve the following:

1. That it is in the best interest of the City of Williamsburg, Iowa County, Iowa to sell the real estate previously occupied by the Williamsburg Fire Department.

2. That said property is located at 303 Welsh Street, Williamsburg, Iowa County, Iowa.

3. The issue of the sale of public property should be set for public hearing. Said public hearing shall occur at 6:30 p.m. on February 10, 2020.

Passed and approved January 27, 2020.
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22 hours ago

City of Williamsburg Personnel Committee Meeting
January 24, 2020

The City of Williamsburg Personnel Committee consisting of Mayor Sandersfeld, Council Member McMann and Council Member Zalinski met at 3:00 p.m. with Police Chief Ray Garringer, Public Works Director Brian Portwood, Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers, Local Union No. 238 Representative Zach Peterson and Union Member Steve Knock to negotiate a contract; also present was City Clerk Nicole Osweiler.

Chief Garringer informed the committee his department is running well and all employees are continuing to work on their training. Portwood said his department has been working hard on the streets. He will start to work on a plan for the future employee(s) needed to help operate the new water and wastewater plants. City hall is running well and Osweiler will start to work on a longevity plan for the department.

The committee discussed implementing performance evaluations to help determine pay increases. The increases would be made up of cost of living and merit based on the evaluations. The department heads would perform the evaluations in the fall with a committee member review and the council would set a not to exceed percentage amount for either each employee or department as whole. A review of the evaluation by the department head and committee member will be done in the spring to set the wages for the upcoming budget year. Increases will not be guaranteed pending the funds available each year. The department heads will work on an evaluation form that has measurable merits to work from for each of their departments.

Peterson and Knock presented a Union Contract Proposal explaining their requests for a 4% wage increase, adding certified pool operator to the supplemental pay section and a longevity pay section starting at 5 years and going up in four-year increments with $.15 per hour over base wage increases. The committee reviewed the proposal and countered with a 3% increase, accepting the addition to the supplemental pay section and doing longevity pay increases starting at 10 years and going up in nine-year increments up to thirty years of service with $.25 per hour over base wage increases.

Peterson and Knock deliberated and countered with accepting the 3% increase and changing the longevity starting year to eight years of service going to nineteen and going up by nine-year increments until thirty years of service at $.25 per house over base wage increase. The committee held at their original counter proposal due to they felt longevity should starts at ten years not eight years of service. Peterson and Knock accepted the committee’s counter proposal.

McMann inquired about the September 15th deadline for notice of upcoming changes to the contract since the city does not have their insurance renewals by that timeframe. Peterson informed him that he would talk with the legal team about the deadline and asked that he kept informed of the renewal rates when they are received. Peterson was also informed by the committee they will be using performance evaluations to help determine pay increases for FY22. He will review the public works evaluation form after it is drafted to ensure all parties are in agreeance with it.

A contract will be drafted for consideration by the City Council at the February 10th meeting. Motion was made by McMann to adjourn, Zalinski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 4:58 p.m.

Nicole Osweiler, City Clerk
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