IN CITY NEWS
Recycling must be in dump able containers, not plastic bags.
Recycling must be sorted and boxes broke down.
Recycling dates are January 2nd, 15th & 29th
City Hall Will Be Closed January 1st, 14th, 18th, 21st, & 25th
Next City Council Meetings January 7th at 6:30 PM (Monday)
February 4th at 6:30 PM (Monday)
GARBAGE THE WEEK OF NEW YEAR’S WILL BE MOVED FROM TUESDAY TO WEDNESDAY
NOTE FROM THE MAYOR
I hope you and family had a great Christmas! December has been a busy month at the city as usual. Things happening around town starting as soon as January 1st, is Alliant energy is planning on doing a large upgrade of the power utilities through town. Much of the focus is on the south end of Wesley but there will be work done on the north end as well. Their work will continue through the summer months. Once the weather gets colder, the guys will fill up the basketball court at the park for ice skating again this winter. December’s council meeting, the council members were planning for future projects and equipment upgrades. January’s meeting the council will be focusing on the budget as well as regular business. I will end with Happy New Year to all of you!
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
This month I asked Ted Krieps to tell me a little about himself and his business Krieps Construction.
Ted was born and raised here in Wesley and wanted to stay around the area with his family. He worked at Snap-On and IMT before he made the decision of starting his own business. Ted has owned this business for 28 years and does the majority of the work himself with a few seasonal employees and one employee that has worked with him for about 10 years off and on.
“Every day is something different, different types of construction and working with the home owners and people, that is why I enjoy it.” Ted enjoys construction because he is always doing something different. He works with all types of construction from shingling/roofing, siding, cement work, doors & windows, drywall, remodeling, and building new to name a few. Ted really enjoys working with people and the home owners. He enjoys getting to know people and helping them achieve the finished project that they wanted.
What are some challenges you face being a business owner? “It can be difficult to find good help that wants to work every day and that wants to do the manual labor in all kinds of weather. The economy can also influence what people can spend on the project and how much work they want to do at the time. The weather can influence how quickly a project can get done if it is an outside project.”
Why do your customers select you? “I take great pride in doing my best on a job. I want the finished product to be something the homeowner loves. I have known many of my customers for years, and many of them are repeat customers. People also recommend me to their neighbors and friends because of the work I have done, which helps in gaining new customers.”
Ted and his family have been involved with the community over the years. They have done a lot of volunteer work for the City and have helped with several fundraising projects! They also work at many of the events put on by the community during the year.
If you had one piece of advice what would it be? “Take pride in what you are building and build it as if it was your own. Always do the best job that you can do.”
“I would like to say Thank-you to all my customers! I appreciate the business everyone has given to me over the years!”
If you would like to get a quote or have some construction work please call
Krieps Construction at 515-320-0968
WESLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday-12:00 PM -5:30 PM
Wednesday-12:00 PM -5:30 PM
Friday & Saturday-9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday-Closed
Closed Tuesday January 1st, Wednesday, January
2nd, Monday January 14th and Monday January 21st
Book Club meets to Thursday, January 24th at 6:00PM.
Free copies available at the library!
Library board meeting Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 PM.
Watch Facebook for craft night announcements!
WESLEY SWIMMING POOL
Chili Cook Off & Soup Supper
Saturday January 26th, 2019
5:30-8:30PM at the
Wesley Community Center
Potato Soup Broccoli & Cheese Soup Vegetable Beef Soup
Dinner Roll, Dessert, and Coffee, Milk, & Juice (bar will be open)
Free Will Donation for the Soup Supper
Come sample the great chili recipes and vote for the best chili
in Wesley or enter the competition!
BINGO 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Cook-off Winners announced at 9:00 P.M.
How to Enter the Competition
$15 Registration Fee
Register at Wesley City Hall by Jan. 18th
Get registration details at the Wesley City Hall
Get a team together or come as an individual
All proceeds go towards the pool repair project
(We are getting close to the goal!)
Inclement weather date will be Sunday, Jan. 27th!