Council Meeting Minutes 9-26-2022

Regular Meeting

                                                                                                September 26, 2022

 

                The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday September 26, 2022   Mayor Keith Stanley called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM and then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Council Members present: Wayne Budding, Bill Voss, Steve Owens, Sheryl Lenker and Ted Marolf   

 

                 The agenda was presented for approval.  It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Budding that the agenda be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried

 

                The consent agenda was presented for approval. Items included were: Minutes from 9/12/2022 meeting, and Brittany Sturms Grant Application for $2699.67   It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Owens that the consent agenda be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried

               

REPORTS

 

                WDC Director Becky Allgood reported sending out a letter last week to all the Chamber and WDC members asking for their vote on the merger of these two organizations.  The merger will begin on October 1, 2022.

 

                Jeff Horne reported he attended the ICMA Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  He was particularly interested in the Tiny Houses segment.  He said that it is clearly the direction some cities are going to help the housing crisis and it would need a special zoning area designated for this type of home.

 

FORMAL MEETING

 

ORDINANCE NO 556

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 10 OF THE WILTON

 MUNICIPAL CODE ENTITLED “VEHICLES & TRAFFIC”

REGARDING PARKING LIMITS IN

IN THE CITY LIMITS OF WILTON, IOWA

 

Be It Enacted by the City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa as follows:

 

SECTION 1.  PURPOSE The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend the Wilton Municipal Code to restrict the time limit on parking in the City limits of Wilton, Iowa.

 

SECTION 2.  AMENDMENT   The Wilton Municipal Code is hereby amended by deleting the following:

 

Chapter 10.16.030 Truck restrictions

(7) Truck parking on the north side of Third Street from the west corporate line east to Highway 38 shall be limited to a maximum time period of two hours.

 

SECTION 3.  AMENDMENT   The Wilton Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding the following:

 

Chapter 10.16.020 Restrictions  

(23) On the north side of West 3rd Street from Highway 38 to the west corporate limit of the city.

 

SECTION 4.   REPEALER    All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

SECTION 5.  SEVERABILITY   If any Section, Subsection, Provision or part of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional such adjudication shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole or any Section, Subsection, Provision or part thereof nor adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. 

 

SECTION 6.  PENALTY   Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction, be subject to imprisonment not exceeding thirty days or a fine not exceeding $100.00.

 

SECTION 7.  EFFECTIVE DATE     This Ordinance shall be in effect after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

 

 

                 It was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Owens that the ordinance change be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried    First Reading Passed and approved this 26th day of September 2022. 

 

                It was then moved by Member Voss seconded by Member Voss that the requirement that said Ordinance be considered and voted on for passage at two Council meetings prior to the third meeting at which time it is finally passed be suspended and that said Ordinance be fully adopted. Upon the question of suspending said requirement, the roll was called and vote recorded as follows.

 

                                Ayes: Owens, Voss, Lenker, Budding and Marolf

                                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried. 

 

                Upon the question of fully adopting said Ordinance the roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

                                Ayes: Owens, Voss, Lenker, Budding and Marolf

                                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

                Thereupon the Mayor approved said Ordinance, declared said Ordinance fully adopted assigned the number 556 to said ordinance and ordered that said Ordinance be added to the City Ordinance book.

 

INFORMAL MEETING

 

                 Chief Clark and Jeff Horne suggested making a change to the parking ticket fees. The fees we now have in effect were set in 1980.  The parking ticket fee in most circumstances is only $5.00.  Dave feels that this is not enough to be a determent to parking violators.   They would like instruction from the Council to increase those fees.  After some discussion the Council decided that the fees should be set higher.  Dave will check what other cities charge for parking violations and present his findings at the next meeting. 

               

MAYOR REPORT

 

                Mayor Stanley reminded everyone that leaf pickup will be starting the first week of October.  He also said that burning is only allowed Oct 20th to Nov. 20th.  No leaves should be burned in the street, fires should not be left unattended, and must be extinguished at 5:00 PM.  Only the burning of leaves, sticks, garden or other yard waste is allowed. 

 

COUNCIL REPORT

 

                Member Owens reported that the Pool Board is waiting for the Engineers report on the pool structure.  A joint meeting will be scheduled to determine what the next step will be for the future of the Wilton Swimming Pool.

 

                Member Marolf wanted to have Jeff Horne look at some of the narrow streets in town and see if no parking signs should be added to one side or both sides of problem area streets.  Jeff will make a list of problems areas in town and present them at a future meeting.

 

BILLS

 

The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file.  It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker that the total disbursements of $398,713.89 approved by the Finance Committee, be allowed and instruct the City Clerk to pay the same.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried 

 

 

No further business, this meeting was adjourned.        

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                            ____________________

Attest:                                                                                                                                     Mayor Keith Stanley

 

 

 

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City Clerk Kathryn Koele