01-10-2022 Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting

                                                                                                January 10,2022

 

                The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Community Room at City Hall on Monday, January 10,2022 Council Member. Steve Owens called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and administered the Oath of Office to swear in newly elected Mayor Keith Stanley.  Mayor Stanley then administered the Oath of Office to swear in newly elected Council Member Bill Voss.  Mayor Keith Stanley then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Council Members present: Bill Voss, Wayne Budding, Ted Marolf, Sheryl Lenker, Steve Owens

 

 The agenda was presented for approval.  Mayor Stanley suggested moving the closed session to the end of the meeting.  It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Owens that the agenda be approved with the amendment of moving the closed session to take place after the approval of the bills.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Voss, Budding, Lenker, and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

The consent agenda was presented for approval. Items included were: Minutes from 12/13/2021 and 12/29/2021 meeting, Yearly Appointment Resolution 01102022C and Timely Bills Payment Resolution 01102022.D. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker that the consent agenda be approved as presented.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Voss, Budding, Lenker, and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

REPORTS:

 

                WDC Director Becky Allgood reported that progress is on hold for the third home because of MidAmerican Energy.   The home cannot be completed until the gas utility is hooked up.  She is currently working on the Annual WDC report, and continuing work on the Makers Space.

 

                Jeff Horne City Administrator is working on the budget. He will have budget discussions at the upcoming January 24th meeting and suggested Feb 14th as the main budget work session at 6:00 PM. This will give us some time to complete the budget on time. In February he will also present a proposal for the Ash Tree Removal project. Jeff Horne is continuing to work with HR Green on the Well project and the DOT on the Division & 5th Street project.

 

               

FORMAL MEETING:

 

Jeff Horne presented the council with a bid in a proposal package from Ace Electric for upgrading and changing some of the lighting at the Wilton Community Center/Library.  Council Member Marolf did not know at this time if any extra cosmetic work would need to be done with changing out some of the fixtures.  The Community Center plans on using the donation from the Nicholas foundation for these needed upgrades and replacements. After some discussion Member Budding made motion seconded by Member Owens accepting the bid from Ace Electric for $25,360.41 to complete the needed work for the Community Center/Library.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Budding, Voss, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

RESOLUTION NO 01102022A

RESOLUTION FOR OPERATING TRANSFER

 

WHEREAS, The City of Wilton completed a reading garden project for the Library in 2021; and 

WHEREAS, Funds were transferred from the Library/Community Center Fund to the Debt Service Fund for payment of the project; and

WHEREAS, the actual payments for the project were made from the Library/Community Center Fund; and

WHEREAS, the funds need to be returned to correct the Library/Community Center Fund; and

WHEREAS, said operating transfer is in accordance with section 331.429 and 331.432, 2019 Code of Iowa;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of Wilton, Iowa that the transfers will be as follows:

 

Debt Service (200) to Library/Comm Ctr (350)          $380,000

   

BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council of the City of Wilton does hereby approve the RESOLUTION FOR OPERATING TRANSFERS.

 

After some discussion Member Lenker made motion seconded by Member Voss to accept the resolution as written. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Budding, Voss, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

                We have a new council member and mayor so therefore need to update the council committees. The following is the updated list:

 

ORDINANCE                                                       PUBLIC PROPERTY

Steve Owens                                                        Bill Voss

Wayne Budding                                                   Sheryl Lenker

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT                   FINANCE

Steve Owens                                                        Ted Marolf

Wayne Budding                                                   Sheryl Lenker

Ted Marolf                                                             Wayne Budding

 

WATER-SEWER                                                PUBLIC SAFETY

Wayne Budding                                                   Sheryl Lenker

Steve Owens                                                        Bill Voss

Sheryl Lenker                                                       Ted Marolf

 

POOL BOARD                                                    WDC

Wayne Budding                                                   Keith Stanley

Steve Owens                                                        Ted Marolf

                                                                               

Fire Department                                                Library/Community Center

Wayne Budding                                                   Bill Voss

                                                                                Ted Marolf

 

EMS Board                                                          E911

Sheryl Lenker                                                       Sheryl Lenker

Dave Clark                                                            Dave Clark

 

EMA                                                                       MUSCOM

Sheryl Lenker                                                       Bill Voss

Dave Clark

 

ORDINANCE NO 552

AN ORDINANCE REPLACING CURRENT FLOODPLAIN ORDINANCE 

WITH MODEL FLOODPLAIN ORDINANCE FROM STATE OF IOWA

 

Be It ordained by the Council of the City of Wilton; Iowa as follows:

SECTION 1. PURPOSE The purpose of this Ordinance is to update the City of Wilton’s Floodplain Ordinance to be consistent with State of Iowa and Federal guidelines.

SECTION 2. REPLACEMENT The current Floodplain Ordinance (19.46) is hereby repealed and replaced.

It is the purpose of this Ordinance to protect and preserve the rights, privileges and property of the City of Wilton and its residents and to preserve and improve the peace, safety, health, welfare, and comfort and convenience of its residents by minimizing those flood losses described in SUBSECTION 19.46.010(b)(1) of this Ordinance with provisions designed to: 

1)    Reserve sufficient floodplain area for the conveyance of flood flows so that flood heights and velocities will not be increased substantially.

2)    Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety or property in times of flood or which cause excessive increases in flood heights or velocities. 

3)    Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including public facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction or substantial improvement. 

4)    Protect individuals from buying lands which may not be suited for intended purposes because of flood hazard. 

5)    Assure that eligibility is maintained for property owners in the community to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. 

 

SECTION 3. REPEALER All ordinances or parts or ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

SECTION 4. 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 not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. 

 

SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE This Ordinance shall be in effect after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. 

 

     After consideration of said Ordinance, it was moved by Member Budding and seconded by Member Lenker that said Ordinance be passed for the first reading. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

                Ayes: Marolf, Owens, Budding, Voss, and Lenker

                Nays: None        Motion Carried.  

 

    It was then moved by Member Budding 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, Budding, Lenker 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, Budding, Lenker and Marolf

        Nays: None            Motion Carried

 

    Thereupon the Mayor approved said Ordinance, declared said Ordinance fully adopted assigned the number 552 to said ordinance and ordered that said Ordinance be added to the City Ordinance book. 

 

RESOLUTION NO 01102022B

RESOLUTION APPROVING SIDEWALK REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR

2022 SIDEWALK PROJECT

 

WHEREAS, The City of Wilton is embarking on a 3-year project to improve its sidewalk system; and

WHEREAS, Phase I of the project is the area South of the Iowa Interstate Railroad and East of Railroad Street; and

WHEREAS, The City wishes to proceed with Phase I in 2022; and 

WHEREAS, The City of Wilton desires a competitive bidding process to achieve the best value for taxpayers;

  

BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council of the City of Wilton does hereby approve the Request for Proposals for Phase I of the sidewalk project and directs that it should be issued and bids taken.

 

     After consideration of said Resolution, it was moved by Member Marolf and seconded by Member Owens that said Resolution be passed as written. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Marolf, Owens, Budding, Voss, and Lenker

                Nays: None        Motion Carried.  

               

BILLS

The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file.  It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Lenker that the total disbursements of $ 326,123.93, approved by the Finance Committee, be allowed and instruct the City Clerk to pay the same.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                                Ayes: Budding, Voss, Owens, Lenker and Marolf

                                Nays:  None                                          Motion Carried.

 

LEGAL ITEMS:

 

At this time (8:05pm) it was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker that this council proceed to executive closed session per Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(C).  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

                Ayes:  Budding, Owens, Voss, Lenker and Marolf

                                Nays: None                                                           Motion Carried

 

At 8:15 Member Budding made motion to move out of closed session seconded by Member Owens. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes:  Budding, Owens, Voss, Lenker and Marolf

                                Nays: None                                                           Motion Carried

 

                Council resumed regular session.  It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Voss that the City Administrator contacts the property owner as discussed in the closed session.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Budding, Owens, Voss, Marolf and Lenker

                Nays: None                                                           Motion Carried

 

No further business, this meeting was adjourned. 

 

 

                                                                                                _________________________________

                                                                                                Mayor Keith Stanley

Attest:

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City Clerk Kathryn Koele