12-13-2021 Minutes

Regular Meeting

                                                                                                December 13, 2021

 

                The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday December 13, 2021.  Mayor Robert Barrett called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Council Members present at this meeting: Wayne Budding, Sheryl Lenker, Keith Stanley and Ted Marolf.   Absent: Steve Owens

 

The agenda was presented for approval.  It was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Stanley that the agenda be approved as presented.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

The consent agenda was presented for approval. Items included were minutes from the 11-22-2021 meeting and Cedar County Board of Supervisors Agreement.  It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Marolf that the consent agenda be approved as presented.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

REPORTS:

 

WDC Director Becky Allgood reported that the paperwork and transactions for two of the homes has been completed.  The City of Wilton received payment plus interest for these homes.  The third house paperwork should be finalized by the start of the new year with the pending payment at that time.  She also presented the Council with the final construction draw for the White House and Oliver/Ault House which combined totaled $44,020.27.  After some discussion a motion was made by Member Lenker and seconded by Member Marolf that the construction draw request be granted and be approved as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

 

City Administrator Jeff Horne reported to the Mayor and Council that he received some resumes for the City clerk position.  The City is accepting resumes until Friday the 17th.  Interviews will be set up the 27th or the 28th.   Jeff has been focusing on completing the city’s annual financial report, TIF report to the State and the TIF report for the County Auditor for next year.  He has also started on the budget process and plans on having budget discussions on the 24th of January and the 14th of February.

                 

FORMAL MEETING:

RESOLUTION 12132021A

ADOPTING THE HIGHWAY 38 CORRIDOR STUDY

 

WHEREAS, the City of Wilton, in conjunction with the Cedar and Muscatine Counties, had a corridor

study prepared by MSA Professional Services for the Highway 38 Corridor between Wilton and Interstate 80; and

 

WHEREAS, the study included taking current traffic, projecting future development, and modeling future land use; and

 

WHEREAS, a public meeting regarding the study was held on June 14th, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, the final study report was presented to the Wilton City Council at their meeting on November 22nd, 2021;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by Wilton City Council that the Highway 38 Corridor (the Study) is approved and adopted. 

     

After some discussion Member Budding made motion seconded by Member Stanley to approve the resolution as written. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

               

 

RESOLUTION NO. 12132021B

RESOLUTION FOR OPERATING TRANSFERS

 

WHEREAS, it is part of the annual budget process to authorize the transfer of money from the below designated funds to the appropriate funds; and 

 

WHEREAS, said operating transfers are 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:

 

Water (600) to General (001)                                             $50,000

Sewer (610) to General (001)                                            $50,000

Garbage (670) to General (001)                                        $25,000

Insurance (112) to General (001)                                      $64,000

Sewer Improvement (612) to Debt Service (200)           $80,007

General (001) to Police Equipment (850)                       $110,000

TIF (125) to Debt Service (200)                                         $412,356

Local Options Sales Tax (120) to General (001)            $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 Budding made motion seconded by Member Stanley to approve the resolution as written. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

IMFORMAL MEETING:

 

                City Administrator Jeff Horne gave an analysis of building codes and inspections.  Durant, Walcott, and Muscatine have adopted the International Building Code. We would want to adopt the same codes to be consistent for contractors. Our plans would be to hire an inspector on a contract basis.  Our budget cannot absorb the added cost to hire an inspector without increasing the cost of all our building permits.  Jeff’s recommendation was to wait a year before adding this additional cost to the budget until the City determines the subsidy amount that might be required for the new EMS service.  The Council agreed that this is not the right time to make changes to the building permit process.

 

MAYOR REPORT:

 

                Mayor Barrett read a farewell speech he had prepared highlighting the progress that was made during his tenure as a council member and a mayor. The Council, WDC Director and City Staff thanked him for his many years of service.  WDC Director Becky Allgood presented Mayor Barrett with a copy of a City Hall painting and played a presentation prepared by Member Ted Marolf showing how much the City has changed over the years.

 

COUNCIL REPORTS:

 

                Member Stanley reported on the water main break that occurred over the weekend.  He said the repair was done very efficiently and felt that we are lucky to have such a dedicated group of employees.  The leaf pickup is done for the year and several of the Council Members said they received some very positive comments on the service.  

 

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 $ 177,127.63, 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, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                                Nays:  None                                          Motion Carried.

 

 

No further business the Mayor adjourned this meeting. 

 

 

                                                                                __________________________

                                                                                Mayor Robert L. Barrett

Attest:

 

 

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City Clerk Kathryn Koele