April 11, 2022
The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday April 11, 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: Ted Marolf, Sheryl Lenker, Bill Voss, Steve Owens and Wayne Budding
The agenda was presented for approval. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker 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 03/28/2022, Liquor License renewal for Blooming Ideas, both locations and Wilton Express. 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
Brian Froelich attended the meeting to discuss the upcoming Fireworks display he is organizing for the 4th of July. He will be filling out the proper paperwork required for special events and provided the needed proof of insurance. Brian informed the Council that he has a few vendors and bands lined up for the event. He discussed the amount of money it will take for this event and wanted to know if the City of Wilton would contribute to the event, just like we contribute to the event that takes place in Durant. The Council cannot take action at this time and will discuss this at a later meeting.
Becky Allgood reported that she has received a lot of interest for the Downtown Grant program.
Jeff Horne stated that Beau Huber is helping with the migration to Microsoft based system. We appreciate everything he does for us.
The City will be taking names for the Ash Tree program through April. We want to get as many people as possible in the contract. We will discuss tree replacement options at a later date.
Jeff is working on an Emergency Plan for the Community Center & Library with Community Center Director Tammy Shipp and Wilton Library Director Molly Garrett similar to the one that he did for the Convenience Center. City Administrator Horne is also meeting with them to discuss the next phase of the roof repair. Some inside repairs will need to be addressed because of the leaks.
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF MOWING BIDS FOR A PERIOD BEGINNNG ON APRIL 15, 2022 AND ENDING OCTOBER 15, 2022
WHEREAS, the city of Wilton has received the following bids for mowing city parks for 2022:
Amount Per Mow
Rocha Lawn Care
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Wilton,
Iowa, that S&R Lawncare is awarded the bid for mowing services at City Park, Cherrydale Park, and Westview Park for 2022
After due consideration, it was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Voss that the same be adopted. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All Nays: None Motion Carried
The Mayor then declared said Resolution 04112022A be adopted.
Passed and approved this 11th day of April 2022.
RESOLUTION APPROVING SEALCOAT PROGRAM FOR 2022
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa previously approved the 2022-23 Streets budget in the City of Wilton, Iowa; and
WHEREAS, funding for the annual sealcoating program is included in the budget; and
WHEREAS, staff recommends the list of street segments be done by LL. Pelling of North Liberty, Iowa for a total of 36,322 square yards for a total cost of $98,872.80 and an additional $3,105.60 for Division Street.
NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa that the proposals in the amount of $101,978.40 for the 2022 Sealcoating project are hereby approved and the City Administrator and Public Works Director are authorized to accept the proposals
The Mayor then declared said Resolution 04112022B be adopted.
Passed and approved this 11th day of April, 2022
Member Voss reported getting complaints of animal waste left on sidewalks and on the green spaces in the downtown area. He wanted to ask what could be done about it and if larger fines should be put into place to take care of this problem. After some discussion the council decided that additional signage should be placed in these areas to remind people of the waste collection rules and/or possible fines that could be issued.
Jeff Horne reported that the Wilton Telephone Company will be digging into the alley between 3rd and 4th street for fiber optic installation. He felt that this might be a good opportunity to do some repairs in the alley. He realized that this was short notice but if the Council wanted to do this a project could be put together and WTC indicated that they would contributes some funds. After some discussion the general consensus of the Council was not to take any action on this project.
Mayor Stanley reported attending the ceremony honoring Eagle Scout Gabriel E. Paetz. Stanley, on behalf of himself and the City acknowledged the hard work Gabriel put into the projects needed to accomplish the goal to attain the rank of an Eagle Scout. He will present Gabriel with a certificate of appreciation at a later date.
The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Marolf that the total disbursements of $129,92.97 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.
Mayor Keith Stanley
City Clerk Kathryn Koele