January 23, 2023
The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday January 23, 2023 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: Steve Owens, Wayne Budding & Ted Marolf
The agenda was presented for approval. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Owens 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 1/9/2023 meeting, and Cemetery Allocation -$10,000. It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Marolf that the consent agenda be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All Nays: None Motion Carried
Phyllis Wood from the Wilton Mobile Home Park was present to ask the Council if they could do something about the owners of the park and the raising lot rents. Her lot rent has increased twice in the last year. She has heard of other towns that introduced ordinances that would put a limit or cap on the amount the land owner of the park could raise the rent of each lot. Mayor Stanley said this is not the first time the lot rent situation was brought to their attention. The Council asked her to please forward the information she has gathered on this situation and they would look into it further.
Wilton Chamber and Development Alliance Director Becky Allgood reported that the Chamber luncheon went well. The City of Wilton and The Wilton Municipal Light and Power were awarded the Outstanding Business award for service and support they have given to the Chamber events.
In the absence of Jeff Horne, Mayor Stanley read the following report that he submitted for the Council.
The ad for the office assistant has been posted on the City’s web site and on Facebook since early this month. It has now run in the Advocate for 2 weeks. Applications are due January 27th. We will be interviewing the week of February 6th.
We are capping the old well and will be selling the small parcels of land to the Ormsby Family in the coming months. Mark Latta will be capping it for us.
The Wilton Pool Board will be having a meeting on February 13th at 5:00 in the Wilton Council Chambers, therefore the City must move the budget work session on the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget to February 27th at 5:00 PM. We will go over the operational budgets of the departments. We will also review debt and capital projects again in March before we pass our budget by March 31st.
We had a review of our computer systems. We had some big changes in 2022 with upgrading hardware with new computers we bought with state funds and new financial software. We are in a good place and satisfied with Office Machine Consultants.
Mayor Stanley wanted to remind everyone of the Wilton Pool Board Meeting on February 13th at 5:00 PM. The meeting will take place before the Wilton Council meeting at City Hall and anyone interested in attending the meeting is free to do so because it is a public meeting.
The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Budding that the total disbursements of $360,020.66 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.
City Clerk Kathryn Koele Mayor Keith Stanley