Council Meeting Minutes 11-14-2022

Regular Meeting

                                                                                                November 14, 2022

 

                The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday November 14, 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: Bill Voss, Steve Owens, Wayne Budding, Sheryl Lenker & Ted Marolf     Prior to the meeting at 5:00, the Council toured the Chandler Point Apartments.

 

                 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 10/24//2022 meeting, Resolution for City Hall Hours 11142022A, Jeff’s Liquor License and Transfer Resolution 11142022B.  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

               

REPORTS

                Wilton Chamber and Development Alliance Director Becky Allgood gave a report on the events she is currently working on.

 

                City Administrator Jeff Horne reported that the sidewalk program for 2022 is complete. The railroad block was the last piece and thankfully we had some good weather which allowed it to be completed.

                We continue to have some issues with the leaf vacuum. We are able to nurse it through this season it appears, but we should have a discussion about the service going forward.

                The Y-14 Trail Project is dead. The County feels the proposed design does not have enough room for right of way. The next step is a feasibility study to determine the correct path to Muscatine.

                On November 28th we will meet at 5 PM for a meeting with the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and MSA.

 

FORMAL MEETING

RESOLUTION NO 11142022C

Resolution Authorizing Adoption of Policies and Procedures Regarding Municipal Securities Disclosure

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the laws of the State of Iowa, the City of Wilton, Iowa (the “City”) has publicly offered, and likely will issue and publicly offer in the future, its notes, bonds or other obligations (the “Bonds”); and

WHEREAS, the City deems it necessary and desirable to adopt certain Policies and Procedures Regarding Municipal Securities Disclosure to be followed in connection with the issuance and on-going administration of publicly offered Bonds; and

WHEREAS, the proposed Policies and Procedures Regarding Municipal Securities Disclosure are attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Disclosure Policies and Procedures”);

NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa, as follows:

Section 1. The Disclosure Policies and Procedures attached hereto as Exhibit A are hereby adopted and shall be dated as of the date hereof. 

                Section 2. All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

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

Passed and approved November 14, 2022.

INFORMAL MEETING

                 City Administrator Jeff Horne asked the Council if they would like to change the December 26th meeting to a call-in meeting to approve the paying of the bills to December 28th because of the holiday.  City Hall and the City Employees will be off for the holiday on the 26th.  It was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Marolf that the December 26th meeting be changed to a call-in meeting to approve the payment of bills on the 28th.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried

 

                 We continue to review the handbook and look to make adjustments where needed. In this case we would tie the per diem for meals changed permanently to the IRS figure. We currently have a $30.00 a day limit set many years back.  We feel that changing it to mirror the IRS figures would give an accurate cost per meal limit for the employees.  It was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Lenker that the City of Wilton Employee handbook be changed as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried

 

MAYOR REPORT

                Mayor Stanley and the Council discussed in length the current situation with the lack of leaf pickup due to equipment problems. They felt that the City needs to do what was is necessary to remedy this problem.  Several options were discussed for replacement equipment adding the option of free leaf bags for the citizens that wanted that option.  City Administrator Jeff Horne will look at options and present the plans at the next council meeting. 

                               

BILLS

                The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file.  It was moved by Member Voss seconded by Member Marolf that the total disbursements of $195,512.57 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:                                                                                                                                     

 

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City Clerk Kathryn Koele                                                                                                                         Mayor Keith Stanley