Council Meeting Minutes 11-28-2022

Regular Meeting

                                                                                                November 28, 2022

 

                The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday November 28, 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 held the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and MSA meeting.

 

                 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 11/14/2022 meeting, Resolution for Meal Reimbursement 11282022B and Fro’s and Arty’s Liquor License.  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

               

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 City has worked through issues with the leaf vacuum. One of the bigger problems was the older truck and having to use it exclusively. We are looking at modifying the process by building a plywood box that can hold leaves that can be used with the smaller trucks.

 

                We have added the shower stall to the restroom in the City Hall basement with a partial concrete wall. This is the last part of what we wanted to do down the basement at City Hall for now. Chief Clark will be helping with the plumbing that needs to be done to finish up the project.

 

                Jeff Horne asked the Council when they would be available for the joint City and Fire/EMS meeting that is usually set up in January.  He will contact them and set something up for a Monday or Tuesday in January.

 

FORMAL MEETING

RESOLUTION NO. 11282022A

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

WHEREAS, The City is required by the Iowa Code to submit its Annual Financial Report to the State Auditor each year by December 1st; and

WHEREAS, the Annual Financial Report has been prepared and notice published in the local newspaper;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa, that the Annual Financial Report of the City of Wilton Iowa for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2022, as required by Iowa Code 384-22, be and the same is hereby approved and the same hereby directed to transmit said report to the Auditor of the State of Iowa

 

It was moved by Member Voss seconded by Member Owens that the resolution be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried     Passed and approved this 28th day of November 2022

 

RESOLUTION 11282022C

APPROVING THE SUBMISSION OF THE ANNUAL URBAN

RENEWAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Wilton City Council that the Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Urban Renewal Report is approved and directs the City Administrator to file with the Iowa Department of Management.

It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the resolution be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried     Passed and approved this 28th day of November 2022

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 11282022D

 

OBLIGATING FUNDS FROM THE URBAN RENEWAL TAX REVENUE FUND FOR

APPROPRIATION TO THE PAYMENT OF ANNUAL APPROPRIATION TAX INCREMENT FINANCED

 OBLIGATIONS WHICH SHALL COME DUE IN THE NEXT SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR

 

WHEREAS, the City of Wilton, Iowa (the “City”) pursuant to and in strict compliance with all laws applicable to the City, and in particular the provisions of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, has adopted an Urban Renewal Plan for the TIF Increment Urban Renewal Area (the “Urban Renewal Area”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Council has adopted an ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa and establishing the fund referred to in that subsection may be irrevocably pledged by the City for the payment of the principal and interest on indebtedness incurred under the authority of Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa to finance or refinance in whole or in part projects in the Urban Renewal Area; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has scheduled payments in the amount of $551,406 (the “Annual Payment”) which shall come due in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023 with respect to the City’s TIF Area.

 

WHEREAS, it is now necessary for the City Council to obligate for appropriation to the Annual Payment funds anticipated to be received in the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is Resolved by the City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa as follows:


SECTION 1.  The City Council hereby obligates $551,406 for appropriation from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund to the Annual Payment in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023.

 

SECTION 2.  The City Clerk is hereby directed to certify the amount obligated for appropriation in Section 1 above, on the City’s December 1, 2022 certification of debt payable from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund and to reflect such amount in the City’s budget for the next succeeding fiscal year.

 

SECTION 3.  All Resolutions or parts of Resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. 

 

It was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Owens that the resolution be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried     Passed and approved this 28th day of November 2022

 

 

INFORMAL MEETING

 

                Jeff Horne presented a spreadsheet of the Capital Improvement Plan FY 2023-2027. The well project is almost done with the exception of a little electrical work.  This was partially funded by using the ARPA funds that were available to us.  The Highway 38 project is also complete with the exception of some planting that needs to be completed by Impact 7G.  The sidewalk program on the South side is complete and Jeff and Robert VanDusen will be working on the next phase of the program, which should include the Division Street safe sidewalk area.  The Cherrydale restroom was completed.  This project came in a little over budget because of the higher cost of materials.  This may cause a delay in the next renovation of the City Park restroom project.

                Next year’s projects will include the 3rd street Culvert/Bridge, the 5th Street Reconstruction, 5th Street East Overlay and 1st Street Water Main Replacement.

 

MAYOR REPORT

               

                Mayor Stanley said the City Crew did a great job with the leaf collection and he was happy to see the situation resolved. He commented that he knew it was a team effort and he really appreciated a job well done.  He also commented that the Christmas lights put up by the Wilton Municipal Light and Power look great and they are a great addition to the cities Christmas Decorations.

 

COUNCIL REPORT

 

                Council Member Voss wanted to know if the City will allow for extra bags of garbage because of the Holiday.  It was agreed that is anyone had extra garbage because of the holiday they could contact the City for extra garbage tags.  A question was asked about Christmas Tree pickup.  The City will be picking up Christmas trees at the curb for a two week period beginning Dec 27th until January 6th.   Any tree put out after that date will not be picked up but they can still be brought down to the Convenience Center for free.

               

BILLS

                The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file.  It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the total disbursements of $406,290.00 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