Council Meeting minutes 5-9-2022

Regular Meeting

                                                                        May 9, 2022

 

            The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday May 9, 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, Bill Voss, Steve Owens and Wayne Budding

 

 The agenda was presented for approval.  It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Budding 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 04/25/2022 meeting, Resolution Authorizing Payments for TIF loan Agreements and Casey’s Liquor License Renewal.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 05092022

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENTS

 FOR TIF LOAN AGREEMENTS

 

            WHEREAS the City of Wilton has established an Urban Renewal Plan for the Wilton Redevelopment Area, and;

           

            WHEREAS after full consideration of the attached schedule of payment for:  Arnold Motor Supply, CDC/PST, Eastern Iowa Light and Power, Stanton, Sunset View Pet Hospital, VanDiest and Industrial Packaging that the City Council authorizes payment.

 

            WHEREAS the revenues to repay the debt the City has incurred shall be payable from incremental property tax revenue attributable to new valuation with Area 3 of the Wilton Urban Renewal Plan.

 

            IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa as follows:

            Section 1.  That the following payments be made:

                                                           

                                                                        Payment Amount    Expiration Date

 

                                    Arnold Motor                 $3699.30                       06/30/2027

                                    Industrial Packaging      $21,025.22       

                                    CDC/PST                      $5900.44                       06/30/2026

                                    Eastern Iowa Light         $39,827.50                    06/30/2031

                                    Stanton                         $9407.62                       06/30/2028

                                                                                    ($9407.62 paid out Oct 2021)    

                                    Sunset View Pet            $5317.30                       06/30/2026

                                    VanDiest                       $23,960.10                    06/30/2023

 

                                    Total                              $109,137.48

 

            It was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Voss that the consent agenda be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried, Passed and approved this 9th day of May 2022.   

 

REPORTS:

 

            Becky Allgood reported that the History Day for the school went well.  She thanked everyone for helping and said the children really enjoyed the outing.  She also reported that the final walk thru on the Kitzmiller house will be Friday.

 

            Jeff Horne stated that we had to rework the ash tree list.  Some errors were found and a few trees were marked for removal by mistake. An arborist was hired to correctly identify the trees that will be added to the final list for removal.  The city has approximately 160 trees marked for removal.

 

            Jeff reported that the park bathrooms project has been re-worked and he is working with the Park Board to identify what work volunteers are able to do and what we still need contracted. That will bring the cost down from what we previously discussed and we will not have to bid it out.

 

            Governor Reynolds has announced that the State will be using some of it’s ARPA funds for tail connections between rural communities.  This may be a good opportunity to fund the trail along Taylor Avenue to connect to Muscatine. We will investigate further and see if this is something we can work with Muscatine County to complete.

 

FORMAL MEETING

 

            RESOLUTION NO. 05092022A

RESOLUTION SETTING PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDING CITY BUDGET

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing on the City’s proposed budget amendment is required by

law.

 

NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILTON, IOWA THAT May 23, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. is set as the date and time for a public hearing on the proposed budget amendment for the City of Wilton beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022.

 

It was moved by Member Budding 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 9th day of May 2022. 

 

ORDINANCE NO 554

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 10 OF THE WILTON

 MUNICIPAL CODE ENTITLED “VEHICLES & TRAFFIC”

REGARDING PARKING LIMITS IN

IN THE CITY LIMITS OF WILTON, IOWA

 

Be It Enacted by the City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa as follows:

 

SECTION 1.  PURPOSE The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend the Wilton Municipal Code to restrict the time limit on parking in the City limits of Wilton, Iowa.

 

SECTION 2.  AMENDMENT  The Wilton Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding the following to Chapter 10.16.020 Restrictions  

 

(22) On the North side of 5th Street from Maple Street to Liberty Street

 

SECTION 3.  REPEALER  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

SECTION 4.  SEVERABILITY  If any Section, Subsection, Provision or part of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional such adjudication shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole or any Section, Subsection, Provision or part thereof nor adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. 

 

SECTION 5.  PENALTY  Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction, be subject to imprisonment not exceeding thirty days or a fine not exceeding $100.00.

 

SECTION 6.  EFFECTIVE DATE  This Ordinance shall be in effect after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

 

It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Voss that the resolution be approved for the first reading as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried          

 

 

 MAYOR REPORT

 

Mayor Stanley wanted to know what the statis was on getting a replacement for Richard Creamer, who left the City for other employment.  Jeff said that he will be getting information together and add this to the next agenda.

 

COUNCIL REPORT

 

            Member Marolf reported that he received thank you notes from the school children who participated in the History Day outing.  He felt that the day went well and the children seemed to enjoy the tour of the City Hall building especially the old jail in the basement.

             

 

BILLS

 

The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file.  It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Budding that the total disbursements of $127,071.48 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

Attest:

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City Clerk Kathryn Koele