Meeting Minutes 10/25/2021

Regular Meeting

                                                                                                October 25, 2021

 

                The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday October 25th, 2021.  Mayor Robert Barrett called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.  A work session was attended by some members at 6:00 prior to this meeting

 

Council Members present at this meeting: Steve Owens, Wayne Budding, Sheryl Lenker, Keith Stanley and Ted Marolf.   

 

The agenda was presented for approval.  It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker that the agenda be approved as presented.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

The consent agenda was presented for approval. Items included were: Cypress Street TIF Resolution for $9407.62, Arty’s and Fro’s Liquor License Renewal, Minutes from the 9-27-2021 meeting and the 10-11-2021 meeting. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Owens that the consent agenda be approved as presented.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

REPORTS:

 

                Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood reported that all the available ad space for the Wilton map brochure has been purchased by the local businesses.    The map will go into final printing soon and then it will be available to the public.

                City Administrator Jeff Horne was happy to report that the Cities Health/Dental insurance rate will only increase 1% this year. 

 

FORMAL MEETING:

 

                Jeff Horne presented the council with a bid from Precision Builders to repair the roof at the Wilton Community Center/Library.  The roof has been leaking for some time which is also causing damage to the interior ceiling. After some discussion Member Owens made motion seconded by Member Lenker to accept the proposal from Precision Builders for the sum of $44,660.00 to repair the roof at the Community Center/Library. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

RESOLUTION 102521A APPROVING THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF 

CERTAIN REAL ESTATE TO THE CITY OF WILTON, IOWA

 

WHEREAS the City of Wilton, Iowa, is a duly organized municipal corporation, and pursuant to Section 368.7 of the Code of Iowa, the City has received from Cedar County, the owners of real estate, an application for voluntary annexation, of said real estate, lying adjacent to the existing City limits of the City of Wilton, on the accompanying map in Exhibit “A” attached hereto; and

 

WHEREAS the City Council held a public hearing on October 11, 2021 regarding the voluntary annexation application; and

 

WHEREAS the City of Wilton, Iowa desires to annex said territory upon this application heretofore presented.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILTON, IOWA:

 

Section 1. That the Application for annexation of the real estate as described in the

legal description in Exhibit “B” attached hereto is hereby approved.

 

Section 2. This territory shall thereafter be and become a part of the City of Wilton, Iowa,

upon state acceptance or acknowledgement, as proved by law.

 

Section 3. That the City Clerk shall forthwith cause this Resolution and attachments to be filed

with the City Development Board, and Resolution with attachments, map and legal description to the Secretary of State, the Cedar County Board of Supervisors, each affected public utility, and the State Department of Transportation, and shall record a copy of said Resolution, legal description, and map with the Cedar County Recorder, as required by Section 368.7 of the Code of Iowa.

 

After some discussion Member Budding  made motion seconded by Member Marolf  to accept the resolution as written. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

ORDINANCE NO. 551

 

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING CODE SECTION 10.28 – “BICYCLES” OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF WILTON.

 

The City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa hereby ordains as follows:

 

SECTION 1: Repeal Code Chapter 10.28 – “Bicycles” in the City Code of the City of Wilton.

 

SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision, or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

 

SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval, and publication by law.

 

                After some discussion Member Budding made motion seconded by Member Marolf  to accept the repeal of said ordinance.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

Furthermore it was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Budding that said Ordinance for the repeal of the Bicycle ordinance be passed on first consideration.  The question being upon the foregoing motion, the roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

 

    Mayor Robert L Barrett declared said Ordinance passed by the Council this 25th day of October, 2021.

Jeff Horne reported that some council members had questions regarding the scope of the Storm Water project and how the finished project may affect our land adjacent on the East side of Hwy 38.  He included in the packet the complete detail of the project including maps and the narrative description. During construction the project looks bigger than the finished product and the contractor is operating on our adjacent land.  Jeff Horne was instructed by the Council to ask the engineer on this project to come to a council meeting. 

 

 

MAYOR REPORT:

 

                Mayor Barrett inquired if the City has plans to use salt brine for the streets this year.  Jeff Horne will be checking into that.  He also asked Becky Allgood to update them on the status of the new houses and if the paper work has been finalized.  She explained that because it is a government program the paper work is extensive but progress is being made on the sale of the houses.

 

COUNCIL REPORTS:

 

                Member Marolf reported that he ordered some more photographs for City Hall.  It was the consensus of the group that the photos were a great addition to the City Hall decor and were very well received by the public at the open house.

 

                Member Owens commented about the shoulders of some our streets.  He would like to see the City address this problem before they continued to deteriorate. 

 

 

BILLS:

 

                The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file.  It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Lenker hat the total disbursements of $ 177,127.63, approved by the Finance Committee, be allowed and instruct the City Clerk to pay the same.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                                Ayes:  Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                                Nays:  None                                          Motion Carried.

 

 At this time (7:40 PM) it was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Owens that this council proceed to executive closed session per Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(C).  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

            Ayes:  Budding, Stanley, Owens, Lenker and Marolf

                        Nays: None                               Motion Carried

 

 

At 7:45 PM.  Member Stanley made motion to move out of closed session seconded by Member Marolf. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                Ayes:  Budding, Stanley, Owens, Lenker and Marolf

                                Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

 

                Council resumed regular session.

 

As a result of the closed session, Member Budding made motion seconded by Member Marolf that the City Administrator should obtain an assessment of said property and work towards a possible agreement on a purchase price. 

 

 

No further business the Mayor adjourned this meeting. 

 

 

                                                                                __________________________

                                                                                Mayor Robert L. Barrett

Attest:

 

 

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City Clerk Kathryn Koele