Council Minutes 3-14-2022

Regular Meeting

                                                                                                March 14, 2022

 

                The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday March 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: Ted Marolf, Sheryl Lenker, Bill Voss, Steve Owens and Wayne Budding

 

 The agenda was presented for approval.  It was moved by Member Lenker 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 2/28/2022.  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 

 

CITIZEN APPEARANCE:

 

                Jeremiah Maurer from 817 Cypress Street was present to address the sewer issues at his residence. He asked if the City could fix the drainage problem in the main.  The Council agreed that Street Superintendent Robert VanDusen and Water/Waste Water Superintendent Robert Kreimeyer should access the situation and determine the best plan to resolve this issue.  

 

REPORTS:

 

                Jeff Horne reported that the City had another water main break on W 5th Street. This has been an ongoing problem.  He suggested the Council may want to make it “No parking” on the North side of W 5th in that area to prevent further problems.  They agreed that this would be a good idea and instructed Jeff to introduce an ordinance for this at the next meeting.

 

FORMAL MEETING:

ORDINANCE NO. 553

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 10 OF THE WILTON MUNICIPAL CODE ENTITLED

 “STOP INTERSECTIONS” REGARDING STOP SIGN PLACEMENT 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 add a stop intersection in the City limits of Wilton, Iowa.

 

    SECTION 2.  AMENDMENT The Wilton Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding the following to Chapter 10.20.010 Stop Intersections 

 

    (137) Northbound and southbound traffic on Cypress Street at Ovesen Drive;

   

    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.

 

     After consideration of said Ordinance, it was moved by Member Owens and seconded by Member Lenker that said Ordinance be passed for the first reading. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

                Ayes: Marolf, Owens, Budding, Voss, and Lenker

                Nays: None        Motion Carried.  

 

    It was then moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Budding that the requirement that said Ordinance be considered and voted on for passage at two Council meetings prior to the third meeting at which time it is finally passed be suspended and that said Ordinance be fully adopted. Upon the question of suspending said requirement, the roll was called and vote recorded as follows. 

 

        Ayes: Owens, Voss, Budding, Lenker and Marolf

        Nays: None            Motion Carried.  

 

    Upon the question of fully adopting said Ordinance the roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: 

        Ayes: Owens, Voss, Budding, Lenker and Marolf

        Nays: None            Motion Carried

 

    Thereupon the Mayor approved said Ordinance, declared said Ordinance fully adopted assigned the number 553 to said ordinance and ordered that said Ordinance be added to the City Ordinance book. 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 03142022A

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE MAX PROPERTY TAX DOLLARS 

CONCERNING THE BUDGET FOR FY 22/23

 

Approval of FY 21/22 Maximum Property Tax Dollars

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Wilton have considered the proposed FY 22/23 city maximum property tax dollars for the affected levy total, and

WHEREAS, a notice concerning the proposed city maximum property tax dollars was published as required and posted on city website and/or social media accounts if applicable,

WHEREAS, a public hearing concerning the proposed city maximum property tax dollars was held on February 28, 2022

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Wilton that the maximum property tax dollars for the affected tax levies for FY 22/23 shall not exceed the following total:

Total maximum levy for affected property tax levies - $1,180,473

The Maximum Property Tax dollars requested in the total maximum levy for affected property tax levies for FY 22/23 represents/does not represent greater than 105% of the Maximum Property Tax dollars requested for the current FY 22/23 

 After due consideration, it was moved by Member Voss seconded by Member Marolf that the same be adopted.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried 

 

The Mayor then declared said Resolution 03142022A be adopted.  

Passed and approved this 14th day of March 2022

 

RESOLUTION 03142022B

RESOLUTION SETTING PUBLIC HEARING ON ADOPTING CITY BUDGET

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

 

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

 

NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILTON, IOWA THAT March 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. is set as the date and time for a public hearing on the proposed budget for City of Wilton beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023.

 

After due consideration, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the same be adopted.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried 

 

The Mayor then declared said Resolution 03142022A be adopted.  

Passed and approved this 14th day of March 2022

 

 

MINUTES TO AWARD PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF GENERAL

OBLIGATION CORPORATE PURPOSE BOND 421125-24

Wilton, Iowa March 14, 2022

 

The City Council of the City of Wilton, Iowa, met on March 14, 2022, at6:00 p.m., at Council Chambers, Wilton, Iowa.  The Mayor presided and the roll was called showing the following members of the City Council present and absent: Present:  Sheryl Lenker, Steve Owens, Ted Marolf, Wayne Budding, and Bill Voss     Absent: None

 

After due consideration and discussion, Council Member Owens introduced the resolution next hereinafter set out and moved its adoption, seconded by Council Member Voss.  The Mayor put the question upon the adoption of said resolution, and the roll being called, the following Council Members voted:

Ayes: Sheryl Lenker, Steve Owens, Ted Marolf, Wayne Budding, and Bill Voss

Nays: None 

 

Whereupon, the Mayor declared the resolution duly adopted as hereinafter set out.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 03142022C

 

Resolution Awarding a General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bond, Series 2022A

WHEREAS, the City of Wilton (the “City”), in Muscatine County, State of Iowa proposes to enter into a General Obligation Sidewalk Improvement Loan Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”), pursuant to the provisions of Section 384.24A of the Code of Iowa, and to borrow money thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs, to that extent, of constructing sidewalk and related infrastructure improvements, and pursuant to law and duly published notice of the proposed action has held a hearing thereon on February 28, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has made provision and has authorized a term sheet (the “Term Sheet”) for use by Northland Securities, Inc. (the “Placement Agent”) in negotiating the Loan Agreement and providing for the private placement of a General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bond, Series 2022A (the “Bond”); and

WHEREAS, upon due consideration and advice from the Placement Agent, the proposal of DeWitt Bank and Trust Co., DeWitt, Iowa (the “Lender”) is considered favorable and its acceptance to be in the best interests of the City;

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

Section 1.    The proposal from the Lender is hereby accepted.  The City shall enter into the Loan Agreement with the Lender and issue the Bond thereunder.  The Loan Agreement and the Bond shall be conformed to the terms set forth in Lender’s proposal and that certain Term Sheet which was used by the Placement Agent in the solicitation of private placement proposals.

Section 2.    Further action for the final approval of the Loan Agreement and the issuance of the Bond is hereby adjourned to the City Council meeting scheduled for March 28, 2022.

Section 3.    All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

Section 4.    This resolution shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its adoption and approval, as provided by law.

After due consideration, it was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Voss that the same be adopted.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried 

 

The Mayor then declared said Resolution 03142022C be adopted.  

Passed and approved this 14th day of March 2022

 

Special Warranty Deed Extension Agreement

This EXTENSION AGREEMENT ("Extension") is dated as of March 9, 2022 (the "Effective Date"), by and between Wilton Community School District located at 1002 Cypress Street, Wilton, Iowa 52778, (the School) and City of Wilton located 104 East Fourth Street, Wilton, Iowa 52778, (the City) (collectively, the "Parties"). WHEREAS the Parties entered into a Special Warranty Deed on May 11, 2017 (the "Original Contract") for the Old School site. 

WHEREAS the Parties hereby agree to extend the term of the Original Special Warranty Deed in accordance with the terms of the Original Special Warranty Deed as well as the terms provided herein. 

-In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, each of the School) and (the City) mutually agree as follows: 

- The Original Special Warranty Deed, which is attached hereto as a part of this Extension, will be revisited on an annual basis and the "School" would have to give their "blessing" if anything other than a new recreation center is to be constructed on this property. 

- The parties agree to extend the Original Special Warranty Deed for an additional period, which will begin immediately and shall remain in effect unless terminated by either party as provided herein. 

- This Extension binds and benefits both parties and any successors or assigns. This document, including the attached Original Special Warranty Deed, is the entire agreement between the Parties. 

All other terms and conditions of the Original Special Warranty Deed remain unchanged. 

                                                       

After due consideration, it was moved by Member Maorlf seconded by Member Lenker that the Special Warranty Deed Extension Agreement be approved as written. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried 

  

INFORMAL MEETING       

 

                Jeff Horne presented the Council with a proposal to increase the allowance for safety glasses.  The current amount put into place in 2012 is $230.00.  The cost of safety glasses has increased somewhat and that amount is no longer adequate to cover the additional cost for an employee to order prescription safety glasses.   After due consideration, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Marolf that the allowance for employee prescription safety glasses be increased to $400.00. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried

 

MAYOR REPORT

 

                Mayor Keith Stanley wanted to remind everyone that there is no open burning in the Spring for yard waste or leaves.  The Convenience Center has an area for yard waste and leaves for citizen to use free of charge. 

 

COUNCIL REPORT

 

                Member Voss commented that he was concerned about the cost of fuel for the City trucks and wanted to know if the City would need to make any adjustments for these rising prices.  City Administrator Jeff Horne informed him that adjustments have been made in the upcoming budget and if need be, an amendment could be done on the current budget.

 

BILLS

The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file.  It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Marolf that the total disbursements of $ 113,916.92 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