Meeting

Regular Meeting October 23, 2017 The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday October 23, 2017. Mayor Robert Barrett called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Council Members present at this meeting: Ted Glenney, Wayne Budding, Keith Stanley, Sheryl Lenker and Ted Marolf. Absent: none. The agenda was presented for this meeting. It was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Budding that the agenda be approved. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Glenney, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried The minutes from 10-9-17 were presented for approval. It was moved by Member Glenney seconded by Member Lenker that the minutes be approved as read. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Glenney, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried CONSULTANTS: Becky Allgood, Wilton Economic Development Director, reported that she attended the open house of HWH in Moscow on Saturday. They have been in business for 50 years and she congratulated them for investing and being a part of Wilton since 1967. At this time Horizon Architecture was present to report the findings of the housing study that was done in Wilton. Mike Nolan, Sylvia Bochner and Maggie Richardson gave the slide presentation for this study. Horizon also gathered information from the City of Wilton, Wilton Municipal Light & Power and Muscatine Assessor. They gave an overview of the major findings and broke that information into challenges and opportunities. The group mentioned that Wilton has a low vacancy rate, good school system and is in a good location. Mike said that they will be sending a hard copy of the information presented so that the Mayor and Council can review it more in detail. The Council thanked Horizon for the presentation. MAYOR ITEMS: Last Friday night the Wilton Beaver football team played Sigourney-Keota at the High School complex; the winner of this game would be in the playoffs. Mayor Barrett said it was a good football game, the crowd was large and there was a lot of support for the teams. Wilton won the game in the last seconds and proceed to the football playoffs on Friday October 27th in Bellevue. Many people have been talking about the fireworks and Mayor Barrett said he has been listening. He asked that the Council watch how the shortened days go over at New Year’s Eve and maybe consider a shorter time for the 4th of July. Mayor Barrett asked the Council to remember the George Freeland family tonight. George passed away on October 17th. He was a long time council member, a volunteer fireman, part of the First Responders and also served on the Cable TV commission. The community will miss him and the dedication that he gave to Wilton. COUNCIL ITEMS: A housing app was presented for a new home on Spruce Street. Chris stated that there has not been a building permit issued for this as of today for this home. It was then consensus of the Members to table his application until a permit has been filed. The Road Use Equipment fund has a balance of $166.87. In the past years this fund was used as an equipment purchasing fund for street equipment. The fund has not been used for several years as the equipment is budgeted and paid for out of the general fund. It is being requested that this balance be transferred to the general street fund. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Budding that this transfer be approved. . The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Glenney, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried A Resolution entitled “A Resolution Authorizing Payment for TIF Loan Agreements” was presented to the Council for discussion. It was noted that this Resolution allows TIF payments to Cypress Street LLC and Triple B. The Triple B payment is in accordance with the 2017 Amendment Urban Renewal Plan. Mayor Barrett asked Chris to check the TIF agreements to see if the property is sold, does the rebate roll over. If there is no stipulation in the agreements about property selling, the Members would like to have this included in the future. After due consideration, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Marolf that the same be adopted. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Glenney, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS: The street department has been looking at getting a V plow to go on the new F350. The City currently only has straight plows and the v plow would be a good addition. It could be used as an extra plow that can be used for dead ends, alleys, parking lots and the community center. Bids were received from Midwest Frame $6187.00 and Future Line $6543.71. The payment for this will be taken from the road use fund. After other discussion, it was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Marolf that the plow be purchased from Midwest Frame. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Glenney, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried Chris reported that the donor wall for the community center has been ordered. The company said that it should be installed by the end of November. The City crews have been doing leaf pickup for the last couple of weeks. Citizens are reminded to only have leaves at the curb, no lawn waste. The last pass of leaf pickup is scheduled for the week of November 20th, if there are still leaves falling at that time, it could be extended a week. Once it snows, that makes the leaf pickup more difficult; that is why it is scheduled to end on the 20th. It was noted that burning in Wilton is allowed from October 20th until November 20th, from 9AM-5PM. This is for burning of leaves and yard waste, not trash or garbage. We are waiting to have the curb repaired on a few spots where water repairs were done. As soon as the curb has been repaired, the street can then be patched. Chris spoke with Lynch Dallas regarding Civil Rights training. They offer the training at a flat fee of $1200, which includes two optional sessions. Members would need to attend at least one of these offered. Chris will speak with them to see if a time can be scheduled for this training. The DNR did an inspection at the Wastewater plant this past week and it was determined that our levels were out of compliance. It was due to a trickling filter bearing, which has been repaired. BILLS: The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Budding that the total disbursements of $242,937.35; 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: Glenney, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried At this time (7:52PM) it was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Marolf that this Council go into closed session Iowa State Code 21.5(1) (c). The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Glenney, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried At this time (8:57PM) this Council resumed regular session. It was then moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Budding that the City Attorney be instructed to decline the return of any of the funds in question. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Glenney, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried No further business, this meeting was adjourned. _____________________________ Mayor Robert L Barrett Attest: _________________________ City Clerk Lori A Brown