Council Meeting 10-26-2020

Regular Meeting October 26, 2020 The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the City Hall Council Chambers on Monday, October 26, 2020. Mayor Robert L 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: Keith Stanley, Sheryl Lenker, Ted Marolf and Steve Owens, Absent: Wayne Budding The agenda was presented for approval. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Lenker that the agenda be approved as written. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Stanley, Marolf and Lenker Nays: None Motion Carried The consent agenda was presented for approval. Items included were: Minutes from 10/12/2020 meeting, TIF certification, Clothing Resolution 10262020A, Vehicle Resolution 10262020B and the Liquor License renewal for Arti’s and Fro’s. It was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Marolf that the consent agenda be approved as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried CITIZENS: Derek Sawvell was here to report about the nuisance of animal excrement on the sidewalks. He did see some responsible pet owners that clean up after their pets. Ball will look into the ordinance and address if some changes need to be made. CONSULTANTS: Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood reported that she has moved into the office space at City Hall. She also reported that the sidewalks in the new development area will be completed when the houses are complete. Allgood is still seeking land purchase for new development. LEGAL ITEMS: A Resolution entitled “A Resolution Approving Bond Purchase Agreement and Authorizing Early Redemption of Outstanding Bonds” was presented by Nate Summers. The estimated cost of saving for the City of Wilton will be about $95,958. The length of each loan will stay the same but will have a lower percent rate for the loans. After due consideration and discussion it was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Marolf that the same be adopted. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried Thereupon the Mayor declared Resolution No. 10262020D duly adopted. MAYOR ITEMS A Resolution entitled “A Resolution to Appoint a Deputy Clerk for the City of Wilton. Whereas the City Council hereby appoints Lizabeth Maurer as the Deputy Clerk for the City of Wilton, Iowa. Now therefore be it resolved by the City Council of Wilton, Iowa that the appointment be approved in accordance of the Wilton Municipal Code Section2.01.020. This appointment will include a $.50 pay increase. After due consideration and discussion it was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Lenker that the same be adopted. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried Thereupon the Mayor declared Resolution No. 10262020 duly adopted. Mayor Barrett would like the Chief of Police to look into trailers being parked on the city streets. Police Chief reported that construction trailers parked on the streets are allowed if they are actively working on a repair project. Mayor Barrett reported that the Light and Power is replacing some of the street lights with LED light bulbs. They look really nice, have increased the illumination and should save money on electricity. COUNCIL ITEMS: The Candy Kitchen is asking permission to coordinate a Halloween Parade to be held downtown Wilton on the afternoon of October 31st prior to Wilton’s scheduled Trick-or-treating activities. The council is glad to see the Candy Kitchen offering to sponsor this event. After due consideration and discussion it was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Owens that the Candy Kitchen has permission to hold this event as stated. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried A special events document and application process was presented to the Council for consideration. The process would put into writing the fees and requirements the City would put in place for closing the streets for special events. The general consensus was that a committee should look at this policy and decide if this is something the Council would like to pursue. A Tobacco use policy was presented to the Council for consideration. This policy would prohibit any tobacco use within the Parks and City Hall. Signage will be ordered and posted within the restricted areas. After due consideration and discussion it was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Stanley that the City approves the Tobacco/nicotine policy as written. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Stanley, and Lenker Nays: Marolf Motion Carried BILLS The financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Owens that the total disbursements of $230,138.13 be 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, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS: Ball presented the council a document for the Sewer Screen Room SCADA upgrade. This upgrade will notify the sewer department of any problems that may need attention. After due consideration and discussion it was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Owens that the City approves the Sewer Screen Rook Upgrade as presented for the total of $5,069.00. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Stanley, Marolf and Lenker Nays: Motion Carried Ball met with the Park Board and reported a few things they would like to work on. The Basketball hoops need attention, adding another baseball diamond, what to do with the tennis courts, paving the walking path and possibly adding another basketball court at the City property on Wate Street were included in the discussion. No further business, this meeting was adjourned. _________________________________ Mayor Robert L Barrett Attest: _________________________ City Clerk Kathryn Koele