Council Meeting 11-9-2020

Regular Meeting

                                                                        November 9, 2020


            The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the City Hall Council Chambers on Monday, November 9, 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, Wayne Budding, Ted Marolf and Steve Owens, Absent: None


 The agenda was presented for approval.  It was moved by Member Marolf 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, Budding and Lenker

            Nays: None                               Motion Carried


The consent agenda was presented for approval. Items included were: Minutes from 10/26/2020 meeting, Resolution for Operations Plan, Triple B Land Lease, and Swanson Pay App#4 ($99,5362.40).  It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Budding that the consent agenda be approved as presented.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:


            Ayes: Owens, Stanley, Budding, Lenker and Marolf

            Nays: None                               Motion Carried




Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood reported that the houses will be delivered in February. There was some delay because supplies have been hard to find. She will be working with the school on creating an online job fair.  She also reported that the move into her new office was made possible with the help from the City crews. The extra help moving all her furniture was greatly appreciated.




It was reported that, on October 26, 2020, the City Council had approved a Bond Purchase Agreement for the sale of the City’s $1,640,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2020, and that it was now necessary for the Council to adopt a resolution authorizing the issuance of those Bonds.

            Council Member Stanley introduced the resolution hereinafter next set out, providing for the issuance of the Bonds, and moved that the resolution be adopted, seconded by Council Member Marolf.  After due consideration, the Mayor put the question on the motion and the roll being called, the following named Council Members voted:


Ayes:  Marolf, Owens, Lenker, Budding and Stanley

Nays: None


Whereupon, the Mayor declared the Resolution 11092020B duly adopted, as hereinafter set out.




            Cedar County sent a notice to the Mayor of a meeting taking place November 11 to discuss the future of the transfer station. They have sustained a lot of damage from the recent storm. He plans to attend that meeting.




            Mayor Barrett would like to move forward with advertising and to take Bids for the farm ground.  Notices will be prepared and sent to the paper with a bid due by date.





            Teresa Stadelmann was present representing HR Green.  Bids were taken for the excavation and the vegetation establishment for the Stormwater Improvement project.  The lowest bids came in from Triple B for the excavating at $360,620.50 and Impact 7G, Inc for the vegetation project at $65,652.31.  Member Owens made motion seconded by Member Lenker that the City approves these bids as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:


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

            Nays: None                               Motion Carried




            The financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Owens that the total disbursements of $206,637.43 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, Budding, Lenker and Marolf

            Nays: None                               Motion Carried.




            Ball reported that the skid loader was delivered this week. He also reported that the leaf pickup is doing well. The crew will be out until the end of the month continuing to pick up leaves in the City.  The police department did some testing and has received some good applicants that they will be calling for interviews.  The City Hall remodel is going well, but getting materials have set the project back a little. They are set to be mostly done by the next council meeting.




No further business, this meeting was adjourned. 




                                                                        Mayor Robert L Barrett



City Clerk Kathryn Koele