Council Meeting 8-24-2020

Regular Meeting August 24, 2020 The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Community Room at City Hall on Monday August 24, 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: Wayne Budding, Keith Stanley, Sheryl Lenker, Steve Owens and Ted Marolf Absent: None The agenda was presented for approval. It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the agenda be approved as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes Budding, Stanley, Marolf, Owens and Lenker Nays: None Motion Carried The consent agenda was presented for approval. Items included were: Minutes from 08/12/2020 meeting, and Precision Builder pay app #8 for $26,180.68. It was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Owens that the consent agenda be approved as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Lenker, Owens and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried CONSULTANTS: Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood reported that the WDC, Wilton Library and the Wilton Community Center will be receiving a donation from the Bob and Helen Nicholas Trust. LEGAL ITEMS: Ball with Chief Clark in attendance has requested the need for another full-time officer. Clark gave a report comparing the City of Wilton to towns of comparable size. The hiring of another full-time officer would greatly lower the need for part-time employees and cut back on overtime. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Stanley that the Police Department be approved to advertise and hire another officer. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Lenker, Owens and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried CORRESPONDENCE: The mayor received a letter from a concerned citizen about a pool that did not have the proper fence in place. A letter was sent to this resident giving them 10 days to either empty the pool or get a building permit for a proper fence. MAYOR ITEMS: Mayor Barrett commented on the job well down by the City and Municipal workers. Comments were made about how the Citizens have contributed to the clean-up. The Mayor and Council would like to thank all the citizens that helped clean up after this storm. The condition of the basketball court was addressed. Ball reported that he talked with Mark Maurer, president of the park board, and they are working on a replacement plan. COUNCIL ITEMS: A Resolution entitled “RESOLUTION REQUESTING REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE IOWA COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RELIEF FUND. Whereas, Governor Kim Reynolds allocated $125 million of the State of Iowa’s CARES Act funding to local governments for direct expenses incurred in response to the Covid-19 emergency. It was then moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Owens that such Resolution be adopted with the City of Wilton requesting reimbursement of eligible expenses. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Owens, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried The Mayor then declared Resolution No. 08242020 duly adopted BILLS: The financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the total disbursements of $189530.82 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: Budding, Stanley, Lenker, Owens and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS: Ball presented a proposal from Visu-Sewer for work to be done on the sanitary sewer lines. The CIPP installation is a final attempt to prevent a collapse from occurring without the need for excavation. It was moved by Member Owens and seconded by Member Lenker that said proposal for $124,273.00 be approved as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Budding, Stanley, Marolf, Owens and Lenker Nays: None Motion Carried Ball would like to set up a special meeting to review the bids that came in for the Library Reading Garden. The Library will have to change some of the specs and revisit the bid process. The City would need to have a meeting to approve the new bids at that time. The time and date for said meeting is set for Monday, August 31st at 7:00. No further business, this meeting was adjourned. _________________________________ Mayor Robert L Barrett Attest: _________________________ City Clerk Kathryn Koele