Council Meeting Minutes 8-22-2022

Regular Meeting

                                                                                                August 22, 2022

 

                The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday August 22 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: Wayne Budding, Bill Voss, Steve Owens, Ted Marolf and Sheryl Lenker       

 

                 The agenda was presented for approval.  It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker 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 8/22/2022 meeting and TMI bill for pool ($27,373).  It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Voss that the consent agenda be approved as presented. The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried

 

REPORTS

 

                Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood wanted to invite everyone to a “Maker/Space Business After Hours” sponsored by the Wilton Development Corporation.  It is on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Wilton Public Library from 5 – 7 pm.  She wanted to thank the City employees, Light plant employees and the Police Department for their efforts to make the Founders day a success. 

 

                City Administrator Jeff Horne reported that the Well and Cherrydale Park restroom projects are getting closer to completion. Ervin’s has completed some plumbing work in the new restroom and Hoekstra has done a lot of the masonry work. Jeff and Robert Vandusen are looking at some of the stormwater drain issues around town.  They feel like some of them might become a problem and will need to be addressed. The sidewalk project continues. We have completed around 80% of the project for the year. We have a few sections on Chestnut and other North-South streets and some ramps remaining.  Jeff will be applying for a Grant with the hope to get funding for the sidewalk project by the school. The Ash Tree contractor is making progress. They are completing 5-6 trees a day. We are still getting some residents turning in contracts. They hope to be completed with this project by the end of October.

 

FORMAL MEETING

 

RESOLUTION 08222022A ACCEPTING AND APPROVING

THE CITY STREET FINANCE REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022

 

WHEREAS, the City of Wilton, Iowa, has prepared the City Street Finance Report for the Iowa Department of Transportation, detailing revenue and expenditures for Streets for the fiscal year 07/01/21 to 06/30/22; and 

WHEREAS, it has been reviewed by the City Council;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of Wilton, Iowa, that the proposed City Street Finance Report for the Fiscal Year ending 06/30/22 is hereby approved and adopted, and the City Administrator is hereby authorized and directed to file the adopted report with the Office of Local Systems of the Iowa Department of Transportation.

                It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the resolution be approved and passed as presented.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried      Passed and approved this 22nd day of August 2022

AGREEMENT FOR

LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE AT

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SPECIAL EVENTS

 

                This Agreement is made and entered into this 14th day of July, 2022 by and between The University of Iowa for its Department of Public Safety and the Wilton Police Department in the State of Iowa for its respective police department.

 

WHEREAS, the parties wish and intend by this Agreement to set forth the terms and conditions by which these Wilton Police Department may provide law enforcement assistance to the University for special events.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and mutual promises set forth herein, University and the Communities agree as follows                :

 

For any special event played by the University of Iowa Hawkeyes on campus the University Police may request the Wilton Police Department to provide services.

 

                a.  The University Police may request such assistance on a game-by-game basis and the University shall compensate the Community at the rate of $80.00 per authorized law enforcement officer per hour.

                b. The law enforcement personnel provided by Wilton Police Department under this Agreement shall be acting in his or her capacity as an employee of the Wilton Police Department.

 

The parties agree that each shall remain responsible for its own liabilities, damages, charges and expenses, and that neither shall by this agreement transfer liability to the other.  This agreement shall remain in effect for one year. The full agreement is available for review at the City Office.   It was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the agreement be approved as presented.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried         

 

 

INFORMAL MEETING

 

                City Administrator Jeff Horne presented to the Council an RFP For Townhouse Development at Water Tower Property. He felt that now that the water quality project is basically complete, we can look at how to best utilize the land the city owns. Housing has of course been a constant need. This RFP would be to develop duplexes or townhouses at market rate. The WDC Executive Committee reviewed the RFP and felt it was ready to move forward. We left it somewhat vague to allow for people to be creative in how they lay out a development. This assumes we may use TIF or other incentives to help with infrastructure or project costs.   It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Owens that the City Administrator should move forward with this project.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried         

 

                Chief Clark discussed some changes that would need to be made to the Golf cart/UTV/ATV ordinance the city currently has because of the changes to the Iowa State Law.  Chief Clark included the needed additions to our existing ordinance sections to make us compliant with state law, as well as the removal of the “UTV” and certain sections of the ordinance verbiage as they no longer apply.  An amendment to the code section 10.26.20 will be needed to reflect what the new state law allows for UTV’s on primary roads.  It is within the cities authority to continue a ban on UTV’s on 5th St as it is within our jurisdiction.  The Chief made the recommendation that the Council not allow ATVs to operate withing the city limits unless their use is necessary as an implement of husbandry.  Other cities have experienced problems with ATVs because they are being ridden by under the legal age individuals and being operated in a reckless manner. The Chief also suggested removing the requirement for inspections and sticker purchase as it pertains to golf carts.   After some discussion it was moved by Member Marolf, seconded by Member Lenker that the ordinance be changed to comply with the new Iowa laws and present the new ordinance at the next council meeting.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried         

 

                EMS Director Nick Frommelt was present to discuss a proposed stiped for EMS crews. The suggested stipend that was presented to the EMS volunteers and thus agreed upon was $20.00 per call for drivers, $30.00 per call for EMT personnel, $35.00 per call for Advanced EMT personnel, and $40.00 per call for Parametric personnel.  A stipend would also be paid for being on call for holidays and special events. This should come out to around $20,000 per year. With improved collection and billing now moving forward we should be able to fund this. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker that the City Administrator and the EMS Director Nick Frommelt should move forward with this stipend agreement.  The vote recorded as follows: Ayes: All   Nays: None   Motion Carried         

 

MAYOR REPORT

 

Mayor Keith Stanley reported that he felt Founder’s Day went well and he thanked all the volunteers that made it a successful event.  A lot of work went into making this a great event for the City of Wilton.

 

COUNCIL REPORT

 

                Member Steve Owens wanted to know if something could be done about the compost area the City has available for grass disposal.  He said the smell at times is over powering.  City Administrator Horne agreed that this issue needs to be addressed and will look for some possible solutions.

 

                Member Marolf reminded everyone about the upcoming Annual Freedom Rock Smorgasbord. This event takes place September 25th, 2022.  There will once again be prizes, music by River City 6, Wilton Fire Dept. Hose Fights, and the famous $.25 cent meal.   Raffle tickets for the prizes are $5.00 each and available at Brammeier’s Auto, Candy Kitchen, City Hall and WDC Offices.

 

               

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 $221,750.03 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.                                                                

 

 

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Attest:                                                                                                                  Mayor Keith Stanley

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City Clerk Kathryn Koele