Meeting

Regular Meeting November 26, 2018 The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday November 26, 2018. 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: Steve Owens, Wayne Budding, Keith Stanley, Sheryl Lenker and Ted Marolf. Absent: none The agenda was presented for approval. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Lenker that the agenda be approved as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried The consent agenda was presented for approval. Items included in this consent agenda were: minutes from 11-12-18, Cornerstone pay app #14 ($72,763.47), Jeff’s Liquor license renewal and Casey’s beer permit renewal. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker that the consent agenda be approved as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried CONSULTANTS: Member Marolf reported that Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood could not be present at this meeting but wanted to remind everyone of the play that will be presented this weekend. The play will be held on Friday and Saturday night at 7PM and on Sunday at 3PM. It is in coordination with the annual window walk which starts at 5PM on Sunday. Becky wanted to also tell people if they are coming to the play, they may need to dress warm. The boiler is not working at the Masonic Temple and it may be cooler than usual. MAYOR ITEMS: Mayor Barrett wanted to commend all of the City employees for their great efforts in the snow removal. Wilton received around 11 inches of snow over the weekend and the public works employees were out and about right away to get the streets cleared. All Members agreed that the employees should be praised for their labor during the snow fall. At the last meeting, we discussed the city code on apartments on the first floor of buildings in the downtown area. There have been some comments heard from some of the property owners; most of those comments were negative. Chris said he spoke with the City Attorney regarding this information, but has not received any correspondence back at this time. Chris would also like to amend the code that air conditioners and or satellite units not be allowed to hang over the front sidewalk of any building in the downtown area. Mayor Barrett asked about a property along 4th Street that had junk and debris in their back lot. Chris said that he met with the owner and they were getting the area cleaned up this week. COUNCIL ITEMS: The annual urban renewal report for fiscal year 17/18 was presented for approval. Chris explained that this is a summary of the fund balance for the TIF fund. The report shows TIF revenue, TIF rebate expenditures and non-rebate expenditures. After further review, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Owens that this annual report be approved. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS: Chris told the Members that there were two public works employees that went out with the leaf vac this past Friday (a holiday) to try to get caught up with the leaves before the snow came. Due to the amount of snow that Wilton received, the leaf vac may not be out again this season. If residents still have leaves, they can take them down to the Convenience Center or purchase leaf bags at City Hall. The new truck and plow were used during this snow fall. The employees wanted to thank the Council for this purchase. The truck worked extremely well with the new v plow in the downtown area. It maneuvered excellently and handled the drifts also. The plow is spring loaded and trips and resets itself if it comes up against something solid. The 2019 truck and plow are a good addition to the fleet of vehicles. 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 $1,268,699.11, 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, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried No further business, the Mayor adjourned this meeting. _________________________ Mayor Robert L Barrett Attest: ______________________ City Clerk Lori A Brown