Minutes 4-26-2021

Regular Meeting

                                                                        April 26, 2021

 

            The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday April 26th, 2021.  Mayor 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 Budding 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, Marolf and Lenker

            Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

The consent agenda was presented for approval.  Items included in this consent agenda were: Minutes from 4-12-2021. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Owens that the consent agenda be approved as presented.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

            Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Marolf and Lenker

            Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

CONSULTANTS:

 

Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood announced that in June there will be a public meeting on the Highway 38-I80 Corridor Study.  She also wanted to let everyone know that this is the last week to order pavers for the Freedom Rock project.

 

LEGAL ITEMS:

 

Third Reading

 

            A proposed Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Amending Title 10 of the Wilton Municipal Code Entitled “Vehicles and Traffic” regarding parking limits in the City of Wilton, Iowa was presented before the Council for discussion. The Wilton Municipal Code will be amended by adding the following to Chapter 10.16.020 Restrictions  

 

            (19) On the South side of W 3rd Street from Liberty to Highway 38

            (20) On both sides of Chestnut Street from the alley North to 5th Street

            (21) On both sides of Cedar Street from the alley North to 5th Street

 

            Charles Wiebel was present as a citizen that would be affected by the no parking on Cedar Street in front of his house. He does have parking on his drive way in the back of his home but it is not always convenient to use said parking.  Chief Clark added that he felt the home owner had adequate space for parking two cars.  After some discussion, it was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Stanley that said Ordinance be passed for the third reading consideration as written. The question being upon the motion, the roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                        Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, and Marolf

                        Nays: Lenker                                         Motion Carried. 

 

Upon the question of fully adopting said Ordinance, the roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

            Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

            Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

Thereupon the Mayor approved said Ordinance, declared said Ordinance fully adopted, assigned the number 545 to said Ordinance and ordered that said Ordinance be added to the City Ordinance book. 

                       

Third Reading:

           

            A proposed Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Amending Title 11 of the Wilton Municipal Code Entitled “Streets and Sidewalks” regarding street closure for special events in the City of Wilton, Iowa was presented before the Council for discussion.  The Wilton Municipal Code will be amended by adding a section for special events and blocking of streets for a fee.  This section excludes City of Wilton sponsored events and not for profit events.   After some discussion, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that said Ordinance be passed for the third reading consideration with the adding of a   deposit fee for such events that would be refundable if there was no cost to the city for the event.  The question being upon the motion, the roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                        Ayes:  Budding, Owens, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                        Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

Upon the question of fully adopting said Ordinance, the roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

            Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

            Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

Thereupon the Mayor approved said Ordinance, declared said Ordinance fully adopted, assigned the number 547 to said Ordinance and ordered that said Ordinance be added to the City Ordinance book. 

           

            A Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WILTON PROVIDING RELIEF TO CUSTOMERS WITH EXTREMELY HIGH RESIDENTIAL SEWER BILLS DUE TO LEAKS was presented to the Council for consideration.  Whereas, the City will only provide sewer bill relief one-time per resident per address for an extremely high residential sewer bill, additionally requests for said adjustment shall be at the property owner’s request and could take at least two months to process after due consideration, it was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Owens  that the same be adopted.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                        Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                        Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

            Thereupon the Mayor declared Resolution No. 04262021B adopted. 

 

MAYOR ITEMS:

           

            A Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CITY OF WILTON was presented to the Council for consideration.  After due consideration, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the same be adopted.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

                        Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

                        Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

            Thereupon the Mayor declared Resolution No. 04262021 adopted. 

 

BILLS:

 

The financial statements were accepted and placed on file.  It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Lenker that the total disbursements of $125,220.47 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, Lenker, Stanley and Marolf

            Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

 

A seal coating proposal from LL Pelling was given to the members.  A list of all the streets that need attention were included in this proposal.  Total for this project came in at $85,692.75; which is over budget but the City was given extra Road Use tax dollars this month.   Other conversation was held on this proposal and the conditions of the streets.  It was then moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Marolf that the seal coat proposal be approved. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

            Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf

            Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

 

            Jeff presented a change order for the Library Reading Garden Project. The project will add a new hand railing and fix the sidewalk. Jeff reminded the council that the change order will not take the project over the proposed amount. After some discussion, Member Owens made motion seconded by Member Lenker that the City accepts the change order for the Wilton Library Reading garden.  The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows:

 

            Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Marolf and Lenker

            Nays: None                                           Motion Carried

           

            No further business, the Mayor adjourned this meeting. 

 

                                                                                    _________________________________

                                                                                    Mayor Robert Barrett

Attest:____________________________

City Clerk Kathryn Koele