Minutes

Regular Meeting February 26, 2018 The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday February 26, 2018. Mayor Pro Tem Keith Stanley 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: Mayor Robert Barrett. The agenda was presented for this meeting. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker that the agenda be approved. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried A consent agenda was presented for approval. Included in this agenda was; minutes from 2-12-18 and Wilton Express beer permit. It was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Budding 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 CITIZEN APPEARANCE: Steve Meyer owner of The Jct Grill & Bar was present to ask permission to set up a tent at their annual Crawfish Boil Sunday March 11th. The event runs from 1-5PM and will bring over 100 people to the downtown business. Steve is asking to set up the tent and block off the parking spaces right in front of his business. He is anticipating needing the extra room for additional seating and they will be doing the actual boil in this area. He stated that he does have outdoor service on his liquor license and the tent area on the parking spaces will be fenced in. The music and entertainment will be inside the building. Other discussion was held and it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the request for blocking the parking spaces at 110 E 4th be granted for March 11th. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried CONSULTANTS: Becky Allgood, Wilton Development Director, reported that the State Historical Preservation Office and Iowa Economic Development Authority were in Wilton last week. They looked over the work being done at the Candy Kitchen. The building owner was re-assured that the progress is on the right track and moving in a suitable manner. It is hoped that most of the façade work will be done by the time RAGBRAI comes through. Becky is applying for another HRDP grant for the façade of City Hall. She is working on the paperwork at this time and will submit it as soon as it is completed. A big thank you needs to be given to Triple B and Hoekstra Masonry in regard to the Freedom Rock. The rock is very large and will take special equipment to get it to its resting spot near the depot. Those two business owners have been a huge help in assisting with the delivery of this rock. Becky is hoping that the rock will be in place soon. LEGAL ITEMS: A proposed Ordinance, entitled “An Ordinance Amending Chapter 8 of the Wilton Municipal Code Entitled “Animals” in the City of Wilton, Iowa” was then presented before the City Council for discussion. This amendment changes the pit bull ordinance and adjusts it with wording associated with vicious dogs. Sergeant Clark was a big help with the changes in this ordinance. After consideration of said Ordinance, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Owens that said ordinance be passed on first consideration. The question being upon the foregoing motion, the roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried CORRESPONDENCE: Chris attended a meeting in Muscatine with the YMCA representatives last week. A copy of the predicted financials had been given to the Council Members. The best case scenario given by the Y is for a $152,000 shortfall yearly. Good news is that the cash flow, excluding any capital expense at all could almost break even. Chris is going to meet Ben Brown to review the pro forma. COUNCIL ITEMS: Pay app #4 was presented from for Cornerstone Commercial Contractors for the downtown façade revitalization. This pay app was in the amount of $41,687.20. Also included with the request was a construction observation report. Members were pleased to see some progress in the downtown area. It was then moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Marolf that this pay app be approved for payment. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried A letter was read from the RAGBRAI Director stating that the ride will be passing through Wilton this year on July 28th. An agreement was included in this letter asking for the City’s cooperation in coordinating the ending time for local events to coincide with the RAGBRAI schedule. It was noted that the City would like the Chamber and its members to be more involved with this event this summer. It would also be nice to have local people partake in this event as vendors or volunteers. After other discussion, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Marolf that the agreement be approved. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried Member Stanley said there was another water main break on E 6th Street this past weekend. There have been twelve so far this year and the public works employees have a list of all the areas where street repairs will need to be done. They are waiting now for the dug up spots to settle so they can put in rock to get it to a solid base. BILLS: The Financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Lenker that the total disbursements of $294,507.13, 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, this meeting was adjourned. _______________________________ Mayor Pro Tem Keith Stanley Attest: _____________________________ City Clerk Lori A Brown