July 27,2020

Regular Meeting July 27, 2020 The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Community Room at City Hall on Monday, July 27, 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, Ted Marolf and Steve Owens, Absent: none The agenda was presented for approval. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Owens 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 were: Minutes from 07/13/2020 meeting, and Durant Ambulance service agreement for $2112.00 payable in two payments. It was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Stanley 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: Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood reported that cards were sent out to the homeowners along the Highway 38 corridor study. Some of them have responded and completed the survey. The city will proceed with a loan agreement for the Work Force Housing when the documents become available. CORRESPONDENCE: A concerned citizen wrote a letter to the council about the condition of the alleys in town. Ball reported that the alleys the garbage truck uses get attention as needed. MAYOR ITEMS: Mayor Barrett appointed Becky Allgood to the Wilton Library Board. Her appointment replaces Joan Voss. A thank you note will be sent for her service. It was moved by Member Lenker seconded by Member Owens that the Wilton Library Board appointment 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 Mayor Barrett mentioned that the tenants renting City land should be sent termination letters and new bids for those properties should be submitted. Ball reported that we would need to update them because a new water way will be constructed through some of this rented property. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Budding that the city should begin the procedure for getting new bids for the rented farm ground. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Marolf and Lenker Nays: None Motion Carried COUNCIL ITEMS: Member Marolf reported that over 500 pavers have been sold for the Freedom Rock project. The small or medium pavers will be available until Saturday August 1st. The dedication ceremony is moving forward with a tentative date of September 6th 2020. Member Lenker reported that the Emergency Management Commission has purchased a new search and rescue boat. BILLS The financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Owens that the total disbursements of $263815.52 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: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS: Ball requested authorization from the council to change the bill payment schedule from one time a month to two times a month. We felt that it would improve the efficiency in the office and help with bill reconciliation. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Owens the city clerk has permission to pay bills at each council meeting. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Marolf and Lenker Nays: None Motion Carried Ball informed the council about the repairs needed for the sewer main on E 5th St. Visu-Sewer the contractors we hired to view the condition of our sewers have advised that just lining the old sewer would not be recommended. Triple B Construction presented a bid to the city for the replacement of the sanitary sewer main from Chestnut to Walnut Street. Ball will be getting bids for the 5th street concrete repair. It was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Marolf the city should continue with the needed repair of the sewer and street. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Marolf and Lenker Nays: None Motion Carried _________________________________ Mayor Robert L Barrett Attest: _________________________ City Clerk Kathryn Koele