June 8,2020 meeting

Regular Meeting June 8, 2020 The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Community Room at City Hall on Monday, June 8th, 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 Lenker seconded by Member Stanley 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 5-26-2020, Budget Resolution Public Hearing, Wilton Express Liquor License and Magic Contract. It was moved by Member Budding 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 A Resolution entitled “A Resolution to set public hearing for the proposed budget amendment for FY 19/20” was presented to the Council for consideration. Said resolution set the Public Hearing for June 22, 2020 at 7:00PM. After due consideration, it was moved by Member Budding 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 The Mayor then declared said Resolution 06082020 adopted. CITIZEN APPEARANCE Brooke Norton was present representing Samantha’s Dance Academy. They have requested to close off a portion of the downtown streets to have an outdoor dance recital. Covid -19 caused them to have to cancel the regularly scheduled dance recital. It will be scheduled for Friday, June 26th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and beginning to set up at noon on that day. The consensus of the council was to allow the Dance Academy to schedule said dance recital with final approval to be given at the June 22nd meeting. CONSULTANTS: Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood reported that she has gotten several housing inquiries and has forwarded that information. The Highway 38 project is progressing along as scheduled. She also reported that Wilton may be adding another house to the Historical registry. LEGAL ITEMS: At this time a proposed Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance to Change the Zoning of Certain Real Estate from C-1 Highway Commercial to R-2 Mixed Residential District” was presented before the Council for discussion. After consideration of said Ordinance, it was moved by Member Budding and seconded by Member Stanley that said Ordinance be passed. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried. CORRESPONDENCE A thank you note from Lori Brown was read and the announcement was made that a retirement party is planned for June 12 at the Wilton Community Center from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. MAYOR ITEMS: The Wilton Police department is doing a great job and Mayor Barret wanted to let Chief David Clark know that the City of Wilton supports our police department and all that they do. City Hall will be opening to citizens by appointment only and they will be required to wear a mask before entering. The parks are open to the public with the restrooms open but the water fountains will not be turned on at this time. COUNCIL ITEMS: Michael Leclere remotely joined the meeting representing Martin Gardner Architecture presenting the Wilton Public Library Reading Garden plans and specs. Total cost of said project is projected to be under $200,000 but will be subject to increase or decrease in available materials at the time of construction. Motion was made by Member Owens seconded by Member Lenker to proceed with said Reading Garden plans and specs. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS: Police Chief presented the Council with specs on a security camera system that could be installed to protect the Freedom Rock and for the safety of our building. When the cameras are installed the police station can be designated as a safe place to do child exchanges and social media exchanges such as Facebook or marketplace sales. Chief Clark will be doing the install saving the department the increased cost of labor. Motion was made by Member Owens seconded by Member Marolf to proceed with the purchase and installation of said security cameras not to exceed $3000.00. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried The curbs and gutters that needed repaired because of water main breaks have mostly been completed. Ball reported that the numbers from tax receipts are down in the last couple of months because of Covid-19. At the end of the month Ball will be reevaluating the garbage rates, the city has not increased the rates for a few years and they might need to be increased. The new hire Austin Croson is working out well and was given a positive review by VanDusen. Ball is working on staff evaluations with wage recommendations to be completed at the June 22nd meeting. Reminder to all that the late fees and disconnects will be reinstated this month, with the option of offering payment agreements. The purchase of tablets for the council to further convert our meetings to digital is moving forward. The city clerk has requested to upgrade our software and would like to proceed with that purchase. This request for the software will be added to the June 22nd council meeting. No further business, this meeting was adjourned. _________________________________ Mayor Robert L Barrett Attest: _________________________ City Clerk Kathryn Koele