May 26 ,2020

Regular Meeting May 26, 2020 The Council for the City of Wilton, Iowa met in regular session in the Community Room at City Hall on Tuesday May 26, 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 from 5-11-20, Pool Allocation (10,000) Tif Pay Resolution, Blooming Ideas Wine application, and Precision Pay App#7 ($51712.20) It was moved by Member Budding 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, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried CONSULTANTS: Wilton Development Director Becky Allgood reported that the sale of the three homes on the corner lots in the south end. They have work scheduled for sidewalk installation around the whole block. Director Allgood has a meeting scheduled for the Highway 38 /I80 corridor study. LEGAL ITEMS: The Mayor announced that this was the time (7:04PM) and place set for the public hearing for the Budget Amendment FY2019-2020. It was noted that the notice of such hearing was published in The Advocate News and the affidavit was on file at City Hall. There were no written or oral objections received. Where upon the Mayor declared such hearing closed. (7:06PM) A Resolution entitled “A Resolution adopting the Budget Amendment for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2020 was presented for discussion. After due consideration and discussion 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. 05262020 be adopted. The Mayor announced that this was the time (7:07PM) and place set for the public hearing on the proposal to amend the prior issue of Revenue Bonds (Wilton Retirement Community Project) Series 2013, as may be required by law. It was noted that the notice of such hearing was published in The Advocate News and the affidavit was on file at City Hall. There were no written or oral objections received. Where upon the Mayor declared such hearing closed. (7:09PM) A Resolution entitled “A Resolution approving an amendment to the terms of revenue bonds (Wilton Retirement Community Project) Series 2013, of City of Wilton, Iowa and specifically approving amendment of said bonds and related matters was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Budding 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. 05262020C be adopted. The Mayor announced that this was the time (7:09PM) and place set for the public hearing on the proposal to amend the municipal code to re-zone an agriculture zone to residential. Ball presented at this time the minutes from the Planning and Zoning Commission. The business before the Board was to discuss the consideration of re-zoning to allow for a 35-unit senior housing complex. Nick Surak was remotely connected from Woda Cooper to answer any questions that the council may have. The project has a possible completion date of late spring 2022. A storm water plan will need to be submitted before construction per the City Administrator. Dan Marine was present to discuss the need for a building inspector for the project. Ball will be contacting other cities and report to the council what procedures they have in place for building inspection. With no further discussion the Mayor declared such hearing closed. (7:12 PM) Member Stanley so moved that the plan to rezone said property be approved as stated seconded by Member Lenker. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows. Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried. The Mayor announced that this was the time (7:13PM) and place set for the public hearing on the City Hall Façade Plans and Specs. Ball presented the documents attained from Klingner and Associates. P.C. The repairs are needed at this time. There were no written or oral objections received. Where upon the Mayor declared such hearing closed. (7:15PM) After due discussion, it was moved by Member Budding seconded by Member Lenker that the City Hall Façade plans and Specs($444,203.05) be accepted as presented. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried. MAYOR ITEMS: Graduates of the 2020 Wilton High School class have requested to have a parade to run the Founder’s Day Parade Route. It will be scheduled to begin 2:00 Sunday, May 31. With no objections given permission was given by the Mayor to have the parade and they wish the Class of 2020 good luck. COUNCIL ITEMS: Triple B would like to lease back a portion of the land we are using for the storm water project. It will not impact our project as it is near/under the powerlines, which we are trying to avoid. Triple B spent a considerable amount of money improving this area to be used to display the Hunting Stands displayed currently in this area. Triple B would like access to the property and will maintain the area which is 150 feet by 60 feet. The Council agreed that the lease should be drawn up for Triple B to continue using this property. After due consideration and discussion it was moved by Member Stanley seconded by Member Budding that the lease be accepted. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried Austin Croson was hired for the parks job to replace Damien Maynard. He will be working 35 hours a week and will begin work on June, 1, 2020. Ball and Vandusen interviewed three potential employees for the job. After some discussion it was moved by Member Owens seconded by Member Lenker that the new hire be accepted. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried Industrial Package Company has requested to Asphalt part of the parking area that is currently part the city right of way. The City will give them permission with the understanding that this park of the parking lot is still city right of way. It was moved by Member Budding and seconded by Member Marolf that IPC has permission to proceed with asphalting the parking area owned by the City. The roll was called and the vote recorded as follows: Ayes: Owens, Budding, Stanley, Lenker and Marolf Nays: None Motion Carried Member Marolf gave a report on the continued progress being done on the Freedom Rock. Pavers are still available and he requested that an insert in the City Bills offering said pavers could be included in the June bills. The projected completion is set for Mid-August. Additional security might be needed to protect this area and Police Chief Dave Clark will be looking into a camera system. BILLS The financial Statements were accepted and placed on file. It was moved by Member Marolf seconded by Member Lenker that the total disbursements of $503779.72 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: The Library will be remained closed for the time being. They are still offering curb side pickup. City Administrator suggested to proceed with the penalties being applied to this month’s bill and offer anyone that needs help a payment plan. Ball would like permission to purchase a few more tablets to cut down on copies being made for the council meetings. The City Administrator would like to reiterate how important it is to complete your Census documents. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The capital improvement plan meeting will be set for the June 8th council meeting at 6:00 PM. MSA Consultants will be present as part of the CIP Meeting. No further business, this meeting was adjourned. _________________________________ Mayor Robert L Barrett Attest: _________________________ City Clerk Kathryn Koele