The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 21st day of August, 2017, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present were: Virgil Wayne Latimer, Tim Koehler, Lisa Mengler, Jackie Puck, and Jacob Puck. Absent: None. City staff present: Lisa Rickertsen, Tom Schirman, and Paul Stagg.
Approval of Agenda. Mengler moved and Latimer seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Public Comments. John Brockmann stated there is a tree in the City’s right-of-way which he feels is obstructing the view at a stop sign. Austin Burt, Hearts and Hands Foundation, reported on the Foundation’s 2nd annual corn boil event on Saturday, August 26th at 6:00 p.m. at Victory Park.
Consent Agenda. Jacob Puck moved and Koehler seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices and minutes from August 7, 2017. Motion carried.
Carol Snay – Creek Condition. Carol Snay, 215 W. Otis Street, questioned the City’s responsibility to maintain the creek behind her residence. She stated the creek is unsightly and is full of weeds and trees which impede the flow of water. It was noted that the creek behind her property is located within a platted 20’ city right-of-way. Schirman and Stagg will research the City’s responsibilities and options with the creek.
Night Owl Wireless, LLC . Andy Willey reported on the proposed ROW license agreement for Night Owl Wireless, LLC to install a fiber optic cable and equipment over and above public right-of-ways within the city limits. Following discussion on the details of the agreement, Attorney Schirman stated he would prepare a memo for the next meeting regarding any concerns.
Ordinance 495-17, Amending Certain Provisions of Chapter 41 Pertaining to Fireworks. Rickertsen reported the proposed change is to amend the definitions to mirror the new fireworks definitions in the state code. It will still prohibit the use of fireworks within city limits. Koehler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve the second reading of Ordinance 495-17. Roll call ayes: Koehler, Jacob Puck, Latimer, Mengler, and Jackie Puck. Motion carried.
City Clerk’s Report. Rickertsen reported on the annual financial report, ending June 30, 2017. Mengler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve the FYE 2017 Annual Financial Report. Motion carried
Mengler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to adjourn at 6:32 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.