The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 17th day of December, 2012, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor Jim Couper called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present were: Tim Koehler, John Kostichek, Lisa Mengler, Jackie Puck, and Jacob Puck. Absent: None. City employees present: Lisa Rickertsen, John Brockmann, and Tom Schirman.
Mengler moved and Jackie Puck seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Consent Agenda. Jacob Puck moved and Kostichek seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from December 3, 2012, and November 2012 financial reports. Motion carried.
Audience. Wayne Latimer.
Purchase Approval of Aluminum 24' Player Benches. Jacob Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve the recommendation from the Park Board to purchase four aluminum player benches from Boland Recreation at a cost of $2,300. Motion carried.
Appointments by Mayor. Mayor Couper made the following appointments:
Park Board. Reappoint Mike Clayton to Park Board with a term ending 12/31/17. Jackie Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve the Mayor's appointment. Motion carried.
Police, Fire, Street Lights, Animal Control, Civil Defense, ZBA, Forever Green : Jackie Puck & Koehler
Sanitary Sewer, Solid Waste : Kostichek & Jackie Puck
Streets, Parks, Equipment Operations : Jacob Puck & Kostichek
Policy & Administration, Mayor, Council, Clerk, Treasurer, P&Z, Elections, City Hall & Building : Koehler & Mengler
Water Plant Operations, Distributions & Maintenance : Mengler & Jacob Puck
Mayor Pro Tem : Kostichek
Appointments by Council. Jacob Puck moved and Mengler seconded to appoint Cloe McKinley to the Planning & Zoning Commission, term ending 12/31/17. Motion carried. Kostichek moved and Mengler seconded to reappoint Sandy Liebbe to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, term ending 12/31/17. Motion carried. Kostichek moved and Jackie Puck seconded to reappoint Jon White, Verbeke-Meyer, as the City Engineer, term ending 12/31/13. Motion carried.
TIF Rebate Program. Discussion was held on the current TIF rebate program that expires December 31, 2012. Kostichek moved and Mengler seconded to have Rickertsen prepare a Resolution, extending the current program until December 31, 2013, for the next meeting. Motion carried.
Resolution 2012-42, Approving Park Shelter Reservation Policy. Jackie Puck moved and Koehler seconded to approve Resolution 2012-42. Roll call ayes: Jackie Puck, Koehler, Kostichek, Mengler, and Jacob Puck. Motion carried.
Ordinance 460-12, Amending Provisions Pertaining to No Parking Zones. Jacob Puck moved and Kostichek seconded to waive the second reading of Ordinance 460-12. Roll call ayes: Jacob Puck, Kostichek, Mengler, Koehler, and Jackie Puck. Motion carried. Jackie Puck moved and Koehler seconded to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 460-12. Roll call ayes: Jackie Puck, Koehler, Mengler, Kostichek, and Jacob Puck. Motion carried. This change adds No Parking Zones to the following locations: On the west side of South Henry Street between the railroad tracks to the intersection of East Bryant Street and on the east side of South Henry Street between East Bryant Street and East Durant Street.
Public Work's Department Report. Brockmann presented his report including the recent asbestos results at 1113 N. Main Street. He will obtain prices for asbestos removal as required by code. Brockmann also reported on the recent watermain break on S. Downey Street.
City Clerk's Report. Rickertsen reminded the council that City Hall will be closed December 24th & 25th and January 1st. A special council meeting workshop will be held on January 14th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to review and discuss the FYE 2014 budget.
City Attorney Report. Attorney Schirman reported on his findings regarding the platted street that runs east and west, south of Memorial Road through the Wegener property that was questioned at the last meeting. Jacob Puck moved and Koehler seconded to forward this issue to the Planning & Zoning Commission for a recommendation. Motion carried.
Koehler moved and Jackie Puck seconded to adjourn at 6:29 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.