The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 16th day of July, 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, Tom Schirman, John Brockmann, and Adam Hill.
Jacob Puck moved and Kostichek seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Consent Agenda. Jacob Puck moved and Kostichek seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices and June, 2012 financial reports. Motion carried.
Audience. Wayne Latimer, Steve Stender, Brent Puck, Jason Holdorf, and Austin Burt.
Minutes 07/02/2012. Kostichek moved and Mengler seconded to approve the July 2, 1012 minutes. Koehler abstained due to absence from meeting. Motion carried.
Scott County Humane Society Agreement Renewal. Jackie Puck moved and Koehlerseconded to renew the annual Scott County Humane Society Agreement. Motion carried.
Street Closure for Walcott Day 5K Race. Austin Burt was present to request the street be closed in front of the Coliseum for the 5K race on July 21st. Following discussion, Mengler moved and Koehler seconded to close E. Bryant Street, between Main Street and Henry Street, from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on July 21, 2012. Motion carried.
Architect Contract. Discussion was held on the architect contract with Gere Dismer Architects regarding their services of the building at 1113 N. Main Street. Koehler moved and Jackie Puck seconded to table the issue until the August 20th meeting, when renovation cost estimates should be received. Motion carried.
Ordinance 458-12, Dangerous Buildings. Jackie Puck moved and Kostichek seconded to approve the third and final reading of Ordinance 458-12. Roll call ayes: Jackie Puck, Kostichek, Mengler, Koehler, and Jacob Puck. Motion carried.
Public Work's Report. Brockmann reported on the status of the lift station and demolition (116 W. Lincoln Street) projects, sewer pump issues, upcoming tar and chip project, and presented a cost opinion from the City Engineer for S. Downey Street. The cost opinion will be discussed later this fall during the update of the Capital Improvements Plan.
City Clerk's Report. Rickertsen reported on the status of the Building Official position. Rickertsen also reported on the flyer for the Main Street Iowa program. Brent Puck stated the Vision Committee members will be distributing the fliers early next week. There will be a presentation and public discussion on the program at the Walcott Coliseum on Wednesday, July 25th from 6:30 : 8:30 p.m.
City Attorney Report. Attorney Schirman reported on the new regulations with cable franchise renewals.
Questions/Concerns. Recreational Trail Committee member Brent Puck gave on update on the trail project. Steve Stender questioned if the City would vacate the Rowe Street right-of-way adjacent to his property. The topic will be listed on the next agenda.
Koehler moved and Mengler seconded to adjourn at 7:20 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.