February 3, 2020 Minutes

The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 3rd day of February, 2020, at Walcott City Hall.  Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Council members present were: Everett Bieri, John Brockmann, Lisa Mengler, and Jacob Puck.  Absent:  Larry Smith.  City staff present:  Jeff Blake, Lisa Rickertsen, and Paul Stagg.

Approval of Agenda. Puck moved and Bieri seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried.

Introduction of Audience/Public Comments. Resident John Walker commented on the recent snow removal and on a notice he received from the Post Office regarding snow removal interfering with mail delivery.  Stagg responded that they attempt to clear snow as close to the curb as possible while avoiding vehicles and mailboxes.

Consent Agenda.  Mengler moved and Bieri seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from January 20, 2020, Class C Liquor License renewal for Gramma’s Kitchen & Checkered Flagg, and requesting the State Auditor’s Office to perform the FYE 2020 financial examination.  Motion carried.

2020 Summer Youth Program.  Rickertsen stated that the six-week program is proposed to be held June 15th through July 24th on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  The cost remains the same of $196.45 per child from the YMCA, so the proposal is to again charge $70 per child for Walcott and Fire District #6 residents and $196.45 for non-residents.  Puck moved and Bieri seconded to approve the Summer Youth Program as presented.  Motion carried.

Fire Department Report.  Chief Blake reported on a project worksheet, submitted by Chief Geigle, to replace the remaining out-of-date air pack bottles.  Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve the purchase of nine Scott Air pack bottles from Feld Fire at a total cost of $9,936.  Motion carried.

Police Department.  Chief Blake presented a project worksheet for replacing the laptops in the squad cars.  Mengler moved and Bieri seconded to approve the purchase as presented from the low bid, Platinum Information Services, at a cost of $7,535.10.  Motion carried.  This cost includes installation and docking stations for all squads.   

Public Works Department Report.  Stagg reported on an upcoming culvert/drainage project along F58/200th Street from Walcott to Durant.

Bieri moved and Mengler seconded to adjourn at 6:12 p.m.  Motion carried.  All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.