The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 4th day of April, 2022, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present: Everett Bieri, Harry Knutsen, Kirk Koberg, Lisa Mengler, and Jacob Puck. Staff present: Jeff Blake, Lisa Rickertsen, and Paul Stagg.
Approval of Agenda. Knutsen moved and Bieri seconded to approve the agenda with addition of Introduction of Audience/Public Comments. Motion carried.
Introduction of Audience/Public Comments. Nick Needham expressed safety concerns, due to lack of visibility and large equipment, if Needham Excavating is required to install a sidewalk along their property on N. Henry Street. He reported the site plan approved last October for Central Petroleum (NW corner of Lincoln & Henry Streets) includes a sidewalk along N. Henry Street, stopping south of the creek and Needham Excavating’s property. Discussion ensued and Rickertsen stated the City Code requires the site plan be resubmitted for deviations to the approved site plan. Following further discussion, Needham (acting developer for Central Petroleum) stated they would re-submit the site plan.
Consent Agenda. Puck moved and Koberg seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from March 21, 2022, and renewal of Class C liquor license including outdoor and Sunday sales for the Lamp Liter, Inc. Motion carried.
Class B Beer Permit including Outdoor & Sunday Sales for Walcott Unified Fund at Victory Park. Puck moved and Bieri seconded to approve the Class B beer permit for Walcott Unified Fund (W.U.F.) at Victory Park. Motion carried with Koberg abstaining due to conflict of interest since he is the President of W.U.F.
Class B Beer Permit including Outdoor & Sunday Sales for Walcott Unified Fund at Wescott Park. Mengler moved and Bieri seconded to approve the Class B beer permit for Walcott Unified Fund at Wescott Park. Motion carried with Koberg abstaining due to conflict of interest.
Resolution 2022-12, Setting Public Hearing on the Adoption of the Proposed Code of Ordinances of the City of Walcott, Iowa. Mengler moved and Koberg seconded to approve Resolution 2022-12. Roll call ayes: Mengler, Koberg, Knutsen, Bieri, and Puck. Motion carried. The public hearing will be on May 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Resolution 2022-13, Accepting Westbrook 7th Addition Public Improvements. Koberg moved and Puck seconded to approve Resolution 2022-13. Roll call ayes: Koberg, Puck, Bieri, Mengler, and Knutsen. Motion carried.
Sale of Equipment. Stagg presented the auction results for the sale of the following equipment: 1989 Ford 6610 Tractor, 1989 John Deere 430, 1990 JD 955, and 2008 JD X360. Koberg moved and Puck seconded to approve the sale of equipment as presented, for a total of $36,578. Motion carried.
Public Works Department Report.
- Equipment Disposal. Stagg presented photos of some old equipment and requested to dispose of them. Koberg moved and Knutsen seconded to dispose of the equipment as presented by Stagg. Motion carried.
- Purchase of Brush Grapple for Skid Steer. Stagg presented a project worksheet to purchase a brush grapple for the skid steer. Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve the purchase of a brush grapple for $3,199 from BDS Equipment. Motion carried.
City Clerk Report. Rickertsen reported the Iowa DOT submitted information on an upcoming pavement marking project on I-80 within City limits.
Council Comments. Council members expressed concerns/disappointment with the recent contractor projects at Victory and Wescott Parks, especially with the sod and workmanship. Puck questioned if the Historical Society is still interested in the 1949 fire truck and reported on a complaint he received regarding the graveled portion of W. Memorial Road.
Puck moved and Knutsen seconded to adjourn at 6:46 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.