The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 2nd day of August, 2021, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present: Everett Bieri, Kirk Koberg, Lisa Mengler, Jacob Puck, and Larry Smith. City staff present: Jeff Blake, Lisa Rickertsen, and Paul Stagg.
Approval of Agenda. Mengler moved and Smith seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Introduction of Audience/Public Comments. None.
Consent Agenda. Puck moved and Koberg seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from July 19, 2021, and the FYE 2021 Annual Financial report. Motion carried.
Lift Station Grinder. Stagg presented a project worksheet to purchase a grinder for the north lift station. This will grind debris before it enters the wetwell, which will help alleviate clogged pumps and service calls. Mengler moved and Bieri seconded to approve the lift station grinder as presented, at a total cost of $59,486.00. Motion carried.
Victory and Wescott Parks Concrete Improvements Project.
- Resolution 2021-32, Awarding Contract for Victory and Wescott Parks Concrete Improvements Project. Smith moved and Mengler seconded to approve Resolution 2021-32. Roll call ayes: Smith, Mengler, Bier, Puck, and Koberg. Motion carried. The contract is awarded to the low bidder, All American Concrete, Inc., in the amount of $127,192.50.
- Basketball Poles & Hoops. Koberg moved and Smith seconded to purchase two new basketball adjustable systems (poles, backboards and hoops) from Douglas Industries for $2,499/each. Motion carried.
Police Department Report. Chief Blake reported on the status of the new squad. He was asked to review temporary load restrictions on E. James Street.
Public Works Department Report. Stagg provided his department report, including updates on the S. Downey Street project, maintenance at Prairie View Park, and a cost to extend the water line at Welcome Park. Discussion was held on the S. Downey Street contractor not meeting project deadlines and potential penalties. Council consensus was to not pursue the water extension at Welcome Park due to cost.
City Clerk’s Report. Rickertsen reported on recent training and that nomination papers for the November 2nd City election are available at City Hall.
Smith moved and Koberg seconded to adjourn at 7:04 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.