December 5, 2016

City of Walcott December 5, 2016

The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 5th day of December, 2016, at Walcott City Hall.  Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Council members present were:  Tim Koehler, Virgil Wayne Latimer, Lisa Mengler, Jacob Puck, and Jackie Puck.   Absent: None.  City employees/consultants present:  Adam Hill, Randy Reimers, Lisa Rickertsen, Tom Schirman, and Paul Stagg.

Approval of Agenda. Latimer moved and Mengler seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda.  Mengler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve the consent agenda, which includes the invoices and minutes from November 21, 2016.  Motion carried.

Minutes from November 23, 2016.  Latimer moved and Jackie Puck seconded to approve the minutes from November 23, 2016.  Mengler and Jacob Puck abstained due to absence from meeting.  Motion carried.

James Street Water Main Project. 

  • Resolution 2016-63, Establishing Project Funds and Authorizing Transfer of Funds. Koehler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve Resolution 2016-63.  Roll call ayes:  Koehler, Jacob Puck, Latimer, Mengler, and Jackie Puck.  Motion carried.  $73,116 will be transferred from the water fund to the project fund.
  • Approval of Payment #1 to Sulzco LLC. Mengler moved and Koehler seconded to approve payment #1 to Sulzco LLC in the amount of $66,056.45.  Motion carried.  Mayor Kostichek stated the contractor must clean off the concrete splattered on the ADA pads.

Resolution 2016-64, Approving Purchase Offer with Jillene Hernandez.  Jacob Puck moved and Latimer seconded to approve Resolution 2016-64.  Roll call ayes:  Jacob Puck, Latimer, Koehler, Jackie Puck, and Mengler.  Motion carried.  This is for the property adjacent to City Hall at 116 W. Lincoln Street.

Public Works Department Report.  Stagg reported on his department activities and discussion ensued regarding snow plowing to the curb where sidewalks abut the curb.  He stated that problems resulting in not clearing the snow from curb to curb include traffic impediments and storm drain obstructions.  It was stated that complaints do arise from snow being pushed onto abutting sidewalks but it was determined that it is the City’s responsibility to clear the streets from curb to curb.

City Clerk Report.  Koehler moved and Jackie seconded to approve the $25,000 grant from Scott County Regional Authority for the Splash Pad project.  Motion carried. Additional grants and fundraising efforts are still needed for the project.

Attorney Report.  Council consensus was to have Attorney Schirman update the abstract for the city owned property at 1113 N. Main Street.

Mayor Report.  Mayor Kostichek reported the joint sealing done on the S. Downey Street project was done within the specifications of SUDAS (Statewide Urban Design and Specifications), which has been adopted by the City.

Council Member Comments.  Koehler questioned the status of the pretreatment agreements.  Reimers stated the engineer working on the agreements will be at the next regular meeting.

Jacob Puck moved and Mengler seconded to adjourn at 6:53 p.m. Motion carried.  All votes were unanimous, unless noted.


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