February 17, 2020 Minutes

Briana February 17, 2020

The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 17th 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, Jacob Puck, and Larry Smith.  Absent:  None.  City staff present:  Jeff Blake and Lisa Rickertsen.

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

Introduction of Audience/Public Comments. No comments.

Public Hearing.  Mayor Kostichek opened the public hearing on the maximum property dollars levy for fiscal year ending (FYE) June 30, 2021. Rickertsen stated the proposed property tax levy rate is the same as the current year but the maximum property tax dollars request is 5.6% higher than the current year, which is due to increased valuations from new construction.  No written or other oral comments were received.  Puck moved and Mengler seconded to close the public hearing and resume the regular meeting.  Motion carried.     

Consent Agenda.  Rickertsen reported on Resolution 2020-7, closing funds for the W. Otis Street Improvements Project and Splash Pad Project and transferring the remaining balances.  Puck moved and Smith seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from February 3, 2020, January 2020 financial reports, insurance renewal with EMC Insurance with Arp Insurance as the local agent, and Resolution 2020-7, Closing Project Funds and Authorizing Transfer of Funds.  Roll call ayes:  Puck, Smith, Mengler, Bieri, and Brockmann.   Motion carried.

Resolution 2020-8, Approving the Maximum Property Dollars Levy for FYE June 30, 2021.  Mengler moved and Smith seconded to approve Resolution 2020-8.  Roll call ayes:  Mengler, Smith, Bieri, Brockmann, and Puck. Motion carried.

City Clerk’s Report.  Smith moved and Puck seconded to set the FYE 2021 budget public hearing date for March 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.  Motion carried.

Mengler moved and Bieri seconded to adjourn at 6:07 p.m.  Motion carried.  All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.

February 17, 2020

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