The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 4th day of February 2019, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present were: John Brockmann, Tim Koehler, Lisa Mengler, Jacob Puck, and Larry Smith. Absent: None. City staff present: Jeff Blake, Lisa Rickertsen, Tom Schirman, and Paul Stagg.
Approval of Agenda. Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve the agenda with the change of removing the January 21, 2019 minutes from the consent agenda and approving as a separate item. Motion carried.
Introduction of Audience/Public Comments. Joe Aubry questioned when the water main on N. Grove Street was added to the Water Main Improvements Project. Stagg explained that the water main is not being replaced, but the scope of the project includes one service connection on N. Grove Street.
Consent Agenda. Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices and Resolution 2019-10, Transfer of Funds. Roll call ayes: Puck, Mengler, Smith, Koehler, and Brockmann. Motion carried.
Minutes from January 21, 2019. Mengler moved and Puck seconded to approve the minutes from January 21, 2019. Koehler abstained due to absence from meeting. Motion carried.
2019 Water Main Improvements Project – Resolution 2019-11, Awarding Contract. Mengler moved and Koehler seconded to approve Resolution 2019-11, Awarding Contract to BWC Excavating in the amount of $169,848.65. Roll call ayes: Mengler, Koehler, Smith, Puck, and Brockmann. Motion carried. BWC Excavating was the lowest of eight bids received on the project.
2019 Sanitary Sewer Repairs/Improvements Project – Resolution 2019-12, Awarding Contract. Koehler moved and Puck seconded to approve Resolution 2019-12, Awarding Contract to BWC Excavating in the amount of $212,549.50. Roll call ayes: Koehler, Puck, Brockmann, Mengler, and Smith. Motion carried. BWC Excavating was the lowest of eight bids received on the project.
Police Department Report. Mengler expressed concerns about vehicles parked on the street during snow removal.
City Clerk’s Report. Koehler moved and Puck seconded to set the FYE 2020 Budget Public Hearing date for March 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Motion carried.
Council Comments. Brockmann questioned an invoice from Needham Excavating. Stagg responded that the invoice includes parts and labor for manholes that were buried, some up to four feet deep, which were discovered during the televising process and that risers were added to bring them above grade. Brockmann requested a list of the manholes that were raised, which Stagg stated he will provide.
Mengler moved and Puck seconded to adjourn at 6:15 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.