The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 17th day of July, 2017, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present were: Virgil Wayne Latimer, Tim Koehler, Lisa Mengler, Jackie Puck, and Jacob Puck. Absent: None. City employees present: Jeff Blake, Lisa Rickertsen, and Tom Schirman.
Approval of Agenda. Latimer moved and Mengler seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Public Comments. John Brockmann questioned if the divers had been inside the water tower and requested a report of their findings. Mayor Kostichek responded the work was completed earlier this spring and he would check on a report.
Consent Agenda. Mengler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, June 2017 financial reports, FYE 2017 Investment Report, and the Scott County Humane Society annual agreement renewal. Motion carried.
Minutes July 3, 2017. Jackie Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve the minutes from July 3, 2017. Koehler abstained due to absence from meeting. Motion carried.
Splash Pad Project. Rickertsen reported preliminary engineering was completed by J&M Civil Design, therefore a proposal for the final design and construction documents, bidding services, and construction administration was requested from them. Koehler questioned IDNR (Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources) permits for the project. Rickertsen responded that discussions with the engineers have been held regarding any required permits. Mengler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve the engineering proposal from J&M Civil Design for $11,900. Motion carried.
Donation to Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. Koehler moved and Jackie Puck seconded to approve the annual contribution request in the amount of $1,000, as budgeted, to the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. Motion carried.
Preliminary and Final Plats for Raddi’s Second Addition. Rickertsen reported the Planning & Zoning Commission approved both the preliminary and final plats for Raddi’s Second Addition, as submitted by Walcott Trust and Savings Bank. Koehler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve Resolution 2017-29, Preliminary Plat for Raddi’s Second Addition. Roll call ayes: Koehler, Jacob Puck, Latimer, and Jackie Puck. Mengler abstained due to conflict of interest. Motion carried. Jacob Puck moved and Latimer seconded to approve Resolution 2017-30, Final Plat for Raddi’s Second Addition. Roll call ayes: Jacob Puck, Latimer, Koehler, and Jackie Puck. Mengler abstained due to conflict of interest. Motion carried. This subdivides the parcel at 233 Walcott Road into two lots.
City Clerk’s Report. Rickertsen reported on the letter and fact sheet from the Scott County Health Department regarding the use of consumer fireworks and health implications. Consumer fireworks use remains prohibited in Walcott and an ordinance updating language/definitions will be on the next agenda.
Mayor’s Report/Council Member Comments. Mayor Kostichek and council members expressed thanks and appreciation to city departments and community volunteers for two successful events, Walcott Day and Iowa 80 Trucker’s Jamboree. Koehler commented that the new entrance signs look wonderful.
Mengler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to adjourn at 6:12 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.