The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 19th day of July, 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. Puck moved and Bieri seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Introduction of Audience/Public Comments. No comments.
Consent Agenda. Smith moved and Bieri seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, FYE 2021 Investment report, and Dolgencorp, LLC Class C beer, Class B wine, and Sunday sales permits renewal. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes from July 6, 2021. Mengler moved and Koberg seconded to approve minutes from July 6, 2021. Motion carried with Puck abstaining due to absence from meeting.
Resolution 2021-31, Approving Site Plan for Ossian, Inc. Rickertsen reported the Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the site plan with stipulations. Mike Ossian stated the temporary construction drive was to remain gravel until after construction of Phase 2 improvements instead of Phase 1 as noted in the Planning & Zoning minutes. Rickertsen will verify with the Planning & Zoning Administrator. Smith moved and Puck seconded to approve Resolution 2021-31, as recommended by the Planning & Zoning Commission. Roll call ayes: Smith, Puck, Koberg, Mengler, and Smith. Motion carried.
Gravel Portion of W. Memorial Road. Stagg presented costs, as requested, following a suggestion from a resident during the meeting on June 21, 2021, to either seal coat or apply dust control to the gravel portion of W. Memorial Road. Following discussion, council consensus was not to proceed with either option at this time.
Public Works Department Report. Stagg provided updates on the W. Otis Street project defects and reported he has started mowing creek banks after receiving the bar mower last week. Mengler questioned the status of the Prairie View Park projects. Council consensus was to obtain quotes to remove and install the bridge planks. Other items discussed included leveling out areas at Victory Park during the upcoming concrete improvements project. Consensus was to have Stagg contact the City Engineer to amend the project plans by adding additional areas to grade and sod.
Mayor’s Report. Mayor Kostichek expressed thanks to the Walcott Day Committee, local organizations, volunteers, and residents who helped make it a successful weekend.
Mengler moved and Smith seconded to adjourn at 6:51 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.