March 30, 2020 Minutes

A special meeting of the City Council of the City of Walcott, Iowa was held on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Walcott City Hall, with Mayor John Kostichek calling the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.  Council members present were: Everett Bieri, Lisa Mengler, and Jacob Puck. John Brockmann participated remotely by phone. Absent: Larry Smith. City employees present were: Lisa Rickertsen and Paul Stagg. In order to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this special meeting was electronically via a conference call, permitted under the Iowa Code, Chapter 21.8 which allows an electronic meeting that members may participate remotely when an in person meeting is impossible or impractical. Call-in information was provided on the meeting agenda notice.

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

Discussion was held on a proposed public health emergency disaster policy which establishes protocol to be utilized by the City of Walcott Officials and employees in the event the Governor of the State of Iowa declares a public health disaster emergency due to an infectious disease outbreak. Following the reading of the policy by Rickertsen, Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve Resolution 2020-12, Approving a Policy for Public Health Emergency Disaster Procedures. Roll call ayes: Puck, Mengler, Bieri, and Brockmann. Motion carried. The Mayor’s Proclamation of Public Health Emergency Disaster and Eminent Risk Declaration was read.

Mengler moved and Bieri seconded to adjourn at 5:11 p.m.  Ayes:  All.  Motion carried.