A special meeting of the City Council of the City of Walcott, Iowa was held on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Walcott City Hall, with Mayor John Kostichek calling the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present: Everett Bieri, Harry Knutsen, Kirk Koberg, Lisa Mengler, and Jacob Puck. Staff present: Lisa Rickertsen and Paul Stagg.
Puck moved and Bieri seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Resolution 2022-27, Approving Bond Purchase Agreement for the sale of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2022A. Chip Schultz, Northland Securities, Inc., was present to discuss the proposed bond purchase for the E. Lincoln Street Improvements Project. Koberg moved and Knutsen seconded to approve Resolution 2022-27. Roll call ayes: Koberg, Knutsen, Bieri, Mengler, and Puck. Motion carried.
Resolution 2022-28, Approving Limited Disclosure Dissemination Agent Agreement with Northland Securities, Inc. The agreement is in connection with the Series 2022A bonds and the required annual reporting, per the Securities and Exchange Commission. Koberg moved and Mengler seconded to approve Resolution 2022-28. Roll call ayes: Koberg, Mengler, Puck, Bieri, and Knutsen. Motion carried.
Iowa Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program Sponsorship for Paul Stagg. Stagg requested sponsorship for him to attend the Iowa CPM program. CPM is an intensive learning experience designed for supervisors and managers from federal, state, county, and local governments. Koberg questioned the program cost and time commitment, specifically due to the E. Lincoln Street Improvements Project. Stagg responded the project will be substantially complete this fall and the City has hired IMEG to provide construction observation of the project. The CPM program cost is $3,500 for 300 hours of instruction, which takes place over 17-months and starts on September 6, 2022. Following further discussion, Mengler moved and Puck seconded to approve the sponsorship for Paul Stagg to attend the Iowa CPM program, at a cost of $3,500. Motion carried.
Mengler moved and Koberg seconded to adjourn at 6:25 p.m. Ayes: All. Motion carried.