November 16, 2020

The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 16th day of November, 2020, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present were: Everett Bieri and Lisa Mengler, with Jacob Puck participating remotely. Absent: John Brockmann and Larry Smith. City staff present were Lisa Rickertsen and Paul Stagg. Due to COVID-19, this meeting was held electronically via conference call, permitted under the Iowa Code, Chapter 21.8, which allows an electronic meeting where members may participate remotely when an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical. Call-in information was provided to the public on the meeting agenda notice.

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

Consent Agenda. Bieri moved and Mengler seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from November 2, 2020, and the October 2020 financial reports. Motion carried.

City Code Updates. Rickertsen presented costs from Iowa Codification to complete a comprehensive update of the existing City Code. Puck moved and Bieri seconded to proceed with updating the City Code with Iowa Codification at a cost of $5,100 plus online updates up to $875. Motion carried.

Public Works Department Report. Stagg reported on a recent water main break and installation of street and water main in the Westbrook Seventh Addition. Discussion was held on budgeting for concrete work at Victory Park for next fall and fixing the damaged windmill at Prairie View Park.

City Clerk Report. Rickertsen reminded council of the flag raising ceremony on November 18, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Bieri moved and Mengler seconded to adjourn at 6:13 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.