A special meeting of the City Council of the City of Walcott, Iowa was held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, with Mayor John Kostichek calling the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Council members present were: Virgil Wayne Latimer, Tim Koehler, Lisa Mengler, Jacob Puck, and Jackie Puck. City employees present: Lisa Rickertsen and Tom Schirman.
Mengler moved and Latimer seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Purchase Offer for 116 W. Lincoln Street. The contract holder of the property, Jill Hernandez, was present to inquire if the City is interested in purchasing her property, located adjacent to City Hall. Following discussion, Jackie Puck moved and Jacob Puck seconded to proceed with an offer, contingent upon an amendment to the contract, between Ms. Hernandez and the deed holder, Bonnie Simatovitch, per Attorney Schirman’s recommendation. Roll call ayes: Jackie Puck, Jacob Puck, Latimer, Mengler, and Koehler. Motion carried. Hernandez and Schirman left the meeting.
Public Works Director & Building Official Positions. Council separately interviewed applicants for the Public Works Director and Building Official positions. Latimer moved and Jackie Puck seconded to offer the Building Official position to applicant #6, at a starting wage of $25.00 – $27.00/hour and two weeks of vacation at start date. Motion carried. Discussion was held on the residency requirement for the Public Works Director position. Jacob Puck moved and Mengler seconded to offer the Public Works Director position to applicant #17, at a starting wage of $30.00/hour, two weeks of vacation at start date, and require the applicant to show progress of relocating within six months of employment and to meet the 30 minute residency requirement within a year of employment. Motion carried.
Koehler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to adjourn at 8:38 p.m. Motion carried.
All motions were unanimous.