The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 5th day of November, 2012, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor Pro Tem John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Other council members present were: Tim Koehler, Lisa Mengler, Jackie Puck, and Jacob Puck. Absent: Mayor Jim Couper. City employees present: Lisa Rickertsen, Tom Schirman, and John Brockmann.
Jacob Puck moved and Kostichek seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Consent Agenda. Jackie Puck moved and Mengler seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from October 15, 2012, and minutes from October 23, 2012. Motion carried.
Audience. Wayne Latimer.
1113 N. Main Street. Discussion was held on the architect's revised plan for the proposed building renovation project at 1113 N. Main Street. Rickertsen reported that the plan with an interior vestibule reduces the building department office size, making it smaller than the current office. The architect will be notified to move the vestibule over so that the building department office can be enlarged and to center the door in the vestibule.
W. Bryant Street Storm Sewer Study. Brockmann reported that he approved the fee of $300 from the City Engineer to determine which of two storm sewer options would be more feasible. Once an option has been selected, engineer proposals on the design will be presented at a future meeting.
2013 Employee Benefits. Rickertsen reported the health benefit plan is reducing by $1,661 and the dental plan is increasing $325 in 2013. Additional information on proposed dental plans will be provided for the next meeting.
Resolution 2012-36, Obligating Funds from the Consolidated Walcott Urban Renewal Area. Koehler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to approve Resolution 2012-36. Roll call ayes: Koehler, Jacob Puck, Jackie Puck, Mengler, and Kostichek. Motion carried. This resolution obligates $87,277 from the Consolidated Walcott Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund with respect to the City's Development Agreements with Iowa 80 Truckstop Inc., T&C Storage, Ossian Walcott Investments LC, and JDW Holdings LLC for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013.
Resolution 2012-37, Obligating Funds from the Walcott Urban Renewal Area #2. Mengler moved and Jackie Puck seconded to approve Resolution 2012-37. Roll call ayes: Mengler, Jackie Puck, Jacob Puck, Koehler, and Kostichek. Motion carried. This resolution obligates $46,000 from the Walcott Urban Renewal Area No. 2 Revenue Fund with respect to the City's Development Agreement with Petersen Health Care for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013.
Resolution 2012-38, Approving Litigation Release. Based on the recommendation from the City Attorney and Insurance Attorney,Jacob Puck moved and Kostichek seconded to approve Resolution 2012-38. Roll call ayes: Jacob Puck, Kostichek, Jackie Puck, Koehler, and Mengler. Motion carried.
Ordinance 459-12, Adopting the Code of Ordinances. Kostichek moved and Mengler seconded to approve the third reading of Ordinance 459-12. Roll call ayes: Kostichek, Mengler, Koehler, Jacob Puck, and Jackie Puck. Motion carried.
Public Work's Department Report. Brockmann reported on the temporary closing and repairs of the Main Street railroad crossing and updated council on projects including the televising of sewer lines and the curb and gutter replacement on W. Cedar Lane Drive.
City Clerk's Report. Rickertsen reported on the building department activities for the month of October. She distributed worksheets for council to complete for future capital improvements projects.
Old/New Business. Koehler revisited the litigation issue and expressed concerns regarding legal language in city contracts and recommended additional protections need to be inserted in future city contracts.
Mengler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to adjourn at 7:07 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.