The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 7th day of October, 2019, at Walcott City Hall. Mayor John Kostichek called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present were: Everett Bieri, John Brockmann, Lisa Mengler, Jacob Puck, and Larry Smith. Absent: None. City staff present: Jeff Blake, Lisa Rickertsen, Paul Stagg, and Jason Holdorf, City Engineer.
Approval of Agenda. Mengler moved and Puck seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Introduction of Audience/Public Comments. Karla Burt provided an update on the donated shelter and recently purchased property cleanup. Joe Aubry requested consideration of a four-way stop at the intersection of N. Downey & E. Otis Streets. This will be placed on the next agenda for council discussion.
Consent Agenda. Smith moved and Puck seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from September 16, 2019, and the September 2019 financial reports. Motion carried.
Scott County Board of Supervisors. Scott County Supervisors, Tony Knobbe and Ken Croken, County Administrator, Mahesh Sharma, and Community Services Director, Lori Elam, were present. Knobbe reported on recent projects and issues which include the following: county-wide radio project financing; lake restoration project and new cabins at West Lake; secondary roads five year plan and challenging year with gravel roads; and the jail and juvenile detention study. Elam reported on the free mental health and developmental disability services available to residents, including a 24 hour crisis line and mobile crisis services.
Donation to Walcott Historical Society. Smith moved and Bieri seconded to donate $2,500, per the city budget, to the Walcott Historical Society. Motion carried.
City Parking Lot Improvements Project. Discussion was held on the proposed plans for a city parking lot adjacent to City Hall. Council would like Holdorf to compare both options for storm flow and soil testings.
Resolution 2019-32, Approving Overhang Easement with ITC Midwest, LLC. Rickertsen reported the agreement was amended and approved by Attorney Schirman. Mengler moved and Puck seconded to approve Resolution 2019-32. Roll call ayes: Mengler, Puck, Brockmann, Smith, and Bieri. Motion carried.
Public Works Department Report. Stagg reported there were four bids received for the 2000 Chevy Silverado and he recommended selling the truck to the highest bidder. Smith moved and Mengler seconded to sell the 2000 Chevy Silverado to the high bidder, Martz Brothers, for $2,050. Motion carried. Mengler moved and Puck seconded to accept the high bid of $2,125, from Kendall Mattson, for the 2011 Ford Crown Victoria. Motion carried.
Council Member Comments. Smith questioned the status of restoration along the recent water main project and Stagg responded that the contractor has not been back to do a final walk through yet. Brockmann questioned the status on the storm intake along Memorial Road. Stagg responded that the line was televised and a contractor is scheduled to replace the current 12” intake with a 30”.
Smith moved and Mengler seconded to adjourn at 7:03 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.