A special meeting of the City Council of the City of Walcott, Iowa was held on Thursday, September 15, 2016, with Mayor John Kostichek calling the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present were: Tim Koehler, Virgil Wayne Latimer, Lisa Mengler, Jackie Puck, and Jacob Puck. Absent: None. City employees present were: Jackie Huston, Randy Reimers, Tony Rupe.
Latimer moved and Jake Puck seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Public Works Director Position. Huston stated that Steve Bowman had tendered his resignation and reviewed the advertisement that had been used when Bowman had been hired. Discussion revolved around changes to the advertisement and staffing for the department. Reimers and Rupe both stated that they were willing to continue their employment as Wastewater and Water Superintendents, respectively. The Council determined that certifications in wastewater and water treatment would not be necessary for the Public Works Director position, however a basic knowledge of those areas, as well as, experience in the other public works operations and supervision would be valuable. Mengler moved and Jake Puck seconded to approve the advertisement with discussed changes. Motion carried.
The Public Works Director’s job description was discussed. Koehler moved and Jake Puck moved to make the discussed changes to the description. Motion carried.
Koehler moved and Jacob Puck seconded to adjourn at 6:12 p.m. Ayes: All. Motion carried.
All votes were unanimous.