September 21, 2020

The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council of Walcott, Iowa, was held on Monday, the 21st day of September, 2020, 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. City staff present were Lisa Rickertsen and Paul Stagg. Due to COVID-19, call-in information was provided to the public on the meeting agenda notice.

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

Consent Agenda. Puck moved and Smith seconded to approve the consent agenda including the invoices, minutes from September 8, 2020, August 2020 financial reports, Resolution 2020-24 Approving Annual Street Finance Report for FYE 2020 ,and Resolution 2020-25 Approval of FYE 2020 Annual Urban Renewal Report. Roll call ayes: Puck, Smith, Brockmann, Mengler, and Bieri. Motion carried.

Keri Kraft, Walcott Women –Trick-or-Treating. Keri Kraft reported that Walcott Women is requesting approval for a kid’s parade on Halloween from the fire station to Wescott Park at 4:00 p.m. and trick-or-treating from 4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. on October 31st. Discussion was held on possible parade routes and social distancing requirements. Mengler moved and Puck seconded to approve Trick-or-Treating on October 31st from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., a parade from the Fire Station to Wescott Park (route must avoid Main Street and be confirmed with the Police Chief) and use of Wescott Park for Walcott Women’s hot dog meal. Motion carried. Residents wishing to participate should turn their outside lights on.

Walcott Historical Society Contribution. Smith moved and Bieri seconded to contribute $2,500 to the Walcott Historical Society, as budgeted. Motion carried.

Public Works Department Report. Stagg reported on the tree removal at Victory Park and the intent to close the splash pad after the next weekend.  

Council Member Comments. Smith requested to review the parking violation fine at the next meeting and Brockmann requested to review the ATV fees. Mengler thanked Stagg for obtaining the locking dumpster and thanked the community for their understanding and cooperation.

Puck moved and Mengler seconded to adjourn at 6:15 p.m. Motion carried. All votes on motions were unanimous, unless noted.

September 21, 2020