Posted: January 4, 2019 | Updated: September 13, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: JANUARY 7, 2019
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING: 7:00 P.M. AT CRESCO CITY HALL
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE MENTIONED
GOVERNMENTAL BODY WILL MEET AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SET OUT ABOVE. THE TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR SAID MEETING IS AS FOLLOWS:
ROLL CALL: BRENNO, McCARVILLE, FORTUNE, BOUSKA, CARMAN
ACT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA: All items listed under the consent agenda will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a request is made prior to the time council votes on the motion.
- Approval of the Agenda
- Approval of the Claims
- Approval of Minutes from December 17, 2018
- Approval of Minutes from December 17, 2018 Worksession
- Approval of Minutes from December 18, 2018 Budget Worksession
- Approval of Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial) with Sunday Sales to Big Daddy Hideaway Corp d/b/a Hideaway Lounge
- Approval of Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial) with Catering Privilege and Sunday Sales to McAllister Catering LLC d/b/a McAllister Catering
- Approval of Tree Surgeon Licenses for Richard Kittelson Consulting LLC
- Street Closing Permit for Portion of South Park Place and a Portion of North Elm Street from 1st Ave North to the intersection of S Park Place on March 16, 2019 for the Brew & Stew 5K Fun/Run and 15k Bike Ride Sponsored by the FIT Running Club
- Approval of Pay Request #2 for $6,339.50 to Cresco Building Service Inc for the City of Cresco Fire Department Storage Facility
STAFF REPORTS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Public Works
- Committee Updates
BUSINESS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Awarding of Hotel/Motel Tax Grants for Tourism Projects
- Review Quotes and Possible Award of Contract for Stump Grinding for 2019
- Resolution Authorizing Transfer of Funds for Purchase of SCBA for the Cresco Community Fire Department
COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE:
CLOSED SESSION pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 ( j ) to Discuss Potential Purchase of Real Estate
THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN AT THE DIRECTION OF THE MAYOR PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 21, CODE OF IOWA AND THE LOCAL RULES OF SAID GOVERNMENTAL BODY. POSTED JANUARY 4, 2019.
Mayor Bohle called the Cresco City Council meeting to order on January 7, 2019, at 7:00 pm at City Hall. Council Members Brenno, McCarville, Fortune, Bouska and Carman were present. No council members were absent.
Carman made the motion to approve the consent agenda which included approval of the: agenda; claims; minutes of the December 17, 2018 meeting and December 17th & 18th work sessions, Class C Liquor License (LC) (commercial) with Sunday sales to Big Daddy Hideaway Corp d/b/a Hideaway Lounge; Class C Liquor License (LC) (commercial) with catering privilege and Sunday sales to McAllister Catering LLC d/b/a McAllister Catering; Tree Surgeon License for Richard Kittelson Consulting LLC; Street Closing Permit for portion of S Park Place and a portion of North Elm Street from 1st Ave North to the intersection of S Park Place on March 16, 2019 for the Brew & Stew 5K Fun/Run and 15k Bike Ride sponsored by the FIT Running Club; pay request #2 for $6,339.50 to Cresco Building Service Inc. for the City of Cresco Fire Department Storage Facility. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Public Works Director Freidhof reported: (a) watermain break on York Street and Hwy 9 on New Year’s Eve weekend and fixed on January 2nd; (b) our old dump truck had a mechanical failure with the dump lift so we are getting that repaired for about $1,500; (c) Gross Wen started installing the alternate algae reactor; (d) small water leak at the WWTP that the guys fixed last week and they also fixed a leak in the airline going to the air basins; (e) Street Dept busy catching up on some maintenance items; (f) a budget item discussed was replacement of the street sweeper and getting quotes on maintenance instead. We should be able to do about $6,500 in maintenance to keep it going; (g) he will attend a meeting with the County and the Bike Trail committee to discuss fundraisers for bike trail maintenance; (h) all Public Works employees will be attending a blood borne pathogen and lock-out/tag-out training in Decorah on Thursday.
The police submitted their December report.
City Clerk Girolamo reported they are busy with calendar yearend. W-2’s are done and 1099’s are almost done. We will try to get another budget work session scheduled in the next couple of weeks.
This quarter available Hotel/Motel Tax funds were $7,033.18 with four requests for $9,000. Brenno made the motion to approve the recommendation of the Cresco Tourism Advisory Committee and award Tourism Grants of: St. Patrick’s Day Brew & Stew $1,500; Cresco Annual Marketing $2,000; Driftrunners’ Snowfest $3,500. The request from Howard-Winn Genealogical Society for digitalizing the Cresco newspaper did not meet the Tourism definition and the Committee recommended they pursue alternative funding. McCarville seconded and it passed all ayes.
Quotes for the 2019 stump grinding contract were received: Wilson Custom Tree $.75/inch; Walton Tree Service $.84/inch; Total Tree Care $.75/inch; Complete Tree Service $.80/inch. There was a tie for the low quote so they decided to award it to the local contractor. McCarville made the motion to award the contract to Wilson Custom Tree. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes.
The Cresco Community Fire Department Commission recommended using $20,000 of the fund balance in #098 Fire Operating Fund towards the purchase of SCBA equipment. This account is funded 50% by the City and 50% by the Rural Fire. Carman made the motion to approve the resolution authorizing the transfer of $20,000 for purchase of SCBA for the Cresco Community Fire Department. Brenno seconded and it passed all ayes. The Council thanked the Cresco Firefighters for their generous donation of $85,000 for the SCBA from their fundraisers and donations.
Mayor asked for comments from the audience. Matt Miner thanked the Council for the grant for the Snowfest celebration and invited the public to the Snowfest Dance on January 26, 2019.
Brenno made the motion to go into Closed Session at 7:07 pm pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(j) to discuss potential purchase of real estate. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Council reopened the meeting at 7:24 pm. No formal action was taken during the closed session. Mayor asked for comments from the audience and there were none.
Carman moved to adjourn at 7:25 pm. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be January 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Cresco City Hall.
Mayor Mark Bohle
City Clerk Michelle Girolamo