Posted: January 8, 2021 | Updated: August 25, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: JANUARY 12, 2021
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING: 12:45 P.M. CHAMPLIN 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, McCONNELL, FORTUNE, BOUSKA, CARMAN
BUSINESS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Jeff Korsmo, Howard County Conservation, to Discuss Proposed Bike Trail Project
- Department Heads to Present FY2022 Budget Requests
- Review Quotes for Stump Grinding and Possible Award of Contract
- Discuss Emergency Leave under the FFCRA
COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE:
CLOSED SESSION pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (1) ( c ) to Discuss Potential Litigation Matters
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 8, 2021.
Mayor Bohle called the Cresco City Council special meeting to order on January 12, 2021, at 12:45 pm at Champlin Hall. Council Members Brenno, McConnell, Bouska, and Carman were present. Fortune arrived at 1:01 pm. No council members were absent.
Jeff Korsmo, from Howard County Conservation, presented cost estimates for a joint project to concrete the bike trail from Cresco to Vernon Springs. The trail is owned 1/3 by the County and 2/3 by the City. Much of the trail is in poor condition and the overall cost will be cheaper to do all at once rather than small portions at a time. The estimated total cost is about $450,000 and could be done one summer and paid over two fiscal years.
The City Department Heads each presented their FY2022 budget requests to Council. Council will consider all of the requests. A budget worksession was scheduled for 5:30 pm on January 18, 2021 at Champlin Hall to decide on which projects to include in the budget for next year.
Stump grinding expenditures for the past five years have averaged about $2,500 per year. So based on averages, the proposed increase in cost for the one quote received would be about $430 for the year. McConnell made the motion to approve the stump grinding quote for 2021 from Wilson Custom Tree for $.95 per inch. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Bouska made the motion to extend the FFCRA Emergency Leave until March 26, 2021 for employees qualifying under the EPSL section 1, 2 or 3. The paid leave is capped at two weeks average number of hours worked and regular rate of pay from April 1, 2020 through March 26, 2021. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes.
Mayor Bohle asked for comments from the audience and there were none.
Bouska made the motion to go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (c) to discuss potential litigation matters at 4:51 pm. Brenno seconded and it passed all ayes.
Carman made the motion to close the closed session and go back into open session at 5:21 pm. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Carman moved to adjourn the Council Meeting at 5:21 pm. McConnell seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be January 18, 2021, at 7:00 pm at Champlin Hall.
Mayor: Mark Bohle
City Clerk: Michelle Girolamo