Posted: August 3, 2023 | Updated: August 3, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: JUNE 19, 2023
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING: 5:30 P.M. CITY HALL, 130 N PARK PLACE
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: CARMAN, BOUSKA, FORTUNE, McCONNELL, KRIENER
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 June 5, 2023
- Approval of Special Class C Retail Alcohol License (BW) with Outdoor Service to Atomic Pizza Pub LLC d/b/a Atomic Pizza Pub (Expand Outdoor Service Area for Music Events) for July 13, 2023 and for August 10, 2023
- Approval of Owner-Occupied Housing Contractor Request for Payment #1 (Final) for $53,879.00 for Dave Langreck – Dave’s Home Improvement
STAFF REPORTS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Public Works
- Committee Updates
COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE: (This portion of the agenda is for comments that are not related to one of the items listed on the agenda. Comments can only be received. No formal action by the Council can be taken. Those making public comments will be asked to state their name and address, and to speak from the podium.)
BUSINESS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Public Hearing for Budget Amendment #3 for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023
- Resolution Amending the Current Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023 (As Last Amended on 3/20/23)
- Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Enter into an Industrial Sewer User Wastewater Services Agreement
- Resolution Appointing Computershare of St. Paul, Minnesota, to Serve as Paying Agent, Note Registrar, and Transfer Agent, Approving the Paying Agent and Note Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of the Agreement
- Resolution Approving and Authorizing a Form of Loan Agreement and Authorizing and Providing for the Issuance of $4,600,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2023, and Levying a Tax to Pay Said Notes; Approval of the Tax Exemption Certificate and Continuing Disclosure Certificate
- Resolution Authorizing Transfer of Funds for FY 2023 (June Transfers)
- Resolution Committing Fund Balance Resources for General Funds and Special Revenue Funds (GASB 54)
- Recommendation of Boards and Commissions to Appoint Members for a Term of Three Years Expiring 6/30/2026:
- Airport Commission to Reappoint Bryan Schmitt
- Airport Commission to Reappoint Rick Sovereign
- Park Board to Reappoint Justin Denner
- Park Board to Reappoint Dave Herold
- Theatre Commission to Reappoint David Gosch
- Theatre Commission to Reappoint Julie Wilson
- Recommendation of the Theatre Commission to Appoint Steve Lickteig for a Term Expiring 6/30/2025 (to Replace Jon Hayek)
- Approval of Permit for Supervised Display of Fireworks for Corey Coverston, 212 Royal Oaks Dr on 7/1/23 and 7/2/23
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 JUNE 16, 2023.
Mayor Brenno called the Cresco City Council meeting to order on June 19, 2023, at 5:30 pm. Council Members Carman, Bouska, Fortune, McConnell, and Kriener were present. No council members were absent.
Carman made the motion to approve the consent agenda which included approval of the: agenda; claims; minutes from June 5, 2023; Special Class C Retail Alcohol License with outdoor service to Atomic Pizza Pub, LLC dba Atomic Pizza Pub to expand outdoor service area for music events on July 13, 2023 and August 10, 2023; Owner-Occupied Housing Contractor Request for Payment #1 (Final) for $53,879.00 for Dave Langreck – Dave’s Home Improvement. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes.
Public Works Director Widell reported: (a) Street Department is chip sealing and starting with the streets that were not done last year. They are also painting crosswalks; (b) concrete has been removed on 2nd Ave West and that project will get finished as soon as the storm sewer pipes arrive; (c) Aeration Basin project at the wastewater plant is completed and went well. Will do another basin this fall; (d) the 7th Street West Project will start this week with the retention basin at the airport and the Downtown Project will begin July 5th in front of the Courthouse.
Police Chief Ruroden had nothing to report.
Deputy Clerk Hill reported: (a) July Council meetings will be July 10th and 24th; (b) busy with fiscal year end; (c) getting quotes for a combined strategic/comprehensive plan. Will have presentations in July; (d) Parks Department received a donation for musical playground equipment at East Park from Tina Elwood Gehrke in memory of Carol Elwood.
McConnell reported that the Park Board has advertised for a position at the Fitness Center due to an upcoming retirement. They are ordering the equipment for the 24/7 upgrade and will begin the reconfiguration of the check-in area. They are discussing getting proposals for an architect to design a possible Fitness Center upgrade of the gym area. The boilers in the old gym portion are old and may not be able to be repaired without a major HVAC upgrade. Bouska and McConnell are on the committee and will discuss the options with the committee and come back to council with recommendations prior to going out for an RFP for an architect. Council felt that after the committee decides what their priorities will be, that an architect who specializes in fitness centers would be best. There are funds still available from the Pickleball Project so they are getting quotes to upgrade the lights on the court.
Mayor Brenno asked for comments from the audience and there were none.
Mayor Brenno opened the public hearing on the proposed Budget Amendment #3 for fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. There were no written or oral comments and the public hearing was closed. Bouska made the motion to approve the resolution amending the current budget for FYE June 30, 2023. Carman seconded and it passed all ayes.
The annual Industrial Sewer User Waste Water Services Agreement with Aveka is expiring June 30th. City Clerk Elton sent out a new agreement with some minor adjustments with the location of the testing after the last meeting. There have been four violations since the last council meeting. McConnell requested a 6-month agreement to evaluate the surcharges and violations. The limits were not changed but the new agreement would lower the surcharges for pH violations only. Legal counsel suggested in the future to have the surcharge increase with the number of violations. Carman made a motion to approve the resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a one-year Industrial Sewer User Wastewater Services Agreement with Aveka and Bouska seconded. Fortune, Carman, and Bouska voted aye. McConnell and Kriener voted nay. The motion passed by majority vote.
Bouska made the motion to approve the resolution appointing Computershare Trust Company, N.A. of St. Paul, Minnesota, to serve as paying agent, note registrar, and transfer agent, approving the paying agent and note registrar and transfer agent agreement and authorizing the execution of the agreement. McConnell seconded and it passed all ayes.
McConnell made the motion to approve the resolution approving and authorizing a form of loan agreement and authorizing and providing for the issuance of $4,600,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2023, and levying a tax to pay said notes; approval of the tax exemption certificate and continuing disclosure certificate. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes.
Bouska made the motion to approve the resolution authorizing transfer of funds for FY 2023 (June transfers). Carman seconded and it passed all ayes.
McConnell made the motion to approve the resolution to committing fund balance resources for General Funds and Special Revenue Funds (GASB 54). Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Kriener made a motion to approve the recommendation of the respective Boards and Commissions and appoint members for terms of three years expiring June 30, 2026 as follows: Airport Commission to reappoint Bryan Schmitt and Rick Sovereign; Park Board to reappoint Justin Denner and Dave Herold; Theatre Commission to reappoint David Gosch and Julie Wilson. McConnell seconded and it passed all ayes.
Kriener made the motion to approve the recommendation by the Theatre Commission to appoint Steve Lickteig to fulfill Jon Hayek’s term ending June 30, 2025. McConnell seconded and it passed all ayes.
Bouska made the motion to approve the Permit for Supervised Display of Fireworks for Corey Coverston at 212 Royal Oaks Dr on 7/1/2023 and 7/2/2023. McConnell seconded and it passed all ayes. Depending on drought conditions, a fire ban could be in place and fireworks would not be allowed. A reminder to the public that Consumer Fireworks are only allowed to be discharged within city limits on July 3rd from 9 am to 10 pm and July 4th between 9 am and 11 pm. Display Fireworks must be conducted by a by a competent Lead Shooter and require a permit approved by Council.
Bouska moved to adjourn at 6:04 pm. Carman seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be July 10, 2023, at 5:30 pm at Cresco City Hall.
Mayor :David J. Brenno
City Clerk: Michelle Elton