Posted: December 16, 2022 | Updated: August 24, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: DECEMBER 19, 2022
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: KRIENER, McCONNELL, 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 5, 2022
- Approval of Minutes from December 14, 2022 Worksession
- Approval of Class E Liquor License to JAGDAMBE LLC d/b/a Cresco Mart
- Approval of Class C Liquor License (LC) with Sunday Sales and Outdoor Service to Howard County Agricultural Society d/b/a Mighty Howard County Fair – Howard County Expo Center
- Approval of Excavator License for:
- James Henry dba Henry’s Backhoe Service
- Mracek Plumbing, Heating & Electric, LLC
- Mehmert Tiling, Inc
- Skyline Construction, Inc
- MB, Inc
- Mudslingers, Inc
- Approval of Tree Surgeon License for:
- Tarzan Tree Service, LLC
- Total Tree Care, LLC
- Tim Walton Tree Service
- Wilson Custom Tree Trimmers, LLC
- Approval of Applications for Tax Abatement under the Urban Revitalization Plan for Next Level Holdings Series 5 for:
- 1125 Cambridge St
- 1119 Cambridge St
- 540 York St
- Approval of Pay Request #2 (Final) for $6,194.01 from Heartland Asphalt for the Pickleball Court Project
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.
- Third Reading of Summary of Proposed Ordinance 501 which Amends the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, Pertaining to Recreational Vehicles
- Approval of Proposed Ordinance 501 which Amends the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, Pertaining to Recreational Vehicles
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 DECEMBER 16, 2022.
Mayor Brenno called the Cresco City Council meeting to order on December 19, 2022, at 5:30 pm. Council Members Kriener, McConnell, Fortune, Bouska, and Carman were present. No council members were absent.
Mayor Brenno moved the Howard County Agricultural Society liquor license application from the consent agenda to the business section.
Carman made the motion to approve the consent agenda which included approval of the: agenda; claims; minutes from the December 5 meeting and December14, 2022 special meeting; Class E Liquor License (LE) for JAGDAMBE LLC d/b/a Cresco Mart; Excavator Licenses for: James Henry dba Henry’s Backhoe Service, Mracek Plumbing, Heating & Electric LLC, Mehmert Tiling Inc, Skyline Construction Inc, Mudslingers Inc; Tree Surgeon Licenses for: Tarzan Tree Service LLC, Total Tree Care LLC, Tim Walton Tree Service, Wilson Custom Tree Trimmers LLC; tax abatement under the Urban Revitalization Plan for Next Level Holdings Series 5 for 1125 Cambridge Street, 1119 Cambridge Street, and 540 York Street; approval of pay request #2 (final) for $6,194.01 to Heartland Asphalt for the Pickleball Court Project. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Public Works Director Widell reported: (a) street department has been busy with snow removal and a reminder for the public that sidewalks need to be shoveled within 24 hours of each snowfall; (b) met with Tim Wilson from Dixon Engineering about the Water Tower Project. Hoping to go out for bids next month and work to be done in spring of 2023 or 2024; (c) met with Angie Kolz from WHKS about the Nutrient Reduction plan. She will update our plans and price out options to give us a rough idea of what needs to be done and when.
Police Chief Ruroden reported they have been busy issuing parking tickets. Officer Keehner graduated from the ILEA academy on Friday and he submitted his resignation today.
Deputy Clerk Hill reported: (a) financial statements were enclosed and we are on budget; (b) budget worksession will be December 28, 2022; (c) January meetings will be January 9th and 23rd due to holidays.
Fortune reported the Theatre has been busy with schools visiting the Theatre. They are expecting over 400 kids from Riceville School and Holy Trinity School this week.
Mayor Brenno asked for comments from the audience and there were none.
Mayor Brenno performed the third reading of summary of proposed Ordinance 501 which amends the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, pertaining to recreational vehicles. Bouska made the motion to approve the third reading of summary of proposed Ordinance 501. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes. Bouska made the motion to approve Ordinance No. 501 adding a new Chapter 81 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, pertaining to recreational vehicles. McConnell seconded and it passed all ayes.
Carman made the motion to approve Class C Liquor License (LC) Howard County Agricultural Society d/b/a Mighty Howard County Fair – Howard County Expo Center pending proof of Dramshop Insurance. McConnell seconded and it passed all ayes.
Carman moved to adjourn at 5:39 pm. McConnell seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be January 9, 2023, at 5:30 pm at Cresco City Hall.
Mayor: David J. Brenno
City Clerk: Michelle Elton