Posted: July 12, 2019 | Updated: October 16, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: JULY 15, 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 July 1, 2019
- Approval of Minutes Correction from June 17, 2019
- Approval of Pay Request #7 for $49,397.40 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.
- Third Reading of Ordinance No. 478 Pertaining to Urban Chickens
- Motion to Approve Ordinance 478 Pertaining to Urban Chickens
- Third Reading of Ordinance No. 477 Pertaining to Livestock in City Limits
- Motion to Approve Ordinance 477 Pertaining to Livestock in City Limits
- Recommendation of the Theatre Commission to Appoint Jon Hayek for a Term of Three Years Expiring 6/30/2022
- Discuss Public Hearing for Planning & Zoning Commission for Proposed Re-Zoning of an Area from R-4 to R-3
- Motion to Waive Fees for Planning & Zoning Hearing for City of Cresco Request for a Zoning Change
- Resolution Approving Change Orders for the City of Cresco Fire Department Storage Facility
- Resolution Authorizing Transfer of Funds for FY 2020
COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE:
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 JULY 12, 2019.
Mayor Bohle called the Cresco City Council meeting to order on July 15, 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 July 1, 2019 meeting; corrected minutes of the June 17, 2019 meeting; pay request #7 for $49,397.40 to Cresco Building Service Inc. for the City of Cresco Fire Department Storage Facility. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes.
City Clerk Girolamo reported: (a) we have had some repairs on the sweeper; (b) we will grind down the uneven concrete at the Fire Station for about $550 instead of $50,000 to replace it all; (c) Auditors were here last week. We are still working on a few items and waiting for the State to come out with the new guidelines; (d) Teresa is at Clerk School this week and part of next week; (e) July 22nd will have the bid opening for the Housing Rehab project for two houses.
Library Director Kay reported the Library is considering grinding some uneven spots in their concrete. A community survey will be done in August and September and will be available at the Library, City Hall and online. New benches were donated to the Library and are being installed. Mediacom local channel is having problems with it being blurry so they are trying to get that repaired.
Alex Fortune reported the Theatre Commission met and approved a raise for the Manager Wendy Lickteig. They were excited to see her extra efforts with live entertainment and working hard on the budget to operate almost in the black this year. Entertainment is booked about every month and some are requesting to come to our Theatre and use our venue. CCT will perform their play “9 to 5 The Musical” this weekend.
Dave Brenno reported the Park Board met and summer rec programs are well underway. The pool will be closed this fall for about 4-6 weeks for the pool resurfacing project. Dues had not been increased since 2016, and it was 2012 previously, so a 7% increase was approved to help cover the higher operating expenses.
Steve McCarville reported the Airport Commission met and continue to review hangar options.
Bohle performed the third reading of the summary of Ordinance No. 478 pertaining to urban chickens. Carman made the motion to approve the third reading of the summary of Ordinance No. 478. Fortune seconded. Fortune and Carman voted aye. Brenno, McCarville and Bouska voted nay. The motion was not approved. Because the third reading failed to pass, there was no motion for Ordinance No. 478 pertaining to urban chickens.
The third reading of Ordinance No. 477 pertaining to livestock in City limits was not performed because this Ordinance was directly tied to the passage of Ordinance No. 478. Therefore, Chapter 55.05 remains in effect and chickens are not allowed within the city limits.
Fortune reported that Jon Hayek had formerly been an employee at the Theatre but had resigned and wished to serve on the Theatre Commission to continue to support the Theatre. Brenno made the motion to approve the recommendation of the Theatre Commission to appoint Jon Hayek for a term of three years expiring 6/30/2022. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will have a public hearing on August 6, 2019 at 7 pm for neighboring property owners to voice their opinions regarding the City’s request to re-zone the trailer park that the City has acquired from R-4 to R-3.
Brenno made the motion to waive the City’s $100 fee for P&Z meeting for the re-zoning request. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Carman made the motion to approve a resolution approving three change orders for a reduction in cost of $14,701 for the City of Cresco Fire Department Storage Facility. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
In an effort to make cities more transparent, it has been recommended that cities approve transfers between funds be done by resolution even though they are approved in the budget process. Carman made the motion to approve a resolution authorizing transfer of funds for fiscal year 2020. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes.
Mayor Bohle asked for comments from the audience. McCarville requested the City mow the City’s trailer park property as it was looking bad again. Brenno asked when the RFP was due for the development of the property. Proposals are due on August 12, 2019 at noon. Kay reported the Genealogy group will be at the Library Tuesday from 5-7 showing their new digitalizing system.
Brenno moved to adjourn at 7:15 pm. Carman seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be August 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Cresco City Hall.
Mayor Mark Bohle
City Clerk Michelle Girolamo