Posted: March 1, 2019 | Updated: October 4, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: MARCH 4, 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 February 18, 2019
- Application for Tax Abatement under the Urban Revitalization Plan for Tara Foster
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.
- Public Hearing for Budget Estimate for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2020
- Resolution for Adoption and Certification of City Taxes for Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2019 and Ending June 30, 2020
- Public Hearing for Budget Amendment #2 for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019
- Resolution Amending the Current Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019
- Request for Sewer Adjustment for Water not Entering the Sanitary Sewer System from Dennis Blake
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 MARCH 1, 2019.
Mayor Bohle called the Cresco City Council meeting to order on March 4, 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 February 18, 2019 meeting; tax abatement under the Urban Revitalization Plan for Tara Foster. McCarville seconded and it passed all ayes.
Public Works Director Freidhof reported that everyone is busy helping with the snow removal and water and sewer departments are helping too. There is more to do but we are plugging away at it as best we can. The expenses for the Street Department snow removal is higher than budgeted so we will probably need to do a budget amendment in the near future.
Brenno reported the Park Board met and they have a professional wrestling event planned at the Fitness Center in April. They are also researching a splash pool project. Winter rec programs are done and will be getting ready for spring programs to start.
Mayor Bohle opened the Public Hearing for Budget Estimate for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. There were no oral or written comments and the public hearing was closed. Bouska made the motion to approve the Resolution for Adoption and Certification of City Taxes for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. Brenno seconded and it passed all ayes.
Mayor Bohle opened the Public Hearing for Budget Amendment #2 for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. There were no oral or written comments and the public hearing was closed. Carman made the motion to approve the Resolution for Amending the Current Budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. McCarville seconded and it passed all ayes.
A letter was received from Dennis Blake requesting a sewer credit. Since some of the water entered the sanitary sewer system, there is no way to accurately calculate the amount that was pumped out and the amount that entered the sanitary sewer. Council did not want to set a precedent of using estimates when some water did enter the sanitary sewer. Carman made the motion to deny the request for a sewer credit. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Mayor asked for comments from the audience. Amy Bouska and Brett Daley represented the Howard County Energy District. This is a volunteer group to help homeowners, business owners and farmers use energy more wisely through energy efficiency or renewable energy. They are sponsoring an energy efficiency tour on April 5th and invited the Council and community leaders to join them. They are looking at inexpensive alternatives that saves money and makes people more comfortable in their houses and workplaces. They are especially highlighting weatherization programs which they have done 46 houses in the past 5 years for low to moderate income houses. Unfortunately the funding has been cut by more than 50%. They will visit a weatherized house, City Hall, Alum Line (which received an energy efficiency award), a natural gas powered bus and will end at Cresco Bank & Trust for a short presentation and Q&A.
Carman moved to adjourn at 7:08 pm. Brenno seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be March 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Cresco City Hall.
Mayor Mark Bohle
City Clerk Michelle Girolamo