Posted: October 27, 2022 | Updated: August 24, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: NOVEMBER 1, 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
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.
- Council Discussion on Hawkeye Sanitation Agreement
- Council Discussion on CIP (Capital Improvement Plan)
- Council Discussion on Proposed 7th Street West Project
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 OCTOBER 27, 2022.
Mayor Brenno called the Cresco City Council worksession to order on November 1, 2022, at 5:30 pm. Council Members Kriener, McConnell, Fortune, Bouska, and Carman were present. No council members were absent.
Council reviewed the packet of information that Hawkeye Sanitation provided. It contained confidential financial information justifying the increase in rates. They also supplied documentation of rate increases by customer for heavy commercial accounts and a proposal for reduced rates. The Council has some follow up questions for Hawkeye Sanitation on the recycling and potential future rate increase calculations.
Discussion was held regarding the 7th Street West Reconstruction Project. Due to future increased costs, poor condition of watermains and storm sewers, and having to close 7th St W twice for reconstruction, Council agreed that the whole project should be completed at one time. Upon completion of the construction, this route will be closed for semi-truck traffic and the official truck route will be Valley Avenue and 6th Street West.
Council discussed the CIP project listings and rankings. The Downtown Crosswalks & Sidewalks Reconstruction, 7th Street West Reconstruction Project, Big Water Tower Repair and Fire Tanker Truck were the top 4 ranked projects. These projects will be in the FY24 budget. There was discussion on the Scene Shop being moved up in importance due to the Emergency Theatre Community Catalyst Building and Remediation Program Grant. Council will also consider a buyout of the PPA for the solar panels. Council requested more information on the solar buyout and Bouska agreed to prepare information to present at the budget worksession.
Carman moved to adjourn at 7:25 pm. Kriener seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be November 7, 2022, at 5:30 pm at Cresco City Hall.
Mayor: David J. Brenno
City Clerk: Michelle Elton