Posted: October 20, 2023 | Updated: November 17, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: OCTOBER 23, 2023
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING: 9:30 A.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
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.
- Discuss Flower Pot Pedestals and Possible Approval of Change Order No. 3 for the Downtown Crosswalk Reconstruction 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 20, 2023.
Mayor Brenno called a special Cresco City Council meeting to order on October 23, 2023, at 9:30 am. Council Members Bouska, Carman, McConnell, and Kriener were present. Council Member Fortune was absent.
Council discussed the flower pot pedestals on the new downtown sidewalks. The pedestals were installed with reinforced concrete and built up to accommodate the concrete flower pots maintained by the Downtown Business Committee. However, the pedestals are turning out to be tripping hazards due to the slant of the sidewalks from the ADA compliant flat sidewalk to the curb. Other options of building elevated flower beds on the pedestals or installing decorative fences around the pedestals were discussed. The pedestals are going to be a problem with snow removal, as well as catching snow and leaves. A couple of flower pots were put on the slanted sidewalk to show how they would look without the pedestals. Council suggested that the Downtown Business Committee should be persuaded to remove the concrete flower pots and convert to hanging pots from the light poles. McConnell made the motion to remove the concrete pedestals if the change order is under $20,000. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes.
Carman moved to adjourn at 9:47 am. Bouska seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be November 6, 2023, at 5:30 pm at Cresco City Hall.
Mayor David J. Brenno
City Clerk Michelle Elton