Posted: September 28, 2020 | Updated: September 13, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING: 7:00 P.M. 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, FORTUNE, BOUSKA, CARMAN
BUSINESS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Discuss Public Works Director Applications and Possible Offer of Employment
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 SEPTEMBER 28, 2020.
Mayor Bohle called the special Cresco City Council meeting to order on September 29, 2020, at 7:00 pm. Council Members Brenno, Fortune, Bouska, and Carman were present. No council members were absent.
Carman made the motion to hire Nate Widell for the Public Works Director position. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes.
The Personnel Committee made a recommendation to offer a starting salary of $55,000. The salary would be increased to $59,500 following a six-month probationary period. This would be a salaried position and exempt from overtime requirements. A grade 1 certification for Water Distribution and Water Treatment and Wastewater would need to be obtained within three to five years. The certifications will be encouraged to be obtained as soon as possible but there may be issues with COVID and required experience qualifications. Bouska made the motion to approve the offer stated above to Nate Widell. Fortune seconded and it passed all ayes.
Brenno questioned the Personnel Committee authority and meeting requirements. Legal counsel will be consulted and discussed at a future meeting.
Mayor Bohle asked for comments from the audience and there were none.
Bouska moved to adjourn at 7:18 pm. Carman seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be October 5, 2020, at 7:00 pm at Cresco City Hall.
Mayor Mark Bohle
City Clerk Michelle Girolamo