Posted: July 9, 2020 | Updated: September 11, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC ELECTRONIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: JULY 14, 2020
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING: 5:00 P.M. Join with Google Meet (see log-in below)
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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
BUSINESS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Discuss Possible Changes to Residency Requirement for Public Works Employees
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 9, 2020.
Mayor Bohle called the special Cresco City Council worksession to order on July 14, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Council Members Brenno, McCarville, Bouska, and Carman were present. Council Member Fortune was absent.
Lonny and Kelsey Lenehan requested Council to consider allowing them to move about 6 miles outside of the city limits. Lonny works for the street department and, according to the City Ordinance, public works employees must live within 2.5 miles.
Council reviewed policies from other cities ranging from 2 miles to 25 miles. Majority were around 10-15 miles for Public Works. Council asked for input from Police Chief Ruroden, Street Superintendent Reicks, and Public Works Director Freidhof.
Council discussed the recommendations. It was decided that the Police response time was more critical than the Public Works due to the nature of the potential emergency calls.
Council unanimously agreed that the residency requirement should be removed from the City Code of Ordinances and be implemented as a section in the Employee Handbook. The Council also unanimously agreed that the Police should remain the same with residency required within 2.5 of city limits. They also agreed to change the requirement for the Public Works employees to live within 10 miles of city limits.
The change to the Code of Ordinances and the addendum to the Employee Handbook will be presented at a regular Council meeting for approval.
Mayor Bohle asked for comments from the audience. McCarville reported that the Airport Commission wants the Council to think about possibly allowing private individuals to build hangars at the airport and just pay a land lease. The Airport Commission would approve the proposed new hangars and would have required specs for it to meet. Council will think about it and look at other airports for examples before discussing it further with the Airport Commission.
Brenno moved to adjourn at 5:40 pm. Carman seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be July 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Cresco City Hall unless an electronic meeting is deemed necessary. Telephone and log-in information will be made available for an electronic meeting.
Mayor Mark Bohle
City Clerk Michelle Girolamo