Posted: March 10, 2021 | Updated: August 29, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: THE CITY COUNCIL OF CRESCO, IOWA
DATE OF MEETING: MARCH 12, 2021
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: BRENNO, McCONNELL, FORTUNE, BOUSKA, CARMAN
BUSINESS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Discuss Pay Rates
- Discuss Employee Evaluation Forms and Implementation Guidelines
- Discuss Financial Statement Reporting
- Discuss Policies and Procedures
- Discuss and Prioritize Potential Big Projects
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 10, 2021.
Mayor Bohle called the Cresco City Council special meeting to order on March 12, 2021, at 5:30 pm. Council Members Brenno, McConnell, Fortune, Bouska, and Carman were present. No council members were absent.
Mayor Bohle explained that the order of the five agenda items would be rearranged. So, the order would be 5, 4, 1, 2, and 3. Everyone agreed.
Income Statements for each department were included in the packet for the Council to review. Discussion was held whether they needed so much detail and all agreed that the line-by-line detail was not necessary. The City Clerk will report any concerns with the detailed items as they arise. The Council is more concerned with the overall totals in regards to the budget. The reports will only be brought to the Council if there is a concern or if more information is requested. Income Statements by department will continue to be distributed to the Boards and Commissions as well as all Department Heads monthly.
The Policy Acknowledgement form was reviewed. Only a few part-time employees did not return the form by the deadline. A new deadline was given as March 22nd. Council will discuss implications of not agreeing to following written policies of the City at the next meeting.
Discussion was held regarding prioritizing big projects that need to be done in the near future. A list of potential projects was given out so Council Members could analyze and prioritize them. The City is considering doing a bond in the next few years. Projects could be combined and funded with bond proceeds. Council again agreed to proceed with updating the Strategic Plan by doing as much as possible themselves. The key will be the major projects that need to be done.
Proposed Employee Evaluation forms were discussed. These will be implemented for all full-time employees except the Library. They can also be used for part-time employees when feasible. The goal is to provide useful feedback between employees and their supervisor. They will be done annually by October 31st of each year.
Discussion regarding pay rates was continued from the past two meetings. Bouska made the motion to increase the Utility Billing Clerk wages to $20.00 per hour and Deputy Clerk to $21.66 per hour effective March 13, 2021. All pay rates for non-union employees will be reviewed again at July 1, 2021 when the Union raises go into effect. Fortune seconded the motion. Carman, Bouska, Fortune, and Brenno voted aye. McConnell voted nay. The motion passed by majority vote.
Mayor Bohle asked for comments from the audience and there were none.
Carman moved to adjourn the Council Meeting at 7:29 pm. Brenno seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco City Council meeting will be March 15, 2021, at 5:30 pm at City Hall.
Mayor: Mark Bohle
City Clerk: Michelle Girolamo