Regular Council Meeting
December 2, 2019 – 6:00 P.M.
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Mayor Brian Wolken called the meeting to order. Council present: Dave Goedken, Rob Paulson, Candy Langerman and Chris Lux. Also present were City Administrator Doug Herman, City Clerk Sally Hinrichsen and City Engineer Patrick Schwickerath. Council Member Brenda Hanken arrived during the meeting and Council Member Tom Yeoman was absent.
Lux moved to approve the agenda, adding Accent Construction invoice in the amount of $3,544.00 related to the pickle ball court and Morrison Tree Farm invoice in the amount of $4,120.00 related to tree plantings in City Parks this fall. Bud Johnson donated sums to the City to cover these costs, Langerman seconded, roll call unanimous. Council Member Brenda Hanken arrived.
Paulson moved to approve the consent agenda, Lux seconded, roll call unanimous.
Langerman moved to approve Resolution #19-174 to approve Supplemental Agreement between City of Monticello and the IDOT Re: Maintenance of Primary Roads in Monticello, Goedken seconded, roll call unanimous.
Lux moved to approve Resolution #19-175 to approve funding/investment in Jones County JETS Transportation System in the amount of $1,500.00, Goedken seconded; roll call unanimous.
Lux moved to approve Resolution #19-176 approving Jeffery Fowler Tax Abatement Application related to Residential Improvements constructed at 307 Grandview Ave., Monticello, Iowa, Goedken seconded, roll call unanimous.
Goedken moved to approve Resolution #19-177 Approving Pay Request #8 from Horsfield Construction related to North Sycamore Street Reconstruction Project in the amount of $48,745.79 per the City Engineer’s recommendation, Paulson seconded, roll call unanimous.
Schwickerath reported that the N. Sycamore punch list has been addressed and that there will be two change orders, one related to work done on private property outside of the project scope and the other tied to final project quantity adjustments. Assessment documents should be ready by the February meeting. Herman reported that there will not be an increased cost tied to Alliant’s installation of N. Sycamore Street lighting as originally suggested by Alliant as conduit is in place for the wiring and lighting installation; boring will not be required.
Herman reported that he has completed a review of the draft City Code update and has sent the Council two emails, one with notes from his review of the entire Code and another with a 16-page attachment outlining those items Herman believes the Council needs to provide direction on. Council agreed to a work session following the next Council meeting to review the 16-page attachment and to provide direction.
Herman and Wolken updated the Council on Iowa’s Ride that will be coming to Monticello on Sunday, July 12th for an overnight stay. The ride is limited to 5000 registered bikers but Herman reported that it is likely that some unregistered bikers will join in. They will start in Dubuque and head to Monticello on the 12th before heading to Vinton on the 13th. The Fair plans to open their campground in advance of the ride.
Langerman move to adjourn at 6:24 P.M.
Brian Wolken, Mayor
Sally Hinrichsen, City Clerk