Special Council Meeting
October 12, 2020 – 5:15 P.M.
Community Media Center
Mayor Brian Wolken called the meeting to order. Council present: Dave Goedken, Scott Brighton, Candy Langerman, Chris Lux and Tom Yeoman. Council member Brenda Hanken during the meeting. Also present were City Administrator Doug Herman, City Clerk Sally Hinrichsen, Public Works Director Nick Kahler and Police Chief Britt Smith. The public was invited to attend the meeting in person, with limited seating or to participate in the meeting electronically via “Zoom Meetings” and were encouraged to communicate from Zoom Meeting via chat, due to the heightened public health risks of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The meeting did have public attendance, both in-person and via Zoom.
Yeoman moved to approve the agenda, Langerman seconded, roll call unanimous. Hanken arrived.
Herman advised the four private consultant firms that sent a proposal to assist the City with the City Administrator search and replacement process are: 1: Elizabeth Hansen with Midwest Municipal Consulting, LLC from Ankeny, IA ; 2: Pat Callahan with Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC from Anamosa, IA; 3: Gary Weiers with DDA Human Resources, Inc from Faribault, MN and 4: Alex Metzger with Next Move Group from St Louis, MO. Council interviewed each consultant individually, while the others waited in the zoom waiting room. After interviews were completed, Council discussed consultant’s qualifications. Yeoman moved to table approving a consultant to assist with the City Administrator process until next meeting. Lux seconded, roll call unanimous.
Kahler advised the 1992 Leaf Vac is not working and would need to be completely rebuilt as parts are no longer available. He has two bid proposals to replace the leaf vac. Kahler recommended going with bid proposal from MacQueen Equipment in Ankeny, IA, for a 2016 Tarco Windy 100 Leaf Vacuum, with a John Deere motor, in the amount of $45,500.00. Yeoman moved to approve Resolution 2020-105 Approving purchase of 2016 Tarco Windy 100 Leaf Vacuum, Brighton seconded, roll call unanimous.
Brighton moved to adjourn at 7:06 P.M.
Brian Wolken, Mayor
Sally Hinrichsen, City Clerk