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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Hey, guess what? It is January 24, 2020, and Trump is still impeached!

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    January 24, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Library, 2nd Floor Board Rm 1-21-20
    Mason City, Iowa 6:04 P.M.

    MINUTES
    CLOSED MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in closed session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the 2nd Floor Board Room of the Public at 6:04 P.M. on January 21, 2020. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Thoma, Lee, Adams, Masson, Jaszewski, Symonds. Absent: None.

    CLOSED SESSION: The Mayor noted the Council had entered into Closed Session upon an affirmative vote during the open session of a Special Council Meeting pursuant to Chapter 21.5.1(c), Code of Iowa to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body.

    The matter was discussed.

    Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that Council return to open session at 6:45 P.M.: AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

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    January 24, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Library, 2nd Floor Board Room 1-21-20
    Mason City, Iowa 6:04 P.M.

    MINUTES
    SPECIAL MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in special session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the 2nd Floor Board Room of the Public Library, 1st Floor, Classroom A at 6:04 P.M., on January 21, 2020. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Masson, Lee, Adams, Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds. Absent: None.

    1. Closed Session: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that Council proceed into closed session pursuant to Chapter 21.5.1(c), Code of Iowa to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Council adjourned to closed session at 6:04 P.M.

    Council reconvened in open session at 6:45 P.M.

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:45 P.M.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

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    January 24, 2020 at 8:30 am

    NOTICE
    The City of Mason City and AFSCME Union Local #1367 will be meeting to negotiate the union labor agreement and present the Union’s initial contract proposal on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room in City Hall in Mason City.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Biden is out of his mind. Maybe they are more American than he is, but so is the President of Mexico. And he actually thinks he can be President?????? The man is a legend in his own mind!!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      You and Trump are clearly terrified of him

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Biden has sold his soul to get elected. Will promise anything. Backpedaling Joe. Changed his mind on a lot of things. Why? So he can get another vote. Do you trust someone who is squirming and constantly changing positions. I don’t. He’s a snake

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      You and Trump are clearly terrified of him.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I don’t see the crime in asking a foriegn country to investigate corruption. That is NOT a CRIME! Doesn’t matter if the request is about a guy running for public office. That does NOT affect an election! It might effect the guy running because he has done something wrong. It’s the President’s duty to seek those answers. There has been no crime committed here. This is all political BS!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      It most certainly is a crime. Your wet dreams won’t change that.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Here are some interesting points to think about prior to 2020, especially to my friends on the fence, like moderate Democrats, Libertarians and Independents and the never Trump Republicans and those thinking of “walking away” from the Democratic party:
    – Women are upset at Trump’s naughty words — they also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.
    – Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal.
    – No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. Did you figure it out yet? But wait… there’s more…
    – Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year. Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege. And just like that, they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.
    – President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America!
    – We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally. We are fighting evil.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      “Women are upset at Trump’s naughty words — they also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.” – the vast majority of those were bought by men, as gifts to their wives and girlfriends, most of whom were horrified. The women pretended to like them because they actually got a present for once, and of course it was really a present a man bought for himself, just like the stupid “sexy nightgown.”
      “Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal.” – Women of all political persuasions have defended her, unless she was parroting a Trump lie everybody knew was wrong, which she did a lot.
      “No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. Did you figure it out yet?” – We’re fine with walls, just not ineffective insanely expensive ones, with contracts given to Trump cronies. We’ve figured out a lot more than you.
      “Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year.” – Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of George W. Bush, is the co-host of Today with Hoda & Jenna, the fourth hour of NBC’s morning news program Today, a job for which she has no credentials other than her name. She makes $4 million per year, four times what Chelsea Clinton is paid. “Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege.” – She speaks on many topics, including that one.
      “President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website.” – A flat-out lie, and at least Obamacare actually does some good for the working poor. The wall is a welfare program for Trump’s billionaire donors, who got the contract to build it without bidding.
      “We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally. We are fighting evil.” – More lies. If you have your way, we’re one election away from full totalitarianism. You ARE the evil, masquerading as good, which is the worst kind.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:06 am

    And now we know why Nancy Pelosi held the Articles sooo long! They were strategizing for this Schiff Show! Preparing these ridiculous Amendments and all of the supporting documents so they could use this time, basically, to lay out their case before the actual start of the trial. Sneaky little Schiffs!!! Go Get’em Jay Sekulow. Don’t give an inch because we know they’ll take 1,000 miles. They don’t play by the rules! They bend, stretch and fabricate the rules. Team Trump!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Bullshit. Congress was on the holiday recess, so there was nobody there to send anything anywhere, and nobody to receive them. She submitted them as soon as Congress reconvened.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Hi I am the democratic party and since the year 2000 we have never accepted responsibility in defeat. We feel entitled to win every election and make up ridiculous accusations if we lose to justify defeat to our sponsors.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Hi I’m the actual statistics, and Democrats and Republicans are pretty evenly split in election victories since 2000

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 am

    *GABBARD BE CAREFUL….Look what happened to Epstein

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah, Trump’s buddies had him killed so he couldn’t release all those pictures of Trump and Epstein together. They’re out there anyway though

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 am

    When Rudy posts his comments at noon today you freakin idiot liberals will be running for cover.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Radicals always go after the 1st and the 2nd at the same time. Why? Because that’s how every tyrannical government likes their subjects: disarmed and silenced!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Talk about Malicious prosecution and procedural due process violations! Now…go arrest those responsible. Carter Page had to do jail or prison time because of this! Continue the investigations right up to the last POTUS. This didn’t happen without his knowledge.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      He was an agent for Russia. He was being investigated long before Trump announced his run for President and Trump was told not to put him on his staff. He did so anyway.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2020 at 6:51 am

        Just another Democrat lie. One of so many they can’t even be counted.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      You trumpers really love the Russians dont you?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2020 at 8:05 am

        What did the “Russians” ever do to you exactly?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 24, 2020 at 8:20 am

          They’re trying to undermine this country that is what. Your head is so far up your ass that you can’t see that?

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            Anonymous

            January 24, 2020 at 12:38 pm

            And how is that, exactly?

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            Anonymous

            January 24, 2020 at 2:04 pm

            Your head up your ass? I don’t know how you did that, please tell us.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    The Justice Department concluded two of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants authorizing the surveillance of Carter Page were “not valid,” according to a court order declassified Thursday.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Absolutely correct. Congress is the most corrupt governing body in the history of the world. We need term limits, paid minimum wage, no lobbyists, and they also have to live with and by all laws they make. No exceptions or exemptions.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm

      If you only pay minimum wage, think about the quality of workers you would get….and that’s probably the type of person you want there so the president can run over them so much easier than he can now.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    It is more than just losing trust. It is the exposure of the total lack of competency. Pelosi is totally out of it. Not able to form a coherent sentence. Watching the video of Schumer talking to empty chairs in the Senate. A Member who thinks Guam will tilt or sink. Maxine Watters heading the finance committee. A nutcase like Tlaib being forcefully dragged out of a meeting screaming everyone was crazy! Omar trying to form a simple one sentence question on a subject she knew nothing about. If the voters in November fail to extricate Congress from the hold these people have in our government, I have no hope for the future of this country.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      You hate and fear women so much it’s no wonder you drink so much

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    It’s time for term limits for all elected officials so they don’t have years to get entrenched in corrupt dealings.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    GABBARD BE CAREFUL….Look what happened to Epstein

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Biden is another one who is so corrupt it makes you sick. His whole family were given jobs while he was Vice President making millions with no experience.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      Sounds like the Trump familia.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2020 at 7:25 pm

        Malarkey. C’mon man. Another PINOCCHIO POST

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 24, 2020 at 11:38 am

          What experience does Ivanka or Jared have?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    I really feel that we’re living in the twilight zone, Who in their right mind would say something so stupid? I am so fed up with these Democrats stupid ideas that make absolutely no sense!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Bloomberg is the bad guy. He wants to grab power and make Americans government dependent with no guns to fight back.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Calm down, his campaign is going nowhere

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    So Schiff was Involved in a conspiracy with the whistleblower therefore he should recuse himself altogether!!! This makes Schiff a LIER through and through!!! Totally corrupt!!!! The case should be thrown out altogether!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      trumpie has lied over 10000 times in 3 years.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2020 at 5:48 pm

        15000

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2020 at 10:19 pm

          *who told you that, I know you cant count that high.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2020 at 5:58 pm

        Bullshit! Prove it.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2020 at 6:08 pm

          you prove he hasn’t. How do you like that old man? Your own tactics thrown right back at you.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2020 at 6:10 pm

          Washington Post

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            Anonymous

            January 23, 2020 at 7:27 pm

            Washington post? Heehaw, heehaw, heehaw, heehaw.

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            Anonymous

            January 24, 2020 at 9:05 am

            USA Today

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Pushing this Indoctrinated Kid as the FACE of Global Warming is Child Abuse….Changing the NAME of the Lie’s…changes NOTHING ALL You Global Warmingist..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you Mr. President to take a stand with Pro Lifers! The First President ever to have the decency to stand up for Life!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    So sorry our country is going through this. All of it is a show. In the end, Trump will not be impeached. What a waste of our tax dollars. No one in their right mind needs to vote for a Democrat.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      He is already impeached. One of 4 US Presidents. Great achievement.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Someone needs to get prison time for consulting to overthrow a newly elected president of the United States.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      “Consulting”?! LOL put down the meth!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Greed and vaulting ambition is what fuels the Democratic party. Their fear is that President Trump’s directives to Barr and Guiliani will uncover how deeply entrenched within foreign policy I Really feel that we’re living in the twilight zone, Who in their right mind would say something so

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Either learn to spell and get better at cutting and pasting, or stop taking up space here, you make no sense

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    January 23, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Mason City Park and Recreation Board Officers

    Mason City, IA, January 15, 2020 – Mason City Park and Recreation Board Election of Officers was held at the regular Mason City Park and Recreation Board meeting January 14, 2020.

    Officers elected were Kyle Easley as Chairman, Troy Levenhagen as Vice Chair, Royce Echelberger as Secretary.

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    January 23, 2020 at 8:53 am

    2nd Floor Conf. R, City Hall 1-16-20
    Mason City, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    COUNCIL WORKSESSION

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in Worksession pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall at 6:00 P.M., on January 16, 2020. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called, there were present, Mayor in the Chair Schickel and the following Council Members: Lee, Jaszewski, Adams, Thoma, Masson. Absent: Symonds.

    Jacobson highlighted the Capital Improvements Fund by yearly comparison. The funds included Local Option Sales Tax, GO Bonds, Road Use Tax, Storm Sewer, Water, Sewer, Sanitation and Ambulance.

    General Projects Fund: Jacobson provided a review of the General Projects Fund, advising it was pretty straight forward and staff was asking for $92,000.

    Storm Sewer Fund: Jacobson reviewed the projects, stating the S. Monroe Paving & Utilities Project was a carry-over that would probably not be done this year. He also noted the City was paring back projects for 2021. The projects amounted to $471,000 and that included carry-over balances, adding staff was not looking at an increase in rates this year.

    Discussion followed regarding steadily increasing rates and industrial usage.

    Ambulance: Jacobson stated the debt would be paid off in 2021 and they were anticipating that $250,000 of revenues over expenses in operating would take care of the capital request, noting they would continue to try to stay above $250,000 in reserves. Burnett pointed out there would be ambulance replacement as revenues allowed and they had been running pretty lean, but were optimistic that the recently approved contract with GEMT would bring more money into that fund.

    Sanitation Fund: Jacobson advised they had not replaced a vehicle for a couple years so it was now time, adding the increase was $0.40 a month ($12.05 minimum) and the fund was looking solid for the next 5 years. He also stated right now collections were ahead of schedule and he did not see this as being a major issue and rates had to increase in order to maintain the fund with Burnett adding equipment for sanitation had gone up considerably and had outpaced normal inflation.

    Water Fund: Jacobson discussed various projects proposed in the fund, advising the 12th Street NW Reconstruction and the Water Tower Maintenance Program were carryovers. He stated within the Water fund there was $275,000 in excess Operating revenues to be used for Capital and $942,000 in GO Bonds to be abated with Water Revenue. The monthly increase for this fund would be $0.71 or $28.05 a month (water portion) for the average homeowner using 500cf or a projected yearly increase of 2.55% (1% increase for operating and 1.55% increase in debt service).

    Discussion followed regarding Well #15 and a request for a presentation on Jordon Aquafer as it pertained to the City of Mason City Local Wellfield Report.

    Sewer Fund: Jacobson reviewed the projects included in the fund and explained how staff was trying to methodically build (increase) rates so the impact to the citizens wouldn’t be as large when it came time to start the Nutrient Reduction project. There were approximately $1.8 million in projects, with $700,000 in Operating revenues with some reserves being used to fund the projects. In addition, $585,000 GO Revenue Bonds would be abated with Sewer revenues and concluded by stating the average homeowner would be seeing an increase of $0.49 ($17.66) or a projected yearly increase of 2.83%

    Discussion followed regarding the Televising and Collection System Sewer Repairs Project, the Nutrient Reduction Program.

    Local Option Sales and Service Tax: Jacobson discussed when a vote would be held for this (2022) and reviewed the projects. He referred to the items highlighted, stating one of the bigger items was leased vehicles, explaining staff had identified ways to turn the vehicles around quicker and a cost and analysis had completed and it was determined that there should be a cost savings. In addition, he discussed the Debt issue for the Highline Trials and the items listed under Parks and Recreation and advised $400,000 would be transferred to Debt Service to be used for RCR bonds. Jacobson stated there was $1.9 Million for projects and $325,000 in Local Option Sales Tax Reserves and with $341,000 transferred out to Road Use there would be total funding sources of $1,883,394.00

    Comments followed regarding the status of the Highline Trails, leasing vehicles and the Iowa Great Places Grant.

    Road Use Tax Fund: Jacobson highlighted the projects and explained they were looking at $1,989,031 for the Road Use Tax fund which would be bonded money.
    G.O. Bonds: Jacobson reviewed the projects and stated these projects would increase the fiscal year 2022 Debt Service Levy by approximately $0.33 with current debt paid off and reducing the levy $0.22 for a net increase in the levy of $0.13. Jacobson also stated there was $3,075,000 in carryover funds, $8,700,000 outside sources (RCR Project) and $1,989,031 in Road Use Tax GO Bonding. He also stated the $8.7 million could increase the Debt Service Levy by up to $0.75 depending on the State credits and that amount could be affected by the increase in incremental values within the downtown TIF district.

    Discussion followed regarding State Tax Credits, TIF, backfill, need for a charging station, etc.

    Outside Funding Sources: Jacobson stated the items in blue were TIF funded and a few projects had grants as the primary funding source, but noted if the revenues did not come in the projects would not happen. He also mentioned there would be a rate increase in Internal Services which was something that hadn’t happened for several years. Jacobson stated the CIP plan had $29.8 million in projects which meant a monthly $1.60 increase over the year for projects identified in 2021.

    Discussion followed regarding the Debt Service Levy and CoRL and DoRL.

    Conclusion: Jacobson stated with the projects discussed the following increases would apply for Enterprise Funds:

    $0.71 water increase
    $0.49 sewer
    $0.40 sanitation
    $1.60 a month Utility Rate & Levy Increase for an average user (500CF) or a yearly increase of $19.20 for the average homeowner

    The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:50 P.M.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron, Burnett, City Clerk

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    January 23, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Alleged Whistleblower Overheard In Obama White House Consulting With Adam Schiff Staffer About How to Remove Newly Elected President Trump

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Dems look really bad.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 10:54 am

      When? Where? Provide some proof, or it’s obvious you just make it up.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Can the president not say that the reason he was holding up the
    Money is he is responsible for not wasting our money and he wanted to be sure that it was not going to Biden and his son . Look how much money they have wasted on all this Shit_____

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      I have no problem investigating Biden. The problem is Trump asked a foreign government to announce an investigation into Biden. If he wanted to stop corruption, why not go with our FBI like he should have? Or his own attorney general?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 8:31 am

    House wants the Senate to FIND the Crimes & Laws Trump Broke…House can’t even do THAT Job Right.