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  1. NIT Publisher

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    December 2, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Mason City Room December 1, 2020
    Mason City, Iowa 7:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    REGULAR MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library, at 7:00 P.M., on December 1, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the meeting was held as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 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, Jaszewski, Symonds, Masson, Adams, Lee. Absent: None.

    Dr. Steve Schurtz with the Active Living and Transportation provided an update. Council comments and questions followed the report.

    Adopt Agenda: Motion, Lee; 2nd, Adams that the agenda be adopted: AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Prior to adopting the Consent Agenda Item #7 and #8 were removed to be acted upon separately.

    Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of November 17, 2020; Claims dated November 19 and 25, 2020 in the amount of $908,508.91; Columbia Club – Class C Liquor; Sports Page – Class C Liquor; Appoint/Hire Jamie Simon as Support Services Coordinator Grade G, Step 3; Appoint/Hire Dillon Anderson as Firefighter/EMT Paramedic; Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Thoma that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    7. Blue Sky Solar Project – Water Treatment Plant: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Jaszewski that Resolution No. 20-196, award contract for professional services to WHKS & Co. of Mason City, Iowa for the Blue Sky Solar Project for the Mason City Water Works Facility, be adopted and approval upon completion of the work, authorization for the City to invoice Blue Sky for their assigned percentage of the actual survey costs. Discussion followed regarding how large the area would be, the savings involved, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    8. Eastbrooke Storm Water Mitigation: Motion, Lee; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 20-197, approving and authorizing execution of an agreement for acquisition of real property between the City of Mason City, Iowa and Steven J. Weiner and Jill A. Weiner, husband and wife in conjunction with the Eastbrooke Storm Water Mitigation Project and execution of Warranty Deed, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding construction and completion dates, status of the Plymouth Road Project, other properties in Eastbrooke and Ideal Creek, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Message Center Signs: Motion, Symonds; 2nd, Adams that the Ordinance amending the City Code Title 12: Zoning Regulations, Chapter 20: Sign Regulations, Section 6: Performance Requirements, by adding a new Paragraph 4 related to Message Center Signs be received and placed on file for First Consideration. The Public Hearing was held as per published notice. Mayor Schickel asked if there were any written comments (other than what was previously received by Jeannie Johnson with Johnson Sign Service) or objections or anyone on Zoom that would like to comment with Burnett replying there were no written comments and no “raised hands” via Zoom. There being no comments the Public Hearing was declared closed. Discussion followed regarding whether the changes were needed, signs being grandfathered in, transitions, etc. AYES: Symonds, Adams, Thoma, Masson, Lee. NAY: Jaszewski (Motion carried.)

    Changes to the Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Symonds that the Ordinance amending the City Code by repealing Title 5: Public Ways and Property; Chapter 1: Streets and Sidewalks; Article G: Sidewalks Kept Clean, Free from Snow and Ice; Section 3: City May Remove Snow and Ice: Notice; Paragraph B and adopting a new Paragraph B in lieu thereof be received and placed on file for Second Consideration. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: 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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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2020 at 11:02 am

    The Arab con man who owns Southbridge Mall still hasn’t paid any taxes on it, even after we’ve given him 20 million plus taxpayer dollars. His tab is up to almost a half-million dollars with no end in sight.

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 11:17 am

      Taxes are for chumps. Just ask Trump.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

        What kind of loop holes does the Arab have?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Who cares. The thing about tax liabilities is they don’t go away, they are ALWAYS paid. So if the owner of the mall isn’t paying his property tax, there is an individual who has paid the taxes by purchasing the liability at a tax sale. The city has gotten their money PLUS fees regardless.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 2, 2020 at 1:01 pm

        Who wants to own the mall? No takers last time.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 2, 2020 at 2:49 pm

          Who cares. Maybe you’re right and no one wants to own the mall. However, people will line up by the thousands to buy its tax liability at a tax sale. Maybe The owner hasn’t paid his taxes, but the city is getting the tax Bill paid.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Infrowars – Piecznik -remember that name – Told reporters that the Trump administration that since 2018 the US Military Intel has been involved in a STING operation to set up corrupt politicans – anti American corporations and basically drain the swamp – Gitmo has been remodeled and expanded over 100% and completed – over 300 people have been arrested in Florida – this is a massive Military operation as you know our FBI and DJ have been compromised – he went on to say that bad ankle might be an ankle bracelet – Just dial it up and see what you make of it.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 9:37 am

      Info Wars? Ha ha ha.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Pieczenik? Ha ha ha. Pieczenik has. repeatedly claimed the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a “false flag” operation and that the September 11 attacks were conducted by CIA agents.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 9:48 am

      It is just unbelievable, the fantasy land, you right wing nut jobs live in.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 11:33 am

      LMAO! Ever thought of using Google Earth to verify your BS before posting?!

  4. NIT Publisher

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    December 1, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    “What the heck is a ‘preemptive pardon’ other than an admission of guilt?”

    – Dan Rather, December 1, 2020

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      Maybe to stop the phony investigations like Russia, Russia, Russia

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    Alison Redwig Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Joe Biden now has a massive mandate to govern. Huge win over Trump, wasn’t close. America is saved.

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    Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    81 million and counting!

    Bill Barr says no fraud!

    Bye Donny

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2020 at 2:43 pm

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2020 at 10:23 am

    The CDC is warning Americans not to travel to Mexico, but you will.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      You will

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      Nobody seems to listen to the CDC anyways. They never recommended government mandated lockdowns and they recommend in person learning in our schools. It amazes me that people would rather get advice from biased media outlets like CNN, Huffpo, Twitter, etc than from actual licensed medical professionals like the CDC.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2020 at 4:58 pm

        Try again with that. As stated by CDC:

        “1.There is a role for school closure in response to school-based cases of COVID-19 for decontamination and contacttracing (few days of closure), in response to significant absenteeism of staff and students (short to mediumlength, i.e. 2-4 weeks of closure), or as part of a larger community mitigation strategy for jurisdictions withsubstantial community spread* (medium to long length, i.e. 4-8 weeks or more of closure)”

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 1, 2020 at 6:14 pm

          Hey dummy, what you posted isn’t saying the CDC recommends no in person schooling. The CDC’s recommendation is IN PERSON learning for school aged children. Since children don’t shed corona virus (science!), school is the ABSOLUTE safest place for them.

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            Anonymous

            December 1, 2020 at 10:43 pm

            Everytime you nitwits keep using the word “shed” you’re lying through your teeth because you don’t understand the word. Look it up. Children share the virus just like other humans of all ages are capable of doing.

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            Anonymous

            December 1, 2020 at 11:18 pm

            Lady, you are the one who doesn’t understand. Children DO NOT shed corona virus. This is verified by actual licensed medical professionals and can even be empirically observed as there have been no covid outbreaks in day cares or primary schools. What the heck do you mean by ‘sharing’ virus?!?!?! If a individual is not shedding virus, others cannot become infected by that individual.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 11:17 am

      I wish Fat Ass Orange Man would go and the Cartels would get him!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2020 at 9:30 am

    It wasn’t just the reporting power of the news media but the censorship power of Big Tech that could be credited with shaping the election.

    • NIT Publisher

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      December 1, 2020 at 10:09 am

      My Twitter and Facebook feeds were loaded with right-wing propaganda. Didn’t seem censored at all. People in my “friends” list were sharing and commenting on some very whacky stories from fringe sites.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2020 at 10:27 am

      That’s not what censorship is. Censorship is being stopped from saying what you want, not somebody else being made to use their private, for-profit business to help you say it. Republicans are just fine with talk radio and far-right tv stations and newspapers, but because they don’t really understand tech very well, it drives them crazy. They claim to understand the law, but this isn’t what the law says.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    The left is trying frantically to sweep the evidence under the carpet like they always do. Butttttttt this time TRUTH will be revealed..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Trump will be back to hawking cheap vodka in 2 months.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 30, 2020 at 7:22 pm

        and you will buy it by the case

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 30, 2020 at 10:16 pm

          I would hope that no one is that stupid enough to waste their money.

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            Anonymous

            December 2, 2020 at 2:06 pm

            Oh, I know a group that is that stupid. The same group that has donated $170 million to aid the Trump family cartel in paying their bills. The Trumps apparently need some help in this area despite being the great business people they are supposed to be.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    All of you who voted for Harris will want to kick yourself for doing it. She’ll be a good subject to make fun of on all the late night talk shows and SNL. And I’m going to love every minute of it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Joe Biden is the projected loser of the 2020 US Presidential Election . Sources: Public data, affidavits of hundreds of witnesses, others.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      Hahaha
      Keep that keg of orange Kool Aid flowing.

    • NIT Publisher

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      December 1, 2020 at 10:14 am

      What is wrong with you this morning?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2020 at 10:23 am

      Name one legitimate source. Just one.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Religious fanatics have take over the Whitehouse – what did you have to say about the gay old times when your hero the gay blade occupied it – trash talk by pubic servants. GOway -far away !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Weeeeez conservatives are down to earth people and only become riled when threatened – most of the crowd has already joined the militia as the pickens were good at Harts Bros and Fleet Farm – left a few air rifles for you big mouth educated idiots persay old fellow!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    I have never seen a group of people that are more whiny, bitchy & and wacko then the republican party.
    They make Hilary & the Democrats from 2016 look sane, which is a hard thing to do. The republican party has gone so down hill & conspiracy theory wacko that I do not even recognize it anymore.
    Sad, Just Sad

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2020 at 9:42 am

    The COVID restrictions some of these governors impose on religious entities are way too limiting and encroach upon the liberties granted to us by the constitution. The Supreme Court needs to take a look at our Constitution and do the right thing. Whatever happened to separation of church and state?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2020 at 10:05 am

      Who are you kidding? The pervert religious fanatics have taken over the white house and senate.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 30, 2020 at 1:35 pm

        remember that when you attend a funeral for a family member, or celebrate, Christmas!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Student loans are a giant scam designed to let universities charge more and more and more while delivering less and less and less. They are super spreaders of woke communism, and it’s time to flatten the curve.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    The recount of the two counties in Wisconsin that tRump wanted are over. tRump paid $3MIL to have Biden’s lead expand by 87 votes. Joe should send a thank you note to tRump for finding more lost votes for Joe.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2020 at 11:14 am

    You’re INVALID, Your vote should be disqualified if you voted for DUMB ASS Fat Ass Orange Man! GO AWAY IDIOT!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Love This Quote from Fox News regarding Trump’s tweet that president elect Joe Biden must prove he received his vote legally in order for Trump to allow him inti the White House:

    “Trump’s tweet came after Biden crossed the 80 million-vote threshold with ballots still being counted, giving the former vice president a lead of more than 6 million votes. Fox News and other media outlets have projected that Biden has won the presidency. There is no requirement for Biden to “prove” his votes were legally obtained for him to take office.”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 29, 2020 at 11:19 am

      Yep, even Fox News knows that Trump got his A$$ kicked in the election.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Time to move on.Get on with our lives instead of thinking Trumps still the Pres.he’s fired as in his own words.Here is fo his big plans to the wall that will never be completed what a waste of his time such a fool.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 28, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Ballot tampering is a FEDERAL crime.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2020 at 10:08 am

      Yes, that’s why Trump had the Russians do it for him in 2016