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City of Mason City council meeting minutes and expense report – November 21, 2023

MASON CITY – The following are the city council meeting minutes and expenses paid by the city of Mason City for the period ending on November 21, 2023:

Mason City Room, November 21, 2023
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 Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library at 6:00 P.M., on November 21, 2023. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called, there were present, Mayor Schickel in the Chair and the following Council Members: Masson, Jaszewski, Latham, Adams, Symonds. Absent: Lee.

1. Presentation by ISG on the
Riverwalk, Bike Park and Bike Trails:
Bike Park highlights included Preliminary Planning, the Project Area for Bid Package 1 which would include 3 plus miles of mountain bike trails and Bid Package 2 which would encompass the Bike Park and Pump Track. Also mentioned was the Shelter Area with renderings for all the different phases.

Council comments and questions followed.

Willow Creek Riverwalk Project highlights included the different segmented locations (Willow Creek, Southbridge Mall, and the US 65/Delaware Northbound) and the focal points of each segment contained including a Gateway Sculptures that could be seen from vehicles, a rubberized recreation area and featured lighting and seating. In addition, they highlighted Interstate Park stating that was a hidden gem with a lot of potential and their hope was to connect to that and bookend the area. They concluded the presentation with an overview of the budget and stressed the importance of keeping the scope high quality while controlling the cost ($3,480,000 to $3,550,000). A timeline was also providing with the project letting scheduled to be in February of 2024 and construction to start in the spring of 2024 and completion sometime in 2025.

Council comments and questions followed regarding accessibility, the number of parking spaces lost and how that would be dealt with, the durability and maintenance of the lighting and concerns regarding the flood plain.

Administrator Burnett explained that while there were a number of parking spots lost this would hopefully encourage people to use the spaces well and reviewed how parking was currently being used in the arena area. He also stated one of the biggest concerns was to keep the topography in place and realize the vision and make it come alive while staying within budget.

The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:53 p.m.

/s/Bill Schickel
Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

Publish 11-28-23
Emailed 11-22-23


Mason City Room 11-21-23
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 November 21, 2023. 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: Jaszewski, Masson, Symonds, Adams, Latham. Absent: Lee.

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

Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of November 7, 2023; Claims dated November 9 and 16, 2023, in the amount of $2,346,190.78; Rib Crib – Class C Liquor, Outdoor Service, Catering Privilege; Columbia Club – Class C Liquor; L.D.’s Filling Station – Class C Liquor, Outdoor Service; Historic Park Inn – Class C Liquor, Catering, Outdoor Service; Tobacco License– Sweet Fire Tobacco 65, Inc., 116 5th Street SW, Suite E; Submission of FY 2022-2023 State TIF Report to the State of Iowa; Resolution No. 23-234, obligating and appropriating Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Funds for the repayment of eligible debts for fiscal year 2025; Resolution No. 23-235, Declare Necessity and Establish an Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and Approve Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Expanded Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Area; Resolution No. 23-236, approving the purchase of one dump body and the removal and installation of new dump body from Highway Truck Equipment of Fort Dodge, Iowa for the Operation and Maintenance Division; Resolution No. 23-237, authorizing the negotiation, execution and delivery of Lease No. 003-0694524-101 dated November 13, 2003, in the principal amount not to exceed $36,777.00, between the city of Mason City, Iowa 50401 and the Huntington National Bank, 11100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700, Minnetonka, MN 55305; Resolution No. 23-238, authorizing the negotiation, execution and delivery of Lease No. 003-0694524-102 dated November 13, 2003, in the principal amount not to exceed $36,777.00, between the city of Mason City, Iowa 50401 and the Huntington National Bank, 11100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700, Minnetonka, MN 55305; Resolution No. 23-239, authorizing the negotiation, execution and delivery of Lease No. 003-0694524-103 dated November 13, 2003, in the principal amount not to exceed $36,777.00, between the city of Mason City, Iowa 50401 and the Huntington National Bank, 11100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700, Minnetonka, MN 55305; Resolution No. 23-240, of support and financial commitment for the Main Street Mason City program and authorizing execution of a Main Street Iowa Program Agreement, was presented. Motion, Masson; 2nd, Jaszewski that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

28550 Bike Park and Trails – Bid Package 1”: The Public Hearing was held as per published notice. Mayor Schickel asked if there were any written comments 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. Motion, Latham; 2nd Symonds that Resolution No. 23-241 adopting plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost for the “28550 Bike Park and Trails – Bid Package 1”, and 23-242 making award of contract to Rock Solid Trail Contracting, LLC of Denver, Colorado Copper Harbor, MI, for the “28550 Bike Park and Trails – Bid Package 1”, be adopted and the bid tabulation with recommended bid from Rock Solid Trail Contracting, LLC of Cooper Harbor, MI in the amount of $522,733.67. be accepted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

Development Agreement with NICEDC: The Public Hearing was held as per published notice. Mayor Schickel asked if there were any written comments 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. Motion, Adams; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 23-243, approving Development Agreement with North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation, Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments and Pledging Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the changes. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

Amending Corporate City Limits: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that the Ordinance amending the city code, by repealing Title 1 “Administration”, Chapter 5 “Corporate Limits”, Section 1, “Corporate Limits”, in its entirety and adopting a new Section 1 in lieu thereof, to update the boundaries of the City of Mason City, in conjunction with annexation, be received and placed on file for Second Consideration. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

Denial of Class E Retail Alcohol and Tobacco License for Northside Liquor located at 1303 N Federal Avenue: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Jaszewski to deny the Class E Retail Alcohol and Tobacco License for Northside Liquor, 1303 North Federal Avenue. Discussion followed regarding the reason for the denial, who would be operating the business after the denial, possible changes to the City Code, other establishments, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:27 p.m.

/s/Bill Schickel
Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

Publish 11-28-23
Emailed 11-22-23

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