Several requests from Stanley Center on lengthy Muscatine City Council agenda Thursday

Neumann Monson and Graham Construction's rendering of the transformed former Musser Library building into the Stanley Center For Peace and Security. [courtesy]

The Stanley Center for Peace and Security is ready to begin the transformation of the former Musser Public Library Building at Iowa and 3rd Street and are asking for several easements from the Muscatine City Council when they meet at 7 p.m. Thursday (August 19) in the Council Chambers of Muscatine City Hall.

A virtual meeting will also be held in conjunction with the in-person meeting for those who want to view the proceedings or make a comment but do not want to attend in person. (Details below).

The Stanley Center acquired the building from the City of Muscatine in October 2020 with plans to remodel the structure into one of the most environmentally-friendly and ecologically-sustainable buildings in the world. In order to accomplish the renovations, the Stanley Center is asking the City to grant four easements and a temporary reduction of traffic flow and parking as they begin the remodeling process.

Also on the agenda is a public hearing on the plans and specifications for the 2021-2022 Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay Project, and the approval of a resolution to begin the bidding process.

Thursday’s City Council meeting is open to the public. Citizens attending the meeting are asked to follow current CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommendations for wearing a mask indoors whether vaccinated or not. The City of Muscatine does not require wearing a mask, but does urge the public to follow Public Health and CDC recommendations when possible.

Citizens who do not want to attend the in-person meeting can watch and/or participate through the GoToMeeting virtual meeting portal. Information on joining the session and how to make a comment during the meeting is listed below. The session will also be broadcast live on the City of Muscatine YouTube channel and on Muscatine Power & Water Cable Channel 2.

Information on the presentations and other agenda items can be found by clicking AGENDA to download the August 19, 2021, City Council agenda and/or attachments.

The best way for the public to participate is to dial in to the GoToMeeting session, mute your device, watch the session on YouTube or Cable Channel 2, and, at the appropriate time, unmute your device to ask a question or make a comment. The public can also use the “chat” feature on the GoToMeeting virtual meeting to pose a question to the Mayor, Council, or staff member.

Muscatine City Council Regular Meeting | Thu, August 5, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CDT)

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