Muscatine City Council asked to approve West Side Trail Memorial Gazebo

The Muscatine City Council will be asked to approve a proposed Memorial Gazebo near the south entrance to the Soccer West Complex when the Council convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday (November 4) in the Council Chambers of Muscatine City Hall.

A virtual meeting will be held in conjunction with the in-person meeting for those who want to view the proceedings or make a comment but do not feel comfortable in attending in person. Details for joining that meeting are listed below.

The family of the late Charles Harper, who was an avid bicyclist, is petitioning the Council to approve a permanent improvement on public property in the form of a Memorial Gazebo along the West Side Trail near the east entrance to the Soccer West parking lot on South Houser Street. The Harper family will donate the materials and labor to construct the gazebo.

Also on the agenda are several housekeeping items from the Finance Department in regards to the internal advancement of funds for Tax Increment Urbana Renewal Projects, and the annual appropriation for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) rebate obligations.

The Council will also be asked to approve the contract and bond for the 2021/2022 Full-Depth Patching Project. The list of streets to be included in the 2021/2022 project were selected from a matrix developed to rank streets and alleys in Muscatine. Heuer Construction, Inc., was the apparent low responsive, responsible low bidder at $440,800. The project is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2022.

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.

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 November 3, 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, Nov. 4, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CDT)
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You can also use your phone by dialing +1 (224) 501-3412, follow the prompts, and type in Access Code 376-322-253 when prompted.

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Please mute your computer or phone while listening to the proceedings (press *6 when using phone or mute button on computer). A chat window is available when you use your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Those wishing to speak or to ask a question are asked to use the chat box to post a message that will be seen by the Mayor who will address the questions or call on the speaker in turn. Those using their phones must wait until the Mayor asks for additional comments. The Mayor will recognize you prior to you addressing the Council.