Two to be sworn into Muscatine Fire Department, Lifesaving Award to be presented at Thursday’s City Council meeting

[City of Muscatine]

Two individuals will be sworn into service as members of the Muscatine Fire Department while a Muscatine Police officer will be presented the Lifesaving Award during the Thursday (July 7) Muscatine City Council meeting. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, Iowa.

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. 

City of Muscatine Mayor Brad Bark will lead Joe Colon and Mike Fleming as they recite and affirm their oath of office as a member of the Muscatine Fire Department. Mayor Bark will also present the Lifesaving Award to Lt. Jeff Jirak of the Muscatine Police Department later in the meeting.

Two public hearings are on the agenda for Thursday. The first public hearing concerns the plans, specifications, form of contract, and cost estimates for the proposed 67th Avenue Sidewalk Improvement Project. The two-year project will be sent out for bid once approved by the Muscatine City Council.

The second public hearing regards an proposed application for a Community Development Block Grant to support the Mulberry Neighborhood Revitalization Pilot Project. The findings of a Community Needs Assessment will be presented to Council and the public during the hearing along with what activities the city anticipates pursing to address those needs. 

Thursday’s City Council meeting is open to the public. 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 City Council agenda and/or attachments. 

The best way for the public to participate virtually is to log on or dial in to the GoToMeeting session, mute your device, watch the session on YouTube or Cable Channel 2. At the appropriate time, you will be able to 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.

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.

Muscatine City Council Meeting | Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CDT)

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