Light agenda for Thursday evening’s City Council meeting

[City of Muscatine]

The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings and vote on six action items in a rather light agenda for the final meeting of July when the Council meets in regular session Thursday (July 21 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.

One of the highlights for Thursday’s meeting will be the proclamation of Friday, July 22, as MuscaBus Driver Appreciation Day by Muscatine Mayor Brad Bark. The Mayor will also recognize Bill McCracken who was named the 2022 MuscaBus Driver of the Year.

The first public hearing concerns the Development Agreement with Kent Corporation for the former McKee Button Factory Building renovation. The agreement will come before the Council for approval in August. The second public hearing is on the plans, specifications, form of contract, and cost estimate for the proposed Transit Wash Bay Project. The project is funded by federal and local funds, and will be voted on later in the meeting.

The Council will also be asked to approve the declaration of an ambulance as surplus and authorize its donation to Ukraine in servicing the citizens during the war with Russia. This will be the third ambulance donated by Muscatine with the first two now on board a ship heading to Ukraine.

Information on the presentations and other agenda items can be found by clicking AGENDA to download a PDF version of the City Council agenda and/or attachments.

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.

On-Line Participation

To view or participate virtually, click on the link below or call in to the GoToMeeting. Be sure to mute your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone (press *6 when using phone or mute button on computer). 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 GoToMeeting to pose a question to the Mayor, Council, or staff member. Those wishing to speak should 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 21, 2022 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CDT)

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You can also use your phone by dialing +1 (669) 224-3412, follow the prompts, and type in Access Code 970-499-597 when prompted.

The link, phone number, and access code are the same for both meetings. You can remain logged on between meetings or exit and re-enter at the appropriate time.

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