Council to adopt goals for 2023 calendar year

The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings during their first regular meeting of November this evening, Thursday, November 3, while Muscatine Mayor Brad Bark will issue a proclamation setting Small Business Saturday on November 26 and then swear in a new police officer.

The City Council meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, Iowa. 

A virtual session 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 attending in person. Instructions for joining the virtual session are listed below.

The first public hearing will be to review the plans and specifications for replacing the tipping floor at the Muscatine Transfer Station. The second public hearing concerns the vacation of a utility easement at 5105 Sevig Street.

The Council will also be adopting the City Council Goals for the 2023 calendar year. The goals were developed during a Council work session on October 12. The Council identified major accomplishments of the City in 2022, reviewed various metrics associated with each of the City’s priority areas (Vibrant, Safe, and Health Community, Reliable Public Infrastructure, and Customer Service), reviewed the status of the Council’s 2022 goals, and identified goals for 2023 that align with the City’s strategic plan adopted in 2020.

Among the other actions Thursday, the Council will:

  • Approve a resolution supporting Muscatine as a host city for the 50th Anniversary of RAGBRAI in 2023;
  • Award a contract for the demolition of a structure at 713 Locust;
  • Set a public hearing for the sale of property at Lot 1 Arrowhead Lake subdivision;
  • Approve the Annual Urban Renewal report for Fiscal Year 2021/2022;

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, November 3, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CDT)

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