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What to Expect from the Storm Lake City Council's Monday Meeting

November 29, 2019 9:33am

(Storm Lake, IA) -- There will be a special session of the Storm Lake City Council on December 2nd at 4 pm to assess the city manager during her annual evaluation. As well as a motion to adjust the city manager's compensation as appropriate.

A session of the Storm Lake City Council will follow starting at 5 pm. There will be a motion for the City of Storm Lake to be a grant sponsor for the Storm Lake Community School District's ecology class for a $50,000 IDALS Urban Conservation Water Quality Initiative grant. The school district needs a fiscal sponsor to complete the application. As the fiscal sponsor, Storm Lake would collect the grant funds and disperse them to the class. No funds are being asked from the city so it would have no fiscal impact on the city.

Also, there will be a motion to reconsider the motion from the November 18th meeting concerning the $1,885 used for travel to D.C. by the mayor, a city council member, and city manager to watch a city employee receive a national award. Brian Oak Leaf said, “After consulting with our auditor and attorney, we have additional information for the council's consideration of this motion and provide the opportunity to go in another direction.”

On November 19th the city was given checks and instructed to receipt the funds into the city account as reimbursements for expenses. Contra-entries are not allowed and no vehicle could be found to properly account for these funds.

There will be a motion to approve professional engineering services with ISG for the Storm Lake Water Treatment Plant Electrical Motor Control Center (MCC) replacement project. This project will replace the current motor control center at the water treatment plant. The current unit is obsolete since the manufacturer is no longer in business and it is thus difficult to find replacement parts. The MCC is an integral part of the water treatment plant since it controls the multiple motors used in the operation.

If the MCC were to be damaged and unrepairable, it would be nearly impossible to process water. The cost would not exceed $27,000.

A 3rd reading of the Strom Lake Industrial Park Urban Renewal Plan, a motion setting up a public hearing for an update on the United Community Health Center Community Development Block Grant, and a resolution adopting Storm Lake's Airport Capital Improvement Program Submittal will take place as well.