Muscatine City Council to hear report on COVID-19 impact at tonight’s meeting

Muscatine City Hall

A report on the financial impact of the COVID-19 shut down on the City of Muscatine will be presented during the Muscatine City Council’s In-Depth session Thursday (May 14). Council members will also receive the list of businesses receiving the Economic Assistance for Muscatine Small Businesses loans.

The Muscatine City Council will meet in virtual session at 7 p.m. Thursday. In-depth (or study) sessions are typically used to receive reports from City staff on a variety of topics including ongoing projects and for Council members to ask questions of staff about the reports. Action items are normally not a part of In-depth sessions.

Finance Director Nancy Lueck has worked with the various department heads to review areas where revenue losses might occur and areas where expenditures can be reduced during the second half of 2020. Her report will highlight the anticipated shortfall in revenue for the remainder of the calendar year and the work of City staff to meet those anticipated shortfalls.

Community Development Director Jodi Royal-Goodwin will present to the Council the list of businesses to be awarded COVID-19 economic assistance through the City’s Economic Assistance for Muscatine Small Businesses program. The program is a public-private collaboration between the City of Muscatine, the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, and the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry to assist in small business recovery from the lock down.

How to attend, speak at virtual meeting –

Meetings of the Muscatine City Council have been held by conference call since Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency on March 19, 2020. To join the conference call by computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone click on the following link Citizens can also listen to the meeting with their phone by dialing +1 (872) 240-3311 and use the access code 269-055-493.

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 In-Depth Session
Thu, May 14, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 269-055-493

This story originally appeared on the Voice of Muscatine. Read More local stories here.

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