Three FEMA projects on agenda for City Council Thursday

Muscatine City Hall

A brief agenda highlights the Muscatine City Council meeting Thursday, but does include the authorization to proceed with several FEMA approved projects after the 2019 flood.

The Muscatine City Council will meet in a virtual session at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 3. Details on attending the virtual meeting are listed below.

The meeting will also be the first official meeting for Muscatine’s new City Administrator Carol Webb. After officially stepping into the City Administrator role on August 24, Webb has spent the first week and a half visiting the various City departments and meeting with the leadership team for the City of Muscatine.

Replacing the wooden fence along Spillway Lane, the chain link fence in Riverside Park, and the replacement of the concrete apron for the riverfront restroom facility are three projects that will receive funding from FEMA and the State of Iowa. The request to approve purchase orders for the City’s portion of the projects will be voted on by the Council Thursday night.

The Council will also hear a request to approve a resolution for the City to request reimbursement of costs associated with the COVID-19 health crisis through the Covid-19 Local Government Relief Fun from the State of Iowa. The resolution is one of the requirements to apply for the funds.

The Transit Division of the Department of Public Works will also receive funds from the CARES Act if the contracts are approved by the Council. The Transit Division received a grant of $201,274 for capital costs and a grant of $374,434 for operating costs.

Finance Director Nancy Lueck will wrap up the business portion of the meeting with a brief overview of how the City stands financially from COVID-19. The brief overview will be followed by a more detailed presentation in October once the books are officially closed on Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

Click AGENDA to download the September 3, 2020, City Council agenda and/or attachments.

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 445-372-181.

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.

September 3, 2020, Regular City Council Meeting

Thu, Sep 3, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CDT)

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

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