Summer reading program, agreement with Fruitland on trash services on tonight’s city council agenda

Muscatine City Council [courtesy City of Muscatine]

A short agenda will greet the members of the Muscatine City Council when they meet Thursday for their first regular session of the month.

Only five action items are on the agenda including requests to approve agreements between Muscatine and Fruitland for refuse and recycling collection services, and between Muscatine and the Muscatine Humane Society to support animal control services provided by the City.

The Muscatine City Council will meet in Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. City staff members with agenda items will be in Council Chambers but public access to the in-person meeting will not be permitted at this time.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the meeting will be an overview of the Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center summer programming by Youth Services Manager Betty Collins.

One of the most anticipated programs of the summer is Summer Reading 2021 that will take children, teens, and families on a quest through reading to find clues and hunt for treasure in the Muscatine park system. A variety of programs are offered in the summer, and year round, at the Musser Public Library for patrons of all ages.

With public access to the Council Chambers not permitted, those wanting to watch or participate in the meeting can attend through the virtual GoToMeeting 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.

Information on the presentations and other agenda items can be found by clicking AGENDA to download the June 3, 2021, City Council agenda and/or attachments.

The best way for the public to participate is to dial in to the GoToMeeting session, mute your device, watch the session on YouTube or Cable Channel 2, and, at the appropriate time, unmute your device to ask a question or make a comment. The public can also use the “chat” feature on the GoToMeeting virtual meeting to pose a question to the Mayor, Council, or staff member.

How to attend, speak at virtual meeting –

Meetings of the Muscatine City Council have been held virtually since Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency on March 19, 2020.

Join the meeting from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone by clicking the following link:

You can also use your phone by dialing +1 (224) 501-3412, follow the prompts, and type in Access Code 488-864-237 when prompted.

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