Council to approve appointments to various boards and commissions during Thursday meeting

The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings on the vacation of utility easements Thursday, June 2, 2022 in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, Iowa.

A virtual meeting 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 in attending in person. Details for joining that meeting are listed below. 

Muscatine Mayor Brad Bark will open the meeting by swearing in Firefighter Dan Deckert to service with the Muscatine Fire Department, and will ask the Council to approve a lengthy list of appointments to the various boards of commissions authorized by the City of Muscatine.

A public hearing on vacating utility easements located at Lots 2 and 3 of Beau Bien Subdivision, will be followed by a public hearing on vacating utility easements at 2923 Mulberry Avenue on property owned by the First Baptist Church. Resolutions to approve the vacation will be acted on by Council later in the meeting.

The second and final reading of an ordinance updating Appendix A of the Code of the City of Muscatine to reflect current City Code and Iowa Code related to civil penalties, fines, and violations. If approved, the ordinances will be submitted for publication before becoming official. 

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.

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

The best way for the public to participate virtually is to log on or dial in to the GoToMeeting session, mute your device, watch the session on YouTube or Cable Channel 2. 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 the GoToMeeting virtual meeting to pose a question to the Mayor, Council, or staff member.

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 Meeting | Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CDT)

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

You can also use your phone by dialing +1 (669) 224-3412, follow the prompts, and type in Access Code 970-499-597 when prompted.

The link, phone number, and access code are the same for both meetings. You can remain logged on between meetings or exit and re-enter at the appropriate time.

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