Council to hear reports on explorer program, code enforcement, at tonight’s council meeting

The Muscatine City Council will hear four presentations at their October In-Depth meeting Thursday (Oct. 13). 

Presentations will be given on the Explorer Program with the Muscatine Fire Department, City of Muscatine Code Enforcement services, an overview of the budget-basis financial statement for FY 2021-2022, and an update on the use of American Rescue Plan Act funds. 

The City Council meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, Iowa. A virtual session will be held in conjunction with the in-person meeting with instructions for joining the virtual session listed below.

Assistant Community Development Director Andrew Fangman will provide the Council with an overview of the Code Enforcement service, and then discuss three areas covered in the Code of the City of Muscatine. Those areas include snow and ice on sidewalks, weed and vegetation management, and nuisances.

That will be followed by two presentations from Finance Director Nancy Lueck. The first will be an overview of the Budget Basis Financial Statement for the year ended June 30, 2022. The second will be an overview of the budgeted uses for the American Rescue Plan Funds received by the City of Muscatine.

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

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.

On-Line Participation

To view or participate virtually, click on the link below or call in to the GoToMeeting. Be sure to mute your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone (press *6 when using phone or mute button on computer). 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 GoToMeeting to pose a question to the Mayor, Council, or staff member. Those wishing to speak should 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, October 13, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CDT)

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