Contracts to demolish four structures are on the City Council agenda

The Muscatine City Council is expected to approve the demolition of four structures as the City of Muscatine continues to work on removing unsafe structures that are a hazard to public safety and return the parcel to a state that can be redeveloped, if possible, and returned to the tax rolls.

The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Council Chambers of Muscatine City Hall. The public is welcomed to attend the meeting in person. 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 virtual 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 Civic-TV (Muscatine Power & Water Cable Channel 2).

Contracts to demolish structures at 613 W. 5th Street, 1244 Dale Street, 1805 Bryan Avenue, and 1207 Cedar Street will be awarded upon approval of the resolutions by the City Council Thursday.

The Council will also be asked to approve a contract for the rehabilitation of underground pipes with Insituform Technologies, LLC, of Chesterfield, Missouri. The cured-in-place project is anticipated to save the City hundreds of thousands of dollars by using liners to repair eight sections of sewer pipe instead of digging up and replacing the pipes.

Also on the agenda is a request to enter into a professional services agreement with Bolton & Menk for a preliminary design of a roundabout at Green, Hershey, and Grandview (Carver Corner). The City Council gave consensus for the roundabout at the January 12 in-depth meeting. The preliminary design will assist other design firms working on the other buildings in the vicinity of Carver Corner that may be affected by the construction of a roundabout.

The meeting will begin with the swearing in of Muscatine firefighter John Peters by Mayor Brad Bark.

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.

A special City Council meeting will be held immediately following the regular meeting as the Council continues listening to FY 23-24 budget presentations from various City departments. On the agenda for Thursday’s session are presentations from four outside agencies seeking funds from the City of Muscatine including the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Senior Resources, the Humane Society, and the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA).

Budget discussions between the City Council and the various City of Muscatine departments will continue at 8 a.m. on February 4 in the City Council Chambers of Muscatine City Hall. Discussions will continue on February 7 with a final review on February 8. A complete timetable for the budget discussions can be found by clicking on BUDGET SCHEDULE.

On-Line Participation

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Muscatine City Council Meeting | Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CDT)

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