MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will be asked to give their approval to the contracts and bonds for the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project and Phase 5 of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project during its Thursday (April 15, 2021) regular session.
The Muscatine City Council will meet in Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall for the meeting that starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. City staff members with agenda items will be allowed in Council Chambers for the meeting but public access to Council Chambers will not be permitted due to COVID protocols.
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.
The first item on the agenda Thursday is a public hearing on the annual application for state and federal transit funds for Fiscal Year 2022. A public hearing is required before Council approval of the application. The funds will be applied to the Transit Division’s operating and capital expenses.
Hagerty Earthworks, LLC, was awarded the $6.2 million contract for Phase 5 of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project at the April 1 Council meeting. The contract, bond, and insurance have been executed by the contractor, reviewed by the city engineer, and recommended for approval by city staff. Phase 5 picks up where Phase 4 stopped last fall beginning on West 8th Street and includes work on Lucas and Climer Streets over the next two years.
A public information meeting has been tentatively scheduled for 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21. Those residents in the affected areas of the work may attend the meeting in Council Chambers but are required to wear a mask and social distance. The meeting is open to all interested parties and will also be conducted virtually. The log in information for the virtual meeting will be announced after Council approves the contract and bond.
Heuer Construction, Inc., was awarded the $7.7 million contract for the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project at the April 1 Council meeting. The contract, bond, and insurance have been executed by the contractor, reviewed by the city engineer, and recommended for approval by city staff.
A public information meeting will be scheduled once the contract and bond have been approved by the Muscatine City Council and the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Information on the recommended contracts and other agenda items can be found by clicking AGENDA to download the April 15, 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.
Muscatine City Council In-Depth Meeting | Thu, Apr 15, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/905873525 You can also use your phone at +1 (872) 240-3412 and use Access Code: 905-873-525 New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/905873525
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