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Posted on: September 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Council to set public hearings for two projects Thursday

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will be asked to scheduled two public hearings and hear the final readings of two ordinances when the Council convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday (September 2) in the Council Chambers of Muscatine City Hall. 

 

A virtual meeting will also 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 are below).

 

The Department of Public Works has compiled a list of streets to be included in the 2021/2022 Full Depth Patching Project. The streets tentatively included for the 2021/2022 program were selected from a matrix developed to rank streets and alleys in Muscatine. A public hearing is required prior to approving the plans and specifications for the 2021/2022 project, and the soliciting of bids. The public hearing is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on September 16 in the City Council Chambers.

 

 The Council approved the plans and specifications for the 2021/2022 Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay Project, the other part of the annual Street Maintenance Program, during the August 16 meeting.

 

Jon Koch, director of the Water Resource and Recovery Facility, is asking Council to set a public hearing on September 16 concerning the Safety Platform Project at the Papoose Lift Station. The project will install aluminum safety platforms and stairs to extend out to valves and other pieces of equipment that need regular maintenance in the dry well. A public hearing is required prior to approving the plans and specifications of the project, and the soliciting of bids. The public hearing is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on September 16 in the City Council Chambers.

 

Thursday’s City Council meeting is open to the public. Citizens attending the meeting are asked to follow current CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommendations for wearing a mask indoors whether vaccinated or not. The City of Muscatine does not require wearing a mask, but does urge the public to follow Public Health and CDC recommendations. 

 

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 September 2, 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.

 

Muscatine City Council Regular Meeting | Thu, September 2, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT) 
 
 Join the meeting from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone by clicking the following link: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/521397885


 You can also use your phone by dialing 
+1 (646) 749-3122, follow the prompts, and type in Access Code 521-397-885 when prompted.
 
 New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/521397885

 

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.

 

 

 

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