Oskaloosa City Council For July 2

Oskaloosa City Council for July 2, 2012

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council was in nearly the same situation as their counterparts at the county, facing a lite agenda.

The group got down to business, passing the consent agenda, which included a resolution scheduling a public hearing for August 6, 2012 to consider levying a special assessment against private property for weed cutting by the city in accordance with Section 8.20 of the City Code of the City of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and directing notice to the owners of the property to be assessed.

Also in the consent agenda was the purchase of one new 2012 Ford F250 4×4 pickup truck from Carriker Ford at a cost of $25,717.00.

After a question over an invoice from the Baker Group, the consent agenda was passed.

Announcements of vacancies to the following boards were once again announced. Building Code Board of Appeals, Enterprise Zone Commission, Housing Trust Fund Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, Library Board and the Board of Adjustment.

The position on the Oskaloosa Water board had a nominee for the position from Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt to have Errin Keltner fill the upcoming vacancy to the board.

Councilman Jason Van Zetten brought up a concern about the length of term that currently stands at 6 years, and reducing that time to 2 years.

In previous discussion about the Oskaloosa Water Board, the possibility of moving to a 5 member board from the current 3 member board has been discussed. So, in an upcoming work session, the council will decide on the length of the appointments to the board, as well as expanding the size of the board.

A motion was made to table the appointment until the next council meeting.

A public hearing was held to consider levying a special assessment against private property for weed cutting that was done by the City of Oskaloosa in accordance with section 8.20 of the city code of the City of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

The resolution passed.

The next scheduled meeting of the Oskaloosa City Council will be July 16th at 6:30 pm in the council chambers on the second floor of city hall.

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