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Posted on: February 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Five public hearings on agenda for Council February 18

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The final Muscatine City Council meeting of February will be a busy one with five public hearings scheduled as part of a full agenda of action items for the Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) regular session.


Three of the public hearings concern development agreements for three housing projects that are scheduled to begin construction in Muscatine in the near future. Another public hearing will be held on the plans and specifications for the upcoming Phase 5 of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project. The fifth public hearing will seek public comment on declaring certain city owned real estate as surplus.


The Muscatine City Council will meet virtually for their regular session starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. 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.


Also on the agenda is the first reading of an ordinance that will amend City Code to align with state code in regards to persons violating the disorderly conduct code, and the third reading of an ordinance establishing a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District for the Colorado Lofts Project and Steamboat Apartment development.


Now that the budget review session has been completed, the Council will be asked to set the date for a Public Hearing on the Maximum Tax Levy for the Fiscal Year 2021/2022 budget. This is one of two public hearings that must be held before the budget can be approved and filed with the Muscatine County Auditor. The Maximum Tax Levey public hearing is tentatively scheduled for the March 4 Council meeting.


Click AGENDA to download the February 18, 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 by conference call since Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency on March 19, 2020.


To join the conference call by computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone click on the following link can also listen to the meeting with their phone by dialing +1 (571317-3122 and use the access code 292-805-117.


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.


Muscatine City Council 
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

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