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Posted on: March 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Council to conduct public hearing on proposed budget March 18

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will preside over three public hearings during its Thursday (March 18, 2021) regular session including two on the City of Muscatine budget.


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.


The first public hearing concerns the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 City of Muscatine budget. This is the final step before the Council adopts the budget that will begin July 1, 2021 and run through June 30, 2022. The Council held budget review sessions in January and February following months of work by City staff to develop the new budget. Public comment on the proposed budget is encouraged during the public hearing using the GoToMeeting link information below.


The second public hearing concerns Amendment #1 to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget that ends on June 30, 2021. Several changes in the current budget were discussed and are scheduled to be adopted by City Council following the required public hearing. Public comment on the proposed amendment to the current budget is encouraged during the public hearing using the GoToMeeting link information below.


The third public hearing concerns a development agreement with JNP Family 1, LP, and Alex Foundation, for the construction for 42 units of rental housing on Steamboat Way for low and moderate income individuals and families. Public comment on the development agreement is encouraged during the public hearing using the GoToMeeting link information below.


Information on the public hearings and other agenda items can be found by clicking AGENDA to download the March 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 virtually 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 (646749-3122 and use the access code 489-477-325.


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 Regular Session
Thu, Mar 18, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

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