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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Council to conduct two public hearings Thursdays (Feb. 4)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings as they work through a rather light agenda for the first regular meeting of February on Thursday (Feb. 4, 2021). 

 

Council members continue to hold budget review sessions with City staff including Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. session with outside agencies including the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GMCCI), Senior Resources, Vision 20/20, the Humane Society, and the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA). 

 

The Council was scheduled to have a budget review session tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 3) but that session has been cancelled and the topics moved to the Saturday (Feb. 6) session. Those topics feature the divisions of the Department of Public Works but will start with an interaction between the Council members and local Iowa legislators. The Saturday session starts at 8 a.m. with links to the virtual sessions available at by clicking BUDGET REVIEW SESSION SCHEDULE. The session will also be broadcast live on the City of Muscatine YouTube channel.

 

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 will also be shown live on Muscatine Power & Water Cable Channel 2.

 

The first public hearing Thursday will be on a proposed amendment to the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Plan. The City periodically amends the Urban Renewal Plan to allow for future tax increment (TIF) funding to be used for new Economic Development Agreements, new projects or programs, or to continue existing projects or programs. A resolution to approve the amendment will be voted on later in the meeting.

 

The second public hearing will discuss the potential disposition of excess parcels of land that are not needed by the City of Muscatine. A series of resolutions to approve the sale of these five parcels will be conducted later in the meeting.

 

Click AGENDA to download the February 4, 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

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/517956477Citizens can also listen to the meeting with their phone by dialing +1 (646) 749-3122 and use the access code 517-956-477.

 

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 Meeting 
Thu, Feb 4, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/517956477 

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122  Access Code: 517-956-477

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