OSKALOOSA — The proposed South Central Regional Airport project and the city’s rental inspection program are among the items on the agenda during Tuesday’s meeting of the Oskaloosa City Council.
Due to the President’s Day holiday, the city council will be meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the City Council chambers.
As always, a time for community comment will be heard following roll call. According to the agenda, the community is encouraged to come and speak before the mayor and City Council. Speakers are asked to keep their statements brief. Additionally, it is requested that any questions should be asked of the city staff, council or mayor before speaking to the full council so concerns may be properly researched and answered away from the meeting.
The consent agenda includes routine topics including approval of payments and pay requests, amendments, approval of sales, policy resolutions and public hearing scheduling. Items included in the consent agenda are considered routine, according to the agenda, and may be enacted by one motion. If an item bears discussion, it may be discussed and moved-upon separately.
A resolution was passed on Jan. 17 by the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors to amend a 28E agreement between the county and the cities of Oskaloosa and Pella regarding the joint acquisition, construction, equipping, use, expansion and operation of an airport facility. The supervisor’s vote is intended to remove Mahaska County from all aspects of the 28E agreement, however all possible changes to the agreement must be approved by all parties.
On Feb. 7, the Pella City Council passed a resolution denying the request of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors to amend the 28E agreement. The Oskaloosa City Council will consider a resolution denying the Mahaska County request at tonight’s meeting.
The Rental Housing Inspection program will also be discussed and the council is expected to consider a resolution approving the program administrative policy and an amended fee schedule. City staff are working toward an implementation date of July 1, 2017, with inspections to begin in fall of 2017. In addition to the above resolution, the city council would need to approve three readings of amendments to Title 15 of the Oskaloosa Municipal Code and approve a contract with Iowa Inspections, LLC.
Public Works Director Akhilesh Pal has also submitted considerations for roadwork projects including the Sheriff Avenue Reconstruction Project and the First Avenue East Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation Project.
The Oskaloosa City Council agenda and packet information can be found on the city website, at www.oskaloosaiowa.org/AgendaCenter.
— Herald staff writer Angie Holland can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @OskyAngie.