City Council hears update on Solutions Law Firm; accepts budget for fiscal year 2020-21

Meeting in regular session, Monday, March 9, the Postville City Council had just three council members present as council persons Larry Moore and Zev Frimerman were absent. 

Dawn Hernandez, who was a former Postville council person prior to leaving the area, and Stella Roederer, of Solutions Law Firm were present at the meeting and gave an update on the Postville Legal Clinic held in 2019 at Turner Hall. They thanked the Council for the City’s support and asked them to relay any ideas and/or suggestions that might better serve the community as they work with immigrants and other Postvillians. Most recently, the lawyers met with clients the first week in March.

Following a motion by council person Ross Malcom and a second by council person Mary Engstrom, the Council unanimously accepted the budget for fiscal year 2020-21 which will go into effect July 1. 

Szabo Construction, who submitted the low bid of $7,260, was  approved to demolish a house at 261 W. Stoneman Street. Also submitting a bid was Bacon Concrete who submitted a bid of $12,570.

Under the consent agenda pay requests to Jeremy Powers doing business as The Restyling Specials and Tim Kruse doing business as Kruse ‘N Bries were approved under the Owner/Occupied Grant.

At the end of the meeting the Council went into closed session to discuss issues concerning an employee grievance. Although no names were mentioned, at the conclusion of the closed session a motion was made to offer a settlement agreement to the employee. The City dismissed the grievance request by a 3-0 margin.