Posted by Bobbie Holliday on Sep 30, 2019
Program:  Club Meeting
Recap from the September 23, 2019 meeting: 
Visitors:  Gretchen Nollman - President of the West Liberty Rotary Club.  Roger Lande was the guest of Sarah Lande. 
Happy News:  Alan Ostergren  thanked everyone for supporting the visit of the  Iowa Supreme Court last week.  He received really good feedback from the Judges.  Naomi DeWinter was proud of MCC student Daniel Salazar who is president of the students and has decided to run for city council.  Jessica Wittman announced that she is going to fine herself $5 for not following through with a request from Marv Krieger (not sure if that is happy news.  lol :)
Cow Bell Ringing:  Jessica Wittman rang the bell for West Liberty Rotary Club fundraiser that is on Sunday October 13 from 11 - 1, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and all the fixins for $10.   Jessica also rang the bell for Sarah and Roger Lande coming to Rotary - nice to see them. 
Program:  Brian Stineman - Public Works Director of Muscatine.  Brian gave us an update on current and upcoming projects in Muscatine.  The City Hall parking lot is having bio cells added to them to help alleviate flooding.  The bio cells allow the water to filter through the rocks and soil and drain off underground.  The West Hill sewer project is slow going and will continue until the year 2028.  There are 2 more phases after the 8th street phase is complete.  The city uses a matrix to help rate the condition of the streets and alleys in Muscatine.  Upcoming projects:  Mulberry roundabout - plans are complete and construction should begin soon.   2nd street sidewalk and streetscape project is still in the planning phase - should begin sometime next year.  Grandview Avenue construction - Hwy 61 to Pearl Avenue - will be similar to Mississippi Drive but no medians, 35 mph, improved sidewalks - bidding this winter - should begin May/June of 2020 and finish in 2 years.  Continuation of trail system from soccer complex up Houser Hill and to Discover Park should start anytime.  Park Avenue going from 4 lanes to 3 lanes should start in 2021.  One wider lane each direction with a center turn lane.  Better sidewalks, ADA accessible.   Thank you Brian
Our next meeting will be Monday, September 30, 2019, noon at the Rendezvous