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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL





  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

  5. CONSENT AGENDA

    The following items are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the Agenda.

    * Items 6A - Approval of City Council Minutes

    A. Regular City Council Minutes – March 20, 2014

    * Items 8A-F - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request on second reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License for Saints Mary and Mathias School Home and School Association, 100 Harbor Drive (Pearl City Station) – Saint Mary and Mathias Church (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Loos Inc., 711 Park Avenue – Loos Inc. (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Casey’s General Store #2944, 3010 University Drive – Casey’s Marketing Company (pending inspections)

    D. Request for renewal of a Special Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Hy-Vee Market Café, 2400 – 2nd Avenue – Hy-Vee, Inc. (pending inspections)

    E. Request to approve an Outdoor Service Permit for The Pearl, 101 West Mississippi Drive (Parking Lot) – The Pearl, LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    F. Request from Flickinger Learning Center for Use of City Property for a 5K Run

    This request is for the use of city property by the Flickinger Learning Center for a 5K Run on July 19, 2014 from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will leave the high school via Bonnie Drive, travel down Mulberry Avenue to the school board office and then return back to the high school.

    * Item 9A – From the Mayor

    A. Proclamation Declaring April 6-12, 2014 as Muscatine Volunteer Week

    * Items 12A-J - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – March 10 & 17, 2014

    B. Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees – February 25, 2014

    C. Zoning Board of Adjustment – March 4, 2014

    D. MP&W Communications Utility – February 2014

    E. MP&W Communications Utility Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Net Position – February

    F. MP&W Electric Utility – February 2014

    G. MP&W Electric Utility Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Net Position – February

    H. MP&W Water Utility – February 2014

    I. MP&W Water Utility Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Net Position – February

    J. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – February 2014

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $944,612.43 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Public Hearing to Allow Public Comment on the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Plan

      The MMHA is required to annually conduct a public hearing to allow for public comment and discussion on any changes to the goals, objectives and policies of the agency.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

    2. Proposed Approval of City of Muscatine’s Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Years 2014 through 2018

      This public hearing concerns the approval of the City of Muscatine’s Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal years 2014 through 2018. The City Council has reviewed drafts of the proposed CIP. Prior to the adoption of a final draft of the plan, a public hearing is required.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

  8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Accepting Capital Funding Program (CFP) Formula Grant, Approving Amendments to the CFP Annual and Five-Year Action Plan and Authorizing Housing Administrator to Execute the Consolidated Annual Contributions Contract on Behalf of the Board of Commissioners 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting a CFP formula grant, approving amendments to the CFP annual and five-year action plan and authorizing the Housing Administrator to execute the Consolidated Annual Contributions Contract on behalf of the Board of Commissioners. The MMHA annually receives CFP formula grants for the purpose of improving living conditions at Sunset Park and the Clark House. In March the MMHA was informed its allocation for federal fiscal year 2014 is $160,589. It is now necessary for City Council to take action to accept the grant.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving the City of Muscatine’s Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Years 2014 through 2018 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the City of Muscatine’s Capital Improvement plan for fiscal years 2014 through 2018. The City Council has reviewed drafts of the proposed CIP and staff is now recommending its adoption.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Executing Lease Amendment of Public Property in Greenwood Cemetery to Towerco 2013 LLC for Communication Purposes 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution executing a lease amendment of public property in Greenwood Cemetery to Towerco 2013 LLC for communications purposes. The company is currently renting the west tower and is interested in extending the lease time period to 2043. The city would continue to receive 10% increases for each renewal period. With the amended lease, the city will receive 25% of the gross lease payments from all additional tower renters.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Request to Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Muscatine County to Conduct Building Inspections 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Muscatine County to conduct building inspections. The MOU permits the city to act on behalf of Muscatine County to conduct site plan reviews, construction plan reviews, approve and issue construction permits, and retain fees for inspection services based on the adopted City of Muscatine permit and review fee schedule. The MOU has been unanimously approved by the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    5. Request from Police Department to Purchase Two Stalker Radar Units 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to purchase two Stalker radar units. The units will be installed in the new squads that will be outfitted in spring 2015. There is $5,200 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request from Police Department to Declare Property as Surplus 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to declare the K-9 kennel as surplus to allow the K-9 handler to keep it and reimburse the city for the cost of a kennel for the new K-9. The K-9 purchased in February 2012 was recently put down due to kidney disease. The officer keeping the kennel will reimburse the city the cost of a new one or $409.66.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request to Approve Professional Services Agreement for Phase I of High Strength Hauled Waste Dump Site Project at the Water Pollution Control Plant 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Professional Services Agreement for Phase I of the High Strength Hauled Waste Dump Site Project at the Water Pollution Control Plant. Phase I of the study will be used for proposals to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to determine the plants eligibility to handle such wastes as fats, oils, greases (FOGS) and other industrial organic discharge. Staff recommends entering into a Professional Services Agreement with Stanley Consultants in the amount of $20,500 to conduct the first phase of the screening study. There is $20,000 budgeted for this study.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $912,612.43 be approved and that the City Council authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to issue warrants for the same. It should be noted that this listing is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  14. COMMUNICATIONS - COUNCIL MEMBERS 

  15. OTHER BUSINESS 

    1. Request Approval to Enter Closed Sessions Per Iowa Code 21.5 to Discuss Property Acquisition with Potential Action to Follow 

  16. ADJOURNMENT