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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL



  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

    A. Presentation of Fire Department’s Meritorious Civilian Award Plaque to Allsteel

    B. Presentation of Plaque for LEED Certification of Fire Station #2

    C. Presentation on Proposed TIF Agreement – Meeker Project (information distributed at meeting) 

  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 – May 15, 2014

    * Items 8A-J - Petitions and Communications

    A. Second reading for a new Class “B” Beer Permit and Outside Service for Ss. Mary & Mathias Summer Festival, 2407 Cedar Street – Ss. Mary & Mathias Catholic Parish (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. Request for renewal of an Outdoor Service Permit for Boonie’s on the Avenue, 214 Iowa Avenue – Boonie’s on the Avenue (pending inspections)

    C. Request on renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License for La Guadalajara Restaurant, 208 East 2nd Street – La Guadalajara Restaurant LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Babes Sinclair, 2307 Lucas Street – Rodney Yocom (pending inspections and insurance)

    E. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Hyink’s Service, 1206 East 2nd Street – Hyink’s Service Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    F. Request for renewal of an Outdoor Service Permit for Salvatore’s, 313 East 2nd – Salvatore’s By Papa Reno LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    G. Request for renewal of an Outdoor Service Permit for Francesca Vitale’s, 128 East 2nd Street – The Sicilian Pizza and Subs, LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    H. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Liquor License, Catering Privilege and Sunday Sales for Muscatine Clarion, 2915 North Highway 61 – Jelms Hotel Company LLC (pending inspections)

    I. Request for an Outdoor Service Permit for Missipi Brewing Co., 107 Iowa Avenue – Missipi Brewing Co. for July 4, 2014 (pending inspections and insurance)

    J. Request from Missipi Brewing Company for Use of City Property for 4th of July Celebration

    This request from the Missipi Brewing Company is for the closure of Iowa Avenue from 2nd Street to Mississippi Drive for a 4th of July celebration. The expected length of time for the closure is from 8 a.m. on July 4, 2014 to 6 a.m. on July 5, 2014.

    * Items 12A-F - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – May 5 and 12, 2014

    B. MP&W Board – April 19, 2014

    C. Zoning Board of Adjustment – May 16, 2014

    D. MP&W Communications Utility – March 2014

    E. MP&W Electric Utility – March 2014

    F. MP&W Water Utility – March 2014

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,404,739.90 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

  8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

    1. Resolution Approving Final Plat of Lifetime Subdivision 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for the Lifetime Subdivision. A preliminary/final plat has been submitted for a three-lot subdivision located east of the Houser Street/Cedar Plaza Drive intersection. The intent of this subdivision is to allow for the immediate construction of a dental office on proposed Lot 1. Proposed Lot 2 will be reserved for future residential development.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Request to Approve Contracts for Police, Fire, and Blue/White Bargaining Units 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve contracts for the Police, Fire, and Blue/White bargaining units. Each of these contracts is for a five-year period. The pay increases in each year are 2.25%, 2.5%, 2.75%, 2.90%, and 3.0%. This is an across-the-board adjustment for Police and Fire. In the Blue/White unit, the effective increase is the same; however, some adjustments have been made based on market comparisons. The Blue/White unit’s increase also reflects the addition of a long-term disability plan. All three bargaining units have agreed to changes in their contribution toward health insurance. In year two of the agreement, there will be an increase in the deductible and out-of-pocket maximum to $600/$1,200 and $1,200/$2,400. In years three through five, there will be a 1% increase each year in the premium contribution an employee makes.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving Official Pay Plan for Non-Union Employees of the City of Muscatine Effective July 1, 2014 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the official pay plan for non-union employees of the City of Muscatine effective July 1, 2014. The pay plan includes a request to change the title of Planner/Community Development Coordinator to Community Development Coordinator. It has been adjusted to reflect the 2.25% increase budgeted by City Council.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Setting Public Hearing to Consider the Lease of Certain Premises Located at the Muscatine Municipal Airport for Fixed Base Operations within the City of Muscatine

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing to consider the lease of certain premises located at the Muscatine Municipal Airport for Fixed Base Operations with the City of Muscatine. Over the past 25+ years, the city has engaged the services of a professional Fixed Base Operator (FBO) to conduct airport operations under lease. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Accepting Completed Work and Authorizing Final Payment for the Harbor Dredge Pipe Project

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work and authorizing final payment for the Harbor Dredge Pipe Project. The city entered into an agreement with Hagerty Earthworks in the amount of $66,372.90 for construction of the dredge pipe and connections along the harbor. The project is now ready to close out. No change orders were necessary and bid quantity adjustments totaled $283.60 for a final contract amount of $66,656.50. It is the City Engineer’s recommendation City Council accept the completed work and authorize final payment to Hagerty Earthworks.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Request from Police Department to Approve Purchase of Eight Taser X26P Units 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to purchase eight Taser X26P units. As part of the 2014/2015 budget request, City Council provided funding to purchase the new generation of Taser conducted energy weapons to replace a portion of the department’s current stock. It is staff’s recommendation the Tasers be purchased from Taser International in the amount of $7,494.40 which includes the first year Taser Assurance Plan. The purchase will be paid from the 2013 Justice Assurance Grant.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request to Approve Airport Manager’s Agreement for the Muscatine Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Airport Manager’s Agreement for the Muscatine Municipal Airport. Over the last 30+ years, the city has engaged the services of a professional Airport Manager. The agreement provides for hours of operations, maintenance of the buildings and grounds, mowing, snow removal, insurance coverage and related management responsibilities as set out in the agreement.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request to Approve Closure of E. 2nd Street for Repairs to the HON Overpass 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the closure of E. 2nd Street for repairs to the HON overpass. The overpass located on 2nd Street between Oak Street and Mulberry Avenue was damaged by a commercial waste hauling vehicle. Repairs to be made by Callacci Construction require the closure of 2nd Street. The closure will begin June 6, 2014 and will last approximately two weeks. Callacci Construction will provide traffic control and the city will assist.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Change Order #2 for the Colorado Street Reconstruction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #2 for the Colorado Street Reconstruction Project. The city entered into a contract with Heuer Construction for this project. The northbound right turn lane from Park Avenue to Colorado Street was designed as new concrete with an asphalt surfacing. For longer life, decreased construction time, and less testing costs, staff is proposing the use of full depth concrete without asphalt. The Iowa Department of Transportation concurs with this proposal. The change order will decrease the contract amount by $1,238.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve Extension Agreement with City Carton 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the extension agreement with City Carton. City Carton has been providing recycling services for the Recycling Center and Transfer Station since 1995. This extension agreement, which is effective 2014-2019, consists of a fixed monthly payment of $1,750 by City Carton for the use of the city’s facilities that will increase by the percentage of the lesser municipal index or 3% on July 1st of each of the following years. All other services will remain the same.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Amendment to Greenwood Cemetery Business Office Operations Agreement 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an amendment to the Business Office Operations Agreement for Greenwood Cemetery. The only requested change to the current agreement is the addition of two years to the agreement (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016). The current service provider (Iowa Memorial Granite Company) is paid $600 per month and has met the expectations of the agreement as outlined in the terms and conditions.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve Amendment to Retail Sales and Services and Lease Agreement at Greenwood Cemetery 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an amendment to the Retail Sales and Service Agreement and Lease for Greenwood Cemetery. The requested amended change to the current agreement includes extending the agreement by two years (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016). The current service provider is Iowa Memorial Granite Company.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request to Approve Purchase Agreement for 804 W. 7th Street 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a purchase agreement for 804 W. 7th Street. The city continues to make progress on Phase 2 of the West Hill Area Sanitary Sewer and Storm Separation Project which has required the use/filling of a ravine area in the 700 blocks of W. 6th and 7th streets. The city has the potential to purchase two parcels containing a home and approximately four acres of real estate. City Council discussed the value of owning the real estate for uses associated with this project and authorized staff to negotiate a purchase of the property. Negotiations have been completed and a final offer of $125,000 for real estate and dwelling was accepted by the owner. It is staff’s recommendation City Council approve the Real Estate Purchase Agreement for property located at 804 W. 7th Street.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    13. Request to Approve Task I Agreement for Engineering Services for Airport Runway Reconstruction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Task 1 Agreement for engineering services for the Airport Runway Reconstruction Project. This project is part of the five-year Capital Improvement Program for the airport. Anderson-Bogert will provide the required professional services to design alternatives and complete the final design of this project. Runway reconstruction is the first priority as the city moves forward with the five-year CIP at the airport.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $2,404,739.90 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 into Closed Session Per Iowa Code 21.5 for the Discussion of Property Acquisition with Potential for Action 

  16. ADJOURNMENT