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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 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-B - Approval of City Council Minutes

    A. Regular City Council Minutes – June 5, 2014

    B. In-Depth City Council Minutes – June 12, 2014

    * Items 8A-I - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request on first and second reading for a new Class “B” Wine Permit, Special Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Wine Nutz, 208 West 2nd Street – Wine Nutz LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 306 Cleveland Street – Apple Corps L.P. (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Casey’s General Store #2906, 3509 Steamboat Way – Casey’s Marketing Company (pending inspections)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, 927 Grandview Avenue – Max Brewer Corporation (pending inspections)

    E. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Hy-Vee Main Street, 510 East 6th Street – Hy-Vee Inc. (pending inspections)

    F. Request for an Outdoor Service Permit for Veterans of Foreign Wars Club Inc. 1415 Grandview Avenue – Veterans of Foreign Wars Club Inc. (pending inspections)

    G. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Express Mart, 4804 Grandview Avenue – E-Mart Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    H. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Pearl City Chophouse, 215 West Mississippi Drive – Jasy LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    I. Approval of the following Cigarette Permits:
    • A & E Convenience LLC, 4701 South Highway 61 – A & E Convenience LLC
    • Casey’s General Store #1484, 1111 Oregon Street – Casey’s Marketing Company
    • Casey’s General Store #2906, 3509 Steamboat Way – Casey’s Marketing Company
    • Casey’s General Store #2944, 3010 University Drive – Casey’s Marketing Company
    • E-Mart, , 4804 Grandview Avenue – Express Mart
    • Family Dollar Stores of Iowa #1820, 725 East 2nd Street – Family Dollar Stores of Iowa Inc. 
    • Fareway Stores Inc. #998, 2100 Cedar Plaza Drive – Fareway Stores Inc.
    • Fast Avenue One Stop, 2111 Park Avenue, Bruce Brooke
    • GM Food Mart, 1127 Ripley Court – Nanak Express LLC
    • Hubble’s Cigar Store, 214 East 2nd Street, Steve Hyink
    • Hy-Vee Food Store, 2400 Second Avenue – Hy-Vee Inc.
    • Hy-Vee Gas, 2600 Second Avenue – Hy-Vee Inc.
    • Hy-Vee Main Street, 510 E. 6th Street – Hy-Vee Inc.
    • Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits, 522 Mulberry Avenue, Suite A – Hy-Vee Inc.
    • Kum & Go #436, 501 Cedar Street – Kum & Go LC
    • Kum & Go #437, 709 Grandview Avenue – Kum & Go LC
    • Kum & Go #438, 1429 Park Avenue – Kum & Go LC
    • Loos’ Inc., 711 Park Avenue – Norbert L. Loos
    • Muscatine Citgo Fast Break, 2603 Second Avenue – Reif Oil Company
    • Smokin Joe’s #16, 1504 Park Avenue – The Outlet Inc.
    • Wal-Mart Supercenter #559, 3003 North Highway 61 – Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
    • Walgreens #5885, 1703 Park Avenue – Walgreen Co.
    • DJMB Inc. d/b/a West Side Store, 2201 Houser Street – DJMB Enterprises Inc.
    • Wholesale Food Outlet #312, 807 Grandview Avenue – Nash Finch Company
    • Hyink's Service, 1206 East 2nd Street - Royce Hyink
    • New York Dollar Store, 109 East 2nd Street - Antonio Sosa
    • No More Butts Vapor Lounge, 108 East 2nd Street - Margaret Haller

    * Item 9A – From the Mayor

    A. Appointments/Reappointments to the City of Muscatine’s Various Boards and Commissions

    * Items 12A-D - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – May 19, 2014 and June 9 and 10, 2014

    B. MP&W Communications Utility – April 2014

    C. MP&W Electric Utility – April 2014

    D. MP&W Water Utility – April 2014

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,764,972.80 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Fixed Base Operator Lease at the Municipal Airport

      This public hearing concerns a proposed Fixed Base Operator Lease at the Municipal Airport. 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.

      Is there a motion to close the public hearing? 

  8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

    1. Resolution Approving Final Plat of North Port Avenue Investors Addition 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for the North Port Avenue Investors Addition. The proposal subdivides Lots 5 and 6 of the North Port Commons Addition, transferring approximately 23,570 square feet from Lot 6 to Lot 5. The intent is to construct a medical office building on the expanded parcel. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommends the approval of this request.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Approving the Lease of Certain Premises Located at the Muscatine Municipal Airport for Fixed Base Operations 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the lease of certain premises located at the Municipal Airport to Carver Aero for Fixed Base Operations.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for the Logan Street Culvert Extension Project and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work for the Logan Street Culvert Extension Project and authorizing final payment. The work for this project was performed by Hagerty Excavating. There was one change order totaling $39,323 and one bid quantity adjustment of $160 resulting in a final contract amount of $92,940. The City Engineer and project inspector recommend City Council accept the completed work and authorize final payment to the contractor.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Authorizing the Assessment of Unpaid Abatement Costs to Private Properties 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. Periodically city staff provides to City Council a request for the assessment of nuisance abatement costs against private property owners. At this time staff is forwarding the assessment list for unpaid abatement costs totaling $46,799.49.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Request to Approve the Insurance Renewal for the City of Muscatine Effective July 1, 2014 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the city’s insurance renewal effective July 1, 2014.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    5. Request to Approve Change Order #4 for the Laboratory Annex Project at the Water Pollution Control Plant 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #4 for the Laboratory Annex Project at the Water Pollution Control Plan. The original ventilation system has been altered to up-blast centrifugal exhaust ventilators at a cost of $2,635.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request to Approve Change Order #3 for the Colorado Street Reconstruction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #3 for the Colorado Street Reconstruction Project. A storm sewer system from Cobblestone Drive west to an existing ditch was not considered in the original design and requires revisions for the project to be completed. The revision includes the installation of a subdrain with a filter sock with a total increase to the contract of $16,976.25.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request Authorizing Issuance of Purchase Order for Street Signs 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for street signs. The city’s Roadway Maintenance operation maintains the 5,000+ signs installed in the City of Muscatine. Because of mandated reflectivity requirements, it is important for the city to be proactive with upgrading its sign inventory. Two quotes were received with the low quote from TAPCO in the amount of $12,948.03. There is $15,400 available in the Traffic Control budget for this expenditure.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Accept Low Bid for the Street Striping Program 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept the low bid for the Street Striping Program. Two bids were received with the low bid from Weikert Contracting in the amount of $52,040.76. The increased cost is due to the addition of US 61 from Mississippi Drive to Dick Drake Way. There is $50,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve Issuance of Purchase Order for Archeological Survey Services for Musser Park to Wiggens Road Trail 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for archeological survey services for the Musser Park to Wiggens Road Trail. The Louis Berger Group performed the Phase I archeological investigation for this project in 2011. They have submitted a proposal to perform an investigation and supplemental report on the 2.5 miles not yet examined. Professional fees for these services are not to exceed $5,600. Staff is recommending the issuance of a purchase order to Louis Berger for these services. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 
  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $2,764,972.80 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 

  16. ADJOURNMENT