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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 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 – July 17, 2014

    * Items 8A - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request from Apostolic Temple of Victory #3 Church for Use of City Property for a Prayer Walk

    This request is for the use of city property for a Prayer Walk beginning at E. 6th Street and Mulberry Avenue and ending at Oak and E. 5th streets. It will take place on August 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. 

    * Item 9A – From the Mayor 

    A. Request to approve appointments of Clair Penner and Jon Moravec to the Art Center Board of Trustees

    * Items 12A-G - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – June 2, 2014, June 30, 2014, and July 7, 14 & 21, 2014

    B. Planning & Zoning Commission – May 13, 2014

    C. Zoning Board of Adjustment – July 1, 2014

    D. Board of Water, Light & Communications Trustees – June 23, 2014

    E. MP&W Communications Utility – June 2014

    F. MP&W Electric Utility – June 2014

    G. MP&W Water Utility – June 2014

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $3,306,755.61 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

       
  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed 2014 Asphalt Overlay Project

      This public hearing concerns the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Project. Prior to any formal action by City Council, 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 Approving the Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Cost Estimate and Setting Bid Opening Date for the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the plans, specifications, form of contract, cost estimate and setting the bid opening date for the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Project.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Reclassifying Iowa 92 from US 61 Northeasterly to the Intersection of Iowa 92/38 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution reclassifying Iowa 92 from US 61 northeasterly to the intersection of Iowa 92/38. The City of Muscatine and the Iowa Department of Transportation negotiated a transfer of Iowa 92 (4.12 miles) to the city for $13 million. The IDOT is recommending the city change the functional classification of the corridor to a “minor arterial” route which will make it easier to complete the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project and any future upgrades to Grandview Avenue.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Changing Name of a Portion of Cherry Street to Juniper Street 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution changing the name of a portion of Cherry Street to Juniper Street. To improve the clarity of addressing, it is being requested that the name of the portion of Cherry Street that extends 167’ past an intersection with 8th Street be changed to Juniper Street. This request will not impact the portion of Cherry Street that runs from 5th Street to a point past 3rd Street.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for the Security Improvements Gate and Camera Project at the Municipal Airport and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work for the Security Improvements Gate and Camera Project at the Municipal Airport and authorizing final payment to the contractor. The bid for the project was awarded to FSS Inc. of Illinois City, Illinois, in the amount of $79,136. The project has been completed and is ready for final acceptance by the city.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on an Urban Renewal Plan Amendment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on an Urban Renewal Plan Amendment. This amendment will update the Urban Renewal Plan to reflect the Small Business TIF Program. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Accepting Low Bid and Awarding Contract for Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA) 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the low bid and awarding the contract for the Green Physical Needs Assessment. In June 2014 bids were solicited for the GPNA with a total of five proposals received. Staff is recommending the GPNA be awarded to AEI Consulting of Chicago, Illinois, in the amount of $6,900. There is $9,700 budgeted for this activity.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Request from Police Department to Use Grant from Roy Carver Charitable Trust to Purchase Second K-9 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to use grant funding from the Roy Carver Charitable Trust to purchase a second K-9. It is staff’s recommendation the department use the $15,000 grant to purchase a dual purpose narcotics dog from Vohne Liche Kennel. The cost will cover the K-9, the six week training program, and lodging for the handler.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request from Police Department to Purchase Eight Taser X26P Units 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to purchase eight Taser X26P units. In June 2014 the department purchased eight of the units using the Justice Assistance Grant. Staff is now requesting authorization to purchase the remaining eight Taser X26P units along with the Taser Assurance Plan for each one from Taser International in the amount of $7,494.40, excluding shipping. There is $14,400 budgeted for this purchase. The remainder of the budgeted amount will be used for necessary accessory equipment for the new Tasers.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Accept Grant Agreement for Runway and Taxiway Reconstruction Design Only at Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept the grant agreement for the Runway and Taxiway Reconstruction Design Only at the Municipal Airport. The city has been notified by the Federal Aviation Administration that the grant application for this project has been approved. The grant agreement will permit the city to complete predesign and final design with a total federal funding allocation of $344,045 in preparation to begin construction of a new runway in 2015 and the taxiway in 2016.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

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

    It is recommended bills totaling $3,306,755.61 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