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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 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 – August 21, 2014

    * Items 8A-H - Petitions and Communications

    A. Second reading for a new Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Curry’s Express Mart Inc., 4804 Hwy 61 South – Express Mart (pending inspections)

    B. First and second reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Hy-Vee Market Café, 2400 2nd Avenue – Hy-Vee Inc. (pending inspections)

    C. Renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Casey’s General Store #1484, 1111 Oregon Street – Casey’s Marketing Company (pending inspections)

    D. Request for Outdoor Service Permit for Missipi Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Avenue – R & D Operations Ltd. (pending inspections)

    E. Request on first and second reading for a Special Class “C” Liquor License for Missipi Brewing Company, 100 Harbor Drive – R & D Operations (pending inspections and insurance)

    F. Cigarette Permit Effective Through June 30, 2015 for Express Mart, 4804 S. Hwy 61 – Curry’s Express Mart

    G. Request for Use of City Property for 2014 Homecoming Parade

    This request is for the use of city property for Muscatine High School’s 2014 Homecoming Parade. The parade will be held on October 2, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It will begin at Grant Elementary School on Barry Avenue, turn right onto Mulberry Avenue and continue to the high school.

    H. Request for Use of City Property for 2014 Senior March

    This request is for the use of city property for Muscatine High School’s 2014 Senior March. The march will take place on October 3, 2014 beginning at noon and is expected to last approximately two hours. Seniors will exit the high school on Mulberry Avenue traveling to 8th Street to Iowa Avenue and ending on the riverfront. 

    * Items 9A-C – From the Mayor

    A. Proclamation Declaring September 10, 2014 as “Live United Day”

    B. Proclamation Declaring September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”

    C. Proclamation Declaring October 6-10, 2014 as “City Week Iowa 2014”

    * Items 12A-I - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – August 11 and 18, 2014

    B. MP&W Board – July 29, 2014

    C. Zoning Board of Adjustment – August 5, 2014

    D. MP&W Communications Utility Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Net Position – July 2014

    E. MP&W Communications Utility Review of Operating Results – July 2014

    F. MP&W Electric Utility Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Net Position – July 2014

    G. MP&W Electric Utility Review of Operating Results – July 2014

    H. MP&W Water Utility Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Net Position – July 2014

    I. MP&W Water Utility Review of Operating Results – July 2014

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,528,724.52 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area

      This public hearing concerns the proposed Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the Consolidated Urban Renewal Area. 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.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

    2. Proposed Forest Parkway Reconstruction Project

      This public hearing concerns the proposed Forest Parkway Reconstruction Project. Construction will primarily include concrete pavement and subgrade removal and replacement. Prior to 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 Contract and Bond for the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Project. On August 21, 2014 City Council accepted the low bid and awarded the contract to Illowa Investment Inc. in the amount of $358,507.78. It is now necessary to approve the contract and bond for this project.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Intent to Acquire or Condemn if Necessary All or a Portion of Property or an Interest in Property for the Public Improvement for the City of Muscatine Sanitary Landfill Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the city’s intent to acquire or condemn if necessary all or a portion of property or an interest in property for the public improvement for the City of Muscatine’s Sanitary Landfill Project. This public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Regarding the Allocation and Exercise of Iowa Municipal Housing Powers 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution regarding the allocation and exercise of Iowa Municipal Housing Powers. This proposed action updates and re-authorizes the City Council to act as the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Request to Approve Annual Roadway Maintenance Agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the annual Roadway Maintenance Agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation for the maintenance and repair of primary roads within the city limits. Tonight’s action would be a supplement to the five-year agreement approved in June 2011 and effective through June 30, 2016. The IDOT pays the city $1,050 per lane mile for the work, and the city contains 7.24 lane miles. The IDOT agrees to pay the city $7,602.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    5. Request to Approve Acceptance of Land Donation for the Musser Park to Wiggens Road Trail Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the acceptance of land donation for the Musser Park to Wiggens Road Trail Project. Land acquisition for the trail is currently ongoing. The Kent-Stein Foundation has offered to donate a parcel of land near the northeast corner of the Muscatine Transfer Station that will allow the trail alignment to loop around the Transfer Station site.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,528,724.52 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