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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 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 – September 4, 2014

    B. In-Depth Council Minutes – September 11, 2014

    * Items 8A-E - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Aldi Inc. #05, 3200 Northport Drive – Aldi Inc. (pending inspections)

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

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit for Flowers on the Avenue, 1138 East 9th Street – Flowers on the Avenue (pending inspections)

    D. Request for renewal pf a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Missipi Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Avenue – R & D Operations Ltd. (pending inspections and insurance)

    E. Request from Boonie’s on the Avenue for Use of City Property

    This request is for the closure of Iowa Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets, excluding sidewalks, on October 4, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The purpose of the event is for a golf tournament awards presentation and street dance. Entertainment will begin at 5:00 p.m.

    * Items 9A – From the Mayor 

    A. Proclamation Declaring October 5-11, 2014 as “Public Power Week”

    * Items 12A-I - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – August 4, 2014

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,854,878.85 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 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. 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 an 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. The original public hearing set for this meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Awarding Contract for the Forest Parkway Reconstruction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the Forest Parkway Reconstruction Project. Three bids were received for this project with the low bid from Heuer Construction in the amount of $163,526.34. The engineer’s estimate was $173,179.46.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Approving Subordination Agreement for 407 McKinley Street 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving a subordination agreement for 407 McKinley Street. The owners of this property participated in a forgivable loan program through the City of Muscatine when they purchased it. They now wish to refinance the property. The bank is requesting a formal subordination agreement designating the city as the secondary lien holder on the property. The city has provided similar documents for several prior subordination requests.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Approving Annual City Street Finance Report for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the Annual City Street Finance Report for Fiscal Year 2013/2014. Street-related expenditures for the year totaled $7,385,917 which includes $7,116,513 paid from city funds and funding sources and $269,404 of street lighting costs provided by Muscatine Power & Water.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Authorizing 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 $40,879.18.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Request Approval of Change Order #2 for the West Hill Storm Sewer Separation Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #2 for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project. This project is nearing completion and several items regarding erosion control and drainage need to be addressed. The change order totals $6,670.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request Authorization to Install “No Parking” on the South Side of Orchard Avenue between Union Street and Park Drive 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request for authorization to install “No Parking” on the south side of Orchard Avenue between Union Street and Park Drive. The Traffic Committee received this request from the Muscatine School District’s Transportation Division. School buses have difficulty maneuvering in this area when vehicles are parked on both sides of the roadway. Approval of this request will also allow for more maneuverability of the city’s snow plow equipment.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Engineering Services Agreement for the Muscatine Sanitary Landfill 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an engineering services agreement for the Muscatine Sanitary Landfill. Due to several issues in the ground water remediation at the landfill, it is in the city’s best interest to work with an engineering firm that has a strong background in solid waste management engineering. Barker Lemar Engineering can provide these services and can provide the services needed for all of the solid waste facilities in the City of Muscatine at a total compensation cost of $52,750 over a three year period (September 2014 through June 30, 2017).

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request from Water Pollution Control Plant to Purchase Powerhead Assembly for #4 Pump at Mad Creek Lift Station 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to purchase a powerhead assembly for Pump #4 at the Mad Creek Lift Station. Staff is recommending the purchase of a Fairbanks 12” non-clog rotating powerhead assembly from Zimmer and Francescon in the amount of $15,935. This is an unbudgeted item; therefore, funding will come out of the WPCP Reserve Fund.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request from Water Pollution Control Plant to Purchase ISCO Influent Flow Sampler 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to purchase an ISCO Influent Flow Sampler. A bid was received from GPM of Omaha for a new ISCO 6712 refrigerated sampler in the amount of $6,539 including shipping. GPM is the only dealer for ISCO samplers for the Midwest region. There is $7,400 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request from Muscatine Sister Cities to Establish International Friendship Park 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from Muscatine Sister Cities to establish an International Friendship Park. The proposed park would be located on the southwest corner of 8th and Cedar streets. The park transformation will be done in three phases. Muscatine Sister Cities would be responsible for the funding of all improvements to the property related to the creation of the park.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request to Approve Grant Agreement from the Iowa Department of Transportation for the Connector Road at the Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a grant agreement from the Iowa Department of Transportation for the connector road at the Municipal Airport. The grant will permit the city to design and construct the T Hangar Connector Road with a total state funding allocation of $139,944. The local match of $24,696 will be included in the 2016 bond issue. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2015. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

       
  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,854,878.85 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