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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL



  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Blue Zones Update 

  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 – October 16, 2014

    * Items 8A-B - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Bull Pen Sports Bar, 1201 Grandview Avenue – Bull Pen Sports Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Hubble’s, 214 East 2nd Street – Hubble Hyink LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    * Items 9A – From the Mayor

    A. Reappointments of John Sayles and David Colton to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Jim Edgmond to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Joseph Hagerty to the Plumbers Board of Examiners

    * Items 12A-E - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – October 6, 13 & 20, 2014

    B. MP&W Minutes – September 30, 2014

    C. Planning & Zoning Commission – June 10, 2014

    D. Zoning Board of Adjustment – October 7, 2014

    E. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – September 2014

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $9,623,060.10, as well as receipt summaries and journal entries for June 2014 through September 2014, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

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

      This public hearing concerns a proposed Urban Renewal Plan Amendment to the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area. The proposed amendment includes the addition of property to the Urban Renewal Area which includes all property annexed into the city since the previous Urban Renewal Area was established and authorizes the undertaking of new urban renewal projects in the Urban Renewal Area. 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. Resolutions Approving Three Internal Advances as follows:

      1. Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund for Administrative and Professional Support Costs

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

      2. Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund for Chamber Economic Development Program

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

      3. Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund for Small Business Forgivable Loan Program

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Obligating Funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for Appropriation to the Payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Financed Obligations Coming Due in the Next Succeeding Fiscal Year (Wal-View Developments) 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of annual appropriation tax increment financed obligations coming due in the next succeeding fiscal year (Wal-View Developments). At this time it is necessary for City Council to obligate for appropriation funds anticipated to be received in the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 in an amount not to exceed $545,000 and to reflect this amount in the city’s budget for the next fiscal year.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Approving Industrial Waste Contracts for the City Transfer Station 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving Industrial Waste Contracts for the city’s Transfer Station. This resolution provides for the extension of the regular and negotiated contracts through June 30, 2020.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Accepting Quit Claim Deed from BLC Real Estate LLC to the City of Muscatine 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting a Quit Claim Deed from BLC Real Estate LLC to the City of Muscatine for property located at 704 Clay Street. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued a “No Further Action” on this property which is currently located in the flood zone. This action clears the way for the city to accept property through a quit claim deed, declare it surplus and sell it at the standard rate of $1.05 per square foot as a minimum.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Declaring Real Estate as Surplus and Authorizing Its Disposal 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution declaring real estate as surplus and authorizing its disposal. Previous action allowed the city to accept through a quit claim deed property located at 704 Clay Street. It is now necessary to declare the real estate as surplus and authorize its disposal.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Setting Public Hearing On and Concerning a Proposed Sale of City Real Estate 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on and concerning the proposed sale of city real estate. This public hearing concerns the property located at 704 Clay Street. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Resolution Approving an Easement Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with Muscatine Plaza LLC 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving an Easement Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with Muscatine Plaza LLC. The adoption of this resolution will allow the adjacent property owner to pave his lot at his risk until final disposal of the property is approved at a later date.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Annual Financial Report to the State of Iowa 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Annual Financial Report to the State of Iowa. This report includes all budgeted funds of the city and was prepared on a budget basis. Revenues and other financing sources totaled $59,292,650 for the year and expenditures and other uses totaled $59,754,447. Actual city expenditures in each functional area were within the budgeted amounts as required by the state.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve Agreement for Engineering and/or Land Surveying Services at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an agreement for engineering and/or land surveying services at the Municipal Airport. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council approve the engineering services agreement with Anderson-Bogert Engineers & Surveyors Inc. in an amount not to exceed $23,000 for the T-Hangar Connector Road Project at the Municipal Airport.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Change Order #1 for the Forest Parkway Reconstruction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #1 for the Forest Parkway Reconstruction Project. Conditions encountered during construction required additional treatment not included in the original bid items. Ground conditions could not adequately provide support for construction equipment or provide long-term stability for the finished roadway. The total for this change order is $10,300.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve an Easement Agreement for the Musser Park to Wiggens Road Trail 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an easement agreement for the Musser Park to Wiggens Road Trail. The agreement would be between the City of Muscatine and Brian and Jamie Wolfe, and the offer amount is $9,722.01.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request from Water Pollution Control Plant to Approve Three Lift Station Control Upgrades 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to approve three lift station control upgrades. A bid has been received from ICS Healy-Ruff in the amount of $50,800 for PLC and telemetry control system upgrades. A laptop computer required for software programming has been priced from the city’s IT Department for $1,045.92. The total cost for the three lift station upgrades is $51,845.92. There is $54,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    13. Request to Approve 2015 City Council and Management Agenda 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the 2015 City Council and Management Agenda.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

    It is recommended bills totaling $9,623,060.10, as well as receipt summaries and journal entries for June 2014 through September 2014, 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 Closed Session Per Iowa Code 21.5 to Discuss Proposed Sale of City Property 

  16. ADJOURNMENT