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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 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 – November 20, 2014

    * Items 8A-G - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for West Side Store, 2201 Houser Street – DJMB LLC (pending inspections)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Hong Kong Buffet, 2406 Park Avenue – Hong Kong Buffet Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “A” Liquor License, Outdoor Sales and Sunday Sales for Geneva Golf & Country Club, 3100 Bidwell Road – Geneva Golf & Country Club (pending inspections and insurance)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Flaming Embers, 131 West 2nd Street – Flaming Embers Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    E. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Las Lomas, 1519 Park Avenue – Juan Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    F. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for GM Food Mart, 1127 Ripley Court – Nanak Express LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    G. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Fast Ave One Stop, 2111 Park Avenue – BGA LLC (pending inspections and insurance)
     
    *Items 12A-F - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – November 10, 12 & 17, 2014

    B. Planning & Zoning Commission – October 14, 2014

    C. Zoning Board of Adjustment – November 4, 2014

    D. MP&W Communications Utility – October 2014

    E. MP&W Electric Utility – October 2014

    F. MP&W Water Utility – October 2014

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,939,918.49 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Sale of City Property at 704 Clay Street

      This public hearing concerns the proposed sale of city property located at 704 Clay Street. At the November 6, 2014 City Council meeting, City Council accepted a quit claim deed from BLC Real Estate LLC for the property at 704 Clay Street. In addition, City Council took action to declare the property as surplus and to authorize for its disposal. 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 Authorizing the Sale of City Property, Authorizing the Waiving of all Past Taxes and Special Assessment Fees, and Setting Aside Proceeds from the Sale for the City's Housing Initiative (704 Clay Street) 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the sale of city property, authorizing the waiving of all past taxes and special assessment fees, and setting aside proceeds from the sale for the city's Housing Initiative (704 Clay Street).

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving an Executed Deed for 704 Clay Street 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving an executed deed between Daufeldt Transport Inc. and the City of Muscatine for 704 Clay Street.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on a Proposed Development Agreement with Wal-View Developments Ltd./GSTC Logistics Inc. and Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments Not to Exceed $2,000,000 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed development agreement with Wal-View Developments Ltd./GSTC Logistics Inc. and annual appropriation tax increment payments not to exceed $2,000,000. The proposed agreement is in connection with the proposed development of a new warehousing and distribution facility on property situated at 5415 49th Street in the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area. This public hearing will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on a Proposed Development Agreement with Riverview Hotel Development and Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments Not to Exceed $6,000,000 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed development agreement with Riverview Hotel Development and authorizing annual appropriation tax increment payments not to exceed $6,000,000. The proposed agreement is in connection with the development of a hotel and conference center on certain real property located in the city’s downtown Urban Renewal Area. This public hearing will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. First Reading of an Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Certain Taxable Parcels in the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on certain taxable parcels in the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa. These parcels include the North University Property and the Downtown Hotel/Conference Facility Property.

      Is there a motion to approve the first reading of the ordinance as submitted? 

    6. Request to Declare City Property as Surplus Property and Authorize Its Sale 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to declare city property as surplus and authorize its sale. If approved, the property will be disposed of using Public Surplus.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request from Water Pollution Control Plant to Purchase Pipe Support Brackets and Closures for the Dredge Pipe Mad Creek Crossing Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to purchase pipe support brackets and closures for the Dredge Pipe Mad Creek Crossing Project. Bracket supports are needed to attach the dredge line across Mad Creek to the pedestrian bridge. These support brackets should match Continental Bridge design criteria and aesthetic look of the current material. Staff is recommending the purchase of these bracket supports from Contech Engineered Solutions (Continental Bridge) in the amount of $16,912. This includes engineering plans and drawings from the manufacturer.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Annual Urban Renewal Report for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Annual Urban Renewal Report for fiscal year 2013/2014. Local governments are required to submit an annual report showing all activity with each of their urban renewal areas during the preceding fiscal year. Submission of the report is required no later than December 1 of each year.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve Amended City Council Rules 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the amended City Council Rules.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,939,918.49 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 to Enter Closed Session Per Iowa Code 21.5 for City Administrator’s Evaluation with Potential Action to Follow 

  16. ADJOURNMENT