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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 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 – December 4, 2014

    B. In-Depth City Council Minutes – December 11, 2014

    * Items 8A-B – Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Taxicab Permit for Royal Taxi Cab LLC, 810 Park Avenue, Suite 4 – Amanda Haney

    B. Request for renewal of a Taxicab Permit for Non-Emergency Medical Transport Inc., 45 Colony Drive – Dana LaRue

    * Items 12A-C - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – November 24, 2014 and December 1, 2014

    B. MP&W Adopted Budget Certificate for Calendar Year 2015

    C. MP&W 2015 Operating Budget

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,776,306.54 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Development Agreement with Wal-View Developments Ltd./GSTC Logistics Inc. and Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments Not to Exceed $2,000,000

      This public hearing concerns 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 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. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

    2. Proposed Development Agreement with Riverview Hotel Development and Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments Not to Exceed $6,000,000

      This public hearing concerns a proposed development agreement with Riverview Hotel Development and 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. 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 

    1. Resolution Approving the Final Plat for the Kleppe One Addition 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for the Kleppe One Addition. Carl Kleppe has filed a combined Preliminary/Final Plat for the Kleppe One Addition Subdivision, a 2.261 one lot subdivision that is zoned A-1 (Agriculture) within unincorporated Muscatine County. The intent is to allow for the house and buildings within the proposed subdivision to be split from the adjoining farm ground and sold. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommends the approval of the Kleppe One Addition Subdivision.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Second 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 second 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. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council waive the third reading of the ordinance and adopt it on final reading.

      Is there a motion to adopt the ordinance on final reading as submitted and direct for its publication as required by law? 

    2. Resolution Approving Development Agreement with Wal-View Developments and Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments Not to Exceed $2,000,000 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the development agreement with Wal-View Developments and authorizing annual appropriation tax increment payments not to exceed $2,000,000. The agreement is in connection with the proposed development of a new warehousing and distribution facility on property situated at 5101 Sevig Street in the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Approving 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 approving the 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.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Accepting Completed Work and Authorizing Final Payment for the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project – Phase 2 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work and authorizing final payment for the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project – Phase 2. The contract for this project was awarded to Langman Construction in the amount of $3,686,579.01 on February 7, 2013. The project has been completed. Change orders and quantity adjustments resulted in a $739,651.91 overrun for a final contract amount of $4,426,230.82. It is staff’s recommendation work for the project be accepted and final payment made to the contractor.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Accepting Completed Work and Authorizing Final Payment for the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Program 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work and authorizing final payment for the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Program. On September 4, 2014 City Council approved an agreement with Illowa Investments Inc. in the amount of $358,507.78 for the 2014 Asphalt Overlay Program. Segments for 10 streets were completed with the project coming in $32,292.96 below the contract price. It is staff’s recommendation the completed work be accepted and final payment made to the contractor.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Request to Accept Wellmark Foundation Grant Agreement for Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Connections 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept the Wellmark Foundation Grant Agreement for Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Connections. The amount of the grant award is $50,000 and will be used to provide safe routes to school and make all destinations safely accessible by foot or bile.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

             
    7. Request from Police Department to Purchase Two Stalker Radar Units 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to Purchase Two Stalker Radar Units. The new units will replace two older units currently in service. The cost for the two units is $5,225 and there was $5,400 budgeted for the purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve City of Muscatine Audit for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the City of Muscatine’s audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. Following approval of the report, it will be submitted to the various federal grant agencies.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve the Purchase of a Zero Turn Mower for Greenwood Cemetery 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a zero turn mower for Greenwood Cemetery. Eight bids were received for this purchase with the low bid from Sinclair Tractor in the amount of $7,760.04. There is $9,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Installation of 4-Way Stop Signs at Harrison and Plaza Place 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the installation of 4-way stop signs at Harrison Street and Plaza Place. During the construction of Colorado Street, temporary stop signs were installed on Harrison Street at Plaza Place to accommodate detoured traffic. The Traffic Committee has determined that permanent 4-way stop signs are warranted at this intersection.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve Issuance of Purchase Order for Plumbing Work at Water Pollution Control Plant’s Lab Annex Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for plumbing work at the Water Pollution Control Plant’s Lab Annex Project. These additional costs were unanticipated due to some water quality issues and gas delivery to the new HVAC unit. Staff is recommending the issuance of a purchase order to Crawford Company in the amount of $5,529 for this extra pluming work. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

       
  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,776,306.54 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. Discussion on Rescheduling of January 1, 2015 City Council meeting 

    2. Request to Enter Closed Session Per Iowa Code 21.5 to Discuss Pending Litigation 

  16. ADJOURNMENT