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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
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 – February 5, 2015

    B. City Council Budget Minutes for February 4, 5, 7, and 10, 2015

    * Items 8A-C – Petitions and Communications

    A. Second reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License for Saints Mary and Mathias School Home and School Association, 5801 Grandview Avenue – Saints Mary and Mathias Church (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Sale, Sunday Sales and Catering Privileges for The Rendezvous, 3127 Lucas Street – Cindy’s Rendezvous LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    C. Request on first and second reading for a new Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Hy-Vee Food Store, 2400 – 2nd Avenue – Hy-Vee Inc. (pending inspections)

    * Item 9A-B – From the Mayor

    A. Proclamation Declaring April 2, 2015 as “Junior Achievement Day”

    B. Appointment of Jodi Hansen to the Planning & Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment

    * Items 12A-B - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – January 26, 2015 (AM), January 26, 2015 (PM), January 27, 2015, and February 2 and 9, 2015

    B. Zoning Board of Adjustment – January 6, 2015

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,397,774.82 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 

    1. Resolution Approving the Van Zandt Rolling Acres Final Plat 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the Van Zandt Rolling Acres Final Plat. The property owner has a combined preliminary/final plat for the 14.53 acre one lot subdivision zoned R-1 (Single Family Residential) with unincorporated Muscatine County. The intent is to split the existing parcel into two separate parcels. 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Approving the Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Cost Estimate, and Setting the Bid Opening Date for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project – Phase III 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the plans, specifications, form of contract, cost estimate, and setting the bid opening date for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project – Phase III. This combined $7 million construction contract will be a multi-year project and will include both sewer and water infrastructure separation and replacement. 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Amending the 2014/2015 Non-Union Pay Plan 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution amending the 2014/2015 Non-Union Pay Plan. This Pay Plan includes the addition of a Park Maintenance Superintendent to Pay Grade 7. 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Approving the Temporary and Seasonal Pay Plan Effective March 2, 2015 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the Temporary and Seasonal Pay Plan effective March 2, 2015. This updated seasonal pay plan includes changes to the wage schedule for seasonal employees. 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Authorizing the 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 $18,404.27. 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

             
    5. Request to Approve Purchase of Truck for Park Maintenance 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a truck for Park Maintenance. A one-ton surplus truck was found that would meet the needs of the Park Maintenance Division and would allow for the shifting of an adequate truck from Park Maintenance to the Soccer Complex Division. The City of Fruitland has a surplus 2004 F350 one-ton truck with 13,000 miles that has a snow plow and salt spreader that has been offered to the city for $7,000. The truck will need a box that is estimated at under $5,000 installed. The revised fiscal year 2014/2015 budget has identified $12,000 for the purchase of this truck and box. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request to Authorize Purchase of Snow Plow 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a two-way snow plow. One bid was received from Henderson Truck Equipment in the amount of $9,920. This price includes two options. The first is a “mail box cut” design and the second is a heavy duty truck mount. There is $15,500 budgeted for this purchase. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request to Approve Purchase of Salt Box 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a salt box. One bid was received from Henderson Truck Equipment in the amount of $15,910. This price includes a $280 option for an automated liquid shutoff valve when the spreader mechanism is not engaged. There is $20,500 budgeted for this purchase. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Agreement Between the Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine School District for Two School Resource Officers 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an agreement between the Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine School District for two School Resource Officers for the 2015-2016 school year. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve Thickened Waste Activate Sludge (TWAS) Pump Replacements 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Thickened Waste Activate Sludge (TWAS) pump replacements. The current pumps used to transfer TWAS to the digesters do not function properly and need to be replaced. Staff is recommending the purchase of two Swaby Lobeline MR 110 Inline Right Angle Gear Reducer Pump Packages at a cost of $35,970 per pump for a final total of $71,940. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,397,774.82 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