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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL


  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Swearing in of Firefighter Andrew McSorley

  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 – June 4, 2015

    B. In-Depth City Council Minutes – June 11, 2015

    * Items 8A-E – Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Class ‘B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, 927 Grandview Avenue – Max Brewer Corporation (pending inspections)

    B. Request for Outdoor Service Permit for Contrary Brewing Company, 411West Mississipi Drive – Contrary Brewing LLC (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License for Jody’s Corner Tap Inc., 226 Walnut Street – Jody’s Corner Tap Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Sales and Sunday Sales for The Pearl, 101 West Mississippi Drive – The Pearl, LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    E. Request to Approve the Following Cigarette Permits for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016:
    • A & E Convenience LLC, 4701 South Highway 61 – A & E Convenience, LLC
    • Casey’s General Store #1484, 1111 Oregon Street – Casey’s Marketing Company
    • Casey’s General Store #2906, 3509 Steamboat Way – Casey’s Marketing Company
    • Casey’s General Store #2944, 3010 University Drive – Casey’s Marketing Company
    • Circle K #6600, 8th and Cypress Streets – Mac’s Convenience Stores LLC
    • Curry’s Express Mart, 4804 Grandview Avenue – Curry’s Express Mart, Inc.
    • Dollar General Store #7027, 2000 Cedar Plaza Drive – DolgenCorp, LLC
    • Family Dollar Stores of Iowa #1820, 725 East 2nd Street – Family Dollar Stores of Iowa, Inc.
    • Fareway Stores, Inc. #998, 2100 Cedar Plaza Drive – Fareway Stores, Inc.
    • Fast Avenue One Stop, 2111 Park Avenue – BGA LLC
    • GM Mini Mart, 2307 Lucas Street – Nanak Express LLC
    • Hubble’s Cigar Store, 214 East 2nd Street – Steve Hyink
    • Hy-Vee Food Store, 2400 Second Avenue – Hy-Vee, Inc.
    • Hy-Vee Gas, 2600 Second Avenue – Hy-Vee, Inc.
    • Hy-Vee Mainstreet, 510 E. 6th Street – Hy-Vee, Inc.
    • Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits, 522 Mulberry Avenue, Suite A – Hy-Vee, Inc.
    • Hyink’s Service, 1206 East 2nd Street – Royce Hyink
    • Kum & Go #436, 501 Cedar Street – Kum & Go LC
    • Kum & Go #437, 709 Grandview Avenue – Kum & Go LC
    • Kum & Go #438, 1429 Park Avenue – Kum & Go LC
    • Loos’ Inc., 711 Park Avenue – Norbert L. Loos
    • Missipi Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Avenue – Dave Armstrong
    • Muscatine Citgo Fast Break, 2603 Second Avenue – Reif Oil Company
    • New York Dollar Store, 109 East 2nd Street – Antonio Sosa
    • No More Butts Vapor Lounge, 108 East 2nd Street – Margaret Haller
    • Smokin Joe’s #16, 1504 Park Avenue – The Outlet Inc.
    • Walgreens #5885, 1703 Park Avenue – Walgreen Co.
    • West Side Store, 2201 Houser Street – DJMB Enterprises Inc.
    • Wholesale Food Outlet #312, 807 Grandview Avenue – Nash Finch Company

    F. Request for Use of City Property (Weed Park) for Muscatine Boys Cross Country Team

    G. Request to Approve Application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement

    * Item 9A – From the Mayor

    A. Request to Approve Appointments and Reappointments to the City’s Various Boards and Commissions

    * Items 12A – Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – May 16 & 18, 2015

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,847,975.24, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for May 2015, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed T-Hangar Road Connector Project at the Municipal Airport

      This public hearing concerns the proposed T-Hangar Road Connector Project at the Municipal Airport. Funding has been received from the Iowa Department of Transportation for this project. The engineer has completed the design work and the project is ready to move forward to the bidding process. 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. Request to Approve New Ambulance Service Fee Schedule

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the new Ambulance Service Fee Schedule. Ambulance charges are reviewed annually and changed in accordance with Wellmark’s Maximum Allowable Fee (MAF). The MAF rates will go into effect July 1, 2015.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    2. First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Title 2 Boards and Commissions to Include Chapter 11 Convention and Visitors Board

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an ordinance amending Title 2 Boards and Commissions to include Chapter 11 Convention and Visitors Board.

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

    3. Resolution Approving the Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Cost Estimate, and Setting the Bid Opening Date for the T-Hangar Connector Road Project

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing for the Diana Queen Drive Construction Project

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing for the Diana Queen Drive Construction Project. Construction of a roadway between Diana Queen Drive and Steamboat Way is being recommended to provide a detour route for the Mulberry Reconstruction Project, to make the attraction of residential development more desirable, to allow for the construction of a sidewalk linking Steamboat Way and Diana Queen Drive, to enhance emergency responses, and to allow for more efficient snow removal. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Awarding the Contract for the 2015 Asphalt Overlay Program

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the 2015 Asphalt Overlay Program. Three bids were received with the low bid from Illowa Investment Inc. in the amount of $548,070.80. There is $600,000 budgeted for the overlay work.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Awarding the Contract for the 2015 Sidewalk Construction Project

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the 2015 Sidewalk Construction Project. Two bids were received with the low bid from All American Concrete in the amount of $149,762. The engineer’s estimate was $128,878 which included a contingency.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. 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 the city takes action to assess unpaid nuisance abatement costs and rental inspection fees to private properties. The fee being requested for assessment at this time totals $6,389.75.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Resolution Releasing Real Estate Mortgage Under the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution releasing a real estate mortgage under the 2009 CDBG Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program. The property owner received the maximum $24,999 in funding assistance through a five-year forgivable loan. The property owner now wishes to sell her home. Under the program, 20% of the loan has been forgiven, and she has provided the remaining 20% of the loan or $4,999.80 to the city.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve the City’s Insurance Renewal for Fiscal Year 2015/2016

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the city’s insurance renewal for fiscal year 2015/2016. The primary package lines of coverage will be renewed with ICAP with some enhancements to the city’s coverage. A recommendation to switch from United Heartland to Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association will result in approximately $40,000 premium savings. It is staff’s recommendation City Council authorize Holmes Murphy to bind the insurance coverage as provided in their executive summary.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request Authorization to Issue a Purchase Order for the 2015 Paint Striping Contract

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for the 2015 Paint Striping Contract. One bid was received from Weikert Contracting in the amount of $45,545.70. An additional amount of $7,854.60 for the painting of double yellow lines was added for a total cost of $53,400.30. There is $58,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request Approval to Purchase Property for the Mulberry Reconstruction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to purchase property for the Mulberry Reconstruction Project. As part of the Mulberry Reconstruction Project, it is necessary to purchase two lots belonging to John Lazio. The real estate purchase agreement has been submitted for City Council’s approval. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request Approval of Memorandum of Understanding Transferring Property from Sodarock Properties LLC to the City of Muscatine

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Memorandum of Understanding transferring property from Sodarock Properties LLC to the City of Muscatine. The owner of the property, located at the north corner of Baton Rouge Road and Mulberry Avenue, is proposing to deed a portion of their property to the city for the purpose of streambed stabilization and erosion control that will take place during the Mulberry Reconstruction Project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

             
    13. Request to Designate E. 9th Street from Mulberry Avenue to Cedar Street as a One-Way Street

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to designate E. 9th Street from Mulberry Avenue to Cedar Street as a one-way street. The Traffic Committee has been working with the Muscatine School District to reclassify E. 9th Street as a one-way street from Mulberry Avenue to Cedar Street to allow for a safe and efficient way to drop off and pick up children at Jefferson School. City Council action is required before the reclassification can take place.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    14. Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for Barricades and Sawhorses

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to issue a purchase order for barricades and sawhorses. Five quotes were received for these purchases with the low quote from Tapco in the amount of $19,616.50. There is $19,900 budgeted for these purchases.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    15. Request to Enter Agreement for the Design of Diana Queen Drive

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to enter into an agreement for the design of Diana Queen Drive. It is necessary to hire a consultant to perform the design work for this project. Martin & Whitacre has submitted a proposal of $11,300. The proposal has been reviewed by city staff and staff is recommending that Council take action to accept the proposal.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    16. Request to Approve Cemetery Steps Agreement

      Is there a motion to approve the Cemetery Steps Agreement? 

    17. Request to Approve Cemetery Trust Fund Agreement

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Cemetery Trust Fund Agreement. In order to meet State Code requirements, it has been determined by the Iowa Insurance Division that a Cemetery Trust Fund Agreement is necessary to formalize the city’s trustee responsibilities for the Cemetery Perpetual Care funds.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

    It is recommended bills totaling $2,847,975.24, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for May 2015, 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 to Discuss Potential Litigation 

  16. ADJOURNMENT