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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 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 - Approval of City Council Minutes

    A. Regular City Council Minutes – July 16, 2015

    * Item 9A-B – From the Mayor

    A. Proclamation Recognizing 50th Anniversary of the Muscatine Art Center

    B. Reappointment of Mark LeRette to the Historic Preservation Commission, appointment of Diana Gradert to the Library Board of Trustees, and appointments of Greg Jenkins, Peg Heither, Tina Boldt, Robert Bahn, Beth Johnson, Anthony Loconsole, and Mary Wildermuth to the Convention & Visitors Board.

    * Items 12A-E – Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – July 6, 13 & 20, 2015

    B. Board of Electric, Water and Communications Trustees – June 30, 2015

    C. MP&W Communications Utility – May 2015

    D. MP&W Electric Utility – May 2015

    E. MP&W Water Utility – May 2015

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,165,384.58 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 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Releasing Real Estate Mortgage Under the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program for 1407 Mill Street 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution releasing a real estate mortgage under the 2009 CDBG Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program for 1407 Mill Street. The property owner received the maximum $24,999 in funding assistance through a five-year forgivable loan. Under the program, 20% of the loan has been forgiven annually with the final 20% forgiven on July 9, 2015. Staff is recommending City Council take action to release the mortgage. This project represents the second of seven mortgages that have been released under this program.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Awarding the Contract for the T-Hangar Connector Road Project at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the T-Hangar Connector Road Project at the Municipal Airport. Three bids were received for this project with the low bid from Muscatine Bridge Company in the amount of $139,767.80. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $141,593. It is staff’s recommendation City Council accept the low bid as submitted.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Awarding Contract for the Diana Queen Drive Construction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the Diana Queen Construction Project. One bid was received from Heuer Construction in the amount of $269,361.08. An alternate bid was used to evaluate the cost of adding sidewalk on Steam Boat Way as requested by City Council. This bid was $8,318.70 making a total bid amount of $277,679.78. The engineer’s estimate for this project was $282,028.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Request to Enter Into Subscription Agreement for Collecting Digital Data Records for Community Development Inspections 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to enter into a subscription agreement for collecting digital data records for Community Development inspections. Staff is recommending City Council approve the annual subscription agreement for electronic digital services. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Setting Public Hearing Concerning Proposed Vacation of Utility Easements on Baton Rouge Road 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing concerning the proposed vacation of utility easements on Baton Rouge Road. A request has been received to vacate a 10’ wide utility easement composed of two adjoining 5’ utility easements located on Lots 3 and 4 of the Riverbend Fifth Addition on Baton Route Road. The property owner plans to combine these two parcels making these utility easements unnecessary.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

             
    6. Resolution Adopting the City of Muscatine Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution adopting the City of Muscatine Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan. This map-based plan depicts existing, planned, and needed improvements to bike and pedestrian infrastructure. The plan will work in concert with other City of Muscatine plans and policies including the Comprehensive Plan, the Complete Streets Policy, the Sidewalk Policy, and the Capital Improvement Plan.

      Is there a motion to approve the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Request to Enter Ambulance Billing Service Agreement and Purchase Software for Patient Care Reporting System 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to enter into an ambulance billing service agreement and to purchase software for the patient care reporting system. Three quotes were received with the low being from PCC at 7.5% of collections. With this change, it is also necessary to replace the patient care reporting system. Four different software systems were demonstrated. Staff is recommending ESO Solutions for this system. PCC will pay $6,995 toward the cost of the software making ESO the low bid at $8,746.50.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request Approval to Issue Purchase Order for Musser Park Playground Safety Surfacing 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for the Musser Park Playground Safety Resurfacing. Ten bids were received with the low bid from Surface America Inc. in the amount of $66,072.60. There is $77,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. 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. Five bids were received with the low bid from Krieger Motor Co. in the amount of $32,143 for a 2015 Ford F250 Truck. There is $35,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Purchase of Mower for Parks & Recreation 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a rotary mower for Parks & Recreation. Three of the four bids received met the city’s minimum requested specifications. The low bid was from Kunau Implement in the amount of $40,949.17. There is $35,000 budgeted for this purchase. The cost savings in the amount of $2,857 for the truck purchase will help offset some of the overage on the mower.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve Contract for Uniform Purchases for City Employees 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a contract for uniform purchases for city employees. Five bids were received with Phelps, The Uniform Specialist submitting the low bid. In addition, they are able to provide all of the requested clothing items.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

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

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to declare city property as surplus and to authorize its sale. Once declared as surplus, the property will be disposed of on Public Surplus which to date has netted the city $120,000.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    13. Request Approval to Close Streets for Merrill Hotel & Convention Center Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the closure of streets for the proposed Merrill Hotel & Convention Center Project. The closures would be as follows:

      • Mississippi Drive, westbound traffic lane 12’ from existing curb along the proposed hotel property between Iowa and Chestnut streets.

      • Chestnut Street from Mississippi Drive north to alley entrance.

      • Alley behind proposed hotel property at 119 W. Mississippi Drive from Chestnut Street approximately 190’ to the east.

      The street closures will become effective August 24, 2015 and will remain in place through the entire construction duration until August 1, 2017.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    14. Proposed TIF Agreement for City Council Review 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $2,165,384.58 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