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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Update on HNI Expansion Project 

  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 – September 17, 2015

    * Items 8A-D – Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for A&E Convenience, 4701 South Highway 61 – A&E Convenience LLC (pending inspections)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Dollar General #7027, 2000 Cedar Plaza Drive – Dolgencorp LLC (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Muscatine Fast Break, 2603 Second Avenue – Reif Oil Company (pending inspections and insurance)

    D. Request to Approve Application for Revitalization Tax Abatement

    * Item 9A-C – From the Mayor

    A. Proclamation Declaring October 18, 2015 as “Pilot International Day”

    B. Proclamation Declaring October 4, 2015 as “CROP Hunger Walk Day”

    C. Proclamation Declaring October 12-16, 2016 as “City Week Iowa 2015”

    * Items 12A-B – Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – August 31, 2015 & September 11, 2015

    B. Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees – August 25, 2015

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,449,555.33 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed CDBG Downtown Revitalization Project 

      This public hearing concerns the CDBG Downtown Revitalization Project. The City of Muscatine received and accepted a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete this project. HBK Engineering has completed the design of the project and is ready to move the project forward. 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. Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance for 2107 Grandview Avenue 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the second and final reading of an ordinance amending the zoning ordinance for 2107 Grandview Avenue (formerly the Lamplight Inn). The property owners have submitted a request to rezone a four acre parcel at this address from M-1 Light Industrial to R-R Multi Family Residential to allow for the conversion of the former Lamplight Inn into one bedroom apartments. Staff is recommending City Council waive the rules and adopt this ordinance on final reading.

      Is there a motion to adopt the ordinance as presented and direct for its publication as required by law? 

    2. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on the CDBG Downtown Revitalization Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the CDBG Downtown Revitalization Project. The City of Muscatine received and accepted a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete this project. HBK Engineering has completed the design of the project and is ready to move the project forward. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This public hearing will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Awarding the Contract for the Runway Renovation Project at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the Runway Renovation Project at the Municipal Airport. Seven bids were received with the low bid from Manatts of Brooklyn, Iowa, in the amount of $3,985,699.84. The local share for this project will be $416,347.31 and will be funded from the 2016 bond issue.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

             
    4. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Proposed Development Agreement with Union Tank Car Company, Including Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Payments Not to Exceed $45,000

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed development agreement with Union Tank Car Company, including annual appropriation tax increment payments not to exceed $45,000. The city is proposing to enter into an agreement with Union Tank Car Company in connection with the expansion of the company’s coating and repair shop facilities, operations and workforce in the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area. The agreement will provide financial incentives to the company in the form of annual appropriation incremental property tax payments in an amount not to exceed $45,000. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Request to Issue Purchase Order for a Push Button Activated Crosswalk System

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to issue a purchase order for a push button activated crosswalk system. The trail crossing on Colorado Street is the major pedestrian crossing on that street. The newly paved street is almost double the width of the old street, and the trail is seeing an increase in pedestrian traffic. The Traffic Committee is recommending enhancements be added to the usual crossing signage. Staff is recommending the installation of a solar powered Rapid Flashing Beacon (RFB). City staff will install and maintain the lights. Staff is requesting City Council authorize the issuance of a purchase order to TAPCO in the amount of $6,925 for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request to Approve Agreement for Compost Grinding Services 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an agreement for compost grinding services. Three bids were received. The low bid was from Mulchscapers LLC in the amount of $8,928 for 24 hours and $375 per hour; however, staff is recommending acceptance of the bid from Midland Davis in the amount of $11,625 for 24 hours and $485 per hour. Midland Davis’ equipment will allow them to come on site and grind the current wood pile in 40 hours or less with their equipment, compared to the estimated 80 hours that would be needed with the equipment used by Mulchscapers. The agreement with Midland Davis would be for one year with provisions for extensions for up to two additional years.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request to Approve Agreement for the Design of the HVAC System and Replacement of Windows at the Muscatine Art Center 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an agreement for the design of the HVAC system and replacement windows at the Muscatine Art Center. AJ Associates has provided the city with a proposal for a professional services agreement for the design of the geothermal HVAC upgrade at the art center and museum. Their design fee is equal to 9% of construction costs.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Professional Services Agreement with Anderson-Bogert

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a professional services agreement with Anderson-Bogert. The firm will provide the required professional services to observe construction of the Reconstruct Runway 6/24 and Associated Taxiways Project in an amount not to exceed $130,538.55.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

       
  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,449,555.33 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