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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Citizen Recognition by Mayor Hopkins 

    2. Presentation by Nancy Snaadt from Alliant Energy 

  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-C - Approval of City Council Minutes

    A. Regular City Council Minutes – November 5, 2015

    B. Joint City Council/County Board of Supervisor Minutes – November 9, 2015

    C. In-Depth City Council Minutes – November 12, 2015

    * Items 8A-D – Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Kum & Go #436, 501 Cedar Street – Kum & Go LC (pending inspections)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Kum & Go #437, 709 Grandview Avenue – Kum & Go LC (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Liquor License, and Sunday Sales for GeoJohnz, 203 East 2nd Street – GeoJohnz LLC(pending inspections and insurance)

    D. Request from Muscatine Power & Water for Street Closure

    This request is for the closure of Cypress Street for the block from W. 6th Street to W. 5th Street to allow for valve work. A lane will be kept open for traffic on W. 5th Street. The work is expected to last from November 30, 2015 through December 4, 2015

    * Items 12A-C – Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – October 26, 2015 and November 2, 2015

    B. Planning & Zoning Commission – August 11, 2015 and September 8, 2015

    C. Abstract of Votes for November 3, 2015 City Election

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,679,919.17 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Electrical Upgrades at the Municipal Airport

      This public hearing concerns the proposed electrical upgrades at the Municipal Airport. The city entered into a grant agreement in August 2015 for the completion of this project. Anderson-Bogert has successfully completed the design of the project but before moving forward with the bidding process, 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 Muscatine Pointe Subdivision 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for the Muscatine Pointe Subdivision. The property owner has filed a combined preliminary/final plat for the Muscatine Pointe Subdivision for a five acre, three-lot subdivision on the south side of U.S. 61 across from Walmart that is zoned M-1 (Light Industrial). The intent is to develop the existing Taylor Acres Subdivision into a two-lot subdivision. The Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously recommends City Council approve the proposed Muscatine Pointe Subdivision.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving the Final Plat for the Martin’s Subdivision 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for the Martin’s Subdivision. The property owners have filed for a combined preliminary/final plat for a one-lot subdivision in unincorporated Muscatine County but within two miles of the city limits. The intent is to allow for the house and buildings located within the proposed subdivision to be split from the adjoining farm ground and sold. The Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously recommends City Council approve the final plat for the Martin’s Subdivision.

      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 Bid Opening Date for Electrical Upgrades at the Municipal Airport 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Authorizing the Assessment of Unpaid Nuisance 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 $15,122.86.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Accepting Quit Claim Deed from Sodarock Properties LLC for the Mulberry Avenue from Palms Drive to Houser Street Reconstruction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting a quit claim deed from Sodarock Properties LLC for the Mulberry Avenue from Palms Drive to Houser Street Reconstruction Project. Sodarock Properties LLC has agreed to donate .88 acres of property needed for this project. On June 18, 2015 City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the property owner in exchange for improvements to the property for streambed stabilization and erosion control. The necessary plat of survey and quit claim deed have been prepared and are ready for acceptance by City Council.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    4. Three Resolutions Setting Public Hearings Concerning the Declaration of Real Estate (former Colorado Street Right-of-Way) as Surplus Property and Offering Said Real Estate for Sale 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration are three resolutions setting public hearings concerning the declaration of real estate (former Colorado Street Right-of-Way) as surplus property and offering said real estate for sale. The surplus property was created during the realignment of Colorado Street between Park Avenue and Colorado School to smooth out a severe curve. In July 2014 City Council approved memorandums of understanding with the three property owners adjoining this area of surplus property.

      • Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted for (Parcel JJ)?

      • Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted for (Parcel KK)?

      • Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted for (Parcel LL) 

    5. Request from Fire Department for Issuance of Purchase Order for New Ambulance 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Fire Department for the issuance of a purchase order for a new ambulance. Three bids were submitted for this purchase with the low bid from Foster Coach in the amount of $149,995. The trade-in value of the current ambulance is $3,000 for a final amount of $146,995. This bid adequately meets the specifications and deeds of the department. There is $148,500 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

             
    6. Building Fee Schedule Presentation 

      At this time Community Development Director David Gobin will give a presentation on the building fee schedule. 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

    It is recommended bills totaling $6,679,919.17 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