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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL - 7:00 P.M.


  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 – November 19, 2015

    B. Special City Council Minutes – November 19, 2015

    * Items 9A – From the Mayor

    A. Appointment of Angie Haller to the Recreation Advisory Commission

    * Items 12A-G – Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – November 9, 10, 16 & 23, 2015

    B. Zoning Board of Adjustment – September 1, 2015 and October 6, 2015

    C. Board of Water, Electric & Communications Trustees – October 27, 2015

    D. MP&W Communications Utility – October 2015

    E. MP&W Electric Utility – October 2015

    F. MP&W Water Utility – October 2015

    G. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – October 2015

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,988,134.38 as well as journal entries and receipt summaries for October 2015, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Declaration of Real Estate (former Colorado Street right-of-ways) as Surplus Properties and Offering Said Real Estate for Sale

      This public hearing concerns the proposed declaration of real estate (former Colorado Street right-of-ways) as surplus properties 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 for Parcels JJ, KK, and LL. 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. Resolution Declaring Parcel JJ (former Colorado Street Right-of-Way) as Surplus Property and Authorizing Said Real Estate for Sale 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving an Executed Deed 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    3. Resolution Declaring Parcel KK (former Colorado Street Right-of-Way) as Surplus Property and Authorizing Said Real Estate for Sale 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Approving an Executed Deed 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Declaring Parcel LL (former Colorado Street Right-of-Way) as Surplus Property and Authorizing Said Real Estate for Sale 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Approving an Executed Deed 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Resolution Supporting the Application of Miller-Valentine to the Iowa Finance Authority for Tax Credit Funding for the Proposed Harrison Street Lofts Project and Committing Tax Increment Financing Equal to 7% ($707,000) 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution supporting the application of Miller-Valentine to the Iowa Finance Authority for tax credit funding for the proposed Harrison Street Lofts Project and committing tax increment financing equal to 7% ($707,000). Miller-Valentine intends to apply for Iowa Finance Authority Rental Housing Tax Credits and is seeking the city’s support for submission of the application as well as committing to tax increment financing equal to 7% ($707,000). 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Allocation of Project-Based Vouchers 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve allocation of Project-Based Vouchers (PBV). At the direction of City Council, the Muscatine Housing Agency issued a Request for Proposals for Project-Based Vouchers following the receipt of two applications in November. Two requests were received and are being recommended for allocations of PBV on receipt of Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Iowa Finance Authority in 2016. 

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Resolution Supporting Housing Tax Credit Project and Allocation of Project-Based Vouchers to Project Developers 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?
             
    10. Request to Approve Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Audit for the Year Ended June 30, 2015 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Audit for the year ended June 30, 2015. The CAFR and audit was completed in early November 2015. After its approval, this report will be submitted to the various federal grant agencies, State Auditor’s Office, the city’s financial advisor, the Government Finance Officers Association Certification Program, and other interested individuals or entities.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve Curbside Recycling Contract 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Curbside Recycling Contract. The contract with Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste) will end on March 31, 2016. The current contract allows for an extension of the current contract based upon the negotiated terms and rate. Staff is recommending the extension of the contract with Republic Services for curbside recycling for an additional five years.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request to Approve Preliminary Assessment of Master Plan Development for the Muscatine County Landfill 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a preliminary assessment of Master Plan Development for Phases 5 and 6 Landfill Cells. This will allow the city to initiate the process of developing our plans for the next landfill expansion and allow us to request keeping our financial assurance payment at or near its present level. This assessment is the first step in the design process for Cells 5 and 6. A project for final design of these cells will be developed from this assessment. The project is scheduled for design in 2016 and construction in 2017.

      Is there a motion to adopt the request as submitted?

             
    13. Request to Approve Proposed Goals for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the proposed goals for Fiscal Year 2016/2017.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

             
  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $2,988,134.38, as well as journal entries and receipt summaries for October 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 

  16. ADJOURNMENT