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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.
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-E - Approval of City Council Minutes

    A. Budget Review Session – February 2, 2016

    B. Budget Review Session – February 3, 2016

    C. Budget Review Session – February 4, 2016

    D. Regular City Council Minutes – February 4, 2016

    E. In-Depth City Council Minutes – February 11, 2016

    * Items 8A-I – 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 Hy-Vee Food Store, 2400 – 2nd Avenue – Hy-Vee Inc. (pending inspections)

    B. Request for renewal of Catering Privilege, Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for The Rendezvous, 3127 Lucas Street – Cindy’s Rendezvous LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    C. Request for renewal of Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Special Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Sal Vitale’s Pizzaria & Pasta, 1010 Park Avenue – The Sicilian Pizza and Subs LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    D. Request from Melon City Bike Club for Use of City Property (Weed Park) for the Annual Melon City Criterium

    This request is for the closure of Weed Park on May 29, 2016 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Annual Melon City Criterium. The event is expected to draw 2,000+ bicyclists.

    E. Request from the Muscatine Community School District for Use of City Property for 5K Race/Walk/Run

    This request is for the use of city property for the school district’s 5K event to take place on May 7, 2016 beginning at 8 a.m. The event is expected to last an hour and draw 200+ participants.

    F. Request for Use of City Property for Muscatine Soapbox Derby

    This request is for the use of city property for an adult soapbox derby to take place in conjunction with 4th of July activities. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    G. Request from Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry for Use of City Property for 4th of July Activities

    This request from the GMCCI is for the use of city property for 4th of July activities. The expected length for the day’s activities is 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    H. Request from Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry for Use of City Property for 4th of July Parades

    This request from the GMCCI is for the use of city property for the 4th of July parades. The Children’s Parade will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the community parade from 5 to 6 p.m.

    I. Request to Approve Applications for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement

    * Items 12A- B– Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – January 25 & 26, 2016 and February 1 & 8, 2016

    B. Planning & Zoning Commission – January 12, 2016

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,300,031.28 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 Accepting Easements for the Musser Park to Wiggens Road Trail Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting easements for the Musser Park to Wiggens Road Trail Project. Approval of the easement agreement, which covers the route of the trail between 33rd Street and 41st Street, will complete the process of acquiring all the necessary property and easements needed to construct this project. Approval of the easement will allow for construction to proceed this spring.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Accepting Easements for the Mulberry Avenue from Palms Drive to Houser Street Reconstruction Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting easements for the Mulberry Avenue from Palms Drive to Houser Street Reconstruction Project. This project design work is essentially complete and the city needs temporary construction easements from most of the adjoining property owners. The total number of easements required is 26, and the total cost for the easements is $1,500.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Awarding Bid and Approving Contract and Bond for the Muscatine Slough Rip-Rap Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the bid and approving the contract and bond for the Muscatine Slough Rip-Rap Project. Seven bids were submitted for this project with the lowest responsible bid from Brauns Excavation in the amount of $39,627. There are several items in the project that will be done by Public Works and Parks and Recreation staff.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on the Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Cost Estimate and Setting the Bid Opening Date for the Muscatine Art Center HVAC Replacement and Miscellaneous Window Renovations Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the plans, specifications, form of contract, cost estimate and setting the bid opening date for the Muscatine Art Center HVAC Replacement and Miscellaneous Window Renovations Project. HVAC system upgrades will begin in the Stanley Gallery, link, Musser House, and Carriage House, and miscellaneous window renovations will begin as well. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This public hearing will take place on March 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for the Clark House Domestic Water Heater Replacement Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the Clark House Domestic Water Heater Replacement Project. The bid for this project was awarded to JL Brady in the amount of $49,478 at the February 4, 2016 City Council meeting. It is now necessary to approve the contract and bond for the project. Project costs will be paid through the Public Housing Capital Fund Program.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Authorizing Assessment of Unpaid Abatement Costs and Unpaid Rental Inspection Fees to Private Properties 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs and unpaid rental inspection fees 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 $16,052.44. 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    7. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for the Cedar Street Traffic Signal Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work for the Cedar Street Traffic Signal Project. Funds were secured for this project from the Traffic Safety Fund in an estimated amount of $138,000. MP&W designed and constructed the signals and completed their work on August 14, 2015. The final accounting of the project from MP&W is $127,723. Once the city receives funding from the State of Iowa from the Traffic Safety Fund, the city will reimburse MP&W for their project costs.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Conversion of 2nd Street from a One-Way to a Two-Way Reconfiguration 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the conversion of 2nd Street from a one-way to a two-way reconfiguration. The city has evaluated converting 2nd Street between Pine Street and Mulberry Avenue from a one-way to a two-way configuration for the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project. Furthermore, following the completion of the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project, 2nd Street will remain a two-way street. Following multiple public meetings, the overall response has been to keep 2nd Street as a two-way street.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request from Police Department to Declare Light Bars as Surplus Property 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to declare light bars as surplus property. The department would like declare three of its old/retired squad light bars as surplus property. If approved, is the department’s intention to sell two of the light bars to another government agency. The remaining light bar will only be sold or given to another law enforcement agency.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,300,031.28 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 Chapters 21.5(i) and 21.9

  16. ADJOURNMENT