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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 - 7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

       

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

A. Presentation by Nancy Snaadt of 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-B - Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular City Council Minutes – September 1, 2016

B. In-Depth Council Minutes – September 15, 2016

* Item 9A-B – From the Mayor

A. Proclamation Declaring October 2, 2016 as “CROP Hunger Walk Day”

B. Proclamation Declaring October 2-8, 2016 as “”Public Power Week”

* Item 12A-G – Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – August 22 & 29, 2016

B. Zoning Board of Adjustment – May 3, 2016 and July 5, 2016

C. Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees – July 26, 2016

D. MP&W Communications Utility – July 2016

E. MP&W Electric Utility – July 2016

F. MP&W Water Utility – July 2016

G. MP&W Financial Results

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,034,876.96 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Proposed Ordinance Amending Title 10, Chapters 4 and 5 of the City Code, Floodplain Management Regulations

This public hearing concerns a proposed ordinance amending Title 10, Chapters 4 and 5 of the City Code, Flood Management Regulations. FEMA has issued new Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the area protected by the Island Levee. These maps must be officially made part of the City of Muscatine’s Floodplain Regulations in order for Muscatine residents and businesses to continue to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. 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

A. First Reading of Ordinance Amending Title 10, Chapters 4 and 5 of the City Code, Floodplain Management Regulations

Is there a motion to approve the first reading of the ordinance as submitted?

B. Resolution Setting Public Hearing to Review Status of CDBG Construction Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing to review the status of the Community Development Block Grant Construction Project. As part of the grant received from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a downtown revitalization project, the IEDA requires a public hearing be held when the project is approximately 50% complete. The public hearing allows staff to review the construction progress and to answer questions concerning the project.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Urban Renewal Plan Amendment

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on an Urban Renewal Plan Amendment. The amendment includes seven projects that would allow for the use of tax increment financing funds to pay for them. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

D. Resolution Approving Annual City Street Finance Report for Fiscal Year 2015/2016

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the Annual City Street Finance Report for Fiscal Year 2015/2016. Street-related expenditures for the year totaled $8,184,220 which includes $7,434,700 paid from city funds and funding sources and $749,520 of street lighting costs provided by Muscatine Power & Water.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

E. Resolution Approving Reduction of Retainage for the Airport Runway Reconstruction Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the reduction of retainage for the Airport Runway Reconstruction Project. This project has been substantially completed by Manatt’s Inc.; however, staff is recommending the contract remain open through spring to allow for seeding of stockpile locations and other items that may also need to be addressed at that time. Staff is recommending the retainage be reduced to $20,000.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

F. Request to Approve Contract Modification #2 for the CDBG Façade Construction Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Contract Modification #2 for the Community Development Block Grant Façade Construction Project. Woodruff Construction, the contractor for this project, is requesting this contract modification which includes four Change Authorization Requests totaling $33,988. One property owner is contributing $28,000 of the contract change amount to help complete additional work items for his building leaving a balance of $5,988 for the city’s portion of the contract modification request. Available grant funds for this project will be used to pay this amount.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

G. Request to Approve United Health Care Contract for Transportation Services

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a United Health Care contract for transportation services. Earlier this year, City Council approved contracts with managed care organizations or their transportation brokers to provide transportation services for Medicaid eligible passengers. The City contracted with AmeriHealth Caritas and Logisticare (Amerigroup’s transportation broker) in April 2016. It is now necessary to enter into a contract with United Health Care to provide transportation services for Medicaid eligible passengers.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

H. Request to Approve Submission of Application for Transit JARC and New Freedom Funding Applications

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the submission of an application for Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom funding. JARC night time service provides transportation services to access employment opportunities, education and support services such as child care. The New Freedom service accommodates transportation requests within the city limits for any purpose to offer “New Freedom” to disabled individuals. Staff is requesting authorization to submit these grant applications. The requested amount for JARC is $56,500 with the city providing a $56,500 match. The requested amount for New Freedom is $14,000 with a city match of $14,000.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

I. Request from Police Department to Approve Purchase of New/Replacement Action Target System for the Training Facility

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to purchase a new/replacement Action Target System for the Firearms Training Range. To keep the cost of the renovated “new” system to a more manageable level, the department is keeping many of the foundational parts of the system previously provided by Action Target who is the sole source for this equipment. The quoted price for a new/replacement Action Target System is $14,000. There is $14,500 budgeted for this purchase.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

J. Request to Approve Amendment #2 to Site Lease with Option and to Memorandum of Lease Changing Ownership of Communications Tower Facility at 407 Fletcher Avenue

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Amendment #2 to the Site Lease with Option and to the Memorandum of Lease changing ownership of the communications tower facility at 407 Fletcher Avenue. The previous owner, Tower Entity 1 LLC, has been acquired by Grain HoldCo. LLC and has changed its name to GrainComm III LLC. The site lease amendment includes a more specific legal description of the property being leased. It is now necessary for City Council to approve the abovementioned documents and authorize the Mayor to sign them on behalf of the City of Muscatine.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

K. Request from Fire Department for Issuance of Purchase Order for Power Cots

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Fire Department for the issuance of a purchase order for two battery powered ambulance cots. Stryker EMS Equipment is the sole source vendor for these cots. The cost of the two cots is $30,962.53. There is $31,000 budgeted for this purchase. Stryker will be increasing its rates on October 1, 2016. Purchasing this equipment now will save the department $1,500.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

L. Request to Enter Contract for Impact Delineation Monitoring Wells at the Landfill

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to enter into a contract for Impact Delineation Monitoring Wells at the landfill. The city has contracted with Barker and Lemar Engineer Consultants to provide annual monitoring and reporting for the landfill consent order requirements. This latest proposal from the engineering firm will provide the required installation and sampling of monitoring wells to bracket the contamination plume boundary. The cost for this work is estimated at $19,750 and was included in this year’s landfill budget.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

M. Request to Approve Appointment to Civil Service Commission 

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an appointment to the Civil Service Commission. The newly formed Nominating Committee met Wednesday to discuss a nomination to the Civil Service Commission. It is the Committee’s recommendation that Brandy Olson be appointed to the Commission.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $2,034,876.96 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