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AGENDA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. INVOCATION

  4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  5. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

  6. MINUTES - APPROVAL

    1. City Council Meeting – December 2, 2010

    2. In-Depth City Council Meeting – December 9, 2010 

  7. 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 or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the Agenda.

    * 9 – A-D
    * 13 – A-H
    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,889,411.32 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

  8. PUBLIC HEARING
     
  9. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
     
    1. First Reading for a new Class C Liquor License and Sunday Sales Permit for Samz Sports Bar, 103 Ford Avenue – Noe Sanchez (pending final paperwork)

    2. Request for renewal of a Class A Liquor License with Sunday Sales and Outdoor Service for Geneva Golf & Country Club, 3100 Bidwell Road – Geneva Golf & Country Club

    3. Request for renewal of a Class C Liquor License and Sunday Sales Permit for Flaming Embers, 131 W. 2nd Street – Flaming Ember Inc.

    4. Request for renewal of a Class C Liquor License and Sunday Sales Permit for The Button Factory Woodfire Grille, 215 W. Mississippi Drive – ATOM LLC

    5. Request Approval of Nuisance Control at MP&W’s Generating Station

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request for nuisance control at the MP&W Generating Station. James Huber of Huber’s Nuisance Control is requesting permission to discharge an air rifle to assist in the control of a pigeon problem at MP&W’s generating station located on Stewart Road. This request would be in effect for one year and would allow Mr. Huber to provide nuisance control at other locations within the city. It is staff’s recommendation that Mr. Huber notify the police 24 hours in advance of where he will be working so that MUSCOM will be aware of the activity should calls be received.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?
       
  10. FROM THE MAYOR

  11. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

  12. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

    • Second Reading of an Ordinance Providing for the Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the 2010 Addition to the Highway 38 Northeast Urban Renewal Area

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the second ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on taxable property in the 2010 Addition to the Highway 38 Northeast Urban Renewal Area. As part of the previous action approving the designation of an expanded Highway 38 Northeast Urban Renewal Area and Urban Renewal Plan amendment, it is now necessary to adopt the ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on the taxable property in the 2010 Addition to the abovementioned urban renewal area.

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

    • First Reading of an Ordinance Adopting the Code of Ordinances and Supplement #8

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an ordinance adopting the Code of Ordinances and Supplement #8 for the City of Muscatine. Periodically the City Council takes action to update the City Code due to changes made by the Council. This supplement includes ordinances and amendments to the ordinances that were adopted in 2009 and 2010.

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

    • Resolution Accepting Completed Work Performed Under Closure of Ravines #2, #3, and #4 at the Muscatine County Landfill and Authorizing Final Payment

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work performed under Closure of Ravines #2, #3, and #4 at the Muscatine County Landfill and authorizing final payment. In August 2010 City Council approved a contract from Sulzberger Excavating in the amount of $66,239 for the closure of these three ravines. The project has been completed and meets the specifications required by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources; therefore, it is staff’s recommendation the work be accepted and final payment authorized to the contractor.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    • Resolution Accepting Low Bid for the Muscatine Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program for 104 George Street

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the low bid for the Muscatine Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program for 104 George Street. Four bids were received for this project with the low bid from S&H Construction in the amount of $21,750. The Muscatine Rehabilitation Committee reviewed the bids and is recommending the approval of the low bid from S&H Construction.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    • Request Authorization to Purchase Video Inspection Trailer System

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the purchase of a video inspection trailer system. This piece of equipment is utilized by Collection & Drainage to televise sewer infrastructure and is a valuable tool in identifying problems and determining repair options. The new camera will include a full pan and tilt to see in every direction, better lighting, a locating beacon, the ability to look up house services, full reporting software, and digital capabilities to permanently televise the sewer system. This tool is needed to meet EPA/IDNR maintenance and inspection requirements. The City of Spencer, Iowa, received bids for this same piece of equipment in July 2010. Two bids were received with the low bid being from Elliott Equipment who has agreed to honor the bid they gave the City of Spencer. Staff is requesting one additional option for $600 that will allow control of the camera unit from a remote position away from the control panel in the trailer. The final cost would be $84,330.27.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

    • Request to Approve Traffic Items

      Presented for City Council’s consideration are the following three traffic items:

      • “No Parking” on the cul-de-sac of Bonnie Drive. Roadway maintenance operators have asked that parking be prohibited on this cul-de-sac. When residents park in this area, it is not possible for snowplows to clear the area. In addition, it is difficult for refuse trucks to turn in the radius when picking up garbage.

      • Speed limit increase on Dick Drake Way from 35 mph to 40 mph. The IDOT uses the 85th percentile rule as a standard for determining speed limits. Data from the speed trailer reflects that people using Dick Drake Way drive above the 40 mph range and fall into that 85th percentile.

      Is there a motion to approve the requests as submitted?

    • Request Approval of Change Order #5 for the Hershey Avenue Sewer Separation Project II

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #5 for the Hershey Avenue Sewer Separation Project II. The contractor for this project found that sewer service at 1803 Hershey Avenue was discharging into a pipe designed to discharge into the storm sewer. Because there was no service at the front of the house, the plumber was required to do the work in the homeowner’s yard and connect to a nearby manhole at a cost of $3,172.80. Since this was a pre-existing condition, the change was made as part of the contract for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

    • Request Approval for Engineering Services for Lighting Upgrade at the Municipal Airport

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve engineering services for the lighting upgrade at the Municipal Airport. The city continues to utilize Anderson-Bogert Engineers & Surveyors Inc. for design and consulting services for projects at the airport. The next improvement scheduled is a re-design and upgrade of the existing lighting system for the primary runway and parallel taxiway serving runway 6/24. The Airport Advisory Commission and City Council have agreed to alter the five-year CIP for the airport to allow this project to move forward. This effort will cause over four miles of existing electrical conductors for runway/taxiway lighting to be replaced in protected conduit. Once the agreement has been executed, it will be forwarded to the Federal Aviation Administration to determine if the project is eligible for federal participation. If approved, the project will receive 95% federal funding with a 5% local cost sharing requirement.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

    • Request Approval of Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the annual financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. The city’s Audit Committee met recently with representatives of the city’s auditing firm to review the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), management letter, and summary report. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council approve the CAFR so that it can be submitted to various federal grant agencies, the State Auditor’s Office, Moody’s Investor Services, the GFOA Certificate Program and other interested individuals or entities.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

    • Request Approval of Change Order #3 for the Sunset Park Resident Center Addition

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #3 for the Sunset Park Resident Center Addition. The change order, in the amount of $2,474.85, will not change the scope of the project and includes additional interior and exterior lighting, additional electrical outlets, removal of an existing interior window, and additional colorant to the concrete patio. The architect for the project is recommending City Council approve the change order. If approved, the project cost will increase to $124,100.39. There was $173,934 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

    • Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for Autoclave for the WPCP Laboratory

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for an autoclave for the WPCP Laboratory. The current autoclave, which is used for E. coli and Total Coliform testing, needs to be replaced. It was purchased from Muscatine Power Water in 2007 as a salvaged item for $100. Four bids were received with the low bid from Fisher Scientific in the amount of $5,295.39 for a Brinkman Tuttnaur Benchtop Sterilizer Model 2340EP. It is staff’s recommendation a purchase order be issued to Fisher Scientific for this piece of equipment. There is $7,900 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

  13. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

    1. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – November 15, 22 & 29, 2010

    2. Art Center Board of Trustees – October 21, 2010

    3. Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees – October 26, 2010

    4. MP&W Communications Utility – October 2010

    5. MP&W Electric Utility – October 2010

    6. MP&W Water Utility – October 2010

    7. NFPA Fire Survey – September 2010

    8. MP&W 2011 Operating Budget Summary

  14. APPROVAL OF BILLS

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,889,411.32 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).

  15. COMMUNICATIONS - COUNCIL MEMBERS

  16. OTHER BUSINESS

  17. ADJOURNMENT