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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL
1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

A. Presentation of Life Saving Award

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 – January 19, 2017

B. City Council Budget Minutes – January 26, 28, 30 & 31, 2017

* Items 8A-G – Petitions and Communications

A. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Loos Inc., 711 Park Avenue – Loos Inc. (pending inspections)

B. Request for renewal of a 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 a Catering Privilege, Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Boonie’s on the Avenue, 214 Iowa Avenue – Boonie’s on the Avenue LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

D. Request for renewal of a Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for GM Food Mart, 2881 Highway 61 – Nanak Express LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

E. Request for renewal of a Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for GM Mini Mart, 2307 Lucas Street – Nanak Express LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

F. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Permit and Outside Service for Contrary Brewing Co., 411 West Mississippi Drive – Contrary Brewing LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

G. Request to Approve Applications for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement for James L. and Pat J. Powers and Todd Hackett

* Items 12A-B – Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – January 9, 16, 17 & 19, 2017

B. Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees Minutes – December 20, 2016


* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $4,116,545.78, which includes journal entries and receipt summaries for November and December 2016, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Proposed Mississippi Drive Corridor Project

This public hearing concerns the proposed Mississippi Drive Corridor Project. The reconstruction of the Mississippi Drive Corridor has been designed by Bolton & Menk, reviewed by staff and is on schedule for construction beginning in April 2017. No state or federal monies will be used for this project. This project is Phase I of the overall project and does not include costs associated with completion of the remaining intersections at Carver Corner and 2nd Street and Mulberry Avenue. 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. Resolution Approving the Plans and Specifications, Form of Contract, and Cost Estimate and Setting Bid Opening Date for the Proposed Mississippi Drive Corridor Project

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

B. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Proposed Airport T-Hangar Apron Expansion Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the proposed Airport T-Hangar Apron Expansion Project. The city has received funding from the Iowa Department of Transportation to complete the design and first phase of the project. The engineer has completed the design of the project and is ready to move forward with the bidding process. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Proposed Vacation and Sale of Alley Right-of-Way

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the proposed vacation and sale of alley right-of-way (old Sun Mart block). Kum & Go has acquired the old Sun Mart site located at the northeast corner of 4th and Cedar streets. Their intent is to relocate their existing store at the northwest corner of 5th and Cedar streets to this location. Kum & Go is requesting the alley running through this block be vacated. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on February 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

D. Resolution Awarding Contract for the Public Safety Building Additional Cooling Capacity Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the Public Safety Building Additional Cooling Capacity Project. Two bids were received for the project. The Crawford Company submitted a low total package bid of $164,678. Staff is requesting City Council approve the low bid from the Crawford Company. Funds for this work are available in the Building & Ground’s Deferred Maintenance Budget.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

E. Request to Approve Professional Services Agreement for Airport Consulting

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Professional Services Agreement for Airport consulting. The city has used Anderson-Bogert Engineers & Surveyors for design and consultant services at the Municipal Airport for 30+ years. They possess historical information about the airport that can help staff as questions arise. The agreement is for an amount not to exceed $5,000. Staff is requesting City Council approve the Professional Services Agreement with Anderson-Bogert beginning February 2, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

F. Request to Approve Purchase of Street Sweeper

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a street sweeper. Two bids were received with only one bid meeting the city’s specifications. Staff is requesting authorization from City Council to purchase a street sweeper from Trans Iowa Equipment in the amount of $197,000. There is $226,000 budgeted for this purchase.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?


G. Request to Approve Housing Demand Study Agreement

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Housing Demand Study Agreement. Several RFQs were received for this study. Following a review of those received, the decision was made to contract with RDG Planning & Design for this study. Staff is requesting City Council authorize the city to enter into an agreement with RDG Planning & Design in an amount not to exceed $32,000. There is $25,000 budgeted for this study.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $4,116,545.78, which includes journal entries and receipt summaries for November and December 2016, 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