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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

AGENDA

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.


* Item 6A - Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular City Council Minutes – March 16, 2017

* Items 8A-C – Petitions and Communications

A. First and second reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for La Morelia, LLC, 810 Park Avenue, Suite 13 – La Morelia LLC (pending inspections)

B. Request for renewal of a Special Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, 203 Lake Park Blvd – Max Brewer Corp. (pending inspections and insurance)

C. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Casey’s General Store #2944, 3010 University Drive – Casey’s Marketing Company (pending inspections)

* Item 9A – From the Mayor

A. Proclamation Declaring April 28, 2017 as “Arbor Day” in the City of Muscatine

* Items 12A-C – Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – February 27, 2017 and March 6, 13 & 20, 2017

B. Board of Water, Electric and Communications Trustees Minutes – February 28, 2017

C. Zoning Board of Adjustment Minutes – February 7, 2017

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $5,849,280.99, as well as receipt summaries and journal entries for February 2017, 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. At its March 16, 2017 City Council meeting, City Council took action reject all bids that were submitted for the project and directed staff to rebid the project. In accordance with the rebidding schedule, this public hearing is being held concerning the plans and specifications, form of contract, and cost estimate for this project. Construction plans have been completed and sent out for bid with said bids received being opened on April 7, 2017. The estimated cost for the project is $9.9 million. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required.

Now is the time for the public to comment.


B. Proposed 2018 Annual Plan and Amendments to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan and Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy

This public hearing concerns the proposed 2018 Annual Plan and amendments to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan and the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy. Under federal regulations, qualified public housing authorities (PHAs), including the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency, are required to have a resident advisory board to review PHA policies and budgets as well as conduct an annual public hearing to receive comment on proposed goals, policy changes and the use of public funds. This public comment/public hearing is required prior to adoption of the Annual Plan and policy amendments.

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. Final Reading of Ordinance Amending Title 10 (Zoning Ordinance) of the City Code

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the final reading of an ordinance amending Title 10 (Zoning Ordinance) of the City Code. Rewriting the zoning ordinance is the most important step in implementing the vision of the new Comprehensive Plan. The revised zoning ordinance will have sufficient flexibility to be adapted to unique and difficult site conditions to preserve the character of individual neighborhoods and will be more user friendly.

Is there a motion to adopt the ordinance on final reading as submitted and to direct for its publication as required by law?

B. Resolution Approving the Plans and Specifications, Form of Contract, and Estimate for the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Approving Revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan of the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

D. Resolution Approving Revisions to the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy of the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

E. Resolution Approving the Annual Plan, Approving the Capital Fund Program Budget and Authorizing Mayor to Sign the Certification of Compliance with PHA Plan and Related Regulations

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

F. Resolution Approving Sidewalk or Street Café Easement Agreements for Avenue Subs and Boonies on the Avenue

Presented for City Councils consideration is a resolution approving Sidewalk or Street Café Easement Agreements for Avenue Subs and Boonies on the Avenue. This outdoor dining has been placed at these same locations in prior years.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

G. Resolution Approving Executed Deed Between City of Muscatine and HNI Corporation for Exchange of Vacated Right-of-Way in Block 70

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving an executed deed between the City of Muscatine and HNI Corporation for exchange of vacated right-of-way in Block 70. At its March 16, 2017 City Council meeting, City Council took action authorizing the sale of this property to the HNI Corporation. Is now necessary to approve the executed deed.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

H. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for the Muscatine Harbor Rip-Rap Maintenance Project and Authorizing Final Payment to the Contractor

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work for the Muscatine Harbor Rip-Rap Maintenance Project and authorizing final payment to the contractor. The contract for this project was awarded to Legacy Corporation in the amount of $98,880. There was a reduction in the contract amount of $2,245.09 due to a smaller quantity of rip-rap needed to complete the project. The final contract amount totaled $96,634.91. This project is part of the R.E.A.P. grant for harbor improvements. Staff is requesting that City Council accept the completed work and authorize final payment to the contractor.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

I. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for the Airport T-Hangar Apron Expansion Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the Airport T-Hangar Apron Expansion Project. At its March 16, 2016 City Council meeting, City Council awarded the contract for this project to the Muscatine Bridge Company in the amount of $211,241. Staff is requesting City Council approve the contract and bond for this project.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

J. Resolution Setting Public Hearing for State and Federal Transit Funding

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing for state and federal transit funding. The City of Muscatine Transit (MuscaBus) applies annual for funding through a Consolidated Funding Application. The amounts being requested include $400,745 for federal funding, $248,086 for state funding, statewide federal capital assistance for four buses totaling $384,600, and a public transit infrastructure grant for 10 bus shelters totaling $58,000. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

K. Request from Fire Department to Approve Issuance of Purchase Order for Genesis Extrication Equipment

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Fire Department for the issuance of a purchase order for extrication equipment. Three quotes were received with the low quote being from Heiman Fire Equipment Company in the amount of $24,696 for Genesis tools. After seeking quotes, it was determined one battery operated set could be purchased along with an upgrade/refurbishment of one gas powered hydraulic unit. Staff is requesting approval for the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $34,118 which includes the purchase of one new Genesis extrication unit ($24,696) and an upgrade to the current Genesis gas powered unit ($9,422). Heiman is the only vendor available to upgrade the current Genesis equipment. There is $30,000 budgeted in capital improvements for this purchase. The remaining $4,118 will be absorbed in the Fire Operations budget.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

L. Request to Purchase Surplus Crafco Crack Sealing Machine from the City of Davenport

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to purchase a surplus Crafco crack sealing machine from the City of Davenport. Davenport has a 2007 Crafco Supershot 125 Melter they are offering to sell to the City of Muscatine for $12,000. The unit is in very good condition and has been inspected by city staff. A new unit would typically cost over $40,000. Funding for this item is available in the revised Roadway Maintenance budget.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

M. Request to Approve the Title VI Non-Discrimination Agreement Between the City of Muscatine and the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Non-Discrimination Assurances

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Title VI Non-Discrimination Agreement between the City of Muscatine and the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Non-Discrimination Assurances. These documents are required as part of the process for receiving federal and state funding for various IDOT projects.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

N. Request to Approve Issuance of Purchase Order for Removal of Fire Debris at Beach Lumber Site

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for removal of fire debris at the Beach Lumber site. Three bids were received for this work with the low bid being from Brauns Excavating in the amount of $9,000. Staff is requesting City Council authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Brauns Excavating for this work.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $5,849,280.99, as well as receipt summaries and journal entries for February 2017, 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