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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017 - 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-B - Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular City Council Minutes – July 6, 2017

B. In-Depth Council Minutes – July 13, 2017

* Items 8A-E – 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 Pearl City Tobacco & Liquor Outlet, 200 Green Street – BGA, LLC (pending inspections)

B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Catering, Sunday Sales and Outdoor Service for Port City Underground, 208 West 2nd Street – Lacey Henderson-Mueller (pending inspections and insurance)

C. Request for Use of City Property for the 2017 Homecoming Parade on September 14, 2017

D. Request for Use of City Property for the 2017 Senior March on September 15, 2017

E. Request to Approve Closure of Alley #2 Between Cedar and Walnut Streets

* Items 12A-D – Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – June 19 & 26, 2017 and July 3, 2017

B. MP&W Financial Reports – April and May 2017

C. Offset Appeal Committee – June 29, 2017

D. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – May 2017

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,536,533.55 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

A. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for the 2017 Cleveland Street Reconstruction Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the 2017 Cleveland Street Reconstruction Project. At its July 6, 2017 meeting, City Council took action to award the contract to All-American Concrete in the amount of $403,889.10. Staff is now requesting City Council take action to approve the contract and bond for this project.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

B. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for 2017 Asphalt Overlay Program

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the 2017 Asphalt Overlay Program. At its July 6, 2017 meeting, City Council took action to award the contract to Illowa Investments in the amount of $519,250.10. Staff now is requesting City Council take action to approve the contract and bond for this project.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for the Landfill Cell 5 Construction Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the Landfill Cell 5 Construction Project. At its July 6, 2017 meeting, City Council took action to award the contract to Rittmer Inc. in the amount of $622,608. Staff is now requesting City Council take action to approve the contract and bond for this project.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

D. 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 unpaid rental inspection fees to private properties. The nuisance abatement costs for snow, junk, and weed removal total $6,622.18 and rental inspection fees total $660.00. The administrative fees are $1,950 and the assessment fees are $2,000. The total fee being requested for assessment at this time totals $11,232.18.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

E. Resolution Approving Final Plat for Replat of Lots 5 and 6 of the Spring Valley Ranchettes

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for Lots 5 and 6 of the Spring Valley Ranchettes. A request has been received to replat these two lots into three lots. The proposed subdivision falls with the two-mile limit requiring the City of Muscatine’s review and approval.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

F. Resolution Approving Final Plat for the WDS Subdivision

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for the WDS Subdivision. A request has been filed for a preliminary/final plat for a one-lot subdivision in unincorporated Muscatine County in the 3900 block of Park Avenue West. This proposed subdivision is partially located in unincorporated Muscatine County. A concurrent voluntary request for annexation has been filed that will bring the entire proposed subdivision into the City of Muscatine.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

G. Request to Approve Real Estate Contract for 1011 First Avenue

H. Request from the Water Pollution Control Plant for Roof Repairs Caused by Tornado Damage

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Water Pollution Control Plant for roof repairs to the Diffused Air Floatation (DAF) building caused by tornado damage. Two bids were received with the low bid from Bryant Roofing in the amount of $26,458. Insurance will cover $24,958 of the cost and the remaining $1,500 will be covered by the building repair line item in the operations budget.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

I. Request from Fire Department for Issuance of a Purchase Order for New Aerial Truck

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Fire Department for the issuance of a purchase order for a new aerial truck. One bid was received from Pierce Manufacturing in the amount of $1,119,493 for a Pierce 2018 Arrow-XT Aerial 100’ Steel Platform aerial truck. The bid met all of the city’s specifications and included a pre-payment discount option which included a 100% performance and payment bond. Staff is recommending payment for the truck at the time of contract signing with a cost savings of $59,262. Staff is requesting City Council authorize the issuance of a purchase order for the aerial truck.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

J. Request to Approve Purchase and Installation of Tunnel Scale at the Transfer Station

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase and installation of a tunnel scale at the Transfer Station. Three bids were received with the low bid from Rogan in the amount of $33,600. The bid includes the cost of scale and decks, installation, and supplies.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

K. Request to Approve Annual Services Contract for the Landfill

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the annual services contract for the landfill. Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants provides environmental services to the City of Muscatine on behalf of the Muscatine County Solid Waste Management Agency. The contract would be for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. The fee is $25,385 annually or $76,155 for all three years.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

L. Request to Approve Regulatory Assistance Contract for the Landfill

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a regulatory assistance contract for the landfill. Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants provides environmental services to the City of Muscatine for the Muscatine County Solid Waste Management Agency. There are times when additional assistance is required that is not covered in the annual services contract. These fees are billed on a time and expense basis. Barker Lemar’s proposal for fiscal year 2018 is $15,000.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

M. Request to Issue Purchase Orders for New Footings and Moving the Existing Landfill Building

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to issue purchase orders for new footings and moving the existing landfill building. In order to move the existing building, a new foundation must be provided. Three bids were received for building a foundation and providing a floor for the existing building with the low bid from KE Flatwork in the amount of $38,784.25. One quote to move the existing building was received from Goodwin House Moving Inc. in the amount of $24,000. The combined package total is $62,784.25. Staff is requesting the issuance of a purchase order to KE Flatwork in the amount of $38,784.25 and to Goodwin House Moving Inc. in the amount of $24,000. There is $150,000 budgeted for building construction.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

N. Request to Authorize Poetry Group to Install Sidewalk Poetry at Five Locations in Downtown Area

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

O. Request to Approve Change Orders 002, 003, 004, 005, and 006 for the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Orders 002, 003, 004, 005, and 006 for the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project. The first phase of the project is approximately 25% complete. Several items have come up in construction requiring contract change orders. Approval of these change orders is required so construction can continue.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

P. Request from Police Department to Purchase Two Detective Vehicles

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to purchase two detective vehicles. Two bids were received for the purchase of two AWD Ford Escapes. One bid was received from Krieger Motors in the amount of $42,282 and one from Stivers Ford in the amount of $45,280. The Krieger’s bid quoted a trade-in value of $3,500 bringing their purchase price to $38,782. There is $40,000 budgeted for this purchase.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

Q. Discussion on Property Located at 5th Street and Mulberry Avenue

At this time discussion will take place concerning the property located at 5th Street and Mulberry Avenue.

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $2,536,533.55 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