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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

A. Swearing in Mayor and New Councilmembers 

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 – December 7, 2017

B. In-Depth City Council Minutes – December 14, 2017

* Items 8A-C – 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 Kum & Go #1436, 416 Cedar Street – Kum & Go LC (pending inspection)

B. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Hy-Vee Gas, 2600 – 2nd Avenue – Hy-Vee, Inc. (pending inspections)

C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for GM Food Mart, 1814 E Avenue – Nanak Express LLC (pending inspections)

* Items 12A-F – Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisor Minutes – November 27, 2017 & December 4, 2017

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

C. Zoning Board of Adjustments Minutes – June 13, 2017, September 5, 2017, October 10, 2017, and November 7, 2017

D. Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes – June 17, 2017, July 11, 2017, September 12, 2017, October 10, 2017, and November 13, 2017

E. MPW Adopted Budget Certificate for Calendar Year 2018

F. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – October and November 2017

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $5,366,588.18, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for October and November 2017, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Ordinance for Home Based Businesses

This public hearing concerns the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for home based businesses. Rewriting this portion of the City Code would regulate Home Occupations allowing them to be more beneficial to the community and limiting others that have proven irritating to residents and have generated complaints. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required.

Now is the time for the public to comment.

B. Proposed Amendment to Zoning Ordinance for Sign Regulations

This public hearing concerns the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for sign regulations. The next step in the modernization of this ordinance is the rewriting of the portion that regulates signs. The primary intent of the rewrite is to make it more user friendly and understandable. 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 an Ordinance Amending Title 10, Chapter 20, and Title 10, Chapter 31, Section 1, of the City Code, Home Occupation Regulations

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

B. First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Title 10, Chapter 21, and Title 5, Chapter 11 of the City Code, Sign Regulations

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

C. Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance Deleting Property from the Tax Increment Financing District for the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the second and final reading of an ordinance deleting property from the Tax Increment Financing District for the Consolidated Muscatine Urban Renewal Area pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa. 

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

D. First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Title 8, Chapter 5, Section 2 and Title 8, Chapter 5, Section 4 of the City Code for Rental Facilities and Units

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an ordinance amending Title 8, Chapter 5, Section 2 and Title 8, Chapter 5, Section 4 of the City Code for Rental Facilities and Units. This item was reviewed with City Council at the December In-Depth meeting.

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

E. Resolution Authorizing the Assessment of Unpaid Abatement Costs to Private Properties

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. Periodically the city takes action to assess unpaid nuisance abatement costs to private properties. The nuisance abatement costs for snow, junk, and weed removal total $6,320.15. The administrative fees are $1,150 and the assessment fees are $1,650. The total fee being requested for assessment at this time totals $9,120.15.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

F. Resolution Approving the Final Plat of a Replat of Lot 3 of Goddard’s Rolling Oak Hills Subdivision - Phase Two

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat of a replat of Lot 3 of Goddard’s Rolling Oak Hills Subdivision – Phase Two. This replat will expand Lot 3 at 1828 N. Isett by one acre. This proposed subdivision is located in the unincorporated Muscatine County but falls within the two-mile limit requiring City Council’s approval.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

G. Request to Approve Purchase of Wheel Loader for Transfer Station

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a wheel loader for the Transfer Station. Six bids were received with the low bid from Titan Machinery in the amount of $154,482. Staff is requesting authorization to purchase the Case 621G Wheel loader with Setco solid tires from Titan Machinery with a $16,000 trade in. In addition, staff is also requesting the approval to purchase a Henke snow blade from Titan Machinery in the amount of $12,400 with a $500 trade in. This brings the total purchase price for this equipment to $150,382.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

H. Request to Authorize the Issuance of a Purchase Order for RFID Tagging Equipment for the Library

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for RFID tagging equipment for the library. The library is requesting the issuance of this purchase order to Envisionware in the amount of $21,255.52 for this tagging equipment.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Request to Approve a Non-Alcoholic Beverage Agreement for the Golf Course

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a non-alcoholic beverage agreement for the golf course. Two vendors submitted quotes with the low being from Coca-Cola in the amount of $38,374.60. Staff is requesting the approval of a five-year agreement with Coca-Cola.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $5,366,588.18, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for October and November 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

A. Request to Enter Closed Session Per Iowa Code 21.5.1.c to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation (potential action to follow)

16. ADJOURNMENT