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AGENDA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Swearing In of Police Officer Sheridan Billhorn

      At this time Mayor O’Brien will swear in Police Officer Sheridan Billhorn. 

  5. MINUTES - APPROVAL 

    1. City Council Meeting – February 3, 2011 

  6. 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.

    * 8 – A-B
    * 13 – A-B
    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,460,841.22, as well as the receipt summary and journal entries for July 2010, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Concession Agreement with Plamor Lanes

      This public hearing concerns a proposed concession agreement with Plamor Lanes for Kent Stein Park, the Soccer Complex, and the Aquatic Center. As part of the agreement, the city will receive 20% of the gross receipts. Because the agreement is for a five-year period, a public hearing is required.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

  8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

    1. Request to Add Native Wine Permit for Casey’s General Store #2906, 3509 Steamboat Way – Casey’s Marketing Company 

    2. Request for Renewal of a Class E Liquor License with Sunday Sales Permit for Wholesale Food Outlet #312, 807 Grandview Avenue – Nash Finch Company (pending inspections) 

    3. Request Approval to Close Weed Park, Park Drive, and Aquatic Center for HNI Corporation Company Picnic 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request for approval to close Weed Park, Park Drive, and the Aquatic Center for the 2011 HNI Corporation Company Picnic. The city has received a request to close Weed Park and Park Drive for the annual HNI company picnic for Sunday, August 21, 2011, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. In addition to the closure of Weed Park and Park Drive, the Aquatic Center will also be closed that day. Setup will begin Saturday afternoon, August 20, 2011, but the park will not be closed and the Aquatic Center will still be open to the general public.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

    1. Proclamation Declaring February 20-26, 2011 as “Alexander G. Clark Week” 

      Is there a motion to adopt the proclamation as submitted? 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Establishing Refuse Collection Monthly Fees for Class I and Class III Domestic Waste Effective April 1, 2011 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution establishing refuse collection monthly fees for Class I and Class III domestic waste effective April 1, 2011. In 2010 City Council took action to award the contract for automated single sort recycling services to Allied Waste Services. This service is scheduled to begin April 4, 2011. The financial analysis done prior to and at the time the contract was awarded indicated this service could be provided to residents with an increase of $1.75 per month per residential customer. This will increase the refuse collection rate from $18.25 to $20 per month for regular residential service and from $13.25 to $15 for the senior citizen rate effective April 1, 2011.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving New Hangar Rental Fees for the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving new hangar rental fees for the Municipal Airport. Over the past year, the Airport Advisory Commission has done a systematic review of fees charged for hangar rentals/leases at the airport. Following that review, it was determined a new fee structure was necessary. It is staff’s recommendation the resolution be adopted establishing the new fee structure for the airport hangar rentals.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Request Approving Hangar Use Policy for the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request approving a Hangar Use Policy for the Municipal Airport. Over the past year, the Airport Advisory Commission has done a systematic review of existing policies and fees charged for hangar rentals/leases at the airport. They are recommending the adoption of a new policy that provides a fair structure for assigning existing hangar space. In addition, the policy would prioritize the assigning of spaces from the existing waiting list, match the aircraft size to the appropriate hangar, and insure that flyable aircraft receive priority over those that may be grounded for any one of a number of reasons. It is staff’s recommendation the new policy be adopted by City Council.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    4. Request Approving Concession Agreement with Plamor Lanes 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a concession agreement with Plamor Lanes. In January 2011 there were 13 requests for proposal forms sent out to prospective concessionaires with only one timely proposal received. That proposal, received from Plamor Lanes, is for a five-year period and includes Kent Stein Park, Soccer Complex, and the Aquatic Center. As part of the agreement, Plamor Lanes will pay the city a minimum of 20% of their gross receipts.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    5. Request Approving Refuse Collection Services Contract Addendum with the City of Fruitland 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a refuse collection services contract addendum with the City of Fruitland. In 2009 the city entered into a agreement with the City of Fruitland to provide refuse and recycling collection services. This addendum will allow for the additional curbside recycling collection services to be provided by Allied Waste. The current contract expires on June 30, 2011. A new contract will be entered into at the beginning of the new fiscal year which begins July 1, 2011.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request Authorizing the Purchase of a Utility Vehicle for the Water Pollution Control Plant 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request authorizing the purchase of a utility vehicle for the Water Pollution Control Plant. Renovations currently underway have increased the distances between processes at the plant. The current vehicle being used belongs to Parks and Recreation and must be returned to them before March 1, 2011. Although this is not a budgeted item, it could be included as part of the plant renovation due to its need. Five bids were received with the low bid from Elder Implement in the amount of $8,969.80. The current contract has approximately $325,000 to be used for unexpected project costs.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request Approving Change Order #6 for the Water Pollution Control Plant Renovation Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #6 for the Water Pollution Control Plant Renovation Project. There are a total of nine modifications included with this change order which are either electrical or control issues. The total cost of the change order is $53,784.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Discussion Concerning the Humane Society 

      At this time discussion will take place concerning the Humane Society. 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

    1. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – January 24 & 31, 2011 

    2. Historic Preservation Commission – January 19, 2011 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,460,841.22, as well as the receipt summary and journal entries for July 2010, 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