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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 - 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.

* Item 6A - Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular City Council Minutes – July 19th, 2018

* Items 8A-G – Petitions and Communications

A. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant LLC, 101 West Mississippi Drive – Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License for Osaka Sushi Steak House LLC, 1903 Park Avenue – Osaka Sushi Steakhouse (pending inspections and insurance)

C. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Diamond Dave’s, 1903 Park Avenue – K & E Restaurants, Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

D. Request for Outdoor Service Permit for Hy-Vee Mainstreet Wine & Spirits, 510 East 5th Street from September 5, 2018 through September 7, 2018

E. Request for Outdoor Service Permit for Hy-Vee Food Store, 2400 – 2nd Avenue from August 31, 2018 through September 9, 2018

F. Request for Use of City Property from Muscatine High School for the Homecoming Parade on September 20, 2018

G. Request for Use of City Property from Muscatine High School for the Senior March on September 21, 2018

* From the Mayor

* Items 12A-D – Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – July 16, 2018
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – July 23, 2018
C. Muscatine Power and Water Financial Statements – May 2018
D. Water, Electric and Communications Board Minutes – June 26, 2018

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,181,766.44, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Public Hearing concerning a Resolution for Vacation of Public Utility Easements in Sunrise and University Development Subdivisions. Continuation of these easements is of no benefit to the City of Muscatine.

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 Vacating Public Utility Easements in Sunrise and University Development Subdivisions

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution vacating Public Utility Easements. University Storage LLC has submitted an easement vacation request for the purpose of building additional storage units. Continuation of these utility easements is of no benefit to the City of Muscatine.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

B. Resolution Awarding Contract for Asphalt Alley Overlay Program

Presented for City Council’s considerations is a resolution awarding contract for the Asphalt Alley Overlay Program. Five bids were received for the 2018 Asphalt Overlay Program on July 27, 2018, with the lowest responsible bidder being Taylor Ridge Paving and Constructions. Staff recommends awarding the contract to Taylor Ridge Paving and Construction.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Plans and Bid Specifications for Hangar Apron Area

Presented for City Council's consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing for August 16, 2018, concerning a resolution to approve the plans and bid specifications for the Airport Hangar Apron Area.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted? 

D. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Plans and Bid Specifications  for Hangar Building Construction

Presented for City Council's consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing for August 16, 2018, concerning a resolution to approve the plans and bid specifications for the Airport Hangar Building Construction.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

E. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond - Houser Street Parking Expansion and Field Grading Project

Presented for City Council's consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond to Needham Excavating, Inc. for the Houser Street Parking Expansion and Athletic Field Grading Project. 

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted? 

F. Request Approving All Way Stop at intersection of 3rd Street and Cherry Street

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request approving an all way stop at the intersection of 3rd street and Cherry Street. This intersection has been temporarily set as an all way stop due to construction and detours with no complaints. The traffic committee requests that this intersection become a permanent all way stop for the improvement of traffic flow and safety.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted? 

G. Request Authorizing the Issuance of a Purchase Order for an AeroClave System for the Fire Department

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order to AeroClave in the amount of $15,598.00 for the purchase of an RDS 3110 decontamination system. There is $15,600.00 budgeted for this expense.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

H. Request Approving Contract with Spark Consulting

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request approving a contract with Spark Consulting to fulfill the grant agreement with Iowa Historic Resource Development Commission, and prepare the Fair Oaks Historic District for nomination into the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Request Approving a Memorandum of Understanding for Justice Assistance Grant

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request approving a memorandum of understanding for the Department of Justice, Justice Assistant Grant (JAG). This grant awards $17,406.00 to be divided between the Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine Sheriff’s Department.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

J. Request Authorizing the Issuance of a Purchase Order to Walz Scale Company for Transfer Station Scale

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Walz Scale Company in the amount of $71,419.20. Five bids were received for the scale and Walz Scale Company had the lowest responsible bid. This expense will be paid out of FY19 Transfer Station Capital Budget.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

K. Request Approving Agreement with NLC Service Line Warranty Program

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request approving an agreement with NLC Service Line Warranty Program. This program would offer extended coverage for water and sewer lines as well as indoor plumbing at a minimal cost to homeowners. A presentation on this program was shown at the June 14, 2018 In-Depth Council meeting.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

L. Request Approving High Strength Waste Project Supplemental Agreement #4

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request approving supplement #4 for the High Strength Waste Project. This supplement will allow for additional geo-technical sampling to be done at the new site location. Testing will be done by Terracon for $9,873.00.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?


M. Request Approving Professional Services Agreement with Watersmith Engineering.

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request approving a professional services agreement with Watersmith Engineering in the amount of $6,350.00 for Phase I Slough Wetlands and Drainage Improvement Study.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

N. Request Authorizing the Issuance of a Purchase Order to BMW Builders II for Tanglefoot 8in PCC & Sidewalk

Presented for City Council's consideration is a request authorizing the issuance of a purchase order to BMW Builders II for the Tanglewood Sidewalk Construction.  Two bids were received for this project and BMW Builders II had the lowest responsible bid.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted? 

O. Request to approve Submission of REAP Grant for West Side Trailhead Project

Presented for City Council's consideration is a request approving the submission of a grant application for a REAP Grant for the West Side Trailhead Project.   This grant would provide funding for a restroom and other amenities for the southern end of the Houser Street Parking Lot Expansion and Athletic Field Grading Project and serve a duel purpose as trailhead serving four trails at this location. 

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted? 

P. Discussion on Fireworks

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $2,181,766.44, 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