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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020  – 7:00 P.M.
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

A. Swearing in of Firefighter Mike McCartney
B. Swearing in of Firefighter Zach Howell
C. Appeal by Curtis Clark Concerning the Removal of Dog from City of Muscatine

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 Council Meeting Minutes – January 2, 2020
B. In-Depth Council Meeting Minutes – January 9, 2020


* Items 8A-E Petitions and Communications

A. Request to approve an application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement for 615 Orange Street - James Woepking
B. Request to approve an application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement for 401 E 7th Street - James Woepking
C. Request to approve an application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement for 207 W 4th Street – James Woepking
D. Request to approve an application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement for 612 E 10th Street – Allison Thomas
E. Request to approve an application for Commercial/Industrial Tax Abatement for 102 Ford Ave – Pizza Ranch

* Item 9A-B From the Mayor

A. Proclamation for the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration
B. Request to approve the following Council members to various committees as listed
a. Osmond Malcolm - MUSCOM
b. Nadine Brockert - MUSCOM
c. DeWayne Hopkins - Nominating Committee 
d. Dennis Froelich - Airport Commission, Audit Committee
e. Kelcey Brackett - Nominating Committee, MAGIC, Audit
f. Peggy Gordon - MAGIC
g. John Jindrich - Insurance Committee, Audit
h. Diana Broderson - Solid Waste, EMA, E911, BiState Conference Board, CIAT, Region 9 Transportation. 

* Items 12A-E Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – December 30, 2019
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – January 2, 2020
C. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes - January 6, 2020
D. Muscatine Power and Water Financial Operating Statements – Nov 2019
E. City of Muscatine Financial Reports - November 2019

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,024,051.33, subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project

This public hearing concerns the approval of plans, specifications, form of contract and cost estimate for the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project. The design process is essentially complete and the plans have been submitted to the IDOT. This project goes from Main Street to approximately 200 yards past Houser Street. A Public information meeting was held on December 17, 2019.

Now is the time for the public to comment.

8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

9. FROM THE MAYOR

A. Presentation of Proclamation

10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A. Resolution Approving the Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, and Cost Estimate for the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the plans, specifications, form of contract and cost estimate for the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project. (Public Hearing A)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

B. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Changes – Grandview Senior Lofts

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a Resolution setting a public hearing for February 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the Zoning Changes for Grandview Senior Lofts. The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Muscatine has been requested to rezone 7.59 acres located on the north side of Grandview Avenue from M-1 Light Industrial and R-2 Single Family Residential to R-6 Multi-Family Residential. The applicant has requested this to enable the construction of a 51-unit multi-family dwelling for low and moderate-income seniors.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Changes – Colorado Senior Lofts

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a Resolution setting a public hearing for February 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the Zoning Changes for Colorado Senior Lofts. The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Muscatine has been requested to rezone 4.56 acres located at 400 Colorado Street from M-3 Multi Family Residential to R-6 Multi-Family Residential. The applicant has also concurrently requested the voluntary annexation to enable the construction of a 51-unit multi-family dwelling for low and moderate-income seniors.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

D. Resolution Approving the Final Plat of Stanley Woods Addition

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a Resolution approving the final plat of Stanley Woods Addition. The New Hope Foundation submitted a preliminary/final plat for a one lot subdivision located at 114 Sunset Drive. This subdivision will create a new 4.26-acre parcel containing the existing residence at 115 Sunset Drive. The intent of subdivision is to facilitate the sale of the existing home. Said plat has been approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and fully conforms with the City of Muscatine Ordinances.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

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

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. The nuisance abatement costs total $2273.38, the administrative fees are $1025.00, and the assessments fees are $1050.00. The total fees being requested for assessment at this time total $4348.38.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

F. Resolution to Implement Fees for Saw Cutting City Streets

Presented for City Council's consideration is a resolution adopting the implementation of fees for saw-cutting City streets. Effective March 1, 2020, the City of Muscatine will require all saw cuts for pavement removal to be cut to full depth of existing pavements.  In the past City crews have performed these cuts on a will-call basis for no charge.  This practice is no longer sustainable and a fee schedule has been created to allow City staff to continue to perform the work if requested, and to allow the City to recover the costs of the operations. 

Is there a motion to approve this resolution as submitted? 

G. Request to Approve Housing Interagency Agreement

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the renewal of an interagency agreement between the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals and the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

H. Request to Approve Professional Services Agreement with Stanley Consultants

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a Request to approve a Professional Services Agreement with Stanley Consultants for the High Strength Waste Digester Rehabilitation Project. This project is designed to create additional digester capacity at the treatment plant. Stanley Consultants has submitted a proposed agreement not to exceed $135,000.00. There is $150,000.00 budgeted for this service.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Request to Approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for HSW Project LED Lighting

Presented for City Council's consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order to PQL, in the amount of $106,737.00, for the purchase, installation and warranty of LED lights and light fixtures to replace all lights and fixtures at the Transfer Station and Recycling Center. 

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted? 

J. Request to approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for the HSW Project – Fork Lift

Presented for City Council's consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a Purchase Order to Illinois Lift Equipment in the amount of $25,744.00, for the purchase of a fork lift and rotating assembly for the new organics recycling center. There is money in the HSW Project budget for the purchase of this equipment. 

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted? 

K. Request to Approve a Proposal that all Municipal Buildings in the City of Muscatine Iowa, fly and/or Publicly Display the City of Muscatine’s Flag.

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a proposal that all Municipal Building in the City of Muscatine, Iowa, fly and/or publicly display the City of Muscatine’s flag. (Upon approval of request, Muscatine flags will be available for purchase at the City Hall Finance Department and the Muscatine Chamber of Commerce.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

L.  Request to Establish an Ad-Hoc Search Committee to Assist the  City Council to Identify the Final Candidates for the Future City Administrator.

Presented for City Council's consideration is a request to approve the proposed description, and duties of the Ad-Hoc Search Committee.  This committee will make recommendations to City Council of a search firm, conduct initial candidate selection and make recommendation to City Council of 3-5 candidates for their consideration.  This Committee will be led by the Mayor and facilitated by the HR Director.  The Search Committee will include the Mayor, two members of City Council nominated by the Mayor, and two staff members nominated by the Interim City Administrator. 

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted? 

M. Discussion with Possible Action to Select an Attorney to Represent the City of Muscatine in Potential Litigation Resulting from the Removal of Gregg Mandsager from the Office of City Administrator.

N. Discussion with Possible Action to Consider Moving Forward with an RFP Process for City Attorney Services

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $2,024,051.33, 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