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

AGENDA

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THURSDAY APRIL 16, 2020
7:00 P.M.


1. CALL TO ORDER 

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

4. COMMUNICATIONS - CITIZENS

Swearing in of Three new Police Officers:
Mark Schollmeyer
Nicholas Popp
Matt Wilkinson

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 


* Item 8- Petitions and Communications

* Item 9 From the Mayor

* Items 12A-C - Receive and File


* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $3,105,106.93, which includes journal entries and receipt summaries for February 2020, subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES - APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING


This public hearing concerns the first amendment to the FY 2019/2020 Budget. This will amend the budget to the Revised Estimate amounts considered by City Council during the 2020/2021 budget review process. This includes amending both the revenues and expenditures to the currently estimated amounts. Amendments also reflect updated capital project construction schedules.

Now is the time for the public to comment


This public hearing concerns the adoption of the budget and certification of City taxes for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. 

Now is the time for the public to comment


This public hearing concerns the the plans, specifications, cost estimate and form of contract for the Municipal Airport Taxiway A. 

Now is the time for the public to comment. 


This public hearing concerns Annual Application for State and Federal Transit Funds. The Federal Portion of the funding is $423.143.00 and the state portion is $256,239.00. These funds are applied to the transit's operating expenses.

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


Presented for City Council's consideration is the third and final reading of an Ordinance approving the vacation of Alley Right of Way in Block 29 of the Original Town. 

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


Presented for City Council's consideration is the third and final reading of an Ordinance amending the rental housing code and relocating the rental housing code and other specific sections of the city code relating to the regulation of property maintenance to a newly created title within city code, Title 16 Rental Housing and Property Maintenance Regulations. 

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

(Public Hearing A)

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted?


Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a Resolution approving the plans, specifications, form of contract and cost estimate for the Municipal Airport Taxiway A Project. (Public Hearing C)

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a Resolution approving the Annual Application for State and Federal Transit Funds. The Federal portion of the funding is $423,143.00 and the state portion is $256,239.00. These funds are applied to the transit's operating expenses. (Public Hearing D)

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a Resolution conveying vacated right-of-way to HNI (part of right-of-way vacated in item 11A)

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a Resolution conveying vacated right-of-way to Anita DeKock LLC (part of right-of-way vacated in item 11A)

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted? 


I.
Resolution Authorizing and Approving a Loan Agreement, Providing for the Sale and Issuance of $6,310,000.00 in General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2020 and Providing for the Levy of Taxes to Pay the Same.

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted?


Presented for City Council's consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. The nuisance abatement costs total $7,663.17, the administrative fees are $1,125.00, and the assessment fees are $1,250.00. The total fees being requested for assessment at this time total $10,038.17.

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a Resolution accepting the completed work for the High Strength Waste Receiving Station Project. The work under the contract has been completed by Leander Construction, Inc and approved and accepted by the Water Pollution Control Plant Director and appears to meet the requirements of the plans and specifications.

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a Resolution setting a public hearing for May 7, 2020, for the Park Ave. 4 to 3 Lane Conversion Project. 

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a request to award the remainder of the five-year landfill contract to Rittmer Inc. of Dewitt Iowa. Failure to meet the contract specifications has resulted in the city terminating the prior contractor fourteen months prior to end of their contract.

Is there a motion to approve this Request as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a Request to approve the issuance of a purchase order to Stalker, in the amount of $5848.00 for the purchase of two radar units. Stalker is the sole vendor of these radar units. There is $6500.00 budgeted for this purchase. 

Is there a motion to approve this Request as submitted? 



Presented for City Council's consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order to Keltek Inc. in the amount of $6127.50, for the purchase of two Whelen Inner Edge light bars. Keltek holds the state bid in Iowa for Emergency light bars. There is $7000 budgeted for this purchase. 

Is there a motion to approve this Request as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order to Mohawk Lifts, in the amount of $107,836.63, for the purchase of a 75,000 lb lift to accommodate our current fleet and any future vehicles purchased. Mohawk Lifts has the State bid for vehicle lifts and has offered the City a discounted price for a 75,000 lb lift equal to the cost of a 50,000 lb lift. The budget for 2020/2021 included $100,000.00, in funding to replace the vehicle lift in the Equipment Services division. The budget amount was based on a lift with 50,000 lb capacity. It is requested that the 2020/2021 budget allocation be moved to fiscal year 2019/2020 and be included in budget amendment #2 to the current year budget. This purchase will be funded with an internal loan to be repaid over the next four years. 

Is there a motion to adopt these Request as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a Request to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Strand and Associates for an amount not to exceed $30,000.00 for the design of the Dual Use Redundant Force main (DURF) Project Phase I. 

Is there a motion to approve this Request as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order to C.R. Landscaping in the amount of $18,125.00 for repairs to the Weed Park Rose Garden playground retaining wall. Three Bids were received for this project with C.R. Landscaping being the low bid. This project will be funded from a remaining balance of $18,363.56, from the bond funding for the Fuller Park Playground Project.

Is there a motion to approve this Request as submitted? 


Presented for City Council's consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order to Superior Seawall for $32,400.00 for the repairs to the Long Dock and Courtesy Dock for damages from the 2019 flood. Three vendors were contacted regarding the repairs and Superior Seawall was the only vendor able to provide the services needed. FEMA will be funding 75% ($24,300.00), the State will be funding 10% ($3,240.00) and the City will be funding 15% ($4,860.00). Future bonding from the 2022 bond issue will fund the City's portion of all of the FEMA projects. At the time the budget was adopted the total local share was estimated at $385,000.00. 

Is there a motion to approve this Request as submitted?


12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE


It is recommended bills totaling $3,105,106.93, which includes journal entries and receipt summaries for February 2020,  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