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AGENDA
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL



  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

  5. MINUTES - APPROVAL 

    1. City Council Meeting – September 1, 2011 

    2. City Council In-Depth Meeting – September 8, 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-F
    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,806,021.20 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

  8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

    1. First Reading for a new Class B Beer and Sunday Sales Permit for Yacky Shack, 114 E. 2nd Street – Sony Johnson (pending inspections) 

    2. Request for renewal of a Class C Beer and Sunday Sales Permit for Casey’s General Store #1484, 1111 Oregon Street – Casey’s Marketing Co. (pending inspections) 

    3. Request from Muscatine High School Student Council for Use of City Property for 2011 Homecoming Senior March 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Muscatine High School Student Council for the use of city property for the 2011 Homecoming Senior March. The march will take place on Friday, September 30, 2011, leaving the high school at 11:45 a.m. and traveling down Cedar Street to the Riverview Center on the riverfront. There will be approximately 500 students and adults participating in the march.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    4. Request from Muscatine High School Student Council for Use of City Property for 2011 Homecoming Parade 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Muscatine High School Student Council for the use of city property for the 2011 Homecoming Parade. The parade will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. at Grant Elementary School, turning right onto Mulberry Avenue and ending at the high school.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    5. Request from Pete’s Tap, 1820 Angle Street, for Use of City Property (parking lot) on September 17, 2011, October 1, 2011, and October 22, 2011 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from Pete’s Tap, 1820 Angle Street, for the use of city property (parking lot) on September 17, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 1, 2011 from 11 a.m. until noon, and October 22, 2011 from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

    1. Proclamations declaring September 18-24, 2011 as “City of Muscatine Support of the Guard and Reserve Week” and “National Adult Services Week”, October 2, 2011 as "CROP Hunger Walk Day", and October 2-8, 2011 as “Mental Health Awareness Week” and May 2012 as “Mental Health Awareness Month” 

      Is there a motion to adopt the proclamations as submitted? 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance of Funds and TIF Repayment Agreement for the Bridge Lighting Repair Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the internal advance of funds and a TIF repayment agreement for the Bridge Lighting Repair Project. The cost for the bridge lighting repairs is estimated at $60,000 with MP&W agreeing to fund $20,000 of the cost. The city’s proposed share is $40,000. If this funding option is chosen, it is necessary to adopt a resolution approving an internal advance to the tax increment fund to make these costs eligible to be recouped from future incremental property taxes.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving the Annual Street Finance Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the Annual Street Finance Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. Street-related expenditures for the year totaled $5,658,836 which includes $5,342,496 paid from city funds and funding sources and $316,340 of street lighting costs provided by Muscatine Power & Water.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for the Relocation of a Water Main in the Vicinity of 2nd Street and the Bridge at Mad Creek 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for the relocation of a water main in the vicinity of 2nd Street and the bridge at Mad Creek. Three bids were received with the low bid from Triple B in the amount of $35,587. It is staff’s recommendation the purchase order be issued for this work. This cost will be credited to the city’s obligation for the project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    4. Request Approving Engineering and Surveying Services for the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the engineering and/or land surveying services agreement for the municipal airport with Anderson-Bogert Engineers & Surveyors Inc. in an amount not to exceed $16,162. Annually the city enters into an agreement with Anderson-Bogert which includes consultation, updating the Airport Layout Plan, updating the National Airport Systems, preparation of applications for state and federal funding of airport-related improvements, etc.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    5. Request to Approve the Muscatine-Louisa Drainage District #13 Agreement 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Muscatine-Louisa Drainage District #13 agreement. Based on the agreement, the city will pay the Drainage Board $10,000 in full and complete the satisfaction of any amounts due for use of the Muscatine Slough in prior years. Thereafter the city will pay the Drainage Board $5,000 per year no later than July 7 of each year commencing July 2012 and continuing until July 2016.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request to Authorize Purchase of 10’ Stainless Steel V-Box Salt Spreaders 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the purchase of two 10’ stainless steel v-box salt spreaders. Four bids were received with the low bid from Henderson Truck Equipment in the amount of $25,482. There is $29,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request to Authorize Purchase of 13’ Stainless Steel V-Box Salt Spreader 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the purchase of a 13’ stainless steel v-box salt spreader. Four bids were received with the low bid from Monroe Truck Equipment in the amount of $14,974. There is $18,500 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Second Amendment of Engineering Services Agreement for the Water Pollution Control Plant Renovation Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the second amendment to an engineering services agreement for the Water Pollution Control Plant Renovation Project. Due to the additional time required to complete the project, staff is recommending the approval of the second amendment to the professional engineering services agreement with V&K in an amount not to exceed $64,000.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Authorize Purchase of a Single Axle Dump Truck for the Water Pollution Control Plant 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the purchase of a single axle dump truck for the Water Pollution Control Plant. Five bids were received for this purchase with the low bid from Truck Country Quad Cities in the amount of $72,308. There is $70,000 budgeted for this purchase. The additional $2,308 will be funded from the WPCP’s operating budget.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Construction of New Firing Range 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the construction of a new firing range. The facility will be built on higher ground next to the existing range. Staff is requesting that City Council authorize an expenditure of $23,000 from the Insurance Trust to supplement funds the Police Department already has for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve Fiscal Year 2011/2012 General Fund Budget Amendments 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the fiscal year 2011/2012 General Fund budget amendments. The city’s General Fund had a favorable financial year with revenues exceeding the budgeted amounts and expenditures coming in under budget. Due to this fact, staff is requesting City Council to consider amending the 2011/2012 budget by $15,268 to allow for the repayment of an internal loan to finance the city’s new website ($10,268) and to update the remaining sections of the City Code ($5,000).

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

    1. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – August 24, 2011 

    2. Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees – July 26, 2011 

    3. Recreation Advisory Commission – July 6, 2011 

    4. MPW Communications Utility – July 2011 

    5. MPW Electric Utility – July 2011 

    6. MPW Water Utility – July 2011 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,806,021.20 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