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

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AGENDA 
THURSDAY JULY 16,  2020 
7:00 P.M.



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.

* Items 6A-B Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular Council Meeting Minutes– July 2, 2020
B. In-Depth Council Meeting Minutes – July 9, 2020

* Item 8A-G Petitions and Communications

A. Request on first reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License, Catering Privilege, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Overlook Ballroom. 101 West Mississippi Drive – Bridgeside Pub, LLC (pending inspections and insurance)
B. Request for renewal of Class “C” Liquor License, Catering Privilege and Sunday Sales for Hy-Vee Market Café, 2400 2nd Avenue – Hy-Vee, Inc (pending inspections)
C. Request for Outdoor Service for Bridgeside Pub, 1000 East 2nd Street on July 18, 2020 (pending inspections and insurance)
D. Request for Outdoor Service for Rosebowl, 1411 Grandview Avenue on August 22, 2020 (pending inspections and insurance)
E. Request by Triple B Construction to close West 11th Street near 111 West 11th to make a sewer repair. This repair is expected to take three days to complete.
F. Request by Broders Excavating to close #2 Alley between Sycamore and Cedar Streets for installation of an electrical service to 225 2nd Street.
G. Request for Use of City Property from Lance Clemsen of the University of Iowa to film a musical on July 20, 2020

* Item 9A-From the Mayor

A. Request to Approve New Appointment Brad Bark to the Recreation Advisory Committee

* Items 12A - Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – June 29, 2020
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – July 6, 2020

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,136,610.95, subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

9. FROM THE MAYOR

10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR


A. Resolution Approving Revision to Appendix D of the City Code

Presented for City Council's consideration is a resolution approving a revision to Appendix D of the City Code.  The City Council recently adopted a significant revision to the Rental Housing Code, which now can be found in Chapter 4 of Title 16 of City Code.  This resolution will make the necessary updates to Appendix D reflecting the recent revision.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

B. 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 nuisance abatement costs to private properties. The nuisance abatement costs total $6,502.14, the administrative fees are $650.00, and the assessment fees are $1,300.00. The total fees being request for assessment at this time total $8,452.14.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for Park Avenue 4 to 3 Lane Conversion Project

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution Approving the Contract and Bond with Manatts, Inc for the Park Avenue 4 to 3 Lane Conversion Project.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

D. Request to Approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for Brush and Log Grinding

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $16,453.54, to Bill Miller Logging, for the brush and log grinding at the Brush and Compost Facility. There is $50,000.00 budgeted for this expense in the Compost Operating Budget.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

E. Request to Approve Non-Disclosure Agreement with Innovative Waste Recycling, LLC

Presented for City Council’s Consideration is a request to approve a Non-Disclosure Agreement with Innovative Waste Recycling, LLC. IWF represents large food manufacturers in the area that wish to utilize the MORC for inedible packaged food destruction. This agreement has been drafted to allow these manufacturers to protect proprietary information when delivering material to the City so that the City does not violate Open Record Laws.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

F. Request to Approve 2020 Road Salt Purchase

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept the bid price of $58.32 per ton for road salt from the City of Davenport. Due to last year’s mild winter we have ordered 2 barge loads of salt for this year’s winter operations. The cost for 2 barge loads of salt is $174,960.00. The budgeted amount for this purchase is $220,000.00.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

G. Request to Implement Handicap Parking Space Policy

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the implementation of a Handicap Parking Space Policy. The City staff receives multiple requests yearly from residents wanting a dedicated handicap space near their residence. Staff has composed a policy, application procedure and form to allow residents to request handicap parking spaces near their place of residence.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

H. Request to Approve Issuance of a Purchase Order for Riding Lawn Mower for Public Works Department

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $13,999, to Muscatine Lawn & Power, for the purchase of a riding lawn mower for the Public Works Department grounds. This request was deferred at a previous time however the complete failure of the old unit has made it necessary for the replacement at this time. There were funds available for this purchase in the FY 2019-2020 Building and Grounds Operating Equipment Budget.  This allocation is requested to be carried forward to the FY 2020-2021 budget.  Funding for this purchase is from Road Use Tax Funds.  

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Request to Approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for Repairs to the Transient Boat Dock and Up River Boat Ramp Dock System

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $88,400.00, to Superior Seawall, for repairs to the transient boat dock and the up river boat ramp. FEMA will fund 75% ($66,300.00), the State of Iowa will fund 10% ($8,840.00) and the City of Muscatine will fund the remaining 15% ($13,260.00). Future bonding proceeds will fund the City’s portion of these projects.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

J. Request to Authorize City Deer Hunt

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request for City Council to authorize the 2020-2021 City Deer Hunt.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

K. Request to Approve the Nomination of Stephanie Romagnoli to the Iowa Community Assurance Pool (ICAP) Board of Directors

L. Discussion Regarding condition of 25th/47th Street
M. Discussion Regarding contracted construction inspectors



12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $2,136,610.95, 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