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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020  – 7:00 P.M.

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AGENDA 
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3,  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 Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular Council Meeting Minutes– August 20, 2020

* Item 8A-H Petitions and Communications

A. Request on second reading for a new Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Fast Avenue One Stop, 2111 Park Avenue – Gurung LLC (pending inspections and insurance)
B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Muscatine Fast Break, 2603 Second Avenue – Reif Oil Company (pending inspections)
C. Request for Outdoor Service for Hy-Vee Food Store, 2400 Second Avenue from September 9, 2020 through Sept 13, 2020 – Hy-Vee (pending inspections)
D. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Bridgeside Pub, LLC, 1005 East 2nd Street – Bridgeside Pub, LLC (pending inspections and insurance)
E. Request for renewal of a Class “B”Native Wine Permit and Living Quarters Permit for Flowers on the Avenue, 1138 East 9th Street – Flowers on the Avenue (pending inspections and insurance
F. Request for Use of City Property from Muscatine High School Student Council for the 2020 Homecoming Parade on September 17, 2020.
G. Request to Approve Application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement – 509 Aspen Trail
H. Request to Approve Application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement – 511 Aspen Trail

* Item 9 From the Mayor

* Items 12A-C Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – August 17, 2020
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – August 24, 2020
C. MPW Financials

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,639,101.95 , subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Vacation of Right-of-Way-

This public hearing concerns the vacation of four areas of right of way, located in an area bound by Oak Street, mad Creek, 3rd Street and 2nd Street. Upon vacation of this right of way, HNI is requesting that the vacated right of way be deeded to HNI as the adjoining landowner. (Andrew Fangman)

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. Ordinance Vacating Right of Way- First Reading

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an Ordinance vacating four areas of right of way, located in an area bound by Oak Street, Mad Creek, 3rd Street and 2nd Street. Upon the vacation of this right of way, HNI is requesting that the vacated right of way be deeded to HNI as adjoining landowner. (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to approve the first reading of this ordinance as submitted?

B. Resolution Requesting Reimbursement from the Iowa COVID-19 Local Government Relief Fund

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution requesting reimbursement from the Iowa COVID-19 Local Government Relief Fund. On August 4, 2020 the Iowa Governor announced the availability of $125 million in federal CARE Act funding for the purpose of reimbursing  Iowa's City and County governments' COVID 19 response expenses. Part of the application process for this grant is a Resolution Requesting Reimbursement from the Iowa COVID-19 Local Government Relief Fund. (Nancy Lueck)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution to Change Authorized Signers for City Bank Account

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a Resolution to change the authorized signers for the City Bank Account. The City has checking, money market and savings accounts with First National Bank, CBI Bank and Trust and Community Bank. With the Appointment of Carol Webb as City Administrator , new corporate resolutions are required for each bank to update the authorized individuals on each bank account. (Due to the confidential information contained in these documents they are not attached)(Nancy Lueck)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

D. Request to Approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for Riverfront Restroom Concrete Apron

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $29,450.00, to CR Landscape for the replacement of the riverfront restroom concrete.Three bids were received for this project with CR Landscape being the low bid.  FEMA is financially responsible for 75%,  the State of Iowa 10% and the remaining $4,417.50, is the responsibility of the City.  The City's portion of this project will be funded from future bond proceedings. (Rich Klimes)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

E. Request to Approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for Spillway Lane Wooden Fence

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $37,589.65, to CR Landscaping for the replacement of the wooden fence adjacent to Spillway Lane along the trail. Two bids were received with CR Landscape being the low bid.  FEMA will fund $9,486.57, the State of Iowa will fund $1,264.88, and the City will be responsible for the remaining balance of $26,838.20. The City’s portion of the cost of this project will be funded by existing park improvement bond proceeds in the amount of $24,940.89, and future bonding proceeds of $1897.31. (Rich Klimes)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

F. Request to Approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for Riverfront Fence

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $24,000.00, to CR Landscaping for the partial replacement of the chain link fence on the Muscatine riverfront. Two bids were received with CR Landscape being the low bid. FEMA will fund 75%, the State of Iowa 10%, and the remaining 15% ($3,600.00) the responsibility of the City. The City’s portion will be funded from future bond proceeds. (Rich Klimes)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

G. Request to Approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower for Library

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $6,688.00, to Muscatine Lawn & Power for a Toro, 48” zero-turn, bagging mower for the Library grounds. Due to the requirement to maintain these grounds to a certain level of service this will replace the one currently being used. The current mower being used at the Library will be used at the South Fire Station to replace a mower that has failed. This will be funded from the Building and Grounds Operating Equipment Fund.
(Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

H. Request to Approve Second Half Transit CARES ACT Funding Contract for Capital Cost

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a contract with the Federal Transit Administration for the receipt of the second half of the Transit CARES ACT Grant funding to purchase two new buses in the amount of $201,274.00. This is a 100% grant funded purchase with no match from the City. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Request to Approve Second Half Transit CARES ACT Funding Contract for Operating Cost

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a contract with the Federal Transit Administration for the receipt of the second half of the Transit CARES ACT Grant funding in the amount of $374,434.00 to be used for operating expenses. These expenses are 100% grant funded with no match from the City. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

J. Discussion Item - Nancy Lueck
Financial Impact from COVID-19 on City General Fund and Road Use Tax Revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $2,639,101.95, 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