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AGENDA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 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 15, 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 $3,269,513.75, as well as receipt summaries and journal entries for May and June 2011, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

  8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

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

    2. Request to transfer Class A Liquor License for VFW Club from 421 Mulberry Avenue to 1415 Grandview Avenue – Veterans of Foreign Wars Club Inc. (pending inspections) 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

    1. Proclamations Declaring October 24, 2011 as “United Nations Day” 

      Is there a motion to adopt the proclamation as submitted? 

    2. Appointment of Nancy Dew to the Library Board of Trustees 

      Is there a motion to approve the appointment as submitted? 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Request to Accept Grant Amendment for the Renovation of the Municipal Hangar and T-Roof Hangars at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept a grant amendment for the renovation of the municipal hangar and t-roof hangars at the municipal airport. The Iowa Department of Transportation has increased state funding an additional $3,910 for this project for a total allocation of $62,600 inclusive of engineering fees. If approved, the city share would increase to $9,390.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Accepting Low Bid and Awarding the Contract for the Renovation of the Municipal Hangar and T-Roof Hangars at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the low bid and awarding the contract for the renovation of the municipal hangar and t-roof hangars at the municipal airport. The original bid for this project was rejected because it did not meet the Targeted Small Businesses (TSB) requirement. The project was rebid with a single bid received from Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors of Muscatine in the amount of $61,886.89. The original bid amount was reduced in scope to match available funding.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for Renovation of the Municipal Hangar and T-Roof Hangars at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for renovation of the municipal hangar and t-roof hangars at the municipal airport.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution?
    4. Resolution Approving Changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy. Staff has reviewed federal regulations and HUD recommendations and is now recommending changes that will allow the MMHA to better serve its residents.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Approving Revisions to Section 8 Administrative Policies 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving revisions to the Section 8 Administrative Policies. A revision of the voucher program’s administrative policy is necessary to more efficiently administer the program and to comply with recent federal regulatory requirements. If approved, the changes will be effective October 7, 2011.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Amending Public Housing 2011 Capital Funding Program 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution amending the Public Housing 2011 Capital Funding Program. If approved, this revision will remove the $72,006 Sunset Park asphalt overlay project included in the 2011 program budget and utilize capital funding from 2010 that is currently in the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s operating fund balance. The revised plan also includes electrical upgrades at Sunset Park and exterior painting and exterior door replacement at the Clark House totaling $72,006. The proposed revision keeps the Capital Funding Program for 2011 at its HUD-approved level of $171,006.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Resolution Approving Low Bid and Contract and Bond for the Asphalt Overlay of Parking Lots at Sunset Park 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the low bid and contract and bond for the asphalt overlay of parking lots at Sunset Park. Three bids were received with the low bid from General Asphalt Construction Company of Davenport, Iowa, in the amount of $64,637. It is staff’s recommendation the low bid be accepted and the contract and bond approved.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Request to Authorize Purchase of Ambulance 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the purchase of an ambulance. Three bids were received for a new 2012 Ford MedTec Ambulance with the low bid from Foster Coach in the amount of $139,791. There is $160,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve Change Order #3 for the South End Fire Station Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #3 for the South End Fire Station Project. The change order, which totals $14,894, includes the removal of exterior light fixtures, additional door hardware, and the installation of a 25 KW generator. The generator is an essential component for the new building to ensure operation of the fire station during power outages.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request from Fire Department to Submit Grant to Upgrade Storm Warning Sirens 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Fire Department to submit a grant application to the Iowa Homeland Security and Management Division to upgrade storm warning sirens in the City of Muscatine. Upgrading the current sirens would eliminate the current telephone line notification and would change to radio controlled activation with an annual costs savings of $13,200 per year. The grant request is for $69,000. If awarded and accepted by the city, there would be a 15% ($10,350) city match.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request Authorization to Purchase Used Vehicle for the Police Department 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the purchase of a used vehicle for the Police Department. Three quotes were received for this vehicle with the low bid from Uptown Motors of Muscatine in the amount of $12,000 for a 2009 Chevrolet Impala LS. There is $12,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

    1. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – August 29, 2011 and September 12 & 19, 2011 

    2. Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees – August 30, 2011 

    3. Historic Preservation Commission – August 17, 2011 

    4. MPW Communications Utility – August 2011 

    5. MPW Electric Utility – August 2011 

    6. MPW Water Utility – August 2011 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $3,269,513.75 be approved, as well as receipt summaries and journal entries for May and June 2011, 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 

    1. Request to go into Closed Session to discuss proposed acquisition of real estate 

  16. ADJOURNMENT