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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020  – 7:00 P.M.

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AGENDA 


1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

A. Presentation of Life Saving Award to Officer Casey Jensen.
B. Recognition of Officer Jolisa Colman, Officer Whitney Pena, Officer Mark Schollmeyer, and Corporal Matt Fowler.
C. Communication from 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– September 17, 2020

* Item 8A-I Petitions and Communications

A. Request approving letter of support for Muscatine Art Center Reaccreditation

B. Request on second reading for a new Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Pearl City Tobacco & Liquor Outlet, 200 Green Street – Shaurya LLC (pending insurance)

C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Express Mart, 4804 S Highway 61 – AVIYA LLC (pending inspections)

D. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Missipi Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Avenue – R & D Operations (pending inspections)

E. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for A & E Convenience, 4701 South Highway 61 – A&E Convenience, LLC (pending inspections)

F. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Aldi, Inc. #05, 3200 Northport Drive – Aldi, Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

G. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Special Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Salvatore’s, 313 East 2nd Street – Salvatore’s By Papa Reno (pending inspections and insurance)

H. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Dollar General #7027, 2000 Cedar Plaza Drive – Dolgencorp LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

I. Request for Use of City Property from Nick Salazar, League of United Latin American Citizens of Muscatine (LULAC Muscatine) for a peaceful rally to be held on October 5, 2020

* Item 9A-B From the Mayor

A. United Nations Proclamation
B. Live United Proclamation

* Items 12A-C Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Sept 8, 2020
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – Sept 14, 2020
C. Board of Water, Electric and Communications Minutes – August 25, 2020

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $7,647,996.89, which include receipt summaries and journal entries for June 2020, subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. REZONING OF 304 IOWA AVENUE

This public hearing concerns the rezoning of 304 Iowa Ave (former Musser Public Library) from R-5 Multi-Family Residence to C-2 Central Commercial.

Now is the time for the public to comment.

8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

9. FROM THE MAYOR

A. Presentation of United Nations Proclamation
B. Presentation of Live United Proclamation

10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR


A. ORDINANCE VACATING RIGHT OF WAY - THIRD AND FINAL READING

HNI Corporation has filed for the vacation of four areas of right of way, located in an area bounded by Oak Street, Mad Creek, 3rd Street, and 2nd Street. Specifically, Spring Street between 2nd and 3rd Street; the portion of 3rd Street that is located between Mad Creek and the Railroad track, the alley located in Block 26; and the alley located in Block 27. (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to approve the third and final reading of this ordinance and to direct for its publication as required by law?

B.RESOLUTION CONVEYING VACATED RIGHT OF WAY TO ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER

With the approval of the final reading of the ordinance vacating the right of way, it is then necessary for City Council to approve a resolution directing for the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the deed conveying this right of way to HNI, the adjoining property owner. (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

C. ORDINANCE REZONING 304 IOWA AVENUE 1ST READING

First reading of an Ordinance rezoning 17,080 square feet located at 304 Iowa Avenue (former location of the Musser Public Library) from R-5 Multi Family Residence to C-2 Central Commercial. (Andrew Fangman)

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

D. RESOLUTION SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LEASE AGREEMENT

Midwest Property Holdings LLC, whom recently purchased 1009 E. 6th Street,
(the old Weber Button) is requesting that they City enter into a long-term lease
for the portion of the Lombard Street right of way, which adjoins this property.
Prior to the consideration of a long-term lease of public right of way State Code
requires that a public hearing be held. This resolution will set such a hearing for October 15th. (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

E.RESOLUTION APPROVING COMPLETED WORK FOR THE AIRPORT AND HANGAR APRONG PROJECT 

At the August 15, 2019 meeting, Muscatine City Council approved a $641,854.22 contract with SG Construction for the development of three hangars and associated apron. Construction of all components is now substantially complete and staff is requesting Council adopt the attached Resolution Accepting Completed Work and authorize payment of $31,634.33, which, as required by Iowa Code, will be held for 30-days. (Jodi Royal-Goodwin)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

F. REQUEST TO APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER FOR TRANSIT BUS

The City of Muscatine Transit (MuscaBus) requests to issue a purchase order for one (1) El Dorado Advantage 240 176” Light Duty Bus to Thomas Bus Sales of Iowa, Inc. for the total purchase price of $98,800.00. The City is responsible for 15% of the purchase price or $14,820.00. Funding is available in the Transit Fund. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

G. REQUEST TO APPROVE THE ISSUCANE OF A PURCHASE ORDER FOR SUNSET LIFT STATION CONTROL PANEL RELOCATION

Water and Resource Recovery Facility staff have received two bids to relocate the control panel for the Sunset Lift Station from a below grade vault to an above ground structure to avoid damage and/or failure due to flooding. The low bid was received from Decco Electric in the amount of $7,585.00. Funds for this purchase are available due to a deferred purchase the Cannon Lift Station pump. A new pump will be budgeted for the Cannon Lift Station next year. Staff recommends issuing a purchase order to Decco Electric for this work.(Jon Koch)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

H.REQUEST TO APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER FOR SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPATUS (SCBA) FOR FIRE DEPT

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $268,807.99 to Feld Fire for the purchase of 41 SCBA packs, 41 Masks, and 82 SCBA Cylinders. Funding for this purchase is through an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The federal share is $244,369.99 and the city’s 10% share is $24, 437.01. The city’s share is being funded by the remaining funds in the fire truck (Aerial Ladder Truck) capital project fund, which is $22,745.12. The remaining balance of $1,691.87 will be absorbed in the fire operations budget. (Gary Ronzheimer)
Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I.REQUEST TO APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER FOR CONCRETE STREET REPAIR PROJECT  

Due to better than anticipated Road Use Tax revenues, funds are available to be used for roadway maintenance projects. The Public Works Department has identified sections of Cedar Street, Ford Avenue, and Evans Street as a high priority concrete streets in need of immediate repair. Quotes were requested from multiple companies with the lowest responsible quote from Heuer Construction, Inc. Staff recommends approving a purchase order in the amount of $47,710.00 to Heuer Construction, Inc. for the full-depth concrete patches referenced above. Funds are available for this project in Road Use Tax. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

J. REQUEST TO APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER FOR ASPHALT STREET REPAIR

Due to better than anticipated Road Use Tax revenues, funds are available to be used for roadway maintenance projects. The Public Works Department has identified Leroy Street as a high priority asphalt street in need of immediate repair. Quotes were requested from three companies with the lowest responsible quote from Taylor Ridge Construction. Staff recommends approving a purchase order in the amount of $43,550 to Taylor Ridge Construction for the mill and overlay of Leroy Street from Mulberry to Amherst Avenue. Funds are available for this project in Road Use Tax. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

K.REQUEST APPROVING AMENDMENT TO TITLE VI ASSURANCE
Standard Title VI/Non-Discrimination Assurances were adopted in 2017 as required for receiving Federal DOT Financial Assistance. There are no changes to the policy. This item is to update the information provided to the DOT to reflect the New City Administrator. (Stephanie Romagnoli)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

L. REQUEST TO APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING PROFESSIONAL FACILITATION SERVICES

City Council is scheduled to engage in a strategic planning retreat with the City Administrator for the purposes of identifying Council goals and strategies for the City of Muscatine. The City Administrator is seeking approval of a purchase order in the amount of $8,450 ($7,850 for facilitation and an amount not to exceed $600 for travel expenses) for facilitation services with Powers Resource Center for the retreat. (Carol Webb)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $7,647,996.89, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for June 2020, 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

A. Request to Enter Closed Session Per Iowa Code 21.5.1.j to discuss the purchase or
sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably
expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that
property or reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property.


16. ADJOURNMENT