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AGENDA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL




  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Swearing in of Police Officer Jason Nusbaum

      At this time Police Officer Jason Nusbaum will be sworn in. 

  5. MINUTES - APPROVAL 

    1. City Council Regular Meeting – February 2, 2012 

    2. City Council Budget Meeting – January 30 & 31, 2012 and February 1 & 4, 2012 

  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-I
    * 12 – A-F
    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,296,455.50 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project – Phase I

      The public hearing concerns the proposed West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project – Phase I. The city is under a federal EPA Consent Order to separate all storm and sanitary sewers by 2024. Over the past 20 years, the city has been separating storm and sanitary sewers in the community through the use of the local option sales tax. In order to complete the process, a very large and significant separation project of the city’s West Hill area must now be undertaken. The project will be done in phases with Phase I beginning this spring. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

  8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

    1. First reading for a new Class C Liquor License for Francesca Vitale’s at 128 E. 2nd Street – Francesca Vitale (pending inspections and receipt of final paperwork) 

    2. Request to add Native Wine Privileges for Pete’s Tap at 1820 Angle Street – Oscar’s LLC 

    3. Request for renewal of a Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales and Outdoor Service for The Rendezvous at 3127 Lucas Street – Cindy’s Rendezvous LLC (pending inspections) 

    4. Request for renewal of a Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales Permit for Diamond Dave’s Taco Co. at 2608 2nd Avenue – South of the Border Inc. (pending inspections) 

    5. Request for renewal of a Class E Liquor License for Fareway Store Inc. #998 at 2100 Cedar Plaza Drive – Fareway Stores Inc. (pending inspections) 

    6. Request for renewal of a Class E Liquor License with Sunday Sales for Wholesale Food Outlet #312 at 807 Grandview Avenue – Nash Finch Company (pending inspections) 

    7. Request for renewal of a Class C Beer and Sunday Sales Permit for Kum & Go #436 at 501 Cedar Street – Kum & Go LC (pending inspections) 

    8. Request for renewal of a Class C Beer and Sunday Sales Permit for Kum & Go #487 at 709 Grandview Avenue – Kum & Go LC (pending inspections) 

    9. Request for renewal of a Class C Beer and Sunday Sales Permit for Loos Service Station at 711 Park Avenue – Loos Inc. (pending inspections) 

    10. Update from Sister Cities Organization 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

    1. Proclamations Declaring March 11-17, 2012 as “Girl Scouts Week” and February 19-25, 2012 as “Alexander G. Clark Week”

      Is there a motion to adopt the proclamations as submitted? 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

    1. Resolution Approving Final Plat of the Schmidt’s South Subdivision 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat of the Schmidt’s South Subdivision. A request has been filed for a combined preliminary/final plat for Schmidt’s South Subdivision, a proposed two-lot 4.627 acre subdivision located in the 5900 block of South US Highway 61. The subdivision is currently developed with an existing business. If approved, the subdivision will permit the property owner to sell their business and retain ownership of their dwelling. Since the subdivision crosses the corporate limit line of the city, it will also involve a review and approval by Muscatine County. The combined preliminary/final plat is requested since the proposal does not require any public improvements. The Planning & Zoning Commission is recommending the approval of the final plat for the Schmidt’s South Subdivision.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on a Proposed Zoning Change 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed zoning change. A request has been received from R.L. Fridley Theatres Inc. to rezone a 15.029 acre area located at the southwest corner of the Mulberry Avenue/U.S. 61 Bypass intersection from R-1 Residential to S-3 Mixed Use. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Approving the Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Cost Estimate and Setting Bid Opening Date for the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project – Phase I 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the plans, specifications, form of contract, cost estimate and setting the bid opening date for the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project – Phase I. The city is under a federal EPA Consent Order to separate all storm and sanitary sewers by 2024. Over the past 20 years, the city has been separating storm and sanitary sewers in the community through the use of the local option sales tax. In order to complete the process, a very large and significant separation project of the city’s West Hill area must now be undertaken. The project will be done in phases with Phase I beginning this spring.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Application for State and Federal Transit Funds 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2012/2013 application for state and federal transit funds. Each year the city is required to submit a request to the State of Iowa for federal and state assistance to support the city’s MuscaBus operation. As part of the city’s application, it is anticipated the city would receive $249,873 in federal assistance, $161,424 in state assistance, $9,027 for the New Freedom program, and $44,093 for the JARC program. Prior to any formal application being made, a public hearing is required. Said public hearing will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 7 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for the Project Identified as “Renovate Municipal Hangar and T-Hangar Roofs” at the Municipal Airport and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work for the project identified as “Renovate Municipal Hangar and T-Hangar Roofs” at the Municipal Airport and authorizing final payment. In October 2011 a contract was awarded to Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors for this project in the amount of $59,975.82. The project has been completed and is found to be in compliance with the approved plans and specifications. It is staff’s recommendation the resolution be adopted and final payment authorized to the contractor.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on a Proposed Concession Contract 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed concession contract. The city is proposing to enter into a two-year concession lease agreement with Happy Joes Pizza for Kent Stein Park, Soccer Complex, and the Aquatic Center. Due to the length of the agreement, a public hearing is required. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing Concerning Revisions to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s Plan 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing concerning revisions to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s (MMHA) Plan. Certain capital modifications and revisions have been proposed to update the MMHA’s Plan. Section 2702 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Action of 2008 requires that a public hearing be conducted annually to discuss any changes to the goals, objectives and policies of the agency. This public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Request to Authorize Issuance of Purchase Order for New Telephone Systems for City Hall, Public Works, and Art Center 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for new telephone systems for City Hall, Public Works, and the Art Center. Four proposals were submitted that met the conditions of the RFP. The low proposal was from Lucas Communications in the amount of $47,640.15 including optional components. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council authorize entering into a purchase agreement with Lucas Communications in the amount of $47,640.15 for a complete Integrated Telephone System including voicemail, VoIP telephony, and implementation, and training. There is $60,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request Authorization to Purchase One-Ton Dump Truck for Public Works 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the purchase of a one-ton dump truck for Public Works. Six bids were received for this vehicle with the low bid from Krieger Motor Company in the amount of $34,983. There is $35,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request Approval of an Engineering Services Agreement for the Harrison Street Extension Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an engineering services agreement for the Harrison Street Extension Project. The Harrison Street extension from Park Avenue to Bandag Drive has been identified as a street infrastructure improvement. A proposal has been received from Martin & Whitacre in the amount of $7,000 to provided professional engineering services for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve the Concept Plan Phase III Development Project for the Soccer Complex 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Concept Plan Phase III Development Project for the Soccer Complex. The project includes a parking lot for 228 acres, four tiered multi-use lighted synthetic playing surfaces, restroom and shade buildings, a fenced perimeter, a playground, and a frontage trail/sidewalk connecting Kent Stein Park to the American Legion area. The Development Committee is requesting approval of the Concept Plan Phase III Development Project subject to 100% outside funding so that it can begin fundraising.

      Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Recreation and Golf Fees 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve recreation and golf fees. The fees are associated with services offered by Recreation, the Aquatic Center, the Parks and Recreation Administration, Kent Stein Park, the cemetery, and the golf course. These proposed fees were reviewed with City Council at the February 9, 2012 In-Depth meeting.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

    1. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – January 23, 2012 (AM and PM) and January 24, 2012 

    2. Planning & Zoning Commission – January 10, 2012 

    3. MP&W Communications Utility Operating Statements – December 2011 (Unaudited) 

    4. MP&W Electric Utility Operating Statements – December 2011 (Unaudited) 

    5. MP&W Water Utility Operation Statements – December 2011 (Unaudited) 

    6. City of Muscatine Financial Statements – October, November, and December 2011 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,296,455.50 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