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AGENDA
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL




  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 May 17, 2012 Regular Meeting


    * Items 8A-F - Petitions and Communications

    *-A Second reading on a new Liquor License and Sunday Sales Permit for Muscatine Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits, 522 Mulberry Avenue – Hy-Vee Inc. (pending inspections)

    *-B Request for renewal of a Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Walgreens #05885, 1703 Park Avenue - Walgreen Co. (pending inspections)

    *-C Request for renewal of a Class “B” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for China Buffett, 1903 Park Avenue - China Buffet of Muscatine Inc. (pending inspections)

    *-D Request for an Outdoor Service Permit to extend patio area for Missipi Brewing Co., 107 Iowa Avenue – R & D Operations Ltd. on June 10, 2012 and June 17, 2012

    *-E Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Krug’z Pool Hall, 218 Walnut Street - Krug’z Pool Hall Inc. (pending inspections)

    *-F Request for a new Class “B” Beer and Liquor License, Sunday Sales and Outdoor Sales for Great River Days Inc., Harbor Drive – Great River Days Inc. (pending inspections)

    *-G Request to Approve Use of City Property for the Downtown Action Alliance Street Sale

    Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the use of city property for the Downtown Action Alliance Street Sale on Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The requested closure would be from Mulberry Avenue to Pine Street as well as all cross streets. Blocks/streets will only be closed if demand dictates.

    *-H Request to Approve Use of City Property for Jose M. Murillo Jr. Baptism Celebration

    Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the use of city property for a baptism celebration. Requested for closure is the alley between 7th and 8th streets on June 16, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Neighbors affected by this closure have been contacted and have acknowledged the request for the alley closure.


    * Item 9A-B – From the Mayor

    *-A Proclamation Declaring June 11-17, 2012 as “Iowa Museum Week”

    *-B Appointment of Tracy McGinnis to the Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees


    * Items 12A - Communications Receive and File

    *-A Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – April 30, 2012 & May 7 & 14, 2012


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $4,578,300.21 is 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 

    1. Resolution Awarding the Contract for the 2012 Cedar Street Utility Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the 2012 Cedar Street Utility Project. Three bids were received with the low bid from Brandt Construction Co. of Milan, Illinois, in the amount of $381,599.40. The engineer’s estimate was $464,919.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving the Contract and Bond for the 2012 Harrison Street Extension Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the 2012 Harrison Street Extension Project. At the May 17, 2012 City Council meeting the contract for this project was awarded to Heuer Construction Company in the amount of $510,999.30. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council adopt the resolution approving the contract and bond from Heuer Construction.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Approving Easements for the Harrison Street Extension Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving easements for the Harrison Street Extension Project. The project is planned to begin and be completed this year. In order to complete the work, temporary and permanent easements, rights of way and other property acquisitions from five property owners must be acquired by the city. Negotiations to complete the easements have been conducted or continue to be conducted with the affected property owners.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    4. Resolution Releasing Real Estate Mortgage Under the 2006 Community Development Block Grant Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program for 110 Gilbert Street 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution releasing a real estate mortgage under the 2006 CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program for 110 Gilbert Street. The property owner received the maximum $24,999 in funding assistance through a five-year forgivable loan. The project was completed on June 6, 2007 and since that time, 20% of the loan has been forgiven annually with the final amount forgiven on June 6, 2012. This is the sixth of 12 mortgages that are expected to be released under the 2006 program.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Authorizing the Assessment of Unpaid Abatement Costs to Private Properties 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. Periodically city staff provides to City Council a request for the assessment of nuisance abatement costs against private property owners. At this time staff is forwarding the assessment list for unpaid abatement costs totaling $12,850.98. 

    6. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Plans, Specifications and Form of Contract for the Rehabilitation of the Bond and Schley Pumping Stations 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the plans, specifications and form of contract for the rehabilitation of the Bond and Schley pumping stations. The estimated cost for the project is approximately $200,000. There is currently $300,000 budgeted for the renovation of these two lift stations and improvements to the slough pumping building. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will be held on June 21, 2012, at 7 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Resolution Accepting Low Bid for the Tree Obstruction Removal Project at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the low bid for the Tree Obstruction Removal Project at the Municipal Airport. Five bids were submitted for this project with the low bid from Dickey Farms Excavating in the amount of $43,319.82. The project will include the clearing and grubbing of trees and shrubs on approximately 33 acres of airport property, installation of approximately 3,780 linear feet of silt fencing, seeding, traffic control and mobilization. The project will be paid through 90% federal funding and a 10% local share.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Resolution Approving Easements for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving easements for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project. This project is scheduled to begin this year. In order to complete Phase I, temporary easements from four property owners must be acquired by the city. Negotiations to complete the easements have been conducted or continue to be conducted with the property owners.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    9. Request to Approve New Ambulance Service Fee Schedule 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the new ambulance service fee schedule effective July 1, 2012. Ambulance charges are reviewed and changed in accordance with the latest rate survey performed by Medic Ambulance of Davenport of EMS providers in the state. The proposed increase includes a change in the third attendant fee which will cover an expected increase in staffing costs for STEMI and SCT transports and also brings the mileage fee and the non-transport ALS fees to the median of the surveyed ambulance services. The proposed fee changes will generate approximately $40,000 for fiscal year 2012/2013.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Purchase of Piping for Bond Lift Station 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to purchase piping for the Bond Lift Station. As part of the renovation of the Bond and Schley Lift Stations, the valves and piping need to be replaced. The components for the Schley Lift Station were purchased approximately four years ago. It is now necessary to purchase the components for the Bond Lift Station. Two quotes were received with the low quote from Zimmer Francescon Inc. of Moline, Illinois, in the amount of $14,797. There is $300,000 budgeted for these two lift stations and the slough building. The total estimated cost for the project including the engineering, piping, and meter is approximately $220,000.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Authorize Issuance of a Purchase Order for Construction Survey for the Harrison Street Sewer Extension Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for construction survey for the Harrison Street Sewer Extension Project. The city has utilized Martin & Whitacre Surveyors and Engineers Inc. for acquisition plats and design for this project. The firm has submitted a proposal of $7,500 for the construction survey for this project. The engineer’s estimate was $8,000.00.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request to Authorize Issuance of a Purchase Order for Construction Survey and Field Engineering for Phase I of the West Hill Sanitary Sewer Separation Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for construction survey and field engineering for Phase I of the West Hill Sanitary Sewer Separation Project. The City of Muscatine entered into a contract with Langman Construction Company for construction of this project. The construction survey and field engineering that is necessary is not part of the contract with Langman. Martin & Whitacre performed the topographic survey for this project and is familiar with the site and infrastructure. The firm has submitted a proposal of $64,486 for the construction survey and field engineering. Staff is requesting City Council authorize the issuance of a purchase order to Martin & Whitacre in an amount not to exceed $65,000 for this work. This new approach will eliminate the field work previously performed by city staff.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    13. Motion to Adjourn Action on the Resolution Approving the Development Agreement with R.L. Fridley Theatres Inc.

      Is there a motion to adjourn action on the Resolution Approving the Development Agreement with R.L. Fridley Theatres Inc. to June 21, 2012? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $4,578,300.21 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