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AGENDA
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 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 June 21, 2012 Regular Meeting


    * Items 8A-I - Petitions and Communications

    *-A Request on first reading for a new Class “B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for El Sombrero, 801 Oregon Street - Rosa Rojas (pending inspections)

    *-B Request for renewal of a Class “B” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, 927 Grandview Avenue - Max Brewer Corporation (pending inspections)

    *-C Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Babes Sinclair, 2307 Lucas Street - Rodney Yocom (pending inspections)

    *-D Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Casey’s General Store #2906, 3509 Steamboat Way - Casey’s Marketing Company (pending inspections)

    *-E Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 306 Cleveland Street - Apple Corps L.P. (pending inspections)

    *-F Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit and Sunday Sales for The Flower Gallery, 131 E. Second Street - Karen J. Diercks (pending inspections)

    *-G Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Hyink’s Service, 1206 East 2nd Street - Hyink Service Inc. (pending inspections)

    *-H Request for Outdoor Service Permit from 7/6/12 through October 27, 2012 for Samz Sports Bar, 103 Ford Avenue – Noe Sanchez


    * Item 9A-B – From the Mayor

    *-A Appointments to the Art Center Board of Trustees and Recreation Advisory Commission

    *-B Proclamation Declaring July 18-22, 2012 as “Muscatine County Fair Week”


    * Items 12A-H - Communications Receive and File

    *-A Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – June 4, 11, 12 & 18, 2012

    *-B Planning & Zoning Commission – March 13, 2012

    *-C Historic Preservation Commission – May 16, 2012

    *-D NFPA Fire Survey – April 2012

    *-E MP&W Communications Utility – May 2012

    *-F MP&W Electric Utility – May 2012

    *-G MP&W Water Utility – May 2012

    *-H City of Muscatine Financial Reports – May 2012


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,765,860.05 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed T-Hangar Apron Drainage Improvements at the Municipal Airport

      This public hearing concerns the approval of the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, cost estimate, and establishing the bid opening date for the project identified as “T-Hangar Apron Drainage Improvements” at the Municipal Airport. Project improvements will include removing an existing French drain system and installing storm sewer intakes, storm sewer, and an outlet upstream of a proposed septic system manhole or existing oil/water separator. Prior to the soliciting of bids for this project, a public hearing is required.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

    2. Proposed Vacation of Utility Easements for Property Located at 1421 Park Avenue

      This public hearing concerns the proposed vacation of utility easements at the former National Guard Armory at 1421 Park Avenue. The new owners of this property and the parcel located directly north of it are requesting the vacation of two existing utility easements. It is the applicant’s intent to combine these two parcels and relocate the utility easements of this new larger parcel. The Planning & Zoning Commission is unanimously recommending the vacation of the utility easements. Prior to any action by City Council, a public hearing is required.

      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 

    1. Resolution Approving the Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Cost Estimate and Establishing a Bid Opening Date for the Project Identified as “T-Hangar Apron Drainage Improvements” at the Municipal Airport 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving the Vacation of Certain Utility Easements for Property Located at 1421 Park Avenue 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Releasing a Real Estate Mortgage for Property Located at 1828 New Hampshire Street 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution releasing a real estate mortgage under the 2009 CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program for 1828 New Hampshire Street. The property owner received the maximum $24,999 in funding assistance through a five-year forgivable loan which she entered into on August 13, 2010. She now wishes to refinance her house. The mortgage release would allow the bank to move forward with the loan. To safeguard the city’s interest, a new second mortgage has been signed by the property owner and will be recorded by the city once the bank has completed its loan processing. The property owner has agreed to pay the cost the city will incur for releasing the original mortgage and recording the second mortgage.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Approving Easements for Phase I of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting easements for Phase I of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm 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?

    5. Request to Approve Engineering and/or Land Surveying Services at the Municipal Airport

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve engineering and/or land survey services at the Municipal Airport. The city continues to utilize Anderson-Bogert Engineers & Surveyors Inc. for design and consultant services at the airport. As a result, the city periodically enters into a professional services agreement with them as necessary. It is staff’s recommendation the Engineering and/or Land Surveying Services Agreement with Anderson-Bogert for the period beginning July 1, 2012 be approved by City Council.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request to Approve Issuance of Purchase Order for Used Vehicle for Community Development 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for a used vehicle for Community Development. This request is for replacement of the vehicle currently being used by the Health & Housing Coordinator. The vehicle being proposed for purchase from Krieger Motor Company is a 2009 Pontiac Torrent AWD. The purchase price is $17,250. There is $17,500 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request to Approve a Supplemental Agreement for the Engineering Design of Renovations to the Bond and Schley Pumping Stations 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Supplemental Agreement for the engineering design of renovations to the Bond and Schley pumping stations. On January 19, 2012 the city entered into an agreement with Stanley Consultants for the engineering design for the pumping stations. They have now submitted a Supplemental Agreement which amends the original agreement and converts the previously prepared technical specifications to a formal bidding document at a cost of $3,500. It is staff’s recommendation the agreement be approved.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve an Iowa Department of Transportation Annual Agreement for Maintenance and Repair of Primary Roads in Municipalities 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an Iowa Department of Transportation Annual Agreement for the maintenance of primary roads in municipalities. Annually the city enters into a roadway maintenance agreement with the IDOT for maintenance and repair to primary roads within the city limits. Tonight’s action would be a supplement to the five-year agreement approved in June 2011 and effective through June 30, 2016. The IDOT pays the city $1,050 per lane mile for the work, and the city contains 19.16 lane miles. The IDOT agrees to pay the city $20,118.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,765,860.05 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