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AGENDA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 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. July 19, 2012 Regular Meeting


    Items 8A-E - Petitions and Communications

    1. Request for renewal of a Special Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Permit and Sunday Sales for Wine-Nutz, 208 West Second Street Pearl Plaza – BMBMG LLC (pending inspections)

    2. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License for Port City Underground, 208 West Second Street – Lacey Henderson-Mueller (pending inspections)

    3. Request for Outdoor Service Permit for Missipi Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Avenue – R & D Operations, Limited on August 11-12, 2012 (pending inspections)

    4. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Permit, Outdoor Permit and Sunday Sales for Pete’s Tap, 1820 Angle Street – Oscar’s LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    5. Request for a new Special Class “C” Liquor License (previously a Class “C” Liquor License) for Port City Pizzas Uptown, 1903 Park Avenue – Lacey Henderson-Mueller (pending inspections and insurance)


      Item 9A – From the Mayor:

      1. Appointment of Brian Wright to the Art Center Board of Trustees 


        Items 12A-B - Communications Receive and File:

        1. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – July 9, 16 & 18, 2012 

        2. Historic Preservation Commission – June 20, 2012 


          * Bills*

          *Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,200,389.26 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Fare Increase for the JARC Muscatine-Wilton Service

      This public hearing concerns the proposed fare increase for the JARC Muscatine-Wilton service. The current fare for this service is $1 per ride and it is being proposed that fee be increased to $2 per ride. 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 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Approving Fare Increase for the JARC Muscatine-Wilton Service 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution approving the fare increase for the JARC Muscatine-Wilton service from $1 to $2?

    2. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for the Tree Obstruction Removal at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the Tree Obstruction Removal Project at the Municipal Airport. On June 7, 2012 City Council awarded the contract for this project to 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?

    3. Resolution Accepting Acquisition Agreement for the Harrison Street Extension Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting an acquisition agreement for the Harrison Street Extension Project. The Muscatine Community School District has requested the construction of a drop-off lane for students attending Colorado School. The acquisition of additional land will allow for the alignment of the drop-off driveways and greatly improve vehicle movement and safety.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Releasing Real Estate Mortgage for 2313 Isett Avenue 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution releasing a real estate mortgage for 2313 Isett Avenue. The property owners purchased the home, which was part of the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s HUD homeownership program, in 1996. As part of the program, they entered into a promissory note with the City of Muscatine in the amount of $23,000. The mortgage was in the form of a forgivable loan with a seven-year repayment provision. All provisions of this mortgage and promissory note were satisfied on November 27, 2003. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council take action at this time to release the mortgage for 2313 Isett Avenue.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for the Bond and Schley Pumping Stations Renovation Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the Bond and Schley Pumping Stations Renovation Project. On July 19, 2012 City Council awarded the contract for this project to Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors in the amount of $297,300. In addition to the contract amount, there are engineering costs totaling $23,500 and piping and fitting costs for the Bond Lift Station totaling $14,427. This brings the total project cost to $335,000. There is $300,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Request from Water Pollution Control Plant to Accept Low Bid for New Lab/Pretreatment Truck 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to accept the low bid for a new lab/pretreatment truck. Three bids were received with the low bid from Krieger Motor Company in the amount of $20,015. There is $21,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request to Approve Bid for Effluent Clarifier Painting at the Water Pollution Control Plant 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the bid for painting of the effluent clarifier at the Water Pollution Control Plant. Six bids were received for this project with the low bid from Terry and Sons in the amount of $76,952 which is $11,952 over the budgeted amount of $65,000. Money is available from reserves to complete this project; however, left over utility money should keep the department from going over its 2012/2013 budget requests.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Purchase of One Ton Truck for Refuse Collection 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a one ton truck for Refuse Collection. Five bids were received for this purchase. The bid submitted by Karl Chevrolet was not the lowest bid submitted; however, it met all of the city’s specifications. Therefore, it is staff’s recommendation the bid from Karl Chevrolet in the amount of $31,622 for a one ton truck be approved. There is $35,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Place Stop Sign on Harrison Street at Bandag Drive 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to place a stop sign on Harrison Street at Bandag Drive. With the completion of the Harrison Street Extension Project, the primary drop off and pick up location for students at Colorado Elementary School will be on Harrison. Since traffic is expected to be heavy during the beginning and ending of the school day, certain traffic control measures are necessary to ensure the safe flow of vehicles. It is the Traffic Committee’s recommendation a stop sign be placed on Harrison Street where it intersects with Bandag Drive.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Pre-Annexation Agreement with Ripley’s Development Corporation and Ripley’s Inc. 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a pre-annexation agreement with Ripley’s Development Corporation and Ripley’s Inc. In 2009 the city voluntarily annexed two parcels of property referred to as the Bermel/Ripley property. As part of the pre-annexation agreement with the owners, the city agreed to assist the owners in their efforts to extend sanitary sewer to serve the Ripley’s Mobile Home Park. Evaluations have taken place concerning the construction of a force main sewer or the installation of a gravity sewer that would serve a larger area. A gravity sewer would require less maintenance, and costs would be comparable to a force main sewer. As stipulated in the proposed pre-annexation agreement, the design and installation costs will be paid through a one-time up-front payment by Ripley’s in the amount of $400,000. The remaining cost for the sewer will be paid through a variety of fees including the development of a benefit district that will require future connections to pay a fee based on the acreage served, taxes generated by the voluntary annexation of Ripley’s to the city, additional road use taxes generated by the increase in population, and the donation of easement necessary to build the sewer.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve City of Muscatine’s 2012/2013 Deer Management Program 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the city’s deer hunt which begins September 15, 2012 and ends January 20, 2013. The city has been participating in a citywide deer hunt program under the guidance of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources since the 2006/2007 deer hunting season.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request to Approve an Amendment to the City Hall Boiler Replacement Agreement 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an amendment to the City Hall Boiler Replacement Agreement. In 2011 four of the ten modular heating boilers were replaced at the Clark House. The funding is now in place for the replacement of the six remaining boilers. Staff is recommending AJ Associates provide an engineering plan for replacement of the remaining boilers. They have provided a proposal of $5,600 for this service. There is $37,000 budgeted for this project. The city has an agreement with AJ Associates for the City Hall Boiler Replacement Project, and staff is recommending the agreement be amended to include the replacement of the six remaining boilers at the Clark House.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    13. Request to Approve Proposal for City Council’s Goal Setting Session 

      Is there a motion to approve the proposal for the City Council’s goal setting session?

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,200,389.26 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