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AGENDA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 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-D Approval of City Council Minutes 

    A. October 25, 2012 Goal Setting Session Minutes

    B. November 1, 2012 Special Council Minutes 

    C. November 1, 2012 City Council Minutes

    D. November 8, 2012 In-Depth Minutes


    * Items 8A-E - Petitions and Communications 

    A. Request on first reading for a new Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Dollar General #7027, 2000 Cedar Plaza Drive – Dolgencorp LLC (pending inspections)

    B. Request on first reading for a new Class “B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Hong Kong Buffet, 2406 Park Avenue – Hong Kong Buffet Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    C. Request on first reading for a new a Class “C” Beer Permit Sunday Sales for Sticks N’ Stones Bar and Billiards, 218 Walnut Street – Sticks N’ Stones Bar and Billiards LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Sales and Sunday Sales for Hubble’s, 214 East 2nd Street – Hubble’s Hyink LLC (pending inspections)

    E. Request for renewal of a Class “A” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Geneva Golf & Country Club, 3100 Bidwell Road – Geneva Golf & Country Club (pending inspections and insurance)


    * Items 12A-E - Communications Receive and File 

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – September 24, 2012 & October 8 & 15, 2012

    B. Zoning Board of Adjustment – October 2, 2012

    C. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – July 2012

    D. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – August 2012

    E. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – September 2012


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,685,941.90 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Urban Renewal Plan Amendment to the Muscatine Urban Renewal Area

      This public hearing concerns a proposed Urban Renewal Plan Amendment to the Muscatine Urban Renewal Area. In July 2012 the State of Iowa began new reporting requirements for cities utilizing Urban Renewal programs authorized under Iowa law. In part, the new changes require cities to list specific projects that may be undertaken and funded through the use of one or more of those programs. Prior to any consideration of an amendment to the existing Urban Renewal Plan, 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 

    1. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on the Rezoning of Property Located at 2875 Highway 61 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the rezoning of property located at 2875 Highway 61. A request has been received from Community Bank on behalf of Mills Marine LLC for the rezoning of two adjoining parcels totaling approximately 18 acres located at the above address from Muscatine County C-1 to C-1 Neighborhood and General Commercial. There is a signed annexation agreement for these parcels, and this rezoning would run concurrently with the completion of the annexation process. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 7 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Setting Public Hearing for the Rezoning of Property Owned by Ripley’s Development Corporation 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing for the rezoning of property owned by Ripley’s Development Corporation. The corporation is the deed holder of nine parcels totaling 131.8 acres of land along U.S. 61 upon which Ripley’s Mobile Home Park is located. An agreement has been signed by the corporation to voluntarily annex these parcels into the City of Muscatine. It is being requested that these parcels be rezoned from Muscatine County M-2, A-1, and R-1 to an R-4 Residential District. This rezoning will run concurrently7 with the annexation of these parcels. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 7 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Approving an Urban Renewal Plan Amendment to the Muscatine Urban Renewal Area 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving an Urban Renewal Plan Amendment to the Muscatine Urban Renewal Area. In July 2012 the State of Iowa began new reporting requirements for cities utilizing Urban Renewal programs authorized under Iowa law. In part, the new changes require cities to list specific projects that may be undertaken and funded through the use of one or more of those programs.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolutions Approving Internal Advances of TIF Funds

      Presented for City Council’s consideration are six resolutions approving internal advances of TIF funds. Cities in Iowa are required to certify the amount of TIF funds to be claimed for each TIF district no later than December 1 of the year prior to the fiscal year for which the funds will be collected. The city must have incurred debt in order to claim the TIF funds to be certified. Debt certified can be in the form of general obligation bonds, tax increment revenue bonds, TIF rebate agreements, or internal advances (loans). In recent years the city has claimed less than the full amount of incremental taxes available in each of the TIF districts. The following resolutions authorize an internal advance to the Tax Increment Revenue Fund: 

      Is there a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing an internal advance for administrative and professional support costs? 

      Is there a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing an internal advance for a Chamber Economic Development Grant? 

      Is there a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing an internal advance for a Bi-State Economic Development Loan Program Grant? 

      Is there a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing an internal advance for the Municipal Art Center Boiler Project? 

      Is there a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing an internal advance for the City Hall Boiler Replacement Project? 

      Is there a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing an internal advance for the property acquisition for the Colorado Street Improvement Project? 

    3. Resolution Accepting the Completed Work for the Museum Boiler Replacement Project and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the completed work for the Museum Boiler Replacement Project and authorizing final payment. The city entered into a contract with J.L. Brady in the amount of $70,084 for this project. The work has been completed. There was one change order which resulted in a deduction of $5,147 for a final contract amount of $70,937. It is staff’s recommendation City Council accept the completed work and authorize final payment to the contractor.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Authorizing Changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Public Housing Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Public Housing Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy. Staff has reviewed federal regulations and Department of Housing and Urban Development recommendations and is now recommending changes that will allow MMHA to better serve its residents.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Authorizing Changes to Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Administrative Policy for Section 8 Tenant-Based Housing Choice Voucher Program 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Administrative Plan for the Section 8 Tenant-Based Housing Choice Voucher Program. Staff has reviewed federal regulations and Department of Housing and Urban Development recommendations and is now recommending changes that will allow MMHA to better serve its residents.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Request to Approve Contract with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for Diesel Emission Reduction Program 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a contract with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for a Diesel Emission Reduction Program. A sub-grant agreement has been prepared that will allow the city to receive funding from the Environmental Protection Agency view the IDNR through the 2013 State Clean Diesel Grant Program. If approved, the city will receive $123,564 to purchase and install eight diesel particulate filters and eight back pressure monitors for existing city transit buses. The funding will also permit the purchase of five Crankcase Ventilation Systems, five Diesel Oxidation Catalysts, and one Regeneration Panel for city dump trucks. The funding does not require a local match.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request from Police Department to Purchase Vehicle 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to purchase a vehicle. In September 2012 a Ford Expedition used as a Drug Task Force vehicle was wrecked and declared a total loss by the insurance company. The city was paid $19,300 by the insurance company for the vehicle. A 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer with 44,000 miles on it was found at Krieger Motors for $18,750. This vehicle will meet the needs of the department.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve the 2013 Core Values, Vision and Mission and the 2013 City Council Goals and Management Agenda 

      Is there a motion to approve the 2013 Core Values, Vision and Mission? 

    9. Request to Approve the Annual Urban Renewal Report for 2011/2012 and Authorize Submission to the State of Iowa 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Annual Urban Renewal Report for 2011/2012 and authorize its submission to the State of Iowa. House File 2460 approved by the State Legislature in the spring of 2012 requires local governments in the state to complete and submit an annual report showing all activity with each of their urban renewal areas during the preceding fiscal year. Submission is required no later than December 1 of each year.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request to Approve Change Order #1 for the Bond/Schley Lift Station Renovations 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Change Order #1 for the Bond/Schley Lift Station Renovations. The total original project cost was $320,800. Changes made to the contract with Hy-Brand resulted in a reduction of $37,795 bringing the final project cost down to $283,005.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request from Traffic Committee to Install “No Parking” on East Side of Taylor Street Between Hershey and Schiller 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Traffic Committee to install “No Parking” on the east side of Taylor Street between Hershey and Schiller. Parking is currently allowed on both sides of Taylor Street by Franklin School. When buses and other vehicles either turn onto Taylor from Hershey or vice versa, there is not enough room to negotiate the turning movement if cars are parked on Taylor. Roadway Maintenance staff concurs with the problem identified because of the inability to operate snow plows safely and effectively on Taylor due to parked vehicles on the street.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,685,941.90 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