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AGENDA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
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-B Approval of City Council Minutes

    A. January 17, 2013 City Council Minutes

    B. January 31, 2013 General Fund Overview


    * Items 8A-H - Petitions and Communications

    A. Second reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License for Delta Waterfowl, 3200 Lucas Street – Delta Waterfowl Foundation (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Loos Inc., 711 Park Avenue – Loos Inc. (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Kum & Go #436, 501 Cedar Street – Kum & Go LC (pending inspections)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Kum & Go #437, 709 Grandview Avenue – Kum & Go LC (pending inspections)

    E. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Class “E” Liquor License for Fareway Stores Inc. #998, 2100 Cedar Plaza Drive – Fareway Stores Inc. (pending inspections)

    F. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Diamond Dave’s Taco Co., 2608 Second Avenue – South Of The Border Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    G. Request to renew a Taxicab License for Non-Emergency Medical Transport Inc. – Dana A. LaRue – 45 Colony Drive

    H. Request to Approve Use of City Property for April Cancer Fun Run/Walk

    This request involves the use of city property for an April Cancer Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Kent Corporation and Muscatine Running Club. The event will take place on April 20, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. It will start at the MCC parking lot and follow Colorado Street to the Weed Park entrance, loop the park, cross Colorado Street, follow the bike trail to Solomon Road and then return to finish at the MCC parking lot.


    * Items 12A-B - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – January 14, 16, 21 & 23, 2013

    B. Historic Preservation Commission – December 4, 2012


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,967,856.39 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 

    1. Presentation of Certificate Recognition to Robert Barkema 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

    1. Resolution Approving Final Plat for Ripley Addition Part One 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for the Ripley Addition Part One. The proposed uses of Ripley Addition Part One include the continuation of existing mobile home park operations and sales on the northern portion of the proposed subdivision, continued operation of an existing convenience store, and the construction of self-storage units to serve the needs of the residents of the mobile home park. The southernmost three lots are proposed for future commercial development. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommends the approval of the final plat for Ripley Addition Part One.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Second Reading of an Ordinance Rezoning Property within the Ripley’s Mobile Home Park 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the second reading of an ordinance rezoning property within the Ripley’s Mobile Home Park. Ripley’s Development Corporation, who is the deed holder for 8.25 acres located in the mobile home park, is requesting the rezoning of this property to C-1 in conjunction with the submission of a preliminary/final plat for a six-lot commercial subdivision.

      Is there a motion to approve the second reading of the ordinance as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Awarding General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, and Authorizing Call of 2006 Bonds 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, and authorizing the call of 2006 bonds. The city’s financial consultant has analyzed and proposed a refunding of the final three years of the city’s June 1, 2006 general obligation bond issue. It is projected the city will realize an interest savings estimated at $50,920 over the three years after taking into consideration the refunding bond issuance costs. At this time bid results will be reported to City Council.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Accepting Easements for the Cedar Street Reconstruction Project – Phase II 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting easements for the Cedar Street Reconstruction Project – Phase II. The city began a three-phase reconstruction of Cedar Street from Parham Street to Houser Street in 2011. The various phases included the extensions of the Papoose Creek culvert under Cedar Street at its intersection with Wood Creek Lane and an extension near the Stonebrook Drive/Cedar Street intersection; utility upgrading and replacement; construction of passing lanes; bicycle/pedestrian walkway construction on the north side of Cedar Street and other work. Temporary and permanent easements and right-of-way acquisitions will be needed for the work. Iowa DOT procedures will be followed in this process.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Awarding the Contract for the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation – Phase II 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation – Phase II. Six bids were received for this project with the low bid from Langman Construction of Rock Island, Illinois, in the amount of $3,686,579.01. The engineer’s estimate for this project was $4,626,649.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Officially Naming Improved Public Street Located North of Cottonwood Apartments and East of University Drive 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution officially naming an improved public street located north of Cottonwood Apartments and east of University Drive. The Police Department has been issuing tickets on vehicles illegally parked on this dead street (aka Ford Avenue Extended); however, the tickets are being voided for lack of a better street name. The Traffic Committee, after discussing the matter with the Muscatine County Auditor’s office and Community Development Director Steve Boka, is requesting this stub of a street be named E. 24th Street. Council action is required to make it official. |

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request Approval of the Traffic Safety Improvement Agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the Traffic Safety Improvement Program Funding Agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation. In November 2012 the city was notified its grant application in the amount of $138,000 was fully funded from the Iowa DOT Traffic Safety Improvement Program for signal design and installation in front of the high school which will be concurrent with the Cedar Street paving. In order to receive the funding, Council must first approve the Traffic Safety Improvement Program Funding Agreement.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

    7. Request to Authorize Issuance of Two Purchase Orders for Diesel Emission Reduction Equipment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of two purchase orders for diesel emission reduction equipment. The city received a sub-grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources allowing for the purchase and installation of diesel reduction equipment on transit and other municipal vehicles. Bids were solicited with two bids received for diesel emission reduction equipment and installation of the equipment and one for installation of the regeneration panel. Six transit buses and a variety of other city vehicles will be fitted with this equipment. The low bid was from Interstate Power Systems in the amount of $77,297.88 for the equipment and $9,400 for installation. Nelson Electric was the sole bidder for the installation of the regeneration panel at $1,900. It is staff’s recommendation that purchase orders be issue to Interstate Power Systems and Nelson Electric.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Issuance of Purchase Order for Partial Tilt Bed Trailer 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for a partial tilt bed trailer. Four bids were received for this purchase with the low bid from Mac’s Trailers (Heartland Trailers) in the amount of $5,000. There is $5,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,967,856.39 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