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AGENDA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL



  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Swearing In of Firefighters Rob Klaren and William Zamastil

      At this time Mayor Hopkins will swear in Firefighters Rob Klaren and William Zamastil. 

    2. Presentation of Award by Allied Waste for Recycling Efforts in 2012 

  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. February 7, 2013 City Council Minutes

    B. Budget Meeting Minutes for February 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, & 12, 2013


    * Items 8A-C - Petitions and Communications

    A. First reading on a new Class “A” Liquor License for SS Mary and Mathias Home and School Association, 3200 Lucas Street – SS Mary Mathias Home and School Association (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. First reading on a new Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Boonies on the Avenue, 214 Iowa Avenue – Michael Kleist (pending inspections and insurance)

    C. Cigarette Permit for Dollar General #7027, 2000 Cedar Plaza Drive – Dolgencorp, LLC


    * Items 12A-F - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – January 28, 2013 (AM), January 28, 2013 (PM), January 29, 2013, and February 4, 2013

    B. Planning and Zoning Commission – December 11, 2012

    C. MP&W Communications Utility – December 2012 (Unaudited)

    D. MP&W Electric Utility – December 2012 (Unaudited)

    E. MP&W Water Utility – December 2012 (Unaudited)

    F. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – January 2013


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,134,990.72 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 

    1. Resolution Approving Final Plat for the Stone House Creek Overlook Subdivision 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the final plat for the Stone House Creek Overlook Subdivision. The property owner has filed a combined preliminary/final plat for a two lot subdivision of an 8.25 acre parcel that is zoned R-1 (Residential) within unincorporated Muscatine County. The subdivision is located on Lucas Road near the intersection with Highway 22 but within two miles of the City of Muscatine. The Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously recommends the approval of the final plat for this subdivision.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

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

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the final 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 adopt the ordinance as submitted and to direct for its publication as required by law? 

    2. Resolution Authorizing Changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy and Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy and Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan. On January 22, 2013 HUD issued a notification that established general guidelines for temporary compliance assistance to allow PHAs to deliver rental assistance more efficiently and expeditiously. Staff has reviewed the notification and is recommending implementation of the temporary provision to allow households to self-certify as to having assets less than $5,000. This provision expires in March 2014 unless extended.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Authorizing Changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy and Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing changes to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency’s Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy and Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan. On January 28, 2013 HUD issued a notification that established general guidelines to allow PHAs to deliver rental assistance more efficiently and expeditiously. Staff has reviewed the notification and is recommending its full implementation.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Approving Contract and Bond for the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project – Phase II 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project – 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 Approving a Loan Agreement and Providing for the Issuance of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, and Providing for the Levy of Taxes to Pay Same 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving a loan agreement and providing for the issuance of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, and providing for the levy of taxes to pay same. City Council awarded the bid for the refunding bonds to Central State Bank at its meeting on February 7, 2013. The loan agreement will provide for the issuance of $1,115,000 in General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, and provide for the levying of taxes to pay the same.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Annual Application for State and Federal Transit Funds 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the annual application for state and federal transit funds. Each year the city is required to submit a request to the State of Iowa for federal and state assistance to support the city’s MuscaBus operation. As part of the city’s application, it is anticipated the city would receive $316,108 in federal assistance, $189,322 and $149,600 in statewide federal capital assistance for the replacement of two buses. Capital assistance for bus replacement requires the city to contribute 15% of the vehicle cost or a maximum of $13,200 each. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This public hearing will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 7 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Resolution Setting Public Hearing Concerning a Propose Concession Agreement 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing concerning a proposed concession agreement for Kent Stein Park, the Soccer Complex, and the Aquatic Center. The city and Happy Joe’s Pizza of Muscatine are mutually interested in a two-year agreement for concession operations. Due to the length of the agreement, a public hearing is required. This public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Spring Cleanup Week 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve Spring Cleanup Week for April 22-26, 2013. Spring Cleanup Week is established to coincide with Earth Day and Keeping Muscatine Beautiful. The purpose of this activity is to encourage residents to clean up their homes, yards, and neighborhoods for the upcoming spring and summer season.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve Purchase of Inductive Coupled Plasma Testing Unit for the Laboratory at the Water Pollution Control Plant 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of an Inductive Coupled Plasma Testing (ICP) unit for the laboratory at the Water Pollution Control Plant. Three bids were received for this unit, and staff is recommending the purchase of the Thermo 6300 ICP-OES in the amount of $75,668.78.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,134,990.72 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