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AGENDA
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 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. Regular City Council Minutes – May 2, 2013

    B. In-Depth Council Minutes – May 11, 2013


    * Items 8A-E - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Class “A” Liquor License, Sunday Sales and Outdoor Service for Veterans Of Foreign Wars Club, Inc. – Veterans Of Foreign Wars Club Inc., (pending inspections)

    B. Request for Outdoor Service Area for Missipi Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Avenue from May 23, 2013 through September 22, 2013 – R & D Operations, Limited (pending inspections and insurance)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales Class “E” Liquor for El Sombrero, 801 Oregon Street – Rosa Rojas (pending inspections and insurance)

    D. Request for renewal of a Special Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Peking Restaurant, 1700 Park Avenue – Peking Chinese Restaurant Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    E. Request for Outdoor Service Area for Las Lomas, 1519 Park Avenue from May 17, 2013 through January 19, 2014 – Juan Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)


    * Item 9A – From the Mayor

    A. Proclamation Declaring May 24-25, 2013 as “Poppy Days”


    * Items 12A-G - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – April 15 & 22, 2013

    B. Historic Preservation Commission – March 26, 2013

    C. Zoning Board of Adjustment – April 2, 2013

    D. Planning & Zoning Commission – April 9, 2013

    E. MP&W Communications Utility – March 2013

    F. MP&W Electric Utility – March 2013

    G. MP&W Water Utility – March 2013


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,501,734.49 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Amendment #2 to the City Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013

      This public hearing concerns the proposed Amendment #2 to the City Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. This proposed amendment will increase total budgeted expenditures for the city by $370,700 with budgeted transfers to increase by $5,000 for a total expenditure change of $375,700. City budgeted revenues are proposed to be amended by $172,800 which includes $5,000 of funding transfers in. Amendments will be made to the General Fund, Enterprise Fund, and Special Revenue Fund. Prior to 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. Second Reading of an Ordinance Rezoning Property at 3205 Cedar Street (Muscatine Power & Water) 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the second reading of an ordinance rezoning property at 3205 Cedar Street (Muscatine Power & Water). MP&W has submitted a request to rezone a 42-acre parcel located at their facility from R-3 Single-Family Residential to C-3 Planned Commercial. The purpose of the request is to bring the zoning of this parcel in line with its current use.

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

    2. Final Reading of an Ordinance Approving Revitalization Area 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the final reading of an ordinance designating an area of Muscatine as the 2013 Muscatine Housing Urban Revitalization Area. Following a presentation to City Council in September 2012, staff was authorized to begin developing a program to address and stimulate new and expanding residential development in designated areas, promote infill opportunities, and encourage historic preservation.

      Is there a motion to adopt the ordinance as submitted and direct for its publication as required by law? 

    3. Resolution Approving Urban Revitalization Plan for the 2013 Muscatine Housing Urban Revitalization Area

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving an Urban Revitalization Plan for the 2013 Muscatine Housing Urban Revitalization Area. In its previous action, City Council adopted an ordinance approving the revitalization area. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council take action to approve the Housing Urban Revitalization Plan for the designated revitalization area.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Approving Amendment #2 to the 2012/2013 City Budget 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving Amendment #2 to the 2012/2013 City Budget. This proposed amendment will increase total budgeted expenditures for the city by $370,700 with budgeted transfers to increase by $5,000 for a total expenditure change of $375,700. City budgeted revenues are proposed to be amended by $172,800 which includes $5,000 of funding transfers in. Amendments will be made to the General Fund, Enterprise Fund, and Special Revenue Fund.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for Rehabilitate Runway Lighting Project at Municipal Airport and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work for the Rehabilitate Runway Lighting Project at the Municipal Airport and authorizing final payment. In September 2011 City Council awarded the contract for this project to Kimrey Electric of Urbandale, Iowa, in the amount of $325,005.30. The project engineer has notified the city that the project has been completed and is ready for final acceptance by the city. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council take action to accept the final work and to authorize final payment to the contractor.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Setting Public Hearing to Amend 2012 Consolidated Urban Renewal Plan 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on an Urban Renewal Plan Amendment. The city has received a request for a potential tax rebate proposal designed to assist the owner/developer with construction of new industrial facilities in the Consolidated Urban Renewal Area. Prior to consideration of a development agreement, the city must schedule a consultation with other taxing authorities and provide for a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the adopted Urban Renewal Plan. This public hearing will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    7. Resolution Approving the Operation & Maintenance Manual for the Mad Creek Levee Improvement Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the Operation & Maintenance Manual for the Mad Creek Levee Improvement Project. With the recent completion of the project, the city has been requested to accept and approve the manual for the project.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Resolution Authorizing Smoking Rule Changes for Public Housing 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing smoking rule changes for Public Housing. The matter was reviewed with City Council at the May In-Depth meeting. It is staff’s recommendation that City Council, acting as the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Board of Commissioners, adopt the resolution allowing the MMHA to amend smoking guidelines for Public Housing.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    9. Resolution to Write Off Certain Debts of Former Public Housing Tenants 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution to write off certain debts of former Public Housing tenants. Every effort is made to collect rental payments and other monies owed to the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency. For accounting purposes, the city is directed to write off debts that are doubtful for collection. Records of these amounts will be maintained and they will be required to be paid back by these individuals before any future housing assistance would be available to them.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    10. Resolution Approving Easements for the Colorado Street Improvement Project

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting easements and property acquisitions for the 2013 Colorado Street Reconstruction Project. In order to begin the construction phase, temporary and permanent easements and other property acquisitions from 21 property owners must be acquired by the city. Negotiations to complete the easements have been conducted or continue to be conducted with those property owners.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    11. Resolution of Support for the Blue Zones Community Policy Pledge Actions 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution of support for the Blue Zones Community Policy Pledge Actions. Blue Zones Community Program Manager Joni Axel gave a presentation at the May In-Depth meeting on the efforts currently underway to improve the well-being of the community. As part of that presentation, she requested City Council adopt a resolution of support outlining the Blue Zones Community Policy Pledge Actions.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    12. Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for Demolition of Pierce Mattress Store 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for demolition of the Pierce Mattress Store. The city purchased the mattress store in 2012 to accommodate the new road alignment for the Colorado Street Reconstruction Project. Two contractors submitted quotes for the demolition of the building only with the floor slab left in place. The low quote was from Sulzberger Excavating in the amount of $15,000.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,501,734.49 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