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AGENDA
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL



  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Request from Jason and Hope Curry to Appeal Notice to Abate Nuisance 

      At this time, Mr. Curry will be appealing the Notice to Abate Nuisance dated June 26, 2013 citing a black 1985 Chevrolet Camaro as the offending vehicle. 

  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 – June 20, 2013

    B. Regular/In-Depth Council Minutes – July 11, 2013


    * Items 8A-G - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request to approve second reading of a new Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Buffalo Wild Wings, 2608 2nd Avenue – Blazin’ Wings Inc. (pending inspections)

    B. Request to approve first reading of a new Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Cellar on the Mississippi, 215 West Mississippi Drive – Jasy LLC (pending inspections and receipt of insurance)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 306 Cleveland Street – Apple Corps L.P. (pending inspections)

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

    E. Request from the Jesus Mission/Pearl City Outreach to Approve Use of City Property for Block Party on August 10, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

    F. Request to Approve Use of City Property for the 36th Annual Watermelon Stampede on August 17, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    G. Request to Approve the Following Cigarette Permits Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014:
    1. Bullpen Sports Bar, 1201 Grandview Avenue – Bullpen Sports Bar
    2. Circle K #6600, 8th and Cypress Streets – Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC
    3. E-Mart Inc. d/b/a Shell Express Mart, 4804 S Hwy. 61 – E-Mart Inc.
    4. GM Food Mart, 1127 Ripley Court – Nanek Express
    5. Wholesale Food Outlet #312, 807 Grandview Avenue – Nash Finch Company
    6. Missipi Brewing Co, 107 Iowa Avenue – Dave Armstrong
    7. Hubble’s, 214 East Second Street – Steven Hyink 

    H. Request to Approve Use of City Property for MDA Boot Drive Per City Code 5-16-3 on July 25-28, 2013 During College Search Soccer Tournament


    * Items 12A-C - Communications Receive and File 

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – June 10, 17, & 24 (AM and PM), 2013 and July 1, 2013

    B. Historic Preservation Commission – May 28, 2013

    C. Recreation Advisory Commission – March 6, 2013


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $664,236.74 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Water Pollution Control Lab Annex Project

      This public hearing concerns the proposed Laboratory Annex Project at the Water Pollution Control Plant. The current lab needs to be replaced to comply with safety standards and accommodate new testing equipment. The city has entered into a Professional Services Agreement with Stanley Consultants for the plans, specifications, terms of contract, and cost estimates concerning this project. 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 

    1. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Vacation of a Utility Easement in the Riverbend Second Addition 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the vacation of a utility easement in the Riverbend Second Addition. The property owner is requesting the vacation of existing utility easements along and between Lots 9 and 10 in the Addition to allow for the construction of a new residence. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the request. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Vacation of Public Right-of-Way Remnant in the City of Muscatine 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on the vacation of a public right-of-way remnant in the City of Muscatine. The property owners who reside at 305 Burnside are requesting the sale and transfer of a 20’ wide unimproved alley remnant located behind their home. The vacation of the remnant would allow for the construction of a detached garage. Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the request with the provision the entire unimproved alley remnant be sold to avoid leaving the city with any land-locked property. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution to Rescind Resolution 87315-0699 to Authorize the Use of Park and Recreation Trust Fund for Weed Park Playground Surface Repair Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution to rescind Resolution 87315-0699 to authorize the use of the Park and Recreation Trust Fund for the Weed Park Playground Surface Repair Project. The Recreation Advisory Commission approved the proposal to rescind the previous resolution to allow for the use of the remaining funds in this Trust for this project as budgeted.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Approving Grant Agreement for Security Improvements at the Muscatine Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving a grant agreement for security improvements at the Muscatine Municipal Airport. As part of the Airport Improvement Projects, the city requested funding for the installation of a security gate, camera, and fencing at the south end of the newly constructed Hangar Access Road and funding to improve apron drainage around the t-hangars at the airport. The city was notified that funding had been approved for both projects under a single grant agreement. The city must now take action to approve the grant agreement with the State Department of Transportation for funding to be awarded.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Approving the Grant Agreement for T-Hangar Apron Drainage Improvements at the Muscatine Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the grant agreement for T-Hangar Apron Drainage Improvements at the Muscatine Municipal Airport.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Accepting Improvements Under Airport Project – Obstruction Removal (Trees) 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting improvements under the Airport Project – Obstruction Removal (Trees). In August 2012 the contract for this project was awarded to Dickey Farms Excavating in the amount of $43,319.82. The project has been completed with one change order totaling $5,000 and a quantity adjustment of $3,974.22 bringing the total project cost to $52,294.04. The local match is $7,014.59. The project was found to be in compliance with the approved plans and specifications.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Accepting Easements and Property Acquisitions for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project – Phase II 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting easements for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project – Phase II. Temporary and permanent easements and other property acquisitions must be acquired by the city in order to complete this project. Negotiations to complete the easements have been conducted with the property owners.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Authorizing Building Official to Proceed with Specified Work on Premises Located at 2003 Breese Street 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the building official to proceed with specified work on premises located at 2003 Breese Street. A visual inspection of the property resulted in a determination that the home is unfit for occupancy. It is staff’s recommendation the home should be demolished, the site cleared, and the nuisance abated.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Request to Approve Agreement and/or Land Surveying Services at the Muscatine Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an agreement and/or land surveying services at the Muscatine Municipal Airport. Annually, the city enters into a professional services agreement with Anderson-Bogert Engineers & Surveyors for many engineering and survey activities required as a condition of state and federal funding. Staff is requesting the agreement be approved in an amount not to exceed $23,307.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request to Approve Professional Services Agreement for Park Maintenance Building 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a professional services agreement for the Park Maintenance building. Staff is recommending the approval of a professional services agreement with Thomas McInerney Architect in the amount of $19,900 for the design and engineering services for this project. There is $25,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

    9. Request Approval to Purchase Golf Maintenance Utility Vehicle 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a utility vehicle for Golf Maintenance. Four bids were received with the lowest responsible bid from Precision Equipment Company for a John Deere TX Gator in an amount not to exceed $7,511.31. There is $9,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    10. Request Approval to Purchase Dump Truck for Cemetery 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of a dump truck for the cemetery. Three bids were received with the lowest responsible bid from Mincer Ford for an F450 dump truck in an amount not to exceed $48,564. There is $54,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve Purchase of Blowers for Parks and Recreation 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of two blowers for Parks and Recreation. Two bids were received with the lowest responsible bid from Van Wall Equipment Company for two Buffalo Turbine KB4 Blowers at $5,995 each for a total of $11,990. There is $6,700 budgeted in the Golf Maintenance Division with the remaining amount budgeted equally in the Park Maintenance Division and Soccer Division.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request to Approve Purchase and Installation of Weed Park Rose Garden Playground Safety Surface 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase and installation of a Weed Park Rose Garden playground safety surface. Bids were solicited with the low bid received from Boland Recreation in an amount not to exceed $57,750. There is $60,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    13. Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for Repair of Morgan Building 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for the repair of the Morgan building. Two bids were received with the lowest responsible bid from Silberhorn Concrete & Masonry LLC in the amount of $16,262.53. There is $20,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    14. Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for Dump Truck Chassis 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for a dump truck chassis. Three bids were received with the low bid from Quad City Peterbilt in the amount of $67,968 for a 36,200 pound GVW truck chassis. There is $81,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    15. Request to Authorize Issuance of Purchase Order for Purchase of Roadway Maintenance Equipment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for Roadway Maintenance equipment. Three bids were received for a dump body, salt spread, and two way plow with the low bid from Henderson Manufacturing in the amount of $56,585. There is $68,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    16. Request Approval of Property Exchange Agreement for Bosch Land Donation 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Property Exchange Agreement for a Bosch land donation. Former Mayor Bob Bosch passed away in 2010 and it was his desire to donate land along Hershey Avenue near Houser Street to the City of Muscatine. A formal agreement has been drafted that allows for the donating of Tracts 1, 3 and 4 to the city for future use.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    17. Request Authorization to Enter Into Agreement with the Louisa Regional Solid Waste Agency for Household Hazardous Waste Disposal 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an agreement with the Louisa Regional Solid Waste Agency for household hazardous waste services. Previously the city had entered into an agreement to provide services for the proper handling and disposal of household hazardous materials for Louisa County residents. This will extend the current agreement for another year from August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    18. Request Approval of Annual Agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation for Maintenance and Repair of Primary Roads in Municipalities 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an Iowa Department of Transportation Annual Agreement for the maintenance and repair of primary roads in municipalities. Tonight’s action would be a supplement to the five-year agreement approved in June 2011 and effective through June 30, 2016. The IDOT pays the city $1,050 per lane mile for the work, and the city contains 19.16 lane miles. The IDOT agrees to pay the city $20,118.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    19. Request to Authorize Issuance of Purchase Order for Refuse Collection Dumpsters 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for refuse collection dumpsters. Two bids were received with the low bid from Gregory Container in the amount of $9,985. There is $10,000 budgeted for this purchase.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    20. Request to Authorize Issuance of Purchase Order for Installation of Two Monitoring Wells at the Muscatine County Landfill 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for the installation of two monitoring wells at the Muscatine County Landfill. As part of the landfill’s groundwater remediation plan with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, two monitoring wells are required on county property. Three bids were received with the low bid from Team Services in the amount of $5,380. Funds are budgeted for this activity in the Landfill Operations budget.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    21. Request to Declare Irrigation Heads and Controllers at the Golf Course as Surplus Property 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to declare irrigation heads and controllers at the Golf Course as surplus property. The surplus property will be auctioned using the Public Surplus auction service which has generated significant revenues.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    22. Request to Approve Purchase of ISCO Portable Flow Meter for Water Pollution Control Plant 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the purchase of an ISCO Portable Flow Meter for the Water Pollution Control Plant. The Stormwater and Collection & Drainage departments need an open channel meter to measure stormwater flow through gravity sanitary sewers as part of inflow and infiltration detection mandated by the EPA. Staff is recommending the purchase of a demo model ISCO 2150 Flow Module, Flowlink software upgrade and street level installation tools for $5,668.50 from GPM Sales and Service the only regional ISCO dealer. Funding will come from delaying the budgeted purchase of a sampler for $5,000 with the remaining $668.50 coming from miscellaneous operating supplies in the Stormwater budget.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $664,236.74 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