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AGENDA
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 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 – September 5, 2013

    B. In-Depth Minutes – September 12, 2013


    * Items 8A-H - Petitions and Communications

    A. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer, Class “C” Native Wine Permit, Sunday Sales and Outdoor Sales for Pete’s Tap, 1820 Angle Street – Oscar’s LLC (pending inspections)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Aldi Inc. #05, 3200 Northport Drive – Aldi Inc. (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Muscatine Fast Break, 2603 Second Avenue – Reif Oil Company (pending inspections)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit for Flowers On The Avenue, 1138 East 9th Street – Flowers On The Avenue (pending inspections)

    E. Request on first and second reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Diamond Dave’s, 1903 Park Avenue – K & E Restaurants Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

    F. Request from Melon City Bike Club to Use City Property for the Ride Across Iowa Day Ending at Riverfront from 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013, to 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013

    G. Request from Boche Plumbing to Approve Street Closure at 302 Fairview Avenue for Sewer Repairs

    H. Request from WWII Honor Tour Committee for the Placement of a WWII Veterans Recognition Plaque on the Riverfront


    * Item 9A – From the Mayor

    A. Proclamation Declaring October 6-12, 2013 as “Public Power Week”


    * Items 12A - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – August 26, 2013 


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,422,588.77 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

    1. Proposed Vacation of Utility Easements in the Cedar Plaza Subdivision – Phase II

      This public hearing concerns the proposed vacation of utility easements in the Cedar Plaza Subdivision – Phase II. A request has been received on behalf of the property owner to vacate existing utility easements along and between Lots 8 and 9 in Phase II of the Cedar Plaza Subdivision. The Planning & Zoning Commission has unanimously approved this request. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

    2. Proposed Weed Park Maintenance Building Project

      This public hearing concerns the proposed Weed Park Maintenance Building Project. The maintenance shop located at Weed Park has been operating out of its current location since 1973, and the facility is in need of replacement. City Council approved this project during the fiscal year 2013/2014 budget discussions. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required.

      Now is the time for the public to comment. 

    3. Proposed City of Muscatine’s Comprehensive Plan

      This public hearing concerns the proposed City of Muscatine’s Comprehensive Plan. The plan provides a road map based on community input for leveraging the strengths of the community, taking advantage of opportunities, correcting weaknesses, and addressing challenges in order to achieve all goals of the plan. Prior to the formal adoption of this 10-year 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 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Vacating a Utility Easements in the Cedar Plaza Subdivision – Phase II 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution vacating utility easements in the Cedar Plaza Subdivision – Phase II? 

    2. Resolution Approving City of Muscatine’s Comprehensive Plan 

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution approving the City of Muscatine’s Comprehensive Plan as per the attached memorandum? 

    3. Resolution Accepting Low Bid, Awarding the Contract, and Approving the Contract and Bond for the T-Hangar Apron Drainage Improvement Project at the Municipal Airport 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the low bid, awarding the contract, and approving the contract and bond for the T-Hangar Apron Drainage Improvement Project at the Municipal Airport. Six bids were received for this project with the low bid from Muscatine Bridge Company Inc. in the amount of $117,708.04.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Approving the Contract and Bond for the WPCP Lab Annex Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the contract and bond for the WPCP Lab Annex Project. At its August 15, 2013 meeting City Council awarded the bid for this project to Quality Construction Services Inc. in the amount of $483,108.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Approving the Annual City Street Finance Report for Fiscal Year 2012/2013 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the Annual City Street Finance Report for Fiscal Year 2012/2013. Street-related expenditures for the year totaled $5,183,830 which includes $4,710,823 paid from city funds and funding sources and $473,007 of street lighting costs provided by Muscatine Power & Water.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for Cart Tippers 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for cart tippers for the refuse collection pilot program. Three bids were received for this purchase with the low bid from Elliot Equipment Company for four Perkins Tippers in the amount of $23,218. There is $50,000 budgeted for the purchase of the tippers and the containers for the pilot program. The total cost is $58,143 with the remaining cost coming from personnel cost savings.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    7. Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for Containers 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for containers for the refuse collection pilot program. Three bids were received for the purchase of 800 containers from Rehrig Pacific Company in the amount of $34,925. There is $50,000 budgeted for the purchase of the tippers and the containers for the pilot program. The total cost is $58,143 with the remaining cost coming from personnel cost savings.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    8. Request Authorization to Issue Purchase Order for Two Transit Vehicles 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for two transit vehicles. At its August 1, 2013 meeting, City Council authorized the Transit Department to purchase two transit buses with the transit portion of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources DERA grant funding. The buses will be purchased from Hoglund Bus and Truck at a cost of $94,374 each for a total cost of $188,748. The DERA grant totals $155,988.46. The remaining amount of $32,799.54 will be the city’s responsibility.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    9. Request to Approve Issuance of Purchase Order for Fence Repairs at Kent Stein Park 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order for fence repairs at Kent Stein Park. One bid was received for the project from C.R. Landscaping in the amount of $29,946. There is $30,000 budgeted for this project.

      Is there a motion to approve the repair as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,422,588.77 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