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AGENDA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 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. Regular City Council Minutes – October 17, 2013

    B. Goals Session – October 24, 2013


    * Items 8A-D - Petitions and Communications

    A. First reading for a new Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for GeoJohnz, 203 East 2nd Street – GeoJohnz LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Sales and Sunday Sales for Missipi Brewing Company, 107 Iowa Avenue – R & D Operations, Limited (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Sales and Sunday Sales for Hubble’s, 214 East 2nd Street – Hubble Hyink, LLC (pending inspections)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit for Hottiez Heavenly Hut, 1003 Park Avenue – Theresa Foster-Grippey (pending inspections and insurance)


    * Item 9A-B – From the Mayor

    A. Proclamation of Recognition for Carol Kay House

    B. Appointment of Jane Daufeldt to the Library Board of Trustees


    * Items 12A-F - Communications Receive and File

    A. Blue Zones Project Report

    B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – October 7, 14 & 21, 2013

    C. MP&W Minutes – September 24, 2013

    D. Zoning Board of Adjustment – October 1, 2013

    E. NFPA Fire Survey – August 2013 and January 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013

    F. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – September 2013


    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,834,266.08 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 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for the 2013 Asphalt Overlay Program and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work for the 2013 Asphalt Overlay Program and authorizing final payment. The contract for this project was awarded to Brandt Construction Company of Milan, Illinois, in the amount of $192,204. There was one change order totaling $500 bringing the final project cost to $192,704.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    2. Resolution Accepting the Completed Work for the 2013 Dawson Street Reconstruction Project and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the completed work for the 2013 Dawson Street Reconstruction Project and authorizing final payment. The contract for this project was awarded to All American Concrete in the amount of $195,607.52. There were no change orders; however, quantity adjustments resulted in an increase of $4,791 bringing the final project cost to $200,398.58.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Approving Industrial Waste Contracts for the Muscatine Transfer Station 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving industrial waste contracts for the Muscatine Transfer Station. On September 17, 2009, City Council adopted a resolution allowing qualified industries to enter into industrial contract agreements for disposal of their solid waste. These contracts have ending dates ranging from November 1, 2013 through December 15, 2015. The industries with industrial contracts have agreed to extend their current contracts through June 30, 2015.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Resolution Authorizing Building Official to Proceed with Specified Work on Premises Located at 112 Roscoe Avenue 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the building official to proceed with specified work on the premises located at 112 Roscoe Avenue. Said property was destroyed by fire on August 5, 2013 and has been posted for “No Occupancy” since August 13, 2013. With no insurance on the property, the property owners have no further interest in it. The property has been determined to be unsafe and unhealthy.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    5. Resolution Accepting Completed Work Performed for painting at the Clark House and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work performed for painting at the Clark House and authorizing final payment. This contract was awarded to Terry & Sons in September 2013 in the amount of $48,782. All work associated with the contract has been completed.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    6. Resolution Accepting Completed Work Performed Under the Rehabilitation of the Bond and Schley Pumping Stations Project and Authorizing Final Payment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the completed work performed under the Rehabilitation of the Bond and Schley Pumping Stations Project and authorizing final payment. The contract for this project was awarded to Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors on July 19, 2012 in the amount of $297,300. There were two change orders causing a deduction of $31,742.72 for a final contract amount of $265,557.28. The rehabilitation of both stations is now complete.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    7. Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund for Administrative and Professional Support Costs 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing an internal advance to the Tax Increment Revenue Fund for administrative and professional support costs. Cities in Iowa are required to certify the amount of TIF funds to be claimed for each TIF district no later than December 1 of the year prior to the fiscal year for which the funds will be collected. This internal advance in the amount of $116,500 will fund city staff costs for TIF administration and economic development efforts as well as outside legal fees related to TIF administration.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    8. Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund for Chamber Economic Development Grant 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing an internal advance to the Tax Increment Fund for Chamber Economic Development Grant. This internal advance in the amount of $35,000 will fund the city’s budgeted allocation to the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for economic development activities.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    9. Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance to Tax Increment Revenue Fund for Weed Park Maintenance Building Architectural Services Costs 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing an internal advance to the Tax Increment Revenue Fund Park Maintenance Building Project architectural services costs. This internal advance in the amount of $19,900 will fund the architectural services agreement for this project.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    10. Resolution Awarding Contract for the Weed Park Maintenance Building Project 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution awarding the contract for the Weed Park Maintenance Building Project. Seven bids were received with the low bid from Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors in the amount of $398,550. Due to higher than expected bid results, the original project financing plan of using TIF funds for eight years is now proposed to be increased to 10 years. This project will be included in the June 2014 bond issue.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    11. Request to Approve the Proposed Core Values, Vision and Mission and the 2014 Council and Management Agenda 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the proposed Core Values, Vision and Mission and the 2014 Council and Management Agenda.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    12. Request to Approve Traffic Committee Recommendations 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the two following Traffic Committee recommendations:

      1. Installation of stop sign on Clifford Street at Woodlawn Avenue
      2. Installation of stop sign on W. 4th Street at Cherry Street and changing existing stop sign on W. 4th Street at Broadway to a yield sign.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    13. Request to Approve New General Fund Balance Policy 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the new General Fund Balance Policy. The policy has sections describing (1) the purpose of the policy, (2) definitions of various classifications of fund balance, (3) the proposed new policy’s updated target level, (4) other policy provisions, and (5) administrative responsibilities.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,834,266.08 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