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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL
 
 

  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

    A. Swearing in of 2nd Ward Councilmember Michael Rehwaldt, 4th Ward Councilmember Bob Bynum, and Mayor DeWayne Hopkins.

    At this time City Administrator Gregg Mandsager will swear in the abovementioned City Council members and the Mayor.

  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 – December 5, 2013

    B. In-Depth Minutes – December 12, 2013

      
    * Items 12A-C - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – November 18 & 25, 2013 and December 2, 2013

    B. MP&W Adopted Budget for Calendar Year 2014

    C. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – October 2013

    * Bills*

    Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,151,480.48 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

  7. PUBLIC HEARING

    1. Proposed Amendment to Chapters 4 and 5 of Title 10 of the City Code Pertaining to Floodplain Management Regulations

      This public hearing concerns the proposed amendment to Chapters 4 and 5 of Title 10 of the City Code pertaining to Floodplain Management Regulations. In order for the city’s regulations to be compliant with federal regulations, they must be revised to incorporate the recently revised FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) that go into effect April 16, 2014. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required.

      Now is the time for the public to comment.

    2. Proposed Cedar Street Reconstruction Project

      This public hearing concerns the proposed Cedar Street Reconstruction Project. The engineer’s estimated cost without a 10% contingency is $3,650,414. Other projects impacting this project (extension of the Papoose Creek Culvert, Cedar Street clearing, Cedar Street utility upgrades and replacement, and Logan Street culvert extension) are either completed or under construction. 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

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

    1. First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapters 4 and 5 of Title 10 of City Code Relating to Floodplain Management Regulations

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an ordinance amending Chapters 4 and 5 of Title 10 of the City Code relating to Floodplain Management Regulations. In order for the city’s regulations to be compliant with federal regulations, they must be revised to incorporate the recently revised FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) that go into effect April 16, 2014.

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

    2. Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance Vacating Unimproved Portion of Charles Street Right-of-Way

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is the second and final reading of an ordinance vacating an unimproved portion of the Charles Street right-of-way. The property owner at 2218 New Hampshire Street is requesting a vacation of a 1,474 square foot unimproved portion of the Charles Street right-of-way to accommodate an existing garage mistakenly constructed on a small portion of the unimproved portion of the right-of-way. The property owner has requested City Council waive the City Council rules and adopt the ordinance on final reading and direct for its publication as required by law.

      Is there a motion to adopt the ordinance on final reading as submitted?

    3. Resolution Authorizing the Sale of City Property

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the sale of city property. In its previous action, City Council took action to vacate 1,474 square feet of an unimproved portion of the Charles Street right-of-way. This property is now being sold to the property owner at 2218 New Hampshire Street.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    4. Resolution Approving an Executed Deed

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving an executed deed for the vacated 1,474 square feet of an unimproved portion of the Charles Street right-of-way.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    5. Resolution Approving Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract, Cost Estimate, and Setting Opening Date for the Cedar Street Reconstruction Project

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the plans, specifications, form of contract, cost estimate, and setting the bid opening date for the Cedar Street Reconstruction Project. The engineer’s estimated cost without a 10% contingency is $3,650,414. Other projects impacting this project (extension of the Papoose Creek Culvert, Cedar Street clearing, Cedar Street utility upgrades and replacement, and Logan Street culvert extension) are either completed or under construction.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    6. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for the West Hill Storm and Sanitary Sewer Separation Project Phase I and Authorizing Final Payment

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting the completed work for the West Hill Storm and Sanitary Sewer Separation Project Phase I and authorizing final payment. The city entered into a contract for this project with Langman Construction in the amount of $3,688,235.27. There were seven change orders totaling $33,381.16 and bid item adjustments resulting in a deduction of $3,623.78 for a final contract amount of $3,717,992.65.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    7. Resolution Authorizing the Assessment of Unpaid Abatement Costs to Property Owners

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. Periodically city staff provides to City Council a request for the assessment of nuisance abatement costs against private property owners. At this time staff is forwarding the assessment list for unpaid abatement costs totaling $22,012.79.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

    8. Request to Approve Annual Financial Report and Audit for the Year Ended June 30, 2013

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. The CAFR was completed earlier this month with the meeting between the auditor and the Audit Committee taking place on December 12th. This meeting included a review of the city’s CAFR, management letter, and summary report. Following its approval, this report will be submitted to the various federal agencies, State Auditor’s Office, the city’s financial advisor, the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate Program and various other interested individuals or entities.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

    1. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors - November 18 and 25, 2013 and December 2, 2013

    2. MPW Budget - Calendar Year 2014

    3. City of Muscatine Financial Report - October 2013

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

    It is recommended bills totaling $2,151,480.48 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