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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL



  1. CALL TO ORDER 

  2. ROLL CALL 

  3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

  4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS 

    1. Recognition of Firefighters Tom Summitt and Josh Rudolph

      At this time Mayor Hopkins will present the abovementioned firefighters with Certificates of Recognition. 

  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 – January 2, 2014

    B. In-Depth Minutes – January 9, 2014

    * Items 8A-F- Petitions and Communications

    A. Second first reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License for Three Rivers Delta, 3200 Lucas Street – Delta Waterfowl (pending inspections and insurance)

    B. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Las Lomas, 1519 Park Avenue – Juan Inc. (pending inspections)

    C. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Pizza Hut, 2512 Park Avenue – Pizza Hut of Muscatine Inc. (pending inspections)

    D. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Catering Privilege, Outdoor and Sunday Sales for The Rendezvous, 3127 Lucas Street – Cindy’s Rendezvous, LLC (pending inspections)

    E. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Wholesale Food Outlet #312, 807 Grandview Avenue – Nash-Finch Company (pending inspections)

    F. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Hong Kong Buffet, 2406 Park Avenue – Hong Kong Buffet Inc. (pending inspection and insurance)

    * Items 12A-E - Communications Receive and File

    A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors – December 23 & 30, 2013 and January 2, 2014

    B. MP&W Communications Utility – November 2013

    C. MP&W Electric Utility – November 2013

    D. MP&W Water Utility – November 2013

    E. City of Muscatine Financial Reports – November 2013 

    * Bills*

    * Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,589,695.50 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s). 

  6. MINUTES – APPROVAL 

  7. PUBLIC HEARING 

  8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

    1. Presentation on the HVAC Studies for the Muscatine Art Center and City Hall 

      The city contracted with A&J Associates last spring to complete a study on the Art Center and City Hall’s HVAC systems. Both facilities recently had new boilers installed. City Hall’s focus is on energy conservation as well as air conditioning and the Art Center is concerned with humidity control and energy conservation. The results of the studies give the city options on implementation as well as costs and tax incentives. At this time a representative of A&J Associates will give a presentation on the HVAC studies for the Muscatine Art Center and City Hall. 

  9. FROM THE MAYOR 

  10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 

  11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR 

    1. Final 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 final 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 adopt the ordinance on final reading as submitted and to direct for its publication as required by law? 

    2. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on a Proposed Urban Renewal Plan Amendment 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed Urban Renewal Plan amendment. The city is considering the use of tax increment financing in support of the H.J. Heinz Company’s expansion of their manufacturing facilities, operation and workforce within the Urban Renewal Area. Prior to the consideration of any new projects or changes to the adopted Consolidated Urban Renewal Plan, a public hearing is required. This hearing will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    3. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on a Proposed Development Agreement with the H.J. Heinz Company including Annual Appropriation of Tax Increment Payments 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed development agreement with the H.J. Heinz Company including Annual Appropriation of Tax Increment Payments. In previous action City Council took action to set a public hearing concerning an amendment to the Consolidated Urban Renewal Area. The next step is to set a public hearing concerning a proposed development agreement in support of H.J. Heinz Company’s expansion of their manufacturing facilities, operation and workforce. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

      Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted? 

    4. Request to Approve United Way Grant Submission for FY 2015 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a United Way grant submission for FY 2015. The Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency (MMHA) is in its third full year of operating the afterschool program at Sunset Park Apartments. In 2013 the United Way of Muscatine granted the MMHA $15,000 in program grants to support this program’s operation during the school year. The MMHA staff has completed the United Way application for FY 2015 and is requesting $24,650 in grant funding to support the program’s operations.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    5. Request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to Authorize the Issuance of Purchase Order for a Bond and Schley Control Upgrade 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to authorize the issuance of a purchase order for a Bond and Schley Control Upgrade. Two bids were received for this upgrade with the low bid from Automatic Systems in the amount of $29,546; however, staff is recommending the issuance of a purchase order to ICS Healy-Ruff in the amount of $32,260 for this upgrade. ICS Healy-Ruff is more familiar with the city’s system and performed the previous five station installations. There is $30,000 budgeted for this project which will be revised to $33,000 by pulling $3,000 from a current approved line item.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

    6. Request to Extend Audit Agreement with McGladrey LLP 

      Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to extend the audit agreement with McGladrey LLP. In March of 2009 the city entered into an agreement with McGladrey LLP for audit services for a five year period from fiscal year 2008/2009 through 2012/2013. Staff is requesting a one year extension to the current audit agreement primarily due to the change in financial software midway through fiscal year 2013/2014. McGladrey’s familiarity with the previous software would allow them to focus on the new system and the conversion of data from the old software. McGladrey’s proposal for the one year extension is $45,400 which is the same amount as the recently completed 2012/2013 audit.

      Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted? 

  12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE 

  13. APPROVAL OF BILLS 

    It is recommended bills totaling $1,589,695.50 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 

    1. Request Approval to Enter Closed Session Per Iowa Code 21.5 for Property Acquisition 

  16. ADJOURNMENT