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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019  – 7:00 P.M.
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS


1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

A. Swearing in of Firefighter Tyler Willsher
B. Swearing in of Firefighter Joe Rymars

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.

* Item 6 A-B Approval of City Council Minutes

A. City Council Meeting Minutes – October 3, 2019
B. City Council In-Depth Minutes – October 10, 2019

* Items 8 A-B Petitions and Communications

A. Cigarette Permit for West Side Houser Mart, 2201 Houser Street, Pritam S Grewel
B. Request approving application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement – Sharon McCleary
C. Request approving application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement - Teri Vondra

* Items 9 From the Mayor

* Items 12A Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – Sept. 30, 2019
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – Oct. 7, 2019

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,081,680.32, 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

A. Ordinance Concerning Right of Way Vacation – Brier Street and Adjoining Alley

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the third and final reading of an Ordinance vacating right of way for Brier Street and portions of the adjoining Alley. Brier Street no longer serves an interest to anyone beyond the adjoining property owners.

Is there a motion to adopt this Ordinance and to direct for its publication as required by law?

The following six resolutions pertain to Item 11A pending adoption

B. Resolution Conveying Vacated Right-of-Way to Muscatine Used Parts

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Conveying Vacated Right-of-Way to Chamberlin Heatin and Air Cond. LLC

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

D. Resolution Conveying Vacated Right-of-Way to Millwork Properties LLC

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

E. Resolution Conveying Vacated Right-of-Way to Thomas McCleary Sr. & Thomas McCleary Jr.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

F. Resolution  Conveying Vacated Right-of-Way to Gridco LLC

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

G. Resolution Conveying Vacated Right-of-Way to Tracy Horton

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

H. Ordinance Concerning Right of Way Vacation – Hancock Street and Lake Park Boulevard

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the third and final reading of an Ordinance vacating right of way located on Lake Park Blvd and Hancock Street adjacent to 922 Hancock Street. The adjoining land owners plan to purchase the property from the City to use for their business.

Is there a motion to adopt this ordinance and direct for its publication as required by law?

The following two resolutions pertain to Item 11H pending adoption

I. Resolution Conveying Vacated Right-of-Way to Kenneth W. LaRue and Dana A. LaRue

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

J. Resolution Conveying Vacated Right-of-Way to E. Boots

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

K. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on Rezoning for Loves Truck Stop

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a Resolution setting a public hearing on the proposed zoning change in the City of Muscatine. The planning and zoning committee has been requested to rezone 32.78 acres at the SE corner of US 61 and Mittman Road from Agriculture to Light Industrial Commercial. This public hearing will be held on November 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

L. Resolution Authorizing the Assessment of Unpaid Nuisance Abatement Costs to Private Properties

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. The nuisance abatement costs total $11,035.89, the administrative fees are $1,575.00, and the assessment fees are $2,500.00. The total fees being requested for assessment at this time totals $15,110.89.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

M. Resolution Approving the Final Plat of Wilson Subdivision

Presented for City Council's consideration is a resolution approving the preliminary/final plat for Wilson Subdivision - lots seventy-six and seventy-seven of Island View addition to the City of Muscatine. 

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted? 

N. Request to Accept Bid Prices from Bayfield Snow Removal for 2019

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept the bid price for snow removal and hauling from Bayfield Snow Removal. Bayfield Snow Removal was the only bid received and have kept their prices the same as last year.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

O. Request to Install Three Way Stop at University and North Port Drive

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the installation of a three-way stop at the intersection of University and North Port Drive. Signs were installed temporarily during the construction of Kwik Star, and now the traffic committee feels these should be made permanent due to the increase amount of traffic.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

P. Request to Approve the Issuance of a Purchase Order for Transfer Trailer

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $69,839.00, to Iloca Trailer, for the purchase of a transfer trailer. There is $85,000.00 budgeted for this purchase.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

Q. Request to Approve Annual Financial Report to the State of Iowa for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2019

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $ 2,081,680.32, 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