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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020  – 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

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AGENDA

THURSDAY June 4, 2020
7:00 P.M.


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 Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular Council Meeting Minutes– May 21, 2020

* Item 8 A-B Petitions and Communications

A. Request on first reading for a new Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Moe’s Mart, 709 Grandview Avenue – Imperial Reliance LLC (pending bond certification, inspections and insurance)
B. Cigarette/Tobacco Permit Moe’s Mart #17, 709 Grandview Avenue – Imperial Reliance LLC

* Item 9A-K From the Mayor
A. Request to Approve Reappointment of Derek Reed to the Airport Commission
B. Request to Approve Reappointment of Sara Fitzer to the Art Center Board of Directors
C. Request to Approve New Appointment Monica Halstead to the Art Center Board of Directors
D. Request to Approve New Appointment Laurie Johnson to the Art Center Bard of Directors
E. Request to Approve Reappointment of Susan Eversmeyer to the Board of Water, Electric and Communication
F. Request to Approve Reappointment of Mark LeRette to the Historic Preservation Committee
G. Request to Approve New Appointment Mark Seaman to the Planning and Zoning Commission
H. Request to Approve Reappointment of Jennifer Defosse to the Recreation Advisory Committee
I. Request to Approve Reappointment of Angie Haller to the Recreation Advisory Committee
J. Request to Approve Reappointment of Larry Murray to the Zoning Board of Adjustments
K. Request to Approve Reappointment of Rochelle Conway to the Public Art Advisory Commission.


* Items 12A-C - Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes 5-18-2020 
B. Board of Water, Electric and Communications Meeting Minutes – April 28, 2020
C. Muscatine Power & Water Financials April 2020

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,900,463.46, subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Public Hearing Concerning an Ordinance Change Correcting a Drafting Error in Section 10-22-1(B)(5)(b) of City Code

This public hearing concerns an Ordinance Change correcting a drafting error in Section 10-22-1(B)(5)(b) of the City Code regarding the maximum fence height in the portion of a street side yard that is less than six feet from the public right of way.

Now is the time for the public to comment.

B. Public Hearing Concerning Ordinance Vacating a Portion of the Cypress Street Right of Way Adjacent to 1001 2nd Street.

This public hearing concerns the vacation of a portion of the Cypress Street right of way adjoining to 1001 E. 2nd Street. If approved the vacated property will be transferred to the adjoining property owner.

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


A. First Reading of Ordinance Correcting a Drafting Error in Section 10-22-1(B)(5)(b) of City Code.

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an ordinance correcting a drafting error in section 10-22-1(B)(5)(b) of City Code. (Public Hearing A)

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

B. First Reading of Ordinance for Vacation of a Portion of the Cypress Street Right of Way.

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an ordinance vacating a portion of the Cypress street Right of Way. (Public Hearing B)

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

C. Request to Approve the issuance of a Purchase Order for the Purchase and Installation of switches for the lights at the MORC and Transfer Station.

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $5,495.00, to McCullough Maintenance, for the purchase and installation of switches for the lights at the MORC and Transfer Station. Two quotes were received with this being the low quote. This purchase will be paid for from the remaining funds in the High Strength Waste Receiving Project.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

D. Request to Approve Recommendation to Declare Items as Surplus

Presented to City Council’s consideration is a request to approve declaring certain items as surplus and allowing items to be sold via an online auction between June 15, 2020, and June 29, 2020. Proceeds from auction items will be returned to the department that submitted the item.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

E. Request to Accept CARES Act Grant for Airport Operation and Authorizing the Mayor to Sign

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept the CARES Act Grant for the Airport Operation from the Federal Aviation Administration. This Grant is for $69,000.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

F. Request to Approve Amendment to Business Office Operations Agreement for Greenwood Cemetery

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an amendment to the Business Office Operations Agreement. This amendment would add two additional years to the current agreement. The new agreement would expire June 30, 2022.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

G. Request to Approve Amendment to Retail Sales and Service Agreement and Lease for Greenwood Cemetery

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve an amendment to the Retail Sales and Service Agreement and Lease to Greenwood Cemetery. This amendment would add two years to the current agreement. The new agreement would expire June, 30, 2022.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

H. Request to Approve Proposed Ambulance Service Fee Schedule

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the proposed Ambulance Service Fee Schedule. This schedule is reviewed annually and discussed during budget sessions. Since Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield have increased what they will pay for reimbursement it is advised we modify our rates to be in line with their reimbursement.
Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Further Discussion of Estimated Impacts to City Revenues from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Possible Expenditure Revisions to the FY 20 and FY 21 Budgets.

J. Discussion with Possible Action regarding reopening City Hall to the Public.

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $1,900,463.46
, 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

Request to Enter Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5(i) to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed session.  Possible action to follow. 

16. ADJOURNMENT