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AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST  17, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.
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.


* Item 6A - Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular City Council Minutes – August 3, 2017

* Items 8A-I – Petitions and Communications

A. Request on first reading for a new Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Super Saver Liquor of Muscatine, 1510A Isett Avenue – Sonia A. Asad (pending inspections)

B. Request for an Outdoor Service Permit for Rose Bowl, 1411 Grandview Avenue – Rosebros LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

C. Request on first reading for a new Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant LLC, 101 W. Mississippi Drive – Feim Veseli (pending inspections and insurance)

D. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for China Garden, 2016 Cedar Plaza Drive #3 – China Garden at Cedar (pending inspection and insurance)

E. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Diamond Dave’s, 1903 Park Avenue – K & E Restaurants Inc. (pending inspection and insurance)

F. Request for Use of City Property for Fireball Run-Amazon Prime Series on September 26, 2017

G. Request to Approve a New Starting Point for the Muscatine High School 2017 Homecoming Parade Route for Thursday, September 14, 2017

H. Request to Approve Application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement

I. Request to Move One-Room Schoolhouse from Grandview, Iowa, to the Happy Time Preschool & Daycare on Grandview Avenue in Muscatine 

* Item 12A – Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – July 24 & 31, 2017

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $2,131,988.83 is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Proposed Vacation and Disposal of the Lakeview Right-of-Way and Certain Utility and Drainage Easements in Lots 7 and 8 of the North Port Commons Subdivision

This public hearing concerns the proposed vacation and disposal of the Lakeview right-of-way and certain utility and drainage easements in Lots 7 and 8 of the North Port Commons Subdivision. Beaver Builders Inc. has filed a combined preliminary/final plat for the Muscatine Landing Subdivision, a 28.4-acre four lot subdivision, on the north side of North Port Drive. In order to accommodate the proposed subdivision, this right-of-way and certain drainage and utility easements must first be vacated and the right-of-way deeded back to the adjoining property owner. 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

A. Resolution Approving the Vacation and Disposal of the Lakeview Right-of-Way in North Port Commons

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

B. Resolution Vacating Certain Utility Easements in Lots 7 and 8 of the North Port Commons

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Vacating Certain Drainage Easements and Accepting Related Drainage Agreement for Lot 8 of the North Port Commons Subdivision

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

D. Resolution Accepting Drainage Easement for Lot 7 of the North Port Commons Subdivision

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

D. Resolution Accepting Completed Work Performed Under the Airport Runway 6/24 Reconstruction Project and Authorizing Final Payment to the Contractor

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work performed under the Airport Runway 6/24 Reconstruction Project and authorizing final payment to the contractor. The contract for this project was awarded to Manatts Inc. in the amount of $3,985,699.84. There was one change order totaling $140,775 for a final contract amount of $4,126,474.84. Staff is requesting City Council accept the completed work and authorize final payment to the contractor.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

E. Resolution Setting Public Hearing on a Proposed Annexation to and Within the City of Muscatine

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution setting a public hearing on a proposed annexation to and within the City of Muscatine. A voluntary annexation request has been filed for a 4.18-acre parcel of land and 6.68 acres of adjoining right-of-way for a total of 10.86 acres in the 3900 block of Park Avenue West. White Distribution and Supply currently operates a business on the parcel that adjoins the proposed annexation and is acquiring the 4.18 acres to construct a new building and expand their operations. Because they need city services, they are requesting the annexation of the 4.18 acres as well as the 6.68 acres of adjoining right-of-way. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required. This hearing will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

F. Resolution Accepting Completed Work for the 2016 Sidewalk Replacement Program

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution accepting completed work for the 2016 Sidewalk Replacement Program. The contract for this project was awarded to Heuer Construction in the amount of $141,909.15 and there were no change orders. The final contract amount is $111,832.19. Staff is requesting City Council accept the completed work and authorize final payment to the contractor.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

G. Resolution Authorizing Assessment of Unpaid Abatement Costs to Private Properties

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. Periodically the city takes action to assess unpaid nuisance abatement costs to private properties. The nuisance abatement costs for snow, junk, and weed removal total $3,249.39. The administrative fees are $1,200 and the assessment fees are $1,400. The total fee being requested for assessment at this time totals $5,849.39.

Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?

H. Request from Building and Grounds for Issuance of a Purchase Order for Maintenance Contract for New Library Trees and Flower Beds

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from Building and Grounds for the issuance of a purchase order for a maintenance contract for the new library trees and flower beds. Two quotes were received with the low quote from EIA Landscaping in the amount of $6,550. There is $11,300 available in the “Other Nursery Services” budget line for this purpose.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

I. Request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to Replace the Papoose Creek Lift Station Bar Screen Rake Assembly

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Water Pollution Control Plant to replace the Papoose Creek Lift Station bar screen rake assembly. During several heavy rain events this summer, construction debris overwhelmed the Lift Station. The manufacturer, Vulcan Industries, can provide a new assembly for $22,396 delivered. Staff will install the assembly using parts that were not damaged. The damaged assembly will be sent to Vulcan where it will be repaired and returned to the WPCP for backup. Vulcan estimates the cost for the rebuilt assembly will not exceed $10,000. Funds for this emergency repair will be taken from the Operations and Maintenance Budget.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

J. Request from Police Department to Approve a Justice Assistance Grant

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request from the Police Department to approve a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). The Department of Justice has tentatively awarded the Police Department the 2017 JAG grant in the amount of $17,533. This grant award is shared with the Muscatine County Drug Task Force and the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office. It is used for equipment purchases that are not included in the current department budget. The Drug Task Force is allocated 20% of the grant award and the remainder is split equally between the city and the county.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

K. Request to Approve Renewal of Contract with Midland Davis for Wood Grinding Services at the Compost Site

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the renewal of the contract with Midland Davis for wood grinding services at the Compost Site. The contract was negotiated in 2015 and a one-year extension approved in 2016. Under the terms of the contract, it can be extended for a period of two years. Staff is satisfied with their performance and response time and is requesting City Council approve a one-year extension with Midland Davis.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

L. Request to Approve Submission of Grant Application by the Iowa Office of Public Transit on Behalf of Small Urban Transit Systems in Iowa for a Rural Transit Grant

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve the submission of a grant application by the Iowa Office of Public Transit on behalf of small urban transit systems in Iowa for a Rural Transit Grant. If the grant is received, the city will be able to replace two of its older buses. Funding is offered through the Iowa Rural Transit Vehicle Replacement Grant Award and is at an 85% level. The total purchase price for two light duty buses will be approximately $176,000 making the city’s share $26,400 (15%).

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

M. Request to Approve Contract for Electrical Work at Landfill Maintenance Building

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a contract for electrical work at the Landfill Maintenance Building. Two bids were received for the electrical work with the low bid from Jeff Hackett Electric in the amount of $9,462. It is anticipated work will begin the week of August 21, 2017.

Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?

12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $2,131,988.83 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