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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 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
Regular City Council Minutes – September 21, 2017
* Items 8A-C – Petitions and Communications
A. Second reading on a new Class “C” Liquor License and Class “B” Wine Permit for Chicharo’s Mexican Grill, 201 West 2nd Street – Chicharos, LLC (pending inspections and insurance)
B. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Native Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for A & E Convenience, 4701 South Highway 61 – A & E Convenience, LLC (pending inspections)
Request from SS Mary Mathias Catholic Church for Use of City Property (Sidewalk Processional) for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Procession on October 13, 2017
* Item 12A-E – Receive and File
Muscatine County Board of Supervisor Minutes – September 18, 2017
Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees Minutes – August 29, 2017
MP&W Operating Statements – Water Utility – July 2017
MP&W Operating Statements – Communications Utility – July 2017
MP&W Operating Statements – Electric Utility – July 2017
* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $5,967,202.10, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for June 2017, is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).
6. MINUTES – APPROVAL
7. PUBLIC HEARING
A. Proposed Rezoning Request for the Proposed Oak Park Development Project in the City of Muscatine
This public hearing concerns a proposed rezoning request for the proposed Oak Park Development Project in the City of Muscatine. The developer is requesting the rezoning of approximately 10 acres of real estate located at the corner of Blaine Street and Isett Avenue from Single-Family Residential to R-L Large Scale Residential Development. Prior to any formal action by City Council, a public hearing is required.
Now is the time for the public to comment.
B. Proposed Annexation Request from White Distribution and Supply
This public hearing concerns a proposed annexation request from White Distribution and Supply. 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.
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
Second Reading of an Ordinance to Amend Title 7, Chapter 9, Section 4 to Extend the Downtown Parking Zone
Presented for City Council’s consideration is the second reading of an ordinance amending Title 7, Chapter 9, Section 4 to extend the Downtown Parking Zone. As part of the Kum & Go construction project, the city has acquired 19 new parking spaces on Sycamore Street between 4th and 5th streets. The proposed amendment would change parking on Sycamore Street on both sides from Mississippi Drive to 4th Street to Mississippi Drive to 5th Street.
Is there a motion to approve the second reading of the ordinance as submitted?
First Reading of an Ordinance Rezoning Real Estate in the City of Muscatine from R-3 Residential to R-L Large Scale Residential Development for the Proposed Oak Park Development Project
Is there a motion to approve the first reading of the ordinance as submitted?
Resolution Approving the Proposed Annexation Request from White Distribution and Supply
Is there a motion to adopt the resolution as submitted?
Request to Authorize the Audio Upgrades for the Council Chambers
Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve audio upgrades for the Council Chambers. Staff is recommending approval of Option #3 in the amount of $2,581.81 for a microflex table mike that has the movable, programmable base and can be programmed to mute, on/off, or push to talk. The mike is industry standard and can be turned up louder before feedback.
Is there a motion to approve the request as submitted?
12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE
APPROVAL OF BILLS
It is recommended bills totaling $5,967,202.10, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for June 2017, 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
Agendas & Minutes
Bids & RFPs
Mayor & City Council
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