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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020  – 7:00 P.M.

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AGENDA 


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– October 15, 2020

* Items 8 A-E Petitions and Communications

A. Request from traffic committee to install a handicap parking space at 612 Mulberry Street as requested by the resident.
B. Request to approve Application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement for 526 Pine Ridge Court- Fangman
C. Request to approve Application for Revitalization Property Tax Abatement for 805 E 7th Street – Woepking
D. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for New York Dollar Store, 109 East Second Street – Antonio Sosa (pending inspections)
E. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Beer Permit and Sunday Sales for Pizza Hut, 2512 Park Avenue – Summit Pizza, Inc. (pending inspections)

* Item 9 A-G From the Mayor

* Items 12 Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Oct 5, 2020
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Oct 12, 2020
C. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – Oct 19, 2020
D. Board of Water, Electric and Communications Financials – September 2020
E. City of Muscatine Financial Reports July 2020
F. City of Muscatine Financial Reports August 2020
G. City of Muscatine Financial Reports September 2020

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $8,195,338.55, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for July, August and September, subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Vacation of Undeveloped Lombard Street Right of Way

This public hearing concerns the vacation of the undeveloped Lombard street right of way adjoining 1009 E. 6th Street. Midwest Property holdings who recently purchased 1009 E. 6th Street is requesting that the City of Muscatine vacate and then sell a portion of Lombard Street right of way.

Now is the time for the public to comment.

B. Vacation of Undeveloped Right of Way behind 1000 Hershey Avenue

This public hearing concerns the request by McKee Button Company for the City to vacate an undeveloped right of way located behind Hershey Ave, and then deed the property to McKee Button Company.

Now is the time for the public to comment.

8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

9. FROM THE MAYOR

10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
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11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR


A. Ordinance Vacating a Portion of the Undeveloped Lombard Street Right of Way Adjoining 1009 East 6th Street (First Reading)

Midwest Property Holdings LLC, whom recently purchased 1009 E. 6th Street, (Weber Button) is requesting that the City vacate then sell to them the portion of the undeveloped Lombard Street Right of Way that adjoins 1009 E. 6th Street. (Andrew Fangman)

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

B. Ordinance Vacating Undeveloped Right of Way Located Behind 1000 Hershey Avenue (First Reading)

McKee Button Co. has submitted a request to vacate, and then deed over, the portion of the unimproved Front Street (Mississippi Drive) right of way that directly adjoins the rear of their property at 1000 Hershey Avenue. (Andrew Fangman)

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

C. Resolution Accepting a Dedication of right of way from Gridco LLC

Gridco LLC has submitted a dedication of right of way along Stewart Road. Approval of this resolution would accept this dedication and cause said dedication to be recorded. (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

D. Resolutions (6) Approving Internal Advance of Funds for Tax Increment Urban Renewal Projects

Cities in Iowa are required to certify the amount of TIF funds to be claimed for each TIF district no later than December 1 of the year prior to the fiscal year for which the funds will be collected. The City must have incurred debt in order to claim the TIF funds to be certified. Debt certified can be in the form of general obligation bonds, tax increment revenue bonds, TIF rebate agreements, or internal advances (loans). In recent years, the City has claimed less than the full amount of incremental taxes available in the City’s TIF districts. (Nancy Lueck)

1. Resolution Authorizing Internal Advance of Funds for the 2020-2021 Urban Renewal Administration and Professional Support Program.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

2. Resolution authorizing Internal Advance of Funds for the Economic Development Grant for the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMCCI) Support Program.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?


3. Resolution Authorizing the Internal Advance of Funds for the Small Business Forgivable Loan Program.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

4. Resolution authorizing the Internal Advance of Funds for the Small Business Forgivable Loan Program for Code Compliance Improvements.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

5. Resolution Authorizing the Internal Advance of Funds for the Downtown Façade Improvements Forgivable Loan Program.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

6. Resolution Authorizing the Internal Advance of Funds for the Local Share of the Riverfront Recreation Area Lighting Project.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

E. Resolutions (7) for Annual Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Rebate Obligations for (1) Wal-View Developments Project #1, (2) Wal-View Developments Project #2, (3) Harrison Lofts, LLC, (4) Riverview Hotel Development, (5) HNI Corporation, (6) White Distribution & Supply LLC, and (7) Bush Development, LLC/Hershey Development, LLC

Cities in Iowa are required to certify the amount of TIF funds claimed for each TIF district no later than December 1 of the year prior to the fiscal year for which the TIF funds will be collected. This includes TIF rebates that are subject to annual appropriation. The City has seven (7) development agreements that include provisions requiring annual appropriation of the TIF rebates. (Nancy Lueck)

1. Resolution providing for the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $182,000 for the Wal-View Development Project #2 TIF rebate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

2. Resolution providing for the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $318,000 for the Wal-View Development Project #1 TIF rebate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

3. Resolution providing for the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $29,000 for the Harrison Lofts, LLC TIF rebate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

4. Resolution providing for the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $680,000 for the Riverview Hotel Development TIF rebate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

5. Resolution providing for the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $80,000 for the HNI Corporation TIF rebate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

6. Resolution providing for the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $54,000 for the White Distribution & Supply LLC TIF rebate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

7. Resolution providing for the appropriation of an amount not to exceed $75,000 for the Bush Development, LLC/Hershey Development, LLC TIF rebate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

F. Resolution to Set Public Hearing Date for the Proposed Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds

The City was awarded CDBG Grant Funds to Support Infectious Disease Response from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) for $53,004 to support the community expanded food services for those in need and needs of the health care system in response to the Covid-19 public health crises. A public hearing is required to ensure residents are aware of how the funds will be used prior to contracting and all payments must be for reimbursement of approved expenses.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

G. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing to Discontinue the Convention and Visitors Board on November 19, 2020

The purpose of this item is to set a public hearing to discontinue the Convention and Visitors Board on November 19, 2020 by approval of an ordinance striking Title 2, Chapter 13 of the Muscatine City Code. The Convention and Visitors Board will be replaced with a Tourism Committee established via an agreement with the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide tourism and marketing services to the City of Muscatine. (Carol Webb)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

H. Resolution Authorizing the City Administrator to Issue and Implement a Policy Regarding Measure to be Taken by Employees and by the Public when Entering City Facilities to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

The purpose of this item is to consider a Resolution authorizing the City Administrator to issue and implement a policy regarding measures to be taken by City employees and by the public when entering City facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This policy outlines expectations regarding the use of protective measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control for preventing the spread of COVID-19 including social distancing, wearing of face coverings and staying home when sick. (Carol Webb)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

I. Request to Approve 2020 Central Business District (CBD) Snow Removal and Hauling Bid

Public Works requests to approve the bid for the 2020 CBD Snow Removal/Snow Hauling. Every year Public Works sends out a bid tab sheet requesting companies to remove snow and haul away the snow from the CBD. This includes the City Parking Lots, Riverfront, Mississippi Drive to 4th Street, and Pine Street to Mulberry. City Staff received one bid on October 29, 2020. The bid was from Bayfield Snow Removal, Muscatine Iowa. Bayfield Snow Removal has kept their prices the same the last three years. Funding for this service is available in the Snow and Ice Budget. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

J. Request to Issue Purchase Order for a Maintenance Van and Interior Van Shelving

The Building and Grounds Division of Public Works requests to issue purchase order for a new maintenance van and interior van shelving. Three quotes were received for the van and shelving with the lowest responsible bid for the van from Kriegers at $23,800, and the low bid for shelving from Corid.com at $2,584.03. $32,000 was budgeted for this van in the Building & Grounds vehicle replacement fund. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

K. Request to Approve Issuance of a Purchase Order for 4-way Snow Plow

Public Works requests to approve the purchase of a 4-Way snow plow that will be mounted to the new 2020 1 ton dump truck. City staff received four bids on October 20, 2020, the low bid that met our specifications was from Truck Equipment Inc. from Des Moines, Iowa. The amount of the new plow is $7,269.00. Funding for this purchase is available in the Snow and Ice Budget. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

L. Request Approving Installation of All-Way stop at Duncan Drive and Fulliam Avenue

With the completion of street paving in the Arbor Commons Subdivision, traffic volume is expected to increase at the intersection of Duncan Drive and Fulliam Avenue. Currently this intersection is posted as a temporary all-way stop. Staff recommends that this be changed to a permanent all-way stop and request council approval to make the change. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

M. Request Approving an Agreement with Muscatine Center for Social Action

This Agreement provides $25,000 to Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) to support the Housing Navigator position. The Housing Navigator works with families experiencing housing instability to identify the barriers to stability, increased income, and lease of an appropriate unit. Referrals from City staff are made when a family is at-risk of losing their assisted housing or if inspectors must post a unit or identify other families in uninhabitable areas. Funding for this Agreement is included in the City’s adopted FY21 Budget. (Jodi Royal-Goodwin)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

N. Request Approving Agreement between the City of Muscatine and the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMCCI) to provide Tourism and Marketing Services

The purpose of this item is to recommend approval of a Tourism and Marketing Services Agreement between the City of Muscatine and the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMCCI). This agreement assigns to GMCCI the responsibility for enhancing the economic development of the City and County of Muscatine by marketing and promoting it as a destination for visitors and tourism. In exchange for these services, the City will provide annual allocation to the GMCCI in the amount of $125,000. This service agreement will replace services currently provided by the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and will expire in June 2022. Entering into the agreement requires the discontinuation of the Convention and Visitors Board.  The Mayor is therefore authorized to execute the agreement upon passage of the changes to the CVB Code. (Carol Webb)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

O. Request to Approve Issuance of a Purchase Order for Three Chevy Pursuit Rated 4WD Patrol Tahoes

The purchase of these Chevy Tahoes will replace three current Tahoes in our current fleet. The Police Department will filter these older Tahoes to replace even older squads within the department that need replacement, such as the GTSB (Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau), K-9 or SRO (School Resource Officer) vehicles. There is $147,000 budgeted for these Tahoes, which includes the tear out and install costs of vehicles in order to be patrol ready. Staff recommends approving a purchase order in the amounts of $111,933 to Karl Chevrolet. (Brett Talkington)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?


12. COMMUNICATION – RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $8,195,338.55, which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for July, August and September,  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