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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 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-B Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular Council Meeting Minutes– November 19, 2020

* Item 8 Petitions and Communications

* Item 9 From the Mayor

* Items 12 A-C Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Nov 16, 2020
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Nov 23, 2020
C. Muscatine Power and Water October 2020 Financial Report
D. City of Muscatine October Financial Reports

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,976,615.43, subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Declaration of 3826 square feet of Real Estate as Surplus

McKee Button Company is requesting the City of Muscatine to issue a quit claim deed for a 3,826 square foot area, located between McKee Button Company at 1000 Hershey Avenue and a City owned Parcel located at 1030 Hershey Avenue. Ownership of the subject area of this request is unable to be determined. A public hearing is required before the City Council can take any action on this request. (Andrew Fangman)

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 Striking Title 2, Chapter 13 of the Muscatine City Code and Discontinuing the Convention and Visitors Board – Second Reading

The purpose of this item is to adopt an ordinance striking Title 2, Chapter 13 of the Muscatine City Code thereby discontinuing the Convention and Visitors Board. The Convention and Visitors Board will be replaced with a Tourism Committee, to provide tourism and marketing services to the City of Muscatine, established via an agreement with the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. (Carol Webb)

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

B. Resolution Executing a Quit Claim Deed, to McKee Button Company for 3,826 Square Feet of Real Estate of Unknown Title Adjoining a City Owned Parcel Located at 1030 Hershey as Surplus and Directing for its Disposal
Public Hearing A (Andrew Fangman)


McKee Button Company is requesting the City of Muscatine issue a quit claim deed for a 3,826 square feet area, located between McKee Button’s property at 1000 Hershey Avenue, and a City owned parcel located at 1030 Hershey Avenue. Ownership of the subject area of this request is unable to be determine. This quitclaim deed will release any possible claim of ownership of this area by the City.


Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution to Set Public Hearing Date for the on the proposal to lease property at the Muscatine Municipal Airport

The City has constructed three box hangars at the Muscatine Municipal Airport. The new hangars are complete and two of the proposed lessees have requested longer lease terms because they are planning to invest significant personal resources to install heating systems. Under Iowa law, a public hearing is required before the City execute leases that are longer more than 12 months.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

D. Resolutions Approving the Extension of the Kraft Heinz Industrial Contract for the Muscatine Transfer Station/Landfill

In 2009, the City began offering Industrial contract rates for industrial waste disposed of at the Muscatine Transfer Station and Muscatine Landfill. To qualify for the industrial rates, the industry must have a minimum of 250 employees and generate a minimum of 250 tons of waste annually. The industrial waste disposal contract with Kraft Heinz was a negotiated agreement currently at the rate of $27.50 per ton. This rate is proposed to continue at $27.50 per ton under the new contract, which will extend their agreement through June 30, 2025.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

E. Request to Approve Annual Financial Report and Audit for the Year Ended June 30, 2020

The comprehensive annual financial report and audit for the City of Muscatine for the year ended June 30, 2020 was completed mid-November 2020. The City’s Audit Committee met in a virtual meeting with Sarah Bohnsack of Bohnsack & Frommelt LLP, the City’s auditing firm, on November 30th. At this meeting, Ms. Bohnsack reviewed the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the management letter, and summary report. She reported that the City received an unmodified (“clean”) opinion and that there were no audit findings again this year.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

F. Request to Approve Policies Required to Access Awarded Community Development Block Grant Funds

The City was awarded $53,004 Community Development Block Grant funds to Support Infectious Disease Response from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to support the community’s expanded food services for those in need and needs of the health care system in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The City must have specific policies in place to access the funds.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

G. Request to Change Date of Federal Transit Administration Operating Assistance contract

The City of Muscatine Transit (MuscaBus) requests to approve an amendment offered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to extend the date of our Operating Assistance (5311) Federal Fiscal Year 19 – State Fiscal Year 20 contract. The original agreement was effective from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The amendment extends the end date by one year to June 30, 2021.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

H. Request to Approve Issuance of a Purchase Order for Traffic Counting on Isett Avenue

The Public Works Engineering Division requests a purchase order to Shive-Hattery in the amount of $5,000 for detailed traffic and pedestrian counts using pole mounted cameras on Isett Avenue from Lake Park Boulevard to the Cypress/Washington Street intersection. Funds for this purchase are available in the Roadway Maintenance Budget.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Request to Approve Issuance of Purchase Order for Schley Lift Station Pump

Water and Resource Recovery Facility staff have received two bids for a new pump for the Schley Lift Station. This pump will replace a pump with a leak with the leaking pump going in for repair to be a spare. The low bid was from Zimmer and Franceson, Inc in the amount of $8,125.00. This item was scheduled to be replaced in the current budget.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

12. COMMUNICATION – RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $1,976,615.43, 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

Request to Enter Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(i) for the City Administrator’s Evaluation.

15. OTHER BUSINESS

16. ADJOURNMENT