North Liberty City Council
November 8, 2016
Call to order
Mayor Amy Nielsen called the Work Session of November 8, 2016 to order at 6:00 p.m. Council members present: Terry Donahue, Chris Hoffman, Annie Pollock, Brian Wayson and Jim Sayer.
Others present: Ryan Heiar, Dean Wheatley, Megan Benischek, Mary Byers, Kevin Digmann and other interested parties.
Approval of the Agenda
Donahue moved, seconded by Hoffman to approve the agenda of November 8, 2016. The vote was all ayes. The agenda was approved.
Heiar reported that six agencies have submitted applications for FY2017 Social Services Funding. This is the second year of this program and there is $12000.00 budged.
4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care Request of $2000.00
Domestic Violence Intervention Program Request of $3000.00
Elder Services Inc Request of $1500.00
ISU Extension and Outreach of Johnson Co Request of $1100.00
Rape Victim Advocacy Program Request of $9000.00
Table to Table Food Distribution Request of $2000.00
The consensus of the Council was to approve the request of Domestic Violence, ISU Extension, and Table to Table Food Distribution; Elder Services $1000.00; requesting more information from Rape Victim Advocacy Program, deny 4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care.
The applicants will be invited to the next meeting.
Mayor Nielsen called the Regular Session of the November 8, 2016 to order at 6:30 p.m.
Wayson moved, seconded by Sayre, to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes, Regular Session, October 25, 2016; Claims; Liquor License amendment, JMAC Enterprises (Gasby’s), Adding Carryout Native Wine endorsement; Phase I Water System Improvements Division I – Water Treatment Plant; Pay Application Number 1; Portzen Construction, Inc.; $364,240.29; North Liberty Road/Dubuque Street Project; Pay Application Number 8; Streb Construction Co., Inc.; $223,557.30; Phase II, Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project; Pay Application Number 14R; Tricon Construction Group; $647,010.76; SRF Sponsored Water Quality Project; Pay Application Number 3; Metro Pavers; $264,149.25; Penn Street ICAAP Project; Pay Application Number 8; Metro Pavers; $58,556.57. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.
No public comment was offered.
City Planner Report
Wheatley reported that the Transit Service has been up in running for 20 days and so far is costing the City $104.00 per trip. There has been no interested request for dial response service.
City Engineer Report
Trom had nothing to report but took questions from the Council.
City Attorney Report
Peterson gave an update on the North Liberty Road Project property issues. Peterson also reported on the lawsuit filed against a North Liberty Police Officer and City of North Liberty. The Jury ruled in favor of the officer and the City but the verdict is being appealed and Peterson will keep the Council updated.
City Administrator Report
Heiar reported on the new flooring at the Recreation Center and gave update on the Solar Project.
Mayor Nielsen read the World Pancreatic Day Proclamation and Hunger Homeless Week Proclamation.
Mickelson First Addition Revised Preliminary Plat
Wheatley reported that The Planning Commission and staff recommend approval of the plat.
Kevin Digmann was present on behalf of the applicant to answer any questions.
Donahue moved, seconded by Hoffman, to approve Resolution Number 2016-115, A Resolution approving the Revised Preliminary Plat of Mickelson First Addition, North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes—Donahue, Hoffman, Wayson, Pollock, Sayer. Motion carried.
Mayor, City Council, City Administrator Ordinance Amendments
Public Hearing regarding proposed ordinance amendments was open at 7:05 p.m. There were no comments from the public and the hearing was closed.
Donahue moved, seconded by Hoffman to approve the First consideration of Ordinance Number 2016-16, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 15 “Mayor,” Chapter 17 “City Council,” and Chapter 21 “City Administrator of the North Liberty City Code of Ordinances by delineating the powers and duties of the Mayor and City Administrator. The ordinance amendment was discussed in detail.
Donahue moved, seconded by Pollock to amend the above motion as set out by the City Attorney, for approving the First Consideration of Ordinance Number 2016-16. During discussion Wayson stated that he would like to start out with a clean document. After discussion, the vote was: ayes—Pollock, Donahue, Hoffman, Sayre; nays—Wayson. Motion carried.
Donahue moved, seconded by Pollock to approve the First Consideration of Ordinance Number 2016-16, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 15 “Mayor” Chapter 17 “City Council,” and Chapter 21 “City Administrator of the North Liberty City Code of Ordinances by delineating the powers and Duties of the Mayor and City Administrator as amended. During final discussion Wayson once again stated that he would like to start out with a clean document. After discussion, the vote was: ayes—Hoffman, Sayre, Pollock, Donahue; nays—Wayson. Motion carried.
Major Street Plan Map
Donahue moved, seconded by Wayson, to approve Resolution Number 2016-116, A Resolution Adopting the Major Street Plan Map. The vote was: ayes—Donahue, Hoffman, Wayson, Pollock, Sayre. Motion carried.
Wayson thanked Pentecost on his Street Report and also thanked Mulcahey for her work on the Social Services Evaluation Review Forms.
Donahue reminded the Council on the Veterans lunch on Friday at 11:30 at the Liberty and noted the positive Autism Accessible Browsing Night.
Wayson mentioned the Fire Department Survey and encouraged people to go out on their website to fill it out. Wayson also thanked Dave at Emergency Management for the equipment that he was able to get for the Department free of charged except for shipping.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.