City Council minutes from December 27, 2016

AGENDA
North Liberty City Council
December 27, 2016
Regular Session
6:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers

Call to order 

At 6:30 p.m., Mayor Amy Nielsen called the December 27, 2016 Regular Session of the North Liberty Council to order.  Council members present: Terry Donahue, Chris Hoffman, Jim Sayre and Brian Wayson; absent: Annie Pollock.

Other present: Scott Peterson, Dean Wheatley, Megan Benischek, Mary Byers, Ryan Heiar (by phone),  Scott Rundle, Channel 2 News and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

Donahue moved, seconded by Hoffman to approve the agenda.  The vote was: ayes– Donahue, Hoffman, Sayre, Wayson; nays—none:  absent: Pollock.  Motion carried.

Consent Agenda

Sayre moved, seconded by Wayson, to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes of the Regular Session of December 13, 2016; the attached claims; November Revenues; Liquor License Renewal, Walgreens, Class E Liquor License with Sunday Sales endorsement.  The vote was: ayes–Wayson, Sayre, Hoffman, Donahue; nays–absent: Pollock.  Motion carried.

Public Comment

No Public Comment was offered.

City Planner Report

City Planner Wheatley handed out a graph showing historic monthly housing starts in building permits values North Liberty and also gave an update on the North Liberty Transit System.

City Attorney Report

Peterson reported that he will not be at the next Council Meeting.  He had given information earlier to the Council on their options for the Mayor vacancy, if they choose to act at the next meeting.

City Administrator Report

Heiar had nothing to report.

Mayor Report

Nielsen reported on the sweatshirts and dog bowls that the North Liberty Police Department is selling for the Fund-raising for the K9 dog.

NLYBS Agreement

Donahue moved, seconded by Wayson, to approve Resolution Number 2016-126, A Resolution approving the Agreement for Baseball and Softball Leagues between the City of North Liberty and North Liberty Youth Baseball/Softball.  After discussion, the vote was:  ayes– Hoffman, Sayre, Wayson, Donahue; nays—none; absent Pollock.  Motion carried.

Forevergreen Road Utilities

Hoffman moved, seconded by Wayson, to approve Resolution Number 2016-127, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes– Wayson, Hoffman, Donahue, Sayre; nays—none; absent—Pollock.  Motion carried.

North Liberty Road Project

Wayson moved, seconded by Hoffman, to approve Resolution Number 2016-128, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreements and Public Easement Agreements for the North Liberty Road Improvement Project between numerous property owners and the City of North Liberty, Johnson County, Iowa.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes—Sayre, Donahue, Hoffman, Wayson; nays-none; absent—Pollock.  Motion carried.

Building Code Ordinance Amendments

Donahue moved, seconded by Sayre, to approve the Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2016-17, An Ordinance amending Chapters 90, 96, 155, 156, 157 and 180 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances regarding Building Department Administrative Provisions and Building Code Requirements.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes—Hoffman, Sayre, Donahue, Wayson; nays—none; absent—Pollock.  Motion carried.

Telecommunications Commission Ordinance

Hoffman moved, seconded by Donahue, to consideration of Ordinance Number 2016-18, An Ordinance amending Chapter 25, “Telecommunications Commission” of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by repealing current Chapter 25 and adopting new Chapter 25, “Communications Advisory Commission”.   After discussion, the vote was: ayes– Sayre, Wayson, Hoffman, Donahue; nays—none; absent—Pollock.  Motion carried.

Old Business

No old business was reported.

New Business

Donahue presented a plaque to Mayor Nielsen for her service to the City of North Liberty.

Mayor Nielsen thanked everyone for their help during her tenure as Mayor.

Adjournment

Wayson moved, seconded by Donahue, to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m.  The vote was: ayes—Sayre, Wayson, Hoffman, Donahue; nays—none; absent—Pollock.  Motion carried.