North Liberty City Council
July 25, 2017
Call to order
Mayor Terry Donahue called the July 25, 2017 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. Council members present: Chris Hoffman, Jim Sayre, Brian Wayson, Sarah Madsen and Annie Pollock.
Others present: Ryan Heiar, Scott Peterson, Dean Wheatley, Megan Benishek, Gwen Leslie, Doug Ruppert, Terrance and Kelly Murphy, Mary Byers, and other interested citizens.
Approval of the Agenda
Pollock moved, seconded by Wayson, to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.
Wayson moved, Pollock seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda with the deletions of Vito’s on 965, Inc. The Consent Agenda included; City Council Minutes, Regular Session, July 11, 2017, the attached list of Claims, June Revenues, Liquor License Renewal, Rocky O’Brien’s Public House, Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales endorsements, Liquor License Renewal, Phase II WWTP Improvements, Change Order Number 14, Tricon Construction Group, $57,828.00. The vote was all ayes. Consent agenda approved.
No public comment was given.
City Planner Report
Wheatley reported that the estimated populations of North Liberty has grown about 1,000 people since the 2015 census.
City Engineer Report
Trom was not in attendance at the meeting.
City Attorney Report
Peterson gave a legislative update.
Assistant City Administrator Report
Mulcahey was not in attendance at the meeting.
City Administrator Report
Heiar reported that there will be five finalists selected for the Fire Chief by the end of the week and candidates will be in town August 2nd and 3rd, with the reception the evening of August 2nd. Requests for Quotes for the Police Station went out last week and are due back the first week of August. Staff will have recommendation for architectural services back to the Council by the end of August or first part of September. The Rise Grant process is ongoing with more information being requested. August 11th at 11:00 am will be the unveiling of Ranshaw Way. Heiar updated the Council on goals that were established in 2016. There will be a joint meeting with the Planning Commission August 1st in the chamber.
Donahue reported that the Transit Committee worked hard to establish the bus system and to make it successful. There is no way the committee could control the ridership of the program and he was appreciative of their efforts. There are five members that will not be able to continue on the committee and Donahue had five recommendations that would like the Council to approve.
Wayson moved, seconded by Sayre, to approve Gerry Kuhl, Rachel Lehmann, Shaun Kinney, Gary Boseneiler and Dena Hess. After discussion, the vote was: ayes—Sayre, Pollock, Wayson, Hoffman, Madson. Motion carried.
Donahue meet with Senator Grassley at a University of Iowa Credit Union get together. Heartland Express has purchased Interstate Distributor Company from Tacoma, Washington.
Public Art Program
Gwin Lesley asked the Council to consider a Visual Art Program. Her vision is to have a site which provides gallery space for local artists, and space for art classes for children and adults/seniors. She would like to see local artists display their work around the city at different locations.
Journey Above Poverty
Terrance and Kelly Murphy addressed the Council on their activities with the kindergarten/12 youth in North Liberty. They have 52 kids in the program currently and they meet twice a week at the Library from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm until school begins, and then the hours will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They would like the Council to consider helping with a permanent place for them to meet and transportation to get kids around town to activities.
Council discussed an in-kind contribution of a room at the Recreation Center if space allows until the next budget period, subject to more detailed discussion.
Hoffman moved, seconded by Wayson, to approve Resolution Number 2017-86, A Resolution designating Hills Bank & Trust Company, Midwest One Bank, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Great Western Bank, Collins Community Credit Union, Two Rivers Bank & Trust and US Bank as depositories for public funds belonging to the City of North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes—Hoffman, Pollock, Wayson, Madsen, Sayre; nays—none. Motion carried.
Scanlon Farms North Ridge
Hoffman moved, second by Pollock, to approve Resolution Number 2017-87, A Resolution approving the Storm Sewer Easement Agreement (Offsite) between Scanlon Family, L.L.C. and the City of North Liberty, Johnson County, Iowa. The vote was: ayes—Pollock, Madsen, Sayre, Wayson, Hoffman. Motion carried.
Public hearing was open at 7:21 p.m. regarding disposal of property. There were no comments and the hearing was closed.
Hoffman moved, seconded by Wayson, to approve Resolution Number 2017-88, A Resolution approving the Vacation Easement Agreement between Zoned Development, Inc. and the City of North Liberty, Johnson County, Iowa. The vote was: ayes—Sayre, Hoffman, Pollock, Madsen, Wayson. Motion carried.
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Wayson moved, seconded by Pollock, to approve Resolution Number 2017-89, A Resolution approving the Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Agreement and Easement between the City of North Liberty and O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc. that establishes the terms and conditions under which stormwater management facilities will be maintained in the development of the O’Reilly Auto Parts site in the City of North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes—Wayson, Madsen, Pollock, Hoffman, Sayre. Motion carried.
FY 18 Capital Projects
Pollock moved, Wayson seconded to approve Resolution Number 2017-90, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for North Front Street Improvements. The vote was: ayes—Madsen, Sayre, Wayson, Pollock, Hoffman. Motion carried.
Wayson moved, seconded by Pollock to approve Resolution Number 2017-91, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for Trail Network Upgrades. The vote was: ayes—Pollock, Hoffman, Sayre, Wayson, Madsen.
The Villas Final Plat
Wayson moved, seconded by Sayre, to approve Resolution Number 2017-92, A Resolution approving the Final Plat for The Villas at Liberty Executive Park – Part Six, North Liberty, Iowa and rescinding the previous approval of the Final Plat contained in Resolution Number 2017-82 approved on July 11, 2017. The vote was: ayes—Sayre, Madsen, Pollock, Hoffman, Wayson. Motion carried.
Fireworks Ordinance Amendment
Sayre moved, seconded by Madsen, to approve the Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2017-09, An Ordinance amending Chapter 41 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending Section 41.10 to permit the sale of fireworks. The vote was: ayes—Sayre, Wayson Pollock, Madsen, Hoffman. Motion carried.
Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Hoffman moved, seconded by Wayson, to approve the Third Consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2017-08, An Ordinance amending Chapter 169 “Zoning Code – Development Regulations” of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to implement changes to the Bulk Regulations of the O/RP Zoning District. Wayson, Hoffman, Pollock, Madsen, Sayre. Motion carried.
There was no old business.
Pollock has been selected to the Johnson County Livable Community for Successful Aging Policy Board.
Hoffman wanted everyone to know that Lori Hamman of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is leaving. There will be a reception for her on August 3rd.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.