City Council minutes for September 26, 2017

North Liberty City Council
September 26, 2017
Regular Session

Call to order
Mayor Terry Donahue called the September 26, 2017 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order. Councilors present: Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen, Annie Pollock, and Brian Wayson; absent: Jim Sayre.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Chief Diane Venenga, Megan Benischek and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda
Pollock moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Consent Agenda
Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on September 12, 2017; the attached list of Claims; August Revenues; August Treasurer Report and Pay Application Number 8 for the Phase I-Water System Improvements: Division III-Well Construction and Rehabilitation to Gingerich Well & Pump Service in the amount of $84,486.82. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Public Comment
No public comment was offered.

City Planner Report
City Planner Wheatley had no report and offered to answer questions.

City Engineer Report
City Engineer Trom reported that the North Liberty Road Project, Phase 2 reached substantial completion on Friday. The final walk through is tomorrow. Depending on how the walk through goes, the road could be open as soon as tomorrow.

Assistant City Administrator Report
Assistant City Administrator Mulcahey reported on the training she attended in Washington DC.

City Administrator Report
City Administrator Heiar reported on the Highway 965, Phase 2 Project that is still open. Staff will be meeting with IDOT and the contractor next week to discuss close out.

Mayor Report
Mayor Donahue reported on the Crisis Intervention Report. He attended the MPOJC meeting last week. The State is covering the rescission of State Highway funds from the Federal government. The Transit Committee met last night. The Committee wants to investigate routes to Coralville and Iowa City.

Police Department Design
Heiar presented information on the contract for design of the new Police Department. PFDG will cover the first $20,000 of civil engineer and city will fund the remainder. Council discussed the contract with staff. Madsen moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2017-111, A Resolution Approving the Contract for Design Services for a North Liberty Police Station between Police Facility Design Group, P.A. and the City of North Liberty, Iowa with the inclusion of the amendment regarding funding civil engineering. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Madsen, Wayson, Pollock, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Squash Bend Easement
Wheatley presented information regarding the easement. Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2017-112, A Resolution approving the Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Easement Agreement between Centro, Inc. and the City of North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Madsen, Hoffman, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Fats, Oil and Greases Ordinance Amendment
Pollock moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2017-10, an Ordinance amending Chapter 97 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances amending Sections 97.03, 97.04, 97.08 and 97.09 to establish regulations for fats, oil and grease discharge. The vote was: ayes – Wayson, Pollock, Hoffman, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business
Councilor Pollock recognized the two North Liberty residents on the CBJ 40 under 40 list this year, Councilor Madsen and Jillian Miller.

New Business
No old business was presented.

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 6:48 p.m.