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City Council for July 23, 2019

Agenda

Regular Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. City Council Minutes, Regular Session, July 9, 2019
    2. Claims
    3. June Revenues
    4. Kansas Avenue RISE Project, Pay Application Number 12, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $26,919.86
    5. Kansas Avenue RISE Project, Certificate of Substantial Completion
    6. North Bend Improvements Project, Pay Application Number 1, Peterson Contractors, Inc., $139,497.58
    7. North Bend Improvements Project, Certificate of Substantial Completion
    8. Penn and Front Corridor Improvements, Change Order Number 3, All American Concrete, Inc., ($3,352.30)
    9. Penn and Front Corridor Improvements, Pay Application Number 4, All American Concrete, Inc., $594,379.00
  5. Public Comment
  6. City Planner Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. City Attorney Report
  9. Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk Report
  10. City Administrator Report
  11. Mayor Report
  12. 2019A Bond Sale
    1. Resolution Number 2019-75, A Resolution setting the date for the sale of General Obligation Urban Renewal and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A and authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement in connection therewith
    2. Resolution Number 2019-76, A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Designation of the Expanded North Liberty Urban Renewal Area and on Urban Renewal Plan Amendment
  13. Well #5 Casing Project
    1. Resolution Number 2019-77, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Well 5 Casing Project in North Liberty, Iowa
  14. Fireworks Ordinance Amendment
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the City Code pertaining to fireworks
    2. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-17, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, effecting conformity with State Law regarding permanent and temporary structures for the sale of consumer fireworks, and restricting the sales of consumer fireworks to Industrial Zones
  15. Backflow Prevention Ordinance Amendment
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-12, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, clarifying backflow prevention assembly installation and testing responsibilities and procedures
  16. Grass and Weeds Ordinance Amendment
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-13, An Ordinance amending Chapter 52 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances
  17. Greenbelt Trail, L.L.C. Rezoning
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-14, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Greenbelt Trail, L.L.C. located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-6 Residential District
  18. Dog Park Vacation
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-16, An Ordinance vacating a portion of Right of Way in North Liberty, Iowa
    2. Resolution Number 2019-78, Setting public hearing on the disposition of real estate owned by the City of North Liberty
  19. Animal Code Ordinance Amendments
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-15, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, updating portions of the Animal Control Code
  20. Old Business
  21. New Business
  22. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the July 23, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.  Councilors present:  RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman and Brent Smith; absent: Sarah Madsen and Annie Pollock.

Others present: Grant Lientz, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Joel Miller, Bryan Hardin, Michael Jesse, Chief Brian Platz, Greg Metternich and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

Smith moved to approve the agenda, Harrington seconded. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on July 9, 2019; the attached list of Claims; June Revenues; Kansas Avenue RISE Project, Pay Application Number 12, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $26,919.86; Kansas Avenue RISE Project, Certificate of Substantial Completion; North Bend Improvements Project, Pay Application Number 1, Peterson Contractors, Inc., $139,497.58; North Bend Improvements Project, Certificate of Substantial Completion; Penn and Front Corridor Improvements, Change Order Number 3, All American Concrete, Inc., ($3,352.30); and Penn and Front Corridor Improvements, Pay Application Number 4, All American Concrete, Inc., $594,379.00. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

Michael Jesse, 245 S. Dubuque Street, spoke regarding the maintenance of the ditch along the property.  He is requesting a specific waiver on the maintenance of the ditch due to safety and practicality.  Council discussed the information provided from Mr. Jesse with the City Attorney.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported that The Preserve Subdivision is moving ahead.  He is assisting Corridor Rentals and The Leaderboard.  Junge Ford/BMWis looking at an expansion.   HE is reviewing the sign regulations.  Council discussed the report with Wheatley.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Penn and Front Street Project is on the last stage of construction.  The detour map is on the City’s website and in the paper.  Additional wayfinding signs are being added to help with common destinations.  The contractor is working on both roundabout sites.  Construction is expected to be complete August 16.  Main Street is substantially complete.  The seeding will be completed during the seeding window.  The Trail Network Project is underway. The sidewalks have been removed.  The contractor will be framing and pouring on Cherry Street early next week.  The Sewer Upgrades Project is making headway.  Two of the three parts are completed. The contractor is waiting on structures and estimates it will be done in late August.  The SW Growth Utilities Project 95% complete plans and specs will be to City staff by mid-August.  The final staff review on the Dog Park will be held on Thursday. The project will consist of two bid packs, fencing and paving. The Rec Center Women’s Locker Room Project has started. Estimated completion is the second week of September. Council discussed the report with Trom.

City Attorney Report

City Attorney Grant Lientz reported on the legislative update provided in the City Council packet. Council discussed the report with Lientz. Council requested a meeting solely around implementing taxes in August.

Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk Report

Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey reported that City Day at Summer Lunch is next Wednesday, July 31.  Spots are still open for help.  Summer Lunch has varied from 65 to 250 in daily attendance this year.  Crosswalks and school crossings are being painted throughout the community. Community Spark Session at Tin Roost on Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m. RVSP on City Facebook page. Council discussed the report.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue reported that the Iowa League of Cities is providing a statewide worksheet on where cities stand.  He met with Jenie Huang, a PhD candidate in nursing, regarding illicit massage parlors.

2019A Bond Sale

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-75, A Resolution setting the date for the sale of General Obligation Urban Renewal and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A and authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement in connection therewith.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Harrington, Smith, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Smith moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-76, A Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Designation of the Expanded North Liberty Urban Renewal Area and on Urban Renewal Plan Amendment. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Well #5 Casing Project

Lientz presented information on the project.  Water Superintendent, Greg Metternich, presented information on the project. Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-77, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Well 5 Casing Project in North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Harrington, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Fireworks Ordinance Amendment

Lientz presented information on the ordinance amendment.  At 7:10 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the City Code pertaining to fireworks. Chief Platz spoke regarding limiting the risk and keeping firework sales to a minimum for public safety. The public hearing was closed.

Smith moved, Harrington seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-17, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, effecting conformity with State Law regarding permanent and temporary structures for the sale of consumer fireworks, and restricting the sales of consumer fireworks to Industrial Zones.  The vote was: ayes –Smith, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Backflow Prevention Ordinance Amendment

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-12, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, clarifying backflow prevention assembly installation and testing responsibilities and procedures.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Harrington, Smith; nays – none.  Motion carried.

Grass and Weeds Ordinance Amendment

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-13, An Ordinance amending Chapter 52 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Smith, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Greenbelt Trail, L.L.C. Rezoning

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-14, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Greenbelt Trail, L.L.C. located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-6 Residential District.  The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Smith, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Dog Park Vacation

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-16, An Ordinance vacating a portion of Right of Way in North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Smith, Hoffman; nays -none. Motion carried.

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-78, Setting public hearing on the disposition of real estate owned by the City of North Liberty. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Harrington, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Animal Code Ordinance Amendments

Harrington moved, Smith seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-15, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, updating portions of the Animal Control Code. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Harrington, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

No old business was presented.

New Business

Councilor Harrington spoke regarding the  Community Spark session on Tuesday. Councilor Smith spoke regarding the Housing Rehab program offered through the Housing Trust Fund.

Adjournment

At   7:20 p.m.  Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

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