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City Council for November 10, 2020

Agenda

6:30 p.m., Regular Session, via Zoom

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety concerns require City of North Liberty public meetings to be held electronically, so as to limit the spread of the virus. The public is invited to submit questions and comments in advance of the meeting for consideration submitting them to the City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey via email at [email protected].

This meeting may be accessed live by the public on the internet at northlibertyiowa.org/live, on Facebook at facebook.com/northliberty or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCw6ipAPjJnd-olpRgPJcg. You can also attend by phone; call 1 (312) 626 6799 with a touch-tone phone and enter the meeting ID 865 5149 7050 and meeting password 558223829. Meetings are rebroadcast on cable and available on-demand on northlibertyiowa.org.

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. City Council Minutes, Regular Session, October 27, 2020
    2. Claims
    3. Andrews Drive Project, Change Order Number 3, Metro Pavers, $604.80
    4. Andrews Drive Project, Pay Application Number 7, Metro Pavers, $125,259.23
    5. Ranshaw House, Phase 2 Wolfe Contracting, Inc., Pay Application #1, $44,650.00
    6. Liquor License Renewal, Rusciano’s Authentic Taste of Napoli
  5. City Engineer Report
  6. City Administrator Report
  7. Mayor Report
    1. National Hunger and Homelessness Week Proclamation
  8. Aspen Ridge
    1. Resolution Number 2020-94, A Resolution accepting the transfer of ownership of Aspen Ridge Part 1, Outlot A
  9. Annual Appropriations
    1. Resolution Number 2020-96, A Resolution obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year – A & M Development
    2. Resolution Number 2020-97, A Resolution obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year- Spotix, Inc.
    3. Resolution Number 2020-98, A Resolution obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year-Corridor Media Properties, L.L.C.
  10. FY 22 Urban Renewal Draw
    1. Discussion and possible action on the Annual Urban Renewal funds request for FY 22
  11. Compensation Estimate Procedure Approval
    1. Resolution Number 2020-99, A Resolution authorizing the establishment of compensation estimates for the Ranshaw Way Phase 5 Improvement Project
  12. CARES Resolution
    1. Resolution Number 2020-100, A Resolution authorizing a request for reimbursement for eligible costs related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency from the Iowa COVID-19 Government Relief Fund
  13. Watts Group Development Rezoning
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-15, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property located at the southwest corner of Denison Avenue and Oak Terrace Avenue located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for RS-4 PAD Single-Unit Residence Planned Area Development
  14. Old Business
  15. New Business
  16. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the November 10, 2020 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. Councilors present: RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Annie Pollock, Brent Smith and Brian Wayson.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Grant Lientz, Ryan Rusnak, Kevin Trom, Megan Alter, T’Shailyn Harrington, Adam Hahn, James Kincade, Brian Boelk 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

Smith moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on October 27, 2020; the attached list of Claims; St. Andrews Drive Project, Change Order Number 3, Metro Pavers, $604.80; St. Andrews Drive Project, Pay Application Number 7, Metro Pavers, $125,259.23; Ranshaw House, Phase 2 Wolfe Contracting, Inc., Pay Application #1, $44,650.00; and the Liquor License Renewal for Rusciano’s Authentic Taste of Napoli. The vote was all ayes. Consent agenda approved.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the contractor for the Southwest Growth Utilities Project has been on site. The contractor for the Aquatic Center HVAC Project has completed the punch list, but is still working on obtaining costs for the one out of scope item that is outstanding. Shive-Hattery has met with private utility companies regarding the Dubuque Street Project.  Meetings with adjacent property owners are being scheduled to gather comments and input before finalizing the plans. Ranshaw House, Phase 2 construction continues. Council discussed the report with Trom.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported on the North Liberty NESTS Program. Megan Alter spoke regarding the program. Council discussed the program with Alter. Heiar reported that budget goal setting for FY 22 is planned for the December 8 Council meeting with a 6 p.m. start time. The Fall into Cleanup Day program has had 172 requests for vouchers and stickers.  36 payment agreement requests have been processed for the utility billing program.  Heiar reported with COVID case numbers increasing, the Governor has issued a new proclamation with mask requirements and employers considering work from home options.  Staff will be meeting tomorrow to make decisions on scaling back operations. Council discussed the report with Heiar.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue proclaimed National Hunger and Homelessness Week for November 16 – 20.  Mayor reported on the email from Kelly Sittig regarding the budget and encouraged other groups who want to have input into the budget submit to Mayor Donahue or Heiar.  He reported on the state letter regarding the new proclamation regarding the COVID case increase. Councilor Wayson reported on COVID status at UIHC.  Mayor Donahue reported that on November 12, there will be an emergency meeting of the Johnson County entities.

T’Shailyn Harrington, Shelter House Community Engagement Coordinator spoke regarding the proclamation.  Council discussed the needs and the proclamation with T. Harrington.

Aspen Ridge

Lientz presented information on the resolution. Wayson moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-94, A Resolution accepting the transfer of ownership of Aspen Ridge Part 1, Outlot A. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Hoffman, Wayson, Smith, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Annual Appropriations

Heiar presented information on annual appropriations. Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-96, A Resolution obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year for A & M Development.  The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Hoffman, Pollock, Wayson, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Smith moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-97, A Resolution obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year for Spotix, Inc.  The vote was: ayes – Wayson, Pollock, Smith, Harrington; abstain – Hoffman (due to financial reasons); nays – none. Motion carried.

Harrington moved, Wayson seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-98, A Resolution obligating funds from the Urban Renewal Tax Revenue Fund for appropriation to the payment of Annual Appropriation Tax Increment financed obligations which shall come due in the next succeeding fiscal year for Corridor Media Properties, L.L.C. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Wayson, Pollock, Harrington; abstain – Hoffman (due to financial reasons); nays – none. Motion carried.

FY 22 Urban Renewal Draw

Mulcahey presented information on the upcoming fiscal year Urban Renewal funds draw. Wayson moved, Harrington seconded to approve the Annual Urban Renewal funds request for FY 22. The vote was all ayes. Motion carried.

Compensation Estimate Procedure Approval

Lientz presented information on this item. Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-99, A Resolution authorizing the establishment of compensation estimates for the Ranshaw Way Phase 5 Improvement Project. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Pollock, Hoffman, Wayson, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

CARES Resolution

Pollock moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-100, A Resolution authorizing a request for reimbursement for eligible costs related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency from the Iowa COVID-19 Government Relief Fund. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Wayson, Hoffman, Smith, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Watts Group Development Rezoning

Rusnak presented information on the agenda item.  Adam Hahn, Watts Development, spoke on the application.  Pollock moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-15, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property located at the southwest corner of Denison Avenue and Oak Terrace Avenue located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for RS-4 PAD Single-Unit Residence Planned Area Development. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Harrington, Hoffman, Pollock, Smith, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Councilor Smith spoke regarding COVID and COVID fatigue.  He encouraged all to do everything they can to keep individuals and families safe. Councilor Wayson encouraged all to wash their hands a lot.

New Business

Councilor Wayson reported that this is National Nurse Practitioner week. He also reported that tomorrow is Pizza with Politicians.  Mayor Donahue stated that tomorrow is Veteran’s Day.  Councilor Smith thanked those who kicked off the “I Remember When” Project.

Adjournment

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 7:37 p.m.

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