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City Council for November 24, 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 to enter the meeting ID 890 0659 2715 and nine-digit meeting password 444732978. 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, November 10, 2020
    2. Claims
    3. October Revenues
    4. October Treasurers Report
    5. Southwest Growth Utilities, Pay Application Number 3, Boomerang, $78,480.02
    6. Liquor License Renewal, J & A Tap
    7. Liquor License Renewal, Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
    8. Ranshaw House Renovation Phase 2, Wolfe Contracting, Inc., Change Order Number 2, $4,532.21
    9. Police Department Construction, Tricon General Construction, Inc., Change Order Number 8, ($276.46)
    10. Aquatic Center HVAC Project, Apex Construction Company, Change Order Number 1, $6,576.00
    11. Andrews Drive Project, Metro Pavers, Change Order Number 4, Date revision
  5. City Engineer Report
  6. Mayor Report
    1. Small Business Saturday Proclamation
  7. Neighborhood Ambassador Program
    1. Presentation on the new Neighborhood Ambassador Program
  8. Watts Group Development Rezoning
    1. Third consideration and adoption 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
  9. The Preserve, Part Five
    1. Resolution Number 2020-95, A Resolution approving the Developer’s Agreement for The Preserve – Part Five
  10. Annual Financial Report
    1. Discussion and possible action on the Annual Financial Report for FY 2020
  11. Old Business
  12. New Business
  13. Adjournment

Minutes

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.

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the November 24, 2020 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. Councilors present: RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Brent Smith and Brian Wayson; absent: Annie Pollock.

Others present: Tracey Mulcahey, Grant Lientz, Ryan Rusnak, Kevin Trom, Jillian Miller, Brian Boelk and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Councilor Pollock joined the meeting at 6:31 p.m. Council and staff discussed the St. Andrews Drive Project change order.  Pollock moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the Consent City Council Minutes, Regular Session, November 10, 2020; the attached list of Claims; October Revenues; October Treasurers Report; Southwest Growth Utilities, Pay Application Number 3, Boomerang, $78,480.02; Liquor License Renewal, J & A Tap; Liquor License Renewal, Fiesta Mexican Restaurant; Ranshaw House Renovation Phase 2, Wolfe Contracting, Inc., Change Order Number 2, $4,532.21; Police Department Construction, Tricon General Construction, Inc., Change Order Number 8, ($276.46); Aquatic Center HVAC Project, Apex Construction Company, Change Order Number 1, $6,576.00; and St. Andrews Drive Project, Metro Pavers, Change Order Number 4, Date revision. The vote was all ayes.  Consent agenda approved.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Southwest Growth Utilities Project contractor is working on the pump station. The contractor has started on borings. The Dubuque Street, Phase 1 design work and meeting with property owners is well underway with final plans being presented to staff in late December.   The Ranshaw House, Phase 2 Project is moving along nicely. Paving is done. The site is being graded this week.  Inside, the floors have been exposed with work starting on them next week.  Council discussed the report with Trom.

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue proclaimed Saturday November 28, 2020 as Small Business Saturday.  He reminded all that the snow ordinance goes into effect with more than two inches of snow. All vehicles must be removed from the street. He spoke with a small group of high school students.  He encouraged all to promote peer based information sharing relating to COVID-19.

Neighborhood Ambassador Program

Jillian Miller presented updated information on the Neighborhood Ambassador Program. Council discussed the report with Miller.

Watts Group Development Rezoning

Pollock moved, Wayson seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption 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.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Smith, Wayson, Harrington, Pollock; nays – none.  Motion carried.

The Preserve, Part Five

Lientz presented information on the Developer’s Agreement. Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-95, A Resolution approving the Developer’s Agreement for The Preserve – Part Five.  The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Harrington, Hoffman, Smith, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Annual Financial Report

Mulcahey presented information on the Annual Financial Report. Harrington moved, Pollock seconded to accept the Annual Financial Report for FY 2020. The vote was all ayes. Motion carried.

Old Business

Mayor Donahue reported on the MPOJC meeting last week. Councilor Hoffman is serving on the nomination committee for Chair/Vice Chair. Hoffman reported on the updated Severson Challenge for 2020.  He reported on the CVB and Joint Emergency Communications Commission meetings.

New Business

Mayor Donahue reported that the EMA has returned to weekly meetings.  Councilor Pollock spoke regarding COVID, the small business proclamation and the new Fire Department Training Officer. She asked about the IT Coordinator recruitment process.  Councilor Smith updated on Project Better Together and encouraged giving to North Liberty charities. Councilor Wayson provided a COVID-19 update and reported on the Pizza and Politicians event on November 11.

Adjournment

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 7:08 p.m.

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