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City Council for October 9, 2018

Agenda

Regular Session
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, September 25, 2018
    2. Claims
    3. Liquor License Renewal, Rusciano’s Authentic Taste of Napoli
    4. Liquor License Renewal, J & A Tap
    5. Liquor License Renewal, Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
    6. Liquor License Renewal, Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack
    7. Liquor License Renewal, Casey’s General Store, 595 N. Kansas – Adding Carryout Wine endorsement
    8. Kansas Avenue RISE Project, Pay Application Number 5, Streb Construction, $610,640.30
    9. Kansas Avenue RISE Project, Change Order Number 2, Streb Construction, $14,217.61
    10. Front Street Improvements Project, Pay Application Number 7, Dave Schmitt Construction, $53,595.21
    11. Highway 965, Phase 3, Pay Application Number 6, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $610,589.81
  5. Public Comment
  6. City Planner Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. Assistant City Administrator Report
  9. City Administrator Report
  10. Mayor Report
  11. Access Center
    1. Presentation
    2. Discussion and possible action
  12. Police Department Project
    1. Public Hearing
    2. Resolution Number 2018-132, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Police Department Building Project
  13. DiVentures Site Plan
    1. Staff and Commission recommendations
    2. Applicant Presentation
    3. Resolution Number 2018-133, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for Lots 1 and 2, Liberty’s Gate Part One, North Liberty, Iowa
  14. Jersey Mike’s Projecting Sign
    1. Staff and Commission recommendations
    2. Applicant Presentation
    3. Resolution Number 2018-134, A Resolution approving the Projecting Sign Application for Jersey Mike’s, 415 Community Drive, North Liberty, Iowa
  15. City Hall/Council Chambers/Legal/Building Department Lease
    1. Resolution Number 2018-134, A Resolution approving the Lease Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Epley Properties, LLC
  16. Dog Park Property Annexation
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed annexation of property for the Dog Park
    2. Resolution Number 2018-136, A Resolution Approving Annexation of certain property to the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  17. The Preserve
    1. Resolution Number 2018-137, A Resolution approving the Development Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Watts Group Development, Inc. that establishes the terms and conditions under which The Preserve – Part One will be developed in the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  18. North Liberty First United Methodist Church
    1. Resolution Number 2018-138, A Resolution approving the Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Agreement and Easement between the City of North Liberty and the First United Methodist Church of North Liberty that establishes the terms and conditions under which stormwater management facilities will be maintained for 85 North Jones Boulevard in the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  19. City Attorney Contract
    1. Resolution Number 2018‐139, A Resolution appointing Douglas Dorando as the City Attorney for the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  20. Transit RFP
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding the proposed RFP for transit services
  21. Entryway Transportation Corridors
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding entryway transportation corridors
  22. Old Business
  23. New Business
  24. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the October 9, 2018 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.  Councilors present:  Chris Hoffman, Annie Pollock, and Jim Sayre.  Absent:  Jennifer Goings and Sarah Madsen.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Derek Blackman, Jennifer Banta, Lance Clemsen, Matt Miller, Chief Diane Venenga, Joanne Haack, Curt Logan and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

Pollock moved, Sayre seconded to approve the agenda with removal of Jersey Mike’s projecting sign application, Transit RFP discussion and Entryway Transportation Corridors discussion. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Pollock seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on September 25, 2018; the attached list of Claims; the Liquor License Renewal for Rusciano’s Authentic Taste of Napoli; Liquor License Renewal for J & A Tap; Liquor License Renewal for Fiesta Mexican Restaurant; Liquor License Renewal for Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack; Liquor License Renewal for Casey’s General Store, 595 N. Kansas adding Carryout Wine endorsement; Pay Application Number 5 for the Kansas Avenue RISE Project to Streb Construction in the amount of $610,640.30; Change Order Number 2 for the Kansas Avenue RISE Project to Streb Construction, $14,217.61;  Pay Application Number 7 for the Front Street Improvements Project to Dave Schmitt Construction in the amount of $53,595.21; Pay Application Number 6 for the Highway 965, Phase 3 to Streb Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $610,589.81.  The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

Jennifer Banta the new Vice President of the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce spoke to the Council regarding her new position.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported that the dog park annexation is on the agenda tonight. He is working on two more annexations.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Kansas Avenue mainline is all poured.  More paving is coming.  Highway 965/Ranshaw Way contractor is working on landscaping and lighting.  The Main Street project 50% complete submittal will be presented to staff soon.  A neighborhood information meeting is scheduled for October 25.  Council discussed the report with Trom.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey reminded Council of the submission of Joint Meeting agenda items by the end of the day tomorrow.   Trick or Treat will be on October 31 from 5-8 p.m.  Leaf pickup started this week and will continue to November 16 depending upon weather.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that the Blend Card lawsuit is dismissed and completed. A proposal from Fox Engineering and Shive Hattery will be on the next agenda for Southwest Growth Utilities.  The homes have been removed from the Penn and Front Street intersection.  All the lots have been seeded for winter.  Staff is working with multiple property owners for easements for the Penn and Front Street Project and the Main Street Project.  The goal is to have the easements in place before December 11.  The Wastewater Treatment Plant ribbon cutting is scheduled for October 18 from 4 – 6 p.m. Council discussed the report with Heiar.

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue reported on the grand opening for GEICO.

Access Center

Lance Clemsen and Matt Miller presented information on the current state of the Access Center.  Council discussed the project with the representatives.  The organizing group  is requesting $500,000 from the City in FY 2020.

Police Department Project

At 7:16 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding plans, specifications, and costs for the police department project. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Hoffman moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-132, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Police Department Building Project.   The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Sayre, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

DiVentures Site Plan

Wheatley reported that Staff and Commission recommended approval of the Site Plan Application with no conditions.

Joanne Haack and Curt Logan were present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions.  Council discussed the application with the applicant.

Pollock moved, Sayre seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-133, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for Lots 1 and 2, Liberty’s Gate Part One, North Liberty, Iowa.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Pollock, Hoffman, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

City Hall/Council Chambers/Legal/Building Department Lease

Heiar presented information regarding the lease. Hoffman moved, Sayre seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-135, A Resolution approving the Lease Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Epley Properties, LLC.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Sayre, Hoffman, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Dog Park Property Annexation

At 7:24 p.m., the Mayor opened the Public Hearing regarding proposed annexation of property for the Dog Park.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Hoffman moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-136, A Resolution Approving Annexation of certain property to the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Pollock, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

The Preserve

Hoffman moved, Sayre seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-137, A Resolution approving the Development Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Watts Group Development, Inc. that establishes the terms and conditions under which The Preserve – Part One will be developed in the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Sayre, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

North Liberty First United Methodist Church

Hoffman moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-138, A Resolution approving the Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Agreement and Easement between the City of North Liberty and the First United Methodist Church of North Liberty that establishes the terms and conditions under which stormwater management facilities will be maintained for 85 North Jones Boulevard in the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Hoffman, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

City Attorney Contract

Hoffman moved, Sayre seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-139, A Resolution appointing Douglas Dorando as the City Attorney for the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Sayre, Pollock, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Councilor Sayre requested an update on Suburban Landscaping need to connect to city services.  Staff will follow up.  Councilor Hoffman shared video from ICCVB that won an Emmy.  It is a documentary on writing and wrestling.  Councilor Pollock reported on Community Leadership Program.

New Business

The Library waffle breakfast is this weekend.

Adjournment

At 7:31 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting

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Attachments

Packet Revised Agenda City Attorney contract
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