Latest Alerts:
Use of Fireworks Prohibited in North Liberty

Use of Fireworks Prohibited in North Liberty

The use of fireworks remains prohibited in North Liberty. Yes, we know you can buy them in town; state law prevents cities from prohibiting sales, but allows local control for their use.

Learn More
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources

A variety of resources and information about COVID-19 is available at northlibertyiowa.org/coronavirus/

Subscribe to Alerts

City Council for September 11, 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, August 28, 2018
    2. Claims
    3. Liquor License Renewal, Mirabito’s Italian
    4. Phase I Water System Improvements Div. I Water Treatment Plant, Change Order Number 14, Portzen Construction, Inc., $17,495.00
    5. Phase I Water System Improvements Div. I Water Treatment Plant, Pay Application Number 23, Portzen Construction, Inc., $56,928.00
    6. Front Street Improvement Project, Pay Application Number 6, Dave Schmitt Construction, $17,869.52
    7. Kansas Avenue RISE Improvements, Pay Application Number 4, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $737,990.53
    8. Highway 965 Phase 3 Project, Change Order Number 5, Streb Construction Co., Inc., ($8,111.50)
    9. Highway 965 Phase 3 Project, Change Order Number 6, Streb Construction Co., Inc., Stored Materials Costs
    10. Highway 965 Phase 3 Project, Pay Application Number 5, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $644,736.09
  5. Public Comment
  6. City Planner Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. Assistant City Administrator Report
  9. City Administrator Report
  10. Mayor Report
    1. Proclamation of September 21 as International Day of Peace
    2. Letter to IDOT
  11. 2018A Bond Sale
    1. Resolution Number 2018-125, Resolution setting the date for the sale of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2018 and authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement in connection therewith
  12. Transit Committee
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding issuance of RFP for transit services
  13. Street Finance Report
    1. Resolution Number 2018-126, A Resolution approving the City Street Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018
  14. FY 19 Budget Amendment Number 1
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed budget amendment for FY 19
    2. Resolution Number 2018-127, City Budget Amendment and Certification Resolution – FY 2019 – Amendment #1
  15. North Liberty Road Vacation
    1. Public Hearing regarding North Liberty Road Vacation Ordinance
    2. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2018-10, An Ordinance vacating a portion of right of way in North Liberty, Iowa
    3. Resolution Number 2018-128, A Resolution setting the Public Hearing on the disposition of Real Estate owned by the City of North Liberty
  16. 2018-2020 City Council Goals and Initiatives
    1. Discussion and possible action
  17. Old Business
  18. New Business
  19. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the September 11, 2018 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. Councilors present:  Jennifer Goings, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen, Annie Pollock and Jim Sayre.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Evan Runkle, Gerry Kuhl and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Pollock moved, Goings seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on August 28, 2018; the attached list of Claims; the Liquor License Renewal for Mirabito’s Italian; Change Order Number 14 for the Phase I Water System Improvements Div. I Water Treatment Plant Project to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $17,495.00; Pay Application Number 23 for the Phase I Water System Improvements Div. I Water Treatment Plant Project to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $56,928.00; Pay Application Number 6 for the Front Street Improvement Project to Dave Schmitt Construction in the amount of $17,869.52; Pay Application Number 4 for the Kansas Avenue RISE Improvements to Streb Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $737,990.53; Change Order Number 5 for the Highway 965 Phase 3 Project to Streb Construction Co., Inc. in a deduct amount of ($8,111.50); Change Order Number 6 for the Highway 965 Phase 3 Project to Streb Construction Co., Inc. for Stored Materials Costs; and Pay Application Number 5 for the Highway 965 Phase 3 Project to Streb Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $644,736.09.  The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley provided an update on the site plan on Landon Drive/Kansas Avenue.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the recent poor weather has slowed many projects. The Highway 965 Project is progressing with the trails being almost all installed and work happening on topsoil and bio cells. The Kansas Avenue RISE Project paving has been installed on the south end of the project.  The 75% design review meeting for the Penn and Front Street Project will happen at the end of September. He will meet with City staff next week for plan review on the Main Street Improvements Project. Council discussed the report with Trom.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey reported on yard waste bag issue. Council discussed the report with Mulcahey.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported on his visit with Spotix.  Spotix will be on the list of annual appropriations in November.  The Mayor, Chief Venenga and Heiar met with the CIT group.  CIT will be coming to the first meeting in October. The hearing with Blendcard is set for next week.

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue proclaimed September 21 as International Day of Peace.  He discussed the letter to IDOT with the Council.  The Mayor and Heiar will be in Council Bluffs for League of Cities Conference.  The Mayor met with the Mayor and City Administrator of Tiffin. Mayors and City Administrators from the two cities will begin meeting quarterly. The next MPOJC meeting is here next Wednesday.

2018A Bond Sale

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-125, Resolution setting the date for the sale of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2018 and authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement in connection therewith.  The vote was: ayes – Sayre, Madsen, Goings, Pollock, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Transit Committee

Gerry Kuhl presented information regarding the RFP for transit services.  Council discussed the RFP for transit services.

Street Finance Report

Hoffman moved, Sayre seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-126, A Resolution approving the City Street Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018.  The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Sayre, Hoffman, Goings, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

FY 19 Budget Amendment Number 1

At 7:34 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the Public Hearing regarding proposed budget amendment for FY 19.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-127, City Budget Amendment and Certification Resolution – FY 2019 – Amendment #1.  The vote was: ayes – Goings, Sayre, Madsen, Pollock, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

North Liberty Road Vacation

At 7:35 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the Public Hearing regarding North Liberty Road Vacation Ordinance.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Hoffman moved, Goings seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance Number 2018-10, An Ordinance vacating a portion of right of way in North Liberty, Iowa.   The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Sayre, Goings, Hoffman, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-128, A Resolution setting the Public Hearing on the disposition of Real Estate owned by the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Pollock, Goings, Madsen, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

2018-2020 City Council Goals and Initiatives

The City Council discussed the goals and initiatives.  The consensus was to leave the list as it is with the inclusion of major thoroughfares and intersections.  Council requested sample RFPs for the visioning plan. Council was tasked with reviewing all plans for discussion at the first meeting in October for discussion on what should be included in the plan.

Old Business

Councilor Pollock thanked emergency responders in honor of 9/11.  Councilor Sayre spoke regarding an exit interview with former city attorney.  Councilor Hoffman reported that Solarize Johnson County came to successful conclusion. Hoffman offered that the Liberty High School first home football game was Friday, August 31.  This Friday is dedication ceremony for the new stadium.

New Business

Councilor Pollock reported that the Johnson County Livable Community’s Policy Board will be revising their strategic plan later this fall.  The Fall Prevention Health and Resource Fair will be on Friday, September 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Radisson in Coralville.  She offered congratulations to 40 under 40 recipients Councilor Jen Goings and Brandon Kuehl.

Adjournment

At 8:06 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

Videos

Attachments

Packet
Google Translate