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City Council on April 23, 2019

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, April 9, 2019
    2. Claims
    3. March Revenues
    4. March Treasurer Report
    5. Liquor License Renewal, LD Express
    6. Liquor License Renewal, Liberty View Wine & Spirits
    7. Phase I Water System Improvements Division I – Water Treatment Plant, Pay Application Number 27, Portzen Construction, Inc., $37,368.00
    8. Phase I Water System Improvements Division I – Water Treatment Plant, Pay Application Number 28, Portzen Construction, Inc., $13,248.00
  1. Public Comment
  2. City Planner Report
  3. City Engineer Report
  4. City Attorney Report
  5. Assistant City Administrator Report
  6. City Administrator Report
  7. Mayor Report
  8. Assessment Resolution
    1. Resolution Number 2019-51, A Resolution assessing snow removal fees owed to the City of North Liberty, Iowa to individual property taxes
  1. Audit Contract
    1. Resolution Number 2019-52, A Resolution approving the Audit Agreement for City Audit Services for FY 19, FY 20, FY 21, FY 22 and FY 23 between the City of North Liberty and BerganKDV, LLC
  1. Old Business
  2. New Business
  3. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

At 6:31 p.m., Mayor Terry Donahue called the April 23, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order.  Councilors present: Jennifer Goings, RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen, and Annie Pollock.

Others present:  Ryan Heiar, Grant Lientz, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Joel Miller, Stacey House and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Madsen moved, Harrington seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on April 9, 2019; the attached list of Claims; March Revenues; March Treasurer Report; the Liquor License Renewal for LD Express; the Liquor License Renewal for Liberty View Wine & Spirits; Phase I Water System Improvements Division I – Water Treatment Plant, Pay Application Number 27, Portzen Construction, Inc., $37,368.00; and the Phase I Water System Improvements Division I – Water Treatment Plant, Pay Application Number 28, Portzen Construction, Inc., $13,248.00.  The vote was all ayes. Consent agenda approved.

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported on the Population and Land Use Statistics and Transit report handouts he provided to Council.  Council discussed the report with Wheatley.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the punch list for the Highway 965, Phase 3 project is about two-thirds complete.  The Kansas Avenue Project is still ahead of schedule for completion.  Work continues on the Penn and Front Street Project.  The contractor for the Main Street project is installing underground utilities.  The 2019 Trail Network Project final plans have been submitted for staff review. The North Bend Drive Project has been delayed due to a utility conflict.  The Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Project Bid Package #3 preconstruction meeting will be held on Thursday. Council discussed the report with staff.

City Attorney Report

Heiar introduced City Attorney Grant Lientz.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey introduced Stacey House, who will assist with meetings this summer, and reported on her presentation to Iowa City Area Landlords.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported Saturday is Clean Up Day.  City employee clean-up day is on Thursday.  Heiar reported that the progress report for goals should be in next Council packet.

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue thanked Lucy Caskey for inviting him to speak to the Liberty High Student Senate.  He attended the Iowa City Optimists Club awards luncheon where Margo Maras, representing North Central Junior High was recognized.  He provided an update on the latest proposal for the updated property tax law.

Assessment Resolution

Heiar presented information on the assessment.  Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-51, A Resolution assessing snow removal fees owed to the City of North Liberty, Iowa to individual property taxes. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Pollock, Harrington, Madsen, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Audit Contract

Mulcahey presented information on the audit proposals.  Council discussed the proposals.  Harrington moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-52, A Resolution approving the Audit Agreement for City Audit Services for FY 19, FY 20, FY 21, FY 22 and FY 23 between the City of North Liberty and BerganKDV, LLC.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Goings, Pollock, Harrington, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Councilor Hoffman presented updates on the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau including the Iowa Arena and declining hotel/motel tax revenue.  The Joint Emergency Communication Center is working on a data driven justice initiative which will allow for data sharing amongst organizations.  Councilor Hoffman participated in the March reading madness.  He will be playing in the North Liberty Pantry golf outing next week.

New Business

Mayor Donahue reported on the 52317 feature on Moxie Solar and Councilor Hoffman.  He is attending the EMA meeting tomorrow night.  Councilor Goings’ upcoming vacancy was discussed. The consensus was to have an application process with appointment.

Adjournment

At 7:16 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting

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