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City Council on April 9, 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, March 26, 2019
    2. Claims
    3. Liquor License Application, Blend Business Dining
    4. Penn and Front Street Corridor Improvements, Pay Application Number 1, All American Concrete, Inc., $175,219.08
  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 – Arbor Day
    2. HSB 165- Discussion and possible action regarding a letter being drafted and sent to legislators regarding this matter
  11. The Preserve Site Plan
    1. Staff and Commission recommendations
    2. Applicant presentation
    3. Resolution Number 2019-44, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for The Preserve, Lot 1, North Liberty, Iowa
  12. Social Service Applications
    1. Social service application presentations
    2. Discussion and possible action
  13. Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package #3
    1. Resolution Number 2019-45, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the Contract for the Sanitary Sewer Upgrades – Bid Package 3 Project, North Liberty, Iowa
    2. Resolution Number 2019-46, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between Random Commercial Properties, LLC and the City of North Liberty
  14. Main Street Project
    1. Resolution Number 2019-47, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between SLUGS2, LLC and the City of North Liberty
  15. Women’s Locker Room Remodel
    1. Resolution Number 2019-48, A Resolution accepting the quotation and authorizing execution of the contract for the Recreation Center – Remodel Women’s Locker Room Project, North Liberty, Iowa
  16. Well Number 5
    1. Resolution Number 2019-49, A Resolution approving Task Order Number 3373-19A between the City of North Liberty and Fox Engineering for Well Number Five Improvements
  17. Fence Ordinance Amendment
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance 2019-04, An Ordinance amending Chapter 169, Zoning Code Development Regulations of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on barbed wire and electric fences
  18. Open Burning Ordinance Amendment
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-05, An Ordinance amending Chapter 105, Solid Waste Control of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on open burning restrictions
    2. Consideration of waiving the requirement of three considerations on three separate dates
    3. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-05, An Ordinance amending Chapter 105, Solid Waste Control of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on open burning restrictions
  19. Small Cell Guidelines
    1. Resolution Number 2019-50, A Resolution adopting Guidelines for the Small Cell Facilities
  20. Old Business
  21. New Business
  22. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

At 6:31 p.m., Mayor Terry Donahue called the April 9, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order.  Councilors present:  RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen; absent: Jennifer Goings, Annie Pollock.

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

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on March 26, 2019; the attached list of Claims; the Liquor License Application for Blend Business Dining; Penn and Front Street Corridor Improvements, Pay Application Number 1 to All American Concrete, Inc. in the amount of $175,219.08. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley had no report.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the punch list for the Highway 965/Ranshaw Way Phase 3 Project has been submitted to the contractor.  The Kansas Avenue RISE contractor has remobilized.  The Main Street preconstruction meeting was held and work has begun. The Trail Network Project design is 50% complete. The North Bend Project preconstruction meeting was held.   The Sanitary Sewer Upgrades, #3 bids on tonight’s agenda.  The St. Andrews Drive Project is being designed.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey is working on the audit proposals, should be on 4/23 agenda. She is attending IMFOA in Des Moines this week. She reported that City Clean Up Day – Saturday, April 27 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Public Works Facility.  The Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census met for the first time.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that the Police Department groundbreaking is on Thursday at 10 a.m.  The next Joint Government meeting will be on Monday, April 15.  The new City Attorney will be starting next week and will be here for the next City Council meeting.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue proclaimed April 26, 2019 as Arbor Day.

The Mayor presented information regarding HSB 165 relating to property tax revisions. The Council discussed drafting a letter to legislators regarding HSB 165.  Councilor Goings arrived at 6:42 p.m.

MPOJC met last week.  City applied for grant funds for the  $1,082,000 North Liberty Road Trail Project.  $648,118 was awarded.

Mayor and Heiar met with representatives of the ownership of Golfview Mobile Home Park.  Owners offered no give in their position.  The owners plan to make some improvements including new roads, playground, and tree planting.  The owners plan to raise lot rents each year and require background checks.   Council discussed the situation.

The Preserve Site Plan

Wheatley reported that Staff and Commission recommend approval of the site plan with no conditions.

Brian Watts was present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions.

Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-44, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for The Preserve, Lot 1, North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was ayes – Hoffman, Harrington, Madsen, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Social Service Applications

Social service application presentations were made by Shelter House, CommUnity, Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic, North Liberty Community Pantry, United Action for Youth, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Elder Services, Inc., North Liberty Family Resource Center, Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County, Rape Victim Advocacy Program, and Journey Above Poverty.  Council discussed the various applications and proposed the following funding scenario:

Agency Grant
Shelter House $5,000
CommUnity $5,000
Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic $1,500
North Liberty Community Pantry $17,000
United Action for Youth $0
Domestic Violence Intervention Program $6,500
Elder Services, Inc./Horizons $8,500
North Liberty Family Resource Center $55,000
Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County $3,000
Rape Victim Advocacy Program $2,500
Journey Above Poverty $1,000
Any Given Child $2,176

 

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve the social service grants. The vote was all ayes.  Motion approved.

Council recessed at 8:10 p.m.   Council reconvened at 8:20 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package #3

Trom presented information regarding the project and bids. Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-45, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the Contract for the Sanitary Sewer Upgrades – Bid Package 3 Project, North Liberty, Iowa.   The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Hoffman, Madsen, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Hoffman_ moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-46, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between Random Commercial Properties, LLC and the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes – Goings, Harrington, Hoffman, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Main Street Project

Harrington moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-47, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between SLUGS2, LLC and the City of North Liberty. The vote was: ayes – Goings, Hoffman, Harrington, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Women’s Locker Room Remodel        

Heiar and Shelly Simpson provided information on this project. Madsen moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-48, A Resolution accepting the quotation and authorizing execution of the contract for the Recreation Center – Remodel Women’s Locker Room Project, North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Madsen, Goings, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Well Number 5

Greg Metternich presented information on the failure of well number five. Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-49, A Resolution approving Task Order Number 3373-19A between the City of North Liberty and Fox Engineering for Well Number Five Improvements.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Goings, Madsen, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Fence Ordinance Amendment

Goings moved, Harrington seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance 2019-04, An Ordinance amending Chapter 169, Zoning Code Development Regulations of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on barbed wire and electric fences.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Madsen, Harrington, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Open Burning Ordinance Amendment

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-05, An Ordinance amending Chapter 105, Solid Waste Control of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on open burning restrictions.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Harrington, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Hoffman moved, Goings seconded to waive the requirement of three considerations on three separate dates. The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Goings, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Heiar moved, Madsen seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-05, An Ordinance amending Chapter 105, Solid Waste Control of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on open burning restrictions. The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Goings, Hoffman, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Small Cell Guidelines

Heiar and Wheatley presented information regarding the proposed guidelines.  moved, _ seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-50, A Resolution adopting Guidelines for the Small Cell Facilities. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Goings, Harrington, Hoffman, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

No old business was provided.

New Business

Council reported that Kites for Kids is this weekend.

Adjournment

At 8:42 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

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Packet Agenda Item 11 at full resolution
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