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City Council on August 13, 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, July 23, 2019
    2. Claims
    3. June Treasurer Report
    4. Police Station Construction, Change Order #2, Tricon General Construction, Inc., $283.60
    5. Police Station Construction, Pay Application #1, Tricon General Construction, Inc., $709,033.13
    6. Sanitary Sewer Upgrades – Bid Package #3, Pay Application #1, Maxwell Construction Inc.,$258,400.00
    7. Main Street Improvements Project, Pay Application #4, Schrader Excavating and Grading Co., $116,858.30
  5. Public Comment
  6. City Planner Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. City Attorney Report
  9.  Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk Report
  10. .City Administrator Report
  11.  Mayor Report
    1. Proclamation of American Wind Week
  12.  Greg’s Lawncare and Landscaping Revised Site Plan
    1. Staff and Planning Commission recommendations
    2. Applicant presentation
    3. Resolution Number 2019-79, A Resolution approving the revised Development Site Plan for Lot 18 of Deerfield Fourth Addition
  13. Greenbelt Trail, L.L.C. Rezoning
    1.  Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-14, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Greenbelt Trail, L.L.C. located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-6 Residential District
  14. Greenbelt Trail Subdivision Preliminary Plat
    1.  Staff and Planning Commission recommendations
    2.  Applicant presentation
    3. Resolution Number 2019-80, A Resolution approving the Preliminary Plat of Greenbelt Trail Subdivision, North Liberty, Iowa
  15. 2019A Bond Sale
    1.  Resolution Number 2019-81, Resolution awarding General Obligation Urban Renewal and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A and authorizing and approving a Loan Agreement, providing for the sale and issuance of Bonds and providing for the levy of taxes to pay the same
  16. Conduit Borrowing
    1.  Public Hearing regarding proposed borrowing for Heartland Goodwill Enterprises Project
    2. Resolution Number 2019-82, A Resolution approving proceeding with the issuance and sale of not to exceed $3,000,000 aggregate principal amount of revenue bonds (Heartland Goodwill Enterprises Project) Series 2019 of the City of North Liberty, Iowa and related matters
  17. Dog Park Vacation
    1. Public Hearing regarding disposing of real estate
    2. Resolution Number 2019-83, A Resolution disposing of certain real estate and approving issuance of a Deed
  18. Dog Park Projects
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for Dog Park Paving Project
    2. Resolution Number 2019-84, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Dog Park Paving Project
    3. Public Hearing regarding proposed plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for Dog Park Fencing Project
    4. Resolution Number 2019-85, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Dog Park Fencing Project
  19. Fireworks Ordinance Amendment
    1.  Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-17, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, effecting conformity with State Law regarding permanent and temporary structures for the sale of consumer fireworks, and restricting the sales of consumer fireworks to Industrial Zones
  20. Animal Code Ordinance Amendments
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-15, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, updating portions of the Animal Control Code
  21. Old Business
  22. New Business
  23. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the August 13, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.  Councilors present: RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen, Annie Pollock, and Brent Smith.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Grant Lientz, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Joel Miller, Candi Evans, Mike Jesse, Tionna Pooler, Gina Landau, Greg Scharf, Dean Spina, Jessica Schamberger and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

Madsen moved, Pollock seconded to approve the agenda with moving the bond sale to immediately after the Mayor’s report. The vote was all ayes. The agenda was approved.

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on July 23, 2019; the attached list of Claims; June Treasurer Report; Police Station Construction, Change Order #2, Tricon General Construction, Inc., $283.60; Police Station Construction, Pay Application #1, Tricon General Construction, Inc., $709,033.13; Sanitary Sewer Upgrades – Bid Package #3, Pay Application #1, Maxwell Construction Inc., $258,400.00; and Main Street Improvements Project, Pay Application #4, Schrader Excavating and Grading Co., $116,858.30. The vote was all ayes. Consent agenda approved.

Public Comment

Candi Evans, 177 Golfview Court, spoke regarding the ownership change at Golfview Court.  Mike Jesse, 245 S. Dubuque Street, spoke regarding execution in the mowing ordinance and interaction of the Council after his previous comment to Council.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported on the transit report, the most recent traffic controls meeting and the Coralville annexation south of Oakdale Boulevard.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Penn and Front Corridor Project contractor reported that roundabouts should be open on Friday or Saturday of this week. They will definitely be open before school starts.  The site distance project will go into full force after the roundabouts are complete. The Trail Network Project is moving along nicely. By the end of the week, all concrete should be poured on all four sites.  The Sewer Project is moving right along. The Dog Park public hearings are tonight.  The bids are due next Wednesday by 10 a.m.  The Recreation Center Women’s Locker Room is on schedule other than the delay from the supplier of the lockers. Lockers are expected in late September.  Council discussed the report with Trom.

City Attorney Report

City Attorney Grant Lientz offered to answer any questions Council might have.

Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk Report

Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey reported that Summer Lunch is complete. City Day at the Program was super fun. Back 2 School Bash, distribution of school supplies, backpacks, shoes, haircuts, socks and underwear, etc. is Friday in Penn Meadows Park from 2 -5.  Council discussed the report with Mulcahey.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that the Police Station is moving along nicely.  Christine Grant ribbon cutting/open house next Wednesday.  Senator Wahls is hosting event here tomorrow night at solar facility.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue reported that Philanthro Jam was this past Sunday with DVIP and the Pantry joint effort.  He will be at the Iowa League of Cities’ at ILOC meeting this Thursday.  He attended the SouthSlope reception on August 1.  He worked on a video with Liberty students on an upcoming program.  He proclaimed National Left Hander’s Day.   Mayor Donahue proclaimed American Wind Week in North Liberty.  Councilor Smith spoke regarding Porchfest.  Councilor Pollock thanked Councilor Smith for all his work on the event.

2019A Bond Sale

Tionna Pooler, Independent Public Advisors, offered information on the bond sale. Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. was the low bidder for the bonds.

Madsen moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-81, Resolution awarding General Obligation Urban Renewal and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A and authorizing and approving a Loan Agreement, providing for the sale and issuance of Bonds and providing for the levy of taxes to pay the same.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Smith, Pollock, Harrington, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Greg’s Lawncare and Landscaping Revised Site Plan

Wheatley reported that staff and Planning Commission recommend approval with no conditions.

Gina Landau, MMS Consultants, was present on behalf of the applicant and offered additional information on the project. Greg Scharf, owner, presented additional information on the project and salt storage generally. Council discussed the report with Scharf.

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-79, A Resolution approving the revised Development Site Plan for Lot 18 of Deerfield Fourth Addition. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Hoffman, Harrington, Madsen, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Greenbelt Trail, L.L.C. Rezoning

Smith moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-14, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Greenbelt Trail, L.L.C. located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-6 Residential District . The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Smith, Hoffman, Pollock, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Greenbelt Trail Subdivision Preliminary Plat

Wheatley reported that staff and Planning Commission recommend approval with no conditions. Council discussed the plat with staff.

Loren Hoffman, Hall and Hall Engineers, was present on behalf of the applicant and offered additional information on the project.  Council discussed the project with Hoffman.

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-80, A Resolution approving the Preliminary Plat of Greenbelt Trail Subdivision, North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Pollock, Madsen, Smith, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Conduit Borrowing

Dean Spina presented information regarding the conduit financing. Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding proposed borrowing for Heartland Goodwill Enterprises Project at 7:25 p.m.  Jessica Schamberger, Heartland Goodwill Enterprises, spoke regarding the project. The public hearing was closed.

Harrington moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-82, A Resolution approving proceeding with the issuance and sale of not to exceed $3,000,000 aggregate principal amount of revenue bonds (Heartland Goodwill Enterprises Project) Series 2019 of the City of North Liberty, Iowa and related matters.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Harrington, Smith, Pollock, Madsen; nays – none; abstain: Hoffman for financial reasons. Motion carried.

Dog Park Vacation

Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding disposing of real estate at 7:28 p.m.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-83, A Resolution disposing of certain real estate and approving issuance of a Deed.  The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Madsen, Harrington, Smith, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Dog Park Projects

At 7:28 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding proposed plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for Dog Park Paving Project.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Smith moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-84, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Dog Park Paving Project.  The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Hoffman, Smith, Pollock, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding proposed plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for Dog Park Fencing Project at 7:29 p.m.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Madsen moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-85, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Dog Park Fencing Project. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Madsen, Harrington, Hoffman, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Fireworks Ordinance Amendment

Smith moved, Harrington seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-17, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, effecting conformity with State Law regarding permanent and temporary structures for the sale of consumer fireworks, and restricting the sales of consumer fireworks to Industrial Zones. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Hoffman, Pollock, Madsen, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Animal Code Ordinance Amendments

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-15, An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Liberty, Iowa, updating portions of the Animal Control Code. The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Pollock, Madsen, Smith, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Councilor Hoffman thanked those that attended the Spark event.  He thanked staff for all their work on the projects to make school open. Harrington reported on Back 2 School Bash.

New Business

Councilor Pollock reported on a Senior Health Fair on September 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kirkwood Regional Center in Coralville.  Councilor Madsen reported that the Fire Department Foundation is hosting a golf outing at Brown Deer on September 14. Councilor Smith reported on a direct mailer to support the Fire Department Foundation.

Adjournment

At   7:35 p.m.  Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

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Information Packet Supplement: Bid tabulation Bonds Series 2019A
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