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City Council on August 27, 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, August 13, 2019
    2. Claims
    3. July Revenues
    4. July Treasurer Report
    5. Liquor License Renewal, Zio Johnos
    6. Liquor License Renewal, Beer Burger
    7. Penn and Front Street Corridor, Change Order Number 4, All American Concrete, Inc., $3,468.34
    8. Penn and Front Street Corridor, Change Pay Application Number 5, All American Concrete, Inc., $579,932.91
    9. Police Facility Project, Change Order Number 3, Tricon General Construction, Inc., $5,983.39
  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
  12. Conduit Bonds
    1. Resolution Number 2019-86, A Resolution authorizing the issuance of $3,000,000 Revenue Bonds (Heartland Goodwill Enterprises Project) Series 2019, with the proceeds from the sale of the bonds to be loaned to Heartland Goodwill Enterprises, an Iowa Nonprofit Corporation; the execution and delivery of a Bond Purchase Agreement and Assignment to secure said bonds; the execution and delivery of a Loan Agreement between the City and Heartland Goodwill Enterprises; the assignment by the City to the Original Purchaser of the rights and interest of the City in and to said Loan Agreement; the sale of said bonds and related matters
  13. Board of Adjustment Appointment
    1. Discussion and possible action on appointment to the Board of Adjustment
  14. Dog Park Projects
    1. Resolution Number 2019-87, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Dog Park Paving Project, North Liberty, Iowa
    2. Resolution Number 2019-88, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Dog Park Fencing Project, North Liberty, Iowa
  15. Assessment Resolution
    1. Resolution Number 2019-89, A Resolution assessing mowing and sidewalk repair fees owed to the City of North Liberty, Iowa to individual property taxes
  16. Parking Amendment
    1. Resolution Number 2019-90, A Resolution approving parking control devices in the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  17. Speed Limits
    1. Resolution Number 2019-91, A Resolution approving special speed limits in the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  18. Urban Renewal Plan Amendment
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed Urban Renewal Plan Amendment
    2. Resolution Number 2019-92, A Resolution to declare necessity and establish an Urban Renewal Area, pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and approve Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the North Liberty Urban Renewal Area
  19. Forevergreen Road Project
    1. Resolution Number 2019-93, A Resolution approving the Purchase Agreement for the Forevergreen Road Project (Project: IMN-380-6(344)2—OE-52)
  20. Fireworks Ordinance Amendment
    1. Third consideration and adoption 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
  21. The Preserve, Part One Final Plat
    1. Staff recommendation
    2. Applicant Presentation
    3. Resolution Number 2019-94, A Resolution approving the Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Agreement and Easement between the City of North Liberty and Watts Group Development, Inc. that establishes the terms and conditions under which stormwater management facilities will be maintained for The Preserve, Part One in the City of North Liberty, Iowa
    4. Resolution Number 2019-95, A Resolution approving the Final Plat and accepting improvements for The Preserve, Part One, North Liberty, Iowa
  22. Old Business
  23. New Business
  24. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the August 27, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.  Councilors present: RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen, Brent Smith; absent: Annie Pollock.

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

Approval of the Agenda

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve the agenda with removal of item number 21, The Preserve, Part One Final Plat. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Consent Agenda

Harrington moved, Smith seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on August 13, 2019; the attached list of Claims; July Revenues; July Treasurer Report; the Liquor License Renewal for Zio Johnos; the Liquor License Renewal for Beer Burger; Penn and Front Street Corridor, Change Order Number 4, All American Concrete, Inc., $3,468.34; Penn and Front Street Corridor, Change Pay Application Number 5, All American Concrete, Inc., $579,932.91; and Police Facility Project, Change Order Number 3, Tricon General Construction, Inc., $5,983.39. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported that Planning Commission agendas have been light. There will be no September meeting due to no applications being received.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported on the Penn and Front Corridor Improvements Project. The roundabouts were opened last Monday. The contractor is working on landscaping in the roundabouts and site distance improvements on Penn Street. This portion of the project will result in another closure and detour of Dubuque Street, just south of Penn Street.  The Trail Network Project is almost complete. The final walk through is next week. The Sewer Main Improvements Project should be completed soon. The Southwest Growth Utilities Project final staff review meeting was held last week. Staff will be meeting with South Slope regarding a site sharing opportunity.  The Dog Park Projects contracts are on the agenda tonight.  The park is planned to open next summer. Council discussed the report with Trom.

City Attorney Report

City Attorney Grant Lientz had no report.

Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk Report

Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey reported that she will be attending IFA’s statewide housing conference in Cedar Rapids next week.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that the Dog Park naming process is underway. The public input is happening now. After the full list is reviewed by a panel, the Park Board will review the edited list and make a recommendation to the City Council on the name. Heiar reported that staff have been pleased with the traffic flow so far.  Staff will continue monitoring.   Council discussed the report with Heiar.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue reported that last night he attended the 50th anniversary for IMCC.  On September 14 Johnson County Veterans Affairs Office will be holding a Veterans Appreciation Tailgate at the Kinnick Press Box.

Conduit Bonds

Madsen moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-86, A Resolution authorizing the issuance of $3,000,000 Revenue Bonds (Heartland Goodwill Enterprises Project) Series 2019, with the proceeds from the sale of the bonds to be loaned to Heartland Goodwill Enterprises, an Iowa Nonprofit Corporation; the execution and delivery of a Bond Purchase Agreement and Assignment to secure said bonds; the execution and delivery of a Loan Agreement between the City and Heartland Goodwill Enterprises; the assignment by the City to the Original Purchaser of the rights and interest of the City in and to said Loan Agreement; the sale of said bonds and related matters.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes –Madsen, Harrington, Smith; nays – none; abstain – Hoffman. Motion carried.

Board of Adjustment Appointment

Madsen moved, Hoffman seconded to affirm the appointment of Nicholas Gulick to the Board of Adjustment. The vote was all ayes. Appointment affirmed.

Dog Park Projects

Smith moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-87, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Dog Park Paving Project, North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Madsen, Smith, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-88, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Dog Park Fencing Project, North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Madsen, Harrington, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Assessment Resolution

Council discussed the assessments with staff. Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-89, A Resolution assessing mowing and sidewalk repair fees owed to the City of North Liberty, Iowa to individual property taxes.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Harrington, Madsen, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Parking Amendment

Harrington moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-90, A Resolution approving parking control devices in the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Smith, Harrington, Hoffman, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Speed Limits

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-91, A Resolution approving special speed limits in the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Smith, Harrington, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Urban Renewal Plan Amendment

At 6:50 p.m., the Mayor opened the Public Hearing regarding proposed Urban Renewal Plan Amendment.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Smith moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-92, A Resolution to declare necessity and establish an Urban Renewal Area, pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and approve Urban Renewal Plan Amendment for the North Liberty Urban Renewal Area.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Harrington, Hoffman, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Forevergreen Road Project

Smith moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-93, A Resolution approving the Purchase Agreement for the Forevergreen Road Project (Project: IMN-380-6(344)2—OE-52).  The vote was: ayes – Smith, Harrington, Hoffman, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Fireworks Ordinance Amendment

Harrington moved, Smith seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption 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 – Madsen, Smith, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Councilor Hoffman reported that at the most recent ICCVB meeting there was discussion a larger sports complex on east side of Iowa City.  The area has been designated as a Great Place.  Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty applied for Great Places grant funds for literature signage to be installed along trails.  CAT Grant funding was awarded this year to three entities in Johnson County. The City will be applying for CAT funding for Centennial Park.  The annual CVB luncheon is scheduled for December 0 at the Coralville Marriott from 11:30 – 1.  Councilor Smith reported on Back2School Bash.

New Business

Councilor Smith reported that he has officially entered the race running for a 4-year term in the November 5 election.  Councilor Harrington announced she will be running for reelection.

Adjournment

At 6:59 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

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