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City Council on February 12, 2019

Agenda

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, January 22, 2019
    2. City Council Minutes, Special Session, January 29, 2019
    3. Claims
    4. Liquor License Renewal, Panchero’s
    5. Kansas Avenue RISE Project, Pay Application Number 9, Streb Construction, Co., Inc., $6,334.48
  5. Public Comment
  6. City Planner Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. Assistant City Administrator Report
  9. City Administrator Report
  10. Mayor Report
  11. Penn Street and Front Street Corridor Improvements Project
    1. Resolution Number 2019-24, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Penn and Front Corridor Improvements Project, North Liberty, Iowa
  12. ROW Vacation – North Front Street
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-01, An Ordinance vacating a portion of Right-of-Way in North Liberty, Iowa
  13. FY 18 Fund Balance Allocation
    1. Resolution Number 2019-24, A Resolution approving allocation of excess funds from the FY 2018 General Fund Balance according the Fund Balance Policy
  14. The Preserve Rezoning
    1. Staff and Commission recommendations
    2. Applicant Presentation
    3. Public Hearing regarding proposed rezoning
    4. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-02, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Watts Group Development, Inc. located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RD-8 Residential District
  15. Zoning Ordinance Amendments
    1. Staff and Commission recommendations
    2. Public Hearing regarding proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments
    3. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-03, An Ordinance amending various sections of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to provide necessary updates
  16. Old Business
  17. New Business
  18. Adjournment

Exempt session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 20.17(3)

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the February 12, 2019 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.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Tom Palmer, Joel Miller, Josey Bathke, Brent Smith, Duane Musser and other interested parties.Approval of the Agenda

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve the agenda. All ayes. Agenda approved.

Consent Agenda

Pollock moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on January 22, 2019; City Council Minutes from the Special Session on January 29, 2019; the attached list of Claims; the Liquor License Renewal for Panchero’s; and the Kansas Avenue RISE Project, Pay Application Number 9, Streb Construction, Co., Inc., $6,334.48. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

Josey Bathke, candidate for Council, introduced herself and thanked Council for the vote to hold the special election. Brent Smith, candidate for Council, introduced himself and thanked streets and parks for snow removal.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that bids for the Penn and Front Corridor Improvements Project will be considered tonight. The preconstruction meeting will be held in March.  Bids were received today for the Main Street Improvements Project.  Design is complete for the North Bend Drive Improvements Project.  The final review is tomorrow. The plans will be sent out for bids February 15. Council discussed the report with Trom.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey reported that the FY 20 budget will be published on Thursday, February 14.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported next week on February 19 is the Projects Open House at Southslope.  The open house will feature the Main Street Project, Penn and Front Corridor Improvements, Forevergreen Road, Police Department and a few other small projects. The City Attorney interview team interviewed three candidates last Friday afternoon. Heiar reminded all to speak into your microphones. He reminded the public that there is a 48-hour time limit to clear sidewalks of snow and ice.  Several zoning ordinance amendments on the agenda later.

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue reported that the MPOJC met last week. A new round of grant funding is coming soon.  He offered staff congratulations for winning the Linda Severson award this year.  February 19 is Iowa League of Cities Legislative Day. He has a board meeting on Wednesday.  He is participating in the League’s legislative conference calls on Mondays.

Penn Street and Front Street Corridor Improvements Project

Hoffman moved, Goings seconded Resolution Number 2019-24, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Penn and Front Corridor Improvements Project, North Liberty, Iowa.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Pollock, Hoffman, Madsen, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

ROW Vacation – North Front Street

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-01, An Ordinance vacating a portion of Right-of-Way in North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Pollock, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

FY 18 Fund Balance Allocation

Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-25, A Resolution approving allocation of excess funds from the FY 2018 General Fund Balance according the Fund Balance Policy.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Madsen, Goings, Pollock, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

The Preserve Rezoning

Heiar reported that Staff and the Planning Commission recommend approval of the application.

Duane Musser was present on behalf of the applicant and offered to answer questions.

At 6:51 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the Public Hearing regarding proposed rezoning. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Hoffman moved, Goings seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-02, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Watts Group Development, Inc. located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RD-8 Residential District.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Goings, Pollock, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Heiar reported that Staff and the Planning Commission recommend approval of the amendments.

Mayor Donahue opened the Public Hearing regarding proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments at 6:54. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-03, An Ordinance amending various sections of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to provide necessary updates. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Hoffman, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Councilor Pollock appreciation for all city employees, staff and citizens for Beat the Bitter,

Councilor Hoffman reported on meetings with the JECC Board and the ICCVB Board

New Business

Councilor Pollock asked residents to be mindful of snow emergencies and reminded all that the special election one month from today.  Councilor Madsen reported that Friday is last day to declare candidacy for the Special Election.

Adjournment

At 7:02 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

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