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City Council on February 25, 2020

Agenda

Regular Session
6:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers
1 Quail Creek Circle, North Liberty, Iowa

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. City Council Minutes, Regular and Work Sessions, February 11, 2020
    2. Claims
    3. January Revenues
    4. January Treasurer Report
    5. Liquor License Renewal, Jalapeno
  5. Public Comment
  6. Planning Director Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. City Administrator Report
  9. Mayor Report
  10. Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project
    1. Resolution Number 2020-17, A Resolution approving the purchase of Easements from Smalley Property 270, LLC for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project
    2. Resolution Number 2020-18, A Resolution approving the purchase of land and Easements from DERS 390 LLC and Moyna North, LLC, for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project
    3. Resolution Number 2020-19, A Resolution approving the purchase of Easements from John P. Rarick and Theola Rarick for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project
    4. Public hearing regarding plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the Southwest Area Utility Improvement Project
    5. Resolution Number 2020-20, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project
  11. FY 21 Budget
    1. Public Hearing regarding the proposed Maximum Tax Levy for FY 2020-2021
    2. Resolution Number 2020-21, A Resolution approving the Maximum Tax Dollars from certain levies for the City of North Liberty’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21
  12. Diamond Dreams Urban Renewal Amendment
    1. Resolution Number 2020-22, A Resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Designation of the Expanded North Liberty Urban Renewal Area and on Urban Renewal Plan Amendment
  13. Ranshaw Way, Phase Five Project
    1. Resolution Number 2020-23, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement with Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the Ranshaw Way, Phase Five Project
  14. Dubuque Street, Phase One Project
    1. Resolution Number 2020-24, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement with Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the Dubuque Street, Phase One Project
  15. Mobile Home Park Discussion
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding Mobile Home Parks
  16. Old Business
  17. New Business
  18. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the February 25, 2020 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. Councilors present: RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Brent Smith, and Brian Wayson; absent: Annie Pollock.

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

Approval of the Agenda

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes, Regular and Work Sessions, February 11, 2020; the attached list of Claims; January Revenues; January Treasurer Report; and the Liquor License Renewal, Jalapeno.  The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

Planning Director Report

Planning Director Ryan Rusnak spoke on the Code Compliance process. Council discussed the process with Rusnak.  Jean Parker, a resident of Golfview, spoke regarding the Code Compliance process.

City Administrator Ryan Heiar arrived at 6:37 p.m.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the St. Andrews Drive Project Preconstruction meeting will be in March. He reported that the Muddy Creek stabilization project is almost complete. The Aquatic Center HVAC final design meeting will be held next week.  Council discussed the report with Trom.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that next week is the Council Goal Setting Session from 4 – 8 p.m.

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue reported that he attended the open house at Kepros Physical Therapy. He attended the Optimists Essay contest results event. He encouraged all to join in the book reading at the elementary schools.  The State of the School meeting is scheduled for the day after tomorrow. He encouraged councilors who attend to share the presented information.  The Transportation Committee meets Thursday evening.

Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-17, A Resolution approving the purchase of Easements from Smalley Property 270, LLC for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project.  The vote was: ayes – Smith, Hoffman, Harrington, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Wayson moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-18, A Resolution approving the purchase of land and Easements from DERS 380 LLC and Moyna North, LLC, for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project.  The vote was: ayes – Wayson, Harrington, Hoffman, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Smith moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-19, A Resolution approving the purchase of Easements from John P. Rarick and Theola Rarick for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project. The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Smith, Hoffman, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

At 6:46 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the Southwest Area Utility Improvement Project.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-20, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Harrington, Wayson, Hoffman, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

FY 21 Budget

At 6:47 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the Public Hearing regarding the proposed Maximum Tax Levy for FY 2020-2021.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-21, A Resolution approving the Maximum Tax Dollars from certain levies for the City of North Liberty’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21.  The vote was: ayes – Smith, Hoffman, Harrington, Wayson; nays -none. Motion carried.

Councilor Pollock joined the meeting at 6:48 p.m.

Diamond Dreams Urban Renewal Amendment

Wayson moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-22, A Resolution setting date for Public Hearing on Designation of the Expanded North Liberty Urban Renewal Area and on Urban Renewal Plan Amendment. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Harrington, Wayson, Hoffman, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Ranshaw Way, Phase Five Project

Heiar presented information on the project. Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-23, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement with Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the Ranshaw Way, Phase Five Project. The vote was: ayes – Wayson, Smith, Harrington, Hoffman, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Dubuque Street, Phase One Project

Heiar provided detail on the project. Hoffman moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-24, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement with Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the Dubuque Street, Phase One Project. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Hoffman, Harrington, Smith, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Mobile Home Park Discussion

Council discussed potential assistance for mobile home parks in North Liberty with regards to the Mobile Home Task Force report and the recent happenings at the State level.  Council consensus was to have staff investigate partnering with local lending institutions to back loans, providing funds for relocation, holding new owners accountable for promised improvements, issuing a joint statement, asking the state about divesting IPERS from equity firms, and other options that do not include funds going to the owner.

Councilor Hoffman left the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

Several residents of Golfview Mobile Home court spoke regarding the Council discussion including eviction without cause, office staff, street issues, water issues and other concerns. The Mayor requested that pictures and information be sent to City staff.

Old Business

No old business was presented.

New Business

Councilor Wayson reported that he joined the Washington Avenue Running Club President’s Day 5K.  Councilor Smith reported that he toured the Shelter House facility.  He offered compliments to the Liberty High School students helping with the Houses into Homes program.

Adjournment

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 7:28 p.m.

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Information Packet (see updates below) Agenda (updated Feb. 24, 2020) Additional Information (updated Feb. 24, 2020)
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