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City Council on February 27, 2018

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Work Session – Traffic Impact Study & Front Street/Penn Street Preliminary Engineering
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. City Council Minutes, Regular Session, February 13, 2018
    2. Claims
    3. February Revenues
    4. February Treasurer Report
  6. Public Comment
  7. City Planner Report
  8. City Engineer Report
  9. City Attorney Report
  10. Assistant City Administrator Report
  11. City Administrator Report
  12. Mayor Report
  13. ICCSD Site Plan
    1. Reconsideration
    2. Staff and Planning Commission Recommendations
    3. Applicant Presentation
    4. Resolution Number 2018-12, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for Lot 1, Grant Elementary School Subdivision, North Liberty, Iowa
  14. Run CRANDIC Special Event
    1. Information regarding the Run CRANDIC Special Event
  15. Storage Shed Ordinance Amendment
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2018-01, An Ordinance amending Chapter 168 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by revising subsection regarding storage sheds
  16. Police Department and Fire Department Authority and Responsibilities Ordinance
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed ordinance
    2. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2018-02, An Ordinance amending Chapters 5, 30 and 35 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending provisions concerning removal of officers and certain amendments regarding Police Department and Fire Department authority and responsibilities
  17. Living Word Church Site Plan
    1. Public hearing regarding easement vacation
    2. Resolution Number 2018-19, A Resolution vacating an Easement being a part of the Final Plat of Inter-City Industrial Park – Part Four, North Liberty, Iowa as recorded in the Plat Records of Johnson County, Iowa in Book 41, Page 39
    3. Resolution Number 2018-20, A Resolution approving the Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Agreement and Easement between the City of North Liberty and FIJC, LLC that establishes the terms and conditions under which stormwater management facilities will be maintained for Lot 4, Inter-City Industrial Park – Part Four in the City of North Liberty, Iowa
    4. Staff and Planning Commission Recommendations
    5. Applicant Presentation
    6. Resolution Number 2018-21, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for Inter-City Industrial Park – Part Four, Lots 3 and 4, North Liberty, Iowa
  18. Front Street Project
    1. Resolution Number 2018-22, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Front Street Improvements Project North Liberty, Iowa
  19. FY 19 Budget
    1. Public Hearing regarding the proposed FY 19 Annual Budget and Capital Improvements Plan
    2. Resolution Number 2018-23, A Resolution adopting the Annual Budget and Capital Improvements Plan for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019 for the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  20. Showalter Property
    1. Resolution Number 2018-24, A Resolution setting Public Hearing on a proposed Purchase Agreement for Real Estate owned by the City of North Liberty
  21. Goal Setting Report
    1. Resolution Number 2018-25, A Resolution accepting the Goal Setting Session Summary Report prepared by the Institute of Public Affairs for the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  22. Forevergreen Road Project
    1. Resolution Number 2018-26, A Resolution approving the Purchase Agreement for the Forevergreen Road Project (Project: IMN-380-6(344)2—OE-52)
  23. Old Business
  24. New Business
  25. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the February 27, 2018 Work & Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Councilors present: Jennifer Goings, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen, Annie Pollock and Jim Sayre.

 

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Scott Peterson, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Evan Runkle, Josiah Bilskemper, Justin Campbell, Tyson Landsgard, Josh Schamberger, Monica Nieves, Jeff Barnes, Luke Newton, Amy Kortemeyer, Nick Proud, Kristy Heffner, Brian Wayson and other interested parties.

 

Approval of the Agenda

Donahue requested that the Iowa City Community School District site plan be moved before Public Comment to accommodate school staff attendance at the School Board meeting. Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve the agenda as amended. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Work Session – Traffic Impact Study & Front Street/Penn Street Preliminary Engineering

Kevin Trom, Josiah Bilskemper and Justin Campbell presented the engineering study.  Council discussed the report with Shive-Hattery staff.

 

The Regular Session began at 6:38 p.m.

 

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on February 13, 2018; the attached list of Claims; February Revenues; February Treasurer Report; and the Liquor License Application for the The North Nest, 1295 Jordan Street.  After discussion, the vote was all ayes.  Consent Agenda approved.

 

ICCSD Site Plan

Peterson presented information on reconsideration.

 

Wheatley reported that Staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the site plan application.

 

Amy Kortemeyer, Assistant Superintendent, was present on behalf of the school district and offered to answer questions. New attendance zones will be considered by the school board tonight.  Kortemeyer agreed that the district would provide staff members at the drop off/pick up during school days to actively manage traffic to avoid vehicle queuing up on the city streets. Council discussed the application with Kortemeyer and Luke Newton, MMS Consultants.

 

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-12, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for Lot 1, Grant Elementary School Subdivision, North Liberty, Iowa.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Goings, Sayre, Madsen, Pollock; nays -none. Motion carried.

 

Run CRANDIC Special Event

Josh Schamberger, Monica Nieves and Tyson Landsgard were present on behalf of the Run CRANDIC Special Event. Council discussed the application with the representatives.

 

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

 

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported no planning commission meeting in March.

 

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom answered questions from Council.

 

City Attorney Report

City Attorney Scott Peterson reported received order from Chief Justice that Weinman appeal has been denied from further review.

 

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey had no report, but offered to answer questions.

 

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that he and Chief Venenga met with Police Design Group. The consultant will be presenting to Council at the March 13 meeting to present the site layout, floor plan and elevations.  Heiar reported on three upcoming events; First Friday Coffee at City Tractor on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 a.m.; Project Open House on March 7 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.; and the potential Parks/Council joint meeting.  Heiar requested council feedback on the joint meeting date and time.

 

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue reported on Transit committee meeting and an active bill in the legislature that deappropriates backfill over the next three years.

 

Storage Shed Ordinance Amendment

Hoffman moved, Sayre seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2018-01, An Ordinance amending Chapter 168 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by revising subsection regarding storage sheds. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Goings, Pollock, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

 Police Department and Fire Department Authority and Responsibilities Ordinance

At 7:24 p.m., the Mayor opened the public hearing regarding proposed ordinance.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

 

Peterson provided a summary of the changes. Council discussed the changes with staff. Sayre moved, Goings seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance Number 2018-02, An Ordinance amending Chapters 5, 30 and 35 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending provisions concerning removal of officers and certain amendments regarding Police Department and Fire Department authority and responsibilities.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Pollock, Hoffman, Sayre, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Living Word Church Site Plan

Wheatley presented a summary of the easement vacation and the site plan. Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding easement vacation at 7:32 p.m. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

 

Pollock moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-19, A Resolution vacating an Easement being a part of the Final Plat of Inter-City Industrial Park – Part Four, North Liberty, Iowa as recorded in the Plat Records of Johnson County, Iowa in Book 41, Page 39. The vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Hoffman, Pollock, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Madsen moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-20, A Resolution approving the Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Agreement and Easement between the City of North Liberty and FIJC, LLC that establishes the terms and conditions under which stormwater management facilities will be maintained for Lot 4, Inter-City Industrial Park – Part Four in the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Sayre, Goings, Pollock, Hoffman, Madsen; nays -none. Motion carried.

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Luke Newton, MMS Consultants, was present on behalf of the applicant.

 

Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-21, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for Inter-City Industrial Park – Part Four, Lots 3 and 4, North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Hoffman, Goings, Madsen, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Front Street Project

Heiar presented information regarding the bids. Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-22, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the Front Street Improvements Project North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Goings, Sayre, Hoffman, Madsen, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

FY 19 Budget

At 7:37 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding the proposed FY 19 Annual Budget and Capital Improvements Plan. Brian Wayson, 1150 W. Forevergreen Road, spoke regarding the budget and proposed deficit and fund balance.  The public hearing was closed.

 

Hoffman moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-23, A Resolution adopting the Annual Budget and Capital Improvements Plan for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019 for the City of North Liberty, Iowa. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Goings; nays – Sayre, Pollock. Motion carried.

 

Showalter Property

Heiar presented additional information regarding the sale of property not needed as a part of the Dubuque Street/North Liberty Road improvements project. Madsen moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-24, A Resolution setting Public Hearing on a proposed Purchase Agreement for Real Estate owned by the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Pollock, Hoffman, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Goal Setting Report

Council discussed the report. Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-25, A Resolution accepting the Goal Setting Session Summary Report prepared by the Institute of Public Affairs for the City of North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Goings, Sayre, Pollock, Hoffman, Madsen; nays -none. Motion carried.

 

Forevergreen Road Project

Heiar presented information regarding the purchase agreement.  Sayre moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-26, A Resolution approving the Purchase Agreement for the Forevergreen Road Project (Project: IMN-380-6(344)2—OE-52). The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Pollock, Sayre, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Old Business

Councilor Hoffman thanked everyone who helped with Beat the Bitter.  He encouraged Councilors to say yes to the request by Carrie Norton to tour the Shelter House.  He toured today.

 

New Business

Councilor Goings offered a plug for Coffee Connections at City Tractor on Friday. The Optimists pancake breakfast is on Saturday from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Community Center.

 

Adjournment

At 7:58 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

 

CITY OF NORTH LIBERTY

 

By:  ____________________________________________

Terry L. Donahue, Mayor                                                   Attest:

 

 

___________________________________________

Tracey Mulcahey, City Clerk

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2018-02-27-00-complete-City-Council-packet_Part1.pdf 2018-02-27-00-complete-City-Council-packet_Part2.pdf 2018-02-27-00-complete-City-Council-packet_Part3.pdf
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