City Council on February 9, 2021
6:30 p.m., Regular Session, via Zoom
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- Call to order
- Roll call
- Approval of the Agenda
- Consent Agenda
- City Council Minutes, Regular Session, January 26, 2021
- Liquor License Renewal, Walgreens
- Andrews Drive Project, Change Order Number 5, Metro Pavers, ($21,000.00)
- Andrews Drive Project, Pay Application Number 9, Metro Pavers, $20,759.93
- SW Growth Area Water and Sewer Extensions, Pay Application Number 5, $322,723.300
- City Engineer Report
- City Administrator Report
- Mayor Report
- Johnson County Veteran’s Affairs
- Report from Gary Boseneiler
- Assessment Resolution
- Resolution Number 2021-10, A Resolution assessing delinquent amounts owed to the City of North Liberty, Iowa to individual property taxes
- Old Business
- New Business
Call to order
Mayor Terry Donahue called the February 9, 2021 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. Councilors present: Chris Hoffman, Annie Pollock, Brent Smith, and Brian Wayson; absent: RaQuishia Harrington.
Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Grant Lientz, Ryan Rusnak, Kevin Trom, and other interested parties.
Approval of the Agenda
Pollock moved, Smith seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.
Hoffman moved, Pollock seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes, Regular Session, January 26, 2021; the attached list of Claims; the Liquor License Renewal for Walgreens; St. Andrews Drive Project, Change Order Number 5, Metro Pavers, deduct of $21,000.00; St. Andrews Drive Project, Pay Application Number 9, Metro Pavers, $20,759.93; and SW Growth Area Water and Sewer Extensions, Pay Application Number 5, $439,796.51. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.
City Engineer Report
City Engineer Trom had no report. He offered to answer questions.
City Administrator Report
City Administrator Heiar reported that the maximum levy public hearing will be held at the next Council meeting, February 23. The budget hearing and adoption will be the first March meeting. The new law requires a four-fifths vote of the City Council to pass the budget. Heiar updated Council on the applications for Social Service funding. He encouraged Council to forward other applicants that have not been included to connect to City Hall staff. Applications will be considered at the second meeting in April. A discussion regarding franchise fees will be on the March 9 agenda. An email will be coming out soon regarding the process and the fees.
Mayor Donahue reported that at the recent MPOJC meeting, he was named the Chairman for another year. He updated the public on mask wearing in the City. Council discussed the report with the Mayor.
Johnson County Veteran’s Affairs
Gary Boseneiler shared information on Johnson County Veteran’s Affairs. Council discussed the information with Boseneiler.
Wayson moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2021-10, A Resolution assessing delinquent amounts owed to the City of North Liberty, Iowa to individual property taxes. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Pollock, Wayson, Smith, Hoffman; nays – none; absent – Harrington. Motion carried.
Councilor Pollock thanked all staff and the community for the Beat the Bitter activities. She encouraged residents to read the additional information in the Council packet regarding the Fire Department’s annual report. Councilor Smith offered the Fire Department thanks for the record number of calls including Chief Platz running a lot of calls. He encouraged all councilors to read strategic plan. Heiar responded to the number of calls the Fire Chief takes. The Chief is working to reduce the number he goes on. Councilor Hoffman offered compliments for Beat the Bitter to all staff. He reported that the JECC Board’s annual report was presented to the Board today. He offered information on the Ambassador Program. He thanked all for clearing sidewalks, fire hydrants and mailboxes. Councilor Wayson offered positive feedback on clearing roads and trails.
No new business was offered.
Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 6:56 p.m