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City Council on January 14, 2020

Agenda

City Council
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 Session, December 10, 2019
    2. Claims
    3. November Revenues
    4. November Treasurer’s Report
    5. Liquor License Application, Beat the Bitter Part 1
    6. Liquor License Application, Beat the Bitter Part 2
    7. Liquor License Application, Urban Fuel (update)
    8. Liquor License Renewal, Walgreens
    9. Red Fern Dog Park Paving, Pay Application Number 1, Midwest Concrete, Inc., $128,590.00
    10. Police Department Construction, Pay Application Number 5, Tricon General Construction, $391,458.33
    11. Police Department Construction, Pay Application Number 6, Tricon General Construction, $149,543.21
    12. Well 5 Recasing, Pay Application Number 3, Northway Well & Pump Company, $104,471.50
    13. Highway 965, Phase 3 Pay Application Number 13, Streb Construction, Co, Inc., $58,939.57
    14. Highway 965, Phase 3 Change Order Number 10, Streb Construction, Co., Inc., $39.18
    15. Highway 965, Phase 3 completion and acceptance of the project
  5. Public Comment
  6. City Planner Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. City Attorney Report
  9. Assistant City Administrator Report
  10. City Administrator Report
  11. Mayor Report
    1. Proclamation – 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration
    2. Proclamation – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  12. Diamond Dreams
    1. Remove from the table
    2. Discussion and possible action
  13. The Evermore Part One Subdivision
    1. Planning Commission and Staff recommendations
    2. Resolution Number 2020-01, A Resolution approving the Preliminary Plat of The Evermore Part One, North Liberty, Iowa
  14. Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project
    1. Resolution Number 2020-02, A Resolution approving the purchase of easements from Bowman Property, LLC for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project
  15. Metro Bike Plan
    1. Resolution Number 2020-03, A Resolution of the City Council adopting the Metro Area Bicycle Master Plan
  16. Garner 28E
    1. Resolution Number 2020-04, A Resolution approving the 28E Agreement between the Iowa City Community School District and the City of North Liberty, Iowa for the use of Buford Garner Gymnasium and storage facilities
  17. Assessment Resolution
    1. Resolution Number 2020-05, A Resolution assessing delinquent amounts to the City of North Liberty, Iowa to individual property taxes
  18. Andrews Drive Project
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the St. Andrews Drive Project
    2. Resolution Number 2020-06, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the St. Andrews Drive Project
  19. Aquatic Center HVAC Replacement
    1. Resolution Number 2020-07, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive Hattery, Inc. for the Aquatic Center HVAC Replacement Project
  20. Old Business
  21. New Business
  22. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the January 14, 2020 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order.  Councilors present:  Chris Hoffman, Annie Pollock, Brent Smith, Brian Wayson; absent: RaQuishia Harrington.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Grant Lientz, Tracey Mulcahey, Ryan Rusnak, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, 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

Pollock moved, Smith seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes, Regular Session, December 10, 2019; the attached list of Claims; November Revenues; November Treasurer’s Report; Liquor License Application, Beat the Bitter Part 1; Liquor License Application, Beat the Bitter Part 2; Liquor License Application, Urban Fuel (update); Liquor License Renewal, Walgreens; Red Fern Dog Park Paving, Pay Application Number 1, Midwest Concrete, Inc., $128,590.00; Police Department Construction, Pay Application Number 5, Tricon General Construction, $391,458.33; Police Department Construction, Pay Application Number 6, Tricon General Construction, $149,543.21; Well 5 Recasing, Pay Application Number 3, Northway Well & Pump Company, $104,471.50; Highway 965, Phase 3 Pay Application Number 13, Streb Construction, Co, Inc., $58,939.57; Highway 965, Phase 3 Change Order Number 10, Streb Construction, Co., Inc., $39.18; and Highway 965, Phase 3 completion and acceptance of the project .  The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

Myron Wessinger, 485 N. Stewart Street, spoke regarding zoning enforcement. He presented a proposed ordinance modification to the City Council and an exhibit. Rosie Wessinger, 485 N. Stewart, spoke regarding the letter and email sent regarding code enforcement.  She spoke regarding her communications with neighbors regarding their enforcement proceedings.  Wessinger felt that her privacy was invaded. Bonnie Moses, 490 N. Stewart Street, offered support for Wessingers’ and other neighbors’ concerns. John Fisher, 235 W. Chestnut, spoke regarding the letter he received regarding junk.  Jim Miller, 245 N. George Street, received letter in 2016 regarding pontoon boat on the garden and this year for a pickup with topper on blocks that needed to be moved.  Darlene Smith, 347 Fox Run, spoke regarding allowing signs in the right of way for Optimist events.  Council and staff discussed the issue.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported that builders and developers are looking for land in North Liberty to develop.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Highway 965, Phase 3 Project is closing out. The St. Andrews Project tree removals are complete. The plans are out for bid with bids being due next Tuesday. The Muddy Creek tree removals are about half done. The project is suspended temporarily to allow the ground to freeze again. The Aquatic Center HVAC replacement project will replace the pool dehumidification unit.  The unit will be replaced in August.  Council discussed the report with Trom.

City Attorney Report

City Attorney Grant Lientz had no report.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey had no report.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar introduced Ryan Rusnak as the new Planning Director.  Dean Wheatley will be retiring from the position on January 31 after a forty plus year career. The budget meeting on Tuesday, January 21 will start at 5:30 p.m. The second budget meeting on January 28, in conjunction with the regular council meeting, will begin at 6 p.m. The Council Goal Setting session is March 4 starting at 4 p.m. with Elizabeth Hansen, Midwest Municipal Consulting, will be facilitating. Heiar reminded all that caucuses are February 3.  All City facilities and school gyms will be full of caucus goers.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue reported on the Joint Agency meeting last night.  The group discussed the 28E Agreement under development for Joint Access Center.  The group discussed the Mobile Home Task force report.  Mayor Donahue will have Sara Barron come to the first meeting in February to present the report.

Mayor Donahue read the proclamation regarding the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration.  Representatives from the League of Women Voters were present to accept the proclamation.

Councilor Hoffman left at 7:16 p.m.

Mayor Donahue read the proclamation regarding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Diamond Dreams

Smith moved, Pollock seconded to remove from the Diamond Dreams item from the table.  The vote was all ayes. Motion carried.

Kyle Sherman presented additional information on the proposal.    Council discussed the proposal with Sherman and Mike Bails.  Smith moved, Pollock seconded to approve starting the process with Diamond Dreams to establish agreement and TIF district.  After discussion, the vote was all ayes. Motion carried.

The Evermore Part One Subdivision

Wheatley reported that the Planning Commission and Staff recommend approval of this preliminary plat with no conditions.

Wayson moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-01, A Resolution approving the Preliminary Plat of The Evermore Part One, North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Smith, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project

Lientz presented information on the easement.  Smith moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-02, A Resolution approving the purchase of easements from Bowman Property, LLC for the Southwest Growth Area Utility Improvement Project.  The vote was: ayes – Wayson, Smith, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Metro Bike Plan

Pollock moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-03, A Resolution of the City Council adopting the Metro Area Bicycle Master Plan.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Pollock, Smith, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Garner 28E

Heiar presented information on the agreement. Wayson moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-04, A Resolution approving the 28E Agreement between the Iowa City Community School District and the City of North Liberty, Iowa for the use of Buford Garner Gymnasium and storage facilities.  The vote was: ayes – Smith, Wayson, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Assessment Resolution

Wayson moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-05, A Resolution assessing delinquent amounts owed to the City of North Liberty, Iowa to individual property taxes.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Smith, Wayson, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

St. Andrews Drive Project

Mayor Donahue opened the Public Hearing regarding proposed plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the St. Andrews Drive Project at 7:43 p.m.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Pollock moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-06, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the St. Andrews Drive Project. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Wayson, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Aquatic Center HVAC Replacement

Council and staff discussed the project.  Pollock moved, Wayson seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-07, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive Hattery, Inc. for the Aquatic Center HVAC Replacement Project.  The vote was: ayes – Wayson, Smith, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Councilor Smith attended the Municipal Leadership Academy Part One with Councilor Harrington.

New Business

Mayor Donahue reminded Council open house Thursday for new daycare center.   Councilor Wayson congratulated the Scout in attendance for staying. Councilor Smith thanked the Scouts for Muddy Creek Cleanup Day and congratulated Chief Venenga for being appointed to the ILEA Board.

Adjournment

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 7:48 p.m.

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