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Dubuque St closed to through traffic from Penn St to Front St on March 22

Dubuque St closed to through traffic from Penn St to Front St on March 22

On Friday March 22 from 9:30 am to noon, N Dubuque St will be closed to through traffic from Penn St to N Front St. This closure is for safe removal of a large damaged tree at 470 N Dubuque St.

Front Street between Dubuque and Cherry streets closed

Front Street between Dubuque and Cherry streets closed

The section of North Front Street is closed between Cherry St and Dubuque St.  This section is closed because of damaged caused by frost leaving the ground.  It will remain closed until further notice.

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City Council on January 22, 2019

Agenda

Regular Session
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, Work and Regular Session, January 8, 2019
    2. City Council Minutes, Special Session, January 15, 2019
    3. Claims
    4. December Revenues
    5. December Treasurer Report
    6. Liquor License Application, Hoosier Creek Event, January 29, 2019
  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 Project Easements
    1. Resolution Number 2019-11, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between Iowa City Community School District and the City of North Liberty
  12. Main Street Project Easements
    1. Resolution Number 2019-19, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between Hatch Family, LLC and the City of North Liberty
    2. Resolution Number 2019-20, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between David R. Persinger and the City of North Liberty
  13. Main Street Right of Way Vacation
    1. Public Hearing regarding disposal of property as part of Main Street Right-of-Way Vacation
    2. Resolution Number 2019-21, A Resolution disposing of certain real estate and approving issuance of a deed
  14. Penn Street and Front Street Project
    1. Public hearing regarding plans, specifications and estimate of cost
    2. Resolution Number 2019-22, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Penn and Front Corridor Improvements Project
  15. Main Street Project
    1. Public hearing regarding plans, specifications and estimate of cost
    2. Resolution Number 2019-23, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Main Street Improvements Project
  16. ROW Vacation – North Front Street
    1. Public Hearing regarding disposal of property on North Front Street
    2. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-01, An Ordinance vacating a portion of Right-of-Way in North Liberty, Iowa
  17. Council Vacancy
    1. Discussion and possible action on vacancy
  18. 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
  19. Old Business
  20. New Business
  21. Adjournment

Exempt session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 20.17(3)

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Donahue called the January 22, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.  Councilors present: Jennifer Goings, Chris Hoffman, and Jim Sayre; absent: Sarah Madsen, Annie Pollock.

Others present:  Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Joel Miller and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

Goings moved, Sayre seconded to approve the agenda with removal of the General Fund Allocation item and amending the action on the upcoming vacancy to only general discussion.  After discussion, the vote was all ayes. Agenda approved as amended.

Consent Agenda

Goings moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on January 8, 2019; City Council Minutes from the Special Session on January 15, 2019; the attached list of Claims; December Revenues; December Treasurer Report; and the Liquor License Application for the Hoosier Creek Event on January 29, 2019.  The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley provided a report on housing units and construction values.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that actions on the Penn and Front Corridor Project and the Main Street Project are on the agenda tonight. Both projects are being bid in February. Trom reported that the final walk through on the Highway 965 Project was unable to be accomplished due to snow cover.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey reported on audit RFP.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that the school district will be participating in the Penn and Front Corridor Project in the amount of $1 million for the roundabout and connection to the roundabout. The City Attorney search continues. The Committee is meeting tomorrow to discuss next steps.  The next budget meeting is Tuesday, January 29 for capital projects, social services and any other outstanding items.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue had no report.

Penn Street and Front Street Project Easements

Hoffman moved, Sayre seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-11, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between Iowa City Community School District and the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Sayre, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Main Street Project Easements

Hoffman moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-19, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between Hatch Family, LLC and the City of North Liberty. The vote was: ayes – Sayre, Hoffman, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Hoffman moved, Sayre seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-20, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between David R. Persinger and the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Sayre, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Main Street Right of Way Vacation

At 6:37 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the Public Hearing regarding disposal of property as part of Main Street Right-of-Way Vacation. Heiar presented information on the vacation. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Sayre moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-21, A Resolution disposing of certain real estate and approving issuance of a deed.  The vote was: ayes – Goings, Sayre, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Penn Street and Front Street Project

At 6:39 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the Public hearing regarding plans, specifications and estimate of cost for the Penn and Front Corridor Improvements Project. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Goings moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-22, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Penn and Front Corridor Improvements Project.  The vote was: ayes –Sayre, Hoffman, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Main Street Project

At 6:40 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the Public hearing regarding plans, specifications and estimate of cost for the Main Street Project. Trom presented information on the project. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Hoffman moved, Sayre seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-23, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Main Street Improvements Project.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Sayre, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

ROW Vacation – North Front Street

Mayor Donahue opened the Public Hearing regarding disposal of property on North Front Street at 6:42 p.m.  Wheatley presented information on this vacation. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

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

Council Vacancy

Council discussed the upcoming vacancy on the City Council.

Council recessed at 6:57 p.m. Council reconvened at 7:00 p.m.

Old Business

Councilor Sayre thanked the landowners that have graciously granted easements for projects with no charge to the City.  Councilor Hoffman reported as the CVB representative at the annual meeting in December, images were used that were taken from Stackla. Stackla includes images captured throughout the community on regular people’s social media. Mayor Donahue reported that he forwarded the City’s collage of pictures in motion for the year in review to the Iowa League of Cities.

Adjournment

At 7:05 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

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