City Council on January 26, 2021
Regular Session, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom
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- Call to order
- Roll call
- Approval of the Agenda
- Budget Presentation – FY 2022
- Remaining Operational Budget Items
- Capital Improvements
- Consent Agenda
- City Council Minutes, Regular Session, January 12, 2021
- City Council Minutes, Special Session, January 19, 2021
- December Revenues
- December Treasurer’s Report
- Liquor License Renewal, The Station II
- Ranshaw House Project, Wolfe Contracting, Inc., Change Order Number 3, $3,024.52
- Police Facility Project, Tricon General Construction, Inc., Change Order Number 10, $6,825.27
- City Engineer Report
- City Administrator Report
- Mayor Report
- Civic Campus
- Resolution Number 2021-08, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the City Hall Project
- Ranshaw Way, Phase 5
- Resolution Number 2021-09, A Resolution approving the purchase of real property, permanent and temporary easements from various property owners adjacent to Ranshaw Way for the Ranshaw Way, Phase 5 Project
- Old Business
- New Business
Call to order
Mayor Terry Donahue called the January 26, 2021 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. Councilors present: RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Brent Smith, and Brian Wayson; absent – Annie Pollock.
Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Grant Lientz, Ryan Rusnak, Kevin Trom, Shelly Simpson, Guy Goldsmith, Michael Pentecost, Brian Platz and other interested parties.
Approval of the Agenda
Smith moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.
Budget Presentation – FY 2022
Heiar presented information on the Capital Improvements Plan for FY 22. Council and staff discussed the use of the fund balance surplus from FY 19 and FY 20. The group discussed the City Hall Project including the use of the west side of Penn Meadows Park. Chief Platz presented information on the purchase of a replacement brush truck. Council discussed the purchase. Goldsmith presented information on the proposed parks projects. Council discussed the projects. Trom and Pentecost presented information on the Dubuque Street, Phase 1 Project. Pentecost presented information on the West Trunk Sewer Project. Consensus was reached to move ahead with City Hall design, Comprehensive Plan update, purchase of Off-road Brush Fire Truck, Centennial Park Road, Penn Meadows Park tennis courts, repairs to the Forevergreen Road trail, the Dubuque Street Project and the West Trunk Sewer repair. Other projects that were presented were deemed not essential this fiscal year. They will be presented again if the franchise fee discussion occurs.
Wayson moved, Harrington seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes, Regular Session, January 12, 2021; City Council Minutes, Special Session, January 19, 2021, the attached list of Claims; December Revenues; December Treasurer Report; the Liquor License Renewal for The Station II; Ranshaw House Project, Wolfe Contracting, Inc., Change Order Number 3, $3,024.52; Police Facility Project, Tricon General Construction, Inc., Change Order Number 10, $6,825.27. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.
City Engineer Report
City Engineer Trom reported on the IDOT meeting last week regarding continuing planning on the interchange at Penn Street. The project will be let in the summer of 2024. The SW Growth Project is moving slow due to weather. The St. Andrews Drive Project will be closing soon with a final signed change order for liquidated damages.
City Administrator Report
City Administrator Heiar reported on upcoming opportunities to tour the Guide Link Center, the ICAD investor meeting and the City’s participation in Go Red for Women. The bridge on Ranshaw Way will be lit red for the month of February to raise awareness.
Mayor Donahue reported the MPOJC meeting is tomorrow evening. The Governor will be at the Guide Link Center on Friday morning. He encouraged the Council to tour the facility
Wayson moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2021-08, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the City Hall Project. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Harrington, Smith, Wayson; nays – none; absent – Pollock. Motion carried.
Ranshaw Way, Phase 5
Lientz presented information on the resolution. Harrington moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2021-09, A Resolution approving the purchase of real property, permanent and temporary easements from various property owners adjacent to Ranshaw Way for the Ranshaw Way, Phase 5 Project. The vote was: ayes –Smith, Wayson, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none; absent – Pollock. Motion carried.
No old business was presented.
Councilor Wayson reported that he attended the Joint Meeting. He appreciated the interesting projects coming along and the Mayor’s insight on COVID vaccine was much appreciated.
Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 7:12 p.m.