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City Council on July 10, 2018

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, Regular Session, June 26, 2018
    2. Claims
    3. Phase II WWTP Improvements, Tricon Construction Group, Pay Application Number 31R, $82,421.20
    4. Phase I Water System Improvements Div. I Water Treatment Plant, Portzen Construction, Inc., Change Order Number 13, $6,472.00
    5. Phase I Water System Improvements Div. I Water Treatment Plant, Portzen Construction, Inc., Pay Application Number 21, $60,991.42
    6. Front Street Improvements Project, Pay Application Number 4, Dave Schmitt Construction, $230,382.68
    7. Highway 965, Phase 3, Pay Application Number 3, Streb Construction, $913,426.43
    8. Highway 965, Phase 3, Change Order Number 2, Streb Construction, $2,145.00
    9. Liquor License Renewal, Rocky O’Briens
    10. Liquor License Application, Real Deals on Home Decor
  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
  12. Main Street Project
    1. Resolution Number 2018-102, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the Main Street Improvements Project
  13. Rezoning – The Preserve
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2018-07, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Watts Group located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for various residential zoning districts
  14. Kansas Avenue Project
    1. Resolution Number 2018-103, A Resolution approving the Public Utility Easement for private utilities to locate along Kansas Avenue
    2. Resolution Number 2018-104, A Resolution approving the issuance of a Warranty Deed to create right of way
  15. Old Business
  16. New Business
  17. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the July 10, 2018 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order.  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 and other interested parties.

 

Approval of the Agenda

Hoffman moved, Madsen seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes.  Agenda approved.

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Goings seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on June 26, 2018; the attached list of Claims; Pay Application Number 31R for the Phase II WWTP Improvements Project to Tricon Construction Group in the amount of $82,421.20; Change Order Number 13 for the Phase I Water System Improvements Div. I Water Treatment Plant Project to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $6,472.00; Pay Application Number 21 for the Phase I Water System Improvements Div. I Water Treatment Plant Project to Portzen Construction, Inc. in the amount of $60,991.42; Pay Application Number 4 for the Front Street Improvements Project to Dave Schmitt Construction in the amount of $230,382.68; Pay Application Number 3 for the Highway 965, Phase 3 Project to Streb Construction in the amount of $913,426.43; Change Order Number 2 for the Highway 965, Phase 3 Project for Streb Construction in the amount of $2,145.00; the Liquor License Renewal for Rocky O’Brien’s and the Liquor License Application, Real Deals on Home Décor.  After discussion, the vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

 

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

 

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported on the charts included in the Council packet on housing units permitted.

 

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported on the progress of the Highway 965 Project.  The Front Street Project is close to opening. The Kansas Avenue RISE Project is making some progress.  The punch list has been issued for the substantially complete Cherry Street Sewer Upgrades Project. Council discussed the report with Trom.

 

City Attorney Report

City Attorney Scott Peterson had no report.

 

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey reported on end of year work, the Summer Lunch Program, Back 2 School Bash, the Noble Knights program, Clerk School and the transition to the new trash program.  Council discussed the report with staff.

 

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that the joint meeting is Monday, July 16 with a 4 p.m. reception and 4:30 p.m. meeting.  Staff is working the City’s Financial Advisor on the upcoming bond sale.  Heiar reported that the City Attorney is retiring in September. The search process has started.

 

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue reported on meeting with UICCU and the Transit Committee meeting.  Council offered feedback regarding the transit committee minutes and direction of the committee.

 

Main Street Project

Heiar presented information on the project. Goings moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-102, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the Main Street Improvements Project.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Hoffman, Pollock, Sayre; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Rezoning – The Preserve

Hoffman moved, Goings seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2018-07, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Watts Group located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for various residential zoning districts.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Madsen, Pollock, Goings; nays – Sayre.  Motion carried.

 

Kansas Avenue Project

Heiar presented information regarding the following resolutions.

 

Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-103, A Resolution approving the Public Utility Easement for private utilities to locate along Kansas Avenue. The vote was: ayes – Goings, Hoffman, Sayre, Madsen, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Goings moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-104, A Resolution approving the issuance of a Warranty Deed to create right of way.  The vote was: ayes – Sayre, Goings, Hoffman, Pollock, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Old Business

Councilor Pollock offered thanks to department heads for reports.  Heiar reported on the detour information on Zeller Street.

 

New Business

Councilor Sayre is researching other communities providing services at reduced cost or free for veteran’s.  He is proposing free trash and recycling for veterans. Councilor Hoffman acknowledged the Parks Department for the high quality of Penn Meadows Park ballfields during all the poor -quality weather. Hoffman is the chair for the Convention and Visitors Bureau starting next month.  He also reported that Solarize Johnson County is continuing through the end of August with a Power Hour in North Liberty next Thursday.  Councilor Sayre encouraged council to be thinking about how to handle the Christmas light right-of-way request.

 

Adjournment

At 7:16p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

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