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City Council on July 14, 2020

Agenda

Regular Session, 6:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety concerns require City of North Liberty public meetings to be held electronically, so as to limit the spread of the virus. The public is invited to submit questions and comments in advance of the meeting for consideration submitting them to the City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey via email at [email protected].

This meeting may be accessed live by the public on the internet at northlibertyiowa.org/live, on Facebook at facebook.com/northliberty or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCw6ipAPjJnd-olpRgPJcg. You can also attend by phone; call 1 (312) 626 6799 with a touch-tone phone and to enter the meeting ID 891 4917 9135 and nine-digit meeting password 868273865. Meetings are rebroadcast on cable and available on-demand on northlibertyiowa.org.

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. City Council Minutes, Regular Session, June 23, 2020
    2. Claims
    3. Liquor License Renewal, Casey’s #2788
    4. Liquor License Renewal, Tin Roost
    5. Liquor License Renewal, Smokin’ Joes
  5. City Engineer Report
  6. City Administrator Report
  7. Mayor Report
    1. Board & Commission Appointments
  8. Social Service Application
    1. Discussion and possible action on application from Families, Inc.
  9. Kahler Settlement Agreement
    1. Resolution Number 2020-57, A Resolution authorizing Settlement Agreement with Michael J. Kahler and Tamara S. Kahler
  10. Harvest Estates II, Part Six
    1. Resolution Number 2020-58, A Resolution approving the Developer’s Agreement for Harvest Estates II, Part Six
  11. Vintage Estates
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-02, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property located at 175 South Jones Boulevard located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-4 PAD Single-Unit Residence Planned Area Development
  12. Water Rate Update
    1. Third and adoption consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-04, An Ordinance amending Chapter 92.02, entitled “Rates for Service,” of the Municipal Code of North Liberty by adopting a new section 92.02 to increase the charges for water used
  13. Chapter 180 Ordinance regarding Minimum Low Openings on Plat Requirement
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-05, An Ordinance amending the Minimum Low Opening Requirements of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances
  14. Chapter 146.05 Ordinance regarding Rental Permit Guest
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-06, An Ordinance amending the Rental Permit Requirements of the North Liberty code of Ordinances
  15. Chapter 90.23 Ordinance regarding Backflow customer responsibility
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-07, An Ordinance clarifying customer and contractor responsibilities for backflow prevention device inspection and reporting
  16. Chapter 50.07 Ordinance regarding Nuisance Ordinance Scriveners error
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-08, An Ordinance correcting a scrivener’s error in Chapter 50 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances
  17. Chapter 41.07 Ordinance regarding Toy Guns
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-09, An Ordinance amending Chapter 41 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances
  18. Chapter 40.03 Ordinance regarding Disorderly Conduct
    1. Second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-10, An Ordinance amending Chapter 40.03 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances
  19. Old Business
  20. New Business
  21. Adjournment

Minutes

Roll call

Mayor Terry Donahue called the July 14, 2020 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. Councilors present:  RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Brent Smith, and Brian Wayson; absent: Annie Pollock.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Ryan Rusnak, Kevin Trom, Derek Blackman, Amy Gosnell and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Smith moved, Wayson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on June 23, 2020; the attached list of Claims; the Liquor License Renewal for Casey’s #2788; the Liquor License Renewal for Tin Roost; and the Liquor License Renewal for Smokin’ Joes. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Forevergreen Road Project has been substantially complete for a while, but there are still outstanding issues. He is meeting tomorrow with the IDOT and the contractor to resolve incomplete items.  The Southwest Growth Utilities Project contractor is on site starting work at Jones Boulevard and working west.  The contractor has offered assurances that they will still meet substantial completion dates.  The St. Andrews Drive project paving is mostly completed on the west side. The contractor is working on paving on the roundabout, grading and setting storm intake boxes. The contractor estimates they are four weeks behind with a late September reopening.  The Ranshaw Way Phase 5 Project is still in the acquisition and design phase. The project will be bid on February 16, 2021 through the IDOT office in Ames. The design components of the project will be presented to Council in the near future. The Ranshaw House, Phase 2 Project plans and specifications are 100% complete. The staff final review meeting will be on Thursday.  Bid documents will be issued in two weeks. The project will be awarded at the second meeting in August with a substantial completion date of December 31. Council discussed the report with Trom.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that Shive-Hattery will make a formal presentation to the City Council to show some of the features for the Ranshaw Way, Phase 5 Project to tie in with the identity project. Heiar provided an update on the status of City facilities and operations with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Police Station has been issued a temporary occupancy permit and has started moving to the new building.  The City closed on the bond sale last week. The settlement with IDOT for Highway 965, Phase 2 will be finished after the check tonight.  Heiar presented that in 2019, 53 complaints about fireworks were received. In 2020, 84 complaints were received. The Council discussed the report with Heiar.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue reported that he plans to make Board & Commission Appointments of Eric Ruttum and Dave Willer to the Board of Adjustment; Abdouramane Bila to the Tree and Storm Water Board; Angel Marsh to the Communications Advisory Board; and Jim Michel, Chace Huntzinger & Kyle Vanderploeg to the Board of Appeals.  Smith moved, Hoffman seconded to affirm these appointments.  The vote was all ayes. Appointments approved.

Social Service Application

Council discussed the application from Families, Inc.  Amy Gosnell was present to provide additional information.  Harrington moved, Wayson seconded to award $2,500 to Families, Inc.  The vote was all ayes. Motion carried.

Kahler Settlement Agreement

Heiar offered additional information on this agenda item. Smith moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-57, A Resolution authorizing Settlement Agreement with Michael J. Kahler and Tamara S. Kahler. The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Smith, Hoffman, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Harvest Estates II, Part Six

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-58, A Resolution approving the Developer’s Agreement for Harvest Estates II, Part Six. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Hoffman, Harrington, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Vintage Estates

Wayson moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-02, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property located at 175 South Jones Boulevard located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-4 PAD Single-Unit Residence Planned Area Development.  The vote was: ayes – Smith, Harrington, Hoffman, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Water Rate Update

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2020-04, An Ordinance amending Chapter 92.02, entitled “Rates for Service,” of the Municipal Code of North Liberty by adopting a new section 92.02 to increase the charges for water used. The vote was: ayes –Hoffman, Harrington, Wayson, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Chapter 180 Ordinance regarding Minimum Low Openings on Plat Requirement

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-05, An Ordinance amending the Minimum Low Opening Requirements of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances.  The vote was: ayes – Smith, Hoffman, Wayson, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Chapter 146.05 Ordinance regarding Rental Permit Guest

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-06, An Ordinance amending the Rental Permit Requirements of the North Liberty code of Ordinances. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Wayson, Harrington, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Chapter 90.23 Ordinance regarding Backflow customer responsibility

Wayson moved, Smith seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-07, An Ordinance clarifying customer and contractor responsibilities for backflow prevention device inspection and reporting. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Smith, Wayson, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Chapter 50.07 Ordinance regarding Nuisance Ordinance Scriveners error

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-08, An Ordinance correcting a scrivener’s error in Chapter 50 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Smith, Harrington, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Chapter 41.07 Ordinance regarding Toy Guns

Harrington moved, Wayson seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-09, An Ordinance amending Chapter 41 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances. The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Smith, Hoffman, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Chapter 40.03 Ordinance regarding Disorderly Conduct

Smith moved, Harrington seconded to approve the second consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-10, An Ordinance amending Chapter 40.03 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Wayson, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Heiar presented an update on the social justice/social equity conversation and updates on action steps that have been undertaken.  Mayor Donahue reported that the City Council will be meeting in person on July 28 for this issue specifically.  Council discussed meeting in person with a virtual option.  Councilor Harrington offered additional feedback on the next meeting and the conversations that need to be held. Councilor Smith reported that he reached out to people on the list that he knew.  He thanked various people for their involvement and leadership. Councilor Wayson spoke regarding emails on masks, both pro and against. He encouraged residents to wear masks when out and about.  He suggested a face shield if a mask can’t be worn.

New Business

Councilor Smith spoke regarding fireworks.  He clarified that the State mandates that fireworks can be sold in the City. The City cannot limit sales. The City can limit shooting them off and does restrict this. Councilor Smith spoke regarding storm damage.  He encouraged residents to use local, licensed and insured companies. Councilor Hoffman suggested contacting insurance agent to start.  He reported that at the MPOJC meeting, money was allocated Ranshaw Way for the project next year, $2.5 million from federal and state aid. The trail on Penn Street/North Liberty Road is in the FY 2024 funding plan.  Councilor Smith reported that Iowa City Area Better Together will be holding a pop-up internet access site at the end of the month.

Adjournment

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 7:28 p.m.

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