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City Council on March 12, 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, Regular Session, February 26, 2019
    2. Claims
  5. Public Comment
  6. City Planner Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. Assistant City Administrator Report
  9. City Administrator Report
  10. Mayor Report
    1. Proclamation – Women’s History Month
  11. City Attorney Contract
    1. Resolution Number 2019-32, A Resolution Approving City Attorney Employment Agreement
  12. Cemetery Board and Parks and Recreation Commission Appointments
    1. Appointments to the Cemetery Board and Parks and Recreation Commission
  13. North Bend Improvements Project
    1. Resolution Number 2019-33, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the North Bend Improvements Project, North Liberty, Iowa
  14. ROW Vacation – North Front Street
    1. Public Hearing regarding the disposition of property
    2. Resolution Number 2019-34, A Resolution approving the disposition of Real Estate owned by the City of North Liberty and authorizing issuance of the deed
  15. Grant Elementary School
    1. Staff and Commission recommendations
    2. Application Presentation
    3. Resolution Number 2019-35, A Resolution approving the Preliminary Plat of Grant Elementary Subdivision, North Liberty, Iowa
    4. Resolution Number 2019-36, A Resolution approving the Final Plat and accepting improvements for Grant Elementary Subdivision, North Liberty, Iowa
  16. Smalley – Linn County REC Annexation
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed annexation
    2. Resolution Number 2019-37, A Resolution approving annexation of certain property to the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  17. Automatic Aid Agreements
    1. Resolution Number 2019-38, A Resolution approving the Automatic Aid Agreement between Jefferson Monroe Fire Department, Inc. (Swisher Fire) and the City of North Liberty
    2. Resolution Number 2019-39, A Resolution approving the Automatic Aid Agreement between the City of Coralville and the City of North Liberty
    3. Resolution Number 2019-40, A Resolution approving the Automatic Aid Agreement between the City of Iowa City and the City of North Liberty
  18. The Preserve
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-02, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Watts Group Development, Inc. located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RD-8 Residential District
    2. Staff and Commission recommendations
    3. Applicant Presentation
    4. Resolution Number 2019-41, A Resolution approving the revised Preliminary Plat of The Preserve, North Liberty, Iowa
  19. Zoning Ordinance Amendments
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-03, An Ordinance amending various sections of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to provide necessary updates
  20. Fence Ordinance Amendment
    1. Public Hearing regarding the proposed amendments to fence regulations
    2. First consideration of Ordinance 2019-04, An Ordinance amending Chapter 169, Zoning Code Development Regulations of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on barbed wire and electric fences
  21. Old Business
  22. New Business
  23. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Pro Tem Chris Hoffman called the March 12, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:34 p.m.  Councilors present: Jennifer Goings, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen; absent: Councilor Annie Pollock and Mayor Terry Donahue.

Others present:  Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Dean Wheatley, Joel Miller, Grant Lientz, Brian Platz, Duane Musser and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on February 26, 2019 and the attached list of Claims. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

No public comment was offered.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported his is working with three UI student groups on three different projects with results coming at the end of the semester.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey reported that she is reviewing audit proposals and financial software proposals.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that city staff is working with a UI student group on the Centennial Park facility concept. Heiar attended preconstruction meetings for the Police Station and the Penn and Front Corridor Project. Staff is working on a letter that will be sent to the entire neighborhood affected by the Penn and Front Street project detailing parking restrictions and how detours will work.

Mayor Report

Mayor Pro Tem Hoffman proclaimed March as Women’s History Month.

City Attorney Contract

Heiar presented information on the process. Grant Lientz introduced himself. Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-32, A Resolution Approving City Attorney Employment Agreement.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Madsen, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Cemetery Board and Parks and Recreation Commission Appointments

Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve the Mayor’s recommended appointments of Rob Hajek to the Cemetery Board and Richard Grugin to the Parks and Recreation Commission to fill unexpired terms.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

North Bend Improvements Project

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-33, A Resolution accepting the bid and authorizing execution of the contract for the North Bend Improvements Project, North Liberty, Iowa. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Madsen, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

ROW Vacation – North Front Street

Mayor Pro Tem Hoffman opened the public hearing regarding the disposition of property at 6:45 p.m.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-34, A Resolution approving the disposition of Real Estate owned by the City of North Liberty and authorizing issuance of the deed. The vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Hoffman; nays -none. Motion carried.

Grant Elementary School

Wheatley reported that staff and the Commission recommend approval with no conditions.

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-35, A Resolution approving the Preliminary Plat of Grant Elementary Subdivision, North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Goings, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-36, A Resolution approving the Final Plat and accepting improvements for Grant Elementary Subdivision, North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Smalley – Linn County REC Annexation

At 6:48 p.m., Mayor Pro Tem Hoffman opened the public hearing regarding proposed annexation. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-37, A Resolution approving annexation of certain property to the City of North Liberty, Iowa. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Automatic Aid Agreements

Chief Platz presented information on the Automatic Aid Agreements.  Council discussed the maps and agreements with Platz.

Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-38, A Resolution approving the Automatic Aid Agreement between Jefferson Monroe Fire Department, Inc. (Swisher Fire) and the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Madsen, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-39, A Resolution approving the Automatic Aid Agreement between the City of Coralville and the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-40, A Resolution approving the Automatic Aid Agreement between the City of Iowa City and the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

The Preserve

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-02, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property owned by Watts Group Development, Inc. located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RD-8 Residential District.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Goings, Madsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Wheatley reported that staff and the Commission recommend approval with no conditions.

Duane Musser was present on behalf of the applicant and offered additional information.

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-41, A Resolution approving the revised Preliminary Plat of The Preserve, North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Goings, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Goings moved, Madsen seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2019-03, An Ordinance amending various sections of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to provide necessary updates. The vote was: ayes – Madsen, Hoffman, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Fence Ordinance Amendment

Mayor Pro Tem Hoffman opened the public hearing regarding the proposed amendments to fence regulations at 7:05 p.m.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Madsen moved, Goings seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance 2019-04, An Ordinance amending Chapter 169, Zoning Code Development Regulations of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on barbed wire and electric fences.  The vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

Councilor Goings stated that there is still time to vote and thanked the candidates.

Adjournment

At 7: 06 p.m., Mayor Pro Tem Hoffman adjourned the meeting.

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