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City Council on March 26, 2019

Agenda

Regular Session, 6:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle

  1. Swearing in of Raquishia Harrington to the City Council
  2. Call to order
  3. Roll call
  4. Approval of the Agenda
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. City Council Minutes, Regular Session, March 12, 2019
    2. Claims
    3. February Revenues
    4. February Treasurer Report
    5. Liquor License Renewal, Blue Bird Café
    6. Liquor License Renewal, Quail Creek Golf Course
    7. Liquor License Renewal, Adelita’s
  6. Public Comment
  7. City Planner Report
  8. City Engineer Report
  9. Assistant City Administrator Report
  10. City Administrator Report
  11. Mayor Report
    1. Proclamation – Child Abuse Prevention Month
  12. Collective Bargaining Agreement
    1. Resolution Number 2019-42, A Resolution approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Public Professional and Maintenance Employees Local 2003 for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022
  13. Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package #3
    1. Public hearing regarding plans, specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package #3
    2. Resolution Number 2019-43, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package #3 Project
  14. Fence Ordinance Amendment
    1. Second 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
  15. Open Burning Ordinance Amendment
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the Open Burning Restrictions
    2. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-05, An Ordinance amending Chapter 105, Solid Waste Control of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on open burning restrictions
  16. Old Business
  17. New Business
  18. Adjournment

Minutes

Swearing in of RaQuishia Harrington to the City Council

City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey swore in RaQuishia Harrington to the North Liberty City Council.

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the March 26, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.  Councilors present:  Jennifer Goings, RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman; absent: Sarah Madsen, Annie Pollock.

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

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Heiar seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on March 12, 2019; the attached list of Claims; February Revenues; February Treasurer Report; the Liquor License Renewal for Blue Bird Café; the Liquor License Renewal for Quail Creek Golf Course; the Liquor License Renewal for Adelita’s.  The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

Public Comment

Jason Van Houten, 505 Fox Run, spoke regarding vandalism on street and getting ticketed in his driveway for blocking the sidewalk.  Staff was asked to assist. Dave Cirillo, Golfview Court resident, spoke regarding the new ownership in Golfview Court.  Lot rent is set to increase more than $150 per month. He asked Council for help or options to help.  Mayor responded that the city is investigating the situation and options.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported that the two larger buildings on Kansas Avenue are starting to have finished materials on the exterior. He encouraged Council to drive by for a look.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Forevergreen Road Project preconstruction meeting was two weeks ago and will be starting soon.  Highway 965, Phase 3 final walk through is scheduled for tomorrow with IDOT.  Contractors for the Kansas Avenue RISE project expect to resume work in two weeks. Twenty percent is left to complete.  The Penn and Front Street Corridor project has started construction. The temporary access is expected to be constructed this week with the detour starting early next week. The Main Street Project preconstruction meeting was held. The project will be starting soon. Trom met with US Bank regarding the Trail Network Improvements Project to inform on the project and driveway impact. 50% plans will be submitted by the end of the week with the project being bid in May.  The North Bend Drive preconstruction meeting is Friday of this week. The project is expected to be complete by late May.  Fox Engineering is in the final design phase for the SW Growth Utilities Project. The Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package number 3 is on tonight’s agenda for a public hearing.

Assistant City Administrator Report

Assistant City Administrator Tracey Mulcahey had no report to offer.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that progress is being made on the dog park. Trees are cleared and will be ground next week. Grading will start in mid-April. City staff is repairing the frost heave on Front Street by the bike shop.  Heiar reminded Council that social service applications will be considered at the next meeting.

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue read a proclamation regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month.  He reported that McDonalds hosted a grand reopening.  $0.50 of each purchase made using the kiosk goes to the North Liberty Community Pantry. The Physician’s Clinic of Iowa hosts the grand opening on Thursday from 5 -7 p.m.  The MPOJC meeting is next Wednesday.

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-42, A Resolution approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Public Professional and Maintenance Employees Local 2003 for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Goings, Harrington, Hoffman; nays -none. Motion carried.

Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package #3

At 6:54 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding plans, specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package #3.  Andrew Brown, 647 Molly Drive, asked about the project scope.  The public hearing was closed.

Goings moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2019-43, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Bid Package #3 Project. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Goings, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Fence Ordinance Amendment

Harrington moved, Goings seconded to approve the second 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 – Harrington, Hoffman, Goings; nays – none. Motion carried.

Open Burning Ordinance Amendment

Chief Platz presented an overview of the ordinance amendment.  Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the Open Burning Restrictions at 6:59 p.m.  Andrew Brown, 647 Molly Drive, spoke regarding the neighbor burning across the street. The public hearing was closed.

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-05, An Ordinance amending Chapter 105, Solid Waste Control of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances to revise regulations on open burning restrictions.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Goings, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

New Business

Councilor Hoffman provided information on his trip to the Iowa State House tomorrow regarding utilities charging a fee for using solar on their homes. Mayor Donahue spoke regarding renewable energy sources.

Adjournment

At 7:04 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.

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