City Council on March 27, 2018
- Call to order
- Roll call
- Approval of the Agenda
- Consent Agenda
- City Council Minutes, Regular Session, March 13, 2018
- City Council Minutes, Special Session, March 20, 2018
- February Revenues
- February Treasurer’s Report
- Retail Permit for Cigarette/Tobacco/Vapor for Liberty View
- Public Comment
- City Planner Report
- City Engineer Report
- City Attorney Report
- Assistant City Administrator Report
- City Administrator Report
- Mayor Report
- Proclamation of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
- Police Department Project
- Presentation from Police Design Group regarding the Police Department Construction Project
- Johnson County Refuse
- Update on refuse program
- Discussion and possible action regarding garbage services in North Liberty
- Police Department and Fire Department Authority and Responsibilities Ordinance
- Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2018-02, An Ordinance amending Chapters 5, 30 and 35 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending provisions concerning removal of officers and certain amendments regarding Police Department and Fire Department authority and responsibilities
- FY 19 Budget
- Public Hearing regarding the proposed FY 19 Annual Budget and Capital Improvements Plan
- Resolution Number 2018-23, A Resolution adopting the Annual Budget and Capital Improvements Plan for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019 for the City of North Liberty, Iowa
- Approval of Appraisals for the North Liberty Kansas Avenue RISE Improvements Project
- Old Business
- New Business
Call to order
Mayor Terry Donahue called the March 27, 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, LaTasha DeLoach, James Estes, Diane Venenga, Steve Smith and other interested parties.
Approval of the Agenda
Pollock moved, Madsen seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.
Goings moved, Hoffman seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on March 13, 2018; City Council Minutes from the Special Session on March 20, 2018; the attached list of Claims; February Revenues; February Treasurer’s Report; and the Retail Permit for Cigarette/Tobacco/Vapor for Liberty View. The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.
Pat Heiden, a candidate for Johnson County Board of Supervisors, was present. A resident who did not offer his name spoke regarding the proposed revisions to the refuse program.
City Planner Report
City Planner Dean Wheatley reported that he is working on an 80-acrea annexation petition. Council consideration will happen at the second meeting in April. The property will offer the potential for a variety of zoning and land uses.
City Engineer Report
City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Water Plant project is moving along nicely. The plant will be done in early May. The Silurian well, part of the well project, is being disinfected. The Jordan Well has a power connection issue that is being worked through. The raw water main project is close to complete. Utility companies are relocating utilities for the Highway 965, Phase 3 Project. The Trail Network Project preconstruction meeting was held. The contractor is waiting for the sites to dry out. The Front Street Improvements contractor began work on the water main. The project has slowed until the site dries out. The IDOT has approved the Kansas Avenue RISE Project plans. Tree removal is scheduled for this week. The public hearing is April 10 and bids will be received on April 17. Survey work has begun on the Penn and Front Streets Corridor Improvements Project. Council discussed the report with Trom.
City Attorney Report
City Attorney Scott Peterson reported on Kansas Ave project. No appraisals were received in time for the agenda tonight. A special Council meeting may be required to approve the appraisals. Council discussed the report with Peterson.
Assistant City Administrator Report
Assistant City Administrator reported that Muddy Creek Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 9 a.m. starting at the Recreation Center. Volunteers are welcome to help. Curbside leaf pickup April 2 to April 20. City wide Clean up Day is Saturday April 28 from 7 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Streets Shop. Penn Oaks development received a LIHTC award in the amount of $453,446. The City was awarded paint through the Paint Iowa Beautiful Program for the Ranshaw House interior. Council discussed the report with Mulcahey.
City Administrator Report
City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that the closing on the Showalter property happened on Friday. The second round of meetings with property owners impacted by the Penn/Front roundabout have started. Heiar reminded Council of the Thursday, April 5 Park Board meeting at 6:30.
Mayor Donahue reported that the MPOJC meeting is tomorrow evening. Mayor Donahue proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. LaTasha DeLoach, Johnson County Partnership for Protecting Children Chair, spoke regarding child abuse prevention. Council discussed the Mayor’s report with him.
Police Department Project
James Estes, Police Design Group, presented regarding the Police Department Construction Project. Council discussed the project with Estes and staff. The outcomes were that the envelope looks good, but questions exist with site location and design.
Johnson County Refuse
Steve Smith, Johnson County Refuse, presented the update on refuse program. Council discussed the proposed amendment with Smith. Andrew Brown offered insight on windy days on Molly Drive. Steve, president of HOA for Cedar Vista Lane spoke regarding the services. Council outcome was for staff to move ahead on contract and ordinance amendments necessary. Multi-family programming will need additional work.
Police Department and Fire Department Authority and Responsibilities Ordinance
Madsen moved, Pollock seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2018-02, An Ordinance amending Chapters 5, 30 and 35 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending provisions concerning removal of officers and certain amendments regarding Police Department and Fire Department authority and responsibilities. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Madsen, Sayre, Goings, Hoffman; nays – none.
FY 19 Budget
At 8:25 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding the proposed FY 19 Annual Budget and Capital Improvements Plan. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.
Goings moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2018-23, A Resolution adopting the Annual Budget and Capital Improvements Plan for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019 for the City of North Liberty, Iowa. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Goings, Madsen, Hoffman; nays – Pollock, Sayre. Motion carried.
No old business was presented.
Councilor Hoffman reported that Johnson County is kicking off Solarize Johnson County starting Earth Week. Heiar reported that North Liberty is a sponsor of the program by providing meeting locations. Councilor Pollock reported she attended Johnson County Livable Communities.
At 8:27 p.m., Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting.
CITY OF NORTH LIBERTY
Terry L. Donahue, Mayor Attest:
Tracey Mulcahey, City Clerk