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City Council on May 12, 2020

Agenda

Regular Session, 6:30 p.m.

NOTICE: 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].

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  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. City Council Minutes, Regular Session, April 28, 2020
    2. Claims
    3. Liquor License Renewal, Mosley’s
    4. Well 5 Recasing Project, Pay Application Number 4, Northway Well & Pump Company, $55,832.92
  5. City Engineer Report
  6. City Administrator Report
  7. Mayor Report
    1. Discussion and possible action on Table to Table Emergency funding Request
  8. ICAD Presentation
    1. Presentation by Kate Moreland, ICAD
  9. Social Service Programs
    1. Presentation by social service applicants
    2. Discussion and possible action on social service funding for FY 2020-21
  10. 2020A Bond Sale
    1. Resolution Number 2020-43, A Resolution setting the date for Public Hearings on proposals to enter into a General Obligation Corporate Purpose Loan Agreements
  11. Settlement Agreement
    1. Resolution Number 2020-44, A Resolution authorizing the Settlement Agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation
  12. CDBG Agreement
    1. Resolution Number 2020-45, A Resolution approving the Community Development Block Grant Agreement between the City of North Liberty and the Iowa Economic Development Authority that establishes the terms and conditions under which grant funds will be used for an emergency childcare program
  13. Old Business
  14. New Business
  15. Adjournment

Minutes

NOTICE: 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.

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the May 12, 2020 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m on Zoom.us.  Councilors present RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Annie Pollock, Brent Smith, and Brian Wayson.

Others present:  Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Grant Lientz, Ryan Rusnak, Kevin Trom, Kate Moreland, Tom Banta, Lucy Barker, Mark Sertterh, Barb Vinograde, Sofia Mehaffey, Ellen McCabe, Sarah Witry, Ashlee Hopkins, Kelly Teeselink, Coreen Frank, Susan Brennan, Nicki Ross, Kaila Rome, Genevieve Anglin, Lora Dailey, Daleta Thurness, Jessi Simon  and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Smith moved, Harrington seconded to approved the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes from the Regular Session on April 28, 2020; the attached list of Claims; the Liquor License Renewal for Mosley’s; and the Well 5 Recasing Project, Pay Application Number 4, Northway Well & Pump Company, $55,832.920. The vote was all ayes.  Consent Agenda approved.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Trom reported that meetings with adjacent property owners for the Dubuque Street Phase 1 Project have begun.  The next Ranshaw Way project first plan submittal to City staff on May 29.  The St. Andrews Drive Project contractor has removed the old roadway and installed most of the storm sewer. 

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Heiar reported that staff is working on reopening plans for facilities. A financial impact study on how this impacts the City’s finances will be on the Council agenda on May 26. The week of May 25, Johnson County Refuse will be picking up only on Wednesday. The Police Station is expecting June 1 occupancy.  The Parks crew have been working on the dog park with hopes of getting the seeding all done before the next rain. The park is expected to open in the fall.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue reported on the addendum regarding the request from Table to Table regarding replacement of a refrigerator truck.  Nicki Ross from Table to Table presented additional information on the request to the City. Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve providing $2,000 from the FY 19 surplus to Table to Table for their request. After discussion, the vote was all ayes. Motion approved.

ICAD Presentation

Kate Moreland and Tom Banta presented information on ICAD.   Council discussed the report with Moreland and Banta.

Social Service Programs

Social Service grant applications for FY 21 were presented by Shelter House (Mark Sertterh), CommUnity (Sarah Witry), Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic (Barbara Vinograde), North Liberty Community Pantry (Kaila Rome), UAY (Genevieve Anglin), DVIP (Ashlee Hopkins), North Liberty Family Resource Centers (Lora Dailey & Coreen Frank), Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County (Ellen McCabe), Big Brothers Big Sisters (Daleta Thurness), RVAP (Adam Robinson), Any Given Child (Susan Brennan), Friends of the Center (Jessi Simon), Houses into Homes (Lucy Barker), Girls on the Run (Kelly Teeselink) and Elder Services (Sofia Mehaffey).  The following consensus will be put into resolution form for the next City Council meeting.

Organization Award
Shelter House Community Shelter and Transition Services $5,000
CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank $7,500
Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic $2,500
North Liberty Community Pantry $18,000
United Action for Youth $4,000
Domestic Violence Intervention Program $6,600
North Liberty Family Resource Centers $35,000
Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County $15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County $4,000
Rape Victim Advocacy Program $3,000
Any Given Child $3,500
Friends of the Center $5,000
Houses into Homes $3,500
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa $1,000
Elder Services/Horizons $10,000
Total $123,600

 

2020A Bond Sale

Heiar summarized the bond sale. Wayson moved, Pollock seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-43, A Resolution setting the date for Public Hearings on proposals to enter into a General Obligation Corporate Purpose Loan Agreements. The vote was: ayes -Smith, Hoffman, Harrington, Pollock, Wayson; nays -none. Motion carried.     

Settlement Agreement

Lientz presented information on this agenda item. Hoffman moved, Wayson seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-44, A Resolution authorizing the Settlement Agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Smith, Harrington, Wayson, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.   

CDBG Agreement

Mulcahey presented information on this agreement. Pollock moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-45, A Resolution approving the Community Development Block Grant Agreement between the City of North Liberty and the Iowa Economic Development Authority that establishes the terms and conditions under which grant funds will be used for an emergency childcare program.  The vote was: ayes – Smith, Wayson, Pollock, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.   

Old Business

No old business was presented.

New Business

Councilor Wayson recognized that this is National Police Week.  He asked to let the department know that Council appreciates them.  It is also International Nurses Day today.

Adjournment

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 8:42 p.m.  

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