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City Council on May 14, 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, April 23, 2019
    2. Claims
    3. Liquor License Renewal, Mosley’s
    4. Liquor License Update (Full liquor from Beer/Wine), Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack
    5. Liquor License Update (Outdoor Service), Rusciano’s Authentic Taste of Napoli
    6. Ranshaw House Project, Pay Application Number 4, Wolfe Contracting, Inc., $36,178.80
    7. Highway 965, Phase 3 Pay Application Number 10, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $4,624.00
    8. Penn and Front Street, Change Order Number 1, All American Concrete, Inc., $2,352.97
    9. Penn and Front Street, Pay Application Number 2, All American Concrete, Inc., $389,326.51
    10. Main Street, Change Order Number 1, Schrader Group, $2,350.00
    11. Main Street, Pay Application Number 1, Schrader Group, $185,665.77
    12. Kansas Avenue, Change Order Number 5, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $10,867.00
    13. Kansas Avenue, Pay Application Number 10, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $378,410.16
  5. Public Comment
  6. City Planner Report
  7. City Engineer Report
  8. City Attorney Report
  9. City Administrator Report
  10. Mayor Report
    1. Proclamation of Bike to Work Week
  11. Liberty Centre Day Care
    1. Staff and Commission recommendations
    2. Applicant presentation
    3. Resolution Number 2019-53, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for Lot 10, Liberty Centre – Part One, North Liberty, Iowa
  12. Community Visioning Project
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding proposal
  13. Zoning Code Amendment
    1. Public Hearing
    2. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-07, An Ordinance adding various sections of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances
  14. Annexation
    1. Public hearing regarding proposed annexation
    2. Resolution Number 2019-54, A Resolution approving annexation of certain property to the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  15. Trail Network Improvements Project
    1. Public Hearing regarding plans, specifications, etc.
    2. Resolution Number 2019-55, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Trail Network Improvements Project
    3. Resolution Number 2019-56, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between U.S. Bank National Association and the City of North Liberty
  16. Assignment of Trustee Agent Agreements to UMB
    1. Resolution Number 2019-57, A Resolution consenting to assignment of Trustee Agent Agreements; Escrow Agent Agreements; and/or Paying Agent and Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreements
  17. Easement for Electrical Utility
    1. Resolution Number 2019-58, A Resolution approving the Easement for Electric Utility Agreement between Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative and the City of North Liberty
  18. Urban Water Quality Initiative Grant Extension
    1. Resolution Number 2019-59, A resolution approving Contract Amendment #1 for the Water Quality Initiative Grant Agreement for the Coral Ridge Avenue/ Ranshaw Way Reconstruction, Phase Two between the City of North Liberty, the City of Coralville and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
  19. Speed Limits
    1. Resolution Number 2019-60, A Resolution approving special speed limits in the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  20. Council Vacancy
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding upcoming Council vacancy
  21. Old Business
  22. New Business
  23. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

At 6:30 p.m. Mayor Terry Donahue called the May 14, 2019 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order.  Councilors present: Jennifer Goings, RaQuishia Harrington, Chris Hoffman, Sarah Madsen, and Annie Pollock.

Others present: Ryan Heiar, Grant Lientz, Mary Byers, Kevin Trom, Dean Wheatley, Nick Bergus, Lori Benner, Candy Evans, Jen Neumann, Jill Mast, Jack Tank, Peggy Slaughter and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Pollock moved, seconded by Hoffman to  approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes, Regular Session, April 23, 2019; Claims; Liquor License Renewal, Mosley’s Liquor License Update (Full liquor from Beer/Wine); Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack, Liquor License Update (Outdoor Service); Rusciano’s Authentic Taste of Napoli; Ranshaw House Project, Pay Application Number 4, Wolfe Contracting, Inc., $36,178.80; Highway 965, Phase 3 Pay Application Number 10, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $4,624.00; Penn and Front Street, Change Order Number 1, All American Concrete, Inc., $2,352.97; Penn and Front Street, Pay Application Number 2, All American Concrete, Inc., $389,326.51; Main Street, Change Order Number 1, Schrader Group, $2,350.00; Main Street, Pay Application Number 1, Schrader Group, $185,665.77; Kansas Avenue, Change Order Number 5, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $10,867.00; Kansas Avenue, Pay Application Number 10, Streb Construction Co., Inc., $378,410.16.  The vote was all ayes.  Consent agenda approved.

Public Comment

Candy Evans, 177 Golfview Drive, addressed the council on concerns that residences have with the new ownership of Golfview Mobile Home Park.

City Planner Report

City Planner Dean Wheatley reported a lot of interest in higher density development from developers.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that the Kansas Avenue Project punch list is completed and the contractor is working on the completion of the project.  Work continues on the Penn and Front Street Project.   Utilities have been installed and paving has started on Phase I of the Main Street project.  The 2019 Trail Network Project Hearing is on the agenda for this meeting and bids will be received on Thursday.  North Bend Drive has been slowed with a gas main relocation and also weather.  Work should begin soon for the Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Project.  There is a staff review meeting this Friday for the 2020 St Andrews Drive project.

City Attorney Report

City Attorney Grant Lientz had nothing to report.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that a fuel tank was found on the lot were the new Police Station is being built and Terracon Consultants will be helping with the proper removal of the tank.  Heiar reported on a train ride he took from University of Iowa Library to North Liberty.  It was an event sponsored by the CRANDIC that has been studying the potential of rail transit in the area.  Heiar had the Goals Report of 2018 in the packet with updates and projects that have been completed.

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue read a Proclamation on Bike to Work Week.  The Mayor thanked Iowa Public Television for allowing the Mayors to participate in the Iowa Press Program.  Donahue presented a plaque to Jennifer Goings for her service on the Council.

Liberty Centre Day Care

Wheatley reported on the request, and staff and Planning Commission recommend approval with the revised plan for the relocation of the dumpster.

Lori Benner the owner of Liberty Centre Day Care, addressed the Council on her plans are for the facility and took questions from the Council.  Realtor Peggy Slaughter and Landowner Jack Tank also provided information.

Hoffman moved, seconded by Harrington, to approve Resolution Number 2019-53, A Resolution approving the Development Site Plan for Lot 10, Liberty Centre – Part One, North Liberty, Iowa.  Ayes–Goings Madsen, Hoffman, Pollock, Harrington; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Community Visioning Project

Nick Bergus address the Council along with Jen Newman and Jill Mast on their development of a scope of service for a community visioning/identity project.  This project has the potential to bring the community together to build a cohesive community identity and promise, and leads to other successes including more participation in the community survey and volunteer opportunities, as well as awareness of city services, resources, boards and commissions.

Hoffman moved, seconded by Goings, to approve the contract as received.  After discussion, the vote was: ayes—Harrington, Pollock, Goings, Hoffman, Madsen; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Zoning Code Amendment

Public Hearing was opened at 7:35 and no public comment was offered.

Madsen moved, seconded by Harrington, to approve the First consideration of Ordinance Number 2019-07, An Ordinance adding various sections of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances.  The vote was: Hoffman, Pollock, Harrington, Madsen, Goings; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Annexation

Public hearing regarding proposed annexation was open at 7:36 and no public comment was offered.

Hoffman moved, seconded by Goings, to approve the Resolution Number 2019-54, A Resolution approving annexation of certain property to the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes– Madsen, Pollock, Goings, Hoffman, Harrington; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Trail Network Improvements Project

Public Hearing regarding plans, specifications, etc. was open at 7:37 and no public comment was offered.

Hoffman moved, seconded by Goings, to approve Resolution Number 2019-55, A Resolution finally approving and confirming plans, specifications, and estimate of cost for the Trail Network Improvements Project.  The vote was: ayes—Harrington, Hoffman, Madsen, Goings, Pollock; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Hoffman moved, seconded by Harrington, to approve Resolution Number 2019-56, A Resolution approving the Temporary Construction Easement Agreement between U.S. Bank National Association and the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes—Pollock, Harrington, Hoffman, Goings, Madsen; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Assignment of Trustee Agent Agreements to UMB

Madsen moved, seconded by Goings, to approve Resolution Number 2019-57, A Resolution consenting to assignment of Trustee Agent Agreements; Escrow Agent Agreements; and/or Paying Agent and Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreements.  The vote was: ayes—Hoffman, Goings, Harrington, Pollock, Madsen; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Easement for Electrical Utility

Madsen moved, seconded by Pollock, to approve Resolution Number 2019-58, A Resolution approving the Easement for Electric Utility Agreement between Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative and the City of North Liberty.  The vote was: ayes—Goings, Madsen, Harrington, Hoffman, Pollock; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Urban Water Quality Initiative Grant Extension

Pollock moved, seconded by Hoffman, to approve Resolution Number 2019-59, A resolution approving Contract Amendment #1 for the Water Quality Initiative Grant Agreement for the Coral Ridge Avenue/ Ranshaw Way Reconstruction, Phase Two between the City of North Liberty, the City of Coralville and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.  The vote was: ayes—Pollock, Hoffman, Goings, Madsen, Harrington; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Speed Limits

Hoffman moved, seconded by Harrington, to approve Resolution Number 2019-60, A Resolution approving special speed limits in the City of North Liberty, Iowa.  The vote was: ayes—Harrington, Pollock, Goings, Hoffman, Madsen; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Council Vacancy

The Council discussed the vacancy and would like the applications for the appointment to be available Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and submitted before 12:00 pm on Wednesday, 22, 2019.

Madsen moved, seconded by Harrington, to appoint at the May 28, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting for the vacancy on the City Council.  The vote was: ayes-Harrington, Pollock, Goings, Hoffman, Madsen; nays—none.  Motion carried.

Old Business

Hoffman reported that he and Kevin Trom came in second in the Pantry Outing.

New Business

Pollock noted that applications are due for the Chambers Leadership Program.

Goings gave a heart felt good-bye to the Council and the City of North Liberty.

Donahue discussed the potential for the City to impose Franchise Fees for Park and Recreation projects.  City staff with get more information to the Council for future discussion.

Adjournment

At   8:05 p.m.  Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting

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