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City Council on May 26, 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, May 12, 2020
    2. Claims
    3. April Revenues
    4. April Treasurers Report
    5. Liquor License Renewal, LD Express
    6. Liquor License Renewal, Casey’s General Store 2479
    7. Liquor License Renewal, Jimmy Jacks
    8. Police Department Project, Pay Application Number 10, Tricon Construction Group, $313,500.05
    9. Andrews Drive Project, Pay Application Number 2, Metro Pavers, Inc., $467,467.73
  5. City Engineer Report
  6. City Administrator Report
    1. FY 2020 Financial Update
  7. Mayor Report
    1. Proclamation of High School Senior Day – May 29, 2020
  8. City Hall Assessment Report
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding the City Hall Assessment Report
  9. Ranshaw House Project
    1. Resolution Number 2020-48, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the Ranshaw House Restoration Phase 2 Project
  10. Zoning Ordinance Updates
    1. Planning Commission recommendation
    2. Public Hearing regarding proposed Zoning Ordinance updates
    3. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-03, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 Code of Ordinances of North Liberty, Iowa, entitled “Zoning Code – Definitions” by amending Section 167.01, entitled “Definitions” by Deleting the definitions “Congregate Residence”, “Family” And “Sign” and by amending the definition “Dwelling Unit” and Amending Chapter 173 Code of Ordinances of North Liberty, Iowa, entitled “Zoning Code – Sign Regulations” by amending Section 173.02, entitled “Definitions” by amending the definition “Sign” and adding the definition “Sign, Window” and by amending Section 173.05, entitled “Exempt Signs” by amending Subsection 12 pertaining to window informational signs
  11. 2020A Bond Sale
    1. Public Hearing on proposal to enter into an Essential Corporate Purpose Loan Agreement
    2. Resolution Number 2020-46, A Resolution authorizing and taking additional action on proposal to enter into General Obligation Loan Agreement
    3. Resolution Number 2020-47, A Resolution setting the date for public hearing on proposal to enter into General Obligation Loan Agreement
  12. Social Services Funding
    1. Resolution Number 2020-49, A Resolution affirming Social Service Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020-21
  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 26, 2020 Regular Session of the North Liberty City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.  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, Alan Weiskamp, Derek Blackman 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

Pollock moved, Smith seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including the City Council Minutes from the  Regular Session on May 12, 2020; the attached list of Claims; April Revenues; April Treasurers Report; Liquor License Renewal, LD Express; Liquor License Renewal, Casey’s General Store 2479; Liquor License Renewal, Jimmy Jacks; Police Department Project, Pay Application Number 10, Tricon Construction Group, $313,500.05; and St. Andrews Drive Project, Pay Application Number 2, Metro Pavers, Inc., $467,467.73.  The vote was all ayes. Consent Agenda approved.

 

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that St. Andrews Drive construction continues, but has been slowed by recent rains. The first phase of paving will be installed next week. Ranshaw Way, Phase 5 first plan submittal is due Friday with a City staff meeting on June 4.  For the Dubuque Street, Phase 2 Project, Trom, Rusnak and Heiar have met with eight property owners. Trom summarized the meetings.  Council discussed the report with staff.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported that staff are continuing to plan for reopening of City buildings.  Staff will be back on June 1.  Other details are still being worked out.  Due to Memorial Day this week, all trash is being picked up on Wednesday city-wide.  Heiar presented the FY 2020 Financial Update. Council discussed the update with staff.  

Mayor Report

Mayor Donahue read the Proclamation of High School Senior Day – May 29, 2020.   He spoke of the communication received from Mothers against Gun Violence. Councilor Harrington related her personal experiences relating to gun violence. June 5 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day recognized for Hadiya Pendleton.  Everyone is encouraged to wear orange to raise awareness.  For the use of ballfields, the City is looking at June 8 to open fields for practice and June 15 for opening for games. There are still some details to be ironed out. 

City Hall Assessment Report 

Alan Weiskamp presented the City Hall Assessment Report. Council discussed the report with Weiskamp and staff.   Heiar reported he will be visiting with the landlord in the next month and will have a better idea of the goals in exiting the facility.  After the conversation with the landlord, this item will be brought back to Council with plans and costs for direction.

Ranshaw House Project

Harrington moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-48, A Resolution approving the Services Agreement between the City of North Liberty and Shive-Hattery, Inc. for the Ranshaw House Restoration Phase 2 Project.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Pollock, Harrington, Smith, Wayson; nays -none. Motion carried.   

Zoning Ordinance Updates

Rusnak presented the Planning Commission recommendation of approval of the ordinance amendments with no conditions.

At 7:31 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing regarding proposed Zoning Ordinance updates.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-03, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 Code of Ordinances of North Liberty, Iowa, entitled “Zoning Code – Definitions” by amending Section 167.01, entitled “Definitions” by Deleting the definitions “Congregate Residence”, “Family” And “Sign” and by amending the definition “Dwelling Unit” and Amending Chapter 173 Code of Ordinances of North Liberty, Iowa, entitled “Zoning Code – Sign Regulations” by amending Section 173.02, entitled “Definitions” by amending the definition “Sign” and adding the definition “Sign, Window” and by amending Section 173.05, entitled “Exempt Signs” by amending Subsection 12 pertaining to window informational signs.  The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Smith, Hoffman, Harrington, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

2020A Bond Sale

At 7:33 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public hearing on proposal to enter into an Essential Corporate Purpose Loan Agreement. No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Hoffman moved, Wayson seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-46, A Resolution authorizing and taking additional action on proposal to enter into General Obligation Loan Agreement.  The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Wayson, Smith, Harrington, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Pollock moved, Wayson seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-47, A Resolution setting the date for public hearing on proposal to enter into General Obligation Loan Agreement. The vote was: ayes – Pollock, Smith, Hoffman, Wayson, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried. 

Social Services Funding

Pollock moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-49, A Resolution affirming Social Service Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020-21. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Smith, Hoffman, Harrington, Pollock, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.  

Old Business

No old business was presented.

New Business

Councilor Smith congratulated all the local high school graduates.   Councilor Wayson congratulated the college graduates. Councilor Smith provided a Project Better Together brief update. Mayor Donahue reported that the first meeting in June will be on Zoom with more discussion on future meetings.

Adjournment

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m. 

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