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City Council on September 22, 2020

Agenda

6:30 p.m., Regular Session

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, September 8, 2020
    2. Claims
    3. August Revenues
    4. August Treasurer Report
    5. SW Growth Area Water & Sewer Extensions, Pay Application Number 2, Boomerang Corporation, $40,169.54
    6. Andrews Drive Project, Pay Application Number 6, Metro Pavers, Inc., $291,312.98
  5. City Engineer Report
  6. City Administrator Report
  7. Mayor Report
    1. Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
    2. Arbor Day Proclamation
    3. Good Neighbor Day Proclamation
  8. Doran Rezoning Request
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2020-12, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property located at 1475 South Jones Boulevard located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-4 Single-Unit Residence District
  9. LJP Rezoning Request
    1. Third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2020-13, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property located at 205 West Penn Street located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-O Single-Unit Residential Special Use District
  10. Zoning Ordinance Update
    1. Public Hearing regarding proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments
    2. Planning Commission and Staff recommendation
    3. First consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-14, An Ordinance amending Section 167.01 Code of Ordinances of North Liberty, Iowa, entitled “Definitions” by amending certain definitions, adding exhibits and deleting certain definitions, by amending various sections in Chapter 169 Code of Ordinances of North Liberty, Iowa, entitled “Development Regulations” by amending Section 169.06 entitled “Location of Access Building and Uses” by allowing an increased size for detached accessory buildings based on lot size, by allowing greenhouses, ground mounted solar systems and flagpoles, by reorganizing Section 169.06 and by deleting certain provisions in Section 169.06, by amending Section 169.08, entitled “Supplemental Yard and Height Regulations” by reorganizing Section 169.08 in table format, by correcting conflicting provisions and by amending Section 169.12 , entitled “Design Standards” by removing ID, RD and R-FB Districts from earth tone color requirements, by better defining earth tone colors and by allowing flexibility in roof color as long as it is compatible with the design of the building
  11. Street Finance Report – FY 20
    1. Resolution Number 2020-75, A Resolution approving the City Street Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020
  12. Investment Policy
    1. Resolution Number 2020-76, A Resolution approving the Investment Policy for the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  13. Purchasing Policy
    1. Resolution Number 2020-77, A Resolution approving the Purchasing Policy for the City of North Liberty, Iowa
  14. The Preserve – Part Four
    1. Resolution Number 2020-78, A Resolution approving the Developer’s Agreement for The Preserve – Part Four
  15. Old Business
  16. New Business
  17. Adjournment

Minutes

Call to order 

Mayor Terry Donahue called the September 22, 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, Nick Bergus, Alta Medea-Peters and other interested parties.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Consent Agenda

Hoffman moved, Wayson seconded to approve the Consent Agenda including City Council Minutes, Regular Session, September 8, 2020; the attached list of Claims; August Revenues; August Treasurer Report; SW Growth Area Water & Sewer Extensions, Pay Application Number 2, Boomerang Corporation, $40,169.54; and St. Andrews Drive Project, Pay Application Number 6, Metro Pavers, Inc., $291,312.98.

Councilor Pollock joined at 6:31 p.m.

The vote was all ayes. Consent agenda approved.

City Engineer Report

City Engineer Kevin Trom reported that St. Andrews Drive is open to traffic. The contractor has been provided the punch list for the project. The Aquatic Center HVAC Project is substantially complete. The final walk through with staff was on Friday.  The contractor was provided the punch list. Two of the punch list items are outside the scope of the project. Trom has requested pricing on those two items.  The Ranshaw Way, Phase 5 Project second submittal has been submitted to IDOT. Staff is working on property acquisitions.  There will be a project presentation at the next City Council meeting.  The Dubuque Street, Phase 1 first plan review with staff was held recently.  The preconstruction meeting for the Ranshaw House, Phase 2 Project was held yesterday. The project will be complete by May 30, 2021. Council discussed the report with Trom.

City Administrator Report

City Administrator Ryan Heiar reported on the Great Neighborhoods Initiative.  Bergus presented additional information on this program. Heiar announced that the dog park will open softly on October 1.  There are no fees the remainder of this calendar year.  Fees will be collected in 2021 with pet licenses. Councilor Hoffman presented information on Mayor Donahue’s induction into the Iowa League of Cities Hall of Fame.

Mayor Report

Mayor Terry Donahue proclaimed the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. Alta Medea-Peters, DVIP, presented information about DVIP programs and services.  Council discussed the effects of the pandemic on DVIP services and other items with Medea-Peters.

Mayor Donahue proclaimed October 3, 2020 as Arbor Day.  He also proclaimed September 28, 2020 as Good Neighbor Day.

Doran Rezoning Request

Smith moved, Pollock seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2020-12, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property located at 1475 South Jones Boulevard located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-4 Single-Unit Residence District. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Smith, Pollock, Wayson, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

LJP Rezoning Request

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve the third consideration and adoption of Ordinance Number 2020-13, An Ordinance amending Chapter 167 of the North Liberty Code of Ordinances by amending the use regulations on property located at 205 West Penn Street located in North Liberty, Iowa to those set forth in the Municipal Code for the RS-O Single-Unit Residential Special Use District.  The vote was: ayes – Wayson, Smith, Pollock, Hoffman, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

Zoning Ordinance Update

Rusnak presented information on the updates to the Zoning Code.

At 7:08 p.m., Mayor Donahue opened the public Hearing regarding proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments.  No oral or written comments were received. The public hearing was closed.

Rusnak reported that the Planning Commission and Staff recommend approval. Council discussed the revisions with staff.

Wayson moved, Pollock seconded to approve the first consideration of Ordinance Number 2020-14, An Ordinance amending Section 167.01 Code of Ordinances of North Liberty, Iowa, entitled “Definitions” by amending certain definitions, adding exhibits and deleting certain definitions, by amending various sections in Chapter 169 Code of Ordinances of North Liberty, Iowa, entitled “Development Regulations” by amending Section 169.06 entitled “Location of Access Building and Uses” by allowing an increased size for detached accessory buildings based on lot size, by allowing greenhouses, ground mounted solar systems and flagpoles, by reorganizing Section 169.06 and by deleting certain provisions in Section 169.06, by amending Section 169.08, entitled “Supplemental Yard and Height Regulations” by reorganizing Section 169.08 in table format, by correcting conflicting provisions and by amending Section 169.12 , entitled “Design Standards” by removing ID, RD and R-FB Districts from earth tone color requirements, by better defining earth tone colors and by allowing flexibility in roof color as long as it is compatible with the design of the building. The vote was: ayes – Wayson, Pollock, Hoffman, Smith, Harrington; nays – none. Motion carried.

 Street Finance Report – FY 20

Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-75, A Resolution approving the City Street Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Harrington, Hoffman, Smith, Pollock, Wayson; nays – none. Motion carried.

Investment Policy

Council discussed the revisions with staff.  Pollock moved, Hoffman seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-76, A Resolution approving the Investment Policy for the City of North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Harrington, Wayson, Pollock, Hoffman, Smith; nays – none. Motion carried.

Purchasing Policy

Hoffman moved, Smith seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-77, A Resolution approving the Purchasing Policy for the City of North Liberty, Iowa. The vote was: ayes – Smith, Pollock, Wayson, Harrington, Hoffman; nays – none. Motion carried.

The Preserve – Part Four

Lientz presented information on the agreement. Hoffman moved, Harrington seconded to approve Resolution Number 2020-78, A Resolution approving the Developer’s Agreement for The Preserve – Part Four. The vote was: ayes – Hoffman, Harrington, Wayson, Smith, Pollock; nays – none. Motion carried.

Old Business

No old business was presented.

New Business

Councilor Smith asked about Trick or Treat. Heiar reported that no final decisions have been made, yet.  Councilor Harrington reported that National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating Latin American countries began on September 15 and that today is National Voter Registration Day.  Councilor Pollock congratulated the Mayor on his induction.   She reported on the September 28 virtual Placemates event and reminded all to support the soft opening of dog park. Councilor Wayson reported on the Fire Department setting a record for number of calls last month with most related to the derecho storm. He encouraged all to check out the Fire Station update.  Mayor Donahue reported on the MPO agenda for tomorrow night and that the Transportation committee meets Thursday to discuss add-ons to the current program.

Adjournment

Mayor Donahue adjourned the meeting at 7:27 p.m.

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