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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020  – 7:00 P.M.

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AGENDA 


1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

Vision 2020 Presentation- Cheryl Plank

5. CONSENT AGENDA

The following items are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the Agenda.

* Items 6A-B Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular Council Meeting Minutes– November 5, 2020
B. In-Depth Council Meeting Minutes – November 12, 2020

* Items 8 A-G Petitions and Communications

A. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Hubble’s Tap, 214 East 2nd Street – Hubble’s Glenda LLC (pending inspections)

B. Request for renewal of a Class “B” Wine Permit, Class “C” Beer Permit, Class “E” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Kum & Go #1436, 416 Cedar Street – Kum & Go LC (pending inspections)

C. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Bullpen Sports Bar, 1201 Grandview Avenue – Bullpen Sports Bar, Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

D. Request for renewal of a Special Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for GeoJohnz, 203 East 2nd Street – GeoJohnz, Inc. (pending inspections and insurance)

E. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License for Chicharo’s Mexican Grill, 201 West 2nd Street – Chicharos, LLC (pending inspections and insurance)

F. Request for renewal of a Class “A” Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales for Geneva Golf & Country Club, 3100 Bidwell Road – Geneva Golf & Country Club (pending inspections and insurance)

G. Request for renewal of a Class “C” Liquor License and Sunday Sales for Flaming Embers, 131 West 2nd Street – Renee Burroughs – Teitsowrth (pending inspections and insurance)

* Item 9 From the Mayor

* Items 12 A-F Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Oct 19, 2020
B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Oct 26, 2020
C. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Nov 2, 2020
D. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Nov 9, 2020
E. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes Nov 10, 2020
F. Muscatine Power and Water October 2020 Financials

* Bills*

* Approval of attached Bills for Approval totaling $1,822,593.08, subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Proposed Use of Block Grant Funds

The City was awarded CDBG Grant Funds to Support Infectious Disease Response from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) for $53,004 to support the community expanded food services for those in need and needs of the health care system in response to the Covid-19 public health crises. A public hearing is required to ensure residents are aware of how the funds will be used prior to contracting and all payments must be for reimbursement of approved expenses.

Now is the time for the public to comment.

B. Proposed Discontinuation of the Convention and Visitors Board

This public hearing concerns the discontinuation of the Convention and Visitors Board by approval of an ordinance striking Title 2, Chapter 13 of the Muscatine City Code. The Convention and Visitors Board will be replaced with a Tourism Committee established via an agreement with the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide tourism and marketing services to the City of Muscatine. (Carol Webb)

Now is the time for the public to comment.

8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

9. FROM THE MAYOR

10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
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11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A. Ordinance Vacating a Portion of the Undeveloped Lombard Street Right-of-Way Adjoining 1009 East 6th Street (Final Reading)

Midwest Property Holdings LLC is requesting that the City vacate and sell to them the portion of the undeveloped Lombard Street right-of-way that adjoins 1009 E. 6th Street, which is owned by the company.  (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to adopt this Ordinance and to direct for its publication as required by law?

B. Resolution Executing Deed to Convey the Vacated Right-of-Way to the Adjoining Property Owner, Midwest Property Holdings LLC (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted?

C. Ordinance Vacating Undeveloped Right-of-Way Located Behind 1000 Hershey Avenue (Final Reading)

McKee Button Co. has submitted a request to vacate and then deed over, the portion of the unimproved Front Street (Mississippi Drive) right-of-way that directly adjoins the rear of their property at 1000 Hershey Avenue. (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to adopt this Ordinance and to direct for its publication as required by law?

D. Resolution Executing Deed to Convey the Vacated Right-o- Way to the Adjoining Property Owner McKee Button Company (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to adopt this Resolution as submitted?

E. Ordinance Striking Title 2, Chapter 13 of the Muscatine City Code and Discontinuing the Convention and Visitors Board – First Reading (Public Hearing B)

The purpose of this item is to adopt an ordinance striking Title 2, Chapter 13 of the Muscatine City Code thereby discontinuing the Convention and Visitors Board. The Convention and Visitors Board will be replaced with a Tourism Committee, to provide tourism and marketing services to the City of Muscatine, established via an agreement with the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. (Carol Webb)

Is there a motion to approve the first reading of this Ordinance as submitted?

F. Resolutions Accepting Completed Work for 2nd and Mulberry Roundabout

The City has completed the final inspection of the 2nd & Mulberry Roundabout. The original contract with Heuer Construction, Inc. was for the amount of $2,114,738.00. There were seven Change Orders to the contract for a total amount of $163,680.45. The total adjusted contract amount was $2,278,418.45. The actual construction cost for this project was $2,274,168.84, which is 107.7% of the original contract. The retainage on this project is $109,135.44. (Pat Lynch)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

G. Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on December 3, 2020, on Declaring 3,826 Square Feet of Real Estate of Unknown Ownership that Adjoins a City Owned Parcel Located at 1030 Hershey as Surplus and Directing for its Disposal. (Andrew Fangman)

McKee Button Company is requesting that the City of Muscatine issue a quit claim deed for a 3,826 square feet area, located between McKee Button’s property at 1000 Hershey Avenue, and a City owned parcel located at 1030 Hershey Avenue. Ownership of the subject area of this request is unable to be determined.  A public hearing is required  before the City Council may take any action on this request. (Andrew Fangman)

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

H. Request to Approve Issuance of a Purchase Order for Houseboat Dock System Repairs

The Parks and Recreation Department requests approval to issue a purchase order for the repairs needed for the houseboat dock system. Three quotes were requested to perform the needed repairs as outlined in the attached division support memo under scope of services. The lowest and only quote received was from Superior Seawalls in the amount of $59,600.00. Due to the specialized equipment needed to perform the required work in the harbor two vendors declined to bid on the project. The total Cost of this project will be covered by the City Insurance. (Rich Klimes)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Request to Approve Issuance of a Purchase Order for Soccer West Drainage Project

The Parks and Recreation Department requests to issue a purchase order for the Soccer West Drainage Project. Quotes were received and the low quote for drainage materials was from Menards in the amount of $11,218.30. The total project will be $17,385.00. The additional cost will include misc. building materials and supplies from several different vendors. The cost of the Soccer West Drainage project will be $17,385.00 and can be funded from previously received insurance proceeds due to not replacing the 10 row bleachers on soccer field #4 damaged in the windstorm on August 10, 2020. (Rich Klimes)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

J. Request Approving the Issuance of a Purchase Order for 4x4 Truck Chassis

Public Works requests to approve the purchase of a four-wheel drive truck chassis to replace an existing truck that is past due for replacement. City Staff received five bids on November 6, 2020. The low bid that met our specifications was from Deery Brothers in West Burlington, Iowa. The amount of the truck chassis is $29,653.00. Funding for this purchase is available in the Roadway Maintenance Budget. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

K. Request Approving the Issuance of a Purchase Order for Stainless Steel Dump Body for 4x4 Truck Chassis

Public Works requests to approve the purchase of a stainless steel dump body that will be mounted to the new 4x4 truck chassis. City Staff received three bids on November 5, 2020. The low bid that met our specifications was from Henderson Products from Manchester, Iowa. The amount of the dump body is $16,102.00. Funding for this purchase is available in the Roadway Maintenance Budget. (Brian Stineman)

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?


12. COMMUNICATION – RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $1,822,593.08, be approved and that the City Council authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to issue warrants for the same. It should be noted that this listing is subject to the approval of any related agenda item(s).

14. COMMUNICATIONS - COUNCIL MEMBERS

15. OTHER BUSINESS

16. ADJOURNMENT