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MUSCATINE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA


1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. COMMUNICATIONS – CITIZENS

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 - Approval of City Council Minutes

A. Regular Council Meeting Minutes – March 7, 2019

* Items 8A- Petitions and Communications

* Item 9A – From the Mayor

A. Proclamation Declaring April, 26, 2019 as Arbor day in the City of Muscatine.

* Items 12A-F – Receive and File

A. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – February 25, 2019

B. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes – March 4, 2019
C. Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Minutes - March 11, 2019
D. Muscatine County Publication of Wages - 2018.
E. City of Muscatine Financial Report January 2019
F. City of Muscatine Financial Report February 2019

* Bills*

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

6. MINUTES – APPROVAL

7. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Transit Funding

This public hearing concerns the annual application for state and federal transit funds.

Now is the time for the public to comment

8. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

9. FROM THE MAYOR

10. FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

11. FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

A. Ordinance – First & Final Reading of an ordinance amendment to increase the utility franchise fee for Interstate Power & Light Company.

Presented for City Council’s consideration is the first reading of an ordinance to increase the Utility Franchise Fee for Interstate Power & Light Company from 2% to 5%. The City of Muscatine budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, includes an increase in the utility franchise fee from the current 2% to 5% effective July 1, 2019. It is also requested that the City Council consider waiving the 2nd and 3rd readings, and approve the ordinance amendment on first and final reading.

Is there a motion to waive the statutory rule requiring said ordinance to be considered and voted on for passage at two Council meetings prior to the meeting at which it is to be finally passed?

Is there a motion to adopt this ordinance on first and final reading as submitted and to direct for its publication as required by law?

B. Resolution Approving the Annual Application for State and Federal Transit Funds. (Public Hearing A)

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the annual application from the City of Muscatine for State and Federal Transit funding through a Consolidated Funding Application.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

C. Resolution Setting Date for Public Hearing on Urban Renewal Plan Amendments

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

D. Resolution approving the combined preliminary/final plat for Blessings Point Subdivision.

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution approving the combined preliminary/final plat for a one lot subdivision in unincorporated Muscatine County on North Isett Avenue. This proposed subdivision is located in unincorporated Muscatine County, but falls within the two-mile limit requiring City of Muscatine review and approval.

Is there a motion to approve this resolution as submitted?

E. Resolution amending the official pay plan for non-union employees of the City of Muscatine, Iowa.

This resolution incorporates the changes in the positions for the Community Development and Housing divisions that were reviewed with the City Council at the March 14 In-Depth meeting.

Is there a motion to approve this resolution as submitted?

F. Resolution setting a public hearing on utility easement vacation – 3435 Clermont Drive (Lot 45 and Outlot A).

Is there a motion to approve this resolution as submitted?

G. Resolution Authorizing the Assessment of Unpaid Nuisance Abatement Costs to Private Properties

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a resolution authorizing the assessment of unpaid abatement costs to private properties. The nuisance abatement costs for snow and junk removal total $3,486.30, the administrative fees are $2,000.00 and the assessment fees are $1,800. The total fees being requested for assessment at this time totals $7,286.30.

Is there a motion to adopt this resolution as submitted?

H. Request to Accept Funding for Buses

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to accept funding from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program for the purchase of two light duty transit buses.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?

I. Request to accept task order and agreement for technical services from Strand Associates.

Presented for City Council’s consideration is a request to approve a Task Order and Agreement for Technical Services from Strand Associates to provide treatment plant rerating services at a cost of $20.000.00. That amount was budgeted for this study.

Is there a motion to approve this request as submitted?


12. COMMUNICATIONS - RECEIVE AND FILE

13. APPROVAL OF BILLS

It is recommended bills totaling $3,061,076.76 which includes receipt summaries and journal entries for December 2018, 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