March 10, 2020 City Council Meeting

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AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMES CITY COUNCIL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

MARCH 10, 2020

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CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 p.m.

CONSENT AGENDA:
All items listed under the consent agenda will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a request is made prior to the time the Council members vote on the motion.
1. Motion approving payment of claims

2. Motion approving Minutes of Special Meetings of February 18, 2020, and Regular Meeting of February 25, 2020

3. Motion approving certification of Civil Service applicants

4. Motion approving ownership change for Class E Liquor License - Wal-Mart Store #749, 3105 Grand Avenue

5. Motion approving renewal of the following Beer Permits, Wine Permits, and Liquor Licenses:

a. Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales - Sips and Paddy's Irish Pub, 126 Welch Avenue - pending dram shop
b. Class E Liquor License with Class B Wine Permit, Class C Beer Permit (Carryout Beer), and Sunday Sales - Wal-Mart Store #749, 3105 Grand Avenue

6. Resolution approving appointments to various Boards and Commissions

7. Resolution approving reallocation of an unfilled Coal Handler FTE to create a temporary 11th Auxiliary Operator position

8. Resolution approving policy for external requests to use U. S. Hwy 30/S. Dayton Avenue light towers

9. Resolution approving Conflict of Interest Waiver for Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm to represent the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU)

10. Request for Spring Fest on Friday, April 3, 2020, with rain date of April 10, 2020:

a. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit and blanket Vending License for the closed area
b. Resolution approving closure of Welch Avenue from 100 feet south of the intersection of Chamberlain Street to Hunt Street from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
c. Resolution approving closure of 14 metered parking spaces in the closed area from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

11. Requests for Greek Week:

a. Greek Race on Sunday, March 29, 2020, with April 5, 2020, as rain date:

i. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit for the closed area from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on March 29
ii. Resolution approving closure of Ash Avenue from Sunset Drive to Gable Lane, Sunset Drive from Ash Avenue to Gray Avenue, and the portion of Pearson Avenue adjacent the Greek Triangle from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

b. Greek Week Olympics, Saturday, April 4, 2020, with April 5, 2020, as rain date:

i. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit for the closed area
ii. Resolution approving closure of Sunset Drive; Ash Avenue from Gable Lane to Knapp Street; Gray Avenue from Gable Lane to Greeley Street; Greeley Street; Pearson Avenue from Sunset to Greeley; and Lynn Avenue from Chamberlain to Knapp from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

12. Request from Campustown Action Association for Summerfest in Campustown on June 6:

a. Motion approving a 5-day Class B Beer License and Outdoor Service (June 5 - 9) for Campustown Action Association, 304 Main Street
b. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit
c. Motion approving blanket Vending License
d. Resolution approving waiver of Vending License fee
e. Resolution approving closure of the 200 block of Welch Avenue and Chamberlain Street from Welch Avenue to the exist of Chamberlain Lot Y from 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
f. Resolution approving the closure of parking spaces in the 200 block of Welch Avenue on Chamberlain Street between Welch Avenue and the Chamberlain Lot Y exit, Welch Lot T, and Chamberlain Lot Y from 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
g. Resolution approving waiver of parking meter fees for the closed area
h. Resolution authorizing access to City-owned electrical outlets and approving a waiver of fees for electricity used

13. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for Power Plant Maintenance Services Contract; setting April 15, 2020, as bid due date and April 28, 2020, as date of public hearing

14. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for CyRide 2020 Pavement Improvements - Middle School Turnaround Project; setting April 2, 2020, as bid due date and April 14, 2020, as date of public hearing

15. Resolution approving purchase of two Ford Escape SE Hybrid 4x4 vehicles for the Administrative Division for CyRide from Ames Ford Lincoln of Ames, Iowa in the amount of $53,840

16. Resolution approving contract and bond for South Grand Avenue Extension (0.1 miles North of South 16th Street North 0.54 Miles to South 5th Street)

17. Resolution approving contract and bond for Homewood Golf Course Clubhouse Project

18. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 2125 Greeley Street

19. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 224 Ash Avenue

PUBLIC FORUM:  This is a time set aside for comments from the public on topics of City business other than those listed on this agenda.  Please understand that the Council will not take any action on your comments at this meeting due to requirements of the Open Meetings Law, but may do so at a future meeting.  The Mayor and City Council welcome comments from the public; however, at no time is it appropriate to use profane, obscene, or slanderous language.  The Mayor may limit each speaker to three minutes.

ADMINISTRATION:
20. Staff Report regarding Micromobility (motorized scooters)

PLANNING & HOUSING:
21. Staff Report regarding Land Use Policy Plan request for property located at 802 Delaware Avenue

22. Planning & Housing Department Work Plan update

HEARINGS:
23. Hearing on General Obligation Corporate Purpose and Refunding Bond Issues:

a. Resolution entering into Loan Agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $23,500,000 and authorizing Debt Service Levy

24. Hearing on Amendments to Fiscal Year 2019/20 Budget:

a. Resolution amending budget for current Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020

25. Hearing on adoption of FY 2020/21 Budget:

a. Resolution approving 2020/21 Budget

26. Hearing on Iowa State University Research Park Phase IV Road and Utility Improvements Project:

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to Con-Struct Inc., of Ames, Iowa, in the amount of $2,823,757.81

27. Hearing on Fuel Forwarding Pump House Fire Protection Upgrade at Power Plant:

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to The Waldinger Corporation, West Des Moines, Iowa, in the amount of $129,071.00

28. Hearing on East Industrial Utility Extension:

a. Motion accepting the report of bids

29. Hearing on CyRide 2020 HVAC Improvements Project:

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to Mechanical Comfort, Inc., of Ames, Iowa, in the amount of $539,500 for the base bid

ORDINANCES:
30. First reading of ordinance increasing water rates by 2% and sewer rates by 5%, effective July 1, 2020

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