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Sept 10, 2019 Council Meeting

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

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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 Regular Meeting of August 27, 2019

3. Motion approving Report of Change Orders for August 16 - 31, 2019

4. Motion setting the following City Council meeting dates/times:

a. December 17, 2019, as Regular Meeting Date and canceling December 24, 2019, Regular Meeting Date
b. January 21, 2020, at 5:15 p.m. for CIP Workshop
c. January 31, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. for Budget Overview
d. February 4, 5, and 6, 2020,at 5:15 p.m. for Budget Hearings
e. February 11, 2020, at 5:15 p.m. for Budget Wrap-Up

5. Motion approving new 5-day Class B Beer License (September 21 - 25, 2019) - Christiani’s Events LLC, 429 Alumni Lane - PENDING DRAM SHOP

6. Motion approving Class C Liquor License privilege update for Outdoor Service - BN’C Fieldhouse, 206 Welch Avenue, PENDING INSPECTIONS APPROVAL

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

a. Class B Liquor License with Catering, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales - Hilton Garden Inn Ames, 1325 Dickinson Avenue
b. Class C Liquor License with Catering, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales - Whiskey River, 132 - 134 Main Street
c. Class C Liquor License with Catering, Class B Wine, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales - +39 Restaurant, Market, & Cantina, 2640 Stange Road
d. Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales - Wallaby's Grille, 2733 Stange Road
e. Class C Liquor License with Catering and Sunday Sales - Hy-Vee #1 Clubroom, 3800 West Lincoln Way - Clubroom Area

*Additional Item: Ames High School Requests for display of fireworks on September 13, 2019:

a. Motion approving Fireworks Permit for display after football game (approximately 8:15 p.m.)
b. Resolution approving waiver of fee for Fireworks Permit

8. Motion authorizing Mayor to sign letter of support for 400 Main Street LLC  to apply for Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority in the form of a $75,000 grant

*Additional Item: Resolution approving Second Extension to Memorandum of Understanding for the Provision of an Interface Connection Between City of Ames Computer-Aided Dispatch System and Mobile Intensive Care Services of Mary Greeley Medical Center

9. Resolution approving Change Order No. 5 to Agreement with SCS Engineers of Clive, Iowa, to provide services necessary to convert the City’s Steam Electric Plant’s Ash Impoundment to comply with EPA regulations

10. Resolution approving contract and bond for 2018/19 Asphalt Street Pavement Improvements

11. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 1083 and 1085 Y Avenue (Boone County)

12. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 3310 Cedar Lane 

13. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 635 Agg Avenue

14. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 509 and 511 Lincoln Way 

*Additional Item: Resolution approving Final Plat for Quarry Estates, 4th Addition

15. Resolution accepting completion of the sanitary sewer, public sidewalk, and remaining water items required as a condition for approval of the Final Plat for the Menards Subdivision and releasing financial security being held therefor

16. Resolution accepting installation of storm water best management practices (Chapter 5B) and four-year Maintenance Bond for development at 700 SE 16th Street (Menards) and releasing financial security being held therefor

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.

17. Staff Report on Vacation Lodging Standards

18. Hearing on proposed amendments to the Zoning Code (Chapter 29) and the Rental Code (Chapter 13), and the creation of a new Chapter 35 to establish zoning definitions, standards, and enforcement procedures for permitting/licensing of guest lodging in specific zoning districts(Continued from July 23, 2019, August 13, 2019, and August 27, 2019):

a. Motion to continue hearing to a date uncertain

19. Hearing on 415 Stanton Avenue Contract Rezoning Agreement: (Continued from August 27, 2019):

a. First passage of ordinance revising the age-limit restriction for the RH rezoning
b. Resolution approving Amended Contract Rezoning Agreement

20. Hearing on 2018/19 Traffic Signal Program (U.S. Hwy. 30 Westbound Off-Ramp and South Dakota Avenue):

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to Iowa Signal, Inc., of Grimes, Iowa in the amount of $199,688.43

21. Hearing on proposed amendment to Zoning Code related to bicycle parking incentives in commercial and industrial areas:

a. First passage of ordinance

22. Hearing on request to approve a Major Site Development Plan for 3413 Aurora Avenue and 3425 Aurora Avenue:

a. Resolution approving Plan

23. Rental Code:

a. First passage of ordinance amending Chapter 13 to add rent abatement as an enforcement tool, to add one year Letter of Compliance prohibition as an enforcement tool, and to freeze  the bedroom counts for all properties in the Near Campus Neighborhoods to what would have been allowed on January 1, 2018

24. Second passage of Ordinance establishing parking regulations for Scenic Valley Subdivision, Fourth Addition

25. Second passage of ordinance vacating 180' x 16' of alley right-of-way north of Lincoln Way and east of Elm Avenue




Please note that this Agenda may be changed up to 24 hours before the meeting time as 
provided by Section 21.4(2), Code of Iowa.