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City Council Agenda


Meeting of the Ames City Council


January 11, 2011

CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 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 December 14, 2010, and Special Meeting of December 30, 2010

3. Motion approving Report of Contract Change Orders for December 16-31, 2010 (Click here for more information.)

4. Motion approving renewal of the following beer permits, wine permits, and liquor licenses: (Click here for more information.)

a. Special Class C Liquor Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza, 1620 South Kellogg Avenue

b. Class C Liquor & Outdoor Service Caf Shi, 823 Wheeler Street, Suite 5

c. Class C Liquor Caf Beau, 2504 Lincoln Way

d. Class C Liquor Sgt. Peppers, 116 Welch Avenue

e. Class A Liquor American Legion Ames Post #37, 225 Main Street

f. Class B Native Wine Coes Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway

5. Resolution approving appointment of Arthur Baumgartner and Susan Norris to fill vacancies on Public Art Commission (Click here for more information.)

6. Resolution approving appointment of Mary Jean Baker to fill vacancy on Ames Community Sustainability Task Force (Click here for more information.)

7. Resolution approving policy change to Personnel Policies and Procedures regarding salaries for voluntary demotions (Click here for more information.)

8. Resolution authorizing temporary addition of Meter Reader position (Click here for more information.)

9. Resolution approving Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2010 (Click here for more information.)

10. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for City Hall Heat Pump Replacement Project; setting February 15, 2011, as bid due date and April 12, 2011, as date of public hearing (Click here for more information.)

11. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for Unit No. 8 Cooling Tower Maintenance Project; setting March 2, 2011, as bid due date and March 22, 2011, as date of public hearing (Click here for more information.)

12. Resolution waiving Purchasing Policy for Inspection and Repair of Unit 8 Boiler Feedwater Pump (Click here for more information.)

13. Resolution awarding contract for Truck Chassis, Tandem Axle, and Jet/Vac Combo Machine and Accessories, as follows: (Click here for more information.)

a. Freightliner of Des Moines, Iowa, for a 2012 Freightliner, Model M2, medium-duty truck chassis for $87,632

b. Mid-Iowa Solid Waste Equipment of Johnston, Iowa, for a Vac-Con jet/vac with an auxiliary engine for $213,400

14. Resolution accepting completion of the sidewalk installation required as condition of approval of Final Plat of Friedrichs Commercial Subdivision, 2nd Addition (Click here for more information.)

15. Resolution accepting completion of Wilder Avenue Extension (Sunset Ridge Subdivision, 4th Addition) (Click here for more information.)

16. Resolution accepting completion of Stange Road Substation to Ames Plant (161/69-kV Transmission Line Construction) (Click here for more information.)

17. Resolution accepting completion of 2009/10 Water System Improvements (Oakland Street Water Main Replacement) (Click here for more information.)

18. Resolution accepting completion of 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 Storm Sewer Outlet Erosion Control Projects (College Creek) (Click here for more information.)

19. Resolution accepting completion of 2006/07 Pedestrian Walkway Program (South Dakota Avenue, Lincoln Way to the 400 Block) (Click here for more information.)

20. Resolution accepting completion of 2010/11 WPC Facility Biosolids Disposal Operations (Click here for more information.)


21. Motion approving new 5-Day Class C Liquor License for Christianis Events at ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Avenue (Click here for more information.)

22. Requests from Main Street Cultural District for January Sidewalk Sales: (Click here for more information.)

a. Resolution approving suspension of parking regulations and enforcement in Central Business District (CBD) from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27, through Saturday, January 29

b. Motion approving Blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit for CBD sidewalks from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., January 27 - 29

c. Motion approving Blanket Vending Permit for entire CBD for January 27 - 29

d. Resolution approving waiver of fee for Blanket Vending Permit

23. Staff report on recreational vehicle (RV) parking restrictions on City streets (Click here for more information.)

24. Staff report regarding policy considerations of providing utility services outside the Citys corporate limits (Click here for more information.)


25. Resolution approving/motion denying request for time extension for parking lot improvements at North Grand Mall (Streets of North Grand) (Click here for more information.)

26. Resolution approving LUPP amendment regarding allowable growth areas and capital improvement strategy (Click here for more information.)

27. Staff update on Fieldstone Subdivision (Click here for more information.)

28. Staff update on Section 8 Housing Program (Click here for more information.)


29. Staff report on request to place stop sign at Wilder Boulevard and Clemens Boulevard (Click here for more information.)

30. Staff report on request to place stop sign at Steinbeck Street and Dickinson Avenue (Click here for more information.)


31. Resolution authorizing fuel purchase contracts for CyRide at a total price not to exceed $525,000 and accepting fixed-rate plus mark-up/deduct for the remainder of CyRides fuel purchases (Click here for more information.)


32. Report on City facility energy-efficiency improvements (Click here for more information.)


33. First passage of ordinance prohibiting parking on north side of Springbrook Drive, east side of Wilder Avenue, north side of Roxboro Drive, and north side of Ballentine Drive (Click here for more information.)

34. Second passage of ordinance rezoning property located at 1013 and 1025 Adams Street to establish Historic Overlay District (O-H) and to designate property as Local Historic Landmark

35. Second passage of ordinance making amendment to Section 31.13 of Municipal Code establishing design criteria for local historic landmark for property at 1013 and 1025 Adams Street

36. Second passage of ordinance making zoning text amendment related to parking area and perimeter landscaping requirements

37. Second passage of ordinance pertaining to parking regulations on North 4th Street from North Riverside Avenue to North Maple Avenue



38. Motion to hold closed session as provided by Section 20.17(3), Code of Iowa, to discuss collective bargaining strategy


*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