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NOVEMBER 12, 2013

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CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 p.m.

1. Energy Resource Options:
a. Presentation of input from public forums
b. Resolution determining that the primary fuel of the Citys Power Plant should be natural gas, rather than coal (Click here for more information.)


*The Regular Meeting of the Ames City Council will immediately follow the Special Joint Meeting of the Ames City Council and EUORAB.

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 October 15, 2013, and October 29, 2013, and Regular Meeting of October 22, 2013
3. Motion approving certification of civil service applicants (Click here for more information.)
4. Motion approving Report of Contract Change Orders for October 16-31, 2013 (Click here for more information.)
5. Motion approving renewal of the following beer permits, wine permits, and liquor licenses: (Click here for more information.)
a. Class C Liquor Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 1614 S. Kellogg Avenue
b. Class B Liquor Country Inn & Suites, 2605 SE 16th Street
c. Class C Liquor & Outdoor Service Outlaws, 2522 Chamberlain
d. Class B Native Wine Chocolaterie Stam, 230 Main Street
e. Class C Beer Swift Stop #8, 705 24th Street
6. Resolution approving appointment of David Carnes to fill vacancy on Building Board of Appeals (Click here for more information.)
7. Resolution approving Investment Report for quarter ending September 30, 2013 (Click here for more information.)
8. Resolution approving Annual Urban Renewal Report (Click here for more information.)
9. Resolution proposing vacation of public utility easement located at 2801 E. 13th Street and setting November 26, 2013, as date of public hearing (Click here for more information.)
10. WebFilings:
a. Resolution supporting submittal of application from WebFilings, LLC, for economic development assistance from IEDA with local match to be provided in the form of Industrial Property Tax Abatement (Click here for more information.)
b. Resolution approving amendment to 2010 Economic Development Agreement with WebFilings and Iowa Economic Development Authority to adjust terms of State of Iowa credit for sales tax and Investment Tax Credits (Click here for more information.)
11. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for Motor Repair for Power Plant; setting December 18, 2013, as bid due date and January 14, 2014, as date of public hearing (Click here for more information.)
12. Resolution awarding contract for purchase of Boiler Tubes and Bends for Units 7 and 8 Superheat Sections to Chicago Tube & Iron Co. of Romeoville, Illinois, in the amount of $88,148.20 (Click here for more information.)
13. Resolution approving contract and bond for 2012/13 Flood Response and Mitigation Project (Northridge Parkway Subdivision) and 2009/10 Storm Water Facility Rehabilitation Program (Moore Memorial Park) (Click here for more information.)
14. Resolution approving Change Order with Veenstra & Kimm for Sanitary Sewer System Evaluation in an amount not to exceed $263,250 (Click here for more information.)
15. Resolution approving Change Order No. 23 with Henkel Construction Company to connect CyRide facility to ISUs Cooling Tower System in connection with CyRide Bus Facility Expansion Project in the amount of $72,355.11 (Click here for more information.)
16. Resolution approving Change Order Nos. 6 and 7 with A&P/Samuels Group for the Library Renovation and Expansion Project in the total amount of $53,508 (Click here for more information.)
17. Resolution accepting completion of public improvements required for Estates of Natures Crossing and releasing security (Click here for more information.)
18. Resolution accepting completion of Phase I of City Hall Renovation Project (Click here for more information.)
19. Resolution accepting completion of FY 2012/13 Lime Sludge Disposal Contract (Click here for more information.)
20. Resolution accepting completion of 2012/13 Ames Municipal Cemetery Improvements (Paving Improvements) (Click here for more information.)
21. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 3602 and 3606 Story Street (Click here for more information.)

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 five minutes.

22. Motion approving 5-Day licenses for Olde Main Brewing at ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Avenue:
a. Special Class C Liquor License (Nov. 14-18) (Click here for more information.)
b. Special Class C Liquor License (Nov. 19-23) (Click here for more information.)
23. Requests from Arthritis Foundation for Jingle Bell Run on December 7, 2013: (Click here for more information.)
a. Resolution approving closure of westbound lane of Mortensen Road from approximately 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.

24. Requests from Main Street Cultural District for Holiday activities: (Click here for more information.)
a. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit and Blanket Vending License in the Central Business District on November 22
b. Resolution approving waiver of fees for electricity for holiday activities/lighting from November 22 through December 31
c. Resolution approving closure of ten parking spaces along Main Street and one parking space on the west side of Douglas Avenue on Friday, November 22
d. Resolution approving closure of Burnett Avenue, from Main Street to Fifth Street, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on November 22 for planned activities
e. Resolution approving waiver of fee for Blanket Vending License
25. Resolution approving request to carry over unspent funding from 2012/13 for Ames International Partner Cities Association (AIPCA) (Click here for more information.)
26. Request from Octagon Center for the Arts to allow five banners to be temporarily displayed on Downtown corner posts to promote the Festival of Trees event: (Click here for more information.)
a. Motion to allow the banners for this one instance and direct staff to establish policy for future requests
27. Request from Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau for City funding to finance flat space addition to the Scheman Building (Click here for more information.)
a. Motion directing staff to develop ballot language for March 4, 2014, Referendum

28. 2520 Chamberlain Street:
a. Motion directing staff to prepare Remote Parking Agreement and Easement (Click here for more information.)
b. Resolution approving/motion denying eligibility for tax abatement in Campustown Urban Revitalization Area (Click here for more information.)
29. Resolution adopting amendment to Ames Urban Fringe Plan Land Use Framework Map pertaining to expansion of ISU Research Park (Click here for more information.)

30. Campustown Urban Renewal Area (Kingland Redevelopment Project):
a. Presentation of project scope by Kingland (Click here for more information.)
b. Hearing on Campustown Urban Renewal Area: (Click here for more information.)
i. Resolution adopting Campustown Urban Renewal Plan (Click here for more information.)
ii. Resolution establishing Campustown Urban Renewal Area
iii. First passage of ordinance creating Campustown Tax Increment Financing District (Click here for more information.)
c. Staff review of proposed TIF Agreement terms: (Click here for more information.)
i. Motion directing City Attorney to prepare Agreement
ii. Motion setting December 10, 2013, as date of public hearing for Campustown Tax Increment Financing Development Agreement
d. Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment to change Campustown building height step-back (continued from October 22, 2013): (Click here for more information.)
i. First passage of ordinance
31. Hearing on Water and Pollution Control Facility Blower Replacement:
a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to Woodruff Construction of Ames, Iowa, in the amount of $156,300 (Click here for more information.)

32. Resolution awarding a contract to FOX Engineering Associates, Inc., of Ames, Iowa, for design, bid, and construction phase engineering services for WPC Digester Improvements Project in an amount not to exceed $99,400 without prior approval (Click here for more information.)

33. Resolution approving up to 12 two-month fuel contracts at a total price not-to-exceed $1,764,000 and accepting fixed rate plus mark-up/deduct for the remainder of CyRide fuel purchases (Click here for more information.)

34. Staff presentation of proposed Post-Construction Storm Water Management Ordinance: (Click here for more information.)
a. Motion directing staff to place ordinance on November 26, 2013, Agenda for first reading

35. Second passage of ordinance repealing Chapter 14 of the Municipal Code and enacting new Chapter 14 to be consistent with Iowa Civil Rights Act
36. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4162 establishing 921 - 9th Street as an Urban Revitalization Area


37. 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.