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DECEMBER 8, 2015

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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 November 24, 2015

3. Motion approving Report of Contract Change Orders for November 16-30, 2015 (Click here for more information)

4. Motion setting January 12 and February 23, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. as Conference Board meeting dates

5. Motion approving renewal of the following Beer Permits, Wine Permits, and Liquor Licenses: (Click here for more information)

a. Class C Liquor & Outdoor Service Thumbs Bar, 2816 West Street

b. Class C Beer Swift Stop #7, 2700 Lincoln Way

c. Class C Liquor Tip Top Lounge, 201 East Lincoln Way

d. Class C Beer Caseys General Store #2298, 428 Lincoln Way

e. Class C Liquor Cyclone Liquors, 626 Lincoln Way

6. Motion approving 5-day (December 12-16) Class A Liquor License for Great Caterers of Iowa at CPMI Event Center, 2321 North Loop Drive (Click here for more information)

7. Motion approving Ownership Change of Class C Liquor License & Outdoor Service for Chipotle, 435 South Duff Avenue, Ste. 102 (Click here for more information)

8. Motion approving 5-day (January 2-6) Class B Beer Permit for Olde Main at Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Boulevard (Click here for more information)

9. Motion approving Encroachment Permit for sign at 427 Douglas Avenue, Octagon Center for the Arts (Click here for more information)

10. Resolution approving 2015/16 Spring Special Project Commission On The Arts grants (Click here for more information)

11. Resolution approving Agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation for Curb and Intake Repair on U.S. Highway 69 [North Grand Avenue (500' north of 16th Street to 900' north of 24th Street)] (Click here for more information)

12. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for Ada Hayden North Shelter Water Service Line Project; setting January 5, 2016, as bid due date and January 12, 2016, as date of public hearing (Click here for more information)

13. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for Furman Aquatic Center Pool Basin Repainting project; setting January 6, 2016, as bid due date and January 12, 2016, as date of public hearing (Click here for more information)

14. Resolution awarding contract to Keck Energy of Des Moines, Iowa, for purchase of fuel for CyRide for calendar year 2016 (Click here for more information)

15. Resolution waiving purchase policy requirement for competitive bidding for Testing Equipment and awarding contract to OMICRON Electronics Corporation USA of Houston, Texas, in the amount of $75,284 (inclusive of Iowa sales tax) (Click here for more information)

16. Resolution approving Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $150,000 with General Electric International, Inc., of Omaha, Nebraska for Bid No. 2 Turbine Steam Seal System for Unit No. 8 (Click here for more information)

17. Resolution accepting completion of Methane Engine-Generator Set No. 2 Rehabilitation project at Water Pollution Control facility (Click here for more information)

18. Resolution accepting partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for Quarry Estates Subdivision (Click here for more information)

19. Resolution accepting completion of public utility improvement (12-inch water main installation) and releasing security for Dauntless Subdivision, 5th Addition (Click here for more information)

20. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 535 South Duff Avenue (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.


21. Options for regulation of e-cigarettes: (Click here for more information)

a. Motion providing direction to staff

22. Follow-Up Staff Report regarding number of clients turned away from ASSET: (Click here for more information)

a. Motion directing staff regarding ASSET funding for Fiscal Year 2016/17

23. Request from Ames Economic Development Commission for donors to Airport Hangar to be given first right of notification: (Click here for more information)

a. Motion approving/denying request

24. Staff Report regarding request of First National Bank pertaining to Eastgate Subdivision: (Click here for more information)

a. Resolution approving modifications to covenant and Development Agreement to allow properties to be sold to Ames National Corporation without requiring payment for road widening costs


25. Resolution approving 2017-2021 Federal Airport Improvement Plan (Click here for more information)

26. Resolution approving Agreements with Hunziker Development and Skeye 1, LLC, to allow operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems within Ames airspace for Calendar Year 2016 (Click here for more information)


27. Resolution accepting bids and authorizing sale and issuance of Electric Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $10,360,000 (Click here for more information)


28. Resolution approving final tax abatement for 2320 Lincoln Way (Click here for more information)


29. Hearing on Amendment to Campustown Urban Revitalization Plan: (Click here for more information)

a. Resolution approving amendment to Plan


30. First passage of ordinance setting parking regulations for new and/or extended streets (Click here for more information)

31. Second passage of ordinance revising Chapter 23 pertaining to Bicycle Plans and Bikeways

32. Second passage of ordinance rezoning property at 205 South Wilmoth Avenue from Residential Low Density (RL) to Residential High Density (RH)

33. Second passage of ordinance rezoning property at 101, 105, and 107 South Wilmoth Avenue from Residential High Density (RH) with University West Impact Overlay to Residential High Density (RH)

34. Second passage of ordinance establishing South Wilmoth Avenue Urban Revitalization Area

35. Second passage of ordinance rezoning property at 516 South 17th Street from Highway-Oriented Commercial (HOC) to Residential High Density (RH)

36. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4236 pertaining to solar energy systems regulations



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