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NOVEMBER 14, 2017

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CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 p.m.


1. Proclamation for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 11-19, 2017

2. Proclamation for Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017


3. Presentation by Public Works Department regarding Citizen Reporting Tool (Click here for more information)

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.

4. Motion approving payment of claims

5. Motion approving Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 24, 2017, and Special Meetings of October 17, 2017; October 27, 2017; November 1, 2017; and November 3, 2017

6. Motion approving certification of civil service applicants (Click here for more information)

7. Motion approving Report of Contract Change Orders for October 16-31, 2017 (Click here for more information)

8. Motion to set the following City Council meeting dates/times:

a. December 19, 2017, as Regular Meeting Date and canceling December 26, 2017, Regular Meeting Date
b. January 16, 2018, at 5:15 p.m. for CIP Workshop
c. February 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. for Budget Overview
d. February 6, 7, and 8, 2018, at 5:15 p.m. for Budget Hearings
e. February 13, 2018, at 5:15 p.m. for Budget Wrap-Up
f. March 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. for Regular Meeting and Final Budget Hearing

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

a. Class B Native Wine Kitchen, Bath & Home, 201 Main Street
b. Class E Liquor AJs Liquor III, 2401 A Chamberlain Street, Liquor Room

10. Resolution accepting Abstract of Votes for November 7, 2017, Regular City Election (Click here for more information)

11. Resolution approving Encroachment Permit for sign at 301 Main Street (Click here for more information)

12. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2016/17 Storm Water Erosion Control Program (S. Skunk River, Carr Park to Homewood Golf Course); setting December 6, 2017, as bid due date and December 12, 2017, as date of public hearing (Click here for more information)

13. Resolution setting date of public hearing for November 28, 2017, vacating and sale of property adjacent to 1101 Blackwood Circle (Click here for more information)

14. Resolution approving Task Order #2 with HDR, Inc., to an existing Master Agreement for Professional Services for design services related to WPC Structural Rehabilitation Project for Phase 2 (Click here for more information)

15. Resolution approving Major Final Plat for Bricktowne Ames Subdivision (Click here for more information)

16. Resolution approving partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for The Irons Subdivision (Click here for more information)

17. Resolution approving partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for South Fork Subdivision, 9th Addition (Click here for more information)

18. Resolution accepting completion of 2015/16 Right-of-Way Restoration (Click here for more information)

19. Resolution accepting completion of 2014/15 Low-Point Drainage Improvements (Click here for more information)

20. Resolution accepting completion of 2015/16 Arterial Street Pavement Improvements (13th Street) (Click here for more information)

21. Resolution accepting completion of WPC Structural Rehabilitation Project - Phase 1 (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. Clarification regarding City Councils direction pertaining to limiting occupancy in rental units (Click here for more information)

23. Downtown Development issues (Click here for more information)

24. Staff Report on Story Countys Request for Joint Housing Study (Click here for more information)

25. Resolution approving Depot Development Agreement with Merry Bee Properties, LLC, regarding parking (Click here for more information)

26. Motion directing staff to initiate an Ames Urban Fringe Plan Map Amendment for Timber Creek Acres (Click here for more information)

27. Resolution approving Agreement with United Way of Story County, Inc., to manage Human Services Capital Improvements Program (Click here for more information)

28. Update on #Always Ames campaign targeting young adults transitioning to families along I-35 Corridor (Click here for more information)


29. Status Report regarding Municipal Pool air quality (Click here for more information)


30. Resolution regarding City commitments for South Grand Avenue Extension ICAAP Grant Application (Click here for more information)


31. Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment to allow dog grooming as permitted use in Village Zoning District: (Click here for more information)

a. Motion to continue hearing to November 28, 2017

32. Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment to revise site landscape standards relating to administrative standards and other general landscape standards: (Click here for more information)

a. First reading of ordinance

33. Hearing on 2017/18 CDBG Public Infrastructure Improvements Program (321 State Avenue): (Click here for more information)

a. Motion accepting Report of Bids


34. Revisions to Chapter 28, Utilities, Divisions I and II: (Click here for more information)

a. Motion to amend Section 28.307 of Ordinance to reference version of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Park 403, dated October 22, 2015
b. Second passage of Ordinance revising portions of Chapter 28 related to Division II Water Service and Division III Sewers, as amended

35. Second passage of ordinance approving changes to Appendix N relating to utility rates



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.