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NOVEMBER 13, 2018

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CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 p.m.


1. Proclamation for “Small Business Saturday,” November 24, 2018

2. Proclamation for “Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week,” November 10-18, 2018

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.

3. Motion approving payment of claims

4. Motion approving Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 23, 2018, and Special Meetings held October 16, October 26, October 29, and November 1, 2018

5. Motion approving certification of Civil Service applicants

6. Motion approving Report of Contract Change Orders for October 15 - 31, 2018

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

a. Class B Native Wine - Kitchen, Bath & Home, 201 Main Street
b. Class E Liquor - A.J.’s Liquor III, 2401 Chamberlain, Suite A

8. Motion approving new Class E Liquor License for goPuff, 615 S. Dayton Avenue, pending final inspection

9. Resolution approving appointment of Council Member Amber Corrieri to Ames Economic Development Commission Board of Directors

10. Miracle League Park:

a. Project update on fund-raising and construction time line
b. Resolution allocating funding to develop plans and specifications for the Donor/Sensory Plaza

11. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign Agreement approving the relocation of Automed to the City of Huxley and the use of its intended incentive

12. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2018/19 Traffic Signal Program (Lincoln Way/Hyland Avenue); setting December 5, 2018, as bid due date and December 11, 2018, as date of public hearing

13. Resolution approving Change Order No. 2 with Dewild Grant Reckert & Associates Company, Rock Rapids, Iowa, for Engineering Services for Ames Substation Improvements in a not-to-exceed amount of $65,000

14. Resolution approving Change Order No. 1 for 2018/19 Concrete Crushing Program in the amount of $18,262

15. 2018/19 Pavement Restoration Program (Slurry Seal):

a. Resolution approving balancing Change Order
b. Resolution accepting final completion

16. Resolution approving Final Plat for Sunset Ridge Subdivision, 8th Addition

17. Resolution accepting partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for Village Park Subdivision, 1st Addition

18. Resolution accepting partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for Quarry Estates Subdivision, 1st Addition

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.


19. Resolution approving rental registration for 611 Lynn allowing the property to be eligible as a rental property under the Property Cap Exception


20. Staff Report/Update on Downtown parking items


21. Staff Report on Short-Term Rentals

22. Alterations to Depot Building at 500 Main Street:

a. Resolution finding proposed changes to the building have no negative impact on the historic qualities of the Depot Building

23. Resolution approving Preliminary Plat for Revised Scenic Valley Subdivision, with the condition that a storm water flowage easement over Friedrich’s property be recorded with approval of a Final Plat

24. Proposed Text Amendments for updating nonconforming use and nonconforming structure standards:

a. Motion to direct staff to proceed with finalizing text amendments and publishing notice for nonconforming uses, discontinuance of a nonconforming use, and defining remodeling of a nonconforming structure


25. Hearing on Major Site Development Plan for 1404, 1405, and 1410 Buckeye Avenue (formerly K-Mart):

a. Resolution approving Major Site Development Plan, subject to certain conditions
b. Resolution approving Preliminary Plat for Southwood Subdivision, 4th Addition, subject to certain conditions

26. Hearing on Development Agreement with Barilla America, Inc., with tax increment rebate incentives and project development requirements:

a. Resolution approving Development Agreement
b. Resolution approving Minimum Assessment Agreement

27. Hearing on Scaffolding and Related Services and Supply Contract:

a. Motion accepting Report of Bids and delaying award of contract

28. Hearing on 2018/19 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation (Wilson & 15th):

a. Resolution approving plans and specifications and awarding contract to Synergy Contracting, LLC, in the amount of $2,663,751.50


29. Second passage of ordinance related to development standards of the Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District

30. Second passage of ordinance to allow alternative landscape plan approval in conjunction with a Special Use Permit

31. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4373 regarding exceptions to Minimum Stories and Minimum Floor Area Ratio for the Downtown Service Center




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