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DECEMBER 11, 2018

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CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 p.m.


1. Recognition of Ames High School Girls Swim Team State Champions


2. Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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 Special Meeting held November 20, 2018, and Regular Meeting of November 27, 2018

5. Motion approving Report of Contract Change Orders for November 15 - 30, 2018

6. Motion approving 5-day (December 17 - 22) Class C Liquor License for Dublin Bay for Chamber of Commerce event to be held at 3100 S. Riverside Drive

7. Motion approving Carry-Out Wine Privilege for Class B Wine - Casey's General Store #2298, 428 Lincoln Way

8. Motion approving Carry-Out Wine Privilege for Class B Wine - Casey's General Store #2560, 3020 S. Duff Ave

9. Motion approving Carry-Out Wine Privilege for Class B Wine - Casey's General Store #2905, 3612 Stange Rd

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

a. Class C Liquor, Catering, & Outdoor Service - The Café, 2616 Northridge Parkway
b. Class C Liquor & Outdoor Service - Aunt Maude's, 543-547 Main St.
c. Class C Liquor, Catering, & Outdoor Service - Thumbs Bar, 2816 West St.
d. Class C Liquor - Tip Top Lounge, 201 E. Lincoln Way
e. Class C Beer & Class B Wine - Casey's General Store #2298, 428 Lincoln Way
f. Class C Liquor - 1 Night Stand, 124 Welch Ave.

11. Resolution approving Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Airport Improvement Program Application for Ames Municipal Airport

12. Resolution approving ongoing engagement of outside legal counsel related to close-out of new Water Treatment Plant

13. Resolution approving Commission On The Arts (COTA) Special Grants for Spring 2019

14. Resolution approving U-STEP Funding Agreement with the Iowa DOT (U.S. Hwy. 30 Westbound Off-Ramp and South Dakota Avenue)

15. Resolution approving Agreement with Iowa DOT for Pavement Repairs on U. S. 69 (Lincoln Way between Duff Avenue and Gilchrist Street)

16. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2017/18 Accessibility Enhancement (Airport Road Sidewalk); setting January 16, 2019, as the bid due date and January 22, 2019 as the date of public hearing

17. Resolution approving date changes for the Unit 7 Boiler Repair Project; setting January 16, 2019, as bid due date and January 22, 2019, as date of public hearing

18. WPC Security Camera Replacement:

a. Resolution approving Change Order #2 with Baker Group of Ankeny, Iowa, in the amount of $9,900 to add one additional camera
b. Resolution approving reallocation of $10,000 from the WPC Grease Receiving Station Upgrade project to the Security Camera Replacement project

19. Resolution accepting completion of 2016/17 Right-of-Way Restoration

20. Resolution accepting completion of 2016/17 Arterial Street Pavement Improvements (West Lincoln Way)

21. Resolution accepting completion of 2017/18 Seal Coat Street Pavement Improvements (E. 16th Street, Linden Drive, Carr Drive, and Crestwood Circle)

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.


22. Staff Report regarding Campustown Parking and Plaza Design

23. Resolution approving Revised Preliminary Plat for Scenic Valley Subdivision


24. Hearing on RDF Storage Bin Repair Project:

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

25. Hearing on WPC Facility Screw Pump Drive Replacement:

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to Weidner Construction, Inc., in the amount of $111,997

26. Hearing on 2018/19 Traffic Signal Program (Lincoln Way/Hyland Avenue):

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to VanMaanen Electric, Inc., in the amount of $238,792.73

27. Hearing on proposal to vacate Water Main Easement generally located at 2205 Green Hills Drive:

a. Resolution vacating Easement

28. Hearing on proposed zoning text amendments for limitations on expansion of nonconforming uses, discontinuance of a nonconforming use, and defining remodeling of a nonconforming use:

a. First passage of ordinance


29. First passage of ordinance establishing parking regulations on Suncrest Drive, from Red Fox Road to Cedar Lane


30. Budget Issues/Guidelines

31. Staff Report on transparency regarding tax incentives




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.