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DECEMBER 18, 2018

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CALL TO ORDER: 4:00 p.m.

1. Comprehensive Plan Kick-Off

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.

2. Motion approving payment of claims

3. Motion approving Minutes of Special Meeting held December 4, 2018

4. Motion approving 5-day (Jan 12 - 17) Class C Liquor License for Christiani’s Events LLC at the ISU Alumni Association, 429 Alumni Lane

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

a. Class C Liquor - Cyclone Liquors, 626 Lincoln Way (Back Room Only)
b. Class C Beer & B Wine Permit - Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 215 SE 5th Street

6. Motion rejecting all bids for Scaffolding and Related Services and Supply Contract for Electric Services and directing staff to re-bid at a later date

7. Resolution approving and adopting Supplement No. 2019-1 to the Ames Municipal Code

8. Resolution approving appointment of Council Member Betcher to Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors

9. Resolution awarding contract to Diamond Oil of Des Moines, Iowa, to provide and deliver fuel to Cy-Ride during Calendar Year 2019 in an amount not to exceed $1,127,500

10. Resolution approving Change Order to Task Order 4.1 under Master Agreement with FOX Engineering for design, bidding, and construction of New Water Treatment Plant in an amount not to exceed $75,000

11. Resolution approving partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for Aspen Business Park, 3rd Addition (aka The Quarters)

12. Resolution approving partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for Crane Farm Subdivision, 2nd Addition

13. Resolution approving partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for Crane Farm Subdivision, 4th Addition

14. Resolution approving partial completion of public improvements and reducing security for Crane Farm Subdivision, 6th Addition

15. Resolution accepting completion of 2017/18 Asphalt Street Pavement Improvements Program (Pierce/Tyler)

16. Resolution accepting completion of 2016/17 Downtown Street Pavement Improvements (Sherman Avenue)

17. 2017/18 and 2018/19 Seal Coat Street Pavement Improvements (E. 16th Street, Linden Drive, Carr Drive, and Crestwood Circle):

a. Resolution approving Balancing Change Order
b. Resolution accepting completion

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.


18. Flood Mitigation - River Flooding:

a. Resolution approving local match funding (as part of grant application through Iowa HSEMD to FEMA) in an amount up to $1,260,000 for the Flood Mitigation - River Flooding project
b. Resolution designating Municipal Engineer Tracy Warner as City Authorized Representative for the project
c. Motion directing staff to immediately negotiate acquisition of a permanent easement for both 1016 S. Duff Avenue (front parcel) and 1008 S. Duff Avenue (rear parcel), using local funding (tabled from 10-23-18 and 11-27-18)

19. Staff Report regarding request from Duane Jensen for reimbursement of costs related to the 321 State Avenue Request for Proposals


20. Staff Report regarding Requirement for Individual Metering of Water Usage in Multi-Unit Buildings


21. Motion accepting biannual Progress Report from Sustainability Coordinator


22. Second passage of ordinance placing limitations on expansion of nonconforming uses, discontinuance of a nonconforming use, and defining remodeling of a nonconforming use

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




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.