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AUGUST 24, 2021

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: The Mayor and City Council welcome comments from the public during discussion. If you wish to speak, please complete an orange card and hand it to the City Clerk. When your name is called, please step to the microphone, state your name for the record, and limit the time used to present your remarks in order that others may be given the opportunity to speak. The normal process on any particular agenda item is that the motion is placed on the floor, input is received from the audience, the Council is given an opportunity to comment on the issue or respond to the audience concerns, and the vote is taken. On ordinances, there is time provided for public input at the time of the first reading. In consideration of all, if you have a cell phone, please turn it off or put it on silent ring.

CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 p.m.


1. Proclamation for “National Overdose Awareness Day,” August 31, 2021

2. Proclamation for “Ames Art Month,” September 2021

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 Special City Council meeting held August 3, 2021, and Regular Minutes of August 10, 2021

3. Motion approving Report of Change Orders for period August 1 - 15, 2021

4. Motion approving new 5-day (September 18 - 22, 2021) Class C Liquor License for The Girls Catering Inc., at Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Boulevard

5. Motion approving ownership change for Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales - Inside Golf, 2801 Grand Ave #1075

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

a. Class E Liquor License with Class B Wine Permit, Class C Beer Permit(Carryout Beer) and Sunday Sales - Cyclone Liquors, 626 Lincoln Way
b. Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales - Inside Golf, 2801 Grand Ave #1075 

7. Motion approving request for Fireworks Permits for display from Jack Trice Stadium for ISU Home Football Games on the following dates:

a. Saturday, September 4
b. Saturday, September 11
c. Saturday, October 2
d. Saturday, October 23
e. Saturday, November 6
f. Saturday, November 27

8. Request from Ames High School Homecoming Parade on September 20, 2021:

a. Motion approving Blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit
b. Resolution approving closure of City Parking Lot MM, southern three aisles of City Parking Lot M, and a portion of CBD Lot Z from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for parade staging
c. Resolution approving closure of 5th Street from Grand Avenue to Pearle Avenue; Pearle Avenue; Main Street from Pearle Avenue to Duff Avenue; Clark Avenue from north of the CBD lot exit to 5th Street; Burnett Avenue from Main Street to 5th Street; and Kellogg Avenue from north of the CBD lot exit to Main Street, from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
d. Resolution approving waiver of parking meter fees and enforcement from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 55 metered parking spaces in Lot N

9. Ames Velo Grand Prix:

a. Ames Main Street Criterium on Saturday, September 18, 2021:

i. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit for the closed area
ii. Resolution approving waiver of Road Race Permit
iii. Resolution approving closure of Main Street from Clark Avenue to Douglas Avenue, Douglas Avenue from Main Street to Sixth Street, Sixth Street from Douglas Avenue to Burnett Avenue, Burnett Avenue from Sixth Street to Main Street, Fifth Street from Douglas Avenue to Clark Avenue, Kellogg Avenue from Main Street to Sixth Street, and Clark Avenue from Fifth Street to Main Street from 3:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
iv. Resolution approving closure of 187 metered parking spaces from 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p. m. along the race route and approving suspension of parking enforcement

b. ISU Research Park Circuit Race on Sunday, September 19, 2021:

i. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit
ii. Motion approving blanket Vending License
iii. Resolution approving waiver of fee for blanket Vending License
iv. Resolution approving waiver of Road Race Permit
v. Resolution approving closure of Collaboration Place, Plaza Loop, University Blvd from Collaboration Place to Airport Road (northbound lane only; southbound lane to remain open to traffic), Airport Road from University Boulevard to South Riverside Drive (one eastbound lane only; the road will remain open to both east - and westbound traffic), and South Riverside Drive (southbound lane only; northbound lane to remain open to traffic) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

10. Resolution approving appointment of the Climate Action Plan Supplemental Input Committee Members

11. Resolution authorizing Certified Local Government Grant Application to fund an Intensive Survey of Chautauqua Park & Ridgewood Subdivisions

12. Resolution awarding Contract to Gillig Corporation of Livermore, California, for the purchase of eight 40-foot Heavy-Duty Diesel Buses for CyRide in an amount not to exceed $4,104,257

13. Homewood Slope Stabilization:

a. Resolution approving Change Order No. 4 in the amount of ($20,112.67)
b. Resolution accepting completion

14. Resolution accepting completion of Ioway Creek Restoration & Flood Mitigation - River Flooding (Tree Clearing)

15. Resolution accepting completion of 2017/18 Main Street Pavers Project (Clark to Burnett)

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.


16. Hearing on Downtown Reinvestment District Urban Renewal Area and Plan:

a. Resolution adopting Plan and establishing an Urban Renewal Area
b. Resolution setting date of public hearing for September 14, 2021, to authorize the issuance of General Obligation Urban Renewal Bonds in an amount not to exceed $21,200,000 for the Indoor Aquatics Center
c. Staff Report on Indoor Aquatic Center Property Update
d. Staff Report on Funding for Reinvestment District Tasks

17. Hearing on proposal to adopt, by reference, the 2021 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2021 Edition of the International Mechanical Code with State and local amendments:

a. First passage of ordinance adopting, by reference, the 2021 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2021 Edition of the International Mechanical Code with State and local amendments, including the movement of the Cross-Connection Control requirements to Chapter 28 of the Ames Municipal Code
b. First passage of ordinance inserting a new Section 28.209B to adopt the cross-connection control standards of the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code along with existing local amendments that are being relocated from Chapter 5

18. Hearing on 2021/22 Shared Use Path Maintenance Project:

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to Mid-Iowa Enterprises, LLC, from Story City, Iowa, in the amount of $277,262


19. Adaptive Kayak Launch:

a. Resolution waiving Purchasing Policies and Procedures
b. Resolution awarding sole-source contract to Northeast Products and Services of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, to purchase a BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch in the amount of $54,850


20. Ames Plan 2040:

a. Motion directing staff to start public comment period that will go through September

21. Staff Report regarding Zoning Text Amendment to allow for an increase in Limited Commercial Use in F-PRD Planned Residence District

22. Staff Report regarding request to Amend Ames Urban Fringe Plan regarding the Natural Area Designation related to area located at 4909 W 190th Street

23. Resolution approving amendment to Restrictive Covenants for the Ames Community Development Park Subdivision, Fourth Addition


24. Motion approving/denying renewal of Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales - La Fiesta Bar & Grill, 823 Wheeler Street, Suite 5

25. Motion approving/denying renewal of Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales - El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, 217 S Duff Avenue


26. Flood Mitigation - River Flooding (Land Acquisition):

a. Resolution approving Purchase Agreement for parcels:

i. Parcel 1 FHS Ames 2, L.P. - $139,150
ii. Parcel 2 EM Hunziker, L.L.C - $7,150
iii. Parcel 4 Hyland Heights Apartments, L.L.C - $17,650
iv. Parcel 8 MKTM, L.L.C - $564,150
v. Parcel 9 AMERCO Real Estate Company - $48,270
vi. Parcel 11 MKTM, L.L.C. - $13,850


27. Staff Report regarding Community Engagement - Phase 2


28. First passage of ordinance assigning approved annexed areas to Wards and Precincts (Second and third passages and adoption requested)

29. Second passage of ordinance rezoning property at 525-6th Street from Residential Medium Density (RM) to Special Purpose Government/Airport District (SGA)

30. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4443 amending Urban Deer Management Program regarding reporting requirement





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.