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OCTOBER 12, 2021

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: The Mayor and City Council welcome comments from the public during discussion. If you wish to speak, please see the instructions listed above. 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.

CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 p.m.

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 Minutes of Regular City Council Meeting of September 28, 2021 

3. Motion approving Report of Change Orders for period September 16 - 30, 2021

4. Motion approving ownership change for Class A Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales - Green Hills Residents’ Association, 2200 Hamilton Drive, Suite 100

5. 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 - Target Store T-1170, 320 S Duff Avenue

6. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign Certificate of Consistency with City’s 2019-2023 CDBG Consolidated Plan on behalf of Youth & Shelter Services and The Bridge Home for funding from Iowa Finance Authority

7. Resolution waiving Purchasing Policies’ formal bidding requirements and extending an engagement with Ahlers and Cooney, P.C., of Des Moines, Iowa, in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for legal services related to application of Iowa Code Chapter 20

8. Resolution setting date of hearing for October 26, 2021, for vacating Utility Easement on Lot 5 in Block 2 of the Southwood Subdivision, First Addition (1100 Buckeye Avenue)

9. Resolution approving Professional Services Agreement for the 2021/22 Traffic System Capacity Improvements - Grand Avenue Corridor Study (9th Street to 24th Street) with HDR, Inc., of Omaha, Nebraska, in an amount not to exceed $84,853

10. Resolution approving renewed 28E Agreement for Tobacco, Alternative Nicotine, and Vapor Product Enforcement between the Police Department and the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division

11. Resolution approving Amendment to Agreement between the City and Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa to extend the date of completion for the construction of a home at 1126 Grand Avenue

12. Resolution awarding contract to Fischer Brothers, LLC, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, for the Furman Aquatic Center Play Structure Refurbishment Project in the amount of $59,300

13. Resolution approving Change Order No. 8 with SCS Engineers, of Clive, Iowa, regarding engineering services for compliance with U. S. EPA’s Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Standard in an estimated amount of $53,585

14. Resolution approving contract and bond for CyRide 2022 HVAC Improvements Project

15. Resolution approving contract and bond for SE 16th Street and South Duff Avenue Transmission Modifications

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

17. Resolution approving Final Plat for Quarry Estates Subdivision, Fifth Addition

18. Resolution accepting completion of 2019/20 Collector Street Pavement Improvements (Bloomington Road - Grand Avenue to Hoover Avenue)

19. Resolution accepting completion of the Water Treatment Plant Lime Pond Underdrain Improvements project

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.


20. Presentation of 2021 Resident Satisfaction Survey Results

21. Motion directing staff to negotiate a long-term land lease with Heartland Senior Services as requested for the consolidation of two lots at 205 S. Walnut

22. Staff Report on artistically-painted fire hydrants

23. Discussion regarding adoption of new wards and precincts following state redistricting


24. Staff Report on Ames 2040 Plan comments

25. Staff Report on Setbacks for Accessory Structures and Detached Garages on Single and Two-Family Lots

26. Discussion of HOME - American Rescue Plan Grant Agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development:

a. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign the 2021 HOME Investment PartnershipsAmerican Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Grant Agreement in the amount of $1,269,248
b. Motion directing staff to proceed with next steps


27. Resolution awarding contract to A & B Construction LTD of Harper, Iowa, to move existing hoop framing from 700 E. 5th Street to 309 Carnegie Avenue and erect a 50' x 200' hoop building for cold material storage in the amount of $63,662


28. Hearing on Voluntary Annexation with non-consenting property owners located north of Lincoln Highway and west of Ames corporate limits to Boone County along N. 500th:

a. Resolution approving Annexation of property


29. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4449 removing all parking requirements for auditoriums, theaters, stadiums, and arenas within the Downtown Service Center and Campustown Service Center Zoning Districts

30. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4450, as previously amended, creating the Resident Police Advisory Committee