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APRIL 25, 2023

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 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.

1. Proclamation for “Arbor Day,” April 28, 2023

2. Proclamation for “National Historic Preservation Month,” May 2023


3. Presentation of Historic Preservation Awards

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.

4. Motion approving payment of claims 

5. Motion approving Minutes of Regular Meeting on April 11, 2023

6. Motion approving Report of Change Orders for period April 1-15, 2023

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

a. Special Class C Liquor License – The Great Plains Sauce and Dough Co, 129 Main Street
b. Class E Liquor License – Walgreens #12108, 2719 Grand Ave
c. Class C Liquor License with Catering Privilege and Outdoor Service – Mother’s Pub, 2900 West Street 
d. Class B Beer Permit, Jeff’s Pizza Shop LLC, 2402 Lincoln Way
e. Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service – Bar la Tosca, 303 Welch Avenue 

8. Motion approving temporary Outdoor Service for Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service - Tip Top Lounge, 201 E. Lincoln Way, for the following dates in 2023, pending favorable DCI background checks:

a. May 20 – May 21
b. June 1 – June 2
c. June 15 – June 16
d. June 29 – June 30 
e. July 13 – July 14
f. July 27 – July 28
g. August 10 – August 11 
h. August 24 – August 25
i. August 31 – September 1 
j. September 9 – September 10 

9. Ames on the Half Shell:

a. Resolution approving waiver of enforcement of Municipal Code Section 17.17 related to alcohol consumption in City parks with respect only to Bandshell Park from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays June 2 – June 30, 2023 
b. Motion approving 8-month Special Class C Retail Alcohol License with Outdoor Service – Ames on the Half Shell, Bandshell Park 

10. Motion approving 5-day Special Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service for Ames Chamber of Commerce 515 Celebration for closed area on May 17 and License Premise Transfer for May 19

11. Resolution approving appointments to Campus and Community Commission 

12. Resolution approving Quarterly Investment Report for period ending March 31, 2023

13. Resolution waiving enforcement of prohibition of motorized vehicles in Ada Hayden Heritage Park for the Friends of Ada Hayden Heritage Park golf cart tours on September 11 and 12, 2023 

14. Resolution approving exception to Section 22.32(c)(2)(v) to allow alcohol service in Sidewalk Café at Noir, 405 Kellogg

15. Resolution approving request to modify the City’s FY 2022/23 ASSET contract with NAMI of Central Iowa by reallocating $3,203 from Public Education and Awareness to Activity and Resource Center and $1,102 from Public Education and Awareness to Family/Peer Support services for a total of $4,305

16. Resolution setting May 9, 2023, as date of public hearing on proposal to enter into a Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Agreement and to borrow money thereunder

17. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for the Water Plant Distributed Antenna System, setting May 31, 2023, as bid due date and June 13, 2023, as the date of public hearing 

18. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2023/24 Traffic Signal Program (S. Duff & Chestnut); setting May 17, 2023, as bid due date and May 23, 2023, as date of public hearing

19. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2025/26 Traffic Signal Program (S. Duff Avenue & S. 3rd Street ); setting May 17, 2023, as bid due date and May 23, 203, as date of public hearing

20. Resolution awarding contract for the purchase of playground equipment for University Community Childcare (UCC) in conjunction with CARES Round 2 (COVID-19) Grant Funding through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

21. Resolution approving purchase of eight solid rubber tires from SETCO Tire, Idabel, Oklahoma for a total of $84,396.56, to be delivered after July 1, 2023

22. Resolution approving professional services agreement for 2023/24 Intelligent Transportation System Program (Phase 3) project with HR Green, Inc., of Johnston, Iowa in an amount not to exceed $172,620

23. Resolution approving the contract renewal with ChemTreat, Inc, of Glen Allen, Virginia, for Chemical Treatment Program in an amount not to exceed $365,000

24. Resolution approving contract and bond for 2021/22 Concrete Street Pavement Improvements (Stange and 24th) with Con-Struct, Inc., of Ames, Iowa

25. Resolution approving contract and bond for 2021/22 Shared Use Path System Expansion –Iowa Creek with Caliber Concrete, LLC, of Adair, Iowa

26. Resolution approving contract and bond for 2022/23 Concrete Pavement Improvements (Brookridge Avenue, Ridgewood Avenue, Lee Street, 9th Street, Park Way, and Alley) with Shekar Engineering, P.L.C. of Des Moines, Iowa

27. Resolution approving contract and bond for the SAM Pump Station Standby Generator with Price Electric of Robins, Iowa

28. Resolution accepting the South 5th St (S Grand Ave to 600’ west of S Duff Ave) and South Grand Ave (Ioway Creek Dr to S 5th St) project as completed by Peterson Contractors, Inc. (PCI) of Reinbeck, Iowa in the amount of $3,188,148.65.

29. Resolution accepting the 2021/22 Arterial Street Pavement Improvements (North Dakota & Ontario Street) project as completed by Con-Struct Inc. of Ames, Iowa, in the amount of $1,427,992.70

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.


30. Cyclone Welcome Weekend

a. Resolution authorizing enhanced penalties for nuisance party violations beginning at 5:00 p.m., Friday August 18 and ending at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2023
b. Resolution authorizing the Immediate Towing of Vehicles on Saturday, August 19, 2023, midnight to 11:59 p.m. in the designated area of Beach Avenue west to State Avenue and Lincoln Way south to Mortensen Avenue for certain illegal parking violations

31. Resolution approving request for City Council to allocate $10,000 for ribbon-cutting event at the James Herman Banning Ames Municipal Airport in conjunction with Juneteenth activities


32. Staff update on the Steven L. Schainker Plaza


33. Staff Report on Infill Discussion Follow Up

34. Plat of Survey for 220 & 420 South Teller Avenue and 5810 & 5898 East Lincoln Way (Wyffels Hybrids)

a. Resolution approving Plat of Survey for 220 & 420 South Teller Avenue and 5810 & 5898 East Lincoln Way
b. Resolution approving Dedication of Right of Way
c. Resolution to waive or defer sidewalks


35. Hearing on City of Ames Budget and Property Tax Levy:

a. Resolution authorizing and approving the Adjusted Fiscal Year 2022/23
b. Resolution authorizing and approving Fiscal Year 2023/24 Budget

36. Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Setbacks

a. First passage of ordinance

37. Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment on Affordable Housing Parking Requirements

a. First passage of ordinance

38. Hearing on 2022/23 Airport Improvements Program (South Apron Rehab)

a. Motion accepting Report of Bids
b. Resolution approving final plans and specification and awarding Division 1 and its Alternate A, and Division 2 and its Alternate B, of the 2022/23 Airport Improvements Program (South Apron Rehab) to Con-Struct of Ames, Iowa, in the amount of $1,251,705, contingent upon the receipt and execution of the agreements for Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 2) Federal Entitlement, and 3) State Airport Improvement Program grants in amounts necessary to finance the project expenditures


39. First reading of ordinance to increase water rates by 8% effective for bills mailed on or after July 1, 2023

40. Third reading and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4499 to amend the Ames Municipal Code Sections 18.31(32) and (343) regulating parking on Bristol Drive and Hampton Street





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.