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MARCH 1, 2016

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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 Special Meeting of February 16, 2016, and Regular Meeting of February 23, 2016

3. Motion approving certification of civil service applicants (Click here for more information)

4. Motion referring to Planning and Zoning Commission the Voluntary Annexation Petition for 5871 Ontario Street (Click here for more information)

5. Motion approving renewal of the following Beer Permits, Wine Permits, and Liquor Licenses: (Click here for more information)

a. Class C Liquor & Outdoor Service Coldwater Golf Links, 615 S. 16th Street
b. Class E Liquor, C Beer, & B Wine Kum & Go #227, 2108 Isaac Newton Drive
c. Class E Liquor, C Beer, & B Wine Kum & Go #113, 2801 E. 13th Street
d. Class A Liquor & Outdoor Service Elks Lodge #1626, 522 Douglas Avenue
e. Class C Beer & B Native Wine Swift Stop #4, 1118 South Duff Ave.
f. Class C Beer & B Wine Swift Stop #5, 3218 Orion Street
g. Special Class C Liquor The Spice Thai Cuisine, 402 Main Street
h. Class E Liquor, C Beer, & B Wine Sams Club #6568, 305 Airport Road
i. Class E Liquor, C Beer, & B Wine Wal-Mart Store #749, 3015 Grand Avenue
j. Special Class C Liquor & B Wine - Southgate Expresse, 110 Airport Road

6. Motion approving 5-day (March 18-22) Class C Liquor License for Christiani Events at Lied Rec Center, 518 Beach Road (Click here for more information)

7. Motion approving Ownership Change of Class C Liquor License for +39 Restaurant, Market, & Cantina, 2640 Stange Road (Click here for more information)

8. Motion approving Outdoor Service Privilege April 16 and 17 for Sips and Paddys Irish Pub, 126 Welch Avenue (Click here for more information)

9. Resolution approving appointments to Citys various boards and commissions (Click here for more information)

10. Resolution approving Change Order No. 9 to the Ritts Law Group for specialized environmental legal support, extensive environmental analysis, and Iowa DNR construction permit preparation work (Click here for more information)

11. Resolution authorizing continued offering of health insurance benefits to temporary employee in Electric Services to complete special project in support of Power Plant fuel conversion (Click here for more information)

12. Resolution approving allocation to repair and restock Street n Greet Block Party Trailer (Click here for more information)

13. Greek Week 2016 Requests: (Click here for more information)

a. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit
b. Resolution approving closure of portions of Sunset Drive, Ash Avenue, Gray Avenue, Greeley Street, and Lynn Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2
c. Resolution approving suspension of parking regulations for portions of Gray Avenue, Ash Avenue, Greeley Street, Pearson Avenue, Lynn Avenue, and Sunset Drive from 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 1 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2

14. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for Skate Park Renovations; setting March 30, 2016, as bid due date and April 12, 2016, as date of public hearing (Click here for more information)

15. Resolution approving contract and bond for Furman Aquatic Center Pool Basin Repainting Project (Click here for more information)

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 five minutes.


16. Requests from Ames Chamber of Commerce for Ames Main Street Farmers Market on Saturdays from May 7 to October 15, 2016: (Click here for more information)

a. Motion approving/denying blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit and Blanket Vending License
b. Resolution approving/motion denying closure of 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street, and Burnett Avenue from Main Street north to alley, from 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
c. Resolution approving/motion denying waiver of fee for blanket Vending License
d. Resolution approving/motion denying request to waive parking enforcement in CBD Lots X and Y
e. Resolution approving/motion denying request to waive parking meter fees in 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street and portion of Burnett Avenue and electric usage fees


17. Staff Report on North Growth Area (Cameron School Road, Dankbar/Muench-Friedrich) (Click here for more information)

18. Resolution approving/motion denying Land Use Policy Plan Minor Map Amendment for the end of Cedar Lane (Click here for more information)

19. Community Development Block Grant Program:

a. Resolution approving amendment to the 2014-18 Five-year Consolidated Plan to create a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area for redevelopment of 321 State Avenue (Old Ames Middle School) site as a 51% Low- to Moderate-Income housing development (Click here for more information)
b. Resolution approving FY 2016/17 Proposed Annual Action Plan projects and budget (Click here for more information)


20. Hearing on Amendments to Fiscal Year 2015/16 Budget:

a. Resolution amending budget for current Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016

21. Hearing on adoption of FY 2016/17 budget:

a. Resolution approving 2016/17 budget

22. Hearing on General Obligation Corporate Purpose and Refunding Loan Agreement in a Principal
Amount Not to Exceed $13,225,000: (Click here for more information)

a. Resolution approving Loan Agreement

23. Hearing on rezoning of properties at 1405, 1415, 1425, 1502, 1509, 1510, 1511, and 1519 Baltimore Drive and 1428, 1429, 1506, 1514, and 1522 Boston Avenue from Community Commercial Node (CCN) to Highway-Oriented Commercial (HOC): (Click here for more information)

a. First passage of ordinance


24. Second passage of ordinance rezoning property at 217-6th Street from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Downtown Service Center (DSC)



*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.