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NOVEMBER 28, 2017

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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 Regular Meeting of November 14, 2017 (Click here for more information)

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

4. Motion approving Report of Contract Change Orders for November 1-15, 2017 (Click here for more information)

5. Motion setting January 23, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. and February 27, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. as Conference Board meeting dates

6. Motion approving 5-day (December 9-13) Class C Liquor License for Olde Main at Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Boulevard (Click here for more information)

7. Motion approving 5-day (December 7-11) Class C Liquor License for Greater Caterers of Iowa at CPMI Event Center, 2321 N. Loop Drive (Click here for more information)

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

a. Class C Liquor & Outdoor Service Outlaws, 2522 Chamberlain Street
b. Class B Native Wine Chocolaterie Stam, 230 Main Street
c. Class C Beer & B Native Wine Swift Stop #8, 705 24th Street
d. Class C Liquor, Catering, & Outdoor Service The Caf, 2616 Northridge Parkway
e. Class B Liquor, Catering, & Outdoor Service Country Inn & Suites, 2605 SE 16th Street

9. Resolution approving annual 2017 Urban Renewal Report and certification of TIF Debt for Campustown and annual appropriation of Kingland TIF Rebate (Click here for more information)

10. Resolution approving Encroachment Permit for wooden structure at 4625 Reliable Street (Click here for more information)

11. Resolution approving Amendment to Right-of-Way Permit and Easement regarding property at 1313 Jefferson Street (Click here for more information)

12. Resolution approving Amendment to Engineering Services for 2007/08 Shared Use Path System Expansion (Bloomington Road to Ada Hayden) (Click here for more information)

13. Resolution approving Engineering Services Agreement with Sargent & Lundy of Chicago, Illinois, for Repair of RDF Storage Bin in the amount of $52,096 plus expenses for construction management (Click here for more information)

14. Resolution awarding contract to Harold K. Scholz Company of Ralston, Nebraska, for Furnishing 15kV Outdoor Metalclad Switchgear and 69kV Control Panels for Top-O-Hollow Substation Expansion and Breaker Addition in the amount of $615,923.40, inclusive of Iowa sales tax (Click here for more information)

15. Resolution awarding contract to Keck Energy of Des Moines, Iowa, for CyRide fuel purchase for 2018 (Click here for more information)

16. Resolution accepting completion of 2015/16 Downtown Street Pavement Improvements (Clark Avenue) (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.


17. 415 Stanton Avenue (Old Crawford School):

a. Staff Report regarding Urban Revitalization Area (Click here for more information)
b. Resolution approving Minor Land Use Policy Plan Minor Map Amendment for 415 Stanton Avenue from Low-Density Residential to High-Density Residential (Click here for more information)
c. Hearing on rezoning property at 415 Stanton Avenue from Government/Airport Zoning District (S-GA) to Residential High Density Zoning District (RH): (Click here for more information)

i. First passage of ordinance

18. Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment to allow dog grooming as a permitted use in Village Zoning District (continued from November 14, 2017): (Click here for more information)

a. First passage of ordinance

19. Hearing on Land Use Policy Plan Major Map Amendment for North Allowable Growth Area: (Click here for more information)

a. Resolution approving Map Amendment from Priority Transitional Residential and Rural Transitional Residential to Urban Residential and North Allowable Growth Area for the area on east side of George Washington Carver Avenue south of 190th Street and on west side of George Washington Carver Avenue south of Cameron School Road

20. Hearing on vacating and sale of City right-of-way located adjacent to 1101 Blackwood Circle: (Click here for more information)

a. Resolution approving vacating right-of-way
b. Resolution approving conveyance of right-of-way by Quit Claim Deed to Jonathan M. Sargent

21. Hearing on Major Site Development Plan (MSDP) for 3331 and 3405 Aurora Avenue: (Click here for more information)

a. Resolution approving MSDP for two eight-unit apartment buildings, one at 3331 Aurora Avenue (Lot 8 Village Park Subdivision) and at one at 3405 Aurora Avenue (Lot 9 Village Park Subdivision)


22. 23543-580th Avenue: (Click here for more information)

a. Resolution approving waiver of subdivision standards and approving Plat of Survey

23. Staff Report on tax abatement for new Greek house construction (Click here for more information)


24. Update on #Always Ames campaign targeting young adults transitioning to families along I-35 Corridor (Click here for more information)

25. Staff Report on parking system improvements (Click here for more information)

26. Update on City Operations Carbon Footprint and Mayors Climate Protection Agreement (Click here for more information)


27. Second passage of ordinance revising site landscape standards relating to administrative standards and other general landscape standards (Click here for more information)

28. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4327 revising portions of Chapter 28 related to Division II Water Service and Division III Sewers, as amended (Click here for more information)

29. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4328 approving changes to Appendix N relating to utility rates



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.