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DECEMBER 19, 2017

(Click here to download entire agenda packet for Dec. 19, 2017, City Council meeting in PDF)

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 renewal of the following Beer Permits, Wine Permits, and Liquor Licenses:

a. Class C Liquor Cyclone Liquors, 626 Lincoln Way (Back Room Only)
b. Class C Liquor 1 Night Stand, 124 Welch Avenue

3. Motion approving 5-day (January 12-16) Class C Liquor License for Olde Main at CPMI Event Center, 2321 N. Loop Drive

4. Motion approving new Class C Beer & B Wine Permit for Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 215 S.E. 5th Street (pending final inspection)

5. Motion accepting Progress Report from Sustainability Coordinator

6. Resolution approving and adopting Supplement No. 2018-1 to Municipal Code

7. Resolution approving appointment of Liz Jeffrey to fill vacancy on Ames Transit Agency Board of Trustees

8. Resolution approving Council Member Gloria Betcher to serve on the NLC University Communities Council

9. Resolution approving Amendment to 2017/18 Pay Plan

10. Resolution approving Contract for COTA Spring Special Project Grant

11. Resolution approving additional funding for prosecution assistance for Legal Department

12. Resolution accepting right-of-way dedication of Sheffield Avenue

13. Resolution authorizing City staff to sign Pre-Application prepared by Main Street Cultural District for Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program Grant for building located at 131 Main Street

14. Asset Management Agreement (AMA)/Pipeline Services for Power Plant:

a. Resolution approving renewal of contract with BP Canada Energy Marketing Corp. of Omaha, Nebraska, for AMA Transaction Confirmation
b. Resolution approving renewal of contract with BP Canada Energy Marketing Corp. of Omaha, Nebraska, for Transaction Confirmation
c. Resolution authorizing purchase of additional natural gas, plus delivery as needed, in an amount not to exceed $300,000

15. Resolution approving Change Order No. 3 for 2016/17 Water System Improvements Program #1 - Water Service Transfer (8th Street, Hayward Avenue, Little Street)

16. Resolution approving Change Order No. 1 for additional engineering services with Strand Associates, Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin, for the WPCF Digester Pumps, Piping, and Valves Replacement Project

17. Resolution approving partial completion of public improvements for Haydens Crossing, 2nd Addition

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.


18. Hearing on Amendment to the East University Impacted Area Urban Revitalization Plan to include criterion to allow tax abatement for construction of new Greek residences:

a. Resolution approving Amendment

19. Hearing on rezoning and Major Site Development Plan for 398 South 500th Avenue and property west of 5508 Lincoln Way from Agricultural (A) to Planned Residence District (FPRD):

a. First passage of ordinance
b. Resolution approving Major Site Development Plan


20. Second passage of ordinance limiting rental occupancy in single- and two-family residences

21. 415 Stanton Avenue (Old Crawford School):

a. Resolution approving Contract Rezoning Agreement
b. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4330 rezoning property at 415 Stanton Avenue from Government/Airport Zoning District (S-GA) to Residential High-Density Zoning District (RH)

22. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4331 to allow dog grooming as permitted
use in Village Zoning District


**Additional Item: 321 State Avenue Affordable Housing Development (Old Middle School):

a. Resolution approving Development Agreement with JCORP, Inc.
b. Resolution awarding contract to Keller Excavating, Inc., of Boone, Iowa, in an amount not to exceed $1,196,833.26 for public improvements


23. Resolution approving 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report



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.