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AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING OF THE AMES CITY COUNCIL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL

MARCH 6, 2018

(Click here to download the entire agenda packet in PDF)

CALL TO ORDER: 6:00 PM

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 Special Meeting of February 20, 2018, and Regular Meeting of February 27, 2018

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

a. Class C Liquor & Outdoor Service Coldwater Golf Links, 1400 S. Grand Avenue
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

4. Motion directing City Attorney to draft ordinance renaming section of Old Airport Road to Green Hills Drive

5. Requests from Greek Week Committee for Polar Bear Plunge on April 6:

a. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit for activities
b. Resolution approving closure of portion of Sunset Drive and eastern portion of Pearson Avenue along the Greek Triangle from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
c. Resolution approving suspension of parking regulations for closed area from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

6. Request from Greek Week Committee for Greek Week Olympics on April 7:

a. Motion approving blanket Temporary Obstruction Permit for activities
b. Resolution approving closure of portions of Gray Avenue, Ash Avenue, Greeley Street, Pearson Avenue, Lynn Avenue, and Sunset Drive from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
c. Resolution approving suspension of parking regulations for closed areas from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

7. Resolution approving appointments to various boards and commissions

8. Resolution adopting New and Revised Fees for Rental Housing Regulation effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018

9. Resolution adopting New and Revised Fees for Rental Housing Regulation effective July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019

10. Resolution approving 2018 Neighborhood Art acquisitions

11. Resolution approving Encroachment Permit for awnings at 131 Main Street

12. Resolution approving Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Funding Agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation for South Grand Avenue Extension in the amount of $3,500,000

13. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for Lime Pond Fencing Improvements; setting April 3, 2018, as bid due date and April 10, 2018, as date of public hearing

14. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2017/18 Collector Street Improvements (Meadow Lane Avenue); setting April 4, 2018, as bid due date and April 10, 2018, as date of public hearing

15. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2017/18 CDBG Public Facilities Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvements (Tripp Street - Wilmoth Avenue to State Avenue); setting March 28, 2018, as bid due date and April 10, 2018, as date of public hearing

16. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2016/17 Concrete Pavement Improvements (Dawes Drive); setting April 4, 2018, as bid due date and April 10, 2018 as date of public hearing

17. Resolution approving preliminary plans and specifications for 2017/18 Seal Coat Street Improvements (Carr Drive, Crestwood Circle, E. 16th Street, Linden Drive); setting April 4, 2018, and April 10, 2018, as date of public hearing

18. Resolution approving contract with Storey Kenworthy of Ames, Iowa, for purchase and installation of furniture for City Hall, Water Plant, Animal Shelter, and Water Meter in the amount of $53,702.91

19. Resolution approving contract and bond for 2017/18 Traffic Signal Program (East Lincoln Way and Dayton Avenue)

20. Resolution approving contract and bond for 2016/17 Traffic Signal Program (6th Street/Hazel Avenue)

21. Resolution approving Change Order No. 1 with Sargent & Lundy, LLC, for engineering services for Repair of RDF Storage Bin in an amount not to exceed $19,900

22. Resolution accepting completion of 2015/16 Low-Point Drainage Improvements (Westwood Drive)

23. Resolution accepting completion of Bid No. 1 Gas Generator

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.

PLANNING & HOUSING:

24. Staff Report on 321 State Avenue Residential Development Options

HEARINGS:

25. Hearing on Amendments to Fiscal Year 2017/18 Budget:

a. Resolution amending budget for current Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018

26. Hearing on adoption of FY 2018/19 budget:

a. Resolution approving 2018/19 budget

27. Hearing on 2018A General Obligation Corporate Purpose Loan Agreements:

a. Resolution entering into Loan Agreements in a principal amount not to exceed $8,525,000

28. Hearing on zoning text amendment relating to wireless communications facilities:

a. First passage of ordinance

29. Hearing on zoning text amendment to create Lincoln Way/Downtown Gateway Commercial standards:

a. First passage of ordinance

30. Hearing on 2016/17 Shared Use Path System Expansion (Grand Avenue - 16th Street to Murray Drive):

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to Manatts, Inc., of Ames, Iowa, in the amount of $49,920.40

31. Hearing on 2017/18 Right-of-Way Appearance Enhancements (927 Dayton Avenue Retaining Wall):

a. Resolution approving final plans and specifications and awarding contract to Country Landscapes, Inc., of Ames, Iowa, in the amount of $112,492.37

PUBLIC WORKS:

32. Motion directing staff to proceed with use of Citizen Reporting App

WATER & POLLUTION CONTROL:

33. Staff presentation on proposed Water and Sewer Rates to be effective July 1, 2018

ORDINANCES:

34. Second passage of ordinance restricting parking at all times on north side of Phoenix Street from North Dakota Avenue to Yuma Avenue

35. Second passage of ordinance relating to changes to garage and accessory building standards

36. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4336 adopting, by reference, the 2017 Edition of National Electrical Code (NEC) with one local and two State of Iowa amendments

37. Third passage and adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 4337 assigning recently approved annexed area (Resolution No. 17-698) to Ward and Precinct

DISPOSITION OF COMMUNICATIONS TO COUNCIL:

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

ADJOURNMENT:

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.