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Burlington City Council Minutes
Meeting No. 3: February 3, 2014

Subject to change as finalized by the City Clerk. For a final official copy,
contact the City Clerk’s office at (319) 753-8124.  

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BURLINGTON, IOWA CITY COUNCIL

Meeting No. 3
February 3, 2014

The Burlington City Council met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. in the Thomas J.
Smith Council Chambers, City Hall with Mayor McCampbell, Council Members
Anderson, Fleming, Scott and Shockley present.

BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL

CONSENT AGENDA: To the Public:

All matters listed under Item I., Consent Agenda, having been discussed were
considered to be routine by the City Council and were enacted by one motion. 
There was no separate discussion of these items.  If discussion was desired,
that item was removed from the Consent Agenda and was considered separately.

MOTION: To approve all items listed under Item I., Consent Agenda.
		
Introduced By: Scott			Seconded By: Fleming
MOTION: To approve all items listed under Item I., Consent Agenda.

DISCUSSION: Mayor McCampbell reviewed the items listed on the consent agenda to
the viewing audience. Council Member Anderson announced those individuals
appointed to various City commissions and boards.  All present had opportunity
to speak and nothing additional was filed in the office of the City Clerk. 
(VOTE: 5 - “AYES”)						CARRIED

ORDINANCE:

Introduced By: Shockley		Seconded By: Fleming
1. Motion for Final Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Various Sections of
Chapter 151, Trees of the City of Burlington Municipal Code

DISCUSSION: The Development and Parks Director stated that there were no changes
to the Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Chapter 151, Trees of the City of
Burlington Municipal Code from the prior two readings.  He stated that the
proposed changes include a permitting process for an injection type treatment of
any tree for emerald ash borer that would have to be done for the life of the
tree.  All present had opportunity to speak and nothing additional was filed in
the office of the City Clerk. 
(VOTE: 5 - “AYES”)						CARRIED

RESOLUTIONS:

Introduced By: Fleming		Seconded By: Shockley
1. Resolution Approving Lease Agreement Between the City of Burlington and
Historic Burlington, LLC for Parking Lease of 42 Parking Spaces Existing on Lots
186, 187, 188 and 189, Original City of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa

DISCUSSION: The City Manager stated that the proposed Resolution approves a
lease agreement between the City of Burlington and Historic Burlington, LLC for
parking lease of 42 parking spaces.  He stated that the lease was for 20 years
with two five year optional renewal periods.  He reviewed with the Council and
the viewing audience the terms of the lease.  Rental terms would start out at
$27.50 per month, which is the current parking rental rate and then would go to
$28.00 per month after 30-months, then $30.00 per month after 24-months then
every two years after that would go to comparable rates after that.  Mayor
McCampbell stated that he was not comfortable with a 20-year agreement.  Council
Member Anderson also stated that she did not like allowing one business to lease
almost an entire parking lot for 20-years when the City is very limited on
parking.  Council Member Shockley stated that early on the City had agreed to
provide parking for that housing complex that was equivalent to this parking
arrangement.  The City Manager stated that it was a fair deal for the City for
what the business is asking for.  Council Member Shockley stated that it is an
income stream for the City and the business is paying a market rate for the
parking stalls.  Council Member Fleming stated that he was comfortable with the
20-year lease agreement and he felt it was a fair price.  Mayor McCampbell
stated that he would like to see a 10-year lease agreement.  All present had
opportunity to speak and nothing additional was filed in the office of the City
Clerk. 
(VOTE: 3 - “AYES” Fleming, Scott and Shockley
2 - “NAYS” McCampbell and Anderson)			ADOPTED

Introduced By: Anderson 		Seconded By: Scott
2. Resolution Authorizing the Riverfront Advisory Committee to Approach BNSF
Regarding Property Use Along the Riverfront

DISCUSSION: The City Manager stated that the proposed Resolution was a follow-up
item request from a previous work session.  He stated that the group that would
include a representative from the Chamber of Commerce, a representative from the
City Council, Jim Merschmann and a member from the Riverfront Advisory
Committee.  Council Member Shockley stated that it was a nice idea, but she has
reservations and hopes talks with BNSF go smoothly.  Council Member Anderson
asked who the leader of the group would be.  The City Manager stated that
Charlie Walsh was the Chairperson of the Riverfront Advisory Committee and he
assumed he would be the leader.  Mayor McCampbell stated that the proposed
Resolution allows the Riverfront Advisory Committee to engage discussion with
BNSF.  Dave Wiemer of 1214 Messiah Drive stated that if the Council approves the
Resolution then he plans to go to the railroad in April when the weather is nice
and have some from BNSF to view the riverfront.  Leon Shahan of 1821 Mt.
Pleasant Street stated his concern that tax dollars would be used for creating
another park.  Mayor McCampbell stated that the Riverfront Advisory Committee
was not asking for City money as the City does not have money for the project. 
Council Member Shockley stated she was not opposed to the Riverfront Advisory
Committee to look into it 
with BNSF.  Council Member Shockley stated that the riverfront used to look very
trashy and the Riverfront Advisory Committee raised funds for past improvements
along the riverfront.  She further stated that while she has reservations long
term, she was not opposed to the Riverfront Advisory Committee seeing what was
available long term, only because the committee has made good judgement.  All
present had opportunity to speak and nothing additional was filed in the office
of the City Clerk. 
(VOTE: 5 - “AYES”)						CARRIED

DISCUSSION: 

1. Budget FY 2014-2015

DISCUSSION: Those who spoke and answered various departmental questions by the
City Council were as follows: Matt Trexel, Fire Chief; Jim Ferneau, City
Manager; Stephanie Stuecker, Director of Administrative Services; Doug Beaird,
Police Chief; Eric Tysland, Development and Parks Director; Steve Hoambrecker,
Public Works Director and Rhonda Frevert, Library Director.  The following
citizens who spoke regarding the budget were as follows: David Myers of 605
Hedge; Leon Shahan of 1821 Mt. Pleasant Street, Jerry Parks of 2729 South Main
Street; Dean Pheinse; David Weimer of 1214 Messiah Drive and John Wauters of
2501 Charette Lane.  Budget items discussed ranged from workers compensation;
pensions; overtime; vehicle maintenance costs; cuts in the past and health
insurance.  After considerable discussion by the Council and those in
attendance, Mayor McCampbell stated that the Council would need to hold another
special work session to discuss the budget.  It was decided to hold a special
work session on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Thomas J. Smith
Council Chambers.  All present had opportunity to speak and nothing additional
was filed in the office of the City Clerk. 

COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE: None.

Adjournment: 9:23 p.m.				Approved: February 18, 2014



Kathleen P. Salisbury, MMC			Shane McCampbell
City Clerk					Mayor

(See recording on file in the office of the City Clerk for complete discussion
and documentation.)

ITEM I.
Consent Agenda

FINANCES AND MISCELLANEOUS
Minutes of Previous Meetings
Payroll and City Claims

BEER, LIQUOR, WINE AND CIGARETTES

REPORTS AND BONDS

RESOLUTION:
1. Resolution Authorizing Alternate Signatories for SHPO Comment Form for City
of Burlington CDBG Housing and Facade Grant Projects

APPOINTMENTS:
Parks Advisory Committee: J. Bryan Schulte
Civil Service Commission: Jim Davidson
Low Rent Housing Agency: Doug Minor
Greater Burlington Sports Commission: Chris Reed