July 6, 2021

6:00 PM, Council Chambers-111 E. Maple Ave. & Microsoft Teams

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Lupe Moe, Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
21-775 - A resolution recognizing Melissa Balino, Benefits Administrator, with the Human Resources Department, as the employee of the month for July 2021.
Res.No:          6700
Reports and Recommendations of the City Manager
1.Approval of  minutes for the Regular Meetings on June 7, 2021 and June 21, 2021.

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Development Strategies, in the amount of $55,500.00 for a Housing Study for the Community Development Department.

3.Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Azteca Systems LLC, in the amount of $147,500 for Cityworks Licensing.
4.Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to ESRI, in the amount of $60,100 for ESRI Licensing and to enter into a four year agreement.
5.Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Clarke Equipment, in the amount of $57,795.46 for the purchase of a compact loader for the Municipal Services Department.
6.Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to General Electric International, Inc. in the amount of $1,909,344.00 for the inspection and repair of the generator rotor for Combustion Turbine H5.
Postponed to 7/19
21-776 - A resolution extending the contract between the City of Independence, Missouri, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Maintenance and Clerical Bargaining Unit from June 30, 2021 through September 30, 2021.
Res.No:          6701
21-777 - A resolution appointing Brandon Schnur to the Board of Directors of the Englewood Community Improvement District.-Individual Appointment-Mayor Eileen Weir
Res.No:          6702
Non-Ordinance Action Items

Council action is requested regarding the change of ownership application received from Light Liquor, LLC; for a Retail Selling of Intoxicating Liquor and Sunday Sales Licenses for the Smoke 4 Less & Convenience Store located at 1701 S. Noland Rd.   

2.Council action is requested to recover the excessive costs for fuel and energy from Winter Storm 2021, the City Manager is directed to use the Fuel Cost Adjustment formula over a period of 36 months.
21-034 - 2R.  An ordinance amending Section 12.01.003 of the Independence City Code to add the phrases sexual orientation and gender identity to 12.01.003(C).
Ord.No:          19230
21-035 - 2R.  An ordinance approving the Amended 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for Program Year 46, and the 2021-22 Annual Action Plan for Program Year 47 for the CDBG and HOME Programs, authorizing applications to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 47 and the HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) Program Year 27; authorizing execution of a written agreement and acceptance of CDBG and HOME Program Funds under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; and making the necessary appropriations.
Ord.No:          19231
First Reading(s)
21-036 - 1R.  An ordinance approving a rezoning from District R-30/PUD (High Density Residential/Planned Unit Development) to District R-6 (Single Family Residential) for part of the property at 218 N. Delaware Avenue in Independence, Missouri.
21-037 - 1R.  An ordinance approving a Special Use Permit to operate a tunnel carwash on property located at 19151 E. 39th Street S., in Independence, Missouri.
21-038 - 1R.  An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 19226, by adding sixty-five (65) new parcels related to the 24 Hwy Complete Streets Phase 1 (Project No.70111801) in order to acquire necessary temporary construction and grading easements, new right-of-way and general utility easements for the Project.
21-039 - 1R.  An ordinance creating Section 12.06.008 of the Independence City Code for the prohibition of Conversion Therapy of minors.
21-509 - 1R.  An ordinance adopting an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget, which was approved by Ordinance 19228.  Appropriation ordinances may receive two readings and be voted on at the same meeting.
Postponed to 7/19
1.Noland Road CID Proposed Budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
2.Englewood CID Proposed Budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
3.COVID-19 Semi-Monthly Update
4.Please Note:  In accordance with RSMo 610.021, the City Council may convene in an Executive Session at 5:15 pm, in the Council Chambers and move to Conference Room D for the closed meeting, on matters of litigation, legal action, and/or attorney client communications, as permitted by Sec. 610.021(1), on matters of personnel, as permitted by Sec. 610.021(3) and personnel records, as permitted by 610.021(13), on matters of contracts, as permitted by 610.021(12), on matters of real estate, as permitted by 610.021(2) and/or matters of labor negotiations, as permitted by 610.021(9).

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