April 19, 2021

6:00 PM, Council Chambers-111 E. Maple Ave., 64050 & Microsoft Teams

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Laurie Dean Wiley, Member, EPIC Church
For public comment including public hearings, please e-mail ( or call (816-325-7010) by 12 p.m., April 19, 2021, to sign up in advance.  You will be asked to provide your name, phone number, email, address and topic.  Virtual Meeting information will be provided prior to the meeting.
Kevin Baird requests to speak to Council regarding Bill No. 21-749.-Virtual
Reports and Recommendations of the City Manager
1.Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Missouri Department of Tourism, contract number 21-045-30-093001, for the Supporting DMO Marketing Grant Program for the “2021 Spring Digital Campaign,” for reimbursement of qualified advertising and marketing expenses up to $75,000.
2.Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Burns & McDonnell, in the amount of $135,731.65, for Substation A 20MVAR Capacitor Bank Addition for the Power & Light Department.

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club LLC, in the amount of $54,500.00 for one advertising sponsorship and one promotional event for the Tourism Division for the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

21-735 - A resolution approving a Tax Increment Financing Supplemental Appropriation Policy.
Res.No:          6668
21-741 - A resolution updating the Economic Development Policy for the City of Independence
Res.No:          6669
21-742 - A resolution reappointing Mayor Eileen Weir and Councilmembers Mike Huff and Daniel Hobart to the Employee Advisory Committee for the City of Independence, Missouri.
Res.No:          6670
21-743 - A resolution reappointing Councilmembers Karen DeLuccie and John Perkins and appointing Councilmember Daniel Hobart to the Transportation Policy Committee.
Res.No:          6671
21-744 - A resolution affirming the appointment of Timothy Deveney to the Storm Water Control Oversight Committee.-Individual Appointment Mayor Eileen Weir
Res.No:          6672
21-745 - A resolution appointing Michael A. Rose to the City Judicial Commission of the City of Independence, Missouri.-Individual Appointment City Manager Zach Walker
Res.No:          6673
21-746 - A resolution reappointing Karen Mehl as the City Representative on the Jackson County Board of Equalization when said board is considering assessments of property within the City of Independence.
Res.No:          6674
21-747 - A resolution reappointing Rosemarie Trimble and appointing Katie Gall and Rhiannon Watkins as members of the Japanese Sister City Committee.
Res.No:          6675
21-748 - A resolution directing the City Manager to implement a Resiliency and Cash Balance Policy in the City’s utility funds using risk-based methodology to ensure the city utilities have funds available to provide for long-term financial stability and system reliability; and amend Resolution 6201.
Res.No:          6676
Public Hearing(s)
1.  A public hearing for the amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 14, of the Independence City Code pertaining to Business Park Zoning Districts in Articles 2, 3 and 5.  Full Public Hearing.
Held and Closed
  1. 21-016 - 2R.  An ordinance amending the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 14, of the Independence City Code pertaining to Business Park Zoning Districts.
Ord.No:          19207
2.  A public hearing for the application by Aaron Ford requesting a rezoning from C-1, Neighborhood Commercial, to R-12, Two-Family Residential, for the property located at 12816 E. 47th Street.  New Information Only.
Held and Closed
  1. 21-017 - 2R.  An ordinance approving a rezoning from District C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) to District R-12 (Two-Family Residential) for the property located at 12816 E. 47th Street S., in Independence, Missouri.
Ord.No:          19208
Non-Ordinance Action Items
1.Council Action is requested for consideration of a renewal of a License Agreement with the Independence Square Association for the use of public areas on the Independence Square.
2.21-749 - A Resolution Directing the City Manager to Suspend for 30 days the Increase to the Fuel Cost Adjustment Resulting from Winter Storm Uri in February, Effective May 1, 2021-Requested by Mayor Eileen Weir and Councilmembers Mike Huff and Mike Steinmeyer
Res.No:          6677
21-015 - 2R.  An ordinance amending Chapter 8 Article 6 “Purchases and Sales” Section 2, Section 3, Section 4, and Section 6. And directing City Manager to amend the Procurement Policy accordingly. -Requested by Councilmember Brice Stewart
Ord.No:          19209
First Reading(s)
21-018 - 1R.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to approve a cost share agreement supplemental agreement No. 1 with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for the US 24 Cost Share Project Phase 1 (Project No. 111801); and making the necessary appropriations.
21-019 - 1R.  An ordinance amending the Independence City Code Chapter 1, Article 40 “Tourism Commission”.
21-505 - 1R.  An ordinance adopting amendments to the Fiscal Year 2020- 2021 budget, which was approved by Ordinance No. 19131.Appropriation ordinances may receive two readings and be voted on at the same meeting.
Ord.No:          19210
1.The City Council has requested that the State of Emergency Proclamation be reviewed every 30 days for wording and compliance as directed at the August 3, 2020 Regular Meeting of the City Council.
2.COVID-19 Semi-Monthly Update
3.Noland Fashion Square CID Proposed Budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
4.Report on purchase agreements between $50,000 and $100,000 per Procurement Policy.
5.Municipal Division Monthly Case Report March 2021
6.Semi-Annual Report of the Independence Parks Commission
7.Semi-Annual Report of the Independence Tourism Commission
8.Semi Annual Report of the Public Safety Tax Oversight Committee

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