September 20, 2021

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

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Shirley Murdock, Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The award will be presented by Stephanie Merriott, Past President of the Junior Service League and chair of the Susan P. Block Distinguished Public Service Award Committee.
Reports and Recommendations of the City Manager

Council action is requested to issue a one (1) year contract, with three (3), one-year renewal periods with SiteMed North America LLC for Physicals for personnel within the Fire Department.


Consider renew of renewal of annual lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management and adding up to five additional units for the Park and Recreation Department to the annual lease.

3.Council action to issue a purchase order to PAR Electrical Contractors, in the amount of $2,247,587.96, for E/F Phase II Construction for the Power & Light Department and waive section 6 of the City’s Purchasing policy.
21-803 - A resolution repealing Resolution No. 6224 and Resolution No. 6711 and directing the City Manager on boards and commissions recordings.
Res.No:          6724
21-804 - A resolution revising rates for the City's Self-Insurance health plans. 
Res.No:          6725
Public Hearing(s)
1.  A public hearing on proposed property tax rates to be set by the City of Independence for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, based on the current assessed valuation by Jackson and Clay Counties. Full Public Hearing.
Held and Closed
  1. 21-065 - 2R.  An ordinance levying a tax on all real property subject to taxation on January 1, 2021, within the Corporate Limits of the City of Independence, Missouri, for General Revenue and Public Health and Recreation purposes, and for the Independence Square Special Business Benefit District; said levies and assessments being separate and distinct, all for the Fiscal Year commencing on the 1st day of July, 2021, and ending on the 30th day of June, 2022.
Ord.No:          19261
2.  A public hearing for the amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 14, of the Independence City Code relating to group living facilities in Section 14-404.  Full Public Hearing.
Held and Closed
  1. 21-067 - 2R.  An ordinance amending the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 14, of the Independence City Code pertaining to Group Living Facilities.
Non-Ordinance Action Items
1.Consideration of Amended American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Expenditure Plan
2.21-805 - A resolution directing the City Manager to amend the Expenditure Plan for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”).-Requested by Councilmembers Mike Steinmeyer, Mike Huff and Brice Stewart 
21-064 - 2R.  An ordinance authorizing the City Clerk to do all things necessary for the holding of a Primary and General City Election within the City of Independence, Missouri, in compliance with the Charter adopted by said City, as amended, and all state laws in reference thereto, and to certify to the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners all names of candidates properly presented by petitions under the Charter and for the holding of a Primary Election on February 8, 2022, and a General Election on April 5, 2022.
Ord.No:          19260
21-066 - 2R.  An ordinance approving the exercise, within a portion of the City of Independence, Missouri, of certain powers, functions and duties of a land clearance for redevelopment authority.
Ord.No:          19262
First Reading(s)
21-512 - 1R.  An ordinance authorizing the borrowing of not to exceed $76,000,000 from the Missouri Development Finance Board to refinance the costs of projects related to the City's Sanitary Sewer System; Approving the form of and authorizing the execution of a financing agreement with the Missouri Development Finance Board; prescribing other matters relating thereto; and declaring an emergency.
Ord.No:          19263
1.COVID-19 Semi-Monthly Update
2.The City Clerk's Office is in receipt of the 23rd & Sterling Community Improvement District Annual Report ending June 30, 2021.
3.Case 21-100-10, a request by Hank Hopkins to rezone the properties located at 19612 & 16914 E. 23rd Street and 2221 S. M-291 Highway from C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial), was advertised for a new information only public hearing at the September 20, 2021 City Council meeting.  As this case has been continued by the Planning Commission, the new information only public hearing is now expected to be heard at the November 15, 2021 City Council meeting.
4.Independence Municipal Division monthly case report August 2021
5.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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