COUNCIL AGENDA

December 20, 2021

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

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INVOCATION
Laurie Dean Wiley, Member, EPIC Church
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL
Handouts Provided During the Meeting
CITIZEN REQUESTS
Laura Dominik requests to speak to Council regarding Bill No. 21-836.
PRESENTATION RESOLUTIONS
21-835 - A resolution recognizing Charlotte Olejko, Horticulturalist, with the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, as the employee of the month for December 2021.
Res.No:          6755
CONSENT AGENDA
Reports and Recommendations of the City Manager
1.Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to approve an engineering design contract with Renaissance Infrastructure Consulting for an amount not to exceed $57,335, authorizing future change orders for an amount not to exceed $5,734 for the Leslie to Crane at Hereford Drainage Improvement (Project No. 132201).
Approved
2.Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to ConvergeOne, in the amount of $131,866.46 for additional backup storage for disaster recovery.
Approved
3.Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to approve a construction contract with VF Anderson Builders, LLC for an amount not to exceed $2,285,774.90 authorizing future minor change orders not to exceed $228.577.49 and/or time extensions for the 40 Highway Complete Streets Project. (No. 111802) and waive section six of the City's Purchasing Policy.  
Approved
4.

Council action is requested to approve an Inspection Services Contract with Cook Flatt & Strobel Engineers, PA (CFSE), for an amount not to exceed $83,008.99 authorizing future change orders not to exceed $8,300 and/or time extensions to perform construction inspection for the 40 Highway Complete Streets Project (No. 111802).

Approved
5.Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to approve a roofing repair contract  with Tecta America for an amount not to exceed $79,097, authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $8,000, for Central Garage as part of the Annual City Roof Repairs (Project No. 572201).
Approved
6.Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to approve an acquisition services contract with Allen Skeens for an amount not to exceed $58,520, authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $5,800, for the 24 Highway Complete Streets Phase 1 Improvements (Project No. 111801).
Approved
7.Council action is requested to add a new Special Sign Permit Application Fee to the Schedule of Fees.
Approved
8.

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to MegaKC Corporation (MegaKC), in the amount of $65,700.00, for Dust Collectors for existing Lime Bins at the Courtney Bend Water Plant for the Water Department.

Approved
REGULAR AGENDA
Public Hearing(s)
1.  A public hearing for the application by Chandra Gunna requesting a rezoning from O-1, Office-Residential, to C-2, General Commercial, for the located at 2400 S. Lee's Summit Road.  New Information Only.
Held and Closed
  1. 21-082 - 2R.  An ordinance approving a rezoning from District O-1 (Office-Residential) to District C-2 (General Commercial) for the south part of 2400 S. Lee’s Summit Road in Independence, Missouri.
Ord.No:          19283
2.  A public hearing for the application by Lacie Greer requesting a Special Use Permit to operate a body art services at 2400 S. Lee's Summit Road, Unit 150.  New Information Only.
Held and Closed
  1. 21-083- 2R.  An ordinance approving a Special Use Permit to operate a Body Art Shop at 2400 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Suite 150, in Independence, Missouri.
Ord.No:          19284
3.  A Public Hearing for the application received from Blue R 3421, LLC for a Restaurant Selling Intoxicating Liquor License for Carmen’s Cantina and Mexican Grill at 3421 S. Blue Ridge Cut-off.-Full Public Hearing 
Held and Closed
  1. Council action is requested on the application received from Blue R 3421, LLC for a Restaurant Selling Intoxicating Liquor License for Carmen’s Cantina and Mexican Grill at 3421 S. Blue Ridge Cut-off. 

Approved
Non-Ordinance Action Items
1.21-836 - A resolution lifting the State of Emergency in Independence, Missouri.-Requested by Councilmembers Mike Steinmeyer and Mike Huff
Postponed to 1/3
Ordinances
21-084 - 2R.  An ordinance finding, determining and declaring the necessity of acquiring temporary construction and grading easements and general utility easements for the Ralston Stormwater Project (Project No. 131805); authorizing the negotiation and eminent domain proceedings if necessary; approving the plans and specifications for the project; authorizing the use of experts as needed; authorizing and directing the execution of documents and the payment of funds to property owners or others holding property rights, in conjunction with the project.
Ord.No:          19285
21-085 - 2R.  An ordinance terminating Tax Increment Financing within the Hartman Heritage Park Redevelopment Area; and authorizing certain actions relating thereto.
Ord.No:          19286
21-086 - 2R.  An ordinance of the City of Independence, Missouri, approving the transfer of real property to the National Park Service.
Ord.No:          19287
21-518 - 2R.  An ordinance declaring the need to acquire real property for the amelioration of conditions which constitute blight in the City by negotiation, or, if necessary, by condemnation, and authorizing the City Manager to obtain and execute all instruments necessary for acquisition of such land; and declaring an emergency. -Second reading was postponed from December 6, 2021 meeting.

Failed
First Reading(s)
21-087 - 1R.  An ordinance amending Chapter 12, “Offenses and Penalties” of the Independence City Code and adding Article 9 Offenses and Penalties of Shopping Carts.
1R.
21-088 - 1R.  An ordinance authorizing an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the Public Transit Operating Assistance Grant in the amount of $16,504.00 for operating expenses associated with Transit Service for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; and making the necessary appropriations.
1R.
21-089 - 1R.  An ordinance finding, determining and declaring the necessity of acquiring Temporary Construction and Grading Easements and General Utility Easements for the W. Jones Road Culvert Replacement Project (Project No. 70131802); authorizing the negotiation and eminent domain proceedings if necessary; approving the plans and specifications for the Project; authorizing the use of experts as needed; authorizing and directing the execution of documents and the payment of funds to property owners or others holding property rights, in conjunction with the Project.
1R.
21-090 - 1R.  An ordinance terminating Tax Increment Financing within the Mount Washington Redevelopment Area; dissolving the Special Allocation Fund accounts related thereto; and authorizing certain actions relating thereto.
1R.
INFORMATION ONLY
1.The City Council is expected to convene in an Executive Session at 5:30 pm, Monday, December 20, 2021, in the Council Chambers with the closed session taking place in Conference Room D, on Legal Matters, as permitted by Sec. 610.021(1), RSMO.
2.Municipal Division monthly case report November 2021
3.The City Clerk's Office is in receipt of the 39th Street Transportation Development District's Annual Report ending June 30, 2021.
4.The City Clerk's Office is in receipt of the Hartman Heritage Center Community Improvement District Annual Report ending June 30, 2021.
5.COVID-19 Semi-Monthly Update
6.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).
COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS
ADJOURNMENT

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