January 3, 2022

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
Kevin Baird requests to speak to Council regarding wish list for 2022 Council resolutions. 
22-700 - A resolution recognizing Peggy Thurman, Account Information Representative, with the Water Department, as the employee of the month for January 2022.
Res.No:          6756
Reports and Recommendations of the City Manager
1.Approval of  minutes for the Special Called Meeting on November 29, 2021 and Regular Meetings on December 6, 2021 and December 20, 2021.
2.Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to approve Change Order No. 1 on the engineering services contract with WSP USA for the Truman Connected Phase 1 project (No. 112102) in an amount not to exceed $247,456.13; authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $47,771.
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 $2,283,273.90 authorizing future minor change orders not to exceed $228,327.39 and/or time extensions for the 40 Highway Complete Streets Project. (No. 111802) and waive section six of the City's Purchasing Policy.  
Postponed to 2/7

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to C & C Sales Group (C & C Group), in the amount of $58,120.00, for Surveillance Cameras at the Police Building for the Police Department.


Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI), in the amount of $76,423.00, for Consulting Services for a Comprehensive Operational Assessment for the Fire Department.


Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Motorola Solutions Inc (Motorola), in the amount of $85,710.80, for Radio Maintenance for the Fire Department.

22-701 -  A resolution accepting the City of Independence City-Wide Housing Study.
Res.No:          6757
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 from 12/20
Postponed to 1/18
2.22-702 - A resolution directing the City Manager to explore leave options for First Responders related to COVID-19 absences.-Requested by Councilmembers Mike Huff, Mike Steinmeyer and Brice Stewart
Res.No:          6758
21-087 - 2R.  An ordinance amending Chapter 12, “Offenses and Penalties” of the Independence City Code and adding Article 9 Offenses and Penalties of Shopping Carts.
Ord.No:          19288
21-088 - 2R.  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.
Ord.No:          19289
21-089 - 2R.  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.
Ord.No:          19290
21-090 - 2R.  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.
Ord.No:          19291
First Reading(s)
22-001 - 1R.  An ordinance authorizing final disposition of certain city records that have met all requirements to be eligible for such disposition.
22-002 - 1R.  An ordinance approving a Special Use Permit to operate a used car lot at 9300 E. US 40 Highway, in Independence, Missouri.
22-003 - 1R.  An ordinance approving a Rezoning from District I-1 (Industrial) to District C-2 (General Commercial) for 11445 E. Truman Road in Independence, Missouri.
22-004 - 1R.  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.

22-005 - An ordinance vacating an existing Platted Sanitary Sewer Easement of all that part of Eastland Center 1st Plat, on, and across Outlot 2, of the platted 40’ wide utility easement and containing 3,016.79 square feet, more or less, a subdivision in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.


The City Council is expected to convene in an Executive Session at 5:15 pm, Monday, January 3, 2022, 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.COVID-19 Semi-Monthly Update

Report on purchase agreements $50,000 and above

4.The City Clerk's Office is in receipt of the Marketplace Shopping Center Community Improvement District Annual Report ending June 30, 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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