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CITY COUNCIL ACTION LETTER Thursday, March 7, 2013

CITY COUNCIL ACTION LETTER
CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT

Thursday, March 7, 2013

REGULAR SESSION NO. 20

6:15 P.M.  Mayor Rhoads called Regular Session No.20 to order.

Invocation – Councilmember Whitley

Roll Call –
Councilmember Rob Binney        Present        Councilmember Kathy Hofmann         Present
Councilmember Dave Mosby        Present        Mayor Pro-Tem Allan Gray              Present
Councilmember Derek Holland        Present    Councilmember Ed Cockrell               Absent
Councilmember Brian Whitley        Present     Councilmember Bob Johnson            Present

City Manager Steve Arbo and Deputy City Attorney John Mautino were also present.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Councilmember Binney, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “absent”), to approve the agenda with an amendment to move Item 7.B. to Item 4.B.

1.    PUBLIC COMMENTS:    There were no Public Comments.


2.    COUNCIL COMMENTS:
Councilmember Mosby reminded the Council and citizens of the City’s upcoming Sesquicentennial in 2015 and encouraged all to participate in the planning of the event and the celebration of Lee’s Summit’s history.

3.    APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:
Items on the Consent Agenda are routine business matters for action by the City Council with no public discussion.  All items have been previously discussed in Council Committee and carry a Committee recommendation.  Consent agenda items may be removed by any Councilmember for discussion as part of the regular agenda.  

On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro-Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “absent”), to approve the consent agenda, as follows:

A.    Approval of City Council Action Letter from the February 7, 2013 Regular Session.

B.    FINANCE COMMITTEE:
NOTE:  The following item was considered by the Finance Committee on February 19, 2013.
1)    Award of Bid #2013-072 for the Purchase and Installation of One Flatbed Dump Body, Snowplow & Spreader to be installed on a City owned F450 cab and chassis for the Public Works Operations Division to American Equipment Company in the amount of $31,703.
2)    Award of Bid #2013-068 for the Purchase of One Warren Dump Truck Body with Monroe Snowplow & Monroe Spreader and additional options to be installed onto a 2012 International 7300 City owned cab and chassis for the Public Works Operations Division to American Equipment Company in the amount of $64,283.
3)    Approval of Award of RFQ 2012-106 On-call Architectural Services Yearly Contract to Hollis & Miller Architects, Inc. for a one year contract with two possible one year renewal options for use by multiple City departments.


4.    PROPOSED ORDINANCES:
The following proposed ordinances, submitted as bills, are often passed with little or no discussion.  All items were previously discussed by the Council or Council Committee.  This is a formal reading of proposed ordinances, as required by the City Charter.

A.    BILL NO. 13-23 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT OF OBLIGATION BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI AND THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FINANCIAL ASSURANCE INSTRUMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE CITY’S PERMIT TO OPERATE A SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AREA. (FC 2-19-13)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Johnson, second by Councilmember Whitley, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “absent”) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7299.

B.    (Previously Item 7.B.)
BILL NO. 13-28 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CHANGE IN ZONING CLASSIFICATION FROM AG AND CP-1 TO CP-2 ON LAND LOCATED AT 3410 SW MARKET STREET AND APPROVING A PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR WAL-MART SUPERCENTER, 3410 SW MARKET STREET, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE NO. 5209 FOR THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI.
(NOTE:  Councilmember Cockrell present for the second motion and vote.)
COUNCIL ACTION
:  Council continued discussion on traffic and improvements in this area, as well as other topics:  
Mr. Owsley will approach MoDOT about the cross-over at Hook and M-291.
The City has no authority to require the existing Wal Mart to remain in business.
Mr. Arbo reiterated the applicant would consider additional improvements that were not required for their development, specifically an extension of Summitcrest; however, the expense was beyond their budget.

On motion of Mayor Pro-Tem Gray, second by Councilmember Mosby, the Council voted 6 “aye” (Councilmembers Binney, Holland, Cockrell, Mosby, Johnson and  Mayor Pro-Tem Gray) and 2 “no” (Councilmembers Whitley and Hofmann) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7300.



5.    ORDINANCES – PREVIOUS PUBLIC HEARING:
The following proposed ordinances, submitted as bills, are passed with little or no discussion, as staff was directed by City Council, after a public hearing on the matter, to draft the proposed ordinance.  No additional public comments are heard regarding these bills.  This is a formal reading of proposed ordinances, as required by the City Charter.

A.    BILL NO. 13-24 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE EAST U.S. 50 HIGHWAY CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN WITH RESPECT TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF PROJECT AREA 4, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, AND WEST STAR CO., INC., APPROVING REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT NO. 4 AND ADOPTING TAX INCREMENT FINANCING THEREIN, AND DESIGNATING WEST STAR CO., INC. AS THE DEVELOPER OF REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT NO. 4.

COUNCIL ACTION:  Following the first motion, councilmembers discussed the issue further.  Councilmembers were concerned about spending public money on private development.    

On motion of Councilmember Binney, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted 4 “Aye” (Councilmembers Binney, Hofmann, Cockrell and Mayor Pro-Tem Gray), 4 “No” (Councilmembers Holland, Mosby, Whitley and Johnson), to adopt the proposed ordinance.  When voting to break the tie vote, Mayor Rhoads stated he felt the project had merit but was unable to resolve his reservations.  He voted “No”.  MOTION FAILED.

B.    BILL NO. 13-25 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ON LAND LOCATED AT 1600 SE BLUE PARKWAY, IN DISTRICT CP-2, PROPOSED TODD GEORGE RETAIL CENTER, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, NO. 5209, FOR THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI. (Appl. #12-102)
APPLICANT REQUEST:  Due to the denial of BILL NO. 13-24 (Item 5.A.), the applicant WITHDREW the proposed ordinance.  

C.    BILL NO. 13-26 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT RENEWAL AND UPGRADE TO DIGITAL FOR A BILLBOARD SIGN IN DISTRICT PI ON LAND LOCATED AT 4225 NE LAKEWOOD WAY FOR A PERIOD OF FIFTEEN  (15) YEARS FROM THE PREVIOUS EXPIRATION DATE, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 10 WITHIN THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, FOR THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI. (Appl. #12-143)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Holland, second by Councilmember Mosby, the Council voted 5 “aye”, 1 “no” (Councilmember Cockrell), and 2 “absent from the table” (Councilmember Hofmann and Mayor Pro-Tem Gray), to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7301.


6.    PUBLIC HEARINGS (Sworn):
In an effort to assist applicants who travel from outside the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, every effort will be made to hear the application on the scheduled meeting date.  

A.    PUBLIC HEARING for the Establishment of the Highway 50 Todd George Community Improvement District.
APPLICANT REQUEST:  Due to the denial of BILL NO. 13-24 (Item 5.A.), the applicant WITHDREW the application for establishment of a CID.  


7.    OTHER BUSINESS:

A.    BILL NO. 13-27 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE PETITION FOR AND ESTABLISHING THE HIGHWAY 50 AND TODD GEORGE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, THE DISTRICT, AND WEST STAR CO., INC.
APPLICANT REQUEST:  Due to the denial of BILL NO. 13-24 (Item 5.A.), the applicant WITHDREW the proposed ordinance.  

B.    BILL NO. 13-28 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CHANGE IN ZONING CLASSIFICATION FROM AG AND CP-1 TO CP-2 ON LAND LOCATED AT 3410 SW MARKET STREET AND APPROVING A PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR WAL-MART SUPERCENTER, 3410 SW MARKET STREET, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE NO. 5209 FOR THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI.
(NOTE:  Please see Item No. 4.B.)

C.     Approval of professional fees to Strategic Governmental Resources for an amount not to exceed $6,000 relating to the development of a City Council Strategic Goals and Economic Development Vision Statement.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Councilmember Mosby, the Council voted unanimously to approve.


8.     COMMITTEE REPORTS (Committee chairs report on matters held in Committee): BUDGET COMMITTEE:  Councilmember Johnson reported on the committee meeting.  

9.     COUNCIL ROUNDTABLE: Councilmember Binney read the names of some of the honorees from the Police Department Awards ceremony last week, which included citizens and employees.  


10.    STAFF ROUNDTABLE:


ADJOURNMENT:  Unless determined otherwise by the Mayor and City Council, no new agenda items shall be considered after 11:00 p.m.

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