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City Council Action Letter Thursday, February 20, 2014

CITY COUNCIL ACTION LETTER
CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT

Thursday, February 20, 2014

REGULAR SESSION NO. 42

5:45 P.M. CLOSED SESSION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Councilmember Hofmann, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to hold a closed session pursuant to Section 610.021(2) of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri.


6:36 P.M.  Mayor Rhoads called Regular Session No. 42 to order.

Invocation – Mayor Rhoads

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 Acting City Attorney Rich Wood were also present.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to approve the published amended agenda.

1.    PUBLIC COMMENTS:    
    Mr. Bob Johnson, 410 NW Central asked for Council’s help to with snow removal on his street. The street was plowed blocking several driveways of disabled citizens and he asked if the snow plows could push the snow to the other side of the road where there are no residents.  Councilmember Johnson would like staff to look at these types of issues throughout the city.

    Mr. Dale Coy, 1420 NE Valley Forge Drive, advised he had concerns regarding the ordinance that Council will consider tonight regarding donation bins.  He asked Council to not pass the ordinance as he did not feel it was good for Lee’s Summit.


2.    COUNCIL COMMENTS:   There were no Council Comments.







3.    APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitely, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted 6 “Aye”, 1 “No” (Councilmember Binney), 1 “Absent” (Councilmember Cockrell) to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

A.    MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS:  

Planning Commission:  Appoint Billy Hammerly to replace Steven Hilger who resigned, terms to expire 4-15-16.

Water Utilities Advisory Board:  Reappoint Mike Atcheson, Mick Mithelavage and Roger Tilling, terms to expire 3-1-17.  

B.    Approval of Action Letters:

1)    Action Letter for the January 9th, 2014 Regular Session
2)    Action Letter for the January 23rd, 2014  Regular Session
3)    Action Letter for the February 6th, 2014 Regular Session

C.    POLICE DEPARTMENT: Approval of Type G3 liquor license for Mali Thai Bistro, 579 SE Melody Lane.

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. 14-19 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT’S SCHEDULE OF FEES AND CHARGES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014, ORDINANCE 7304, AS IT RELATES TO YARD WASTE FEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING INCOMING MATERIAL AND PROMOTING THE SALE OF FINISHED COMPOST. (ENR 2-03-14)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7431.

B.    BILL NO. 14-21 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE THE PETITION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Holland, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7432.

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. 14-22 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A LAND CLEARANCE FOR REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY URBAN RENEWAL AREA, LAKEWOOD BUSINESS PARK URBAN RENEWAL AREA, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAND CLEARANCE FOR REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY LAW, SECTIONS 99.300 TO 99.660 RSMo.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Mosby, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7433.

6.    PRESENTATIONS:

A.    2013 Citizen Satisfaction and engagement survey-Council feedback.
COUNCIL ACTION:  No Council Action required.


7.    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.    SPECIAL USE PERMIT for a fitness Center; H.O.U.S.E. Fitness, 1206 NE Douglas Street; H.O.U.S.E. Fitness, applicant. (Appl. #14-001)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent” and Councilmember Mosby “Away from Table”) to direct staff to PRESENT AND ORDINANCE approving Application #PL2014-001, a Special Use Permit for a fitness Center; H.O.U.S.E. Fitness, 1206 NE Douglas Street; H.O.U.S.E. Fitness, applicant, subject to staff’s letter dated February 12, 2014, Items 1 & 2.


8.    OTHER BUSINESS:

A.    BILL NO. 14-23 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR FITNESS CENTER IN DISTRICT PI ON LAND LOCATED AT 1206 NE DOUGLAS FOR A PERIOD OF TEN (10) YEARS, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 10 WITHIN THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, FOR THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Johnson, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7434.

B.    BILL NO. 14-24 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, CHAPTER 16, LEE’S SUMMIT PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, BY ADOPTING REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO DONATION BINS. (FC 1-21-14)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Binney, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted 5 “Aye”, 2 “No” (Councilmembers Johnson and Mosby) and 1 “Absent” (Councilmember Cockrell) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7435

C.    PUBLIC WORKS: Award of Bid No. 79801-21C for the construction of the SW Pacific Drive culvert replacement to F.L. Whitney Corporation in the amount of $358,098.00.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to award Bid No. 79801-21C for the construction of the SW Pacific Drive culvert replacement to F.L. Whitney Corporation in the amount of $358,098.00.

D.    Consideration of the Lee’s Summit Arts Council’s request to assign the Arnold Hall structure as a possible use with the outdoor performance and festival space.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Mayor Pro Tem Gray, second by Councilmember Johnson, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to direct the Arts Council to develop a conceptual plan for the use of the property at 123 SE Third Street as an outdoor performance space, including plans for the use of Arnold Hall, and to present said conceptual plan to the City Council within 60 days.
On motion of Mayor Pro Tem Gray, second by Councilmember Mosby, the Council voted 6 “Aye”, 1 “No” (Councilmember Binney) and 1 “Absent”(Councilmember Cockrell) to direct the City Manager to identify resources from the bond for a professional consultant to assist the Arts Council with this project.  City Manager, Steve Arbo, advised if this was approved the city already works with a company that is familiar with this project and this location.  He also advised that he would be able to authorize up to $20,000 for use on this project with the approval of Council, anything over that amount would require a contract and further Council approval.  


9.    COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

     Councilmember Whitley advised the Public Works Committee may be considering an ordinance to prohibit pushing snow into streets from driveways and parking lots.  They will be hearing an update on the Snow Plan in May and this may be considered at that time.  

    Councilmember Binney stated the Livable Streets Advisory Board (LSAB) discussed the ADA requirements of clearing snow from sidewalks and they offered to look at model ordinances in other cities to see how the issue is being addressed. They volunteered to do the research at Council direction. Councilmember Whitley supported this.

Councilmember Johnson did not want the legal research to be done by the Board.  He would like the City Attorney’s office to research the matter.  That information could then be shared with the LSAB.  

Councilmember Holland advised he did not want this matter researched.  He felt it was unnecessary and if an ordinance were adopted, he did not feel that it could be properly regulated.  Council reached a consensus to not move forward with research.




10.     COUNCIL ROUNDTABLE:   

    Councilmember Johnson advised the Arts Council that he would like to see a Regional Folk Music Festival brought to Lee’s Summit that included Missouri roots.

    Councilmember Whitley clarified an earlier comment regarding the Lee’s Summit Missouri Municipal Building Authority (LSMMBA) by stating he was not speaking negatively of this board, but he did want to be sure that there are proper internal orders in place when funding different boards and their projects.

    Mayor Pro Tem Gray and Councilmember Hofmann stated they enjoyed visiting with students from Ghana via video conference regarding government.  They found their respect for elders to be very remarkable.  


11.    STAFF ROUNDTABLE:    

    City Manager, Steve Arbo, wanted to reiterate what Councilmember Whitley stated regarding the LSMMBA.  Noting what happened with that group was not a reflection of the leadership of the board.



Mr. Arbo also commended City Council on their leadership.  He was very happy with the Citizen Survey Report Results and felt that those results needed to be celebrated.
   
ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business, Mayor Rhoads ADJOURNED the February 20, 2014, Regular City Council meeting at 8:32 p.m.





________________________________________
Trisha Fowler
Deputy City Clerk    


8:32 P.M. CLOSED SESSION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Councilmember Hofmann, the Council voted unanimously (Councilmember Cockrell “Absent”) to hold a closed session pursuant to Section 610.021(3) and Section 610.021(13) of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri.



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