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City Council Action Letter Thursday, February 6, 2014

CITY COUNCIL ACTION LETTER
CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT

Thursday, February 6, 2014

REGULAR SESSION NO. 41

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


6:27 P.M.  Mayor Rhoads called Regular Session No. 41 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                   Abesent
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:    There were no Public Comments.


2.    COUNCIL COMMENTS:   There were no Council Comments.

Councilmember Cockrell present at 6:30 pm

3.    APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted 7 “Aye”, 1 “No” (Councilmember Cockrell) to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

A.    MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS:

Human Relations Commission:  Appoint two student members, Ashley Thompson and Jaden Powell, terms to expire 8-31-14.

Livable Streets Advisory Board:  Reappoint Ed Kraemer and Eric Kratz, and appoint Eric Vaughan and Barbara Keller terms to expire 2-17-17.
 
B.    ADMINISTRATION:  Approval of the 2014 State Legislative Program.

C.    PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE:
NOTE:  These items were considered by the Public Works Committee on January 21, 2014.
1)    Approval of Modification No. 1 to a Service Agreement with Wiedenmann & Godfrey Construction, Inc. for On-Call Repair Services for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater infrastructure (RFP No. 2013-128) for the relocation of a waterline at Route 150 and Doc Henry Road for an estimated construction cost of $51,345.50.  
2)    Approval of Modification No. 10 To Agreement Dated May 21, 2008 (Rfq No. 08-080-3) For Professional Engineering Services For Analysis And Design Solutions To Flooding Issues With Alfred Benesch & Company In The Amount Of $53,645.00.
3)    Approval of Change Order 1 Final to the contract with Orr Wyatt Streetscapes for the FY 2013 Sidewalk Construction, Bid No. 72901-7C, an increase of $20,700.48 for a revised contract price of $358,348.79.

D.    POLICE DEPARTMENT:
1)    Approval of Type G3 liquor license for Grains & Taps, 224 SE Douglas Street. Upgrade from Type C1 license.
2)    Approval of Type G3 & S liquor license for Fiesta Azteca Mexican Restaurant #2, 1196 NE Douglas.

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. 14-12 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A MISSOURI HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION UTILITY AGREEMENT – ACTUAL COST, FOR THE RELOCATION OF A WATERLINE AT ROUTE 150 AND DOC HENRY ROAD. (PWC 1-21-14)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Cockrell, second by Councilmember Whitley, the Council voted unanimously (Mayor Pro Tem Gray “Away from Table”) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7424.

B.    BILL NO. 14-13 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 7 TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2014, AS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 7333, BY REVISING THE AUTHORIZED PAY AND CLASSIFICATION PLAN OF THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI. (BC 1-22-14)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Mosby, second by Councilmember Hofmann, the Council voted 6 “Aye”, 2 “No” (Councilmembers Mosby and Johnson) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7425.

C.    BILL NO. 14-14 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 8 TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2014, AS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 7333, BY REVISING THE AUTHORIZED BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI. (BC 1-22-14)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Binney, second by Councilmember Whitley, the Council voted unanimously to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7426.

D.    BILL NO. 14-15 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 9 TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2014, AS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 7333, BY REVISING THE AUTHORIZED BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI. (BC 1-22-14)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously (to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7427.


E.    BILL NO. 14-16 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE GENERAL FUND RESERVE BALANCE GUIDELINES TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED ECONOMIC STABILITY OF THE CITY OF LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI. (BC 1-22-14)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Holland, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted 5 “Aye”, 3 “No” (Councilmembers Binney, Cockrell and Hofmann) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7428.

F.    BILL NO. 14-17 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF CERTAIN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS REGARDING THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT – GRANT TO ENCOURAGE ARREST POLICIES AND ENFORCEMENT OF PROTECTION ORDERS.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Johnson, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7429.


5.    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.    Preliminary Development Plan – HyVee Gas Station and Convenience Store addition, 920 Langsford Road, HyVee Inc., applicant. (Appl. #13-140)
COUNCIL ACTION:  Councilmember Binney motioned, seconded by Councilmember Hofmann, to direct staff to PRESENT AND ORDINANCE approving Application #PL2013-140 – PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN - Hy-Vee Gas Station and Convenience Store addition, 920 NE Langsford Road; Hy-Vee Inc., applicant, subject to staff’s letter dated January 29, 2014, Items 1 – 4.

On motion of Councilmember Johnson, second by Councilmember Cockrell, the Council voted unanimously to amend Item 3 to read, “A 6-foot composite fence shall be installed along the north side of the drive-through lane.  Motion passed.

The Council voted 7 “Aye”, 1 “No” (Councilmember Holland), to approve the original motion as amended.

B.    Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) - Lakewood Business Park Urban Renewal Area creation, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Applicant (Application #2014-001).
 (Note: This Public Hearing was continued from January 23, 2014 per the applicant’s request.)
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously to direct staff to DRAFT AND ORDINANCE approving a Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Urban Renewal Area, Lakewood Business Park, Lee's Summit, Missouri, pursuant to the provisions of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Law, Sections 99.300 to 99.660 RSMo.


6.    OTHER BUSINESS:

A.    BILL NO. 14-18 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ON LAND LOCATED AT 920 NE LANGSFORD ROAD, IN DISTRICT CP-2, PROPOSED HY-VEE GAS STATION AND CONVENIENCE STORE ADDITION, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, NO. 5209, FOR THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI as amended.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Mayor Pro Tem Gray, second by Councilmember Whitley, the Council voted 7 “Aye”, 1 “No” (Councilmember Holland) to approve and numbered ORDINANCE NO. 7430.


B.    PUBLIC WORKS: Approval of Change Order No. 5 to the contract with Titan Built, LLC for the Police Department Addition and Renovation, Bid No. 2013-056, an increase of $289,521.00 for a revised contract price of $7,627,196.00.
COUNCIL ACTION:  On motion of Councilmember Whitley, second by Mayor Pro Tem Gray, the Council voted unanimously to approve Change Order No. 5 to the contract with Titan Built, LLC for the Police Department Addition and Renovation, Bid No. 2013-056, an increase of $289,521.00 for a revised contract price of $7,627,196.00.


7.    COMMITTEE REPORTS:  

     Councilmember Whitley stated the Public Works Committee reviewed the Snow Plan and snow tracker.  They discussed the possibility of using contractors to help the city with increase snow clearing.  He asked if this should be sent to the Budget Committee or directly to Council.   

    Councilmember Johnson felt it should go to the Budget Committee for consideration in next year’s budget.  Councilmember Cockrell agreed.  

    Councilmember Johnson noted the Environment and Natural Resources Committee met on February 3, 2014 and approved an ordinance to be sent to Council that will increase fees for yard waste.  He also advised the Budget Committee will be meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

    Councilmember Mosby stated that the Community Economic Development Committee will be meeting on February 19, 2014 and will here presentation from Mark Dickey on the Lee’s Summit Market Center.  He also noted they will be hearing more information on the 50 Highway Economic Development Corridor and Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council’s performance measures soon.   



8.     COUNCIL ROUNDTABLE:   

    Councilmember Binney asked, on behalf of the Arts Council, if the City Council would include discussion on extending their study to include Arnold Hall at a future Work Session.  Councilmember Hofmann stated this had already been included when the study was voted on.  Mayor Pro Tem Gray agreed, that it was the intent of Council to include looking at Arnold Hall in the Arts Council’s study.  Council agreed that this was to be included in the study.  This item will be placed on a future Work Session for further discussion.

    Councilmember Whitley thanked Public Works and all the staff that was part of the snow crew for completing snow clearing within the policy and updating the online tracker so residents could check on the progress online.  

    Councilmember Mosby agreed with Councilmember Binney.  He would like the Council to continue to review the Snow Plan to make sure the city is doing everything possible to resolve any issues; and to look at neighboring communities for comparisons.  Mayor Pro Tem Gray agreed to place this on a future Work Session agenda.

    Mayor Pro Tem Gray stated that as he traveled around Kansas City after the snow storm, the only streets that he found in excellent condition were those around the Plaza.  Most city streets were very comparable to those in Lee’s Summit.

    Councilmember Hofmann also thanked those that helped with clearing the streets.  She also stated the Snow Plan has been reviewed several times. Each storm is different and brings new challenges.  She feels the current plan is a very good plan.  She also feels that if you explain this and talk to the citizens most of them are very understanding.


9.    STAFF ROUNDTABLE:    There was no Staff Roundtable
 
ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business, Mayor Rhoads ADJOURNED the February 6, 2014, Regular City Council meeting at 8:27 p.m.



________________________________________
Trisha Fowler
Deputy City Clerk



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