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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Liberty, Missouri was held in the Council Chambers at City Hall on May 11, 2009 with Mayor Greg Canuteson presiding.  Mayor Canuteson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

II.         INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            The invocation was given by Jeff Moore, who then led the pledge of allegiance.

 

III.       ROLL CALL

 

Roll call was answered by Paul Jenness and Harold Phillips, Ward I; Greg Duncan and Jeff Moore, Ward II; Lyndell Brenton and Jeff Watt, Ward III; and Fred Foster and Nick King, Ward IV.  Also in attendance were Curt Wenson, City Administrator; Dan Estes, Assistant City Administrator; Steve Hansen, Public Works Director; Steve Anderson, Development Director; Diana Adams, Assistant Finance Director; Craig Knouse, Police Chief; Gary Birch, Fire Chief; Dennis Dovel, Parks and Recreation Director; Tony Sage, Information Services Director; Sara Cooke, Communications Manager; Jonna Wensel, Community Development Manager; Mike Snider, Deputy Fire Chief; Bruce Neidholdt, Project Inspector; Dwayne Woldruff, Police Officer; Dave Tedesco, Police Captain; David Walker, Fire Marshal; Shawnna Funderburk, Assistant to the City Administrator; Janet Pittman, Deputy City Clerk; Angie Borgedalen, Liberty Tribune; and 13 members of the public.

 

IV.       APPROVE MINUTES AND SUMMARIES (SEE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

V.        CITIZENS’ PARTICIPATION

 

A.                 PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

 

            Mayor Canuteson read the proclamation and presented it to Police Officer Dwayne Woldruff.

 

B.                 PROCLAMATION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH

 

                        Mayor Canuteson read the proclamation and presented it to Bryan Boyd.

 

C.                 PROCLAMATION FOR PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

 

                        Mayor Canuteson read the proclamation and presented it to Project Inspector Bruce Neidholdt.

 

            D.        COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) RECOGNITION

 

Bob Kennedy, Liberty...For All Implementation Co-Chair spoke, extending his appreciation to the CERT team volunteers, and noted this was the first goal achieved of the numerous goals identified through the Liberty…For All citizen process.

 

Fire Marshal David Walker noted that this was Liberty’s first CERT team, and recognized each of the volunteers for their participation in the program.

 

VI.       MEETING SCHEDULE

 

VII.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.                 STUDY SESSION SUMMARY OF APRIL 20, 2009

 

Council Member King moved to approve the meeting summary as distributed.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

B.                 REGULAR SESSION MINUTES  OF APRIL 27, 2009

 

Council Member King moved to approve the minutes as distributed.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

C.                 EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES OF APRIL 27, 2009

 

Council Member King moved to approve the minutes as distributed.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

VIII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

IX.       ORDINANCES, CONTRACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

A.        ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VENDOR PAYMENTS FROM APRIL 17, 2009 THROUGH MAY 1, 2009 - ORDINANCE

 

In response to Council’s questions, staff stated that check #5461 for $17,872.44 was refund of a fire damage insurance deposit.  The City holds a portion of the insurance proceeds for fire damaged properties, and releases these funds provided the City determines that no action will be required by the City to remediate or demolish the structure.

 

Document No. 7017 was read.  Council Member King moved to approve the vendor payments.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion.  Vote on the motion was as follows:  Council Member Phillips – yes; Council Member Moore – yes; Council Member Brenton – yes; Council Member Foster – yes; Council Member Jenness – yes; Council Member Duncan – yes; Council Member Watt – yes; Council Member King – yes.  The motion carried unanimously; it was approved by the Chair and inscribed in Ordinance No. 9451.

 

B.         AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE I, ‘IN GENERAL’ AND ARTICLE XIII. ‘STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING’ OF THE CITY CODE (RELATED TO MOTOR SCOOTER PARKING) – ORDINANCE (Second Reading)

 

Document No. 7012 was read.  Council Member Duncan moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Jenness seconded the motion, which carried 7-0-1.  Council Member King voted in opposition.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9452.

 

C.                 BUDGET AMENDMENTS

 

1.         ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 9240 – ADOPTION OF THE 2008 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF LIBERTY, MISSOURI (Second Reading)

 

Document No. 7013 was read.  Council Member Brenton moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried 7-0-1.  Council Member King voted in opposition.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9453.

 

2.         ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 9390 – ADOPTION OF THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF LIBERTY, MISSOURI (Second Reading)

 

Document No. 7014 was read.  Council Member Phillips moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Jenness seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9454.

 

D.                 ARTHUR STREET STORM WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

1.                   ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 9370 APPROVING A CONTRACT WITH CLAY COUNTY SANITARY & DITCHING SERVICE, INC. FOR THE ARTHUR STREET STORM WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

Document No. 7018 was read.  Council Member Phillips moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Watt seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member King moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Moore seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9455.

 

2.         RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE ARTHUR STREET STORM WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

Council Member Phillips moved to approve the resolution.  Council Member Jenness seconded the motion, which carried unanimously and is inscribed in Resolution No. 2411.

 

E.         ORDINANCE APPROVING A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE MAYOR, COUNCILMEN, AND CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF LIBERTY, MISSOURI AND THE CITY OF NORTH KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

 

Staff noted this is a cooperative agreement with the City of North Kansas City for the administrative responsibilities of the Recovery Act – Justice Assistance Grant.

 

Document No. 7019 was read.  Council Member Phillips moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Moore seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member King moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Watt seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9456.

 

F.                  ORDINANCE APPROVING A MISSOURI HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT FEDERAL AID PROGRAM AGREEMENT

 

Staff noted this agreement authorizes the reimbursement of $378,061.00 for costs associated with the milling and overlay of portions of Mill Street and Kansas Street.  This project was selected through the Mid-America Regional Council’s process to sub-allocate construction monies through the economic stimulus program.

 

Document No. 7020 was read.  Council Member Phillips moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Duncan seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member King moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Foster seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9457.

 

X.         OTHER BUSINESS

 

XI.               MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR

 

XII.            MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS FROM MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

 

The Council congratulated the CERT volunteers and thanked them for their commitment to the community.

 

Council Member Watt stated that he had attended a 2010 Census round table and it was suggested that communities create a Census Committee to conduct a self audit, to ensure there is a complete count.

 

In response to Council’s questions, staff stated that the 152 Highway/Kansas bridge is wired for street lights and lighting has always been part of the project.  The City is currently working with KCP&L to install the lights, which will be funded through the City’s annual street light budget.

 

XIII.     ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

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                                                                                    Mayor

Attest:

 

 

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Deputy City Clerk