CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
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 November 8, 2010 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 Watt, 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; Amy Brusven, Human Resources Director; Craig Knouse, Police Chief; Mike Snider, Deputy Fire Chief; Dennis Dovel, Parks and Recreation Director; Tony Sage, Information Services Director; Shawnna Funderburk, Assistant to the City Administrator; Jonna Wensel, Community Development Manager; Brian Hess, Assistant Public Works Director; Karan Johnson, Economic and Business Development Manager;
Janet Pittman, Deputy City Clerk; Angie Borgedalen, Liberty Tribune; and 8 members of the public.
IV. APPROVE MINUTES AND SUMMARIES
A. REGULAR SESSION MINUTES OF OCTOBER 25, 2010
V. CITIZENS' PARTICIPATION
Fay Bedinger, 232 W. Franklin Street, stated she has been a Liberty resident since 1945 and is frustrated with the condition of Franklin Street and asked that Council do something about it.
Mary Cravens, 300 Manor Lane, noted that in June 2009 the New Hope/Fairview cemetery was vandalized. Since that time, the Cemetery Committee and 144 volunteers have spent nearly 1,100 hours resetting hundreds of overturned monuments. Ms. Cravens thanked the numerous volunteers and donors, who provided all of the supplies and equipment, for carrying out the repairs and preventative maintenance. She also thanked City Council for their commitment and support as well as the Tree Committee, who assisted with limb, brush and dead tree removal.
VI. MEETING SCHEDULE
VIII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. ORDINANCE APPROVING THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION TO THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REQUESTING THE DESIGNATION OF AN ENHANCED ENTERPRISE ZONE IN LIBERTY, MISSOURI, AND APPROVING THE PLAN OF OPERATION FOR THE LIBERTY ENHANCED ENTERPRISE ZONE
Mayor Canuteson opened the public hearing and asked if anyone wished to speak in favor of the application. Mayor Canuteson asked if anyone wished to speak in opposition to the application. Seeing no one, he closed the public hearing.
Document No. 7228 was read. Council Member King moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading. Council Member Duncan seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Council Member Watt moved to approve the ordinance. Council Member King seconded the motion, which carried unanimously. It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9643.
IX. ORDINANCES, CONTRACTS AND RESOLUTIONS
A. ORDINANCE ACKNOWLEDGING VENDOR PAYMENTS FROM OCTOBER 15, 2010 TO OCTOBER 29, 2010 - ORDINANCE
Document No. 7229 was read. Council Member Watt moved to approve the vendor payments. Council Member King 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. 9644.
B. ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 30, "UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE", ARTICLE VIII, HISTORIC PRESERVATION OVERLAY DISTRICT, OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF LIBERTY (second reading)
Staff noted that two ordinances were included in Council's packet. The first is a copy of the ordinance read at the October 25, 2010 Regular Session meeting. The second ordinance includes an amendment to have major applications continue to be reviewed by the Historic District Review Commission and forwarded to the City Council for a final decision (the procedure currently outlined in the UDO). In addition, any exterior alterations made as a result of the applicant receiving financial incentives from the City would be subject to review by the City Council.
Council Member Moore made a motion to strike the word 'may' in section 30-72 (7) and replace with the word 'shall'. Council Member King seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Council Member Jenness moved to approve the ordinance as amended. Council Member Moore seconded the motion, which carried unanimously. It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9645.
C. RESOLUTION GRANTING A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW RESIDENCE AT 130 N. MORSE AVENUE [HDRC Case #10-014D]
Council Member Brenton moved to approve the resolution. Council Member Jenness seconded the motion, which carried unanimously and is inscribed in Resolution No.2479.
D. RESOLUTION ANNOUNCING FILING DATES FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTION AND DATES FOR FILING BY CANDIDATES FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE
Council Member Phillips moved to approve the resolution. Council Member Jenness seconded the motion, which carried unanimously and is inscribed in Resolution No. 2480.
X. OTHER BUSINESS
XI. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR
XII. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS FROM MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Deputy City Clerk