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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY*, NOVEMBER 13, 2007

(*Tuesday meeting due to Monday-observed holiday)

 

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 13, 2007 with Mayor Robert T. Steinkamp presiding.  Mayor Steinkamp called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

 

II.         INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – FRED FOSTER

 

            The invocation was given by Council Member Fred Foster 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 Anna Marie Martin, Ward II; John Parry, 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; Craig Knouse, Police Chief; Marcella McCoy, Finance Manager; Diana Adams, Special Project Manager; Kathy Goode, Accounting Coordinator; Celia McBride, Finance Analyst; Donna Kay Taylor, Community Center Manager; Gary Birch, Fire Chief; Steve Anderson, Planning & Development Director; Tony Sage, Information Services Director; Amy Brusven, Human Resources Director; Shawnna Funderburk, Assistant to the City Administrator; Jan Gustin, Municipal Court Clerk; Jane Sharon, Deputy City Clerk; Jason Noble, The Kansas City Star; and 19 members of the public.

 

IV.       APPROVE MINUTES AND SUMMARIES (SEE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

A.                 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 2007

 

Council Member Martin moved to approve the minutes as distributed.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried 6-0-1.  Council Member Jenness abstained, due to absence.

 

B.                 EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES OF NOVMEBER 5, 2007

 

Council Member Phillips moved to approve the minutes as distributed.  Council Member Foster seconded the motion, which carried 6-0-1.  Council Member Jenness abstained, due to absence.

 

C.                 SECOND SPECIAL SESSION MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 2007

 

Council Member Martin moved to approve the minutes as distributed.  Council Member King seconded the motion, which carried 6-0-1.  Council Member Jenness abstained, due to absence.

 

D.                 STUDY SESSION MEETING SUMMARY OF NOVEMBER 5, 2007

 

Council Member Martin moved to approve the minutes as distributed.  Council Member Foster seconded the motion, which carried 6-0-1.  Council Member Jenness abstained, due to absence.

 

V.        CITIZENS’ PARTICIPATION

 

Mayor Steinkamp welcomed Boy Scouts Alex Nason and Patrick Cruz with Troop 1376 and Alex Lutz, Jason Thon, Robby Minor, Alex Westhues and their Troop 376 Leader Eric Thon to the meeting.  All of the scouts are working on their Citizenship in the Community badges.

 

Robby Minor, 505 Belmont, expressed concern about the bridges on pathways.  He asked that the Council consider placing some kind of non-skid strips on the bridge in Wilshire near the Alexander Doniphan school.  Mayor Steinkamp said the staff would check into the matter and would respond.

 

VI.       MEETING SCHEDULE

 

VII.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.        REGULAR SESSION MINUTES OF OCTOBER 22, 2007

 

Council Member Parry asked that the minutes be removed from the consent agenda in order to request a correction.  He asked that the minutes reflect his vote against the purchase of a vehicle for sanitary sewer maintenance.

 

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

 

VIII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

IX.       ORDINANCES, CONTRACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

A.        ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VENDOR PAYMENTS FROM OCTOBER 12, 2007 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2, 2007 – ORDINANCE

 

Document No. 6763 was read.  Council Member Martin moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member King seconded the motion.  Responding to Council question, staff confirmed that Mayfair Cleaners has a store in Liberty.

 

Vote on the motion was as follows:  Council Member Phillips – yes; Council Member Martin – yes; Council Member Foster – yes; Council Member Jenness – yes; Council Member Duncan – yes; Council Member Parry – yes; Council Member King – yes.  The motion carried unanimously; it was approved by the Chair and inscribed in Ordinance No. 9220.

 

B.         KINGSTON COURT/NORTH FAIRVIEW STORM WATER IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS

 

1.         ACCEPTANCE OF EASEMENTS - ORDINANCE

 

Document No. 6764 was read.  Council Member King moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Martin seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member Martin moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion.  Staff responded to council questions, noting there hadn’t been any problems in obtaining the necessary easements.  The motion carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9221.

 

2.         CONTRACT WITH CLAY COUNTY SANITARY & DITCHING SERVICE, INC. FOR KINGSTON COURT STORM WATER IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $82,478.40 – ORDINANCE

 

Document No. 6765 was read.  Council Member Martin moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member Martin moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9222.

 

3.         CONTRACT WITH CLAY COUNTY SANITARY & DITCHING SERVICE, INC. FOR NORTH FAIRVIEW STORM WATER IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $79,493.00 – ORDINANCE

 

Document No. 6766 was read.  Council Member King moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Martin seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member Martin moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion.  Staff noted that while some of the budgeted funds above the contract amount should be retained for changes that might be required to the project, there may be sufficient funds remaining for an additional project, which would be brought forward to Council at a later date.  These projects were identified in previous studies including the master plan and undersized storm water pipes and inlets are being replaced.  The motion carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9223.

 

C.         AMENDMENT TO EASEMENT FOR STORM WATER DETENTION FACILITIES FOR TRACT A, NORTH HAVENS ESTATES, FIRST REPLAT – ORDINANCE

 

Document No. 6767 was read.  Council Member Martin moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member King moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9224.

 

D.        LOTS 11 & 12, PLACE LIBERTE

 

1.         ACCEPTANCE OF SEWER AND STORM DRAINAGE FACILITY EASEMENTS – ORDINANCE

 

Document No. 6768 was read.  Council Member King moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Martin seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member Martin moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion.  Staff noted the lots are behind the offices off of A Highway and near the Rogers development where the old treatment facility was located.  Any future development on the lots being returned would be up to the previous owner to bring forward.  The motion carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9225.

 

2.         QUIT CLAIM DEED RETURNING LOTS TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER - ORDINANCE

 

Document No. 6769 was read.  Council Member Phillips moved to waive the rules and consider the ordinance on first reading.  Council Member Martin seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

 

Council Member Martin moved to approve the ordinance.  Council Member Phillips seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.  It was approved by the Chair and is inscribed in Ordinance No. 9226.

 

X.         OTHER BUSINESS – None.

 

XI.               MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR

 

XII.            MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS FROM MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

 

Council Member Duncan noted that the Liberty Arts Commission is hosing an artist’s mixer Wednesday night, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Cupini’s on the Square.

 

Council Member Parry thanked Boy Scout Robby Minor for addressing Council.

 

XIII.     ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

 

 

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                                                                                    Mayor

Attest:

 

 

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Deputy City Clerk