CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2000
Mayor Art Hammen called the Regular February 28, 2000 City Council Meeting to order in the City Council Chambers at 7:30 p.m.
City Manager Kirk Davis
Item 3. on the Agenda. Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Art Hammen led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag in which all joined.
Item 4. on the Agenda. Approval of Minutes.
Mayor Pro Tem Anita Newsom moved to approve the Regular Monday, February 14, 2000 City Council Meeting Minutes as submitted. Councilman Roger Norris seconded. The vote: "aye" - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom, Hammen. (5-0)
Item 5. on the Agenda. CONSENT AGENDA
Following the Clerk's reading, Mayor Pro Tem Newsom moved to approve the only Consent Agenda Item which was Approval of Financial Reports for the month of January, 2000. Councilman Norris seconded. The vote: All "aye" - Bishop, Nodler Norris, Newsom, Hammen. (5-0)
Item 6. on the Agenda. Communications from the Audience.
Item 7. on the Agenda. Communications from the City Council.
Councilmembers Dan Bishop, Roger Norris, and George Nodler had no communications at this time.
Mayor Pro Tem Anita Newsom suggested that it might be wise when we start our fire hydrant flushing program to submit information to neighborhood associations for inclusion in their newsletters so that residents are informed and neighbors can help remind each other.
Item 8. on the Agenda. Communications from the City Manager.
City Manager Kirk Davis had no communications.
Item 9. on the Agenda. PUBLIC HEARING: on a request to rezone property at 7113 N Oak from C-2 (General Business District) to CP-2, (General Business District-Planned). Applicant/owner: Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. (File #111)
Mayor Art Hammen opened the public hearing and explained the procedure that the Applicant and persons in favor of the request are invited to speak, followed by those in opposition and City Staff comments.
Applicant's representative, Mr. Alan Michaels, with LHE, Lenexa, Kansas, said although Council is familiar with this property and the request, he is here to answer any questions Council might have.
City Manager Kirk Davis explained this application is consistent with the rezoning application heard by the City Council on the adjacent Ray Sapp property last year. The rezoning request is for the former Randy Reed used car lot property and was a requirement of the site plan approved in July 1999 for this and the adjacent parcel for development of the Eckerd Drug Store. Mr. Davis noted that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the application before us this evening by a vote of 7-0.
There were no further comments or persons desiring to speak for or against this application, and Mayor Hammen closed the public hearing.
Item 9a. on the Agenda. FIRST READING BILL 2000-05, rezoning property at 7113 N Oak from C-2 to CP-2. Applicant/owner: Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. (File #111)
Councilman Norris moved to place Bill 2000-05 on First Reading; Councilman Bishop seconded.
Councilman Norris noted that the Planning Commission had recommend approval of this rezoning request by a vote of 7-0 and that this rezoning is going to a "P" Planned zoning designation which provides more control and affords more protection for the nearby residents. He also noted he was pleased to see that the proposed signage will be a monument sign.
The vote: "Aye" - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom. Mayor Hammen "Abstained" (4-0-1) The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Norris moved to accept the First Reading of Bill 2000-05, Waive the Rule and place the Bill on Second and Final Reading; Councilman Bishop seconded. The vote: "Aye" - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom. Mayor Hammen "Abstained". (4-0-1) The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Norris moved to accept the Second and Final Reading of Bill 2000-05 and to enact the Bill as Ordinance No. 3.743. Councilman Bishop seconded. The vote: "Aye" - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom. Mayor Hammen "Abstained". (4-0-1)
Item 9b. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF BUILDING PERMIT for demolition of existing building and construction of new 13,627 sq. ft. building at 7107 N Oak for Eckerd Drug. Applicant: Rafael Architects, Inc. Owner: Ray Sapp Hardware, Inc. (BP# 99-0882)
Councilman Norris moved to approve the Building Permit as submitted; Councilman Nodler seconded
Councilman Norris asked Alan Napoli, Building Codes Supervisor in the Community Development Department if the first three conditions of the February 22, 2000 Building Staff Report relating to: the granting of 5' of right of way; 71st Street entrance; and South drive along Locust, have all been met. Mr. Napoli responded that they are all being addressed.
The vote: "Aye" - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom. Mayor Hammen "Abstained". (4-0-1)
Item 10. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF BUILDING PERMIT for tenant finish of 4,560 sq. ft. building space for Stone Canyon Pizza, 6433 N Prospect. Applicant: Ron Schoonover. Owner: Bradley Operating Limited Partnership. (BP# 00-0088)
Mayor Pro Tem Newsom moved for approval of the Building Permit as submitted; Councilman Bishop seconded. The vote: All "aye" - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom, Hammen. (5-0) Staff confirmed that all was in order.
Item 11. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF BUILDING PERMIT for remodeling of existing 4,975 sq. ft. Perkins Family Restaurant, 6292 N Oak Trafficway. Applicant: Fleming Associates, Architect. Owner: The Restaurant Company. (BP# 00-0055)
Councilman Norris moved to approve the Building Permit for 6292 N Oak as submitted; Mayor Pro Tem Newsom seconded.
Councilman Norris noted under additional comments of the Staff Report it notes a pillar elevation is needed. He asked if we have received that. Community Development Department representative Alan Napoli advised it has been received and is displayed on the easel for Council's viewing.
Councilman Bishop asked what changes the building permit proposes. Mr. Napoli said basically there will be new colors and a copula added and those are the only exterior changes, everything else is remodeling of the interior.
The vote: All "aye" - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom, Hammen. (5-0)
Item 12. on the Agenda. RESOLUTION R-00-17, stating the intent of the City to reimburse itself for expenditures in connection with the construction of stormwater improvements with the proceeds of Certificates of Participation.
Councilman Norris moved to adopt Resolution R-00-17; Councilman Nodler seconded.
Councilman Norris asked City Manager Kirk Davis to provide an overview of the actions taken under this resolution and what it means to the public.
City Manager Kirk Davis advised this is a "resolution of intent" that is required. He would describe it as the City Council's last opportunity to commit or state that they do want to move ahead with the bonds on the stormwater improvements we discussed in January. Basically, it is $6 million dollars in improvements, a $7 million dollar issue, and it completes four of the biggest and highest priorities of the Storm Water Master Plan, and by completing them it allows us to move ahead to the rest of the project in that Master Plan in future years. City Manager Davis noted that the Capital Improvements Committee endorses our moving ahead on the Certificates of Participation. This does not require a vote of the people like a general obligation bond, because we will be paying for it through existing capital improvements sales tax revenues, but it does allow us to take care of a number of the needs identified in that study.
Mr. Davis said there will be other related resolutions and ordinances coming to the Council later relevant to acceptance of the issue, the rates, and authorizing us to go to market.
Councilman Norris asked if we have received expressions of interest on these certificates of participation yet. City Manager Davis responded not yet, because we have a ways to go before they are offered for sale.
Councilman Bishop said he will be voting in favor of this resolution with great enthusiasm because this is the first step for the Council to have the opportunity to show its approval in enacting the Black and Veatch Master Plan recommendations and it has been a long haul. Mr. Bishop said it has been a long time since the Summer of 1998 when we had all the floods and people packing the CIP meetings with their storm water concerns. We spent $410,000 on the Black and Veatch Study and by taking this step it will enable us to address the top ranked priorities which are all at the bottom of the streams in Gladstone and we can figure out from there how to work our way up. Mr. Bishop said this is an important first step and he is excited to see it on the agenda tonight.
Mayor Hammen said it is somewhat deceiving when we say this will allow us to address the highest four projects in the storm water master plan knowing there were some 46 projects identified. Perhaps it gives a better perspective to say that the $6 million dollars represents better than one-third of the total expenditures for these 46 projects. And while this is only four, it touches on a lot of other projects and is more than a third of the total expenditure to remedy the problems we have in the city.
The vote: All aye - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom, Hammen. (5-0)
Item 13. On the Agenda. Other Business. ` Mayor Pro Tem Anita Newsom said she would like to personally and publicly thank former Mayors Lee Bussinger and Larry Whitton for stepping forward to lead the water bond campaign, she thinks that is great. They have sat in Council's seats before and have come back to lead the City again. Also serving on the executive committee are Mr. Mike Reinsch and Mr. Walt Patterson and she very much appreciates their stepping forward to lead the City in this manner. She was unable to attend the last meeting of this Committee and asked the date of the next meeting. Staff advised it is March 9, 2000 at 6:00 pm at Fairview Christian Church.
Mayor Pro Tem Newsom also advised Council and Staff that she will be absent from the March 13th City Council Meeting.
Councilman Dan Bishop recognized Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Willens who were in the audience and wished Mrs. Willens a very happy birthday .
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There being no further business to come before the February 28, 2000 Gladstone City Council Meeting, Mayor Art Hammen adjourned the Regular Meeting.
Motion to Adjourn to Closed Executive Session. Councilman Roger Norris moved to adjourn to Closed Executive Session in the City Manager's Office for discussion of Litigation, Real Estate and Personnel pursuant to Missouri Open Meeting Act Exemptions 610.021(1), 610.021(2), and 610.021(3). Mayor Pro Tem Newsom seconded. The vote: All "aye" - Bishop, Nodler, Norris, Newsom, Hammen. (5-0)
Marilyn F. Ahnefeld, City Clerk