CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2003
PRESENT: Mayor Les Smith
Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer
Assistant City Manager Scott Wingerson
City Counselor David Ramsay
City Clerk Cathy Swenson
ABSENT: Councilman Bill Cross
City Manager Kirk Davis
Mayor Les Smith opened the Regular October 27, 2003, City Council Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Gladstone City Council Chambers.
Item 3. on the Agenda. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
Mayor Les Smith led the Pledge of Allegiance, in which all joined.
Item 4. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR OCTOBER 13, 2003, CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.
Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer moved to approve the Regular October 13, 2003, City Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Councilman Joe Evans seconded the motion. The vote: “Aye” Councilman Joe Evans, Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer, Mayor Les Smith. “Abstain” Councilman Carol Rudi. (4 Ayes; 1 Abstention)
Item 4a. on the Agenda. PROCLAMATION designating November 1, 2003 as “Family Literacy Day” in Gladstone. Sponsored by the William Boydston Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mayor Les Smith read a proclamation designating November 1, 2003 as National “Family Literacy Day” in Gladstone, and presented the proclamation to Freddie Nichols, Regent, of the William Boydston Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Mayor Smith thanked Ms. Nichols for the service her organization provides to the community.
Ms. Nichols thanked Mayor Smith and City Council members for this recognition, and stated members of her organization participate in Youth Friends, are involved in Living History projects, and take an opportunity whenever possible to read to children. Ms. Nichols suggested to grandparents who live some distance from their grandchildren to read a book into a tape recorder and send the tape and the book to their grandchildren. Not only does the child have the opportunity to hear a story from someone other than their parent, but also they have a recording of their grandparent’s voice. Ms. Nichols concluded by saying that her organization works very hard on a variety of projects and will continue to work in the classroom.
Item 5. on the Agenda. CONSENT AGENDA.
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Councilman Joe Evans seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer, Mayor Les Smith. (4-0)
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to approve RESOLUTION R-03-78, accepting work under contract with Seal-O-Matic Paving Company, Incorporated for the 2003 Full Depth Replacement Program and authorizing final payment in the amount of $22,856.93. Project 035002. Councilman Joe Evans seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer, Mayor Les Smith. (4-0)
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to approve RESOLUTION R-03-79, authorizing execution of a contract with J & N Utilities for a total amount not to exceed $262,835.31 for the 2003 Full Depth Replacement of Three Water Mains located at NE 57th Terrace and North Flora, North Garfield and North Euclid Avenue, and Northeast 67th Street and North Campbell Avenue. Project 024092. Councilman Joe Evans seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer, Mayor Les Smith. (4-0)
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to approve a Building Permit for construction of a new fascia for existing property at 7204 North Oak Trafficway. (BP 03-1220). Councilman Joe Evans seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer, Mayor Les Smith. (4-0)
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to approve the Financial Report for the month of September 2003. Councilman Joe Evans seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer, Mayor Les Smith. (4-0)
Item 6. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.
There were no communications from the audience.
Item 7. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.
Councilman Joe Evans offered his condolences to City Manager Kirk Davis and his family on the death of his father. Councilman Evans stated that based on the memorandum from Parks and Recreation Director Sheila Lillis, the grant application for trail development sounds very promising. Councilman Evans encouraged Director Lillis to keep up the good work.
Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Beer inquired into the date the Water Main Replacement project would begin. The contract for this project was authorized earlier in the agenda under Resolution No. R-03-79.
Public Works Director Andy Noll replied the project should begin in three to four weeks, with completion anticipated in three to four months. Some items will be completed in the spring.
Mayor Pro Tem Beer commented that based on the Financial Report for September 2003, the General Fund revenues are up six percent from a year ago, with the expenses also up by six percent. The good news is that the General Fund revenues still exceed the expenses. Councilman Beer continued by saying the Combined Water and Sewerage Fund revenues are up nine percent, with the expenses up fourteen percent. The good news is that the revenues still exceed expenses.
Mayor Les Smith offered his condolences to City Manager Davis and his family. Mayor Smith stated he was honored to narrate Oak Park High School’s Halloween Concert last night. This was a fantastic program, with the students and adults alike enjoying the concert, with Robbie Hale as the director. Mayor Smith stated he accepted the invitation to narrate the program at the encouragement of City Clerk Cathy Swenson, who said it was a wonderful program. Mayor Smith encouraged next year’s Mayor to accept the invitation if it is offered, as it was a most enjoyable opportunity, and he was very impressed by the program.
Item 8. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER.
Assistant City Manager Scott Wingerson began by saying the City staff’s thoughts and prayers are with City Manager Davis and his family. In City Manager Davis’s absence, it is requested City Council not adjourn to Closed Executive Session for Personnel Discussion as noted on the agenda, and reschedule the Closed Executive Session when City Manager Davis returns. Mr. Wingerson reported the Brush Disposal event is scheduled for November 7th through the 9th. Mr. Wingerson reminded everyone not to exit the City Hall by the north entrance (employee entrance), as construction has been taking place in the area and there is a large hole at the bottom of the steps.
Item 9. on the Agenda. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING: on a request to rezone from R-3 (Garden Apartment Residential District) to RCHP (Residential Cluster Housing-Planned) at property located at Shady Lane and North Oak Trafficway. Applicant: Reveda Development, LLC. Owner: Edith Investment Company, Inc. (File #1204) (Continued from the October 13, 2003 Council Meeting)
Mayor Smith opened the Public Hearing and immediately continued it to the Monday, November 10, 2003, City Council Meeting, pending a recommendation from the Planning Commission.
Item 10. on the Agenda. PUBLIC HEARING: for consideration of a Special Use
Permit subject to certain conditions to Toni Faust for operation of a Montessori School at
903 NE 76 Street. Applicant/Owner: Toni Faust. (File #1202) (Continued from the
September 22, 2003 Council Meeting)
Mayor Smith opened the Public Hearing, and tabled it indefinitely, referring the application for the Special Use Permit back to the Planning Commission for further consideration.
Item 11. on the Agenda. OTHER BUSINESS.
There was no other business.
Item 12. on the Agenda. QUESTIONS FROM THE NEW MEDIA.
There were no questions from the News Media.
Item 13. on the Agenda. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business to come before the October 27, 2003, Gladstone City Council Meeting, Mayor Les Smith adjourned the Regular Meeting.
Cathy Swenson, City Clerk
Approved as submitted: ___
Approved as corrected/amended: ___
Mayor Les Smith