CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY JULY 25, 2005
PRESENT: Mayor Carol Rudi
Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross
Councilman Les Smith
Councilman Joe Evans
City Manager Kirk Davis
City Counselor David Ramsay
City Clerk Cathy Swenson
ABSENT: Councilman Wayne Beer
Mayor Carol Rudi opened the Regular July 25, 2005, City Council Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Gladstone City Council Chambers.
Item 3. on the Agenda. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
Mayor Carol Rudi led the Pledge of Allegiance, in which all joined.
Item 4. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR JUNE 27, 2005, CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.
Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross moved to approve the Regular June 27, 2005, City Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Councilman Joe Evans seconded the motion.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross, Mayor Carol Rudi. (4-0)
Item 4a. on the Agenda. Mayor Carol Rudi read a PROCLAMATION
designating the week of July 25, 2005 to July 31, 2005, as “NATIONAL
PARKS AND RECREATION WEEK”. Parks
Supervisor Matt Hoops accepted the proclamation and thanked Mayor Rudi and City
Council members for the recognition. Mr.
Hoops announced that Theatre in the Park; a Sweet Adelines performance; and the
Movie in the Park, “
Item 5. on the Agenda. CONSENT AGENDA
CONSENT AGENDA DETAIL
Following the Clerk’s reading, Councilman Les Smith moved to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented. Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross, and Mayor Carol Rudi. (4-0)
Councilman Les Smith moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-05-59, a Resolution disclosing and ratifying the City Council’s prior actions in purchasing a tract of land at 201 Northeast 70th Terrace to provide additional access to City property. Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross, and Mayor Carol Rudi. (4-0)
Councilman Les Smith moved to adopt RESOLUTION
R-05-60, authorizing the City Manager to accept a Bill of Sale from
Suter-Sambol, LLC and Stinson Plumbing, conveying to the City a Water Line and
Fire Hydrant in Conjunction with construction of Snappy Convenience Store at
Councilman Les Smith moved
to adopt RESOLUTION R-05-61, authorizing acceptance of work under
contract with Mega Industries Corporation for the Broadway and
Councilman Les Smith moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-05-62, authorizing execution of a contract with William White & Sons Construction Company Incorporated in the total amount not to exceed $48,739.10 for the Gladstone Fire Station 2 Improvements; Project 055018. Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross, and Mayor Carol Rudi. (4-0)
Councilman Les Smith moved to approve the ANNUAL LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS for:
· The Hide Out Bar & Grill, LLC, 6948 North Oak Trafficway, Class A Liquor by the Drink License.
· Senor Tequilla, 6502 North Oak Trafficway, Class A&B Liquor by the Drink License.
· Karadjordje, LLC, 6579 North Oak Trafficway, Seven Day Beer and Light Wine by the Drink and in the Original Package License.
· Tommy’s, 6221 North Chestnut, Class A&B Liquor by the Drink License.
· Kyle’s Tap Room, 6825 North Oak Trafficway, Class A Liquor by the Drink License.
· Nardella, Inc. dba Mark & Michelle’s Bar & Grill, 7102 North Oak Trafficway, Class A Liquor by the Drink License.
· TEZ, Inc. dba The End Zone, 7632 North Oak Trafficway, Class A Liquor by the Drink License.
· Kesar Petroleum, Inc, dba Gladstone Mart & Liquor, 7020 North Oak Trafficway, 7 Day Package Liquor License.
Osco Drug Store,
· CVS Pharmacy, 7107 North Oak Trafficway, 7 Day Package Liquor License.
Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross, and Mayor Carol Rudi. (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 asked for an update on the
ongoing construction projects in town, particularly the
Public Works Director Chuck Williams reported that
Phase 1 of the 76th Street Project is progressing, with curb and
gutter soon to be installed. There has
recently been a conflict with the gas line, and hopefully Missouri Gas Energy
will soon lower the line, so paving can be done this week. Phase 1 of this project goes to the west edge
In regard to the City’s entryway signage, Assistant City Manager Scott Wingerson began by saying the City Council will remember presentation boards that Staff presented which were made of synthetic stucco which read “Welcome to Gladstone”. The contractor who did the signage design for City Hall and Station 2 offered to work on this project, and has come up with some amazing, interesting and affordable options that would be consistent with some of the signage that has been used on buildings throughout the City. It is planned to take those drawings and cost estimates to the original group, who reviewed the previous signage, to seek their input and come back with a recommendation to City Council.
City Manager Kirk
Councilman Smith mentioned he e-mailed City Manager Davis three or four weeks ago regarding traffic issues, and asked when he would receive a response to those 9 or 10 questions on the e-mail.
Councilman Smith stated he would provide a paper copy to City Manager Davis at this meeting.
Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross asked that someone temporarily straighten out the City entry sign that is west of Walmart on M-1 Highway.
Mayor Pro Tem Cross thanked City staff who attended
the Missouri Municipal League West Gate Division Leadership event. There were 270 people in attendance, and 16
Mayor Carol Rudi explained that West Gate is this area’s
portion of the Missouri Municipal League, and at the event Councilman Cross
mentioned, a Citizen of the Year was recognized.
Mayor Rudi stated that Council has not met since the
July 4th celebration, and she wanted to report she has heard nothing
but excellent comments about the July 4th celebration. Mayor Rudi received an e-mail from Phil
Meyers, who said he had not yet taken time to let the Council, Police, and Fire
Departments know that they had a great evening.
Mr. Meyers said, “as usual, everything was first rate, let others take
Mayor Rudi stated that since Council last met, the production of “Annie” was presented at the Gladstone Amphitheatre, and was received with great reviews. As a follow-up to the report by Mr. Hoops, the Gladstone Amphitheatre will host on August 5th, 6th, and 7th, the “Bye Bye Birdie” production; on August 13th, the Sweet Adelines will perform; and on August 19th, there will be the Five Minute Film Festival and Movie in the Park – “School of Rock”. Mayor Rudi encouraged all to attend, and suggested if anyone had a question about the events, to please call the Parks and Recreation Department.
Councilman Joe Evans stated he received a thank you note from Mary Abbott, which he distributed to Council members, and will also provide one to Public Works Director Chuck Williams. Councilman Evans said Ms. Abbott wanted to also thank Director Williams for his immediate response to her recent drainage concern. Councilman Evans thanked Mr. Williams for his quick response.
Councilman Les Smith thanked Director Williams for moving a nameplate at the Water Treatment Plant. The nameplate included the name of Councilman Smith’s father, who was instrumental in the construction of the Water Treatment Plant. Councilman Smith said the nameplate had been hidden in a corner, and is now in a prominent place. Councilman Smith said it took about six years to accomplish relocating the plaque, and he thanked Director Williams for his assistance.
Mayor Rudi stated that Mayor Pro Tem Cross informed her that approximately 15,000 people were in attendance at the production of “Annie”. There should be that many or more at the next production.
Item 7a. on the Agenda. Appointment of a City Task Force for the Atkins Johnson Home.
Economic Development Administrator Melinda Mehaffy reported that included in Council’s packet was a list of individuals who have an interest in sitting on the Atkins Johnson Farm Task Force. As members of the task force, their jobs would be to assist the City as the process is begun to look at the use of the home and the surrounding property, as well as funding and management of the project. This task force will be working with Susan Richards Johnson of Susan Richards Johnson and Associates, as the City moves forward on this project. The list of individuals covers a large age group from age 13 years old and up, and has some individuals who are either descendents of the homestead families, or in some cases have personally acquired some data about the home and are willing to share that information with the City. Ms. Mehaffy asked for Council’s consideration in approving the task force as presented.
Councilman Les Smith moved to appoint the City task force for the Atkins Johnson home, names of which are included in the memorandum dated July 15, 2005, from Economic Development Administrator Melinda Mehaffy. Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross, and Mayor Carol Rudi. (4-0)
Note: The Atkins Johnson Task Force, as included in the memorandum dated July 15, 2005, from Economic Development Administrator Melinda Mehaffy, is as follows:
Tom Atkins, Brian Blake, Vern Drottz, Rosie Forsman, Martha Horton, Charlie Johnson, Jill Potenz, Dave Reynolds, Brittany Sanders, David Smith, Linda Smith, and Mike Steffens.
Mayor Rudi stated there is one other item under Communications from the City Council, which is consideration of an appointment to the Recycling and Solid Waste Committee, with a term expiring December 2006.
Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross moved to appoint William Stone to the Recycling and Solid Waste Committee, with a term expiring December 2006. Councilman Joe Evans seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross, and Mayor Carol Rudi. (4-0)
Item 8. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER.
City Manager Kirk
Item 9. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF A BUILDING PERMIT: for a two-story office building to be located at
Councilman Les Smith moved
to approve the Building Permit for a two-story office building to be located at
Item 10. on the Agenda. OTHER BUSINESS.
There was no other business.
Item 11. on the Agenda. QUESTIONS FROM THE NEWS MEDIA.
There were no questions from the News Media.
Item 12. on the Agenda. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business to come before the
July 25, 2005,
Councilman Les Smith made a motion to adjourn to Closed Executive Session pursuant to the Missouri Open Meeting Act exemption 610.021(1) for Litigation and Confidential or Privileged Communications with Legal Counsel, 610.021(2) for Real Estate Acquisition Discussion, and 610.021(3) for Personnel Discussion. Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote: All “aye” – Councilman Joe Evans, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Cross, Mayor Carol Rudi. (4-0).
Cathy Swenson, City Clerk
Approved as submitted: ___
Approved as corrected/amended: ___
Mayor Carol Rudi