CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2006
PRESENT: Mayor Bill Cross
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith
Councilman Carol Rudi
Councilman Wayne Beer
City Manager Kirk Davis
City Counselor David Ramsay
City Clerk Cathy Swenson
ABSENT: Councilman Mark Revenaugh
Mayor Bill Cross opened the Regular November 13,
2006, City Council Meeting at 7:30 PM in the
Item 3. on the Agenda. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
Mayor Bill Cross introduced Scout Master Dan Tangen
and Scout Leaders Mike Seisen and Mike Warren of Troop 179, sponsored by
Mayor Cross invited the Boy Scouts to introduce themselves to the audience. The Boy Scouts introduced themselves as follows:
Thomas Woodward, 5th grade student at
Kyle Woodward, 7th grade student at
Eli Warren, 7th grade student at
Danny Tangen, 7th grade student at
Tucker Seisen, 7th grade student at
Mayor Cross inquired into the number of Scouts in Troop 179.
Mr. Tangen replied there are 9 active members in the Troop, ranging in rank from Tenderfoot to Star.
Mayor Cross asked if the Troop has any Mic-O-Say members.
Mr. Tangen replied that next year would probably be the first year for the Troop to participate with Mic-O-Say.
Mayor Cross asked members of Boy Scout Troop 180 to introduce themselves as follows:
Ryan Schuetz, 6th grade student at
Brandon Winebrenner, 8th grade student at
Carson Jones, 5th grade student at
Chris Parnacott, Sophomore at
Mayor Cross, on behalf of the City Council, thanked the Scouts for leading the Pledge of Allegiance, and thanked the Scouts, the Scout leaders, and the parents for their attendance at this meeting.
Item 4. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR OCTOBER 23, 2006, CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to approve the Regular October 23, 2006, City Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith seconded. The vote: “Aye” – Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. “Abstain” – Councilman Wayne Beer. (3-0-1). Councilman Beer stated he abstained from voting, as he was absent from the last City Council meeting.
Item 5. on the Agenda. CONSENT AGENDA
Following the Clerk’s reading, Councilman Wayne Beer moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-67, amending the 2007 Annual General Fund and Combined Waterworks Sewerage System (CWSS) Fund Budgets for the City of Gladstone, Missouri and authorizing expenditures of funds. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-68, authorizing execution of a contract with Pyramid Excavation and Construction, Incorporated, in the total amount not to exceed $486,414.00 for the Northeast 67th and North Indiana Drainage Improvements Project 015009. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-69, authorizing acceptance of a proposal from Shawnee Mission Ford for the purchase of a Ford F-350, 4X2 Crew Cab Pick-Up Truck with Wench and Weedeater Rack, for the net purchase amount of $34,879.00. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-70, authorizing the City Manager to purchase Two (2) 2007 Ford Crown Victoria Patrol Vehicles from Thoroughbred Ford for a total purchase amount of $45,705.00. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to adopt RESOLUTON R-06-71, authorizing the City Manager to execute a Tow Service Agreement with Glad Rents Inc., 6800 North Oak Trafficway, for vehicle towing and storage services for the four-year period from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2011 and the City shall have the option to extend the term of the agreement for two additional 24-month periods. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-72, directing the City Manager to collect the City Personal Property Taxes for 2006 at the rate of .5391 cents per one hundred dollars in valuation. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Beer moved to approve a BUILDING
PERMIT for the remodeling of the exterior and interior of the Popeye’s
Chicken building located at
Item 6. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.
John Garner, 111 Heatherton Court, stated he wished to comment on the Animal Ordinance that is being considered by the City Council, and said there is a few dog pen companies that make 4 foot by 6 foot by 10-foot long kennel runs. There are also panels available to go over the tops of the pens, which is something City Council members might want to consider requiring in the Ordinance. Mr. Garner said in the past he has had bird dogs that had a habit of trying to get out of their pens, especially during thunderstorms. A dog can get out of a pen easily if a dog box is put inside the pen without a top on the pen, as they can jump on the box and out of the pen.
Mr. Garner said in regard to banning breed specific
dogs, the Chinese Shar Pei is a breed of dog that is a combination of Pit Bull,
Malemute, and Chow dogs. They were bred
Councilman Beer agreed and said he believes that cats should be restrained and licensed in exactly the same manner as dogs.
Mr. Garner suggested that Council consider requiring that a dangerous dog must have a muzzle on at all times if the dog is out of its kennel, and the muzzle must be checked. Mr. Garner said he used to work for a dog supply company years ago, and the way to check to be sure the muzzle is fitted properly, is to pick up the dog by the muzzle, with all four feet off the ground, and if the muzzle doesn’t slip, the muzzle is on properly.
Councilman Rudi said the proposed Ordinance does have language about requiring a top to kennels of dangerous dogs, and suggested that Staff be certain that same language is located in all the appropriate places in the Ordinance. Councilman Rudi said she at one time had a German Shepherd that could “hop” an 8-foot fence.
Mr. Garner suggested that the City require a key or combination lock on the gate of a fence where a dangerous dog is kept.
Mayor Pro Tem Smith said a combination or key lock is specified in the draft Ordinance. There is also a provision for a dangerous dog to be on a leash when it is outside of the animal’s enclosure pen, and that the dog must be muzzled when it is outside of its pen. The language also says the muzzle must be made in a manner so as not to cause injury to the dog.
Councilman Rudi stated if the City Council decides to license cats, one of the things that may be considered instead of a collar, is to allow the owner to have an option of having a chip implanted in the cat or even dogs. Complaints about licensing cats includes the fact that a collar can be dangerous for cats because they can become hung-up in a tree. Councilman Rudi said a veterinarian did confirm with her that this can happen, and he did not recommend a collar, but he did say there are some break-away collars available. Councilman Rudi said in the draft Ordinance there is a provision where if any animal is being a nuisance, there is a complaint process and a process for confiscation of the animal.
Item 7. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.
Councilman Carol Rudi, on behalf of Mayor Cross,
invited everyone to the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 PM, on
November 21st, at First Bank of
Mayor Pro Tem Les
Smith, jokingly commended City
Manager Kirk Davis for following through on his lost bet. Mayor Pro Tem Smith said the City Manager
wagered two or three weeks ago that the Cornhuskers would win the football game
Mayor Bill Cross stated he very much appreciates
all the help he receives from City Council members and City staff. Mayor Cross said he became ill at a
conference in Branson a week ago, and he appreciated all the help from Council
members and from Staff in the last week.
Mayor Cross said there were members of City staff who helped with the
installation of the Mayor’s holiday tree, at 7:00 AM on Saturday morning, and
it was brisk and cold. The tree was
installed with lights by 9:30 AM, and it looks beautiful as usual. Mayor Cross said there will be groups at the
Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting event from Chapel Hill and
Mayor Cross commended City Manager Davis on the employees’ luncheon that was held at City Hall, and said a large number of employees were represented. It was very nice to have the luncheon at City Hall, where the employees were recognized for their good work. Mayor Cross said he does not know why the Employee of the Year Award does not go to the City Manager and the Assistant City Manager, as they both work very hard. The event was a great success and a very good idea.
Mayor Cross said Staff did a good job on the Quarterly
Report, which was fantastic. Mayor Cross
said it is amazing how much work each department is doing, and everywhere he
goes he brags about out City’s staff.
Mayor Cross said the fruit basket that City Council members and the
employees sent to him when he was in the hospital was wonderful. He ate the fruit immediately. Mayor Cross said there was a balloon attached
to the basket, and a beautiful little
Item 8. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER.
City Manager Kirk
Mayor Cross said it is good to mix a bit of humor with City business, and there are so many universities represented by City staff. The City Manager has brought together a diversified group and they put forth a maximum effort.
Item 9. on the Agenda. RESOLUTION R-06-73, authorizing execution of contracts for work at the Community Center-Natatorium in the total amount not to exceed $9,472,882.84, for Project CB0662.
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-73, authorizing execution of contracts for work at the Community Center-Natatorium in the total amount not to exceed $9,472,882.84, for Project CB0662. Councilman Wayne Beer seconded.
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith stated it is worthwhile to note that as everyone can see the City is under construction, and to date the bid packages have come in nearly a quarter of a million dollars under construction estimates.
Mayor Cross said that is the result of good supervision, and Staff being very careful with the contracts and the awarding of the contracts.
Mayor Pro Tem Smith agreed and said it is valued engineering, which is a lot of work on the part of a lot of people.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Item 10. on the Agenda. OTHER BUSINESS.
Mayor Cross suggested to the
Scouts present at the meeting, to call upon City Council members if they would
like them to talk to their class about City government. Mayor Cross thanked Sergeant Richard King and
Mayor Pro Tem Smith for their contributions to a recent newspaper article about
Mayor Cross. Mayor Cross said there are
a lot of good things being done in
tem 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 November 13, 2006, Gladstone Regular City Council Meeting, Mayor Bill Cross adjourned the regular meeting.
Councilman Carol Rudi made a motion to adjourn to Closed Executive Session pursuant to the Missouri Open Meeting Act exemptions 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. Councilman Wayne Beer seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote: All “aye” – Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith and Mayor Bill Cross. (5-0).
Cathy Swenson, City Clerk
Approved as submitted: ___
Approved as corrected/amended: ___
Mayor Bill Cross