CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2006
PRESENT: Mayor Bill Cross
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith
Councilman Carol Rudi
Councilman Mark Revenaugh
City Manager Kirk Davis
City Counselor David Ramsay
City Clerk Cathy Swenson
ABSENT: Councilman Wayne Beer
Mayor Bill Cross opened the Regular November 27, 2006, City Council Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Gladstone City Council Chambers.
Item 3. on the Agenda. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
Mayor Bill Cross led the Pledge of Allegiance, in which all joined.
Item 4. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR NOVEMBER 13, 2006, CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.
Councilman Mark Revenaugh moved to approve the Regular November 13, 2006, City Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Councilman Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Item 4a. on the Agenda. SPECIAL PRESENTATION by Mid-America
Regional Council Insurance Trust (MARCIT) recognizing the City’s loss control
Mayor Cross introduced MARCIT representatives, Loss Control Manager Todd Foster and President/Chief Executive Officer Terry Norwood. Mayor Cross invited Building Official Alan Napoli, a member of the City’s Safety Committee, to accept the presentation.
Mr. Foster began by wishing happy Birthday to Mayor Pro
Tem Les Smith and he wished everyone happy holidays. Mr. Foster said he and Mr. Norwood were
present tonight to make a fuss about the efforts the City has been making as a
member of MARCIT. Mr. Foster explained
for members in the audience, that MARCIT is a not-for-profit insurance
organization, that works for public entities, and the City of
Mr. Foster reported that MARCIT has had a loss control
program since the beginning, and it has evolved over the years, and it has
gotten to the point that there is a lot of complex dedication that goes into
making the program work. Being a public
entity, a City has a lot of exposure and a lot of things have to be
addressed. The loss control program
involves the monitoring of over 60 different activities in which MARCIT asks
each of their members to participate. Mr.
Foster said basically the program requires that the City has the specified practices,
policies, and training. As a member of
MARCIT, there are some incentives that recognize those who go above and
beyond. Mr. Foster said that
Mr. Foster said he was very pleased to report in this
past fiscal year the City of
Mr. Foster stated that in 2005, MARCIT started an
additional program where three percent of a premium is automatically put into a
special Loss Control Credit Account, which is an addition to monies set aside
for the City’s safety budget. Mr. Foster
said MARCIT is making sure that the City has enough money to do things right,
and perhaps tackle some things that might be difficult to finance in these hard
times. Since 2001, the City of
Mr. Foster stated he wished to recognize City Council
members, as they oversee the City’s activities, and if the support were not
there from City Council members, this program would not flourish. Mr. Foster said the City’s success starts
with City Manager Kirk Davis, and goes down to each Department Head, the Safety
Committee, and every employee of the City.
Mr. Foster stated that MARCIT is very proud to have
Mr. Norwood stated that MARCIT has approximately 40
members. Mr. Norwood reported that it is
late at night for him and Mr. Foster, as they have already put in 12 hours
today, but there is no fatigue in their voices, as they are delighted to be in
Mayor Cross thanked Mr. Foster and Mr. Norwood, and said he would mention at the Mid- America Regional Council Board meeting, tomorrow, that Mr. Foster and Mr. Norwood went the extra mile to visit a Gladstone City Council meeting to personally make this presentation.
Item 5. on the Agenda. CONSENT AGENDA
Following the Clerk’s reading, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith
asked that the Building Permit for the
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to approve the Consent Agenda as amended. Councilman Mark Revenaugh seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-74, authorizing acceptance of work under contract with Superior Bowen Asphalt Company, LLC, for the 2006 Mill and Overlay Program and authorizing final payment in the amount of $15,333.37 for Project TP0701. Councilman Mark Revenaugh seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-75, authorizing the City Manager to purchase one 2007 Ford E-450 Chassis and remounting of an existing Patient Compartment Box for the total of $63.525.00. Councilman Mark Revenaugh seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to approve the FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR OCTOBER 2006. Councilman Mark Revenaugh seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Item 5a. on the Agenda. BUILDING
PERMIT: for construction of a new
commercial building located on the
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith moved to approve a BUILDING PERMIT: for construction of a new commercial
building located on the
Mayor Pro Tem Smith asked, for clarification, if the top elevation on the plan sheet is actually the west elevation.
Building Official Alan Napoli said that was correct, it is the west side.
Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated the City Council promised the residents in this area that they were going to see very nice looking buildings that would be “residential” in nature, and he wants to be certain that comments are passed along to the architect and developer that, in his opinion, with this building, they have met that intent of City Council. Mayor Pro Tem Smith said one question he did have is at the rear of the building, where the air conditioning units are to be located, and will be facing to the west, he could not determine the top of the wall elevation of the retaining wall behind that area, and asked if those air conditioning units will be sufficiently screened by the wall.
Mr. Napoli replied the retaining wall is not on these plans, because the retaining wall was done earlier, but he will contact the architect and engineer and have them verify the height of the wall. Mr. Naploi said the units should not be visible from the street, but he will verify that before moving forward with these plans.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0).
Item 6. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.
Phil Kline, 6008 North Main, said he has been a resident
Mr. Kline said he presented to the City Counselor
some Ordinances from another county and the Ordinance from the state of
Mayor Cross thanked Mr. Kline for his remarks.
Item 7. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.
Councilman Mark Revenaugh congratulated Charlene Leslie and her staff on the recovery of the $21,600 in insurance premiums, which is a nice amount of money. Councilman Revenaugh expressed “good job” to Ms. Leslie on a job well done. It shows the City’s programs are working, the City is saving money and being efficient, and most importantly is saving taxpayers’ money. Councilman Revenaugh congratulated Sergeant Richard King and Public Safety Director Bill Adamo on the re-accreditation they just received for the Public Safety Department. This shows what a progressive, forward-moving City we have, and it shows that all City staff is really on the ball and pulling in the right direction. Councilman Revenaugh congratulated Mayor Pro Tem Smith on his soon impending 50th birthday.
Councilman Carol Rudi congratulated the Human Resources Department and all the City staff who have worked hard on the loss control programs. Councilman Rudi extended sympathy to Ms. Leslie’s family on the death of her brother-in-law.
Councilman Rudi congratulated Mayor Cross on an excellent Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting event. Councilman Rudi said it was a wonderful program and event, and encouraged anyone who has not given money to the Mayor’s Holiday Tree fund to do so. Money is still being accepted. The money will go to the Northland Christmas Store and Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith stated he wished to echo the congratulations offered by his colleagues, and said he also wished to thank everyone for having fun at his expense this evening (in regard to his birthday). Mayor Pro Tem Smith asked Mayor Cross to thank his wife, Mary for the wonderful birthday cake this evening. Mayor Pro Tem Smith said he wished to thank his dear friend, Laura Gay, who brought birthday cake for everyone, and stated she is missed in the City, and extended a “good job” to her young son, Sam.
Mayor Bill Cross said it was nice to see Ms. Gay
at this meeting, and he hopes to see her at other meetings in the future. Mayor Cross stated he would have a final
report to give later, but at this moment, the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting
Ceremony has raised over $11,000.00, which is a record. Mayor Cross said three couples helped to
install the tree before 8:00 AM one morning.
The Ahnefelds and the Swensons, who have helped in past years, were
joined by the Houlihans, who were on hand to help this year. Mayor Cross thanked them along with special
thanks to the Parks and Recreation staff under the leadership of Parks and
Recreation Director Sheila Lillis. Mayor
Cross thanked the choirs who did a great job, and Bryan Busby and the Channel 9
News who did their best to have the event shown on TV several times. Mayor Cross said he was thrilled when two of
his grandchildren got to flip the switch on the lights for the Holiday
Tree. Mayor Cross said First Bank of
Item 8. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER.
On behalf of City Manager Kirk Davis, Mr. Sam Gay reported there were no comments at this time.
Item 9. on the Agenda. PUBLIC HEARING: on a request to rezone
from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to RPCH-1 (Residential Planned Cluster
Housing), and a Site Plan Revision at property located at
Mayor Pro Tem Smith opened the Public Hearing and immediately closed the Public Hearing, which is continued to the Monday, January 8, 2007, City Council Meeting at the request of City Staff.
Item 10. on the Agenda. FIRST READING BILL 06-41, providing that a Primary Election shall not be held, and calling a General Election for the election of one position to the Gladstone City Council on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, describing the form of the ballot, and directing the City Clerk to submit certification of such election to the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners pursuant to RSMo 115.125.
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to place Bill 06-41 on First Reading. Councilman Mark Revenaugh seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0). The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to accept the First Reading of Bill 06-41, Waive the Rule and place the Bill on Second and Final Reading. Councilman Mark Revenaugh seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0). The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Carol Rudi moved to accept the Second and Final Reading of Bill 06-41 and enact the Bill as Ordinance 4.018. Councilman Mark Revenaugh seconded.
Roll Call Vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith, and Mayor Bill Cross. (4-0)
Item 11. on the Agenda. OTHER BUSINESS.
There was no other business.
Item 12. on the Agenda. QUESTIONS FROM THE NEWS MEDIA.
There were no questions from the News Media.
Item 13. on the Agenda. ADJOURNMENT.
There being no further business to come before the November 27, 2006, Gladstone Regular City Council Meeting, Mayor Bill Cross adjourned the regular meeting.
Cathy Swenson, City Clerk
Approved as submitted: ___
Approved as corrected/amended: ___
Mayor Bill Cross