CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006
PRESENT: Mayor Bill Cross
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith
Councilman Carol Rudi
Councilman Wayne Beer
Councilman Mark Revenaugh
City Manager Kirk Davis
City Counselor David Ramsay
City Clerk Cathy Swenson
Mayor Bill Cross opened the Special December 18, 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. PRESENTATION OF MAYOR HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CHECKS TO THE NORTHLAND CHRISTMAS STORE AND NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS.
Mayor Cross presented a check for $8,471.43 to Parks and Recreation Director Sheila Lillis, who accepted the check on behalf of the Northland Christmas Store. Mayor Cross said funds from the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting event total over $13,000, which he believes is a record. Director Lillis thanked Mayor Cross, and said the money would be put to good use.
Mayor Cross presented a check for $1,577.43 to Economic Development Administrator Melinda Mehaffy, who accepted the check on behalf of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Ms. Mehaffy thanked Mayor Cross for the generous contribution.
Mayor Cross stated that it took the efforts of the
entire City Council to raise the money through the Mayor’s Holiday Tree
Lighting event, which benefited the Northland Christmas Store and Neighbors
Helping Neighbors. Mayor Cross said he
very much appreciated all the efforts of the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce
members, local businesses and all the residents of
Item 5. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.
There were no communications from the audience.
Item 6. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.
Councilman Carol Rudi wished everyone happy holidays and a safe holiday season.
Councilman Wayne Beer wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Councilman Beer stated as everyone will not be together again until after the holidays, he wanted to wish everyone a good and safe holiday season.
Mayor Bill Cross said the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be January 8, 2007, and Councilman Rudi informed him that January is a five Monday month, so there will an extra Monday with no City Council meeting that month. (Note: regularly scheduled City Council meetings are generally held the second and fourth Monday of each month.)
Councilman Mark Revenaugh had no comments at this time.
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith wished everyone safe and happy holidays.
Mayor Cross extended an open invitation for everyone to visit his home for refreshments at 5:00 PM, or after work, on Thursday, December 21st. Mayor Cross said he wanted to have a Gladstone City Council “after hours get together” for City staff and others before the holidays.
Item 7. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER.
City Manager Kirk
Item 8. on the Agenda. RESOLUTION R-06-77, adopting an amendment to the Employee Handbook, formerly known as the Personnel Manual, for the City of Gladstone, Missouri.
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-77, adopting an amendment to the Employee Handbook, formerly known as the Personnel Manual, for the City of Gladstone, Missouri. Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith and Mayor Bill Cross. (5-0).
Item 9. on the Agenda. RESOLUTION R-06-78, adopting the 2007 State Legislative Program for the City of Gladstone, Missouri.
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-06-78, adopting the 2007 State Legislative Program for the City of Gladstone, Missouri. Councilman Wayne Beer seconded.
Councilman Mark Revenaugh asked that the motion include information from City Counselor David Ramsay, which is an additional paragraph to be included in the Executive Summary as follows:
Mayor Pro Tem Smith said he would agree to include that additional information in his original motion. Councilman Beer said he agreed, and would second the motion.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Carol Rudi, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith and Mayor Bill Cross. (5-0).
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 December 18, 2006, Gladstone Regular City Council Meeting, Mayor Bill Cross adjourned the regular meeting.
Councilman Wayne Beer moved 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 Carol Rudi seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote: All “aye” – Councilman Mark Revenaugh, 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