CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
PRESENT: Mayor Mark Revenaugh
Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi
Councilman Les Smith
Councilman Wayne Beer
Councilmember Carol Suter
City Manager Kirk Davis
Assistant City Manager Scott Wingerson
City Counselor David Ramsay
Mayor Mark Revenaugh opened the Regular April 13, 2009, City Council Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Gladstone City Council Chambers.
Item 2. on the Agenda. ROLL CALL
Mayor Mark Revenaugh noted that all Council members were present.
Item 3. on the Agenda. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
Mayor Mark Revenaugh led the Pledge of Allegiance, in which all joined.
Item 4. on the Agenda. APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 9, 2009, CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.
Councilman Wayne Beer moved to approve the Regular March 9, 2009, City Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. (5-0)
Item 5. on the Agenda. PROCLAMATION: recognizing May 2009, as OLDER AMERICANS MONTH.
Mayor Revenaugh read and presented the Proclamation recognizing May 2009, as Older Americans Month. Councilman Wayne Beer accepted the Proclamation, and said he serves on the Clay County Senior Services Board, and this Proclamation will go to their offices. Councilman Beer thanked Mayor Revenaugh and City Council members.
Item 6. on the Agenda. FIRST READING BILL 09-10, declaring the results of the Tuesday, April 7, 2009, Gladstone General Election as certified by the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners that City Council Candidates MARK S. REVENAUGH and BARRY McCULLOUGH have been elected to Three Year Terms on the Gladstone City Council.
Councilman Les Smith moved to place Bill 09-10 on First Reading. Councilman Wayne Beer seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. (5-0). The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Les Smith moved to accept the First Reading of Bill 09-10, Waive the Rule and place the Bill on Second and Final Reading. Councilman Wayne Beer seconded. The vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi and Mayor Mark Revenaugh. (5-0). The Clerk read the Bill.
Councilman Les Smith moved to accept the Second and Final Reading of Bill 09-10 and enact the Bill as Ordinance 4.098. Councilman Wayne Beer seconded.
Roll call vote: All “aye” – Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Wayne Beer, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi and Mayor Mark Revenaugh.
Item 7. on the Agenda. SPECIAL PRESENTATION to outgoing Councilman Wayne Beer recognizing his service as Councilman and Mayor.
Mayor Revenaugh and City Council members invited Councilman Beer to join them in front of the dais for the presentation. Mayor Revenaugh explained that the first presentation is a City of Gladstone flag that was flown over the City during Councilman Beer’s tenure on the City Council. Mayor Revenaugh read the inscription on the framed flag, and presented it to Councilman Beer.
Mayor Revenaugh began the second presentation by saying this is a special presentation that is not presented to everyone and is not presented very often, but in his and all the City Council members’ view, there is no one who is more entitled to be presented with a Key to the City of Gladstone than Councilman Wayne Beer. Mayor Revenaugh read and presented the Key to the City of Gladstone to Councilman Wayne Beer. The presentations were met with a standing applause from the audience.
Councilman Beer expressed his appreciation for both awards.
Item 8. on the Agenda. REMARKS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.
Councilmember Carol Suter congratulated Councilman Beer on his wonderful term of service to the City of Gladstone, and said he richly deserves the Key to the City. Councilmember Suter said Wayne is one of the big influences in her decision to apply for the appointed seat on the City Council and to run for office. Councilmember Carol Suter said she remembers a conversation with Councilman Beer about the philosophy of governance, and she has always appreciated his interest in the City and his ability to hold his own opinion and do it with dignity and respect, and his way of always treating everyone fairly – plus he is a whole lot of fun, which makes the job easier! Councilmember Suter said Councilman Beer will be missed.
Councilman Les Smith said he shared some personal thoughts with Councilman Beer prior to the meeting. Councilman Smith said he does not think anyone can appreciate what Wayne has meant to this community. It is difficult to understand what we go through, until you sit up here, because the most sensitive issue has your best friend involved in it or your mother, or whoever it might be. It is not an easy job. Councilman Smith said he remembered when Councilman Beer came onto the City Council, there was one particular item on which he stated his opinion, and he said he would never waiver, and what he most respects about Wayne Beer is the fact that when new information is presented, he is willing to listen and reconsider. Councilman Beer has done so on a couple of occasions that have meant some pretty big things for this community.
Councilman Smith said he learned a lot from Wayne while he was on the Council; he learned how to conduct himself, and how to take care of business, and how to treat people, and probably the best thing he can say about Wayne Beer doesn’t have anything to do with him being a Councilman; it has to do with the fact that he is a good person. Councilman Smith directed his comments to Councilman Beer by saying this community is going to miss your leadership on this Council; hopefully, we will not miss your leadership entirely, because you will continue to be involved with this community that you love so dearly – it has been an honor to serve with you. Councilman Smith thanked Councilman Beer.
Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi stated that seven years ago she and Councilman Beer stood in front of the Council dais and took their oath of office together. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said she knew Wayne from campaigning, and from before that, because they served on the Planning Commission together. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said she always respected his opinions, and valued what he had to say. That has become more important to her every year. Wayne is not only a Councilmember, but a very good friend. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said they have worked very hard together on this Council, and she will miss him tremendously. He is an excellent friend and a wonderful person, and if you are ever lucky enough to work with him, you will find out what we are talking about. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said Councilman Beer is genuine and honest; he is one of the most honest people she has ever met and she respects that tremendously. He is a wonderful family man and would do anything for anybody – you just have to ask. Mayor Pro Tem Rudi said she will miss him a lot.
Mayor Mark Revenaugh said he would not try to repeat the eloquence that has already been shared, so he would like to add that he likes Wayne, respects him, and it has been a pleasure serving with him.
Councilman Wayne Beer said he has enjoyed the service he has given to this City; in fact, his entire adult life has been devoted to one form of service or another, either the Army, or the schools, or the Planning Commission and the City. Councilman Beer said he served on the City Council in his hometown of Adair, Iowa. Councilman Beer said in his times of service, some of the best recollections he has have been with the City Council of the City of Gladstone. Every City Councilman with whom he has worked, as a Councilman, have all been great Councilpersons. We all have our differences in one form or another, but the fact remains that we have all been good partners in the interests of this City.
Councilman Beer said he is not going away; as he mentioned, he serves on the Clay County Senior Services Board, as a Board member, and he also serves on Clay County’s University of Missouri Extension Council, as a Board member, and he is hoping to be appointed to the silver haired legislature, which would be a close tie with the Extension office and the Senior Citizens Board. Councilman Beer said his interests now are in especially improving the interests of Seniors in Clay County.
Councilman Beer said if Public Safety Director Mike Hasty is still willing to take him on, he hopes to be working in the Public Safety Department on a volunteer basis; although, he is not entirely certain of what he wants him to do, but he thinks that Director Hasty is interested in bringing back volunteer efforts to the Public Safety Department. Councilman Beer said he hopes he will be a part of putting that together, so he is not going away; he will still be serving in different capacities, and he will continue to see many folks. Councilman Beer said he is a member of the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce, and he has had significant volunteer opportunities with the Chamber and he hopes that continues. It has been a great ride, and while it will not be the same ride, the ride will continue for him in Gladstone and Clay County. Councilman Beer asked the audience to recognize his wife, Judy, and said without her support things would not have gone nearly so well, and he thanked her for all her support.
Item 9. on the Agenda. MAYOR’S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS.
Mayor Revenaugh stated some years ago Councilman Smith instituted this program, whereas, one of the last duties of office the Mayor provides to the citizens is an update of what has been going on for the last year in Gladstone. It has been a great tradition, and one he would like to continue.
Mayor Revenaugh said he would like, at this time, to introduce past Councilmembers as follows: Shirley Smith, Anita Newsom, Dick Davis, and Jack McCausland. These introductions were met with applause from the audience.
Mayor Revenaugh began by saying that although being on the City Council, and being Mayor was never on his radar, it has been an experience unlike any that he could have imagined. His life has been much enriched over the last three years, and he is grateful to the residents and the voters of Gladstone, who have seen fit to give him the opportunity to serve three more years.
Mayor Revenaugh utilized a Power Point presentation with his remarks, and said it was May 2, 2008, when Gladstone became the victim of another devastating tornado for the second time in five years. Once again we saw our City come together in support of one another, as people began the process of recovery. Volunteers came from all over the State to help us with the clean-up, using their own equipment and their own vehicles. They cut and hauled the brush away, and their immediate focus was to help those who were unable to help themselves.
Our City was able to bring home the distinction of being an All America City, after being successful in the competition held in Tampa. That was not seamless; our first attempt did not work very well. We had a person who tripped and was injured, and people were upset, but the team pulled through. We recovered, and we marched out there like nothing had happened, and came away as one of the only ten cities named an All America City.
One of our major Capital Improvement projects this year was substantially completed and opened. The new Gladstone Community Center and North Kansas City Schools Natatorium officially opened in February 2008. Mayor Revenaugh said he was happy to report that after its first year of operation, the center currently has 5,026 members and was profitable in the first year of operation. It has been a true success in the community that meets the needs of many people and provides our swimming students a place to call home.
The Neighborhood Commission has worked diligently to provide small enhancement grants to neighborhoods and weatherization grants to individual homeowners. The Commission is working in a support role to our ongoing Neighborhood Renewal Program for overall improvement with a specific focus on post World War II housing stock and aging neighborhoods. Our Neighborhood Revitalization Program has done a great deal to improve things in our community. This program promotes and supports ownership, preservation and renewal of neighborhoods by encouraging people to know their neighbors and to simply help one another. The multi-family housing plan, when completed and adopted, will provide great assistance in improving the quality of life for those residents.
A major Council goal has been one of becoming a sustainable community. We have been able to restructure our fleet, replacing large gas guzzling vehicles with fuel efficient Ford Escape Hybrids. We have also begun the process of downsizing our police vehicles to smaller more economical vehicles that will continue to reduce our carbon footprint. Our sustainability efforts have reached far beyond hybrid vehicles. The new Water Treatment Plant Master Plan will allow us to produce our water in an environmentally friendly manner with a high degree of efficiency. The amount of recycling being encouraged is growing steadily. We have hosted a regional yard waste recycling facility, offered metal recycling, and we continue to be a Tree City.
A part of the sustainability work being done includes new trails that will continue to interconnect our citizens with different areas of the City. We anticipate starting with $2 million in trail construction this summer. We are also repurposing equipment when feasible. The old play structure that has been replaced at Oak Grove Park was redesignated to Flora Park, and will continue to serve children in that area. Capital Improvement projects continue to be in the forefront with water main replacements, street enhancements, and new street design projects.
It has been a busy year in Gladstone. We continue to work on the development of the Downtown Village Center and a number of infill and redevelopment projects. We are extremely proud to announce that our general merchandise Walmart store will become a new super center. We will be the first Clay County community expanding to the new super center. Over the last year we engaged One KC Voice to conduct a series of public engagement sessions to determine the feelings of citizens regarding a potential ban on smoking in Gladstone. A series of public meetings were held to engage the citizens of Gladstone in revising the Comprehensive Plan, which has now been adopted and will guide future development. We are hosting the second annual Art Springs in Gladstone, a juried fine art show. The first show was a great success and this one has all the indications that it will be every bit as good if not better. It is also a way to open the Community Center to folks, who may not be members. We have folks from all over attending this event, who will see what we offer in our City, and what a wonderful Community Center we have built.
Architectural work is in progress for restoration of the Atkins Johnson Farm, a Nationally Registered Historic Site, to a 1900 to 1910 farmstead. The roof was replaced to stop water leakage and reduce damage to the interior. Emergency stabilization of the chimneys was necessary to prevent them from falling. The front porch, which was collapsing, was rebuilt. A grant was received from the Missouri Department of Conservation that allowed for the removal of dead and diseased trees and shrubs from around the house. Security lights were added to reduce vandalism and to make any required nighttime response by Public Safety even safer. Mayor Revenaugh invited everyone to meet at City Hall from Noon to 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 9, for an exciting look at this historic site. Bus rides will be provided to the farm for a first look at the house and grounds before the renovation begins. There will be family descendants with whom to visit at City Hall on this day, and artifacts for folks to see. This should be an exciting look into the past, as well as a glimpse into the future.
While the economy has been in a downturn, we believe it is important to continue to market our community, and let folks know that we are here and willing to continue to invest in our community. To help us do that, we have initiated a television advertising program that promotes the qualities of Gladstone, not just in the Northland, but also throughout the metro area. Gladstone truly is the Jewell of the Northland! We have continued to produce and distribute the highly acclaimed magazine “Coming Home to Gladstone”, which is enjoyed by all our residents and provides us with one more tool to market our community.
Mayor Revenaugh closed by inviting everyone to continue to shop in Gladstone and keep our property taxes low!
Item 10. on the Agenda. CITY COUNCIL OATH OF OFFICE: MARK S. REVENAUGH AND BARRY McCULLOUGH.
City Clerk Cathy Swenson administered the oath of office to Mark S. Revenaugh and Barry McCullough for three-year terms on the Gladstone City Council. The audience applauded the newly elected City Council members.
Item 11. on the Agenda. ELECTION OF MAYOR AND OATH OF OFFICE.
Mayor Mark Revenaugh presided and opened nominations for the office of Mayor of the City of Gladstone. Councilman Les Smith nominated Carol Rudi as Mayor of the City of Gladstone, Missouri. Councilmember Carol Suter seconded the motion.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Barry McCullough, Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Les Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi and Mayor Mark Revenaugh.
The City Clerk administered the Oath of Office for the position of Mayor of the City of Gladstone, Missouri to Mayor Pro Tem Carol Rudi. The audience applauded the newly elected Mayor.
Item 12. on the Agenda. ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO-TEM.
Mayor Carol Rudi presided and opened nominations for the office of Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Gladstone. Councilman Mark Revenaugh nominated Les Smith as Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Gladstone, Missouri. Councilman Barry McCullough seconded the motion.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Barry McCullough, Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Councilman Les Smith and Mayor Carol Rudi.
Item 13. on the Agenda. REMARKS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.
Councilman Barry McCullough offered his thanks to everyone, and said he appreciates the opportunity to serve the City of Gladstone.
Councilmember Carol Suter welcomed Councilman McCullough, and said we have a great slate of new members at this time. We have excellent experience in Councilman Revenaugh and a set of new eyes, which she believes is helpful. Councilmember Suter said she looks forward to working with Councilman McCullough, and she has enjoyed getting to know Councilman McCullough the last couple of years, and she looks forward to his input. Councilmember Suter said she looks forward to Mayor Rudi’s leadership again on this Council, and her representation of the City and the region.
Councilman Mark Revenaugh welcomed Councilman McCullough, and said he thinks Councilman McCullough will find service to the City as rewarding as he has found. What makes Gladstone a great place to live is our citizens, and our City and community are so fortunate to have the five people up here willing to commit the incredible number of hours, as well as those who have in the past served in this capacity. It does not just stop with the Council, it also goes to all the Boards and Commissions and the Road District. Council is also fortunate to have an excellent staff to back them up, because it takes the entire team working together. Councilman Revenaugh congratulated Mayor Rudi and Mayor Pro Tem Smith, because they just took on additional duties over and above what it takes to sit on the Council.
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith stated he wished to first and foremost thank Councilman Revenaugh for the year that he served as Mayor. It is not an easy chore, and it takes an inordinate amount of time to be a Councilmember and you step it up a notch when you become Mayor of this community. Former Mayor Revenaugh represented our community very well with the light rail issue on a regional basis. Mayor Pro Tem Smith said he hopes it was a rewarding experience for Councilman Revenaugh and offered “job well done”.
Mayor Pro Tem Smith congratulated Mayor Rudi on her election as Mayor, and said he knows she will do an equally good job. Mayor Pro Tem Smith said Councilman McCullough ran against him two years ago, and he thought he was a pretty good guy then, but he just could not tell anyone! Mayor Pro Tem Smith said he was glad that the Council could get Councilman McCullough involved in a couple of things, including the Planning Commission, because it was evident even two years ago that he really wanted to serve this community.
Mayor Pro Tem Smith said when people ask him if they should run for office, he says if they are willing to do and want to do the right things for the right reasons, then yes, they should run, and he does believe that Councilman McCullough wants to do the right things for the right reasons, and he will be an excellent Council member. Mayor Pro Tem Smith said Councilman McCullough has proven to be an excellent Planning Commissioner, and he looks forward to serving with him.
Mayor Carol Rudi thanked the City Council for their belief in her in serving as the Mayor for the next year, and she appreciates Mayor Pro Tem Smith’s willingness to serve as Mayor Pro Tem, because she knows she will need to call on him to fill in when she cannot attend certain events, and he is always willing and able to help. Mayor Rudi said former Mayor Revenaugh has put in a tremendous amount of time and effort serving as Mayor this past year and attending things that when she was Mayor in the past, she did not have to attend. Mayor Rudi said she appreciated that and knows that he had to take a lot of time away from work, and she is sure they will be glad to get him back, but his duty to the City came first, and Council appreciates that.
Mayor Rudi said she is glad to be working with Councilmember Suter another year and she looks forward to this upcoming year as well, and she thanked her for her comments. Mayor Rudi welcomed Councilman McCullough, and said she is really glad to have him on the Council. Mayor Rudi said Councilman McCullough is sitting in a very important seat, as he knows; he will have a lot to do to fill that seat, but she is confident that he will do it.
Item 14. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.
Larry Newport, 2002 NE 69 Terrace, thanked Parks and Recreation Director Sheila Lillis and staff for the wonderful breakfast they had last Thursday. It was outstanding and certainly was good.
John Liberto said he was present to represent his family from Giovanni’s Italian Deli at 6100 NE Antioch Road. Mr. Liberto said he and his family wish to send their warmest regards to the City Council for the write-up that was in the spring 2009 issue of “Coming Home to Gladstone”. Mr. Liberto said they have been in business for 16 years, eight of which have been in Gladstone. Mr. Liberto said they have enjoyed a wonderful injection of new business since the article was printed. Mr. Liberto said they have had a wonderful solid customer base for a number of years, and he sees a number of people who he recognized as being in their business in the past, and they appreciate it. To see a community recognize a business and to have been chosen to be represented in this article makes them truly grateful to the City. Mr. Liberto said thank you, thank you very much.
Mayor Rudi thanked Mr. Liberto for sharing his remarks. Council does not always hear whether or not the things that they do are beneficial.
Item 15. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL.
Councilman Barry McCulllough had no comments at this time.
Councilmember Carol Suter stated that April is the month when there is a lot of emphasis nationally and locally on going green, and there are a couple of events in which we are participating. One is that there is a national Green Cities conference coming up, and we have a delegation going from staff. North Kansas City received some nice publicity for their delegation that is going, and luckily one of their representatives in on Gladstone’s Environmental Management Advisory Committee (EMAC), so that will be helpful to give us ideas to keep us on the cutting edge of how to make sure that Gladstone is doing the best it can for the environment.
Councilmember Suter said there is a regional event coming up on April 22, called Imagine KC, and it is being hosted by One KC Voice, which is an organization we used and is a citizen facilitation organization. They are part of the Mid-America Regional Conference (MARC). Councilmember Suter said she used to be on their advisory board until just recently, and we are working with a large federal grant with KCPT in doing a live regional town hall, where there will be meetings going on simultaneously around the region and talking about sustainability efforts and the plans for the greater Kansas City area. It is open to the public and food will be served. The closest one will be at the Maple Woods campus.
Councilmember Suter said if folks would just go online to OneKCVoice.org they can register online. It’s free and the website provides all the information. Councilmember Suter said she will be attending and she knows that some of the members of the EMAC Committee will be attending the event and will be participating. Councilmember Suter said they will be looking for ideas to bring back to Gladstone and also to share. We have done some remarkable things here, especially, this past year, in upgrading our fleet, and doing some really flashy kinds of things of which others have taken notice. This will be a good opportunity to network and to be better informed of what is going on, and how we all connect.
Councilmember Suter said she really appreciates all the Gladstone residents who show up to vote in our municipal elections, but she does have to say that it is always a little disappointing that more people don’t participate. Councilmember Suter said we are all noticing that the print media in the Kansas City area, like the rest of the country, are being reorganized and downscaled, we will have less and less opportunity for publicizing what is going on, and she ran into so many Gladstone residents who did not know there was an election, because so few read the newspapers anymore.
Councilmember Suter said she visited with Public Information Officer Richard King about using the City website as a newspaper type emphasis, and maybe that would be a good way for us to up the importance and relevance of the City’s website, so people can find news items there, which may help in keeping people engaged and turning out to support the actions and activities of the community. Councilmember Suter said she looks forward to working on that.
Councilman Mark Revenaugh had no comments at this time.
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith had no comments at this time.
Mayor Carol Rudi said she would like to remind everyone that April 23 through April 25 is the City’s Spring Clean-Up. This is a time for you to clean up your garages and get rid of things you no longer need. That same weekend, April 24 and 25, will be the Art Springs in Gladstone Second Annual Show, which will be held in the Community Center. The first weekend in May is the City’s Brush Drop-Off. May 9 will be tours of the Atkins Johnson Farm, which will begin here at City Hall at Noon. A bus will be taken to the farm. Do not drive to the farm, as there will be no parking. June 6 will be the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, from 8:00 AM to Noon.
Item 16. on the Agenda. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER.
City Manager Kirk Davis congratulated Councilman McCullough and Councilman Revenaugh on their recent election, and said he looks forward to working with Councilman Revenaugh for another three years, and with Councilman McCullough for the next three years.
Item 17. on the Agenda. RESOLUTION R-09-32, authorizing execution of a contract with Insituform Technologies USA, Inc. for the Mill Creek Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project-Phase 3.
Councilmember Carol Suter moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-09-32, authorizing execution of a contract with Insituform Technologies USA, Inc. for the Mill Creek Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project-Phase 3. Councilman Mark Revenaugh seconded.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Barry McCullough, Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith and Mayor Carol Rudi.
Item 18. on the Agenda. RESOLUTION R-09-33, authorizing execution of a contract with Harvest Productions, Incorporated, in the total amount not to exceed $60,143.00 for the Oak Grove Park Amphitheater Lighting Truss Project.
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith moved to adopt RESOLUTION R-09-33, authorizing execution of a contract with Harvest Productions, Incorporated, in the total amount not to exceed $60,143.00 for the Oak Grove Park Amphitheater Lighting Truss Project. Councilman Barry McCullough seconded.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Barry McCullough, Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith and Mayor Carol Rudi.
Item 19. on the Agenda. BUILDING PERMIT for the Oakhill Day School property located at 7019 North Cherry Street, for the addition of a classroom/library and also a storage facility. Applicant: Wolfgang Trost, AIA. Owner: Oakhill Day School.
Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith moved to approve a BUILDING PERMIT for the Oakhill Day School property located at 7019 North Cherry Street, for the addition of a classroom/library and also a storage facility. Applicant: Wolfgang Trost, AIA. Owner: Oakhill Day School. Councilmember Carol Suter seconded.
The vote: All “aye” – Councilman Barry McCullough, Councilmember Carol Suter, Councilman Mark Revenaugh, Mayor Pro Tem Les Smith and Mayor Carol Rudi.
Item 20. on the Agenda. OTHER BUSINESS.
There was no other business.
Item 21. on the Agenda. QUESTIONS FROM THE NEWS MEDIA.
There were no questions from the News Media.
Item 22. on the Agenda. ADJOURNMENT.
Mayor Rudi invited everyone to a reception in the North and South Conference Rooms. There is some good looking food for everyone to enjoy, and she hopes everyone can join in congratulating our new Councilmember Barry McCullough and former Mayor Mark Revenaugh.
There being no further business to come before the April 13, 2009, Gladstone Regular City Council Meeting, Mayor Carol Rudi adjourned the regular meeting.
Cathy Swenson, City Clerk
Approved as submitted: ___
Approved as corrected/amended: ___
Mayor Carol A. Rudi