January 22, 2008

7:30 pm

Present: Council & Staff Present:

Ms. Newsom Carol Rudi, Councilman

Ms. Alexander Chris Helmer, Planning Specialist

Ms. McCullough Melinda Mehaffy, Economic Dev. Admin.

Mr. Garnos Becky Jarrett, Administrative Assistant

Mr. Horton

Mr. Whitton

Mr. Steffens

Mr. West

Chairman Hill

Absent: Ms. Babich

Mr. Shevling

Ms. Abbott

Item 2 on the Agenda: Pledge of Allegiance.

The Pledge of Allegiance was not said due to the fact that the meeting was held in the north conference room and there was no American Flag in the room.

Item 3 on the Agenda: Approval of the December 3, 2007 minutes.

MOTION: By Ms. Newsom, second by Ms. Horton to approve the December 3, 2007, minutes as submitted. The minutes were approved as submitted.

Item 4 on the Agenda: Communications from the Audience.


Item 5 on the Agenda: OTHER BUSINESS: Bucher, Willis, Ratliff- Update of Comprehensive Plan.

Mr. Helmer welcomed Barry McCullough to the meeting and then proceeded to introduce Kevin Kokes with Bucher, Willis, Ratliff to give an update of the comprehensive planning process.

Mr. Kokes narrated a PowerPoint presentation and answered various questions and comments regarding the on-going comprehensive planning process that began back in July of last year.

Item 6 on the Agenda: Communications from the City Council and City Staff.

Councilman Rudi asked the Commission to pencil in February 23rd for community center opening ceremony. The date is still tentative. She also said that an article in the Kansas City Star last weekend ranked Gladstone #1 in customer service compared to surrounding cities.

Ms. Mehaffy announced that the TIF Commission will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 pm.

Mr. Helmer said that the employee recognition dinner was held in the community center last Friday and turned out to be a great event.

Item 7 on the Agenda: Communications from the Planning Commission Members.

Mr. Garnos remarked that he toured the community center on Saturday and he was very impressed by the facility.

Item 8 on the Agenda: Adjournment.

Chairman Hill adjourned the meeting at 8:48 pm.

Respectfully submitted:

______________________________________ Approved as submitted _____

Becky Jarrett, Recording Secretary

______________________________________ Approved as corrected _____

Brian Hill, Chairman