Smyrna Georgia

INVOCATION Lee Ward, St. Mark's Catholic Church

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Approval of minutes for the Regular meetings on August 1, 2011, and August 15, 2011, and the Adjourned Meeting on August 22, 2011.



UNFINISHED BUSINESS

PRESENTATION

Employee of the Month Major Gordon Abraham for September, 2011. [Bill No. 11-739]




PROCLAMATION

A proclamation for National Preparedness Month, in Independence, September 2011




PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing for an application by All-Star Plumbing, Inc., to rezone property located at 1117 S. Fuller Avenue from I-1 (Industrial) to C-2 (General Commercial), Case No. 11-100-05. [Bill No. 11-071] New information only.



PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing for an application by the City of Independence to rezone property on both sides of Winner Road, from Ralston to Sterling, from C-2 (General Commercial), R-30 (High-Density Residential) and R-12 (Two-Family Residential) to ARTS (Arts District), Case No. 11-100-06.  [Bill No. 11-070] New information only.






CONSENT AGENDA
Reports and Recommendations of the City Manager
1.

Approval is recommended to issue a purchase order, in the amount of $98,818.00, to Drake-Scruggs Equipment for an articulating aerial device material handler for the Power & Light Department.


Approved


2.

Approval is recommended to issue a purchase order to Autodesk, Inc., in the amount of $61,920.00, for products and services related to upgrades to Power & Light's mapping software systems.


Approved


3.

Approval is requested on the application of Denise E Smith, the owner of Cosmo’s, located at 15700 E. US 24 Highway, for a temporary expansion of licensed premises for a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) fundraiser on September 17 and 18, 2011.


Approved


4.

Approval is requested to enter into a contract with Public Group for the use of the Public Purchase product for the performance of posting the City’s bids on the Internet, providing vendor registration, electronic bidding, reverse auctions, and quick quotes all for an annual cost of $1.00.


Approved


5.

Approval is requested to amend the City’s Schedule of Fees to adjust rates charged for services performed and by staff and commodities provided by the Health Department, along with changes to clarify the fees currently being assessed, with an effective date of September 17, 2011.




Resolutions:

11-739 - A resolution recognizing Major Gordon Abraham, in the Police Department, as the Employee of the Month for September, 2011.



11-740 - A resolution amending the employer and member distribution of premium rates for the Stay Well Health Care plans and dental insurance plans offered to City employees, retirees, and COBRA qualified participants for the 2012 plan year with an effective date of January 1, 2012.


Res. #5694


11-741 - A resolution establishing a Bicycle Transportation Committee as an advisory body to the City Council, for the purpose of evaluating needs and master plan development pertaining to bicycle transportation in Independence.


Res. #5695



ORDINANCES

11-066 - 2R. An ordinance authorizing a contract with George Butler Associates, for the 39th Street Bridge over the Little Blue River Engineering Services project, for an amount not to exceed $89,952.00; authorizing minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $8,900.00 and/or time extensions; and making the necessary appropriations.



11-067 - 2R. An ordinance authorizing a contract with the firm of Delta Innovative Services, Inc., for the Bingham-Waggoner Estate Roof Replacement project, in an amount not to exceed $298,963.00; authorizing minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $29,896.00 and/or time extensions; and making the necessary appropriations.



11-068 - 2R. An ordinance authorizing a contract with Burns and McDonnell for the Little Blue Parkway Phases 9 and 10 Construction Services project for an amount not to exceed $139,447.00; authorizing minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $13,900.00 and/or time extensions; and making the necessary appropriations.



11-069 - 2R. An ordinance authorizing an agreement with the Service Employees International Union, Local No. 1 Missouri Division, Service, Maintenance and Clerical Bargaining Unit, for the term of May 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012.




********* FIRST READINGS **********

11-070 - 1R. An ordinance amending the Zoning District Map as to the tracts of ground located along or near Winner Road between Ralston Avenue and Sterling Avenue, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, and changing the zoning classification thereof from Districts C-2 (General Commercial), R-12 (Two-Family Residential) and R-30/PUD (High-Density Residential/Planned Unit Development) to ARTS (Arts District) [Case No. 11-100-06].



11-071 - 1R. An ordinance amending the Zoning District Map as to the tract of ground located at 1117 S. Fuller Avenue, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, and changing the zoning classification thereof from District I-1 (Industrial) to District C-2 (General Commercial).



11-072 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing a primary election on February 7 and a general election on April 3, 2012, for the District Councilmember positions; and authorizing the City Clerk to work with the Jackson County Election Board in preparing for those elections.



11-073 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing a contract with Custom Lighting Services, LLC, dba Black & McDonald, in an amount not to exceed $808,908.56, for the Substation M to Shrank Road Junction project; with provisions for future minor change orders in the amount of $80,890.85 and/or time extensions.


1st R.


11-074 - 1R. An ordinance finding, determining and declaring the necessity of acquiring a tract of land by fee simple title for the Substation P-013-15 Circuit, Project No. 70210817; authorizing the negotiation and eminent domain proceedings if necessary; approving the plans and specifications for the project; authorizing the use of experts as needed; and authorizing and directing the execution of documents and the payment of funds to property owners and others holding property rights, in conjunction with the project.



11-075 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing a contract with Aflac for the Critical Illness Plan and Flexible Benefits Administrative Services, with provisions for a one-year renewal.



11-076 - 1R. An ordinance amending the Stay Well Health Care Program by eliminating the current in-network plan and creating a second plan known as the Open Access II Plan, efffective January 1, 2012.



11-077 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing application to CIGNA Healthcare for dental insurance for the period beginning January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, with time extensions, as deemed appropriate.



11-514 - An emergency ordinance authorizing Change Order No. 1 to the contract for the 25th Terrace and Viking Bank Stabilization project, with Leath and Sons, Inc. for an increase of $130,505.75.



11-515 - An emergency ordinance approving a Final Plat of Villas at Country Meadows South PUD, 23rd Plat, located generally adjacent to E. 54th Street and E. 54th Terrace Court, east of Duffey Avenue in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. [Case No. 11-320-03].



INFORMATION ONLY:
1.

The City Clerk has received notification that the City Manager has accepted a Missouri Pet Spay and Neuter grant, for the Health Department, in the amount of $2,000 to help offset costs to spay and neuter pets at the Animal Shelter.




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