AGENDA

Independence City Commission
January 23, 2020
Veterans Room   Memorial Hall    5:30 PM



I.

REGULAR SESSION

A.

Call to Order


B.

Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America


C.

Adoption of Agenda

II.

PRESENTATIONS

A.

Presentation on the 2020 Census.

  1. Appoint Complete Count Committee.
III.

APPOINTMENTS

A.

Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals -- One Resignation and one additional term expiring.

IV.

INTRODUCTIONS AND SWEARING IN

A.

Police Chief Jerry Harrison will introduce new employees in the Police Department:

  1. Dispatcher Angela Lewis.
  2. Records Clerk Paula Hayes.
  3. Police Officer Justin Ward who will be sworn in by the City Clerk. 
V.

COMMON CONSENT AGENDA

(Consent is that class of Commission action that requires no further discussion or which is routine in nature. All items on the Consent Agenda are adopted by a single motion unless removed from the Consent Agenda.)
A.

Appropriations

  1. A-1855
  2. P-1825A
  3. P-1827

B.

Consider authorizing the abatement of nuisance taxes for 1001 W. Laurel Street.

VI.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

A.

Public hearing to consider condemnation of 301 Cement Street as dangerous and unsafe.

B.

Public Hearing to consider adopting the Southeast, Southwest and Central Neighborhood Revitalization Plans, and establishing the Southeast, Southwest and Central Neighborhood Revitalization areas.

VII.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

A.

Consider setting the date of March 26, 2020 for a public hearing to consider condemnation of 312 S. 15th Street as dangerous and unsafe.

B.

Consider a Downtown Bike Rack Policy.

C.

Consider participation in the Community Rating System (CRS) so that residents will qualify for discounted flood insurance premiums.

D.

Consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission to grant a conditional use permit for an Indoor firing range in the C-3, Central Business District at 212 North Pennsylvania Avenue with conditions.

Documents:
  1. RCA - CUP.pdf
E.

Consider amending the qualification for electrician licensure.

F.

Consider updating the Sewer Cost Share Program (tabled from January 9, 2020 meeting).

VIII.

REPORTS

A.

223 W. Main Street Update.

B.

City Board Minutes

  1. Library Board of Trustees August 21, October 16, and November 6, 2019 Minutes.
  2. Economic Development Advisory Board December 3, 2019 Minutes
  3. Electrical Board November 11, 2019 Minutes. 
  4. Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals December 3, 2019 Minutes.

IX.

CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS

X.

COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS

XI.

PUBLIC CONCERNS

XII.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A.

For the purpose of reviewing and considering City Manager applications.

XIII.

ADJOURNMENT