AGENDA

Independence City Commission
March 11, 2021
Civic Center   Memorial Hall    5:30 PM

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I.

REGULAR SESSION

A.

Call to Order


B.

Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America


C.

Adoption of Agenda

II.

APPOINTMENTS

A.

Tree Board -- One Expired Term

B.

IHPRC -- One expired term

III.

PRESENTATIONS

A.

Recognition of Director of Public Works Mike Passauer who is retiring after over 31 years of service to the City of Independence.

B.

Presentation of Citizen Lifesaving Awards to Jason Curtis and Mike Shinkle.

IV.

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-1884
  2. P-1857
B.

Consider approving minutes of the following City Commission Meetings: December 17, 2020; January 7, 2021; January 14, 2021; January 20, 2021; January 28, 2021; February 1, 2021; February 11, 2021; and February 25, 2021.

C.

Consider an ordinance adding an Ex-Officio Member representing the Housing Authority to the Economic Development Advisory Board; and modifying the date and time of Economic Development Advisory Board meetings.

Documents:
  1. RCA Ec Dev Ord.pdf
D.

Consider setting the date of April 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM for a Public Hearing regarding a proposed loan in an amount not to exceed $3,800,000 to be taken by the City from the Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund.

E.

Consider a scope of work to solicit proposals for an ADA accessible restroom, located within Kiddy Land at Ralph Mitchell Zoo.

F.

Consider a scope of work to receive proposals for a Zoo Master Plan.

G.

Consider approving the scope and authorize City Staff to solicit quotes for the IPD Mobile and Portable Radio Replacement Project.

H.

Consider closing the 100 block of South Penn for the St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl on March 13, 2021 from 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

I.

Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign a renewal agreement with the Board of County Commissioners of Montgomery County for aerial imagery.

Documents:
  1. RCA Pictometry.pdf
V.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

A.

Consider adopting an ordinance imposing a moratorium on the establishment of businesses relating to commercial cannabis activity.

Documents:
  1. RCA Moratorium.pdf
B.

Consider authorizing the sale of a 1.54 acre strip of land located directly south of 3498 Russ Meyer Blvd to Mid-West Fertilizer, LLC.

C.

Consider adopting a resolution establishing the Central Business District Commercial Building Grant Program.

D.

Consider adopting a resolution establishing the Neighborhood Exterior Grant program.

E.

Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign a grant agreement with the State of Kansas accepting an award of $700,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds.

VI.

REPORTS

A.

City 2020 Annual Report

  1. 2020 All Departments Report
  2. 2020 Airport Supplemental Report
  3. 2020 Police Supplemental Report 

B.

Housing Authority 2020 Annual Report

C.

City Board Minutes

  1. January 5, 2021 Economic Development Advisory Board   
  2. January 11, 2021 Electric Board
  3. February 2, 2021 Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals
  4. February 17, 2021 Recreation Commission 

VII.

CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS

VIII.

COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS

IX.

PUBLIC CONCERNS

X.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A.

Consultation with an attorney on matters that would be deemed privileged in an attorney-client relationship.

XI.

ADJOURNMENT