AGENDA

Independence City Commission
June 25, 2020
Civic Center   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.

APPOINTMENTS

A.

Park Board – Three terms expiring July 1, 2020 (All eligible for Reappointment)

B.

Board of Examiners – Plumbers – One term expiring August 15, 2020 (Eligible for Reappointment)

C.

Historic Preservation and Resource Commission (IHPRC) – Two terms expired January 1, 2020 (All eligible for reappointment)

D.

Tree Board – One term expired June 1, 2020 – Applications are due by August 7, 2020.

III.

PRESENTATIONS

A.

Presentation to Judge William “Bill” J. Kelly.

IV.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

A.

Public Hearings to consider condemnation of the following structures as dangerous and unsafe:

  1. 801 E. Birch Street
  2. 1008 W. Laurel Street
  3. 1208 N. 6th Street
V.

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-1865
  2. D-2005
  3. P-1838
B.

Consider minutes of the March 14, 2020, March 25, 2020, and March 26, 2020 meetings.

C.

Consider an agreement with Viking Industrial Painting for the inspection of the clear wells at the Water Treatment Plant.

Documents:
  1. RCA Clear Wells.pdf
D.

Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign the TBRA grant application.

E.

Consider authorizing blocking Myrtle Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to 8th Street on July 25, 2020 from 8 AM to 2 PM for the Auto-Rama Car Show as part of the City of Independence 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) celebration and the Professional Building’s 100th Anniversary (Centennial) celebration.

F.

Consider authorizing the following regarding the SHIFT S3CTOR events:

  1. Amending the agreement to change the date for the Kansas Airstrip Attack at the Airport to July 18 – 19, 2020.
  2. Authorize a Car Show downtown on July 18, 2020.

G.

Consider waiving the rental fee for the Civic Center on July 16, 2020 for a candidate forum, and sponsoring the videographer.

H.

Consider acceptance of a (CESF) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Fund Grant Award for Fire-EMS.

I.

Consider setting a Special Meeting on July 7, 2020 at 3:30 PM for a joint worksession with the Economic Development Advisory Board.

Documents:
  1. RCA EDAB.pdf
VI.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

A.

Consider a Sesquicentennial Proclamation proclaiming July 25, 2020 as Independence Sesquicentennial Day, and July 4, 2020 through July 4, 2021 as the Year of the Independence Sesquicentennial.

B.

Consider scope of work to bid clearing out Whiskey Creek drainage way from Pine south to Cherry Street.

C.

Consider Requests for Qualifications for Engineering Services for EDA Grant for Whiskey Creek Drainage Improvements (Sycamore Street & 20th Street).

D.

Consider updating and modifying the Independence Gun Club lease to allow for the construction of a building subject to FAA approval, and updating the maintenance agreement.

E.

Consider setting the date of August 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for condemnation of the following structures as dangerous and unsafe:

  1. 800 E. Edison Street
  2. 816 E. Magnolia Street
  3. 909 W. Chestnut Street
  4. 912 W. Laurel Street
  5. 1020 W. Myrtle Street
  6. 1214 W. Main Street
  7. 2009 ½ N. Penn Avenue
  8. 704 W. Main Street
  9. 1117 W. Main Street

F.

Consider an ordinance amending the National Electric Code as recommended by the Electrical Board.

G.

Consider quotes received for repair of the alley crossing, and an ADA Ramp at the Episcopal Church.

H.

Consider ordinances relating to requirements for the CRS program.

I.

Consider modifying your September 10, 2020 City Commission meeting in order to participate in the MCAC meeting.

Documents:
  1. RCA MCAC.pdf
J.

Consider a resolution authorizing the abatement of unhealthy and unsafe exterior conditions 225 S. 16th Street.

VII.

REPORTS

A.

223 West Main Street Update.

B.

2020 Census Update

C.

City Board Minutes

  1. March 2, 2020 Electrical Board
VIII.

CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS

IX.

COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS

X.

PUBLIC CONCERNS

XI.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A.

For the purpose of reviewing and considering City Manager applications.

XII.

ADJOURNMENT