AGENDA

Independence City Commission
April 22, 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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A.

Discussions prior to acquisition of real estate.

III.

APPOINTMENTS

A.

Independence Historic Preservation and Research Commission – 2 resignations – Application date extended to noon on April 30, 2021

B.

Land Bank Board of Trustees -- 7 new members – Applications due by noon on April 30, 2021

IV.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

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.

B.

Public Hearings to consider condemnation of 418 S. Wald Avenue as dangerous and unsafe.

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-1887
  2. P-1860
B.

Consider authorizing City Staff to solicit proposals for financial services related to bond refinancing and bond issuance.

C.

Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign a service agreement authorizing the City to participate in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc. BeWell Pilot Program.

D.

Consider authorizing the abatement of nuisance taxes for 112 W Chestnut Street.

E.

Consider awarding the project for an ADA accessible restroom, located within Kiddy Land at Ralph Mitchell Zoo, to BG Consultants.

F.

Consider authorizing FORPAZ’s ZooBrew for 2021 as well as adopting a blanket authorization for future ZooBrew events.

Documents:
  1. RCA-ZooBrew.pdf
G.

Consider adopting Resolution 2021-012 rescinding Resolution 2020-083.

VI.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

A.

Consider a proclamation honoring fallen Independence Police Department Assistant Chief Charles “CA” McKinney.

B.

Consider proclaiming May 9 through 15, 2021 as Police Week.

C.

Consider a request authorizing the Mayor to sign a proclamation declaring April 2021 as Fair Housing Month.

D.

Consider approving the RFP-RFQ for Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for Phase II 1916 City Hall and Fire/EMS facilities.

E.

Consider awarding the contract for the Removal of Taxiway B; and the rehabilitation of Taxiway D and Terminal Apron at the Independence Airport.

F.

Consider authorizing the submission of an application for a KDHE Solid Waste Grant for a re-use project.

G.

Consider ordinances pertaining to consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property and authorizing the issuance of special event permits in the Downtown Historic District.

H.

Consider setting the date of June 24th, 2021 for a public hearing to consider condemnation of 426 S. 16th Street as dangerous and unsafe.

Documents:
  1. RCA 426 S 16th.pdf
I.

Consider approving a contract for mowing services for City-owned lots.

Documents:
  1. RCA - Mowing.pdf
J.

Consider authorizing the purchase of mobile and portable radio equipment for use in the Police Department.

VII.

REPORTS

A.

New City Licenses

B.

City Board Minutes

  1. February 17, 2021 Library Board of Trustees
  2. March 2, 2021 Economic Development Advisory Board Minutes
VIII.

CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS

IX.

COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS

X.

PUBLIC CONCERNS

XI.

ADJOURNMENT