AGENDA

Independence City Commission
July 22, 2021
Civic Center   Memorial Hall    5:30 PM

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The Independence City Commission will meet in a regular session on Thursday, July 22, 2021, in the Civic Center of the Memorial Hall, commencing at 5:30 p.m. The Agenda shall be as follows:


I.

REGULAR SESSION

A.

Call to Order


B.

Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America


C.

Adoption of Agenda

II.

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-1893
  2. D-2018
  3. P-1866 
B.

Consider requesting proposals for vending services.

C.

Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign a release of temporary construction easement related to the property being sold in the West Laurel Industrial Park for the construction of a distribution facility.

D.

Consider authorizing acceptance of an American Rescue Plan Act 2021 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

E.

Consider authorizing TranSystems to prepare and submit a KDOT Off-System Bridge grant applications for replacement of the Cherry Street Bridge.

F.

Consider approving a Park Event Permit for a “Together as One” event sponsored by multiple churches which includes allowing Rick’s BBQ to set up at the park oval as part of the event.

G.

Consider adjourning public hearings for 801 E. Birch and 2009 ½ N. Penn to September 9, 2021 at 5:30 PM.

H.

Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign a request for military aerial support for a flyover on October 30, 2021 for the Neewollah Grand Parade.

III.

PRESENTATIONS

A.

2022 Budget Presentations:

  1. Independence Main Street
  2. Montgomery County Action Council
  3. Independence Public Library
IV.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

A.

Public hearing to consider condemnation of 505 N. 24th Street as dangerous and unsafe.

V.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

A.

Consider a request from Ruth Overfield to purchase her home at 523 E. Cedar Street.

B.

Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City and the Independence Area Public Library.

C.

Consider approving the Kiddy Land Restroom design.

D.

Consider adopting resolutions authorizing financing for projects and authorizing the sale of bonds.

E.

Consider recommendation from McCown Gordan to seek bids to address the 1918 City Hall ventilation and water issues.

F.

Consider adopting Ordinance #4367 authorizing the execution of a loan agreement between the City of Independence and the State of Kansas for the purpose of obtaining a loan in the amount of $3,776,894 from the Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund to finance replacement of certain water lines and installation of AMI meters.

VI.

DISCUSSION

A.

Discuss the disposition of a lot on East Myrtle Street adjoining Montgomery County property.

VII.

REPORTS

A.

Public Works Project Report

B.

City Board Minutes

  1. May 3, 2021 Electrical Board
  2. May 4, 2021 Economic Development Advisory Board
  3. May 19, 2021 Library Board of Trustees\
  4. June 30, 2021 Recreation Commission 


VIII.

CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS

IX.

COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS

X.

PUBLIC CONCERNS

XI.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A.

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

B.

Personnel matters of non-elected personnel.

XII.

ADJOURNMENT