AGENDA

Independence City Commission
August 12, 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.

Economic Development Advisory Board – One Resignation – Applications Due by September 17, 2021

III.

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-1894 
  2. P-1867
  3. P-1868
C.

Consider a request for the annual Yona Julian Fun Run on September 11, 2021 at Riverside Park.

D.

Consider a request from the Chamber of Commerce to hold Movie Night in the Park on August 28 and September 25, 2021.

E.

Consider a request from ICC to hold a Student/Staff Social event at Riverside Park on August 13, 2021.

F.

Consider sponsorship for the MCAC Golf Tournament on September 24, 2021.

Documents:
  1. RCA MCAC Golf.pdf
G.

Consider authorizing the award for the KDOT project on West Main from 8th to 10th.

H.

Consider an ordinance vacating certain lots and easement designations in the West Laurel Industrial Park; and granting and reserving itself certain utility easements.

I.

Consider authorizing City Staff to submit a KDOT Economic Development grant application for replacement of 100 linear feet of Hackney Avenue and installation of two entrance drives on Enterprise Drive and Hackney Ave.

J.

Consider authorizing an engineering HVAC study of Building D to save energy, lower costs, and increase the future marketability of the building.

K.

Consider the following actions:

  1. Authorizing the Mayor to sign a Quitclaim Deed for a lot on East Myrtle Street; and
  2. Adopting an ordinance vacating a portion of East Myrtle Street.
L.

Consider renewing health insurance with Blue Cross.

M.

Consider a resolution exempting the City from GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) requirements.

Documents:
  1. RCA GAAP_2021.pdf
N.

Consider approving the First Amendment to the City Manager’s Employment Agreement.

IV.

PRESENTATIONS

A.

Presentation of the 2020 Audit.

V.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

A.

Consider adopting a resolution rescinding previous condemnation action for 818 E. Edison Street.

B.

Consider bid received for the removal of 505 N. 24th Street.

C.

Consider recommendation to authorize ventilation work for 1916 City Hall.

D.

Consider authorizing acceptance of KDOT City Connecting Link Improvement Program (CCLIP) grants for two projects:

  1. Pavement Restoration – Penn Avenue (US 75) from Morningside Drive to North City Limits; and
  2. Surface Preservation – Chestnut Street (US 75) from near Penn Avenue to 9th Street.
E.

Consider modifying the City’s supplemental retirement program.

F.

Consider adopting a resolution amending the Neighborhood Exterior Grant Program.

G.

Consider authorizing the installation of electrical service at Celebration Park.

H.

Consider submittal to the County for ARPA Funds

VI.

REPORTS

A.

July 2021 Sales Tax Report

B.

City Board Minutes

  1. January 4, 2021 through June 7, 2021 Park Board
  2. May 4, 2021 Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals
  3. June 7, 2021 City Recreation Commission Minutes
  4. June 16, 2021 Library Board
  5. July 6, 2021 Economic Development Advisory Board   
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.

B.

Data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of second parties.

C.

Personnel matters of non-elected personnel.

XI.

ADJOURNMENT