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November 14, 2011

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

November 14, 2011
7:00 p.m.

The following councilmember’s were present with Mayor John McTaggart presiding:

Chuck Adams Garrett Mellott John Eickhoff

Councilmembers Bishop and Crider were not in attendance.

The following staff members were present:

Michael Webb, City Administrator
David Duckers, City Attorney
Phyllis Freeman, City Clerk
Kevin Schuler, Deputy Fire Chief
Gerry Cullumber, Police Captain

Mayor McTaggart presented a 20 Years of Service Award to Fire Captain John Rogoza and congratulated him on his 20 years of service.

APPROVE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 24, 2011

Councilmember Adams moved to approve the minutes. Councilmember Mellott seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

STATEMENT OF BILLS - $107,329.91

Councilmember Eickhoff moved to approve payment of bills. Councilmember Adams seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

REQUESTS OR COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

Heinz Rodgers, 650 Edwardsville Drive thanked and commended the Edwardsville Police Department. Mr. Rodgers attended and completed the Citizen’s Police Academy. The program was well presented by Captain Cullumber and Sergeant Rogoza.
PROCLAMATION
AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
NOVEMBER 15, 2011

Mayor McTaggart declared Tuesday, November 15, 2011 as America Recycles Day in Edwardsville.

CONSIDER RESOLUTION 2011-09
REGARDING CONSIGNMENT OF LEASE FOR LAGASSE PROJECT

Scott Anderson, Bond Counsel, S A Legal Advisors, LC Bond Counsel for the city stated in 2006 Industrial Revenue Bonds were issued for the LaGasse project. The property is being purchased by WPT 2440. Until the term of abatement is completed the city holds the lease on the property. There will not be any impact in the terms of the abatement.

After discussion Councilmember Adams moved to approve Resolution No. 2011-09. Councilmember Mellott seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

CONSIDER RESOLUTION 2011-10
REGARDING CONSIGNMENT OF LEASE FOR OMAX PROJECT

The OMAX (Office Max) project is also be purchased by WPT 2401. In 2005 the city issued Industrial Revenue Bonds for the project. There will not be any impact in the terms of the abatement.

Councilmember Eickhoff moved to approve Resolution No. 2011-10. Councilmember Adams seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

CONSIDER 2011 AUDITING AGREEMENT WITH
WENDLING, NOE, NELSON & JOHNSON, LLC

Administrator Webb stated the city has been utilizing the firm and have been very pleased with the prior audits. The contract needs to be approved annually. Staff recommends approval of the engagement letter for the annual audit for the year ending December 31, 2011.
Councilmember Eickhoff moved to authorize Administrator Webb to enter into an engagement letter with Wendling, Noe, Nelson & Johnson, LLC. Councilmember Mellott seconded.

After further discussion Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

CONSIDER RESOLUTION 2011-11
AUTHORIZING COMMENCEMENT OF CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS
FOR EDWARDSVILLE DRIVE PROJECT

Administrator Webb stated adoption of this resolution will allow widening and reconstruction of the Edwardsville Drive project to move forward. Once the resolution has been adopted it will be published and if necessary and ordinance will be adopted at the November 28, 2011 meeting. The city will be utilizing 2006 bond proceeds and federal highway funds.

After further discussion Councilmember Mellott moved to adopt Resolution 2011-11. Councilmember Adams seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

CONSIDER AUTHORIZING CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO SUBMIT OFFERS
FOR ACQUISITION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY AND EASEMENTS
FOR EDWARDSVILLE DRIVE PROJECT

Councilmember Eickhoff moved to authorize City Administrator Webb to submit offers for acquisition of right-of-way and easements based on appraisals for the Edwardsville Drive project, not to exceed $8,300. Councilmember Mellott seconded.

After further discussion Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

ADVISORY REPORTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR
Administrator Webb reported:
BHC Rhodes has completed surveys, borings and flow tests on the Little Turkey Creek sewer project. It was good timing because of NASCAR race at the Kansas Speedway and LiveStrong Park prior to the flow tests leaving plenty of capacity for future use. A meeting will be held with the Unified Government providing the requested information.

Discussion has been held regarding the current Neighborhood Revitalization project to include the K-32 Corridor primarily for commercial and some residential. Notice of the public hearing scheduled to be held 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 28, 2011 will be published in the next 2 weeks edition of the Chieftain. It is similar to the program we currently use with exception to include commercial properties. It has been suggested to use 50% - 5 year program verses a longer program.

League of Kansas Municipalities has scheduled a regional supper for Thursday, November 17th at the Leawood Lodge at City Park. The session will feature a discussion of the LKM 2012 legislative priorities. This is a good networking opportunity.

CHIEFS (POLICE & FIRE)

Police Captain Cullumber thanked Chief Rick Armstrong of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Captain Robert Angel, Communications Division and the tour of the facility lead by Sargent Verria. Sheriff Don Ash; Major Jim Eickhoff who gave up one of his evenings, picked us up in a county van took us to the detention facility; gave us a tour then took us to the communications center and bought us back here. Sargent Sheila Rogoza put a lot of time, effort, heart and commitment into this program.

Police Chief Mark Mathies thanked Captain Cullumber for the job he did as one of the primary coordinator’s on the Citizen’s Academy. He was there for every session.

CITY ATTORNEY
No report at this time.

COUNCIL & MAYOR COMMENTS

Councilmember Adams stated he was one of the fortunate graduates of the Citizen’s Police Academy, it was exceptional, he didn’t know if it could get any better. It was fun and he really learned a lot. It was neat to see from the other side of the table and the challenges that is dealt with on a day to day basis.

Councilmember Adams asked Administrator Webb for an update on the trees.

Administrator Webb stated planting is scheduled to start Tuesday, November 15th and will take 3 days to complete. In some areas they will be hand digging because the land is narrow and they don’t want to cut any utilities. He understands the trees will be inch and a half to two and a quarter inches in diameter; 8 to 12 feet tall.

Mayor McTaggart asked to notice the request at the bottom of the agenda to donate to the food drive. He gave his appreciation to Captain Cullumber, Sgt. Rogoza and Chief Mathies for the Citizen’s Police Academy.


ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Adams moved to adjourn at 7:28 p.m. Councilmember Mellott seconded.

Mayor McTaggart declared the motion passed unanimously.

Phyllis Freeman
City Clerk
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