AUGUST 3, 1998

    The City Council of the City of Columbia, Missouri, met for a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, August 3, 1998, in the Council Chamber of the City of Columbia, Missouri.  The roll was taken with the following results:  Council members KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, and CROCKETT were present.  Council members HINDMAN and CAMPBELL were absent.  The City Manager, City Counselor, City Clerk, and various Department Heads were also present.

    The minutes of the regular meeting of July 20, 1998, were approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. Janku and a second by Mr. Coffman.

    The agenda, including the Consent Agenda, was approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. Janku and a second by Mr. Kruse.



B217-98     Authorizing renovations to the police building at Walnut Street between Sixth Street and Seventh
                   Street; calling for bids.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that approximately ten years ago, a master plan was adopted for public buildings which included converting the Fire and Police Building into a Joint Communications/Police Building.  At this point in time, the Fire Department has moved to their new headquarters leaving three remaining departments in the building.  The area vacated by the Fire Department will be converted for Joint Communications, and the lower level will then be utilized by the Police Department.  The Police administrative offices will be moved to the Seventh Street level.  At some future point, Mr. Beck said their hope was that the Water & Light Department can be moved off of the second level and that area can be converted for additional Police Department space.  Tonight, the Council is considering Phase I of the overall plan.  Initially, the voters had been asked to approve funding for the project, and part of the quarter percent sales tax was actually allocated to converting the Fire Department space for Police and JCIC.  Since that time, working with the architect and looking at the electrical and mechanical system that has been in place many years, it is felt that now is the best and most efficient time for additional work to provide a better layout for the Police Department -- particularly in regards to more locker room space for the female officers.  Mr. Beck said the estimate is somewhat higher than what was initially planned -- $1,179,200.00.  His funding proposal is to utilize the quarter percent sales tax, some of the public improvement fund left over from past projects, and a portion of the local use tax.  He noted that at the retreat, the Council discussed utilizing local use tax monies primarily for public safety.
    Mayor Pro-tem Crockett opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Pro-tem Crockett closed the public hearing.
    B217-98 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B221-98     Establishing permanent A-1 zoning on property located on the south side of New Haven Road.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this would provide permanent zoning for U.S. government property that was recently annexed into the City.  In accordance with policy guidelines, the property has to have permanent zoning within a certain length of time.  The staff as well as the Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended A-1 zoning.
    Mr. Janku asked if the present use is consistent with an A-1 zoning designation.  Mr. Hancock said staff had discussed the zoning with the operator of the facility.  Given the limited amount of zoning control the City would have over the United States government, and the present use of the facility and that of the immediate vicinity, an A-1 zone seemed appropriate as opposed to R-1.  Mr. Hancock also pointed out that A-1 zoning is used as a holding zone, and perhaps it would not remain in that particular use forever and the City could revisit the issue at the time change occurs.
    Mayor Pro-tem Crockett opened the public hearing.
    There being no comment, Mayor Pro-tem Crockett closed the public hearing.
 B221-98 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B225-98     Authorizing construction of a 12-inch water main to serve Woodhaven Dormitory; providing payment
                   for differential costs; appropriating funds.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained the policy when there is a desire to have a larger water line installed above what the development requires.  In this case, it has been determined that the area is required to have an eight inch line, so the City would pay the difference to make it a twelve inch line.  The length of the project is about 1,345 feet, with the differential cost being $11,674.00.
    Mayor Pro-tem Crockett opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Pro-tem Crockett closed the public hearing.
 B225-98 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

(A)     Street improvements on Sunflower Street and Barberry Avenue.
    Item A was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this major street in northwest Columbia is on the CIP plan for completion.  He said part of the street would be paid for by tax bills and the remaining costs would be paid from the City's one-quarter percent sales tax fund.
    Mayor Pro-tem Crockett opened the public hearing.
    Mr. Patterson explained that the public hearing is to determine the necessity of making street improvements to Sunflower Street from Route E southward, approximately 2,700 feet, connecting into the east/west portion of Barberry Avenue.  Sunflower Street and Barberry Avenue are both designated as collector streets on the Major Thoroughfare Plan.  The existing roadways are approximately 22-24 feet wide with asphaltic surfaces and roadside ditches.  The existing roads are moderately hilly abutted by a combination of fields, woods, residential developments and homes on large tracts.  The existing roadway has substandard vertical and horizontal alignments which limit sight distances.  In anticipating the need for this project, the City contracted with Horner and Shifrin, Inc., consulting engineers, to perform a location study, and to prepare final design plans and specifications following selection of an alignment. The objective of the study was to define a corridor to assure the ultimate construction of a connection street between Route E and I-70 Northwest on the southern end.  Mr. Patterson said it is not intended that the entire length of street will be built at this time, but the proper design is assured to accommodate the future roadway construction projects.
    Mr. Patterson described the three alternative designs the consultant studied.  The first alternative most closely follows the existing alignment of Sunflower and Barberry. It has two substandard curves with 20 m.p.h. design speeds near the south end. This is the least expensive of the alternates due to lesser right of way requirements, less impact on adjacent properties, and less excavation and storm drainage work. The total cost of Alternate 1 (from Route E to Dahlia Drive) is $1,272,000.  The second alignment curves to the west approximately 250 feet north of Primrose Drive and connects into Barberry Avenue near the sharp bend west of Mayberry Drive.  This alignment will necessitate the extension of Mayberry Drive and Primrose Drive.  Approximately 850 feet of existing Sunflower, including the 90° intersection at Sunflower and Barberry, would remain in place for local access to the church and several residences.  The estimated cost of this alternative is $1,450,000 and would require approximately 4.3 acres of right of way on new alignment.  The last alignment, Mr. Patterson said was even more of a severe deviation from the existing alignment.  This proposes the connection of Primrose extending over to the new Sunflower alignment.   Due to the additional realignment, the estimated cost of this alternate is $1,738,000.  Right of way costs are expected to be higher along this alignment, and costs for extensions of Primrose Drive and Mayberry Drive also add into the overall project cost.
    After the consultant completed the preliminary feasibility study and alignment studies, Mr. Patterson noted that a neighborhood meeting was held on October 30, 1997, at Valley View Community Church to present the proposed alignment alternatives.  He reported over 30 people attended the meeting.  The staff also had several subsequent individual meetings with property owners to try and address any concerns they might have had about the project.  Mr. Patterson noted a draft of this Council report was sent to the property owners for additional input prior to setting the public hearing.  Staff is planning to continue neighborhood involvement throughout the development of preliminary and final construction plans.
    Mr. Patterson explained that staff recommends Alternate 1.  Due to the fact that monies available for the project would not complete the project all of the way to Grayson and relocate Barberry, staff is recommending that the work be done in two phases.  The first phase would extend south from Sunflower around the curve.  It is estimated that project funding would allow for an extension approximately to the east line of Lot 29.  Mr. Patterson stated, however, the entire roadway would be designed and, if the bids were favorable, the project could be extended to Mayberry or wherever would be an appropriate place to discontinue the project.  There are several reasons staff recommends Alternate 1 which includes:  It is the lowest cost option of the three alternatives studied; it lends itself best to the phased construction that would be necessary due to the funding; it minimized impact to properties along the west side of Sunflower; the alignment has a more residential appearance and characteristics, and would function more as a residential collector; the alignment offers the opportunity to preserve the large red oak tree near the intersection of Barberry and Sunflower, and allows for the development of a small landscaped island; it would allow those properties at the corner, including the church, to have a safer access to Sunflower; and finally, this alignment appeared to be the primary of choice of most residents.
    Mr. Patterson explained that the design standards used are typical of a standard collector street width of 38 feet.  This width would allow for either bicycle lanes or on-street parking. He said some residents have voiced a desire to have the parking instead of bicycle lanes, but a final decision can be made on that aspect of design prior to actual completion of the construction.  He reiterated the staff's desire for a 38 foot width.
    Mr. Patterson explained that sidewalks are being proposed along the east side of Sunflower Street (along the north/south portion of Sunflower), and along the south side of Barberry once Sunflower turns to the west.  Sidewalks along the west and north sides of Sunflower and Barberry would be constructed in conjunction with future development of currently unplatted properties on the west and north sides.  The project will include substantial storm water piping to correct existing problems along Sunflower Street.
    Mr. Patterson said it is estimated that the project as recommended will cost $676,000, and since this is a collector street, he noted that adjacent properties may be tax billed in an amount not to exceed the cost of curb and guttering or its equivalent.  That has been set by resolution not to exceed $12.00 per foot for this project.  If all of the eligible properties were tax-billed in that amount, it would generate approximately $45,000. The balance or $631,000 would be from the quarter percent sales tax funds as indicated in the 1996 ballot issue.
    Mr. Patterson reported prior to making an assessment against adjacent properties, another public hearing after construction of the project will be held for Council to make a determination whether the properties were benefitted by an amount at least equal to the proposed assessments.  Some of the benefits the Council might consider at that time include: The curb and guttering, along with the storm water piping, provides for improved storm water management; the curb and guttering also improves the appearance and maintainability of the adjacent properties; new driveway entrances will be constructed improving access to the properties; the sidewalk will provide enhanced pedestrian safety for the residents; and the new street will allow for improved street maintenance including snow removal and street cleaning.  If Council concurs with the staff recommendation and wishes to proceed with the reconstruction of Sunflower Street as described after receiving public comment, a motion should be made directing that final plans and specifications be prepared for Alternate 1.
    Mr. Janku asked if the storm water problem at Primrose would be addressed.  Mr. Patterson said it would be.  He added that staff felt practically all of the problems can be addressed.  He said water will be collected, but at present there is no gathering and disbursement of such.  Mr. Janku asked if storm water funds could be used to pay for some of the project costs.  As part of the street construction program, Mr. Patterson said it had always been City policy to include it as part of the project cost.   Mr. Kruse asked if on-street parking is presently permitted.  Mr. Patterson said it is not prohibited by ordinance even though the street is very narrow.  Mr. Kruse thought that seemed very unsafe.  Mr. Patterson agreed that it is.  Mr. Janku said there is parking and often it is actually in the yards, but adjacent to the street.  He said there are duplexes to the north that have relatively short driveways, and it would be difficult to prohibit on-street parking on one side of the road.
    Dale Wesselman, explained that his father owns the tract of land to the west and that he is a partial owner.  He and his father were suggesting that Primrose be extended west across their property.  Mr. Wesselman said if Sunflower was widened to 38 feet, he would ask that the City hold to the centerline of the street as much as possible because the residents on the one side would lose a lot of yard.  Mr. Wesselman suggested that the sidewalk be constructed on the west side at the developed lots rather than on the east side as proposed.
    Larry Hine, 2505 Primrose, said he had a problem with the proposed width of 38 feet.  He did not know of any collector street north of I-70 that is 38 feet.  He wanted to see the street made narrower and extended to Grayson or Mayberry.
    Ms. Coble asked Mr. Hine's opinion about the parking and how it would influence the width of the street.  Mr. Hine said he does not live on Sunflower, but acknowledged traffic has to wait if any large truck is traveling on the street.
    John Gee, 2216 Sunflower, spoke in favor of the improvements to Sunflower.  He was concerned that if the street is widened and leveled, the speeding problems would be intensified on a street that is already dangerous.  He suggested after construction, that speed enforcement be increased.  Mr. Gee thought the sidewalks would also be a nice improvement.
    Mayor Pro-tem Crockett closed the public hearing.
    Mr. Janku said when Grayson was built, it was constructed to a 32 foot width.  He asked how the transition would be made from 38 feet down to 32 feet.
    Mr. Patterson, using the overhead, showed where the transition would most likely be made.  He said it is a three foot transition on either side of the road and over a few hundred feet that could be done without a real noticeable change in driving pattern.  Mr. Janku asked why not make it a narrower street and possibly start slowing the traffic down.  Mr. Patterson said if there would be an excessive curvature, the wider street would be safer for the people traveling on it.  He said they were designing the project at a 35 m.p.h. speed.  He said the street would probably be posted with a 30 m.p.h. speed limit, and that is why staff felt the curvature would help keep the traffic at a lower speed.  He thought narrowing the road to 32 feet at the intersection or at the corner would have a negative impact and could possibly be less safe.
    Mr. Janku asked about the existing hills and the impact the project would have on the topography.  Mr. Patterson said that is another factor and feature of staying along the existing alignment.  He said it is felt that could minimize problems that would result to those driveways and existing entrances.  Mr. Patterson explained the street would not be graded to a flat, smooth vertical alignment -- the existing alignment would be followed to the extent that is possible.  The sight distance problems will be eliminated, and staff is also looking to minimize the impact on the properties on the east.  For that reason, staff felt the centerline of the street could be shifted to the west to minimize the impact on developed properties.
    Mr. Janku asked about the comment regarding sidewalks.  Mr. Patterson thought there are three houses on the west side of Sunflower, and it would not create any network at all if walks were constructed in front of these properties.  According to policy, there will be an opportunity to come back and construct sidewalks as part of the development.  Mr. Patterson noted this is in keeping with the normal policy of installing a sidewalk on at least one side when a street is built.
    Mr. Kruse said the only issue he had was with the street width.  He prefers to see Class II bike lanes included in these types of projects, but it sounded like there was not a lot of support for that.  If there are no bike lanes, he wondered why a 38 foot wide street is necessary; although, if people are going to park on the road, they could need 38 feet.  As a point of reference, he said Green Meadows is 38 feet wide, and when bike lanes and center stripes are added in, the street seems narrower and tends to slow down the traffic.
    Mr. Beck noted that there are quite a few 38 foot wide streets north of I-70.  He said the question was whether or not there is a need to deviate from the Council adopted standard of 38 feet.
    Mr. Janku felt there would be strong resistance to removing parking on the east side of Sunflower.
    Mrs. Crockett said with a 38 foot wide street, bike lanes could always be added.  However, if a 32 foot street is constructed, it is not possible to add bike lanes at a future date.
    Mr. Janku said the proposal, as drafted, terminated just of Mayberry.  He felt it should extend at least past Mayberry, which is the first improved street in the new subdivision.  He said that would be an additional 100 or so feet.
    Mrs. Crockett made the motion that staff be directed to proceed with the development of the plans for the improvement of Sunflower as described in Alternate 1, and to continue past Mayberry.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.

(B)     Voluntary annexation of property located north and west of State Route KK, along both sides of Scott
           Boulevard, west of City.
    Item B was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this 300 acre tract of land is located in southwest Columbia.  He noted that three property owners are involved and added that the staff has been working with them with respect to the platting process.  He noted the City had a pre-annexation agreement with at least one of the property owners.  Mr. Beck stated the three owners would like to have the properties considered together so master planning could occur for the entire area.  He understood that R-1 zoning was being proposed for the area, and there are lakes and other amenities planned.  Mr. Beck said staff recommended that the annexation be approved.  He said the Council would need to take any action this evening as an ordinance would be introduced under New Business to be acted upon at the next meeting.
    Mayor Pro-tem Crockett opened the public hearing.
    Bill Crockett, 2608 N. Stadium, spoke on behalf of the property owners, Mrs. Inez Hickam, Triple S Development Company, and the Thornbrook Development Company.  He said Mr. Beck's report was accurate, but he wanted to remind the council about a few items for the record.  He explained that the Hickam property consists of 118 acres that is bounded primarily by KK on the east and Scott's Boulevard on the west.  He said this property was NOT part of the pre-annexation and sewer service agreements that were ironed out between the staff and the developer seven or eight months ago.  Mr. Crockett noted that the agreement was between the City of Columbia and the Triple S Development Company.  He said the tract involved was a 202 acre tract.  Since that time, the company that is actually developing the subdivision, The Thornbrook Development Company, has had 75 acres of the 202 acres transferred to them.  The obligation and the requirements of the agreement were transferred directly on to the Thornbrook Development Company.  Mr. Crockett said now two tracts exist, one inside the agreement and one outside the agreement.  He stated everyone involved wanted this considered as one request because the property needs to be developed together.
    Mr. Crockett pointed out that a preliminary plat had been approved some months ago on the 202 acres.  He said the plat is valid for seven years and they fully intend to honor the plat in total, with no changes.  Should there have to be any substantial changes, they would have to come back with a revised plat before the Council.  At this point, Mr. Crockett said they do not see that happening.  He said they believed the tract should be built to its highest and best use -- which is felt to be a low density residential situation.
    Mr. Crockett reported the preliminary plat consisted of 270 lots on 202 acres.  He said the lots range from one-quarter acre to well over an acre in size.  He said there is considerable areas for amenities and open space that will be available for those who reside within the development.  Mr. Crockett stated the property is served by City sewer and water.  The Thornbrook development, the Triple S, is served by City electric.  The 118 acres owned by Mrs. Hickam is in the Boone Electric service area and will continue to be served by them.  The sewer and water for both areas will be by the City of Columbia and the natural gas will be extended.
    Mr. Janku asked about the lakes.  Mr. Crockett said the lakes being discussed in the original submittal are on the Hickam property and not on the Thornbrook property.  He said there are lakes on the Thornbrook property which will stay in place.  He said there are major amenities that will be a part of the Thornbrook development such as a club house, tennis courts, swimming pool, etc.  Mr. Crockett said they will submit an application to the Board of Adjustment requesting a conditional use permit for those amenities in an R-1 development.
    Mayor Pro-tem Crockett closed the public hearing.

B191-98     Authorizing an agreement with Boone County to enable the City to provide funding for Community
                   Needs Assessment appropriating and transferring funds.
    The bill was read by the Clerk.
    Mrs. Crockett said the Council discussed tabling this issue again until the first meeting in September.
    Mrs. Crockett made the motion that B191-98 be tabled to the September 8, 1998, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.

B215-98     Confirming the contract for storm water improvements in the Garth Avenue and Sexton Road area;
                   appropriating funds.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck commented that this is a major project which included not only storm sewers, but also sanitary sewers and sidewalks on the east side of Garth Avenue.  He said six bids had been received, and staff recommends the low bid of Aplex, Inc. in the amount of $597,707.95.
    Ms. Coble asked when work was expected to begin.  Mr. Patterson said the contractor would probably be given notice to proceed within 30 days.  He said utility relocation was already underway.  Ms. Coble said the neighborhood was very excited about this long awaited project.
    Mr. Janku asked how long the project would be under construction.  Mr. Patterson said weather permitting, it could be completed sometime this fall.
    B215-98 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO: NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B216-98     Authorizing the second amendment to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission
                   agreement for transit operating assistance.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this would provide the City an additional $148,427 in federal grant money processed through the Department of Transportation.
    B216-98 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B219-98     Approving a replat of part of Lot 5 of Stephens First Addition; granting a variance to the subdivision
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck noted that this area had been platted in 1871.  When the lot was originally platted, it was thought a 20 foot right-of-way had been platted, but it was apparently only 16.2 feet.  He said the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the regular street width be waived, but the owners be required to dedicate an additional 3.8 feet of right-of-way which would make up the 20 feet originally planned.
    B219-98 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B222-98     Authorizing a territorial agreement with consolidated Public Water Supply District No. 1.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that in the past, the Council had asked that the staff enter into territorial agreements with the various entities around the City.  He is pleased to report the City has agreements with REC, the Fire District, several water districts, and the Sewer District.
    Mr. Beck reported Mr. Malon and his staff had done an excellent job in working with Consolidated District No. 1 to come up with this territorial agreement.  He said there is only one other District to enter into an agreement with, Water District No. 4 in north central/north east part of Columbia.  Mr. Beck asked Mr. Malon to comment on the impact of this consolidation agreement.
    Mr. Malon said this territorial agreement would cover quite an area around the City as it starts in the southwest part of the City (near the Lenoir Retirement Center), and goes across the south side of the City, up the west side of the City, and comes around the northwest side to tie back to the area that previously was the Prathersville Water District.  He said this agreement was similar to the one with Water District No. 9.  He said as the Water District gains customers, for every two they gain we will take one over so there will not be any revenue loss.  He said the District would continue to serve some large areas on the south side of the City, primarily the Cedar Lake area.  He said they have a large water tower there and can provide the fire flows.  Mr. Malon said the agreement will provide that as the City annexes out into their service area, they will continue to serve and upgrade their system so that new customers will receive City fire flow.  Conversely, the City would have a large area to expand into -- primarily to the southwest.  Arrangements have also been made to buy water from each other until such time as the facilities are available in newly serviced areas.
    Mr. Janku asked if the staff was anticipating any interconnections, primarily relating to the tower south of the City and the storage facility on Nifong where it is anticipated the City will eventually expand.  He thought maybe the expansion could be delayed.  Mr. Malon said an expansion could probably not be delayed as the District's pumping capacity is not equal to what ours is, even though they have a tower that might be able to hold half a day supply of water.  In addition, Mr. Malon said they are working on a side agreement to identify the rates they would pay each other.  Mr. Malon explained that this particular agreement has to go to the Public Service Commission for approval, so there will be the side agreement on the actual rate standard to ensure that in the future as rates change, the agreement approved by the Public Service Commission will not have to be modified.  He said the City would interconnect, but would not depend on the District for large amounts of water.
    Regarding Water District customers that would be transferred to the City, Mr. Janku asked what changes they would see.  Mr. Malon said these customers would have better pressure and flow.  He said their water rates would also go down.
    B222-98 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B224-98     Authorizing an agreement with Public Water Supply District No. 9.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Malon said the City has a territorial agreement with Water District No. 9 that was developed some years back and approved by the Public Service Commission.  He reported the City nor the District ever had good interconnections or a way to buy and sell water to each other.  He said the District has recently installed an interconnection on St. Charles Road that is of a fairly good size capacity.  In addition, on the far northeast corner of Water District No. 2 (a rural area where there are some pressure problems), Water District No. 9 has lines in the area and an agreement was worked out where the City can interconnect with these lines to provide more water pressure for the interim period until the City is able to extend other facilities.  This agreement would establish the grounds to buy and sell water, very similar to the agreement referred to with Consolidated.
    B224-98 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

    The following bills were given second reading and the resolutions were read by the Clerk.

B214-98     Appropriating ISTEA funds for the Bear Creek Trail Phase 4 project.
B218-98     Accepting a warranty deed and conveyances for sewer drainage and utility easements.
B220-98     Abrogating the final plat of the Oaks, Plat 2; approving a final plat of Springdale Estates, No. 6.
B223-98     Accepting conveyances for water and utility purposes.
R154-98     Setting a public hearing: construction of a 16-inch water main serving Ewing Industrial Park, Plat 2;
                   providing for differential payment.
R155-98     Setting a public hearing: installation of an 8-inch water main along south side of Nifong Boulevard.
R156-98     Setting a public hearing: construction of sanitary sewers along Route B.
R157-98     Authorizing agreements with the Missouri Department of Corrections for tuberculosis skin tests,
                   Hepatitis B vaccines and flu vaccines.
R158-98     Authorizing an agreement with the University of Missouri School of Nursing to allow instructors and
                   students to work in the Health Department.
R159-98     Authorizing an agreement with the University of Missouri for the transfer of vaccines from the City
                   Health Department to the student health service.
R160-98     Authorizing an adopt a spot agreement with Columbia College.
R161-98     Setting a public hearing: property tax rates for 1998.

    The bills were given third reading and the resolutions were read with the vote recorded as follows:   VOTING YES:   KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Bills declared enacted and resolutions declared adopted, reading as follows:

R162-98     Setting a public hearing: FY 99 budget.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck said public hearings are scheduled to begin August 17th, and would be continued to both meetings in September.  The budget is scheduled for adoption at the September 21st meeting.  Mr. Beck explained the schedule for the budget hearings.  He noted that the budget is available at the Library, the Finance Department, and on the City's web site.
    The vote on R162-98 was recorded as follows;  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:

R163-98     Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Markey and Associates for engineering services for
                   improvements to Oakland swimming pool.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck said the Council had asked for some changes to the design of the pool in accordance with what was discussed following the last public hearing. To do the type of work included in the discussion, rehabilitating the 50 meter pool with an alternate bid for the zero depth (family area) plus other amenities discussed by the Council, Mr. Beck said further design work was needed.  The consultant agreed to work on the new design proposal for $10,792.
    Ms. Coble said it is good news to be able to amend the contract to look at a design that serves the needs of just about everyone who commented at the publich hearing -- preserving both the 50 meter pool while creating new amenities for families.
    Mrs. Crockett commented that had the 50 meter pool been eliminated, the City probably would never have constructed another one because of the expense.
    The vote on R163-98 was recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:

R164-98     Approving the by-laws of the Haden Park Neighborhood Association.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck understood the by-laws had been reviewed by the Planning staff and they were recommending approval.
    The vote on R164-98 was recorded as follows;  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  ABSENT:  HINDMAN, CAMPBELL.  Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:

    The following bills were introduced by the Mayor, unless otherwise indicated, and all were given first reading:

B226-98     Rezoning property located on the west side of Brown Station Road, south of Waco Road, from A-1 to
B227-98     Rezoning 209 and 213 Third Avenue from O-P to C-P; approving a C-P Development Plan.
B228-98     Voluntary annexation of property located north and west of State Route KK, along both sides of Scotts
                   Boulevard; establishing permanent R-1 zoning.
B229-98     Approving the final plat of Belmont Village, Plat No. 11.
B230-98     Approving the final plat of Springdale Estates, Plat No. 7.
B231-98     Approving the final plat of K-Mart Subdivision.
B232-98     Approving the final plat of Cambridge Place Subdivision, Block 1.
B233-98     Approving the final plat of Thornbrook, Plat No. 1.
B234-98     Vacating a sanitary sewer easement located within the proposed Springdale Estates Subdivision, Plat
                   No. 6.
B235-98     Assessing a special tax for abatement of a weed nuisance on property located at 601 Jackson Street.
B236-98     Authorizing an agreement with GTE to purchase and install public safety mobile laptop system.
B237-98     Accepting grants from the Missouri Arts Council; appropriating funds.
B238-98     Authorizing construction of a 16-inch water main to serve Ewing Industrial Park, Plat 2; providing
                   payment for differential costs; appropriating funds.
B239-98     Authorizing City employees to install an 8-inch water main along Nifong Boulevard.
B240-98     Confirming the contract for construction of water mains along State Highway 763 North.
B241-98     Confirming the contract for water main project on Blue Ridge Road and Northland Drive; appropriating
B242-98     Accepting conveyances for water, electric and utility purposes.
B243-98     Authorizing an agreement to lease Columbia Terminal Railroad property to Boone County Lumber
B244-98     Authorizing an amendment to the engineering services agreement with Shafer, Kline & Warren;
                   appropriating funds.
B245-98     Authorizing the acquisition of easements necessary to relocate sanitary sewers on Route B.
B246-98     Authorizing the acquisition of easements necessary for the construction of the Glen Eagle Drive
                   drainage improvement project.
B247-98     Authorizing an agreement with Bucher, Willis & Ratliff for design of the Bear Creek Trail, Phase 3.
B248-98     Authorizing an agreement with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. for engineering services; appropriating
B249-98     Authorizing the improvements to the Oakland Park swimming pool; calling for bids.
B250-98     Calling an election to reinstate a local use tax.
B251-98     Setting property tax rates for 1998.
B252-98     Adopting the FY 99 budget.
B253-98     Authorizing an amendment to the contract with the Missouri Department of Health for the Hepatitis A
                   immunization program; appropriating funds.
B254-98     Authorizing an agreement with JJS Partnership for the donation of Lot 326 of Belmont Village, Plat 11
                   for use as a greenbelt.

(A)     Transfer of Funds Request.
    Report accepted.


    Mr. Kruse said he had recently sent the City Manager a memo regarding some concerns voiced about speeding on Huntridge Drive,  pedestrian access across Providence at Green Meadows Road, and about the idea of a slip lane that would extend north from College Park Apartments.  He asked for a staff report.  Mr. Beck said the request had been forwarded to the Public Works Department and they were working on it presently.
    Mr. Kruse explained a recurring situation in Oakwood Hills Park where a trash barrel very frequently gets pushed down the hill.  He said he has drug it up the hill several times and thought it needed to be secured with a lock and chain because it continues to be a problem.
    Mr. Coffman said he had been contacted by the Dialysis Clinic located on LeMone Boulevard.  They were inquiring about the City's Paratransit bus service because they have several Columbia clients that would benefit by using the service.   He was interested in finding out about the cost and any other implications of providing service to this business.  Mr. Beck said he had received similar calls and thought it is important for a government agency, when siting a program in Columbia, to take a good look at the existing transit service because it is very difficult to reroute the buses.  He said the staff has tried to make some moves in the area of working with state government regarding offices in Columbia, particularly those with clients that cannot afford transportation.  He has received reports about problems associated with the availability of the area taxi services as well.  Mr. Beck said location is very important and he would like to see better coordination developed with the other governmental agencies that provide service to Columbia residents.  Mr. Janku said the City considers siting very carefully in relation to public facilities.  He said one of the factors considered is public transportation, and he could not believe some of these other agencies do not consider the same thing.  He found the Social Security Office's new location to be very disturbing.  Mrs. Crockett said it is also unfair to the people using the transit system to have the routes changed mid-stream.  She said some of these people have signed leases and are dependent upon the transit system.
    Mr. Coffman said he received several calls regarding the intersection at Old 63 and Bluff Creek with concerns about the lighting not being sufficient at this intersection.  He felt the thought was that since there are major changes planned at the intersection, the situation could be addressed at that time and a street light is not necessary.  He asked if there was anything else that could be done in the meantime like curb painting or other temporary measures in the next year or two.
    Based on continuing calls from folks in the First Ward for a better map detailing the different beats assigned under community policing, Ms. Coble asked if it could be enhanced by also listing contacts for the various neighborhood associations.  She said both of the captains have been doing a good job in their newsletters, but she still receives calls requesting information on how the police beats have been broken up and assigned.  She said some of the maps that have gone out previously are fairly difficult to read because of their size.  Chief Botsford said the department is working on getting more maps out.  He pointed out that this information is also on the web site, and includes a listing of the police officers.  He did not see a problem to include the neighborhood associations.  Ms. Coble said for people like herself and others who do not have computer access in their homes, the amenity of having computer access is not as helpful as having a printed copy.  Chief Botsford said he understood.
    Mr. Janku said the Sunflower street project the Council approved this evening has been a long-awaited improvement in the area.  He said there also has been a lot of discussion about other road needs in that area.  He noted that the Master Plan depicts the southern extension to I-70 Drive Northwest.  Mr. Janku did not feel there had been a comprehensive review of the area, and because of the Sunflower improvement and other things occurring in this location, he thought CATSO should review the Master Plan to develop some idea of where future streets will need to go.  The Council could then better anticipate future connections when developers come forward with proposals.  He wondered if it should go to the staff before forwarding it to the CATSO group.  Mr. Janku said it is perceived there will be some sort of future development in the upper northwest portion of the City.
    Regarding the Police Station, Mr. Janku noted that the corner of Seventh and Walnut is what he would consider an inaccessible access point for disabled persons.  He said while the sidewalks might be closed down during some point during the renovation, it would be a good time to make the appropriate curb cut and leveling out the corner.
    Mr. Janku mentioned a property at 1025 E. Broadway that he thought had been referred previously for potential code violations.  He wondered if the applicable ordinances needed to be reviewed.
    Mr. Janku asked for a report about facilitating practice soccer fields.  He said there are not a lot of practice fields and if staff is going to discourage the use of Cosmo Park for practice, the City needed to pinpoint other sites that could be made available, including some of the neighborhood parks.
    Larry Hine, 2505 Primrose, had a copy of the Action Plan for the fire department stations and staffing from 1997 to 2001.  He said the priority showed a fire station north of I-70 in the Stadium Boulevard area.  He recently learned that this particular priority had been changed and moved somewhere else.  He asked for more consideration to be given to the original priority -- a station north of I-70 in their area.
    Mona Ajans, Moon Valley Heights Neighborhood Association, asked about the stop light on Audubon and Stadium.   Mr. Patterson explained that the basic design for the intersection is being completely reviewed by the Highway Department.  He said it meets their requirements, but did not incorporate the desires of the Council to have all of the pedestrian accommodations within it.  He noted that there is a meeting tentatively scheduled for August 18th with the developer and the Highway Department.  He said it is hoped there will be some resolution as to how to incorporate the additional sidewalks and walkways that would fulfill the Council directive for the pedestrian facilities.  Mr. Patterson reported this information will be forwarded to the Council for approval because there would likely be a significant expense to the City for these improvements.  Mr. Coffman asked if the people in the surrounding area could do anything to help at this point.  Mr. Patterson said staff would report back to the Council after the meeting with the state and the developer, and if there is a serious delay problem, staff would advise the Council as to what they felt needed to be done.
    The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
                                                                                                     Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                     Penny St. Romaine
                                                                                                     City Clerk