M I N U T E S
CITY COUNCIL MEETING - COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
OCTOBER 4, 1999
 

INTRODUCTION
    The City Council of the City of Columbia, Missouri met for a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 1999, in the Council Chamber of the City of Columbia, Missouri. The roll was taken with the following results: Council Members HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, and COFFMAN. The Acting City Manager, City Counselor, City Clerk, and various Department Heads were also present.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    The minutes of the regular meeting of September 20, 1999, were approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. Campbell and a second by Mrs. Crockett.

APPROVAL AND ADJUSTMENT OF AGENDA INCLUDING CONSENT AGENDA
    Upon her request, Mr. Campbell made the motion that Mrs. Crockett be allowed to abstain from voting on B319-99, B349-99 and R192-99. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    The agenda, as amended, including the consent Agenda, was approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. Coffman and a second by Mrs. Crockett.

SPECIAL ITEMS
1.     Columbia Channel Telly Awards
    Mayor Hindman explained that the staff from the City's cable channel had entered various features into a national competition. He noted that they received some very impressive awards (one platinum and two bronze awards). The group also competed against other government access channels from across the United States and won four awards in that category. Mayor Hindman congratulated the staff of the Columbia channel and asked those associated with it to stand and be recognized.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC COMMENTS
    None.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
B336-99     Authorizing construction of an 8-inch water main near Lange Middle School and Arcadia Subdivision.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Malon explained that this is a relatively small project involving 220 feet of eight inch water main which will interconnect and loop around the school into the subdivision just north of it for fire protection purposes. The estimated cost of the project is $3,900.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comment, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B336-99 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B347-99     Approving a revision to Lot 9 of the Forum Chapel Plaza C-P Development Plan.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Hancock explained that this would permit an additional wall sign on the L-shaped building just south of Callaway Bank. He noted that the store has no signage oriented toward Forum Boulevard. Mr. Hancock reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial for this revision.
    Mayor Hindman asked if other stores would likely have the same need as more space is rented. Mr. Hancock was not sure if others would want the same type of signage. He explained there is an existing Universal Sun sign on the property. Mr. Hancock stated there may be room for other signage oriented toward the street, but his department has not received any requests for such.
    Mr. Janku noted that it would be the businesses that do not have street frontage that would potentially be asking for wall signs.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Bob Chandler, owner of Colortile Plus, explained that he is the applicant requesting signage. He passed out pictures showing the outside of the building from Forum Boulevard. He asked the Council to consider the intent of the sign ordinance in allowing signs in a shopping center. Mr. Chandler felt the intent should be to allow a retail establishment the ability to effectively communicate the existence and location of a business within the shopping center. He commented that he has a consistent flow of customers that relate they had a very difficult time locating his business. Mr. Chandler thought he may be permitted by ordinance to put up a roof sign, but he did not believe that to be in keeping with the other signs on the building presently.
    Mr. Campbell asked if this particular shopping center had considered using a monument sign to identify all of the businesses. Mr. Chandler's understanding was that a monument sign would not be allowed. Mr. Campbell explained that the Council has approved a number of monument signs such as that in the past. Mr. Chandler indicated he did not know if that request had been made as all the other businesses at this time have wall signage. Mr. Chandler did note there was another site to the west of his that has not yet been leased. However, that business would have signage access to the Chapel Plaza Court Street which he does not.
    Mayor Hindman asked if it would be possible for Mr. Chandler to have a sign on Chapel Hill Road. Mr. Hancock explained that this tract is zoned planned commercial and, therefore, is not subject to the sign ordinance. However, it is subject to the signage provisions allowed by the Council on the approved plan and any revisions made by the Council. Mr. Hancock reported he would have to look to see what has been built on this tract and what signage provisions have already been allocated and used. He commented the applicant could come back with a request for a monument sign.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mr. Campbell said that signage in residential areas and in shopping centers such as this is a concern to the neighborhood. He was very reluctant to support wall signs, although he believes there is a need for signage. Mr. Campbell felt a monument sign would be quite appropriate in such an area.
    Mayor Hindman said he would be interested in a compromise for a monument sign. He said a directory sign for all of the businesses would be a good thing, but he thought Universal Sun would not be enthusiastic about giving up its sign. Mayor Hindman stated he would oppose a wall sign.
    Mr. Janku commented that a monument sign would allow all present and future tenants to be treated on an equal basis.
    Ms. Crayton was concerned about the business owner losing customers for lack of signage. Mayor Hindman explained that the property owner agreed to the signage requirements in the C-P plan when it was approved by the Council. He reported the owner apparently made no provisions for Mr. Chandler's business, and he is now forced to come to the Council for a variance. Mayor Hindman was not certain how Mr. Chandler has been treated by his landlord, however, he did not think the Council should allow a strip of signs along Forum in order to address the situation.
    Mr. John noted that this property is a planned commercial development, and a great deal of discussion and compromise took place between the developer and the neighboring residents. He commented this was supposed to be a neighborhood-type commercial development oriented internally and not towards Forum or Chapel Hill. Mr. John remarked that Mr. Chandler is fighting two pieces of the ordinance; one being the restrictions in general (having a sign located on a portion of the building not being leased by him), and the other related to signage on an inner oriented business. Mr. John was somewhat surprised by the sign that is currently in place.
    Mr. Campbell explained that he had been involved in several negotiations relating to this particular development, and added the neighborhood is concerned the businesses are not the quality they had hoped for. In addition, residents wonder whether a C-P zone is an effective way to allow commercial development in a residential area. Mr. Campbell indicated he can support a monument sign, but could not support this proposal because he believed the neighborhood deserves to get what they negotiated for.
    Ms. Crayton said she could support a monument sign.
    B347-99 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON. VOTING NO: HINDMAN, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. Bill defeated

B348-99     Rezoning property located at 29 E. Ash Street from R-3 to O-1.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Hancock noted that this is a straightforward request to rezone a tract at the corner of Ash and Park Streets. He said it is similar to the request the Council approved a few months ago. The staff recommended approval.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Truman Allen, 2501 W. Ash, explained that he is the prospective buyer of the property and owner of the two lots subject to the rezoning application in May. He said he would like to use this existing house as his law office while he figures out what to do with his new building being proposed. Mr. Allen noted his architect has been working on drawing plans to join the lots together. He reported the development of this lot works much better with the two lots that have been rezoned on the west in that more green space can be preserved with a joint utilization rather than using as much of the individual lot for parking that would be required without combining them. Mr. Allen noted previously there had been some discussion regarding affordable housing, which he certainly believed to be a legitimate concern. He commented the previous house was not suitable for rental, and had it been rehabilitated, it would not have been affordable. Mr. Allen said the complexion of the street is changing and there are already two vacant houses on it with a third recently razed. He pointed out the exterior integrity of one of the two houses has been preserved, but the other has not. The character of the neighborhood is changing and for some reason the residential character is not meeting the stated objective of affordable housing.
    Ms. Crayton asked about a privacy fence between the property and Miss Lucy's residence as she did not want to see her displaced. Mr. Allen said that he and Miss Lucy discussed the screening requirements and he reported that she signed a statement stating she did not want a privacy fence or screening between the properties. He said he would have to go before the Board of Adjustment for a waiver, and he told Miss Lucy he would be willing to do that at her request. Mr. Allen explained that he would provide whatever kind of fencing or screening Miss Lucy wanted, and had been told that she preferred none. He thought the current plan would not require screening or fencing along her property line. Mr. Allen did not believe it was an issue at this point in time, if this request is approved. He said her opposition was emphatic about the solid fencing required for screening, and he has every intention to honor Miss Lucy's request, as long as the City agrees to it. Ms. Crayton said she just wanted to make sure that Miss Lucy is taken care of.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mayor Hindman remarked there are questions about the fate of this particular stretch of road. At the rate it is going, he thought it would be all business before too long. In effect, this request would allow the loss of some affordable housing.
    Mr. Campbell commented that oftentimes properties are allowed to deteriorate so they can be converted to other types of usage. On this particular street, he felt that decision had been made some years ago. Mr. Campbell expressed his concern about the continued erosion.
    Mayor Hindman noted that the house that was razed had most likely been torn down so this type of issue will not arise with respect to rezoning. He said if an application for rezoning were to come in and the house was still there, the Council would have the question of whether or not the housing is affordable. Mayor Hindman stated if there is no house on the property, there is less of a question.
    Mr. John said it makes absolutely no sense to allow a perfectly good residential property to run down just so one can, ten years from now, spend thousands of dollars to tear the building out and rebuild it. He agreed that it does happen, but not because it is the best economic model out there. Mr. John did not believe people are doing it on purpose. He commented that as buildings become older, they become more and more maintenance heavy, and at some point it becomes viable to tear them down and rebuild them. Mr. John saw the question as being what is the best use at that point.
    While they all have different visions of the motivation of people, Mr. Campbell noted that most of the houses being referred to are not good rental properties. He believed they are marginal properties and could go either way.
    B348-99 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B349-99     Rezoning property located on the south side of St. Charles Road, east of Hominy Branch, from A-1 to
                   PUD-10.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Hancock explained that this is a request for PUD-10 zoning on a tract a little over five acres in size located on the south side of St. Charles Road. As part of the approval of the ordinance, a statement of intent is included which outlines some of the features of the development. Prior to any building on the site, Mr. Hancock reported a PUD plan will have to be submitted. At that time, such issues as driveways will be more specifically addressed. Mr. Hancock noted some R-1 development on the east side of the small road making up the eastern boundary of the PUD. The staff recommends approval as does the Planning and Zoning Commission.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    David Rogers, an attorney with offices at 813 Walnut, spoke on behalf of the applicants, Troy and Shirley Miller. He said after the Commission and the staff voted against their request in 1998, they went back to the drawing board and are now submitting a new plan with a certain amount of desirability. The current plan consists of less units with an increase in green space from 15% to more than 50%. Mr. Rogers indicated the applicants are overcoming the natural hurdles -- the power lines and associated power line easements and the substation. The rental units will be located in the front of the development, which will reduce sprawl. Mr. Rogers noted the Miller's are doing exactly what the 2020 Plan envisions, mixing different types of residential use. He commented that if this request is approved tonight, the Council will still have a chance to look at the PUD plan. Mr. Rogers pointed out the Fire Department is very adamant about requiring an entrance off of St. Charles Road as well as off the proposed side street. On the other hand, certain members of the Planning and Zoning Commission were equally adamant that there be no access onto St. Charles Road.
    In addition, Mr. Rogers reported the Miller's are prepared to commit the balance of their adjacent land (approximately 26 acres located outside the City -- an annexation request is forthcoming) to R-1 zoning. He stated the applicants are in the situation where they are ready to put their money where their mouth is, and they need some relief on the front land.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mr. John said this is a perfect of example of where a PUD should be as this tract is located between a substation, a busy road and a power line. He noted it is a rough piece of land.
    Mr. Janku believed from a safety standpoint, it will be located at the best point on St. Charles Road. In addition, he thought a single access was preferable as opposed to multiple points. Mr. Janku had no problem with the density of the development, and said it was commendable the applicants will be situating the dense zoning to the front of the property.
    Mayor Hindman said it is important to have good facilities for walking and biking in place, but that can be addressed when the plan is submitted.
    B349-99 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSTAINING: CROCKETT. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B350-99     Approving the Special Business District FY 2000 budget.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Malon noted that the Finance Director was available to answer any questions regarding this budget.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comment, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mr. Janku explained that the Special Business District is its own taxing entity. He said they basically pay additional taxes to operate. He commended the SBD for their promotion of the downtown area, most recently with the Twilight Festivals.
    B350-99 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

(A)         Construction of the Bear Creek Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail, Phase IV.
    Item A was read by the Clerk.
    Mayor Hindman read an opening statement regarding the purpose of the public hearing on the proposed surface transportation program enhancement project on Phase IV of the Bear Creek Trail. He noted that a verbatim transcript would be prepared and provided to the Missouri Department of Transportation in accordance with federal guidelines. The project consists of construction of a recreational trail along Bear Creek from State Route 763 to Oakland Park. Mayor Hindman stated that in addition to verbal comments this evening, written statements could also be made. Those should be sent to the Director of Public Works within the next ten days. Any written comments will also be made part of the permanent record.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Mr. Patterson described the project as extending a distance of approximately 1.4 miles from State Route 763 on the west side to Oakland Park on the east. He said the trail will tie into the eastern end of the Bear Creek Trail Phase III Project at Route 763. When completed, it will form a continuous trail from Cosmo Park to Oakland Park. The total cost of the Phase IV Project is estimated to be $482,740, with $313,781 of that amount being provided from the federal enhancement funds. The City's share is estimated to be $168,959.
    Mr. Patterson reported city forces provided the survey work for the project and the actual design of the trail was performed by Bucher, Willis & Ratliff, the consulting engineers. He said the trail will be constructed in accordance with trail standards - there will be a 10-foot wide gravel surface pathway, there will be three bridges along this phase of the trail, and the project is in accordance with the Parks and Recreation Master Plan and Open Space Study of September 1994. Mr. Patterson noted that the alignment options for this phase were studied and some of the factors that lead to the proposed design included the presence of archeological sites, the limited locations available for crossing Bear Creek, and the presence of existing street right of ways and green belt holdings.
    The Cultural Resource Assessment, which Mr. Patterson said included the archeological, architectural, and historical investigations, was performed in accordance with state and federal requirements. The results of the assessment were factored into the final alignment. He outlined a wetlands resource investigation was also performed, and it does not appear that any of those areas will be disturbed. Mr. Patterson indicated that a portion of the trail does extend along the Bear Creek Outfall Sewer Line, an area that has been previously disturbed, which will minimize the removal of large trees. He noted that the trail meanders In order to miss larger, more significant and healthy trees.
    Mr. Patterson pointed out that the trail will provide alternate transportation opportunities in north central and northeast Columbia, and will provide urban recreational alternatives for area citizens. He explained that the trail crosses nine parcels of land owned by private property owners, and all persons were notified by letter in June advising them of the upcoming project and soliciting input. Mr. Patterson remarked that comments received to date primarily relate to concerns about encroachment on private property from users of the trail. He indicated these are issues that would normally be discussed and dealt with during the right-of-way acquisition period. Mr. Patterson reported there are no businesses or persons that will be displaced by the project, and no relocations are necessary. He said all federal guidelines will be followed in conjunction with acquisition of the easements necessary for the project.
    If after hearing public comment this evening Council wishes to continue with the project, Mr. Patterson said a motion should be made directing staff to proceed.
    George Hulett, 501 W. Rockcreek, reported he owns property at the corner of Blue Ridge and Northland Drive, next to the Tiger Shrine Club. He indicated there is a 7,500 square foot building on this tract, and there are four tenants plus a branch of his company residing within the structure. Mr. Hulett explained the property is zoned M-C and the trail will run 100-25 feet to the south of the building. He reported that he is a strong supporter of the trail, but he thought it would be better if it did not go through his property. Mr. Hulett suggested that the possibility of some sort of fencing or signage be discussed in order to prevent theft, vandalism and injury.
    Mayor Hindman noted that it is very common in many areas for these trails to go through industrial districts and near businesses. So far this has not occurred in Columbia, but he knows of many examples of it throughout the country where it is working very well. Mayor Hindman stated he would be glad to discuss this further with Mr. Hulett.
    Jeff Barrow, 1007 Coats, spoke on behalf of the Greenbelt Coalition of Mid-Missouri. He explained that their mission is to protect open space and natural habitat.
    In 1993, the Coalition encouraged the City of Columbia to build a greenbelt trail that would connect Albert Oakland Park with Cosmo Park. He said this is the fourth and final step of the process, and they are pleased to be supporting this project. Mr. Barrow noted the turnover on the City Council since this project was initiated, and spoke of the fact that the City has continued with impressive foresight and fortitude to ensure its completion. Regarding landowner concerns, he indicated that research around the country has proven that the initial fears of vandalism, trespass, lawsuits and liability have shown not to be true on these types of trails. Mr. Barrow reported studies show that land actually increases in value because of the proximity to a trail.
    Mr. Barrow stated the Coalition has met with the Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments to talk about how their organization might help with developing a signage program, not only to protect the landowners, but also to increase citizen awareness. He commented they appreciate the work of the Council on this project and asked that they see it through to completion.
    David Jones, past-president of the Tiger Shrine Club, spoke on behalf of Joseph Franke, owner of the land on which the Club sits. He said they are not against the trail, but wanted some type of assurance that the club house parking lot would be available to members when they have functions there.
    Mayor Hindman thought that could also be discussed at the time of trail right-of-way acquisition. He noted that there will be trail parking lots established at critical entry points. Mayor Hindman stated the Club could also put up signage indicating their parking lot was a private lot.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mr. Janku said this is the culmination of a really long and, at times, difficult period. He indicated a lot of thanks goes to the past and present Council. He also thanked Mr. Beck, who has always been a strong supporter.
    Mr. Campbell noted that Mr. Janku has taken the leadership role in this project and deserves a major amount of credit for moving it along. He observed that Mr. Janku pushed for it at every possible moment to make sure the funding was made available as quickly as possible.
    Mayor Hindman remarked that he is excited about the completion of the trail and that it will be an excellent feature for the north side of Columbia. He noted the MKT trail has provided that for the south side of Columbia, and people from all over Columbia come to use it.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that the staff be directed to proceed with the project. The motion was seconded by Mayor Hindman and approved unanimously by voice vote.

(B)     Voluntary annexation of property located on the south side of Vawter School Road, between Scott Boulevard
          and Old Mill Creek Road.
    Item B was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Hancock noted that this 10 acre tract is just east of the McClatchey property which was annexed and zoned not long ago. He reported after the public hearing this evening, the second reading of the ordinance will be acted upon at the next meeting.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comment, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.

(C)     Voluntary annexation of property located on the west side of Bearfield Road, approximately 500 feet south
          of Nifong Boulevard.
    Item C was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Hancock displayed an overhead showing the approximate 35 acre tract. He indicated as in the previous case, final action will take place at the next meeting.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comment, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.

(D)     Construction of sanitary sewer improvements to the Cow Branch Pump Station and Force Main, Cow Branch
          Outfall Sewer, and CB-4 and CB-5 Trunk Sewers.
    Item D was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Patterson explained that this is one of the major ballot approved sewer projects. He reported the project will consist of a pump station and an access road, as well as a Cow Branch Trunk Line and an outfall sewer which will consist of about 11,000 lineal feet of eight to twenty-four inch diameter sanitary sewer line. Also included as part of the project is the construction of the CB-4 (650 feet of ten inch diameter line) and CB-5 (3,300 feet of twelve to fifteen inch sewer line) interceptor sewers. The significant feature of this project is that it will essentially open up a large area of previously unsewered land in northern Columbia. Mr. Patterson remarked this project will eliminate the Crescent Meadows lagoon area and the potential elimination of the Boone County Regional Sewer District lagoon site in the Prathersville area. The estimated total cost of the project is $2,240,000 and will be financed through the use of the State Revolving Loan Fund Program.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comment, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mayor Hindman made the motion that the staff be directed to proceed. The motion was seconded by Mr. John and approved unanimously by voice vote.

OLD BUSINESS
B319-99     Voluntary annexation of land located east of Sinclair Street and south of Heritage Meadows
                   Subdivision.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Comments were called for with none received.
    Mr. Campbell made the motion that B319-99 be amended per the amendment sheet. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved by voice vote.
    B319-99, as amended, was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSTAINING: CROCKETT. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B341-99     Authorizing the acquisition of trail easements necessary to construct the Bear Creek Trail Phase IV
                   project.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Malon explained that this bill is the companion to the public hearing just held on the Bear Creek Trail. He said it would provide authorization for the staff to proceed with the acquisition of easements necessary for the project.
    Comments were called for with none received.
    B341-99 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B342-99     Calling for bids for the construction of sidewalks along the east side of Providence Road from Business
                   Loop 70 to Texas Avenue.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Patterson explained that an amendment sheet had been prepared relating to the bid call date. When the original ordinance was prepared, staff believed that only local funding would be used to construct the sidewalk. But since that time, they have learned about the potential for receiving MODOT enhancement funds. Mr. Patterson recommended that the ordinance be amended to allow an open bid date to allow for use of the MODOT funds.
    Mr. Janku asked if staff was confident the City would receive the MODOT funds. Mr. Patterson said they felt pretty comfortable about that happening.
    Mr. Janku made the motion to amend B342-99 per the amendment sheet. The motion was seconded by Mayor Hindman and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    B342-99, as amended, was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

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

B337-99     Accepting easements for utility purposes.
B338-99     Confirming the contract of C. L. Richardson Construction Co., Inc. for the construction of a water main
                   from Route B to Roger Wilson Drive.
B339-99     Authorizing the acquisition of water line easements along the COLT Railroad on Route B.
B340-99     Approving the engineer's final report for the Sixth and Cherry parking structure.
B343-99     Vacating a utility easement located within Atkins Subdivision.
B344-99     Vacating a sanitary sewer easement located on Lot 5 of Chalet Subdivision.
B345-99     Approving the final plat of Quail Creek, Plat No. 1; authorizing a performance contract.
B346-99     Approving the final plat of Stoneridge Estates, Plat 3A; authorizing a performance contract.
R188-99     Setting a public hearing: Consolidated Plan and FY 2000 Action Plan.
R189-99     Renewing an agreement with the Missouri Department of Health for the child care nurse consultant
                   program.
R190-99     Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the Missouri Department of Health to offer HIV
                   testing.

    The bills were given third reading and the resolutions were read with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bills declared enacted and resolutions declared adopted, reading as follows:
 
NEW BUSINESS
R191-99     Approving the preliminary plat of Springcreek, Phase 1.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Hancock explained that this portion of land was annexed several months ago and is known as the Baurichter tract. The property is located at Vawter School Road and Scott Boulevard. He reported the plat will contain a combination of single family residential and commercial development.
    The vote on R191-99 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 
R192-99     Approving the preliminary plat of Heritage Meadows, Plat No. 3.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Hancock noted that this is a continuation of what is known as the Heritage Meadows Subdivision located in the southwest portion of town. Both the staff and Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.
    The vote on R192-99 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSTAINING: CROCKETT. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 
R193-99     Authorizing an agreement with Burns & McDonnell consulting Engineers for services related to the
                   Wetlands Treatment Unit and the Perche Creek streambank.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Patterson offered to answer any questions regarding the agreement.
    The vote on R193-99 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 
    The following bills were introduced by the Mayor, unless otherwise indicated, and all were given first reading:

B351-99     Rezoning property located on the northwest corner of West Broadway and Pershing Road from R-2
                   PUD to O-P and approving the "Lake Broadway" O-P Development Plan.
B352-99     Approving the final plat of Lake Broadway, Plat No. 2; authorizing a performance contract.
B353-99     Approving the final plat of Green Meadows East, Plat 1; authorizing a performance contract.
B354-99     Approving the final plat of Angelo's Subdivision; authorizing a performance contract.
B355-99     Voluntary annexation of property located on the south side of Vawter School Road, between Scott
                   Boulevard and Old Mill Creek Road.
B356-99     Voluntary annexation of property located on the west side of Bearfield Road, approximately 500 feet
                   south of Nifong Boulevard.
B357-99     Establishing Historic Preservation Overlay Zoning District and "Landmark" designation on property
                   located at 823 and 825 East Broadway.
B358-99     Amending Chapter 14 of the Code to establish all-way stop signs at the intersection of Forum
                   Boulevard and Southampton Drive.
B359-99     Authorizing the acquisition of easements necessary to construct the Cow Branch pump station and force
                   main, Cow Branch outfall sewer and CB-4 and CB-5 trunk sewers.
B360-99     Calling for bids on the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Nifong Boulevard and Forum
                   Boulevard.
B361-99     Accepting various easements for sewer and street purposes.
B362-99     Approving the engineer's final report for the Current Road and Scott Boulevard safety project.
B363-99     Confirming the contract of Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc. for the North Parklawn Court drainage
                   improvement project.
B364-99     Confirming the contract of Sterling Excavation and Erection, Inc. for construction of the B-16 Outfall
                   Relief Sewer, B-17 Interceptor Sewer and the Bear Creek Outfall Sewer.
B365-99     Accepting easements for utility purposes.
B366-99     Authorizing a right of use permit and agreement with First National Bank and Trust Company.
 
REPORTS AND PETITIONS
A)     Benton-Stephens Urban Conservation Overlay District.
    It was decided that a work session would be needed to discuss this significant report. Mrs. Crockett asked that they get started on it as soon as possible. It was agreed that it be given a high priority on the work session schedule.
 
B)     Intra-Departmental Transfer of Funds.
    Report accepted.
 
C)     Residential Parking Permit Programs.
    It was decided that this issue would also be added to the work session schedule.

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
    None.
 
COMMENTS OF THE COUNCIL, STAFF, AND PUBLIC
    Ms. Crayton spoke about an upcoming project that she is sponsoring to help the elderly with yard work, weatherization of windows and doors, etc. The event will take place on October 23rd and she asked for support from the community to help with the various planned activities. In addition, she requested that trash bags be made available. Ms. Crayton indicated she is very serious about cleaning up her ward, but noted that some seniors have difficulty with any type of home maintenance.
    Mr. Janku thanked the staff for the report on storm shelters and trailer parks.
    Mr. Janku commented that he had received a call regarding Westfall Drive. The caller is employed by an existing business at this location and the concern is that there will be a lot of on-street parking which could restrict access to delivery vehicles, particularly the tractor trailer trucks. Mr. Janku stated residents hope that parking can be at least limited to one side of the street. He asked staff to report back as to options.
    Mr. Campbell spoke about the need for calming devices on Chapel Hill Road (near Grant Lane) and Mills Drive where speeding is occurring. He noted one such device has been placed in his ward and it seems to be working quite well. Mr. Campbell asked staff to prepare feasibility reports on these two locations.
    Regarding the possible use of residential parking tags, Mr. Coffman indicated the East Campus Neighborhood Association has a parking committee and they have outlined an upcoming proposal. He distributed copies to the Council.
    Mr. Coffman reported the Cable Committee has been discussing lots of new technologies. He said they would be making a request soon as to where they would like to be going in the future. One thing that came out of their discussions related to the City's Web Page and what the City is doing as far as services that are currently being provided. Mr. Coffman suggested that the Web Page Committee be invited to let the Council know what they are working on, and also invite them to share ideas about what the City can do to provide better services.
    Mayor Hindman explained that John Ott asked to make a presentation to the Council at their next work session about the Trailhead Committee's plans in connection with the use of the property lying between the Chamber of Commerce and the Islamic Center.
    William Easley, 705 Cook, voiced his disapproval of the Council's decision regarding the storage of unlicensed motor vehicles.
    The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Penny St. Romaine
                                                                                                City Clerk