M I N U T E S
CITY COUNCIL MEETING - COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
OCTOBER 16, 2000
 

INTRODUCTION
    The City Council of the City of Columbia, Missouri met for a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, October 16, 2000, in the Council Chamber of the City of Columbia, Missouri. The roll was taken with the following results: Council Members CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU and CROCKETT were present. Ms. Crayton left the meeting at 11:40 p.m. The City Manager, City Counselor, City Clerk, and various Department Heads were also present.
 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    The minutes of the regular meeting of October 2, 2000, were approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. Campbell and a second by Mr. Janku.
 

APPROVAL AND ADJUSTMENT OF AGENDA INCLUDING CONSENT AGENDA
    Upon his request, Mr. John was allowed to abstain from voting on appointments to the Internet Citizen's Advisory Group on a motion made by Mr. Coffman and a second by Mr. Campbell.
    Upon her request, Mrs. Crockett was allowed to abstain from voting on B333-00 on a motion made by Mr. Campbell and a second by Mr. Coffman.
    The agenda, including the Consent Agenda, was approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mrs. Crockett and a second by Mr. Campbell.
 

SPECIAL ITEMS
    None.
 

SCHEDULED PUBLIC COMMENTS
    None.
 

PUBLIC HEARINGS
B355-00     Approving an amendment to the Columbia Mall C-P Development Plan to allow for conversion of
                   the Mall-4 Theaters to a Barnes and Noble Book Store.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck pointed out that recommendation for approval was given by the Planning and Zoning Commission subject to several conditions.
    Mr. Dudark explained that one of the conditions placed on the rezoning was that the storm water detention facilities receive proper maintenance. He said that has been completed and the Public Works Department has reviewed it and was satisfied. The second condition was that a sign plan be submitted. Mr. Dudark noted that the plan was submitted last Friday by an architect for the General Growth Companies. The final condition was that there be water line easements given to the Water and Light Department as well as water line deeds of dedication. Mr. Dudark stated that General Growth Companies has completed all they can within their control. He indicated that a representative for the Mall has forwarded documents to Dillard's, Penney's and Sears that require their signatures as well.
    Mr. Campbell noted that the Mall was constructed before the current storm water ordinances were in place. He asked how the structures would vary if they were to be built today. Mr. Patterson explained that the current detention facility was built along the south side of the Mall as a requirement of the C-P plan. He remarked that the storm water ordinances today would probably be more stringent with regard to the control of the runoff of the site, but at the time the storm water facilities were originally constructed, they were in excess of any local requirements. Mr. Patterson stated that the existing facilities will capture the peak flows when properly maintained and, in general, will reduce the runoff from the south side to probably close to the prior conditions. On the north side, the runoff flows into underground drains that connect to the detention facility.
    Mayor Hindman noted that the Council had been receiving communications on this issue regarding competition because of the involvement with the Barnes and Noble Company. He indicated the Council's responsibility and concerns in this case can only be based on the C-P plan itself.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Lisa Callahan, spoke on behalf of General Growth, owners of the Columbia Mall. She explained their request to expand the present 130,000 square foot building by about 9,000 square feet. She displayed drawings of the plan which depicted an extension just outside the Food Court. In addition to adding square footage, she said the ring road will be moved which will eliminate 23 parking spaces; however, the Mall will still have an excess of 324 spaces over current ordinance requirements. Ms. Callahan reported they have satisfied the three conditions requested by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
    Mr. Campbell noted that a lease has not been signed with a specific retailer, this amendment to the plan is just an expansion to the Mall. Ms. Callahan said that was correct, it could be any one of a number of retailers who might acquire the spot. She said currently the front runner happens to be Barnes and Noble, but there is no signed lease as of yet.
    Mark Hiam, 1402 Richardson, spoke in opposition to the plan. He was concerned about large businesses monopolizing the market place.
    Mandy Michael, spoke on behalf of the Central Missouri Green Party. She echoed the previous speaker's sentiments.
    Alan Young, General Manager of the Columbia Mall, explained why he thought the change was important. He pointed out that the Mall is part of the mid-Missouri business area, and as such, they have to compete with larger cities to provide consumers with what they want.
    Shane Fox, 2341 W. Bottner Road, spoke in favor of the amendment to the plan.
    Neil Smith, 3315 Appalachian, remarked that he was appalled that this town continually considers banning commerce to people who have a right to do their business in this town. He was supportive of the proposal.
    Ken Trosky, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University, explained that he is an active participant in the marketplace of ideas. He also supported the plan.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mr. Campbell believed this addition was being made to meet the market and that the Council should move ahead with it.
    B335-00 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B337-00     Rezoning property located on the east side of Providence Outer Roadway, along the proposed
                   eastward extension of Green Meadows Road from R-1, R-2, R-3 and C-1 to C-P and O-P.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck noted that approval was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission subject to conditions including a 25 foot buffer strip on the northern and eastern edges of the property.
    David Rogers, an attorney with offices at 813 E. Walnut, spoke on behalf of the applicants, Steve and Sherry Wendling. He noted that this tract of land lies adjacent to the proposed new Green Meadows Road. He pointed to the recently constructed daycare facility and dance studio on the southwest corner of the property.
    Mr. Rogers reported the overall plan for the tract is to divide it into three types of commercial areas. He stated the applicants propose to rezone the front section of the property to C-P with limited C-3 uses. Along the northern edge of the property the proposal is to have about four acres of planned office limited to O-1 uses. Mr. Rogers noted that substantial negotiations had taken place with the neighbors and the Homeowners Association to the north of the property in which the applicants have agreed to a 25 foot no-cut zone along this edge of the property. The final rezoning involves the back part of the property and the request is for C-P zoning with C-1 uses. Mr. Rogers pointed out there will also be a 25 foot buffer zone along this border; however, it is slightly different in that the applicants have agreed with the City that it would be a no-cut zone, but not necessarily with the property owner. He said the reason is that they might, depending upon the engineering and the construction of Green Meadows Road, be left with a situation where some fill work will be necessary. Mr. Rogers indicated as part of the C-P plan, the applicants might request an amendment to allow for green space and landscaping in this area and preferred not to be limited to a no-cut zone. He reported the Wendling's have the solid support of the landowners to the east and the Church to the south.
    Mr. Campbell noted oftentimes when there is residential development adjacent to commercial areas, the screening that is utilized is sometimes less than pleasant. Mr. Rogers responded as the proposal is for a planned zone, the applicants would have to submit a plan to the Council that would address those kinds of concerns.
    Tommy Tomlin, 514 Huntridge Drive, President of The Meadows Homeowners Association, thanked Mr. Wendling for working with their group on the development. He stated the 25 foot no-cut zone and the 200 foot planned office area will be a good buffer for the homeowners. With the extension of Green Meadows, Mr. Tomlin remarked that residents know there will be some commercialization of the property. The neighborhood is confident this proposal would provide adequate protection against the commercialization.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B337-00 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B341-00     Authorizing construction of improvements to Lake of the Woods Pool.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Hood explained that funding for this major project was included in the City's FY 2001 budget. The primary focus will be to repair and replace the water circulation system at the pool. He noted they would also be replacing the main pool drain. When it became obvious this project involved significant renovation of the pool, Mr. Hood reported that staff surveyed pool users asking what additional improvements they might be interested in seeing. One request was an expanded area within the fenced section of the pool to allow more room for sunbathing or parties. As a result of this request, the project will also involve removing the fence along the northern edge of the pool and expanding it to catch a significant area of grass. The pool users were also asked about retaining the one meter low diving board or whether they would prefer to have a water slide added to the pool. The users indicated a preference for the water slide. By adding a water slide, Mr. Hood indicated the main pool drain will have to be replaced to allow a decrease in the depth of water in this location to about 4 1/2 feet, which is the appropriate depth for a slide. At the same time, he pointed out this aspect of the project will create more usable swimming space. Mr. Hood reported the goal is to begin improvements this fall and have the work completed by the beginning of the 2001 swimming season. The estimated cost of the improvements is $100,000.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Troy Barton, 1201 Lakeview, questioned why this facility cannot sustain itself financially. Mr. Janku replied the level of fees charged for children does not generate enough revenue. He said there are private pools in the community which are much more expensive that are self-sustaining. Mr. Janku remarked that City pools are designed to be open to a broad segment of the community. He noted that this particular improvement was included in the last ballot issue.
    Andrea Gerke, 5508 Arrowwood, asked about the location of the pool. Mr. Hood described the pool's location on St. Charles Road as being within the golf course property.
    Alyce Turner, 2194 E. Bearfield, spoke in support of updating the facility. She reported that Oakland Pool is very crowded and it would be helpful to have another updated swimming facility.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B341-00 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

R203-00     Approving the FY 2001 CDBG Action Plan and the FY 2001 HOME Action Plan.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    In order to receive HUD funding, Mr. Beck explained that there are two plans that need to be approved each year -- the CDBG Action Plan and the HOME Action Plan. He stated the list of projects contained within the plans were discussed at the time of the annual budgeting process. Following the hearing this evening, Mr. Beck noted there would be a 30-day comment period. Any information received in writing will be forwarded, along with the hearing information tonight, to HUD.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Bonnie Meyers, 112 Crestmere, a member of the Habitat for Humanity Board as well as the Chairperson of the Site Development Committee, thanked the City for support given over the last years in allocating CDBG funds for their homes. In the last 12 years, she said they have built almost 40 homes. Ms. Meyers reported that last year Habitat committed to a goal of building 10 homes per year. In order to accomplish this goal, she said they decided subdivision development was the way to go. Ms. Meyers said for the last year they have been working on their next subdivision development with three property owners. For that reason, Habitat is requesting $100,000 in CDBG funds for site acquisition, as well as $250,000 in HOME funds for infrastructure development.
    In light of the vast number of organizations that have requested funds this year, and the fact that Habitat has not yet acquired the land or have the site in their control, Ms. Meyers asked that the Council consider putting the available CDBG funds set aside for Habitat, and those unprogrammed funds from the HOME category, in a reserve fund to be held until they can come back to the Council with a more specific and well-defined project. In the interim, she said they would be looking at other viable sites for subdivision development and would hope that the Council would also consider the CDBG funds for sites they have currently committed to purchase. She noted they are in the process of purchasing three inner city lots. Ms. Meyers indicated Habitat could use the CDBG funds for site acquisition of those lots.
    Mr. Janku explained that the 2001 list did not include funding for Habitat. He pointed out that the FY 2000 reallocation process has identified $50,000 for Habitat. Ms. Meyers acknowledged this was the $50,000 she was referring to. Mr. Janku said the 2000 monies will be available sooner, but cautioned Ms. Meyers about expecting to get reimbursed out of CDBG funds. Ms. Meyers indicated Habitat is somewhat confused about the overall timing and when they can actually use the money and when it is available.
    Mr. Beck noted that the FY 2001 funding will not be made available for some period of time. The reallocation, which is outlined in the following bill, would be available fairly soon.
    Mr. Campbell remarked that many Council members are concerned about the condition of older homes. He asked whether Habitat would be interested in rehabilitation work. Ms. Meyers commented that Habitat has discussed this option several times, but because they have committed to building ten homes per year, they have not seriously entertained the thought of doing rehabilitation work. Ms. Meyers stated if Habitat decides to go this route, she believed they would want it to be a Habitat home where they could move a Habitat family in. Mr. Campbell was supportive of this idea.
    Ms. Crayton commented on the rehabilitation programs that are occurring in Kansas City and St. Louis. She reported the agencies that sponsor these programs not only use their funds to fix-up the homes, but they also use neighborhood youth to do the work. Ms. Meyers thought that was a good idea and said she would follow-up with their Kansas City affiliates.
    Waldo Palmer, 414 Alexander, pointed out that he has helped build 30 Habitat homes. He said the problem of rehabilitating the older houses is that most of them are not worth fixing. Mr. Palmer stated that the program is a wonderful one with lots of good volunteers, but they should not be asked to do that kind of work.
    Joan Smith, Director of Community Development and Education with Consumer Credit Counseling Services, explained that this is a not-for-profit, private organization. She said she recently received a letter from the City's Planning Department saying they had some 1997 CDBG funds remaining in a program they currently sponsor involving home counseling services. Ms. Smith summarized the purpose of the agency's programs are to educate people on how to budget for buying a home. She said most of the clients they serve are of low to moderate income. Ms. Smith requested that the remaining funds be eligible for use at this time.
    Mr. Campbell asked Ms. Smith if a prospective client came to her with a bad credit history, whether her agency could work to renovate that. Ms. Smith indicated they cannot provide miracles, but they do go through the proper networks. She said they have certified counselors to work with clients to show them how to improve their credit rating.
    Reverend William Young, President of Columbia Enterlight Ministries, asked if his agency would be eligible for any of the funds being discussed tonight. Mr. Beck explained that the next bill authorizes the reallocation of unused funds from various programs. Reverend Young explained that Enterlight Ministries is preparing to begin their developmental phase which will involve building homes for their clients. He said they are working with the MHDC and Firstar on the program. Reverend Young reported Enterlight Ministries has also just received a Fair Housing Education Outreach Grant from HUD. He asked the Council to look closely at funds he may be able to use.
    Mr. Janku asked if City CDBG funds can be used for matching funds for another federal grant. Reverend Young was under the impression that the CDBG guidelines would allow that.
    Troy Barton, 1201 Lakeview, thought the reallocation of some of the funds could be used for drug and alcohol abuse treatment. He believed there are many different grants of these kind available that nobody is applying for. Mr. Barton thought more specialized law enforcement is needed.
    Mr. Janku asked if the agency that sponsors programs on consumer credit counseling would be eligible to access HOME funds. Mr. Dudark replied that he was not sure, but he did know there are HOME monies used for housing and a wide variety of things. Whether that involves credit counseling, he was uncertain. Mr. Dudark remarked that he is sure the agency would be eligible for CDBG funds. Mr. Janku asked if the same applies to Enterlight Ministries. He noted it would be relatively easy to reallocate the unused HOME funds to meet the two requests. Mr. Dudark stated he would look into this.
    Ms. Crayton asked what kinds of things CDBG funds can be used for that would benefit her ward. Mr. Dudark replied the federal government provides block grant funding which is fairly broad and gives flexibility to the City in directing dollars to needs. He said the funding is targeted for housing and community development. He noted the monies can also be used for economic development purposes if there are jobs created or retained. This last summer, Mr. Dudark reported the Community Development Commission held public hearings and at that time a business could have come forward with a plan to add jobs or redevelop a business area. He said that would have been the time for a project to be submitted and considered along with the other requests. Mr. Dudark commented these requests for funding can be submitted at any time, but it would still have to be determined that funds are available when it comes forward.
    Since the City has $25,000 in the owner occupied rehabilitation program and $180,000 for home funds, Mr. Janku thought the HOME allocation could be increased to $205,000 and some CDBG funds could be set aside for Ms. Smith's and Reverend Young's agencies. He said the net result would be that the two agencies would get some funds and then the unprogrammed portion of the HOME funds would be reduced to $47,000.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that the Council set aside $5,000 for the Consumer Debt Counseling Program and $20,000 for the Enterlight Ministries from the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program.
    Mr. Janku said that would reduce the unprogrammed line item by $25,000.
    The motion made by Mr. Janku was seconded by Mr. Coffman.
    Mr. Coffman asked about the unprogrammed funds and what opportunities the Council has to address the expenditure of these monies. Mr. Dudark replied that unprogrammed funding allows the Council some flexibility to look at needs as programs evolve during the course of the year. He gave the Habitat project as an example that might be ready to apply for funding in a few months from now.
    Mr. Campbell indicated that would not address Ms. Crayton's concerns. Mr. Janku did not think the City could use HOME funds to address economic job issues, but it could possibly be accomplished with CDBG funds. Mr. Campbell agreed.
    Mr. Beck asked about matches. Mr. Dudark explained that there would need to be a dollar of local funds for every four dollars of HOME funds. He stated that CDBG funds do not require a match. Mr. Beck noted that the Council should keep that requirement in mind. He asked where the local match was coming from for the HOME program. Mr. Dudark said it was coming either from the recipient or the City. Mr. Beck said in the past when the City has allocated money for major projects, the developer has put up the local match. Mr. Janku asked about program funds. Mr. Dudark said the rental rehabilitation program can be used as local match for the housing rehabilitation program.
    Mr. Campbell said they are talking about a plan now, not a specific project. When the specific project is presented to the Council, that is when the match would be required. He suggested addressing that issue when the specific projects come back.
    The motion to amend R203-00, made by Mr. Janku, seconded by Mr. Coffman, was approved unanimously by voice vote.
    The vote on R203-00, as amended, was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

R204-00     Approving a Supplemental Amendment to the FY 2000 CDBG Action Plan.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained the intent of this amendment is to reprogram funds that have not been spent in a timely manner. He noted in some cases, this involved monies left over from projects that were no longer needed. The total amount to be reallocated is approximately $204,000. Mr. Beck listed the suggested uses for the reallocated money. He noted that funds had been taken out of the health facility account because the facility was not being constructed on a timely basis. In order to spend down the money in a timely manner, Mr. Beck explained that some of those funds were used for the Armory renovation project. The proposed amendment suggests putting some of those funds back into the health facility account. Mr. Beck noted a substantial amount of those funds will probably be need to be put back next year.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Linda Rootes, 807 N. Eighth, President of the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association, reported that the Community Development Commission had asked the NCCNA their intentions regarding the marker projects. She noted the Commission was informed that the neighborhood planned to follow through with the project, so it was decided to leave the funding in place for one more year. For that reason, Ms. Rootes remarked she was very surprised to get a letter two weeks ago from the Planning Director asking if NCCNA planned to use the money or whether it should be reallocated. She remarked that the NCCNA Board met last Monday and they were very concerned that CDBG monies have already been spent to develop plans and specifications for the project, and then additional funds were reapplied for to implement the project, and if those funds are reallocated the neighborhood will have wasted the money that went into the planning. The Board voted unanimously to pursue the project and to form a new committee. Ms. Rootes said she had written a letter to Mr. Dudark the next day explaining that the Board intended to follow through on the project and that they would like to have one more year to work on it.
    Mr. Campbell remembered the first plan as being impractical in the sense of maintenance. He asked if that was the plan being referred to. Ms. Rootes said it was the same plan and added that it had been designed by architects to engineering specifications. She believed the project was practical, but noted the neighborhood did not actually have a contract to have the markers built and perhaps the plan needed to be altered. Ms. Rootes explained that once they have the locations tied down, they would need to get a building permit. If Public Works will not issue a building permit, she said they could not build the planters. Ms. Rootes asked that NCCNA be given one more year to pursue the project.
    John Clark, 403 N. Ninth, Vice-President of the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association, thanked the Council for considering their request for incentive matching funds for their renovation project to the Field building. He noted a reduction in their original request of $35,143 to $18,175, which was the amount recommended by the Commission. He noted a question of economic feasibility in the report which he did not understand.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Regarding the marker project, Mr. Janku remarked that he too is concerned about the practicality and durability. He thought the idea of some kind of neighborhood markers and benches would be beneficial. Mr. Janku did not think the artistic planter and the bench could be separated in this case, but he was hopeful that in the future a plan could be brought forward that would be similar to what other areas in the City have developed recently. He said if benches were part of it, that would be great.
    Mr. Campbell agreed with Mr. Janku and suspected there was a reason why most neighborhood markers are monument signs. He supported the use of neighborhood markers, but he believed they should be durable and remain attractive for a number of years.
    Mrs. Crockett remarked that she was well-aware of how much water it would take to maintain the foliage in these planters. She said the size of the planters being talked about would need watering three to four times a day -- with a stepladder or by some other means. She supported the idea of the benches, but saw no need for the flower pots on a pole.
    Mayor Hindman asked if the preference is to reallocate the funds to be used for benches. Mr. Coffman responded that he liked the idea of markers and benches, and he would hate to see the project held up because of flower pots. Mayor Hindman suggested leaving some unallocated funds and then the neighborhood could come back during the year with another proposal. Mr. Beck indicated there were questions about the project being implemented in a timely manner, which is a problem for spend down. He commented if the project is to be changed to neighborhood markings, he would like to see a new plan and application submitted. He noted funding for this project was approved two years ago.
    Mr. Janku asked if there would be another reprogramming in the spring. Mr. Dudark thought that was correct because once the 2001 funds are known, the staff would come back with the specific amount of those funds and try to redirect the park funding. Mr. Janku thought there might be an opportunity at that time to address this situation.
    The vote on R204-00 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

(A)     Construction of Fire Station No. 8.
    Item A was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this project had been included in the 1999 ballot issue. The location of the station is in southeast Columbia in accordance with a master plan that was coordinated with the Boone County Fire District. The estimated cost of the project is $1.244 million. Mr. Beck noted the budget included some fire personnel.
    Erik Miller, Architect and Project Manager with Peckham and Wright Architects, gave a brief background and description of the project. He noted they are currently in the middle of the design development phase and hope to have the construction documents completed so the project can be bid by mid to end November. He pointed out that a single story structure was chosen so as not to dominate the skyline and retain a somewhat low profile in order to blend with the neighborhood. Mr. Miller reported on the flexibility of the design so that it can be applied to other sites as well. In addition, he noted that they have spent a great deal of time reviewing traffic issues and how to best handle it. They propose some type of traffic signaling device be placed on Nifong Boulevard so drivers will be alerted as to when a truck is about to exit out onto the street. Mr. Miller explained the layout is designed so that trucks can only utilize the two aprons on either side of the apparatus bay either to the north or to the south.
    Toby Gilk, Project Architect, explained the floor plan of the station and the materials that had been selected for the building.
    Mr. Miller believed everything being shown is well within the budget and that they were hopeful of having the station completed by October of 2001.
    Mr. John asked about the materials being used for the roof. His preference was for something that would be subdued and complimentary to the neighborhood -- not something shiny. Mr. Miller explained that they are currently in the process of selecting materials. He said the roof they are looking at tends to "gray out" over time. Along with that, he said it tends to blend in a little better with some of the surrounding materials. Mr. Miller agreed that they would not want to use something shiny or bright that would attract attention.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mayor Hindman made the motion that staff be directed to proceed. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Crockett and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

(B)     Traffic signal additions at the intersection of State Route 763 and Smiley Lane.
    Item B was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this addition would open the west leg of the intersection. The estimated project cost is $46,000 which will be shared between the developer and the City.
    Mr. Janku commented about the lack of a sidewalk network to the east on the north side of Smiley Lane. He believed that is why there is no pedestrian crossing shown at this location. If sidewalks were to be constructed at a later date, Mr. Janku asked how difficult it would be to rewire the signals. Mr. Patterson pointed out that Route 763 is on the State Master Plan for improvements. He indicated the islands are currently adequate to accommodate a crossing if a sidewalk network to the north is ever established.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that the staff be directed to proceed. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Crockett and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

(C)     Improvements to the intersection of St. Charles Road and Keene Street.
    Item C was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that the work will include repaving Keene street to eliminate a hump in the pavement, as well as the installation of a storm sewer drainage facility. The estimated cost of the project is $60,000.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mrs. Crockett made the motion that the staff be directed to proceed. The motion was seconded by Mr. Campbell and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

OLD BUSINESS
PR134-00     Establishing a policy and standards for pedestrian crossings.
    The policy resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Susan Roberts, 601 Westwood, Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission member, said the Commission has suggested reducing the vehicle number count from 8,000 to 4,000. She stated crosswalks are necessary if Columbia is to have a more walkable community. The crosswalks not only make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists, but also for motorists because City Code indicates that vehicles must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Ms. Roberts felt the argument regarding city versus state streets was not valid because it is her understanding that city policy overrides state policy. She commented if that is not true, Columbia is still our city and in order for it to be more walkable the crosswalks need to be marked.
    Mr. Campbell asked how many more streets would be affected if the count is changed from 8,000 to 4,000. Mr. Patterson said that would add about 52 additional street segments. He gave examples of Fairview, North Garth Street, St. Charles Street, Bethel Road, Smiley Lane, and West Stewart Road. Mr. Patterson remarked that a count over 10,000 would affect 96 street segments, with approximately 50 being on state routes and 46 under city jurisdiction.
    Mayor Hindman commented that he has been very impressed by the work the Commission has done on this issue. He agreed with the comments made by Ms. Roberts regarding the walkable community aspect.
    Mayor Hindman made the motion that PR134-00 be amended to change the traffic count from 8,000 to 4,000. The motion was seconded by Mr. Coffman.
    Mr. John thought the idea was to develop multiple levels of marking; those that are considered standard crosswalks and those that need extra emphasis. He said under the current proposal, now everything will need extra emphasis. Mr. John again reiterated that if everything on a page is highlighted, nothing stands out. He thought that was what would happen by doubling the segments of streets affected by this policy. Mr. John commented it also meant that the cost for marking the streets would be doubled.
    Mrs. Crockett agreed that marked crosswalks should be placed in front of schools. She believed, however, that increasing the amount of streets to be marked based on vehicle counts will cause traffic problems.
    The motion to amend PR134-00, made by Mayor Hindman, seconded by Mr. Coffman, was approved by voice vote.
    The vote on PR134-00, as amended, was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Policy Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

B331-00     Accepting a Law Enforcement Traffic Services Grant; appropriating funds.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Chief Boehm explained that this federal grant is coordinated through the state and it will be used for traffic enforcement. He noted that this is the fifth year the department has received some sort of grant funding through the state for traffic enforcement. He explained that this year's effort will be related to DWI enforcement in the area of saturation events. Chief Boehm noted that this will be overtime money for which the officers sign up to work DWI projects (approximately one event per month, total of four hours per event). The only match required by the City is the fringe benefits related to the overtime that will be paid out.
    Mr. Janku commented that the Police Department has done a good job over the years seeking out and receiving federal grants.
    B331-00 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B333-00     Approving the final plat of Vanderveen Crossing, Plat No. 6; authorizing a performance contract.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck noted that a question had been raised about a pedestrian connection between the residential area and a C-3 lot. This plat is a 40 acre tract with 96 residential lots and a 2-3 acre C-3 zoned lot. The location of the proposed connection was pointed out on the overhead.
    Mr. Dudark explained the corner lot to be the C-3 commercial lot. The suggestion had been made that there be a pedestrian easement so residents could access the commercial area internally without having to go out to the major street system. He remarked the applicant is not interested in providing the connection and the City has no authority to require it. Mr. Dudark questioned whether or not the City should establish some sort of policy should this situation arise again.
    Mr. Janku explained that the Council received a report regarding such; however, no action was taken to establish some sort of requirement. Mayor Hindman noted his enthusiasm for requiring such connections.
    B333-00 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSTAINING: CROCKETT. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B338-00     Authorizing an STP-Urban program agreement with the Missouri Highway & Transportation
                   Commission for the Green Meadows Road construction Project.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this would provide for an agreement to use some federal money for the Green Meadows Road project to connect Route AC to Providence Road. He noted the proposed plan to extend Southampton from State Farm to an intersection with Route AC and this particular road. He explained that will provide a loop around the major intersection of AC and Providence. The next step will involve the actual design of the project.
    B338-00 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. 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.

B330-00     Appropriating donated funds from Rick and Sally McDowell to purchase police equipment.
B332-00     Vacating unused utility and sewer easements located on the Tribune Publishing Company site.
B334-00     Approving the Third Replat of Part of Lot 103, The Meadows Phase I.
B336-00     Amending Ordinance No. 016578 to correct the legal description of the property located on the
                   south side of Smiley Lane that was rezoned from C-3 to R-1.
B339-00     Authorizing an STP-Urban Program agreement with the Missouri Highway & Transportation
                   Commission for the Blue Ridge Road Reconstruction Project.
B340-00     Accepting easements for utility purposes.
R200-00     Setting a public hearing: water main construction serving Stonecrest, Plat 1.
R201-00     Setting a public hearing: sidewalk improvements in the downtown area.
R202-00     Setting a public hearing: storm drainage improvements in the Crestridge Drive area.

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

NEW BUSINESS
R206-00     Authorizing an amendment to agreements with Central Missouri Food Bank relating to CDBG loans
                   for a new Food Bank warehouse.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    In 1998 and 1999, Mr. Beck explained that the City allocated $150,000 to the Food Bank for a new facility. The current request is a transfer of property security for two CDBG loans which will require an amendment to the agreements with the agency and a replacement deed of trust. Mr. Beck reported that staff recommended approval of the amendment.
    Peggy Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of the Central Missouri Food Bank, offered to answer any questions.
    Ms. Crayton thanked Ms. Kirkpatrick for all she does for the community.
    The vote on R206-00 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

R210-00     Approving the proposal of Boone County Senior Citizen Services Corporation to construct a
                   nursing home facility to be financed by the Industrial Development Authority.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Schneider, an attorney with offices at 11N. Seventh, spoke on behalf of the Boone County Industrial Development Authority. He explained that they issue tax exempt bonds and when the projects are located within the city limits, by statute, the City Council must act upon the bond issue.
    Cindy Forbis, 5561 N. Waterfront, Executive Director of the new not-for-profit county organization created by the County Commission, Boone Retirement Center, explained that they plan to construct a replacement 122 bed skilled nursing facility in Bluff Creek Estates. She said they have received a firm commitment from HUD for the proposal. Ms. Forbis reported the plans are finished and quick start has been received from HUD.
    The vote on R210-00 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

R211-00     Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with Stephens College for the lease/purchase of the
                   Stephens Lake property.
R212-00     Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with Stephens College for the purchase of the Stephens
                   Lake property.
R213-00     Adopting Guidelines for Parks & Recreation Department Funding and for the Expenditure of Local
                   Parks Sales Tax Revenue.
    The resolutions were read by the Clerk with the understanding they would be discussed together and voted on separately.
    Mr. Beck said the first two resolutions were placed on the agenda in order to formalize an agreement with Stephens College in regards to the purchase price and financing of the lake property prior to the election. Two alternatives are being suggested; one dealing with a lease/purchase and the other with an outright purchase. Mr. Beck noted the third resolution would adopt a format and general guidelines as to how the monies from the sales tax would be used if approved by the voters.
    Mr. Beck summarized the ballot language pertaining to the parks sales tax issue. He explained that monies generated from the tax would be used for the purchase of the Stephens property and the development of same, funding toward implementation of the 1994 Parks Master Plan for the purchase and development of parks, in addition to providing funding for greenbelts, trail projects (costs to be determined) and parks that have been developed since the 1994 Plan. Mr. Beck displayed an overhead depicting the City's current parkland properties and a sales tax comparison with other cities of similar size.
    Mr. Beck reported that Stephens College has agreed to sell the lake property to the City for the appraised value of $7 million under two alternatives; an outright sale at $7 million, or a lease/purchase agreement at 5.975% interest based on a sales price of $7 million. He reviewed the three alternatives that had been developed by the Parks and Recreation staff pertaining to the use of the property. The first option would be to retain the property as a golf course and park. The second option would be to develop the property as a community park. And the last option would be to create a conservatory and arboretum. Mr. Beck noted that these development costs ranged in price from $2-3 million. He asked the Finance Director to discuss the financial plan.
    Ms. Fleming displayed an overhead showing the actual overall use of the parks sales tax and the funds that would be available to implement the 1994 plan and the other identified parks needs. In the first year, she explained the City would only receive six months worth of revenue because the tax could not be collected until April. She estimated we would receive about $1.86 million in tax revenues. Another overhead represented the City's financing option if we bond ourselves. Ms. Fleming indicated the property acquisition line represents the debt payments we would make out of the parks sales tax. In 2001, the debt payment would be small because it would be calculated on interest only. She reported principal and interest payments would begin in 2002 and run through 2005. In 2006, the City would have one-half year's interest payment along with the principal payment.
    Ms. Fleming stated that approximately $2.5 million in funds will also be set aside for development of the Stephens property. She indicated this aspect of the project would not be financed, but rather the revenues coming in would be used for the development. Ms. Fleming noted that the City is behind on its purchases of capital equipment in the Parks Department and showed a set of numbers representing the operating items that would be increased over the current levels. She pointed out the Parks Department had been funded with about $148,000 worth of capital equipment this year, which is down substantially from previous years. The last several years they have been funded between $300,000 and $350,000 annually for capital equipment. Ms. Fleming remarked it is believed that the extra monies generated by the parks tax will allow the Parks and Recreation Department to become current with their capital needs while also allowing for the purchase of new equipment that will be necessary as subsequent parkland is acquired. Furthermore, she noted the addition of seven employees over a ten year period.
    Ms. Fleming reported at the end of ten years, under the bond financing plan, the City would have accumulated $13,488,000. With the lease/purchase plan, we will have accumulated $815 more than that. Ms. Fleming remarked that figure represents the amount of funds that would be available to allow for the implementation of the 1994 Parks Master Plan as well as the other recreation needs that had been identified.
    Ms. Fleming explained the difference between the two plans. Under the lease/purchase plan, the City would pay $7 million at the end of the five year period. In order to have the money available to pay Stephens at the end of that period, she said the monies collected from the parks tax would have to be saved. By doing that, Ms. Fleming indicated the City would be able to earn interest on those funds. She stated the lease/purchase proposal would include the issuance of semi-annual payments in the amount of $209,125 to Stephens College at a 5.975% interest rate. Ms. Fleming reported the money accrued from the parks tax would earn interest at a rate of approximately $625,000 for a number of years. The total flow of tax dollars under this plan has been estimated at $8,217,435 which represents the $815 difference. Given the fact that it is unknown what the exact numbers on the interest rate would be, Ms. Fleming calculated this to be a breakeven proposal. She stated the use of tax dollars under either of the scenarios are very comparable.
    Craig VanMatre, an attorney with offices at 1103 E. Broadway, spoke on behalf of Stephens College. He asked the Council to seriously consider the lease/purchase option. Mr. VanMatre reported this financing plan was structured in such a way to be exactly equal to, or slightly better by $815, than the outright purchase option. He noted it would make a big difference to the College because it would mean that they would not have to pay off an existing bond of indebtedness earlier than what had been anticipated.
    Clyde Wilson, 1719 University, spoke in favor of the purchase of the property. He believed it was difficult to measure the cost of the property versus the long-term positive effect this parkland would provide to the City.
    Bob Northrup, 1808 Monroe, passed out copies of proclamations recognizing the Northern Cherokee Nation and spoke in support of the proposal. He explained that the Stephens property is part of an old Cherokee community called Happy Holler. Mr. Northrup stated that they wish to place a marker on the Stephens property. He also asked that the creek banks be examined to make sure there are no burials there.
    Waldo Palmer, 414 Alexander, said $10 million for a nine hole golf course sounded too expensive. He preferred that the property be developed as a park.
    Cindy Sheltmire, 1908 Tremont Court, a local realtor, spoke in favor of the purchase of the Stephens Lake property. She indicated that the community needs to consider the incredible asset this property will provide to the City. Ms. Sheltmire thought 5-10 years from now people will be grateful that the lake property was saved.
    Lela Lee, 1201 Paquin, was concerned about the cost of the purchase. If the City does purchase the property, she asked that any grave sites be protected.
    Bill Caldwell, 1501 West Boulevard Court, spoke in support of the purchase with reservations. He reported if the property is developed as a golf course, he will never support another City tax increase. He believed that golf did not benefit enough people.
    Sue Tellemuh, 306 Westridge Drive, spoke in favor of the City acquiring the Stephens property. She noted that Cosmo Park has been cleverly developed to serve a wide range of needs and she was certain the same would be true of this tract.
    Skip Walther, 700 Cherry, thanked the Council for bringing Proposition One before the voters. He was hopeful that residents realize that the Council's decision to place this issue on the ballot to give voters an opportunity to either support or defeat the purchase of the property was based on a deadline imposed upon the City by Stephens College.
    Henry Lane, 1816 E. Broadway, did not believe the College had anyone else that would be willing to pay $7 million for the property. He wondered why the current purchase price is so much when just a few years ago Stephens was asking for only $2.5 million.
    Mary Hubbel Avery, 302 McNabb, spoke in favor of the purchase.
    Urban Wussler, Bluff Boulevard, remarked this issue relates to the City sales tax rate and the future of the same. He spoke about the relationship of this proposed sales tax increase to the deposit law. Mr. Wussler believed if the sales tax increase is approved, it would be an encouragement to the people of this community to go outside the city limits to purchase their soda, beer, cigarettes, and gasoline. He recommended that voters should defeat this measure until a more satisfactory way can be found to purchase Stephens Lake. Mr. Wussler supports the City's purchase of the property, but he does not support the way they are going about it.
    Peter Yronwode, 203 Orchard Court, spoke in favor of preserving this large tract of greenspace for the citizens of Columbia.
    Fran Pope, 2407 Lynnwood, believed there is widespread community support for the purchase of the property. Ms. Pope was certain that regardless of how the land is developed, it would be done well because of the City's outstanding Parks and Recreation Department.
    Peter Bieger, 1211 E. Walnut, spoke in favor of the Stephens Lake proposal. His preference was the outright purchase of the property. He believed that the parks and recreational opportunities in Columbia have been a major source of its prosperity and success in attracting commerce. Mr. Bieger commented that Stephens Lake is a historic treasure, priceless and a natural living monument.
    Chip Cooper, 500 Longfellow, pointed out that City plans currently predict that 5,611 acres will be developed in the next 20 years, primarily for 600 to 700 new dwelling units per year during that time. He pointed out that we currently have a ratio of about 25 acres of parks and open space land for each 1,000 residents, for a total of 1,980 acres. Mr. Cooper reported Columbia's population is projected to reach 103,000 by the year 2020 compared to the 79,000 today. If the City is to maintain our current ratio, he indicated we would need to add approximately 600 acres of parks and open space during that time -- which is somewhere around 25 to 30 acres per year. He remarked that would calculate into preserving about 10% of the land that is to be developed as green space. He did not believe it was asking too much to save one acre for every nine acres that are developed. Mr. Cooper supported a pro-active plan to ensure that the City sets aside a small percentage of greenspace for the people of this community.
    Mayor Hindman noted that the legislation before the Council this evening had been drafted before receiving Stephen's latest offer. He asked Mr. Boeckmann if any amendments would be needed. Regarding R211-00, Mr. Boeckmann said the semi-annual lease payments should be amended to reflect $209,125. He reported the sales purchase price needs to be changed to read $7 million in R211-00 and R212-00.
    Mayor Hindman encouraged the Council to accept the offer. His only question was which payment plan should be accepted.
    Mr. Campbell suggested that the Council proceed with R211-00 because the City will be paying exactly the same dollars and he wanted to see Stephens benefit rather than an out-of-town group.
    Mr. Campbell made the motion that the language in R211-00 be amended to reflect the semi-annual lease payment of $209,125. The motion was seconded by Ms. Crayton and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    There was a discussion at this point as to whether or not the Council should decide on which purchase option to accept after the election. Mrs. Crockett thought the voters should know what they would be voting on.
    Mr. John noted that in August when the Council voted to place this issue on the ballot, he was under the impression that a good portion of the monies received from the parks tax would free up monies in the general fund for other programs. At the work session held a week ago when the Council met to decide how that 1/8 of one percent would be spent, it was determined that the voters would be told that approximately $600,000 would be used for future parks acquisition, an additional $600,000 or so would be added to the Parks and Recreation budget, and another third would be put back in the general fund to be used for other things. Mr. John stated now he is being told the entire revenues generated from the tax would be needed for parks. He indicated he was not sure he could support the entire process.
    Mr. John reported that the Fire Department has been in need of three additional stations since 1994, and the City has not fully funded any other departments. He said the Council continually talks about the importance of sidewalks and streets which are also not fully funded and yet, for some reason, it has become important to fully fund the 1994 Parks Plan. Mr. John observed the parks tax would raise $27 million over the next ten years according to the figures he has seen. He noted that the Council has currently approved a $5 million annual Parks budget -- which is above and beyond the $3 million that the City collects from golf and other fee payments. In addition, Mr. John stated the Council also approved $1 million in capital improvements for this department, and last year the voters approved $13 million for the recreation center. He believed the citizens need to know that the City has not spent that kind of money for Police, Fire and other infrastructure needs.
    Mr. Janku said the issue of priorities is an important one and he thought the community would discuss that. Looking at the capital improvement budget for the next five years, excluding parks, the City is committed to spending $171 million. Mr. Janku reported this is funding for streets, sewers, water, electric, storm water, etc. He pointed out that there is a dedicated one-half cent tax for transportation which goes to fund streets, the airport, sidewalks, etc. He noted voters passed a $39 million ballot issue for Water and Light needs and $20 million for sewers. He did not think it was fair to say the Council has neglected basic infrastructure. Mr. Janku commented that in recent years the Council proposed ballot issues regarding Police and Fire improvements, and those were unfortunately defeated by the voters.
    Mr. Campbell described many of the City's parks needs and said the Stephens property would provide a very limited amount of it. He thought Columbia's future needs will not be solved by the purchase of the Stephens property, but that happens to be the property before them at this time and he felt it was their duty to put it before the voters.
    Mayor Hindman believed the extra income generated from the parks tax will in no way adversely affect what the Council plans to do with respect to the other needs of the City. He agreed that they have done a good job of trying to balance the various capital demands.
    Mrs. Crockett indicated she was disappointed to hear at the last work session that none of the general fund monies that would become available by passage of the parks tax would be used for anything other than the 1994 Parks Plan. She noted there has not been anymore discussions about using general fund money for the Police Department.
    Mr. Beck said this Council, and future Councils, will make a decision on prioritizing capital improvement projects. He indicated during next year's budget discussions, the Council will need to decide how much general fund money, over and above what is generated by the parks tax, should be added to the Parks and Recreation budget.
    Mr. Coffman indicated the need to address some issues in the list of proposed priorities that would clearly be in competition for general revenue funds. He is supportive of increasing funding for the Police and Fire Departments in the future. He believed, however, that the public should know that the funds generated by the parks tax will go toward parks. As far as his preference for uses of the Stephens property, Mr. Coffman said what he had heard the most requests for was a community park. He also favored the lease/purchase plan that would be the most beneficial option for Stephens College.
    Mr. Janku agreed the Council had talked about being able to provide additional funding to the Police budget if the parks tax is passed, but he said the community response he was hearing is that all the money generated by this tax should go toward parks. He also concurred that if the lease/purchase plan is the most beneficial to Stephens, that is the one the Council should support.
    Mrs. Crockett agreed with Mr. Janku's comments, but she thought it would be a harder sell.
    The vote on R211-00, as amended, was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:

    Mayor Hindman made the motion that R212-00 be amended by changing the purchase price to $7 million. The motion was seconded by Mr. Coffman and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    The vote on R212-00, as amended, was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: NO ONE. VOTING NO: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. Resolution defeated.

    The vote on R213-00 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, CRAYTON, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: JOHN. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

R205-00     Authorizing agreements with various cultural organizations.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this resolution pertains to 16 contracts with 14 local art agencies totaling $68,000.
    The vote on R205-00 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: CRAYTON. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

R207-00     Accepting a COPS in Schools Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Chief Boehm explained that the appropriation for this grant had been approved in the FY 2001 budget. He reported the program would provide for three full-time police officers as school resource officers. Each officer will be assigned to one middle school and one junior high school. The total appropriation for the three year period is $368,001. Chief Boehm reported that the grant would pay 100% of the salary costs associated with this program with the exception for a small fringe benefit related to deferred compensation. He indicated that would be the City match.
    The vote on R207-00 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: CRAYTON. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

R208-00     Authorizing an agreement with R. W. Beck, Inc. for consulting services for the Columbia Energy
                   Center Project.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Malon explained that this particular agreement is different from the traditional engineering agreement in that the City will not be required to do any design or bids. He reported the City will be the owner's engineer on the project to help negotiate prices and to ensure that all criteria is met within the development and purchase power agreements. Mr. Malon stated the actual costs will be by the hour, but it was believed the amount shown will be more than sufficient.
    The vote on R208-00 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: CRAYTON. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

R209-00     Rejecting all bids for rehabilitation of the airfield lighting control system at Columbia Regional Airport.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that only one bid had been received on this project and it was almost twice as much as the engineer's estimate. After conferring with FAA, the Public Works Department is recommending denial of the bid. Mr. Beck commented the Federal Aviation Administration would be providing a 90% match for the project. The plan is to rebid this project on October 31, 2000.
    The vote on R209-00 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CAMPBELL, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, JANKU, CROCKETT. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: CRAYTON. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

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

B342-00     Authorizing construction of a 12-inch water main serving Stonecrest, Plat 1; authorizing payment of
                   differential costs.
B343-00     Accepting easements for utility purposes.
B344-00     Authorizing the City manager to execute a contract for the sale of railroad property south of Rogers
                   Street owned by the City.
B345-00     Vacating a waterline easement located within the proposed Katy Lake Estates Subdivision, Plat 3-H.
B346-00     Approving the final plat of Katy Lake Estates, Plat 3-H, a replat of Lots 344 and 345 of Katy Lake
                   Estates, Plat 3; authorizing a performance contract.
B347-00     Approving the C-P Development Plan of Burger King Corporation.
B348-00     Authorizing an agreement with Fairway Meadows Corporation regarding storm drainage improve-
                   ments in Sedona Villas; appropriating funds.
B349-00     Confirming the contract of Twin Traffic Marking Corporation for the repainting of all runway and
                   taxiway markings at Columbia Regional Airport.
B350-00     Authorizing an agreement with the Missouri Department of Health for Transitional HIV Case
                   Management Services; appropriating funds.
B351-00     Authorizing tourism development agreements with various organizations; appropriating funds.
 

REPORTS AND PETITIONS
A)     Intra-departmental Transfer of Funds
    Report accepted.

B)     Street Closure Request
    Mr. Janku made the motion that the request be approved as submitted. The motion was seconded by Mr. Campbell and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
    Upon receiving the majority vote of the Council the following individuals were appointed to the following Boards and Commissions:

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ALTERNATE
Schilling, Donald J., 904 Edgewood, Ward 4 - term to expire 11/1/05

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Johnston, David A., 2701 Chambray Road, Ward 4 - term to expire 12/31/03
Stockglausner, Vickie K., 1515 Jake Lane, Ward 4 - term to expire 12/31/03

CONVENTION & VISI8TORS ADVISORY BOARD
Kirkum, Terry R., 900 Vandiver, O/O - term to expire 9/30/02

MAYOR'S COMMITTEE ON PHYSICAL FITNESS
Atkinson, Kira M., 5106 Millbrook, County
Bruckerhoff, Diane M., 3728 S. Old Ridge Court, County

SUBSTANCE ABUSE ADVISORY COMMISSION
Corkery, Peggy, 160 W. Green Meadows Road, Ward 5 - term to expire 10/31/03
Priesmeyer, Joseph M., 2003 Crestridge Drive, Ward 4 - term to expire 10/31/03

INTERNET CITIZEN'S ADVISORY GROUP
Benish, Debin G., 7469 E. Mt. Zion Church Road - term to expire 10/15/01
Greer, Wayne, 2811 Skylark, Ward 5 - term to expire 10/15/02
Hickman, Tim, 3305 Appalachian Drive, Ward 4 - term to expire 10/15/02
John, Karen M., 1001 LaGrange Court, Ward 5 - term to expire 10/15/03
Roach, J. Michael, 2300 Hastings Court, County - term to expire 10/15/01
Swingle, David L., 1520 Prestwick Drive, Ward 5 - term to expire 10/15/03
Youmans, Ann M., 1513 Rosemary, Ward 6 - term to expire 10/15/03
 

COMMENTS OF COUNCIL, STAFF, AND PUBLIC
    Mr. Campbell announced that he would not seek re-election for the fourth ward office in the upcoming April election. Mrs. Crockett reported she also would not be seeking re-election in April.
    Mr. Janku remarked that he had received a call regarding speeding on Garden Drive south of Primrose, between I-70 Drive and Primrose. He asked the staff to look into any potential traffic calming measures.
    Mr. Janku noted that money had been put in the budget this year to help with the appearance of the Business Loop.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that staff be directed to work with the new development going in to ensure we can preserve at least a corridor for sidewalks. The motion was seconded by Mayor Hindman and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    Mr. Janku said he had been asked if the outer circle of the new roundabout could be painted yellow for visibility.
    Mayor Hindman noted that the compost site has been closed at Capen Park and he heard reports that people cannot find the compost site at Cosmo Park. He suggested that maybe some sort of sign could be placed at the former Capen site with a map showing how to find the site at Cosmo.
    Mayor Hindman reported he had received complaints from persons with disabilities about the situation by the former TCBY store. He spoke about the lack of a curb cut or ramp and persons in wheelchairs have no way to get back to the street. He suggested perhaps a temporary plywood ramp could be constructed.
    Mayor Hindman said he had been asked about the traffic signal at the Parkade Boulevard/Business Loop 70 intersection. The feeling was that traffic is stopped when it does not need to be. Mr. Beck replied that Mr. Patterson has asked the State to look at the signal system on the Business Loop.
    The meeting adjourned at 12:10 A.M.

                                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                        Penny St. Romaine
                                                                                        City Clerk