M I N U T E S
CITY COUNCIL MEETING - COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
MAY 20, 2002
 

INTRODUCTORY
    The City Council of the City of Columbia, Missouri met for a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2002, in the Council Chamber of the City of Columbia, Missouri. The roll was taken with the following results: Council Members CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, and HINDMAN were present. Member LOVELESS was absent. The City Manager, City Counselor, City Clerk and various department heads were also present.
 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    The minutes of the regular meeting of May 6, 2002, were approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. Coffman and a second by Mr. John.
 

APPROVAL AND ADJUSTMENT OF AGENDA INCLUDING CONSENT AGENDA
    The agenda, including the Consent Agenda, was approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. John and a second by Ms. Crayton.
 

SPECIAL ITEMS
    None.
 

SCHEDULED PUBLIC COMMENTS
    None.
 

PUBLIC HEARINGS
B149-02     Authorizing voter approved annexation of the "East Area" to the City of Columbia, Missouri.
B163-02A  Calling a special election on whether to extend the corporate limits of the City of Columbia to include
                   property located generally east of the current City limits.
    Both bills were read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that after hearing testimony at the last meeting and further discussion at a work session, the Council asked staff to prepare amendments relating to the geographic area for the east and north proposals. He noted the Council also discussed policy issues regarding firearms, fireworks, animal control, and tax bill maintenance of unimproved streets. Mr. Beck explained that staff contacted other cities to find out what has been workable in their community. In regards to streets with curbs and gutters, it was determined that those would be classified as "improved streets" and maintenance would be handled without cost to the abutting property owners. Most of the other proposed ordinance changes could be handled directly by the Council unless they want to refer them to the respective departments first.
    Mayor Hindman reopened the public hearings on the East Area to those who did not speak at the public hearing on May 6th.
    Tony Black, 5533 Yosemite, indicated he is a board member of the Lake of the Woods Neighborhood Association. He believed his neighborhood's comments are falling on deaf ears. He listed resident's concerns as follows: no time frame given on sewer improvements; no offer of improvements to their water supply; the Police sub- station will be located farther away; and street maintenance service issues.
    Stuart Spradling, 1500 S. Rustic Road, stated he has always been pleased with County services and he did not think the City would be able to provide the same level of service. He noted it would be cost prohibitive for residents on Rustic Road to connect to the new sewer line being proposed along the Grindstone Creek. Mr. Spradling was also satisfied with his refuse hauler who charges him $10 per month.
    He said the additional ordinances residents would have to abide by seemed onerous without any legitimate benefit. Mr. Spradling acknowledged that he enjoys the City's parks and other amenities, but he feels he compensates the City for the use of such because he does most of his shopping in Columbia. He inquired as to why the annexation line had been recently redrawn to exclude his property.
    Mayor Hindman noted an amendment that included the northern portion of Rustic Road in the annexation proposal. It was determined that these properties would more easily be able to connect to the Grindstone sewer line than the properties on the southern portion of Rustic Road. Mr. Spradling asked if the properties need to be annexed in order to obtain easements for the line. Mr. John responded the two areas will be served by different sewer trunk lines. Mayor Hindman explained the properties do not have to be annexed before the City could obtain easements.
    Ray Lasley, 836 S. Rustic Road, indicated he lives on the northern portion of the road. He commented that these residents chose to live in the county and that is where they want to remain.
    Mike Russell, 4038 E. Broadway, about one mile east of US 63 and WW intersection, explained that he has lived in this area for over 30 years. He and his family enjoy the few additional freedoms being county residents that would not exist if they were annexed.
    Jim Meyers, explained that he has resided on the south side of WW, just west of the Casey Store, for over 80 years. He noted most of the people in the area have lived there a long time and have no plans to subdivide. He could not think of a single benefit to annexation. Mr. Meyers spoke about problems he will be personally faced with in regards to refuse service. He was also concerned about refuse trucks having to stop on WW creating a traffic hazard.
    Mr. Beck pointed out that trash may be picked up at the house line under certain circumstances.
    Helen Fletchall, 4751 Highway WW, owner of 164 acres, said her acreage would not be subdivided and she did not need any of the services the City has to offer.
    Henry Lane, 1816 E. Broadway, was concerned that the audience was not being given a second opportunity to speak to the annexation issues. He asked the Mayor to reconsider his opinion.
    Mayor Hindman explained that the advertised public hearing was opened at the last meeting giving people an opportunity to provide input on the proposal. He noted the basic rule that people are permitted to speak once at a public hearing and that is the rule being followed tonight.
    Danielle Onspocker, 918 S. Rustic Road, asked about a City electric line on the east side of Rustic Road. She and her husband are willing to give an easement for the sewer line, but they do not want their property to be annexed into the City.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Mayor Hindman restated his beliefs for annexation in that for a city to remain successful to its optimum degree, it needs to be in control of its own destiny -- which meant that urbanizing areas ought to be part of the city.
    Mr. Coffman did not perceive this proposal to be an effort to promote development or a land grab. He thought annexation is a means to plan for the orderly growth of Columbia. Mr. Coffman spoke of the eminent development in the east area with the future extension of Stadium. He supported removing the southern portion of Rustic Road from the annexation proposal.
    Mr. Coffman made the motion that B149-02 be amended by removing the south portion of Rustic Road. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku.
    Ms. Crayton was concerned whether annexation could change the lifestyles of county residents.
    Mr. Hutton explained that there are areas inside the City limits that had been farmland less than 20 years ago. He said the whole concept of the annexation issue is to get ahead of development. Mr. Hutton acknowledged that is not to say some hardships might be imposed when a property is annexed.
    Mr. Coffman pointed out that development could occur without annexation which may have some undesirable affects. He noted the Council would be discussing allowing special exceptions to certain ordinances based on lot size/location.
    Mr. John further commented on the similarities between County and City ordinances. He indicated there is a report on tonight's agenda relating to the review of ordinances pertaining to firearms, fireworks, weeds and animal control.
    Mr. Hutton reported that he had asked for an amendment that would remove the entire length of Rustic Road from the annexation proposal. He believed that when Stadium is extended and the sewer line becomes available, these single family properties would become very valuable. He speculated that some of the residents currently opposed to annexation might want to be annexed if their property values can be doubled or tripled. He did not think development would occur very quickly on the east side of Rustic Road, and if it does, these property owners would want to connect to the sewer line. The only way they would be able to make this connection would be to have their property annexed into the City or to sign a pre-annexation agreement.
    Regarding the area, Mr. John noted there are two large tracts not too far from Rustic Road. He believed it would not take long for major development to occur on the east side of 63. Mr. John agreed there is very little to offer someone living on a three acre tract. However, he pointed out that Rustic Road is currently being maintained by both the City and County, and this type of operation is not efficient for either entity.
    Mr. Hutton made the motion that B149-02 be amended to remove the entire Rustic Road area.
    Mr. Janku was comfortable with removing the south portion of Rustic Road, but he was not so certain about some of the other tracts without additional information.
    Mr. Hutton did not believe a subdivision like El Chaparral could develop today with DNR's sewer requirements (i.e., a lagoon is not considered a proper treatment plant for a subdivision of that size). Mr. John thought a Class I package treatment plant could be established and still dump into the Grindstone. Mr. Beck reported El Chaparral is on a 40/40 standard wherein the City's wastewater plant is on a 30/30.
    The motion to amend, made by Mr. Hutton (Option 2), was seconded by Mr. Janku and was defeated by voice vote.
    The motion made by Mr. Coffman to amend per Option 1 (remove south portion of Rustic Road), seconded by Mr. Janku, was approved by voice vote.
    B149-02, as amended, was read with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

    Mr. Hutton made the motion that B163-02A be further amended per the amendment sheet. The motion was seconded by Mr. Coffman and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    B163-02A, as amended, was read with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B150-02     Authorizing voter approved annexation of the "West Area" to the City of Columbia, Missouri.
B164-02A  Calling a special election on whether to extend the corporate limits of the City of Columbia to include
                   property located generally west of the current City limits.
    Both bills were read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained issues discussed at a work session regarding the zoning of the Shelter Insurance, Fritz and Bechtold properties, as well as deferred tax relief. Mayor Hindman reopened the public hearings on the West Area.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearings.
    Mr. Dudark pointed out two changes to the zoning plan in the plan of intent. One change was to show a C-3 designation on a specific lot to match the other surrounding property zones. The other change was to show the northern portion of Mr. Fritz's tract as M-C to permit the continued construction contractor business. The rest of the tract, which is undeveloped, will continue to be shown as M-R.
    Mr. Janku indicated the Council discussed the possibility of having the Planning and Zoning Commission review the need for a planned industrial district. If that occurred, he thought the plan of intent could be amended prior to the vote in August to reflect the new industrial category for the big tract being shown as M-R. Mr. Beck reported the Council decided this issue would need to be referred to the Commission immediately. Mr. John said that the M-P zone would follow along the theory of the C-P, which actually allows more uses than the C-3, but does require a plan. It has ways of dialing back the number of uses by establishing specific uses and criteria for screening. Mr. John said neither M-R or M-C match the county's M-L or M-LP zoning very closely.
    Mayor Hindman noted the entire Council had been concerned by the lack of flexibility with respect to zoning. He said the general feeling was the ordinances should be changed regardless of the annexation proposal. He believed there is an excellent chance that this will occur.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that B150-02 be amended per the amendment sheet. The motion was seconded by Ms. Crayton and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    B150-02, as amended, was read with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
    B164-02A was read with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B151-02     Authorizing voter approved annexation of the "North Area" to the City of Columbia, Missouri.
B165-02A  Calling a special election on whether to extend the corporate limits of the City of Columbia to include
                   property located generally north of the current City limits.
    Both bills were read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Dudark explained the proposed amendments. The first change is to show the developed portion of Boone Industrial Park as M-1 rather than M-C. The portion currently undeveloped to the south would be left as M-C. The second amendment would eliminate a small triangular wedge of the Shaw property from the annexation proposal.
    Mr. Beck noted that some last minute requests had been received relating to boundary changes. He explained that detailed technical descriptions will have to be prepared if any changes are made.
    Mayor Hindman reopened the public hearings on the North Area.
    Roger Backhues, 6071 Highway VV, explained that he was probably one of the last minute requests Mr. Beck mentioned. He explained that his property borders the wedge being proposed for removal. Mr. Backhues said he has no intention of developing his 40 acre tract and, as stated in a letter, would give easements or build to any City specifications if the need should arise.
    Stan Backhues, 620 Shenandoah, explained that he owns property located at 6051 Highway VV on which he is hoping to build soon. He said the family has received excellent services from the County. Mr. Backhues did not see any advantage of annexation. He asked that the family parcels located at 6051, 6071 and 6101 be removed from the proposal.
    Don Fritz, 508 Defoe, asked if there was a technical reason for the split property line. Mr. Beck said there was no technical reason.
    Jim Beckett, 5830 Van Horn Tavern Road, spoke in opposition on behalf of the people in the north area that do not want to be annexed.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearings.
    Mr. Janku made the motion to amend B151-02 per the amendment sheet. The motion was seconded by Mr. Coffman.
    Mr. John noted that the Council had listened to all the concerns voiced and had taken action on those they thought appropriate.
    The motion to amend, made by Mr. Janku, seconded by Mr. Coffman was approved unanimously by voice vote.
    Mr. Janku reiterated the importance of having planned annexation.
    B151-02, as amended, was read with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

    Mr. Hutton made the motion that B165-02A be further amended per the amendment sheet. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    B165-02A, as amended, was read with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B169-02     Establishing permanent A-1 zoning on property located on the west side of Old Village Road,
                   approximately 900 feet north of State Route K.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained this approximate 2.3 acre tract is located in south central Columbia. Approval was recommended by both staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B169-02 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B170-02     Establishing permanent A-1 zoning on property located on the northeast and northwest corners of the
                   intersection of West Old Plank Road and Hickam Drive.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this 4.8 acre tract is also located in south central Columbia. This request has also been recommended for approval by staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B170-02 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B178-02     Authorizing installation of a traffic calmer on Paquin Street at Matthews Street.
B180-02     Amending Chapter 14 of the Code to prohibit parking along sections of Paquin Street.
    Both bills were given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Patterson said this ordinance would authorize the proposed work to be done by City forces and to amend Section 14-324 of the Code to change certain parking regulations. The proposed traffic calming consists of shifting and off-setting parking to slow vehicles down, and to create a bulb-out at the intersection of Paquin and Matthews. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $5,000 with funding coming from the Designated Traffic Safety Funds. The project resulted from concerns about speed on Paquin Street. A traffic study was performed and it was determined the average speed to be more than ten miles over the posted limit; therefore, some traffic calming was warranted.
    Mr. Patterson noted that meetings were held with the residents and efforts were made to determine the primary concerns. As expected, the residents were concerned about the speed on the street. The traffic engineer prepared the proposed solution which has been discussed with the Fire Department. It has also been simulated to ensure buses can navigate through the area as this is a major stop for the transit system. The proposed bulb-out will be such that it can be driven over by vehicles in case of emergencies.
    Mayor Hindman opened both public hearings.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearings.
    B178-02 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
    B180-02 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B183-02     Authorizing construction of improvements to the L.A. Nickell Golf Cart Compound.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that money had been budgeted for this project in the current fiscal year.
    Mr. Hood noted that the compound is located just south of Parking Lot No. 1 upon entering the park. It is used to store the department's golf carts as well as space for private cart rentals. The recommendation is to replace the existing chain link fence around the storage compound, primarily for security purposes, but also for aesthetic purposes. Mr. Hood reported there have been three break-ins within the last 18 months with considerable damage being done to the carts stored there. He explained the proposal to install a wooden privacy fence and then put in additional landscaping around the compound to improve its appearance. The estimated cost of the project is $37,000 which includes force account labor.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B183-02 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

(A)     Voluntary annexation of property located on the north side of Gillespie Bridge Road, west of the City limits.
    Item A was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this 154 acre tract is located in southwest Columbia. The property is owned by James and Helen Judah and their plans are to retain about two acres for their existing residence and sell off the remaining farmland for development. They will be requesting R-1 zoning on Tract A and A-1 on Tract B.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing and noted that no action was required at this point.
 

(B)     Voluntary annexation of property located on the east side of Sinclair Road, north of State Route K.
    Item B was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck said this large 220 acre farm tract is located in south central Columbia. The property is owned by John and Susan Williamson. The request will be for R-1 zoning
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Joe Taylor, 6260 Southwest Way, explained that his property is about 250 feet from the proposed annexation of Sinclair road. He is not opposed to this request, but has concerns relating to storm water run-off. Since The Highlands was annexed into the City, Mr. Taylor reported that with a moderate rainfall he has an enormous amount of water running through his property (50-feet wide and 10-feet deep). He contacted the county and asked them to install a bigger culvert on the street to his property, but they did not want to address the problem. He believed the run-off from the proposed development would also affect his property. Mr. Taylor wondered if the City could guarantee that the storm water run-off would not get any worse than it is right now.
    Rob Wolverton, 2106 Clevins Drive, explained that he is a member of the company that is the contract holder on a large portion of the property in question. He offered to answer any questions. Regarding the run-off, Mr. Wolverton said the issue was brought to his attention and he met with the neighbors who pointed out the specific problems. He noted his engineer looked into the problem as well. Mr. Wolverton reported on the three options being proposed to address the problem. The first would be to divert any storm water to the south along their property lines so it could eventually run beneath Route K and out to the Missouri river. The second option was to create storm water detention basins to slow down the velocity of the water that runs through the areas. The advantage to this option is that it is probably the least expensive alternative, but by the same token it would require the removal of quite a few trees due to the significant amount of dirt work. The last option would be to work in conjunction with the county to review these areas where they believe the culverts to be undersized. Mr. Wolverton said he is not an engineer, but realized the problem will have to be dealt with. In addition, it is their intention to involve the previous speakers in every step of the process.
    Bob Judah, 6251 Southwest Way, explained that he is also concerned about stormwater runoff. He was glad his property was going to be annexed into the City because he felt the storm water issues would be well-addressed. He preferred the first two options mentioned by Mr. Wolverton and did not believe the third was an option at all. Mr. Judah did not think the county should spend money because of this development. He thought any costs incurred as a result of the development should be borne by that group. Mr. Judah pointed out that when the creek floods, it blocks off egress to people living in the Gateway South area.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing and noted that no action would be taken to tonight.
 

OLD BUSINESS
B168-02     Voluntary annexation of property located on the south side of State Route K, approximately 400 feet
                   east of the intersection of State Route K and Old Village Road.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck stated this one tract is located in south central Columbia.
    B168-02 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B176-02     Amending Chapter 14 of the Code to establish new hourly parking meter zones; appropriating funds.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Patterson explained the proposal to establish new parking meter zones, and the corresponding appropriation of funds to purchase and install these meters as well as facilitate the replacement of the 200 existing mechanical meters. The cost to purchase and install the 251 new meters is estimated to be $75,000, and the additional 200 electronic replacements would be about $30,000. Mr. Patterson noted an amendment sheet was prepared to correct errors in the initial ordinance wherein some street segments had been placed in improper time restriction sections.
    Mr. Patterson reported as part of the FY02 budget process, staff was directed to survey the metered parking areas to determine opportunities to expand the area where orderly regulation of on-street parking would be a benefit. For fiscal planning purposes at that time, staff estimated there would be a minimum of 90 new meter spots made available. After completing the review, Mr. Patterson said they now have identified areas that would allow the installation of 251 metered spaces in three separate areas. He estimated the parking revenue to be about $86,000 if all these meters are installed.
    Mr. Patterson described the first area as being primarily a commercial district and located generally north of Broadway, west of Providence, and south of Ash Street. A total of 82 meters will be added to this area, 10 of which would be two-hour meters and the remainder would be ten-hour meters. The second area is located in the vicinity of Tenth Street and Park Avenue, and is a combination of commercial, college and residential zoning districts. Staff recommends five-hour parking for Tenth Street and ten-hour parking along Park Avenue. A total of 49 new parking spaces would be created in this area. The last area is a mix of residential and college student housing, as well as some parking generated by the presence of Lee School. Mr. Patterson noted that near Broadway, it appears that parking is also utilized by downtown employees. A total of 120 spaces are being recommended for this third area and staff suggests it consist primarily of long-term parking.
    When preparing the survey, Mr. Patterson reported that staff looked at areas where there is currently on-street parking not being regulated by meters. They tried to identify the types and relative duration of parking when making their recommendations. Mr. Patterson noted that the recommendations had been submitted to the Special Business District, the Chamber of Commerce, and the University and Columbia College for their review and any comments. He said no objections were received from any of the four entities. A mailing was also sent to all businesses in the areas under consideration and both positive and negative comments were received. In the commercial areas, some businesses were concerned about meters possibly causing people to use private parking lots without permission of the owners. There was also concern in areas where residential parking may be displaced by the proposed meters. Mr. Patterson recognized that consideration has to be given to factors other than just the number of parking meters, and suggested direction be given to staff as to any changes and deletions the Council would like to see in the final ordinance.
    Mr. Coffman asked if any notices had been sent to the residences. Mr. Patterson responded not all residences were contacted, but staff made every attempt to get the word out. Mr. Coffman spoke about the apartments along Paquin and Locust Streets and assumed in the evenings residents could park in these areas. Mr. Patterson acknowledged there are some people that use the on-street parking. For the most part, these areas having been observed during University sessions and weekends and evenings, he indicated it is also apparent that a large portion involves transient parking that can be attributed to either students or University employees.
    Mr. Janku asked if Mr. Patterson had seen his latest parking comments. Mr. Patterson said he received it Friday, but there had not been enough time to respond.
    Ms. Crayton was concerned about the residences on Paquin Street. She noted many of the homes do not have driveways and asked where residents are supposed to park. Mr. Patterson pointed out a similar situation on Hitt Street, and meters have been installed in this area. He noted staff has had to adjust the parking for the residents. He explained that meters do not prevent residents from parking on the street, but during the hours when parking is enforced, these individuals would have to pay the thirty cents per hour. Ms. Crayton reiterated her concerns about Walnut Street and employees parking on the street. Mr. Patterson replied that staff suggested long-term parking for this area so employees would not have to feed meters during the day. He said they would only have to feed the meter once a day, similar to other downtown areas.
    Mr. Coffman made the motion that B176-02 be amended by removing three street sections in the third area: Paquin, from Hitt to College; Waugh, from Paquin to Locust; and Locust, from Hitt to Waugh). The motion was seconded by Mr. John.
    Mr. John made the motion that B176-02 be further amended by removing the north side of Park Avenue from the second area. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku.
    Mr. Janku spoke about possible new meter locations in the University area. The area he had in mind currently restricts parking and would serve an incredible need as the University will be losing 1,500 parking spaces in the next year due to construction projects. Specifically, Mr. Janku suggested meters on Sixth Street, immediately north of Conley; Elm Street, between Fifth and Sixth; and Rollins Road, near where a lot of construction is occurring. He thought as parking spaces are deleted from this ordinance, replacement spaces could be added.
    The motion to amend, made by Mr. Coffman, seconded by Mr. John, was approved unanimously by voice vote.
    The motion to amend, made by Mr. John, seconded by Mr. Janku, was approved unanimously by voice vote.
    Mr. Janku suggested tabling the entire issue in order to have the amendments prepared which he just proposed. Mayor Hindman asked if Mr. Janku's proposal could be done as a separate item. Mr. Janku agreed to this recommendation as long as it comes back quickly. Mr. Patterson thought staff could respond fairly quick. He explained they will have to research the reasons why parking is restricted in these areas to see if that is still valid. Also, the University is generally consulted when dealing with parking near the campus. Mr. Patterson suggested the Council approve this ordinance so funding could be appropriated to allow for the purchase of the materials.
    Mr. Hutton made the motion that B176-02 be further amended per the amendment sheet. The motion was seconded by Mr. John and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    B176-02, as amended, was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B182-02     Authorizing acquisition of land within the proposed Auburn Hills Subdivision for development of a
                   neighborhood park.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that Mr. Hood has been working to have the park developed in conjunction with development of the area.
    Mr. Hood explained that staff would like to proceed with the acquisition of 13.12 acres of land to be used for this neighborhood park. The property is located in north central Columbia, east of Rangeline Road and north of the proposed Brown School Road extension. Existing neighborhoods within a one-half mile service area of this tract include Arcadia and Belmont Park Subdivisions. The land lies adjacent to Cow Branch Creek which has been identified as a possible future greenbelt and trail corridor in north central Columbia. The need for a park in this area of the City was identified in the 1994 Parks and Recreation Open Space Master Plan, and funding was approved for the acquisition of land in this area in the 1999 one-quarter cent capital improvement sales tax ballot issue.
    Mr. Hood reported his department has reviewed the proposed acquisition with Planning staff to determine whether there would be any future compliance issues with Planning and Zoning regulations. If approved by Council this evening, he pointed out that certain issues will need to be addressed including a possible rezoning, the final platting of the property, dedicating road easements for the extension of Derby Ridge Drive, etc.
    Mr. John noted a 50-foot wide right-of-way and a small triangular piece of property on the east side of the tract that would be lost with the future extension of Derby Ridge. Mr. Hood indicated that was correct, and staff anticipates these areas would become a buffer to the park. Of the 13 acres, Mr. John commented that approximately 10 would be used for the park. Mr. Hood believed the small triangle to be between two and three acres.
    Mr. Janku asked when the updated Master Plan would be finished. Mr. Hood replied that a presentation would made at the Council Retreat.
    Mr. John asked which department would be responsible for the building of Derby Ridge Road through the parkland. Mr. Hood said it would be the responsibility of the City, and the Council would decide which department would fund the project.
    Mr. Janku was hopeful staff could move forward with the development of the park relatively quick.
    Mr. John thought this was an appropriate place for a park, but pointed out this would be a net 10-acre tract and the City would be responsible for building somewhere along the lines of 400 feet of collector street. He said that is part of the cost of acquiring this piece of ground.
    B182-02 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

B186-02     Authorizing the Health Facility Agreement with Boone County.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck believed that this condominium agreement has been written in such a way that the City is protected financially. He said there has been a concern about the county being able to come up with a portion of the funding for the City/County facility itself. With the condominium arrangement, the Family Health Center portion of the building will be the responsibility of the County Commission.
    Mr. John noted that one of the things the Federal Building could be used for, and could possibly be obtained at no cost, would be for health related activities. Realizing this is last minute, although the opportunity was not there previously, Mr. John asked if Mr. Beck had received a reply from the County about the possibility of considering using the Federal Building for the Health Department. Mr. Beck indicated he had not received a response. He noted there is a list of uses for which the Federal Building could be obtained without cost; however, that does not include the rehab costs. Other than anything on the list, the highest and best use figure would come into play.
    Mayor Hindman thought the only argument against Mr. John's proposal is that the co-location of the Health Clinic and Family Health Center would not be possible because of the square footage needed for both facilities.
    Mr. John noted that he had pushed for the purchase of the Nowell's building in the beginning because there were no other options available, but realizing that it has taken so long and people are anxious to get moving on it, he felt the Council should ensure we are making the right decision.
    Mr. Coffman asked how long it would take to get an answer about the acquisition of the Federal Building. Mr. Beck said it would probably be the end of the year.
    Mr. Janku asked what would happen to the Nowell's building if the City can obtain the Federal Building. Mr. John said he had not gotten that far, but if Family Health is viable and the decision is made the two facilities could operate in separate locations, it may be a good location for them, at least for part of their operations.
    Mayor Hindman pointed out that the community is expecting forward progress on the health clinic, and he believed the community's first choice is the use of the Nowell's building.
    Although the building could be free, Mr. Hutton said there is no assurance that would be the case. He also thought time was of the essence. Mr. Hutton wondered if the City could afford to wait 18 months to open a facility. It was also pointed out the City has entered into an architectural contract for the Nowell's building.
    Mr. Coffman asked how long it would be before the City would know if we could obtain the Federal Building. Mr. Beck thought the period to pursue it would be July 1 through 31. Ms. Hertwig-Hopkins explained the process for public conveyance. She summed it up by saying it was not a short process.
    Mayor Hindman felt the highest and best use of the Federal Building would be a museum, but there is no assurance that is going to happen.
    Mr. John made the motion that B186-02 be tabled for two meetings to determine whether the Federal Building would be appropriate and to determine the true availability of the building. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and failed by voice vote.
    B186-02 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: JOHN. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:
 

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

B171-02     Confirming the contract of Columbia Curb & Gutter Company for the construction of a pedestrian
                   bridge over Business Loop 70 along the east side of Paris Road.
B172-02     Confirming the contract of Ken Kaufmann & Sons Excavating, LLC for construction of the H-21 Sewer
                   Extension and H-21D Sewer serving Evergreen Acres Subdivision.
B173-02     Confirming the contract of Aplex, Inc. for the reconstruction of Third Avenue from Garth Avenue to
                   Providence Road.
B174-02     Appropriating FTA grant funds for the bus storage building exhaust system.
B175-02     Authorizing the acquisition of land necessary for the construction of the B-20 Sewer serving Settlers
                   Ridge Subdivision.
B177-02     Accepting certain streets for public use and maintenance.
B179-02     Authorizing a right of use permit with The Curators of the University of Missouri to allow construction
                   in portions of Fifth Street, Conley Avenue and Turner Avenue rights-of-way.
B181-02     Appropriating funds for the Memorial Tree Program.
B184-02     Confirming the contract of N-J Wilson Contracting, Inc. for construction of water main along Creasy
                   Springs Road from Brown School Road south to Sanderson Lane.
B185-02     Accepting easements for electric and water purposes.
R104-02     Setting a public hearing: rehabilitation of Deep Well No. 10 and the conversion of the well to an aquifer
                   storage and recovery well.
R105-02     Setting a public hearing: installation of water mains along Bicknell, Walnut, Aldeah and Ash Streets in
                   conjunction with sewer reconstruction work.
R106-02     Authorizing temporary closure of portions of Fifth Street, Conley Avenue, Turner Avenue and
                   Maryland Avenue - University request.
R107-02     Authorizing temporary closure of a portion of Rollins Street between Virginia Avenue and Hitt Street -
                   University request.

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

NEW BUSINESS
R108-02     Certifying that a Youthbuild application is consistent with the City's Consolidated Plan; authorizing
                   the commitment of CDBG and HOME funds in support of Youthbuild activities.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Dudark explained that this is a consortium of several local agencies working with non-profit entities. The proposal is to build four new houses during the next two years, beginning in January of 2003. The City's role is to provide home buyer assistance funding for those homes. Mr. Dudark pointed out the four funding sources, and noted that three have already been approved. The only new funds would be $25,428 in CDBG funds coming from the FY 2000 contingency funds. If the Council is supportive of the program, Mr. Dudark said this resolution will authorize the City Manager to certify that the Plan is consistent with the overall City Consolidated Plan and will be authorized to sign a letter in support of the matching funds.
    Mr. Beck reported that this program would help high school dropouts and other disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 24. He thought it was a very good program overall.
    Mr. Hutton understood that three of the funding sources were already in place, but not necessarily for this program. He asked if these are excess funds, or whether it was determined that this program was a better use for those funds than what was previously intended. Mr. Dudark explained that the funds that have already been approved are used for projects such as this. He said that funding would be committed to this particular project. Mr. Hutton wondered if this was a better project. Mr. Dudark replied that he thought the funding is being leveraged for a lot more community benefit than if just used for home owner assistance.
    Mr. Janku indicated that said some of the money, like the CHDO funds, are required set aside funds that automatically have to go to that organization. He supported a program that would call for the construction of homes in the central city.
    Ms. Crayton also spoke of her support for this program as it addresses housing needs as well as provides training to disadvantaged youth.
    The vote on R108-02 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

R109-02     Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Jacobs Facilities, Inc. for architectural services for
                   the Community Recreation Center.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this would extend the construction administration services by four months at an estimated cost of $28,700.
    The vote on R109-02 was recorded as follows: VOTING YES: CRAYTON, JANKU, HUTTON, JOHN, COFFMAN, HINDMAN. VOTING NO: NO ONE. ABSENT: LOVELESS. Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:
 

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

B187-02     Voluntary annexation of property located on the north side of Gillespie Bridge Road, west of the city
                   limits; establishing permanent zoning.
B188-02     Voluntary annexation of property located on the east side of Sinclair Road, north of State Route K.
B189-02     Approving the final plat of Evergreen Acres, Plat 2.
B190-02     Amending Ordinance No. 017262 pertaining to the renaming of Rice Road to Kelsey Drive.
B191-02     Amending Ordinance No. 017076 to correct the lot number on property specially assessed for sidewalk
                   construction along Trimble Road.
B192-02     Calling for bids for the rehabilitation of Deep Well No. 10 and the conversion of the well to an aquifer
                   storage and recovery well.
B193-02     Amending Chapter 27 of the Code to increase water rates at the Columbia Regional Airport.
B194-02     Authorizing installation of water mains along Bicknell, Walnut, Aldeah and Ash Streets in conjunction
                   with sewer reconstruction work.
B195-02     Confirming the contract of Garney Companies, Inc. for the construction of water main along Scott
                   Boulevard from Vawter School Road to Thornbrook Ridge.
B196-02     Accepting easements for water and electric purposes.
B197-02     Authorizing a grant agreement with the Department of Natural Resources for restoration of the Blind
                   Boone Home; appropriating funds.
B198-02     Authorizing an agreement with Boone County for public health services; appropriating funds.
B199-02     Authorizing an agreement with Boone County for animal control services.
 

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

(B)     Cosmo-Bethel Park Tennis Court Shelter.
    Report accepted.
 

(C)     Amending Article IV, Chapter 28, of the City Code Related to Taxicabs and Limousines.
    Mr. John noted the increase in fees and asked if staff thought the difference would adequately cover our costs. Ms. Fleming was not certain, but she could say that our rates are comparable to other cities and we are making strides to recoup our costs.
    Mr. Janku noted that the next report refers to licenses being restricted when an individual has been convicted of certain offenses including violence, drugs or sexual abuse. He did not notice in this report where that restriction would apply to taxicab drivers. Ms. Fleming explained that the current taxi ordinance is written to restrict such if a person is convicted of any felony within the past 10 years, or a federal or state misdemeanor. She noted what is being added pertains to possession of illegal drugs.
    Mr. Janku asked what type of requirements ice cream vendors have to show to get a license. Ms. Fleming replied that it was a general business license, not a specific license for peddlers.
    Mayor Hindman asked staff to follow-up on an earlier request regarding a complaint about someone operating a business without a license and who advertised their business in the newspaper. Ms. Fleming said she would look into it.
    Ms. Crayton was concerned about people with felony records trying to get jobs. She thought there should be some criteria so ex-offenders would be able to drive cabs. Mr. John explained that cab drivers are placed in a situation of picking up one or more individuals with no supervision. He said there are job opportunities for ex-offenders in food service, construction sites or crews of some type where there are 10 or 15 people working alongside them. He noted there is no way of knowing who a driver will be picking up. Mr. Hutton thought Ms. Crayton was asking for some common ground or compromise situation between the way the ordinance currently reads and how she would like it to read when it comes before them. He said until an ordinance is presented, there is no benefit to debate this issue. Mr. Hutton agreed there are some jobs that should be available to ex-offenders, but also some that should not. Mr. Coffman indicated the Council would try to minimize her concerns when the ordinance is debated.
    Mr. John made the motion that staff be directed to prepare ordinances for both Reports C and D. The motion was seconded by Ms. Crayton and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

(D)     Amending Chapter 13 of the City Code Related to Armed Guards and Security Guards, and Temporary
          Business Licenses.
    Motion made - see Report C.
 

E)     Adoption of Official Name for the Recreation Center.
    Mr. Hutton made the motion that the issue be referred to the Parks and Recreation Commission for their recommendation to the Council. The motion was seconded by Mr. Hutton and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

(F)     Request to Create an East Campus Urban Conservation Overlay District.
    Mr. Coffman explained that in February of 2001, the Council authorized staff to work with the East Campus Neighborhood Association to prepare the framework for a possible urban conservation overlay district. He said there was a lot of controversy in the beginning wherein absentee landlords felt they were being excluded from the process. As a result of this challenge, Mr. Coffman reported the Overlay Committee decided to expand their membership to include anyone who showed up at the meetings, and that the only proposals forwarded to the Council would be those in which a consensus was reached. He noted a letter from Ms. Bourne, Chair of the Overlay Committee, indicated there had been in excess of 20 meetings held and at least 16 absentee landlords participated, as well as a dozen owner occupants in the East Campus neighborhood. Mr. Coffman summarized there was a consensus reached on seven topics which included the boundary of the overlay district, maximum height restrictions in association with reconstruction, roof pitches, replacement windows, conversion of rooming houses into apartments, and trash containers. He noted extensive minutes may be found on the Committee's web site.
    Mr. Coffman made the motion that staff be directed to assist in developing an ordinance consistent with the Overlay Committee's recommendations, and further that the property owners be notified and advised of a process where the ordinance would be formally presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Hutton.
    Mr. John asked where in the process a petition signed by 50% of the owners of parcels within the boundaries of the district would be submitted. Mr. Coffman responded there were two different ways the overlay process could be initiated; one was by petition and the other was by the Council. In February of 2001, Mr. John commented that Mr. Coffman had said a petition could not be circulated because there was not enough knowledge at that time as to the specifics of the proposed overlay district. He indicated that now there is enough knowledge to submit a petition because the Overlay Committee has the facts of what such an ordinance for the East Campus neighborhood should contain. Before going any further, Mr. John felt it would be appropriate at this time for 50% of the property owners within the boundaries of the proposed district to sign the petition. Mr. Coffman did not feel that was necessary because the purpose of the provision in the ordinance was to ensure there was a sufficient interest for the district, which has now been shown to be evident.
    Mr. John asked about roof pitch. He remarked in the Cliff Drive area that there are several dozen homes built in the 50's and 60's that would not comply with a 4/12 pitch if they were to be remodeled. He asked Mr. Coffman if he thought the Committee's recommendation truly represented 50% of the owners in the area. He said when the concept of establishing an urban conservation overlay district was originally debated before both the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council, the number of owners who needed to sign the petition had been debated very thoroughly. He said the only reason the City Council could initiate the proposal of such a designation was because the Council does have the right to initiate rezonings. Mr. John noted that this statement was made by the Planning Director during the debate to several groups --it would definitely be something that would need to be brought forward by the owners of the area, it would not be a process the Council would generally initiate. He remarked that in this case there have been lots of meetings with several attendees, but he did not see think that 50% of the property owners in the East Campus area have agreed that this is a good plan for them.
    Mr. Coffman said the procedure has been followed correctly under the ordinance and that there was still a lot of procedure yet to come. Mr. John agreed, but wanted to know at what point 50% of the owners would get their chance to review the recommendation and sign off on the petition. Mr. Coffman assumed that this particular proposal is going to be in a draft ordinance format and given to all owners in the area before the Planning and Zoning Commission begins its process. He remarked there is a notice provision and he did not think the Council needed to take a step back just for due process.
    In regards to the ordinance, Mayor Hindman wondered if the Council refuses to act on a request for the establishment of an overlay district, whether 50% of the owners within the proposed boundaries can override the Council. Mr. John responded if that is the intention of the ordinance, he believed that everyone who attended the Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and work sessions were misled by staff. He reported the information being conveyed at the time was that the City Council can initiate any rezoning, whether it be commercial or residential. He believed the intended process was that the property owners should initiate it. He wondered why this provision is in the ordinance if the Council is not going to allow that to happen -- it would be overriding the zoning ordinance. Mr. Coffman argued that the zoning ordinance would not be overridden because it is a Council prerogative to initiate the formation of an overlay district. He agreed with Mr. John in that property owners need to be notified and allowed input when the overlay ordinance for the East Campus area is considered. However, he believed the Council is already past the stage of initiating a proposal. Mr. John disagreed and said they are just now initiating the proposal with the next step being the drafting of the ordinance.
    Mr. Janku asked Mr. John if he was opposed to an ordinance being drafted. Mr. John indicated he was not. However, before the Council reviews it, he wanted this proposal to be signed off on by at least 50% of the property owners. Mr. Janku inquired if an ordinance was prepared to reflect what appears to be a consensus based on the information presented this evening, and then this was circulated for signatures, whether Mr. John would find that acceptable. Mr. John responded affirmatively.
    Mr. Coffman said he would be in favor of an ordinance being drafted and sent out to all owners. He thought the process over the past year had been thorough and was a good enough starting point to begin hearings.
    Mr. John indicated he was willing to skip on to the third step as long as they have not signed off on going to Planning and Zoning and work sessions.
    Mr. Janku understood the Council was in agreement that staff should prepare a draft ordinance for circulation to the property owners based on the consensus reached by the Overlay Committee. He wondered how they would pay for the circulation.
    To clear up the confusion, Mr. Coffman preferred that the Council formally vote to initiate a proposal and have an ordinance drafted. He thought at the very least, staff and the Committee should get something drafted and that this information be sent to the property owners and residents in the neighborhood.
    Mr. Coffman made a motion per his above statement. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku.
    Mr. Boeckmann thought staff and probably some residents of the neighborhood have been working under the assumption that the Council had initiated the procedure. There was discussion about the Council's motion at the time. It was decided for clarification purposes, a motion would be made to initiate the process, and if the Council had already done that, there was no harm to doing it again.
    Mr. Coffman withdrew his previous motions.
    Mr. Coffman made the motion that the Council clearly initiate the process of designation and direct the staff to draft an ordinance based on the Committee's work of the past year. The motion was seconded by Ms. Crayton.
    Mr. Hutton believed Mr. John's suspicion to be that there may not be 50% of the property owners in favor of an overlay ordinance for the East Campus area. He thought if this was true, it would be evident when debated before the Planning and Zoning Commission and Council. Mr. John did not necessarily think that to be true based on the Benton Stephens model because those property owners felt the whole thing was a done deal by the time they were allowed to comment at the public hearings. He maintained the proposal was presented to these residents at the last minute and they were more or less told to come to the public hearing to shoot it down if they could. Mr. Coffman pointed out that the Benton Stephens process never formed an Overlay Committee. Mr. John did not understand the fear of allowing the people who will actually be affected by such an ordinance be given a chance to vote it up or down themselves. In many instances, he thought an overlay district seemed like a down zoning and a taking of property.
    Mr. Boeckmann reiterated that in his opinion, the Council initiated the process in February of 2001. Mr. Coffman argued that if his motion passes, all that would happen is that the information presented this evening would be reduced to ordinance format, sent to every property owner and then the hearings will begin. He pointed out that he was following the recommended action set out in the staff report.
    Janet Hammen, 1416 Wilson, Chair of the East Campus Neighborhood Association, explained that the Overlay Committee proceeded this last year under the assumption that the Council already initiated this action, and that residents were to work together to come up with recommendations to take to staff so an ordinance could be drafted.
    The motion made by Mr. Coffman, seconded by Ms. Crayton, was approved by voice vote.
 

(G)     Downtown Beautification Project.
    Mayor Hindman made the motion that the staff be directed to schedule a formal presentation at a work session. The motion was seconded by Mr. Hutton and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

(H)     Policy Issues Arising from Annexation Discussions.
    Mr. John was unsure on how to proceed with the animal control and vegetation issues. He thought perhaps the Council could ask for a report back from the Health Department.
    Mr. John made the motion to refer the planned industrial district issue to the Planning and Zoning Commission with a timely report back. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    There was some discussion about the other issues such as animal control, vegetation, fireworks, etc. and how best to get back timely reports.
    Mayor Hindman made the motion that staff be directed to review the remaining issues and come back with alternatives and recommendations in a timely manner. The motion was seconded by Mr. John and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

(I)     Transit Assistance for Special Olympics Event.
    Mr. Beck explained the only way the City could provide service for this event is to extend a bus route in the area. The estimated cost to do so is approximately $2,000. After discussion with the FTA, Mr. Patterson said staff thought this was the most appropriate action if the Council wanted the service provided.
    Mr. Janku asked if OATS had been contacted. Mr. Patterson indicated the time frame did not allow for that.
    Mr. John made the motion that the City Manager be authorized to temporarily expand the service and waive rider fees on bus service for the Special Olympics. The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.
 

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

BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION
Overshiner, Gina R., 1300 Garden Court, Ward 2 - term to expire 7/31/04

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION
Lenhardt, Norman J., 1118 St. Christopher, Ward 4 - term to expire 6/1/05
Bush, Jeff R., 108 Coventry Court, Ward 4 - term to expire 6/1/05

HOUSING AUTHORITY
Curry, Karen B., 700 N. Garth, #201, Resident - term to expire 5/31/04
Rogers, Genie B., 1400 business Loop 70 East, Ward 2 - term to expire 5/31/06

BOARD OF MECHANICAL EXAMINERS
Burks, Charles F., 1151 E. High Point Lane, County - term to expire 6/17/05

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
Gowans, Ann M., 701 Redbud Lane, Ward 4 - term to expire 5/31/05
Hine, Larry R., 2505 Primrose, Ward 2 - term to expire 5/31/05

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
Barrow, Jeff, 1007 Coats Street, Ward 1 - term to expire 5/31/07
Lamb, Charles G., 1202 Cinnamon Hill, Ward 6 - term to expire 5/31/07

BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS
Matz, Scott, T., 511 S. Fourth Street, Ward 1 - term to expire 5/31/03
Schulz, James W., 1716 Stirling Court, Ward 5 - term to expire 5/31/04

SUSTAINABLE FARMS & COMMUNITIES, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Hendrickson, Mary K., 13 E. Leslie Lane, Ward 2 - term to expire 12/31/04
Pearson, Martha Dragich, 112 W. Burnam Road, Ward 5 - term to expire 12/31/04
 

COMMENTS BY COUNCIL, STAFF AND PUBLIC
    Mr. Janku made the motion that a yellow centerline be painted on Ash Street in the area of the new recreation building.
    Mayor Hindman commented that he had not given up on the possibility of establishing a bike lane on Ash Street. Mr. Janku noted that the report had indicated the street was too narrow for a bike lane.
    Mr. Janku withdrew his motion so the bike lane issue could be discussed further.
    Mr. Janku noted that the house at 507 Banks, which was condemned, had been bought by someone who is apparently going to rehabilitate it. He asked that the Planning staff see if the City had a program that could help with costs for the project. If not, he asked whether one of the programs could be modified to accommodate the new owner.
    Ms. Crayton commented that she had been told about a memorial tree being removed in Douglass Park. She believed the trees needed to be marked better so this does not happen in the future.
    Ms. Crayton encouraged parents to look into the Youthbuild Program. She said it is a unique program and she wanted to see it succeed.
    Mr. John noted that last fall the Council approved a home ownership program for City employees. He explained the Council discussed reducing the eligibility area somewhat. Mr. John commented that most of the area, with the exception of the areas they were concerned about, are CDBG eligible. He asked that staff look at overlaying the two to make sure they are not in the wrong area. Mr. John also asked for a report about what kind of information has gone out to employees to educate them about the program.
    Mayor Hindman asked for the authority to appoint an annexation committee.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that Mayor Hindman be authorized to appoint an annexation committee. The motion was seconded by Mr. John and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    Mayor Hindman reported the Council had discussed the County's proposed 1/8 cent law enforcement tax increase proposal. The idea was that the City should be in contact with the Sheriff and the Commission to discuss what part we can play and how it should be coordinated.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that the staff be directed to contact the Sheriff and County Commission regarding the 1/8 cent law enforcement funding issue. The motion was seconded by Mr. John and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    David Floatman, 5531 E. Rocky Mountain Avenue, commented on the manner in which the annexation hearings were conducted earlier this evening. Since the last meeting, he reported that residents had received a lot of news about the economic situation in the community -- which was information that was not known at the last meeting. Mr. Floatman thought residents should have been given a chance to express their concerns before the Council voted on the issue.
    Henry Lane, 1816 E. Broadway, also commented on the procedure followed for the annexation public hearings this evening.
    Otto Trachsel, 3702 Wayside, asked that tax money not be spent on the annexation promotion. He thanked the staff for the quick response in mowing the divider on Brown Station Road at Leeway Drive.
    Gina Overshiner, 1300 Garden Court, thanked the Council for appointing her to the Bicycle/Pedestrian Commission.
    John Clark, 403 N. Ninth, President of the North Central Neighborhood Association, maintained that neighborhood associations are not being notified of public hearings. He asked the Council to direct staff to investigate how notices are sent for various hearings.
    The meeting adjourned at 11:50 p.m.

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Penny St. Romaine
                                                                                                City Clerk