JULY 7, 1997

    The City Council of the City of Columbia, Missouri, met for a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, July 7, 1997, in the Council Chamber of the City of Columbia, Missouri.  The roll was taken with the following results:  Council Members KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, and CAMPBELL were present.  The City Manager, City Counselor, City Clerk, and various Department Heads were also present.

    The minutes of the regular meeting of June 16, 1997, were approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. Campbell and a second by Mr. Janku.

    Mr. Janku asked that Report H be added, regarding communication antennas, to Reports and Petitions.
    The agenda, as amended, including the Consent Agenda, was approved unanimously by voice vote on a motion made by Mr. Janku and a second by Ms. Coble.

1.     Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
    Mayor Hindman noted that this budget award was given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  He called the City Manager, the Finance Director, and Shirley Ricks, recently retired Budget Officer, to the podium.  Mayor Hindman explained the criteria for the award and presented it to Mr. Beck.


B160-97     Authorizing application for Federal Transit Administration funding.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing after reading the following statement:  "The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comments regarding the City of Columbia's application for federal operating and capital assistance.  The application will include funding for general transit operations at a 50% City match for expenses incurred in general operations in fiscal year 1996 up to the congressional allocation of $237,986.  The application will also include capital project funding for the following:  1. two 35-40 foot buses, 2. a color printer, and 3. a plain paper fax machine.  The capital expenditures are to be 80% federal funds and 20% local funds which have previously been authorized by City Council.
    This public hearing is being held in accordance with applicable federal and local rules including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 317 of the Surface Transportation Act.  All interested persons, including private transportation providers and agencies, are invited to comment on the application with respect to the social, environmental, and economic aspects of the intended use of federal funds.  Interested persons may submit oral comments at this hearing, or written comments with respect to the program to the Director of Public Works, P.O. Box N, Columbia, Missouri, 65205, or to the Federal Transit Administration for up to ten days after the date of the public hearing (July 17, 1997).
    The City will consider comments and, if deemed appropriate, will modify the proposed application.  No written comments have been received prior to this hearing.  I will ask that the affidavits of publication of this public hearing be made a part of the record of this hearing as well as the transcript of comments this evening and any written comments received within the next ten days.
    Persons wishing to make a statement shall indicate if their remarks pertain to the capital or the operating program of projects and should state their name and address in order that the record will be complete.  I will now open the hearing and ask anyone wishing to speak to please come forward."
    Mr. Beck noted that at one time the federal subsidy accounted for almost 50% of the City's operating subsidy. He said that subsidy had been capped by Congress at the amount mentioned earlier, $237,986.  He pointed out that the operating budget for the transit operation was now at $2.29 million.  
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    Ms. Coble asked if funding had already been received for other materials, such as the bus shelters and signs.  Mr. Patterson said the public hearing had been held on those items last year and that funding had been received.
    Mr. Kruse asked about the decision to go with the larger buses versus the smaller buses.  Mr. Beck said Public Works had developed a schedule where smaller buses will be assigned to routes that are less busy, and the larger buses will operate on routes where in the past extra drivers had to be brought in due to peak demand.
    Mr. Patterson explained that the new buses would be medium-sized buses.  These will serve as back-up vehicles to support both fleets.  Due to the size of growth in ridership the City has experienced, staff did not feel small buses should be used for back-up.  Mr. Patterson said a mixed fleet could be designed and used for the different routes and would be the most efficient use of equipment.
    Mr. Janku noted that there are future improvements planned, including the purchase of a new paratransit bus and improvements to the Wabash Station.  He thought the City had set aside some ADA compliance funds and suggested these might be used for a match in those areas when applying for other grants.
    B160-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B168-97     Rezoning from R-3 to C-3 property on the east side of Moss Street between McAlester and
                    Gordon streets.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mayor Hindman noted that the applicant had requested that this item be tabled to the first meeting in August.  Because it was an advertised public hearing, Mayor Hindman said it would be opened for comments.
    Mr. Beck explained that the subject property was the Elk's Lodge on 63.  He said the Planning Department felt that if this property was used for anything other than residential purposes, as shown on the Master Plan, it should be a planned district so types of uses allowed could be stipulated.  Mr. Beck said the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to deny the request for open zoning at this location.  Since that time, the applicant had requested that this request be tabled so they could make a decision as to whether or not to seek a planned area, or withdraw the application completely.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Daniel Jordan, 1717 Amelia Street, spoke against the request and said the plan was completely inappropriate.  He said it would put open commercial zoning in a residential area on a residential street and only a half block from R-1 zoning.
    Mr. Campbell asked Mr. Jordan how he would feel about planned commercial.  Mr. Jordan said he had not seen a plan so he could not say.
    Mrs. Crockett asked if the applicant came back with a planned commercial request, knowing it was the Elk's and they were going to demolish the building and reconfigure their operation, whether Mr. Jordan would have a problem with it.  Mr. Jordan said he would have to see the proposal and what the restrictions were, but planned commercial zoning seemed to be better.
    Mr. Campbell said the applicant may ask for planned commercial zoning, but the Council may not see a plan at the time of that request.
    Naoma Powell, School of Service, 1724 McAlester, explained that her school was adjacent to the Elk's Club property.  She said her program would be affected as much as any other program by commercial zoning, especially if it was unrestricted.  Mrs. Powell had written to the Council voicing her concerns about what would happen to the neighborhood if the request was granted.  She said the School of Service had over 1300 people attending classes, with over half of the participants being children.  She was concerned that if the property was  rezoned and later sold, that it could be a problem for the children who come to her school.  One block north of her school, in a building that started as a bicycle repair shop, there is now an adult video store.
    Kathy Brady, 2303 E. Walnut, spoke as a parent of two Benton Elementary School students.  She said her two daughters had attended Access Arts twice a year and the opportunity had been wonderful for them.  She was concerned about the encroachment of business into a residential area that is already strained.  She was also concerned about the affects that might have on the boundaries of the school.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that B168-97 be tabled to the August 4, 1997, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Crockett and approved unanimously by voice vote.

B169-97     Rezoning from O-1 to C-P property on the north side of West Ash Street across from
                    Heather Lane.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck commented that this request had been recommended for approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission.  He said there was a specific list of uses that would be allowed in the planned district.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B169-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B170-97     Rezoning from R-3 to C-P property on the southwest corner of Wilson Avenue and Lee
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck noted that this requested rezoning had been recommended for approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
    Mr. Hancock explained that a list of uses are included, labeled Exhibit A, that the Commission had recommended.  Since then, the proponents and the neighbors had reached an agreement and communicated it to staff by way of a letter.  He said the letter has a list of permitted uses and a list of prohibited uses.  Mr. Hancock asked if there had been an amendment sheet prepared or if this item should be tabled to the next meeting.  Mr. Boeckmann said there had not been an amendment sheet prepared for this bill.  He explained that the ordinance, as introduced, has a list of permitted uses.  The proposed agreement lists the same uses as permitted uses and also adds two pages of uses that are not permitted.  He said there was a third sheet marked "Other Criterion" which has a number of non-use items on it.  Mr. Boeckmann did not think these could be appropriately added to the ordinance.  The final sheet was entitled "Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation" and had been mentioned in one of the other criterion.  Mayor Hindman thought the Council may want to table the issue.
    Mr. Coffman said there were a lot of people in the East Campus Neighborhood that care a lot about this shop and have been holding numerous meetings and negotiations.  He said this was the result of a lot of hard work.  If possible, he would like to see the ordinance passed tonight.  He said there was a clause in two paragraphs that refer to the East Campus Neighborhood Historic Committee.  He saw that as a problem because he was not sure this group could be delegated by the Council.  He asked if it would be possible to adopt the agreement to the extent it would be enforceable.  Mr. Janku thought the residents needed to understand what the City could and could not enforce.  He thought it could be an enforceable agreement between the parties and suggested that the neighborhood association work out what the City could enforce and what they could enforce.  He assumed the East Campus Neighborhood Association was a legally recognized entity that could sign a contract.  He thought perhaps the association could come up with some way to have an enforceable agreement with the proprietor.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Pat Gerke, 2223 Bushnell, said that the Lee Street Shop had been a valuable asset in the East Campus Neighborhood since 1927.  She has owned the shop for the last eight years.  She said it was established to provide the neighbors with snacks, sandwiches, and other necessities within walking distance of their homes.  At one time, Columbia had more than 60 neighborhood stores.  But now, the Lee Street Store stands alone.  Mrs. Gerke said the walk-in trade from the neighborhood was the biggest factor in the store's success, but recent changes at the University have added more and more retail eateries within walking distance for the East Campus area.  She requested that the grandfather clause be changed to C-P with restricted C-1 uses.  She said the grandfather clause keeps the business from being able to expand in an ever-changing market place.  She believed residents were all in agreement that the store should survive.  It was her opinion that if the zoning is left the way it is now, the shop would not survive because it cannot compete with the University if expansion is prohibited.  Mrs. Gerke said the neighborhood was on the verge of becoming a historic community -- one that would be worth investing in and moving to.  Even though she is in the process of selling the store, it was her hope the Lee Street Shop would survive as part of this historic community for many years to come and to continue in its original purpose.
    Mr. Coffman asked Mrs. Gerke if this issue was tabled, whether it would cause her a severe hardship in her negotiations.  Mrs. Gerke said the neighborhood association had spent a lot of time on the rezoning request and if the ordinance could be passed tonight, that would be wonderful, but if people felt more time was needed, so be it.  Mr. Coffman said there were a couple of things that may need to be worked out, but substantially he thought it was a great document.  He congratulated and thanked Mrs. Gerke for the work she had done with everyone in the neighborhood.
    Janet Hammen, 1416 Wilson, President of the East Campus Neighborhood Association, reiterated that everyone was in complete agreement with this document.  She said the association had discussions with most of the City departments and had enlisted the help of historic conservation consultants and persons who have helped write the historic preservation ordinance.  Ms. Hammen said that Debbie Shields had written a letter in support of the rezoning agreement.  She said residents wanted to help Lee Street Shop to thrive, but did not want a piece of commercially zoned land in their midst that at some point in the future could undermine the quality of life in the neighborhood and destroy what many have worked diligently and patiently to rebuild.  They were hopeful that soon the historic preservation ordinance would be in place and other neighborhoods would not have to piecemeal historic protection.  Ms. Hammen said the neighborhood association thought they had met Lee Street Shop owner needs and neighborhood needs by the criteria on page four, which included rebuilding, maintenance, and a possible new addition of the shop.  If in the future a City Historic Commission is available, Ms. Hammen said that would be the logical body to oversee these plans, but until then, they were asking the Council to give the neighborhood some oversight protection.  She asked that the agreement be approved as written.
    Mark Hudson, 212 Bourne Avenue, spoke on behalf of the Historic Preservation Exploratory Committee.  He said this group did not meet to discuss this matter in particular, but wanted to say that he was pleased to see the agreement and to see that there was appropriate discussion of the historical character, not only of this particular building, but also of the whole neighborhood.  He applauded the group for incorporating the Secretary of the Interior Standard's.  He also applauded them for setting up a mechanism for establishing the guidelines.  Mr. Hudson said this issue demonstrates the need for some kind of historic preservation program and ordinance to eliminate the need for this type of discussion every time an issue such as this arises.
    A. J. McRoberts, 1407 Bouchelle, explained that he and his wife live within two blocks of the Lee Street Store and had lived in the neighborhood for almost 46 years.  He said their children frequently used the Lee Street Store and that it had become a real historic landmark.  He said it has been a part of the East Campus neighborhood for a long time and they wanted to see it protected.
    Dave Dranginis, 310 N. William, President of the Benton-Stephens Neighborhood Association, said his Association had been working very hard on the urban conservation overlay district and they felt the East Campus group had done a lot of their work for them.  Mr. Dranginis felt the criterion on page four was very important.  It outlined that if the building was ever totally damaged or destroyed, the new structure constructed should match the existing architecture around it.
    John Clark, 2000 Allen Lane, President of the North Central Neighborhood Association, encouraged the Council to pass the agreement as developed by the neighbors.  He said it was an excellent example of an opportunity for the Council to facilitate local autonomy -- local decision making by the people who are going to be mainly impacted by the decision.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    There was a discussion as to why the Council should table the issue.  Mayor Hindman said his concern was that Mr. Boeckmann thought the agreement contained things that were inappropriate as far as an ordinance was concerned.  He also pointed out that Mr. Janku had raised the issue as to whether or not conditions between people were being incorporated within an ordinance that the City is expected to enforce, and cannot.
    Mr. Coffman suggested that Exhibit A be replaced, the permitted uses that Planning and Zoning approved, with pages one through four.  The only item that seemed improper to him was the reference to the East Campus Neighborhood Historic Committee.  He asked Mr. Boeckmann if the Council could approve the four pages.  Mr. Boeckmann said page three was not much different from Exhibit A, as it is in the ordinance now.  Pages one and two make the ordinance more restrictive.  He thought substituting pages one, two, and three for Exhibit A would probably present no problem.  What he had concerns with was page 4, the "Other Criterion".  He explained that the zoning ordinance establishes, in the section governing C-P zoning, that the Council is supposed to state the uses that can be made.  He said listing all of the criterion goes substantially beyond listing uses.  He said that was not called for in the zoning ordinance.  Mr. Boeckmann reported Mr. Coffman had eluded to the problem of delegating authority to an entity other than the City.  He said that was certainly a problem.  Regarding some of the other items listed, like signs, were things normally seen in a C-P plan as opposed to the ordinance that placed the C-P zoning on the property.  Mr. Coffman said there were some items on page four that are very important and had been negotiated over a long period -- the hours of operation and the free standing, attached, or screened porch.  He said that was something the store wants and he thought had been agreed upon.  Mr. Boeckmann said if he were in the neighborhood, he would rather have an agreement between the Association and the property owner.  He thought that would have a much better chance of standing up in the event of a future dispute.
    Mr. Janku said normally the issues about sign size or the porch issue would be incorporated in the plan as opposed to part of the zoning.  He asked if the Council were to adopt a C-P ordinance with listed uses, whether a section could be added indicating the plan would incorporate these uses so it would become part of the C-P ordinance.  He said he was trying to figure out how to add the conditions normally part of a C-P plan that the Council could vote on and become enforceable by the City.  Mr. Boeckmann said he did not think the Zoning Ordinance was structured that way.  A simple denial of the C-P zoning, because the Council wants to see a C-P plan at the same time, would be an option in an appropriate case.  Mr. Janku said the plan would have to come forward for approval at some point and they would have to make sure to enforce the agreement.  Mr. Boeckmann said part of the question was what would trigger the need to have a C-P plan.  He said probably the first paragraph where it identifies partial or total destruction of the building and the rebuilding of it, might be something that would trigger the C-P -- the necessity to have a plan.  Mr. Janku said it could also be the expansion of the porch or a new sign.  Mr. Boeckmann was not sure about the new sign, but said probably expanding the building would trigger it.  Mr. Hancock thought Planning would take the position that expanding into the upstairs, a new sign, an addition to the porch, or something other than a residential use would trigger it.  He said the Council could direct the staff that they wanted to see particular features after acting on pages one through three as a replacement to Exhibit A.
    Mr. Campbell said Mr. Coffman and the Neighborhood Association were certainly to be commended.  He said the neighborhood had come a long way in the entire process and he thought they were just one step away from it being passed by the Council.  He strongly supported their case, but he would like them to come back with a fully stated amendment to the current proposal that would lay out the stipulations in a manner suitable to current City ordinances.
    Mr. Janku said he would second that and did not think it would take a whole lot because the agreement was already there.  He thought an agreement between the parties that would be enforceable would be relatively simple at this point.  He said the worst thing that could happen would be for the neighborhood to rely upon the City to enforce something it does not have the authority to enforce.
    Mr. Campbell made the motion that B170-97 be tabled to July 21, 1997.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Coffman.
    Ms. Coble explained that the Council was supportive of the request, but they wanted to make sure the language was correct for the legal document so it would have weight and substance.
    The motion to table B170-97, made by Mr. Campbell, seconded by Mr. Coffman, was approved unanimously by voice vote.

B171-97     Establishing permanent zoning on recently annexed property on the southern edge of
                    Nifong Park.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this is a 19 acre tract of land owned by the City, located just south of Nifong Park.  The Planning and Zoning Commission and the Planning staff had recommended A-1, agricultural zoning.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    There being no comments, Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B171-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B179-97     Authorizing City staff to construct improvements at Rock Quarry Park.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck commented that this was phase II of a plan being implemented at the park.  He said $50,000 had been included in the budget last year for materials, and $28,000 for force account work.
    Mr. Green displayed an overhead indicating what was being proposed as part of this second phase.
    Mr. Green explained that phase I was presently under construction and it includes a playground, playing fields, volleyball and basketball courts, and a walking trail.  He said that phase II would include a picnic shelter, restrooms, and landscaping.  Mr. Green said this ordinance would appropriate the budgeted amount to allow staff to move forward with construction.
    Mr. Kruse noted that the Route AC Advisory Committee had been meeting at the house at the park every two weeks for the past three months.  He said they had been watching the development of phase I and said it would be a real asset to the neighborhood.  Mr. Kruse asked about the large lake on the west side of the drawing.  He did not recall a lake in that location.  Mr. Green said it was not currently there, it was a future development.  He said there was some question about it because the new road may take some right-of-way in the area which would reduce the size of the lake.
    Mr. Beck said this was an example of where the City prepares a master plan to develop a park of this nature, for both short and long-term projects, and then phases it in as money is available.
    Mayor Hindman opened the public hearing.
    Jan Pritchard, 3505 Rock Quarry Road, spoke on behalf of the Park Development Committee of the Grindstone/Rock Quarry Neighborhood Association.  She had obtained information from the Assessor's Office and determined that within the square mile that includes this 19 acres of parkland, there are 2500 housing units.  She said it was a densely populated area and residents had been working a long time to get the park developed.  She encouraged the Council to approve the construction of phase II.
    Mayor Hindman closed the public hearing.
    B179-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B163-97     Amending Chapter 14 of the City Code to prohibit parking on both sides of Silvey Street
                    between Broadway and Worley.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that these streets are located in the west central part of the City and that the proposed street reconstruction would serve the new Smithton Middle School.  Being proposed were bike lanes on both sides of the street.  He said that would require removal of parking from the street.  Mr. Beck did not believe there were any structures facing the areas where parking would be removed.
    Mr. Janku understood that property owners had been contacted and that no comments were received.
    B163-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B164-97     Amending Chapter 14 of the City Code to prohibit parking of certain trucks on Loch Lane.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck said the Council had asked for a report on all residential streets regarding truck parking.  He said this would be submitted as a future report and that this ordinance dealt specifically with removing parking from Loch Lane for tractor trailer trucks.
    Mrs. Crockett asked when the general report would come to the Council.  Mr. Patterson was hopeful it would be forwarded to the Council within the next month.
    B164-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B165-97     Amending Chapter 18 of the City Code regarding police pension benefits.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this amendment was somewhat of a technical change to an ordinance that had been examined some time ago.  He said any increased funding required would come from the Police Department employee contributions.
    Ms. Coble asked for a clarification of language regarding the benefit calculation.  The Finance Director explained that the amendment would provide the retirees the affect of the cost of living increases on the reduced benefit for the time they were retired, rather than re-establishing the percentage benefit.
    B165-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B172-97     Approving a replat of Avalon, Plat 1-A.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this replat would increase the number of lots from 14 to 21 on a 12 1/2 acre tract of ground.
    Mrs. Crockett asked if there was anything in place to notify the adjoining property owners that the size of the lots would be reduced.  Mr. Hancock said staff notifies neighborhood associations of all subdivision plats within 500 feet of the area being platted.  He said this information does not specifically state that lot sizes are being increased or decreased.  A phone number is given if the associations have questions.  Mrs. Crockett spoke with the Vice-President of the Woodridge Neighborhood Association and had told him there would be a decrease in the size of the lots.  He told her he had been aware of it because a sign had been placed showing the number of lots.
    Dan Kliethermes, 2413 Lacewood, the builder and developer, offered to answer any questions.
    Mrs. Crockett asked if Mr. Kliethermes would be able to sell these lots if he would come back to the Council with a bare minimum, 7,000 square foot lot for R-1 residential.  Mr. Kliethermes said that was definitely not in the plan.  He said there were two lots that were left alone because of drainage and sewer easements already in place.  He said they looked at all of the lots and tried to make them comparable in size.
    B172-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B173-97     Approving the final plat of Richland Heights, Plat 2.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that this was a 23 1/2 acre tract of land proposed to be divided into four lots.  He said the primary purpose of the subdivision was the public street right-of-way from the north.  He said it would also create a greenspace conservation easement.
    Mayor Hindman asked about an access easement.  The Clerk explained that the engineer had made the change on the plat.  It was changed to a greenspace access easement.
    David Rogers, an attorney with offices at 813 E. Walnut, spoke on behalf of the developer.  He said it was his understanding that the change had been made from the greenbelt easement to the greenbelt public access easement.
    Mrs. Crockett asked if the neighbors needed to be notified of the change.  Mr. Hancock said they had been notified of the original request.  Mrs. Crockett felt they should be notified of the access easement.  She reminded the Council what they had gone through when the RMH development was approved.  She thought Woodridge residents were under the impression that there was a greenspace easement, but not an access easement.  Mr. Rogers said the neighborhood had been notified.  He said he had made specific contact with them because he was not sure they would be in favor of the public access either.  He said the Neighborhood Association apparently did not care that much one way or the other.  Mrs. Crockett asked if he had notified them himself.  Mr. Rogers said he contacted Skip Walther, their attorney, and Mr. Walther said he had talked to the President of the Association.
    Mrs. Crockett asked for an explanation of a public access easement.  Mr. Hancock said that a greenspace access easement was included in the Subdivision Regulations definition section.  He read that the greenspace access easement does not confer any rights to the City to either maintain or develop the easement for recreational use.  It restricts the owner of the underlying fee from erecting barricades which interfere with lawful access.  The perpetual interested land is described and dedicated by plat and it shall give the public the right of entry to the area for pedestrian use only.  Mrs. Crockett asked where the public access easement would come from.  Mr. Hancock said presumably over time connections would be developed through the greenbelt system north or perhaps south, or from within this subdivision as well.  He showed the relationship with the Hominy Branch to the Mobile Home Park on the map.  He said people would be given access to it by way of the RMH development and if the Council acquires easement over time along the Hominy Branch, it would just be an interconnected series of easements.  Mrs. Crockett said in time if a trail easement goes along Hominy Branch, this access easement could be used to get to that trail.  Mr. Hancock said he believed that was so.
    B173-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO: CROCKETT.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

B175-97     Approving the final plat of Limerick Heights Commercial Subdivision, Plat 2-C.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck said this request was coming to the Council on a tie vote by the Planning and Zoning Commission.  He said it was a 1.14 acre tract of land that would create one lot with a combination zoning of C-1 and O-P.
    Mr. Campbell asked if this was the sole remaining part of the area.  Mr. Hancock said if Mr. Campbell was referring to the immediate corner, that was correct.  He said the purpose of the plat was to include this triangle remaining after the road project.
    Mrs. Crockett asked if a sign could be placed on the ingress/egress easement.  Mr. Hancock said he thought so.  He said that had been the argument at the Commission level.
    Mr. Janku asked if the tier had to be zoned commercial because it also accesses a commercially zoned lot.  He asked if it could not be zoned office because it provides access to the commercial.   Mr. Hancock said he did not know how that was interpreted.  Mr. Boeckmann said he knew it could not go through residential, but he was not sure it could go through office zoning to get to commercial.  Mr. Hancock said the developer was establishing a no access easement on Forum.
    Mr. Campbell said this was an example of poor planning and that it was an awkward looking lot.  He said it does not lend itself to good control or use.
    In terms of access to Forum, Mr. Janku asked if there was no access to Forum from this lot, or if the developer was  just trying to comply with Council wishes that access to Forum be limited.  Mr. Patterson said the latter was the purpose for the no access easement, to prevent any future driveways coming out onto Forum at that location.  Mr. Janku asked if he understood the developer did not have the right to access Forum.  Mr. Patterson said that was correct.  Mr. Janku said he wished the applicant was present to discuss some sort of planning designation on the site.
    Mr. Campbell made the motion that B175-97 be tabled to July 21, 1997, and that the applicant be asked to speak to a planned commercial designation.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.

B178-97     Authorizing a lease agreement with the Health Adventure Center.
    The bill was given second reading by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck noted that this was actually an amendment to an existing lease agreement.  He said this group had done a lot of good planning and had been working with the City staff.  He said they had spent a lot of funds on planning.  The proposal was to amend the agreement to allow a larger square footage of area than what had been in the initial plan.  He said their plan was to construct a 15,000 square foot building, but because of the landscaping situation, they will need to increase the area to just south of the alley.  He said they also found they needed a way to have large exhibits brought into the building.
    Mr. Beck said it was felt the best way to provide this access was to include an easement adjacent to the new parking garage under construction.  He said the garage was built in a manner that it would not have to have forced ventilation.  He said there would need to be an unrestricted area beside the building to allow for ventilation of the parking facility.  Mr. Beck said the easement was set-up so trucks would have access from Locust Street to serve the building from the south.
    Mr. Beck said the third issue was to allow the Center space for expansion.  It was felt the best way to address this was to have a provision in the agreement that, within five years after the opening of the facility, the City would not utilize the land for other purposes which would allow the Center an opportunity to expand to an area larger than what had been started out with.  Mr. Beck said the plan itself has been coordinated with the garage as far as the appearance of the building and he felt it would be an ideal match, as well as a very attractive facility.  He was hopeful the structure could be put in place within the next couple of years.  Mr. Beck recommended approval of the amendment to the lease agreement.
    Ann Cohen, 930 S. Rangeline Road, President of the Board of Directors for Health Adventure Center, expressed the appreciation of the Board to the Council and staff for their help.  She said the lease of the property would enable them to proceed with their plans to raise the funds needed to establish Health Adventure Center.
    Mr. Kruse asked Ms. Cohen how things were going in general.  Ms. Cohen said they were ready to begin planning with the architect and contractor that had been selected.  She said once the design is determined, they would know what the building cost was going to be so they could go further with their fund raising.
    B178-97 was given third reading with the vote recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Bill declared enacted, reading as follows:

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

B166-97     Authorizing an agreement with Gary Pauley to use a private highway-rail crossing on
                    Columbia Terminal right-of-way.
B167-97     Accepting water and utility conveyances.
B174-97     Vacating a sanitary sewer easement in Richland Heights, Plat 2.
B176-97     Vacating various easements in Avalon Subdivision.
B177-97     Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the Department of Health for
                    comprehensive family planning, and appropriating funds.
R94-97       Setting a public hearing regarding annexation of property between Perche Creek and
                    King's Meadow Subdivision.
R95-97       Setting a public hearing regarding annexation of the City's wastewater treatment plant,
                    adjoining City land and other small tracts of privately owned property.
R96-97     Approving the preliminary plat of Renaissance Meadows.
R97-97     Authorizing a supplemental agreement with FAA at the Airport.

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

R98-97     Authorizing an agreement with the University for the Senior Games and the Show-Me State
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck explained that each year he had brought to the Council an agreement that indicates that the City has budgeted money for the Show-Me State Games as a major sponsor.  In addition to that, he said the City provides substantial in-kind services in the way of security and police assistance as needed, and also allows the use of parks and recreation areas without cost for the games.  He said the Games started out with 800 participants, and this year they are expecting about 30,000 participants during this two weekend event.
    The vote on R98-97 was recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:

R99-97     Authorizing the lease of property on Clinton Drive to the Community Garden Coalition for
                  garden plots.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Mr. Beck said the Council had asked the staff to work with the neighborhood group and the Coalition on this lease.  He said both Public Works and Parks and Recreation have been involved in the discussions, as well as Mr. Watkins.
    The vote on R99-97 was recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:

R100-97     Adopting a revised fiber optic implementation plan.
    The resolution was read by the Clerk.
    Some time ago, after the preparation of a plan by the consultant, Mr. Beck said the Council asked for an implementation plan of at least part of the report.  He said Mr. Malon had staff prepare an implementation plan that was adopted by the Council.  He said this would amend that implementation plan.
    Mr. Malon said this information was the same as that had been provided to the Council at the Retreat.  This plan involves the City, the University, and the Columbia Public Schools.  He said the implementation plan would complete the City's loop and make a couple of extensions and provide a mechanism where the school district can have a complete loop of two dark strands, UMC would have access to a complete loop of two dark strands, Water and Light would be using two strands, and there would be other strands available for other City uses or any other uses that might become available under whatever law is finally implemented at the state level.
    Mr. Malon said this plan would provide service to the University this summer, and would complete the school district's needs for their initial implementation steps by the first of January.  If the Council adopts this advised plan, the next step would be to work up an agreement between the University and the City, and then between the school district and the City.  It was Mr. Malon's understanding that the school district board had discussed this plan at one of the joint meetings with the Council and that they are eager and ready to go with this project.  He said the University was also ready to go and wanted service before the end of this summer.  He said this implementation plan would provide the services both entities are requesting.
    Mr. Campbell asked if all of the City schools were ultimately connected to the cable, whether that would be a City project or would they simply be using our poles.  Mr. Malon said this particular implementation plan would get service to the Rock Bridge area, the vocational-technical school and high school, and other office buildings.  In the future, staff wanted to look at further extensions to other schools that can be reached off of this loop.  He said the City would probably extend the fiber optics again to some point next to or near that school and have some fee associated with it.
    Mr. Janku asked if he understood the City would not need additional strands, just a further extension.  Mr. Malon said that was correct.  Mr. Janku asked if the school district was satisfied that the strands provided would be enough to meet their demands.  Mr. Malon said they were.  He said it would take care of their needs for the next several years, but they may need more at a later date.
    Mr. Campbell asked the equivalent to a pair of dark cable to a pair of T-3 lines.  Mr. Malon said it was a substantial number.
    After the initial phase, Mr. Janku asked how many fibers would remain unused.  Mr. Malon said they were using 24 strands, with six in service, that would leave 18, depending upon what the City uses.  He thought probably 14 to 16 strands would remain unused.
    Mr. Coffman complimented Mr. Malon and the staff for moving ahead with this.  He said it was great seeing the City move into the telecommunications future and providing a lot of benefits to several different entities within the City.
    The vote on R100-97 was recorded as follows:  VOTING YES:  KRUSE, COFFMAN, HINDMAN, COBLE, JANKU, CROCKETT, CAMPBELL.  VOTING NO:  NO ONE.  Resolution declared adopted, reading as follows:

PR101-97     Establishing a policy on contracts for Cultural Affairs programs or services involving
                       $500 or less.
    The policy resolution was given first reading by the Clerk.
    Mayor Hindman commented that because this is a policy resolution, it would be held over for second reading at the next meeting.

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

B180-97     Amending Chapter 14 of the City Code to establish all-way stops at the intersections of
                    7th & Ash, 9th & Ash and 6th & Locust.
B181-97     Calling for bids for the construction of a flood intake structure at Wetland Treatment Unit
                     No. 3 in the McBaine bottoms.
B182-97     Confirming the contract for construction of sidewalks along portions of State Route 763,
                     Blue Ridge Road, Katy Lane and Forum Boulevard.
B183-97     Authorizing a right of use permit to allow the University to install chilled water lines under
                    Rollins and Virginia streets.
B184-97     Authorizing a right of use permit to allow the University to install phone line conduit under
                    Paquin Street.
B185-97     Accepting sanitary sewer, utility, street, drainage, trail and recreational conveyances.
B186-97     Rezoning from R-1 and C-1 to C-P property on the west side of Providence Outer
                    Roadway, and approving the C-P development plan of Providence Village South.
B187-97     Rezoning from R-3 to C-P property at 1206 Lakeview Avenue.
B188-97     Restoring on-street parking on a portion of Forum Boulevard and reclassifying the bike
                    route in that area to Class III.
B189-97     Approving the final plat of Wornel, Plat 2, and granting a variance.
B190-97     Authorizing renewal of a Temporary Revocable Utility Permit granted to DTI.
B191-97     Amending Chapters 18 and 19 of the City Code to remove the police chief from coverage
                    under the Police Retirement Fund and to provide deferred compensation.

(A)     Intra-Departmental Transfer of Funds.
    Report accepted.

(B)     Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District.
    Mr. Beck said the Planning and Zoning Commission held two public work sessions and public hearings and had made a recommendation that additional language be included to the C-P ordinance rather than setting up a totally new district.  He said there had been some talk about a neighborhood commercial district designation.
    Mr. Campbell said this was an issue of importance and thought the Council should have a work session on it.  The Council agreed it should be added to the work session list of topics.

(C)     Report on Connection to Capital Cable.
    Mr. Beck explained that the Council had asked the staff to look toward budgeting money for this interconnection with Capital Cable.  He said last year the City budgeted $20,000 for that purpose, and the newest cost estimate for the connection was approximately $18,000.  He said it would interconnect Capital Cable to City Channel 13.  Mr. Beck said the optic cable being run in that general direction was helping make this possible.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that staff be directed to proceed.  The motion was seconded by Ms. Coble and approved unanimously by voice vote.

(D)     MKT Trail Head - Demolition of Remaining Crawford Building.
    Mr. Beck noted that the estimated cost for the demolition was between $22,000 to $24,000.  He said there was some asbestos involved and apparently that removal would be bid out regardless of how anything else is handled.  He said one of the suggestions was to bid it and see how it comes in and if the cost is too high, put it off until the fall when the street crews may not be as busy so the work could be done with force account.  He said a big part of the cost was getting rid of the materials because if it does contain asbestos, it could not go into a clean fill area.  He said the materials would have to go into the City's landfill and there would be a charge for that.
    Mayor Hindman said he had been meeting with the MKT Trail Head Committee and they had been coming up with some very good ideas.  He said the committee is inviting groups to attend a meeting in July to offer plans that might be used.  He said the committee would come up with some ideas from those plans.  He said now that the Trail Head is City property, it was decided that one good step would be to clean it up.  Mayor Hindman said once the building was cleared and a little cleaning was done, people would have a better perspective of the possibilities.  He said the $22,000 to $24,000 was a pretty big number considering the limited amount of funds available.  He was hopeful staff could find a way to avoid charging the project with figures of that nature.  He suggested having someone come in to determine what hazardous materials are involved.  He thought that should be answered and then look at whether or not the work should wait until fall so force account labor could be utilized to get the building removed.  Mayor Hindman wanted the work done as inexpensively as possible.
    Regarding stormwater improvements, Mr. Janku said a lot of the creek at the Trail Head is being held in place by pieces of concrete that have accumulated over the years.  He asked if these would be removed and replaced with plants or other surface that would hold the creek in place.  Mayor Hindman thought the creek had a limestone bed.  Mr. Janku said there was still a lot of concrete in the creek.  Mr. Kruse assumed that was something the committee would look at.  Mayor Hindman said they would and that funds from the stormwater utility might possibly be used to pick-up part of that bill.  He said there is at least one member of the committee who is very interested in water quality and knows Flat Branch Creek inside and out, and has some ideas for the committee.  He said how the creek is incorporated is an integral part of the project.
    It was decided staff would work on the asbestos report and get a demolition permit for the building.  After this is done, staff will deal with who was going to do the work and how.
(E)     Council Comments - Draft REDI Economic Development Plan.
    Mr. Beck explained that the Council had requested that the staff consolidate the comments received individually from Council members who reviewed the preliminary REDI plan.  He said the group has a specially appointed committee that has been making proposed revisions to the REDI plan.  He said that information has been consolidated into a preliminary report and the Committee asked for feedback from the Council.  He said each Council member had submitted their ideas as to what might be looked at before the final plan was proposed.  Mr. Beck said Mr. Watkins had put the Council comments together in a form that could be voted on this evening so these could be formally submitted to the REDI Board and the committee working on updating the plan.
    Under the Quality of Life, #5, land use policies related to urban sprawl, Mr. Kruse said he would like to see it shortened.  He suggested deleting the middle section to read as follows: "REDI will encourage and support land-use policies that discourage urban sprawl and minimize the related burdens on urban infrastructure, public transportation, school districts and the tax base."
    Regarding Number 3., Workforce Development, Mr. Janku suggested adding the word "technical" so it would read "a two-year community technical college".
    Mr. Kruse made the motion that the Council accept the recommendations as a group, with the two above suggestions included.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.

(F)     Downtown Bike Racks.
    Mr. Beck said there had been bicycle committees in the past that had recommended a similar type approach which was followed-up on.  He said racks were installed and not used very much at all.  He had been told the racks were not being used because they were not as convenient to their destination as bike riders would like for them to be.  He said then the City installed smaller bike racks as part of the downtown improvement with a goal of having them located in numerous locations more convenient for the bike rider.  He said the suggestion was to put one in and see how well it is used.  He said if it was found it was not being used, it would be because it was obviously in the wrong location or it was not bicycle friendly.
    Mayor Hindman asked if there were still bike racks attached to many of the meters.  Mr. Beck said there were.  Mayor Hindman thought those were being used some.
    Mr. Campbell said people like the idea of looking out to see if their bike is still there.  Mr. Beck said that was another point brought up when he talked to riders about why the racks were not being used.  Mr. Kruse said there were certain areas, particularly along Ninth Street, where there tends to be a shortage of bike racks.  He said there are a lot of bikes being tied to trees.  Mr. Beck said he saw three bikes tied to trees recently on Walnut Street.
    Mr. Coffman asked how many of the single bike racks were downtown.  Mr. Beck said he was not sure how many were left, but there had been a fairly large number when the program was started.  He thought maybe staff should work with the Special Business District to see what is out there.  Mr. Beck said his reluctance was to put the racks back on the street and not have them utilized.
    Mr. Kruse questioned whether the Bicycle Commission had been asked to look at this issue.  Mr. Beck said he did not know.  He asked Mr. Watkins where the Special Business District had gotten their information.  Mr. Watkins said they had gotten it from members of the Board.  Regardless of what was done, Mr. Kruse thought the Bicycle Commission should be asked to look at the proposal first.  Mayor Hindman suggested that the Commission could make a recommendation as to where they felt the highest use would be and also recommend the types of racks that should be used.  Mr. Janku suggested that they leave it more open-ended as an alternative would be additional racks on parking meters or other objects downtown.  Mr. Kruse thought every meter on Ninth Street should have a rack.
    Mr. Kruse made the motion that the issue be referred to the Bicycle Commission for their review and recommendations.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.

(G)     Street Closure Request - Columbia Daily Tribune.
    Mayor Hindman made the motion that the closure be granted as requested.  The motion was seconded by Ms. Coble and approved unanimously by voice vote.

(H)     Proposed Communications Antennas and Support Structures.
    Mr. Janku said there were a lot of communities around the country developing new ordinances to deal with the issue of new communications devices and the various towers that are being proposed.  He was appreciative of the report and said the question was what to do next.  Rather than waiting, with the long list of work sessions, Mr. Janku suggested that the Council refer the issue to the Planning and Zoning Commission so they could begin the public process of soliciting input from the various businesses and entities involved.  He said it could then be brought to the Council for further action.  He said the purpose was to be ahead of the curve.  In addition to the Chesterfield and Wildwood ordinances, he said Springfield adopted an ordinance which deals particularly with the issue of obsolescence -- what happens if these towers are no longer utilized.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that the issue be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission for them to develop an ordinance to bring forward for Council consideration.  The motion was seconded by Mayor Hindman and approved unanimously by voice vote.

    Mayor Hindman commented that he was not quite ready to make the Disabilities Commission appointments.  He was hopeful to make them soon.

    Regarding Boards and Commissions applications and deadlines, Mrs. Crockett suggested adopting a practice of honoring the deadline as advertised, except in the case where there are not enough applicants and a late application comes in.  She said at that time a late application could be accepted.  Mayor Hindman said there was a good argument for developing a policy on the issue.  He said since he had been on the Council, it had been the policy to accept all late applications.  He thought either would be perfectly acceptable as long as it is made public and consistent because there are people who felt like the appointments are manipulated.  Although, he said, that was not the case.
    Mr. Janku thought one of the problems with the process was the way openings are advertised.  He said for the most part, advertisements appear in the back pages of a Sunday paper.  He said costs would be involved, but if the Council is going to restrict late applications, openings should be better advertised.  Mr. Janku felt if the publicity is stepped-up, he could accept a tighter standard.
    Mrs. Crockett asked if the openings were advertised on Channel 13.  Mayor Hindman said openings ran on Cable 13.
    Mr. Campbell said the City page, City Source, ran in the newspaper once a week and suggested that perhaps all City activities could be consolidated in one place.  He was referring to the ads and announcements.  He thought it would help to have everything all together in one place once a week.  Mr. Janku agreed, although he said there would be an additional cost for this.
    Mr. Campbell thought Mrs. Crockett's point about being consistent was the most important.  He said that suggested to him that the Council needed to establish a deadline.  He said if people did not apply by that deadline, in the case of more openings than applications received, the opening would carry over to the next meeting.  Mr. Kruse said he basically agreed and that he had never been comfortable with accepting late applications.
    Mr. Kruse suggested that a staff report be prepared.
    Ms. Coble said no matter what staff comes up with in terms of advertising, she thought a better job could be done of consolidating information for people.  She was in favor of not having a deadline because she said the very day the appointments are made is usually the day it is brought to people's attention.
    Mr. Campbell said he favored deadlines in order for the Council to receive applications for consideration before the meeting.  He said when late applications are received at the meeting, the Council does not have time for adequate consideration.
    Mr. Janku noted there were discussions in Washington about the spectrums that can be used by Police and Fire radio and whether or not they will be reserved for public safety agencies, or somehow allowed to be used by private entities.  He thought since it was a matter of current debate in Congress, the Council should take a stand on the issue and contact our Congress people and Senators to express our concern.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that the staff be directed to look into the matter to determine the current status and, if there is a concern it is going to happen, that staff be authorized to communicate the Council's concern about the access to the various radio spectrums.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Kruse and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    Mr. Janku noted that one of the most frequently heard complaints Council members hear is speeding, particularly in neighborhoods, and people running traffic lights. He had heard a comment about the fines not being high enough to be a good deterrent.  He said that Jefferson City recently went through a review of its fines and decided to increase them.  Mr. Janku said the Council had been presented with information at the Retreat, when talking about downtown parking, that the offenses had decreased with the increase in parking fines.
    Mr. Janku made the motion that the staff be directed to consider undertaking a similar review of speeding fines and other moving violations to see if possibly City ordinances needed to be updated for a current level of deterrence.  The motion was seconded by Ms. Coble and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    Mr. Boeckmann noted that the ordinance reads up to a maximum of $500.  He said the amount is set by the Municipal Judge.  Mr. Campbell asked if there was a set minimum.  Mr. Boeckmann said he was not sure, but if there was a minimum it was very low.  Mr. Campbell said that was where his concern was, that the threshold was virtually meaningless now.
    Mayor Hindman said by ordinance the Council sets the parking fine, but said on the others a range is set.  He said the Council had to be careful as to not tie the Judge's hands too much because there are times when there are extenuating circumstances.
    Mr. Janku said since the City had now formally adopted the Master Sidewalk Plan, he felt the next step would be to incorporate those sidewalks into the capital improvements plan.  He said just like the streets, there would be a list of sidewalks that are scheduled for improvement with target dates.  He felt it would help the Council with matching up priorities.
    Mrs. Crockett thought there was something like that in effect already.  Mr. Janku said as far as he knew the City did not have a schedule as exists with streets.  Mayor Hindman asked if that should be part of the capital improvements plan.  Mr. Beck thought a few sidewalks had been designated, but then there is an annual amount.  He said if the Council wants to tie sidewalks to projects, it could be done that way.
    Mr. Janku said the plan was based on some criteria and he felt the Council should address the projects with the highest priority based on that criteria.  Mr. Campbell thought that was what was being done currently.  Mr. Janku was not sure it was being done systematically.
    Mr. Beck said he was going to be reviewing the CIP this week to see what the Council had decided on at the Retreat.
    Mayor Hindman said he would like to consider adding to the Master Sidewalk Plan sidewalks on the Route AC corridor and on other state funded roads, especially where there might be projects.  He said as a result, it would change policies with regard to sidewalks where if the sidewalks are on a master plan, that may be grounds for the State to pay for the sidewalks as part of the project.
    Mr. Beck said staff would look into the process that would need to be followed.  It would be determined whether the Area Transportation Committee needed to review it.
    Mr. Campbell said the Bicycle Commission should be a major element in the process.  He said there may be times when they would combine sidewalks and bike lanes, such as had been done on Old 63.
    Mr. Kruse pointed out that MoDOT was thinking about changing their policies on bicycles also.
    Mr. Janku suggested that it be referred to the staff if the Council wanted comments from other commissions.  He said, however, he would not want to see this held up for staff's reports back.
    Mayor Hindman made the motion that the issue be referred to the staff.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Janku and approved unanimously by voice vote.
    John Clark, 2000 Allen Lane, was pleased the Council was going to look into the bike rack situation more thoroughly.  He noted that the focus had been on the convenience for users.  He encouraged them to think of it as part of the parking utility.  He said the racks were basically for creating more parking downtown.  He suggested surveying the situation over a few years so the City could find out who is really parking bikes downtown, when they are parking, why they are parking, and whether they are really saving the City parking spaces.
    Regarding the REDI report, Mr. Clark asked if there was a suggestion that REDI adopt, as an additional focus, community economic development with appropriate fundings, staffing, and so forth.  He also asked if there was a suggestion that the REDI Board include one or more community members who are not part of the group who funds it, feeling that their dues are already paid by the large contribution by the City.  Mayor Hindman suggested the Mr. Clark read the report.
    The meeting adjourned at 10:20 p.m.
                                                                                             Respectfully submitted,
                                                                                             Penny St. Romaine
                                                                                             City Clerk