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Last Published: 5/21/2010 8:54:11 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - MARK FUNKHOUSER
Present:12 - DEB HERMANN, BILL SKAGGS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, TERRY RILEY, CATHY JOLLY, JOHN SHARP
 

100437
RESOLUTION - Declaring May 22, 2010, as Troost Village Day to be celebrated at the 6th Annual Troost Avenue Festival.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100433
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Waldo Community Improvement District regarding their Annual Report for fiscal year May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100434
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Brookside Community Improvement District regarding their Annual Report for fiscal year May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100439
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 60659 through 60692


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100422
RESOLUTION - Expressing the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s support for a regional rapid rail passenger system and endorsing Jackson County, Missouri’s request for a federally funded alternatives analysis.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100282
RESOLUTION - Amending the Gashland Area Plan and Map for an area of approximately 100 acres generally bounded by N.W. Barry Road on the south, U.S. Highway 169 on the west, N.W. 88th Street on the north and N. Baltimore Avenue and N. Wyandotte Avenue on the east, by recommending medium density residential and office commercial and retail commercial uses instead of low density residential, open space and retail commercial uses. (215-S-21)


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100446
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to sell $66 million of general obligation bonds previously approved by the voters; directing the City Manager to expend $20 million for the completion of the First and Second Creek sanitary sewer areas from bonds previously approved; directing the City Manager to establish a system by which neighborhood projects and basic services are prioritized around the 50 square block area surrounding schools; and requiring the City Manager to report to the City Council every 90 days on the status of these directions.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

100389
Declaring it necessary to change and re-establish the grades of N. Bennington Avenue, located between NE Parvin Road northerly to NE 48th Street, all in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to cause a notice to be published as provided for herein.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100385
(Sub.)
Approving the Second Amendment to the Baltimore Place Tax Increment Financing Plan; directing the Tax Increment Financing Commission to enter into a redevelopment agreement for Project 3 which contains certain provisions regarding tax increment financing revenues and reimbursements to the redeveloper. WHEREAS, the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, by Ordinance No. 54556, passed on November 24, 1982, and thereafter amended in certain respects by Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 911076, as amended, passed on August 29, 1991, and Ordinance No. 100089, passed on January 28, 2010, created the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri (the “Commission”); and


Councilmember Hermann Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Skaggs
Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Passed as Substituted and Amended

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

060012
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 3 of the Baltimore Place Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100384
(Sub.)
Reducing the amount of appropriations in the amount of $612,104.12 in certain projects in the GO Bond Series 2003F Fund in order to close projects, and reducing the amount of appropriations in the amount of $2,269,558.51 in certain projects in the 2004F GO Bond Fund.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100399
Authorizing and approving a City Financing Agreement and a First Amendment of Development Agreement in connection with the NNSA National Security Campus project; and approving certain other documents and authorizing the City to take certain other actions in connection with the issuance of bonds to be issued by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri for the project.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100400
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 3, 2010, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to require the preparation of a fiscal note by the City Auditor to be attached to initiative petitions and, when authorized, to be included on the ballot; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Councilmember Johnson Move To Hold Off Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Held off Docket

100397
RESOLUTION - Supporting an application to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Iowa for a grant for Minor Home Repair Services.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100391
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a $2,821,000.00 contract with Repipe Construction, Ltd. for Contract No. 1018, Project No. 81000537, Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Sewer Rehabilitation; authorizing expenditures of $3,244,150.00 from previously appropriated funds; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Hermann Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS FOR READING OF ORDINANCE NO(S): ADVANCE CONSENTS: There are no consent items this week. ADVANCE DEBATES: 100413 100407 100431 (sub) 100432 100426 (sub) 100283 (sub) 100412 (sub) 100352 100420 100353 100423 100369 100427 (sub) ON THREE SEPARATE DAYS BE WAIVED AND THAT THIS ORDINANCE BE ADVANCED FOR FINAL READING AND CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME.
 
Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100413
Accepting and approving grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Supportive Housing Program Grant in the amount of $715,852.00 to provide homeless services; estimating additional revenues and appropriations in the amount of $5,411.00 in the General Fund; and authorizing the Acting Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to enter contracts with various nonprofit organizations for the delivery of homeless services.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100432
Confirming and accepting the assignment of certain rights to Beacon Park Associates, L.P., with respect to Phase 2A of the Beacon Park Townhomes Project.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100283
(Sub.)
Approving the Metro North Mall PIEA General Development Plan for an area of approximately 100 acres generally bounded by N.W. Barry Road on the south, U.S. Highway 169 on the west, N.W. 88th Street on the north and N. Baltimore Avenue and N. Wyandotte Avenue on the east, and declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority Law. (679-S)


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100352
Rezoning an area of approximately 1.13 acres generally located at the northeast corner of 16th Street and Genessee Street from District M-2b to District URD, and approving a preliminary development plan for the same. (14084-URD)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100353
Vacating portions of the plats of Holmes Park, Replat of Holmes Park and King's Rose Hill and existing and vacated rights of way, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1616-V)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100369
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary development plan in District O (Office) on approximately a 10.74 acre tract of land generally located on the northeast corner of N.E. 94th Street and North Oak Trafficway, to allow for the three existing medical office buildings to remain, and the construction of a 13,356 square foot office building. (9463-P-23)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100407
Consenting to the rate of front foot special assessment to be levied by the Union Hill Special Business District; consenting to the proposed uses of the revenues produced therefrom; estimating revenue in the amount of $34,925.36 in the Special Business District Fund; appropriating $34,925.36 to the Union Hill Special Business District Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100426
(Sub.)
Amending Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 081033, As Amended, passed May 21, 2009, by amending Section 3 for the purpose of delaying the repeal of Chapters 65, 66 and 80, Code of Ordinances, for seven months to January 1, 2011.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100412
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $348,000.00 and appropriating it to various accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund for projects in the Sixth Council District; and stating the Mayor and Council’s intention to repay certain accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100420
Authorizing the Director of the Water Services Department to execute an agreement concerning the Blue River Channel Modification Project between the City of Kansas City, Missouri (“City”), the Department of the Army (“Government”), the Byram’s Ford Industrial Park Association, and the Monnett Battle of Westport Fund, Inc.; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100423
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a one year contract to manage and provide duplicating services in a City Hall location with OfficeMax Impress; authorizing the Director of General Services to expend $750,000.00 from previously appropriated funds and authorizing the Director to exercise the City’s four one-year renewal options without City Council approval with such funds appropriated in the City’s annual budget.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100427
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the GO Bond Series 2003F Fund in the amount of $862,447.99 and appropriating this sum to Project No. 89005442, 12th Street Viaduct Phase III; reducing appropriations in the 2007A GO Bond Fund in the amount of $422,553.00 and appropriating it to various accounts in the 2007A GO Bond Fund; authorizing an increase in the contingency of a contract with Comanche Construction, Inc. for the 12th Street Viaduct Phase III project; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100431
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the CD5 Contingency account of the Capital Improvements Fund; reappropriating funds in various CD5 accounts for right of way acquisition and clearing; designating requisitioning authority; and stating the Mayor and Council’s intention to repay certain accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Skaggs Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS FOR READING OF THE ORDINANCES ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS IS WAIVED FOR THE ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING ON PAGES 8-9 TODAY’S DOCKET AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE PLACED ON THE DOCKET NEXT WEEK FOR THIRD READING.
 
Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100408
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Banc of America Public Capital Corporation for the acquisition of computer hardware and software equipment to be used by the Information Technology Department under a Master Equipment Lease/Purchase Agreement in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $3,128,485.00; estimating and appropriating $3,128,485.00 in lease proceeds; authorizing the execution of any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and designating requisitioning authorities.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

100409
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Information Technology to negotiate on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, a contract with the Regional Justice Information Services and the Board of Police Commissioners to provide implementation and conversion services for the replacement of the existing court management system.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

100343
RESOLUTION - Amending the Downtown East Area Plan to change the proposed land use from low density residential to industrial/commercial for an area of about 59 acres generally bounded by Benton Plaza on the north, Interstate 70 on the east, 24th Street on the south and College Avenue, Kansas Avenue and Bellefontaine Avenue on the west. (242-S-7)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

100348
Approving an amendment to the previously approved Kansas Avenue Urban Renewal Plan for the purpose of deleting 10.5 acres portion of the existing plan area, generally located between 19th Street and 19th Terrace east of Agnes, and the area located just west of Indiana Avenue from 19th Street south to 21st Street, and approving the First Revised Kansas Avenue Urban Renewal Plan on the remaining 29.5 acres, as required by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Law of Missouri (584-S-2)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

100349
Approving the First Amended and Restated Indiana Corridor Urban Renewal Plan for an area of approximately 59 acres generally bounded by Benton Plaza on the north, Interstate 70 on the east, 24th Street on the south and College Avenue, Kansas Avenue and Bellefontaine Avenue on the west, and declaring the area to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law. (519-S-1)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

100373
Adopting certain revisions to the Major Street Plan for Kansas City by deleting Southport Parkway as the secondary arterial street designation between Missouri Highway 150 and E. 155th Street, west of U.S. Highway 71, and classifying Botts Road as that secondary arterial route, and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices. (175-S-29)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

100405
Declaring it necessary to change and re-establish the grades of, and the relocation of Street Right of Way on Stadium Drive from Manchester to I-435, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to cause a notice to be published as provided for herein.


Add to Consent Docket

100416
Declaring it necessary to change and re-establish the grades of, and the relocation, opening, establishing and dedicating of Street Right of Way on North Eastern Avenue, all in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to cause a notice to be published as provided for herein.


Add to Consent Docket
 
 Councilmember Skaggs Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING OF ORDINANCES ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS BE WAIVED FOR THE ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING ON PAGES 10-11 OF TODAY’S DOCKET AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE INTRODUCED AS LISTED TO THE COMMITTEE SO DESIGNATED.
 
Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100435
Approving the plat of Compass Industrial Park First Plat, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1047C)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100440
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Briarcliff-Antioch-Davidson Area Plan by modifying the Land Use Plan and Map within an approximately 171.2 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest quadrant of N.W. Englewood Road and U.S. Highway 169 by changing the recommended land use designation from low density residential (0 to 8.7 units per acre), medium-high density residential (8.7 to 17.4 units per acre) and retail commercial to medium-high density residential (8.7 to 17.4 units per acre). (241-S-8)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100441
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District PD/C-2 (Local Retail Business/Planned Development) on a 34.06 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of N.W. Englewood Road and U.S. Highway 169, for the purpose of deleting an approximately 21.66 acre tract of land from said preliminary plan. (12970-PD-20)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100442
Rezoning an area of approximately 21.66 acres generally located on the south side of N.W. Englewood Road about one-quarter mile west of U.S. Highway 169 from District PD/C-2 to District R-2b. (12970-P-21)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100443
Approving a preliminary community unit project plan in Districts R-1a and R-2b on a 171.2 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest quadrant of N.W. Englewood Road and U. S. Highway 169. (12970-CUP-22)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100436
Accepting $40,000.00 from the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office (COMBAT); estimating revenue and appropriations in the amount of $40,000.00 in the General Fund; reducing the revenue estimate and appropriations in the amount of $40,000.00 in the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Fund; authorizing a Cooperative Agreement with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and Artstech; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

100438
Reducing and increasing appropriations in various water revenue bond funds; transferring $273,395.61 from the 2004D Water Revenue Bond Fund (No. 8066) and $5,945.51 from the 2005F Water Revenue Bond Fund (No. 8067) to the Water Fund (No 8010); increasing appropriations in the Water Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close the 1988, 1992, 1994, 1995B, 1998A and B, 2004D and 2005F Water Revenue Bond Funds.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

100444
Approving a $359,960.00 contract with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and adjusting appropriations for the North Oak Corridor Streetscape project.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

100445
Appropriating $735,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Water Services Wastewater Fund for payments of penalties and costs negotiated in the Overflow Control Plan Consent Decree and the State settlement of alleged Missouri Clean Water Law violations.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Riley Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100447
Amending Chapter 78 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, entitled “Water”, by repealing Sections 78-2(a) and 78-15.1(a) and enacting in lieu thereof two new subsections of like number and subject matter that allows accounts to be in the name of either the owner of the occupant.


Move to Advance

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
 
 CLOSED SESSION Closed Session/Litigation Item(s)* Closed Session/Legal Issue(s)** Closed Session/Personnel Issue(s)*** Closed Session/Real Estate Transaction(s)Closed Session/Employee/Labor Negotiation Item(s)***** *Litigation Item(s) may be discussed in a closed session pursuant to §610.021(1) RSMo. because it relates to legal action, causes of actions, or litigation. **Legal Issue(s) will be discussed in closed session pursuant to §610.021(1) RSMo because it relates to confidential and privileged communications between City Council and its attorneys. ***Personnel Issue(s) will be discussed in closed session pursuant to §610.021(3) RSMo because it relates to personnel matter. ****Real estate transaction(s) may be discussed pursuant to Sec. 610.021(2), RSMo. because public knowledge of the transaction(s) at this time might adversely affect the legal consideration therefor. *****Employee/Labor negotiation item(s) may be discussed in a closed session pursuant to §610.021(9) RSMo. because it relates to preparation for negotiations with employee groups.