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Last Published: 7/26/2012 4:54:13 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:11 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - CINDY CIRCO
 

120701
RESOLUTION - Honoring the victims in Aurora, Colorado.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120671
RESOLUTION - Recognizing Central Exchange and the win l win campaign.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120674
RESOLUTION - Honoring Mary Ann Williams on her retirement after 15 years and 10 months of dedicated service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120678
RESOLUTION - Honoring James “JP” Smith on his retirement after 39½ years of service with the Union Pacific Railroad of Kansas City, Missouri.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120682
RESOLUTION - Honoring the 5 year anniversary of the Young Latino Professionals of Greater Kansas City Organization.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120693
RESOLUTION - Declaring July 26, 2012, as Americans With Disabilities Act Awareness Day.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120673
COMMUNICATION - Notice from the City Clerk to the Mayor and City Council regarding the submission of the Notice of Aggregate Assessed Valuation as of June 1, 2012 from the Clerk of Platte County, Mo.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120675
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E41438


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120676
COMMUNICATION - For July, 2012: Accepting forty-two (42) general warranty deeds in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120684
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E41439-E41442


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120700
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Clerk pursuant to Rule 28-A, listing the Semi-Annual Docket items considered by Neighborhoods & Healthy Communities Committee, Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee, Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee and Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. The Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee and the Legislative Session had no Semi-Annual Docket items to consider.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120665
RESOLUTION - Approving the Paseo West Community Improvement Study as a guide for improvements in the Paseo West neighborhood and the area generally bounded by I-29/71 Highway on the north, I-70 on the south, 1-70/71 Highway on the west, and The Paseo on the east.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120656
RESOLUTION - Encouraging President Barack Obama to condition Japan’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement negotiations upon Japan’s opening of its markets to automobiles manufactured in the United States; and directing the City Clerk to send a copy of this Resolution to the Obama administration.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120624
Authorizing a one-year $985,960.00 contract with SAVE, Inc., to provide housing assistance for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120615
Authorizing the Fire Chief to enter into agreements with specific jurisdictions to provide fire department emergency services.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120617
Authorizing the Fire Chief to execute on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an amendment to the agreement with the City of Liberty, Missouri, currently providing fire service mutual aid when significant emergency circumstances exist or on an automatic basis under certain circumstances.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120630
Authorizing a contract not to exceed $470,000.00 with Corporate Care Occupational Medicine Network for Kansas City Fire Department employee physical examinations and physician services and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $470,000.00.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120633
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-106, Extended hours permits, and 10-127, License and permit fees, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which add a temporary 3:00 a.m. closing permit.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120634
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-214, Consents required, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which gives condominium unit owners a greater voice in the liquor license process.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Scheduled Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120643
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-1611 and 2-1950, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like name and subject matter relating to the City’s investment policy.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120657
Approving the plat of Benson Place Fieldstone – Third Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting and releasing various easements; establishing grades on public ways; 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. (SD0934R)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120640
Authorizing a Second Amendment to a Water Purchase Agreement between Kansas City, Missouri and Raymore, Missouri.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120650
Approving Amendment No. 1 with Tetra Tech, Inc., for Birmingham WWTP Disinfection Phase II; and authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend approximately $123,600.00.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120654
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into a contract with ADS Environmental Services LLC for Long Term CSO Flow Monitoring; and authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend approximately $450,000.00.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120658
Approving Amendment No. 6 with Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell Architects, Inc. for Water Services Department headquarters parking facility improvements; and authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend approximately $277,700.00.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120642
(Sub.)
Amending Section 2-1685, Code of Ordinances, entitled “City legal expense fund” by expanding coverage of the fund to include the Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust and its former, current and future trustees, officials and employees.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120663
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Armory Construction and Use Cooperative Agreement with the State of Missouri for the purpose of allowing for an expansion to the existing facility and extending the term.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120668
(Sub.)
Accepting and approving a grant to the City of $4,528,440.00 over two years from the United States Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program; estimating revenue in the amount of $4,528,440.00 in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120659
(Sub.)
Approving the Fourth Amendment to the Civic Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan; finding that all Redevelopment Project Costs to be funded from Payments in Lieu of Taxes and Economic Activity Taxes generated by Redevelopment Project Areas 64B, 65A and 65B, with the exception of remaining and anticipated TIF Commission administrative costs related to the actions contemplated by this Ordinance; terminating the designation of Redevelopment Project Areas  64B, 65A and 65B, declaring as surplus all Payments in Lieu of Taxes and Economic Activity Taxes in excess of amounts required to pay existing and anticipated TIF Commission administrative costs, distributing such surplus funds to the taxing jurisdictions and dissolving the special allocation fund for those Redevelopment Project Areas.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120664
Approving the petition to amend the petition to establish the Truman Road Community Improvement District through the addition of real property.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120648
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a contract with Olsson Associates for On-Call Stormwater Engineering Services for approximately $500,000.00; appropriating $500,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Stormwater Fund; and authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend up to $500,000.00 to satisfy the cost of this contract.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120649
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into a contract with Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc., for Elevated Steel Water Tanks Rehabilitation and Painting Phase II; and authorizing the expenditure of approximately $1,500,000.00.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120651
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a contract with Larkin Group, Inc. for Town Fork Creek Basin Integrated Plan for approximately $575,000.00; appropriating $575,000.00 from the Stormwater Fund to satisfy the cost of this contract; and authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend approximately $575,000.00.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Second Readings” and that they be placed on the docket next week for third reading.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120646
Accepting and approving a $20,000.00 contract amendment for the consolidated communicable disease prevention contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide additional funding for HIV surveillance services.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

120647
Accepting and approving a one year $36,950.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct preventive health screening of all newly arriving refugees in Kansas City.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

120660
(Sub.)
Approving the Sixteenth Amendment to the 22nd & Main Tax Increment Financing Plan; finding that all Redevelopment Project Costs to be funded from Payments in Lieu of Taxes and Economic Activity Taxes generated by Redevelopment Project Area 2, with the exception of remaining and anticipated TIF Commission administrative costs related to the actions contemplated by this Ordinance; terminating the designation of Redevelopment Project Area 2, declaring as surplus all Payments in Lieu of Taxes and Economic Activity Taxes in excess of amounts required to pay existing and anticipated TIF Commission administrative costs, distributing such surplus funds to the taxing jurisdictions and dissolving the special allocation fund for the Redevelopment Project Area.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

120661
(Sub.)
Approving the Fourth Amendment to the Grand Boulevard Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; terminating Redevelopment Project Areas C1, C2, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K2 and L2; declaring as surplus those funds within the special allocation fund in excess of amounts required to pay existing and anticipated TIF Commission administrative costs; and authorizing and directing the distribution of such surplus funds to the taxing jurisdictions.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “First Readings” and that these ordinances be introduced as listed to the committee so designated.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120672
Amending Chapter 40, Article I, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 40-10, 40-12, 40-34, 40-38, 40-39 and 40-40 and enacting new sections of like number in their place addressing interest, penalties, waiver of penalties, application of payments, collections and limitations on assessment of the business license tax; also amending Chapter 40, Article VI, Code of Ordinances by repealing Section 40-364.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120680
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Kessa Gines v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 1116-CV35114.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120681
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by The Cashew, Claim No. T1011-1244.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120679
Vacating N. Walnut Street and an adjacent north-south alley south of N.E. Harlem Road, Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1584-V)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120683
Approving the plat of Carondelet State Line Office Park, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; vacating a portion of a street; 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. (SD0451D)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120685
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Towne Center Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Towne Center Tax Increment Financing Plan; and designating a Redevelopment Area.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120686
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project A of the Towne Center Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefore.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120687
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project B of the Towne Center Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefore.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120688
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project C of the Towne Center Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefore.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120689
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project D of the Towne Center Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefore.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120690
Acknowledging redemption of Section 108 loan for the Beacon Hill Development in the amount of $5,656,700.00 and correcting certain accounts.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120691
Ordering the Improvements within the 21st Street Neighborhood Improvement District be made and financing therefore obtained by special assessment.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120694
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Carondelet Drive Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Carondelet Drive Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating a Redevelopment Area; reducing amounts in the 2008A GO Bond Fund and appropriating $350,000.00 for certain public improvements; reducing and appropriating $150,000.00 within the capital improvements fund for certain public improvements; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120695
Approving the Fifth Amendment to the Civic Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan; terminating Redevelopment Project Area 66; declaring as surplus those funds within the special allocation fund in excess of amounts required to pay existing and anticipated TIF Commission administrative costs; and authorizing and directing the distribution of such surplus funds to the taxing jurisdictions.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120697
Amending Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances, Zoning and Development Code, by adding and amending sections of this chapter to promote sustainable development. (254-S-276)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120698
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area A of the Carondelet Drive Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefore.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120699
Approving an amendment to the Lucas Place Lofts Development Plan.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120609
Declaring it necessary to change and re-establish the grades on North Indiana Avenue, from NE Vivion Road northerly to approximately 470 feet south of NE 55th Street, all in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to cause a notice to be published as provided for herein.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120610
Authorizing an amendment with H W Lochner, Inc., for the Red Bridge Road Phase 1 project; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120611
Authorizing the TIGER street resurfacing project; estimating and appropriating $2,296,286.11 in the ARRA Stimulus Fund; authorizing a contract with Superior Bowen Asphalt Company, the Green Impact Zone Street Resurfacing Project; designating requisition authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120612
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a change order to a contract with MEGA Industries for the N Wornall Rd - Blue Ridge Blvd to 135th St Design Build Reconstruction project; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120613
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a change order to a contract with J. M. Fahey Construction Company for the 63rd St - Chestnut Ave to Jackson Ave Design Build Reconstruction project; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120614
Dedicating a portion of City-owned real estate for public right of way, north of 87th Street, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance in the Recorder’s Office of Jackson County, Missouri.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120677
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas for the James Street Bridge Rehabilitation project.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120692
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to cause the incorporation of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, Inc.; approving certain appointments to the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, Inc.; authorizing the City Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri for the purpose of establishing a binding procedure for the appointment of board members to the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Transportation Development District and Kansas City Streetcar Authority, Inc.; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a cooperative agreement allocating responsibilities for the design, construction, management and operations of the streetcar.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120696
Reducing and appropriating $23,900.72 in the ARRA Stimulus Fund; designating requisition authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Reed Move To Introduce
I request that the Clerk receive, docket and read an ordinance prepared too late to be on today's docket.

120702
Authorizing reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs, driveway entrances, and appurtenances along various streets Citywide; reducing and increasing appropriations in the Revolving Public Improvement Fund; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend funds for the projects; authorizing assessment of the costs against the properties benefited; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Johnson Move To Introduce
I request that the Clerk receive, docket and read an ordinance prepared too late to be on today's docket.

120703
Authorizing a $349,780.00 contract amendment with Delich Roth and Goodwillie, PA Engineers for design professional services for Front Street from I-35 to I-435.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
 
 Consideration of Semi-Annual Docket Items. 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. The City Clerk's Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver's License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.