AGENDA

Independence City Commission
July 9, 2020
Civic Center   Memorial Hall    5:30 PM



I.

REGULAR SESSION

A.

Call to Order


B.

Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America


C.

Adoption of Agenda

II.

APPOINTMENTS

A.

Park Board – Three terms expiring July 1, 2020 (All eligible for reappointment)

B.

Board of Examiners – Plumbers – One term expiring August 15, 2020 (Eligible for Reappointment)

C.

Historic Preservation and Resource Commission (IHPRC) – Two terms expired January 1, 2020 (All eligible for reappointment)

D.

Tree Board – One term expired June 1, 2020 – Applications are due by August 7, 2020

III.

PRESENTATIONS

A.

Main Street 2021 Budget Request

Documents:
  1. Main Street.pdf
IV.

CONSENT AGENDA

(Consent is that class of Commission action that requires no further discussion or which is routine in nature. All items on the Consent Agenda are adopted by a single motion unless removed from the Consent Agenda.)
A.

Appropriations

  1. A-1866
  2. P-1839
B.

Consider a request from Main Street to authorize blocking the 200 block of North Penn from Myrtle to Laurel on the First Thursday of each month from August 6th to September 3rd from 5 – 8 PM.

C.

Consider approval of blocking off the Park Oval just North of Well’s Drive on the East Side and South of the Playground Restrooms on the West Side for Indy Goes Back to School Event between 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020.

D.

Consider a request from the Chamber of Commerce to block Pennsylvania Avenue from the south edge of the parking lot located at 125 N. Pennsylvania Ave (Community National Bank and Trust) north to the south edge of Myrtle from 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm on August 29th and September 26th, for the purpose of hosting Downtown Movie Nights.

V.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

A.

Consider an agreement with TranSystems for engineering services relating to an EDA Grant Application for Whiskey Creek Drainage Improvements from Sycamore to the Union Pacific Railroad.

B.

Consider an Administration Agreement with Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission to prepare the application and provide administrative services for the EDA grant for Whiskey Creek Drainage Improvements from Sycamore to the Union Pacific Railroad.

C.

Consider authorizing Leadership Independence to place temporary parking stanchions downtown and to accept responsibility of the stanchions after their placement.

D.

Consider an engineering design services agreement with H.W. Lochner, Inc. for re-marking Runway 17-35 at the Independence Municipal Airport as part of a Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) grant.

E.

Consider renewing health insurance with Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

F.

Consider ballot language for renewing the special use sales tax.

VI.

DISCUSSION

A.

Discuss programming for City facilities.

VII.

REPORTS

A.

223 W. Main Street Update

B.

2020 Census Update

VIII.

CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS

IX.

COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS

X.

PUBLIC CONCERNS

XI.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A.

For the purpose of reviewing and considering City Manager applications.

XII.

ADJOURNMENT