AGENDA

Independence City Commission
September 24, 2020
Civic Center  Memorial Hall    5:30 PM

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I.

REGULAR SESSION

A.

Call to Order


B.

Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America


C.

Adoption of Agenda

II.

APPOINTMENTS

III.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

A.

Public Hearings to consider condemnation of the following structures as dangerous and unsafe:

  1. 321 S. 19th Street
  2. 409 S. 17th Street
  3. 414 S. Wald Avenue
  4. 416 S. 18th Street
  5. 509 N. 14th Street
  6. 708 S. 16th Street
  7. 801 E.  Birch Street
  8. 813 S. 18th Street
  9. 1101 W. Main Street
  10. 1105 W. Main Street
  11. 1217 N. 9th Street
  12. 1529 W. Laurel Street

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-1845
  2. D-2008
  3. P-1845

B.

Consider minutes of the June 3, 2020 meeting.

V.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A.

For the purpose of discussing data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of second parties.

VI.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

A.

Consider a request to partner with Labette Health to expand the Independence Health Care Center.

B.

Consider setting the date of November 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM for a public hearing to consider condemnation of 201 E. Main Street as dangerous and unsafe.

C.

Consider authorizing the submission of the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation Moderate Income Housing Grant.

D.

Consider a request to vacate 27th Street from Main Street to Myrtle Street.

E.

Consider a temporary use agreement for 113 E. Myrtle Street.

F.

Consider requests for ADA improvements at the following locations:

  1. 113 E. Main Street
  2. City parking lot behind Big Cheese
  3. 14th and Chestnut Streets

G.

Consider bids received to hard surface the apparatus bay driveway.

H.

Consider formally accepting the Kansas Department of Agriculture USDA Rural Development Grant for $50,000 to purchase crucial public safety equipment.

I.

Consider setting a Special Commission meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9 AM to:

  1. Discuss programming of 1916 City Hall and Fire/EMS Station; and
  2. Continue security training and security response plan for City Commission meetings.

VII.

DISCUSSION

A.

Independence Land Bank

VIII.

REPORTS

A.

2020 Census Update

IX.

CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS

X.

COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS

XI.

PUBLIC CONCERNS

XII.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A.

Personnel matters of non-elected personnel

XIII.

ADJOURNMENT