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CITY OF SHAWNEE
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MINUTES
August 28, 2017
7:00 P.M.

Michelle Distler – Mayor
Councilmembers Present Staff Present
Councilmember PflummCity Manager Gonzales
Councilmember NeighborDeputy City Manager Charlesworth
Councilmember JenkinsCity Clerk Powell
Councilmember KemmlingCity Attorney Rainey
Councilmember VaughtPlanning Director Chaffee
Councilmember MeyerIT Director Bunting
Councilmember SandiferFire Chief Mattox
Councilmember KenigPolice Chief Moser
Deputy Parks and Recreation Mgr. Lecuru
Police Captain Brunner
Assistant Public Works Director Gard
Development Review Manager Hooper
Communications Manager Breithaupt
(Shawnee City Council Meeting Called to Order at 7:00 p.m.)

A. ROLL CALL

MAYOR DISTLER: Good evening and welcome to tonight's meeting of the Shawnee City Council. I’d ask that you please silence your electronic devices at this time.

I am Mayor Michelle Distler and I will be chairing this meeting. I will do a roll call at this time. Councilmember Neighbor.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Pflumm.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Jenkins

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Kemmling

COUNCILMEMBER KEMMLING: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Vaught.

COUNCILMEMBER VAUGHT: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Meyer.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Sandifer.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Kenig.

COUNCILMEMBER KENIG: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Thank you.

B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

MAYOR DISTLER: Please stand and join us in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silence.

(Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence)

MAYOR DISTLER: Thank you. At this time, I'd like to explain our procedures for public input. During the meeting I will offer the opportunity for public input. If you would like to speak to the Council at any of those times, please come forward to the microphone. I’ll ask you to state your name and address for the record and then you may offer your comments. So that members of the audience can hear your comments, I would ask that you speak directly into the microphone. By policy, comments are limited to five minutes and no person may speak more than twice to any one agenda item. After you are finished, please sign the form at the podium to ensure we have an accurate record of your name and address.

In addition, while we won't do a roll call vote on every vote, I will state Councilmembers’ names who vote in minority so that our listening audience will have a clear and accurate record of the vote.

C. CONSENT AGENDA

MAYOR DISTLER: The next item on the agenda is the Consent Agenda. Does anyone have an item they would like to remove from the Consent Agenda?

Seeing none, I will accept a motion to approve.

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: Move to approve the Consent Agenda.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Jenkins and seconded by Councilmember Neighbor to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion carried 8-0.]

D. MAYOR'S ITEMS

MAYOR DISTLER: The next item is Mayor’s Items, and I do not have anything tonight.

E. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

MAYOR DISTLER: The next item is Business from the Floor. Is there anyone who has comments on an issue that is not on tonight’s agenda? Please come forward.

Public Comment

MR. ERLICHMAN: Ray Erlichman (Address Omitted). Madam Mayor, I wanted to speak tonight on two issues, separate. One will take less than 60 seconds. And rather than sit down and come back up I’d like to just go forward like that. I’d like to publicly thank the Assistant Public Works Director Caitlin Gard for making the necessary arrangements to get the City’s flag back up on the flag poles. It’s been a long haul, but we finally have our City flag back including a new one behind you on the dais, as opposed to the Good Starts Here. And when that came up the question when they would be flying it half-staff, it would be more appropriate for a city flag rather than the Good Starts Here advertising banner. So, a public thank you to Ms. Gard for efforts in getting that taken care of. That’s the first item. That’s the less than 60 seconds’ one. Thank you, Caitlin.

The other thing is something I’ve spoken to this Council about before. And here is where I’m going to make some enemies because I’m probably going to bring it up until it gets resolved. I’m still asking this Council, some members who have been very vociferous about the fact that they were elected to be stewards of the public’s money, to get specific answers from the Shawnee Chamber as to whether or not there is a -- what kind of monies are left because a replacement has not been found for Mr. Nave yet. It’s almost a year since he’s been gone. And if those monies are being held in reserve, then that should reduce theoretically how much the City would have to actually pay next year for the services of the Chamber and the SEDC, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. But we’re not getting the answers and I think we have a right to.

When the City signs a contract, and you folks here have approved many of them, for equipment it’s listed. Are there turn signals? Is there a steering wheel? Does the vehicle have four tires? Everything is listed. When you do a public works improvement job what shows up on the agenda is a consolidation. But in the bidding documents there are such things as materials being used, number of personnel hours, you know, et cetera, et cetera, a specific breakdown. I think we have a right to know where those funds are, how they’ve been used and have they been held in reserve.

Back in June I received a letter, excuse me, an e-mail from the president of the Chamber. And, Mr. Powell, I don’t know if I can zoom in on this. There we go. Is that better? “I wanted to let you know that I’m available, along with my chair-elect Dennis Monaghan to meet with you to answer some of your questions.” That was after I had been here, I think it was sometime in May and had asked these same questions. I also asked them during the budget process. “Would you be able to meet with us next Tuesday, June 20th,” et cetera, et cetera, et cetera “at the Midwest Board Room? If you are not available, please advise of an alternate date and we can work out a time that works best.” My reply was as such. “Not convenient, I’ll be in Gardner,” which is true. “Anyway, since we have City funds going to the Chamber, I personally think the questions need to be answered in open forum, i.e. a City Council meeting. But I would consider a non-public venue as you suggested as long as I am accompanied by a member or two of the Governing Body.”

Very candidly, I’m an old man, been around for many years. You don’t go into a meeting like that two on one because you’re going to get a lot of he said, she said. You go into a meeting like that two on two. And needless to say, I never did receive a reply to that suggestion. I still think this Council needs to make a statement to staff to inquire and obtain the information from the Chamber because we’re talking about a lot of money.

We’re also talking about the fact that we still don’t have an executive director for the SEDC. I want to know where that money is. We don’t have their 990 for the year 2016. It’s not posted yet. It should have been posted by about now, maybe another couple weeks. The 990 for 2017 wouldn’t get posted until next year. So, who knows if those funds have been used this year for other sources? Now, I can understand, and I mentioned this before, that if some of those funds were used for the Director of Business Development and Retention and also the Director of the Visit Shawnee that’s understandable because those two people have been trying to fill in. No problem with that. But that’s not all of them. Where’s the money. You folks have the ability to make sure that we find that. Please exercise that option. Thank you.

MAYOR DISTLER: Thank you. Is there any other comments on anything not on tonight’s agenda?

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Michelle.

MAYOR DISTLER: Ms. Meyer.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Sorry. I just wanted to clarify one of the statements made. There has been a director of the SEDC hired. I don’t believe they’ve started yet, but there is a person September 5th.

MR. ERLICHMAN: So, one has been hired?

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Yes. Yeah.

MR. ERLICHMAN: But we don’t have a starting date yet.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: September 5th.

MR. ERLICHMAN: So, that would be approximately 12 months since Mr. Nave left. So, we still have 21 months of salary.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Yeah. Sure. I just wanted to clarify that piece of it. Yeah.

MR. ERLICHMAN: Right. I appreciate that. Thank you. I was not aware of that.

F. PUBLIC ITEMS

1. CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 1813, FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT CERTAIN DEFERRED INSTALLMENTS OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED FOR PAYING THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION OF MIDLAND DRIVE, P.N. 3234, ARE NOW DUE AND PAYABLE AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO CERTIFY THE ASSESSMENTS TO THE COUNTY CLERK FOR PAYMENT AND COLLECTION.

MAYOR DISTLER: Okay. The next item on the agenda is Public Items. Item Number 1 is to Consider Resolution No. 1813, Finding and Determining That Certain Deferred Installments of Special Assessments Levied for Paying the Cost of Construction of Midland Drive, P.N. 3234, Are Now Due and Payable and Directing the City Clerk to Certify the Assessments to the County Clerk for Payment and Collection.

The Governing Body passed Ordinance No. 2457, levying special assessments for Midland Drive Improvements. At that time, the Governing Body deferred the payment on certain properties until the properties changed use. The property at 15520 Midland Drive is no longer eligible for deferral because it was rezoned and the special assessments are now due. A resolution is required. The recommended action is to adopt 1813.

Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? I’ll accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER KENIG: Motion for approval.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Kenig and seconded by Councilmember Neighbor to adopt Resolution No. 1813, finding and determining that certain deferred installments of special assessments levied for paying the cost of construction of Midland Drive, P.N. 3234, are now due and payable and directing the City Clerk to certify the assessments to the County Clerk for payment and collection. The motion carried 8-0.]

2. CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROJECTS FOR THE 2018 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ANNUAL PLAN.

MAYOR DISTLER: : Item Number 2 is to Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Projects for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Annual Plan. This is the first of two required public hearings to consider proposed projects for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in an estimated amount of $244,075.
There are three actions needed on this item. The first is to conduct a public hearing. Following public comments, I will ask for a motion to close the public hearing. Once the public hearing is closed, we will have council discussion. I would also like to note that on the final action, there is a misprint on the agenda. The street project should be King Street from 59th Terrace to 60th Street.

(a) Conduct a public hearing.

MAYOR DISTLER: I will accept a motion to conduct a public hearing on the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Annual Plan.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Move to conduct a public hearing.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded to conduct a public hearing. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Pflumm and seconded by Councilmember Meyer to conduct a public hearing. The motion carried 8-0.]

MAYOR DISTLER: We are now in a public hearing. This is a formal public hearing required by law. This public hearing will begin with the presentation by Paul Chaffee, Planning Director. After the presentation, I will ask the Councilmembers if they have any questions specifically related to the presentation. I will then ask if there are any comments from the public. If anyone from the audience would like to speak during the public hearing, please raise your hand and I will recognize you to come forward.

Mr. Chaffee, please go ahead.

MR. CHAFFEE: Paul Chaffee, Planning Director

The City is required to hold public hearings on the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant funds. This is the first public hearing. The second public hearing will be held in September. This year the City will submit an annual plan, which is the grant application for the use of 2018 CDBG funds. And I’ll try to go through the staff report rather quickly, but make all the comments that I need to make that HUD expects to see in the presentation.

The final amount to be awarded will be calculated by HUD in 2018. In 2017, the City received $244,075 in CDBG funding. Until the grant award is known, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has advised that the grant amount for 2018 funding will be the same as 2017 year funding.

The purpose of the CDBG program is to provide assistance to low and moderate income residents.

The application contains three components. The first is to provide funds to human service providers that provide direct assistance to Shawnee residents. Cumulatively, human service providers may receive up to 15 percent of the total funds received. In 2018, the amount allocated to human service providers cannot exceed $36,611, assuming full funding is received. Secondly, funds are to be provided for the rehabilitation of existing residential structures. Finally, funds are to be used for neighborhood infrastructure improvements in census tracts that qualify based on the percentage of low and moderate income residents.

2018 Annual Plan
Human Service Recipients

The availability of CDBG funds was posted on the City’s website, and staff sent applications to human service providers that have received funding in the past, as well as other organizations that inquired about the use of the City’s funds.

The dollar amount requested by the Human Service providers exceeded the $36,611 that is expected to be available for funding.

Staff has proportionately reduced the request from each agency to bring the Human
Service funding into compliance. Staff recommends that the funding included in the application be reduced to the same amount as the 2017 funds to meet the 15 percent requirement in the following manner:

It should be noted that these grant amounts will again be proportionally reduced if the City of Shawnee receives less than the $244,075 for 2018.

Residential Rehabilitation Program

The City contracts with Johnson County to provide housing rehabilitation services. The amount recommended for this program is $25,000, the same as in previous years. It is expected that ten households in Shawnee will receive assistance through this program.

Infrastructure Improvements
In the proposed five-year Consolidated Plan it is noted that improvements that enhance a project or a standalone project that will provide street improvements including curbs and gutter, sidewalks and paving or stormwater improvements would be a priority.

Staff recommends that the CDBG funding for 2018 be used to supplement City funding for the improvement of King Street between 59th Terrace and 60th Street as indicated in the Capital Improvements Plan. The project will include construction of street, storm sewer and sidewalk improvements.

The project is included in the City Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and will be completed in 2019. The most recent estimate of total construction costs is $425,000. The use of approximately $242,000 in CDBG funds, which would include unused funds that would be reallocated from the 2015 CDBG project will be used for this project.

If funding exceeds $244,075, the additional funds will be used to provide enhanced funding for the infrastructure project. If less funding is received, the funding provided for the infrastructure improvements will be reduced, as well as the allocations to human service providers.

The second public hearing on the use of 2018 CDBG funds will be on September 25, 2017. The grant application is expected to be submitted in March/April 2018, or after such time as the 2018 CDBG allocations are committed by HUD.

And just to give you a feel for timing, we usually in the past have submitted in December or January. HUD and Congress is slow in reallocating funds. Then we just found out about three weeks about what our 2017 allocation is. So, things are moving slow in Congress, so it’s taking us longer to get back with the final dollar amounts so we can make the applications.

The 2015 Annual Plan substantial amendment is to reallocate funds and does not require a public hearing. A 30-day public comment period is required by the City’s Citizen Participation Plan prior to submitting the amended plan for HUD approval. Staff will publish a public notice after the September 25, 2017 Council meeting as required.

RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends that the Governing Body select projects for the 2018 CDBG application in an amount not to exceed $244,075 to include the services and activities to be indicated in the five-year consolidated plan:

King St. – 59th Terrace to 60th St. $ 184,035
Minor Home Repair Program $ 25,000
Johnson County Parks and Recreation $ 10,860
YMCA of Greater Kansas City $ 12,265
Salvation Army $ 7,360
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas $ 4,555

And also to reallocate the remaining CDBG funds of $58,844.16 to the 2018 CDBG infrastructure project.

That concludes this portion of the public hearing.

MAYOR DISTLER: Thank you. Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? Seeing none, the next action is to close the public hearing. I’ll accept a motion.

(b) Close the Public Hearing.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Motion to close the public hearing.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Sandifer and seconded by Councilmember Pflumm to close the public hearing. The motion carried 8-0]

(c) Approve 2018 CDBG application

MAYOR DISTLER: The final recommended action is to consider approving projects for the 2018 CDBG application to include King Street from 59th Terrace to 60th Street; Minor Home Repair Program; Johnson County Parks and Recreation; YMCA of Greater Kansas City; Salvation Army; and Catholic Charities of Northeast Johnson County.

Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? I will accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: So moved.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Pflumm and seconded by Councilmember Neighbor to approve projects for the 2018 CDBG application to include King Street from 59th Terrace to 60th Street, Minor Home Repair Program, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, YMCA of Greater Kansas City and Johnson County Parks and Recreation. The motion carried 8-0.]

G. STAFF ITEMS

1. CONSIDER ENTERING INTO AGREEMENTS WITH GAI FOR THE PREPARATION OF TAX REVENUE ESTIMATES AND STIFEL NICOLAUS & COMPANY TO ACT AS THE SENIOR MANAGING UNDERWRITER FOR ISSUANCE OF DEBT RELATED TO THE BELLMONT PROMENADE TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT AND THE PROMENADE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

MAYOR DISTLER: The next item is Staff Items. Item Number 1 is to Consider Entering into Agreements with G.A.I. for the Preparation of Tax Revenue Estimates and Stifel Nicolaus & Company to Act as the Senior Managing Underwriter for Issuance of Debt Related to the Bellmont Promenade Tax Increment Financing District and the Promenade Community Improvement District.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Bellmont Promenade Redevelopment Agreement related to obligation bond financing, the City worked with Bond Counsel and others to select a revenue consultant to forecast the TIF and CID revenues and an underwriter. Staff is recommending GAI as the revenue consultant and Stifel Nicolaus & Company as the Senior Managing Underwriter. All costs will be paid by the bond proceeds.

(a) Agreement with GAI

There are two recommended actions. The first is to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with GAI for Preparation of Tax Revenue estimates associated with the Bellmont Promenade TIF and Promenade CID.

Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? Seeing none, I will accept a motion.
COUNCILMEMBER KENIG: Move for approval.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Kenig and seconded by Councilmember Sandifer to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with GAI for Preparation of Tax Revenue estimates associated with the Bellmont Promenade TIF and Promenade CID. The motion carried 8-0.]

(b) Agreement with Stifel Nicolaus & Company

MAYOR DISTLER: The second recommended action is to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with Stifel Nicolaus & Company to act as the Senior Managing Underwriter for bonds related to the Bellmont Promenade TIF and Promenade CID.

Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? I’ll accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Motion to approve.

COUNCILMEMBER KENIG: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Sandifer and seconded by Councilmember Kenig to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with Stifel Nicolaus & Company to act as the Senior Managing Underwriter for bonds related to the Bellmont Promenade TIF and Promenade CID. The motion carried 8-0.]

2. CONSIDER CONTRACT NO. 2017-0103 WITH BNSF RAILWAY CORPORATION FOR THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF THE 75TH STREET CROSSING.

MAYOR DISTLER Item Number 2 is to Consider Contract No. 2017-0103 with BNSF Railway Corporation for the Permanent Closure of the 75th Street Crossing.

In continuing efforts to implement a quiet zone along the Emporia Subdivision rail line, the City intends to close the railroad crossing at 75th and Martindale. An agreement with BNSF is required.

The recommended action is to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement.

Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? Seeing none, I will accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: So moved.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.

CITY MANAGER GONZALES: Do you hear a loud cheer coming?

MAYOR DISTLER: Yes.

COUNCILMEMBER KENIG: Yes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Pflumm and seconded by Councilmember Sandifer to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign Contract No. 2017-0103 with BNSF Railway Corporation for the permanent closure of the 75th Street crossing, DOT No. 006135H. The motion carried 8-0.]

3. CONSIDER THE PURCHASE OF A TRACKHOE EXCAVATOR FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

MAYOR DISTLER: Item Number 3 is to Consider the Purchase of a trackhoe Excavator for the Public Works Department.

The 2017 budget includes funding for the replacement of Public Works equipment. Staff is recommending replacing an aging trackhoe in an amount of $99,595.84. The current trackhoe will be sold at auction.

The recommended action is to approve the purchase.

Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Mr. Jenkins.

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: Yeah. Just a question. I’m trying to find it right now, but it looked -- when I read this earlier it seemed like I saw where we were going to auction off the old one and then those monies were going to be put into the Economic Development Fund?

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Yeah. It says it on page 89 right there at the bottom.

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: Yeah. I was just looking at this.

CITY MANAGER GONZALES: I think you’re thinking of the quiet.

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: That’s what it was. I got those two transposed. Okay. Thanks.

MAYOR DISTLER: Any other questions from the Council? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? I’ll accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: So moved.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Meyer and seconded by Councilmember Pflumm to authorize the purchase of one trackhoe for the Public Works Department in an amount of $99,595.840. The motion carried 8-0.]

H. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

1. RATIFY SEMI-MONTHLY CLAIM FOR AUGUST 28, 2017, IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,728,160.62.

MAYOR DISTLER: The next item is Miscellaneous Items. Item Number 1 is to Ratify Semi-Monthly Claim for August 28, 2017, in the amount of $2,728,160.62.

Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? I’ll accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: So moved.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Meyer and seconded by Councilmember Pflumm to ratify the semi-monthly claim for August 28, 2017, in the amount of $2,728,160.62. The motion carried 8-0.]

2. MISCELLANEOUS COUNCIL ITEMS.

MAYOR DISTLER: Item Number 2 is Miscellaneous Council Items.

Does anyone on the Council have an item they would like to discuss? Mr. Jenkins and then Mr. Neighbor.

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: Yes, I just had one item and that was the discussion Mr. Erlichman had with the Council a few minutes ago. I think there’s some merit to that argument that we should have a very clear understanding of City funds which were given out by contract to the economic development folks. And I think it’s appropriate that we should have that kind of information. So, I would like to see that. And I would be happy to attend the meeting, if Ray winds up getting -- offered a meeting date, I’ll be happy to go with you as one of the councilmen. I think perhaps somebody else would be willing to go too because I am curious about that. I think it would be something good to get our head wrapped around a little bit tighter. So, just wanted to make those comments.

CITY MANAGER GONZALES: We are looking for a date in October to have a joint meeting. I know we’ve got the one in September with the Planning Commission, so we’re looking for a date to have a joint meeting with the Chamber Executive Board, the new ED director to not only review our four goals, but also a revision of the contract. And so we would certainly discuss those kinds of issues at that meeting.

MAYOR DISTLER: Mr. Neighbor.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Yes. I’d just like to, on behalf of the Shawnee Rotary Club, to thank all of the staff members and all of the people from Shawnee that came out to the bank rodeo -- bank rodeo -- Bike Rodeo. Well, whatever. Bike Rodeo, Saturday morning at Mill Valley. It was very well attended. Two hundred and sixty-six young people were there with their bicycles and went through the program and had their bicycles checked out and got new helmets. It was very well attended. And just it was a -- when it started it was a little bit crazy because these kids on their bicycles were really zipping around. But it was an excellent thing and kudos again to staff and the Rotary and everybody who sponsored it for doing it. It was very well received.

MAYOR DISTLER: It’s always a great event. Mr. Pflumm.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Yeah. I was just curious how many people we had at the Tour de Shawnee in comparison to previous years.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: It was cancelled.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Okay.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: I was out there [inaudible; talking off mic].

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: Compared to previous years then it was quite low.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: I was curious. I was gone.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: It was a little damp.

MS. LECURU: Yeah. We had 377 pre-register. And we actually had folks show up to register that morning. Not a whole lot. But unfortunately due to lightning and thunder we had to cancel the event. The first time in 28 years.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Are we postponing?

MAYOR DISTLER: Don’t leave out the torrential downpour.

MS. LECURU: Well, that too.

MAYOR DISTLER: Us volunteers got a little wet until we were told it was cancelled.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Are you just canceling it or are you going to postpone it to another day?

MS. LECURU: Due to staffing and logistics it’s cancelled until next year.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Okay.

MS. LECURU: We did have the breakfast and there was -- everyone had a good time that was there I think.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: All right. Well, thanks.

MS. LECURU: So, thanks for asking.

MAYOR DISTLER: Mr. Jenkins, did you have something else?

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: Yeah. Just a quick comment about these storms and everything. I’ve had an unusual number of contacts with constituents dealing with issues that, you know, you get problems you didn’t even know you had when you get that kind of rain. So, we’ve got an unusually high number of people requesting information and that kind of thing. I know, Doug, your office is probably really getting busy with this. And so I would just -- I just wanted to comment that let’s do the best we can to at least get back to them. I know your plate is more full than usual, which makes it even harder to answer all these questions. But let’s try to hang in there the best we can and get back to these folks and give them our best response.

I. ADJOURNMENT
MAYOR DISTLER: Any other Council items? Seeing none, I will accept a motion to adjourn.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Motion to adjourn.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded to adjourn. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes. We are adjourned. Thank you.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Sandifer and seconded by Councilmember Neighbor to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried 8-0.]
(Shawnee City Council Meeting Adjourned at 7:25 p.m.)




























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I certify that the foregoing is a correct transcript from the electronic sound recording of the proceedings in the above-entitled matter.




/das September 5, 2017
Deborah A. Sweeney, Recording Secretary

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Stephen Powell, City Clerk













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