City Council Recap Dec. 5, 2016

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During the 5 p.m. Study Session, many attended to voice support to allow residents to raise chickens. The Council and staff will continue reviewing the matter. Watch Study Session Video (Originally Aired Live)
During the 7 p.m. Regular Session, Council discussed the recent successful completion of the Independence Roundabout, promoted the Pearl Harbor Day event Dec. 7 at 11 a.m., among other updates. Mayor Rediger also expressed his condolences to the family of Marcia Ritter.   All items passed at their respective stages of an often multi-meeting process including:

  • Chronic Nuisance Ordinance (View Detail)
    The proposed ordinance establishes a three (3) per  twelve (12) month threshold for nuisance complaints before a property may be designated a chronic nuisance property, with the exception of illegal manufacturing, delivery or distribution of drugs, which only requires one (1) reported incident. The City Manager asked the City’s Inspections and Nuisance Divisions to meet regularly for the purpose of identifying existing nuisance issues and researching best practices to potentially enhance the tools available to City staff tasked with public safety. The proposed ordinance was identified by City staff as a desirable tool to abate chronic nuisance properties and enhance the safety of the City’s neighborhoods.
  • 2017 Neighborhood Street Repair projects. The City has designated a portion of the Transportation Trust Fund monies for the repair and rejuvenation of existing City streets and alleys under each of the Transportation Trust Fund Programs voted in to date.  The Neighborhood Street Repair 2017 portion of the project is being funded with repurposed Armstrong Drive funds from TTF3.  The Concrete Street Repair 2017 portion is being funded with TTF5 funds.  The work has been designed by City staff and the call for bids was publicly advertised.  On November 22, 2016, three bids were received; the high was $2,165,493.05, and $1,959,889.66 was the low bid.  The three (3) bids were below the Engineer’s Estimate.  All work will be done within existing right-of-way or easements View all streets.
  • Series of ordinances to improve collection of outstanding fees and charges. The City will have another method of collecting delinquent taxes and fees other than sending bills to collections or placing a tax bill on the property. If a contractor or landlord cannot obtain their license due to a late water bill, outstanding nuisance abatement charges or permits, this Ordinance revision will provide an incentive to pay outstanding taxes and fees to other departments so they can obtain their license. See items 15-17 below and on our website.
  • Watch Regular Session Video (Originally Aired Live)

The agenda from Dec. 5, 2016 is below or VIEW FULL AGENDA online with all support material.
1.    A public hearing to consider vacating the City’s interest in unimproved Sunset Boulevard right-of-way running north from Merriwether Street right-of-way in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
2.    A public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to Section 30-105 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, regarding the definition of yard. (Agenda Item No. 22; BILL NO. 16-215)
3.    A public hearing to consider a request to rezone property at 611, 615, and 623 South Sprigg Street from C-1 (General Commercial) to CBD (Central Business District).  (Agenda Item No. 23; BILL NO. 16-216)
4.    Approval of the November 21, 2016, City Council regular session and closed minutes.
5.    BILL NO. 16-200, an Ordinance amending Section 15-426(e) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, relating to the Board of Examiners. Second and Third Readings.
6.    BILL NO. 16-201, an Ordinance renaming Farrar Drive to North Farrar Drive and South Farrar Drive, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Second and Third Readings.
7.    BILL NO. 16-202, an Ordinance amending Schedule F of Section 26-247 of the City Code, establishing no parking anytime along a portion of Fourth Street, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Second and Third Readings.
8.    BILL NO. 16-203, an Ordinance accepting a Permanent Waterline Easement and a Permanent Sanitary Sewer Easement from Southeast Missouri University Foundation for property located in the 1400 Block of North Sprigg Street, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Second and Third Readings.
9.    BILL16-204, an Ordinance enacting a New Article XII of Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, entitled Chronic Nuisance Properties. Second and Third Readings.
10.    BILL NO. 16-205, an Ordinance approving the amended record plat of Baldwin Village.  Second and Third Readings.
11.    BILL NO. 16-206, an Ordinance approving the record plat of Midamerica Crossings. Second and Third Readings.
12.    BILL NO. 16-207, an Ordinance approving the record plat of South K, Inc.  Second and Third Readings.
13.    BILL NO. 16-208, an Ordinance approving the record plat of a Re-subdivision of Lots 88, 89, and 90 of The Meadows of Whispering Oaks – Amended.  Second and Third Readings.
14.    BILL NO. 16-209, an Ordinance amending various provisions of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, regarding Municipal Court, Municipal Offenses, and Sentencing. Second and Third Readings.
15.    BILL NO. 16-210, an Ordinance amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, relating to City Permits. Second and Third Readings.
16.    BILL NO. 16-211, an Ordinance amending Section 15-5 (a) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, relating to City Licenses. Second and Third Readings.
17.    BILL NO. 16-212, an Ordinance amending Section 29-61 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, relating to Accounts and Billing. Second and Third Readings.
18.    BILL NO. 16-213, a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Agreement with Nip Kelley Equipment Company, Inc., for the Neighborhood Street Repair 2017 and Concrete Street Repair 2017 Projects, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
19.    BILL NO. 16-214, a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement for professional services with Lewellyn Technology of Delaware LLC, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Reading and Passage.
20.    Acceptance of improvements and Authorization of Final Payment to KAJACS Contractors, Inc., for a Water Main Extension for County Road 618, State Highway W, Veterans Memorial Drive, LaSalle Avenue, and Baldwin Drive, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
21.    Acceptance of the improvements to serve SEMO Greek Housing Phase 2, Southeast Missouri State University, for property located in the 1400 Block of N. Sprigg Street.
New Ordinances
22.    BILL NO. 16-215, an Ordinance amending Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, regarding the definition of yard.  First Reading.
23.    BILL NO. 16-216, an Ordinance amending Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, by changing the zoning of property located at 611, 615, and 623 South Sprigg Street, in the City and County of Cape Girardeau, Missouri from C-1 to CBD.  First Reading.
Appointments
24.    Appointment to the Show Me Center Board of Managers    (Scott Meyer)
25.    Appointment to the  River Campus Board of Managers   (Dennis Vollink)
 
All City Council agendas, support documents and video can be viewed online at cityofcape.org/citycouncil. Official meeting minutes will be posted soon.