ORDINANCES

Passed

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray amending Chapter 2, “Administrative Code,” of the Code of Ordinances to enact a new Section 2-9 titled “Failure to obtain required permits (Chapters 25 and 29),” authorizing fees to be charged and municipal tickets to be issued upon failure to obtain permits required by Chapters 25 and 29 of the Code of Ordinances.

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray amending Chapter 20, “Offenses and miscellaneous provisions,” of the Code of Ordinances to enact a new Section 20-166 titled “Unlawful transfer of weapons; parental or guardian consent for delivery of a firearm to minors,” prohibiting the reckless transfer of firearms to minors without the consent of the minor’s parent or guardian.

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray amending Chapter 20, “Offenses and miscellaneous provisions,” of the Code of Ordinances to enact a new Section 20-167 titled “Unlawful possession of a handgun by a minor,” prohibiting minors from possessing a handgun or ammunition except when allowed by state and federal law.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Moore authorizing an amendment to the budget to transfer the amount of $60,967 from the Capital Projects Fund to the General Fund Fire Department Program and authorizing payment for repairs to Ladder 5 and Truck 7 to Sutphen in the amount of $60,966.24.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Moore authorizing an amendment to the Public Health Department budget in the General Fund to roll over unspent funds in the amount of $179,985.02 from a variety of grants and contracts.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Myers authorizing an amendment to the Community Development Block Grant Fund, Special Allocation Fund, Water Protection Fund, Municipal Golf Fund and Landfill Fund budgets for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember O’Dell authorizing an amendment to the Gaming Initiatives Fund budget in the amount of $12,254 to roll forward Save Our Heritage Grant funds unspent in the previous fiscal year in order to fully fund projects approved this fiscal year by the Landmark Commission.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Davis authorizing the execution of an Abandonment and Termination of Permanent Hike and Bike Trail Easement, and the acceptance of a Revised Permanent Hike and Bike Trail Easement from Second Harvest Community Food Bank (as successor in interest to the Mo-Kan Regional Food Bank), located at 915 Douglas St., for the Blacksnake Creek Stormwater Improvement Project.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Moore authorizing execution of a Long-Term Ground Lease Agreement with Missouri Western State University for the 99-year lease of property for the construction of a new Fire Station Number 8 and an amendment to the Capital Projects Fund budget to appropriate $275,000 to be used to construct a university police station as consideration for use of university property.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Roach amending Section 29-237 of the Code of Ordinances entitled “Schedule and application of user charges,” to remove the requirement to round flow usage to the nearest 100 cubic feet.

Failed

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Novak filed at the request of Countryside Mobile Home Estates waiving $7,783 in sewer user fees as a result of water supplied to the user leaking from the system and to the ground rather than entering the sewer system.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Myers authorizing an amendment to the General Fund — 2011 Transient Guest Tax Program budget in the amount of $50,000 to provide matching funds to the Buchanan County Tourism Board for the design phase of enhancing wayfinding signage throughout St. Joseph.

Introduced

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Roach approving execution of an Abatement Order on Consent with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under the authority of Sections 640.130, 640.131, 644.056 and 644.079, revised Statutes of Missouri, concerning the St. Joseph Sanitary Landfill’s compliance with the Missouri Clean Water Law in the operation of the landfill.

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray repealing Special Ordinance 7998 and rescinding a Reimbursement Agreement with Timothy and Lindsay Minson due to nonperformance in the easement acquisition and construction of off-site sewers to serve the Timber Creek Subdivision.

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray authorizing execution of a Reimbursement Agreement with Nodaway Valley Bank and an amendment to the Water Protection Fund budget both in the amount of $216,303 to provide funds for a portion of the costs associated with upgrading the design and construction of the Ajax Road sewer.

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray abating administrative penalties totaling $3,225 on the property located at 709 S. Ninth St.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Blessing renaming the Joyce Raye Patterson Senior Citizens Center, located at 100 S. 10th St., to “Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center.”

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray enacting a new Article XIII of Chapter 17 “Health and Sanitation,” of the city of St. Joseph, Missouri Code of Ordinances to be entitled “Electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, e-vaporizers or electronic nicotine delivery systems,” to prohibit the use of vapor products in indoor public places.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Moore amending Sections 20-321, 20-323, 20-324 and 20-326 of Chapter 20, Offenses and miscellaneous provisions,” of the Code of Ordinances to exchange the term “drug” or “drugs” with “controlled substances,” and making possession or distribution of a controlled substance a violation of the city’s Code of Ordinances.

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray to authorize the execution of a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide a Nutrition Program for women, infants and children and an amendment to the Public Health Department budget in the General Fund in the amount of $78,921 to budget revenue anticipated through said contract.

A bill sponsored by Mayor McMurray authorizing approval of a purchase order with St, Joseph Plumbing and Heating for emergency replacement of the HVAC system in the dog kennel area at the Animal Control and Rescue facility and authorizing an amendment to the Public Health Department budget in the General Fund to transfer funds in the amount of $47,500 from various Health Department budget line items to provide funds to furnish and install a Greenheck make up air unit.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Moore authorizing an amendment to the Capital Projects Fund budget in the amount of $11,572 to provide funds for final costs associated with design services, landscaping and stormwater control, and backflow vault drain line repairs for Fire Stations 9 and 11.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Moore authorizing an amendment to the Police Department budget in the General Fund and acceptance of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant both in the amount of $29,936 to be used to purchase supplies and equipment for the Police Department and Buchanan County Sheriff Department.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember Moore authorizing acceptance of a Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant in the amount of $6,145 from the U.S. Bureau of Justice, an amendment to the Police Department budget in the General Fund in the amount of $12,290 to budget the grant funds received and appropriation of the matching funds from fund balance to provide the funds to purchase bulletproof vests for the Police Department.

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

None.

EMERGENCY BILLS

None.

PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing regarding proposed revisions to sewer charges established by the city of St. Joseph.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember O’Dell redistricting the property located at 402 S. Fifth St. from CP-3, Planned Commercial District to M-2, Heavy Manufacturing District, as requested by Lonnie Bass.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember O’Dell redistricting the property located at 3411 Gene Field Road from R-1A, Single Family Residential District to C-3, Commercial District, as requested by Jeffrey Hughes.

A bill sponsored by Councilmember O’Dell amending Section 31-190 “Historic Landmarks” of Chapter 31, “Zoning” of the Code of Ordinances to add the McNeely House located at 701 S. 11th St., as requested by Kimberly Schutte on behalf of Steven C. and Christine E. Squires, and 809 Hall St., the Nathan Phipps Ogden Mansion (aka Cummings Ogden House, aka The Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens) as requested by Isobel McGowan, as historic landmarks in the City.

RESOLUTIONS

Passed

A resolution authorizing the issuance of a purchase order in an amount not to exceed $29,365 to repair a 10-inch sewer main utilizing the Master Agreement with Lewis Backhoe and Excavating.

A resolution authorizing the donation of a traffic signal control box to the South St. Joseph Progressive Association for a public art project display.

A resolution authorizing the execution of a Housing Rehabilitation Contract with Fortune General Contracting (contractor) for a Housing Rehabilitation Project at 3004 Angelique St. for a total amount not to exceed $68,640.

Failed

A resolution authorizing the issuance of Work Order Number HDR20-02 with HDR Engineering, Inc. for biogas collection and facilities improvements in the amount of $176,145.

NOMINATIONS

Mayor McMurray nominates Faith Ann Williams, 2306 Sycamore St., to serve as a member of the Human Rights Commission for a term expiring Oct. 8, 2022; she is replacing Sharon Luce, whose term will expire Oct. 8, 2019.

Mayor McMurray nominates Jennifer Jackson, 1906 N. 42nd Street Place, Apt. 5C, to serve as a member of the Human Rights Commission for a term expiring Oct. 8, 2022; she is replacing Dr. Kay Siebler, whose term will expire Oct. 8, 2019.

Mayor McMurray nominates Kathy Hill Bahner, 3504 E. Colony Square, to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2020.

Councilmember Davis nominates Jenny Gann, 3607 E. Colony Square, to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2020.

Councilmember Kovac nominates David Bezona, 401 S. 12th St., to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2020.

Councilmember Moore nominates Joni Westcott, 1225 N. 10th St., to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2021.

Councilmember Novak nominates Mike Korte, 5628 S.E. Easton Road, to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2021.

Councilmember O’Dell nominates Nikki Poirier, 2101 Faraon St., to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2021.

Councilmember Blessing nominates Margaret Elder, 1905 N. Leonard Road, to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2022.

Councilmember Myers nominates Kimberly Schutte, 1923 Francis St., to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2022.

Councilmember Roach nominates Ali Kamali, 4807 Lakewood Drive, to serve as a member of the Land Bank Advisory Committee for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2022.