The Grain Valley Board of Aldermen meets the second and fourth Monday of each month. The board met Feb. 23, 2009, and took the following action

The Grain Valley Board of Aldermen meets the second and fourth Monday of each month. The board met Feb. 23, 2009, and took the following action (unanimous, unless otherwise stated):



Approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the city administrator to enter into an agreement with the Grain Valley Chamber of Commerce 4-3, with Aldermen Terry Beebe, Dale Arnold and Chuck Johnston opposed. Mayor David Halphin voted “yes” and broke the tie vote. The city would compensate the chamber $10,000 for its scope of services, which would be paid in installments of $5,000 in the second and fourth quarters. 
Approved the second reading and adopted an ordinance authorizing the city administrator to amend the agreement with AAA Disposal Service for the city’s recycling and solid waste services. The existing cost per pickup is $200, and AAA has agreed to lower the amount to $180 per pickup. “We are in the process of making other changes, but this will help with the overall cost of this service,” Public Works Director Jeff Fisher stated in city staff briefing report.
Approved the second reading and adopted an ordinance amending the city attorney’s duties. The suggested changes were made to ensure their compliance with standards required for American Public Works Association accreditation.
Approved the second reading and adopted an ordinance authorizing the city administrator to enter into a vehicle lease program with Odessa Ford Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Shawnee Mission Ford. The Dodge Durango would help the city’s detectives process evidence more effectively at crime scenes by having all necessary equipment organized, Chief Aaron Ambrose said. The Dodge Charger and Ford Crown Victoria vehicles would replace aging cars on the police fleet, he said. The cost would be $31,711 yearly, with $32,000 budgeted annually for the line item.
Approved the second reading and adopted an ordinance authorizing the city administrator to purchase two Windows Small Business 2008 premium servers from Dell. The servers would replace existing outdated servers and were approved during the 2009 budget process, City Administrator Gary Bradley said. The cost would be $43,940, with $46,962 budgeted for the line item.
Approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the city administrator to enter into an agreement with the Grain Valley School District. If approved, the school district would provide nutritious lunches to the senior lunch program for Grain Valley residents on a monthly basis. The one-year agreement would take effect April 1. The recommended cost is $3,960, with $7,860 available. 
Approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the city administrator to enter into an agreement with the Grain Valley Assistance Council. If approved, the assistance council would provide home-delivered meals Monday through Friday each week to Grain Valley residents who are older than 65 years or disabled. The one-year agreement would take effect April 1. The recommended cost is $3,900, with $7,860 available. 
Approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the mayor to enter into an amended agreement with Penny’s Concrete. The agreement would amend one originally passed in 2003 and would clarify the scope of work, establish a reimbursement schedule and clarify the reimbursement process. According to the ordinance, Penny’s Concrete has made improvements in the city’s infrastructure to facilitate economic development at a cost of about $82,000. 
Approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the city administrator to enter into an agreement with Midwest Pool Management for the management of the Grain Valley Aquatic Center in 2009.
Approved, 5-1, with Beebe opposed, first reading of an ordinance authorizing the city administrator to enter into an amended agreement with Jay Love’s Lawn & Landscaping for nuisance abatement services.
Adopted a resolution that appoints members to the Grain Valley Construction Code Board of Appeals. The members are Nick Arndorfer, Mike Barker, Hayden Ambrose, Dave Ebert and Robert Dimmitt. Michael Morby and Chad Fouts will serve as alternate members.

 


– Adrianne DeWeese