GLADSTONE — At the Aug. 8 Gladstone City Council meeting, the council passed a resolution declaring the determination of ballot order for city council elections.
Previously, candidates would line up and wait for hours before the filing period opened to secure filing order. Under the new system, candidates who file the first day of the filing period will participate in a random drawing to determine ballot order. After the first day, candidates will be listed in order of filing.
The council also passed an ordinance amending Schedule VIII of the Model Traffic Code to install stop signs at the northwest and southeast corners of the intersection at North Holmes Street and Northeast 70th Street. Another traffic safety measure passed is restricting parking in some locations on Northeast 70th Street between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.
The council also passed an ordinance authorizing a cooperative agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide law enforcement resources to the Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.
In addition, the council passed an ordinance establishing a procedure to disclose potential conflicts of interest and substantial interests for certain municipal officials pursuant to the State of Missouri Ethics Law.
In other news, the council approved a special event permit for the Afropel African Gospel Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Linden Square.
The council also approved an agreement with Motorola Solutions for the purchase of a Service Aggregated Router for the Emergency Services Dispatch Center as well as a resolution declaring certain city property surplus and authorizing the sale or disposal of said property to the highest bidder. The property includes five vehicles, one UTV and a portable compressor.
The next Gladstone City Council meeting is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22.
Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Mondays of the month and start at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at City Hall, 7010 N. Holmes St.