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Legislation #: 900635 Introduction Date: 11/1/1990
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 11/15/1990
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZMAYOR BERKLEY
Title: Authorizing the Director of Fire on behalf of Kansas City, Missouri, to enter into a contract in the amount of $100,000.00 with Environmental Specialists, Inc. to use their special facilities in abating the public nuisance created by the brush landfill fire in southeast Kansas City, Missouri; and recognizing an emergency.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
10/31/1990

Prepare to Introduce

11/1/1990

Referred Audit And Operations Committee

11/7/1990

Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

11/8/1990

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

11/15/1990

Passed as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 900635.1

 

Authorizing the Director of Fire on behalf of Kansas City, Missouri, to enter into a contract in the amount of $100,000.00 with Environmental Specialists, Inc. to use their special facilities in abating the public nuisance created by the brush landfill fire in southeast Kansas City, Missouri; and recognizing an emergency.

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WHEREAS, a dangerous situation exists within Kansas City near 78th & Monroe where an accumulation of refuse consisting largely of tree limbs, leaves, weeds, grass and other waste from vegetation has caught fire and is burning below the surface; and

 

WHEREAS, normal fire suppression procedures are ineffective and because the burning is under an overhang, is below the surface and is encapsulated by a crust resulting from drainage into the area where the refuse is located, the work of removing the refuse safely is of a specialized character for which the Environmental Specialists company is uniquely qualified by virtue of its specialized equipment and past experience; and

 

WHEREAS, the situation constitutes an emergency endangering lives and property within Kansas City in that the smoke from the fire is affecting the residents in the vicinity of the fire and runoff from the fire area is damaging the ecology in a large area; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY;

 

Section 1. That the Director of Fire, on behalf of Kansas City, is authorized to enter into a contract, in the amount of One Hundred Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($100,000.00) with the Environmental Specialists, Inc. who will use special equipment and expertise to dismantle the burning brush landfill affording the Fire Department a chance to extinguish the fire at 78th & Monroe, Kansas City, Missouri. The work shall be done in accordance with the terms of the agreement which is hereby approved and confirmed and a copy of this contract is on file in the office of the Director of Fire.

 

Section 2. That the revenue in the following account of the General Fund is hereby estimated in the following amount:

 

1-61195 Reimb. Flood Damage Repair - Federal $ 83,906

 

Section 3. That the sum of $83,906 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund, Account No. 1-801, to the following account in the General Fund:

 

1-30410B Fire Department-Landfill Fire $ 83,906

 

 

 

Section 4. That the sum of $16,094 is hereby transferred from the Contingent Appropriation of the General Fund, Account No. 1-96100B, to the following account in the General Fund:

 

1-30410B Fire Department-Landfill Fire $16,094

 

Section 5. That the sum of $100,000.00 is hereby appropriated to account number 1-30410B, Landfill Fire, and the Director of Fire is hereby designated as the requisitioning authority for said account.

 

Section 6. That the Director of Fire is hereby authorized to expend up to the sum of $100,000.00 from funds herein appropriated to account number 1-30410B, Landfill Fire, to satisfy the cost of this contract, including changes deemed necessary.

 

Section 7. That because this burning brush landfill constitutes an emergency endangering the public health, safety and welfare this ordinance is recognized to be an emergency measure within the provisions of Article II, Section 15 of the Charter and shall take effect immediately upon passage.

 

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