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Legislation #: 050185 Introduction Date: 2/17/2005
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS AND COUNCILMEMBER EDDY
Title: Authorizing the City Manager to execute an economic development conveyance agreement with the United States of America through the Secretary of the Air Force for the former Richards Gebaur Air Force Base and authorizing execution of a quitclaim deed for real property and a bill of sale for personal property from the United States at the base.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/16/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/17/2005 Referred to Aviation Committee
3/2/2005 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
3/3/2005 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 050185

 

Authorizing the City Manager to execute an economic development conveyance agreement with the United States of America through the Secretary of the Air Force for the former Richards Gebaur Air Force Base and authorizing execution of a quitclaim deed for real property and a bill of sale for personal property from the United States at the base.

WHEREAS, on June 24, 1997, the City Council approved a resolution directing the City Manager to determine the requirements for closure of Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport for the purpose of constructing an International Freight Center that included intermodal freight facilities; and 

WHEREAS, the City Council approved a Memorandum of Agreement dated July 14, 1998, between the City and the Federal Aviation Administration setting forth the terms and conditions of the closure of Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport and affirming the potential construction of the International Freight Center; and 

WHEREAS, the City has passed Resolution No. 021453 directing the City Manager and the Port Authority of Kansas City to develop an appropriate financing method for the acquisition of certain parcels of property on the Richards Gebaur site from the City, held by the Aviation Department, and directing the City Manager to report to the Council on the economic, legal and regulatory feasibility of establishing an appropriate financing method; and

WHEREAS, the United States of America, through the Secretary of the Air Force, has approved an economic development conveyance agreement as well as a quit claim deed for real property comprising the former Richards Gebaur Air Force Base and a bill of sale for personal property located on the Richards Gebaur Air Force Base; and

WHEREAS, the City intends to develop the entire Richards Gebaur site through an agreement with the Port Authority of Kansas City; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute and deliver an economic development conveyance agreement with the United States of America through the Secretary of the Air Force, in substantial form as that attached to this ordinance, providing for the transfer of the former Richards Gebaur Air Force Base property to the City.


Section 2. That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the quit claim deed and the bill of sale from the United States of America through the Secretary of the Air Force, in substantial form as the attachments to this ordinance.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

_______________________________ Heather A. Brown Assistant City Attorney