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Legislation #: 200269 Introduction Date: 4/9/2020
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Authorizing an $800,000.00 Professional, Specialized or Technical Services contract with Mid-America Assistance Coalition for the Low Income Assistance Program; appropriating $300,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance, Account No. 8010, the Water Fund; and authorizing three successive one-year renewal options without further City Council approval.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/8/2020 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/9/2020 Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm
4/15/2020 Hold On Agenda (4/22/2020)
4/29/2020 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
4/30/2020 Passed as Substituted

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200269.pdf Authenticated 78K Authenticated Ordinance 200269
Docket Memo-20010-Low Income Assistance Program.04.15.20.pdf Docket Memo 95K 20010 Docket Memo
20010 Fact Sheet .pdf Fact Sheet 54K Fact Sheet
20010 PST Contract.pdf Contracts 909K 20010 PST Contract
20010 Fact Sheet .pdf Fact Sheet 54K Fact Sheet
20010 Fiscal Note .pdf Fiscal Note 16K Fiscal Note
20010 - Goal Approval low Income Assistance.pdf Other 327K HRD Goal Request

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 200269

 

Authorizing an $800,000.00 Professional, Specialized or Technical Services contract with Mid-America Assistance Coalition for the Low Income Assistance Program; appropriating $300,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance, Account No. 8010, the Water Fund; and authorizing three successive one-year renewal options without further City Council approval.

 

WHEREAS on March 12, 2020 the Mayor issued a Proclamation of a State of Emergency (“State of Emergency”) to allow Kansas City to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Kansas City residents; and

 

WHEREAS on March 24, 2020 due to the anticipated spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas City joined with regional municipalities to enter into a 30 day Stay at Home (“Stay at Home”) order to minimize the exposure to and spread of the COVID-19 virus; and

 

WHEREAS on April 16, 2020 the Mayor issued an extension of the Stay at Home order until May 15, 2020 to help continue to minimize the exposure to and spread of the COVID-19 virus; and

 

WHEREAS the economic means of our citizens and businesses is compromised by the conditions underlying the State of Emergency and Stay at Home orders; and

 

WHEREAS the Mid-America Assistance Coalition (“MAAC”) is the non-profit organization that the Kansas City Water Services Department uses to distribute financial assistance to customers struggling to pay their water bills; and

 

WHEREAS the Kansas City Water Services Department anticipates a larger than normal need in financial assistance during and when the State of Emergency and Stay at Home orders are removed; and

 

WHEREAS the Kansas City Water Services Department is seeking to increase the amount of non-rate revenue allocated to assist low income customers by $300,000 from $500,000 in Fiscal Year 2020 to $800,000 in Fiscal Year 2021; and

 

WHEREAS the additional funding of $300,000 will be appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance No. 8010, the Water Fund; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Director of Water Services Department is authorized to execute Contract No. 20010 in the amount of $800,000.00 with Mid America Assistance Coalition, on behalf of Kansas City, Missouri, for the Low Income Assistance Program.  A copy of the contract is on file in the office of the Director of Water Services.

 

Section 2. That the sum of $300,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance Account No. 8010, the Water Fund, to Account No. 21-8010-801100-B to increase the previously appropriated $500,000.00 of funding for this Contract No. 20010 to a total of $800,000.00.

 

Section 3. That the Director of the Water Services Department is authorized to expend up to the sum of $800,000.00 from Account No. 21-8010-801100-B-619880, Consumer Services, to satisfy the cost of this contract.

 

Section 4. That the Director of Water Services Department is hereby authorized to execute three successive one-year renewal options for this contract without additional Council approval with such funds as appropriated by the Council in future annual budgets.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Tammy L. Queen

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

  

 

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Galen P. Beaufort

Assistant City Attorney