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Legislation #: 180581 Introduction Date: 8/16/2018
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Authorizing the Director of City Development to apply for and accept supplemental funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to increase capitalization of the Kansas City Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund; estimating and appropriating $500,000.00 in certain Brownfield Revolving Loan Funds; and authorizing the execution of an amended cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/13/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/16/2018 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
8/22/2018 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
8/22/2018 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
8/23/2018 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 180581

 

Authorizing the Director of City Development to apply for and accept supplemental funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to increase capitalization of the Kansas City Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund; estimating and appropriating $500,000.00 in certain Brownfield Revolving Loan Funds; and authorizing the execution of an amended cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

WHEREAS, the City accepted a Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (“Brownfield RLF”) grant in 2000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in the amount of $500,000.00 as authorized by Ordinance No. 001210; and

 

WHEREAS, the City in 2007 accepted supplemental funding from the EPA in the amount of $500,000.00 to increase capitalization of the Kansas City Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund as authorized by Ordinance No. 070894; and

 

WHEREAS, the City in 2010 accepted additional supplemental funding from the EPA in the amount of $600,000.00 and American Revitalization and Recovery Act funding in the amount of $560,000.00 to increase capitalization of the Kansas City Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund as authorized by Ordinance No. 100138; and

 

WHEREAS, the City in the years 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 accepted additional supplemental funding from the EPA in a total amount of $1,473,841.00 to increase capitalization of the Kansas City Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund, as authorized by Ordinance Nos. 120849 and 140732, Resolution No. 150693, and Ordinance Nos. 160263 and 160539, respectively; and

 

WHEREAS, the Brownfield RLF grant is an important source of low-interest, partially-forgivable loan capital that can be used to finance the cleanup of abandoned and underutilized properties and to help create jobs and new economic opportunities for economically distressed communities in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the EPA has offered the City additional supplemental funding in the amount of $500,000.00 for hazardous substances cleanup to increase capitalization of the Kansas City Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund conditioned upon the submittal of an application for funding and the execution of an amendment to the existing EPA Cooperative Agreement governing use of the funds; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. The Director of the Department of City Planning and Development is authorized to apply for and accept a supplemental Brownfield RLF funding from the EPA in the amount of $500,000.00.


Section 2. That revenue in the following account of the Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund is estimated in the following amount:

 

19-2550-640001-476722-G64BRLF Brownfield Revolving

Loan $500,000.00

 

Section 3. That the sum of $500,000.00 is appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Revolving Loan Fund to the following account:

 

19-2550-645020-B- G64BRLF Brownfield Revolving Loan

Fund Grant $500,000.00

 

Section 4. That the Director of City Planning and Development is authorized to enter into an amended cooperative agreement with the EPA governing the use of the grant funds. A copy of the amendment, in substantial form, is on file in the office of the Director of City Planning and Development.

 

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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.

 

 

___________________________________

Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Katherine Chandler

Associate City Attorney