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Last Published: 11/27/2006 1:02:09 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - DEB HERMANN, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER
Excused:1 - TROY NASH
 

040670
Authorizing various contracts for a total amount of $550,000.00 with Operation Breakthrough, United Inner City Services, Guadalupe Center, Kansas City Missouri-Head Start and KCMC Child Development for child care services.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, stated that the ordinance would allow various agencies to provide child care to low income families. Although the budgets had been cut, the money provided had enabled the agencies to care for more that 1,100 children over the years. She also stated that this had been a hard year to budget funds for the agencies because there was no way of knowing how much in funding would be forthcoming. Sister Carita, Operation Breakthrough, spoke on behalf of the ordinance. Ms. Powell also stated that all agencies budgets had been cut 10% in order to handle homeless day care. Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver commended Chair Deb Hermann for pushing this ordinance so hard. Originally the line item was zero dollars but now it is over 1/2 million.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040676
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into agreements with the jurisdictions listed below to provide fire suppression services.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Fire Chief Smokey Dyer stated that the ordinance was for the annual renewal of contracts with 8 suburban cities with the Kansas City Fire Department. The contracts that provide fire protection has no additional capital cost for the city. The funds received by the contracts offset funds needed by the Fire Department for operation. The City of Platte Woods was added to the list of cities this year. Councilwoman Deb Hermann asked what formula was used to come up with an amount? What was the formula based on? Chief Dyer answered that the assessment was based on property assessment information. The assessed value of property for the city in question. Councilman Jim Glover cautioned the Chief to make sure that what the city was charging would be a fair amount and not less than what citizens of Kansas City was paying. He wanted to make sure the department was recapturing the cost.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040682
Authorizing a $490,689.00 contract amendment with Truman Medical Center to provide medical and psychiatric services to inmates at the Municipal Correctional Institution.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
David Park, Assistant Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, talked about the contract between Truman Medical Center and the City of Kansas City, Missouri to provide medical services for inmates at MCI. The City has an obligation to provide medical services to inmates and TMC has been providing that services the last few years. Although there is medical staff present at the facility, there are times when treatment outside of the scope that can be provided for by staff must be done off site. This ordinance is for a 2 month amendment to a prior contract but at a higher rate for services. Mr. Park stated that he would come back before the committee with a report after staff has reviewed options for treatment.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040690
Accepting and approving a $20,000.00 grant with the U.S. Conference of Mayors that provides funding to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program; estimating revenue and appropriating the sum of $20,000.00 to the Dupont-Childhood Lead account of the Governmental Grants Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Kurt Malone, Environmental Services of the Health Department, appeared before the committee asking for the acceptance of grant for use in the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. The department is constantly asking for and seeking ways to find funding for the program. The money is used to remove lead based paints from structures. Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver asked if there were any minority contractors doing some of the contract work? Mr. Malone answered yes they were. They worked with both low-income and minority contractors.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0
 
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