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Last Published: 11/27/2006 12:53:44 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
 

040472
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-212, Distance from churches or schools, by changing the exemptions to include an additional property.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Judy Hadley, Regulation Industries, said that the ordinance was in reference to two parcels of property located across from a seminary and school on North Oak Trafficway and one plat of land for a subdivision. Councilwoman Deb Hermann asked what the restrictions in the area were? Ms. Hadley stated that the ordinance allowed for a liquor establishment to go into the area. It could be liquor by the drink but not a full package liquor establishment. It is 800 feet away from the nearest building. Ms. Hadley indicated that this ordinance was for the one location, which had previously be operated by Tippin's. She also indicated that the neighborhood groups had been involved in this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040473
Authorizing execution of a $75,000.00 special project Grant Agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; authorizing a contract with Zimmer Company for implementation of the grant; estimating revenue in the amount of $75,000.00 in the Econ Dev Initiative-HUD Grant Fund; appropriating it to the US Courthouse-EDI account of the Econ Dev Initiative-HUD Grand Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Stuart Bullington, Department of Housing and Community Development, stated that the ordinance allowed the Zimmer Real Estate Services to develop an area located at the old Federal Courthouse at 9th and Grand. Don Luster, Zimmer Real Estate Services, talked about the plans in place to develop the facility in the downtown area. He named potential and future clients going into the building once it has been renovated. Councilman Jim Glover, commended Senator Kit Bond for his role in getting this project done.
Ayes: 2 - McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040474
Authorizing execution of a $345,000.00 contract with the Kansas City, Missouri School District-Food Services Department for provision of unitized meals for the USDA Summer Food Service Program with options to renew for two additional one year periods.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Jackie Powell, Bob Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, stated that the ordinance authorized a catering contract for summer school programs. There has been a contract with the city for over 20 years. The program feeds approximately 3,000 students a day. The funding is through the USDA and Mo. Health and Senior Services.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040475
Authorizing acceptance of a $398,752.00 grant renewal for the 2004 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Emergency Shelter Grant Program and authorizing contracts in the total amount of $378,815.00 with various agencies for the Emergency Shelter Grant to provide services to homeless persons and families.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Jackie Powell, Bob Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, stated that the ordinance was part of the 2004 Consolidated Plan for the homeless. The ordinance provides essential services such as: housing, employment and life skills training and case management. Cynthia Larkin, Home Services Coalition, talked about what various agencies in the plan can do. Funding was separate from Block Grant Funding. Pat Gilmore-Wilkins, Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center, talked about the functions of their agency.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040488
Amending Chapter 62, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 62-230, 62-232, 62-250, 62-251, 62-254, and 62-258 through 62-262, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter placing the weed abatement program under the Parks and Recreation Department.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Joan Fenley, Weed Abatement, stated that the ordinance allowed for the placement of weed abatement under Parks and Recreation. Originally it had been placed under Environmental Management. With the move to Parks and Recreation there was a feeling of the program being more efficiently operated. Ms. Fenley said that there were 2 cycles for mowing (spring and fall) but they were trying to increase the number of mowings in certain areas of the city.
Ayes: 2 - McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0
 
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