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Last Published: 11/27/2006 12:58:28 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
 

040558
Accepting a one year $3,240,813.00 grant award with the Department of Health and Human Services that provides funds for Ryan White Title I Services; reestimating revenue in the amount of $140,813.00 in the Special Revenue Grant Funds Program Fund; reducing an appropriation in the amount of $3,100,000.00 in the Special Revenue Grant Funds Program Fund; appropriating the sum of $3,240,813.00 to various accounts in the Ryan White Title I accounts of the Special Revenue Grant Funds Program Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Frank Thompson, Health Department, did a slide presentation before the committee regarding the Ryan White Title I grant. He stated that he would explain highlights of the Ryan White Title grant. Testing and monitoring people for HIV is secondary to doing the same thing with people who have been diagnosed with AIDS. The report he referred to during his presentation also stated numbers of AIDS cases, not HIV. The department has shifted from an assistance agency to a preventive education agency. The education of how to prevent HIV is paramount in getting a better control of HIV. LaTonya Thomas-Patton, Health Department was also on hand to answer any questions the committee might have.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040559
Accepting and approving a seven and one-half month $9,000.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for West Nile Virus Mosquito surveillance and public education; estimating revenue in the amount of $9,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; appropriating it to the West Nile account of the Governmental Grants Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Staff from the Health Department talked about a grant received from the State of Missouri regarding West Nile Mosquito surveillance ( a new project established to educate people about the mosquito and the disease that it carries.) This is the first year for the program. Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver suggested that advertising in the Globe or KC Call would help reach more of the minority population. She also asked if mosquitoes were more susceptible to tall, wet weeds or water? Dr. Trainer, Health Department, answered that mosquitoes were more likely to be found in standing water. However, if the weeds were very wet for a long period of time that could pose a problem also.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040571
Accepting and approving a nine month $90,000.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for a comprehensive HIV/AIDS surveillance program and estimating revenue and appropriations in the amount of $25,836.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Ron Griffin, Health Department, stated that the ordinance allowed the department to accept the annual grant for HIV/AIDS surveillance. There was a slight increase in the funding amount. Trends are being established in certain ethnic groups showing a increase in the number of HIV cases in older females. The department is trying to determine the cause (as a risk factor) for the increase. They are also trying to identify target groups that are at risk. Councilman Jim Glover asked if the department had more money, could the numbers be reduced for prevention? Dr. Griffin replied that he was not sure. Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver asked how the surveillance was conducted? Dr. Griffin stated that all testing was done behind the scene. The department talked with individuals in the medical community to get target information. The identity of the patient is not given nor do they interview the patient.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040572
Authorizing acceptance of a grant renewal from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) in the amount of $10,741,000.00, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program in the amount of $3,165,782.00 and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) in the amount of $978,000.00, for the total amount of $14,884,782.00.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Stuart Bullington, Housing and Community Services, stated that the ordinance gives the city the authority to accept the grant funds the CDBG. The department will start issuing contracts in June and will be coming back to the committee with the requests for approval of those contracts. All of the contracts being on June 1 and the department is trying to get all the scopes of service in by that time. Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver asked if staff was more clear with communicating with constituents with regards to allocating funds? Is there a better check in place when it comes to issuing contracts? Mr. Bullington answered that in most cases the communication is better. Sometimes there are problems beyond either the contractor's or the city's control. The department is trying to work those problems out.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0

040577
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $113,970.00 for projects and events from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
David Park, Assistant Director of Neighborhood and Community Services and Meghan Conger, NTDF, spoke before the committee. According to Mr. Park additional funds became available during the quarter. Nine additional agencies have been considered for some additional funding. A list of the recommendations was presented to the committee showing which agency and how much of an increase would be given. Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver asked how many agencies were rejected? She also wanted to know if there was any money left over? Ms. Conger answered that no agency was rejected. The amount given may have been less than applied for. There may be a few thousand dollars left in the fund but she hoped that additional funds would be available during the next quarter.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0