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Last Published: 3/31/2014 4:49:08 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:11 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Out:1 - CINDY CIRCO
 

140252
RESOLUTION - Honoring Miguel Echeverria as a Rich Noll Pacesetter for March, 2014.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140253
RESOLUTION - Honoring Jarvis Taylor on the occasion of his retirement.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140241
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Martin City Community Improvement District regarding the submission of the nomination of their successor directors.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140247
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Antioch Center Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140254
COMMUNICATION - March 21, 2014 - Releasing various easements in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri, and requesting that the City manager approve the release.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140255
COMMUNICATION - February 2013-Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140256
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Shops on Blue Parkway Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140170
Levying taxes for Fiscal Year 2014-15 for General Revenue, Health Levy, Museum Special Revenue and General Debt and Interest Funds on all property in Kansas City subject to taxation on January 1, 2014; providing for the extension of such levies by the Director of Finance; and authorizing the collection by the Director of Finance.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140171
Pursuant to Section 68-582 of the Code of Ordinances, setting the rates for the trafficway maintenance tax, the park and boulevard maintenance tax, and the boulevards and parkways front foot assessment at $0.00 for Fiscal Year 2014-15.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140172
Amending Chapter 60, Code of Ordinances, entitled Sewers and Sewage Disposal by repealing Sections 60-2, 60-3, and 60-7, and 60-191 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which adjust sewer rates; and establishing an effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140173
Amending Chapter 61, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Stormwater”, by repealing Section 61-4, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter; and establishing an effective date


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140174
Amending Chapter 78, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Water” by repealing Sections 78-4, 78-5, 78-6, 78-7, 78-8, 78-9, 78-10, 78-12, 78-14, 78-14.1, 78-15.1, 78-16, 78-17, 78-19, 78-20, 78-23, 78-24, 78-27, 78-28, 78-29, 78-30, 78-32, and 78-36 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter adjusting charges for water service; repealing Section 78-11; and establishing an effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140175
(Sub.)
Adopting the Annual Budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2014-15; estimating the revenues for the fiscal year; appropriating for the purposes stated the sums set forth in the budget; designating requisitioning authorities; directing the Director of Finance to make the necessary entries upon the City’s records to show the appropriations and allocations provided for; and authorizing inter-fund loans.


Passed as Substituted and Amended

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130977
RESOLUTION - Approving the 2014 One Year Action Plan (“Plan”) in accordance with the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140227
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Adopting the City’s preferences for the Phase II Streetcar/Light Rail Expansion Project; advancing Phase II to Advanced Conceptual Engineering (ACE) and Environmental Analysis (EA); authorizing the submission of a New/Small Starts grant application upon certain conditions; requiring continued stakeholder engagement; requiring Phase II to be implemented in keeping with the spirit and intent of the adopted Boulevard and Parkway Standards; expressing the City Council’s continued commitment to regional transit system improvements; and authorizing the filing of a First Amended Petition for the Formation of the Proposed Kansas City Urban Rail Transportation Development District.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140194
(Sub.)
Approving a Development Plan which also serves as a preliminary plat, on about 3.42 acres generally located on the west side of Elmwood Avenue between E. 38th Street on the north and E. 39th Street on the south, in zoning District R-1.5 to allow for three tracts containing 10 structures (20 duplex units) and public street. (14422-P)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Brooks) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140210
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Shonda Marshall v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1216-CV29123.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140228
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Tania Van Dyk v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1216-CV13181.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140229
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Dayna Terrell v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1216-CV25112.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140214
Approving the plat of Executive Park Sixty-First Plat, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; vacating a portion of a street; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0084VV)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140215
Approving the plat of Urban North, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1464A)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140216
Approving the plat of View Crest Square – First Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1471)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140217
Approving the plat of Northview Valley Second Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1371A)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140218
Approving the plat of Aldi 39th and Prospect, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1472)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140184
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 33, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Geographical Information System” by deleting Chapter 33 in its entirety and enacting in lieu thereof a new Chapter 33 of like title, consisting of Sections 33-1 through 33-6 to change the procedures for the distribution and licensing of the City’s GIS.


Passed as Substituted and Amended

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140219
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Banc of America Public Capital Corporation (“BAPCC”) for financing the acquisition of fire fleet vehicles and equipment (the “Project”) under a Master Equipment Lease/Purchase Agreement (“Lease”) in an approximate principal amount not to exceed $1,647,359.00; estimating and appropriating $1,647,359.00 in lease proceeds; authorizing the execution of any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140234
Appropriating $277,102.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Downtown Arena Debt Fund for improvements to Sprint Arena (“Arena Improvements”); reducing appropriations in the amount of $56,776.00 in the Downtown Arena Debt Fund; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing re-appropriation of unexpended and unencumbered balances of the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 to the Fiscal Year 2014-2015; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140206
Authorizing the acceptance of $207,584.00 Fair Housing Assistance Partnership Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of educating citizens on fair housing laws; estimating and appropriating $207,584.00 in the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140207
Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, three unimproved lots located at 5925 and 5929 Spruce Avenue and 4301 E. 59th Street which will expand Hibbs Park.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140163
Approving the plat of The Woods of Somerset, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; accepting certain lands for park purposes forever, in accordance with Section 1004 of Article X of the Charter of Kansas City; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0974D)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140226
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary development plan in District B3-2 (formerly CP-3) on approximately a 36 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of N.W. Barry Road and U.S. Highway 169, to allow for an outdoor go-cart track. (6981-P-32)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Brooks) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Second Readings” and that they be placed on the docket next week for third reading.
 
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140205
Accepting and approving a one year $80,000.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct Perinatal Hepatitis B case management and surveillance activities in Kansas City, Missouri.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

140231
Vacating Bennington Avenue from E. 19th Street to 23rd Street Trafficway and E. 21st Street from Bennington Avenue to vacated E. 21st Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1673-V)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Brooks) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “First Readings” and that these ordinances be introduced as listed to the committee so designated.
 
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140208
Authorizing the Fire Chief to enter into a contract with Advanced Data Processing, Inc., a subsidiary of Intermedix Corporation, to perform emergency medical services billing for the City’s ambulance services (Contract #EV1830); estimating revenue in the amount of $130,770.00 and appropriating it from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Ambulance Services Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140240
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079, and 2-1080 and establishing an effective date which authorizes our job classification and pay system for the next fiscal year, and provides for maintenance of the system by abbreviating the pay grades for ten classifications, and establishing a new top pay step for classifications covered by IAFF Local 3808 in accordance with their CBA.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140243
Authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $54,365,000.00 principal amount of Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2014A, of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, prescribing the form and details of such revenue bonds; authorizing certain actions and documents and prescribing other matters relating thereto.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140238
Accepting and approving a $174,516.00 contract amendment with Truman Medical Center to provide Medical Case Management Services in the Kansas City area; and declaring an emergency.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140239
Accepting and approving a $177,382.00 contract amendment with Good Samaritan Project to provide Medical Case Management Services in the Kansas City area; and declaring an emergency.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140248
Estimating revenue and appropriating $44,330.00 in the General Fund to be used for special project costs, property acquisition, and maintenance; estimating revenue and appropriating $3,000.00 in the General Fund to be used for the youth and senior programs at the Mohart Center; estimating revenue and appropriating $200,000.00 in the Community Development Block Grant Fund; estimating revenue and appropriating $299,541.85 in the Neighborhood Stabilization Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140242
Approving the plat of Centerpoint Intermodal Center First Plat, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1411A)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140244
Rezoning a 441 acre tract of land generally located east of E. Coal Mine Road, south of Raytown Road, and north of Ozark Road on both sides of Interstate 435 from Districts M1-5, R-2.5, and R-7.5 to District MPD and approving a preliminary development plan for the same. (14453-MPD)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140245
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary development plan in District B2-2, to allow for the deletion of a Chapter 80 development plan. (10389-P-4)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140246
Approving a development plan on about 139 acres generally located on the south side of State Route M-150 Highway, between Prospect Avenue on the west and Botts Road on the east, at E. 149th Street. (14049-P-3)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140220
Authorizing an amendment to a contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. for approximately $36,000.00 for the Chouteau Trafficway Improvements project; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140221
Authorizing condemnation and taking private property interests in fee simple for public use; receiving evidence of economic and social blight; making a determination of economic and social blight; providing for the payment of just compensation; authorizing continued negotiations by the City Planning and Development/Public Works Department; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney on behalf of the City; and authorizing the City Clerk to cause this ordinance to be recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140225
Authorizing the condemning and taking of private property for Street Right of Way purposes, Storm Drainage Easements and Temporary Construction Easements, for the construction of Project Number 89008176, Douglas Street - Lee’s Summit Road Improvements, in the area along and to the West of the shared municipal boundary of Lee’s Summit and Kansas City from Gregory Boulevard to the said city limit, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; authorizing continued negotiations by the Director of the Department of Public Works; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney, on behalf of the City; and authorizing and directing the City Clerk to file this ordinance with the Recorder of Deeds in Jackson County, Missouri.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140230
Authorizing execution of a Release and Termination of a Deferral Agreement of Grading and Construction of N.W. 88th Street Prairie Hills North for certain sidewalk improvements on the north side of N.W. 88th Street between N. Chatham and N. Camden Avenues between P.I.A. Kansas City, Inc. and the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140249
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into an approximately $1,420,000.00 contract with Blue Nile Contractors for the construction of a 24-Inch Water Main Extension along N. Eastern Avenue from Shoal Creek Parkway to N.E. 106th Street.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140250
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to execute an amendment to the design agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers for the East Bottoms Levee Reconstruction as part of the Kansas City Levees, Missouri and Kansas project; and authorizing an increased expenditure of $225,000.00 for the City's share of the Agreement.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140251
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into an approximately $1,478,000.00 contract with SAK Construction, LLC for 22nd Street and The Paseo 114” Sewer Interceptor Rehabilitation project.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Johnson Move To Introduce

140257
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a First Amendment to Parking Lease Agreement with ARGHOM, LLC, extending the term of the lease of approximately 150 parking spaces in the Wolf Garage to 42 years.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Johnson Move To Introduce

140258
Reducing appropriations in the 2013A Water Bond Fund and the 2012 Sanitary Sewer Revenue Bond Fund in the total amount of $23,683,540.07; appropriating that amount to the Downtown Streetcar Phase 1 account; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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