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Last Published: 4/5/2012 5:18:40 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:12 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
 

120323
RESOLUTION - Honoring Dennis Anthony on his retirement after 12 years of dedicated service to the City of Kansas City,


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120328
COMMUNICATION - Notice received by the City Clerk of the filing of a petition for the 21st Street Neighborhood Improvement District.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120334
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Ward Parkway Center Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Proposed Annual Budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2013.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120338
COMMUNICATION - Accepting various easements and deeds in Jackson County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120318
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Expressing the Council’s desire that the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri convene a public hearing to consider approving and recommending to the Council the termination of Redevelopment Project Areas 65-A and 65-B of the Civic Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120292
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to identify and pursue appropriate supplemental funding mechanisms, cost-saving project delivery methods and alternative funding options for the downtown streetcar project.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120329
RESOLUTION - Supporting the development of up to 250 units of student housing and 20 single family units in the northwest quadrant of the Beacon Hill Development; authorizing submission of this Resolution of support to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”); and authorizing the City Manager to take all steps necessary to assist in making this project a reality.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120147
(Sub.)
Calling an election on August 7, 2012, for the purpose of submitting an ordinance proposed by initiative to require the City to remove itself from financial involvement in the production of nuclear weapons components; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; and recognizing an emergency.


Failed

Ayes: 1 - Ford
Nays: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.

120291
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Supporting and encouraging the school districts located entirely or partly within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri to develop policies that favor the use of in-school suspensions for non-violent student misbehavior as an alternative to out-of-school suspensions and encouraging and supporting the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department’s efforts to collaborate with school districts to develop plans for truancy prevention and enforcement.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120288
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Agreement, with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; estimating revenues; reducing appropriations; appropriating $504,714.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvement Fund to the project accounts; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120294
RESOLUTION - Expressing the City Council’s support for a federally funded alternatives analysis for the next phase of the streetcar project and directing the City Manager to submit the appropriate grant application.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Councilwoman Marcason: Honorable Mayor, 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 “Scheduled Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120277
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Commerce Bank, Claim No. T1112-0615.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120316
(Sub.)
Appropriating $470,833.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund for various Sixth District Neighborhood Conservation Projects; stating the Mayor and City Council’s intention regarding advance funding for certain capital projects; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120317
(Sub.)
Authorizing an amendment to a contract with HDR Engineering, Inc., for the Downtown Street Car Transit System; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120306
Appropriating $97,127.00 in the GO 2003F Bond Fund and $230,166.00 in the GO 2004F Bond Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $210,934,885.00 in Fund 3398, the 2012A General Obligation Bond Fund and appropriating the same from the sale of General Obligation Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2012A; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

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

120300
Accepting and approving a one-year grant award in the amount of $4,323,381.00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide funding for Ryan White Part A and Minority AIDS Initiative services; and increasing revenue in the amount of $648,946.49.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Mayor Pro Tem Circo: Honorable Mayor, 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: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120141
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Division 5, Silver Haired City Council, by repealing Sections 2-821 through 2-832 and enacting new Sections 2-821 through 2-828.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

120303
Releasing and abating certain special tax assessments of the City upon properties in the vicinity of Prospect Avenue and 27th Street.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

120312
(Sub.)
Enacting Section 48-47 to regulate unauthorized signs in the right of way or on public property.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

120304
Authorizing execution of a contract amendment with Swope Community Builders in the amount of $172,327.50 for the provision of housing development services to the City under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

120307
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Purchase Agreement with the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri (“LCRA”) to transfer title of the property at 1121 McGee Street to LCRA to facilitate redevelopment of the Argyle Building.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Circo Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Mayor Pro Tem Circo: Honorable Mayor, 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: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120331
Authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with BKD, LLP, to perform the annual independent audit of the City’s books and records for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2012, and to perform other audit services, as requested; and further authorizing the Director of Finance to pay up to $598,300.00 in consideration for said audit and audit related services.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120335
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $323,685.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120336
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $355,000.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120337
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $138,500.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120339
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $808,685.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120341
Estimating revenue and adjusting appropriations in various funds; identifying accounts to roll forward to FY13; authorizing an amendment to a MOU between departments for historical TIF liabilities; amending previous ordinances; and authorizing potential use of the General Fund's emergency reserve.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120324
Reducing appropriations in the amount of $117,000.00 in the Fourth Council District Contingency in the Capital Improvements Fund and appropriating that sum to Project No. 70122203; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Neighborhoods & Healthy Communities Committee

120333
Authorizing a $313,630.00 contract with 100 Men of Blue Hills for Project No. 12 -314-02 and authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to amend and increase this contract by up to $100,000.00.


Referred to Neighborhoods & Healthy Communities Committee

120325
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an amended subgrant agreement with Blue Hills Community Services Corporation to repurpose and retrofit an existing building at 5008 Prospect Avenue, located in the Green Impact Zone, with funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Better Buildings Program (“Grant”).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120326
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an amended subgrant agreement with Bridging the Gap for water conservation services with funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through a U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Better Buildings Program Grant (“Grant”).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120332
Authorizing execution of a contract in an amount not to exceed $900,000.00 with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of providing funds for certain development and redevelopment purposes.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120340
Approving the 10th Amendment to the Plaza Steppes 353 Development Plan for the redevelopment and rehabilitation of approximately 2.42 acres generally located on 46th Street between Jefferson and Summit Streets; declaring such redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing a contract with the 46 Summit Redevelopment Corporation for implementation of the Development Plan; and authorizing certain tax abatement.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120320
Authorizing the Director of Aviation to enter into a contract with Fleshman Construction Co., Inc., for the Terminal Building Parking Lot Rehab at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; authorizing the expenditure of approximately $1,374,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120321
Authorizing the Director of Aviation to enter into a contract with Citadel Electric Group, Inc., for the Overhaul Base Lighting Upgrade at the Kansas City International Airport; authorizing the expenditure of approximately $1,221,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120322
Authorizing the Director of Aviation to enter into a contract with Ideker, Inc., for the Rehabilitation of Ottawa and Tokyo Avenues at Kansas City International Airport; authorizing the expenditure of approximately $1,567,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120327
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a $6,000,000.00 contract with J. M. Fahey Construction Company, for Contract No. 8826, Asphalt and Concrete Restoration; authorizing expenditures of approximately $6,000,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120330
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority providing regular transit services and Share-A-Fare transportation for the elderly and disabled residents of Kansas City, Missouri; and authorizing the expenditure in an amount not to exceed $46,049,477.00.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Johnson Move To Introduce

120342
RESOLUTION - Establishing the Council’s strategic initiatives for the Aviation Department and directing the City Manager to initiate appropriate actions to implement said initiatives and report periodically on the implementation efforts.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Ford Move To Introduce

120343
Approving the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority's selection or appointment of Community Renaissance, LLC, as redeveloper for the Eastside Urban Renewal Area, Indiana Corridor Urban Renewal Area, Kansas Avenue Urban Renewal Area and Mt. Cleveland Urban Renewal Area.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
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