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Last Published: 1/29/2015 9:37:31 AM
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, CINDY CIRCO, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
 

150045
RESOLUTION - Honoring Rebecca Ludden on her retirement from the City of Kansas City, Missouri after 37 years of dedicated service.


Adopted

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

150040
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Zona Rosa Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150041
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Clerk pursuant to Rule 7.07, listing the Semi-Annual Docket items considered by the Finance, Governance and Ethics Committee, Neighborhood, Housing and & Healthy Communities Committee, Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Legislative Committee and Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee had no Semi-Annual Docket items to consider.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Circo) 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, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

141062
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the amount of $184,110.00 in the General Fund; estimating revenue in the amount of $350,000.00; appropriating $534,110.00 to the MBE/WBE Monitoring account; and authorizing a contract for approximately $784,000.00 with Colette Holt & Associates for the purpose of performing the City of Kansas City Missouri Disparity Study.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 3 - Davis, Ford, Reed

150021
Approving the plat of Gillham Park Row, 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. (SD1255B)


Passed

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

150022
Authorizing a $475,000.00 design professional services contract with HNTB Corporation for the Blue River South Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) Reduction, Area 5 Project; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

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

150023
Authorizing a $766,000.00 design professional services contract with CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc. for the Line Creek/Rock Creek Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) Reduction, Area 2 Project; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Taylor) 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: 10 - Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

141052
(Sub.)
Authorizing the amendment of bond documents relating to the Special Obligation Bond Anticipation Bonds (Streetcar System Expansion Project), Series 2014D previously issued by the City to provide for the financing of additional projects, including the Garrison Project in the amount of $2,233,000.00, the Bartle Hall Project in the amount of $1,950,000.00 and the 20th Street Streetscape Project in the amount of $800,000.00; approving and authorizing certain documents and actions relating to the amendment of bond documents; reducing $5,239,193.32 of appropriations in Fund 3432, the 2014D Special Obligation Bond Anticipation Fund, and reappropriating the same in the 2014D Special Obligation Bond Anticipation Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $221,193.32 in Fund 3090, the Capital Improvements Fund, and appropriating the same; authorizing the Director of Finance to borrow $2,500,000.00 from the Water Revenue Fund in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding and repaying the borrowing with future appropriations in Fund No. 3090, the Capital Improvement Fund; appropriating $2,500,000.00 from unappropriated fund balance in Fund 8010, the Water Revenue Fund; estimating revenue in the amount of $2,500,000.00 in Fund 3090, the Capital Improvements Fund and appropriating the same; authorizing re-appropriation of unexpended and unencumbered balances in Fiscal Year 2015-2016; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Councilmember Sharp (Second by Ford) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Ford
Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 3 - Johnson, Circo, James, Jr.


Passed as Substituted and Amended

Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Marcason, Circo, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 3 - Johnson, Glover, Taylor

150009
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the suspension, dismissal or demotion of city employees, by adding a new Section 2-1114.6, that authorizes the City Manager to appoint a hearing officer to preside over all predetermination hearings.


Councilmember Marcason (Second by Wagner) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Wagner
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed as Amended

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

150025
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities to enter into a one year agreement beginning February 1, 2015, with one (1) year options not to exceed four (4) additional years with Green Wave Technology to provide Utility Concessions services to clients of the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities; and estimating revenue in the amount of $274,216.00.


Passed

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

150026
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 53, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 53-6, Permit for races, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter for the purposes of changing the fee structure, providing public notification guidelines and cleanup plans and directing the race sponsor to respond to any complaints regarding the race.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150033
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of Banc of America Public Capital Corp (“BAPCC”) to provide funds for the acquisition, installation and construction of various real property, capital equipment and other personal property and to execute any and all documents and agreements necessary for the transactions under one or more master lease purchase agreements; authorizing the Director of Finance to accept the proposal of BAPCC for financing the acquisition of backup generators for Community Centers, for financing improvements to the Municipal Court facility of the City and for the purchase of fleet vehicles (collectively the “Projects”) through draws under a Master Equipment Lease/Purchase Agreement (General Fund Lease) in an aggregate approximate principal amount not to exceed $3,438,920.00; estimating and appropriating $2,734,000.00 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; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Passed

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

150016
Rezoning a 4 acre tract of land, generally bordered by E. 38th Street on the north, E. 39th Street on the south, Garfield Avenue on the east and Euclid Avenue on the west, from District R-2.5 to MPD and approving a development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat, to allow for a mixed use development. (14528-MPD)


Passed

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

150029
Vacating an east/west alley located west of Hickory Street, east of Liberty Street, south of W. 13th Street, and north of W. 13th Terrace; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1696-V)


Passed

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

150031
Approving an amendment to a previously approved Chapter 80 preliminary development plan in Districts B3-3 and M2-3 to allow the development of a hotel within a 213 acre plan area generally located south of N.W. Cookingham Drive and east of Interstate 29. (6217-P-25)


Passed

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

150034
Consenting to the rate of front foot special assessment to be levied by the Union Hill Special Business District and consenting to the proposed uses of the revenues produced therefrom; estimating revenue in the amount of $37,000.00 and appropriating the amount of $14,865.00.


Passed

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

150035
Consenting to the rate of front foot special assessment to be levied by the Westport Special Business District and the proposed uses of the revenues produced therefrom; and estimating revenue in the amount of $53,000.00.


Passed

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

150032
Authorizing a contract for $4,848,000.00 with Foley Company for the Blue River Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant Final Clarifier Replacement project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $5,330,000.00 without further City Council approval; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

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

150036
Authorizing and appropriating funds in the amount of $2,027,000.00 for a one-year Chemical Supply Agreement with K.A. Steel Chemicals, Inc., for the supply of sodium hypochlorite and sodium bisulfite; authorizing nine successive one-year renewal options without further City Council approval; authorizing a ten-year Chemical Terminal Facility Operations and Maintenance Agreement with K.A. Steel Chemicals, Inc., in the amount of $566,400.00 annually; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150017
Approving the Kansas City Register nomination (H/O Overlay) for the “Independence Boulevard Christian Church” located at 606 Gladstone Boulevard as required by Chapter 88-580-01-B of the Administrative Code of the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150020
Changing the name of N. Olive Avenue to N. Park Avenue from the north line of N.E. 111th Terrace on the south to the north plat limit of Staley Hills 5th Plat, a subdivision in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Taylor) 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: 10 - Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150043
Authorizing new Professional, Specialized, or Technical Services contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and The Hartford for employee benefits for the 2015-16 fiscal year that begins May 1, 2015.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150042
Estimating revenue and appropriating $54,976.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; accepting and approving a one-year $54,976.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding to local public health agencies for the promotion of core public health functions.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

150044
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 48, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 48-50, entitled “Chronic nuisance” and enacting in lieu thereof a new Section 48-50, Chronic Nuisance, by clarifying the definition of chronic nuisance and creating a chronic nuisance board that performs administrative hearings to determine if a property is a chronic nuisance and appropriate abatement actions.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

150046
Estimating revenue and appropriating $1,067,716.00 in the Community Development Block Grant Fund; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract not to exceed $1,067,716.00 with St. Michael’s Veterans Center, Inc. for the development of a veterans supportive services center as part of the St. Michael’s Veterans Center; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

150039
Approving the plat of 5113–5115 Wyandotte, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; 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. (SD1496A)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Taylor) Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 10 - Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150047
RESOLUTION - Appointing Cokethea Hill as a member of the City Council to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacant Fifth In-District Council position.


Councilmember Circo (Second by Taylor) Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Taylor
Ayes: 10 - Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Adopted

Ayes: 10 - Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
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