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Last Published: 12/4/2012 2:31:55 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ED FORD
Present:4 - JIM GLOVER, SCOTT TAYLOR, SCOTT WAGNER, CINDY CIRCO
 

120939
Amending Chapter 88, Zoning and Development Code, to revise the notice and procedural requirements for rezoning, text amendments, development plan review, site plan review, and other related provisions.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/5/2012)"

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120967
Creating and establishing Fund No. 6991, to be known as the Land Bank.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Park, Neighborhood, Housing Department, explained that the ordinance would allow a separate account fund be established to insure that general funds and funds for the Land Bank are allocated correctly. The presenter requested an advance.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120969
RESOLUTION - Approving the preparation and submission of an application to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for a Brownfields Assessment Coalition Grant in the amount of $600,000.00; authorizing the City of Kansas City, Missouri to enter into a coalition with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas and the Mid-America Regional Council to submit the Grant; and empowering the Mayor to submit a letter accompanying the Grant application expressing the City’s intent to enter into the coalition.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Andy Bracker, Brownfield Commission, the resolution authorizes the Mayor on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri to enter into a coalition with Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas and the Mid-America Regional Council to submit an application to the U.S. EPA for $600,000 assessment of hazardous waste and petroleum Brownfield properties in a bi-state area including various industrial districts, adjacent neighborhoods and downtown areas, and execute a Memorandum of Agreement with Coalition members.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120974
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for New Directions Behavioral Health, LLC for the purpose of establishing, equipping, and furnishing a headquarters project and professional services call center located at 8140 Ward Parkway; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and New Directions Behavioral Health, LLC; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,300,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Kerrie Tyndall, City Manager's Office, The project involves the relocation of office and call center operations currently located in Johnson County, Kansas and consists of the improvement and renovation of 60,000 s.f. of office space in an existing building located at 8140 Ward Parkway, along with the installation of personal property in connection with the operation and occupancy of the project as the Company headquarters. The total project investment is estimated at $11 million. New Directions Behavioral Health, LLC expects to occupy the facility by year end 2012. Approximately 200 net new jobs are expected at an annual estimated wage of $83,000 per year.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120975
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for Data Systems International, Inc. for the purpose of equipping and furnishing a headquarters project located at 1201 Walnut; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and Data Systems International, Inc.; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $11,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Kerrie Tyndall, City Manager's Office, The project involves the establishment of a headquarters facility and consists of the improvement and renovation of approximately 40,000 s.f. of space in an existing office building located at 1201 Walnut, along with the installation of personal property in connection with the operation and occupancy of the project. The total project investment is estimated at $18.4 million. Approximately 125 net new jobs are expected and the potential to add a minimum of an additional 35 jobs over the next five years at an annual estimated wage of $100,000 per year.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
 1) There will be discussion of Council Priorities relating to economic development.
 
 2) There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues.
 
 Cost analysis model: Robert Lagenkamp explained how the analysis works. Stating that it basically is a formula that can be used to determine an estimated cost for adding new residents. Addressing questions such as how many new students will there be, how many more police will be needed, how much more will it cost to provide services. Councilman Ford stated that this will be a good tool when the committee begins to examine issues raised by additional residence, businesses, jobs and services. Dan Baugnu, Finance, was present and addressed question from the committee related to the cost analysis model and how it applies to different businesses i.e. Ford Motor vs. Data Systems and New Directions Behaviorial Health two companies moving from Kansas to Missouri. The model want really designed to address that type of business increase. Steve Renner explained that Harley Davison is a good example of where the model could do a better job if they were assisted by the taxing jurisdiction. Schools for instant could easily ask parents of their student to submit where they work and if its found that a large number of them do work for Harley Davison then there would be a better cost analysis. Dan Baugnu agreed with M. Renner's comments saying that without more detail to give more precise cost benefit. There were general comments from various committee members.
 
 3) Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
 4) The City Clerk's Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver's License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.