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Last Published: 4/23/2020 9:43:36 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ERIC BUNCH
Present:3 - MELISSA ROBINSON, KEVIN O'NEILL, KATHERYN SHIELDS
Excused:1 - TERESA LOAR
 
 
 PUBLIC OBSERVANCE OF MEETING Members of the City Council may attend this meeting via videoconference. Comments received will be distributed to the Transportation, Operations and Infrastructure committee and added to the public record by the clerk.
 
 Water Services

200266
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $77,000.00 Professional, Specialized or Technical Services Contract with Parsons & Associates, LLC, for the Water and Sewer Line Replacement on Main Street from Pershing Avenue to 51st Street Public Engagement project.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Matt Bond, Water Services testified that this ordinance will allow for water main and sewer replacements on Main Street between Pershing and 51st Street, in conjunction with the Streetcar Phase II project. The many businesses and water customers along this corridor will be notified and questions answered during the relocations. Parson & Associates LLC will be in charge of scheduling meetings and providing notifications. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 3 - Bunch, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200267
Authorizing a $242,000.00 Design Professional Services Contract with DuBois Consultants, Inc., for the Dry Weather Sewer Line: Outfall 055; and authorizing a maximum expenditure of $450,000.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
Matt Bond and Srini Vallabhaneri, Water Services gave a brief testimony that the City of Kansas City, Missouri entered into a Consent Decree with the United States Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the volume and frequency of overflows from the City's sewer system. The Design Services to be performed under this contract will reduce combined sewer overflows and provide better maintenance access by analyzing alternatives and preparing contract documents for constructing relief sewers, sewer separation, use of green infrastructure, and replacement relocation of Diversion Structure 214. After review and approval of the conceptual design, the City will execute a future amendment for the performance of final design services. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200268
Authorizing a $4,077,970.76 Construction Contract with Blue Nile Contractors, Inc., for the Blue River South Areas 4 & 5 Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) Reduction Project - Phase 2; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $4,490,000.00; authorizing a $692,598.00 Design Professional Services Amendment No. 4 to Contract No. 1116 with George Butler and Associates, Inc., for a total contract amount of $2,612,725.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
Matt Bond and Srini Vallabhaneni, Water Services testified that the City of Kansas City, Missouri entered into a Consent Decree with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, to reduce the volume and frequency of overflows from the City's sewer system. The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate aging sewer pipes to like new conditions and restore capacity to the wastewater collection system, reducing the volume and frequency of sewer overflows. The scope of work for the Phase 2 construction contract includes rehabilitation of approximately 20,000 linear feet of sewer mains, 120 manholes and 330 lateral connections along the area north of West 85th Street, west by State Line Road, south by East 117th Street, and east by Montgall Avenue. This project will contribute to a sustainable Kansas City by improving the performance, capacity, and reliability of the City's sewer system by reducing inflow and infiltration, thereby reducing the volume and frequency of separate sanitary sewer overflows. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200269
Authorizing a $500,000.00 Professional, Specialized or Technical Services contract with Mid America Assistance Coalition for the Low Income Assistance Program; and authorizing three successive one-year renewal options without further City Council approval.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/22/2020)"

200277
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop an emergency pedestrian safety plan to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on trails, sidewalks, and parks and directing the City Manager to produce the plan within seven days of passage of this Resolution.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Sherri McIntyre, Director of Public Works, testified that this ordinance will authorize the City Manager to develop an emergency pedestrian safety plan to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on trails, sidewalks, and parks and directing the City Manager to produce the plan within seven days of passage of this Resolution. This plan would allow the City of Kansas City to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Kansas City residents. Essentially walking, biking, and public transit are considered essential activities for transportation and allowed under the Stay at Home order along with healthy physical activity such as running and other forms of outdoor recreation that are considered essential activities therefore, allowed with appropriate physical distancing under the Stay at Home order. The plan shall include the, Lane closures to allow temporary pedestrian access where crowding is occurring along sidewalks and trails,street closures to thru traffic to allow for pedestrian access on the street limited to collector streets and parks roads,temporarily reprogram pedestrian signals to automatically change along busy sidewalks and trails to reduce the touching of hard surfaces. This will remain in effect until the conclusion of the state of emergency declaration.
Ayes: 4 - Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200279
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to identify three east-west streets for closure while the Mayor’s state of emergency proclamation is in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 Public Works

200165
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a construction manager at risk contract with KC Streetcar Constructors for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension project that includes Phase I - Preconstruction Services in the amount of $2,700,000.00 and, subject to appropriation of funds and successful negotiation of a Final Guaranteed Maximum Price, Phase II Construction Services; and authorizing an agreement with HDR in the amount of $4,709,672.00 for design work for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension project.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jason Waldron, Public Works, testified that this ordinance will authorize the Director of Public Works to execute a construction manager at risk contract with KC Streetcar Constructors for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension project that includes Phase I - Preconstruction Services. This project is the 3.5 mile southern extension of the existing KC Streetcar line along Main Street from the current southern terminus to the Country Club Plaza and UMKC. This Project was advertised in accordance with the City's requirements. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200263
Estimating revenues in the amount of $927,006.00 in the Street Maintenance Fund; appropriating that amount to the Street Lighting Special Projects Maintenance account; and authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a contract with Black and McDonald for streetlight and traffic signal repair and maintenance in the amount of $5,761,248.06.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Miller and Mahmoud Hadijan, Public Works testified that this ordinance will authorize the Director of Public Works to execute an eight year contract for streetlight and traffic signal repairs and maintenance contract for initial term in fiscal year 2020 thru 2021. The agreement with Evergy, formally known as KCPL includes purchase of leased streetlights, construction of upgraded lighting and maintenance services while construction is underway. This contract provides for the maintenance and repair of approximately 98,000 safe illuminating streetlights and 41 traffic signalized intersections.
Ayes: 4 - Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee issues.
 
 2. Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 11 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss specifications for competitive bidding; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 12 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss sealed bids or proposals; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss confidential or privileged communications with auditors.
 
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