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Last Published: 8/5/2010 5:39:36 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - MARK FUNKHOUSER
Present:9 - DEB HERMANN, BILL SKAGGS, ED FORD, MELBA CURLS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, CATHY JOLLY, JOHN SHARP
Out:1 - TERRY RILEY
Excused:2 - RUSS JOHNSON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS
 

100647
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from Westport Community Improvement District I regarding their annual report for fiscal year May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100648
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from Westport Community Improvement District II regarding their Annual Report for fiscal year May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100649
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 60693 through 60748


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100536
Approving the preliminary plat of 1612 Jefferson for four multifamily residential condominium units in one existing building on about 0.14 acres in District R-4 generally located at 1612 Jefferson Street. (SD 1413)


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100537
Vacating a portion of Santa Fe Street south of 9th Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1610-V)


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Hermann Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS FOR READING OF ORDINANCE NO(S): ADVANCE CONSENTS: 1. 100612 ADVANCE DEBATES: 1. 100582 6. 100625 2. 100614 3. 100618 4. 100628 (2nd sub) 5. 100620 ON THREE SEPARATE DAYS BE WAIVED AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE ADVANCED FOR FINAL READING AND CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME.
 
Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100612
Condemning and taking private properties in fee simple, storm drainage and temporary construction easements for the construction and maintenance of N. Bennington Avenue, in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; providing for the payment of just compensation; authorizing continued negotiations by the Capital Projects Office; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds for Clay County.


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100582
Appropriating $300,000.00 from the General Fund to provide for the disbursement of certain surplus funds from the 43rd and Main TIF Plan for demolition projects within the Union Hill TIF Plan.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100614
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Christian Malloy, Claim No. T1011-0245.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100618
Approving a $4,934,449.80 settlement agreement with T-Mobile, authorizing payment to the settlement administrator of $260,000.00; authorizing payment of attorneys’ fees of $289,815.89; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100628
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $6,453,905.00; appropriating $19,759,260.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund to various Neighborhood Conservation Accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating $28,310,533.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund to various City-Wide Accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund; transferring $750,000.00 from the Capital Improvements Fund to the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Councilmember Sharp Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Jolly
Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0


Passed as Second Substitute as Amended

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100620
Authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a contract with the Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation (JDRC) in the amount of $538,820.05; appropriating $538,820.05 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance in the Section 108 Loan Fund for expenditures related to the Highland Place Project; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100625
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a one year contract with The Mail Company doing business as Strahm Automation and Mailing Services to manage and provide mail services in a City Hall location; authorizing the Director of General Services to expend $319,583.00 from previously appropriated funds and authorizing the Director to exercise the City’s four one year renewal options without City Council approval with such funds appropriated in the City’s annual budget.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Skaggs Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING OF ORDINANCES ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS BE WAIVED FOR THE ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING ON PAGES 4-7 OF TODAY’S DOCKET AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE INTRODUCED AS LISTED TO THE COMMITTEE SO DESIGNATED.
 
Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Ford, Curls, Gottstein, Marcason, Circo, Riley, Jolly, Sharp, Funkhouser
Nays: 0

100632
Amending Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 100192 by repealing Section 1 and enacting in its place a new Section 1, levying property taxes for the general fund, health fund, and museum fund.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

100639
Approving a $214,880.41 settlement agreement with Cricket Communications Inc. authorizing payment of attorneys’ fees of $13,322.59; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

100641
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, amends Sections 2-1076 and 2-1117 and adopting in lieu thereof new sections of like number which creates and deletes one job classification, and clarifies language regarding rights of unclassified employees formerly classified.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

100650
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 2, 2010, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to require redistricting of Council districts the year of the release of official decennial census figures; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election not later than August 24, 2010; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

100645
Increasing appropriations in the amount of $532,912.00 in the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) account of the Housing Assistant Grant Fund for the purpose of providing housing assistance services for persons with AIDS through the end of the current fiscal year; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Housing Committee

100646
Estimating revenue and appropriating $101,089.00 in various accounts of the Special Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Housing Committee

100633
Approving the plat of The Hilltop at Briarcliff Second Plat, an addition in Clay 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. (SD0472W)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100635
Approving the Westport-Main PIEA General Development Plan for an area of approximately 20 acres generally bounded by a line approximately 99 feet north of 39th Street, 38th Street, and 39th Street on the north, Main Street and Walnut Street on the east, 40th Street on the south, and a line 130 feet west of Baltimore Avenue, Wyandotte Street, and a line 160 feet west of Main on the west, and declaring that area included in such plan be a blighted area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority Law. (681-S)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100636
Approving the preliminary plat of Blue Ridge Crossing Detention on a 3.52 acre tract of land in District R-2a generally located at the southwest corner of E. 43rd Street and Sterling Avenue. (SD 1196C)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100637
Approving the preliminary plat of Tomahawk Subdivision on a 5.85 acre tract of land in Districts R-1a, C-2 and C-2-p generally located on the north side of W. 103rd Street, at the intersection of Madison Avenue. (SD 1426)


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100654
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute and accept, on the City’s behalf, a temporary construction easement, permanent storm drainage easement, and dedication of right-of-way for the relocation of N. Eastern Ave at Highway 291.


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100655
Vacating N. Eastern Avenue from Route 291 north approximately 800 feet, Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri, and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents.


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee

100634
Amending Chapter 48, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 48-66, Special assessment of abatement costs, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to revise special assessment of abatement cost procedures.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

100638
Accepting and approving a grant to the City of $68,922.00 from the United States Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program; estimating revenue in the amount of $68,922.00 in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; appropriating it to the USFA AFG Grant account in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

100643
Accepting a one year $320,000.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for the Building Blocks of Missouri program that promotes a healthy and safe parenting and home environment; and increasing revenue and appropriation in the amount of $5,834.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

100644
Accepting and approving a one-year $695,467.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for the City’s Public Health Preparedness and the Cities Readiness programs; increasing revenue in the amount of $27,322.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and appropriations in the amount of $34,122.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

100651
Accepting and approving one year $56,000.00 and $113,000.00 contracts with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for children with special health care needs; increasing revenue in the amount of $335.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and an appropriation in the amount of $3,983.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee

100640
Authorizing a $2,554,765.41 contract with Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co., Inc., for North Congress Street Improvements from Missouri Highway 9 to N.W. 73rd Street; authorizing the Director of Public Works to amend and increase this contract by up to $300,000.00; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $2,854,765.41for the contract; and approving project management costs.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

100642
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a $5,251,000.00 contract with Black and Veatch Corporation for Contract No. 1008, Project No. 81000579, Blue River WWTP Effluent Disinfection Design; authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend $5,251,000.00 to satisfy the costs of this contract; authorizing the Director of Water Services to charge up to $1,194,516.00 for project management and project inspection costs associated with this project; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

100652
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Gladstone for improvements to N. Broadway, from Gladstone city limits north approximately 250 feet and authorizing expenditure, with required approvals, from funds previously appropriated in an amount not to exceed $125,000.00.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

100653
Reducing and increasing appropriations in the ARRA Stimulus Fund in the amount of $1,000,000.00; reducing and increasing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $384,182.62; authorizing a $2,071,255.62 contract with The Konrath Group for Project No. 89004361 Federal No. ARRA-ES04 (021) – Signal Synchronization Center; authorizing the City Manager to amend and increase this contract by up to $310,690.00; authorizing the City Manager to expend $2,381,945.62 for the contract; and approving project management costs of $218,000.00.


Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Jolly Move To Introduce

100656
Calling an election on November 2, 2010, for the purpose of renewing a one-quarter cent capital improvement – public safety sales tax for 15 years and authorizing the issuance of an amount not to exceed $100,000,000.00 in General Obligation Bonds for Kansas City Police Department capital expenditures; enacting the sales tax contingent upon voter approval; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; directing the City Clerk to provide notice to the Director of Revenue if the sales tax question is passed by the voters; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee
 
 Councilmember Ford Move To Introduce

100657
RESOLUTION - Stating City Council support for a break in access along Route 45 between North Chatham Drive and North Cosby Avenue; and directing the City Clerk to transmit this Resolution to certain individuals.


Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee
 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
 
 CLOSED SESSION Closed Session/Litigation Item(s)* Closed Session/Legal Issue(s)** Closed Session/Personnel Issue(s)*** Closed Session/Real Estate Transaction(s)Closed Session/Employee/Labor Negotiation Item(s)***** *Litigation Item(s) may be discussed in a closed session pursuant to §610.021(1) RSMo. because it relates to legal action, causes of actions, or litigation. **Legal Issue(s) will be discussed in closed session pursuant to §610.021(1) RSMo because it relates to confidential and privileged communications between City Council and its attorneys. ***Personnel Issue(s) will be discussed in closed session pursuant to §610.021(3) RSMo because it relates to personnel matter. ****Real estate transaction(s) may be discussed pursuant to Sec. 610.021(2), RSMo. because public knowledge of the transaction(s) at this time might adversely affect the legal consideration therefor. *****Employee/Labor negotiation item(s) may be discussed in a closed session pursuant to §610.021(9) RSMo. because it relates to preparation for negotiations with employee groups.