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Last Published: 2/4/2020 9:50:02 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - LEE BARNES JR.
Present:3 - ANDREA BOUGH, BRANDON ELLINGTON, TERESA LOAR
Excused:1 - DAN FOWLER
 

191004
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop a City program to connect citizens, resources and volunteers that will assist with health, housing and other essential needs to maximize and utilize the resources within our community to enhance the quality of life for our citizens and families.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
This resolution will direct the City Manager to develop a City program to connect citizens, resources and volunteers that will assist with health, housing and other essential needs to maximize and utilize the resources within our community to enhance the quality of life for our citizens and families. Councilwoman Bough and Councilwoman Parks-Shaw spoke to this ordinance. This resolution will create a place to go to for not only resources but volunteers, and donations as well. There was public testimony on this ordinance in approval.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

191034
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of about 9 acres generally located at 7801 Holmes Road from District MPD to District MPD for the purpose of amending the previously approved MPD plan in order to accommodate the use of group living, a use that was previously approved on the now expired plan. (CD-CPC-2019-00187)


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This ordinance will rezone an area of about 9 acres generally located at 7801 Holmes Road from District UR to District UR for the purpose of amending the previously approved UR plan in order to accommodate the use of group living. Jamie Hickey, City Planning, provided a presentation to this ordinance. The applicant represents VisionQuest, a company that house refugees and immigrants while their legal status is determined and their immigration process is completed. This site was built as a multi-family residential development for elderly Jewish people with two primary buildings, the site has been used as a multi-unit residences since the late 1970s. This site currently sits primarily vacant, while another multi-family development to the north, included in the original plan for this site, remains in use as apartments for people 62+ and those with disabilities. A digital copy of the presentation can be found in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

191035
(Sub.)
Estimating and appropriating $160,000.00 in the HUD Lead-Based Paint Grant Fund for the purpose of providing additional funding needed for abatement services in the Healthy Homes program; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This ordinance will estimate and appropriate $160,000.00 in the HUD Lead-Based Paint Grant Fund for the purpose of providing additional funding needed for sub-recipient awards in the Healthy Homes program. Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, spoke to this ordinance. This ordinance will allow the funding for this project to provide free lead hazard control services to low income property owners who are exposed to lead paint hazards in their properties. This program provides lead-safe housing to Kansas City families with young children and pregnant women. This project will create 172 lead-safe residences and improve housing for 275 residents over the course of the project.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

191036
Accepting and approving a one-year $126,873.00 grant award agreement from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for a comprehensive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) surveillance program in the Kansas City, Missouri area.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance will accept and approve a one-year $126,873.00 grant award agreement from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for a comprehensive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) surveillance program in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, spoke to this ordinance. The surveillance program is responsible for identifying and coordinating the reporting of HIV disease in a 5 County region of Missouri. Routine contact with physicians, hospitals and laboratories facilitated this reporting and the aggregate numbers are then returned to the community as a data report which support numerous grant applications and prevention activities. HIV Surveillance provides the data and statistical information needed to apply and maintain funds that support Ryan White activities that assist those living with HIV in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

191041
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 62, Solid Waste, Article II, Collection by City, Sections 62-41 through 62-50 to amend and clarify the eligibility of residential buildings for the curbside collection of refuse, recycling, leaves and brush, and bulky items; establishing an effective date.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/8/2020)"
This ordinance will amend Chapter 62, Solid Waste, Article II, Collection by City, Sections 62-41 through 62-50 to amend and clarify the eligibility of residential buildings for the curbside collection of refuse, recycling, leaves and brush, and bulky items. Michael Shaw, Solid Waste, spoke to this ordinance. This ordinance will revise provisions in Chapter 62 of the Code which govern City-provided refuse services to residential buildings. The current Code provisions state that refuse services are provided to residential buildings except those with 7 or more units and except mobile home developments, clustered multi-family housing, dwelling units on land plats with 3 or more acres, those zoned agricultural and those on private streets. The revised provisions will allow City-provided services to residential buildings with six or fewer units on public streets. This item will be held until Wednesday January 8th 2020.

191042
Declaring an area of land of about 348 acres generally bounded by East 77th Street on the north, Prospect Avenue on the east, East 85th Street on the south, and the rear property lines of properties on the west side of Troost Avenue on the west to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Law; and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the Marlborough Community Coalition Urban Renewal Plan. (CD-CPC-2019-00166)


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/8/2020)"
This ordinance will declare an area of land of about 348 acres generally bounded by East 77th Street on the north, Prospect Avenue on the east, East 85th Street on the south, and the rear property lines of properties on the west side of Troost Avenue on the west to be a blighted an insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Law; and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the Marlborough Community Coalition Urban Renewal Plan. Bob Long, Economic Development Corporation Kansas City (EDCKC), provided a presentation to this ordinance. The proposed area is comprised of 1,236 parcels on about 348 acres. The area is within a “continuously distressed” census tract and is eligible for a maximum of 100% tax abatement. The plan area has more than 28% (350) of the parcels vacant, with 478 open 311 cases at the time of the study. Incidents of violent crime are 2.79 times more prevalent than the City at large. This plan will support neighborhood stabilization efforts. There was public testimony of approval to this ordinance. A digital copy of this presentation can be found in the City Clerk’s Office.

191043
Accepting a grant extension in the amount $5,887.35 from the Missouri Department of Social Services administering the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant extending the grant awarded for the fiscal years of 2018-2019; and estimating and appropriating the amount of $5,887.35 in the 2020 fiscal year.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance will accept a grant extension in the amount $5,887.35 from the Missouri Department of Social Services administering the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant extending the grant awarded for the fiscal years of 2018-2019, while estimating and appropriating the amount of $5,887.35 in the 2020 fiscal year. Abby Pennell, City Attorney’s Office, spoke to this ordinance. This grant extension provides funding for one Victim Assistant and one part-time Victim Assistant who provide services to victims of domestic violence whose cases appear in Kansas City Municipal Court during the time period not covered while new grant applications were being processes. The funding will cover the full time hourly wage, medical and pension benefits for a Victim Assistant and for the hourly wage and medical for the part-time Victim Assistant for the extension time period. The City’s obligation of $1,471.84 in matching funds is supplied by the partial payment of the salary, medical, pension benefits, and FICA for the full-time position and the partial payment of the salary, medical and FICA for the part-time position.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

191044
Estimating and appropriating $135,409.00 in the Domestic Violence Shelter Operations Fund; authorizing the City Manager to accept a two year grant under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984 administered by the State of Missouri’s Department of Social Services, in the amount of $135,409.00 with a match of funds from the City of $33,852.25 for a full-time victim assistant and a part-time victim assistant position in the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program in the City Prosecutor’s Office; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance will estimate and appropriate $135,409.00 in the Domestic Violence Shelter Operations Fund while authorizing the City Manager to accept a two year grant under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984 administered by the State of Missouri’s Department of Public Safety, in the amount of $135,409.00 with a match of funds from the City of $33,852.25 for a full-time Victim Assistant and a part-time Victim Assistant position in the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program in the City Prosecutor’s Office. Abby Pennell, City Attorney’s Office, spoke to this ordinance as well. This grant provides funding for one Victim Assistant and one part-time Victim Assistant who provide services to victims of domestic violence whose cases appear in Kansas City Municipal Court. The funding will cover for full time hourly wage, medical and pension benefits for a Victim Assistant and for the hourly wage and medical for the part-time Victim Assistant over the two years of the grant. The City’s obligation of $33,852.22 in matching funds is supplied by the partial payment of the salary, medical, pension benefits, and FICA for the full-time position and the partial payment of the salary, medical and FICA for the part-time position.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

191046
RESOLUTION - Directing the Acting City Manager to develop a policy on the use of Sales Tax Exemption on Construction Materials as an incentive for business development and/or site redevelopment projects.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/8/2020)"
This resolution will direct the Acting City Manager to develop a policy on the use of Sales Tax Exemption on Construction Materials as an incentive for business development and/or site redevelopment projects. **At the request of Councilman Barnes, this item will be held until Wednesday, January 8th 2019. **

151012
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1 of the Metro North Crossing Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance approves and designates Redevelopment Project 1 of the Metro North Crossing Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefore. Heather Brown, Economic Development Corporation (EDCKC), provided a presentation to this ordinance. Project 1 is commonly called “T-Shotz Golf Entertainment.” This project is expected to be open in Spring 2020. The Developer has spent $6.1 million to date to remove blight of old Metro North Mall and construct public and private improvements. There will be a 20% annual pilot to be paid to taxing jurisdictions up to an annual amount of $500,000. A digital copy of this presentation can be found in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

190793
Establishing a 10-year term limit for property tax abatements offered for jobs relocating from certain Kansas counties to the City.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance will establish a 10-year term limit for property tax abatements offered for jobs relocating from certain Kansas counties to the City .Mayor Quinton Lucas, spoke to this resolution. This resolution will establish legislation in connection at the state level. This will align city policy in connection with the “border war truce” at the state level. The following counties will be included in this resolution; Johnson, Wyandotte, and Miami counties.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

190925
Approving the Eleventh Amendment to the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This ordinance approves the Eleventh Amendment to the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan. This ordinance has been held off docket.

190972
Approving the Midtown Affordable Housing PIEA General Development Plan on approximately 469 acres generally located south of 30th Street and north of Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, west of Gillham Road and west of Pennsylvania Avenue, and declaring said area to be blighted and in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/8/2020)"
This ordinance approves the Midtown Affordable Housing PIEA General Development Plan on approximately 469 acres located south of 30th Street and north of Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, west of Gillham Road and west of Pennsylvania Avenue, and declaring said area to be blighted and in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation. This item will be held until Wednesday, January 8th 2020.

190990
Authorizing a funding agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission for the construction of the Second Creek Trail.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
This ordinance authorizes a funding agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission for the construction of the Second Creek Trail. Wes Minder, City Manager’s Office, spoke to this ordinance. The funding agreement consists of $338,000 to fund the construction of the Second Creek Trail. The City will partner with Platte County and the TIF Commission to begin construction of the first phase of the Second Creek Trail which is a part of the Twin Creeks Greenway System. The project will contribute to the sustainable Kansas City by extending the bike/pedestrian transportation network and connecting the neighborhoods of Genesis at Green Hills to the Route 152 and Line Creek Trails, Platte Purchase Park, and the commercial hubs at I-29/152. The project will also connect residents to the Line Creek Trail which connects to the Missouri River. A digital copy of the presentation can be found in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0

191002
Authorizing the Director of Health to enter into contracts with awardees of Health Innovation Funds, which include Kansas City CARE Clinic, Swope Health Services, and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center with this award promoting innovative prevention programs within current safety net providers that uphold accountability and transparency of how taxpayer funds from the Health Fund are being spent.


PASSED
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Health to enter into contracts with awardees of Health Innovation Funds, which include Kansas City CARE Clinic, Swope Health Services, and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center with this award promoting innovative prevention programs within current safety net providers that uphold accountability and transparency of how taxpayer funds from the Health Fund are being spent. Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, spoke to this ordinance. Kansas City CARE Clinic will receive $132,553, Samuel U. Rodgers will receive $119,945 and Swope Health Center will receive $147, 502. These funds will support the provision of preventative services for Kansas City, MO residents.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Bough, Ellington, Loar
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be general discussion regarding current Neighborhood Planning and Development 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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