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Last Published: 5/26/2006 3:52:20 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - KAY BARNES
Present:11 - DEB HERMANN, BILL SKAGGS, BONNIE COOPER, TROY NASH, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER, GEORGE BLACKWOOD, BECKY NACE, TERRY RILEY, ALVIN BROOKS, CHARLES EDDY
Excused:1 - JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

060556
RESOLUTION - Declaring May 21, 2006, as Osage Nation Day to be celebrated at The Troost Avenue Festival.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy
Nays: 0

060557
RESOLUTION - Declaring the week of May 14-20, 2006, as Emergency Medical Services Week.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy
Nays: 0

060559
RESOLUTION - Commending Laurence Bate as a Preservation Pioneer for the 2006 Dr. George Ehrlich Achievement in Preservation Award.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy
Nays: 0

060560
RESOLUTION - Commending Ron Jury as a Preservation Pioneer for the 2006 Dr. George Ehrlich Achievement in Preservation Award.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy
Nays: 0

060561
RESOLUTION - Creating the Lifetime Achievement in Preservation Award and posthumously awarding it to Jane Fifield Flynn, hereafter known as the Jane Fifield Flynn Lifetime Achievement in Preservation Award.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy
Nays: 0

060562
RESOLUTION - Declaring May 2006 as National Historic Preservation Month in Kansas City, Missouri.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy
Nays: 0

060343
RESOLUTION - Declaring the name of the inland Mexican customs facility to be built in the West Bottoms area to be the Kansas City Customs Port.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060189
RESOLUTION - Adopting the 22nd/23rd Street Replacement and Crosstown Circle Plan for that part of Kansas City, Missouri generally bounded by 17th Street on the north, The Paseo on the east, 22nd Street to 27th Street on the south, and Summit Avenue on the West. (639-S)


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060452
RESOLUTION - Determining that the Tower Properties Downtown Redevelopment Area Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the proposed time schedule for completion of the projects therein. 


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Eddy Move to Waive Charter Requirement
MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS FOR READING OF ORDINANCE NO(S): ADVANCE CONSENTS: 060504 060522 060528 060542 060543 060544 ADVANCE DEBATES: 050953 (2nd sub) 060508 060527 051253 (sub) 060511 (sub) 060524 051254 (sub) 060514 060299 051255 (2nd sub) 060549 060451 060506 (sub) 060521 060476 (sub) ON THREE SEPARATE DAYS BE WAIVED AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE ADVANCED FOR FINAL READING AND CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME.
 
Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060504
Approving the plat of Heuler Heights, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements and agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached agreement.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060522
Approving the plat of Park Manor Condominium, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached documents.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060528
Approving the plat of Grace Nicholl Addition, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of Public Works to accept two subordinations of deeds of trust; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached documents.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060542
Accepting various easements in Clay County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060543
Accepting various easements and deeds in Platte County and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060544
Accepting various easements and deeds in Jackson County and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

050953
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City by repealing its current twenty articles and enacting thirteen new articles to be known as the Charter of the City of Kansas City, to reflect the home rule authority granted by the Missouri Constitution; to require elected officials be residents of the City immediately prior to their election; authorize the delegation of duties among City departments; to authorize the establishment of new park districts; to re-establish the Internal Auditor as an appointee of the City Manager; to accelerate the adoption of ordinances by requiring two rather than three readings; to require the establishment of debt and economic incentive policies; require decennial review of the Charter; to authorize the Council to impose payments in lieu of taxes on enterprise departments of the City not to exceed 10% of the department’s gross revenues; and provide for other municipal purposes; fixing the dates when the amendments shall take effect; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Passed As Second Substitute

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

051253
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to require a committee of petitioners seeking the recall of the Mayor or a Council member to identify the actions or failure to act on the part of the official, which must be related to the official’s duties, which forms the basis of the recall and requiring placement of the grounds before the voters; eliminating the question of recall and providing for a single election at which the official and any other qualified candidate may seek to serve the remainder of the term of office of the official subject to the recall petition; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

051254
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to increase the mandatory retirement age of municipal judges from age 65 to age 70; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

051255
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to extend term limits applicable to future Mayors and Councils from two to three consecutive terms; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Councilmember Blackwood Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Cooper
Ayes: 7 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, Glover, Blackwood, Barnes
Nays: 4 - Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy


Passed Second Committee Substitute As Amended

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 1 - Nace

060506
(Sub.)
Renaming Fund No. 3425, the KCMAC Series 2006A-KCMAC 1996A Refunding, Expansion, Music Hall and Auditorium Garage Improvements Revenue Bond Fund, establishing Fund No. 3426, the KCMAC Series 2006B-KCMAC 1996B Refunding Revenue Bond Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $148,663,387 and $18,516,241 in the KCMAC Series 2006A-KCMAC 1996A Refunding, Expansion, Music Hall and Auditorium Garage Improvements Fund and, KCMAC Series 2006B-KCMAC 1996B Refunding Fund, respectively; and appropriating the same; estimating FY 2007 debt service in Fund Nos. 5370, 2160 and 1000 respectively, designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion, and recognizing an emergency.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060508
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to provide for a vote by the Mayor to fill a vacancy in the office of Council member only in the event of a tie; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 1 - Nace

060511
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to enact a new section 463.12 to authorize the removal from the park system and sale of approximately 1.7 acres of park property located generally at 22nd Street and Gillham Road commonly known as the Fire Alarm Exchange Building contingent upon use of the proceeds of any sale to be used for the restoration of the Women’s Leadership Fountain located at 9th Street and The Paseo and other terms as the Council may determine; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060514
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Horrow Sport Ventures, LLC to provide consultant services related to sports and entertainment venues for one year, utilizing the second of three renewal options; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $300,000.00.


Councilmember Eddy Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Brooks
Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0


Passed as Amended

Ayes: 12 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060549
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to repeal term limits for the Mayor and members of the Council; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Riley, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 1 - Nace

060521
Authorizing the Director of City Development to execute three contracts for a total amount of $453,000.00 for funding assistance for three community housing development projects.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Riley, Brooks, Barnes
Nays: 0

060527
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract to begin June 1, 2006 for the provision of Section 3 monitoring services to the City.


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Blackwood, Nace, Brooks, Barnes
Nays: 0

060434
Condemning and subordinating certain KCPL easements, on public properties for the construction and maintenance of Fire House Road and 93rd Street all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Councilmember Eddy Move To Hold On Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Blackwood
Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0


Held on Docket (5/25/2006)

060524
Authorizing a $338,025.00 agreement with George Butler Associates, Inc., for construction inspection services for Project No. 89001213, 22nd and 23rd Street improvements; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $338,025.00 for the agreement.


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060299
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.26 acres generally located at the northwest corner of Chelsea Avenue and Independence Avenue (4820 Independence Avenue) from Districts C-2 and M-1 to District C-2.


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Hermann, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Blackwood, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060451
Receiving the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Seventh Amendment to the Tower Properties Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Seventh Amendment to the Tower Properties Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating an amended redevelopment area.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060476
(Sub.)
Amending a previously approved development plan in District GP-7 on approximately 9.33 acres generally located on the northwest corner of N. Congress Avenue and N.W. Barry Road (7600 N.W. Barry Road). (9527-GP-1)


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Brooks Move to Waive Charter Requirement
MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS FOR READING OF THE ORDINANCES ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS IS WAIVED FOR THE ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING ON PAGE 8 OF TODAY’S DOCKET AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE PLACED ON THE DOCKET NEXT WEEK FOR THIRD READING.
 
Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060546
Approving Traffic Regulation Numbers 58891 through 58899, 58921 through 58926, 58946 through 58949, 58972 through 58985, 58900 through 58920, 58927 through 58945, 58950 through 58968, 58971, and 58986 through 59006.


Add to Consent Docket

060547
RESOLUTION - Declaring it to be necessary to change and re-establish the grades on Longview Road from Grandview Road approximately 1165 feet east to US 71 Highway, and from east of US 71 Highway approximately 585 feet east towards Sunnyslope Drive all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Brooks Move to Waive Charter Requirement
MOVE THAT THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING OF ORDINANCES ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS BE WAIVED FOR THE ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING ON PAGES 9-10 OF TODAY’S DOCKET AND THAT THESE ORDINANCES BE INTRODUCED AS LISTED TO THE COMMITTEE SO DESIGNATED.
 
Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060565
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Kansas City, Missouri to submit a letter to the Department of Defense requesting that the City be recognized as the Local Redevelopment Authority for property located at the Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

060566
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Mayor to submit a grant application under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984 to the State of Missouri in the amount of $29,504.88 with a match of funds from the City of $7,376.28 for a child advocate position in the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee

060551
Authorizing a $16,750.00 Second Amendment to Agreement No. 030129 with Shafer, Kline and Warren, Inc. for engineering design services and limited construction observation services in connection with the replacement of N.W. 73rd Street Bridge over Small Creek; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $16,750.00 for the project.


Referred to Operations Committee

060558
Authorizing the execution of a temporary easement with Kansas City Power and Light Company for construction and maintenance of electrical energy lines for the Temporary Shoal Creek Pump Station.


Referred to Operations Committee

060552
Authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute, on behalf of the City, an easement conveyance to Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL for the maintenance and construction of appurtenances necessary to provide service to the police training academy, located at the southwest corner of Interstate 435 and NE Pleasant Valley Road, and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached easement.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

060553
Approving an amendment to a previously approved community unit project plan in District R-1b on approximately a 132 acre tract of land generally located on either side of N. Cosby Avenue (N.W. 62nd Terrace) between 45 Highway (N.W. 64th Street) on the north and N.W. 56th Street on the south by allowing some transfers of land between the residential and open space areas within the plan. (5857-CUP-27)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

060554
Rezoning an area of approximately 5.3 acres generally located on the north side of N.W. Tiffany Springs Road between N. Hull Avenue and N. Oregon Avenue, from District GP-7 to District GP-5, and approving a development plan for the same. (13401-GP)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

060555
Approving the plat of Churchill Condominium, A Replat of Units 5-B, & 5-C, 8-E & 8-F and 12-A/B, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached documents.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

060563
Rezoning approximately 63 acres generally located east of N. Brighton Avenue and south of N.E. 92nd Street from District RA to R-1a . (13528-P)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

060564
RESOLUTION - Expressing the support of the Mayor and Council for the integration of multi-modal accommodations, including bicycle, pedestrian and public transit, into the design of the new Paseo Bridge and directing the City Clerk to distribute copies of this resolution to appropriate officials.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

060567
Authorizing a one year lease agreement with the Black Economic Union of Greater Kansas City, Inc., for a lease in the amount of $105,171.00 for administrative offices for the Small Business Development Office for property located at 1601 E. 18th Street, Suite 209, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Cooper Move to Suspend Rules
 
Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060436
Rezoning an area of approximately 40 acres generally located at the southwest quadrant of N.W. 108th Street and N. Robinhood Lane from District GP-7 to District GP-6, and approving a development plan for the same. (13382-GP)


Councilmember Eddy Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Nace
Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Eddy Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0

060568
Authorizing an increase in the compensation of the City Auditor, Mark Funkhouser.


Councilmember Eddy Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Brooks
Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Hermann, Skaggs, Cooper, Nash, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nace, Brooks, Eddy, Barnes
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember McFadden-Weaver Move To Introduce

060569
Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $100,000.00 in the GO Bond (2004 Series) Fund; appropriating it to the Beacon Hill Infrastructure account of the GO Bond Fund (2004 Series) Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
 
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