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Last Published: 3/23/2020 9:26:09 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - QUINTON LUCAS
Present:12 - KEVIN O'NEILL, HEATHER HALL, TERESA LOAR, DAN FOWLER, BRANDON ELLINGTON, MELISSA ROBINSON, KATHERYN SHIELDS, ERIC BUNCH, LEE BARNES JR., RYANA PARKS-SHAW, ANDREA BOUGH, KEVIN MCMANUS
 
 
 Members of the City Council may attend this meeting via videoconference. The public can observe this meeting at the links provided below.

200223
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to implement a telecommuting policy for City employees.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

200224
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to identify ways for the City to contribute to economic relief efforts to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Barnes Jr. (Second by O'Neill) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances are advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

200194
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a Workers' Compensation benefit filed by Kimberly Bernhardt for injuries resulting from an accident on June 10, 2012, while employed by the City.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

200162
(Sub.)
Appropriating $250,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund, and authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to execute an agreement with ReStart to provide emergency shelter for homeless and requiring ReStart to report back to Council the uses of its programmatic services and matching private funding.


Held on Docket (3/26/2020)

200166
Levying taxes for Fiscal Year 2020-21 for the General Revenue, Health, General Debt and Interest, and Museum Special Revenue Funds on all property in Kansas City subject to taxation on January 1, 2020; providing for the extension of such levies by the Director of Finance; and authorizing the collection by the Director of Finance.


Held on Docket (3/26/2020)

200167
Setting the rates for the trafficway maintenance tax, the park and boulevard maintenance tax, and the boulevards and parkways front foot assessment at $0.00 for Fiscal Year 2020-21 in accordance with Section 68-582 of the Code of Ordinances.


Held on Docket (3/26/2020)

200168
Amending Chapter 78, Code of Ordinances, entitled Water by repealing Sections 78-6, 78-8, 78-10, and 78-11 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, that adjust charges for water service and impose a five percent payment in lieu of taxes upon the City Water Fund’s gross revenues derived from water services to the City’s residential and commercial customers to be paid to the General Fund and charged to residential and commercial customers; and establishing an effective date.


Held on Docket (3/26/2020)

200169
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 60, Code of Ordinances, entitled Sewers and Sewage Disposal by repealing Sections 60-2 and 60-3, and 60-9, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, that adjust charges for sewer service and impose a two percent payment in lieu of taxes upon the City Sewer Fund’s gross revenues derived from sewer services to the City’s residential and commercial customers to be paid to the General Fund and charged to residential and commercial customers; and establishing an effective date.


Held on Docket (3/26/2020)

200170
Amending Chapter 64, entitled “Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,” by repealing Sections 64-118 and 64-426; amending Chapter 70, entitled “Traffic and Vehicles,” by repealing Sections 70-39, 70-263, and 70-562 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of modifying the method permitting fees are adjusted and modifying the permit fees; and establishing an effective date.


Held on Docket (3/26/2020)

200171
(Sub.)
Adopting the Annual Budget of the City for the Fiscal Year 2020-21; establishing on the books of the City the Municipal Court Building Fund (Fund No. 2761), Probation Fund (Fund No. 2762), Specialty Court Fund (Fund No. 2763), Housing Violation Fund (Fund No. 2764), Assessment and Triage Center Fund (Fund No. 2765), Love Thy Neighbor Fund (Fund No. 2766); renaming the Parking Garages Fund to the Parking Fund (Fund No. 2160), Governmental Grants Fund to the Health Grants Fund (Fund No. 2480) and Neighborhoods Grants Fund to General Grants Fund (Fund No. 2580); repealing Second Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 180783; estimating the revenues for the fiscal year; appropriating for the purposes stated the sums set forth in the budget; directing the Director of Finance to make the necessary entries upon the City’s records to show the appropriations and allocations provided for; authorizing inter-fund loans; implementing cost containment measures by suspending certain discretionary expenditures; and electing to establish a budget adoption deadline pursuant to Section 805(i) of the City Charter.


Held on Docket (3/26/2020)

200172
(Sub.)
Establishing Fund No. 3521, the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 1 Bond Fund in the records of the City of Kansas City, Missouri; estimating and appropriating $38,449,495.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 1 Bond Fund; establishing Fund No. 3621, the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 2 Bond Fund in the records of the City of Kansas City, Missouri; estimating and appropriating $5,202,020.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 2 Bond Fund; establishing Fund No. 3721, the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 3 Bond Fund in the records of the City of Kansas City, Missouri; estimating and appropriating $4,545,455.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Obligation Series 2021A Question 3 Bond Fund; designating requisitioning authorities; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the bond proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts; and establishing the effective date of this ordinance.


Held on Docket (3/26/2020)

200193
Reducing appropriations in the Contingent Appropriation of the General Fund by $490,000.00; appropriating that amount from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the Kansas City Board of Elections, Clay County Board of Elections, and Platte County Board of Elections to support an election called for Tuesday, April 7, 2020; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

200017
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into Amendment No. 5 with Towne Park, LLC in the amount of $1,122,447.87 for the management and operation of the Kansas City Power and Light District Garages for a total contract amount of $5,006,152.75.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Robinson, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 1 - Ellington

200190
Authorizing Amendment No. 4 to a design professional services agreement with McClure Engineering Company, for $117,500.00 in the Kenneth Road Bridge Project, for a total contract amount of $818,275.00.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Barnes Jr. (Second by O'Neill) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “First Readings” and that these ordinances be introduced as listed to the committee so designated.
 
Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

200206
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Pet Air.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

200207
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Larry Hall.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

200210
Approving and authorizing settlement of lawsuit entitled Ligia Beckwith v. City of Kansas City, Case No. 1816-CV19787.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

200211
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Ronald Nelson.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

200216
Amending Ordinance No. 200152 by repealing and reenacting Sections 101, 202, 202a, 204, 205, 209, 211, 212, 302, 507, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816 and 817, repealing and reenacting Exhibit A and Exhibit C, and adding Section 213 in order to provide the City with the option to sell the bonds through a method of sale that will result in the most favorable terms to the City given the municipal bond market volatility caused by the COVID-19 outbreak; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Councilmember O'Neill (Second by Lucas) Move To Consider

Seconded by Councilmember Lucas
Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0


Councilmember O'Neill (Second by Lucas) Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Lucas
Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

200219
Estimating revenue in the amount of $5,005,097.78 in the General Fund; appropriating $2,429,100.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for administrative costs to be paid for reimbursement from the Ground Emergency Medical Transportation program; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

200221
Authorizing a Fourth Amendment to a Property Management Contract with HOMKOR of Missouri, Inc., for continued property management services for the Kansas City Assessment Triage Center, by extending for twelve months to April 30, 2021, subject to appropriation for the next fiscal year, continuing the monthly management fee to $2,800.00 per month, plus reimbursement of certain maintenance costs; authorizing the Director of General Services to expend $385,000.00 for the management fee and reimbursement of maintenance costs and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

200225
Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $1,040,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the Convention Center Garage account; authorizing a $537,000.00 Owner’s Representative Services Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 07-AR1902 with CBC Real Estate Group, LLC related to the programming, design and reconstruction of the Auditorium Plaza Garage and Barney Allis Plaza Event Space; authorizing contract amendments; approving the proposed program for the project; providing for a construction trades training program; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the bond proceeds for certain expenditures; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

200197
Approving the plat of KC3 Hy-Vee, an addition in Platte County, Missouri, on approximately 2.42 acres generally located north of N.W. 64th Street, east of N. Chatham Avenue and west of N.W. Prairie View Road, creating 1 lot for the purpose of a commercial use; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (CLD-FnPlat-2019-00042)


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200199
Approving the plat of Longfellow Heights IV, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri, on approximately 2.243 acres generally located between Harrison Street on the west and Troost Avenue on the east and between E. 28th Street and E. 29th Street, creating 6 lots for the purpose of future sale by the Kansas City School District; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (CLD-FnPlat-2019-00039)


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200200
Approving the plat of Greystone Mine, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri, on approximately 27.63 acres generally located on the north side of I-35, at the intersection of W. 28th Street and Bell Street, creating 3 lots and 2 tracts for the purpose of future development; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (CLD-FnPlat-2019-00032)


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200201
Approving the plat of Ambassador Park Sixth Plat, Lots 3A and 3B, an addition in Platte County, Missouri, on approximately 6.26 acres generally located at 105th and North Ambassador Drive and Interstate I-29, creating 2 lots for the purpose of commercial uses; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (CLD-FnPlat-2019-00040)


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200202
Approving the plat of Silverbrooke 3rd Plat, an addition in Platte County, Missouri, on approximately 17.78 acres generally located at N. Green Hills Road and N.W. 77th Street, creating 48 lots for the purpose of constructing single family homes and 3 tracts for the purpose of private open space; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (CLD-FnPlat-2019-00043)


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200203
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to and approving the Eighth Amendment to the Chouteau I-35 Tax Increment Financing Plan.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200204
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City as to the Nineteenth Amendment to the KCI Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Nineteenth Amendment to the KCI Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200205
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Fourth Amendment to the Platte Purchase Development Plan; approving the Fourth Amendment; and directing the City Clerk to send copies of this ordinance.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200208
Accepting and approving a one-year grant award in the amount of $890,183.00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide funding for Ryan White Part A and Minority AIDS Initiative services in Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200209
Accepting and approving a contract with University of Kansas Hospital Authority (UKHA) in the amount of $409,509.00 to provide medical case management services in the Kansas City area.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200212
Accepting a Living Cities, Inc./Foundation Grant in the amount of $50,000.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $50,000.00 in the Neighborhoods Grants Fund; appropriating that amount to the Living Cities Foundation grant account of the Neighborhoods Grants Fund.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200215
Rezoning an area of approximately 16.4 acres generally located at 9320 Ward Parkway from District R-0.5 to District 0-5.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200217
Approving the Seventeenth Amendment to the Shoal Creek Parkway Tax Increment Financing Plan and directing the City Clerk to send a copy of this ordinance to Clay County.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200218
Estimating and appropriating a $60,000.00 grant from Jackson County COMBAT in the Neighborhoods Grants Fund to fund the Kansas City Municipal Court Truancy Court Program; designating requisitioning authority and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200220
Rezoning approximately 16.4 acres generally located at 9320 Ward Parkway from District R-0.5 to District 0-5. (CD-CPC-2020-00029)


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200198
Authorizing a $429,125.00 Design Professional Services Contract with Taliaferro & Browne, Inc., for the Water Main Replacement in the Area of N. Indiana Avenue to N. Brookside Road, N.E. 48th Street to N.E. Barry Road project.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm

200213
Authorizing a $366,000.00 Design Professional Services Contract with Dubois Consultants, Inc., for the Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) Reduction: Northern Basins Project 2 West.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm

200214
Authorizing a $396,000.00 Design Professional Services Contract with Environmental Advisors and Engineers, Inc., for the Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) Reduction: Northern Basins Project 2 East.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm

200222
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the U.S. 169 “Buck” O'Neil Bridge over the Missouri River Project; establishing Fund No. 3442, the Special Obligation Series 2021A Fund; estimating revenue and appropriating $68,800,000.00 in Fund No. 3442 the Special Obligation Series 2021A Fund; appropriating $4,000,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of Fund No. 8300, the Kansas City Airports Revenue Fund to the Buck O’Neil Bridge account; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the bond proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and establishing the effective date of this ordinance.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm

200226
Suspending the public engagement requirements contained in Section 88-505-12 during the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus, and encouraging persons who wish to comment on development applications to submit comments via email.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

200227
Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement with the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri for the conveyance of certain real property located in the River Market and generally bounded by 4th Street on the north, 5th Street on the south, Main Street on the east, and an access alley on the west; and authorizing the Director of General Services to execute such deeds and other documents as may be necessary for the conveyance.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Lucas Move To Introduce

200228
Directing the City Manager to implement certain cost containment measures to include a hiring freeze and suspension of other discretionary expenditures including travel, hiring, limited term contracts, professional service contracts, and sole source waivers except as authorized by Council in separate ordinances.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

200196
COMMUNICATION - February 2020 - Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance, and directing the City Clerk to file the acceptance in the office of the Recorder of Deeds.
 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
 
 1. 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; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 11 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss specifications for competitive bidding; or • 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; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 20 and 21 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss security systems for operation of a computer system or computer network.
 
 2. Members of the City Council may attend this meeting via videoconference. The public can observe this meeting at the links provided below. The city provides several ways for residents to watch City Council meetings: • Livestream on the city’s website at www.kcmo.gov/clerk: Quick Links, Video on Demand, Click on “View” for desired meeting • Livestream on the city’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hOuBIg4fok • Watch Channel 2 on your cable system. The channel is available through Time Warner Cable (channel 2 or 98.2), AT&T U-verse (channel 99 then select Kansas City) and Google Fiber on Channel 142.
 
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