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Last Published: 3/7/2017 10:17:42 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ALISSIA CANADY
Present:3 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, QUINTON LUCAS, HEATHER HALL
 

160588
Accepting and approving a one-year $370,180.00 grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the SHELTER PLUS CARE program for homeless services in the Kansas City area.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jamie Shank, Health Department HIV Services testified on how this funding will enable SAVE, Inc. to continue the program distributed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding supports individuals in the Greater Kansas City area with an emphasis on services for those persons living with HIV/AIDS. Overall the HIV Services Housing Program provides housing through owned and operated community residences, transitional/short term facilities and through a rental assistance program. SAVE's Shelter Plus Care housing assistance program is funded through the Shelter Plus Care HUD grant and provides rental assistance to homeless persons with disabilities. The grant serves only those disabled due to HIV/AIDS infection and participants pay 30% of their household income towards their rent with HUD funds covering the balance up to the established contract rent within HUD’s Fair Market Rent (FMR) guidelines. KC Metro FMR limits for 2016 are: Studio/Efficiency - $562/month 1 bedroom - $721/month 2 Bedroom - $893/month 3 Bedrooms - $1,219/month 4 Bedrooms - $1,385/month
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160589
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, by deleting Section 2-1446; and amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, by deleting Sections 70-1, 70-101, 70-137, 70-271, 70-307, 70-402, 70-524, 70-535, 70-538, 70-594, 70-602, 70-641, 70-831 and 70-862 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, and enacting one new section, Section 70-367, to comply with new state laws regarding the assessments of costs and fines for municipal ordinance violations.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
The proposed changes to ordinances would remove costs being assessed to witnesses, amend ordinances for minor traffic violations to comply with definitions and penalties for such violations, amend the construction zone ordinance, enact a school zone ordinance, all of which are required to comply with the new State traffic laws contained in Missouri Senate Bill 572.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160593
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-102, eligibility and requirements for sales by drink license, and 10-111, eligibility for package sales license, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which will allow an applicant or managing officer of a grocery store to apply for and receive a retail sales-by-drink license, and, defines the specific businesses listed in both sections.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Ready, Regulated Industries and Councilman Scott Wagner gave testimony,there has been an increase in the number of grocery stores and convenience grocery stores that are selling liquor by the drink throughout the United States. As grocery stores look for new ways to bring in shoppers, one innovation has been the addition of beer and wine bars as well as selling alcoholic beverages within restaurants located onsite. Two examples of this are Whole Foods Markets and Hy-Vee grocery stores. Based on this, there are grocery stores and convenience stores in Kansas City, Missouri that have expressed interest in having a retail sales by drink license. A retail sales-by-drink license also allows the license holder to sell alcoholic beverages by the package. However, any store that sells gasoline, is a gasoline service station, or is a motor vehicle repair garage does not qualify to receive a retail sales-by-drink license. Even though there is no longer a minimum percentage for alcoholic beverages sold by the drink on a retail sales by drink licensed premise, this ordinance change continues to protect the neighborhoods because anyone that applies for any type of sales-by-drink license cannot display, store or arrange alcoholic beverages in public view anywhere on the licensed premises unless they have met the retail sales-by-package density requirement. Missouri state statutes already allow any grocery store, convenience grocery store, general merchandising store and confectionary store to apply for any type of retail sales by drink license which also allows for the sale of liquor by the package. There are convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores located throughout the state of Missouri that are already operating under this concept whereby they have a retail sales-by-drink license to sell alcoholic beverages by the drink to customers while still having the ability to sell liquor by the package throughout the rest of their store. One of those places includes the Hy-Vee grocery store located in Gladstone, Missouri.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160594
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-211, Number of retail alcoholic beverage licenses, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which will exempt an applicant within a planned urban renewal district as identified in the ordinance from the density requirement when applying for an alcohol beverage license.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jim Ready, Regulated Industries and Councilman Scott Wagner gave testimony that of this particular area, density does not allow for a retail sales-by-package license to be issued due to the number of package liquor licenses that already exist in the area. However, two of the liquor licenses that are included in the density of this area belong to businesses located within Crown Center which do not specialize in the sale of alcoholic beverages. One of these businesses is a Florist while the other is a drug store, both of which carry a limited line of alcoholic beverages. The density study also includes a liquor licensed premises that is no longer open for business. There is a retail sales-by-package liquor business that would like to open in the area for which there is a lot of neighborhood support. Support for this business includes the Union Hill Special Business District, Union Cemetery Historical Society, Cadillac Condominiums Residential Association, Union Hill Neighborhood Association, Union Hill Homes Association, Triangle Townhomes Condominium Association and Gillham Row Master Condominium Association Board.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160608
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 48, Code of Ordinances by repealing Sections 48-25, 48-62, 48-63, 48-68 and 48-72, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, that reduces the penalties for zoning violations.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
The proposed changes to ordinances would amend ordinances for Chapter 48 Nuisance cases to comply with definitions and penalties for such violations thereby complying with Missouri Senate Bill 572, amend the trash ordinance to further define and explain ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160610
Appropriating $350,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund; transferring and appropriating $350,000.00 to the Police Department to match donations received from the Police Foundation of Kansas City; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
The Police Foundation of Kansas City has $350,000.00 available to support the needs of the Police Department. The City has agreed to provide the Police Department $350,000.00 which will be combined with the Foundation's funding for traffic camera recording and storage systems, other software, and Recommendation equipment.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160612
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at an election to be held on November 8, 2016, a question to remove certain City property devoted to park use from the park system; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election no later than August 30, 2016; and recognizing this ordinance with an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"

Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160621
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing sections 10-104, 10-106, and 10-214 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections that will create a consent process for the Crossroads and Historic West Bottoms areas that will provide the maximize input from as many eligible consenters as possible.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Councilwoman Jolie Justus spoke of behalf of this Ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0
 
 1. KCPD Drug Enforcement Unit will give a presentation on Heroin and other street drugs.
 
 Detective Josh Davis, KCPD drug enforcement gave a brief update on the rise of heroin use widespread of late. About five or six years past, drug enforcement with KCPD started to see a trend of heroin coming into the Kansas City area. What the drug enforcement unit have been working to do is get ahead of the problem before it becomes an epidemic. It started off with pills, oxycodone that a lot of the heroin addicts started out with. As the pills became harder to get, through doctors or getting on the street or stealing them from individuals, they made their way in. Detective Davis also state that as or today, it is widespread, you have anywhere from the inner-city to the suburbs to Johnson County. The amount that is being purchased are small amounts but the price is unbelievable, 1 g, smaller than your pinky nail, would be $200. What's recognized in drug enforcement with KCPD, that the numbers have increased with the amount of arrests. Detective Davis confirms that KCPD is working with the KCFD Ambulance Services and the KCFD pumpers crews to have available, opiate to reverse and brings those overdose victims from heroin back to life. In June 2016 five have been confirmed, but waiting to get the numbers from the KCFD. The drug enforcement unit has also partnered with Jackson County and Western District of Missouri on the fight of Heroin and drug use in the Kansas City Missouri area.
 
 2. An Update from the Director of Neighborhood & Housing Services on Dangerous building demolitions.
 
 John Woods, Director of Neighborhood service gave an update on the dangerous buildings and the construction rehab program. The goal has been to eliminate the blight created by these 800 or so properties identified in February. When this initiative was announced the goal was to touch each and every property on the list, either tear it down by tech hand or machine and the use of hands to rehab and renovate that will lead to homeownership. Mr. Woods expressed it is important to remind the community that this is the beginning initiative stage. A lot has occurred since we last meeting the experimenting process that is being worked on and willingness to be innovative and creative, all of which is in the process as we speak. The bottom line is, the situation might be on these properties, it's important Neighborhoods move as quickly as possible because of people who live next to these properties for years and tolerated it and are upset, frustrated that nothing has happened. For example, some of the things Neighborhoods are doing in terms that considering more creativity, and working on a neighborhood engagement peace, community neighborhood engagement, and to incorporate engagement neighborhoods to find suitable replacement or repurposing option for these properties so as properties have been identified for demolition, it's expected there would be an immediate follow-up to repurpose that property into something more of an asset for the community.
 
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 
 4. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
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