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Last Published: 5/22/2008 9:40:56 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS, ED FORD, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - BILL SKAGGS
 

080491
Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Subsection 18-327(a)(12), “License classes; prerequisites for licensing, Heating and ventilating contractor,” and enacting in lieu thereof a new subsection of like number and subject matter which adds an exception to allow a heating and ventilating contractor under the administration of the Neighborhood and Community Services’ Property Preservation Division to install a replacement residential water heater.


HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bob Jackson, Property Preservation Division and Don Booth, City Planning and Development testified on the ordinance, which will streamline permitting for Minor Home Repair and Weatherization projects.
Ayes: 3 - Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 1 - Ford

080503
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services and the Administrator of the Municipal Court to enter into contracts with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $1,114,139.00 for provision of certain legal services.


HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services, Gregg Lombardi, Legal Aid of Western Missouri and Bernard Schneider, Municipal Court Administrator, testified on the ordinance, which provides various legal services.
Ayes: 4 - Circo, Curls, Ford, Sharp
Nays: 0

080504
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to enter into a contract with UMKC Center for Economic Information in the amount of $99,900.00 for provision of a housing conditions survey.


HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on the ordinance, which funds a housing conditions survey.
Ayes: 4 - Circo, Curls, Ford, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Staff presentation on the Beacon Hill Development;
 
 Sean Hughes, City Planning and Development provided a brief history of the development. Dan Musser, Zimmer Real Estate Services, provided a powerpoint on the activities in Beacon Hill since 2003 when Zimmer was named the devloper. The committee requested a future presentation on the next steps for proceeding with the completion of the development.
 
  Staff discussion of the 2006 HOME Commitment Deadline;
 
 Shirley Winn provided an update on the June 30 deadline for the 2006 HOME funds, which the city should have no problem meeting.
 
  Discussion of the Old Federal Courthouse project at 811 Grand;
 
 Al Figuly, Planned Industrial Expansion Authority, Bill Brown, Spectrum Consulting, and Jack Craft, atttorney for the Alexander Group, discussed the project, which will include affordable housing in a re-use of the courthouse. A resolution supporting Low Income Tax Credits for the project was distributed to the committee and will be introduced in legislative session tomorrow.
 
  There may be a closed session pursuant to Section 610.021(1) and (2) RSMo to discuss legal or real estate matters.
 
 Galen Beaufort, City Attorney and Tom, Coyle City Planning and Development, provided an update on the timeline for ending the receivership, which was previously scheduled to be discussed in closed session. Chairwoman Circo requested Mr. Beaufort and Mr. Coyle provide the Housing Committee with an update on the timeline every two weeks. The updates will be on the meeting agenda, rather than in closed session.