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Last Published: 12/16/2020 1:24:40 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - TERESA LOAR, ERIC BUNCH, MELISSA ROBINSON, KEVIN O'NEILL, KATHERYN SHIELDS
 
 
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 Aviation Department

200812
Authorizing a $3,000,000.00 contract with Structure Inc., for Aviation Department tenant finishes; and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Long, Aviation Department testified that this ordinance will authorize the tenant finish contract with Structure Inc. for the Kansas City Aviation Department. The City's Aviation Department owns and manages multiple facilities and rent space to various tenants that are in need of tenant finishes and/or updating.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200719
Authorizing a 25 year lease to Evergy Missouri West, Inc., for a solar generating station at Kansas City International Airport with the anticipated new revenue over the term of $800,000.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/7/2020)"

200720
Authorizing a $1,634,426.49 contract with ADB Safegate for the BRITE System Replacement at KCI Airport; and authorizing a maximum expenditure of $1,797,869.49.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Long, Aviation Department testified that this ordinance will authorize a contract with ADB Safegate for the BRITE System Replacement at KCI Airport. The existing system on the airfield is no longer supported by the manufacturer of the product, therefore maintenance cannot be performed on the system that assist in the control and monitors the stop bars, elevated and in-pavement runway guard light.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200721
Authorizing a four-year $448,754.00 agreement with Amadeus Airport IT Services, Inc., for proprietary software support services to Kansas City International Airport; and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in an amount not to exceed $448,754.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
David Long, Aviation Department testified that this ordinance will authorize a four year technical support services agreement with Amadeus Airport IT Services, Inc. for software support services that support the proprietary software at the KCI airport.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200722
Authorizing a three-year $64,702.00 KC-Go! Contract with Siemens Industry, Inc., for proprietary building support services to the Central Utility Plant at the Overhaul Base at the Kansas City International Airport; and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in an amount not to exceed $64,702.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
David Long, Aviation Department testified that this ordinance will authorize a three year KC-Go contract with Siemens Industry, Inc. for proprietary support services to the Central Utility Plant at the Overhaul Base at the KCI Airport. Siemens will provide data protection, maintenance and recovery services to the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning at the Overhaul Base.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200771
Authorizing a five year lease extension with the United States Postal Service for the Kansas City – Jesse Donaldson Facility at 156 Paris Street at Kansas City International Airport with an annual rent of $375,234.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
David Long, Aviation Department testified that this ordinance will authorize a five year lease extension with the United States Postal Service for the facility at KCI airport. This Lease will begin on November 1, 2021 and end on October 31, 2026 in which the USPS may renew their lease for an additional 5 years ending October 31, 2031.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 Public Works

200731
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the amount of $4,066,345.77 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the N. Green Hills Road Complete Streets Reconstruction Project; authorizing a Cooperative Agreement and an Escrow Agreement with Platte County, Missouri for the project; authorizing a construction contract with Amino Brothers Company, Inc. for $5,451,152.55; authorizing a $231,000.00 amendment to the inspection services contract with TranSystems Corporation for a total contract price of $1,521,065.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
David Miller and Anthony Sands, Public Works Department testified that this ordinance will authorize contracts and appropriate funds for North Green Hills Rd Project. The project is located in Kansas City, Missouri and the project includes roadway widening, curb and gutter, underground stormwater system, sidewalk and trail, ADA ramps, watermain, retaining walls, and LED street lighting.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200820
Authorizing an amendment for $1,328,150.90 to an agreement with Black and McDonald to provide maintenance and repair of all Kansas City, Missouri traffic signals for a total contract amount of $7,089,398.96.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
David Miller and Mamoud Hadjian, Public Works Department gave a brief testimony that this ordinance will authorize an amended agreement with Black and McDonald for the maintenance and repair services to all of approximately 700 signalized intersections, pedestrian Hybrid beacon signals, and traffic signal flashers. As part of the cost cutting due to COVID-19 approved by City Council, all traffic signals in Kansas City traffic signal inventory are to be maintained by outside contract. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 Parks and Rec

200776
Estimating revenue in the amount of $900,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; appropriating that amount for the Hodge Park Improvements project to the same fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
Richard Allen, Parks and Recreation Department testified that this ordinance will authorize the Director of Parks and Recreation to expend the funds for the design and construction of a waterline in the northern portion of Hodge Park. The Hodge Park Waterline project will construct a water mainline from North Eastern Avenue to the north entrance of Hodge Park at North Reinking Road and Shoal Creek Parkway. Construction of a waterline from the north entrance of Hodge Park to the south end of the new parking lot adjacent to the new multipurpose fields construct, two restroom facilities and drinking fountains at the new destination playground and the new multipurpose fields. This agreement will allow park users, athletic participants and spectators to utilize restroom facilities, obtain fresh potable water, and provide fire suppression in the northern portion of Hodge Park. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200777
Estimating $100,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; appropriating that amount to the Francois Chouteau and Native American Heritage Monument project in the same fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
Richard Allen, Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department testified that this ordinance will authorize the Director of Parks and Recreation to expend funds for the construction of the Francois Chouteau and Native American Heritage Monument. This construction project will also allow for a multi use trail to encourage more walkers and bikers to use the trail system(s) to help in the reduction of fossil fuel emissions. The Tax Increment Financing Commission approved a redevelopment agreement between the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City and the City of Kansas City, Missouri for the Construction of the Francois Chouteau and Native American Heritage Monument. This agreement along with PIAC Funds from Council District 1, 2, and 4 will allow for the construction of a faux boulder bluff that will house sculptures of Francois Chouteau and 2 Osage Native Americans along the southbound side of Chouteau Pkwy in between NE Russel Rd and NE 39th street.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200801
Estimating revenue in the amount of $130,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund; appropriating that amount to the North Troost Trail Improvements in the same fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Richard Allen, KC Parks and Recreation Department testified that this ordinance will authorize the Director of Parks and Recreation to expend the funds for the construction of a trail along North Troost Avenue between NE 49 and NE Vivion Road Trail. This will allow park users to safely walk from Englewood Parks at Englewood Road to the NE Vivion Road trail and will allow for better pedestrian access to Gorman Pool. The North Troost Trail Improvement construction includes a 10’ wide concrete trail, storm drainage pipe under North Troost, crosswalk and flashing beacon pedestrian signs. Work is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2021.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 Water Services

200718
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $22,209,451.00 construction contract with Kissick Construction Company, Inc., for the Streetcar Phase 2 - Water Main Replacement and Sewer Rehabilitation along Main Street from Pershing Avenue to E. 51st Street project; authorizing Amendment No. 1 in the amount of $2,911,744.00 to a design professional services contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., for the Water Main Replacement in the Area of Main Street from Pershing Avenue to E. 51st Street project for a total contract amount of $3,725,516.00; and authorizing a maximum expenditure of $27,342,140.10.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Matt Bond and Jeff Martin, Water Services testified that this ordinance will authorize a construction contract and a design professional services amendment for the Streetcar Phase 2 -Water Main Replacement and Sewer Rehabilitation along Main Street from Pershing Avenue to East 51st Street. This project will contribute to a sustainable Kansas City by replacing aging, break-prone water mains with new water mains, improving distribution system reliability, increasing hydraulic conveyance capacity, and supporting fire protection. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerks Office.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200782
Authorizing a $1,425,000.00 construction contract with Haines & Associates Construction Company, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of Blue Ridge Cutoff to West Ridge Road, E. 38th Terrace to E. 47th Street; and authorizing a maximum expenditure of $1,567,500.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/30/2020)"

200783
Authorizing a $1,799,633.00 construction contract with Rodriguez Mechanical Contractors, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of E. College Avenue to Hickman Mills Drive, E. 100th Terrace to Red Bridge Road; and authorizing a maximum expenditure of $1,975,000.00.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
Matt Bond, KC Water Services testified that this ordinance will authorize a construction contract with Rodriguez Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for the replacement of water mains in the area of East College Avenue to Hickman Mills Drive, East 100th terrace to Red Bridge Road. This construction project will be performed to replace aging, break prone cast iron pipe water mains with ductile iron pipe.This work will include the transfer of customers' water service connections from existing mains to new mains, as well as restoration of roads and properties.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200784
Authorizing a $1,500,000.00 construction contract with Haines & Associates Construction Company, Inc., for the Citywide Repair and Replacement of Fire Hydrants 6 project; and authorizing four successive one-year renewal options without further City Council approval.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
Matt Bond, KC Water Services testified that this ordinance will approve a construction contract with four one year renewal options for the Citywide Repair and Replacement of City Fire Hydrants. This work will be performed throughout Kansas City to support the efforts of Kansas City Water Service's Pipeline Division. All project work will be completed within Kansas City, Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties, Missouri. This project will contribute to a sustainable Kansas City by replacing and repairing inoperable fire hydrants to help maintain fire protection.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200818
RESOLUTION - Expressing the City’s intent to support three traffic calming projects including the Asphalt Art Initiative, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Traffic Calming Project and the Volker Neighborhood Traffic Calming Pilot and directing the City Manager to approve the projects.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Councilman Eric Bunch, 4th District along with DaRon Nutsell gave a brief update expressing the City’s intent to support three traffic calming projects including the Asphalt Art Initiative, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Traffic Calming Project and the Volker Neighborhood Traffic Calming Pilot and directing the City Manager to approve the projects. The traffic calming is a combination measures that aim to balance traffic on streets, altering behavior of motor vehicle drivers and improving conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists, utilizing techniques to lessen the impact of motor vehicle traffic. Calming strategies often include changes to the streets including speed bumps and lane narrowing, bollards and other removable barriers, eliminating or adding parking, installing sidewalk extensions with temporary materials and including visual enhancements like painting lines, colors and patterns as well as adding trees, flowers and other amenities.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 1. Pandemic Impact on KC Water Accounts by Water Services.
 
 John Clarkson and Celeste Tucker, KC Water Services testified on how the Pandemic has impacted the KC Water Services and service accounts. KC Water Services response to COVID-19 has abided first and foremost to the health and safety of our customers and employees as our top priority, and as a result, we implemented several operational changes in response to COVID-19. Discontinued Disconnections, Suspended Penalties, Restored Services without payment, No money down pay arrangements and increased funding for Utility Assistance Programs. The Water Services Credit and Collections Department will make every effort to keep the customer in service or help them to re-establish service by offering reduced-down payments as low as ten percent with extended payment arrangement terms, or settling bad debt accounts and the offering of relief funding for those who are unemployed and low income. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
 
 2. KCI Airport Update by Edgemoor and PMG.
 
 Held on the agenda 9.30.2020.
 
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee issues.
 
 Closed Session; Any closed session may be held via teleconference. • 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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