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Last Published: 4/17/2012 3:17:24 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
Present:3 - DICK DAVIS, JERMAINE REED, MELBA CURLS
 
 
 Aviation

120001
Authorizing the execution of a cost reimbursement agreement for the Kansas City International Airport (KCI Intermodal Business Centre).


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
David Long, Aviation, testified that the Aviation Department in conjunction with Trammell Crow is developing the KCI Intermodal Business Centre. The first phase of the project is complete. During the construction phase of the infrastructure, Trammell Crow on behalf of the Aviation Department entered into several agreement with utility providers to extend utilities to the park and had to pay these utilities up front. This ordinance will authorize a cost reimbursement with Trammell Crow in which the Aviation Department receive any reimbursements from the utility providers paid to Trammell Crow. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Davis, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Human Relations

120008
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 38, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 38-1 through 38-6, and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections 38-1 through 38-4; and repealing and reenacting Section 38-31, all for the purpose of updating and revising the procedures applicable to affirmative action compliance and unlawful discriminatory practices in City’s contracting; and establishing an effective date.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Philip Yelder, Human Relations, testified that this ordinance will update and revise the procedures applicable to Affirmative Action compliance and unlawful discrimination. Brian Rabineau, Law Department, stated that this does not eliminate affirmative action. It's primarily an administrative change in how the program operates. Mr. Rabineau gave a brief description of the new process for contractors to be certified by the City. Mr. Yelder answered questions from the committee regarding changes in procedures and enforcement. Councilman John Sharp voiced his concerns on whether or not this will remain an effective program. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Davis, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Water Services

120009
Authorizing a Cooperative Agreement for water purchase between Clay County, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri, for a period of twenty (20) years.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Terry Leeds, Water Services, testified that this new Cooperative Agreement will provide for the purchase of Kansas City water by Clay County, Missouri. The term of the agreement is 20 years after the effective date of the agreement. There was no public testimony
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Davis, Curls
Nays: 0

120014
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a renewal contract with Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc., for Sludge Hauling Services for various Water Services Department facilities; and authorizing the expenditure of approximately $366,482.67.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Terry Leeds, Water Services, testified that this ordinance authorizes the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a renewal contract with Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc. for Sludge Hauling Services for Various Water Services Department Facilities, Renewal 2; and authorizes the expenditure of approximately $366,482.67. This is the second renewal of four allowed by the original solicitation. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Public Works

120018
Estimating and appropriating grant revenues in the amount of $100,000.00 regarding Riverfront Heritage Trail; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Sherri McIntyre, Public Works, testified that this ordinance estimates and appropriates revenues from a Recreational Trail Program, grant No. 2005-21 administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Proceeds from the grant will be used to construct a trailhead at the corner of 8th and Madison Streets. The trailhead will serve as a point of access to the Riverfront Heritage Trail, a segment of which connects to Wyandotte County in the State of Kansas. The trailhead will provide public parking and amenities, including public art and interpretive signs . The Freedom Mall, which is part of the trailhead, has already been constructed by KC River Trails Inc. with private funds. The City will complete construction of remaining portions of the trailhead. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Curls
Nays: 0

110970
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 38, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 38-84 in its entirety; subsection (a) of Section 38-85; subsections (c) and (d) of Section 38-88; subsection (a) of Section 38-90; subsection (a) of Section 38-91; subsection (a) of Section 38-98; Section 38-99 in its entirety; Section 38-100.1 in its entirety; and subsection (s) of Section 38-100.4, and enacting in lieu thereof new provisions of like designation and subject matter for the purpose of updating the MWBE program with regard to certification of firms, goal setting procedures, participation credit allowances and appeals.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman Russ Johnson stated that he prepared a spreadsheet that shows a summary the survey information looking at what other cities are doing at this level which was requested at the last meeting. (A copy is on file in the City Clerk's Office.) Philip Yelder, Human Relations, stated that information that Councilman Johnson summarized is accurate based on what he was able to find. Most of the entities are at 60% or more in terms of recognizing construction suppliers and brokers and do certify based on the Department of Transportation's code of federal regulations. Most of the municipalities receive also federal funds for their communities and cities. He supports a Council motion or recommendation for brokers based on the fees that are associated with that. All of the other issues addressed in the amendment were agreed upon. Councilman John Sharp supported recognizing agents and brokers. Councilman Sharp also supports allowing a percentage credit for suppliers. He feels that the emphasis should be on encouraging majority contractors to hire women and minority owned firms as subcontractors. He expressed concerns about credits for nonconstruction suppliers. There was discussion on provisions for nonconstruction suppliers. Councilman Dick Davis expressed concerns about who should have the power to revoke a certification. He felt it should be the City Manager and not the department director. There was discussion on reasons for revoking a certification. The following representatives of organizations and associations testified before the committee: Chuck Byrd, Black Camber of Commerce, stated the Chamber is supportive of the 25/10 approach at this time Joseph Mabin, The Minority Contractor Association of Greater Kansas City, supports the proposed change to Chapter 38 and the 25/10 standard. Jerry Adriano, HIspanic Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City, supports the proposed 25/10 and proposed a change to the definitions of construction supplier and construction supply broker. He sent the proposed changes to the Committee prior to the meeting. Jerry Hernandez, Hispanic Organization for Justice and Equality, spoke in opposition to the 25/10. Brian Rabineau, Law Department, explained changes made in the committee substitute. There was discussion regarding the changes made.. James Watts, Business Owner, expressed concerns about fairness to minority construction suppliers and would like the broker credit to be higher. Chester Remington, Business Owner, opposed the definition of construction supplier and would like the broker credit to be zero. William Alexander, Business Owner, opposed the ordinance in its present state. Lowell Dixon, Business Owner, testified in support of 25/10. Ivy with Lynch Electrical commented on the percentages being decreased and the effect the decrease will have on her business. After discussing the issues, the committee members agreed that the participation credit percentage on a contract should be 10% for brokers, 25% for construction suppliers,and 25% for nonconstruction suppliers.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Davis, Curls
Nays: 0

110971
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into a contract with Genesis Plumbing Enterprises, LLC, for sewer line repairs at various locations 2012 Fiscal Year project; and authorizing the expenditure of approximately $2,000,000.00.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Terry Leeds, Water Services, stated that this is an annual contract that supplements the waste water line maintenance work. MBE/WBE goals of ten and five have been met. Gabriel Jones, Laborers Union, stated that he was given some misinformation about the owners of the plumbing company when he testified last week and apologized for any delay he caused.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Curls
Nays: 0
 
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