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Last Published: 6/18/2015 12:42:34 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:10 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, MELBA CURLS, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, COKETHEA HILL, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Excused:2 - RUSS JOHNSON, JERMAINE REED
 

150454
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the Ashton L. O’Guinn Scholarship and honoring the commitment of the Ashton L. O’Guinn Foundation to advocate for the end of gun violence and assist youth and continuing education adults in their pursuit of a college degree.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150455
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the Twin Creeks KC Task Force for their hard work and dedication in providing a blueprint for quality residential development.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150479
RESOLUTION - Celebrating Flag Day on June 14, 2015.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Davis, Wagner, James, Jr., Sharp, Taylor, Hill, Circo, Marcason, Glover, Curls, Ford
Nays: 0

150450
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 62804 Through 62820


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150453
COMMUNICATION - June 2015 - Accepting various deeds and easements in Jackson County, Missouri; requesting the City Manager approve the acceptance; and upon the effective date of this Communication, the City Clerk is hereby directed to record this Letter of Communication in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Jackson County, Missouri.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150456
COMMUNICATION - June 2015 - Accepting and releasing various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance and release.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150457
COMMUNICATION - June 2015 - Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150458
COMMUNICATION - June 2015 – Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri, and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150464
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Manager regarding the Requests for Expenditure of Funds. Staff has accepted no funding requests for the month of May, 2015.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150441
RESOLUTION - Amending the Plaza Urban Design and Development plan for the future development and redevelopment of the 0.5 acres area generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Parkway and Main Street, by changing the recommended land use from “No Recommended Rezoning” to “Limited Redevelopment with Specific Guidelines.” (225-S-25)


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150442
RESOLUTION - Amending the Country Club Area Plan by changing the recommended land use on about 0.5 acre, generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Pkwy and Main Street, from Office to Mixed Use Neighborhood. (260-S-10).


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Wagner) 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 be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150427
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by 911 E. Walnut, LLC, Claim No. T1415-0862A.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150428
(Sub.)
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim entitled William Riley, Claim No. S1314-0237A.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150439
Estimating revenues and appropriating $48,936,874.85 in the Refunding Bond Fund from the sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds Series 2015A; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150449
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a six-month $599,080.00 contract extension with Legal Aid of Western Missouri for the legal representation of indigent defendants in Kansas City Municipal Court. .


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150331
(Sub.)
Approving the Second and Delaware Chapter 353 Development Plan on a tract of land generally bounded by the railroad right-of-way on the north, Main Street on the east, W. Second Street on the south, and the Market Station apartment complex on the west, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area; authorizing certain tax abatements and providing for the payment of certain payments in lieu of tax; estimating and appropriating revenues in the amount of $2,900,000.00 for the purposes of funding certain public infrastructure improvements; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the execution of certain agreements in connection with the foregoing.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150433
Approving the petition to establish the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District; establishing the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District, generally located at the N.E. corner of the intersection of Interstate 29 Highway and N.W. Tiffany Springs Parkway in Platte County, Kansas City, Missouri; determining the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District to be a blighted area; determining that certain actions are reasonably anticipated to remediate blighting conditions and will serve a public purpose; requiring the annual submission of certain records; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150434
Declaring an area generally bounded by E. 62nd Street on the north, E. 63rd Street on the south, Cherry Street on the west, and Holmes Street on the east to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the 63rd and Holmes Urban Renewal Plan.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150440
Rezoning a 0.5 acre tract of land generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Parkway and Main Street from District R-0.3 to District B2-5. (14561-P).


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150443
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved Preliminary Development plan in District MPD on about 77 acres, generally located north of E. 63rd Street, on the north and east sides of Citadel Drive (between Brooklyn Avenue on the east and Blue Hills Road on the west) to allow for the creation of up to 4 single family lots. (6469-P-9)


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150445
Rezoning a 0.5 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of E. 63rd Street and Holmes Road from District B3-2 to District UR, and approving a preliminary development plan for a 23-unit residential building. (14562-UR).


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150422
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, entitled Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, by repealing Sections 50-454 and 50-455 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers which add to the list of prohibited locations for street vending a defined area around the Sprint Center.


Councilmember Sharp (Second by Taylor) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Taylor
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed as Substituted and Amended

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150448
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 50-73, 50-168, 50-169, 50-173, 50-232, 50-242 and 50-262 relating to offenses and enacting in lieu thereof seven new sections of like number and subject.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Davis) 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 “Second Readings” and that they be placed on the docket next week for third reading.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150432
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, “Classification and Compensation Plan,” by repealing Section 2-1104, Special leave, and enacting a new section of like number and subject matter that establishes a paid parental leave policy for eligible employees.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150447
Amending Chapter 3, Code of Ordinances by repealing Sections 3-3, Contract solicitation, 3-7, Contract solicitation waivers; ordinances, 3-41, Contract authorization, 3-61, Tax Clearance, 3-91, Escalation of dollar limits, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters that codify the automatic adjustment to contracting dollar thresholds by the consumer price index and moving the adjustment date to reflect the new council election date.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140823
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 74, Code of Ordinances, by repealing and reenacting Section 74-57, Delegation of Authority, for the purpose of requiring that development agreements contain a provision allowing the assignment to and assumption by City of certain rights, duties, interests and obligations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri; enacting new Sections 74-62, Administrative Costs, and 74-63, Special Allocation Fund, for the purposes of addressing administrative costs to be reimbursed and the housing of the special allocation fund within the City; and estimating and appropriating $250,000 for the purposes of funding the existing accounting and financial reporting services through the end of the current fiscal year.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140826
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to work with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri and the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri to develop and implement a plan for transferring to the City the accounting and financial reporting services provided to the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri subject to certain conditions; and authorizing the execution of certain agreements.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150417
Determining that the Americana Hotel Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Wagner) 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: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150463
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Reaffirming the City Council’s commitment to the proper allocation of direct and indirect project costs associated with the City’s capital improvement construction processes; re-defining project management costs for the City; and withdrawing the requirement of City Council approval of all project management costs in excess $271,000.00 per project.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150470
Repealing and reenacting various provisions of Chapter 2, Chapter 70, and Chapter 74 of the Code of Ordinances to clarify the City Auditor’s responsibilities and to amend the bond requirements of certain city officials.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150474
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a five-year license agreement with Historic Northeast Events, for the purpose of place making and public art space for a period of five years.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150451
Waiving a requirement of Section 88-405-10-N.1, Code of Ordinances, in connection with the final plat of Riverfront Apartments, an addition in Clay County, Missouri.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150460
RESOLUTION - Amending the Proposed Land Use Plan within the Westport Planning Area Plan by changing the recommended land use on a 3.35 acre tract of land, generally bounded by W. 34th Street on the north, W. 34th Terrace on the south, Broadway Boulevard on the east and Washington Street on the west from office to mixed use. (132-S-42).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150461
Rezoning an area of approximately 2.84 acres generally located south of E. 51st Street between Oak Street and Brookside Boulevard from District B3-2 to District MPD, and approving a development plan for a multistory structure containing a grocery store, retail sales, offices, residential uses and parking. (14555-MPD)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150462
Approving the plat of KCPD East Patrol Campus, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; vacating a portion of various streets and a portion of various alleys; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1467)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150465
Approving the Second Amended and Restated Ellison/Knickerbocker PIEA General Development Plan on about 12 acres generally bounded by W. 34th Street on the north, W. 36th Street on the south, Wyandotte Street on the east and Pennsylvania Avenue on the west, and declaring the area a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) Law 100.300-100.620. (594-S-2)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150466
RESOLUTION - Amending the Country Club Area Plan by changing the recommended land use on about 2.84 acres generally located on the south side of W. 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street from institutional to mixed use community. (260-S-11).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150467
RESOLUTION - Amending the Plaza Urban Design and Development plan for the future development and redevelopment of the 2.84 acres area generally located on the south side of W. 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street, by changing the recommended land use from “No Recommended Rezoning” to “Limited Redevelopment with Specific Guidelines.” (225-S-26)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150468
Amending Ordinance No. 150193 to clarify the extent of the vacation of right of way in Section 3 of said ordinance; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150475
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Greater Downtown Area Plan for an area of approximately 3 acres generally located north of W. 16th Street, west of Baltimore Avenue, south of W. Truman Road and east of Wyandotte Street by changing the recommended maximum building height of 130 feet and FAR 10 to “no maximum height and FAR 15.” (675-S-5)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150476
Declaring certain real property within the Final Plat of 2001 Main to be surplus to the needs of City; authorizing the Director of the General Services Department to convey these surplus parcels to the Tax Increment Financing Commission; and authorizing the execution of related documents. 


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150477
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 70-131 relating to the offense of driving with a suspended or revoked license and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject.


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee

150478
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission for streetscape improvements along 20th Street from Southwest Boulevard to Grand; estimating revenue in the amount of $800,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the 20th Street Streetscape account; authorizing a contract with Musselman & Hall Contractors for approximately $2,896,000.00 for the 20th Street Streetscape project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of approximately $3,216,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150452
Amending Chapter 60 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Sewers and Sewage Disposal” by adding Article VII, Sections 60-349 through 60-361; amending Chapter 52, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Parking Stations” by repealing Sections 52-32, 52-34, 52-35, and 52-36 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter; amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Buildings and Building Regulations” by repealing Section 18-125 and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter; and establishing an effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150469
Authorizing the Director of the Water Services Department to enter into an option agreement with KCRT, L.L.C., in an amount not to exceed $1,100,000.00 and to execute ancillary documents all related to the real property acquisition of 1720 Wabash Avenue.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150471
Authorizing a Design Professional Services Contract for $800,600.00 with Black & Veatch Corporation for the Electrical Reliability Improvements at the Water Treatment Plant Project; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150472
Authorizing an approximately $8,325,000.00 construction contract with Havens Construction Company, Inc. and a $650,000.00 Design Professional Services Amendment No. 1 with George Butler Associates, Inc., for the Blue River South Areas 1 and 2 Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) Reduction Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $12,650,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150473
Authorizing a Construction contract for $2,600,000.00 with Hettinger Excavating, LLC, for the replacement of water mains in the area of Donnelly Avenue to Raytown Road, Ruskin Way to High Grove Road; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $2,860,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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