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Last Published: 2/18/2005 3:14:43 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - TERRY RILEY, CHARLES EDDY, BECKY NACE, DEB HERMANN
 

050094
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a $644,935.00 contract with MEC Water Resources, Inc. for Contract No. 860, Receiving Water, CSO/Stormwater Sampling; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Mellem, Water Services, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050095
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a $1,478,500.00 contract with Hydromax USA for Contract No. 859, Temporary Flow Metering; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Mellem, Water Services, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050096
Approving eight contracts required to develop basin overflow control plans for combined sewer and separate sewer systems as part 1 of the Overflow Control Program; authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend $17,425,421.00 for these contracts, subject to future appropriations; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate accounts.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Mellem, Water Services, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050100
Condemning and taking permanent sewer rights-of-way on private properties for the construction and maintenance of storm sewers to serve a bridge replacement at N.W. 100th Street over Second Creek, in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mike McClure, CIMO, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050101
(Sub.)
Condemning and taking private property in fee simple for public use and temporary construction easement on private property for the widening and improving of Hardesty Avenue, south of Independence Avenue; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; authorizing continued negotiations by the Director of City Development; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney, on behalf of the City.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Mike McClure, CIMO, explained the purpose of the ordinance. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050113
Authorizing a $19,000.00 contract amendment with Strahm Automation and Mailing Services, Inc. for Contract No. 04007, Water Printing and Mailing Services; and authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriation to the appropriate account.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Mellem, Water Services, explained the purpose of the ordinance. Marnie Hammer, Water Services, answered questions from the committee regarding adding informational inserts in the billing envelopes. She explained that adding inserts would increase the cost of postage and a newsletter is being sent to customers instead at a lower cost. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050115
(Sub.)
Giving permission to The Crestwood Group, to construct and maintain a soil retention system for the building at 5401 Brookside Boulevard.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Rick Usher, Codes Administration, explained the purpose of the ordinance. Frederick Truog, Crestwood Group and architect for the project, requested a waiver of the encroachment fee due to higher costs.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050123
(Sub.)
Amending Ordinance No 050033, passed January 13, 2005 by repealing and reenacting Section 2 .


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Mike McClure, CIMO, explained the purpose of the ordinance. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050124
Authorizing a $71,075.00 Amendment with Walker Parking Consultants/ Engineers, Inc. for parking study services for the KC Live Entertainment District and other downtown developments located in Kansas City, Missouri.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mike McClure explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Dave Peck, project manager, and Nelson Munoz, Law Department, answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050125
Authorizing various traffic signal modifications; reducing an appropriation in the amount of $342,700.00 in the General Fund; estimating revenue in the amount of $519,800.00 in the General Fund; appropriating the sum of $862,500.00 from the Unapproprieated Fund Balance to various accounts in the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jere Meredith, Public Works, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050126
Authorizing a $1,309,510.29 contract with James H. Drew Corporation for Traffic Signal Modifications in the Central Business; estimating revenue in the amount of $1,152,500.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; reducing an appropriation of $422,274.00 in the Capital Improvement; appropriating $1,574,774.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance to various accounts in the Capital Improvements Fund; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $1,571,500.00 for the project; reestimating and appropriating $3,274.00 to the Youth Employment Fund; and authorizing the Director of Public Works to transfer $3,274.00 to the Youth Employment Fund.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jere Meredith, Public Works, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050135
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a $540,150.00 agreement with Black & Veatch Corporation for utility relocation design services for the Downtown Arena to be known as the Sprint Center from funds previously appropriated; authorizing the Director of Public Works to amend this agreement and to increase the agreement by up to $50,000.00 without City Council approval from funds previously appropriated.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ralph Davis, CIMO, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

050141
(Sub.)
Amending Committee Substitute for Ordinance No 040633, passed June 17, 2004 by repealing and reenacting Section 3 and recognizing an emergency.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Mike McClure, CIMO, explained the purpose of the ordinance. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

040521
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 62, Code of General Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Sections 62-48, 62-49, 62-53, 62-54 and 62-55 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections 62-48, 62-49 and 62-53, expanding prohibited practices to include refuse or recycling containers remaining on a curb or right of way for more than 24 hours and establishing penalties for violations of article I and II .


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/23/2005)"
Councilman Riley stated he would like this issue brought before the neighbohoods; the Neighbohood Advisory Council, the Neighborhood Hotline and the various neighborhood associations' newsletters. He stated that there should be some type of penalty and even a warning but he would like to get this out to the public first. He wants a press conference and to get the neighborhoods to agree with this and have them at the press conference supporting this. He wants an inclusive process. Councilwoman Hermann concurred with Councilman Riley. Councilwoman Nace commented on the importance of communicating with the public. John Stuffebean, Environmental Management, stated that only warnings have been issued to date for people having more than two bags of trash and sending letters to those in violation. He also stated that anyone can sign up to get basically front porch collection and if there is some medical reason why someone would generate additional trash with a letter from their doctor an exception will be allowed at no charge. Councilman Riley stated that, in the ordinance, he wanted to make it perfectly clear to those landlords that set this trash out there that he will even amend this ordinance to put the penalty higher. He is not accepting landlords leaving out trash and debris for an entire month. Councilwoman Hermann suggested that two weeks would not be enough time to adequately communicate with the neighborhoods. She pointed out the neighborhoods insist on communicating with them and the committee could get input and recommendations from the neighborhood people since they have been recycling for some time.
 
 Staff from the City Manager's Office and Environmental Management Department will brief the committee on the solid waste collection bid. John Stufflebean, Environmental Management Department, stated that this is an informational briefing on the new solid waste contract. The existing solid waste collection contract expires this year and the committee asked his department to brief it before his department put out bid documents. The scope of the contract is weekly refuse collection for up to six flexes just like it has been in the past. This includes collection and disposal of solid waste and also stickering of improper set outs and also reporting requirements back to the City as far as how things are going. August 1 is the start of this contract. This allows bidders to come into the market and time to make contact with the MBE's. The department is in the process of completing an evaluation of the costs for the City collection (40% of the collection is done by the City and 60% is done by the contractor) and it will be finished in a couple of weeks. A comparison will be made between the City costs to the contractor costs and will be done by a third party. The duration of the contract is five years plus an additional four years at the City's option. This matches the recycling contract. The geographic area is the same. The MBE/WBE goal has been established at 20% MBE/ 0% WBE which the same as the past. The method of collection is an important issue. Three options are suggested: 1) the existing method which is a totally a manual collection; 2) allow people to use trash cans; 3) allow the use of semi-automated collection. The penalties in this contract have been increased. Councilwoman Hermann voiced her concerns about customer service issues involving the contractors. She also commented on how well the recycling project is working in her district.