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Last Published: 5/3/2010 11:32:40 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - TERRY RILEY
Present:3 - MELBA CURLS, CATHY JOLLY, BILL SKAGGS
Excused:1 - JAN MARCASON
 
 
 WATER SERVICES-RICH NOLL

100295
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend $2,500,000.00 for the City’s current contribution under the Turkey Creek Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the U.S. Federal Government, through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas (UG), and the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Rich Noll, Acting Director Water Services, explained that the ordinance would allow a partnership between, US Federal government, Army corps of Engineers, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS and City of Kansas City, Mo. to mitigate flood damage along Southwest Blvd. The project would also stimulate economic growth in the area, improve walkability and filter stormwater. Linda Hoffman, UG, was present and added that UG is providing most of the land for the project and that Kansas City will most likely receive the bulk of the benefit but the run off from the Kansas side would, after completion be filtered and hopefully not cause the flood damage that it has in the past.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Curls, Jolly, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 PUBLIC WORKS-STAN HARRIS

100300
Estimating revenue in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $250,000.00; reducing appropriations in the Capital Improvements Fund and in the Arterial Streets Impact Fee Fund; appropriated a combined total of $16,974,365.82 from the unappropriated fund balances of various funds to the Troost at Brush Creek project; approving a $9,889,289.90 contract with Pyramid Contractors, Inc. and amendments in an amount not to exceed $988,930.10 without further council approval; approving project management costs of up to $1,300,000.00; authorizing the City Manager to expend up to $16,974,365.82; reappropriating the unencumbered and unexpended appropriations in the current fiscal year's account for the Troost at Brush Creek project to the same account for fiscal year 2010-11; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stan Harris and Ralph Davis, Public Works were present to testify regarding a new traffic signal and other related improvements along Troost Ave. at Brush Creek. The project is being funded by ARRA funds and the contract is being awarded to Pyramid Contractors. Councilman Skaggs asked if local contractors will be used. Mr. Davis said that he couldn't guarantee that local contractors would be used but he did say that there will be quality work and workers because they are receiving ARRA funds and there are strict guidelines that have to be kept to comply with the Federal government.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Curls, Jolly, Skaggs
Nays: 0

100224
(Sub.)
Directing the City Manager to implement his budget recommendation for a Capital Projects Office under the direction of an Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure and establishing a department to be known as the Capital Projects Department effective May 1, 2011.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/21/2010)"

100279
Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new Section 70-540, Diplomatic vehicle parking, pertaining to the reservation of parking spaces for diplomatic vehicles.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

100280
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a consent decree with the United States of America to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act and provide for a 25-year implementation schedule for the City’s Overflow Control Plan.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Rich Noll, Acting Director Water Services, testified that this ordinance and 100281 are both related to the Federal Clean Water Act. The City was the first to have negotiated a 25-year implementation schedule for its Overflow Control Plan. The City can now begin, over time, to correct overflow issues, disinfection issues, consolidation piping, Semiannual reporting and payment of $600,000 civil penalty, septic tank closures. It is most likely that the Federal Government will issue a decree with several main points for the City to adhere to: a. Performance measures b. 9 Minimum Controls Program Performance Criteria c. Capacity, Management, Operation, and Maintenance Plan Performance Criteria d. Post Construction Monitoring Program Performance Criteria e. Supplemental Environmental Project Plan f. Schedule for Implementation of Disinfection Technology at WWTPs. Ordinance 100281 is a companion to this ordinance and was discussed with 100280.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Curls, Jolly, Skaggs
Nays: 0

100281
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a settlement agreement with the State of Missouri to settle alleged violations of the Missouri Clean Water Law.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
See companion ordinance 100280.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Curls, Jolly, Skaggs
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be general discussion(s) on current Transportation & Infrastructure Committee issues.
 
 2. Pursuant to the following subsections 610.021 of the revised Statues of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communication with attorneys pursuant to subsection 1;(2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or(4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
 3. The will be discussion of the City's backflow prevention program and related letters to consumers Rich Noll, Actinng Director Water Services,
 
 4.There will be a presentation on prevailing wage, it's penalties and/or waivers issued by HRD.