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Last Published: 6/22/2017 2:46:12 PM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:

Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Terminal Developer, LLC and Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. for a terminal modernization project at the Kansas City International Airport; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date pursuant to Section 503(a)(3)(D) of the Charter.

Troy Schulte, City Manager, provided a staff report on the Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). He noted that the proposal before the committee would allow the City to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Burn & McDonnell to design, build and finance a new single terminal on the site of Terminal A of the Kansas City International Airport. This proposal was submitted to the City of Kansas City by Burns & McDonnell and meets all the requirements of the agreed upon price between the city and the airlines as well as an agreed upon rate structure for a single terminal. The proposed includes: 800,000 square feet, 35 gates expandable to 42, and constructs and builds a 6500 space parking garage. This MOU will allow Burns & McDonnell to move forward with the plans for design and development of the new terminal at KCI. This is the first step in a multiple step project to put the concept of a single terminal before the voters of Kansas City in November, 2017. Mike Brown and others from Burns & McDonnell stated they are the 3rd largest airport designer in the country and the only Missouri firm in the top 5. They have worked on over 350 airport projects throughout the United States and have worked in the industry for over 75 years and have earned the honor of the airlines. The representatives made a short presentation noting that this project is of no risk to Kansas City tax payers. With this plan all ownership, operation and maintenance will continue to be controlled by the City and the airport. Without an airport expansion airlines will not consider additional flights for KCI. Their presentation included the following: the new terminal would stand the test of time, be convenient and have a number of restaurants and restrooms. In addition, this project will create 18,000 jobs. Under this privately funded plan the terminal will be constructed much faster than a publically built terminal. There was public testimony in favor as well as opposed to the development of this project. There was also public testimony in favor of renovating the current facility. Public Testimony cards are on file in the City Clerk’s Office. A microcassette audio recording of the full meeting in on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 6 - Justus, Reed, Fowler, McManus, Lucas, Loar
Nays: 0
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Airport Committee issues and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issues.
 2. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12; (5) records which are protected from disclosure by law, pursuant to subsection 14; (6) operational guidelines, policies and specific response plans for use in responding to or preventing any critical incident which is or appears to be terrorist in nature and which has the potential to endanger individual or public safety or health, pursuant to subsection 18. Disclosure of this information would impair the public governmental body's ability to protect the security or safety of persons or real property so that the public interest in nondisclosure outweighs the public interest in disclosure of the records; and/or (7) existing or proposed security systems and structural plans of real property owned or leased by the City, pursuant to subsection 19. Disclosure of these information would impair the public governmental body's ability to protect the security or safety of persons or real property, and shall in the same writing state that the public interest in nondisclosure outweighs the public interest in disclosure of the records.
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