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Last Published: 6/22/2017 2:45:12 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 the 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 process is the result of a number of years of work which started with a modification of the airport master plan in 2010. The MOU allows for the development of a full proposal of finance to design, build and project manage a new terminal on the site of the current Terminal A. Councilwoman Justus, noted that before the City Council at this time is the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Burns & McDonnell. Currently the City Council is holding a number of hearings and they have also retained outside Counsel that will review the MOU. There will be 2 additional hearings scheduled for 6/5/2017 at Bruce Watkins Cultural Center and 6/8/2017 in the City Council Chambers. If this MOU is approved it will allow Burns & McDonnell to move forward but there will still be further actions that must be taken over the summer by the City Council before it can go to a vote of the citizens. If approved and goes forward will be up for a vote November, 2017. Dave Franze, of Spence and Leonard Street Law Firm representing the developer along with Mike Talboy and Jason Fenny of Burns and McDonnell, made a presentation on the proposed new single terminal. Burns & McDonnell, was a part of the current airport Kansas City International Airport (KCI). They are proposing a new terminal that is modern, convenient and privately financed. Burns & McDonnell helped to design the current terminal that is convenient and will make sure that convenience is a part of the new terminal and will include the modern features such as: accessibility, security, ease movement for the elderly and disabled. There were a number of questions asked which are on file in the City Clerk’s Office. In addition, there was public testimony both in favor and opposed. All speaker cards are 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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