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Last Published: 4/12/2012 5:19:14 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:12 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
 

120347
RESOLUTION - Recognizing and honoring Lora D. Bell upon her retirement from the City Communications Division of the City Manager’s Office after more than 31 distinguished years of dedicated service to the City.


Adopted

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

120349
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the work of The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission’s activities in the Prospect Avenue Corridor, including the Metropolitan Community Service Program and the Second Chance Program, both designed to further the organization’s mission of increased public safety.


Adopted

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

120350
RESOLUTION - Honoring the Pan American Association of Kansas City on its founding and declaring April 14, 2012, as Pan American Day and April 16-21, as Pan American Week.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120344
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E41365-E41368


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120354
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 61339 through 61349


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120355
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 61350 through 61401


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120356
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 61402 Through 61406


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120358
COMMUNICATION - Notice from Synergy Services to the City Clerk regarding their Court Fees Annual Report for the year end 2011.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120329
RESOLUTION - Supporting the development of up to 250 units of student housing and 20 single family units in the northwest quadrant of the Beacon Hill Development; authorizing submission of this Resolution of support to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”); and authorizing the City Manager to take all steps necessary to assist in making this project a reality.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120141
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Division 5, Silver Haired City Council, by repealing Sections 2-821 through 2-832 and enacting new Sections 2-821 through 2-828.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120303
Releasing and abating certain special tax assessments of the City upon properties in the vicinity of Prospect Avenue and 27th Street.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120312
(Sub.)
Enacting Section 48-47 to regulate unauthorized signs in the right of way or on public property.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120304
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of a contract amendment with Swope Community Builders in the amount of $102,027.50 for the provision of housing development services to the City under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). 


Councilmember Ford Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Wagner
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed as Amended

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120307
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Purchase Agreement with the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri (“LCRA”) to transfer title of the property at 1121 McGee Street to LCRA to facilitate redevelopment of the Argyle Building.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Honorable Mayor, 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 “Scheduled Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120305
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079, 2-1080, and 2-1081 which authorizes the job classification and pay system for the next fiscal year, and provides for maintenance of the system as it relates to wages, classifications and compensation.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120341
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue and adjusting appropriations in various funds; identifying accounts to roll forward to FY13; authorizing an amendment to a MOU between departments for historical TIF liabilities; amending previous ordinances; authorizing potential use of the General Fund's emergency reserve; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120324
Reducing appropriations in the amount of $117,000.00 in the Fourth Council District Contingency in the Capital Improvements Fund and appropriating that sum to Project No. 70122203; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120333
Authorizing a $313,630.00 contract with 100 Men of Blue Hills for Project No. 12 -314-02 and authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to amend and increase this contract by up to $100,000.00.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120083
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Antioch Crossing Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Antioch Crossing Tax Increment Financing Plan; and designating a Redevelopment Area.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120176
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Third Amendment to the Antioch Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Third Amendment to the Antioch Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating an amended Redevelopment Area; declaring as surplus 50% of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes generated within Redevelopment Project 10 of the Antioch Mall TIF Plan and terminating Redevelopment Project 1. 


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120224
(Sub.)
Approving additional tax increment financing for the Antioch Crossing Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project and authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a financing agreement to provide such financing for the project in connection with the project.


Passed as Substituted

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

120283
Approving an amendment to an approved 58.4 acre development plan in District UR by removing about 42.9 acres (the Antioch Mall) site which is generally bounded by N.E. Vivion Road on the south, N. Antioch Road on the west and Chouteau Trafficway on the east and north and approving a development plan for the 42.9 acre area and further leaving in place the development plan for the remaining 15.5 acre surrounding area. (6485-UR-18)


Passed

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

120286
Rezoning an area of approximately 14.69 acres generally located about 800 feet south of N.W. 64th Street (M-45) on the west side of N. Cosby Avenue from District R-6 to District MPD, and approving a preliminary development plan for 298 residential multifamily units in seven buildings. (5857-MPD-49)


Passed

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

120325
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an amended subgrant agreement with Blue Hills Community Services Corporation to repurpose and retrofit an existing building at 5008 Prospect Avenue, located in the Green Impact Zone, with funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Better Buildings Program (“Grant”).


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120326
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an amended subgrant agreement with Bridging the Gap for water conservation services with funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through a U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Better Buildings Program Grant (“Grant”).


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120340
Approving the 10th Amendment to the Plaza Steppes 353 Development Plan for the redevelopment and rehabilitation of approximately 2.42 acres generally located on 46th Street between Jefferson and Summit Streets; declaring such redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing a contract with the 46 Summit Redevelopment Corporation for implementation of the Development Plan; and authorizing certain tax abatement.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120224
(Sub.)
Approving additional tax increment financing for the Antioch Crossing Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project and authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a financing agreement to provide such financing for the project in connection with the project.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120343
Approving the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority's selection or appointment of Community Renaissance, LLC, as redeveloper for the Eastside Urban Renewal Area, Indiana Corridor Urban Renewal Area, Kansas Avenue Urban Renewal Area and Mt. Cleveland Urban Renewal Area.


Passed

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

120320
Authorizing the Director of Aviation to enter into a contract with Fleshman Construction Co., Inc., for the Terminal Building Parking Lot Rehab at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; authorizing the expenditure of approximately $1,374,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120321
Authorizing the Director of Aviation to enter into a contract with Citadel Electric Group, Inc., for the Overhaul Base Lighting Upgrade at the Kansas City International Airport; authorizing the expenditure of approximately $1,221,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120322
Authorizing the Director of Aviation to enter into a contract with Ideker, Inc., for the Rehabilitation of Ottawa and Tokyo Avenues at Kansas City International Airport; authorizing the expenditure of approximately $1,567,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo 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: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120331
Authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with BKD, LLP, to perform the annual independent audit of the City’s books and records for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2012, and to perform other audit services, as requested; and further authorizing the Director of Finance to pay up to $598,300.00 in consideration for said audit and audit related services.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

120332
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of a contract in an amount not to exceed $900,000.00 with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of providing funds for certain development and redevelopment purposes.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
 
 Councilmember Circo Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Honorable Mayor, 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: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120345
Approving and authoirizing a supplemental settlement of a claim by Kenneth and Amanda Free, Claim No. T1011-1029B.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120346
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-1401, 2-1406 and 2-1407, to expand the jurisdiction of the housing court to include the regulation of animals.


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee

120359
Estimating revenues in the amount of $2,800,054.00 in Fund 3429, the 2012A Special Obligation Bond Fund and appropriating the same from the sale of Special Obligation Bonds, Series 2012A; estimating revenues in the amount of $44,831,245.00 in Fund 3430, the 2012B Special Obligation Taxable Bond Fund and appropriating the same from the sale of Special Obligation Taxable Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2012B; appropriating $3,006,245.00 in George E. Wolf Parking Garage Bond Fund and appropriating $1,545,000.00 in the PIEA Taxable Kemper Garage Bond Fund both as transfer to Fund 3430, 2012B Special Obligation Taxable Bond Fund; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120357
Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing subsections (j) and (k)(3) of Section 70-39 and subsection (g) of Section 70-263 and enacting in lieu thereof new subsections of like designation and subject matter, and amending Chapter 64, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new subsection (c) of Section 64-508, all for the purpose of requiring any person obtaining a permit for festivals, neighborhood block parties, parades, or street closures in entertainment districts to collect and manage recyclable materials and trash generated in conjunction with the event in accordance with procedures established by the Director of Public Works.


Referred to Neighborhoods & Healthy Communities Committee

120348
Approving and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a subgrant agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri to fund authorized abatement activities at the 63rd and Prospect Redevelopment Project site, located in the vicinity northwest of 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00 and to provide the required local cost share in a total amount not to exceed $100,000.00, all from previously appropriated funds.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120352
RESOLUTION - Supporting the submission of two applications to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Iowa for Minor Home Repair Services.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120353
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.22 acres generally located on the west side of Wyoming Street and 120’ north of St. Louis Avenue (938 Wyoming Street) from District M3-5 to District M1-5. (14274-P)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120360
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the City of Riverside, Missouri, and Platte County, Missouri, for the planning, development, and management of the Line Creek Trail; approving the Memorandum of Understanding in substantial form; and directing the City Manager to prepare any necessary agreements and ordinances for implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding so construction can begin in 30 days.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120361
RESOLUTION - Recognizing that because of the economic downturn, Andrews McMeel Universal ("Redeveloper"), through no fault of its own, has not met employment levels as required in the Agreement for the Implementation of Projects 13 and 14 of the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan (the “Redevelopment Agreement”) entered into by the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri ("Commission") and Redeveloper on August 13, 2008.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120351
Authorizing a Third Amendment to a legal services agreement with Spradley & Riesmeyer in the amount of $500,000.00 for a total contract amount of $1,400,000.00; appropriating $500,000.00 in the Legal Services account of the KC Airports Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Glover Move To Introduce

120362
RESOLUTION - Requesting the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, to take the necessary steps to identify funds to support the downtown circulator system as appropriate.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Ford Move To Introduce

120363
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and Platte County, Missouri, for the planning, development, and management of Platte Purchase Park and Tiffany Hills Park; and approving the Memorandum of Understanding in substantial form.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
 
 CLOSED SESSION Closed Session/Litigation Item(s)* Closed Session/Legal Issue(s)** Closed Session/Personnel Issue(s)*** Closed Session/Real Estate Transaction(s)Closed Session/Employee/Labor Negotiation Item(s)***** *Litigation Item(s) may be discussed in a closed session pursuant to §610.021(1) RSMo. because it relates to legal action, causes of actions, or litigation. **Legal Issue(s) will be discussed in closed session pursuant to §610.021(1) RSMo because it relates to confidential and privileged communications between City Council and its attorneys. ***Personnel Issue(s) will be discussed in closed session pursuant to §610.021(3) RSMo because it relates to personnel matter. ****Real estate transaction(s) may be discussed pursuant to Sec. 610.021(2), RSMo. because public knowledge of the transaction(s) at this time might adversely affect the legal consideration therefor. *****Employee/Labor negotiation item(s) may be discussed in a closed session pursuant to §610.021(9) RSMo. because it relates to preparation for negotiations with employee groups.