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Last Published: 8/14/2014 5:24:34 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:9 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, CINDY CIRCO, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Excused:3 - JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, MICHAEL BROOKS
 

140635
RESOLUTION - Declaring the month of August 2014 as Charlie “Yardbird” Parker Month in Kansas City, Missouri.


Adopted

Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140637
RESOLUTION - Honoring Troy Nash for being named Vice President and Newest Principal at Zimmer Real Estate.


Adopted

Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140639
RESOLUTION - Honoring Stephen Abbott on his retirement from the City of Kansas City, Missouri after 23 years of dedicated service.


Adopted

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140628
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATION E41887


Received And Filed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140629
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E41888-E41892


Received And Filed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140630
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Public Hearing received from the Port Authority regarding the creation of the Port Improvement District.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140631
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and Council, from the Downtown Council, petitions of renewal of the River Market Community Improvement District.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140634
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and Council from the City Clerk regarding a Certificate of Insufficiency for the petitions entitled: Petition for Referendum on Committee Substitute for Ordinance 140208.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140643
COMMUNICATION - August 2014-Accepting and releasing various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance and release.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Johnson (Second by Wagner) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
Honorable Mayor, I move that the resolutions listed on today’s docket as “Resolutions for Same Day Adoption” be presented to Council for consideration for immediate adoption today.
 
Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140638
RESOLUTION - Approving the appointments of Todd Gambal and Colleen Kelly as members of the Board of Commissioners to administer the Westport Special Business District.


Adopted

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140640
RESOLUTION - Approving the mayoral appointment of Michael Short to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority as the representative of Platte County.


Adopted

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140530
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Eighth Amendment to the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Eighth Amendment to the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan; authorizing the execution of various agreements related to the implementation of the Eighth Amendment to the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


Councilmember Ford (Second by Wagner) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Wagner
Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed as Amended

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140613
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Determining the specific projects to be submitted to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) as applications for the 2014 Planning Sustainable Places Program.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Johnson (Second by Wagner) 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 “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140589
Approving the plat of Benton House of Tiffany Springs, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1146E)


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140526
Declaring it necessary to change and re-establish the grades of North Jackson Avenue from Northeast Vivion Road to the Gladstone City limits, for the “N. Jackson Avenue Street & Storm Sewer Improvements”; and directing the City Clerk to cause a notice to be published as provided for herein.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140622
Declaring it necessary to change and re-establish the grades and the relocation, opening, establishing and dedication of Right of Way on North Green Hills Road; and directing the City Clerk to publish notice and to record this ordinance.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140575
Vacating the north-south alley north from E. 5th north to its terminus, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1689-V)


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140576
Vacating Alton Avenue (platted as Lexington Avenue) south of Guinotte Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1687-V)


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140582
Approving a development plan in District M 1-5 on about 48 acres generally located south of Missouri State Highway 150 and east of Botts Road. (14049-P-4)


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140593
Declaring an area of less than one acre located at 1915 Main, 1917 Main and 1918 Walnut Street, along with the connecting alleyway, to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for said area, said plan to be known as the 1915 Main Street Urban Renewal Plan. (709-S)


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140594
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating a Redevelopment Area; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 1 - Johnson

140614
(Sub.)
Approving a UR development plan/preliminary plat for 290 acres generally bounded by 87th Street on the north, Bannister Road on the south, the Kansas City Southern Railroad tracks on the east and I-435 on the west, to allow for a mixed use development that includes 4.5 million square foot of office and 400,000 square foot of retail/commercial. (6720-UR-16).


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140617
Repealing Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 130776, approving additional tax increment financing for the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan and authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a financing agreement.


Councilmember Circo (Second by Sharp) Move To Hold On Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Held on Docket (8/21/2014)

140564
Authorizing a $3,000,000 increase to the contingency for the Terminal Development Planning project at the KCI Airport; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 8 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, James, Jr.
Nays: 2 - Taylor, Sharp

140565
Authorizing a $686,500.00 First Amendment to the Tenant Reimbursement Agreement with Southwest Airlines and increasing the term.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140581
Authorizing a Cooperative Agreement for approximately $1,142,000.00 with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the Kansas City Streetcar Authority for the use of the KCATA’s Transit Radio System for the Downtown Streetcar Transit System; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140587
(Sub.)
Appropriating and re-establishing Arterial Street Impact Fee Fund balances in the amount of $918,525.63 and Public Art Fund balance in the amount of $79,547.20, and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Johnson (Second by Circo) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for the reading on three separate days be waived for Ordinances No. 140664. which is on the docket for first reading, and that the ordinance be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140664
Calling an election on November 4, 2014, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City a question enacting a one-quarter percent sales tax for capital improvements and a question enacting a one-eighth percent sales tax for public transportation purposes; enacting the sales taxes contingent upon voter approval; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities on August 26, 2014; directing the City Clerk to provide notice to the Director of Revenue if the sales tax questions are passed by the voters; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date because it calls an election.


Councilmember Circo (Second by Ford) Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Ford
Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, James, Jr.
Nays: 1 - Sharp


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, James, Jr.
Nays: 1 - Sharp

140619
Estimating and appropriating $1,402,500.00 in the Capital Improvement Program; authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a STP-Surface Transportation Program Agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for the Independence Boulevard and Benton Boulevard Intersection Project; and designating requisitioning authority.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

140592
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-85, regarding the Office of Emergency Management, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter and adopting an updated and revised Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) for the City.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
 
 Councilmember Johnson (Second by Circo) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
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: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140632
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Kerrim Conley v. Board of Police Commissioners, et al., Case No. 1316-CV28396.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140633
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Christine Roark v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 1316-CV23730.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140655
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim entitled Mable Ramey-Moore v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, EEOC Charge No. 563-2013-01740.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140657
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute two contract amendments to Contract Nos. EV0516 and EV0496 with J & R Investments, Inc., d/b/a Woodley Building Maintenance to provide janitorial cleaning services for an additional one (1) year period; and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contracts and exercise the City’s renewal options for one (1) additional year.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140636
RESOLUTION - Expressing support for the Homelessness Task Force of Greater Kansas City’s vision to address, reduce and end homelessness in the Kansas City region by building a more unified system.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140642
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and its impact on Kansas City.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140656
Estimating revenue and appropriating $400,000.00 in the HOME Investment Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140625
Approving the plat of Highlands of Northview – Fifth Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1334E)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140626
Approving the plat of Staley Hills – Sixth Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0964W)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140627
Approving the plat of Pembrooke Estates-Fifth Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0763F)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140641
Authorizing the execution and delivery of a Financing Agreement among the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri; City of Kansas City, Missouri; Platte County, Missouri; and the Industrial Development Authority of Platte County, Missouri.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140647
RESOLUTION - Amending the South Development Area Plan for an area of approximately 344 acres generally bounded by the Blue River Glade on the north, Hillcrest Road on the east, Hickman Mills Drive and Blue River Road on the west, and on the north and south sides of E. 87th Street, by changing the recommended land use from “residential” to “mixed-use.” (371-S-25)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140648
Rezoning an area of approximately 344 acres generally bounded by the Blue River Glade on the north, Hillcrest Road on the east, Hickman Mills Drive and Blue River Road on the west, and on the north and south sides of E. 87th Street from Districts R-80, R-1.5, R-7.5, M1-5, and B3-2 to District UR, and approving a development plan for a mixed-use development for research, retail, restaurant, entertainment, recreation, community, cultural, educational, multi-family residential, office, and other compatible commercial uses. (14467-UR, known as Oxford on the Blue)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140649
Approving the Oxford on the Blue General Development Plan for an area of approximately 344 acres generally bounded by the Blue River Glade on the north, Hillcrest Road on the east, Hickman Mills Drive and Blue River Road on the west, and on the north and south sides of E. 87th Street, and declaring the area blighted and insanitary in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority Law (Case No. 707-S)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140650
Approving the plat of Executive Park Sixty-Second Plat, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0084WW)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140651
Rezoning an area of approximately 4 acres generally located on the north side of 2nd Street between Wyandotte Street and Main Street from District M1 5 (Manufacturing 1 (dash 5)) to UR (Urban Redevelopment), and approving a preliminary development plan for a 314 dwelling units in two buildings. (14464-UR)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140652
Approving the plat of Savannah West, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1478)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140653
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary development plan in District R-2.5 on approximately 0.33 acre generally located at 1601 Jefferson to allow the existing building to contain three residential units (13267-P-2)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140654
RESOLUTION - Approving and endorsing Commerce Tower Group, LLC, in its application to the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program, as authorized by, and in accordance with Sections 447.700 through 447.718 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, for state remediation tax credits for redevelopment of 911 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140658
Repealing Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 140223.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140660
Estimating revenue in the amount of $12,000.00 in the CID/NID Revolving Loan Fund; appropriating $80,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of Fund 2560 CID/NID Revolving Loan Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140661
RESOLUTION - Amending the Eastgate Land Use and Development Plan, on an approximately 1 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of 58th Street and Crystal Avenue, by changing the recommended land use from residential to residential with limited commercial operated accessory to the residence. (568-S-4)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140662
RESOLUTION - Amending the Heart of the City Area Plan to change the land use recommendation on an approximately 0.26 acre tract of land generally located on the south side of 30th Street, between Prospect Avenue and Wabash Avenue, by changing the recommended land use from Residential Low Density (Urban) to Mixed Use Community. (685-S-3).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140663
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.26 acres generally located south of 30th Street between Prospect Avenue and Wabash Avenue from District R-1.5 to B3-2. (14483-P)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140659
Authorizing the Fire Chief to enter into separate agreements with Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Fort Osage Fire Protection District and Village of Claycomo for the Fire Department to provide dispatching services to each of these jurisdictions; estimating revenue in the amount of $177,912.00 and appropriating it from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Wagner) Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140665
Extending ad valorem tax exemption benefits to the area encompassed by the 14th & Baltimore Redevelopment Area (PIEA) General Development Plan as previously approved by Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 140504, As Amended.


Councilmember Circo (Second by Wagner) Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Wagner
Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
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