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Last Published: 10/8/2007 2:31:22 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - BECKY SCHUMACHER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
Excused:1 - DEB HERMANN
 

050665
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 56-541, 56-542 and 56-543, and enacting in lieu thereof, new sections of like subject matter regarding fees to recover costs associated with processing dangerous buildings cases and estimating revenue and increasing appropriations.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
David Park, Deputy Director of Neighborhood and Community Services stated that the ordinance was to close a loophole in recovery cost for property owners who don't cover the cost of demolition or cleanup.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050676
Amending Chapter 48, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 48-1, Definitions, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter revising the definition of a parking space.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Park, Neighboorhood & Community Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050692
Amending Chapter 34, Code of Ordinances, Health and Sanitation, by repealing Section 34-554, Exceptions, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that adds “Private Homes” as an exception to this section.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
James Mac?
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050694
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Mayor to submit a grant application under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984 to the State of Missouri in the amount of $28,099.92 with a match of funds and volunteer time from the City of $7,024.98 for a child advocate position in the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Harriette Kuehne-Fry, City Prosecutors Office, testified on behalf of this resolution. This is to accept a renewed annual grant.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050721
Appropriating $225,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Community Development Block Grant – 30th Year; estimating $225,000.00 in additional revenue to the Community Development Block Grant Fund – 31st Year; reducing appropriations in the amount of $13,495,411.00 and reappropriating $13,092,411.00 in the Community Development Block Grant Fund – 31st Year; reducing and reappropriating $3,233,498.00 in the HOME Investment Partnership Grant Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance allows the City to enter into contracts with funding from the Consolidated Plan
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050614
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Fire Department Director to execute an agreement with the City of North Kansas City, Missouri, to provide mutual aid regarding emergency services.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Smokey Dyer, Fire Department, Alan Holtkamp, City Attorney's Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Chief Dyer stated that he had arranged a meeting with representatives from the Northland to discuss questions that had been raised regarding the agreement with North Kansas City and response times. The agreement was redrafted to address those concerns. There was some rewording to the agreement and the Fire Department replaced the Mutual Assistance wording found in the agreement.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050629
Authorizing acceptance of a $392,854.00 grant for the U S Housing and Urban Development Emergency Shelter Grant Program and authorizing contracts in the total amount of $373,211.00 with various agencies for the provision of homeless services to families and individuals.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance allows the city to enter into contracts for homeless programs. She talked about the agencies listed to receive the grant money. This was part of the City's Consolidated Plan. Councilwoman Becky Nace stated that in the past public meetings had been held on these items. Councilman Troy Nash reassured everyone that this items would come back before the committee for consideration at a later day and time. This information would be reviewed based on the ceiling cap placed on contracts coming through the Neighborhood Committee.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050630
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to accept a $587,905.00 Supportive Housing Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to enter into contracts with various non-profit organization of the provision of homeless services for families and individuals.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance. She stated that this was a renewal of an existing grant for homeless people in Kansas City, Mo.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050631
Authorizing the Director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department to accept a USDA Grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Community Food and Nutrition Assistance estimated in the amount of $390,000.00 and enter into a contract with the Kansas City Missouri School District-Food Services Department in the amount of $345,000.00 for provision of unitized meals for the USDA Summer Food Services Program.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Martina Bowman stated that this was a pass-through grant allocated to faith based organizations.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050632
Authorizing acceptance of a $165,224.00 grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of Chronic Disease Control, for the purpose of promoting community policy and environmental changes as they relate to health lifestyle choices; increasing revenue in the amount of $49,925.00 in the General Fund; and appropriating it to the MDHSS-Unit of Chronic Disease Control (UCDC) Grant accounts in the General Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050633
Authorizing acceptance of a $25,000.00 grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Minority Health, for the purpose of implementing an obesity prevention program; estimating revenue in the amount of $25,000.00 in the General Fund; and appropriating it to the MDHSS – Obesity Prevention account of the General Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Martina Bowman also spoke before the committee. She talked about targeting youth between the ages of 15 -18 about healthy lifestyle changes. She also talked about obesity in children and chronic diseases in children.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050634
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to accept a five year, $978,360.00 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 2004 Shelter Plus Care Grant and to enter into a contract with Save Inc. for the provision of permanent housing for homeless persons with disabilities in the amount of $193,696.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $196,496.00 in the General Fund; appropriating it to the HUD Shelter Plus Care account of the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050635
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to enter into contracts in the total amount of $400,000.00 with various agencies for the provision of child care services for low-income children; reducing and estimating appropriation in the 2005 Community Development Block Grant Fund; and designating requisitioning authority..


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This is a contract that is part of the Community Development Block grant fund. Several people from the Bob Mohart Neighborhood Center spoke on behalf of the ordinance. Sister Berta, Operation Breakthrough, also spoke before the committee about programs that would be covered under these contracts.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050636
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to enter into a contract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $697,967.00 for provision of certain legal services.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, stated that this ordinance was to authorize a contract with Legal Aid of Missouri for legal representation for individuals at Municipal Court. The contract would cover operation, staff, cost and expenses.
Ayes: 3 - Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0
 
 Staff will make a presentation to the committee on the Nuisance Business Task Force. Judy Hadley, Regulated Industries, started the presentation by talking about the purpose of the task force and what the organization planned to accomplish. Les Washington, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, talked about the operation itself.