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Last Published: 3/12/2012 11:45:46 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - MELBA CURLS
Present:3 - SCOTT WAGNER, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER
 

120197
Accepting and approving a one-year $532,944.00 consolidated communicable disease prevention contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for HIV Surveillance, Perinatal Hepatitis B Case Management and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control services; increasing revenue in the Governmental Grants Fund in the amount of $29,138.00; and authorizing the Director of Health to expend $177,649.00 for the program.


NEIGHBORHOODS & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Ron Griffin, Health Department,explained that the ordinance would allow his department to continue serving citizens. This contract provides for a comprehensive STD Program to address targeted testing and treatment efforts as well as to conduct primary prevention. This contract also allows for operating a comprehensive HIV/AIDS surveillance unit that provides direct data support for the Ryan White Programs to achieve funding for care and prevention programs in the community; additionally, this combined contract allows for surveillance and identification of mothers with hepatitis B and provides for case management services to not only reduce transmission to the newborn infant but also to provide vaccination to household members and to educate clients in prevention of hepatitis B to others. He said that the STD clinic sees 80 cases a day 4 days a week. The five nurses also do case management for TB. The service is very important because without it STD's, TB, HIV and other communicable diseases would go uncheck and have long reaching implication in other areas. Councilman Glover stated that he understands the implication of not having these types of programs.
Ayes: 4 - Curls, Wagner, Reed, Glover
Nays: 0

120199
(Sub.)
Amending Chapters 48 and 56, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 48-72, Penalty for violation of chapter, 56-35 Penalty for violation of article, and 56-385, Penalty for violation of article, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter allowing more flexibility in the punishment of violators.


NEIGHBORHOODS & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified that the ordinance before the Committee and the substitute allow more flexibility in the punishment of violators. He added that Judge Wilcher said in his initial interview that he would like to see housing court as a vehicle to improve neighborhoods, not punish homeowners, but that would allow stiffer punishment for those who would use the system for gain. Councilman Sharp was present and testified that he supports the ordinance because he too believes that the intent of the code is to improve neighborhoods not to punish homeowners, some of which can't afford the improvement cost and the fine.
Ayes: 4 - Curls, Wagner, Reed, Glover
Nays: 0

120212
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue and appropriating $279,316.00 in the General Fund for the demolition of apartments located at 3200 Brighton.


NEIGHBORHOODS & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Mike Schumacher, Neighborhood and Community Services and Mr. Jones, Swope Community Builders, both testified that the units 3200 Brighton were causing a blighting effect in the area. So much so that they have had to reduce rent or another housing property near by. They both believe by demolishing the units and replacing them with units designated for disabled Vet's and their families, it would be good for the neighborhood as well as the City. They have been working with Veteran's Hospital to streamline the process of moving Veteran's into the units once they are completed. Mr. Schumacher added that ordinance would allow Swope Builders to move forward with demolish and to reimburse the City for the cost. The Committee agreed that the demolish and redevelopment in that area was long overdue and much appreciated.
Ayes: 4 - Curls, Wagner, Reed, Glover
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods & Healthy Communities Committee issues.
 
 There was no additional business are discussion the meeting was adjourn.
 
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