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Last Published: 8/16/2005 1:49:05 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY NACE, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

050559
Accepting and approving a $477,360.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to enable the City to continue clean air compliance with the Air Pollution Control program.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bert Malone, Health Department, stated that this funding was coming from the federal government by way of the state. The staff would monitor potential sources of emissions in the air. This is all part of the Clean Air Program.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050581
Accepting and approving a $66,500.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct Perinatal Hepatitis B case management and surveillance activities in Kansas City, Missouri; estimating revenues and appropriating funds in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bert Malone, Health Department, stated that the grant would allow perinatal intervention for expectant mothers during pregnancy and the delivery of their child. The system in place would identify any patient with Hepatitis B and allow for treatment of the mother and the child, after delivery, to possibly eliminate the spread of Hepatitis B to the child.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050582
Accepting and approving a $165,246.00 annual contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct outreach testing and follow-up for tuberculosis prevention and control activities.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bert Malone, Health Department, talked about being able to investigate and control potential TB outbreaks. The staff made possible by the grant would make sure that people diagnoised with TB were taking their medications and following all possible healthcare procedures.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050600
Authorizing execution of a $228,000.00 contract with the Neighborhood Housing Services for the administration, management, and servicing of a loan portfolio consisting of 1,600 single and multi-family loans made from the Community Development Block Grant, HOME, Section 108 and HOPE III programs.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mayor Kay Barnes spoke before the committee regarding this item, along with those items dealing with the Homestead Authority. She talked about the responsibilities and services NHS would be providing for the city. She also talked about the development of the Sosland Building and Waltower Building in the downtown area. She urged the committee to move forward with the items. Terry Gratz, Housing Department, spoke on behalf of the Homesteading Authority Committee members. The company taking over the loan portfilio must be licensed by the state. Three company responded to the request for bids. NHS was awarded the contract. Councilwoman Deb Hermann stated that she didn't want to start a precedent by offering RFP or RFQ contracts to companies or individuals doing housing business with the city in the future. Mr. Gratz stated that the city had been paying HEDFC over $1 million dollars over the last 2 years and this contract was for $228,000. Councilwoman Hermann raised several questions regarding wording in the contract
Ayes: 3 - Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 1 - Hermann

050601
Authorizing execution of a $200,000.00 contract with the Kansas City Missouri, Homesteading Authority (KCMHA) for funding assistance of the Waltower Building.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Terry Gratz, Housing Department, stated that the Waltower project was similar to that of the Sosland Building. Affordable housing would be available for low to moderate income families in the downtown area. Councilwoman Becky Nace asked what affordable housing was. Mr. Gratz stated that any individual with a median income of $32,000 for a 2 person household would qualify for the housing units. There was a discussion on the tax credit terms. Councilwoman Becky Nace expressed her concerns about parking relating to these projects. Mr. Schulte, Developer, stated that the projects don't require parking for residents. However, residents can lease parking spaces from surrounding garages for nominal monthly fees.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050602
Authorizing execution of a $190,000.00 contract with the Kansas City Missouri, Homesteading Authority (KCMHA) for funding assistance of the Sosland Building.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Terry Gratz, Housing Department, talked about the specifics of the project for the Sosland Building. These would be lofts from moderate income individuals (affordable housing) and the income is based on federal guidelines. Councilman Troy Nash expressed the fact that a company could leverage over $6 million dollars with only a $190,000 investment from the City and that affordable housing would be available in the downtown area.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0