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Last Published: 1/10/2013 5:06:44 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CINDY CIRCO
Present:10 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Out:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
Excused:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
 

121060
RESOLUTION - Honoring Victor Ross & Co. Real Estate in celebrating 60 years in business in the Northeast area.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

130005
COMMUNICATION - January 2013 – Accepting and releasing various easement and deeds in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri, and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance and release.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

130006
COMMUNICATION - January 2013 – Accepting various easement and deeds in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

130007
COMMUNICATION - January 2013 – Accepting various easement and deeds in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri, and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

130009
COMMUNICATION - Notice from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri to the Mayor and Council regarding a Notice of Intent to Accept the Redevelopment Contract Proposal submitted by 1102 Grand Boulevard, LLC for the 1102 Grand (Project) in the Downtown Loop PIEA Area in the 4th City Council District.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

130023
COMMUNICATION - Accepting various easements and deeds in Jackson County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121043
(Sub.)
Calling an election on April 2, 2013, for the purpose of asking voters to remove all existing exemptions from the existing hotel/motel convention and tourism tax, except for the exemption of the United States government and its agencies under federal law, in order to provide additional funds for the promotion of convention and tourism business for the City; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Director of Revenue if the proposal is approved by the voters; amending Section 68-564, Code of Ordinances to eliminate the exemptions for previously exempt groups; and recognizing an emergency.


Councilmember Marcason Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0


Passed as Substituted and Amended

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason 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 “Scheduled Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121032
Authorizing acceptance of an $117,250.00 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation; estimating revenue in the amount of $117,250.00; appropriating that amount to the Share the Road Safety Education account in the Capital Improvements Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121033
Increasing appropriations in the amount of $650,000.00 in the Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant account for the purpose of providing additional funding needed for sub-recipient awards in the Healthy Homes program; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121062
Authorizing acceptance of a $50,000.00 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City; estimating revenue in the amount of $50,000.00; appropriating it to the Active Living KC account in the Capital Improvements Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121065
Accepting and approving a $57,000.00 contract amendment with Kansas City Free Health Clinic to provide HIV Testing and Referral Services in the Kansas City area; and declaring an emergency


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121073
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to amend and extend a contract with Truman Medical Center to provide mental health services to inmates participating in the Bridges Program.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121048
Rezoning an area of approximately 25 acres generally located at 2400-2408 Blue Ridge Boulevard from Districts M 1-5 and R-7.5 to District M 3-5. (8587-P-8)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121050
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.10 acres located at 426 W. 5th Street from District M3-5 to District M1-5. (14349-P)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121064
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the amount of $29,726.45 in the Special Business District Fund; appropriating $29,726.45 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance to the Union Hill Special Business District Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121063
Authorizing condemnation, taking private property in fee simple for Project No. 89002672, the Swope Park Industrial Area Flood Damage Reduction Project located within an area bounded by 75th Street Terrace on the north, 77th Street on the south, the Union Pacific Railroad on the west, and Blue River Road on the east, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; authorizing continued negotiations and purchase by the Water Services Department; authorizing the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney on behalf of the City; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Jackson County, Missouri.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121078
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager’s Office to execute a contract with the Mid-America Regional Council to fund for additional planning and coordination services for the Green Impact Zone in an amount not to exceed $550,000.00; adjusting appropriations in the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, General Fund and Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Ford 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: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

121066
Releasing and abating a certain special tax assessment issued by the City upon property owned by Swope Community Builders at 3200 Brighton Avenue.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

121072
Providing for submission to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at an election called for Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the question of renewing the ad valorem tax levy for a period of nine years for ambulance services, emergency medical services, hospital and public health purposes at the current level of twenty-two cents ($.22) per one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation on real and tangible personal property within the City; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

121046
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Greater Downtown Area Plan for approximately an area of less than one acre generally located at the southeast corner of E. 21st Street and Troost Avenue and Missouri Route 71 (1119 E. 21st Street) by changing the recommended land use from Downtown Residential to Industrial. (675-S-1)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

121047
Rezoning an area of less than 1 acre generally located at the southeast corner of E. 21st Street and Troost Avenue and Missouri Route 71 (1119 E. 21st Street) from District R 1.5 to District B 2-2, to allow for a free standing wireless communication facility. (14339-P)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

121051
Rezoning a 1.23 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of N.E. 82nd Street and N. Oak Trafficway, from Districts B 3-2 and R-7.5 to District B 1-1. (14344-P)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Ford 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, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

130004
Approving and authorizing execution of a contract in the amount of $148,463.00 with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for the City to provide the Authority certain litigation services during the period from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

130008
Establishing the 2012A Sanitary Sewer Revenue Bond Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $88,256,869.00 in Fund 8186, the 2012A Sanitary Sewer Revenue Bond Fund and appropriating the same from the sale of Sanitary Sewer System Improvement and Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A, transferring $230,000.00 from Fund 8110, the Sewer Fund to Fund 8186 and $895,249.00 from Fund 8179, the Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2004A Fund to Fund 8186; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

130010
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a Workers' Compensation benefit filed by Thomas Frank for injuries resulting from an accident on March 15, 2005, while employed by the City.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

130015
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Auditor to conduct an audit of the implementation of the City’s Kansas City Museum management agreement with Union Station Kansas City, Inc.  


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

130017
Cancelling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions for the weeks of February 11, 2013; July 1, 2013; August 5, 2013; November 11, 2013; December 23, 2013; and December 30, 2013; and changing the meeting dates for the week of November 25, 2013.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

130018
Authorizing the Director of General Services to enter into a five year lease agreement with Habitat for Humanity/Kansas City, Inc., with one five-year option to renew for the ReStore location at 4701 Deramus.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

130019
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a lease agreement with Bare Essentials Home Care, Inc., for the lease of City-owned property located at the Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, 3200 Wayne Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

130024
Authorizing execution of a Settlement Agreement and Release in the case of Kansas City, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #99, et al. v. Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, et al.; reducing the contingent appropriation and appropriating $5 million from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for transfer to the Board of Police Commissioners; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

130016
Accepting and approving a one year $48,980.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services to conduct tuberculosis control activities in Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Neighborhoods & Healthy Communities Committee

130001
Appropriating $102,694.00 in the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Fund and authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract amendment with Swope Community Builders for construction of housing.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130011
Vacating a portion of the north-south alley east of Belleview Avenue north of W. 48th Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1665-V)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130012
Changing the name of N.W. Baltimore Drive in Claymont North 4th Plat to N. Baltimore Drive, changing the name of Fountain Hills Drive to N.W. Fountain Hills Drive in Fountain Hills 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th Plats and changing the name of that portion of E. 118th Terrace east of Bristol Avenue in the plat of Longview Manor 1st Plat to E. 118th Place


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130021
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Redevelopment Contract with Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority and Hospital Hill Economic Development Corporation for development of a grocery store at 27th Street and Troost Avenue within the Beacon Hill Development Project Area.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130002
Estimating revenue in the amount of $5,500.00 in the Miscellaneous Contributions account; appropriating it to the Domestic Violence Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee

130013
Authorizing a Second Amendment to Facility Repair and Maintenance Contract (Contract No. 07110417) for Project Number 62TENIMP with Gardner Construction Company, Inc., for the Kansas City Aviation Department.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

130014
Authorizing the Director of Aviation to enter into a contract with Alexander Mechanical Contractors, Inc., for the Overhaul Base Steam & Condensate Repair at the Kansas City International Airport; authorizing the expenditure of approximately $2,760,259.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

130025
RESOLUTION - Adopting the City’s strategic plan of Council priorities and performance indicators.


Councilmember Marcason Move to Adopt

Seconded by Councilmember Sharp
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move To Introduce

130026
Appropriating $900,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Mass Transportation Fund; designating requisition authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move To Introduce

130027
Authorizing a contract with Transystems Corporation in the amount of $900,000.00 for the Greater Downtown Traffic Simulation Model project; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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