Last Published: 10/22/2012 3:18:41 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ED FORD
Present:4 - JIM GLOVER, SCOTT TAYLOR, SCOTT WAGNER, CINDY CIRCO
 

120833
Vacating Smalley Avenue from Winner Road to Independence Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1609-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Larry Stice, City Planning and Steve Creal, Custom Trucking were present and Mr. Stice testified that the ordinance before the Committee would allow Mr. Creal and Custom Trucking 50 foot of right a way near Smalley Avenue and Winner Road. The City, KCPL and the applicant are working together on the issue of this easement so that KCPL can retain its utility easements Custom Trucking can make improvements to its business when needed the City Plan Commission had reviewed the plan and recommend approval.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120834
Vacating the north-south and east-west alleys adjacent Block 2, Coates & Hopkins 2nd Addition, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1661-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Larry Stice, City Planning, stated that staff recommends approval of the ordinance that would allow three vacations of an area north of Union Avenue and 300 feet east of Santa Fe Street. The applicant would like to put a surface lot on the property. There were no objections and no public testimony.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120864
Approving an increase in subgrant funds to Ivanhome, a Missouri non-profit corporation and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into an amended subgrant agreement with Ivanhome, in a total amount not to exceed $473,535.00 to fund authorized abatement activities at the Horace Mann School building located at 2008 E. 39th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Andy Bracker, City Planning and Margaret May, Ivanhome, were both present to testify on the project. Mr. Bracker said that the property had a recent fire that further damaged the property and slowed the process of the project. There will be additional cost associated with the completion of the project because of the fire. However with the addition of Brownfield funding and insurance funds the cost should be covered. Ms. May stated that the insurance payout had been delayed but she believe the details were worked out and the payout should come soon. Mr. Bracker said that the approval of this ordinance would allow the project to forward and for the City to be reimbrused when insurance funds were made available. The Committee discussed the additional cost and the abatement of hazardous material. Ms. May said that the property is slated for senior housing which is very much needed for the area.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120868
Estimating revenue in the amount of $170,000.00 in the General Fund; appropriating that amount to the Small Business Development account to facilitate advancement of small business opportunities for minority business owners; designating requisitioning authority: and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE recommends "REFERRED TO FINANCE, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS COMMITTEE"

120870
Approving the Sixth Amendment to the Civic Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan for purposes of terminating the designation of Redevelopment Project Area 67 and distributing surplus funds to the taxing jurisdictions.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Robert Long, EDC, was present to testify and explained that the ordinance before the committee would allow an irregular area generally encompassed by highway 35/70 to be declared surplus and returned to its taxing jurisdictions.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120878
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to cause specific projects to be submitted to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) as applications for the Planning Sustainable Places Grant Program 2012.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Jade Liska, City Planning, was present and testify that the ordinance before the committee allows MARC to submit specific projects to the Sustainable Places Grant Program. He said that the Sustainable Places Coordinating Committee, local government and the Transportation Committee will guide the development of the program.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120880
Declaring certain real property surplus to the City’s needs and authorizing the Director of the General Services Department to convey certain parcels to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri (“LCRA”) and authorizing the execution of related documents to continue development of the Beacon Hill project.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Galen Beaufort, Law Department, explained that the ordinance would allow the varied use of 31 parcels of land that are a mix of commercial and residential properties. These properties are in receivership. This ordinance will assist in convincing the Preceeding Judge that the city is ready to move forward with related projects. Mr. Beaufort stated that there are three main reasons for the ordinance. 1.To declare the property surplus for city use. 2.To declare that properties are not needed for public use. 3. To allow the Director of General Services to convey the properties to LCRA. There are 12 Commercial properties and 19 residential. LCRA will maintain the properties. Shawn Hughes, Housing Department, was present to testify.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120836
RESOLUTION - Expressing the City Council’s support for the AdvanceKC economic development planning process and directing the City Manager to develop an ordinance whereby the City Council would approve the AdvanceKC Strategic Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/17/2012)"

120849
Accepting supplemental funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to increase capitalization of the Kansas City Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund; estimating revenue and appropriating it in the amount of $1,609,348.00 in the Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund; and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into an amended cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Andy Bracker, City Planning Brownfield Representative and Ms. Margaret May, Ivanhome were present to testify on the ordinance. Mr. Bracker explained that there were additional cost associated with this project because hazardous material were discovered but the building is now demolishing ready, Ms. May said that Ivanhome is working with the insurance Company for payment for the fire lost. She indicted that she hoped that Ivanhome counter offer to the Insurance Company will be accepted and then the City would be reimbursed. Councilman Ford as what the cost of demolition would cost. Ms May stated that it range from $200-400 thousands dollars. Mr.Ford asked about the Ivanhome name. Ms. May stated that Ivanhome is a separate entity from Ivanhoe Neighborhood with its own 9 member Board of Directors works with real estate interest of the Ivanhoe neighborhood.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
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