Last Published: 8/4/2015 10:17:27 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
Present:3 - DICK DAVIS, JERMAINE REED, CINDY CIRCO
 
 
 Public Works

150362
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an STP-Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission related to improvements to Front Street from I-35 to Universal; estimating and appropriating revenues in the amount of $3,000,000.00 to the project account; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Sherri McIntyre, Public Works Department, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This STP-Urban Program Agreement will provide funding for right-of-way costs for certain improvements to Front Street from I-35 to Universal. The project includes reconstruction of the existing roadway to provide two through lanes with a center turn lane along Front Street from I-35 to Universal. The project also includes the elimination of an at-grade crossing by providing for the construction of a bridge at Kansas Avenue. Funding in the amount of $3,000,000.00 will be provided through an STP-Urban Program grant through an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Circo
Nays: 0

150405
Declaring it necessary to change and re-establish the grades and relocate portions of 22nd and 23rd Street, Park Avenue, Olive Street, Prospect Avenue and Montgall Avenue, as well as to open, establish and dedicate street right of way for the "22nd - 23rd Street Connecter – Brooklyn Avenue to Chestnut Avenue" as identified as KCMO Project Number 89008009, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; directing the City Clerk to cause a notice to be published as provided for herein; and after a thirty day period for remonstrance has ended and no remonstrance has been filed, also provided for herein, the City Clerk is further directed to cause this ordinance to be recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds for Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Sherri McIntyre, Public Works Department, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The Council finds that for the public good it is necessary that the grades on 22nd - 23rd Street from Brooklyn Avenue to Chestnut Avenue, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, be changed and re-established; and The Council further finds that for the public good it is necessary to relocate, open, establish and dedicate Street Right of Way on 22nd - 23rd Street, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; Said improvements shall be of the nature described and specified in accordance with, the plans and specifications for Project No. 89008009 which is on file in the Office of the Director of Public Works.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Circo
Nays: 0

150406
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, dealing with Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, by repealing Sections 70-521, 70-523, and 70-524, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of adding regulations related to parking near streetcar lines; and establishing an effective date.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
Katie Chandler, Law Department, addressed the changes made in the Committee Substitute. Sherri McIntyre, Public Works Department, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The proposed Code revisions do not affect any of the City's financial obligation aspects, and there are no net direct or indirect costs or budget entries associated. This ordinance will revise Sections 70-521, "Stopping, standing or parking on roadway outside business or residence district; disabled vehicles."; 70-523, "Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places."; 70-524, "Manner of parking generally.", Division 1, Article V., Chapter 70 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri to authorize the Board of Police Commissioners to administer and enforce additional ticketing of drivers and towing of vehicles in the City's right-of-way. The sections are intended to protect the public safety. Sections 70-521, 70-523, and 70-524, Article V., Division 1 will enact clearance requirement for vehicles to improve safety in the vicinity of streetcars made punishable by ticketing and towing of unauthorized vehicles within the clearance limits. An exception is made when a vehicle's tires are all within the marked lines of a designated parking area. The section establishes regulations for drivers of vehicles along a streetcar line in the City's right of way.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Circo
Nays: 0

150411
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Public Works Standards Committee regarding certain amendments to the Public Works Standards and Design Criteria to be used in the construction of public improvements and the development of land or subdivision plats.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Sherri McIntyre, Public Works Department, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The proposed changes include the addition of materials testing requirements, improving the hot mix asphalt mix design and use requirements, allowing for performance designed concrete mixes, requiring higher quality aggregate in concrete paving and curb mixes, updating the standards for the use of fly ash in concrete, improving the construction requirements for concrete pavement and curb, adding in PROWAG reach range references, adding bike facility design standards to our street design criteria, and improving street pavement sections by requiring an aggregate base. These changes will allow for the construction of high quality, durable infrastructure within the right-of-way which will decrease maintenance cost over the long term.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Davis, Reed, Circo
Nays: 0
 
 1. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a Scope Statement: Public Private Partnership KC Streetcar.
 
 Doug Jones, City Auditor, addressed the Committee. The objective of the audit was to answer the following question: Does the agreement protect the City's interests in KC Streetcar? To answer the objective, the Auditor's Office interviewed City Staff as well as staff and board members of Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) and the Transportation Development District (TDD); review the City's tri-party agreement with the TDD and the KCSA and the City's grant agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA); and review recommended practices for publid-private partnerships. The audit report is scheduled to be released in September of 2015.
 
 2. There will be an overview of historical data on cost of materials used in street resurfacing (how much it cost per mile to pave a mile of asphalt as opposed to how much it cost in the past.)
 
 Jeff Martin, Public Works Department, addressed the Committee. He discussed the street resurfacing and slurry seal history land miles resurfaced. He also discussed the final costs per lane mile. He then compared those costs to the resurfacing costs per year for the past 10 years.
 
 3. There will be an overview on traffic signal maintenance activities – costs and manpower used.
 
 Wei Sun, Public Works Department, addressed the Committee. Mr. Sun discussed the maintenance costs for the 593 traffic signals in the City. The total budget for this maintenance is $1.78 million. Black and MacDonald maintains 21 signals with a total budget of approximately $63,000. Operation Green Light provedes traffic signal timing support with a total budget of $162,000.
 
 4. There will be a presentation on the projection of cost savings from installation/operation of LED lighting.
 
 Mahmoud Hadjian, Public Works Department, addressed the Committee. Kansas City owns, operates and maintains approximately 95,000 streetlights Operation and maintenance cost approximately $11 million Current system uses high-pressure sodium and metal halide luminaires Conversion would replace HPS and MH lighting with light-emitting diodes Remote streetlight monitoring systems would monitor performance and control light levels Initial replacement cost could be as $30 million to $40 million Potential savings from conversion between 40% and 60% , or $4.5 million to $6.5 million Estimated return of investment of five to seven years
 
 5. There may be general discussion(s) on current Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issues.
 
 6. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
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