Last Published: 11/1/2012 5:05:53 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:11 - SCOTT WAGNER, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Out:1 - DICK DAVIS
 

120957
RESOLUTION - Recognizing Alexis Spight for her performance on BET’s “Sunday Best” Competition.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120960
RESOLUTION - Declaring November 2012 as Diabetes Month in Kansas City and recognizing the launching of LifeMap by the Fountain of Health and City Health Care Trust.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120965
RESOLUTION - Honoring the Fall 2012 Midwest Quad Conference of the American Institute of Architecture Students: Growing Communities.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120953
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E 41493


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120906
Appropriating $19,744.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for dumpster and trash removal services.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120901
Authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of not to exceed $95,000,000.00 Sanitary Sewer System Improvement and Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of extending and improving the City’s Sanitary Sewer System and refunding all or a portion of certain of the City’s Sanitary Sewer System Revenue Bonds, prescribing the form and details of said Bonds and the covenants and agreements made by the City to facilitate and protect the payment thereof; providing for the collection, segregation and application of the revenues of the sanitary sewer portion of the City’s sewerage system for the purpose of paying the cost of operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer portion of the City’s sewerage system, paying the principal of and interest on said Bonds, and providing reasonable and adequate reserve funds; and prescribing other matters relating thereto.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120903
Estimating revenue in the amount of $200,000.00 from vehicle licenses tax and appropriating $500,000.00 for parks maintenance and community center programming enhancements.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120874
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Blue Valley Industrial Area Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Plan and Map on about 37 acres generally located south of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, west of the Gulf Mobile Ohio Railroad, north of Wilson Avenue and Morrell Avenue and east of Marsh Avenue, by changing the recommended land use from Low Density Residential (1-8 Units Per Acre) to Heavy Industrial. (221-S-7)


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120875
Rezoning an area of approximately 37 acres generally located south of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, west of the Gulf Mobile Ohio Railroad, north of Wilson Avenue and Morrell Avenue and east of Marsh Avenue from Districts R-2.5 and M 3-5 to District MPD, and approving a preliminary development plan for a Teamsters Apprenticeship Training area, which also serves as a preliminary plat. (14313-MPD)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120890
Appropriating $535,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Development Services Fund for Special Capital needs and service delivery enhancements.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120914
Authorizing the acceptance of a $167,512.00 Fair Housing Assistance Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of investigating discriminatory housing complaints; estimating and appropriating $167,512.00 in the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120907
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-212, Distance from churches and schools, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to eliminate the requirement that a sales by drink or sales by package liquor licensed premise that would be located within 100 feet of a church or school must have five or more buildings located together and be managed and marketed as a single mixed use development.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
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: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120935
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Lisa M. Dunn for injuries resulting from an accident on December 27, 2010, while employed by the City.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120923
Estimating revenue from insurance proceeds and appropriating it to the Demolition account.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120942
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Downtown Housing Financial Assistance Agreement with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri and the EDC Loan Corporation for the purpose of providing financial assistance in the development of multifamily residential development in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120925
Enacting a new Section 50-162, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Funeral protests prohibited” to restrict protests within 300 feet of, and within one hour before and one hour after, a funeral or burial service.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120895
(Sub.)
Estimating revenues in the Capital Improvements Fund; reducing appropriations in various accounts in the Capital Improvement Fund; appropriating $6,366,600.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund to the Longview Road - Blue River to Spring Valley project account; reducing appropriations in the amount of $400,000.00 in the 2007A GO Bond Fund; appropriating that amount to the Longview Road - Blue River to Spring Valley project account; authorizing a contract with J.M. Fahey Construction Company approximately in the amount of $7,500,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120920
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the amount of $275,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating $175,000 to the Old Tiffany Springs Road account; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a Funding and Reimbursement Agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission for the design of Old Tiffany Springs Road; appropriating $100,000 to the North Congress-KCI TIF Project 3B account; authorizing the Director of Public Works to reimburse the TIF Commission $100,000.00 for said improvements; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120924
Directing the City Manager to cause specific projects to be submitted to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) as applications for the FFY 2012 Transportation Enhancements (TE) and FFY 2013 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Programs.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120936
Estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $21,000.00 in the Capital Improvement Fund for the 93rd Street Trail project; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120937
Authorizing an increase in the contingency of a contract with McTech Corporation in the amount of $160,000.00 for construction services for the South Satellite Service Center project; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120944
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Human Relations to create and implement a Hiring Bid Incentive Program to motivate companies to create employment opportunities as part of a targeted building demolition effort.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120945
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a construction contract with R. A. Knapp Construction, Inc. for approximately $2,830,000.00 for the Troost Bridge North Pedestrian Improvements project; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo 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, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

120922
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City as to the First Amendment to the Judicial Square Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the First Amendment to the Judicial Square Tax Increment Financing Plan; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


Add to Consent Docket

120926
Repealing Chapter 50 Article XII, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Major Sporting Event Districts” and Section 50-454(a)(7), Code of Ordinances, relating to a prohibition on street vending within a Major Sporting Event District to remove regulations put into place specifically for the 2012 Major League Baseball All Star Game events.


Add to Consent Docket

120932
(Sub.)
Repealing Section 70-961, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Automated traffic control systems” and enacting a new Section 70-961, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Violation of public safety at intersections and the automated photo enforcement of traffic control signal regulations” to enact a prohibition on owning a vehicle located within an intersection after a traffic signal displays a red light.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

120933
Amending Chapter 63, Erosion and Sediment Control, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 63-21, 63-22, 63-24, 63-33, 63-42 and 63-43 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter modifying the purpose of the article, adding terms to the definitions section, and modifying the enforcement provisions.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

120934
Amending Chapter 64, Streets Sidewalks and Public Places, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 64-4, 64-113, and 64-122 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, modifying terms and modifying the performance and maintenance bond requirements.


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

120954
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Ozark National Life Insurance Co., Claim No. T1112-0178.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120955
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Hertz 911 Main Street, LLC, Claim No. T1213-0307.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120958
Expressing the Council’s desire that pension amendments be presented to it by December 13, 2012; and directing the City Manager to prepare pension funding policies to be used as the basis for negotiations with employee groups.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120961
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities on behalf of the City to execute a document that restructures the terms of the “Promissory Note” the City issued to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation, Inc. (NABC) on May 7, 2007.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

120949
Accepting $800,000.00 in HOME program income funds from the Housing Economic Development Financial Corporation (HEDFC) federal receivership; estimating and appropriating funds in the amount of $800,000.00 in the HOME Investment Fund; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract, financing agreement and loan documents in the amount of $800,000.00 with Seven Oaks Estates, L.P., for the conversion of the Seven Oaks School into affordable housing units; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120952
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to execute a $181,460.51 contract with The Greensman, Inc., for hardscape costs for Phase 1 of the Monarch Manor project; authorizing the Director to amend the contract without City Council approval and to expend up to a total amount of $200,000.00 for hardscape costs; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120956
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for Country Club Bank for the purpose of constructing, equipping, and furnishing a headquarters project located at One Ward Parkway; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and Country Club Bank; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $13,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120959
RESOLUTION - Approving the Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan as a guide for the future development and public investment within the area bounded generally by the Blue River and Raytown Road on the north; Ozark Road on the east and south; and the Blue River on the west. (699-S)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120962
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for FQ Real Estate Holdings, LLC, a limited liability company whose sole member is Freightquote.com, Inc., for the purpose of constructing, equipping, and furnishing a world headquarters project located at a site generally located south of the existing St. Joseph Medical Center at Carondelet Drive and State Line Road; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and Freightquote; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $55,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120964
RESOLUTION - Authorizing an application to the Missouri Development Finance Board for the preliminary authorization of state tax credits in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000.00 to support fund-raising efforts for capital improvements at Union Station located at 30 West Pershing Road.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

120886
Reducing appropriations in the amount of $440,218.08 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the Shoal Creek Valley Trails account of the Capital Improvements Fund; reducing an appropriation in the amount of $37,806.27 in the GO Bond Fund 2011; appropriating that amount to the Shoal Creek Valley Trails account of the GO Bond Fund 2011; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120941
Authorizing a Concession Agreement with U.S. Bank, Contract No. 6212090150, to provide ATM services for the traveling public at the Kansas City International Airport.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120948
Authorizing a $117,000.00 one year agreement with Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, Inc., for air service consulting services at Kansas City International Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in an amount not to exceed $117,000.00.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120950
Authorizing Amendment No. 3 with TranSystems Corporation for approximately $112,000.00 for street improvements; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120951
Estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $201,555.61 in the Capital Improvements Fund for the Main Street Bridge over I-670 project; authorizing an agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc. for approximately $480,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

120963
Repealing Ordinance No.120822, which authorized condemnation and taking private property in fee simple for public use for Redevelopment Project No. 87007315 (Beacon Hill); enacting a new ordinance authorizing condemnation, taking private property in fee simple for public use for Redevelopment Project No. 87007315 (Beacon Hill), all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; renewing a determination of economic blight; receiving new evidence of economic and social blight; making a determination of economic and social blight; providing for the payment of just compensation for property condemned; authorizing continued negotiations and purchase by the Director of the Housing 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.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Ford Move To Introduce

120966
Adopting the AdvanceKC Strategic Plan as the Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Kansas City and directing the City Manager to proceed with the planning and development of the Implementation Phase of the project.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
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