Last Published: 4/29/2014 8:51:43 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:11 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, MICHAEL BROOKS, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - SCOTT TAYLOR
 

140335
RESOLUTION - Declaring April 26, 2014, as "Being the Change! Day" as 'neighbors celebrate neighbors' at the 10th Annual Troost Avenue Festival.


Adopted

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

140341
RESOLUTION - Declaring April, 2014, as Fair Housing Month in Kansas City, Missouri,


Adopted

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

140320
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the various election authorities certifying the election results of the April 8, 2014 General Election.


Received And Filed

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

140321
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and Council from the City Clerk certifying the Election results of the April 8, 2014 General Election.


Received And Filed

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

140325
COMMUNICATION - April 2014 – Accepting and releasing various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance and release.


Received And Filed

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

140326
COMMUNICATION - April 2014-Accepting and releasing various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance and release.


Received And Filed

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

140327
COMMUNICATION - April 2014-Accepting and releasing various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance and release.


Received And Filed

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

140340
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Kansas City International Community Improvement District (KCICID) regarding their proposed budget that was adopted on April 21, 2014 for fiscal year of May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140223
(Sub.)
Authorizing condemnation and taking of a billboard and ancillary rights on the Southeast corner of 20th and Main; receiving evidence of a blighted, substandard and insanitary area; making a determination that the area is blighted, substandard and insanitary; authorizing continued negotiations by the Public Works Department; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney on behalf of the City; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; and authorizing the City Clerk to cause this ordinance to be recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Passed as Substituted

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

140314
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Authorizing an application to the Missouri Development Finance Board for the preliminary authorization of state tax credits in the amount not to exceed $3,500,000.00 to support the construction of a grocery store in Beacon Hill to be located at 27th & Troost, Kansas City, Missouri (“Grocery Store Project”).


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by 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 “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140294
Approving the plat of Barry Greenhills Plaza – 1st Plat, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1448)


Passed

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

140295
Approving the plat of The Reserve at Riverstone – Second Plat, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1328C)


Passed

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

140296
Approving the plat of Prairie View at Bristol Park Second Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0630O)


Passed

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

140297
Approving the plat of Jamal Crossing, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; vacating a portion of a street; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1459A)


Passed

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

140298
Approving the plat of The Village Fifth Plat Lots 1A & 2A, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a certain agreement; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1053K)


Passed

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

140302
Appropriating $62,000.00 from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund; and approving contracts with various agencies in the amount of $117,000.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140309
Renaming Fund No. 3428, the 2014A Special Obligation Bond Fund; estimating and appropriating revenue in Fund 3428, the 2014A Special Obligation Bond Fund, in Fund 3333, the 2014B Special Obligation Bond Fund, and in Fund 5401, the Refunding Bond Fund; appropriating $900,000.00 in Fund No. 3428, for the Downtown Streetcar Project, and $3,750,000.00 in Fund No. 3333 for the Traffic Signal Project; reducing CMAQ Streetcar revenue estimate and Downtown Streetcar Project appropriation in the amount of $169,800.00; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

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

140315
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a one year term and supply contract with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., DBA AT&T Missouri to provide for the implementation and maintenance of voice, data and video circuits; and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contract and mutually agree to four additional one-year terms.


Passed as Substituted

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

140304
Amending the 2013 One Year Action Plan; estimating revenue in the amount of $120,000.00; appropriating that amount in the HOME Investment Fund; authorizing the Director of the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract not to exceed $120,000.00 with Blue Hills Community Services Corporation for the rehabilitation and sale of a house to low income persons through HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

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

140307
Amending the Code of Ordinances by deleting Article III, Swimming and Bathing Facilities consisting of Sections 78-171 through 78-212 and enacting a new Article XV, Swimming and Bathing Facilities, consisting of Sections 34-580 through 34-630.


Passed

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

140245
(Sub.)
Approving the deletion of a Chapter 80 development plan on about 8 acres generally located on the south side of US Highway 40 and on the west side of Logan Avenue; imposing zoning conditions on the development of property on the site. (10389-P-4)


Passed as Substituted

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

140300
Approving the plat of Oak Point Redevelopment Elmwood Housing Project, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1468)


Passed

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

140303
Authorizing a $791,500.00 contract with Treanor Architects for the design of the new North Patrol Police Station; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Brooks) 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 final reading.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130814
(Sub.)
Amending Sections 88-580, Historic Designations and 88-585, Certificates of Appropriateness; and adding a new Section 88-810-045, Administrative Official, to clarify the procedure for historic designations. (254-S-286)


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

140306
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 74, Code of Ordinances, by renumbering Section 74-34 for the purpose of relocating it to the appropriate Article and by repealing Sections 74-1 through 74-33 in their entirety and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like subject matter for the purposes of establishing the Kansas City Chapter 353 Advisory Board and updating the Code of Ordinances with respect to Chapter 353 projects.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Brooks) 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: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140322
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Willie O. Taylor v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 11-0546-CV-W-GAF.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140323
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Abby Mueller v. City of Kansas City, Case No. 1216-CV13075.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140324
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Samuel Buccero v. City of Kansas City, Case No. 1216-CV03212.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140339
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 2-53 and enacting a new Section 2-53 pertaining to campaign contribution limitations.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140317
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $414,743.00 for provision of certain legal services.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140318
Authorizing the Director of Health to enter into contracts with area health centers, along with Children's Mercy Hospital, and Truman Medical Center to provide primary health care services for indigent residents in Kansas City, Missouri; and declaring an emergency.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140310
Approving the plat of Tuscany Hills Second Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1226A)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140311
Approving the plat of Lidia’s Freight House, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1386D)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140312
Approving the plat of Woodneath Farms, The Links – Third Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0780T)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140313
Approving the plat of Cabinrock Subdivision, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1475)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140319
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the denial of the Truman Road Tax Increment Financing Plan.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140330
Detaching from the City 27.965 acres generally located south of N.E. 76th Street and south of N. Spruce Avenue, at the eastern city limits of Gladstone, Missouri. (100-AN-12)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140331
Detaching from the City approximately 9.3 acres generally located on the south side of N.W. 78th Street between N. Broadway Avenue on the west and N. Main Street on the east, upon the annexation of said property by the City of Gladstone, Missouri. (100-AN-11)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140337
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for DST Systems, Inc. for the purpose of the expansion, renovation, improvement and equipping of an office industry consisting of a computer operation at the DST Systems, Inc. Data Center located at 7201 E. 64th Court; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and DST Systems, Inc.; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $110,000,000.00; 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

140268
Estimating revenues in the amount of $1,364,683.05 in the Public Works Reimbursable Fund; appropriating that amount to special projects maintenance accounts; authorizing an agreement with Black and McDonald for streetlight and traffic signal repair and maintenance for approximately $5,520,000; and establishing an effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140270
Authorizing condemnation and taking of private property in fee simple for public use for redevelopment project no. 87007315 (Beacon Hill) on the Southwest corner of 27th St. and Troost Ave, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; authorizing continued negotiations by the Public Works Department; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney on behalf of the City; and directing the City Clerk to cause this ordinance to be recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Jackson County, Missouri.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140290
Authorizing a contract for approximately $2,640,000.00 with JM Fahey for the resurfacing of various streets generally between the Missouri River and 63rd Street; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140328
Approving various Traffic Regulations in compliance with Chapter 70 of the Code of Ordinances.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140329
Declaring it necessary to change and re-establish the grades and the relocation, opening, establishing and dedication of Right of Way on NW 72nd Street; and directing the City Clerk to publish notice and to record this ordinance.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140332
Reducing appropriations in the amount of $737,862.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the North Jackson Avenue Improvements from Vivion to Gladstone City Limits account; authorizing re-appropriation of unexpended and unencumbered balances of the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 to the Fiscal Year 2014-2015; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140333
Authorizing a contract for approximately $2,950,000.00 with Ideker, Inc. for the resurfacing of various streets generally north of the Missouri River; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140334
Authorizing a contract for approximately $2,700,000.00 with Superior Bowen for the resurfacing of various streets generally south of 63rd Street; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140338
Approving execution of an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Country Club Plaza of Kansas City, Missouri Transportation Development District for implementation of certain transportation projects.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move To Introduce

140342
RESOLUTION - Authorizing an application to the Missouri Development Finance Board for the preliminary authorization of state tax credits in the amount not to exceed $2,550,000.00 to support improvements to the National World War I Museum.


Councilmember Marcason (Second by Reed) Move to Adopt

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


Adopted

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

140343
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to institute policies that will establish a transparent and inclusive process when a public-private partnership is being considered for any City service or function.


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

140344
RESOLUTION - Expressing support for the Water Services Department in promoting urban agriculture and assisting local community groups and farmers access water for their gardens and farms through a water assistance program.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
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