Last Published: 1/6/2017 12:09:42 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - MELBA CURLS
Present:4 - SCOTT WAGNER, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, COKETHEA HILL
 

150486
Accepting and approving a $10,600.00 grant from Children’s Mercy Hospital to implement a Healthy Lifestyle Initiative Program in Kansas City; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOODS, HOUSING & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Staff from the Health Department testified that in Kansas City, Missouri heart disease is the second leading cause of death. A higher percentage of non-Hispanic black men and women die prematurely from heart disease than do their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and is generally related to lack of physical activity and inappropriate nutrition. Data has indicated that 29.7% of adult Kansas City residents were obese, with rates highest among non-Hispanic blacks (44.2%), particularly black women. Obesity has also increased among children, causing them increased development of chronic conditions such as diabetes. This two-year CMH Healthy Lifestyle Initiative grant fund for $10,600 will focus on providing technical support and successful strategies to healthy lifestyle organizations working toward small and large policy changes supporting healthy lifestyle activities. The grant will allow for expansion and a coordination framework of local efforts to reduce rates of obesity (Childhood and Adult), with a long term impact goal of reducing the incidence of heart disease and pre-mature death rates. In order to do this, grant partners will focus on evidence based strategies that support environmental policy changes that promote the adoption of healthy lifestyle choices Staff from the health department will work closely with Children’s Mercy Hospital and their partners to develop and beta test the materials for the Healthy Living Initiative.
Ayes: 4 - Curls, Wagner, Reed, Glover
Nays: 0

150488
Amending the 2014 and 2015 One Year Action Plans and authorizing submittal of a Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its consideration to permit additional public facility funding and amend the budget in support of the Linwood YMCA and the Palestine Senior Center projects; estimating revenue and appropriations in the amount of $600,000.00 in the Community Development Block Grant Fund; and authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to execute the contracts.


NEIGHBORHOODS, HOUSING & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Staff from Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department testified that Linwood YMCA - combines with a range of other funds to create $8 million for the renovation of the facility . Incl.: Gymnasium, wellness center, pool, health care center, all-weather field, and parking; - Palestine Senior Center - provides new roof, kitchen facilities, expands 1st floor rec area, and offices.
Ayes: 5 - Curls, Wagner, Reed, Glover, Hill
Nays: 0

150490
Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, four unimproved lots located at 8122 Olive Street, 8201 Brooklyn Avenue, 8207 Brooklyn Avenue and 8209 Brooklyn Avenue which will expand Marlborough Park.


NEIGHBORHOODS, HOUSING & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Staff from Parks and Recreation Department testified that it is the desire of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to enhance and expand open space and recreation opportunities by adding additions to the parks system in appropriate situations. Marlborough Park is an 18.01 acre neighborhood park whose assembly began in 1981 and is generally located in the vicinity of E. 83rd Street and Park Avenue. The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners would like the City Council’s approval to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, four parcels of land located at 8122 Olive Street, 8201 Brooklyn Avenue, 8207 Brooklyn Avenue and 8209 Brooklyn Avenue which will expand Marlborough Park.
Ayes: 5 - Curls, Wagner, Reed, Glover, Hill
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be general discussion(s) on current Neighborhood and Healthy Communities Committee issues.
 
 2. 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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