Last Published: 6/5/2015 3:46:35 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:12 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, COKETHEA HILL, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
 

150426
RESOLUTION - Recognizing Theta Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity as it celebrates its Centennial Anniversary and honoring the Theta Boulé Foundation as it hosts the 2015 Scholarship Awards Luncheon in support of their firm commitment to social justice, public service, and the facilitation of educational opportunities for our youth.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150436
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Plaza East Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150437
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to Accept the Redevelopment Contract Proposal of Walnut Creek Ranch, LLC for the 1700 Wyandotte Project in the Film Row PIEA Area.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150438
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to Accept the Redevelopment Contract Proposal of Walnut Creek Ranch, LLC for the 1706-1710 Wyandotte Project in the Film Row PIEA Area.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Wagner) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the resolutions listed on today’s docket as “Resolutions for Same Day Adoption” be presented to Council for consideration for immediate adoption today.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150446
RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Brian Rabineau as an alternate City representative to the Tax Increment Financing Commission.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150299
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled “Buildings and Building Regulations,” by enacting a new Article XVI consisting of Sections 18-500 through 18-508 entitled “Energy Empowerment” to establish an energy benchmarking and reporting requirement for certain buildings and requiring the City Manager to report on the status of utility data aggregation capabilities relative to the requirements of this ordinance.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, James, Jr.
Nays: 1 - Sharp

150368
Authorizing a Design Professional Services contract for $8,500,000.00 with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. to provide Overflow Control Plan program management services; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $20,000,000.00 for the contract subject to future appropriations; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

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

150409
RESOLUTION - Amending the Blue Ridge Corridor Project Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Plan and Map for an area of approximately 3 acres generally located at the northwest corner of E. 87th Street and Fremont Avenue from residential to commercial. (403-S-5)


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Wagner) 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: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
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.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
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.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150342
Approving the Block 140 Chapter 353 Development Plan on the southern half of a tract of land generally bound by E. Fourteenth Street on the north, Grand Boulevard on the east, Truman Road on the south, and Walnut Street on the west, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; reaffirming and declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area; authorizing certain tax abatements and providing for the payment of certain payments in lieu of tax; authorizing the execution of certain agreements in connection with the foregoing; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150403
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Revised Commerce Tower Village Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Revised Commerce Tower Village Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating a Redevelopment Area; expressing the City Council’s intent with regard to future amendments to the Revised Commerce Tower Village Tax Increment Financing Plan; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150408
Rezoning a .523 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of N.E. Vivion Road and N. Elmwood Avenue, from District B1-1 and R-6 to District B2-1. (3557-P-1)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150410
Rezoning a 3 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of E. 87th Street and Fremont Avenue to consider rezoning property from Districts R-7.5 and UR to District B2-2, and approving a development plan to allow for a gasoline and fuel sales use. (6720-P-18 & 6720-P-19).


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150418
Determining that the Brush Creek Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150419
Determining that the Performing Arts District Tax Increment Financing Plan did not make satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150421
Determining that the Summit Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

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.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
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.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Ford) 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: 13 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Hill, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150427
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by 911 E. Walnut, LLC, Claim No. T1415-0862A.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150428
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim entitled William Riley, Claim No. S1314-0237A.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150432
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, “Classification and Compensation Plan,” by repealing Section 2-1104, Special leave, and enacting a new section of like number and subject matter that establishes a paid parental leave policy for eligible employees.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150439
Estimating revenues and appropriating $48,936,874.85 in the Refunding Bond Fund from the sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds Series 2015A; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150447
Amending Chapter 3, Code of Ordinances by repealing Sections 3-3, Contract solicitation, 3-7, Contract solicitation waivers; ordinances, 3-41, Contract authorization, 3-61, Tax Clearance, 3-91, Escalation of dollar limits, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters that codify the automatic adjustment to contracting dollar thresholds by the consumer price index and moving the adjustment date to reflect the new council election date.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150449
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a six-month $599,080.00 contract extension with Legal Aid of Western Missouri for the legal representation of indigent defendants in Kansas City Municipal Court. .


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

150433
Approving the petition to establish the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District; establishing the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement, generally located at the N.E. corner of the intersection of Interstate 29 Highway and N.W. Tiffany Springs Parkway in Platte County, Kansas City, Missouri; determining the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District to be a blighted area; determining that certain actions are reasonably anticipated to remediate blighting conditions and will serve a public purpose; requiring the annual submission of certain records; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150434
Declaring an area generally bounded by E. 62nd Street on the north, E. 63rd Street on the south, Cherry Street on the west, and Holmes Street on the east to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the 63rd and Holmes Urban Renewal Plan.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150440
Rezoning a 0.5 acre tract of land generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Parkway and Main Street from District R-0.3 to District B2-5. (14561-P).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150441
RESOLUTION - Amending the Plaza Urban Design and Development plan for the future development and redevelopment of the 0.5 acres area generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Parkway and Main Street, by changing the recommended land use from “No Recommended Rezoning” to “Limited Redevelopment with Specific Guidelines.” (225-S-25)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150442
RESOLUTION - Amending the Country Club Area Plan by changing the recommended land use on about 0.5 acre, generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Pkwy and Main Street, from Office to Mixed Use Neighborhood. (260-S-10).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150443
Approving an amendment to a previously approved Preliminary Development plan in District MPD on about 77 acres, generally located north of E. 63rd Street, on the north and east sides of Citadel Drive (between Brooklyn Avenue on the east and Blue Hills Road on the west) to allow for the deletion of 1.31 acres from the plan. (6469-P-9)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150444
Amending Chapter 88, Section 88-445, Signs, to make revisions regarding the size, location and abandonment of signs.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150445
Rezoning a 0.5 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of E. 63rd Street and Holmes Road from District B3-2 to District UR, and approving a preliminary development plan for a 23-unit residential building. (14562-UR).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150448
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 50-73, 50-168, 50-169, 50-173, 50-232, 50-242 and 50-262 relating to offenses and enacting in lieu thereof seven new sections of like number and subject.


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee
 
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