Last Published: 5/7/2020 9:04:44 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - TERESA LOAR
Present:4 - ERIC BUNCH, MELISSA ROBINSON, KEVIN O'NEILL, KATHERYN SHIELDS
 
 
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 Water Services

200248
Authorizing a $478,634.00 Design Professional Services Contract with HDR Engineering, Inc., for the Water Main Replacement in the Area of Fairchild Drive to Kensington Avenue, E. 149th Street to W. Markey Road project.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS"
Matt Bond and Travis Kiefer, Water Services, testified that this ordinance is for design of replacement of 14,500 linear feet of 6-inch, 8-inch and 12-inch water mains. The design will also provide plans to extend a 12-inch water main of 3,000 linear feet for future increased supply to the Niagara bottling plant. This will improve the distribution system reliability, increase hydraulic conveyance capacity, and support fire protection. This contract also includes project administration, preliminary field and record investigations, property surveys, pipeline route survey, preliminary and final design, and preparation of construction drawings for bidding.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 Public Works

200256
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a Funding and Reimbursement Agreement between the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri and the City of Kansas City, Missouri for the design of waterline and road improvements along Platte Purchase Drive pursuant to the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
David Miller, Public Works Department, testified that this ordinance will authorize the Director of Public Works to execute a funding and reimbursement agreement between the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri and City of Kansas City, Missouri for the design of waterline and road improvements along Platte Purchase Drive pursuant to the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan. The financing agreement among the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, City of Kansas City, Missouri, Clay County, Missouri, and the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri which included funding for the construction of waterlines to and within Platte Purchase Park, this is a priority for the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department. Sanitary sewers were installed to Platte Purchase Park in 2015 but no waterlines are connected to the Park which doesn't allow functioning restrooms for baseball and playground users of the Park. Project will replace the temporary sanitary facilities with functioning restrooms and reduce the need for port a potty service. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 5 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill, Shields
Nays: 0

200258
(Sub.)
Appropriating $1,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Mass Transportation Fund to the KCATA Operations account; authorizing an agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to provide regular transit services, RideKC Freedom paratransit transportation for elderly and disabled residents of Kansas City, and certain specialized services; and authorizing the expenditure of $57,580,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/22/2020)"

200263
Estimating revenues in the amount of $927,006.00 in the Street Maintenance Fund; appropriating that amount to the Street Lighting Special Projects Maintenance account; and authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a contract with Black and McDonald for streetlight and traffic signal repair and maintenance in the amount of $5,761,248.06.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/15/2020)"

200005
RESOLUTION - Updating the City’s Climate Protection Plan to include new greenhouse gas reduction goals and incorporating into City policy and operations; and directing the City Manager to submit the new climate Protection Plan to Council by September 30, 2020.


F & G AND T & I JOINT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/6/2020)"

200019
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Adopting a goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030 and endorsing Vision Zero as a comprehensive and holistic approach to achieving this goal; directing the City Manager to convene a Vision Zero Task Force by August 1, 2020; directing the City Manager to work with the Vision Zero Task Force to create a Vision Zero Action Plan; and directing the City Manager to submit the Vision Zero Action Plan to Council by December 1, 2020.


F & G AND T & I JOINT COMMITTEE recommends "REFERRED TO F & G AND T & I JOINT COMMITTEE"

200143
RESOLUTION - Adopting the 2018 Urban Forest Master Plan and directing the City Manager to identify a funding strategy to implement the Plan’s recommendations.


F & G AND T & I JOINT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/6/2020)"

200188
Amending Chapter 64, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,” by repealing Section 64-74, Establishment of specifications for work on surface of streets, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that establishes a policy to address potholes.


F & G AND T & I JOINT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/6/2020)"
 
 Public Works

200165
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a construction manager at risk contract with KC Streetcar Constructors for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension project that includes Phase I - Preconstruction Services in the amount of $2,700,000.00 and, subject to appropriation of funds and successful negotiation of a Final Guaranteed Maximum Price, Phase II Construction Services; and authorizing an agreement with HDR in the amount of $4,709,672.00 for design work for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension project.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/15/2020)"

200222
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the U.S. 169 “Buck” O'Neil Bridge over the Missouri River Project; establishing Fund No. 3442, the Special Obligation Series 2021A Fund; estimating revenue and appropriating $72,800,000.00 in Fund No. 3442 the Special Obligation Series 2021A Fund; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the bond proceeds for certain expenditures; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and establishing the effective date of this ordinance.


TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS COMM recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Russ Johnson, Public Works Department, testified that this ordinance will authorize the City Manager to enter into a Cost Apportionment Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the U.S. 169 “Buck” O'Neil Bridge over the Missouri River Project, declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the bond proceeds for certain expenditures. The project will solve multiple dated transportation barriers allowing for a new bridge for pedestrians to safely cross the river to a dedicated facility. The new Bridge will connect with I-35 reducing the auto emissions created today by the stoplights at 5th-6th and Broadway. The new bridge will not require substantial maintenance for 30 or more years much like the Heart of America Bridge which has been open for nearly 30 years. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Bunch, Robinson, O'Neill
Nays: 1 - Shields
 
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee issues.
 
 2. Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 11 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss specifications for competitive bidding; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 12 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss sealed bids or proposals; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss confidential or privileged communications with auditors.
 
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