Last Published: 7/25/2017 10:28:49 AM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:

Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Terminal Developer, LLC and Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. for a terminal modernization project at the Kansas City International Airport; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date pursuant to Section 503(a)(3)(D) of the Charter.

Councilwoman Justus opened the meeting advising those in attendance, that what is before the City Council at this time is the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Burns & McDonnell. The Council has opened the matter of the new terminal to a Request for Product/Quotes (RFP/Q) process. She advised that before the committee today is changing. Public testimony was given by Charles Lindsey, Bill Livingston, Bill Super, Gabriel Okafor, Sheila Tracy, Anthony Arnold, Alicia Stephens, Tim Bell, Jay Hodges, Warren Watkins, Michael Barrera, Sandy Eeds, Dennis Cheroweth and Don Hensley. Councilmembers made the following final comments: Councilwoman Loar, stated that during her campaign she did not meet any constituents in favor of a new airport. She also noted that she wants a vote on this matter and that her comment of slowing down was not concerning the vote but rather that the MOU did not guarantee prevailing wage. Also, that the WBE/MBE was not guaranteed therefore, this caused her to want to review the MOU so the Council could do their due diligence. Councilman Lucas noted that he wanted to make sure that the process for this matter is fair. He said the full Council is working to the give the voters an opportunity to vote on the matter with a fair process that is clear and accurate. Councilman Fowler stated that the matter of prevailing wage will be placed on whoever is selected for this project. He further stated that the council is not blindly adopting anything on this issue; also, that a performance bond will be on this project to cover the project if Burns and McDonnell does not complete it. Councilman McManus stated this discussion will continue and there will be a meeting on 6/10 at the South patrol and all are welcome to attend. Councilman Reed stated that local hires, prevailing wage and minority hires will be a part of this project and language will be included to make sure. He advised that this is not the last meeting and he has a meeting coming up the 3rd Monday at Gregg Splice Community Center at 6:00AM. He said this is a decision for generations to come and that our city deserves a world class facility. Councilwoman Justus stated the process for this project is paramount and for this reason the RFQ/P is being improved. She explained that the Council has a process which they are going through now they will then have to make a decision so that this matter can come before the voters. A microcassette audio recording of the full meeting is on file in the City Clerk’s Office. The speaker cards are on file In the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 6 - Justus, Reed, Fowler, McManus, Lucas, Loar
Nays: 0
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Airport Committee issues and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issues including the Terminal Modernization Project at KCI.
 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; (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12; (5) records which are protected from disclosure by law, pursuant to subsection 14; (6) operational guidelines, policies and specific response plans for use in responding to or preventing any critical incident which is or appears to be terrorist in nature and which has the potential to endanger individual or public safety or health, pursuant to subsection 18. Disclosure of this information would impair the public governmental body's ability to protect the security or safety of persons or real property so that the public interest in nondisclosure outweighs the public interest in disclosure of the records; and/or (7) existing or proposed security systems and structural plans of real property owned or leased by the City, pursuant to subsection 19. Disclosure of these information would impair the public governmental body's ability to protect the security or safety of persons or real property, and shall in the same writing state that the public interest in nondisclosure outweighs the public interest in disclosure of the records.
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