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Legislation #: 130063 Introduction Date: 1/24/2013
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER REED
Title: Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a $212,500.00 contract with HECO, Inc. for the demolition of the Horace Mann School and additional structures; authorizing the Director to amend the contract in the amount of $185,760.00 for additional abatement work; appropriating $398,260.00; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.

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1/24/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/24/2013 Councilmember Reed Move to Advance
1/24/2013 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 130063

 

Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a $212,500.00 contract with HECO, Inc. for the demolition of the Horace Mann School and additional structures; authorizing the Director to amend the contract in the amount of $185,760.00 for additional abatement work; appropriating $398,260.00; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.

 

WHEREAS, due to a fire in the Horace Mann School Building, located at 2008 E. 39th Street (“School”), the building has been designated as dangerous and is necessary for it to be demolished; and

 

WHEREAS, in addition to the School, there are four additional dangerous houses in the immediate vicinity of the School that also need to be demolished located at 3818, 3821, 3831 and 3843 Garfield; and

 

WHEREAS, the City is funding the demolitions through its Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds made available through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA); and

 

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 120823 authorized the submission of a substantial amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) in order to amend the City’s application for NSP-3 funding to include the demolition of the School and additional structures; and

 

WHEREAS, the City bid the demolition work and awarded the contract to HECO, Inc. in the amount of $212,500.00; and

 

WHEREAS, additional environmental abatement work is necessary including the removal of loose and peeling paint in the amount of $185,760.00; and

 

WHEREAS, the NSP funds must be expended by March 2013 in order for the City to utilize the funding; NOW THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Director of General Services is authorized to execute a $212,500.00 contract with HECO, Inc. for the demolition of the Horace Mann School and additional structures.

 

Section 2. That the Director of General Services is authorized to amend the contract in the amount of $185,760.00 for additional abatement work.

 

Section 3. That the sum of $398,260.00 is hereby appropriated from the Neighborhood Stabilization Grant Fund to the following account in the Neighborhood Stabilization Grand Fund:

 

12-2510-555200-B-G55NSP3 NSP Grant $398,260.00

 

Section 4. That the Director of General Services is designated requisitioning authority for Account No. 12-2510-555200.

 

Section 5. That this ordinance is recognized as an emergency measure within the provisions of Section 503 of the City Charter in that it appropriates money, and shall take effect in accordance with that section.

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

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Nicole Rowlette

Assistant City Attorney