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Legislation #: 130386 Introduction Date: 5/16/2013
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/23/2013
Sponsor: None
Title: Authorizing the Director of Public Works to extend the term of a contract with American Traffic Solutions, LLC (“ATS”); and authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a contract with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and declaring an emergency.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/8/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/16/2013 Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee
5/22/2013 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
5/23/2013 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 130386

Authorizing the Director of Public Works to extend the term of a contract with American Traffic Solutions, LLC (“ATS”); and authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a contract with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission; and declaring an emergency.

WHEREAS, per ordinance 080402 the Council has previously entered into a five year contract with ATS expiring June 30, 2013; and,

WHEREAS, the Red Light Camera Program has successfully reduced traffic violations; and,

WHEREAS, the Council expresses its intent to extend the existing program in accordance with the contract terms; and,

WHEREAS, the Red Light Camera Program is necessary for the public safety and the contract with ATS allows a renewal of its provisions only with 30 days’ notice prior to its termination and this ordinance needs to take immediate effect for there to be sufficient time to provide notice of such renewal, therefore, pursuant to Section 503 of the Charter an emergency is declared due to the immediate passage of this ordinance being necessary to preserve public safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the Director of Public Works is hereby authorized to extend the term of a contract for an additional five-year period starting July 1, 2013, with American Traffic Solutions, LLC for the purpose of continuously providing automated red light photo enforcement services (“red light cameras”) throughout the City.

Section 2. That the Director of Public Works is hereby authorized to execute, on behalf of the City, a contract with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the purpose of allowing the City to cause ATS to install and operate the red light cameras in state owned right-of-way.

Section 3. That an emergency is declared pursuant to Section 503(a)(2) of the Charter due to the immediate passage of this ordinance being necessary to preserve public safety.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Nelson V. Munoz

Assistant City Attorney