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Legislation #: 160951 Introduction Date: 12/8/2016
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER WAGNER
Title: Stating the Council’s intention regarding the use of up to $800 million in general obligation bond proceeds in the event that voters approve authorization of such bonds on April 4, 2017; and directing the City Manager to annually include in the City’s five-year business plan a recommendation on the amount of bonds to issue each year and specific projects to be funded.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/8/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/8/2016 Referred to F & G and T & I Joint Committee
12/15/2016 Hold On Agenda (12/22/2016)
12/22/2016 Hold On Agenda (1/11/2017)
1/12/2017 Hold On Agenda (1/19/2017)
1/19/2017 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
1/19/2017 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 160951

 

Stating the Council’s intention regarding the use of up to $800 million in general obligation bond proceeds in the event that voters approve authorization of such bonds on April 4, 2017; and directing the City Manager to annually include in the City’s five-year business plan a recommendation on the amount of bonds to issue each year and specific projects to be funded.

 

WHEREAS, the Council has passed Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 160877, which submits proposals to voters for authorization of $800 million in new general obligation bonds on April 4, 2017; and

WHEREAS, voter approval of these proposals will provide a new source of funding for basic capital infrastructure including but not limited to streets, bridges, sidewalks, flood control, parks and public buildings; and

 

WHEREAS, this new source of funding will not be used to cover Airport improvements or the expansion of the Streetcar; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Manager has recommended a 20-year, comprehensive capital improvements program to the Council inclusive of the aforementioned $800 million in general obligation bonds; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Council to approve the City Manager’s recommended capital improvements plan, which focuses the use of the general obligation bonds’ portion of the plan on repairing, replacing, rebuilding, and expanding existing infrastructure; and

 

WHEREAS, the City charter requires the Council annually adopt a five-year financial plan, as part of their annual business plan, by November 1st each year; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council desires each year’s submitted five-year financial plan include a recommendation from the City Manager regarding the amount of bonds to be issued from the $800 million within the context of the City’s existing and projected financial condition including full consideration of the City’s general obligation credit rating and outlook and the effect of the proposed bond issuance pattern on taxpayers, as the principal and interest payments for each bond issue will be paid from property taxes generated from the City’s debt levy; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council desire to state their intention concerning the allocation of the bond proceeds, less costs of issuance, in the event that the proposals are approved by the voters; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Council hereby states that, in the event that the voters approve the issuance of up to $600 million in general obligation bonds on April 4, 2017, its goals for the allocation of such proceeds are as follows:

 

Street Construction and Reconstruction projects shall focus on safety, capacity or reconstruction of existing streets and include bike and pedestrian facilities where appropriate, as referenced in Exhibit A. These projects include traffic synchronization and other complete street concepts as appropriate, including street trees.

 

Bridge Rehabilitation projects shall focus on those projects which best improve the City’s bridge sufficiency ratings so that 90% are rated in good or better condition. Examples of the types of eligible projects in this category that may be funded in part or in whole are:

 

·         Byram’s Ford bridge – Over Round Grove Creek

·         Gregory Boulevard bridge – Over the Big Blue River

·         Benton Boulevard bridge – Over Brush Creek

·         E. 12th Street bridge – Over the Big Blue River

 

Section 2. The projects in the list attached as Exhibit A may change slightly over time as the City implements an asset management system for its street network. Streets needing significant repair may be identified to generate long-term financial benefits to the City if addressed.  

 

Sidewalk projects shall focus on systematically repairing and replacing existing sidewalks without assessment to adjoining property owners.

 

·         For all petitioned projects the City would provide a minimum 50% match for petitioned neighborhood sidewalks where sidewalks do not currently exist

o   Higher City contribution may be available in priority areas (e.g., arterial streets, bus routes, and schools) and a further reduction for benefitting property owners may be made available through pay-as-you-go funding through the capital improvements sales tax

·         Funding will also address an estimated 450 intersections that need ADA-compliant curb ramps

·         The City Manager will utilize the Full Employment Council job training programs where possible to provide construction training opportunities to individuals seeking job assistance

·         Furthermore, the City Manager is directed to stop the collection of outstanding sidewalk special assessment balances if the bonds are authorized by voters

 

Section 3. A maximum amount of $150 million of the $600 million will be allocated to sidewalk projects. The Council agrees to develop a comprehensive plan that includes an assessment of needs throughout the different council districts in order to allocate the available funds. The final distribution of funds will be subject to Council adopting an ordinance that implements the comprehensive plan.

 

 

Section 4. That the Council hereby states that, in the event that the voters approve the issuance of up to $150 million in general obligation bonds on April 4, 2017, its goals for the allocation of such proceeds are as follows:

 

Flood Control projects shall focus on completing and expanding efforts to protect homes and businesses. Examples of the types of eligible projects in this category that may be funded in part or in whole are:

 

Projects that leverage federal funds for construction:

·         Enshriner’s Lake/Brush Creek – Dredge, restore shoreline, raise trail for east end of Brush Creek

·         Swope Park Industrial Area

·         Dodson Industrial Area

·         KC Levees

·         Turkey Creek – Hillside drainage

 

Other Important Flood Control Projects:

·         Brookside storm drainage – Prevent frequent flooding

·         Westport/Mill Creek drainage – Prevent frequent flooding

·         Line Creek – Channel stabilization and modification along East Fork of Line Creek

·         Indian Creek – State Line to Wornall Road

·         Town Fork Creek – Prevent frequent flooding

 

Section 5. That the Council hereby states that, in the event that the voters approve the issuance of up to $50 million in general obligation bonds on April 4, 2017, its goals for the allocation of such proceeds are as follows:

 

Public Buildings projects shall focus on improving access, extending useful life and in some cases building new facilities and repair of fountains and monuments. Examples of the types of eligible projects in this category that may be funded in part or in whole are:

 

·         KC Animal Shelter – Replace, enlarge, provide serviceable space

·         4900 Swope Parkway Office Building renovation

·         KC Museum – Restoration of Corinthian Hall

·         ADA upgrades and improvements at City Hall and various park locations including Swope Park and Swope Park Pool

 

Section 6. That the Council directs the City Manager to include in each year’s submitted five-year financial plan and Capital Improvements Plan, a recommendation regarding the amount of bonds to be issued from the $800 million in general obligation bond authorization. Such plan will also detail the proposed issuance pattern’s effect on the City’s financial condition, general obligation credit rating and the impact on property tax rates and taxpayers.

 

Section 7. The Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) shall review and comment on the City Manager’s recommendations to the Council on the projects to be funded in each bond issue. Recognizing that there are needs throughout Kansas City, use of bond proceeds should be fairly distributed city-wide.

 

Section 8. Directing the City Manager to implement a Community Benefit Agreement Plan in conjunction with construction and reconstruction of each project exceeding $300,000.00, which will support local workforce development and employment opportunities, particularly among historically underrepresented groups, and continuing to increase the number of local, women-owned, and minority-owned business firm contracts with the City relating to infrastructure projects.

 

Section 9. That the City Manager is directed to provide to the Council an annual report, summarizing the use of the bond proceeds for the previous 12 months as well as a report with a list of projects anticipated to be completed each year.

 

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EXHIBIT A

 

103rd Street Bridge over Indian Creek (East of State Line Road)

107th Street from Blue Ridge to James A Reed

12th Street Bridge over the Big Blue River (between Crystal and I-435 outer road)

135th Street - Wornall to Hwy 150

20th Street Improvements

Admiral Boulevard Improvements

23rd Street Reconstruction from Prospect to Indiana

27th Street Reconstruction from Troost Ave to Prospect Ave.

31st/Linwood/Van Brunt Intersection

39th Street Reconstruction from Elmwood to Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.

43rd Street and Pittman Road Bridge (and intersection improvements)

63rd Street Reconstruction from Prospect to Troost

75th Street - Swope Industrial District

Benton Blvd. Bridge over Brush Creek

Blue River Rd. Landslide Issues - 87th St. to Red Bridge Rd.

Briarcliff Parkway/NE 42nd Street - N. Oak Trafficway to Davidson

Broadway/West Pennway Bridge over KCTRR

Brookside Plaza Street Improvements

Byrams Ford Bridge over Round Grove Creek (between Raytown Rd. and 47th Terrace)

Cleveland Bridge over Brush Creek

Front Street from I-35 to I-435 (City Obligation)

Frost Road Bridge

Gillham Road Corridor Improvements

Grand Blvd. from 14th to 27th Street

Gregory Boulevard - Eastern Avenue to Blue Ridge Blvd.

Hillcrest Road Bridge (200' south of Oldham)

Holmes Road Bridge over Indian Creek Rehab (north of 100th Terrace)

Holmes Road Improvements – Minor Drive to 137th Street

JC Nichols Parkway Bridge over Brush Creek

Lee's Summit Road from Anderson Dr. to Lakewood Blvd. (Hardin Curves)

Lee's Summit Road from Lakewood Blvd. to Gregory

Line Creek Parkway - NW 62nd Street to NW 68th Street

Line Creek Parkway from NW 68th Street to NW 72nd Street

Maplewoods Parkway from M-1 to N. Antioch

Meyer Blvd. from Wornall to Baltimore

N Antioch Road Bridge over small creek

N Brighton - N Pleasant Valley Rd. to NE 72nd Street

N Coventry from NW 68th Street to NW 76th Street

N Green Hills Rd. from NW 78th Street to Barry Road

N Green Hills Rd from NW Old Tiffany Springs Rd to NW 108th Street

N Hampton Rd. Bridge (just south of NW Tiffany Park Rd.)

N Woodland/Maplewoods Parkway from Shoal Creek Parkway to Cookingham

NE 45th Street Bridge

NE 79th Street from N Oak to Oak Park High School/Troost

NE Industrial Trafficway Bridge and Street Improvements Cherry to Nicholson

NE Parvin Rd. Improvements from NE Davidson to N Brighton

NE Pleasant Valley Rd. from N Brighton to N Searcy Creek Pkwy.

North Oak Trafficway Reconstruction

NW 108th Street/Shoal Creek Pkwy. from Cosby to Platte Purchase

NW 108th Street Single Lane Bridge Replacement

NW Tiffany Park Drive Bridge (west of Hampton Road)

Old Bannister Road over Big Blue River and over Blue river Road (2 bridges)

Oldham Road Bridge 500' south of KCSRR

Paseo Gateway (Paseo Blvd. and Independence Ave.)

Prospect MAX

Red Bridge Road from Blue River Road to Grandview Road

Red Bridge Road Reconstruction from Holmes Rd. to Wornall Rd.

Roanoke Pkwy. Bridge over Brush Creek Deck Rehab

Rockhill Road Improvements

Searcy Creek Pkwy. from NE 48th Street to Maple Park Middle School

West Pennway Improvements to Summit Street intersection

Westport Triangle Improvements

Wornall Road Reconstruction from 63rd Street to 79th Street

Wornall Road Reconstruction from 85th Street to 89th Street