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Legislation #: 061341 Introduction Date: 11/30/2006
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Article V, Division 13, Code of Ordinances, entitled Neighborhood and Community Services, by repealing Sections 2-521 through 2-529, and enacting new sections to establish the department through ordinance and to establish divisions within the department to reflect a restructuring of the department; and directing that certain lead manager positions in the department be evaluated for appropriate classifications and pay ranges.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/30/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/30/2006 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
12/13/2006 Hold Off Agenda
7/18/2007 Release
7/20/2007 Released

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ORDINANCE NO. 061341

 

Amending Chapter 2, Article V, Division 13, Code of Ordinances, entitled Neighborhood and Community Services, by repealing Sections 2-521 through 2-529, and enacting new sections to establish the department through ordinance and to establish divisions within the department to reflect a restructuring of the department; and directing that certain lead manager positions in the department be evaluated for appropriate classifications and pay ranges.

WHEREAS, the department of neighborhood and community services has undergone significant restructuring to more efficiently and effectively provide services to the citizens of Kansas City; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Article V, Division 13, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 2-521 through 2-529, and enacting new sections, to read as follows:

 

DIVISION 13. NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

Sec. 2-521. Establishment.

 

(a) There is established a department of neighborhood and community services to be under the control and supervision of a director of neighborhood and community services.

 

(b) The department of neighborhood and community services is the successor to the former welfare department and community services department.

Sec. 2-522. Divisions; duties of director.

 

(a) The neighborhood and community services department shall consist of the following divisions: neighborhood and community preservation, property preservation, human and public services, tow services, regulated industries, animal health and public safety, and correctional services. The work and responsibilities of the divisions shall be under the control and supervision of the director of neighborhood and community services and the directors designees. The director shall have the power to enter into service agreements and contracts with other agencies or individuals when authorized by ordinance to do so.

 

(b) The director shall oversee the operation of support services. The work of support services shall be under the direct control and supervision of the director of neighborhood and community services. The work shall include the general administration of the department, including accounting, payroll, purchasing, and human resources activities. The office of support services will administer the neighborhood tourist development fund and oversee grant reporting and grant management for the department.

 

(c) The director shall oversee the operations of neighborhood services. Neighborhood services is responsible for the planning and administration of all neighborhood-related programs and services as may be prescribed by ordinance.

 

Sec. 2-523. Division of Neighborhood and community preservation.

 

The division of neighborhood and community preservation shall be responsible for property maintenance and nuisance code enforcement. Special programs to address problems related to vacant properties, substandard rental housing shall be administered in this division.

 

Sec. 2-524. Division of property preservation.

 

The division of property preservation shall administer programs that provide home repair and weatherization services for qualified individuals.

 

Sec. 2-525. Division of human and public services.

 

The division of human and public services shall be responsible for administration of social service programs to benefit qualified individuals and families. These programs will include senior adult services, foster grandparent, child care, emergency shelter, mayors Christmas tree and similar programs.

 

Sec. 2-526. Division of tow services.

 

The division of tow services is responsible for towing abandoned vehicles from city streets and private property. The division will respond to requests for tow services from the police department when drivers are arrested or stolen vehicles recovered, to assist with clearing accident scenes, and for other towing authorized by the code of ordinances.

 

Sec. 2-527. Division of regulated industries.

 

The division of regulated industries will provide for enforcement of codes that regulate sales of alcoholic beverages, adult entertainment, taxicab and livery services, day labor business, dance halls, and sidewalk cafes.

 

Sec. 2-528. Division of correctional institutions.

 

The division of correctional institutions shall be directly supervised by a person experienced in the field of penal institution management. The work of the division shall consist of the management and maintenance of all city correctional institutions, responsibility for the custody and well-being of inmates confined therein, and the programs directed toward the rehabilitation of the inmates.

 


Sec. 2-529. Division of animal health and public safety.

 

(a)   Any references in this code to the division formerly known as animal control shall be construed and considered, for all purposes, to be references to the division of animal health and public safety. Any references in this code to the formerly known animal control code shall be construed and considered, for all purposes, to be references to the animal health and public safety code.

 

(b)   The division of animal health and public safety shall be directly supervised by a person qualified by background and experience to manage animal control facilities. The work of the division shall consist of the maintenance and management of the shelter provided for this purpose and the proper care of animals confined therein; the enforcement of city ordinances pertaining to the control of animals; and coordination with other city departments and community agencies in licensing, vaccination, care and disposition of animals.

 

Section 2. That the lead manager positions over support services, human and public services, public safety, animal health and public safety, correctional services, and tow services be evaluated to ensure appropriate classifications and pay ranges are assigned.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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William Geary

Assistant City Attorney