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
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
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
(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.
2-523. Division of Neighborhood and community preservation.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
as to form and legality:
Assistant City Attorney