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Legislation #: 090343 Introduction Date: 4/30/2009
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/22/2009
Sponsor: None
Title: Approving a $440,000.00 Joint Funding Agreement with the United States Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, for Contract No. 1005, Project No. 61000020, Water Resources Investigations, to assess the urban water quality in the Blue River Basin; authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend $290,000.00 for the project; authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account; and declaring an emergency.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/29/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/30/2009 Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
5/7/2009 Hold On Agenda (5/20/2009)
5/21/2009 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
5/21/2009 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 090343

 

Approving a $440,000.00 Joint Funding Agreement with the United States Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, for Contract No. 1005, Project No. 61000020, Water Resources Investigations, to assess the urban water quality in the Blue River Basin; authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend $290,000.00 for the project; authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account; and declaring an emergency.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council approved Ordinance No. 040731 in July 2004, authorizing execution of Contract No. 852 for the first year of a eight-year effort for the Water Resources Investigations Joint Funding Agreement with the United States Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, to assess the urban water quality of the Blue River Basin; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council approved ordinances authorizing contract execution in subsequent years; and

 

WHEREAS, this ordinance will authorize execution of Contract No. 1005 for the sixth year of this project; and

 

WHEREAS, this Contract funds five stage gauges (2 in Brush Creek, 1 in Townfork Creek, and 2 in the Blue River) which are linked to a satellite and are incorporated into the flood warning system and the Citys inundation mapping; and

 

WHEREAS, without this Contract, those sites will go blank, jeopardizing a critical component of the Citys flood warning system; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council finds and determines that an emergency exists in that the interruption of this Contract will pose an immediate threat to public property, health and safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Director of Water Services is hereby authorized to execute, on behalf of Kansas City, a $440,000.00 Joint Funding Agreement with the United States Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, for Contract No. 1005, Project No. 61000020, Water Resources Investigations, to continue assessing the urban water quality in the Blue River Basin. A copy of this agreement is on file in the office of the Director of Water Services.

 

Section 2. That the Director of Water Services is further authorized to expend the sum of $290,000.00 from funds previously appropriated to Account No. 10-8110-807726-B, Sewer Construction, to satisfy Kansas Citys obligation under the agreement.

 

Section 3. That upon completion of the final costs of this contract, the Director of Finance is hereby authorized to return the unexpended portion of this appropriation to the Unappropriated Fund Balance from which it was derived.

 

Section 4. That the Council hereby declares that this ordinance is an emergency measure for the immediate preservation of public property, health and safety, and shall take effect in accordance with Section 503 of the Charter.

 

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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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Jeffrey A. Yates

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Cecilia OConnor Abbott

Assistant City Attorney