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Last Published: 9/20/2013 10:01:35 AM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - JOHN SHARP

Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-211, Number of retail alcoholic beverage licenses, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which will allow the applicant of a microbrewery or manufacturer who wishes to sell alcoholic beverages to the public directly from their business to bypass the density requirement when applying for a retail sales-by-drink alcoholic beverage license.

Jim Ready, Neighborhoods and Housing Services, presented changes in the code to allow a manufacturer or microbrewery to sell only the alcohol that they manufacture by the drink. This requirement will prevent a person from claiming to be a business that they are not, such as a tavern, thereby applying for and receiving a manufacturer license to skirt the density requirement by also applying for and receiving a retail sales by drink license only to open a tavern. Mr. Ready answered questions from the committee confirming changes made in the code and there no changes made in the licensing process. The Alcholic Beverage Advisory Group voted unanimously to approve this ordinance. Steve Holle, Kansas City Bier Company, testified in support of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Sharp, Reed, Taylor
Nays: 0

Accepting a two-year $91,231.85 State Services to Victims Fund Grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

Jesse Sendejas, Law Department, testified that this ordinance is accepting an ongoing grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety. This grant provides funding for one full-time salary, medical and pension benefits for a Victim Assistant and partial funding for the hourly wages for the Child Care Provider over the two years of the grant. These positions both provide services to victims of domestic violence whose cases appear in Kansas City Municipal Court. The amount of the grant was reduced by $20,000.00 this year. The City will provide the remainder of funding for the part-time Child Care Provider salary and will provide FICA on both positions. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Sharp, Reed, Taylor
Nays: 0
 1. Traffic Division update, Major James Pruetting. Major James Pruetting, Police Department, distributed copies of the Traffic Summary Update to the committee. Major Pruetting walked the committee through the report. The has been a decrease in the number of traffic tickets issued year-to-date this year. The report also included the following: High crash location enforcement for the first two months of the second quarter of 2013; Time spent in Hot Spot locations; DUI;DWI checkpoint and Wolf Pace arrests; Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section activities; Fatal Crash Information with summaries; Fatal crash map and Fatal crash statistical bar graphs. (A copy of the report is on file in the City Clerk's Office.)
 2. There will be a discussion regarding May Fire Department EMS response times. Donna Mays, Fire Department, presented a report on the response times for May, 2013. Copies of the report and a map supplement were distributed to the committee. (A copy of the report is on file in the City Clerk's Office.) Ms. Mays walked the committee through the report and gave explanations for emergency transports grater then nine minutes. Chief Paul Berardi, Fire Department, gave a brief summary on the ALS Pumper Project. The project was started on February 24th. Therefore there is only two months of data available from that date through May 3rd. The project will be continued into the future and it should adjoint with the permanent ALS pumpers that was approved by the City Council. Over the reporting period, 348 calls were reviewed. Of those 348 calls, 248 of the calls were transported with an ambulance from the scene. That is 74% of the transportrate which is equal to the system transport rate. Consistency has been maintained. Chief Berardi went through statistics involving response times. He also gave the committee an overview of the schedule fortraining the personnel in the permanent program.
 3. There will be a discussion regarding operation of the ambulance service by the Fire Department including collections and membership marketing efforts. Mark O'Dell, Fire Department, distributed a copy of the billing and collections summary, ambulance revenue monthly report and active membership report to the committee. (Copies of the reports are on file in the City Clerk's Office) He briefly went through the reports for the committee.
 4. There will be a presentation by the Office of Emergency Management staff on tornado, flooding and weather radio awareness.
 5. There may be a general discussion regarding current Public Safety & Emergency Services issues. None
 6. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12. No closed session.
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