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Last Published: 10/3/2016 4:57:21 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - SCOTT WAGNER, LEE BARNES JR., KEVIN MCMANUS
Excused:1 - JOLIE JUSTUS
 

160697
(Sub.)
Declaring certain real property generally located at 2000 Vine Street, surplus to the City's needs; authorizing the Director of General Services to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jackson County, Missouri.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Vanessa Williams, Real Estate Manager, General Services and Amelia McIntyre, Law Department testified that the City has owned the property at 2000 Vine Street since 1872 but is no longer needed for public purposes. This parcel lies south of the right-of-way line of the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company. The structure on the property was declared dangerous in 2004. The area is in need of revitalization and private ownership and investment in the property’s redevelopment would serve the City’s long term interest. Private investment would help support the City’s public investment in the 18th and Vine area.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160702
(Sub.)
Declaring certain real property generally located at 6633 Troost Avenue surplus to the City's needs; and authorizing the Director of General Services to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jackson County, Missouri.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Vanessa Williams, Real Estate Manager, General Services and Amelia McIntyre, Law Department testified that the property at 6633 Troost Avenue is the location of the former Crime Laboratory for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. The Crime Laboratory has been relocated. The property is no longer needed for public purposes. The property is within the South Town Corridor /31st and Baltimore Redevelopment Plan area. Returning the property to private ownership will help support such Redevelopment Plan.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160706
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1076, 2-1077, 2-1078, 2-1079 and 2-1080 establishing an effective date which revises the job classification and pay system, and enacting in lieu thereof sections of like numbers providing pay scale changes in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local 500 and Ordinance No. 160686.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Tom Briggs, Classification and Compensation Manager testified that this ordinance would update the classification and pay scales in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local 500 and ordinance 160686.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160718
Authorizing a $ 3,439,250.00 contract with Turner Construction for the ADA Facility Improvements at the Kansas City Convention Center project; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Eric Bosch, City Architect and Meg Conger, ADA Compliance Manager testified that this project would provide improvements to the Kansas City Convention Center including the patch of travel from the sidewalk into the buildings, make adjustments to doorways, ramps, handrails, and stairs and improve the access and transition in the Municipal Auditorium seating areas. It would also include improvements to the restrooms in both facilities for access, and usability of the sinks, and toilets and new way finding signage during the construction as well as permanent signage.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160721
Repealing Ordinance No. 160291 entitled “Approving a contract with Modest Miles Ministry in the amount of $65,000.00 for an event from the Neighborhoods Tourist Development Fund.”


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bill Geary, City Attorney testified that a contract was not entered into by the City with Modest Miles Ministry. The contemplated event was held with assistance from private funds. Repealing Ordinance 160291 would allow the NTDF Committee to redistribute the $65,000 to eligible events.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160724
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a one year term and supply landfill services contract with Courtney Ridge Landfill, LLC and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contract and to renew the contract for nine one year terms.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ronell Simpson, Senior Procurement Officer, General Services, Procurement Division and Michael Shaw, Solid Waste testified that the Ordinance would authorize the Manager of Procurement Services to enter into nine (9) one-year renewals of the contract for landfill services with Courtney Ridge Landfill, LLC. Contracts are used by the City, City's contractors and citizens.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160725
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a one year term and supply landfill services contract with Jim’s Disposal Services, LLC and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contract and to renew the contract for nine additional one year terms.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ronell Simpson, Senior Procurement Officer, General Services, Procurement Division and Michael Shaw, Solid Waste testified that the Ordinance would authorize the Manager of Procurement Services to enter into nine (9) one-year renewals of the contract for landfill services with Jim's Disposal Services, LLC. Contracts are used by the City, City's contractors and citizens.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160726
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a one year term and supply landfill services contract with WCA-Kansas City Transfer, LLC; and authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend the contract and to renew the contract for nine additional one year terms.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ronell Simpson, Senior Procurement Officer, General Services, Procurement Division and Michael Shaw, Solid Waste testified that the Ordinance would authorize the Manager of Procurement Services to enter into nine (9) one-year renewals of the contract for landfill services with WCA-Kansas City Transfer, LLC. Contracts are used by the City, City's contractors and citizens.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160734
(Sub.)
Appropriating $400,315.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund; approving contracts with nonprofit organizations for the purpose of promoting neighborhoods through cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational, and recreational activities in the amount of $150,315.00 and $250,000.00 for a competitive solicitation process to contract for services to produce a Kansas City arts and cultural festival per the City’s community cultural plan, KCMO Arts Convergence Plan; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Mayor Sly James testified that an NTDF application outlining a three day festival would include a series of curated works of digital, visual, and performing arts received unanimous support. It would be held at Swope Park and the various assets such as the Star Light Theatre, The Pavilion and the neighboring Community Center. It would show case everything that Kansas City has to offer in that location. He went on to explain the vision for such an event is supported by ostensive research of festivals all across the country and supported by a value that we in Kansas City put on our involvement in the arts to create a stunning array of assets and opportunities. It will be supported by various City staff and an Advisory Committee that is formed to ensure that the selection criteria for participants and vendors, etc., and a curator will be both high quality and committed to our local resources and artists. Mayor James went on to request the Committees support of an allocation for $250,000 which would support both the physical and the human capital in our arts community. Jim Giles, Director of Council & Community Relations testified that the arts convergence plan recognized we are in the middle of a Cultural Renaissance. Kansas City, has the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, The Nelson, a variety by their physical assets and human assets that really puts us in a place to move this forward, it's all about economic development. Why an event? a couple of intangible things. They reimagine the urban space that they occur in, they help shape and reshape culture identity of a city. A few examples of tangible things to consider are, cultural tourists stay longer. Events such as these bring greater awareness and attract residents as well as businesses and increases audiences for the people who are participating. Mr. Giles went on to review the results attained through some their benchmarking, discussed some basic expectations for basic events like music theatre, dance performs, a marketplace highlighting the many vendors throughout the city that are producing kansas city spirit, t-shirts, mugs, the focus being on local. He went on to explain this initial $250,000 would go immediately towards production management.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

160739
Authorizing the Director of Finance to accept a proposal of Banc of America Public Capital Corp (“BAPCC”) to finance the acquisition of Public Works Vehicles (“Project”); estimating revenue and appropriating $5,193,575.00; authorizing the execution of any and all documents and agreements necessary for the financing; approving Lease Counsel in connection with the transaction; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the lease purchase proceeds for certain expenditures; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dan Grandcolas, Finance and Dan Williams, General Services requested authorization for one or more draws upon the Master Lease Purchase Agreement for the purpose of acquiring City Fleet Vehicles. The Project proposes to replace approximately 68 trucks and off-road units for various divisions within the Public Works department. Units targeted for replacement are the vehicles in poorest shape and/or incurring the most repair expense and causing the most work-loss due to downtime.
Ayes: 3 - Wagner, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0
 
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