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Last Published: 11/27/2006 4:10:55 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - TERESA LOAR, JIM ROWLAND, EVERT ASJES, TERRY RILEY
 

010367
Authorizing a $354,912.00 Amendment No. 1 to an Agreement with Black & Veatch Special Projects Corporation for Project No. 20000043 - KCI-Upgrade and Relocate Emergency Airfield Generator at Kansas City International Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $389,912.00.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Russ Widmar, Director, Aviation, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that this would allow the airport to operate in category 2 conditions, defined as operating under severe weather, and also provide backup power for airfield lighting. Mr. Widmar stated that the MBE/WBE goals on this project had been achieved.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Rowland, Asjes, Riley
Nays: 0

010368
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $411,167.95 agreement with Larkin Group Consulting Engineers, Inc., for Project No. 20000013 - DT-Rehabilitate Drainage System Phase IV at Kansas City Downtown Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $411,167.95.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Russ Widmar, Director, Aviation, was present to speak on behalf of this ordinance. He requested a committee substitute be prepared to change the wording from KCI to Downtown Airport.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Rowland, Asjes, Riley
Nays: 0

010369
Authorizing a $1,000,000.00 contract with Satellite Shelters, Inc., for Project No. 2001C11Q - Temporary Mobile Office/Storage Units - Terminal Improvement Project at Kansas City International Airport and appropriating funds in the amount of $1,100,000.00.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Russ Widmar, Aviation, Director, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that this ordinance was a move package that would help relocate employees at KCI. The contractor will only be paid for the storage units that are used.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Rowland, Asjes, Riley
Nays: 0

010370
Authorizing a $1,686,686.00 contract with Julius Kaaz Construction Co., Inc., for Project No. 2001C11D - Temporary Walkways - Terminal Improvement Project at Kansas City International Airport and appropriating funds in the amount of $1,690,903.00.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Russ Widmar, Director, Aviation, stated that this ordinance would provide a contract for covered walkways. He also stated that MBE/WBE goals had been met. Mr. Widmar stated that the overrun in cost was due to the retraction of the low bidder. He stated that a combined MBE/WBE goal of 9% had been achieved. Sheila Williams, Aviation, stated that due to the scope of work, this was the best way to acheive the minority participation. Councilmember Riley requested that in a future business session a presentation on MBE/WBE goals be presented and a detailed explanation given.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Rowland, Asjes, Riley
Nays: 0
 
 The following item has been added to the agenda:

010337
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $26,279,661.20 contract with FMC - Jetway Systems for Project No. 2001C11B - Passenger Boarding Bridges - Terminal Improvement Project at Kansas City International Airport and appropriating funds in the amount of $23,890,841.00.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Russ Widmar, Director, Aviation, stated that this contract would provide 47 passenger boarding bridges and maintenance on 12 more. He stated that Burns & McDonell had been enlisted to review the bid documents as an impartial third party. Councilmember Riley questioned the MBE/WBE goals. Sheila Williams, Aviation, stated that the goals for this project were only in construction because of lack of minority vendors in the supply area. Mike Burke, Attorney, Jetway Systems introduced Tim Roberts Vice-President of Jetway. Mr. Roberts stated that they increased the participation to 4% without being asked. Kent Perry, Thyssen, stated that the report by Burns & McDonnell was inaccurate and that erroneous conclusions had been drawn based on the inaccurate information. Brett Pelney, Vice President, Burns & McDonnell rebutted those charges. Councilmember Rowland stated that the appearance of bias was refuted by the audit report by Burns & McDonell, but that care must be taken to remain impartial. Councilmember Rowland also stated that never again did the committee want to hear of a lack of impartiality, real or perceived.
Ayes: 3 - Loar, Rowland, Asjes
Nays: 1 - Riley