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Last Published: 1/22/2008 11:25:35 AM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - BILL SKAGGS, ALVIN BROOKS, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER
Excused:1 - BECKY SCHUMACHER
 

051409
Authorizing a Facility Repair and Maintenance Contract with Facility Operation Services, LLC at the Kansas City International Airport.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Aviation Director Mark VanLoh stated that the ordinance was for a facility and maintenance repair contract for American Airlines. The contract was for a five year period with two one-year option renewals. All goals have been met with regards to MBE/WBE compliances.
Ayes: 3 - Skaggs, Brooks, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0
 
 Staff will give a presentation regarding the airport's ground transportation and recommendations for improvements. Aviation Director Mark VanLoh made a presentation before the committee with regards to the ground transportation at KCI. After receiving complaints about the system at KCI a study was done of other airports, looking at their taxicab systems. Instead of a slide presentation, Mr. VanLoh passed out hard copies showing an outline of topics to be discussed. He talked about the current set up at KCI as it relates to ground transportation. The fees collected at the airport doesn't cover the cost of operation. Currently there is a per trip fee being assessed against businesses using the airport. He would like to have that rescinded and initiate an across the board fee for all businesses using the airport. An ordinance will be forthcoming by March, 2006. (A copy of the recommendations is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) Mr. VanLoh said that the proposed plan was to have an outside agency run the operation of monitoring the taxicab/livery services at the airport. He talked about training programs, uniforms and setting professional standards for taxicab drivers coming into KCI. Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver said that a dispatching agency instead of an agency to operate the service would be more in line. The issue of unfair advantage by larger companies to put smaller companies out of business was a concern of hers. Councilman Bill Skaggs talked about potential monopoly of the ground transportation business at KCI with the way the current recommendations are being discussed. Mr. VanLoh said that he was taking note of the concerns of the committee and would discuss these concerns with the selection committee, once it has been formed. There will be a general discussion of current Aviation issues. There was no general discussion of current issues.