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Last Published: 8/19/2013 4:22:55 PM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - JOHN SHARP

Estimating revenue in the amount of $5,000.00 in the Miscellaneous Contributions account; appropriating it to the Domestic Violence Fund; and recognizing an emergency.

Jesse Sendejas, Law Department, testified that this ordinance accepts grant money awarded from HopeLine Mid West from Verizon Wireless to assist in training for Domestic Violence cases and victims. HopeLine is a resource of money created from recycled phones. Money made from recycled phones is then used for various communities to help end Domestic Violence. The Domestic Violence Unit in the Kansas City Prosecutor’s Office has been chosen to receive $5,000.00 in funds which will be used for training of approximately 6 staff, prosecutors and victim assistants. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Sharp, Reed, Brooks
Nays: 0

Amending Article VII of Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 50-238, Curfew for persons under 18 years of age in entertainment districts, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Section 50-238 to change the curfew for persons under 18 years of age in the entertainment districts from a summer curfew to a year long curfew.

Councilman John Sharp stated that the Mayor's Office has been conducting meetings with the various interested parties about the status of the City's curfew. Those meetings are continuing. Councilman Sharp thinks no action should be taken on the ordinance until those meetings have had the opportunity to run their course and recommendations for any changes are given to the committee. This ordinance will be held off the docket.
 1. North Patrol Division update, Major Roger Lewis. Captain Randy Jacobs, Police Department, reported that his division has obtained two ATV's will be delivered today or tomorrow. Captain Jacobs gave the committee background information on the ATV in his division. The ATV's are used to patrol the parks, the perimeter of the airport, trails and they get called to help outside agencies and homicide periodically. Captain Jacobs noted that the department presently has 16 ATV's; each division has at least two except center zone which doesn't have any. There will be ATV training sessions at the end of June for officers in the divisions and in the latter part of September or early October for some of the outside agencies.
 2. An update on Secondary Metal Recycling Enforcement by the Regulated Industries Division. Jim Ready, Regulated Industries Division, gave some background information on regulated metal as it pertains to secondary metal under Chapter 54 of the Code of Ordinances. The ordinance went into effect in June, 2008 for the purpose of combating secondary metal theft. Representatives from the secondary metal recylers, the KCMO Police Department and Regulated Industries have been meeting quarterly to discuss issues related to secondary metal recycling. Currently, when secondary metal items are stolen from a business or individual a police report will be made; KC Police Department will contact Regulated Industries and Regulated Industries will contact the secondary metal recyclers to alert them about the stolen items. This process has worked well with all of the secondary metal recyclers. Mr. Ready shared a couple of stories involving them specifically. Councilman Sharp commented that statewide regulation has been passed and is waiting to be signed. It not as strong has our ordinance. Lisa Alander, Kansas City Police Department, commented on the collaboration of Regulated Industries and the secondary metal recyclers with the Police Department in solving these crimes. Mr. Ready answered questions regarding catalytic converter theft. He stated that they are being taken to neighboring communities to be sold. His division and the industry have taken steps to slow that process down. Regulation needs to spread to surrounding communities in order to have the effect to stop the thievery from starting. Councilman Sharp comment that he has been talking to other communities and stated that Lee Summit and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County has passed a similar or the same ordinance. Heather Hobbs, 12th Street Recyclers, commented on how her business and other recylers are willing to cooperate with enforcing the ordinance.
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Public Safety & Emergency Services issues.
 4. 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.
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