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Last Published: 6/4/2005 11:49:44 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:11 - GEORGE BLACKWOOD, ED FORD, KELVIN SIMMONS, JUDITH SWOPE, TERESA LOAR, JIM GLOVER, PAUL DANAHER, MARY WILLIAMS-NEAL, EVERT ASJES, AGGIE STACKHAUS, KEN BACCHUS
Excused:2 - EMANUEL ZCLEAVER(OLD), RONALD FINLEY
 

971011
RESOLUTION - Welcoming Archbishop Arthur L. Posey and the National Board of the International Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ, Inc., to Kansas City.

971012
RESOLUTION - Declaring July 17, 1997, as AFA Day.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971025
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the community efforts of "Energize and Restore" and their efforts to assist senior citizens who need help with home repairs.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971031
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Clerk regarding Sufficiency of Notice of Intent to Seek Referendum on Ordinance No. 970827.


Received And Filed

971033
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority regarding a proposal from Quality Lodging, LLC for the purchase and redevelopment of Disposition Tract No. 5 at 808 East 6th Street Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri.


Received And Filed

971034
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Director of Public Works regarding Emergency Traffic Regulation Nos. E-20204 through E-20245.


Received And Filed

971035
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Clerk pursuant to Rule 28-A listing the semi-annual docket items to be held and released as indicated.


Received And Filed

971026
RESOLUTION - Expressing the support of the Council for the formation of an independent coalition to pursue ways to preserve and find alternate uses for the Chouteau Bridge.


Held on Docket
Councilmember Glover moved to hold this item on the docket. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Danaher.
Ayes: 10 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970958
Authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a $30,000.00 contract with Ernst & Young to conduct arbitrage rebate calculations for the City.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970677
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to initiate a public request for proposal process to determine the feasibility of public/private management partnership of certain convention facilities.


Held off Docket
Councilmember Asjes moved to hold this item for 4 weeks. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Loar.
Ayes: 10 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970832
Approving a Special Use Permit for a chilled water facility for an area of approximately 1 acre generally located at the northeast corner of 14th Street and McGee Street.


Held on Docket
Councilmember Bacchus moved to hold this item on the docket. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Simmons.
Ayes: 9 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood
Nays: 0

970867
Approving an amendment to a previously approved development plan in District GP-3 (Regional Business) on approximately a 2.35 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of N.W. 87th Terrace and N. Amity Avenue. (11066-GP-3)


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970899
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 1996, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0071, rezoning an area of approximately 2.7 acres generally located at 409 N.E. Englewood Road from District R-1b (One-Family Dwellings) to District R-4-p (Low Apartments - Limited District), and approving a preliminary plan for the same. (11983-P)


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood
Nays: 0

970900
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 1996, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0038, rezoning an area of approximately 12.39 acres generally located on the east side of Holly Street on both sides of 20th Street from District R-4 (Low Apartments) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (11860-URD-1)


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood
Nays: 0

970953
Authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a Real Estate Sales Contract with Mercantile Bank providing for the acquisition of approximately 5.6 acres of real estate generally located at 9901 Holmes Road for the sum of $590,000.00 for conversion and construction of a proposed Fire Station #36.


Passed

Ayes: 9 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970954
Estimating revenue in the amount of $500,000.00 in Account No. 98-100-064-8135; appropriating said sum to the River Market Loan Program account of the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970961
(Sub.)
Reducing the appropriation by the sum of $26,000.00 in the Neighborhood Special Project-CD5 account of the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating said sum to the Brush creek North Plan-CD5 account; authorizing execution of a Third Amended Cooperative Agreement with the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, increasing the contract amount by $310,000.00 for a total contract amount of $510,000.00 and extending the time of performance, for acquisition, clearance and public improvements in the Brush Creek North Redevelopment Area Plan; and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 9 - Ford, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Swope
Nays: 0

970962
Authorizing execution of a First Amended Cooperative Agreement with the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, increasing the contract amount by $100,000.00 for a total contract amount of $600,000.00 and extending the time of performance, for acquisition, clearance and public improvements in the Palestine Village Redevelopment Area Plan; designating requisitioning authority; and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Swope
Nays: 0

970976
Approving the development plan submitted by the Westside Redevelopment Corporation on a tract of land approximately 12.4 acres generally located east of Holly Street and on both sides of 20th Street; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with the Westside Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970977
Reducing the appropriation in the Dangerous Building Demolition account of the Community Development Fund-Year 22 by the sum of $20,000.00; appropriating said sum to the East Meyer account; and authorizing execution of a $20,000.00 contract with East Meyer Community Association for funds for dangerous building demolition.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970978
(Sub.)
Authorizing a contract amendment with Grant Thornton, L.L.P., which increases the contract amount by $26,000.00 for a total amount of $53,200.00, for funds for the Minority Business Development Center.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970983
Reducing the appropriation by the sum of $72,859.00 in the Dangerous Building Demolition account of the Community Development Fund-Year 22; appropriating said sum to the East Meyer account of said Fund; reducing the sum of $72,589.00 in the Special Projects-CD5 account of the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating said sum to the Building Demolition account of said Fund; and authorizing a $72,859.00 contract with East Meyer Community Association to provide funds for sewer installation.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971037
Supporting an increased amount from $5.8 million to $6.9 million in the application for a HOPE VI Grant to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the replacement and disposition of the Heritage House, a public housing project located in the Civic Mall Redevelopment Area.


Waive Charter Requirements City Council
for reading of ordinances on three separate days for ordinance 971037 and that this ordinance be advanced for final consideration at this time.
Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971038
Estimating revenue in the amount of $204,400.00; appropriating said sum to various accounts in the Public Safety Series 1991 Bond Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Waive Charter Requirements City Council
for reading of ordinances on three separate days for ordinance 971038 and that this ordinance be advanced for final consideration at this time.
Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971039
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Board of Police Commissioners to represent the City's interests for an additional 60 days in discussions with Ericsson G E Mobile Communications Inc. concerning the communications system purchased by the City.


Waive Charter Requirements City Council
for reading of ordinances on three separate days for ordinance 971039 and that this ordinance be advanced for final consideration at this time.
Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971040
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0075, rezoning an area of approximately 29.6 acres generally bounded by Truman Road on the south, Wyandotte Street on the west, 12th and 13th Streets on the north and McGee Street on the east from District C-4 (Central Business District) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (11754-URD-1)


Waive Charter Requirements City Council
for reading of ordinances on three separate days for ordinances 970986, 971010, 970960, 970968, 970987, 971005 (sub), 971006, 971007, 970984 and 970985 and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0


Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
Ordinance 971040 was introduced by Councilmember Loar.

970986
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to provide regular transit services and Share-A-Fare transportation for the elderly and the disabled residents of Kansas City for an amount not to exceed $18,805,000.00 from funds to be appropriated in the 1997-1998 City Budget.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Swope
Nays: 0

971010
Authorizing execution of a $100,000.00 agreement with the 18th & Vine Authority for the Jazz Institute program.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970960
Authorizing a $45,187.00 agreement with TranSystems Corporation Consulting Engineers for engineering services in connection with a Beardsley Road Bridge Study from St. Louis Avenue to 17th Street; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $45,187.00 in previously appropriated funds for the project; and appropriating $113.00 to the Youth Employment Fund.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970968
Authorizing a $1,170,442.70 contract with Industrial Excavating & Equipment, Inc., for constructing Southwest Boulevard Streetscape - Phase II consisting of paving, curb and gutter, sidewalks storm water inlets and other appurtenances; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $1,340,000.00 in previously appropriated funds for the project; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970987
Giving permission to KN Interstate Gas Transmission Company, to install and maintain an underground 16 inch gas transmission line across 155th Street, Prospect Avenue, Longview Road and 107th Street; assessing an encroachment fee in the amount of $18.50; and estimating revenue in the amount of $18.50.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971005
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of a $25,000.00 contract with the East United Economic Development Center for support costs for youth services.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971006
Authorizing execution of a $50,000.00 contract with Berkebile, Nelson, Immerschuh, McDowell Architects, Inc., for funds for planning and architectural design assistance for the Riverfront Park Urban Village Redevelopment Concept Plan.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

971007
Approving the plat of Ballybrook Estates, an addition in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970984
Authorizing contracts with several agencies pursuant to the HUD Emergency Shelter Grant Program to provide services to the homeless; and reducing appropriation.


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970985
Authorizing the Director of Environmental Management to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Jackson County, Missouri, whereby the City will provide hazardous waste services for Jackson County facilities; directing the City Clerk to record the Agreement; and recognizing an emergency.


Waive Charter Requirements City Council
for reading of ordinances on three separate days for ordinances found on second reading on page 9 and that these ordinances be listed next week for third reading.
Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0

970988
Authorizing an annual contract with Woodley Building Maintenance for cleaning services at the Municipal Courts Building for Fiscal Year 1997-98 in an amount not to exceed $65,198.26 and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds therefor.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

970989
Giving permission to Aztec Properties, Inc., to construct and maintain a brick building facade and three exist doorways in the public right-of-way for the building at 705 Virginia Avenue; assessing an encroachment fee of $105.00; and estimating $105.00 in revenue.


Add to Consent Docket

970941
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 1996, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by repealing Appendix A, Section 2.4 and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to add day care as a principal use.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

970942
Approving a Community Unit Project on approximately an 11.6 acre tract of land generally located east of N. Robinhood Lane at N.W. 71st Terrace. (11982-CUP)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

971002
Authorizing the Director of Environmental Management to enter into an eleven month agreement to reimburse the Ruskin Heights Homes Association $3.39 per home per month in lieu of providing refuse collection services.


Waive Charter Requirements City Council
for reading of ordinances on three separate days for ordinances found on first reading on pages 10-12 and that these ordinances be listed in the committees so designated.
Ayes: 11 - Ford, Loar, Glover, Danaher, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Stackhaus, Bacchus, Simmons, Blackwood, Swope
Nays: 0


Add to Consent Docket

971022
Repealing Ordinance No. 911486 granting a temporary permit to Mayflower/Laidlaw for operation of transit bus services from Johnson County, Kansas on the streets of the City, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Ordinance of like subject matter.


Referred Finance & Administration Committee

971027
Amending Article III of the Administrative Code by enacting a new Section 2-85, entitled "Severance agreements with unclassified employees," to require the City Council to approve any release and severance agreement entered into between the City and an unclassified employee.


Referred Finance & Administration Committee

971028
Amending section 2-81 "Contracts," section 2-1648 "Lease of city-owned real estate" and section 2-1753 "Making purchases and term-supply and service contracts", Code of Ordinances, by requiring Council approval of transactions exceeding $15,000.00.


Referred Finance & Administration Committee

971020
Authorizing a $611,763.00 contract with Sutter General Contractors for Project No. B73 - Ground Transportation Facility at Kansas City International Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $678,314.00.


Referred City Operations Committee

971021
Authorizing a $49,730.00 contract with Larkin Excavating, Inc., for constructing a storm sewer improvement in the 7500 and 7600 block of East 100th Street; authorizing expenditure of $5,245.00 for the water line upgrade associated with the storm drainage improvement; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $57,755.00 in previously appropriated funds for the project; and appropriating $125.00 to the Youth Employment Fund.


Referred City Operations Committee

971016
Authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a Special Warranty Deed releasing any interest the City may have in land located in that portion of Elmwood Avenue (new Marion Park Drive) located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and directing the Director of City Development to record same.


Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

971017
Approving the plat of Glen Oaks Plat 3B, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; granting permission to William J. and Mary H. Friend to install and maintain a private force main sanitary sewer just outside the right-of-way of 54th Terrace; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance.


Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

971018
(Sub.)
Approving the plat of Airworld Center - Twenty-Second Plat, an addition in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached Cooperative Agreement.


Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

971019
Approving a GP signage plan in District GP-2 for an approximately 5.4 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of Tiffany Springs Parkway and N.W. Prairie View Road. (5985-GP-6)


Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

971023
Condemning and taking private property for permanent right-of-way, abutter's rights of direct access, drainage controls and temporary construction easements to open and establish relocated Missouri State Route 150 from the Missouri-Kansas State Line to a point 2,187.35 feet, along said relocated centerline, East of the centerline of Missouri Route D (Holmes Road), relocated 135th Street from said State Line to a point 2,130 feet, more or less, East of said State Line, relocated 147th Street (Wheeler Road) from Holmes Road to a point 716.63 feet West of Holmes Road, and S.E. Outer Road (present Route 150 and Outer Belt Road) from Holmes Road to a point 736.70 feet East of Holmes Road, and including establishing intersections at relocated 135th Street, Wyandotte Street and Missouri Route D (Holmes Road) said intersection at Route D includes two ramps for entrance and two ramps for exiting said relocated Route 150, and widening of said Route D; establishing and re-establishing street grades and authorizing the grading thereof; and providing for payment of just compensation therefore, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

971029
Authorizing execution of a Cooperative Agreement with the 18th & Vine Authority for the temporary use of the Kansas City Jazz Film Collection for the grand opening of the 18th and Vine Project.


Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

971036
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Accepting the resignations of certain members of City boards and commissions; directing the City Manager to initiate action to declare a breach in certain non-City agency contracts with the City for failure to comply with the City's Financial Disclosure Ordinance.


Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

971013
Accepting and approving a one year $38,004.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health to provide funding for a Sickle Cell Center; reducing revenue in the General Fund by $9,752.00; increasing revenue in the General Fund by $15,835.00; and appropriating $6,083.00 to the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center account.


Referred Neighborhood Development Committee

971014
Authorizing the Director of Environmental Management to enter into an agreement with the Global Action Plan, Inc., in the amount of $51,500.00 to assist the City with developing and implementing a Sustainable Lifestyle Campaign as part of a grant project with the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District (MARC), and authorizing the expenditure of previously appropriated funds therefor.


Referred Neighborhood Development Committee

971015
Authorizing a $398,575.00 demolition contract with Deco Wrecking Co., Inc., for the demolition of a dangerous building located at 10 East 40th Street.


Referred Neighborhood Development Committee