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Last Published: 3/19/2007 12:46:39 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY SCHUMACHER, JIM GLOVER
Out:1 - TROY NASH
 

070129
Authorizing acceptance and approval of the KCPL grant in the amount of $482,483.00 and recognizing an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Robert Jackson, Neighborhood Weatherization Manager, explained that this ordinance was to accept additional money from KCPL. This grant is an ongoing grant for low income residents of Kansas City, Mo.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Glover
Nays: 0

070131
Accepting and authorizing a grant from Walmart Inc. in the amount of $10,000.00; estimating and appropriating funds in the amount of $10,000.00 in the Supportive Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund for Home Weatherization; and recognizing an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Robert Jackson, Neighborhood Weatherization Manager, explained that Walmart, Inc. donated money to the weatherization program in the form of a grant.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Glover
Nays: 0

070143
Accepting and approving a $46,317.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides additional funding for the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program; increasing revenue in the amount of $16,414.00 in the Governmental Grants Funds; and increasing appropriations in the amount of $15,439.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bert Malone, Deputy Director of the Kansas City Health Department, stated that this ordinance was to accept continued funding for the STD program.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Glover
Nays: 0

070144
Accepting and approving a six-month $100,000.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for implementation, oversight, technical assistance and evaluation of educational activities for cardiovascular disease prevention for the City of Kansas City, Missouri; estimating revenue in the amount of $93,057.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and increasing appropriations in the amount of $93,057.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bert Malone, Health Department, explained that this ordinance had previously been held because of wording. That problem has been resolved. The ordinance addresses the problem of cardiovascular disease and prevention.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Glover
Nays: 0

070145
Accepting and approving an eight-month $92,254.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide planning support to Local Public Health Agency’s jurisdiction to create the ability to respond to a bioterrorism attack over a large geographic area; and estimating revenue and increasing appropriations in the amount of $49,727.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bert Malone, Health Department, stated that this ordinance allowed the city to accept a supplemental grant for a potential bioterrorism attack. He also mentioned the response of key personnel in a chemical fire that had taken place in the city a few weeks earlier. He stated that the response to a similar type of situation, in the event of a bioterrorist attack, showed the training was working properly.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Glover
Nays: 0

070159
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-1, Definitions, and 10-212, Distance from churches or schools, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter that provides for a retail sales-by-drink establishment on property located on the east side of Highland Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets which property contains a building that has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a significant element in the history of Kansas City jazz and, additionally, provides for changes in measuring distances between church and school buildings, which includes, in the case of schools, playgrounds.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Vic Cook, Acting Manager-Regulated Industries, stated that the ordinance addressed several issues found in the Alcoholic Beverage Code that needed to be corrected. There were three changes that needed to be made, including but not limited to, distance from a school or church and allowing for the sales by the drink in an establishment that is being operated in a nationally recognized historic place. Several people spoke on behalf of the ordinance. Mike White-Attorney for the Mutual Musicians Foundation, Betty Crow-Secretary for the Mutual Musicians Foundation, Dean Hampton, Lonnie McFadden, Blanche Williams, Christopher Clark; Mamie Hughes and James Jomo all were in favor of the ordinance.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Glover
Nays: 0

070160
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-102, Full sales-by-drink license, and 10-335, Prohibiting acts on sales-by-drink premises, and enacting in lieu thereof new subsections of like number and subject matter.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Vic Cook, Acting Regulated Industries Manager, stated that the ordinance would allow manufactures to sell by-the-drink alcoholic beverages.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Glover
Nays: 0

070161
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-106, Convention trade area 3:00 a.m. closing permit, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, allowing for an exemption to “one mile” rules as required in section (a)(2), for a current liquor licensee located at 7539 Wornall.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
This ordinance was a companion to ordinance no. 070159. Testimony for this ordinance was taken at the same time as the previous ordinance. Chris Lewellyn, owner of the property located at 75th and Wornall in the Waldo-Brookside area, spoke before the committee about this ordinance. He was requesting that an exception be made to the one-mile exemption clause and allow his establishment the opportunity to remain open until the 3:00 a.m. closing time. He stated that there were several businesses located within blocks of his business that have been allowed to remain open until 3:00 a.m.
Ayes: 2 - Hermann, Glover
Nays: 0

061239
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to identify $60,000.00 within the current budget with which to fund a contract with Mustard Seeds Unlimited, Inc. for the purpose of providing a placement option for out-of-school suspensions or expulsions for students in grades 4 through 12 in the Kansas City, North Kansas City, and Hickman Mills School Districts.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2007)"

070084
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to work with the Court En Banc of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri Kansas City Municipal Division, the City Prosecutor’s Office, and other justice system partners to develop plans for the implementation and operation of a community court supporting intensive supervised probation services for all divisions of the Court.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Municipal Court Judge Elena Franco testified before the committee in favor of this resolution. This resolution was direct the City Manager to work with Judicial entities in creating ways for the inmates of MCI to work towards rehabilitation while incarcerated. Nancy Leazer, Superintendent of MCI, talked about the various programs and assistance available to inmates at the facility. Brad Lambert, Faith Based Advocate, talked about the need for partnerships between the various agencies and the City to make these programs work. (Handouts are on file in the Office of the City Clerk.)
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover
Nays: 0
 
 The Kansas City Health Commission will present their annual report. Frank Thompson, Kansas City Health Department introduced the commission and what their work encompassed. Members of the Kansas City Health Commission presented their recommendations to the committee. Members of the commission making a presentation were: Cathy Davis, Landon Rowland and Connie Farakan. Ms. Davis talked about the mission of the commission. Mr. Rowland discussed materials that were handed out to the committee. Ms. Farakan did the summary of the findings of the commission and asked the committee to read over the report at their leisure. There may be a general discussion of current Neighborhood Development and Housing issues. There was no general discussion of current issues.