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Last Published: 1/8/2021 9:35:45 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - QUINTON LUCAS
Present:12 - KEVIN O'NEILL, HEATHER HALL, TERESA LOAR, DAN FOWLER, BRANDON ELLINGTON, MELISSA ROBINSON, KATHERYN SHIELDS, ERIC BUNCH, LEE BARNES JR., RYANA PARKS-SHAW, ANDREA BOUGH, KEVIN MCMANUS
 
 
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201084
RESOLUTION - Declaring January 2021 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember McManus (Second by Hall) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances are advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 1 - Ellington

201057
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to present to the City Council any plan of reorganization or the transfer of obligations of departments between departments, including any divisions or other units within departments, not later than 30 days prior to expected implementation of any such plan.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

201059
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop a plan to establish a chief equity officer position; establish a task force to review practices and programs of the City; and report to the City Council on a monthly basis.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

200810
(Sub.)
Approving the petition to establish the Health Sciences District Community Improvement District; establishing the Health Sciences District Community Improvement District generally located north of E. 25th Street, south of E. 22nd Street, and bounded by Gilham Road to the west and Troost Avenue to the east, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; requiring the annual submission of certain records; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


Held on Docket (1/21/2021)

201022
Authorizing a $1,000,000.00 construction contract with Haines & Associates Construction Company, Inc., for the Citywide Large Meter Repair and Replacement 2 Project; and authorizing four successive one-year renewal options for a maximum expenditure of $5,000,000.00 without further City Council approval.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 1 - Ellington

201066
Authorizing the Director of Human Resources to renew the Wellness Service Agreement with North Kansas City Hospital for Calcium Scoring Cardio Scans as part of the City’s Employee Wellness Program; and estimating and appropriating $12,000.00 annually in the Health Care and Wellness Fund.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

201067
Authorizing the Director of Human Resources to renew the Wellness Program Course Agreement with MPower Co for wellness courses focusing on employees’ mental and financial well-being as part of the City’s Employee Wellness Program; and estimating and appropriating $19,800.00 in the Health Care and Wellness Fund.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

201065
Approving the plat of Blue Parkway Town Center Fourth Plat, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri, on approximately 17.083 acres generally located on the south side of Blue Parkway between Elmwood Avenue on the east and Cleveland Avenue on the west, creating 5 lots for the purpose of a multi-family development; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (CLD-FnPlat-2020-00028)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember McManus (Second by Hall) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Second Reading” and that they be placed on the docket next week for final reading.
 
Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 1 - Ellington

201068
Estimating revenue and appropriating $998,478.00 in the Police Grants Fund for the Operation LeGend Grant; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

201069
Authorizing the Director of Health to execute a KC-GO service contract with Management Synergistics in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00 to conduct an assessment of the administrative mechanism for HIV/AIDS services.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

201070
Accepting and approving a contract amendment with Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in the amount of $53,473.09 to provide coronavirus testing services in the Kansas City area; and authorizing the Director of Health to extend the term of the contract or increase the total contract dollar amount upon need and appropriation without further Council approval.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

201058
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Attorney to solicit the procurement of independent counsel to provide legal services to review the implementation of the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity Discrimination/Harassment Policy within the Kansas City Fire Department and recommend remedies for any identified misconduct and mitigation of any identified legal risk assessed, and to then present an ordinance to Council seeking authorization to execute a contract with the recommended proposer and appropriating the necessary funds therefore.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

200345
(Sub.)
Approving a development plan which serves as a major amendment to the previously approved Brighton Creek Development Plan on about 18.5 acres in District B3-2 (Community Business dash 2), generally located at the southeast corner of Highway 152 and N. Brighton Avenue, to allow for changes to the previously approved site layout. (Case No. CD-CPC-2020-00013)


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

201011
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Blue Ridge Area Plan on about 28.03 acres generally located at the 6245 Blue Parkway Drive by changing the recommended land use from commercial and residential low density to industrial. (CD-CPC-2020-00147)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

201012
Rezoning an area of about 28.03 acres located at 6245 Blue Parkway Drive from Districts B4-2, B2-2, R-0.5, and R-7.5 to District M2-2 to allow for the operation of a trucking and transportation business. (CD-CPC-2020-00146)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

200883
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 50 of the Code of Ordinances by adding a new Section 50-15 to prohibit solicitation or bribery of a city official or employee.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

201074
Approving various Traffic Regulations in compliance with Chapter 70 of the Code of Ordinances.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember McManus (Second by Fowler) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “First Reading” and that they be placed on the docket next week for final reading.
 
Ayes: 11 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 2 - Fowler, Ellington

210001
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by amending Section 2-1332 to change the minimum distribution age in the retirement system for elected officials to seventy two years and revise the date by which members of the system must retire to receive their first pension cost of living adjustment in the same year.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

210002
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by amending Section 2-1395.9 to change the minimum distribution age in the elected officials’ money purchase pension plan to seventy two years.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

210003
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by amending Section 2-1396.9 to change the minimum distribution age in the employees’ money purchase pension plan to seventy-two years.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

210021
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Carol Biemuller, et al., v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al., Case No. 2016-CV12208.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

210022
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a Workers' Compensation benefit filed by John F. Smith for injuries resulting from an accident on February 17, 2014, while employed by the City.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

210024
Authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a Third Amendment to a contract with Bridging the Gap in the amount of $206,000.00 for the Heartland Tree Alliance tree planting and maintenance program for a total contract amount of $855,122.00.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

210029
Providing certain City employees up to 80 hours paid leave for Coronavirus Disease 2019 quarantine.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

210035
Authorizing the Fire Chief to execute a one-year $200,000.00 contract renewal with Meritas Health Corporation (a subsidiary of North Kansas City Hospital) for firefighter physicals and to perform certain medical evaluations and services required by NFPA Standards, statute, regulation, and contract; and authorizing the Fire Chief to amend the contract and execute an additional one year contract extension.


Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee

210004
Accepting and approving a three-year grant award agreement for $4,003,778.00 with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide funding for Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes services for low-income families and young children in the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

210030
Rezoning an approximately 58.1 acre tract of land located at 10900 N.W. Barry Road from Districts AG-R and R-6 to District R-1.5 with a 1.5 acre tract remaining zoned AG-R and approving a development plan for the overall 59.6 acre tract that serves as a preliminary plat for a townhome project with an existing cell tower (CD-CPC-2020-00156 and CD-CPC-2020-00155).


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

210031
Accepting and approving amendments to two twelve-month grant awards with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for the City’s Public Health Preparedness and Cities Readiness programs; estimating and appropriating the amounts of $99,365.99 and $25,977.25 in the Health Grants Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

210032
Accepting and approving a one-year $269,687.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for a comprehensive sexually transmitted disease prevention program.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

210033
Accepting and approving a one-year $65,879.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct tuberculosis control activities in Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee

210034
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Third Amended Consent Decree with the United States of America concerning the City’s approved Overflow Control Program.


Councilmember Lucas (Second by Fowler) Move To Consider

Seconded by Councilmember Fowler
Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0


Councilmember Lucas (Second by Fowler) Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Fowler
Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 13 - O'Neill, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

210005
Authorizing a Concession Agreement with BaumTech, LLC to provide ATM services for the traveling public at the Kansas City International Airport; and estimating revenue in the amount of $2,100.00 in the Aviation Fund.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm

210023
Authorizing a $25,000.00 professional, specialized or technical services contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., for the Wastewater SRF Loan Feasibility Study project.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm

210025
Authorizing a $230,000.00 professional, specialized or technical services contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., for the GIS Attribute Assistance – Sewer project.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm

210026
Authorizing a $230,000.00 professional, specialized or technical services contract with Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc) for the GIS Attribute Assistance – Water project.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm

210027
Authorizing a $2,210,786.00 construction contract with Leath & Sons, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of Genessee Street to Euclid Avenue, E. 1st Street to E. 23rd Street; and authorizing a maximum expenditure of $2,430,000.00.


Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm
 
 Councilmember Lucas (Second by Parks-Shaw) Move To Introduce
 
Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

210036
Authorizing professional services agreements with Everytown Law and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for the purpose of representing the City of Kansas City, Missouri in a federal Administrative Procedure Act challenge to the federal firearm license issued to JA Industries.


Councilmember Lucas (Second by Parks-Shaw) Move to Advance

Seconded by Councilmember Parks-Shaw
Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 12 - O'Neill, Loar, Fowler, Ellington, Robinson, Shields, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: 0

201081
COMMUNICATION - NOVEMBER 2020 - Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance and directing the City Clerk to file the acceptance in the office of the Recorder of Deeds.


Received And Filed

201082
COMMUNICATION - NOVEMBER 2020 - Accepting and releasing various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance and release; directing the City Clerk to file the acceptance and release in the office of the Recorder of Deeds.


Received And Filed

201083
COMMUNICATION - NOVEMBER 2020 - Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance and directing the City Clerk to file the acceptance in the office of the Recorder of Deeds.


Received And Filed

201085
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Pershing and Grand Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year 2021 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210007
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 210 Hwy Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending 2022 (April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022).


Received And Filed

210008
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Valley View Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210009
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Wallstreet Garage Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210010
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Kansas City Convention Center Headquarters Hotel Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210011
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 1707 Locust Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210012
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the State Line Shopping Center Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210013
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Red Bridge Shopping Center Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210014
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Historic Kansas City Club Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210015
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 1111 Grand Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210016
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Romanelli Shops Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210017
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Pioneer Center Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210018
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 46th & Wornall Community Improvement District #2 regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210019
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 46th & Wornall Community Improvement District #1 regarding their proposed budget covering fiscal year ending April 30, 2022 (May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022).


Received And Filed

210020
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 65115 Through 65136


Received And Filed

210028
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to Accept the Industrial Development Contract proposal submitted by OZ Development Company, LLC for Redevelopment of the Offices at Overlook Project in the Offices at Overlook PIEA Area.


Received And Filed
 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
 
 1. Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 11 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss specifications for competitive bidding; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 12 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss sealed bids or proposals; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss confidential or privileged communications with auditors; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 20 and 21 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss security systems for operation of a computer system or computer network.
 
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