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Last Published: 3/24/2005 11:30:32 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - RONALD FINLEY, TERESA LOAR, PAUL DANAHER, AGGIE STACKHAUS
 

971380
COMMUNICATION - Notice from the Mayor regarding FOCUS Kansas City hearing for the City Operations Committee.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
Richard Noll, Assistant City Manager, explained that this will deal with the infrastructure issues of physical framework. Stackhaus, who was on the FOCUS Steering Committee, said that this schedule is much too ambitious. October 16 will be too soon for Committee comments.

971299
Authorizing the execution of a $8,018.40 per year five-year Lease Agreement with Contract Aircraft Maintenance, Inc., at Kansas City International Airport.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mike Esher, Aviation, said that this building has been unoccupied for some time. CAM has agreed to put in approximately $20,000 worth of work on the facility. Repair of the heating and air conditioning system will result in $5,000 rental credit. Ray Anderson, Aviation, said this needs Council approval because the agreement is for over one year. William Wagner, CAM, spoke for this Ordinance. Stackhaus moved that this be on the consent docket.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971300
Authorizing a $21,500.00 increase in the contingency for a contract with Foley Company for Project No. A49 - Modify Terminals A, B & C Restrooms at Kansas City International Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $21,500.00.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Doug Johnson, Aviation, asked that this be advanced. He said that 75% of funds will be reimbursed from FAA. In answer to Stackhaus, Johnson said that water damage was found behind the walls and valves had to be replaced. In answer to Loar, Johnson said that optical sensors are used on faucets and lavatories.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971356
Authorizing a Sixth Supplement to the Use and Lease Agreement with Delta Airlines, Inc., to release leased premises at Kansas City International Airport.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mike Esher, Aviation, said that this is a conference room to be used by Travelex per the Concession Agreement to be authorized by companion Ordinance No. 971277. In answer to Stackhaus, Esher said the site has not been used by Delta for over a year. Chair Finley suggested that this be put on the consent docket.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971357
Authorizing a $100,000.00 Amendment No. 3 to an Agreement with Gastinger & Walker Architects, Inc., for Project No. A14 - Modify Airport Police Office at Kansas City International Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $115,000.00.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Doug Johnson, Aviation, said that this is for construction management oversight. He presented maps and asked that this be advanced.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971358
Authorizing a $4,608,000.00 contract with Taylor Ball, L.C., for Project No. A14 - KCI Police Building at Kansas City International Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $5,171,614.00; authorizing transfer of $50,806.00 to the KCI Art and Aesthetic Adornment Fund; and authorizing transfer of $12,808.00 to the Youth Employment Program Fund.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Doug Johnson, Aviation, said that this would consolidate functions currentily located at 3 different facilities. Systems in the old Administration Building would be upgraded. A roof deck and windows have to be replaced. It is not known how much water damage may be there. About 50% of the work involves upgrading and enhancing the communication system. They will be putting in closed circuit TV cameras at various locations in the terminals, parking garages and parking lots. The project will take about 6 months to complete, depending on the weather. In answer to Finley, Johnson said that there will be 2 holding cells, and fleet maintenance will continue at another location. Johnson asked that this be advanced.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971359
Authorizing a $15,959.00 Amendment No. 1 to an Agreement with Theis Doolittle Associates, Inc., for Project No. C23 - Landscape Architectural Services at Kansas City International Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $15,959.00.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Doug Johnson, Aviation, said that services were required outside the scope of the original project, in conjunction with other projects. This additional funding is required to complete the original scope of work. Danaher commented that additional work needs to be brought before the Council first.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971361
Approving a $132,100.00 contract with Harworth Construction Inc. for Contract No. 7064 Water Main Replacement in the area of North Antioch Road and N.E. Russell Road; and appropriating $145,300.00 in funding.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Ted Weis, Water Services, presented a map of the area where they are replacing an 8 inch main, that was giving them trouble, with another 8 inch main. Weis asked that this be advanced.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971362
Authorizing a Cooperative Agreement to Provide Limited Retail Water Service between Kansas City, Missouri and Gladstone, Missouri for the sale of water and individual retail services to The Oaks Subdivision; and directing the City Clerk to record same.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Ted Weis, Water Services, said that this will provide water to a new subdivision which straddles the borderline. Gladstone is currently unable to supply the 36 houses upon its side of that street. The developer will build one main on the KCMO side, to serve both sides. Finley suggested that this be put on the consent docket.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971301
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $523,600.00 contract with National Fire Suppression for a fire protection system upgrade at City Hall; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $602,140.00 in previously appropriated funds for the project; and appropriating $1,309.00 to the Youth Employment Fund.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Tom Bean, Public Works, said that this will provide for the first phase of a sprinkler system in City Hall. The Capital Improvements Program includes annual appropriations for this project until it is accomplished. This Committee Substitute is the result of Stackhaus objecting to $5,236.00 going to the Public Art Fund.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971302
Authorizing a $119,420.10 contract with Havens Construction Company, Inc., for constructing joint district sanitary sewers to serve Sewer District Nos. 22057, 22058 through 22062, and 22072 through 22074 in the vicinity of N. Indiana Avenue and Missouri State Highway 152; adjusting appropriations by $148,441.00; appropriating said sum to various accounts in the Sewer Special Assessment Bond Fund; authorizing assessment of the costs against the properties benefited; and recognizing an emergency.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Allen Landoll, Public Works, said that this is the 4th construction phase for the extension of sewers in that area. He asked that this be advanced.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971303
Authorizing a $114,099.52 contract with Par Electrical Contractors, Inc., for constructing a traffic signal modification for Southwest Trafficway and 31st Street; estimating revenue in the amount of $60,504.00 in the General Fund; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $125,504.00 in previously appropriated funds for the project; and appropriating $285.00 to the Youth Employment Fund.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Allen Landoll, Public Works, said that this is for installing a better traffic control device at one of the highest accident locations. The Federal share of this would be $65,000.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971305
Authorizing a $77,078.75 contract with Electrical Systems, Inc., for constructing a traffic signal installation for 105th and Holmes Road; estimating revenue in various accounts in the amount of $85,000.00; appropriating said sum to the Traffic Signal - 105th and Holmes account of the General Fund; and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $85,000.00 for the project.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Allen Landoll, Public Works, said this is for a location where there is no existing signal. Finley questioned why the Youth Employment Fund wasn't included in this. Landoll said the project is completely funded by developer contributions.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971363
Approving Traffic Regulation Nos. 52821 through 52870.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jere Meredith, Public Works, said that there is nothing unusual on this list, and the Regulations have been in place for over 90 days. Finley suggested that it be placed on the consent docket.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971364
Authorizing execution of a 92nd Supplemental Federal Aid STP-Urban Program Agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission relating to fracture critical bridge inspections and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $44,513.20 in previously appropriated funds for the project.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Allen Landoll. Public Works, said that fracture critical bridges are ones that are subject to catastrophic failure if a main member should collapse. The Federal Government funds 80% of the inspections, which are mandated to be done once every 5 years. The 4 bridges that are included in this inspection are St.Louis Viaduct, Little Blue Road, Noland Road, and the south approach spans to the Chouteau Bridge. Landoll asked that this be advanced.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971365
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $174,085.00 agreement with Wiedeman Architects, Inc., for architectural design, construction documents and construction administration services at the new Fire Station No. 36; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $174,085.00 in previously appropriated funds for the project; and appropriating $435.00 to the Youth Employment Fund.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Tom Bean, Public Works, said that the facility is the former bank building at 99th and Holmes, which will be expanded to house the Fire Station currently at Bannister Mall. Finley asked that the $600,000.00 stay in the equipment account.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971366
Authorizing a one year $37,094.04 contract with Montgomery KONE, Inc., for maintenance and repair of elevators/escalators at the Municipal Court Building and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $37,094.04 in previously appropriated funds.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Tom Bean, Public Works, said this is the first year of a new contract with provision for 2 annual extensions. This is based on the Consumer Price Index for metals. Finley suggested this be put on the consent docket.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971367
Authorizing exercise of the City's option to renew for Fiscal Year 1997-98, Contract No. 960009 for elevator/escalator maintenance and repair services at various City-owned facilities with Montgomery KONE, Inc., in the amount of $365,280.00 and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend up to the sum of $360,000.00 in previously appropriated funds.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Tom Bean, Public Works, said that this is the 2nd of 2 renewal options. There is a 3.6% increase due to the Consumer Price Index for metals.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971368
Authorizing a $53,440.00 agreement with HNTB Corporation for structural condition inspections at H. Roe Bartle Hall and authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend the sum not to exceed $53,440.00 in previously appropriated funds for the project.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Tom Bean, Public Works, said this will include a manual that describes the inspection process.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971370
Authorizing execution of an agreement with Wilson & Company for engineering services in connection with the 75th and State Line Road intersection; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $97,771.00 in previously appropriated funds for the project; and appropriating $245.00 to the Youth Employment Fund.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Allen Landoll, Public Works, presented an aerial view of the area. There is a verbal agreement to split the cost for design with Prairie Village. The Federal Government will pay 80% of construction costs. Landoll asked that this be advanced.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971377
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Director of Public Works regarding Traffic Regulation Nos. 53129 through 53185, Installations and Removals.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
Jere Meredith, Public Works, said that there is nothing unusual in this.

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.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE AS AMENDED"
There was no further testimony to be given on this. Stackhaus said Councilmember Evert Asjes had asked that this be approved.
Ayes: 2 - Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971195
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 12, Code of Ordinances, City of Kansas City, by enacting a new Article IIA, "Adult Businesses", establishing licensing requirements for certain adult businesses.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Finley said that this will be held for 2 weeks.

971232
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to track revenues generated by the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department and make certain budgetary recommendations regarding the funding of the Department.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Janice Reed, Finance Director, confirmed that revenues, along with the General Fund subsidy, will be sufficient to meet funding levels required by the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department. She presented a handout which included two graphs. The first graph shows the revenues that are associated with paying the debt service for Bartle Hall, Kemper Arena, and Municipal Auditorium. The second graph shows the projected revenues from the convention centers and General Fund subsidy to cover operations. There was some discussion as to whether facilities could be sold. William LaMette, acting Director of Convention and Entertainment Centers, said that all the money generated at the Municipal Garage is for debt service. The revenues generated from parking at Kemper Arena is considered as part of that area's rents and concessions. Reed said that this complicated set of funds is dictated by State statues. She oversimplified the graphs. Finley is holding this for one week for the purpose of defining sources of revenue.

971233
(Sub.)
Amending the Code of Ordinances by repealing Sections 2-602, 2-603 and 2-604 and enacting new sections of like number and subject, establishing a new advisory authority for the management of the convention and entertainment facilities.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Chair Finley explained the change concerning rental rates, catering, and booking policy. Also, that two employees of the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department were to be added to the membership. George Sharp, Law, said that these employees will be given time off to attend meetings and that the authority will advise the director regarding marketing of facilities. William LaMette, acting Director of Convention and Entertainment Centers, said that he would recommend one labor-class employee who had at least one year experience with the convention centers and one mid-level supervisor who understands how the centers operate. Stackhaus said she really liked that proposal.
Ayes: 2 - Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971248
(Sub.)
Approving a $167,685.00 contract with Wilson Plumbing, Inc. for construction of the Winchester Avenue Sanitary Relief Sewer; and authorizing expenditure of $184,850.00.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Ted Weis, Water Services, explained that this sub gives the contract to Wilson Plumbing, Inc. at the 2nd lowest bid ($184,850.00). He presented a map and said that this will alleviate flooding problems. He asked that this be advanced.
Ayes: 3 - Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971277
Authorizing a five year Concession Agreement with Travelex, Inc., at Kansas City International Airport with a concession fee of 10% of business services, 20% of pre-paid phone card revenues and 1% of foreign currency transactions.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mike Esher, Aviation, presented a map of the Service Centers with concession locations, one of which will be manned. The approximate revenue increase for the City would be $40,000 per year. However, when taken in conjunction with companion Ordinance No. 971356, the City would lose $20,000 in rent. Travelex will not be paying rent for floor space for these first 5 years; because there was some concern about how much money would be generated, due to the separate location and the fact that KCI is not a layover airport. Travelex will be spending about $57,000 to refurbish the areas. Cheri Stanley, Mutual of Omaha Travelex, Inc., spoke for this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0

971280
Authorizing construction of water mains in the area of North Flintlock Road from Missouri M-152 north one mile, Clay County, to be paid through special assessments; approving a $179,100.00 construction contract with Southwest Underground Inc.; authorizing expenditure of $228,600.00; and recognizing an emergency.


CITY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Ted Weis, Water Services, explained that the developer to the north would eventually be finishing the gap at his own expense, connecting the assessment portion to the existing main further north. Loar asked that this be advanced.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Danaher, Finley, Stackhaus
Nays: 0