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Last Published: 10/4/2013 9:25:38 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:10 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Excused:2 - JERMAINE REED, MICHAEL BROOKS
 

130762
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the achievement of national accreditation by the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130756
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 210 Highway Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending 2013.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130757
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the KCI/I-29 Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending 2013.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130758
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Oak Barry Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending 2013.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130759
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Metro North Square and Commons Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending 2013.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130760
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATION E41701


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130761
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATION E41702


Received And Filed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Brooks) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the resolutions listed on today’s docket as “Resolutions for Same Day Adoption” be presented to Council for consideration for immediate adoption today.

130765
RESOLUTION - Approving a Mayoral appointment to the Tax Increment Financing Commission.


Adopted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130778
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Expressing the City Council’s commitment to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (“KCATA”) and establishing the City’s policy for supporting the same through the Public Mass Transportation Fund.


Councilmember Sharp (Second by Ford) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Ford
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Adopted as Amended

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Circo) 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 “Scheduled Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130689
Authorizing acceptance of a grant from and a contract with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the purpose of investigating discrimination complaints in employment; estimating $53,400.00 in the General Fund and appropriating that amount to the EEOC Grant Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130719
Appropriating $201,000.00 from the Unappropriated fund balance of the Public Mass Transportation Fund to the Developmentally Disabled account; authorizing an agreement with the Jackson County Board of Services for the Developmentally Disabled; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130720
Declaring the area included within the E. 27th Street & Troost and Mt. Prospect Redevelopment Project Areas of the Fifth Amended Hospital Hill II Urban Renewal Plan to be a blighted area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Law.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130723
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Kami Hall, Claim No. T1314-0317.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130735
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Pamela Rust and Thomas Rust v. City of Kansas City, Missouri and Orion Management Solutions, Case No. 1216-CV15904.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130752
Approving the plat of Skyport 2nd Plat, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1390A)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Marcason) 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 Readings” and that they be placed on the docket next week for third reading.
 
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130734
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the suspension, dismissal or demotion of city employees, by repealing Sections 2-1112, 2-1113, and 2-1114, and enacting in lieu thereof sections of like number and subject matter that require departments to forward recommendations for suspension, demotion and/or dismissal to the Director of Human Resources for review and approval, and to meet with the City Manager and Director of Human Resources when a department director does not agree with the determination of the Director of Human Resources.


Councilmember Sharp (Second by Marcason) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Marcason
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed as Amended

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130755
Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, two unimproved lots located at 8217 and 8219 Brooklyn Avenue which will expand Marlborough Park for the installation of improvements.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130733
Authorizing an increase in the contingency of a contract with Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc. in the amount of $500,000.00 for the Chouteau Parkway Improvements project; and recognizing an emergency.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130697
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into a $1,598,000.00 contract with Foley Company for the Universal Avenue Storm Sewer Drainage Improvements – Phase 2 – Milwaukee Pump Station Improvements project.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

130579
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.3 acres generally located at the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Benton Boulevard from District B1-1 to District B2-2, and approving a development plan for vehicle sales. (14389-P)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

130732
Authorizing a contract with Blue Nile Contractors, Inc., for approximately $2,200,000.00 for the 135th Street Improvements - Phase I, Oak Street to Holmes Road project; authorizing expenditures of $2,500,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Wagner) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “First Readings” and that these ordinances be introduced as listed to the committee so designated.
 
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130772
Amending Chapter 48, Nuisance, and Chapter 56, Property Maintenance, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 48-83 and 56-547 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter modifying the provisions for the waiver of special tax bills.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

130774
Releasing the Receiver and his attorneys, employees and representatives from any and all claims arising out of the receivership in City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation (Case No. 05-00368-CV-W-GAF) and authorizing the City Attorney to execute such a release.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

130777
Amending the 2013 One-Year Action Plan and authorizing submission of the Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; appropriating funds and estimating revenue in the amount of $1,450,000.00 in the Community Development Block Grant Fund; authorizing a contract in the amount of $1,500,000.00 with Morningstar’s Development Company, Inc. for the construction of the Morningstar Neighborhood Family Center at 27th and Prospect Avenue; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

130764
Authorizing the City of Kansas City, Missouri to join the Missouri Clean Energy District; stating the terms under which the City will conduct activities within the City as a member of the Missouri Clean Energy District; requesting appointment to the District’s Advisory Board; disclaiming any need for appropriation; and directing the City Clerk to send a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Board of Directors of the District.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130767
Rezoning a 20 acre tract of land generally bordered by E. 26th Street on the north, E. 27th Street on the south, Prospect Avenue on the east and Brooklyn Avenue on the west from Districts R-1.5, B1-1 and B3-3 to MPD, and approving a development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat, to allow for the KCPD East Patrol Campus. (14419-MPD)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130768
Approving a UR development plan for a 252 acre tract of land, generally bounded by 87th Street to the north, I-435 on the west, the Kansas City Southern Railroad on the east, and Bannister Road on the south to allow a mixed-use development. (6720-UR-15).


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130769
Approving the assignment of certain development rights with respect to Phase 1B of the Beacon Hill Development Plan, by and among Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation, Hospital Hill Economic Development Corporation, and 27th & Troost Redevelopment Corporation; releasing Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation as it relates to certain development rights; and authorizing execution of an Assignment and Assumption Agreement among Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation, Hospital Hill Economic Development Corporation, 27th & Troost Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130770
Authorizing the Director of City Development to amend a contract with Berkebile, Nelson, Immenschuh, McDowell, Inc., for approximately $586,500.00; authorizing expenditures of approximately $586,500.00; directing the Public Improvements Advisory Committee to move in-district funding for Districts Four, Five and Six for the amendment; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

130771
Estimating and appropriating $1,000,000.00 in the 2013B Special Obligation Bond Fund; designating requisitioning authority for expenditures for Columbus Park neighborhood infrastructure; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and declaring the City’s intent to reimburse itself from bond proceeds.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130775
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Heart of the City Area Plan for an area of approximately 20 acres generally bounded by E. 26th Street on the north, E. 27th Street on the south, Prospect Avenue on the east and Brooklyn Avenue on the west to recommend institutional uses instead of residential low density and residential medium density uses. (685-S-2)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130776
Approving additional tax increment financing for the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan and authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a Financing Agreement.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

130763
Authorizing acceptance of a $100,000.00 grant from PetSmart Charities; estimating revenue in the amount of $100,000.00; appropriating that amount to the General Fund account; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee

130766
Authorizing a $1,351,297.04 Aviation contract with M-B Companies, Inc. for New Airfield Snow Removal Equipment at Kansas City International (KCI); and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

130773
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute agreements with Kansas City Power and Light for sustainability upgrades at 4900 Swope Parkway; accepting a grant from Kansas City Power and Light for further implementation of the Enterprise Sustainability Platform into City operations; estimating revenue and appropriating the sum of $86,850.00.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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