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Last Published: 3/31/2008 11:00:18 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - ED FORD, MELBA CURLS, RUSS JOHNSON, JAN MARCASON
Out:1 - BILL SKAGGS
 

071179
Condemning and taking a fee simple interest, permanent and temporary easements on private properties for the improvement and maintenance of trail and roadway improvements at Old Santa Fe Road Trail, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; authorizing continued negotiations by the City of Kansas City, Missouri; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney, on behalf of said City; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance with the Recorder of Deeds in Jackson County, Missouri.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/19/2007)"
Rodney Wallace, CIMO, testified in support of this ordinance.

071190
Authorizing a Sixth Amendment to a design professional services agreement with El Dorado Architects, Inc. in the amount of $182,005.00 for architectural services for the Vehicle Impound Facility; and authorizing the City Manager to expend previously appropriated funds not to exceed $192,005.00 for this amendment, and recognizing an emergency


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Eric Bosch, CIMO, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Works to enter into a 6th Amendment contract with Eldorado Architects for additional architectural services for the Vehicle Impound Facility.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Johnson, Marcason
Nays: 0

071191
RESOLUTION - Amending Ordinance No. 061092 by repealing Sections 4 and 5 thereof and enacting in their place two new sections, revising the amount of the assessment of the costs against the properties benefited by sanitary sewer improvements on Sewer District Nos. 11037 through 11042, and 719.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Alfonso Burton, CIMO, tesitfied on behalf of this ordinance. he reason for this legislation is to repeal Section 4 and Section 5 of Ordinance No. 061092 and reenact new Section 4 and Section 5 of like subject matter. All other Sections of this ordinance shall remain effective.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Curls, Johnson, Marcason
Nays: 0

071193
(Sub.)
Repealing Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, “Buildings and Building Regulations,” Articles I – XIV, and enacting fourteen new articles to be known as the Building and Rehabilitation Code, including adoption of the International Building Code (2006), International Residential Code (2006), National Electrical Code (2005), International Fuel Gas Code (2006), International Mechanical Code (2006), Uniform Plumbing Code (2006), International Private Sewage Disposal Code (2006), Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (ASME A17.1-2004); Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators (ASME A17.3-2005); Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chair Lifs (ASME A18.1-2003); Safety Requirements for Personnel Hoists and Employee Elevators for Construction and Demolition Operations (ANSI A10.4-2004); International Energy Conservation Code (2006) and the International Existing Building Code (2006), a local sign code, a local underground space code, a local contractor licensing code, general administrative provisions, and local modifications to the incorporated codes.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/19/2007)"

071197
RESOLUTION - Designating the City’s share of Platte County’s special road and bridge tax receipts for calendar years 2009, 2010, and 2011 for improvements to N.W. Barry Road per RSMo 137.556, and directing the City Manager to transmit this resolution to Platte County.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Councilman Johnson testified on behalf of this resolution. This resolution proposes to use funds provided by Platte County to the City for road and bridge improvements in the City and within Platte County for improvements to Barry Road west of Hwy I-29.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Curls, Johnson, Marcason
Nays: 0

071201
Calling a special election to be held February 5, 2008, for the purpose of presenting a nonbinding question concerning light rail to the voters; authorizing and directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/19/2007)"

071202
RESOLUTION - Expressing the commitment of the Mayor and Council to placing a plan for light rail before the voters no later than November 4, 2008.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Curls, Johnson, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

071205
Establishing a Water Services Utility Funding Task Force.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jim Buckler, Water Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will establish a Water Services Utility Funding Task Force.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Curls, Johnson, Marcason
Nays: 0

071127
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an $18,000,000.00 contract with JE Dunn Construction for Project No. 640E7009 Design Build, East Village Block 81 Parking Garage; authorizing the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $18,500,000.00; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.  


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Chad Thompson, CIMO, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Bob Langenkamp, City Planning, was present to answer questions from the committee. This project will consist of design and new construction of the East Village Parking Garage.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Curls, Marcason
Nays: 0

071130
Repealing the November 2006 light rail ordinance, Ordinance No. 060931, As Amended.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mark Huffer, KCATA, explained the problems with the Light Rail plan that the voters passed in November 2006. John Dobies, HNTB, gave a presentation to the committee. Matt Webster, Oppenheimer, was present to answer questions from the committee. Bill Geary, Law Department, discussed some of the legal issues with the ballot initiative. Handouts are on file in the City Clerk's Office. Testified in support of the ordinance: Will Royster, 3500 Gladstone KCMO Margie Richcreek, Regional Transit Alliance Ken Bacchus, 929 Walnut KCMO Cynthia Taylor-McCoy, Citizens Task Force Mayor Funkhauser
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Curls, Johnson, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

071131
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on February 5, 2008, a question proposed by a Committee of Petitioners to repeal the November 2006 light rail initiative as certified by a Committee of Petitioners pursuant to Charter Section 702; and directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election not later than November 27, 2007 as directed.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Mark Huffer, KCATA, explained the problems with the Light Rail plan that the voters passed in November 2006. John Dobies, HNTB, gave a presentation to the committee. Matt Webster, Oppenheimer, was present to answer questions from the committee. Bill Geary, Law Department, discussed some of the legal issues with the ballot initiative. Handouts are on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Curls, Johnson, Marcason, Skaggs
Nays: 0

071132
Enacting a new Section 68.475, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Sales tax – light rail (2033)” to exact new sales taxes totaling 3/8% to be devoted to a light rail system to extend for 25 years from July 1, 2008 until June 30, 2033; enacting a new Section 68.476, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Sales tax – KCATA (2034)” to extend the City’s current 3/8% sales tax used for the purposes of operating, maintaining, equipping and improving a transit system by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for Kansas City, Missouri for 25 years until March 31, 2034; providing for submission of this ordinance to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at a special election called for Tuesday, February 5, 2008; authorizing and directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; authorizing and directing the City Clerk to notify the Missouri Director of Revenue if the proposal is approved by the voters; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/19/2007)"
 
 There may be general discussion regarding current Transportation and Infrastructure issues.