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Last Published: 12/6/2006 12:29:47 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
 

021237
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, regarding PIEA Troost Corridor Redevelopment Area Selection of Developer for Commercial Development Project: 3816-3832 Troost .


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
The communication was received and filed.

021164
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0436, rezoning an area of approximately 9.2 acres generally located on the north side of Red Bridge Road and the east side of Holmes Road from Districts RA (Agricultural) and R-1a (One-Family Dwellings) to District R-1b (One-Family Dwellings). (12801-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Ordinances 021164 and 021165 are related cases. It was the consensus of the committee to hold the ordinances on the agenda for one week.

021165
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 9.2 acre tract of land generally located on the north side of Red Bridge Road and the east side of Holmes Road. (12801-CUP-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Ordinances 021164 and 021165 are related cases. It was the consensus of the committee to hold the ordinances on the agenda for one week.

021216
Accepting a Special Warranty Deed from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver of Metro North State Bank conveying land to the City for public use purposes for the Department of Public Works and generally located at the southwest corner of Independence Avenue and Hardesty (5353 E. Independence Avenue) and directing the City Clerk to file same.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Planning & Development Department, stated the ordinance is to accept a warranty deed from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as receiver of Metro North State Bank for public purposes used by Public Works Department for an intersection realignment located at Independence Avenue & Hardesty.

021217
Approving the sale of property at 3324 E. 12th Street; authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a deed therefor; estimating revenue in the amount of $4,600.00 and appropriating it; and directing the City Clerk to file same.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Planning & Development Department, gave testimony on the ordinance. Edgar stated that the property for sale is city owned. The property is located at 3324 E. 12th Street.

021218
Authorizing execution of a $25,000.00 Cooperative Agreement with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, to provide staff for the Downtown Parking Authority and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.

021219
Approving the plat of Brooklyn Highlands, an addition in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; and accepting certain lands for park purposes forever, in accordance with Section 58 of Article III of the Charter of Kansas City.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Dion Waldon, Public Works Department, stated that approval of the plat will create 51 single family lots on approximately 20.8 acres and one tract for parkland on approximately 8.7 acres located west of North Brooklyn and north of Missouri Highway 152. All of the grades and closures have been checked and he recommended approval.

020717
(Sub.)
Amending the Code of Ordinances by adding a new Chapter 41, entitled Day Labor Business.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Virginia Walsh, City Planning & development department, testified on the ordinance. She explained to the committee regarding the purpose and the status of the ordinance. The ordinances were heard by City Plan Commission. Public hearing was taken by the public in support and opposition of the ordinance. Tom Lovett, stated he was glad that the industry was part of the process. The ordinance calls for adequate toilets in adequate waiting areas. The committee should allow the neighborhood to have a chance to testify to see if they want day labor in their neighborhoods. Carol Carroll, support, testified in support of the ordinance. She explained to the committee what types of jobs her industry provides. There is an issue with the definition "Day Labor". Councilman Ford suggested to include to pay daily within the ordinance. he also stated that he is open to suggestion of how to define "day labor". Bob ------ General manager of Tension Envelope. He shared his experience with workers who are working for day labor business. Shared their complaints with the Police Department. Councilman Ford asked how long the day labor has been a "neighbor with Tension Envelope. Tim Rogers, Day Labor business, spoke in support of the ordinance. Definition of skill. 10% of employees drive, if the (city) take away their option of coming to work. The workers do not come from across town. Downtown Kansas City has the most workers. If you put restrictions on day labors it will enable the day labor business. The ordinance will push people away. There's a high concentration of homeless in the downtown area. Councilwoman Cooper asked for explanation regarding city regulations. Larry Griffith, Eagle products, read a letter regarding the activities that goes on in front of their business. asking for held. all companies are not regulated. Councilman Ford expressed concerns regarding additional problems after day labor in the business. city contract seems to cause the most problems for the neighbors. Tracy, spoke in support of the day labor ordinance. The services are for single parents. The service caters to the elderly, indigents. The downtown area is for everyone. she has bee in day labor for about 5 years. Councilman Ford stated he is trying to implement a more humane conditions for the employees, such as adequate rest room and waiting room. suggestion to employers from employee to make suggestion to improve the work area. such as why are people using the rest room outside instead of inside. Shawn , Commercial Realtor, has been harassed by employees at the day labor facility. He stated he is in favor of the ordinance. The problem needs to be regulated. David Jacobs, works for labor ready. He stated he has worked for the company for 10 years. He spoke in support of the ordinance. There's a lot of homeless people in the area. Suggestion on how the facility can be improved. Some of the facilities are not ran well. Some of the business are kept clean. Some of the places are properly managed. Robin Nichols, 1818 McGee, there has been considerable amount of problems in the area. Has worked very hard with the community to see what can be done to get the situation cleared up. There's a lot of drug dealing going on and prostitution. Jim Stedman, Century Personnel, have a very strict regulation for hiring process. City contract was awarded in 1999. The company is able to provide the employee with the tools they need. They (century personnel) have made inside and outside improvements with the company. Rest room facilities have been upgraded. Councilman Ford asked if over populated with "day labor" companies. Phil Graham, Security Manager with Kansas City Star, stated that one of duties regarding security is to make sure employees are safe. Have made several contact with trespassing in the area. gave detailed scenario of how the day labor business is affecting the area. Because of the meetings that have been taking place. There's have been some improvements in the area. What measures were taken with the liquor store in order for the improvements to come forth. Temporary help service provide employment for some of the people. Dan Christians, President of Labor Force Personnel, have been in the downtown area since 1995. one of the advantages of using temporary services is flexibility. provide employment for Bartle Hall and Kemper arena. contract stipulates arrive at the job site two hours before and the ordinance states three hours before. Does the logic of two hours before hand make any sense. There is some logic, but two hours is a little extreme. most of the employee arrives about 5 am or 5:30 am Ford: is the place of business large enough to hold 30 employees Ford see a lot people hanging around the property. Councilman Ford asked how business is advertised. which is directed to employers. John Thomas, clarified a couple of issues. market driven positions; the industry is off 40% from 2000. The industry is not flourishing. The industry want to do something regarding the issues that is at hand. He expressed concern regarding the definition. need to look at some other statue within the ordinance. Have been looking for a good model. Councilwoman Williams Neal expressed concerns regarding homeless, and drugs, there has to be some regulations. see how this ordinance can work for everyone.

020800
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 80-20, Definitions, and 80-212, Conditional use permitted for limited time, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Virginia Walsh, City Planning & development department, testified on the ordinance. She explained to the committee regarding the purpose and the status of the ordinance. The ordinances were heard by City Plan Commission. Public hearing was taken by the public in support and opposition of the ordinance. Tom Lovett, stated he was glad that the industry was part of the process. The ordinance calls for adequate toilets in adequate waiting areas. The committee should allow the neighborhood to have a chance to testify to see if they want day labor in their neighborhoods. Carol Carroll, support, testified in support of the ordinance. She explained to the committee what types of jobs her industry provides. There is an issue with the definition "Day Labor". Councilman Ford suggested to include to pay daily within the ordinance. he also stated that he is open to suggestion of how to define "day labor". Bob ------ General manager of Tension Envelope. He shared his experience with workers who are working for day labor business. Shared their complaints with the Police Department. Councilman Ford asked how long the day labor has been a "neighbor with Tension Envelope. Tim Rogers, Day Labor business, spoke in support of the ordinance. Definition of skill. 10% of employees drive, if the (city) take away their option of coming to work. The workers do not come from across town. Downtown Kansas City has the most workers. If you put restrictions on day labors it will enable the day labor business. The ordinance will push people away. There's a high concentration of homeless in the downtown area. Councilwoman Cooper asked for explanation regarding city regulations. Larry Griffith, Eagle products, read a letter regarding the activities that goes on in front of their business. asking for held. all companies are not regulated. Councilman Ford expressed concerns regarding additional problems after day labor in the business. city contract seems to cause the most problems for the neighbors. Tracy, spoke in support of the day labor ordinance. The services are for single parents. The service caters to the elderly, indigents. The downtown area is for everyone. she has bee in day labor for about 5 years. Councilman Ford stated he is trying to implement a more humane conditions for the employees, such as adequate rest room and waiting room. suggestion to employers from employee to make suggestion to improve the work area. such as why are people using the rest room outside instead of inside. Shawn , Commercial Realtor, has been harassed by employees at the day labor facility. He stated he is in favor of the ordinance. The problem needs to be regulated. David Jacobs, works for labor ready. He stated he has worked for the company for 10 years. He spoke in support of the ordinance. There's a lot of homeless people in the area. Suggestion on how the facility can be improved. Some of the facilities are not ran well. Some of the business are kept clean. Some of the places are properly managed. Robin Nichols, 1818 McGee, there has been considerable amount of problems in the area. Has worked very hard with the community to see what can be done to get the situation cleared up. There's a lot of drug dealing going on and prostitution. Jim Stedman, Century Personnel, have a very strict regulation for hiring process. City contract was awarded in 1999. The company is able to provide the employee with the tools they need. They (century personnel) have made inside and outside improvements with the company. Rest room facilities have been upgraded. Councilman Ford asked if over populated with "day labor" companies. Phil Graham, Security Manager with Kansas City Star, stated that one of duties regarding security is to make sure employees are safe. Have made several contact with trespassing in the area. gave detailed scenario of how the day labor business is affecting the area. Because of the meetings that have been taking place. There's have been some improvements in the area. What measures were taken with the liquor store in order for the improvements to come forth. Temporary help service provide employment for some of the people. Dan Christians, President of Labor Force Personnel, have been in the downtown area since 1995. one of the advantages of using temporary services is flexibility. provide employment for Bartle Hall and Kemper arena. contract stipulates arrive at the job site two hours before and the ordinance states three hours before. Does the logic of two hours before hand make any sense. There is some logic, but two hours is a little extreme. most of the employee arrives about 5 a.m or 5:30 a.m. Ford: is the place of business large enough to hold 30 employees Ford see a lot people hanging around the property. Councilman Ford asked how business is advertised. which is directed to employers. John Thomas, clarified a couple of issues. market driven positions; the industry is off 40% from 2000. The industry is not flourishing. The industry want to do something regarding the issues that is at hand. He expressed concern regarding the definition. need to look at some other statue within the ordinance. Have been looking for a good model. Councilwoman Williams Neal expressed concerns regarding homeless, and drugs, there has to be some regulations. see how this ordinance can work for everyone.

020887
Approving the plat of Colony Court Annex, an addition in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached agreements.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 020887 fro one week.

021114
(Sub.)
Approving the development plan submitted by the Oak Street Redevelopment Corporation on a tract of land of approximately 6.7 acres generally located east of Grand Avenue, south of 16th Street and Truman Road, west of Oak Street and north of 17th Street; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare and the exercise of the power of eminent domain is for the public convenience and necessity; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with the Oak Street Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Ordinances 021114 and 021115 are related cases. A committee substitutes was submitted for both ordinances. Larry Stice, City Development Department, stated that the redevelopment project will rezone 6.7 acres located east of Grand, south of 16th Street & Truman Road, west of Oak Street and north of 17th Street. The purpose of the development is for a new Kansas City Star newspaper production facility. Ordinance 021114 approves the "353" development plan which would grant a tax abatement. In order to approve the "353" plan the plan must be found blighted. Ordinance 021115 will rezone the area from District C-4, C-3a2 and District M-1 to District URD and the approval of the development plan.

021115
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0435, rezoning an area of approximately 6.7 acres generally located east of Grand Avenue, south of 16th Street and Truman Road, west of Oak Street and north of 17th Street from Districts C-4 (Central Business District), C-3a2 (Intermediate Business - High Buildings) and M-1 (Light Industry) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (12849-URD)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Ordinances 021114 and 021115 are related cases. A committee substitutes was submitted for both ordinances. Larry Stice, City Development Department, stated that the redevelopment project will rezone 6.7 acres located east of Grand, south of 16th Street & Truman Road, west of Oak Street and north of 17th Street. The purpose of the development is for a new Kansas City Star newspaper production facility. Ordinance 021114 approves the "353" development plan which would grant a tax abatement. In order to approve the "353" plan the plan must be found blighted. Ordinance 021115 will rezone the area from District C-4, C-3a2 and District M-1 to District URD and the approval of the development plan.
 
 Staff from Public Works and Water Services Departments will present an update on the Regional Detention Facility projects in Line Creek Main Channel and Line Creek East Fork Channel. Staff from Public Works Department will present information on the Embassy Park Development's Storm Water Management Design/Plan and related erosion control compliance with city ordinance 981135. There will be a closed session to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMo 610.021(2).