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Last Published: 7/26/2012 10:36:05 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - ED FORD, JIM GLOVER, SCOTT TAYLOR, SCOTT WAGNER
Out:1 - CINDY CIRCO
 

120348
Approving and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a subgrant agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri to fund authorized abatement activities at the 63rd and Prospect Redevelopment Project site, located in the vicinity northwest of 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00 and to provide the required local cost share in a total amount not to exceed $100,000.00, all from previously appropriated funds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Andrew Bracker, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance approves an application by Tax Increment Financing Commission (TIF Commission) for a City subgrant of $500,000 of federal Brownfield Grant Funds, and $100,000 of general funds, for abatement of asbestos contaminants and removal of debris from the 63rd & Prospect Redevelopment Project.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner
Nays: 0

120373
RESOLUTION - Amending the 2011 One Year Action Plan (“Plan”); authorizing the submission of a Substantial Amendment to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) to accept additional funding through the Emergency Solutions Grant Program created by the implementation of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (“HEARTH”); and amending the Plan to include the new definition of Homelessness in accordance with the HEARTH 2009 final rule (“Rule”).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on behalf of this resolution. This resolution will be amending the 2011 One Year action Plan and authorizing the submission of a Substantial Amendment to the U. S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to accept additional funding through the Emergency Solutions Grant Program created by the implementation of the Homelessness Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 and amend the One Year Action Plan to include the new definition of Homelessness in accordance with the HEARTH 2009 final rule.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner
Nays: 0

120375
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 18, the Kansas City Building & Rehabilitation Code (KCBRC), by adopting the latest editions of the currently adopted, nationally recognized model codes for use in building construction.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/16/2012)"
Greg Franzen, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Jarry Marker, Consultant, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will update the Kansas City Building & Rehabilitation Code (KCBRC) by adopting the latest editions of the currently adopted, nationally recognized model codes for use in building construction. Testimony: Sam Albert, resident The speakers requested that this be held until 05/16/12.

120376
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for Heartland Sheets, LLC, for the purpose of constructing, equipping, and furnishing a manufacturing facility consisting of a corrugated sheet feeding operation located at 3950 N. Kimball Drive; waiving the City’s Chapter 100 Policy; authorizing and approving a Development Agreement for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and Heartland Sheets, LLC; authorizing the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $15,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Kerrie Tyndall, City Manager's Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance. David McCoubrie, EDC, and Tom Bennett, Schwartz Partners, were present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will be approving an Industrial Development Plan for Heartland Sheets LLC for the purpose of establishing and equipping a corrugated sheet feeding operation at 3950 N. Kimball Drive and executing various agreements between the City of Kansas City, Heartland Sheets LLC, and other entities relating to the project at this location.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner
Nays: 0
 
 *There will be a Review of the 2011 Economic Development Priorities and Discussion of the 2012 Priorities. *There will be a discussion of the Economic Incentive Policy and the Super TIF Policy. *There will be discussion regarding the upcoming Council Strategic Planning Session. The committee addressed these three items together. Heather Brown, TIF Commission, and Pete Fullerton, EDC, were present to answer questions from the committee regarding the above named topics. The committee asked questions regarding the Incentive Policy and the Super TIF Policy, for which Heather Brown passed out handouts that explained the programs. They also discussed the Council Strategic Planning Session scheduled for May 11, 2012. The handouts are on file in the City Clerk's Office. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues. There was no general discussion. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12. There was no Closed Session. The City Clerk's Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver's License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned