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Last Published: 12/8/2006 2:39:52 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - TERESA LOAR, JIM ROWLAND, EVERT ASJES, TERRY RILEY
 

030053
Authorizing a $500,000.00 contract with The Konrath Group for Project No. 20030252 - Pre-Construction and Construction Advisor Services at Kansas City International Airport and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $500,000.00 with two one-year options to renew.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Russ Widmar, Director, Aviation Department, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that this contract was for preconstruction and construction advisory services. Mr. Widmar stated that the Konrath Group would report directly to him and that they were highly recommended. He further stated that he had previously used the Konrath Group on projects regarding KC-GO. He introduced members of the Konrath Group to the committee. Chairperson Loar expressed reservations about using this group as a consultant and paying them such a large amount of money. She requested that the committee hold this ordinance. Mr. Widmar continued his presentation, stating that while this was a large sum of money, the Konrath Group was not being used in the same capacity. He presented the committee with prices from the past contracts that the Konrath Group had been issued. He stated that this contract was for project management as opposed to consulting. Councilmember Riley stated his displeasure with not being included on the Oversight Committee. (See Resolution 030062.) Chairperson Loar stated that she had previously requested an Oversight Committee for this project. She stated that this project was the only one of its magnitude that she knew of without an Oversight Committee. Rich Noll, Assistant City Manager, was present to testify and agreed with Chairperson Loar on her request for an Oversight Committee. Mr. Widmar continued his presentation and informed the committee that this project continues to run behind and stated that the Konrath Group would assist in keeping this project on budget and on time. Chairperson Loar requested a more detailed explanation from Mr. Widmar. After being provided with a more detailed description, the committee passed the ordinance on to the full council with a 3-1 vote. Don Fontanini, Local 663, Airport Construction, was present to testify on this ordinance. He stated that he had previously done work at the airport and did not see the need for a $110 per hour consultant. He volunteered his services for whatever Chairperson Loar needed, i.e. audit services, payroll and consultant services. He further stated that he was a local consultant and not from out of town.
Ayes: 3 - Rowland, Asjes, Riley
Nays: 1 - Loar

030060
Authorizing a $1,149,742.00 Tenant Reimbursement Agreement with Avis Rent A Car System, Inc., for Project No. 20020185 - Interim Improvements at Kansas City International and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $1,149,742.00.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Russ Widmar, Director, Aviation Department, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. Chairperson Loar questioned a street vacation that was a part of this ordinance. As staff was unable to provide the requested information, Chairperson Loar requested a hold on this and the following ordinance.

030061
Authorizing a $581,911.14 Tenant Reimbursement Agreement with ANC Rental Corporation, d/b/a Alamo and National for Project No. 20010146 - Interim Improvements at Kansas City International and the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $581,911.14.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
The committee moved to hold this ordinance.

030062
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the appointment of the Oversight Committee for the Terminal Improvement and Capital Improvement Projects at KCI.


AVIATION COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
After Councilmember Riley expressed his displeasure with not being included as a member of the Oversight Committee, a substitute resolution was created which makes all members of the Aviation Committee members of the Oversight Committee.
Ayes: 4 - Loar, Rowland, Asjes, Riley
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a General Discussion regarding Current Aviation Issues.