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Last Published: 7/16/2014 1:21:55 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:11 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, RUSS JOHNSON, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - CINDY CIRCO
 

140537
RESOLUTION - Honoring Jana Sperry on being the recipient of the Seth Slocum Award and Vic Terranella and Timothy G. Meadows on being recipients of Labor’s Educational and Political Club Independent (LEPCI) Labor Representative of the Year Award.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140528
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Ward Parkway Center Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140529
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Manager regarding the Requests for Expenditure of Funds. Staff has accepted no funding request for the month of June, 2014.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140531
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E41863-E41867


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Davis, Wagner, James, Jr., Sharp, Taylor, Brooks, Marcason, Glover, Reed, Curls, Johnson, Ford
Nays: 0

140532
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E41878-E41882


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140533
COMMUNICATION - A Committee of Petitioners filed with the City Clerk, a Notice of Intent to Circulate Referendum Petition on Committee Substitute for Ordinance 140208.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140488
Accepting and approving a twelve month $321,220.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for the City’s Public Health Preparedness program.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140489
Accepting and approving a twelve-month $184,718.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for Kansas City’s Cities Readiness Initiative program.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140444
Approving the Petition to establish the 27th & Troost Community Improvement District; establishing the 27th & Troost Community Improvement District generally located between Troost Avenue on the west, Forest Avenue on the east, 26th Street on the north and 27th Street on the south in Kansas City, Jackson County Missouri; determining that improvements will remediate blight and serve a public purpose; requiring that the District take certain actions; and directing the City clerk to report the creation of the District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


Councilmember Ford (Second by Wagner) Move To Hold Off Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Wagner
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Held off Docket

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140454
RESOLUTION - Amending the Country Club Area Plan by changing the recommended land use on about 4.1 acres in an area generally located at the northwest corner of E. 68th Street and Troost Avenue by changing the recommended land use from office to mixed use neighborhood. (260-S-9).


Passed

Ayes: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 1 - James, Jr.

140494
Vacating the north/south alley between N. Baltimore Avenue and N. Main Street north of N.E. Harlem Road, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1686-V)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140495
Vacating the north/south alley between N. Walnut and N. Main north of Harlem Road, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1685-V)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140519
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to engage in a comprehensive process, utilizing appropriate resources including community outreach, multi-agency and multi-departmental coordination and employing appropriate city policy strategies to provide guidance to the Mayor and City Council so the city can identify, prioritize and implement effective development strategies which are complementary to the success of the preferred Phase II Streetcar Expansion corridors, the Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor and the associated TDD expansion area.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140433
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, dealing with Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, by repealing Sections 50-157, 50-158, 50-161, and 50-164, and enacting new Sections 50-157, 50-161, and 50-164 adding references to streetcars or streetcar stops.


Councilmember Sharp (Second by Taylor) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Taylor
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed as Amended

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140463
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Alcoholic Beverages, by adding a new Section 10-140, Municipal Market Vendors Catering Permit, to provide for the sale of locally-produced wines by the farmer/producers at the City Market.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Brooks) 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 “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140508
Appropriating $50,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance in Fund No. 5050, the Downtown Arena Debt Fund, for maintenance and repairs to the Sprint Center; designating requisitioning authority, and authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon project completion.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140502
Approving the plat of Kinsley Forest Apartments First Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; 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. (SD1473)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140516
Approving the plat of Benson Place Replat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; 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. (SD0934U)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140453
(Sub.)
Reducing expenditures and appropriating $35,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Streetcar Fund; estimating revenue and appropriating funds in the amount of $35,000.00 in the General Fund for the purpose of contracting with Kutak Rock LLP for tax compliance services related to certain streetcar contracts; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140490
Approving various Traffic Regulations in compliance with Chapter 70 of the Code of Ordinances.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140491
Authorizing an Agreement with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for the construction of the Mulberry Connector project; estimating revenues in the amount of $99,518.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; and appropriating that amount to the Mulberry Connector account.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Davis, Wagner, James, Jr., Sharp, Taylor, Brooks, Marcason, Glover, Reed, Curls, Johnson, Ford
Nays: 0

140513
Reducing and re-appropriating $250,000.00 in the General Fund; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a $300,000.00 contract with Full Employment Council to implement a neighborhood clean-up and beautification program; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140441
Approving the First Amended and Restated Troost Rockhill PIEA General Development Plan on about 20 acres generally bounded by E. 65th Street on the north, E. 68th Street on the south, parts of Rockhill Road on the west and Troost Avenue on the east, and declaring that area a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) Law 100.300-100.620. (683-S-1)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140504
(Sub.)
Approving the 14th & Baltimore Redevelopment Area (PIEA) General Development Plan for an area of approximately 1.42 acres generally bounded by Baltimore Avenue on the east, by 13th Street on the north, the alley bisecting Baltimore Avenue and Wyandotte Street on the west, and 14th Street to the south.


Councilmember Ford (Second by Johnson) Move To Hold On Docket

Seconded by Councilmember Johnson
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Held on Docket (7/17/2014)

140506
Declaring certain real property in the Oak Point Project surplus to the City’s needs; authorizing the Director of the General Services Department to convey these surplus parcels to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri; and further authorizing the execution of related documents.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140512
Rezoning 0.3 acres generally located at the northwest corner of Fremont Avenue and Stadium Drive, from District B4-5 to District M4-1. (14476-P)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140517
(Sub.)
Approving the I-35 and West 13th Street PIEA General Development Plan on approximately 6.85 acres generally bounded by 10th Street on the north, Washington Street on the east, 13th Street on the south, and Interstate 35 on the west in Kansas City, Missouri, and declaring the area as an obsolete, decadent, blighted, substandard and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) Law Sections 100.300-100.620, RSMo.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Davis, Wagner, James, Jr., Sharp, Taylor, Brooks, Marcason, Glover, Reed, Curls, Johnson, Ford
Nays: 0

140437
Authorizing an amendment to a contract with Taliaferro and Browne for approximately $272,000.00 for the 22nd and 23rd Street project; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140505
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Agreement (CMAQ) regarding CNG Trucks with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission providing funds for CNG Trucks; estimating revenue and appropriating the sum of $736,904.42; authorizing expenditures of $921,130.52; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Brooks) 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 final reading.
 
Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Johnson, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140398
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88 by enacting a new subsection 88-570-02-K, Applicability; Authorized Administrative Adjustments; Signs, and amending 88-445-08-C to allow an administrative adjustment for certain signs.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Brooks) 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: 10 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140520
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Traders On Grand, Claim No. T1314-0877A.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140521
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by The Law Offices of Tracy L. Robinson, LC, Claim No. T1314-0877C.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140522
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Claim No. T1314-0877B.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140523
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Embassy Properties, Claim No. T1314-1105A.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140524
(Sub.)
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim entitled Mark Bowland v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, EEOC Charge No. 28E-2014-00873.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140525
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Cynthia Holmes v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1216-CV13083.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140535
Appropriating $400,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund for Kansas City Police Department building maintenance; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140530
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Eighth Amendment to the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Eighth Amendment to the 1200 Main/South Loop Tax Increment Financing Plan; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


Referred to PZ&E and Finance & Governance

140534
Approving a Kansas City Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund program loan application in an amount not to exceed $280,000.00 for the Faxon School Apartments, LLC, authorizing the Director of City Development to execute the necessary loan documents and authorizing further acts.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140527
Authorizing a $545,264.00 increase to the contingency to the Rehabilitate Taxiways – Phase 3 project at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140536
Authorizing a $100,000.00 contingency increase to the Rent-A-Car Facility Improvements contract with KES Construction at KCI; appropriating funds; recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move To Introduce

140538
Authorizing the City Attorney to execute and file such pleadings and documents as may be required to establish a port improvement district to assess a 1% sales and use tax and a property tax upon the Berkley Riverfront property, for the purposes of generating revenue to pay the costs of infrastructure required to facilitate the development of the Berkley Riverfront property.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
 Councilmember Marcason Move To Introduce

140539
Authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and deliver a Cooperative Agreement with the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purposes of providing for the future amendment of the Riverfront lease to extend its term and allocate certain lease revenues towards the payment of costs associated with the single-point urban interchange and other infrastructure and supportive facilities to be constructed; authorizing the City Manager to execute the contemplated amendment to the Riverfront lease without further City Council approval; and authorizing the City Attorney to execute and file such documents as may be required to establish a port improvement district.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
 
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