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Last Published: 11/20/2006 2:38:57 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - TERRY RILEY, CHARLES EDDY, BECKY NACE, DEB HERMANN
 
 
 The following item has been added to this week's agenda:

030758
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $500,000.00 contract with Premier Contracting, Inc., for maintenance and repair of roofing at various City-owned facilities; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $400,000.00 for the contract; and authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to expend $100,000.00 for the contract.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Bob Lawler, Public Works, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that the goals for this project were 0% and 0%. Sheila Williams, Human Relations, explained that this contract would require a staff person 24 hours a day and the smaller firms could not provide that coverage. Chairman Riley asked if smaller businesses were choosing not to bid or had they not been notified. He also questioned if the was not one MBE/WBE roofing firm in Kansas City. Ms. Williams responded that there were firms with the expertise, just not the capacity to handle this particular job.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 1 - Riley

030792
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to execute a change order for Contract No. 7425 with Wilson Plumbing Company for water service abandonments by increasing the City total obligation by $188,330.00 and extending the time for completion; and providing for funding.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Jim Mellon, Water Services, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that this contract was to assist crews in completing service line abandonments. Mr. Mellon requested approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Riley, Eddy, Nace
Nays: 0

030793
Authorizing expenditure of $230,362.00 to the Department of the Army for Kansas City portion of the local cost of Year 4 of the Feasibility Study for Flood Damage Reduction Project.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jim Mellon, Water Services, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that this ordinance was a 50-50 cost share with the Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Mellon requested approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

030794
Authorizing a $3,240,614.95 contract with Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc., for the work of removing and replacing the existing Saint Louis Viaduct over the Kansas City Terminal Railways; authorizing a $404,543.00 Sixth Amendment to Agreement No. 920770 with TranSystems Corporation that provides construction observation services; estimating revenue in the amount of $2,000,000.00 in the Capital Improvement Fund; reducing an appropriation in the amount of $1,500,000.00 in the Capital Improvement Fund; and appropriating $3,500,000.00 to the St. Louis Viaduct account of the Capital Improvement Fund.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

030795
Authorizing a $286,937.50 contract with Commanche Construction, Inc., for emergency sidewalk and railing removal on the Manchester Trafficway Bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad; estimating revenue in the amount of $229,000.00 in the Capital Improvement Fund; appropriating it to the Manchester Bridge account of the Capital Improvement Fund; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $307,000.00 for the project; and recognizing an emergency.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Stan Harris, Public Works, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that a portion of the bridge fell, and this contract would authorize removal of the remainder for public safety. Mr. Harris requested approval and advancement of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

030796
Authorizing a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Lee Summit, Missouri, for the implementation of a joint recreation and transportation route for bicycle use in certain designated areas of Longview Lake and directing the City Clerk to record same.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Jere Meredith, Public Works, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that this ordinance was a cooperative agreement with Lee's Summit for a bicycle trail at Longview Lake. He requested approval and advancement of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

030797
Authorizing two STP-Urban Agreements with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission relating to upgrading existing signals at Oak Street and Truman Road and 18th Street and Prospect Avenue.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jere Meredith, Public Works, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that this was an agreement with MoDOT and would provide $300,000 in federal funds. Mr. Meredith requested approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

030798
Authorizing a Utility Agreement with Kansas City Power and Light Company relating to utility relocation on the Prospect Bridge over Brush Creek and directing the City Clerk to file same.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Stan Harris, Public Works, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that this funds for the anticipated relocation of utility lines on the Prospect Bridge. Mr. Harris requested approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Riley, Eddy, Nace, Hermann
Nays: 0

030804
Authorizing a $478,875.00 contract with Black & Veatch Corporation for Contract No. 809, Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, Phase II improvements for the planning and design of improvements at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant; and authorizing funding therefor in the amount of $550,500.00.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jim Mellon, Water Services, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that it was a contract with Black and Veatch for Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements. He requested approval of the ordinance.

030805
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to execute a change order for Contract No. 7507 with Garney Companies, Inc. for completing work on the Jackson-Cass Water Transmission Main, Phase III, Segment 7 by increasing the City total obligation by $12,887.00 and extending the time for completion; and providing for funding.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Jim Mellon, Water Services, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. He stated that it was for Jackson-Cass Water Transmission Main. Mr. Mellon requested approval of the ordinance.

030806
Approving a $722,694.00 contract with Insituform Technologies USA, Inc., for Contract No. 780, Midtown Sewer Rehabilitation, Phase III; and appropriating funding therefor in the amount of $758,850.00.


OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jim Mellon, Water Services, was present to testify on behalf of this ordinance. Councilmember Eddy stated that this was a $400,000 savings from the low bidder. He congratulated Mr. Mellon. Mr. Mellon requested approval of the ordinance.