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Last Published: 9/8/2009 10:42:53 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
Present:2 - MELBA CURLS, TERRY RILEY
Excused:2 - JAN MARCASON, BILL SKAGGS
 
 
 General Services - Gerald Smith

090704
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute an eight month contract extension with OfficeMax, for Contract No. EV0123A, to manage and provide duplicating services for the City in City Hall from funds previously appropriated.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Gerald Smith and Cedric Bowen, General Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance with changes and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize an amendment to the current agreement for the continutation of duplicating services for the City.
Ayes: 2 - Johnson, Curls
Nays: 1 - Riley
 
 Public Works - Stan Harris

090706
Amending Ordinance No. 090573 passed July 23, 2009; authorizing funding for assessment work on various streets by repealing Section 2 thereof and taking funding for the projects from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Revolving Public Improvement Fund.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/3/2009)"
 
 Aviation - Mark Van Loh

090708
Authorizing the Director of Aviation to enter into a contract with Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation (ESCO) for the purchase of Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS), Project No. 62090340, authorizing the expenditure of previously appropriated funds not to exceed $8,500,000; and recognizing an emergency


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mark VanLoh, Aviation, testified on behalf of this ordinance and presented a video explaining the arresting system and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance authorizes execution of a purchase agreement.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Curls, Riley
Nays: 0
 
 Water Services - Bernardo Garcia

090714
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to enter into a $1,663,417.00 contract with Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc. for the Troost at Brush Creek – Sanitary Sewer, Channel and Pedestrian Bridge Improvements; authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend $1,800,000.00 for the project; authorizing the Director of Finance to return unexpended appropriations to the appropriate account; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Terry Leeds, Water Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. To authorize execution of a construction contract and to recognize an emergency.
Ayes: 2 - Johnson, Riley
Nays: 0

090715
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Water Services Department to execute a cooperative agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) grant funds on the Troost at Brush Creek Project; and recognizing an emergency.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Terry Leeds, Water Services, testified in support of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance authorizes the Director of Water Services Department to execute a cooperative agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or (ARRA) grant funds on the Troost at Brush Creek Project; estimating revenue; and recognizing an emergency.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Curls, Riley
Nays: 0
 
 Councilman Johnson

090716
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Supporting the City’s and the Mid-America Regional Council’s single application for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) call for submission of projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for consideration of competitive grant funding through the TIGER program.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Greg Williams, City Manager's Office, explained the purpose of this resolution and answered questions from the committee. Patty Hilderbrand, further explained the collaboration with Mid-America Regional Council and the competitive grant process and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Curls, Riley
Nays: 0

090662
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a $420,330.00 contract with KONE, Inc. for the new elevator installation project at the Municipal Courts Building; authorizing the Director to amend the contract without Council approval and to expend up to $450,000.00 for the project.


TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Jackie Owens, Professional Elevator Service, testified in opposition to this ordinance because of the lack of minority subcontractor participation. Robert Reeves, General Services, explained the purpose of the project and the reasons for lack of minority contractor participation. Held off the agenda at the request of the department.
 
 There may be general discussion regarding current Transportation and Infrastructure issues. None 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. No closed session.