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Last Published: 9/17/2015 8:18:55 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:12 - SCOTT WAGNER, HEATHER HALL, TERESA LOAR, DAN FOWLER, QUINTON LUCAS, JERMAINE REED, KATHERYN SHIELDS, JOLIE JUSTUS, LEE BARNES JR., ALISSIA CANADY, SCOTT TAYLOR, KEVIN MCMANUS
 

150774
RESOLUTION - Honoring Ambassadors from the Czech and Slovak Republics and declaring September 10-11 as “A Celebration of Czech & Slovak Collaboration”.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150775
RESOLUTION - Honoring Elder Freddie Bell on his retirement and for his lifelong work and service to the community.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150777
RESOLUTION - Honoring Alise Martiny and Kevin D. Sexton as the LEPCI 2015 Labor Representatives of the Year Awardees and Joseph S. Capra as the LEPCI Seth Slocum Union Advocate of the Year.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150744
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Greenway Fields Neighborhood Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150745
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Metro North Square and Commons Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150747
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Landing Mall Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150748
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Flintlock Plaza Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150749
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Old Foundation Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150750
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Flintlock Shoppes Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150751
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 39th Street Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150770
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the City Clerk that a Committee of Petitioners filed in the office 204 pages of an initiative petition entitled: Petition for Initiative to Enact Restrictions on Developing, Constructing, and Operating any Downtown Convention Center Headquarter Hotel.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150754
RESOLUTION - Expressing opposition to Missouri House Bill 722, a legislative action recently vetoed by Governor Nixon that intrudes on local control; and directing the City Clerk to provide copies to the appropriate officials.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 1 - Hall

150733
Rezoning an area of approximately 10.79 acres generally located at the southeast corner of E. 29th Street and Wheeling Avenue from Districts M1-5 and R-2.5 to District UR, and approving a development plan for the purpose of approving the expansion of an existing general manufacturing use, a new parking lot, and a stormwater detention area (8234-UR-7).


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150734
Vacating Harrison Street from the railroad to the north to E. 21st Street to the south; reserving an easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1702-V)


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150753
RESOLUTION - Approving and endorsing Brookfield Hotel Investment, LLC, in its application to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for state remediation tax credits for redevelopment of 101 W. 11th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150715
Authorizing a cooperative grant funding agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for the Lakewood Greenway Trail Project in the amount of $500,000.00 in federal funds and a local match of $125,000.00 in PIAC funds from Council District No. 1; estimating revenue in the amount of $500,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; and appropriating that amount to the Lakewood Greenway Trail Project account.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) 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: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150722
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a Workers' Compensation benefit filed by Kristine Spangler for injuries resulting from an accident on January 26, 2012, while employed by the City.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150728
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Patsy Lehman v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1416-CV28225.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150717
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075 and 2-1078 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers, establishing three new pay grades for all EMS personnel assigned to 24 hour static shifts in accordance with Resolution Nos. 141088 and 141089, and side letter agreements with IAFF Local Unions 42 and 3808.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150718
Amending Article IX of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to The Employees’ Retirement System, by repealing Section 2-1171, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number to include overtime in the definition of compensation for all EMS personnel assigned to 24 hour static shifts in accordance with Resolution Nos. 141088 and 141089, and side letter agreements with IAFF Local Unions 42 and 3808 and repealing Section 2-1175, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number to include hours necessary to convert vacation and sick leave to creditable service at retirement for these same employees.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150727
Appropriating $163,050.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund; approving contracts with various agencies in the amount of $163,050.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150684
Declaring an area of about 30 acres generally located north of E. 53rd Street and E. 54th Street (extended), east of Norton Avenue and Mersington Avenue, south of E. 51st Street (extended) and west of Jackson Avenue to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the Amended and Restated Mount Cleveland Urban Renewal Plan. (560-S-2)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150764
Rezoning an area about 33 acres generally located at the southwest quadrant of U.S. 40 Highway and Noland Road, from District B2-2 to District UR and approving a development plan for a manufacturing/commercial use. (7909-UR-9)


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150756
Authorizing traffic signal modifications; estimating revenue in the amount of $259,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the Roadways CD6 account; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150766
Authorizing a First Amendment to JJ Kane Associates Lease Agreement; and reestimating revenue by $54,000.00 over three years.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) 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. Excluding ordinance 150765
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150765
Estimating and appropriating $2,050,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the City Legal Expense Fund.


Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for ordinance 150765 which is listed on today’s docket as Second Reading, on three separate days be waived and that the ordinance be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
Seconded by Councilmember Reed
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150755
Approving the Kansas City Register nomination (H/O Overlay) for the “Green Duck Tavern” located at 2548 Prospect Avenue as required by Chapter 88-580-01-E of the Administrative Code of the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150758
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri as to the First Amendment to the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the First Amendment to the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

150759
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project F of the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150760
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project G1 of the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150761
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project I1 of the Arlington Road Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150763
Vacating portions of Holly Street, south of W. 31st Street; retaining an easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1709-V).


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150768
Appropriating $200,000.00 in the Midtown STIF Fund for blight remediation in the Armour Gillham PIEA Planning Area.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150769
(Sub.)
Approving the development plan submitted by the Brookfield Hotel Redevelopment Corporation for the redevelopment of the Brookfield Building generally bounded by West 11th Street on the north, Baltimore Street on the east, the north/south platted alley on the west (located generally 142.6 feet west of the east boundary), and an area that is between 61.3 and 67.3 feet south of the north line on the south; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a contract with the Brookfield Hotel Redevelopment Corporation subject to certain payments in lieu of taxes; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area for a term not to exceed 23 years, unless Brookfield Hotel Redevelopment Corporation or its affiliates is not awarded at least an $800,000.00 Brownfield tax credit from the State of Missouri, in which event, the tax abatement within the plan area shall be extended an additional two (2) years, for a total term of 25 years.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

150720
Authorizing acceptance of a $117,250.00 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation for the purpose of funding the Be Bright at Night safety education program; estimating revenue in the amount of $117,250.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the Development - Citywide account in the Capital Improvements Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150740
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $1,234,066.00; and appropriating that amount to Storm Cleanup June 2015 accounts in the General Fund to cover the cost of storm damage resulting from the June 2015 storms.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150741
Authorizing a $3,000,000.00 amendment with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to provide regular transit services and Share-A-Fare transportation for elderly and disabled residents of Kansas City; and appropriating $3,000,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the KCATA Sales Tax Fund to the KCATA Sales Tax account.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150767
Authorizing a five year Lease Agreement with Jet Midwest, Inc.; and estimating revenues by $65,000.00 over five years.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Justus) 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: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150776
Amending Ordinance No. 150142 by repealing Section 1 and enacting in its place a new Section 1, maintaining taxes levied for the General Fund, Health Levy Fund, General Debt and Interest Fund, and Museum Special Revenue Fund, and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

150783
Estimating revenue in the amount of $50,000.00 in the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund; appropriating $300,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Safety Sales Tax Fund; transferring $200,000.00 between component units of the City; and designating requisitioning authorities.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

150778
Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, the transfer of a parcel of land located within Swope Park which was inadvertently conveyed to the Land Bank.


Referred to Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee

150779
Approving the petition to establish the Watts Mill Community Improvement District; establishing the Watts Mill Community Improvement District, generally located at the southeast corner of State Line Road and W. 103rd Street in Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri; determining the Watts Mill Community Improvement District to be a blighted area; determining that certain actions are reasonably anticipated to remediate blighting conditions and will serve a public purpose; requiring the annual submission of certain records; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the Watts Mill Community Improvement District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150784
Approving the plat of St. Michael’s Veterans Center II, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting and releasing various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1439A)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150780
(Sub.)
Approving the petition to establish the Red Bridge Shopping Center Community Improvement District; establishing the Red Bridge Shopping Center Community Improvement District generally located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Holmes Road and Red Bridge Road in Kansas City, Jackson County Missouri; determining that improvements will remediate blight and serve a public purpose; providing for a delayed effective date; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150781
RESOLUTION - Expressing support to continue the City’s partnership with KCATA for Prospect MAX through the Project Development phase and implementation; and pledging to provide a portion of the local funding as match for the FTA Small Starts capital grant pursued by KCATA.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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