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Last Published: 10/26/2009 2:14:08 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY
Present:3 - JOHN SHARP, CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS
 

090855
Accepting and approving one year $571,595.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for activities related to planning and preparing for a possible pandemic outbreak; estimating revenue and increasing appropriations in the amount of $428,696.00 in the Pandemic Preparedness account of the Governmental Grants Fund; and recognizing an emergency


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. There was no public testimony. This ordinance is to accept a 12 month contract from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) from July 31, 2009 to July 30, 2010 to support and enhance local public health infrastructure that is critical to public health preparedness and response activities around the novel H1N1 influenza virus in the amount of $571,595.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090856
(Sub.)
Increasing appropriations in the amount of $150,000.00 in the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Fund for the purpose of providing increased assistance in housing services for persons with AIDS through the end of the current fiscal year; and recognizing an emergency.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance. There was no public testimony. This ordinance requests authorization to increase the HOPWA appropriations by $150,000 in the current fiscal year in order to increase the contract with SAVE, Inc. for additional Housing Assistance.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090858
Repealing Section 2 of Ordinance No. 090827 relating to the estimation of revenue and enacting in its place a new section with the correct amount.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/21/2009)"

090859
Accepting and approving a one-year $226,593.24 contract amendment with SAVE, Inc., to provide additional funding for the coordination and administration of the Shelter Plus Care program to provide housing assistance for homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/21/2009)"

090726
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by adding section 10-242, Probationary period, and by repealing Sections 10-332, Prohibited acts by all retail licensees, and 10-335, Prohibited acts on sales-by-drink premises, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which adds restrictions that apply to nuisances and lewd and indecent conduct and adds a mandatory probationary period for all new licensees and permittees as well as current licensees and permittees who commit certain ordinance violations.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, explained the purpose of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. The following testified in support of this ordinance: Jack Quint Jerry Mitchell April Cushing The purpose for this ordinance change is to give the director more authority to deal with problem businesses by adding restrictions that apply to nuisances and lewd and indecent conduct. This ordinance change also adds a probationary period which allows the director to place a licensee on probation due to ordinance violations.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090762
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new Article VII, Vacant building receiver.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Katy James, Law Department, explained the changes made to the ordinance in the substitute. There was no public testimony. The ordinance establishes a procedure for the appointment of a receiver to resolve blight caused by a vacant building.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090764
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by adding section 10-139, festival district temporary permit for sales by drink license, and repealing section 10-127, license and permit fees, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which allows a promotional association the opportunity to apply for and receive a festival district temporary permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, testified on behalf of this ordinance. There was no public testimony. This ordinance change mirrors state law and will allow a festival district the opportunity to apply for and receive a temporary festival district permit as long as all other requirements of this section of the ordinance are met.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090816
Authorizing the Fire Department Director to execute on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an agreement with the City of Liberty, Missouri, to provide mutual assistance when significant emergency circumstances exist or on an automatic basis under certain circumstances.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Smoky Dyer, Fire Department, testified on behalf of this ordinance and ordinance, 090817, and answered questions from the committee. There was no public testimony. This ordinance will authorize a cooperative agreement for fire service mutual aid between the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the City of Liberty, Missouri.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090817
Authorizing the Fire Department Director to execute on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an agreement with the City of Gladstone, Missouri, to provide mutual assistance when significant emergency circumstances exist or on an automatic basis under certain circumstances.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
See Ordinance 090817. There was no public testimony. This ordinance will authorize a cooperative agreement for fire service mutual aid between the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the City of Gladstone, Missouri.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Staff from Mattie Rhodes will give a presentation on the Mattie Rhodes Community Program Division. John Fierro, Mattie Rhodes Center, gave a brief history of the Mattie Rhodes Center and the work it is doing on the West Side and the Northeast area. He gave an overview of the various programs offered by their facilities. Louis Cordova, Director of Community Programs, spoke to the committee about the programs for prevention, mainly for youth. Erika Nosuerg, Community Liaison at the Northeast Location, spoke about applying best practices to all the program areas and gave statistical information about the Northeast area. An information handout on Mattie Rhodes center was distributed to members. (A copy is on file in the City Clerk's Office.) There will be a update on emergency response from the Fire Department and MAST. Smokey Dyer, Fire Department, and Darrell Koontz, Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust (MAST), distributed copies of their monthly emergency response reports to the committee. (Copies are on file in the City Clerk's Office.) Mr. Dyer and Mr. Koontz discussed the response compliance measures and answered questions from the committee. Mr. Dyer introduced the members of the Emergency Medical Service Coordinating Committee: Mr. Koontz, Dr. Joseph Solomon,Emergency Medical Service Medical Director , and Richard Noll, City Manager's Office and this committee will be the governing and coordinating board of planning for the new EMS system for the City. Mr. Dyer met with the MAST Board Chairperson and Mr. Koontz to discuss how they will start working on the cultural issues and coordination issues between now and the May 1st takeover of the full ambulance consolidation. Rich Noll is working on the radio system project. A fire station is being built near 47th and Sterling and is being partially funded by a American Stimulus Program grant. Mr. Dyer outlined the work being done by his committee and various subcommittees to coordinate consolidation of MAST and the Fire Department. Mr. Dyer will be the single reporting source of the planning process. Mr. Noll, Dr. Solomon, Mr. Koontz, and Mr. Dyer answered questions from the committee regarding issues effecting the consolidation planning. There may be general discussion(s) on current Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee 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.