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Last Published: 5/15/2006 3:24:17 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY NACE, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

060438
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to amend a lease agreement with Leeds Industrial Park, Inc., for office space located at 6817 Stadium Driver, Suite 116, and approximately 18 acres of land.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services, stated this ordinance will authorize his department to amend an existing lease for the tow services impound facility located at 6817 Stadium Drive. This lease will cover the time period during construction of the new tow facility. Mr. Park answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

060439
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $1,514,590.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist and Development Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gina Robinson, Neighborhood and Community Services Department introduced Meghan Conger, Vice Chair of Neighborhood Tourist and Development Fund. Ms. Robinson stated this ordinance is approving contracts for event and projects funded with the Neighborhood Tourist and Development Fund (NTDF). These contracts are a result of those proposals submitted and heard at the annual NTDF hearing. Meghan Conger outlined the application and recommendation process. Ms. Conger answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

060463
Appropriating the sum of $580,000.00 in the 3120 Health Building Fund for the purpose of making structural repairs to the facility at 2400 Troost known as the Kansas City Missouri Health Department; authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract for the repairs; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Burt Malone, Health Department, stated this ordinance allows the appropriation of the funding from the unobligated balance in the Health Building Fund to do structural repairs as it relates to the Health Department Building. This is due to settling in the building that has resulted in leakage and masonry issues surrounding the building. Mr. Malone answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Nace, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

060464
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Health Department to enter into contracts with area health centers, Children's Mercy Hospital and Truman Medical Centers to provide primary care for indigent Kansas City residents and to enter into a contract with Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust to provide a dedicated ambulance service to the residents of Kansas City, Missouri; and recognizing an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/10/2006)"

060370
Authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a contract with the Kansas City, Missouri Homesteading Authority and Beacon Hill Developers, LC for the redevelopment of the Beacon Hill area.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/17/2006)"
 
 The Health Department will give a presentation regarding the "Mumps Outbreak." Rex Archer, Health Department, distributed copies of the staff report on Mumps to the committee. Dr. Archer explained the concerns about the mumps outbreak. He stated that about 9 out of 10 people in the metropolitan area have basic immunity. If the remaining 1 out of 10 caught it, then approximately two people would probably lose their hearing according to national statistics. That is why his department is very aggressive on prevention. He stated there is one confirmed case, ten probable cases and they are treated the same--they are put into isolation for the period of time when they are communicable; up to about nine days after the person has symptoms. The real work is in monitoring the close contacts. Ninety-seven Kansas City residents are being closely followed who were close contacts. These people are being educated about symptoms, transmission and prevention. Doctors are reporting any suspected cases. Dr. Archer listed measures to prevent spread of the disease: get immunized (MMR vaccine); cover your mouth when you cough because mumps is spread through the respiratory secretions and saliva of an infected person; do not share eating utensils or drinks; good handwashing; frequently washing touched surfaces (doorknobs, tables, counters, etc.). Dr. Archer answered questions from the committee. There will be a discussion on additional housing business. Councilwoman Deb Hermann opened discussion by stating that the Neighborhood Development and Housing chairperson has been mandated by an audit from Dr. Mark Fundhouser to create a policy for the City's housing program and a group to provide input on improved policy and future planning. She requested John Franklin, City Manager's Office, to report on where she and the City Manager are in this process as far as the committee. Mr. Franklin stated that Councilwoman Hermann and the City Manager met approximately three weeks ago. Councilwoman Hermann solicited a list of potential panel members from the City Manager. Councilwoman Hermann stated she sought out the manager's support and also talked to the Mayor. Councilwoman Hermann also stated that she has asked Councilman Troy Nash to assist her and serve on the committee with her. Councilman Nash commented on his participation on the panel. Committee members discussed the purpose of the committeel in response to the audit. Councilwoman Hermann stated that two people had not been contacted about being on the committee yet and she would not give their names until they were contacted. She listed the names of persons who have been appointed to the Housing Policy and Oversight Committee: Father Norm Rotert Margaret May Elmer Binford Jean-Paul Chaurand Jim Rice Kite Singleton Rev. Rayfield Burns Colleen Hernanadez John Laney Mary Lou Jaramillo Jim Bowers Tim Underwood Mike Browder Kelvin Simmons