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Last Published: 3/17/2006 1:49:55 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY NACE, JIM GLOVER
Excused:1 - TROY NASH
 

060133
Accepting and approving a one year $889,859.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for public health emergencies response; increasing revenue in the amount of $636,882.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; decreasing appropriations in the amount of $53,998.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and increasing appropriations in the amount of $201,272.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ron Griffin, Health Department,testified that this ordinance is the annual contract from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for Public Health preparedness to increase its capacity by planning and providing better response times public health emergencies, such as bio-terrorism, infectious diseases, etc. There is a fund increase to provide a new project called the Hospital Liaison project which will provide nurses to coordinate with the infection control nurses and laboratories within the hospital setting. That will improve the Health Department's active surviellance for the hospitals and decrease the response time as necessary to respond. No public testimony
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Glover
Nays: 0

060134
Accepting and approving a six month $20,000.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding to improve the immunization rate of Kansas City children; increasing revenue in the amount of $20,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and increasing appropriations in the amount of $12,103.00 in the Immunization Rate Improvement account of the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ron Griffin, Health Department, testified that this contract was designed to improve the Health Department's immunization rates by areas as outreach clinics. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Glover
Nays: 0

060138
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services Department to accept an administrative increase from the Corporation for National and Community Service for the Foster Grandparent Program in the amount of $3,802; increasing revenue in that amount; and appropriating it to the Foster Grandparent Program/05 account of the General Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood Services, testified that these additional funds are administrative dollars based on the grant year which runs January to December 31st. They will be used to offset any eligible administrative cost incurred by the City for operation of this grant. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Glover
Nays: 0

060157
Accepting and approving a one year $478,860.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to continue funding for clean air compliance through the Air Pollution Control Program; establishing revenue in the amount of $478,860.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and decreasing appropriations in the amount of $19,641.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mike Manning, Health Department, testified that this contract provides for continuing services that the Air Quality Program provides to industrial sources in the Kansas City area as far as permitting, inspeaction of those sources, and in general supervising the air quality management in Kansas City, MO. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Glover
Nays: 0

060161
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 50-165, Disorderly premises, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/15/2006)"

060162
Amending Chapter 12, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 12-108, Penalty for violation of article, and 12-154, Penalty for violation of article, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/15/2006)"

060163
Amending Chapter 40, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 40-26, Duty of police to enforce license laws, and 40-27, Suspension or revocation of license for keeping a disorderly house, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/15/2006)"

060164
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-1, Definitions, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/15/2006)"

060165
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new Section 50-241, Open house parties prohibited where possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs by minors may occur.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/15/2006)"

060184
Authorizing acceptance of a STOP Violence Against Women Grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety in the amount of $83,203.47 for the STOP Violence Against Women Program; reestimating revenue in the amount of $2,924.00; and appropriating it to the 06 STOP Violence Grant account of the General Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Harriett Kuehne-Fry, Law Department, explained the purpose of the grant and how the grant is utilized. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Glover
Nays: 0

060199
Authorizing acceptance of a Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services grant in the amount of $121,056.00 and estimating revenue and appropriating the sum of $121,056.00 to the 06 MDHSS-Community and Nutrition Assistance-CACFP account in the General Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Martina Bowden, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, testified that this ordinance will authorize the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to enter into a grant agreement with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Community and Nutrition Assistance for sponsoring a locally based child and adult care program at risk. The program is designed to reach at risk children involved in educational enrichment programs offered by community and faith based organizations. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Glover
Nays: 0

060203
Repealing Ordinance No. 060076, and enacting a new ordinance accepting and approving a one year $400,000.00 contract with the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide mental health and intervention services; increasing revenue in the amount of $3,481.00 in Governmental Grants Account; decreasing appropriations in the amount of $24,881.00 in the Governmental Grants Account; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/15/2006)"

060209
Reestimating revenue in the amount of $400,000.00 in the General Fund; increasing appropriations in the amount of $400,000.00 in various accounts of the General Fund; approving an amendment to a contract; and recognizing an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Nathan Perry, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, testified that the funds will be used to cover shortfalls in the operation and to increase the current contract with the towing contractor to allow the City to use contract towing throughout the fiscal year. Public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Glover
Nays: 0

060212
RESOLUTION - Approving the 2006 Consolidated One-Year Action Plan in accordance with the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, authorizing submission of said Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and certifying said Plan.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/15/2006)"
Troy Schulte, Budget Office, walked the committee through the allocations for the 2006 Consolidated Plan and the proposed assignments using a powerpoint presentation. A hardcopy of the presentation was distributed to the committee. Mr. Schulte reported a 31% decrease of total resources for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocations from the current year. Community Development Block Grant allocation objectives are: 1) Allocations recommended by RFP process and subject to final negotiation. 2) Meet all City Council commitments regarding public facility improvements. 3) Begin to rebuild neighborhoods 4) Fund important projects not specific agencies. Mr. Schulte summarized the CDBG Plan as follows: 1) Address all City commitments 2) Target resources (including General Fund) to rebuild neighborhoods (not just housing). 3) Implement the Neighborhood Improvement Program. 4) Basis for the Five Year comprehensive review and path forward for Fiscal Year 2007 - 11 plan year. Mr. Schulte stated that there is a decrease of 10.2% of total HOME resources over the current year. He stated Housing Programs basically continues the work done in the past; continues City Council commitments. The 2006 Home Plan summary is: 1) Continue to concentrate resources effectively 2) Leverage private investment and other support 3) Provide initial funds to CDC's with ready-to-go projects that incorporate Housing Task Force recommendations. Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, stated the Emergency Shelter Grant funds are part of HUD's continual care assistance funds for the homeless. These funds allow for homeless prevention. Ms. Powell gave details of allocations to the services under the grant. Carl Frazier, Health Department, briefly discussed the Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. Mr. Frazier stated that funding was down less than one percent from the previous year. He gave details of allocations to the services under the grant. Councilwoman Hermann and Councilman Glover commented on the cuts in Federal funding. The following testified regarding their organization's services and the need for continued and/or additional funding: Edwynne Smith, Palestine Senior Activity Center Jan Marcason, Mid-America Assistance Coalition Gloria Eurotas, Kansas City Neighborhood Alliance Jim Dougherty, De LaSalle Education Center Cynthia Larcom, Homeless Services Coalition Shirley Merriwether & Brad Shaw, United Inner City Services

060224
Authorizing the Director of City Development to accept the assignment of a Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri loan and to enter into a modification and subordination agreement for this loan at the Linwood Boulevard Apartments, located in Kansas City, Missouri.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Galen Beaufort, Law Department, explained that this ordinance does two things in relationship to a proposed redevelopment of an apartment building called Linwood Boulevard Apartments. This apartment renovation is in conjunction with another apartment building renovation called Justin Place Apartments. Mr. Beaufort told the committee about the first mortgage and that the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) has asked that current loans that are in place other than the first mortgage which is being paid; that those old loans be in the same subordinate position that they are now rather than moving up the chain one, as they would otherwise. This ordinance asks the Council whether or not they want to subordinate this loan after it's taken assignment of it to the new MHDC loan which will be made to the developers. Councilwoman Nace asked for a staff recommendation. In response, John Franklin, City Manager's Office, explained that this is a case of who manages the loan and where it best fits under the restructuring of the new arrangement. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Glover
Nays: 0
 
 Roger Smith of the Kessler Society will give a presentation. Gary Marsh, Kessler Society, gave a brief overview of the Kessler Society. It is an advisory board working with the Parks and Recreation Department to oversee the original plan of George Kessler on the boulevards and parks program and provide tree planting service and also sell memorial benches and other furnishing for parks. The Kessler society has added a new category to its Kansas City Beautiful Awards to address the Mayor's rain gardens.