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Last Published: 2/25/2009 3:05:36 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY
Present:2 - CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS
Out:1 - JOHN SHARP
 

090053
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 62, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 62-1 through 62-12 and Sections 62-41 through 62-55, and enacting new sections in lieu thereof for the purpose of updating the solid waste code to reflect current refuse collection and management practices; and eliminating the board of refuse appeals.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Councilwoman Cathy Jolly requested combined testimony from staff on this ordinance and the additional business regarding illegal dumping. Stan Harris, Public Works, and David Park and Daniel Schmeizinger, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, reported on their departments working in collaboration to curtail illegal dumping. Mr. Harris stated Public Works is responsible for picking up all illegal dumping within the public right of way and Neighborhoods is responsible for all of the dumping on private property and currently responsible for the citation portion of it. Mr. Harris also stated that under the proposed ordinance, Public Works will also have the ability to cite within the public right of way. Eventually, Public Works will be responsible for any illegal dumping in the right of way as well as citations or enforcement within the public right of way. David Park testified in support of the ordinance and was available to answer questions from the committee. Stan Harris gave an explanation of what changes in responsibility and policy would be made by this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. The committee members discussed enforcement of the code with Mr. Harris and Mr. Park. The following residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area testified in opposition to the ordinance and voiced their concerns: Donald Hale Cynthia Canady Sarah Marquis Corinne Patterson Maquita Henry The following tresidents of the Kansas City metropolitan area testified in support of the ordinance and voiced their concerns regarding enforcement: Jerry Mitchell John Scott April Cushing Elise Jackson Kenneth Mosely Kevin Hannibal Mark Porter Ron McMillan This ordinance will amend Chapter 62, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 62-1 through 62-12 and Sections 62-41 through 62-55, and enacting new sections in lieu thereof for the purpose of updating the solid waste code to reflect current refuse collection and management practices and issue payable citations for noncompliance.
Ayes: 3 - Jolly, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090095
Accepting and estimating revenue for interest earned through a cooperative agreement with Jackson County through funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, FY 2005-06 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant; estimating revenue in the amount of $24,610.65 in the Justice Assistance Grant Fund; appropriating it to the 2005 JAG account in the Justice Assistance Grant Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gina Robinson, Neighborhood and Community Serivces, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions by the committee. No public testimony. This ordinance will accept and estimate revenue for interest earned through a cooperative agreement with Jackson County through funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, FY 2005-06 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant; estimating revenue in the amount of $24,610.65 in the Justice Assistance Grant Fund; appropriating it to the 2005 JAG account in the Justice Assistance Grant Fund.
Ayes: 3 - Jolly, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090109
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Community Services to execute a $101,333.00 contract through April 30, 2009 with five one year renewal options with Veterinary Management Corporation to manage and operate the City’s Animal Shelter at 4400 Raytown Road, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, 64129; authorizing the Director of General Services to execute the initial lease with five one year renewal options for use of the City’s Animal Shelter; authorizing the Directors of Neighborhoods and Community Services and General Services to exercise and execute the City’s renewal options for the contract and lease without City Council approval with such funds as appropriated in the City’s annual budget for the contract; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Community Services to expend funds previously appropriated for the contract.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mike Schumacher, Neighborhood and Community Services, explained the purpose of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Cedric Rowan, Procurement Division, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee regarding the bidding process and maintenance agreements. The following residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area testified in support of the ordinance and voiced concerns: Veronique Chesser Anna Wells Patti Glass Roberta McCanse Michelle Davis Michelle Dormandy Heath Rose, DVM Robert Chesser Christina Perrin This ordinance authorizes the Directors of NCSD and the Director of General Services to enter into an agreement for a vendor to lease our animal shelter and manage our animal sheltering needs.
Ayes: 3 - Jolly, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Brief update on Towing Ordinance (081185) Mike Schumacher, Neighborhood and Community Services, stated that since the passage of the ordinance, his department has not received any complaints about the towing or fees. Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, stated that his department has not received any complaints. Staff of Neighborhood and Community Services will report on efforts to curtail illegal dumping. Stan Harris, Public Works, explained the role and responsibility of his department and the Neighborhood and Community Services Department in enforcing illegal dumping codes. Public Works will pick up trash on the public right of way and Neighborhood and Community Services will pick up on private property. Under the new ordinance both departments will be able to issue citations. After passage of the ordinance there will be a period of public education, then citations will be issued to violators. David Park and Dave Snellsinger, Neighborhood and Community Services, answered questions regarding current trash pickup and dumping policies and changes to the code in the proposed ordinance. 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.