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Last Published: 10/8/2007 8:26:52 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - SALLY JOHNSON, EMANUEL ZCLEAVER(OLD), DAN COFRAN
Excused:1 - FRANK PALERMO
 

910031
Authorizing an agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission relating to improvement of Missouri Route 9 within the City Limits of Kansas City.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Chuck Owsley, Assistant City Engineer Public Works Department, stated this ordinance relates to Route 9 and its intersection with 72nd Street for safety improvements by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910032
Repealing Ordinance No. 60943 which granted permission to J.E. Stowers & Company to install and maintain an underground communication line across 47th Street 100 feet east of Jefferson Street in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mr. Owsley stated this ordinance repeals Ordinance No. 60943. The ordinance is being repealed because the fiber optic cable has been removed and there is no further use for it.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910033
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an amendment to cooperative agreement for public improvement to N. Brighton Avenue.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Mr. Owsley stated this ordinance will authorize the Director of Public Works to enter into an amendment for cooperative agreement for public improvement to N. Brighton Avenue. The Eagle Heights Baptist Church has an amendment to their development plan which changes the phasing of certain public improvements. The cooperative agreement needs amending to guarantee that public improvements are now coordinated for the proper phase of their development. Tom Sooter, Pastor of the Eagle Heights Baptist Church asked that this ordinance be advanced.
Ayes: 4 - Johnson, Palermo, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910035
Authorizing a contract in the amount of $86,664.50 with Radmacher Brothers Excavating, a partnership, for improvement of the intersection of Holmes Road and 135th Street; estimating revenue in the amount of $62,000.00 contribution from Jackson County for the project; and appropriating such sum to the project account.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mr. Owsley pointed out from a map the proposed improvement to the intersection of Holmes Road at 135th Street. Some storm drainage work will be done, along with some widening. The State Highway Department will signalize the interesection. This ties into improvements on 150 Highway south of 135th Street Intersection.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910036
Authorizing a contract in the amount of $60,289.20 with Delta Technical Construction Company, Inc. for traffic signal installation at Barry Road, Barrybrooke/North Executive Hills Boulevard; estimating $83,349.00 in revenue from various contributions for installation of the light; and appropriating such sum to the project account.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Mr. Owsley stated this ordinance will authorize a con- tract in the amount of $60,289.20 with Delta Technical Con- struction Company for traffic signal installation at Barry Road and Barrybrooke/North Executive Hills Boulevard. This contractor was the lowest of three bidders.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910037
Amending Ordinance No. 900795 passed December 20, 1990, authorizing a contract for certain street work on Chelsea Avenue to repeal and reenact Section 2 thereof and correct the contract amount.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Mr. Owsley stated this ordinance amends Ordinance No. 900795, passed December 20th, 1990, which authorized a con- tract for certain street work to Chelsea Avenue. It repeals and reinacts Section 2 of that ordinance. There was an error in contract amount, the original ordinance said $120,116, and should have read $129,116. He asked for advancement of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910038
Authorizing expenditure of an additional $20,000.00 in connection with the City's annual contract with D.H. Pace Company, Inc. for emergency repair and maintenance of overhead doors.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Don Palmer, City Architects Office stated this ordinance authorizes expenditure of an additional $20,000 to the existing contract with D. H. Pace Co., also known as Overhead Door Co., for emergency repairs maintenance. This is their annual contract for upward acting doors throughout City facilities. An increase is necessary to assure funds are available for the remainder of this fiscal year. At the start of the year they had around $60,000 to deal with, but had to fund a portion of the prior year because City agreement did not begin early enough. He asked for advance- ment of this ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910064
(Sub.)
Submitting to the electors of Kansas City at the next election to be held in said City, not less than sixty (60) days after the passage of this ordinance, an amendment to the Charter of the City adopted February 24, 1925, as amended, which repeals Section 445 which created a Municipal Art Commission and adopts a new Section 445 creating a Cultural Art Commission, and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Mayor Richard Berkley stated this is a charter amend- ment that comes due to several things. He feels the Art Commission should consist of more members and that someone other than the Mayor should be chairman of the Art Commis- sion. The chairman should be able to devote a significant amount of time to the important area of arts development in this City. The Art Commission was created in the Charter in 1925. It therefore, takes a Charter Amendment to make changes in it. Andy Scott explained some of their process to raise money. They hired a consultant from a benefit concert that raised a little over $5,000. A public art consultant hired from out of town, helped them by putting together a small task force consisting of Mark Wilson, himself, Barbara Haley, and Patricia Graham. No other members could be present today, but he did not think they would object to his including their endorsement, along with the Mayor's, in giving the chairperson a more active role. They have already started this process for the American Royal.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910014
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Oakwood Park, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Councilman Cleaver moved that the Committee approve all nine of the fire suppression ordinances, unless there is new information. They heard an extensive report from the Fire Chief last week in Business Session. The other two members concurred. City Auditor Mark Funkhouser stated he felt the total cost should be allocated according to the total share of property involved. If these nine communities constitute one percent of the people protected, they should pay one percent of the total cost for protection. Much discussion has been on the basis of calls for service. He did not think this is a legitimate comparison for a number of reasons. The incident rate, which is what must be used in determining calls for service, varies widely by geo- graphic feature. Some communities may have a very low call for service or no calls, but they are charged the same year- in and year-out. A fair and equitable rate means an equal share. Three Councilmembers have told him it is their understanding that the rates are based on all cost, but this is clearly not the case. He does not think that a sudden change to the proposed rate is necessarily in order. He does believe, however, that the Council should decide with the administration on a schedule of changes over the next several years to get where they want to be, and stay at that level. He does not feel the present level is in line with the City's cost for services. Cost of services went up 60 percent since 1970, but these flat rate fees have stayed the same. The ratio the City wants to charge should be decided and annual adjustments should be made year-to-year. Somebody said at the Business Session that fees were recom- mended by the Finance Department, but this is not the case. The Finance Department in 1974, 1988, and 1989, recommended virtually what he is recommending. There are no records to show why this fee is so low. A policy decision by this body is needed to decide the proper ratio and make a schedule to get there. Councilman Cleaver concurred with the auditor and thought the Fire Chief should come back to the Committee in a short period of time with a sensible way to justify fees. City Manager Dave Olson stated his office has no prob- lem on setting a date to get back to the Committee. He also had no information or memory as how that magic number came about. They are anxious to get an official agreement with the communities. His staff suggested that they go with what is anticipated at this time and begin to build with what the Auditor generated with the Finance Department, and soon have a recommendation to elevating these fees for the next contract. Before they come to the Committee they will talk to the communities involved.
Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910015
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Lake Waukomis, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"

Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910016
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Platte Woods, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"

Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910017
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Ferrelview, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"

Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910018
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Weatherby Lake, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"

Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910019
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Northmoor, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"

Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910020
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Oaks, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"

Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910021
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Oakview, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"

Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0

910022
Authorizing the Director of Fire to enter into an agreement to provide fire suppression service to the City of Oakwood, Missouri.


AUDIT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"

Ayes: 3 - Johnson, Cofran, zCleaver(OLD)
Nays: 0