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Last Published: 1/30/2014 8:49:10 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:11 - SCOTT WAGNER, DICK DAVIS, ED FORD, MELBA CURLS, JERMAINE REED, JIM GLOVER, JAN MARCASON, CINDY CIRCO, MICHAEL BROOKS, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
 

140006
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulations Numbers 62026 Through 62034


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140007
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from Husch Blackwell regarding the submission of a slate of potential successor directors for the Flintlock Shoppes Community Improvement District.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140008
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Ward Parkway Center Community Improvement District regarding their Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending April 30, 2013.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140009
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the various election authorities certifying signatures for the Initiative Petition entitled "Initiative Petition to Enact Restrictions on Demolishing, Replacing and Constructing Passenger Terminals in City-Controlled Airports" as being sufficient.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140010
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the City Clerk certifying the results from various election authorities regarding the sufficiency of the petition entitled: Initiative Petition to enact Restrictions on Demolishing, Replacing and Constructing Passenger Terminals in City-Controlled Airports.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140014
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and Council regarding Campaign Contributions Limits for Mayor, At-Large and District Council members, as of January 1, 2014.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140019
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and City Council from the City Manager regarding the Requests for Expenditure of Funds. Staff has accepted no funding requests for the months of November and December, 2013.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Circo (Second by Brooks) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130984
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to evaluate and report back regarding the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130985
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop a plan of financing to further support the redevelopment of properties in PIEA areas.


Adopted as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130972
(Sub.)
Cancelling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions for the weeks of February 10, 2014; March 10, 2014; June 30, 2014; August 4, 2014; September 15, 2014; November 17, 2014; November 24, 2014; December 22, 2014; and December 29, 2014.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130974
Changing the name of N.W. Prairie View Road from the intersection of N.W. Tiffany Springs Parkway and N.W. Prairie View Road to the intersection of N. Congress Avenue and N.W. Prairie View Road to N. Congress Avenue in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Marcason (Second by Wagner) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “First Readings” and that these ordinances be introduced as listed to the committee so designated.
 
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130979
Accepting and approving a one-year $69,880.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services to conduct tuberculosis control activities in Kansas City, Missouri.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130980
Accepting and approving a one-year $327,292.00 grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the SHELTER PLUS CARE program and authorizing the Director of Health to enter into a one-year $327,292.00 contract with SAVE, Inc.to provide housing assistance for homeless men, women and children in the Kansas City area.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130981
Amending the 2008 One Year Action Plan and authorizing submittal of a Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its consideration in order to permit a new activity to be funded and amend the budget for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program-1; appropriating $196,936.21 in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Fund; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to execute a contract with the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council in an amount not to exceed $912,000.00 for costs associated with Ivanhoe 39th Street Gateway Project- Phase I; and designating requisitioning authority.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130987
Amending the 2013 Action Plan and authorizing submittal of a Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development for its consideration to permit a new activity to be funded and amend the budget for the further development of the Beacon Hill project; and authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to execute a contract with the Entrepreneurs Enterprises, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.00 for costs associated with acquisition and rehabilitation of the historic Victorian house located at 2437 Tracy.


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130982
Approving an amendment to a previously approved development plan in District UR on approximately a 79.55 acre tract of land generally bounded by Front Street, Century Avenue, Interstate 435 and the Rock Island and Milwaukee Railroad right of way. (10343-UR-10)


Passed

Ayes: 11 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

130983
(Sub.)
Establishing the Urban Agricultural Zone Advisory Commission for the purposes of advising the City in establishing policies for urban agricultural zones.


Councilmember Wagner (Second by Ford) Move to Amend

Seconded by Councilmember Ford
Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0


Passed as Substituted and Amended

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Davis, Ford, Curls, Reed, Glover, Marcason, Circo, Brooks, Taylor, Sharp, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

140029
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 8, 2014, questions amending the Charter of Kansas City to modify the number of required City departments, change election dates and correct certain financial procedures and processes; to allow dismissal of the City Manager by the Mayor as well as by nine members of the City Council; and providing for submission of the annual budget by the City Manager to the Mayor and Council based on a required five year financial plan; and to eliminate at-large Council districts and provide for 12 Council districts; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or before January 28, 2014; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure within the City Charter because it calls an election.


Referred to Committee As A Whole

140017
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Calling for the joint establishment of the Kansas City Urban Rail Transportation Development District with the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of implementing and funding the design, engineering, construction and/or operation of an expanded streetcar system and other transportation projects.


Referred to Finance and Governance & Transportation Committee

140001
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a Workers' Compensation benefit filed by Patrick A. Shea for injuries resulting from an accident on October 14, 2008, while employed by the City.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140002
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by NAIA, Claim No. T1314-0597.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140003
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by RMCOP Office Venture ¿ Copaken Brooks, Claim No. T1314-0247.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140011
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim by Kansas City Investments, LLC c/o Kessinger Hunter, Claim No. T1314-0596.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140018
Appropriating $116,100.00 to the Kansas City Museum account in the Museum Fund to provide final payment for fiscal year 2012-13 for management of the Kansas City Museum; and designated requisitioning authority.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140020
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (d/b/a AT&T Missouri) v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 13-00647-CV-W-DW.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140021
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Frankie Navratil v. City of Kansas City, Case No. 1216-CV10631.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140022
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Margaret Costanzo v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1216-CV14648.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140024
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the amount of $4,210,000.00; appropriating it from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the City Legal Expense Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140034
Amending Chapter 2, Article IX, Division 4, Code of Ordinances establishing the firefighters pension system by is amended by repealing sections 2-1251, 2-1255, 2-1264, 2-1265, and 2-1272 and enacting new sections 2-1251, 2-1255, 2-1264, 2-1265, 2-1272 and 1282 to establish new Tier 2 retirement benefits for persons employed on or after April 20, 2014.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140035
Amending Chapter 2, Article IX, Division 2, Code of Ordinances establishing the employees’ retirement system by is amended by repealing sections 2-1171, 2-1173, 2-1174, 2-1176, 2-1184, 2-1185, and 2-1186 and enacting new sections 2-1171, 2-1173, 2-1174, 2-1176, 2-1184, 2-1185, 2-1186, and 1202 to establish new Tier 2 retirement benefits for persons employed on or after April 20, 2014.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140036
(Sub.)
Providing for submission to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at an election called for Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the question of authorizing the issuance and sale of negotiable interest bearing waterworks revenue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $500,000,000.00 for the purpose of improving and extending the waterworks system of the City; authorizing the City to reimburse itself for improvements and extensions to the waterworks system; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure; and declaring the effective date of the authorization.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140004
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to accept and enter into an agreement for the expenditure of two grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Affordable Housing Program, in the amount of $1,000,000.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $1,000,000.00; appropriating funds to the Special Housing Rehabilitation Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140013
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Amending the 2013 Action Plan and authorizing submittal of a Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its consideration to permit new housing and redevelopment activities to be funded; amending the budget for the further development of the Beacon Hill project; and identifying other activities which implement the 2013 One Year Action Plan.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140016
Accepting and approving a one-year $107,851.00 grant award agreement from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to provide funding for a social marketing campaign that supports the Care and Prevention goals in the United States of reaching HIV positive African Americans lost to care and re-engaging them back into care services; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140032
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014, a question authorizing the City to establish fees for lodging establishment inspections and permits; amending Chapter 34, Code of Ordinances, by repealing in its entirety Article VII, Lodginghouses, consisting of Sections 34-331 through 34-360, and enacting a new Article XV, Lodging Establishments, consisting of Sections 34-600 through 34-699, establishing a new system of lodging establishment permitting, inspections and penalties for the purpose of protecting the public health and safety; authorizing and directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; recognizing an emergency.


Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities

140005
Approving the plat of Vander Haag’s Service Center, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1443)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140023
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a funding agreement with the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri for blight remediation in the Armour Gillham PIEA Planning Area in the amount of $2,500,000.00.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140027
Amending Chapter 74, the Kansas City Redevelopment Ordinance, by adding a new Article V, Reclamation of Blighted, Substandard or Insanitary Areas, to guide City processes in the reclamation of blighted, substandard or insanitary areas and the condemnation of blighted properties taken under the authority of Section 21, Article VI, of the Missouri Constitution.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140030
Approving the First Amended and Restated 18th and McGee PIEA General Development Plan on about 2.9 acres generally bounded by 17th Street on the north, 18th Street on the south, McGee Street on the west and Oak Street on the east with a small portion extending east of Oak Street; and declaring that area a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) Law 100.300-100.620. (601-S-1)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140031
Enacting an economic development and incentive policy for the City and repealing Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 070943.  


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

140033
RESOLUTION - Adopting the Annual Progress Report of the City’s floodplain management plan as identified within the Regional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and as required by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Community Rating System (CRS).


Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee

140012
Approving various Traffic Regulations in compliance with Chapter 70 of the Code of Ordinances.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140025
Authorizing the City Manager to execute two memorandums of understanding amongst the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation for the purpose of determining the scope of participation in the City Energy Project.


Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee

140026
Authorizing a KCI Overhaul Base Super Hangar lease with ATS Holdings, LLC; and estimating additional revenue.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140028
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 76 Article II, Taxicab Code, by enacting five new sections which will allow a charitable non-profit transportation vehicles to transport persons within the Kansas City, Missouri, without being required to receive a taxicab or livery permit, revising the definitions and renumbering of ordinances.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

140037
Authorizing the City Manager to execute the fifth amendment of a contract with the Metropolitan Energy Center to increase the total amount of the contract up to $2,684,506.00, all to further the EnergyWorks KC program.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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