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Last Published: 10/8/2007 2:23:51 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS
Present:3 - CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - CATHY JOLLY
 

070802
Establishing an Immigration Health Screening clinic for the purposes of providing oversight of public health requirements for person immigrating into the United States; estimating revenue in the amount of $36,540.00 in the Health Levy Fund; and appropriating it to the Communicable Disease Prevention Program account in the Health Levy Fund.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, stated that the health department had an important responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of citizens and immigrants. The cost of related vaccines and examinations is $180 there is a waiting list that if approved would keep the clinic busy well into the month of September. Immigrants or current getting care in Independence, Kansas City, Ks and Overland Park. This would bring revenue to the city the fees collected would support the clinic without additional funding from the City. It would also serve as a way to tracting immigration in the area and preventive communicable disease.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

070803
Accepting and approving a one year $74,951.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for the development and support of community-based coalitions to reduce smoking and tobacco use; reducing revenue in the amount of $5,834.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; reducing appropriations in the amount of $6,301.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, stated that this ordinance was related to a recurring funding source that as been reduced but it as help to reduce the number of smokers. Laura Snider, Program Director, stated that they had done 120 presentation to businesses and 45 restraurants and are planning to market the program to college and universities. She said that the marketing from the tobacco industry is increasely younger thus the more to colleges and universities. Councilman Sharp stated that he was disappointed that funding from the Tobacco settlement was not used for this program.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

070804
Accepting and approving a three-year $60,000.00 grant award from KC CAN to provide partial support for maintaining and operating the Safety Streets Program; estimating revenue in the amount of $20,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; increasing appropriations in the amount of $20,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dr. Archer, Health Department, testified that this ordinance would that KCCAN has been a valuable partner and has been very effective in teaching youth and others in the areas of child safety. Examples of the programming would include street crossing, hand washing, bike riding. The program has a simulated street scene that aids in the classes and many groups have taken advantage of the program. It can serve fifty or sixty children at a time. The Health department would take over the maintenance and operation of the center and is looking for funding for transportation so that the center could serve even more children and teachers.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

070805
Authorizing a three-month $280,347.00 contract amendment with Kansas City Free Health Clinic to provide case management services to eligible clients in the Kansas City Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) who meet Ryan White Title I guidelines


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dr. Archer, Marty Gilitti and Georgia Nixon all of the Health Department were present to testify regarding the Ryan White Title I program. The spoke briefly on the type of services provide thru the Ryan White Title I funding. Clients and families affected by HIV/AIDS need assistants in the areas for housing, medication,insurance, substance abuse and more.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

070822
Authorizing the Fire Department Director to execute on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an agreement with the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, to provide mutual assistance when significant emergency circumstances exist or on an automatic basis under certain circumstances.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Richard Gist, Fire Department, testified about the mutual aid ordinance that allows Kansas City Fire Department and Lee's Summit fire department to assistant each other in emergency, rescue incidents, hazardous material, natural disasters, high angle rescue, structural collapse, underground rescue and certain other situations as deemed needed by both parties.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

070776
(Sub.)
Authorizing a first amendment to the Agreement for Installation of Streetlights with the Gracemor-Randolph Community Council, dated September 26, 2001, for the purpose of modifying the sum to be contributed to the City and reducing an appropriation in the amount of $120,000.00 in the Streetlight GO Bond 2002A Fund; designating $250,000.00 of sanitary sewer funding in the 2004 General Obligation Bond Fund for the Bannister Acres Sanitary Sewer Project as an additional City contribution.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/8/2007)"
 
 There will be an update of the Housing Policy and Oversight Committee. Councilman Sharp and Councilwoman Curls both testified on the progress of the sub committee formed to review and establish new rental housing policies. They indicated that public meetings would be held in August to get public feedback and that drafts for policy change have been formed and they hoped to present to the committee in the coming months. There may be general discussion of Public Safety and Neighborhood Committee issues. There may be a closed session pursuant to Section 610.021(1), (2) and (3) RSMO to discuss legal matters, real estate or personnel matters.