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Last Published: 6/22/2016 12:59:23 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:2 - QUINTON LUCAS, ALISSIA CANADY
Present:4 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, HEATHER HALL, SCOTT WAGNER, TERESA LOAR
Excused:1 - DAN FOWLER
 

160187
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 2, 2016, a question to remove certain city property devoted to park use from the park system; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election no earlier than May 20, 2016 and no later than May 24, 2016; and recognizing this ordinance with an accelerated effective date.


N&PS AND HOUSING JOINT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Testimony was presented from the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, Mark McHenry and ,Chief Engineer and Director of Planning,Travis Keifer. The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners is authorized and responsible by the provisions of the City Charter for providing lands and other resources for recreational opportunities and programs for all residents of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and is required to approve and recommend that land be removed from the Parks system. This land contains approximately 1,333 square feet, or 0.031 acres +/-, of vacant land and was obtained by the City in 1922 and dedicated for parkway purposes ("Land"). The parcel is located generally along Roanoke Parkway adjacent to property with a location address of 4600 Madison Avenue and creates and odd notch area along the adjacent property line, which land is not needed for Roanoke Parkway or any future parkway, parks or boulevard purposes.
Ayes: 6 - Lucas, Canady, Shields, Hall, Wagner, Loar
Nays: 0

160213
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 46, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Noise Control” by repealing Section 46-5(3), Specific Prohibitions, Refuse and Recycling Vehicles, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Section 46-35(3) of like title, for the purpose of enhancing enforcement for those allowing collection; and repealing Article II, Motor Vehicles, consisting of Sections 46-16 through 46-18, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article II entitled “Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles,” consisting of Sections 46-16 through 46-20, for the purpose of simplifying noise standards for motor vehicles and motorcycles.


N&PS AND HOUSING JOINT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Joe Williamson, Operations Program Manager, Kansas City Health Department, Kristi Ressel, Administrative Officer, Environmental Health Department and Joseph Guarino, Kansas City Fire Department testified that this ordinance makes much-needed changes to the current Noise Code. The first change amends Section 46-5(3) by prohibiting the allowance of refuse and recycling vehicles. This will provide for better enforcement in that the customer can be held responsible if they order these services or allow for the services during prohibited hours. During the most recent Noise Code changes, the section involving motor vehicles and motorcycles was not changed. The current method involves testing using sound meters over a prolonged period of time—something that is next to impossible to achieve on a passing motor vehicle or motorcycle. The new change applies a plainly audible standard, whereby enforcement could take place without sound meters. The distance is either 300 feet or 350 feet, depending on the weight of the vehicle and 300 feet for motorcycles. This is much easier for the police and for Health Department enforcement officers. This standard only applies on private property or on streets with a speed limit of 35 mph or less and only during the hours of 10pm and 7 am. Another change involves adding a section on “compression release braking systems” or “Jake’s brakes,” that was originally part of the Noise Code but was inadvertently deleted during the last revision.
Ayes: 6 - Lucas, Canady, Shields, Hall, Wagner, Loar
Nays: 0

160225
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Affirming the City’s commitment to the preservation of neighborhoods when demolishing dangerous buildings and structures; and directing the City Manager to implement the triage process.


N&PS AND HOUSING JOINT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
John Wood, and Deletta Dean, Neighborhood and Housing Services testified on vacant housing,demolition procedures and the impact on neighborhoods effected.
Ayes: 5 - Lucas, Canady, Shields, Hall, Wagner
Nays: 0
 
 1. Captain Chris Sicoli Commander Communication Unit will give an overview on the 911 call system.
 
 Captain Chris Sicoli, KCPD, commander for communications unit, and Major Karl Oakman, city Liaison and Division Commander for logistic support division gave an overview of the 911 communications unit operates. The communications unit is part of the police department under the executive services bureau and part of the logistical support division. The Division consists of one commander, nine supervisors, 79 call takers and dispatchers. The communications unit answered 911 for both police and fire and dispatch for the police department, and some city services such as animal health and some limited dispatching for two railroad police departments. In 2015, communications unit took a little under 1.2 million calls. When a call comes in on 911, the call taker takes the initial information and if it is for fire, it's transferred to a fire dispatcher. But otherwise all information is put in the system and it gets shipped to the other dispatchers and they send out the call.
 
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods, Public Safety and Housing issues.
 
 3. 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.
 
 The City Clerk`s Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver`s License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.